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HUNTSVILLE — Aqeel Glass emerged from a three-way competition as Alabama A&M’s starting quarterback, head coach James Spady announced Friday.

“Aqeel (Glass), Damion (May) and Dylan (Smith) are all skilled enough quarterbacks to start and lead us successfully,” Spady said. “But we (the coaches) believe because he has the fundamentals and demeanor of a successful quarterback, Aqeel gives us the best chance to win.”

The announcement comes as the Bulldogs prepare for Saturday’s scrimmage, their second of the fall camp. They open the season Sept. 2 in Legion Field against UAB.

Glass, a 6-4, 225-pound freshman from St. Louis, passed for 2,811 yards in his senior year at Lutheran North High School. He threw 32 touchdown passes with 14 interceptions while completing 157 out of 280 passes.

Throughout the spring and fall camps, Glass; May, a redshirt junior; and Smith, a redshirt freshman, competed for the starting role with Spady saying it was a tight contest.

“We have confidence in all three of them,” Spady said Friday. “And all three will play this season and we have no reservations about playing any of them.

“But our team has rallied around Aqeel and we are all excited about what he brings to our team as its leader at the quarterback position.”

Courtesy: AAMU Athletics


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