Jordan Taamu, the former Pearl City star quarterback, stepped into the role of the Ole Miss starting quarterback after Shea Patterson went down with an injury in a 40-24 loss to LSU on Saturday, according to news sources, including the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
Patterson, a sophomore, tore ligaments in his knee. He leads the SEC in passing yards with 2,259.
Taamu, a 6-foot-2, 212-pound junior who graduated from Pearl City in 2015, has gone 7-for-11 for 78 yards and has rushed six times for 52 yards in three games as Patterson’s backup for the Rebels. He is a transfer from New Mexico Military Institute.
Taamu was the Southwest Junior College Conference player of the year last season. As a starter for Pearl City in 2013 and 2014, Taamu threw for a combined 3,351 yards and 39 TDs and rushed for 595 yards and four TDs.