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Former Penn State Quarterback Will Levis Drafted No. 33 Overall By Tennessee Titans

Guess who got the last laugh.

Former Penn State and Kentucky quarterback Will Levis was selected with the 2023 NFL Draft’s No. 33 overall pick by the Tennessee Titans Friday night.

Though there was some late speculation that he might go No. 1 overall, Levis has found his official NFL home…albeit much later in the draft that he expected.

Levis spent the first three seasons of his collegiate career as a backup at Penn State before ultimately transferring to Kentucky.

Between his two non-redshirt years in Happy Valley, Levis racked up 644 yards through the air while throwing three touchdowns and two interceptions.

A majority of Levis’ early contributions came in the run game. Often working out of the “Falcon Package,” Levis actually departed Penn State with more rushing attempts (133) than passing attempts (102), eliciting jokes and outrage alike.

Levis finished his career as a Nittany Lion with 473 rushing yards and six touchdown runs.

With Kentucky, Levis underwent a career transformation. The Wildcats’ starting quarterback and two-time captain recorded 5,232 passing yards, 43 touchdowns, and 23 interceptions through 24 games. Levis also scored 11 touchdowns on the ground.

Among Levis’ accomplishments, the Penn State transfer logged six games with 300 or more passing yards, including one with 419 yards. Levis finished as the sixth-highest passer in program history by the time he declared for the NFL Draft.

Levis is joining a Titans team that is currently helmed by quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who is entering his age 35 season and the last year of his contract with Tennessee.

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Sam Fremin

Sam is a senior from Ashburn, Virginia, majoring in journalism and political science & minoring in German and creative writing. He is a Dallas Cowboys fan who relishes the misery of Eagles fans. All hate messages can be sent to [email protected] or @SamFremin on Twitter.

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