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Nick Starkel is back from injury and will serve as Texas A&M's backup quarterback.

Nick Starkel set to return as Texas A&M backup quarterback

Texas A&M will add some much-needed quarterback depth on Saturday as one of the players hurt in the season-opening loss returns from injury.

Nick Starkel, who left the Aggies’ Week 1 loss to UCLA with an ankle injury, is back on the depth chart following a seven-week recovery.

According to Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, Starkel, who started against UCLA, will now serve as the backup quarterback to freshman Kellen Mond.

After a rough start to the season, Mond has steadily improved his play over the last few weeks, leading the Aggies to a solid 5-2 overall record.