MISSOULA — After one of the best freshman campaigns in the country last fall, quarterback Gresch Jensen will transfer from Montana prior to the 2018 season.
The Grizzlies announced Jensen’s impending departure on Monday in a media release.
“We think Gresch is a great guy, and hope good things happen for him,” said UM coach Bobby Hauck. “We appreciate his efforts at Montana, and we will help him any way we can in the future.”
Jensen finished third in votes for the Jerry Rice Award, an annual distinction given to the top freshman in the FCS. The Auburn, Washington native earned FCS freshman all-American recognition after stepping in for senior quarterback Reese Phillips, who suffered a season-ending injury. Jensen threw for 2,531 yards and 20 touchdowns in 10 games, while adding 203 yards and six more scores on the ground.
Dalton Sneed, a community college transfer, was competing with Jensen for the Grizzlies’ starting job this spring. The Arizona native began his career at UNLV and will be a junior in the fall.
After careful consideration and meeting with the staff, I have decided to pursue other opportunities. I would like to thank the University of Montana, my teammates, fans, staff, and equipment/media personnel for an incredible two years. I look forward to the next chapter.
— Gresch Jensen (@GreschJensen) April 23, 2018