Weigman named No. 23 Texas A&M's starting quarterback for opener against New Mexico

FILE - Texas A&M quarterback Conner Weigman (15) throws down field against Mississippi during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M opens their season against New Mexico on Sept. 2. (AP Photo/Sam Craft, File) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Conner Weigman has been named No. 23 Texas A&M's starter for the opener against New Mexico on Saturday night.

Coach Jimbo Fisher made the announcement Monday after Weigman and Max Johnson had competed for the job throughout camp.

“All camp has been evaluated, and at the end of camp, we have to make a choice,” Fisher said. "That was it.”

Johnson threw for almost 4,000 yards in two seasons at LSU before transferring to Texas A&M ahead of last season. He had 517 yards passing with three touchdowns in four games for the Aggies before a season-ending hand injury.

Weigman threw for 896 yards and eight touchdowns without an interception in five games as a freshman after Johnson went down.

Weigman will lead the Aggies as they try to bounce back from a season in which they went 5-7 for their worst finish since going 4-8 in 2008.

Fisher was asked what he expects to see from Weigman as his team's starter.

“Just keep playing great football with great decision-making and great accuracy with toughness and leadership and the ability to help other players on the field," he said.


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