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Phillip Ely | Quarterback

Team: Toledo Rockets
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 202

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Former Alabama redshirt junior QB Phillip Ely has been named starter at Toledo.
Toledo head coach Matt Campbell confirmed the news on Monday morning. Ely beat out sophomore Logan Woodside and redshirt freshman Michael Julian for the opportunity to start the opener against New Hampshire. Woodside was T.O. Owens’ backup last season, completing 21-of-41 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown. Woodside and Ely were co-No. 1s heading into spring practice. Ely played behind AJ McCarron at Alabama and bolted last May for the Rockets. Aug 25 - 6:00 PM

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Alabama backup redshirt sophomore QB Phillip Ely is expected to transfer to Toledo.

Ely tweeted the following: "Ready to make a change in my life for the better and I thank everyone who has supported me through this process. Go Rockets!" Ely had been running as the Crimson Tide's third string quarterback, with Blake Sims backing up A.J. McCarron. The redshirt sophomore will have to sit out the 2013 season, but will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after that.
Wed, May 29, 2013 12:08:00 PM