Shinskie chosen as starting QB for Boston College
Coach Frank Spaziani chose the sophomore for the season opener Sept. 4 at home against Weber State.
Shinskie began last season as a 25-year-old freshman after seven years in professional baseball. He never reached the majors after being drafted as a right-handed pitcher in the fourth round in 2003 by the Minnesota Twins.
Last year he threw for 2,049 yards and 15 touchdowns, both school freshman records. He completed 149 of 288 passes with 14 interceptions.