Former Penn State Quarterback Christian Veilleux Transfers To Pitt

It looks like Christian Veilleux won’t have to move too far.

Former Penn State quarterback Christian Veilleux announced his decision to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh with a social media post Sunday evening.

On November 29, Veilleux announced he would enter the transfer portal after two seasons with the Nittany Lions. The Ontario native has up to three years of eligibility remaining.

At the team’s pre-Rose Bowl media day Friday, starting Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford commended Veilleux’s team-first attitude in spite of the unfavorable depth chart situation.

“I have the utmost respect for [Veilleux]. Any college would be happy to have him,” Clifford said. “Even the days transpiring, when he got down to the third spot, realistically, he didn’t blink, he kept working, and he didn’t have any negative impact whatsoever.”

A former four-star recruit, Veilleux committed to Penn State in April 2020. In his two years with the program, Veilleux threw for 282 passing yards and three touchdowns.

Veilleux’s first game appearance came against Rutgers in the 2021 season. Shouldering a majority of the load, Veilleux led the team to a 28-0 rout, recording a majority of his career stats in the process.

Veilleux’s decision comes at a critical time for Pitt. The Panthers lost starting quarterback Kedon Slovis to the transfer portal after one season, leaving the team with an uncertain future at the position.

Though Veilleux will undoubtedly compete for the starting job, the former Nittany Lion projects as a strong contender.

Pitt will likely use its upcoming Sun Bowl matchup against UCLA to evaluate its potential options. The Sun Bowl will be broadcast by CBS at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 30.

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