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Iowa Player Announces Grad Transfer Destination

Close-up view of Iowa footballs.

LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 24: General view of footballs used by the Iowa Hawkeyes before the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

After four years at Iowa, defensive lineman Garret Jansen decided this past off-season to transfer for his last year of eligibility. With his eye on earning a Master's degree while playing, Jansen has decided on his destination.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Jansen announced that he will be playing his final year at Minnesota State University-Mankato of Division II. He intends to pursue a Master's degree in Speech Pathology.

Upon graduation I will be attending Minnesota State University Mankato to pursue my Masters Degree in Speech Pathology and exhaust my final year of eligibility by playing one more season of football.

Jansen joins a Mavericks team that has won the Northern Sun conference title in four of the last five seasons. It also happens to be the alma mater of Minnesota Vikings star Adam Thielen.

In the past three seasons at Iowa, Jansen has appeared in six games, making nine tackles with one pass defended.

The loss of Jansen is yet another blow to an Iowa depth chart that has been ravaged by transfers, graduations, and NFL declarations.

Iowa now finds itself down its two starting tight ends, almost its entire defensive line, as well as a linebacker and a cornerback.

Suffice it to say, Iowa's Class of 2019 could feature a whole lot of starting players and key contributors next season.