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Ex-Land O'Lakes QB Stevie Weatherford enrolls at D-II Lindenwood

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Wed. January 25, 2012 | Matt Baker | Email

Former Land O’Lakes QB Stevie Weatherford is now at Lindenwood, an NCAA Division II school in Missouri, the university confirmed Wednesday morning.

“Stevie Weatherford has enrolled at Lindenwood and is a member of the football program,” school spokesman Daniel Newton said in an email.

Weatherford redshirted last season at Cincinnati but was not on the Bearcats’ bowl roster and left the program. Weatherford was initially a USF commit.

He completed 60 percent of his passes during his 2010 season at Land O’Lakes, finishing with 30 TDs and nine interceptions. But his season was cut short due to off-the-field issues.

Weatherford should have plenty of chances to throw the ball with the Lions. Lindenwood has averaged 46.6 points, 469.6 total yards and 296.2 passing yards per game over the last four seasons in a spread offense. the school is transitioning from the NAIA to NCAA Division II.

Weatherford started classes at Lindenwood  on Monday, according to Lions coach Patrick Ross. He's reunited there with one of his top receivers at Land O'Lakes, Alex Robinson, who had 34 catches and four touchdowns as a freshman in 2011.

It's not an ideal situation from a competition standpoint -- Lindenwood returns a senior starter in John Uribe, who passed for 19 touchdowns and six interceptions last season, and had already added a junior college transfer this month, Ben Gomez, who threw for 33 touchdowns last fall at Saddleback College.

"He's a confident kid -- he wasn't worried about who he had at quarterback or anything like that," Ross said. "We're excited that he's someone we'll have for four years here."

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