FARGO — North Dakota State redshirt freshman quarterback Logan Graetz has left the Bison football program to find a new opportunity.

The 6-foot-4, 213-pound Graetz, from River Falls, Wis., entered the transfer portal this week after spending the past two seasons in the NDSU program. He redshirted during the 2019 season and was one of four QBs on the Bison roster this spring.

Graetz didn't play in a game in his two seasons at NDSU.

"First and foremost I want to thank God for giving me the opportunity to play football at North Dakota State University," Graetz wrote on his Twitter account. "The past two years have been unbelievable and I've made memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. I'd like to thank all of my coaches and teammates and NDSU over the past two years.

"With that being said, I've decided to enter the transfer portal with 4 years of eligibility left. Excited for this next chapter in my life, God has a plan!"

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Bison senior quarterback Zeb Noland said earlier this spring he will not return next fall, instead pursuing a college coaching opportunity. Noland started seven games for the Bison this spring, completing 51 of 100 passes for 721 yards and five touchdowns with six interceptions.

The 6-foot-2, 224-pound Noland wrote this on his Twitter account Sunday, May 2:

"To Bison nation thank you so much for the last 2 years, through the highs and lows you are no doubt the best fans in all of football! My teammates and coaches I’ll hold on to every memory and friendship forever. Y’alI know I love you to death and always got ur backs!"

True freshman Cam Miller and sophomore Quincy Patterson II are the quarterbacks set to return next fall. Miller started NDSU's two spring FCS playoff games, while the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Patterson wasn't eligible to play in the spring season after playing in three games with Virginia Tech last fall before transferring. NDSU had its spring season end Sunday with a 24-20 loss at No. 2-seeded Sam Houston in the FCS quarterfinals. The Bison (7-3) finished a season with more than two losses for the first time since 2010.

Miller, from Solon, Iowa, played in eight games this spring with two starts. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound Miller completed 30 of 59 passes for 363 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions. He also rushed for 176 yards and four TDs on 55 attempts.

The Bison are also set to add quarterback Cole Payton, a highly regarded prospect, to the roster next fall. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Payton, from Omaha, Neb., signed with NDSU last December. Payton said in December he also garnered interest from programs like Nebraska and Iowa State, but signed with the Bison. Payton said he did not receive a scholarship offer from Nebraska.

During his prep career at Omaha Westside career, Payton threw for 5,338 yards and 65 touchdowns. He rushed for 2,122 yards and 37 touchdowns.

“I think growing up in Nebraska, most of these kids all want to play football for Nebraska,” Payton told The Forum in December, “but the reality of it is it’s not always possible. I’m alright with that because NDSU is the perfect fit for me.”