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Bryce Perkins named starting quarterback for Virginia football

Mendenhall announces spring starter under center

NCAA Football: Virginia at Miami Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Cavaliers have a new QB1—and it’s a player in year one with the program.

In his annual press conference at the beginning of spring practice, head coach Bronco Mendenhall announced that Arizona State transfer Bryce Perkins would take the reins of the Hoos’ new offense.

Perkins played last year at junior college Arizona Western, leading the Matadors to the NJCAA national championship game. He committed to the Sun Devils out of high school but left after suffering a neck injury and falling behind in the race to start.

Sophomore Lindell Stone and true freshman Brennan Armstrong are “neck and neck” for the 2nd and 3rd string roles.

The other big news to come from Mendenhall’s remarks was the probability of adding graduate transfer players, especially along the offensive and defensive lines.

Mendenhall hinted that there could be an imminent addition, as well as one or two later in the spring.

Spring practice begins Tuesday, culminating in a spring game April 28th at Scott Stadium.