John Wolford named starting Wake Forest QB

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons went 3-9 in 2015, with four of their losses being close calls that could have helped them into the postseason. They hope to improve in 2016 and it seems quarterback John Wolford will be leading the charge.

Head coach Dave Clawson announced Tuesday that Wolford will be the team’s starting quarterback going into the season. It was also announced that Kendall Hinton will play some during the season opener.

John Wolford’s going to be our starter,’’ Clawson said, via the Winston-Salem Journal. “And Kendall’s going to play too.’’

The two quarterbacks have waged war all summer long to decide the starter going into the season. This, according to Clawson, was one of the tightest races he had ever seen.

“This is probably as tight and as close of a quarterback battle as I’ve ever dealt with,’’ Clawson said. “At some point I think you have to let the guys know what their roles are going to be.

In 2015, Wolford and Hinton split quarterback duties with them both getting starts throughout the season. Wolford finished with nearly 1,800 yards and nine touchdowns against 11 interceptions while rushing for three touchdowns, while Hinton finished with over 900 yards and four touchdowns against five interceptions with almost 400 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.

The Demon Deacons open the 2016 season on Sept. 1 against Tulane.

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