MISSOULA — Eighty-two days after leaving the University of Montana football program, former Grizzly starting quarterback Gresch Jensen has finally decided on a place to land.
The rising redshirt sophomore will be attending Fullerton College, a junior college in Fullerton, California, according to his Twitter account.
"Excited for the upcoming season at Fullerton College," Jensen tweeted Saturday evening. "Working toward the three-peat! #GoHornets"
The Hornets boasted a 13-0 record last season, averaging 54.2 points per game and 556.6 yards per game.
Fullerton College is also on a two-year streak of winning the California Community College Athletic Association championship. The Hornets beat San Mateo, 16-12, for the title last year.
Montana announced that Jensen was leaving the Griz football program on April 28.
“We think Gresch is a great guy, and hope good things happen for him," UM coach Bobby Hauck said in the school's news release in April. "We appreciate his efforts at Montana, and we will help him any way we can in the future."
Jensen played in 10 games last season as a redshirt freshman, passing for 2,531 yards and 20 touchdowns, after starter Reese Phillips suffered a season-ending ankle and leg injury against Savannah State. Jensen also rushed for 203 yards and six touchdowns.
Jensen, of Auburn, Washington, placed third in the STATS FCS Jerry Rice Award voting — an accolade presented annually to the FCS national freshman of the year. He was also honorable mention for the FCS National Freshman of the Week award four times. Montana awarded him with the team's MVP award at its annual banquet.
Jensen was arguably the best freshman quarterback to ever play for the Grizzlies. Of the top 10 freshman quarterback passing performances in school history, Jensen accounts for six of them — including all top five.
Jensen's name is in the record books in other categories, too. His 80-yard non-touchdown pass to Samori Toure against Savannah State is the longest non-scoring pass play in school history. Jensen's 81-yard touchdown to Toure against Weber State is the seventh-longest passing touchdown in the UM record book. His 423-yard outing against North Dakota tied for the 19th-best game in terms of passing yards in Griz football history.
Jensen was one of two starters and one of 15 players to depart from the UM program in the offseason.