Auburn names Trotter starting QB to replace Newton - WSMV News 4

Auburn names Trotter starting QB to replace Newton

Posted: Updated:

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Barrett Trotter is Auburn's starting quarterback.

Coach Gene Chizik said Thursday that Trotter will start the defending national champions' opener against Utah State. He beat out Clint Moseley and freshman Kiehl Frazier.

Chizik said in a statement that Trotter "worked extremely hard" and praised leadership and hard work the past three seasons.

The junior has only thrown nine passes in three seasons on campus but that's more experience than Moseley or Frazier.

Trotter was redshirted in 2008 and then missed the following season with a knee injury. He played in five games last season in relief of Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton.

He graduated earlier this month with a degree in communications. Chizik says Moseley and Frazier "both have a lot of ability and will continue to improve."

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by Frankly
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2018, WSMV; Nashville, TN. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.