Johnson, Brissett transfer from UF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Two more players announced their intentions to transfer from the program on Sunday morning, as backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett and little-used running back Chris Johnson decided to move on.

Backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett will transfer from Florida after losing the quarterback battle against Jeff Driskel.

Brissett played in 13 games at Florida and had a 1-2 record as a starter, completing 41-74 passes for 455 yards and three touchdowns with four interceptions.

He entered the season in a quarterback competition with fellow sophomore Jeff Driskel, who won the job in the season opener and never relinquished it.

Following the Florida State win, coach Will Muschamp stated authoritatively that the starting quarterback job would be Driskel's going into the offseason.

“Both Jacoby and Chris expressed an interest in transferring and getting a fresh start,” Muschamp said in a university release. “We are very thankful for their contributions to the University of Florida and wish them the best of luck.”

Johnson, meanwhile, played mostly on special teams in his first two seasons in Gainesville. He played linebacker as a freshman before moving to running back in the offseason.

He finished his career with 19 tackles and five carries for 35 yards.

The two transfers mark the 18th and 19th since Muschamp took over as head coach. With their departures, the Gators now have 59 players on scholarship (56 with former walk-ons excluded).

The Gators currently have 25 commits in the 2013 recruiting class, which would leave them with one more scholarship to give (four if the former walk-ons awarded one-year scholarships are not renewed next year).

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