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Austin Dantin may join the Toledo basketball team next year

The on-and-off starting quarterback for the Rockets has an opportunity to play some hoops for his fifth year of eligibility.

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Why does everybody see a Toledo quarterback and think "two-sport athlete?" First Terrance Owens gets drafted by the Padres, now Austin Dantin is being looked at as a candidate to play on the Toledo basketball team next year. Per the Blade, Rockets basketball coach Tod Kowalzczyk said he wants to talk with Dantin about the opportunity to play for them next season.

Dantin played as a true freshmen and never redshirted, so he can use his fifth year of eligibility to transfer and play football somewhere else, or play a different sport at UT. You might remember backup Northern Illinois quarterback DeMarcus Grady lacing it up on the court for two seasons.

It'd be an interesting transition for him. Dantin fell out of good graces with the fanbase purely from a performance standpoint, starting only three games on the year and capping his football career in the Idaho Potato Bowl by throwing 12-for-21 with 132 yards and two interceptions. Helping out a basketball team in need of a spark could be one way to get that back.