Hills took over the first team reps when starter and team captain C.J. Brown went down with a season-ending ACL injury. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Hills and played his high school football at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh.
Hills played well in the team's scrimmage on Saturday. He led the offense to scores on three of his five drives, which included a 16-yard touchdown run to cap off the scrimmage's opening drive.
"I thought Perry [Hills] had a good day," Edsall told reporters Saturday. "I thought he did some good things. Of course there's going to be plenty of things that he could learn from, and get better, but I think that we didn't have any issues with delay of game, really didn't have any false starts. When you talk about the mechanics and the operation of the offense I thought he handled it really well."
Rowe, also a true freshman, will be the backup while Burns is third string. Burns moved from wide receiver to quarterback after Brown's injury.
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