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QB Jack Plummer named Purdue starter

Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer (13) throws during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette.

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Purdue quarterback Jack Plummer (13) throws during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette. Cfb Purdue Vs Nebraska

Quarterback Jack Plummer was named the starter for Purdue, making it three consecutive seasons the Boilermakers will open with a new quarterback.

Plummer, a redshirt junior, faces Oregon State next week in his 10th career start. He is 2-7 in his career as the starter.

He was the starter in 2019 until a season-ending ankle injury.

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Head coach Jeff Brohm said last week he was still settling on a starting quarterback.

Fifth-year senior Aidan O’Connell, who started Week 1 in 2020, is the No. 2 quarterback against Oregon State. O’Connell won the job in the same competition last year.

O’Connell lost the job due to a toe injury last season.

Brohm said he might use multiple quarterbacks against the Beavers.

In 12 career games, Plummer has 2,541 career yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

–Field Level Media