March 22, 2012
BEAUMONT - Lamar sophomore quarterback Doug Prewitt has decided to stop playing football due to medical reasons, announced Cardinals' head coach Ray Woodard on Thursday.
A Beaumont Kelly High School product, Prewitt will continue his association with the football team by working on the administrative side with Director of Football Operations Chuck Langston.
"Doug's done a great job representing our program," said Woodard. "I can't say enough good things about Doug. He's come to a decision which is a mature decision. He's thinking about his long term health and I respect him for that.
"He's going to stay in our program and help us in areas off the field. He's going to go on and do great things because he's an outstanding young man. We'll miss his leadership on the field, but he'll still be a part of our program."
Prewitt appeared in 14 games over two seasons for the Cardinals, finishing his career with 87 completions for 947 yards and five touchdown passes. A 5-foot-11, 170-pounder, Prewitt earned his first career start at Georgia State as a freshman. He finished the game 19-of-36 for 273 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' 23-17 loss in the Georgia Dome.
Prewitt's best performance came a week later as he finished 24-of-29 for 286 yards and three touchdowns in Lamar's 24-20 win over South Dakota. The 286 passing yards is the 16th best single-game total in school history.
Lamar has four quarterbacks in spring practice as junior college transfer Ryan Mossakowski joins returnees Jeremy Johnson, Caleb Berry and Harrison Tatum.