Clemson transfer Brice to start at QB for Duke
After two seasons playing behind star quarterback Trevor Lawrence at Clemson, Chase Brice is getting the chance to lead his own team.
Duke coach David Cutcliffe announced Sunday that Brice, a graduate transfer, will start for the Blue Devils when they open the season at Notre Dame on Saturday. He won the spot after a competition with redshirt sophomore Gunnar Holmberg and redshirt junior Chris Katrenick.
“I could not be more proud of the three young men who competed for the privilege to be this team’s starting quarterback at Notre Dame in the season opener,” Cutcliffe said. “Chase, Chris and Gunnar all have played really well during camp. We have a healthy quarterback room and the competition has made everyone better. Ultimately, Chase has made plays at the highest rate.”
The 6-foot-3 Brice transferred to Duke in July after he graduated from Clemson. As a redshirt junior, he has two years of eligibility remaining.
In 25 games at Clemson, the Georgia native completed 82 of 136 passes for 1,023 yards with nine touchdowns and four interceptions. On Sept. 29, 2018, he led Clemson to a 27-23 come-from-behind victory against Syracuse when he replaced Lawrence, who had taken a hit to the head. The win preserved an unbeaten season for the Tigers, who went on to win the College Football Playoff championship.
–Field Level Media