Wake Forest suspends starting QB Kendall Hinton, TE Thomas Cole

News out of Winston-Salem: Wake Forest football has suspended projected starting quarterback Kendall Hinton for the first three games of the 2018 season. Tight end Thomas Cole has been suspended, too. The suspension is for a violation of team rules.


According to Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson:

Kendall Hinton tussled with John Wolford for three years for the starting quarterback job at Wake Forest. However, injuries to Hinton and sensational play from Wolford yielded the job to the veteran Wolford in 2017.

Hinton did, however, start one game — a loss at Clemson — with Wolford out with his own injury. That day, Hinton completed 14-of-30 passes for 203 yards and two touchdowns. For the season, Hinton completed 27-of-47 passes (57.4 percent) for 399 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 190 yards and a score, too.

In his career, Hinton has completed 54 percent of his passes for 1,502 yards and eight touchdowns — to six interceptions. He has 10 career rushing scores as well.

His replacement will be either redshirt sophomore Jamie Newman (2-of-4, eight yards in 2017) or true freshman Sam Hartman, a 3-star recruit.

Wake Forest’s first three opponents are as follows: at Tulane, Towson and Boston College.


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