Sophomore safety Ken Handy-Holly has left the football program at Minnesota and will transfer somewhere closer to home, per 247 Sports’ Kyle Goblirsch.
This was reported back on Feb. 9, but I was apparently asleep at the wheel.
ICYMI earlier on @Minnesota247: Safety Ken Handy-Holly has left the #Gophers football program. Per his father Coach Holly, Ken has opted to head home/be closer to family. Ken was quite productive in the seven games he played in last year as a true freshman https://t.co/9qGNzj1IYR— Kyle Goblirsch (@GobieMN) February 10, 2018
As a true freshman, Handy-Holly was forced into action after starting safety Antoine Winfield, Jr. went down with an injury early in the season. In seven games, he recorded 12 tackles, forced one fumble, and recovered one fumble.
The loss of Handy-Holly leaves the Gophers with only four scholarship safeties for next season — Jacob Huff, Antoine Winfield, Jr., Adam Beck, and Josh Aune.