Still a two sport plan for Staley

Redshirt freshman quarterback Elijah Staley still plans to play basketball once football season has ended. (Mississippi State)

Redshirt freshman quarterback Elijah Staley still plans to play basketball once football season has ended. (Mississippi State)

Mississippi State redshirt freshman quarterback Elijah Staley came to campus as a two-sport athlete but injured his knee making the transition to basketball last year and missed the entire season.

The 6-foot-6 former three-star forward still plans on playing both sports this year.

“I talked to coach (Ben) Howland last spring and he said to make sure I’m healthy and I can come back out there and try again,” Staley said.

Football coach Dan Mullen has no qualms sharing one of his athletes with another sport on campus.

“I’m great with it,” Mullen said. “He’s done it before so we know how the whole thing shakes out. We’ll work with coach Howland and do that. I love guys that can play multiple sports.”

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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