Demry Croft, Minnesota’s starting quarterback for the year’s final six games, is transferring out of the program.
Croft was named co-starter entering the year, but was suspended early in the year for what was then an undisclosed violation.
He wound up taking over for Conor Rhoda on October 14 against Michigan State, a 30-27 loss, and started the remaining of the year. Croft finished with 674 passing yards, four touchdowns, and seven interceptions, but was a big part of the Golden Gophers rushing attack, with 309 yards and four scores. He ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns in a 54-21 win over Nebraska.
Now, he is leaving the program, and cites the suspension, which stemmed from an incident involving a broken door, as the reason. Croft says that he was falsely accused of damaging the door.
— Demry Croft™ (@_TheRealDCroft_) November 28, 2017
His full note:
“First off I’d like to thank the Minnesota department of education and staff for the past years. I would also like to thank Coach Kill for recruiting me and giving me the opportunity to build. I would also thank the coaching staff for this past season. After this semester ends I will be transferring from the University of Minnesota. Due to the unfortunate situation I have decided to leave the football program and the university of Minnesota. I was falsely accused of damaging a door. Which I was indefinitely suspended for. The video clearly shows my innocence. Which has created a very uncomfortable environment. Which my family and I have decided to depart from the University and start a new chapter.”
Croft has been granted his release from the program.