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Former Arizona QB Brandon Dawkins transfers to Indiana

Arizona quarterback Brandon Dawkins (13) an NCAA college football game against UCLA, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Brandon Dawkins is heading to Indiana.

The school announced Wednesday that the former Arizona QB would join the team as a graduate transfer. Dawkins will be immediately eligible to play and contend for a starting job with the Hoosiers.

“We are very excited to add Brandon Dawkins to our football family,” Indiana coach Tom Allen said in a statement “He brings leadership and experience to our team. Brandon is coming to Indiana to compete to be our starting quarterback.”

Dawkins opened the season as Arizona’s primary quarterback but was usurped by Khalil Tate after an injury. Tate’s emergence and Dawkins’ injury meant Dawkins threw nine of his 114 attempts in October and November.

Dawkins was the team’s primary starting quarterback in 2016. He was 98-182 passing for 1,348 yards and eight touchdowns and six interceptions that season.

“I’m fired up to get out to Bloomington, join my new family and get to work,” Dawkins said. “To not be taking part in spring ball right now and going to IU and seeing the guys competing, it got me excited. I see myself doing great with this team.”

If he becomes the starter, Dawkins would succeed Richard Lagow as the team’s QB. Lagow was Indiana’s starting quarterback for the past two seasons after transferring from a junior college.

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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports.

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