With starter Aaron Murray sidelined with an injury, Phillip Ely has taken over as Plant's starting quarterback. But Ely might not be the only Panther to take snaps at QB.
Panthers coach Robert Weiner said Thursday the Panthers have a package in which Allen Sampson, who normally plays wide receiver, will be the quarterback and it could be used tonight against Leto.
"He's a guy who can do a lot of things," Weiner said of Sampson. "He's trouble when he gets the ball in his hands."
The 5-foot-8, 155-pound Sampson arguably is the county's top receiver with 27 catches for 589 yards and eight touchdowns.
Sampson not only is fast, but shifty, so he'll be tough to stop if he takes off with the ball. And according to Weiner, his arm isn't bad either.
Details on Hoyte arrest emerge
Former Chamberlain star and NFL player Oliver Hoyte, who was arrested Saturday during USF's football game against Syracuse, was charged with first-degree demeanor trespassing. Officers said he nearly hit people while driving erratically in a Raymond James Stadium parking lot and was told to leave, then parked in another lot, according to a Tampa Police Department arrest report.
According to the report, filed Thursday by TPD, two officers were escorting three defendants to a security office when they were nearly struck by a black SUV driven by Hoyte. The officers told Hoyte to leave the grounds and that he would be arrested if he returned.
According to the report, Hoyte said, "Watch me," and the officers saw Hoyte leave the parking lot, enter another and walk toward the stadium. Once he got into line at Gate B, he was arrested and his truck was impounded.
Hoyte, a former N.C. State standout who played with the Dallas Cowboys and was in camp with the Chiefs this summer, had joined Chamberlain's staff as a volunteer assistant this fall.
Callahan off to Stony Brook
Armwood senior linebacker Casey Callahan has committed to Stony Brook, a Division I-AA football program on Northern Long Island. Callahan chose Stony Brook over Liberty, Western Michigan and Central Michigan, Armwood football coach Sean Callahan, also his father, said.
Stony Brook is just a ferry ride away from Sean Callahan's hometown of Bridgeport, Conn., where the Callahans still have family.
Sean Callahan said his son will likely shift over to outside linebacker from the middle spot in college.
Compiled by staff writers Eduardo A. Encina and Keith Niebuhr.
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