Dakota Prukop named Oregon starting quarterback for season opener

Friday August 26th, 2016

The Oregon Ducks have named Dakota Prukop as the team's starting quarterback for the upcoming season, the team announced in its depth chart for Week 1.

Prukop transferred to Oregon from Montana State in January after coming off a season with 3,025 yards and 28 touchdowns. He also added 11 touchdowns and 774 yards on the ground. The Bobcats finished 5–6 last season.

Prukop replaces quarterback Vernon Adams who spent just one year at Oregon after transferring from Eastern Washington.

Freshman Justin Herbert will serve as the team's back-up quarterback. Redshirt freshman Travis Jonsen and freshman Terry Wilson were also considered before being left off the first depth chart of the year.

New starting quarterbacks to watch during the 2016 season

In Oregon's spring game, Prukop completed 20 of 29 passes for 190 yards.

Oregon will open the season on Sept. 3 against UC Davis. The Ducks are coming off a 9–7 season.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.