Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 1:55 PM
OGDEN -- Jordan Adamczyk, who entered the season as Weber State’s starting quarterback, has left the team.
Adamczyk, a senior from Canyon Country, Calif., appeared in 13 games in four seasons, passing for 533 yards and one touchdown.
“Jordan has battled a series of knee injuries and he decided it was best for him to have surgery and finish his degree,” Weber State coach Jody Sears said in a statement released by the school. “We thank Jordan for his contributions to Weber State and wish him the best in his future.”
Adamczyk was the primary quarterback in WSU’s season-opening victory over Stephen F. Austin, the Wildcats’ only win of the season, and started again the next week in a loss to Utah.
His only previous career start came as a sophomore in 2011, when he filled in for injured starter Mike Hoke and completed 18 of 40 passes for 196 yards and two interceptions in a 45-10 loss at Montana.
True freshman quarterback Austin Chipoletti has started the last three games for Weber State (1-4).
Sears held Adamczyk out of the Utah State game in the third week of the season, citing the knee injuries, and the senior has seen limited playing time in the past two weeks.
Adamczyk was 0 for 4 passing against McNeese State. Against Sacramento State in his last game, he completed 3 of 4 passes for three yards, was sacked twice and fumbled once.
“Jordan’s got a bad wheel,” Sears said after the Homecoming loss. “Offensively, when you’re spreading things out a little bit, it requires the quarterback to be able to move around a little bit. I’m not sure, we’ll have to look at the film, I know they were able to get some pressure on him. That’s what Chip brings to the table, he can extend plays, but we’ve got to look at the film and see if there were any protection breakdowns.”
Asked then about Adamczyk’s health, “he’s probably 90 percent,” Sears said.
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