Penn State backup quarterback Tommy Stevens will not transfer from the program.
“I did search around and look and see if there was a better place for me somewhere. I love Penn State, I love the relationships that I have here,” Stevens told reporters Wednesday.
Stevens said he decided last week that he would stay with the Nittany Lions. He told his teammates on Wednesday.
Penn State QB Tommy Stevens will return for 2018 season
QB Tommy Stevens announces he will remain with the Penn State football program after exploring potential transfer options. pic.twitter.com/FJzYULbvrs
— Tyler Donohue (@TDsTake) March 28, 2018
Sevens, a junior for the 2018 season, passed for 158 yards and 3 touchdowns last season. He also had 190 rushing yards with 4 touchdowns and had 60 receiving yards for 2 scores.
Stevens will again be the backup to starter Trace McSorley for the 2018 season. A season ago, Penn State finished 11-2 and won the Fiesta Bowl to finish ranked in the top 10 for the second consecutive season.
“I found out that this is still the best place for me,” Stevens said.