Redlands quarterback out with broken foot

University of Redlands junior quarterback Dan Selway, the reigning SCIAC Offensive Player of the Year, will not play in next week’s conference opener at La Verne.

Selway sustained a broken foot late in the first half last week against Whitworth (Wash.) yet still played in the second half. An X-ray later revealed the extent of the injury.

Selway threw for 489 yards (46-for-63) and five touchdowns in the first two games. He threw for 2,429 yards and 22 touchdowns in leading the Bulldogs to a SCIAC title in 2007.

He will be replaced by junior Steve Smith, who saw action in both the first two games. While his time in those games came in mop-up duty, Smith has played in pressure situations. He entered in the second half of last year’s playoff game at St. John’s with Selway out with a shoulder injury and completed 12 of 16 passes for 93 yards.

“It hurts to lose Dan but we have the utmost confidence in Steve,” Bulldogs coach Mike Maynard said. “He has been here and knows the offense and he has good players around him.”

Selway also did the punting and will be repalce there by true freshman Wes Norris.

The Bulldogs are ranked in three national polls, the highest being a No. 19 by the American Football Coaches Association.