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Report: Tommy DeVito named Illinois’ starting quarterback

DeVito previously played at Syracuse.

Rutgers v Syracuse
Tommy DeVito of the Syracuse Orange passes during the first quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Carrier Dome on September 11, 2021 in Syracuse, New York.
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The Illinois Fighting Illini have named a starting quarterback for the 2022 season and it will be former Syracuse Orange starter Tommy DeVito. DeVito only played in three games last season, throwing one touchdown and two interceptions.

DeVito admittedly did not have much competition in this camp battle, but the expectations are starting to rise for the Illini. Head coach Bret Bielema has created some buzz around the program, which went 5-7 last season and expects to be in contention for a bowl game this year. DeVito doesn’t have much of a track record for success, but he is an experienced quarterback who provides Bielema with some stability at the position. We’ll see if he can produce better numbers in the Big Ten against stiffer competition.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Illinois’ win total sits at 4.5, with the over priced at -125 and the under listed at +105.