How Guarantano’s First Start Compares to Other Vol QBs

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    Redshirt freshman quarterback Jarrett Guarantano earned his first career start for the Vols this past Saturday when he took the field against South Carolina. He became the 15th Tennessee quarterback to start a game since Peyton Manning took his last snap at the end of the 1997 season.

    So how does Guarantano’s first career start stack up to those other 14 quarterbacks?

    Guarantano was 11-of-18 for 133 yards in his first ever start as Tennessee’s quarterback in a 15-9 loss to South Carolina. He finished with negative three rushing yards on 18 carries as well, getting sacked seven times on the afternoon.

    But how does his first start compare to other Tennessee quarterbacks in their first starts over the last two decades? We decided to take a look and see how Guarantano’s first career start looked in comparison to other Vol quarterbacks.

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    Nathanael Rutherford
    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.