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Football sees multiple transfers heading into Summer

DeKALB — Five players from the football team have announced their intention to transfer over the summer from NIU.

Redshirt first-year quarterback Jiya Wright announced his transfer Wednesday on Twitter, saying he intends to continue his career as a quarterback after spending the end of spring camp working as a defensive back.

“I’d like to thank all my coaches, training staff and everyone here in DeKalb for the great memories,” Wright said in a statement. “That being said I am transferring from NIU to follow my passion of playing [quarterback].”

Sophomore wide receiver Fotis Kokosioulis had previously announced Monday on Twitter he has entered the transfer portal.