Ex-Penn State QB signed to NFL practice squad as TE
Former Penn State and Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens has landed on an NFL practice squad and will be trying out a new position in the process.
The New Orleans Saints announced that they have signed Stevens to the practice squad roster as a tight end. He had been selected in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft by the Saints and had started out as a tight end during training camp.
Stevens was selected after playing one season at Mississippi State in 2019, transferring after spending most of his career at Penn State. With the Bulldogs, Stevens made nine starts at quarterback, completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 1,155 yards and 11 touchdowns with just 5 interceptions. He also accounted for 381 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns.
At Penn State, Stevens was a utility player for James Franklin and the Nittany Lion offense. He was used as a quarterback, receiver and running back during his three seasons in Happy Valley.
Stevens left Penn State with 506 rushing yards, 304 passing yards and 62 receiving yards. He accounted for a total of 14 touchdowns.