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Janie Harris | NCAA.com | September 28, 2016

9 top-scoring freshman QBs

  Jalen Hurts remains one of the top freshman quarterback scorers.

When teams start a freshman at the quarterback postion, fans can grow nervous. Can someone with no college playing experience lead a team to victory? While playing experience can improve a quarterback's knowledge of what to expect, it may not be the deciding factor in how a team performs. Freshmen quarterbacks start for multiple of powerful programs this year, including Alabama, Texas and Florida State. And, in 2012 and 2013, the Heisman Trophy went to freshmen quarterbacks.

RELATED: Texas A&M QB becomes first freshman to win Hesiman

Alabama's freshman signal-caller Jalen Hurts has shredded each defense he has encountered, using both his arm and legs. He is the first true freshman to start for the Crimson Tide in about 30 years.

However, he is not the only freshman quarterback to make an impact. 

Take a look at nine of the top-scoring freshman quarterbacks of 2016 so far: 

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