Canadian QB Christian Veilleux transfers to Georgia State

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Canadian quarterback Christian Veilleux has committed to Georgia State University.

The Ottawa native played at the University of Pittsburgh this past season but recently entered the transfer portal. He dressed for seven games with the Panthers and made five starts, completing 51.1 percent of his passes for 1,179 yards, seven touchdowns, and eight interceptions. The team finished near the bottom of the ACC standings with a 3-9 record.

The six-foot-four, 215-pound passer originally committed to Penn State as a four-star recruit after graduating from Bullis School, a preparatory school located in Potomac, Md. He threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns over two seasons with the Nittany Lions before entering the transfer portal following the 2022 season.

The 21-year-old has two more years of collegiate eligibility, putting him on pace to be eligible for the 2026 NFL Draft and 2026 CFL Draft.

Georgia State is located in Atlanta, Ga. and plays in the Sun Belt Conference at the FBS level. The team finished 7-6 this past season and defeated Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl by a score of 45-22. The team’s leading passer was Darren Grainger, who completed his collegiate eligibility.

Georgia State alumni with ties to the CFL include free agent quarterback Nick Arbuckle and Canadian defensive lineman Christo Bilukidi.