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September 16, 2002

Whieldon Leaves Warriors For Personal Reasons

It's not often that a football team's co-leader in touchdown passes steps away and leaves that team but that's exactly what the Warriors are facing tonight. As back-up quarterback Jason Whieldon has left the University of Hawaii to attend to undisclosed family business.

Last week, with Hawaii on a bye, top reserve quarterback Jason Whieldon flew home to California to attend to family business. This past weekend he informed Hawaii coaches that he would not return.

Whieldon's departure means that senior Shawn Withy-Allen will now take over as Hawaii's top reserve at quarterback. And when it's all said and done head coach June Jones said it's all about making plays. Anytime a player leaves the line-up he expects another to step in a fill the void.

So without Jason Whieldon the Warriors travel to UTEP. June Jones says Timmy Chang's broken finger is well enough that he'll be able to go under-center against the Miners, a job once done by Whieldon.

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