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Colorado QB Nick Hirschman to transfer to Akron; will be given a chance to start

By Ryan Lewis Published: May 10, 2013

A source close to the Akron football program confirmed to the Beacon Journal earlier reports that Colorado quarterback Nick Hirschman is transferring to the Zips. 

Hirschman was 55-93 passing (59.1 percent) for 589 yards and threw two touchdowns and seven interceptions last season. In four Colorado spring scrimmages, he threw seven touchdowns and one interception on 32-of-52 passing (61.5 percent). 

Hirschman earned a degree in sports communication in three years at Colorado. He will be eligible to play this fall and per the source, will have a chance to compete for the starting gig. 

Per Joe Schad of ESPN, Hirschman was impressed with Akron's facilities. 

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