Riley Dodge's days as UNT quarterback are done

April, 5, 2010
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Riley Dodge went to North Texas so he could play quarterback for his father, which he did in 2009 as a redshirt freshman.

But the two-time Class 5A player of the year at Southlake Carroll won't be doing it anymore.

The damage caused by injuries to his throwing arm, including one suffered on the final play of his high school career, has forced Dodge to move to receiver. That's where he lined up Monday during the Mean Green's spring practice.

Ironically, Dodge was recruited by Texas to play receiver, but he chose to follow his father and play quarterback. After turning Southlake Carroll into a dynasty, Todd Dodge was hired by UNT after Riley's junior season of high school.

"It's the hand that he's been dealt, but he's excited about it," Todd Dodge said. "He's embraced it. He'll try to be the best receiver he can be. I personally think he can be a really good one."

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