Oklahoma State's Weeden: the next Tiger?
Brandon Weeden is not your average college student.
ICONBrandon Weeden will once again be a two-sport star.
Not only is he a 27-year-old starting quarterback for a major-college football team, but the Oklahoma State signal caller is married, as well. And throughout his prolific 2010 season, his time playing in the New York Yankees' minor-league system was well documented.
Weeden announced on Wednesday that he would be returning to Stillwater for another campaign, along with standout wide receiver Justin Blackmon. So whoever ends up calling the plays for the Cowboys in 2011 will have some fun, as the duo once again is expected to help light up scoreboards on Saturday afternoons.
But that wasn't the only announcement Weeden made on Wednesday, as he declared on Twitter that he will attempt to become a two-sport athlete at the university. Yes, Weeden is walking on to the Cowboys’ golf team.
Golf coach Mike McGraw confirmed the move, stating that head football coach Mike Gundy approved the endeavor. Weeden will compete with the golf team beginning Jan. 29 at a tournament in Hawaii, but he will leave the team when the Cowboys begin spring football practice in late March or early April.
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