ARIZONA STATE FOOTBALL

Dillon Sterling-Cole first true freshman QB since Brock Osweiler

Oct 29, 2016, 1:02 PM
Arizona State quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole (15) throws over Washington State linebacker Peyton ...

Arizona State quarterback Dillon Sterling-Cole (15) throws over Washington State linebacker Peyton Pelluer (47) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

(AP Photo/Matt York)

As Arizona State prepares for its contest against the Oregon Ducks in Eugene, the Sun Devils are by no means at full-strength.

DevilsDigest.com is reporting that Manny Wilkins will not dress for the game, meaning that true freshman Dillon Sterling-Cole will take the reins on offense.

Sterling-Cole’s start at quarterback marks the team’s first true freshman starting quarterback since Brock Osweiler in 2009.

Osweiler debuted against the Oregon Ducks as well, however, his game ended abruptly when he was injured early on and Oregon went on to win 44-21.

Out of Houston, Texas and Westfield High School, Sterling-Cole will be the fifth true freshman starting quarterback all-time for the Sun Devils, and this will be just the sixth season since 1990 where ASU starts more than two different quarterbacks.

Wilkins suffered an ankle injury against USC on Oct. 1, which cost him to miss the following game against UCLA. Backup Brady White led the team against the Bruins, but he too was knocked out with a right foot injury that would later sideline him for the rest of the season.

Wilkins returned the next week to play Colorado and then Washington State, but sustained another injury against the Cougars that put Sterling-Cole in the driver’s seat. The true freshman completed 7-of-16 passes for 86 yards against Washington State.

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