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Former UVa. QB Watford transferring to Hampton

For the second time in three years, Connell Maynor has landed a transfer quarterback from Virginia. UVa. quarterback David Watford told the Daily Press that he will finish his college career at Hampton.

“I’m definitely excited for the opportunity, and a fresh start at the end of the day,” said Watford, a former U.Va. starting quarterback who graduated from the school with an undergraduate degree in African-American studies. “I want to have fun and play up to my capabilities.”

Watford is no stranger to the 757, as he played his high school football at Hampton High. He threw for 11 touchdowns and 19 interceptions at UVa.

In 2012, Maynor made waves as he brought in former UVa. quarterback Phillip Sims while at Division II Winston-Salem State. Maynor has said the starting job is Waterford’s to lose, though he plans to bring in one more quarterback.

“He’ll have to perform and do all the things we ask him to do, but somebody’s got to be the first person to go out there and try to make plays. We expect good competition at the position, but somebody’s going to be the first person out there. If he outplays everybody else, and does what we ask, he’ll be the starter.”

Freshman Jerrell Antoine finished the season as Hampton’s leading passer, throwing for 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions in five games. Hampton finished 3-9 in 2014.

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