Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Redshirt freshman Drew Bauer has been named the starting quarterback for the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) football team, head coach Curt Wiese confirmed via text message on Monday afternoon.
Bauer had been in a competition with junior Brent Jorgenson since this past spring to replace four-year starter Chase Vogler, who graduated this past spring.
"I definitely want to be someone who can lead the team and command the huddle out there," Bauer said. "I'm just really excited to have this opportunity to show my teammates what I can do and what I'm capable of."
Having played his high school football at Eagan, Bauer set program single-season record in his senior season with seven 100-yard rushing games and 16 touchdown passes.
He was also named that season to the all-South Suburban Conference team and the St. Paul Pioneer Press all-state squad.
"He certainly deserves the job," Wiese said of Bauer. "Our plan right now is to actually go with a two quarterback system. Drew will be our starter, but Eric Kline will back him up and we expect him to see time against Sioux Falls."