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Ex-AM, Arkansas QB Starkel lands at San Jose State

Field Level Media
26 Jan 2020, 03:40 GMT+10

San Jose State has signed former Arkansas and Texas AM quarterback Nick Starkel, who will compete for the starting job for the 2020 season.

Starkel began his college career at Texas AM (2016-18) and Arkansas (2019). A graduate transfer, he can play immediately and has one year of eligibility remaining.

He announced his decision to transfer on Dec. 13, just days after former Georgia offensive line coach Sam Pittman was hired as the Razorbacks' head coach.

Starkel redshirted at Texas AM in 2016 and played in 11 games (five starts) over the next two seasons. He tallied 1,962 yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions with the Aggies, and he set the Texas AM bowl game record with for 499 yards and four touchdowns in a 55-52 loss to Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl in 2017.

At Arkansas in 2019, he played in eight games (five starts) and was the Razorbacks' leading passer, completing 53.6 percent of his pass attempts for 1,152 yards and seven touchdowns with 10 interceptions.

Starkel's spot on the Arkansas roster will be filled by former Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks, who announced Monday he would join the Razorbacks as a grad transfer.

--Field Level Media

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