News

Justin Worley to start as Volunteer’s quarterback

Justin Worley to start as Volunteer’s quarterback

Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Justin Worley (14) looks for a receiver during an NCAA college football game against the Georgia State Panthers on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 51-13. Photo: Associated Press/Wade Payne

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Butch Jones has chosen junior Justin Worley the Volunteers’ starting quarterback for the season opener Saturday against Austin Peay.

Jones called it a “very, very tight race,” but said Worley’s experience and ability to take care of the ball put him ahead.

Worley has been competing with redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman and freshmen Joshua Dobbs and Riley Ferguson for the right to take over for the departed Tyler Bray, who threw for 3,612 yards and 34 touchdowns last season.

Worley, the only Tennessee quarterback with any college playing experience, started three games in place of an injured Bray in 2011 and played five games in a reserve role last season. Worley is 63 of 110 for 738 yards with five interceptions and one touchdown pass in his career.

Latest Headlines

in Local

Lawyer in Defamation Case Says Client was Hero in Haiti

WGAN-100x100

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A lawyer in a Maine defamation case says his client was a hero for children in…

in Local

9-Year-old Boy Killed in Fatal Fire in Hermon, Maine

fire

Authorities say a 9-year-old boy is dead and a 10-year-old girl is in critical condition following a fire in Hermon, Maine.

in Local

Spring Trial for Man Charged in Pregnant Girlfriend’s Death

GENERIC COURT LARGE

Prosecutors say the trial of a Lewiston man charged with running down and killing his pregnant girlfriend in Maine is expected in spring 2016.

in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: NASCAR driver walks away from incredible wreck

21-overlay4

Austin Dillon walked away from a dramatic wreck at the finish line of the Daytona International Speedway and it was all caught on camera.

in Local

Carnival Company Owner, Worker Charged In Ride Accidents

generic gavel

WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) The owner of a carnival company has been charged by the state's Fire Marshal's Office in connection with two ride accidents that injured four people.

Tweets

  • 2m
  • 3h
  • 6h
  • 9h
  • 12h
  • 14h
  • 24h