Mor­gan’s Sta­ley set­tles in at QB

Former Mis­sis­sippi State player en­joy­ing spot­light with re­tooled pro­gram

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The tat­too on his left arm — the one that can throw a foot­ball 75 yards in the air — reads:

That’s the mantra Eli­jah Sta­ley, Mor­gan State’s new quar­ter­back, brings to the Bears. It’s one coaches hope rubs off.

Mor­gan State went 3-8 last year and Sta­ley (6 feet 7, 245 pounds) is seen as the cat­a­lyst for change. A red­shirt ju­nior, he comes from Mis­sis­sippi State via Tyler Ju­nior Col­lege in Texas. Big and bois­ter­ous, Sta­ley is the step­brother of Pa­trick Ew­ing Jr., former NBA player whose father, Pa­trick Ew­ing Sr., is a Bas­ket­ball Hall of Famer.

At Mis­sis­sippi State, Sta­ley played in just two games, com­plet­ing three of five passes for 51 yards and a touch­down. De­nied a start­ing job, he left.


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