OSU's Weeden becomes three-sport athlete

January, 13, 2011
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Add one more sport to Brandon Weeden's repertoire.

This spring, he'll be walking on to Oklahoma State's golf team, a program with 10 national championships, 49 conference championships and eight individual national champions.

Weeden, a 27-year-old All-Big 12 quarterback and former member of the New York Yankees organization, announced the move via his Twitter account after announcing his plans to return to Oklahoma State for his senior season.

Oklahoma State golf coach Mike McGraw, confirmed his new addition in a phone interview with The Oklahoman.
McGraw said that Weeden would be required to practice and compete just like scholarship golfers, but when it's time for spring football practice, Weeden would be on the football field.

“We had to clear everything with Coach (Mike) Gundy, so when it's time for football practice, he'll be there,” McGraw said.

Weeden regularly plays golf with Kevin Tway and other OSU golfers. McGraw said Tway and the other golfers already have delivered scouting reports on Weeden's game.

“They like his game,” McGraw said. “Now am I saying he's going to lead us to a national championship? Probably not.”

Weeden's progress should be pretty fun to watch this spring, and we'll keep you updated on his new sport.

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