Rutgers has dismissed quarterback Philip Nelson from its football program, the school announced Tuesday. Nelson has been charged with one count of first-degree assault and one count of third-degree assault for allegedly kicking 24-year-old Isaac Kolstad in the head during an altercation this weekend in downtown Mankato, Minnesota, leaving Kolstad gravely injured. Nelson was a top recruit when he came out of Mankato West as the state's Mr. Football in 2011, and he spent much of his first two seasons at Minnesota as the Golden Gophers' starter. He played in 11 games last season but announced afterward that he would transfer to Rutgers and what he said was a more pass-friendly offense. He threw for 1,306 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions last season and ran for 364 yards.