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Florida head coach Jim McElwain named redshirt sophomore Luke Del Rio as the teams starting quarterback for season opener on Sept 3 against Umass.

McElwain made the announcement on Thursday. Per

McElwain announced Thursday afternoon that redshirt sophomore Luke Del Rio is that guy. Del Rio and fifth-year senior transfer Austin Appleby opened preseason camp competing for the job.

"Luke is going to work as the starter the rest of camp and start in the season opener barring any unforeseen development,'' McElwain said. "Our other quarterbacks remain in the plans and are ready to move forward and help the Gators any way they can."
Del Rio began his college career at Alabama as a walk-on in 2013 but transferred to Oregon State in 2014. He sat out last season after transferring to Florida.

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