Missouri backup quarterback Ashton Glaser to transfer to Missouri State

Monday, July 9, 2012 | 4:49 p.m. CDT; updated 6:21 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 9, 2012

COLUMBIA — Missouri backup quarterback Ashton Glaser will transfer to Missouri State University.

The redshirt junior announced his decision to transfer on his Twitter account Monday. Glaser was the team's No. 3 quarterback on the spring depth chart, and appeared in only one game in three years of eligibility at MU.

Glaser is leaving the team in good standing and will be granted his release as soon as officials return to the office, MU Athletics Department spokesman Chad Moller said.

"MIZZOU has been amazing and I'll never forget it but for now I need to do what's best for me," Glaser said on Twitter Monday morning.

Following Glaser's departure, the Tigers will be down to three scholarship quarterbacks: junior starter James Franklin, redshirt freshman Corbin Berkstresser and freshman Maty Mauk.

Glaser's decision to transfer is yet another headline created by Missouri quarterbacks this offseason. Franklin underwent shoulder surgery in March and has since been out of activity. Berkstresser replaced him for the team's spring game but was briefly suspended after an arrest in connection with leaving the scene of an accident in May. He has since been reinstated.

After his transfer is completed, Glaser will be eligible to play for Missouri State in the fall because it competes in the NCAA's Football Championship Subdivision. The Bears currently have just two scholarship quarterbacks after last year's starter, Trevor Wooden, was kicked off the team for violating team rules.

Glaser's only collegiate appearance came in the final quarter of a 69-0 victory over Western Illinois last season. He came to MU in January 2009 from Springdale High School in Springdale, Ark.

Supervising editor is Ted Hart.

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