Devlin to Transfer from PSU (Updated)

Pat Devlin is leaving Penn State.

FOS sources reporting redshirt sophomore quarterback is leaving the program; destination is unclear at this point. See PSU's statement on the situation.

Multiple sources have told FightOnState.com that redshirt sophomore qurterback Pat Devlin has left the program and intends to transfer to another school.

As of this report, the destination was unclear, though sources indicate he is looking to transfer to the Football Championship Subdivision (DI-AA).

Devlin was in a heated battle for the starting quarterback job heading into the 2008 season. Redshirt junior Daryll Clark won the job and played with the first team the entire year. Clark returns in 2009, but with Devlin transferring and senior Paul Cianciolo graduating, at this moment Clark is now the only scholarship quarterback on the roster with eligibility in 2009.

Devlin saw action in 10 contests this season, going 25 for 47 (53 percent) with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also stepped in for an injured Clark against Ohio State and was instrumental in orchestrating the game-winning drive for PSU.

UPDATE: Penn State issued the following statement in response to the story FightOnState.com broke:

"Sophomore quarterback Pat Devlin has informed Coach Joe Paterno that he intends to transfer. He will not participate with the team in the Rose Bowl. The Penn State football program wishes him well at his new school."

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