Pat Devlin

Hometown: Exton, PA

2010: #17 QB 6-4, 222 lbs. Sr.

Second-year starter for the Blue Hens at quarterback for head coach K.C. Keeler...shares co-captain duties with senior CB Tyrone Grant and senior LB Matt Marcorelle…returns to lead an offense that welcomes back 14 players with starting experience on offense...Walter Payton Award candidate as the top player at the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision and one of 20 players named to the official Watch List in pre-season...also one of 20 quarterbacks - and the only FCS signal caller - named to the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award…All-American candidate...named to Consensus Draft Report Pre-Season All-American team...named a pre-season second team All-American and a first team All-CAA pick by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview…honor student who is also an ESPN/College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American of the nation’s top returning quarterbacks...ranks No. 8 among returning NCAA FCS quarterbacks in passing yards per game, No. 8 in total offense, No. 11 in passing rating, and No. 11 in pass completions per just one season at Delaware, already ranks No. 12 all-time at Delaware for career completions and No. 16 for passing yards…outstanding athlete who combines a powerful arm and quick release with the ability to run out of the pocket for big gains... took over a strong leadership role in short time with the program…expected to earn his degree in finance this winter…completed 14 of 20 passes for 230 yards and two touchdowns in Blue-White Spring Game.


2009: #17 QB 6-3, 200 lbs. Jr.

Earned starting job immediately after becoming one of the most highly-touted transfers to arrive at Delaware after a three-year career at Penn State...enjoyed an outstanding rookie year with the Blue Hens, leading team to a 6-5 record for head coach K.C. Keeler...started all 11 games and completed 220 of 344 passes (64 percent) for 2,664 yards and 16 touchdowns with nine interceptions...passing percentage was third best single season mark in UD history and best since 1997 season…had a long passes of 79 yards (to Mark Duncan vs. Maine/No. 10 all-time at UD) and 72 yards (to Phillip Thaxton vs. Hofstra) and ran for 127 yards on 84 carries (1.5 avg.) and four touchdowns...led Colonial Athletic Association in passing yards per game (242.2/17th in NCAA) and total offense (253.7/21st in NCAA), and was second in passing rating (139.12/27th in NCAA)...ranked among all-time UD single season leaders for completions (220/No. 5 all-time), attempts (344/No. 7), yards (2,664/No. 9), passing yards per game (242.2/No. 4), completion pct. (.640/No. 3), and total offense per game (253.7/No. 5)...set UD single game record by taking part in 65 plays vs. Villanova…threw for over 200 yards seven times, over 300 yards three times, and over 400 yards once...put up his biggest numbers in a season ending loss to national champion Villanova when he set school records with 42 completions and 58 pass attempts and finished with 407 yards passing (No. 6 all-time)...also threw for 329 yards vs. Maine, 302 yards and three touchdowns vs. William & Mary, and 284 yards and four touchdowns vs. Massachusetts...four touchdowns was the third best single game mark in UD history…completed 12 of 15 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns in Delaware debut vs. West Chester...80 percent completion mark vs. West Chester marked the sixth best single game mark in school history…finished No. 17 in voting for the Walter Payton Award as the top player in NCAA Division I FCS... CAA Offensive Player of the Week twice (vs. Maine and Massachusetts) and ECAC Offensive Player of the Week vs. Massachusetts...earned the Eagles Fly for Leukemia Local College Most Valuable Player Award.


2008 (Penn State): #7 QB 6-4, 222 lbs. So.

Devlin and Daryll Clark split repetitions with the first offensive unit during spring practice and their competition will continue during preseason camp and into the fall. Devlin has excellent size and skills and used the 2007 season to continue to familiarize himself with the offense and gain experience on Saturdays and in practice. The athletic and poised young man has great arm strength and mobility. Devlin has easily transitioned to the rigors of college football, gaining success and confidence on the field and in the classroom. In the 2008 Blue-White game, he saw time with both teams and was 12-of-18 passing for 122 yards and one touchdown. Penn State earned a trip to the Rose Bowl at the end of the 2007 season. Since Delvin's plans to transfer to Delaware were already public, he did not travel with the team.


2007 (Penn State): #7 QB 6-4, 222 lbs. Fr.r

In his first season on the field, Devlin played in three games, throwing his first collegiate pass in the win over Florida International. He also gained invaluable experience by earning playing time against Wisconsin and at Temple, near his hometown. Devlin continued to work hard and improve as the season progressed despite limited opportunities.


2006 (Penn State): #7 QB 6-4, 200 lbs. Fr.

Maintained Freshman eligibility by not participating in the 2006 season in his true freshman year at Pann State. Redshirt.


High School: Downingtown East 6-3, 200 lbs.

Devlin broke the Pennsylvania high school record for career passing yardage during his brilliant career at Downingtown East HS. Playing for Coach Michael Matta, Devlin threw for 8,162 career yards, including 3,300 yards for 35 touchdowns as a senior and 2,100 yards with 21 touchdowns as a junior. Devlin showed his versatility and poise in performances such as Downingtown East’s victory over Neshaminy in the 2005 Class AAAA playoffs, in which he threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 70 yards, including a one-yard scamper for the winning touchdown. His performance as a senior earned Devlin the No. 4 ranking among quarterbacks nationwide by, in addition to being named a Parade Magazine All-American, the Pennsylvania Class AAAA Player-of-the-Year, Gatorade Pennsylvania Player-of-the-Year, first-team all-state, and a member of the Big 33 Classic squad. He also was an Elite 11 invitee.

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