Devlin provides insurance behind starter
“We had an extra spot and Pat’s been doing well in practice,” interim Head Coach Todd Bowles said. “The quarterback’s been nicked up a little bit so we just tried to move him up a little bit just to make sure if anything happened he’d have a chance to play.”
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Devlin was signed as an undrafted free agent on July 28th just before the start of training camp. He was a two-year starter at Delaware after transferring from Penn State, starting 26 games for the Blue Hens and completing 506-of-776 passes for 5,696 yards, 37 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Devlin was named the Colonial Athletic Association and the ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and was named as a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Prior to coming to Delaware, Devlin appeared in 10 games as a backup quarterback at Penn State in 2008, completing 25-of-47 passes for 459 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions and two rushing touchdowns.
“It felt great but nothing really changes for me,” Devlin said. “I’m still going to go out and work hard every day and focus on getting better. I think it’s great that they do reward guys like that and I think it gives them more incentive to work hard for the team, but for me nothing changes. You still attack it the same way. You still want to complete all of your passes and just make it as tough on the defense as you can.”
Misi finishes the 2011 season with 31 tackles (23 solo), one quarterback sack, one pass breakup, four tackles for loss and one quarterback hit.