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Hentons future in doubt?
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Antonio Henton led the Georgia Southern Eagles in rushing and passing in the 2008 season. - photo by File photo

Georgia Southern officials would not confirm it, but reports indicate quarterback Antonio Henton and offensive lineman Kevin Whitehurst are no longer active members of the football team.

While GSU would not confirm reports the players left the squad during workouts earlier this week, they did not deny the reports either.

Head football coach Chris Hatcher would not discuss the players status with the team, but said on the phone Thursday that a statement might be released about the players within the week.

GSU sports information director Pat Osterman, who was on the road with the GSU men’s basketball team, would not confirm Henton and Whitehurst had left the team.

Henton started his college career as a backup at Ohio State after leading Peach County High School to a 2005 Class AAA state title. He transferred to GSU in summer 2008 and took most of the snaps for the Eagles during the 2008 season as a sophomore, making an appearance in each of the team’s 11 games. He completed 156 passes for 1,852 yards with 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, sharing duties with redshirt freshman Lee Chapple.

He also led the team in rushing, carrying the football 159 times for 628 yards and nine scores.

Whitehurst transferred to Georgia Southern as a sophomore after redshirting for a season at Alabama-Birmingham.

According to the Georgia Southern Athletics Web site, both players are still on the team roster.