Devlin signs with Delaware

Updated: February 4, 2009, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

NEWARK, Del. -- Former Penn State quarterback Pat Devlin has signed with Delaware, where he'll try to follow Joe Flacco's path to the NFL.

Devlin will be able to play immediately and have two years of eligibility left after he spent two seasons as a backup at Penn State. He is a former high school All-American from Downington, Pa.

Flacco made a similar choice in 2006, when he transferred to Delaware from Pittsburgh. Because Delaware plays in Division I's second tier, major college transfers do not have to sit out a year before being eligible to play.

After two sensational seasons with the Blue Hens, Flacco was drafted in the first round by the Baltimore Ravens in 2008 and led them to the playoffs.


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