Minnesota QB Philip Nelson Transfers to Rutgers

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Nelson stays in the Big Ten with a move to Rutgers.

Minnesota QB Philip Nelson Transfers to Rutgers

Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson recently announced his intention to transfer, and after considering a couple of schools, he has found a new home at Big Ten newcomer Rutgers.

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Nelson must sit out 2014 and will be eligible to play in 2015.

In two years at Minnesota, Nelson threw for 2,179 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also rushed for 548 yards and six scores.

Nelson’s transfer to Rutgers comes at a good time for the Scarlet Knights. Gary Nova is likely to start in 2014, but he will expire his eligibility at the end of the season, leaving Nelson with a path to the starting spot.

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