Ex-Kentucky QB Mossakowski transfers to Lamar

mstory@herald-leader.comJanuary 20, 2012 

Former University of Kentucky quarterback Ryan Mossakowski has enrolled at Lamar University and will go through spring practice with the Cardinals, a Texas newspaper reported Wednesday.

The Beaumont Enterprise said Lamar Coach Ray Woodard confirmed the addition of Mossakowski to the Cardinals program via a text message.

Mossakowski was a four-star recruit from Frisco, Texas, when he signed with Kentucky in 2009. However, he suffered a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder during his senior year of high school, underwent surgery and was redshirted at UK in 2009.

In 2010, Mossakowski played in three games for Kentucky as a reserve, but never threw a pass in a game. He left the UK team in January 2011, after he did not play against Pittsburgh in the BBVA Compass Bowl even though UK starting quarterback Mike Hartline was suspended and the Wildcats' offense struggled with Hartline's replacement, Morgan Newton, at the controls.

Mossakowski eventually transferred to Northwest Mississippi Community College. Last season, he completed 177 of 293 passes (60.4 percent) for 2,422 yards with 26 touchdowns and 14 interceptions as the Rangers went 6-3.

Mossakowski will be a fourth-year junior during the 2012 football season. Last season, Lamar went 4-7 and 2-5 in the FCS (formerly I-AA) Southland Conference.

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