Former DePaul football star Ta’Quan Roberson leaves Penn State


Former DePaul football star Ta’Quan Roberson who was a backup quarterback at Penn State has decided to end his college career elsewhere.

Roberson, a sophomore in a red shirt, announced on social media Monday morning that he was entering the NCAA transfer portal.

“Thank you Penn State University for the countless unforgettable memories and lasting relationships that have been built over the past 3 years,” said Roberson.

Penn State quarterback Ta'Quan Roberson (2) prepares for a snap during an NCAA Big Ten Conference football game against Iowa on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City , Iowa.

“Thanks to Coach (James) Franklin and the staff for believing in me and giving me a shot. After much consideration and consideration, my family and I have decided that it is best for me to enter my name into the transfer portal with 3 years of eligibility remaining.

In high school, Roberson led DePaul to a pair of 3 non-public crown titles at quarterback. As a senior, he threw for 2,433 yards and 29 touchdowns, while playing the second half of the season with a broken ankle.

Bergen Catholic Football at DePaul on Friday October 26, 2018. DP QB # 1 Ta'Quan Roberson in the first quarter.

He was in a rush to play for Penn State this season in a road game on Oct. 9 in Iowa when quarterback Sean Clifford was unable to continue playing due to injury. It was a tough job for the runner-up who, while facing a deafening crowd that afternoon, completed 7 of 21 passes for 34 yards with two interceptions. Penn State, who had a lead early in the game, lost 23-20.

Roberson has been criticized on social media for his performance.

When Clifford was injured again at the start of the Penn State game against Rutgers on November 20, it was freshman quarterback Christian Veilleux who got the call to end that game, which the Nittany Lions won 28- 0.

Now Roberson will be able to see what options await him for the next three years.


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