Kansas transfer Kolumber to join Richmond football team

Richmond, VA (WWBT)- The Richmond Spiders football team added transfer quarterback Michael Strauss from the University of Virginia in January.  Now the Spiders will welcome another transfer from a BCS conference school, one that could help protect Strauss when all is said and done.

Sources have confirmed for NBC12 that Kansas offensive lineman Chad Kolumber will transfer to Richmond and join the Spider football team.  Kolumber used a redshirt season in 2010, before appearing in five games for the Jayhawks in 2011.  His 6'6" 318 lbs. frame would provide great size on the offensive line for the Spiders.

Kolumber would be eligible to play right away, since he is transferring to an FCS program.

Richmond opens up its 2012 season on September 1 at Virginia.

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