Jack Elway Leaves ASU Football Team

Ed MedinaCorrespondent IApril 7, 2009

Jack Elway, son of legendary quarterback John Elway, has left the Arizona State football program.

This from an ESPN article:


Jack Elway, son of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway, has decided to leave the Arizona State football team.

Elway, a redshirt freshman quarterback, will remain at Arizona State as a student, however.

"He's just tired of football and wants to do something else with his life," Sun Devils coach Dennis Erickson said Monday, according to The Arizona Republic. "He made a decision, and we all understand it. He would have played here eventually."

Elway, who was in a five-way battle for the starting quarterback job this fall, was considered to be behind senior Danny Sullivan and redshirt sophomore Samson Szakacsy on the depth chart, with sophomore Chasen Stangel and freshman Brock Osweiler also in the mix.

Elway, out of Cherry Creek (Colo.) High School, did not play in a scrimmage last weekend."

This comes as the quarterback battle at ASU tightens to see who will lead the Devils in 2009.


As an ASU fan, this bothers me a bit. Seeing an Elway play in an ASU jersey was a bit of a dream of mine, and when Jack selected ASU it was a great moment. But now that won't ever happen.

I wish Jack the best in life, and hope that he does not end up regretting this decision someday.