Matt Patchan will transfer

Matt Patchan has been at Florida since 2008.

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Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 8:17 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 11:35 a.m.

Florida redshirt junior offensive tackle Matt Patchan, who started eight games during his career, has decided to transfer as well.

Patchan, who played in 27 games during an injury-plagued UF career, will either transfer to Ohio State, where Urban Meyer is the coach, or Boston College, where Steve Addazio is the coach. Meyer recruited Patchan to Florida and Addazio was his position coach at UF.

Patchan played in 11 games as a defensive tackle on Florida's 2008 national championship team before a leg injury cut his season short. He played in four games in 2009 but missed the rest of the season with another injury.

In 2010, Patchan missed the entire season with an injury. Last year, he started seven games at right tackle for the Gators but missed the Gator Bowl game with a pectoral injury.

Early in the preseason this season he suffered a strained pectoral muscle and never played for the Gators. He was visible at several charity events around Gainesville during the summer and fall, but never dressed for a game.

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