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Marsh transfers to Nebraska-Kearney

HuskersIllustrated.com has confirmed that quarterback Bronson Marsh has transferred from Nebraska and enrolled at Nebraska-Kearney for the spring semester.

Bronson Marsh appeared in two games for Nebraska during the 2012 season.

A Nebraska-Kearney athletic department spokesman confirmed the transfer Monday.

Marsh, a scholarship athlete who played both defensive back and later quarterback during his time at Nebraska, appeared in two games in 2012 for the Huskers. He carried the ball one time for 1 yard.

The Millard South product was initially a part of the 2010 Nebraska recruiting class, but accepted a grayshirt offer from the Husker staff and sat out the 2010 season before enrolling the following January.

He started his career as a defensive back, but moved to quarterback in fall 2011 after Nebraska lost quarterback Tyson Broekemeier to a season-ending knee injury. Marsh ran Nebraska's scout team at quarterback and earned 2011 Offensive Scout Team MVP for his efforts.

A decorated prep athlete, Marsh led Millard South to a 13-0 record and a Class A state title in 2009. That year he earned Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year honors, and finished as Nebraska's 11-man career leader in passing yardage and total offense. He threw for just under 7,000 career yards, breaking former Husker quarterback Scott Frost's state record.

As a senior, Marsh finished with 2,415 passing yards and 28 touchdowns on 147-of-254 passing. On the ground, Marsh rushed for 895 yards and 13 touchdowns on 100 carries.

Marsh faced a difficult road to getting on the field at either quarterback or defensive back at Nebraska. Nebraska has Taylor Martinez, Ron Kellogg III, Tommy Armstrong, Tyson Broekemeier and Ryker Fyfe returning for the 2013 season, and the move to quarterback kept Marsh out of the mix at defensive back.

At Nebraska-Kearney, Marsh will likely be a front runner to take over the Lopers' starting quarterback job. UNK had three starting quarterbacks get hurt at various times last season, and through attrition essentially entered the offseason without a quarterback.

Marsh will be eligible to play immediately and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

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