Quarterback Switches Sports

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Former University of Southern Mississippi quarterback Micky D'Angelo is joining the Golden Eagles' golf team.
 
D'Angelo had to quit the football team after sustaining four concussions over the past two seasons. The last concussion came in Southern Mississippi's 17-0 loss to Utah in the Liberty Bowl on New Year's Eve.
 
D'Angelo began each of the last two seasons as Southern Mississippi's starting quarterback, but both times was sidelined by concussions.
 
'We're excited to have him with us,' golf coach Steve Johnson said. 'He possesses tremendous golf skills, and we're happy he will bring his leadership skills and maturity to our program.'
 
The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder from Long Beach, Miss., threw for 2,194 yards with 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in his career with the Golden Eagles.
 
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