Gopher Receiver Mike Chambers to Transfer

Mike Chambers, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver has left the program and will transfer at the end of the semester due to a lack of playing time, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Chambers had six catches for 54 yards this season after he finishing with 19 catches for 231 yards last year.

Mike Chambers, a 6-foot-1, 190 redshirt sophomore, started the season at cornerback before moving back to wide receiver after the team's opening loss to Bowling Green.

Chambers caught three passes for 33 yards and had one carry for 38 yards against Miami of Ohio in their 41-35 win. He hauled in three passes for 21 yards in their 45-31 loss to Purdue. However, he was on the field just two plays versus Ohio State.

Chambers redshirted as a freshman and would have to sit out an entire season if he transferred to a Division I school, so he would like transfer down to a College Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) school where he could be eligible next season.

Chambers is from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Youngstown State is the lone College Football Championship Subdivision school in the state.

Chambers was a 2005 graduate of Walsh-Jesuit High School and was a two-time all-city, all-conference and all-county selection. He was named to the 2004 Associated Press Division III All-Ohio First Team after catching 70 passes for 1,494 yards (21.3 avg.) with 15 touchdowns and also recording three interceptions, returning two for scores.

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