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Trey Anderson has emerged for Pitt after coming in as a walk-on.
Trey Anderson came to Pittsburgh this summer as a true freshman walk-on, but he quickly established himself as the No. 2 quarterback during fall training camp. Anderson was able to earn a scholarship shortly after, and he found himself in a quarterback rotation before an injury ended his season early.
Anderson appeared in four games, completing only 12-of-33 passes for 55 yards and no touchdowns against three interceptions, but he did add 30 yards on the ground. Anderson was put into a tough spot, as quarterback rotations hardly ever work, and it's tough to throw any true freshman into the mix that early—let alone a kid that wasn't really recruited out of high school.
Given some time to work on refining his skills, Anderson should better be able to compete for the starting job in 2012. He is a nice fit for the offense, as he played in a similar style offense in high school, and the coaching staff gave him rave reviews from practices.
Anderson likely has the second-best chance of the four competitors to win the starting job.