New QB Josh Nunes a SoCal kid, 'Stanford man'

Associated Press  |  Last updated August 27, 2012
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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