SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - 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.
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.