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Football: UNT backup QB Berglund to transfer

North Texas backup quarterback Brock Berglund is leaving the program and will likely transfer to Northern Colorado, head coach Dan McCarney confirmed Wednesday.

Berglund was a highly recruited quarterback coming out of Valor Christian in Higlands Ranch, Colo., and signed with Kansas in 2011. He eventually left Kansas and visited UNT before enrolling at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College.

Berglund left Scottsdale before the beginning of the regular season and enrolled at UNT in September of 2012.

Berglund competed for the starting quarterback job during spring practice in 2013 and in fall workouts leading up to the season. Returning starter Derek Thompson held off freshman Dajon Williams, won the starting job and led UNT to a 9-4 finish and a win over UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

UNT signed Josh Greer, a transfer from Navarro College, who is expected to compete with Williams and career backup Andrew McNulty to take over for Thompson this spring. Freshman Connor Means of Deer Park enrolled at the semester break.

“We wish him well,” McCarney said of Berglund. “We are glad he was a part of the program and hope that he can reach his goals at his next destination.”

— Brett Vito