Former St. Bernard High quarterback Chris Keldorf has been released from his football scholarship to Utah State and has transferred to El Camino College.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Keldorf will not play football this season after breaking a bone in his left (non-throwing) hand, but hopes to play for the Warriors in 1993. Keldorf, who dislocated a thumb in July while practicing for the Los Angeles Prep Senior Bowl, broke the bone in his left hand during a practice in Utah.
Last season, Keldorf completed 82 passes in 168 attempts for 1,059 yards and four touchdowns. He wants to play quarterback in college but was recruited as defensive end and tight end by Utah State.
"They gave me a two-day tryout at quarterback but evidently I wasn't good enough," Keldorf said. "They felt in their system I wouldn't be playing quarterback for two or three years. I was moved to tight end and played there for 2 1/2 weeks. I didn't like it so my option was to transfer and play quarterback at El Camino."
El Camino Coach John Featherstone told Keldorf he would have a chance to start next season at quarterback if he was willing to practice with the team this season. Keldorf lives 20 minutes away in Manhattan Beach.
"Chris told me his dream is to play quarterback and he wants a fair shake before he switches to another position," Featherstone said. "I told him he would get a chance if he came to play here."
Keldorf will not have to red-shirt to maintain his four years of eligibility.