Posted on: September 8, 2009 9:43 am
Edited on: September 8, 2009 9:46 am
Greg Paulus has received all the attention as the basketball player turned football player.
And for good reason.
He's the starting quarterback for a Big East team, after all.
But there is another former basketball player playing college football this season.
His name is Fendi Onobun.
Onobun completed a four-year career at Arizona in March by helping the Wildcats to the Sweet 16. Last month, he took advantage of the same rule Paulus took advantage of and enrolled at Houston to play football for the Cougars. He's listed as a tight end.
So how did Onobun do in the opener?
He didn't play, actually.
"He is still recovering from a high ankle sprain suffered in the first week of camp," said Chris Burkhalter, Houston's associate athletic director for communications. Thus, we're still awaiting the football debut of Fendi Onobun. But I just thought it was worth noting that there is more than one former Division I basketball player now playing Division I football at a different school.