Two new transfer quarterbacks join ETSU Bucs

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — The Buccaneers have signed two new quarterbacks who will join the race for the starting position this season.

According to a release from the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Chance Thrasher (Coastal Carolina) and Cade Weldon (University of Miami (Fla.)) have officially started classes in Johnson City and joined the roster for summer sessions.

“Bringing Chance and Cade on board allows us to be deeper at the quarterback position,” ETSU Football Head Coach Sanders said. “I am excited to get them in the weight room and on the field so we can further evaluate where they stand heading into the fall.”

Thrasher is from Georgia and played high school football at Peachtree Ridge High School. In high school, he threw for 4,833 yards, 44 touchdowns and only 13 interceptions.

At Coastal Carolina, Thrasher was red-shirted his first year and missed the second due to injury. In his third year, Thrasher played two games and completed five of his ten passes. His final year saw him play three games, during which he completed two passes.

Weldon is from Tampa, Florida and played at Thomas Jefferson High School, one of the top-ranked schools for producing quarterbacks. His senior year, Weldon totaled 3,135 passing yards, completed 61% of his passes and passed for 19 touchdowns.

Weldon played in collegiate sports for the first time last season in four games, including the game against Virginia Tech. He is the son of 1991 Heisman Trophy runner-up finisher, Casey Weldon.

Thrasher and Weldon join three other quarterbacks currently on the roster.

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