A former Minnesota tight end has decided to drop down to the Division II level to continue his college football career.

Wednesday morning, Andy Greder of the Pioneer Press reported that Nathan Bursch has transferred to Minnesota Duluth, a Division II program. He decided to leave the Gophers following the 2019 spring season.

Bursch redshirted in his first year on campus in 2017 and did not see any playing time last fall.

Bursch, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound tight end was a three-star member of Minnesota’s 2017 recruiting class. A Woodbury native, he was ranked as the No. 9 player from Minnesota.

Last season, Minnesota Duluth finished the year with an 11-1 record. The only loss came to Texas A&M – Commerce in the Division II NCAA Playoffs.