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Tyler Patmon transfers to Okla. St.

Former Kansas cornerback Tyler Patmon has transferred to Oklahoma State, the Cowboys announced in a release Monday.

Patmon started 28 games for Kansas and intercepted three passes in 2012. He completed his undergraduate studies prior to transferring, so he's eligible immediately for Oklahoma State.

Patmon transferred from KU in December and said the decision was "not by choice."

When asked for comment back in December, Kansas coach Charlie Weis told the Lawrence Journal-World, "we appreciate all that he's done during his time at Kansas and we wish him well."

Patmon's 58 tackles were fourth-most for the Jayhawks, and he started all 12 games at cornerback in 2012. He started nine games at nickelback as a redshirt freshman in 2010. He also had 11.5 career tackles for loss and broke up 22 passes in three seasons.

The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder is a native of Round Rock, Texas, and will have one year of eligibility remaining.

Senior cornerback Justin Gilbert returns for Oklahoma State, but the Cowboys are trying to replace departed corner Brodrick Brown. Sophomores Kevin Peterson and Ashton Lampkin competed in spring practice for Brown's spot.

OSU also announced it had signed junior college offensive lineman Colby Hegwood, who will have three years of eligibility remaining.