HERO Sports first-team FCS Freshman All American QB Gresch Jensen will transfer from Montana, the school announced Monday. It is unclear where he is heading, at this point, but it isn't unprecedented that Big Sky QBs have landed in the Pac 12, as Eastern Washington's Vernon Adams and Montana State's Dakota Prukop have done, but it may have had more to do with a new face in the QB battle.
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“We think Gresch is a great guy, and hope good things happen for him. We appreciate his efforts at Montana, and we will help him any way we can in the future,” Montana head coach Bobby Hauck said in a statement released by the school.
In 2017, Jensen played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman, passing for 2,531 yards and 20 touchdowns. He replaced then starter Reese Phillips when the QB suffered a broken leg. Montana received a transfer QB from UNLV in Dalton Sneed.
In the spring game earlier this month, Sneed and Jensen both performed well — with Sneed going 13 of 16 with an INT and a TD, while Jensen threw for 123 yards on 5 of 9 passing. Local reports (406mtsports.com) stated that the quarterback battle had not been settled during spring practice and that it would carry into the fall.
Sneed began his college career at UNLV in 2015, redshirting the first year and then starting six games for the Rebels in 2016 — throwing for 632 yards and rushing for 348, with 5 touchdown passes. He then transferred to Fort Scott Community College last year and threw for 1,257 yards and 7 TDs, while rushing for 295 more in just 8 games.