Tyler Phommachanh: UConn hopes QB will be healthy for summer

UConn Huskies quarterback Tyler Phommachanh missed most of last season and is hopeful to be close to full health for the summer, according to a report from thisisuconncountry.com. The quote came from UConn’s new head coach Jim Mora as Phommachanh attempts to return from a torn ACL.

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Phommachanh took control of the starting quarterback spot last season in Week 4 and started three games before going down with the injury. In those three games, he completed 35 of 72 (48.6%) of his passes for 321 yards with a touchdown and 2 interceptions. He also rushed for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns on 24 attempts.

UConn has been busy in the transfer portal at quarterback as Jack Zergiotis (Merrimack) and Micah Leon (uncommitted) left the program. The Huskies landed Penn State Nittany Lions transfer Ta’Quan Roberson, who saw some time in relief when Sean Clifford went down with an injury in 2021. UConn’s 2022 recruiting class includes Zion Turner, who is rated as a 3-star prospect by the four major recruiting sites.

Depending on the health of Phommachanh, he will likely be in a competition with Roberson for the starting spot. In four games last season, Roberson completed 11 of 28 (39.3%) of passes for 85 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions.

UConn was one of the few programs that did not take the field in 2020 and finished 1-11 last season. Randy Edsall was out after the second game of the season, and the Huskies brought in Mora, who hasn’t coached since being he head coach with the UCLA Bruins.

Tyler Phommachanh was rated as a 3-star recruit by ESPN and given 2 stars by Rivals and 247Sports out of Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut.

Photo courtesy of MT Athletic Communications

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