Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz named his starting quarterback on Friday, eight days before the season-opener against Northern Illinois at Kinnick Stadium. Redshirt sophomore Jake Rudock emerged from the three-man competition as the winner.
Jake Rudock named Iowa QB.. Ferentz: "All 3 returning QBs have competed well and improved in each phase of our preseason camp." #Hawkeyes— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) August 23, 2013
Ferentz: "We plan to start Jake in our season opener, and we are all confident he will do a quality job." #Hawkeyes— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) August 23, 2013
None of the quarterbacks on Iowa's roster has taken a Division I snap. Sokol played junior college ball in Arizona.
Here's a look at Rudock at last Saturday's Kids Day:
The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Rudock hails from Weston, FL and the famed Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas program. The school won the mythical national championship with a 15-0 record his senior season when he was named the South Florida Player of the Year by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper.
The rest of Iowa's depth chart for the Northern Illinois game was expected to be released Friday afternoon, according to the school's Twitter account.