Kansas Basketball Player Conner Teahan To Try Out For Football Team

March 31, 2010

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LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas basketball junior Conner Teahan will head to the football field Wednesday as he begins a tryout with the Jayhawk football team this spring, it was announced by KU head football coach Turner Gill.

“Conner and I have gotten permission from Coach (Bill) Self for him to try out for the football team at the quarterback position,” Gill said. “It is a tryout through spring practice. At the end of spring we will evaluate and go from there.”

Teahan, who was an all-district quarterback at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo. in 2006, has not played football since becoming a member of the Jayhawk basketball team for the past three seasons.

This past year Teahan played in 19 games for the basketball team and averaged 1.1 points per game. In his three-year KU career he has played in 61 games.

“Conner and I talked about this and I think it is a great idea that he go through spring ball to see if there is interest by both parties,” Self said. “I know three years out of football is a long time and it will be difficult for him, but his body is ready for football.

“In no way, shape or form does this mean he is choosing football over basketball,” Self added. “He is going to try to do both.”