Former Gophers QB transferring to Jacksonville State

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And the mass transferring of college quarterbacks continues.

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, former Minnesota quarterback Max Shortell has decided to transfer to Jacksonville State of the FCS ranks. Shortell tweeted his intentions on Thursday.

Minnesota announced in December that Shortell would be departing the program, though Shortell’s father told the Star-Tribune at the time his son felt he would not get a chance to play after losing his starting job in October to freshman Philip Nelson. Shortell had taken over for the injured MarQueis Gray in 2012, but inconsistent play led to Nelson burning his redshirt midway through the year. 

In 13 games with the Gophers, Shortell threw for 1,172 yards with eight touchdowns. Since Shortell will be transferring down a level, he will be eligible to play right away.