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Kendra to Switch to Fullback



July 30, 1998

TALLAHASSEE, Florida (AP) -- Dan Kendra, the most heralded prep quarterback in the country when he came to Florida State in 1995, wants to be a fullback when he returns from a knee injury.

"I think I'm going to do a lot better at fullback with my athletic ability and skills," Kendra told the Tallahassee Democrat. "I think I can win at quarterback. I think I'm going to do a lot better at fullback."

Senior Lamarr Glenn of Daytona Beach is the starting fullback.

The 6-foot, 234-pound Kendra was one of the Seminoles' fastest and strongest players before he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Florida State's annual spring intrasquad scrimmage. He could return late in the season if he is fully recovered.

"If the knee feels good, then maybe if I come back it would be at the end," Kendra said in a story published Tuesday.

"I'm just hoping for the best," said Kendra, who has run for 128 yards in his career. "I think I can really shine at this position ... and hopefully get a chance to go to the NFL."

Kendra, who began spring practice as Florida State's starting quarterback, has a year of eligibility remaining after this season.

Sophomore Chris Weinke of St. Paul, Minnesota, goes into fall camp as the team's No. 1 quarterback. Sophomore Marcus Outzen of Fort Walton Beach is his backup. Neither has started a college game.


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