Source: Zach Brown transferring to Pitt

Updated: June 27, 2011, 11:54 AM ET
By Andrea Adelson |

Wisconsin Badgers running back Zach Brown plans to transfer to Pittsburgh, a school source confirmed Monday.

Brown already has graduated from Wisconsin and played in only three seasons, so he will be immediately eligible for his final season once he enrolls at Pitt.

He has informed coach Todd Graham of his decision. The news was first reported in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Brown's addition should bring some welcome relief to the Panthers. Ray Graham was the only scholarship running back with the team in the spring.

Brown redshirted last season because the Badgers had a solid trio in Montee Ball, James White and John Clay.

Brown ran for 568 yards as a freshman, but his playing time diminished as a sophomore and junior.

Andrea Adelson covers Big East football for