Freshman WR Brodrick Smith Leaves Team

Brodrick Smith Leaves Team

Freshman wide receiver Brodrick Smith from Garden City, Kansas has left the squad. Smith saw action in 12 of Minnesota's 13 games as a freshman last season. He recorded five receptions for 50 yards and one touchdown in 2008. Smith caught two touchdown passes as he caught four passes for 98 yards, including a 59-yard score from MarQueis Gray in the fourth quarter.

Brodrick Smith was expected to be a bigger feature in the Gophers' offense this upcoming season

"Brodrick is planning to transfer closer to home," Minnesota head coach Tim Brewster said. "He has a young son and would like to be closer to him. I admire Brodrick's decision and commitment to his son. We wish him the best of luck in the future."

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