Michigan State’s Weston Bridges won’t be in the Spartans’ backfield in the 2019 season. Instead, the redshirt sophomore will be trying out a new position for the fall.

Head coach Mark Dantonio joined The Drive with Jack Ebling radio show this week and said that Bridges will switch from running back to wide receiver.

“Weston Bridges is coming off an injury, we’re going to move him to wide out,” Dantonio said.

Bridges has suffered a serious knee injury in his first year at Michigan State, resulting in him missing his entire freshman campaign in 2017. He was redshirted that year.

Last season, Bridges provided the Spartans with backfield depth and appeared in six games. He totaled 53 yards on 16 carries for the year, with his best outing coming against Maryland, tallying 36 yards on eight touches.

Michigan State has some talented receivers in Darrell Stewart Jr. and Cody White returning, but the Spartans lose Felton Davis III. Bridges could carve out a role as a solid option at receiver in the fall.