PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Panthers are going to have a new quarterback in the system via the transfer portal.
Pitt Football announced the transfer of redshirt freshman quarterback Joey Yellen, who previosly played for Arizona State.
“Happy to welcome @JoeyYellen to the city! Hail to Pitt!”
— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) January 6, 2020
Per transfer rules, he will sit out the 2020 season, and be ready for game action in 2021 as a redshirt sophomore.
Yellen’s made one appearance for the Sun Devils in 2019. It was a start against USC on November 9th. He completed 64% of his passes for 292 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions in a 31-26 setback to the Trojans. He posted those impressive numbers despite suffering a shoulder injury early in the contest.
As a two-year starter at Mission Viejo (Calif.) High School, Yellen achieved a 22-3 record while completing 61% of his passes for 6,131 yards and 57 touchdowns against just 14 interceptions.
As a senior, he completed 227-of-351 passes for 3,516 yards and 27 touchdowns, earning an invitation to the prestigious Under Armour All-American Game.