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2013 College Football Freshmen QBs Who Could Win Starting Job
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What's a freshman quarterback to do?

Johnny Manziel set an impossibly high standard last season, becoming the first first-year quarterback to win the Heisman Trophy. He was the nation's best and most exciting player, but he wasn't the only freshman passer to thrive.

Everett Golson led Notre Dame to the BCS National Championship game, and Marcus Mariota looked like, perhaps, the best passer Oregon has had this millennium. Stanford's Kevin Hogan won the Rose Bowl (over Wisconsin freshman QB Joel Stave), and UCLA's Brett Hundley won the Pac-12 South.

All over the FBS last season, freshman quarterbacks came to the forefront, setting unrealistic expectations for the rookie class of 2013. That's the bad news.

On the flip side, the success of last year's freshman might have opened more doors for this year's freshman class.

There's no telling how many will be pressed into action, as teams attempt to catch lightning in a bottle just like so many did in 2012.

 

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