EJ Warner, son of NFL legend Kurt Warner, is set to play his first career start Saturday against Rutgers, according to an ESPN report.

The Temple true freshman’s start comes after a strong performance last week against Lafayette where Warner threw 173 yards and 2 touchdowns on 14-19 passing after relieving starting quarterback D’wan Mathis in the second quarter.

Coming into the season, Georgia transfer Mathis was the favorite for the starting job, but last week’s performance was enough to get Warner the nod.

Warner played high school football at Brophy Prep in Phoenix where he was highly recruited. Warner picked Temple over schools like Colorado State, Hawai’i, UConn and Marshall. He had ties to Temple, as offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf previously coached Warner’s brother, Kade, at Nebraska.

Warner is looking to follow in his Hall of Fame father, who played football at Northern Iowa before going on to dominate Arena Football before arriving in the NFL.

Temple and Rutgers kickoff at 2 pm EST Saturday.