Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Steven Sheffield gets a shot in Arena league
By David Ubben
Arena Football's Spokane Shock have lost two quarterbacks in recent weeks, and are bringing in three quarterbacks to try out?
Former Texas Tech quarterback Steven Sheffield. The ex-Red Raider started a pair of games in 2009 and another in 2010 after narrowly losing the league's top quarterback competition last fall to teammate Taylor Potts.
In two seasons, he threw for 1,578 yards and 17 touchdowns, most notably engineering a comeback win against Michigan State in the Alamo Bowl at the end of the 2009 season.
It's always fun to keep track of former Big 12 quarterbacks, and Sheffield isn't the only one in the Arena League. Another alliterative passer, former Kansas State starter Grant Gregory, has been the starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Storm this season.
Former Oklahoma State star Bobby Reid, the central figure in Mike Gundy's infamous rant, now plays for the Tulsa Talons after transferring from Stillwater.