And a true freshman shall lead them — BYU’s mercurial history of starting a first-year player at quarterback

Editor’s note: First in an occasional series exploring the pros and cons of starting a true freshman at quarterback, and the experiences of the six true freshmen who started for BYU.
Since BYU officially started playing football in 1922, nearly 100 years ago — keeping in mind it wasn’t until 1972 that the NCAA allowed freshmen to be eligible to play — only six quarterbacks have ever started a game as a true freshman, including Joe Critchlow last season.

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