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Gophers defensive tackle Noah Hickcox announced Tuesday his intent to transfer.

The redshirt junior had played in 26 games throughout his Gophers career, totaling seven tackles. The former three-star recruit out of Illinois has two years of eligibility left, thanks to the NCAA's extension because of COVID-19.

"After a lot of soul-searching and prayer, I have decided to enter the transfer portal," Hickcox wrote on Twitter. "... I am grateful to the U of M for the memories made with my brothers and the help of my coaches."