Aug. 2, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut head football coach Paul Pasqualoni has announced that redshirt-sophomore Chandler Whitmer (Newnan, Ga.) will be the No. 1 quarterback on the UConn depth chart as the Huskies begin preseason practice on Friday.
Whitmer enrolled at Connecticut for the spring 2012 semester and participated in spring practice. He has three years of eligibility at Connecticut. Whitmer originally enrolled at Illinois in the fall of 2010 and was a redshirt. He spent the 2011 fall semester at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas and was 180 for 316 in the air for 3,022 yards with 25 TDs and 14 interceptions. He was named All-Kansas Junior College Conference first team honors and earned National Junior College Athletic Association All-American honorable mention. Butler was the second-ranked junior college team nationally in 2011.
Whitmer was named to The Champaign News-Gazette's All-State team following his senior year of high school at Downers Grove (Ill.) South. He earned all state and all-area honors.
He was 18 of 27 in the air for 187 yards and two touchdowns in UConn's Blue-White Spring Football game on April 21, 2012.
In addition, redshirt sophomore quarterback Scott McCummings (Natick, Mass.) will miss the beginning of preseason camp due to excused personal reasons.
The following is the UConn quarterback depth chart as preseason camp begins:
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