Quarterback Cooper decides to transfer from BYU

Updated: June 29, 2007, 4:58 PM ET
Associated Press

PROVO, Utah -- Brigham Young quarterback Cade Cooper will transfer, coach Bronco Mendenhall said Friday.

Cooper transferred from Snow College after last season and competed for the starting job during spring practice. But he injured his foot in a scrimmage and was going to redshirt this fall.

"I understand and respect Cade's willingness and desire to compete," Mendenhall said in a statement. "We hope he can find a program where he will be able to make a valuable contribution and lead a team."

Cooper passed for 3,103 yards and 31 touchdowns as a sophomore at Snow.

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