Quinten Dormady is looking to lead Tennessee to a 3-0 start, as he will quarterback the Volunteers in their game against Florida.
In his first two starts Dormady has thrown for 4 touchdowns and 1 interception, while
Here’s what you need to know about Dormady.
1. Quinten Dormady is a prototypical pocket passer
Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing over 220 pounds, Dormady undoubtedly looks the part behind center. That height gives him a nice field of vision from which to find Tennessee’s receivers. He may not be Josh Dobbs in terms of athleticism and playmaking ability, but Dormady displays excellent awareness while dropping back.
2. Quinten Dormady was highly regarded coming out of high school
Tennessee is the type of program who recruits nationally, and they went down into Texas to pluck Dormady out of Boerne High School. The 262nd-ranked prospect in the class of 2015, and the no. 11 pro-style quarterback. We’ll see on Monday if he’s able to live up to those lofty rankings.
3.Quinten Dormady has waited patiently for this opportunity
Since coming into the program in 2015, Dormady has served as a backup to Dobbs, and stuck with the program despite knowing that as long as Dobbs was healthy, he was unlikely to see the field. However, tonight’s game is his first opportunity to see that patience rewarded as he’ll have an opportunity to go out and win the starting job for good.
4. Quinten Dormady could split snaps with Jarrett Guarantano
While Dormady certainly has every intention of earning the Volunteers QB 1 role, he could be splitting those reps with freshman Jarrett Guarantano. It’s worth mentioning though, that against Georgia Tech, Dormady saw all the snaps at quarterback
5.Quinten Dormady led Tennessee to a big week 1 win.
Dormady and the Volunteers weren’t always pretty against Georgia Tech, but the Tennessee quarterback did just enough to help the Volunteers eek out a 42-41 win over Georgia Tech. He’ll have an excellent chance to spring the upset against Florida when the Volunteers and Gators play at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.