Arkansas Razorback Football: Former Hog Nick Starkel at SJSU

San Jose State University’s quarterback is former Arkansas Razorback Nick Starkel, who played his first game this past Saturday.

Former Arkansas Razorback quarterback Nick Starkel from the 2019 season now plays for the San Jose State Spartans in his senior year, after transferring out of Arkansas. You may remember him as the quarterback who wore the Justin Bieber shirt underneath his pads every game.

Nick Starkel started his college football career at Texas A&M. As a freshman, he would have the most successful season of his career thus far.

In starkel’s junior year, he transferred to Arkansas to play under Chad Morris. At Arkansas he would have a terrible season. However, many people believe that Chad Morris is a big reason that Starkel had such a bad season. With the hogs, Starkel would have his career low on completion percentage at 53% and seven touchdowns with ten interceptions.

Okay hog fans, I’ll stop reminding you if the old hog days when the Razorbacks were getting blown out by lower division one teams.

However Starkel has moved on, and started a new journey with the Spartans in his final college year. San Jose State started their season last Saturday against Air Force.

Starkel had one of his best games against Air Force, as they took them down 17-6 en route to their first win. Nick finished the game with 226 passing yards and two touchdowns. He still showed his ability to turn the ball over with one interception, but was much more efficient than in years past. Starkel finished the game with a 75% completion percentage and a QBR of 78.6.

Most fans don’t hold what happened last year against Starkel. Razorback fans know what the bigger issue was during the season.

With that being said, there are plenty of Razorback fans like myself that wish him nothing but the best.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 14: Nick Starkel #17 of the Arkansas Razorbacks throws a pass during a game against the Colorado State Rams at Razorback Stadium on September 14, 2019 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Razorbacks defeated the Rams 55-34. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)