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Fact: Former UCLA quarterback issues bizarre news release

June 11, 2009 |  7:21 am

Former UCLA quarterback Chris Forcier gets hit hard on a quarterback keeper. Earlier this month, former UCLA backup quarterback Chris Forcier decided to transfer to D-II Furman University. Last season he passed for 22 yards and completed 27% of his attempts, never presenting much of a depth-chart challenge to starter Kevin Craft, who was busy setting the school's single season interception record.

With the Bruin's thin offensive line and Forcier's quick feet, his biggest asset may have been his ability to run for his life. Another pair of young arms -- Kevin Prince and Richard Brehaut -- clearly separated themselves over the spring as the school's future quarterbacks.

Forcier's transfer should have been quiet but is now garnering some attention because of a news release that Deadspin joked was "full of the sort of arbitrary capitalization and punctuation and general air of persecution that you usually find only in prison letters and the columns of Stephen A. Smith."

Page 1 is a little sloppy but not strange. Page 2 and Page 3 start getting really odd.

-- Adam Rose

Photo: Former UCLA quarterback Chris Forcier gets hit on a quarterback keeper. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

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