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In the past 25 years, BYU has started 17 different quarterbacks. Here's how each fared in his first start:

Name Date Age Class Opp. Result Passing stats

Gifford Nielsen 11-11-75 20 So. Air Force W, 28-14 14-19-170; 1 Int, 1 TD

Marc Wilson 10-15-77 20 So. @CSU W,63-17 15-25-332; 1 Int, 7 TD

Jim McMahon 10-21-78 19 So. UTEP W, 44-0 10-19-143; 1 Int, 1 TD

Steve Young 10-2-81 19 So. Utah St. W, 32-26 21-40-307; 1 Int, 1 TD

Robbie Bosco 9-1-84 21 Jr. @Pitt W, 20-14 25-43-325; 2 Int, 1 TD

Steve Lindsley 9-6-86 24 Sr. Utah St. W, 52-0 24-37-369; 2 Int, 2 TDs

Bob Jensen 12-6-86 22 So. @Air Force W, 23-3 11-20-258; 0 Int, 1 TD

Sean Covey 10-31-87 23 So. Air Force W, 24-13 18-29-294; 0 Int, 1 TD

Ty Detmer 9-30-88 20 R-Fr. Utah State W, 38-3 24-35-333; 0 Int, 5 TDs

John Walsh 9-5-92 19 So. @UTEP W, 38-28 17-28-302; 2 Int, 3 TDs

Steve Clements 9-26-92 21 So. @Hawaii L, 36-32 1-3-2; 0 Int, 0 TD

Ryan Hancock 10-2-92 20 So. Utah St. W, 30-9 20-40-385; 2 Int, 3 TDs

Tom Young 12-25-92 22 So. *Kansas L, 23-20 15-31-262; 1 Int, 1 TD

Steve Sarkisian 9-2-95 21 Jr. @Air Force L, 38-12 25-42-346; 2 Int, 2 TDs

Paul Shoemaker 9-6-97 23 Jr. Washington L, 42-20 7-13-90; 0 Int, 0 TD

Kevin Feterik 9-20-97 20 So. @Arizona St. W, 13-10 17-30-328; 0 Int, 0 TD

Drew Miller 11-1-97 19 Fr. @UTEP L, 14-3 17-32-226; 3 Int, 0

*Aloha Bowl