Testaverde, the son of longtime NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Vinny Testaverde, is a transfer from the Miami Hurricanes in his first and only year of eligibility with the Great Danes. He emerged from a three-way competition in training camp to win the starting nod.
Albany opens the season at Pittsburgh on Sept. 1.
Testaverde last appeared in a college game in 2014 as a freshman at Texas Tech, when he completed 15 of 26 passes for 116 yards against Texas. He then transferred to Miami, his father's alma mater, where he redshirted in 2015.
The 6-foot-1, 211-pound Testaverde joined the Great Danes last fall and sat out the season under NCAA transfer rules. He switched to No. 14 this fall as a nod to his dad, who played 21 seasons in the NFL.