FAU quarterback De’Andre Johnson hospitalized

Two blood clots in his arm have made his chance at future play unknown.


FAU quarterback De’Andre Johnson (14) prepares to throw a ball to his teammate during practice play. Alex Rodriguez | Photo Editor

Benjamin Paley, News Editor

After playing only one game for the Owls, quarterback De’Andre Johnson has been hospitalized at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

Head coach Lane Kiffin told reporters Monday that Johnson has a “scary” medical condition.

Johnson’s father, Earl, posted on Facebook that his son has two blood clots in his arm and would be undergoing surgery, the Sun Sentinel reported. The quarterback has struggled with an undisclosed injury since early August, but Kiffin didn’t comment as to whether it was the same medical issue Johnson currently faces.

The former FSU quarterback was admitted to the hospital Thursday, Sept. 7, sports outlet Owl Access said. He remains there as of Tuesday night.

His hospitalization came the day after the Owls traveled to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for their Saturday, Sept. 9 game.

Daniel Parr substituted for Johnson as quarterback against the Badgers.

It looks as if Parr will once again start as quarterback in the Owls’ home game against Bethune-Cookman this Saturday.

In regard to the situation, Kiffin said, “I would say that as of right now, yes.”

Benjamin Paley is the news editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected].