Penn State QB Pat Devlin to transfer

Updated: December 10, 2008, 10:26 PM ET
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Pat Devlin plans to transfer from No. 6 Penn State, leaving the Nittany Lions short a backup quarterback headed into the Rose Bowl.

The sophomore informed coach Joe Paterno of his intentions, the team said Wednesday night in a brief statement. It was not clear where Devlin planned to transfer.

Devlin lost a preseason competition for the quarterback job to Daryll Clark, who emerged into a topflight starter running Penn State's spread HD offense.

Devlin saw limited action, though he had one of the biggest scores of the year for Penn State with a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the win over Ohio State.

He holds the Pennsylvania career prep passing record with 8,162 yards at Downingtown East.

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