Oklahoma State will defend its first Big 12 conference football championship, won with 28-year-old quarterback Brandon Weeden leading the offense, with a true freshman at the helm next fall.
Wes Lunt, a 2012 signee who enrolled in January, has been selected as the Cowboys’ starter for next season, coach Mike Gundy announced today. Gundy said Lunt earned the job during spring drills while competing against junior Clint Chelf, last year’s backup, and redshirt freshman J.W. Walsh, a Denton Guyer graduate.
The last incoming freshman to start a game at quarterback for OSU was Tone Jones, in 1993. Gundy said he chose Lunt because he “performed better than the other two quarterbacks in the spring” and offers the Cowboys’ offense its best opportunity to be effective.
Lunt, who played last year for Rochester High School in Rochester, Ill., said he was “overwhelmed” by the chance to lead a team coming off a 12-1 record and a 2011 Big 12 championship.
_ Jimmy Burch