Friday, November 18, 2011

Delaware transfer quarterbacks through the years: Pat Devlin

Quarterback at Delaware from 2009-2010
Originally attended Penn State

After the one season Rob Schoenhoft era was an unmitigated disaster, Delaware head coach K.C. Keeler decided against renewing Schoenhoft's scholarship and pursuing another transfer quarterback. Luckily for Keeler, there was a quarterback who was disgruntled with his situation at Penn State named Pat Devlin. When he was at Downingtown East High School, Devlin established himself as one of the most prolific high school quarterbacks in Pennsylvania history, breaking the state record for career record for passing yards in the state, and at the time he was considered the best quarterback to come out of Southeastern Pennsylvania in quite some time. When you consider Devlin was from the same county that produced future Pro Bowlers Matt Schaub and Matt Ryan you can realize that he was a big damn deal in high school.

Once he got to Delaware, Devlin seemed to be the real deal. While the team surrounding him his first season was garbage, Devlin still put up huge numbers and Delaware gave some very good teams runs for their money.  The next season, Devlin led the Blue Hens all the way to the national championship game, but they coughed up a comfortable lead in the second half to Eastern Washington and lost.

Pat Devlin was 0-2 against Villanova.

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