CORVALLIS, Ore., April 21 (UPI) -- Dennis Weathersby, a star at Oregon State who was considered one of the top cornerback prospects in the upcoming NFL draft, was shot in the back Sunday afternoon in his hometown of Duarte, Calif.
An unidentified assailant shot Weathersby, according to a statement released by Oregon State. The school added that Weathersby was listed in stable condition at a Los Angeles-area hospital as of Monday afternoon.
The school gave no other information on Weathersby's condition. It was reported that the injuries are not life-threatening, but that it could be up to eight weeks before he resumes any football-related activities.
The uncertainty about his condition could affect Weathersby's draft status, despite his impressive college credentials. Weathersby was a four-year starter at Oregon State and last year was a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's best defensive back. He had five career interceptions.