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Oct. 13, 2017MARYVILLE, Mo.

Former Northwest basketball player catches on with unbeaten Bearcat football

Former Northwest Missouri State forward D'Vante Mosby capped his college basketball career with a national championship last March.

Now the Independence, MO native is resurrecting his football career with hopes of another postseason run.

Mosby joined the Northwest Missouri State football team in time for the week seven game at Northeastern State on Saturday.

Venturing onto the gridiron is nothing new for Mosby.

As a senior at Fort Osage High School, Mosby earned Class 5 All-State honors as a tight end in 2012 catching 35 passes for 541 yards and 6 touchdowns. He also led Fort Osage to the state championship game that season against Kirkwood. Mosby and the Indians lost that title game to the Pioneers, which were led by current Bearcat football players Jordan Bishop, Jarrod Bishop and Eddie Richey.

Mosby began his college athletic career with William Jewell basketball earning GLVC Freshman of the Year honors in 2013-14, and following that up with 12.8 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as a sophomore. Mosby transferred to Northwest for his final two years of basketball eligibility and provided a spark as the sixth man for the MIAA Champs in each season. As a senior, Mosby averaged 8 points and 4.3 rebounds per game on the way to Northwest's first men's basketball national title.

No. 1 Northwest (6-0) meets Northeastern State (0-6) at 2pm on Saturday. Pregame on KXCV 90.5 and KRNW 88.9 is set for 1pm.