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Former Beaver Jake Luton ready for his first career NFL start in Jacksonville

On Sunday, former Oregon State Beavers quarterback Jake Luton will make his NFL debut in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars selected the 6’6”, 240-pound quarterback with the 189th pick (sixth round) by Jacksonville in the 2020 NFL Draft. With starter Gardner Minshew II out with multiple fractures and a strained ligament in his thumb, Luton beat out eight-year veteran Mike Glennon for the start this Sunday vs. the Houston Texans.

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“It’s something that I’ve always dreamed of since I was a little kid,” said Luton on Wednesday. “Something I’ve always strived for. Battled through some things and I’ve had my journey just like everyone else has. It’s something I take pride in, the journey I’ve had and the road it took to get here.

Like I said, I’m just excited. I’m proud to be here and ready to get out there and play for

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Jake Luton will get his first career NFL start in Week 9 for Jacksonville

Jake Luton will get his first career NFL start in Week 9 for Jacksonville originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest

Is it Jake Luton time in Jacksonville? Yes.

Following an injury to Jaguars’ starting quarterback Gardner Minshew, the former Beaver is in line to get his first career start with ESPN’s Adam Schefter reporting Luton is “expected” to start this Sunday in Jacksonville’s Week 9 matchup against the Houston Texans.

Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone confirmed the reports following Monday’s practice.

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“We might as well look,” Marrone said per Jaguars.com. “We might as well see what we have. Go ahead and play him, and let’s go.”

Luton will be the first Oregon State quarterback to

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