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Former Husker WR McQuitty to explore transfer options
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Former Husker WR McQuitty to explore transfer options

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Red-White Spring Game, 4/21/18

Red team wide reciever Jaevon McQuitty scores a touchdown during the first half of the Red-White Spring Game on April 21, 2018, at Memorial Stadium.

Jaevon McQuitty's college football career might not be over just yet. 

The former Nebraska wide receiver's name is in the transfer portal, a source confirmed to the Journal Star, which likely means McQuitty is at least exploring the idea of trying to continue playing. 

Nebraska announced at the beginning of the month, before spring ball was set to begin, that McQuitty, a former four-star prospect, was no longer on the team and was retiring. He and the school were going to explore a medical exemption that would allow him to remain on scholarship but not count against NU's scholarship limit. 

Three weeks later, though, the Columbia, Missouri, native will instead explore options elsewhere. 

McQuitty battled knee injuries early in his career and never really became a productive player for the Huskers, logging two catches for 14 yards in nine career games. 

NU began spring with five scholarship wide receivers (including redshirt freshman Chris Hickman, who has also been listed as a tight end) and has four more signees expected to arrive on campus this summer. 

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.

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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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