After two short unsuccessful seasons with three different NFL teams, former Penn State Nittany Lion and Mississippi State quarterback Tommy Stevens is finding a new career in professional football. Stevens is signing with the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders.

Calgary is looking for more solid quarterback play in the 2022 CFL season after their first-string quarterback last season in Bo Levi Mitchell was underwhelming by throwing 13 interceptions and only 10 touchdowns. Last season, Calgary finished with an overall record of 8-6 with its last loss being in the Western Semi-final.

Stevens threw for 24-of-41 completions for 304 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception in three seasons with Penn State. After transferring to Mississippi State for the 2019 season, Stevens threw for 97-of-161 completions for 1,155 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions in 9 games.


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Stevens was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 7th round (240th overall pick) in the 2020 NFL Draft. He was put on the practice squad for three months at New Orleans.