LEXINGTON, KY (FOX19) - Patrick Towles will be UK's starting quarterback when the season starts next month.
Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops made the announcement Monday.
Towles, a Highlands High School graduate, beat out Conner High School product Drew Barker in a camp competition for the starting quarterback position.
Towles, a red-shirt junior, started all 12 games for the Wildcats last season, throwing for 2,718 yards and 14 touchdowns.
UK opens the season September 5th against Louisiana-Lafayette.