Aug 18, 2010 1:03 AM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado State coach Steve Fairchild says freshman Pete Thomas will start for the Rams in their opener against Colorado on Sept. 4.
Thomas skipped his last semester of high school in California to enroll early at Colorado State.
A highly touted recruit, Thomas beat out redshirt freshman Nico Ranieri.
Thomas was a three-year starter at Valhalla High School in Cajon, Calif., throwing for 5,553 yards and 52 touchdowns.
The last freshman to start at quarterback at Colorado State was Caleb Hanie. Hanie took over for Justin Holland on Oct. 22, 2004, and helped the Rams defeat Wyoming 30-7.
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