STARKVILLE, Miss. (WLBT) - Mississippi State has added graduate transfer quarterback Tommy Stevens to the 2019 roster as the school received his signed financial aid agreement, head football coach Joe Moorhead announced Friday.
Stevens, 6-5, 240, was a high school standout at Decatur Central in Indiana, before enrolling at Penn State, where he spent the last four years. He graduated from Penn State in December 2018 with a degree in telecommunications and will be eligible to play his final season this fall.
“We look forward to Tommy joining our team and completing his final year of eligibility as a Mississippi State Bulldog,” Moorhead said. “Tommy is very talented and will be an excellent addition to our roster. He will have the opportunity to compete at quarterback this season. With nearly 100 days until kickoff, we are excited about our summer preparations as we continue to build a program that will make Mississippi State fans proud.”
At Penn State, Stevens was 24-for-41 passing for 304 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for 506 yards and eight touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 62 yards and two touchdowns in 23 career games played. C
lasses for the first summer term at Mississippi State begin June 3. The Bulldogs report for preseason camp on Aug. 1 before going through their first practice on Aug. 2. State opens its 120th season of football on Aug. 31 against Louisiana in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.