Gophers wide receiver Melvin Holland Jr., who played three games on special teams before suffering a season-ending ankle injury, announced Tuesday that he is transferring.
“I would like let everyone know that I will be transferring from the University of Minnesota after I graduate in the Spring,’’ Holland, a fourth-year junior, posted on Twitter. “I would like to thank Coach [Jerry] Kill and his staff as well as Coach [P.J.] Fleck and his staff for letting me play at this institution and continue my education. I have put a lot of thought towards this and feel that this was the best decision for me.’’
Holland did not have a reception over past two seasons after catching two passes for 8 yards as a freshman in 2015. The Ashburn, Va., native made one special teams tackle this season. He was among four fourth-year juniors who were part of Senior Day activities on Saturday before the finale against Wisconsin.
Holland joins junior Rashad Still and sophomore Hunter Register as Gophers receivers who this week announced they will transfer. Still was the only one of the three to catch a pass this season. He had two receptions for 68 yards.