The Washington Huskies have named Indiana Hoosiers transfer quarterback Michael Penix Jr their starting quarterback. To win the starting job this season he beat out sophomore Dylan Morris and redshirt freshman Sam Huard. Penix Jr was the starting quarterback for the Indiana Hoosiers for three seasons but suffered season-ending injuries in all three seasons. In 2018 and 2020 he suffered ACL injuries and in 2021 he separated his AC joint in his throwing shoulder. Washington opens the season on September 3rd against the Kent State Golden Flashes.
Michael Penix Jr. is Washington’s starting QB, Kalen DeBoer announces.
— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) August 23, 2022
In his career with the Indiana Hoosiers, Michael Penix Jr completed 342 passes for 4,197 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions on 576 attempts. He also rushed the ball 64 times for 165 yards and six touchdowns. Last season Dylan Morris started for the Huskies and completed 220 passes for 2,458, 14 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions on 363 attempts. He also rushed the ball 46 times for -25 yards and three touchdowns. Despite being the starter last year Morris lost the starting job to the more experienced transfer quarterback Penix Jr. Washington is looking to improve from the 4-8 overall record and 3-6 PAC-12 record they had last season.
Washington coach Kalen DeBoer announces Michael Penix Jr. is Huskies’ starting QB. Penix transferred from Indiana where he started 17 games. Huskies open season w/consecutive home games vs. Kent State, Portland State, Michigan State & Stanford
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 23, 2022
The Washington Huskies are looking to rebuild their football program and win more games. Michael Penix Jr has showcased his talent and if he stays healthy he should help the team win games. This presents a chance for both the program and the quarterback to hit the restart button heading into a new season. College football is back this week.