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WVU’s Jarret Doege Ranked as One of the Best Quarterbacks in College Football Entering 2021

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STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 26: Quarterback Jarret Doege #2 of the West Virginia Mountaineers throws against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the first quarter on September 26, 2020 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (Pool Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

West Virginia quarterback Jarret Doege has been named one of the top 25 college quarterbacks for the 2021 season by Sporting News. Doege came in at no. 23 on the 25-man list, released earlier today. Sporting News highlighted Doege’s experience in Neal Brown’s system and his career completion percentage of 63.5%.

Doege, a redshirt-senior, is entering his fifth season of college football and his third at WVU. Between his time at Bowling Green and WVU, Doege has played in 33 games – making 30 starts – and has thrown for more than 7,400 passing yards and 60 touchdowns. Doege was solid last season, starting all 10 games for WVU. He threw for 2,587 yards and 14 touchdowns with only four interceptions and had a mid-season stretch of 223 consecutive pass attempts without being intercepted.

The season ended on a sour note for Doege, however, as he was benched in WVU’s bowl game against Army. He completed 15 of 25 passes for 159 yards with one touchdown and one interception before being lifted for backup Austin Kendall, who led the Mountaineers to the victory.

Doege is one of just a handful of full-time starters returning in the Big 12 this season. Also ranked by Sporting News were Oklahoma State’s Spencer Sanders at 20, Iowa State’s Brock Purdy at 10 and Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler at number one.

Outside of those four, Max Duggan will return for TCU and Kansas State will welcome Skylar Thompson back from an injury that ended his 2020 season. Texas will be looking for a successor to Sam Ehlinger, who is now in the NFL, Texas Tech lost Alan Bowman to the transfer portal but added former Oregon starter Tyler Shough to battle with part-time starter Henry Columbi, Baylor starter Charlie Brewer transferred to Utah and Kansas will bring back Jalon Daniels, whose starting job is anything but safe after an up-and-down debut season.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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