CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina quarterback Braden Hanson is transferring from the university and will play his final season at the University of North Dakota, a UNC football team spokesman said on Monday.
Hanson graduated from UNC in December and he will be eligible to play immediately at North Dakota, an FCS school.
Hanson arrived at UNC in 2008 after earning North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year honors as a high school senior at Charlotte’s Latin High. Still, he spent the majority of his time with the Tar Heels on the sideline.
Hanson redshirted the 2008 season, played in three games in 2009 and none in 2010. As a backup to Bryn Renner in 2011, Hanson completed 9 of his 16 attempts for 185 yards for no touchdowns and one interception.
Hanson isn’t the only quarterback who has parted ways with the Tar Heels. Patton Robinette, a high school quarterback from Maryville (Tenn.) High, recently backed out of his verbal commitment to UNC.
Robinette has since verbally committed to Vanderbilt, according to Rivals.com. The website ranks Robinette as a three-star prospect.
Bob Shoop, the brother of former North Carolina offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach John Shoop, is the defensive coordinator at Vanderbilt.