Cowboys backup QB Johnny Deaton expected to transfer
BY BILL HAISTEN World Sports Writer
Thursday, July 21, 2011
7/21/11 at 5:54 AM
Backup quarterback Johnny Deaton is expected to transfer from the Oklahoma State football program, a university source indicated on Wednesday night.
It is not known whether Deaton has decided on a destination or whether he intends to remain at the Division I-A level. If he transfers to the I-AA level or below, he would be immediately eligible to play. He has three remaining seasons of eligibility.
As a first-year freshman last season, Deaton attempted two passes during the season-opening victory over Washington State, completing one for 6 yards.
With Deaton's apparent departure, the Cowboy program is left with three scholarship quarterbacks - All-Big 12 senior Brandon Weeden, sophomore Clint Chelf and first-year freshman J.W. Walsh.
During his high school career in Sand Springs, the 6-foot-2, 204-pound Deaton was a SuperPrep All-American and a Tulsa World All-State selection. As a junior in 2008, he passed for 1,818 yards, rushed for 1,665 and led the Sandites to their first playoff appearance since 1997. He entered the 2009 season as the Tulsa World's top-ranked area high school player but suffered a broken collarbone in the season-opening contest at Enid.
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Johnny Deaton: The Sand Springs native has three seasons of eligibility remaining. He could play immediately if he transfers to a I-AA school.