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Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson (9) hands the ball off during the first quarter of the Texas Bowl against the Syracuse Orange at Reliant Stadium . Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

College football: QB Nelson will transfer from Minnesota

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Quarterback Philip Nelson, who started nine games for the University of Minnesota last season, plans to transfer, he announced Thursday.


Nelson led the Gophers in total offense (1,306 passing yards, 364 rushing yards) last season while sharing the quarterback position with freshman Mitch Leidner.

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