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Washington State receiver Kaleb Fossum will transfer to Nevada

Washington State wide receiver Kaleb Fossum (83) returns a punt for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against California in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) ORG XMIT: WAYK110 (Young Kwak / AP)
Washington State wide receiver Kaleb Fossum (83) returns a punt for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against California in Pullman, Wash., Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Young Kwak) ORG XMIT: WAYK110 (Young Kwak / AP)

PULLMAN – Kaleb Fossum made a name for himself as the guy who would do anything to get on the football field for the Washington State Cougars. The walk-on receiver, kick returner and kick holder showed enough in two seasons two earn a scholarship, but it will mean leaving the WSU program where he established himself as a legitimate college football player.

Fossum announced on Monday that he will transfer to Nevada for “financial reasons.” He made an announcement on Twitter, thanking the WSU staff for supporting him through the transfer.

“I’d especially like to thank Coach Mele for seeing something in me and believing in me when other schools I wanted to go to didn’t,” Fossum wrote.

Fossum will have a chance to line up against his old teammates and coaches when WSU hosts Nevada on Sept. 23 of the upcoming season.

In addition to providing depth at outside receiver, Fossum made his biggest contribution as a punt returner. Last season he returned 17 punts for 155 yards, including a 75-yard return against California that gave WSU its first punt return for a touchdown since 2005.

Fossum also returned six kickoffs for a team-high 23-yard average.

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