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Charlie Brewer reportedly named Utah Utes’ starting QB

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Utah Utes quarterback Charlie Brewer throws during the Red and White Game in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

Utah Utes quarterback Charlie Brewer (12) throws during the Red and White game in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Multiple outlets reported Monday morning that Brewer will start when the Utes open the season Sept. 2 at home against Weber State.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

For months, the prevailing thought was that Baylor transfer Charlie Brewer would be named the Utah Utes’ starting quarterback for the 2021 season, and that reportedly has indeed become the case.

Multiple outlets reported Monday morning that Brewer will start when the Utes open the season Sept. 2 at home against Weber State. That would mean that Brewer beat out Cam Rising for the job after there was strong word out of fall camp that Rising had performed well.

A native of Austin, Texas, Brewer played four seasons at Baylor, where he threw for exactly 9,700 yards with 65 touchdowns against 28 interceptions.

Besides Rising, transfer Ja’Quinden Jackson and true freshman Peter Costelli will be in the mix to spell Brewer as needed this season.