Gophers third-string quarterback Jacques Perra plans to transfer to another school, he said Thursday.
''I would like to thank everyone within the football program for all the amazing times and opportunities in the past year and a half," Perra wrote on Twitter. "I wish to all my former teammates and coaches nothing but the best in the years to come.
''I'm sad to leave such an amazing university but I'm ready to start the next chapter in my life. Ski-U-Mah!"
Perra will have three years of eligibility remaining and won't have to sit out a year if he transfers to a Football Championship Subdivision school or lower division. He said he's considering FCS schools as well as MIAC schools.
As a senior at Roseville High School, he was named the Star Tribune Metro Football Player of the Year, as well as the Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year. He joined the Gophers as a preferred walk-on in 2014 and climbed to third on the depth chart that fall and redshirted behind Mitch Leidner and Chris Streveler.
Perra looked like he might challenge for more playing time during spring practice last March but entered camp with a sore elbow.
This past season, after Streveler moved to wide receiver, Perra was third on the depth chart behind Leidner and freshman Demry Croft. Perra saw his only college action against Purdue on Oct. 10.
The Gophers have since landed a quarterback commitment from former Oregon recruit Seth Green.
Staff writer David La Vaque contributed to this story.