Red-shirt freshman Trenton Norvell has been named the starting quarterback at Western Illinois.
Camp Point Central alum Nathan Knuffman has been named the top kicker heading into the Leathernecks season opener on Thursday.
MACOMB, Il. (WGEM) -- Western Illinois University announced in a press release today that redshirt-freshman Trenton Norvell has been named the teams starting quarterback for the home opener on Thursday night against Hampton.
Norvell transferred to Western after spending one year at Cincinnati, and battled it out in camp with sophomore Hayden Northern and redshirt freshman J'Vaugh Williams.
The release also noted that redshirt-freshman and Camp Point Central alum Nathan Knuffman is number one kicker coming out of camp in Macomb.
Western and Hampton get underway at 6:00 PM at Hanson Field on Thursday.
WGEM will be sponsoring the game, where fans are asked to wear white to Hanson Field for "White-Out Night."