Minnesota wide receiver Melvin Holland Jr. announced his plans to transfer from the Gophers program on Tuesday. Holland, a redshirt junior in 2017, missed most of the season after injuring an ankle on Sept. 16 vs. Middle Tennessee.
Minnesota WR Melvin Holland Jr. announces transfer
I will be transferring from the University of Minnesota… pic.twitter.com/2wjvLKg72w
— 〽️ImaShowEm〽️ (@MelloYllw21) November 28, 2017
“I would like to thank Coach Kill and his staff as well as Coach Fleck and his staff for letting me play at this institution and continue my education,” Holland wrote. “I have put in a lot of thought towards this and feel that this was the best decision for me. I would also like to thank all my friends, family and the Gopher fans for the support over the years. Ready to attack the next chapter in my life.”
From Ashburn, Va., Holland played mostly on special teams throughout his Minnesota career. He did make 2 catches for 8 yards during the 2015 campaign. As a fifth-year player, Holland will be immediately eligible to play wherever he transfers.
Holland is Minnesota’s second transfer in as many days. Quarterback Demry Croft announced he was leaving the Gophers’ program on Monday because he said he was “falsely accused” and suspended for breaking a door during the 2017 season.