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Jeff Kolpack, Published December 04 2012

Departed Dinwiddie thinking of transfering to Kansas

FARGO – North Dakota State backup linebacker DeShawn Dinwiddie, who quit the team last week, said he eventually hopes to transfer to the University of Kansas so he can play near his family.

Dinwiddie, in an email, said he plans to enroll at Hutchinson Community College in his hometown of Hutchinson, Kan., because he has to sit out a year anyway because of NCAA transfer rules. He played as a true freshman for NDSU in 2011, but his playing time the last two seasons mostly consisted of special teams.

“I’m transferring because me and the new linebacker coach (Steve Stanard) didn’t click and I’m homesick,” he wrote. “I want to make it easier for my family to make it to my games.”

His brother, backup running back Deveon Dinwiddie, also left the Bison last week. A junior, he may transfer to a Division II school for his final year of eligibility.

Williams named

to All-American team

North Dakota State cornerback Marcus Williams became the 15th player in school history to be named to the American Football Coaches Association All-American first team on Tuesday.

Williams had five interceptions this season in helping the Bison to a 10-1 regular season title and the Missouri Valley Football Conference title. The last player to make the Football Championship Subdivision team was offensive lineman Paul Cornick last year.

Forum reporter Jeff Kolpack can be reached at (701) 241-5546.

Kolpack’s NDSU media blog can be found

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