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Wilton Speight announces he will transfer from MI

Wilton Speight announces he will transfer from MI

MI starting quarterback Wilton Speight is transferring from the program, he announced Sunday, a day after the Wolverines' regular season ended.

"To the fans that stuck with us through thick and thin - thank you. Four years later I leave a Michigan Man".

"For coming in and making me a better man and a better quarterback", Speight wrote.

MI quarterback Wilton Speight, shown against Ohio State in 2016, will transfer. In those games, Speight threw for 2,053 yards, 15 touchdowns and just three interceptions while completing 64.5 percent of his passes, but he struggled mightily down the stretch. For understanding this decision of mine and always having my back no matter what - thank you.

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Speight, the Wolverines' starter last season and the first four games this season before suffering three fractured vertebrae that prevented him from playing the rest of the year, revealed via social media on Sunday that he is moving on.

In the post, Speight states he will spend the next four weeks figuring out his next move. His 2017 season was derailed by a neck injury, however, and Speight did not play in any of Michigan's final eight regular season games.

The team will have to replace both Speight and senior John O'Korn under center heading into 2018. He is due to graduate at the end of this semester and will be eligible for an NCAA graduate transfer waiver, allowing him to play right away at any other Football Bowl Subdivision school.

MI finished 8-4 in the regular season and will find out its bowl destination next Sunday. He started the team's first four games but suffered a serious back injury against Purdue on September 23.