Sep 14, 2013; Eugene, OR, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Nathan Peterman (12) throws the ball in the second half against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Vols Name New Starting QB


The Tennessee Volunteers have named redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman the starter against the Florida Gators.

The Vols decided to make change after watching Justin Worley fail to step-up as playmaker.

Worley has routinely thrown short of receivers and failed to take chances down the field.

Peterman, who was recruited by Butch Jones at Cincinnati, is a more mobile quarterback that could open up the playbook for the Vols.

So far in limited action this year Peterman is 3-of-12 for 40 yards. He’s been sacked one time. All of Peterman’s action has come in “garbage” time with the second team offense.

Peterman is a former four-star recruit from Fruit Cove, FL, which is about 70 miles from Gainesville. The redshirt freshman will have plenty of family in the stands for his first career start.

The Vols are hoping a new starter can spark them today in the Swamp. They’ll need it, the Gators’ defense has been very unforgiving so far this season, allowing only 50 rushing yards a game.


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