Backup quarterback Tyler Ferguson, who transferred to Penn State from junior college this past offseason, has elected to leave the Nittany Lions football program and was granted a release, according to Lions247. Ferguson will transfer at the end of the semester, but his destination is not yet clear.
After splitting reps in the spring with Steven Bench, Ferguson eventually entered a competition with Christian Hackenberg for the starting quarterback position after Bench transferred. As you all know, Hackenberg got the starting nod and Ferguson was the backup quarterback for the Nittany Lions this season. He played a very limited role, completing 10 of 15 passes on the year with one touchdown.
Ferguson had come to Penn State from College of Sequoias and was essentially a consolation prize for the Nittany Lions after they lost out on Jake Waters to the Kansas State Wildcats.
Following Ferguson’s transfer, there will be four quarterbacks remaining on Penn State’s roster. After Hackenberg comes three freshman walk-ons: D.J. Crook, Jack Seymour, and Austin Whipple. Michael O’Connor, a four-star quarterback recruit who committed to Penn State, will make his way to Happy Valley this spring.