DT Scott Stephenson may be leaving the Gophers

The word is that sophomore defensive tackle Scott Stephenson is leaving Minnesota and may transfer to Nebraska. Stephenson played in nine games as a freshman, starting in two, including the Music City Bowl against Arkansas. He moved from defensive end to defensive tackle following his freshman season and was expected to vie for a starting job this season.

Unfortunately, Scott Stephenson did not start a game this season and finished with just five tackles in 12 games. He had one tackle for loss.

Stephenson is a graduate of Cretin-Derham Hall High School in St. Paul. He was named all-state, all-metro, all-conference and all-area his senior year. Stephenson paced the Raiders to a 24-2 record in his two seasons, including a second-place finish in 2000. He had 55 tackles, including 39 solo, in his senior campaign.

Stephenson would have to sit out the season if he transfers to Nebraska and would have two years of remaining eligibility.

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