Canadian quarterback Christian Veilleux transfers to University of Pittsburgh

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Canadian quarterback Christian Veilleux has transferred to the University of Pittsburgh after recently entering the NCAA transfer portal.

The Ottawa native dressed for two games with Penn State in 2021 and completed 65.7 percent of his passes for 282 yards and three touchdowns along with 12 carries for 39 yards. He was granted a redshirt and returned for the 2022 season as a redshirt freshman.

Veilleux spent this past season as a backup to Sean Clifford, a redshirt senior who threw for 2,543 yards, 22 touchdowns, and seven interceptions to help guide the team to a 10-2 record. Veilleux saw action in only three games, completing seven-of-nine pass attempts for 44 yards.

The six-foot-four, 194-pound passer committed to Penn State as a four-star recruit after graduating from Bullis School, a preparatory school located in Potomac, Md. He previously played at Canisius High School in Buffalo, N.Y.

Kedon Slovis served as the starting quarterback for the Panthers this past season, completing 58.4 percent of his passes for 2,397 yards, 10 touchdowns, and nine interceptions. The senior appears to be leaving Pittsburgh for his final year of NCAA eligibility as he recently entered the transfer portal.

Veilleux has three years of NCAA eligibility remaining.