Osweiler Keeps People Guessing in Basketball and Football

By Beacon Staff

After a wild November, Brock Osweiler continued to keep people guessing in the first weeks of December.

Osweiler, a Flathead High graduate, started off November by announcing his intentions to play basketball, in addition to football, at Arizona State University. Then the day after Thanksgiving he was thrust from the sidelines into an important game against UCLA. Osweiler, a sophomore backup quarterback for the Sun Devils this season, entered the UCLA game and threw for 380 yards and four touchdowns on 27-of-36 passing. He also ran for a touchdown in leading ASU to a 55-34 victory.

The following week, Osweiler started against rival Arizona. After a very rocky start, the 6-foot-8 field general turned in a strong late-game performance in helping the Sun Devils to a 30-29 double-overtime victory. Speculation over a possible quarterback controversy was immediately reignited.

And then in early December, Osweiler announced that he will not be playing basketball after all. So, will he ever take a shot at being a two-sport athlete? Will he be the backup quarterback again? Is he in the lead for the starting job?

For now, he’s probably just happy to take a break, regroup and prepare himself for spring football. Those questions will all be answered next year.

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