Florida names Luke Del Rio starting QB
Florida head coach Jim McElwain officially named redshirt sophomore Luke Del Rio as the Gators starting quarterback Thursday.
To announce the news, the school released an official statement:
“Luke is going to work as the starter the rest of camp and start in the season opener barring any unforeseen development,” McElwain said. “Our other quarterbacks remain in the plans and are ready to move forward and help the Gators any way they can.”
Del Rio transferred to Florida from Oregon State following the 2014 season but had to sit last season out due to NCAA transfer rules. Del Rio walked on to Alabama for the 2013 season after participating in the 2013 Elite 11.
In two seasons of play, Del Rio has completed eight of 18 passes for 141 yards – all for Oregon State in 2014. Del Rio is the son of current Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio.
The Gators begin the season at home Sept. 3 against UMass.