Report: Former Gopher QB to transfer
Minnesota never quite found a role for Chris Streveler. As a result, he’s transferring from Minnesota.
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported on Friday that Streveler will play football elsewhere in 2016. He’s set to graduate with his kinesiology degree in the spring, which means that he’ll be immediately eligible to play and he’ll have two years of eligibility remaining.
Originally a run-first quarterback, Streveler backed up Mitch Leidner as a redshirt freshman in 2014. After Demry Croft moved ahead of Streveler on the depth chart, the coaching staff tried Streveler out at receiver to see if he could add some needed depth. He made the full-time switch, but only caught one pass for four yards.
In his Minnesota career, Streveler finished with four completions for 37 yards and a touchdown pass. He had 40 rushes for 243 yards and the one catch against Purdue in 2015.
Streveler’s best performance came in Leidner’s absence against San Jose St. in 2014. He racked up 161 rushing yards and a score in leading Minnesota to a 24-7 victory.
It remains to be seen what position Streveler will play at his next school.