Fales to start at QB for San Jose St. vs. Stanford

Fales to start at QB for San Jose St. vs. Stanford

Published Aug. 23, 2012 11:49 p.m. ET

David Fales will start at quarterback for San Jose State in the season opener at No. 21 Stanford on Aug. 31.

San Jose State coach Mike MacIntyre announced Thursday that the community college transfer beat out junior Dasmen Stewart and sophomore Blake Jurich for the starting job. Freshmen Joe Gray and Jason Habash also joined the competition when preseason practice began earlier this month.

''David Fales is going to be our starter. We're excited about what he brings to the table. He did a good job this spring and a good job this fall,'' MacIntyre said. ''He did a real good job working with everything. He runs the offense real well. David gives us the best opportunity to do everything at this point.''

The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Fales transferred from Monterey Peninsula College before spring practice. He completed 61.8 percent of his passes for 4,635 yards and 37 touchdowns in two seasons.


The Salinas, Calif., resident graduated from Palma High School. He began his college career in 2009 at Nevada and redshirted that season.

Jurich will be the backup quarterback to start the season. MacIntyre informed both of the decision before Thursday morning's practice.

''Coach Mac brought us in individually and told me I am the starter. I'm excited,'' Fales said. ''He's confident in what I can do.''