Posted August 27, 2012 on
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Josh Nunes grew up in the shadows of Southern California's championships.
He had family and friends with UCLA roots, and no hint of football anywhere in his past.
Just a father who saw Stanford in his future.
Tim Nunes came home one day when Josh was 8 years old, sneaked up from behind and plopped a red Cardinal cap on his son's head. Josh Nunes wore the hat almost every day and has wanted to be a ''Stanford man'' ever since.
Now he has his chance.
The redshirt junior quarterback will make his first collegiate start and begin the post-Andrew Luck era when No. 21 Stanford hosts San Jose State in the season opener Friday night. Nunes spent the past three years as Luck's backup.
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Josh Nunes has emerged as the victor of a quarterback competition that lasted almost eight months at Stanford.
He knows he's got big shoes to fill in replacing Andrew Luck for the No. 21 Cardinal, who open the season Friday night at home against local rival San Jose State.
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