Saturday January 31st, 2015

Quarterback Russell Bellomy announced on Friday that he is leaving Michigan.

In an Instagram post, Bellomy wrote that he has signed a release enabling him to use his fifth season of eligibility at another school as a graduate student.

"To those of you that know me well, I always try my hardest never to get emotional; however, I write this with a heavy heart," the post reads. "My heart is packed full of experiences, acquaintances and irreplaceable memories that I will reminisce on for the rest of my life. I love each and every one of my teammates, both former and present, and I hope y'all know that every day I busted my butt for you and the benefit of UM. I will receive my degree at the end of this semester and have decided to sign my release that enables me to play my 5th year as a graduate student at another university. I pray that you respect my decision and support me in whatever I do, because this was not an easy process. I am forever grateful to have attended and played for UM and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. "For I know the plans I have for you..."#GoBlueAlwaysFollow"

Over six total games at Michigan, Bellomy completed 4 of his 23 pass attempts for 46 yards and four interceptions.The Arlington, Texas, native signed with the Wolverines in 2011 over reported scholarship offers from Purdue, Colorado and Boise State, among other programs.

Michigan's returning scholarship quarterbacks are junior Shane Morris and redshirt freshman Wilton Speight, and the Wolverines are set to add two quarterbacks in their 2015 recruiting class.

Tight end Keith Heitzman, another rising fifth-year senior, also announced on Friday that he will leave Michigan. He caught two passes for 32 yards and a touchdown over 12 games last season.

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