UCF names freshman QB Pete DiNovo as starter
AUG 10, 2014 10:00p ET
ORLANDO -- Central Florida coach George O'Leary announced Sunday that Pete DiNovo will start the season opener against Penn State on Aug. 30 in Dublin, Ireland.
DiNovo, a redshirt freshman, won the starting role over Tyler Harris, Justin Holman and Nick Patti.
''From a management standpoint, from the sideline to the field, consistency is what I was looking for,'' O'Leary said. ''I thought Pete elevated himself this last week.''
A former East Lake star, DiNovo broke the Pinellas County career passing records (6,733 yards and 59 touchdowns). He also set the county's single-season passing record with 2,980 yards in 2012.