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Former Wake Forest Quarterback John Wolford to Start for the Los Angeles Rams

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Wolford makes his first career start in place of the injured Jared Goff

NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Buffalo Bills Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Former Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford will make his first career NFL start on Sunday, as he starts for the Los Angeles Rams in place of the injured Jared Goff.

The #WhyNotJohn movement that first started during Wolford’s senior season at Wake when he put up Heisman-worthy numbers and people were campaigning for him to be in the Heisman Trophy race is once again alive and well, as he will finally get a chance to show off his skillset in the NFL.

In his senior season in 2017 John was 239-374 for a 63.9% completion rate, threw for 3192 yards and 29 touchdowns, threw 6 interceptions, averaged 8.5 yards per attempt, and had a QB rating of 158.0 in 12 games.

Dave Clawson said today in his press conference that Wolford is one of his favorite players he has ever coached.

Noted ESPN contributor Mina Kimes is practically the leader of the John Wolford fan club, and has been since his time in the AAF.

As the quarterback of the Arizona Hotshots of the AAF, Wolford completed 130-of-206 passing attempts for 1,617 yards, 14 touchdowns, and seven interceptions, and had a 95.9 quarterback rating. He very well could have been the MVP of the AAF had the league completed its season.

Wolford becomes the second former Wake Forest player to start his first career NFL game at quarterback this season after Kendall Hinton played quarterback for the Denver Broncos a few weeks ago when all quarterbacks on their roster were in quarantine due to contact tracing.

The Rams host the Arizona Cardinals at 4:25pm on Sunday. We’re all Rams fans this week!

Best of luck to John in his first career start! GO DEACS and GO RAMS!!!