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Former Penn State Quarterback Tommy Stevens Signs With CFL’s Calgary Stampeders

Former Penn State football quarterback and “Lion” Tommy Stevens has signed a deal with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

The 25-year-old quarterback announced the news via Instagram Tuesday afternoon.

Stevens now heads north to the CFL after a couple of stops in the NFL. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft and spent half a season on the team’s practice squad, where he was listed as a tight end. He was signed to the Panthers soon after that and appeared in one game, gaining 24 yards on four rush attempts.

Most recently, Stevens spent six days on the New York Giants’ roster during this past preseason.

The Indianapolis native spent four seasons in Happy Valley, three of which he worked as Trace McSorley’s back up and a gadget player for Joe Moorhead’s offense. Stevens racked up 506 rushing yards and eight scores, and even threw four touchdowns during his Penn State career. He followed Moorhead to Mississippi State for his final season of college football and threw for 1,155 yards through the air.

Stevens will try to jumpstart his professional football career with a Stampeders team that finished their last season 8-6 and a made a trip to the CFL playoffs.

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Will Pegler

Will is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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