Sophomore Nathan Stanley was named starting quarterback for Iowa’s season opener against Wyoming, according to Hawkeyes radio announcer Gary Dolphin. Iowa is expected to confirm its depth chart Monday. Stanley, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound sophomore, had competed all offseason and the first three weeks of training camp with junior Tyler Wiegers for the starting position. In a move that surprised many people, Stanley became the backup quarterback last fall in his first season on campus. Stanley beat out Wiegers, who served as the No. 2 quarterback in 2015, and completed 5 of 9 passes for 62 yards and played in seven games. When offensive coordinator Greg Davis retired in January, Iowa’s coaching staff decided to give every quarterback a shot at starting. In a full competition, Stanley gained the trust of his teammates and the coaching staff.
Iowa's Nathan Stanley to start at QB vs. Wyoming
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