GREELEY, Colo. (AP) Former Michigan quarterback Dylan McCaffrey announced on social media that he plans to move to northern Colorado, where his father is the head coach. In a Twitter post on Sunday night, McCaffrey wrote, “It is a great honor to announce that I will continue my academic and athletic career at the University of Northern Colorado. Go bears !! ”

It is my great honor to announce that I will pursue my academic and athletic career at the University of Northern Colorado. Go bears !! pic.twitter.com/WqHEMrb1U7

– Dylan McCaffrey (@ dcaf20) January 31, 2021

McCaffrey pitched for 242 career opportunities and three touchdowns as a backup in Michigan. He decided not to return to the Wolverines for a fourth year.

His father Ed was hired from Northern Colorado on December 12, 2019. After the Big Sky Conference’s decision to postpone the football season in autumn 2020 to spring 2021, he still has to train one game for the bears. The school recently announced it will not be participating in the conference and FCS spring championship season. The bears decided to play a modified non-conference schedule in late spring.

Dylan McCaffrey of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates after a college football game against the Michigan State Spartans on November 16, 2019 at Michigan Stadium.

Dylan McCaffrey of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates after a college football game against the Michigan State Spartans on November 16, 2019 at Michigan Stadium. (Image credit: Aaron J. Thornton / Getty Images)

Ed McCaffrey, who played wide receiver for Denver, San Francisco and the New York Giants for 13 seasons in the NFL, trained at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado before being hired by the Bears. His four sons Max, Christian, Dylan and Luke all played soccer like their father. Christian McCaffrey is an outstanding player in the Carolina Panthers.

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