Devlin to Transfer from PSU (Updated)
Pat Devlin is leaving Penn State.
Pat Devlin is leaving Penn State.
Posted Dec 10, 2008

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 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 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."

Talk About it on our TAP Forum is THE source for exclusive, inside coverage of Penn State football.


Related Stories
OPINION: A Poor Timing Pattern
 -by  Dec 11, 2008
FOS-TV: Pat Devlin
 -by  Oct 26, 2008
FOS-TV: Devlin and JayPa
 -by  Aug 31, 2008

Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of Fight On State Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
QB Pat Devlin (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Downingtown East HS > Alumni
Football > Penn State
[View My HotList]