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Former Alcorn State QB Bridge lands at South Alabama

Mobile, AL (Sports Network) - Some might have considered quarterback Brandon Bridge to be a FBS-level talent when he played on the FCS level at Alcorn State.

The Canadian import will be getting an opportunity to play at the higher level.

Bridge, who left the Alcorn State program in October to pursue a transfer, will play for the University of South Alabama program, which is leaving the FCS for the FBS, first as an independent in 2012 and then as a member of the Sun Belt Conference.

As a true freshman at Alcorn State in 2010, the Toronto, Ontario, native thrived against Southwestern Athletic Conference competition, completing 150- of-291 pass attempts for 2,086 yards, 19 touchdowns and 13 interceptions while rushing for 601 yards and eight touchdowns.

Bridge was benched by first-year Alcorn State head coach Melvin Spears Jr. this past season and he left the program after playing in five games. He was 49 of 98 for 632 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions while rushing for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

Bridge also considered a transfer to Mississippi State or Northern Arizona.

01/18 13:50:07 ET