(Cleveland, OH) A Toledo native is named the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns.
Central Catholic alumnus and former Notre Dame signal-caller DeShone Kizer was named the starter this morning by head coach Hue Jackson.
Kizer will start Saturday night's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and in a statement, Jackson says that positions the Toledo native to be the starter for the opening regular season game-- a baptism by fire against the archrival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 10.
That would also set up an all-Northwest Ohio quarterback matchup against Findlay native and longtime Steelers signal caller Ben Roethlisberger.
Kizer would become the 27th starting quarterback for the Browns since they returned to the NFL in 1999.
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