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Former Lexington Catholic standout gets start for Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe has
named junior Justin Burke the starter for the season opener against
Indiana State on Sept. 5.
Kragthorpe said Burke's consistency during training camp earned
him the nod over Adam Froman and Zack Stoudt.
Burke sat out last season after transferring from North Carolina
State. Kragthorpe said Burke's intelligence and ability to grasp
the offense quickly helped him win the job.
Froman, a junior college transfer, had been Burke's strongest
competition but has been slowed by a shoulder injury over the last
week that forced him to miss last Saturday's scrimmage.
The start will be Burke's first since his senior year at
Lexington Catholic, where he threw for a then-record 62 touchdowns.


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