September 1, 2012; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Rob Bolden (1) prior to kickoff of a game against the North Texas Mean Green at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated North Texas 41-14. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Former Penn State, LSU quarterback Rob Bolden transferring to Eastern Michigan


It appears the third time will have to be the charm for former Penn State quarterback and LSU wide receiver Rob Bolden. On Monday LSU announced the senior was planning on transferring, but his destination was unknown.

According to the Nola.com report, Bolden transferred away from the Tigers because of a desire to play quarterback and not be a wide receiver.

However, Hondo Carpenter of SpartanNation.com reported that Bolden’s new destination would be Eastern Michigan. While there he will finally have the opportunity to play quarterback once again.

Bolden was little used at wide receiver in his time at LSU, catching one pass for 37 yards in the 2014 spring game. He was not used at all at wide receiver during the regular season at LSU, also suffering a knee injury during the 2013 spring practices.

While at Penn State, Bolden became the first freshman quarterback to start a game in 100 years, eventually playing in 20 games with 15 starts while with the Nittany Lions.

Eastern Michigan, who also will have a new gray field will add the Detroit native to its roster and he should be immediately eligible to play.

For Eastern Michigan it could be an opportunity to upgrade at quarterback as junior Bronson Hill and freshman Brogan Roback both failed to impress last season. Hill completed just 59 percent of his passes for 1,497 yards and 10 touchdowns to nine interceptions, while Roback completed 42.2 percent of his passes for 640 yards and four touchdowns to five interceptions.

Bolden offers a lot more in the experience and production department for the Eagles, but he won’t be guaranteed a starting job right away. Look for him to leave fall camp the starter though, given his history and the lack of positive production from the position at EMU last season.

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