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Nevada quarterback Kaiden Bennett transfers to Sacramento State

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Nevada quarterback Kaiden Bennett has transferred to Sacramento State, an FCS program in the Big Sky conference, per Max Preps’ Chris Roat.

Bennett, who transferred from Boise State after the Broncos’ fall camp last season, did not take a snap with Nevada due to the NCAA’s transfer policy.

As a three-star dual-threat quarterback, Bennett received offers from Boise State, Cincinnati, New Mexico, Utah, Tulane, San Diego State and Connecticut, among others.

Bennett was a Sparks, Nev. native before attending Folsom High School in Folsom, Calif. As a two-year starter, he completed 497-of-708 passes (70.2 percent) for 8,912 yards, 121 touchdowns to just 18 interceptions in his high school career — leading them to back-to-back CIF Divsion-I state titles in 2017 and 2018. He also rushed for 2,137 yards (on 337 carries) with 38 rushing scores.

The 5-foot-11 signal caller joins Kaymen Cureton (transferred to Eastern Kentucky) as the second Nevada quarterback to transfer this offseason.

The only scholarship quarterbacks on Nevada’s roster is returning starter Carson Strong, along with JUCO signees Jacob Barlage and Nate Cox. Hamish McClure, who appeared in just one game last season (3-for-3, 20 yards versus Oregon), and freshman Jonah Chong are the other quarterbacks on the roster.

Bennett will be the fifth quarterback on the Sacramento State roster, joining Jayden Machado, Yaro Duvalko, Tristan Meyer and Jake Dunniway. Bennett has four years of eligibility remaining and will not have to sit out a season because he will be transferring to an FCS program.