CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.
– Sophomore quarterback Dante Vandeven
will transfer from Southeast Missouri, head coach Tom Matukewicz
A native of nearby Jackson, Vandeven played three games behind Jesse Hosket
this season. He completed one pass for nine yards and ran the ball three times during that span.
"Dante's decision to transfer was disappointing, but we will support his decision and grant him a full release to wherever he chooses to go," Matukewicz said. "Dante is a great person and we wish him nothing but the best."
Vandeven began his freshman season at No. 3 on Southeast's depth chart and emerged as the Redhawks starting quarterback during the third week of the 2015 campaign at nationally-ranked Indiana State. He went on to complete 155-of-250 passes for 1,568 yards and 11 touchdowns, and rushed for 292 yards and another six TDs in eight starts. Vandeven was named Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year and landed on the league's All-Newcomer Team that season.
"I appreciate everything that Southeast Missouri State has done for me and my family," Vandeven said. "It was a true blessing being able to accomplish the things I did while being at SEMO. I thank the coaches for their great support in this new path I am about to take on. I wish the best to all players and staff, and hope the Redhawks have a great future."