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Penn State’s Ta’Quan Roberson Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

Penn State football quarterback Ta’Quan Roberson has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to a note posted on his Twitter page Monday morning.

In a statement, Roberson thanked his coaches for “taking a chance” on him and said he’ll look for a new home with three years of eligibility remaining.

This season, the redshirt sophomore saw his first legitimate playing time when Sean Clifford exited the Iowa game with an injury. It didn’t go as planned for Roberson, as he completed just 7 of 21 passes for 34 yards and two interceptions. Additionally, the offense infamously took three straight false start penalties at one point against the Hawkeyes with Roberson under center.

Fair or not, Roberson wouldn’t get another shot after struggling in the tough atmosphere in Iowa City. Later in the season, he was overtaken by true freshman Christian Veilleux as Penn State’s backup quarterback.

With Clifford and Veilleux returning next season and Drew Allar and Beau Pribula on their way in, it’s not a huge surprise Roberson has decided to test his luck in the portal.

If Roberson were to eventually transfer, he would become the third quarterback to leave the program within the last calendar year. Former Nittany Lion quarterback Will Levis transferred to Kentucky in February and led the Wildcats to an impressive 9-3 record and Citrus Bowl appearance in 2021. Additionally, former three-star recruit Micah Bowens transferred to Oklahoma in January.

Throughout his career at Penn State, Roberson completed 11 of 29 passes for 85 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.

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