Dec. 19, 2013
DENTON, Texas – North Texas football coach Dan McCarney has announced the mid-term signings of quarterbacks Josh Greer and Connor Means along with linebacker A.J. Smith.
“I’m really excited about adding all three of these players to our roster,” head coach Dan McCarney said. “Josh and Connor bring another level of talent to the quarterback spot and will add some great competition for the spring. We are graduating two linebackers this year so A.J. has a chance to come right in and compete for a job. Having all three players here for the spring will be beneficial and I’m so excited they are with us now.”
Greer arrives in Denton after spending one season at Navarro College, Smith spent two years at Northeastern Oklahoma and Means graduated Deer Park High School in December. All three will participate in spring practice with North Texas.
Greer, who played at Arlington High School, threw for 1,205 yards and eight touchdowns in six games at Navarro College last season. He led Navarro to a 56-45 victory over Trinity Valley in the SWJCFC championship game by throwing for 253 yards and a score.
In high school, Greer was a first-team All-District 4-5A quarterback in 2011 as he threw for 2,691 yards and 24 touchdowns. He set a school record for passing yards in a single game with 448 yards. Greer will have three years of eligibility remaining with North Texas.
Means, who stands at 6-4, threw for 10 touchdowns and rushed for 10 more in 2013. He threw for 1,325 yards and 10 TD’s while rushing for 592 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was named second-team All-District 21-5A this season.
Smith was an honorable mention All-SWJCFC pick with 55 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks. He had a season-high 11 tackles against Kilgore and had over 10 tackles twice.