Apr 12, 2014; Charlottesville, VA, USA; Virginia Cavaliers quarterback Greyson Lambert (11) throws the ball during the Cavaliers Spring Game at Scott Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Football: Greyson Lambert named Cavaliers starting quarterback

Virginia Cavaliers head coach Mike London ended the suspense and named redshirt sophomore Greyson Lambert as the team’s starting quarterback over David Watford who was the incumbent at the position.

The 6-5, 220-pound Lambert saw action in seven games, but saw extended play in the final month of the season in mop-up duty to close out the worst season in program history in three decades. Virginia finished 2-10 last year fueling speculation that London would be fired, so this could be the last big decision he makes as head coach if Lambert doesn’t work out, but after a strong spring, Cavs fans have reasons to be cautiously optimistic.

“I don’t think it’s a huge surprise how things worked out,” London said. “Greyson did a very good job with his on the field performance, his off the field performance, the things we’ve asked him to do. He’s done them and he put himself in position to come out of the spring as the guy being named as the starter at this point.”

Lambert clinched the starter’s after going 18-of-31 for 220 yards with two touchdowns Virginia’s spring game and despite throwing two interceptions was much better than Watford who was 4-14 for 31 yards and two interceptions.

Watford will serve as the backup after tossing 15 interceptions to only eight touchdowns in his first full season as the starter with Matt Johns and Brendan Marshall listed as co-No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart heading into fall practice.

Lambert was 33-75 passing for 340 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions last season.

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