Quarry Report: Whieldon shines on Wednesday

With just three practices left before Sunday's Spring Challenge, quarterback Jason Whieldon showed what he may be capable of.

Quarry Report

 

 

Whieldon shines on Wednesday

 

By Paul Honda

Senior Writer

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

 

HONOLULU – For one morning, at least, it was Jason Whieldon's turn to shine.

 

The transfer from Saddleback College used his shifty feet and accurate touch for a sterling performance Wednesday morning at spring football practice at the University of Hawaii. A smattering of fans watched on a steamy morn at the quarry.

 

Whieldon, a 6-foot junior, connected on all six of his pass attempts for 81 yards during the Warriors' 11-on-11 scrimmage in shells. As a group, the quarterbacks completed 12-of-21 for 143 yards with one pick. Defensively, Chris Brown had a sack and Ron Porter, a transfer from the University of San Diego, came up with an interception.

 

Whieldon, the smallest, but most nimble of three quarterbacks in spring ball, has continued to look comfortable out of the shotgun. Senior Shawn Withy-Allen, the most experienced of the trio, had an average day, completing 3-of-7 attempts for 35 yards and one interception. For much of the spring workouts, he has shown the most command and comfort in the Run and Shoot. Redshirt freshman Jeff Rhode also connected on 3-of-7 attempts for 27 yards.

 

PERFECT DAY FOR FOOTBALL --

Injured defensive end Travis LaBoy (1)

and head coach June Jones turn their

attention to Wednesday's scrimmage.

A moment earlier, LaBoy kidded his

coach about allowing him to play tight

end, his high school position.

 

Incumbent Tim Chang, who redshirted last season after sustaining a wrist injury, is hoping to start working out again on May 1.

 

Whieldon's biggest play came on a deep crossing route to Britt Komine for 33 yards.

 


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