Quarterback Justin Burke is transferring from N.C. State to Louisville, Wolfpack coach Tom O'Brien said Monday evening.
When Burke and Harrison Beck were the first two players eliminated from a five-man starting quarterback race last week, O'Brien offered to help both if they decided to transfer.
Burke, a sophomore from Lexington, Ky., opted to leave. His participation at N.C. State was limited to eight snaps over three games last season.
"He's a great player and was a great guy in our program," O'Brien said. "I think it's in his best interest to move on. We're happy for him, and he gets a new start somewhere else."
O'Brien said Beck, a junior, has decided to stay at N.C. State. O'Brien said Beck may opt to go through this season, graduate and then go to an NAIA school next year.