Football Justin Fields announced as starting quarterback

Sophomore quarterback Justin Fields (1) looks to pass the ball in the second half of the 2019 Spring Game on April 13. Gray beat Scarlet 35-17. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorSophomore Justin Fields will start at quarterback for Ohio State against Florida Atlantic Aug. 31, head coach Ryan Day confirmed at a press conference Monday.Fields transferred to Ohio State in January, granted a waiver by the NCAA to play immediately for the Buckeyes.Fields became the highest-rated recruit in program history, rated as the No. 2 prospect in the class of 2018 while in high school.At Georgia in 2018 he completed 27-of-39 passes for 329 yards and four touchdowns, with 266 yards and four touchdowns rushing. He served as backup to then-sophomore Jake Fromm.Redshirt junior and Kentucky transfer Gunnar Hoak and redshirt senior Chris Chugunov provided the main competition for Fields during camp.

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