Aug 6, 2022; Canton, OH, USA; Kurt Warner arrives on the red carpet during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 Enshrinement at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: QB E.J. Warner, Kurt’s son, to start for Temple

Temple freshman quarterback E.J. Warner, the son of Pro Football Hall of Fame member Kurt Warner, will make his first collegiate start on Saturday against Rutgers in Philadelphia, ESPN reported.

Warner replaced ineffective starter D’Wan Mathis in the second quarter last week and led the Owls to a 30-14 win over Lafayette. He was 14-of-19 passing for 173 years and two touchdowns.

Warner, who was lightly recruited out of Brophy Prep in Phoenix, entered the season behind Mathis and Quincy Patterson, who played at Virginia Tech and North Dakota State, on the depth chart.

Mathis is 14-of-29 passing for 125 yards in the first two games for Temple (1-1). Patterson has thrown for 31 yards on 3-of-8 passing.

Rutgers is 2-0 on the season.

–Field Level Media