Tommy Stevens Going Through Warmups for First Time This Season

By Matt de Bear on September 15, 2018 at 11:25 am
Dec 30, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Tommy Stevens (2) against the Washington Huskies in the 2017 Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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The Penn State do-everything backup quarterback Tommy Stevens is going through warmups in advance of this afternoon's game vs. Kent State. This marks the first time in 2018 that he has gone through a full pregame routine after battling an apparent foot injury since the spring.

Stevens is listed as the No. 2 quarterback on the Penn State depth chart, but with Trace McSorley firmly entrenched as the starter, he has found his role as a part-time pass catcher, running back, and quarterback. One year ago, he threw for three touchdowns, while rushing for four, and catching one.

In Stevens's absence, redshirt freshman Sean Clifford has assumed the backup role. One week ago, when Penn State beat Pitt 51-6, Clifford completed his first career pass attempt to Brandon Polk for a touchdown.

The Nittany Lions look to improve to 3-0 on the season today vs. Kent State. The game kicks off at noon on FS1. 

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