Trace McSorley Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2019 NFL Draft

By Jake Starr on April 27, 2019 at 4:51 pm
Former Penn State Quarterback Trace McSorley

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QB Trace McSorley has a new home with the Ravens. Baltimore drafted the former Penn State quarterback with the 25th pick of the sixth round (197th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft. McSorley is the fifth Nittany Lion to hear his name called.

McSorley started at quarterback for Penn State the last three seasons and holds program records in wins (31), completions (720), passing yards (9,899), passing touchdowns (77) and rushing touchdowns (30). He is the first Penn State quarterback drafted since Christian Hackenberg, who was selected by the Jets in 2016. Prior to Hackenberg, the last quarterback drafted was Wally Richardson in 1997.

Coming off a 9-4 record in 2018, McSorley threw for 2,530 yards, 18 touchdowns, and added 12 scores on the ground. He led Penn State to a Big Ten Championship in 2016, and also led Penn State to the Rose, Fiesta, and Citrus Bowls in his three seasons as the starter. 

McSorley joined teammate Amani Oruwariye at the Reese's Senior Bowl this past January. He also was honored as Second-Team All-Big Ten in all three seasons as starter, as well as being named the team's Most Valuable Player for the 2018 season. 

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