Report: Tennessee QB Nathan Peterman will transfer to Pitt

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Oct 25, 2014; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Nathan Peterman (12) warms up before the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Neyland Stadium. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)
Oct 25, 2014; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Nathan Peterman (12) warms up before the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Neyland Stadium. (Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

Pitt will reportedly add an SEC transfer to its quarterback depth chart.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, former Tennessee quarterback Nathan Peterman will join the Panthers as a graduate transfer and begin taking classes in May.

Peterman spent the past three seasons with the Vols and already graduated from the school. Since he redshirted as a true freshman in 2012, Peterman will have two seasons of eligibility to play for the Panthers and is able to play immediately.

Peterman, who will reunite with former Tennessee offensive coordinator Jim Chaney (who now holds that position at Pitt), took his official visit to Pitt over the weekend and spent time with new head coach Pat Narduzzi.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Peterman played in 11 games over the past two seasons, starting twice. Overall he completed 20-of-43 passes for 94 yards and threw two interceptions for Tennessee.

According to the Tribune-Review, Peterman is currently taking graduate courses at Tennessee this semester, so he “won’t be eligible to participate in Pitt’s spring drills that start in March.”

Peterman will look to compete for the starting role with Chad Voytik, who also just finished his redshirt sophomore season and has two more seasons of eligibility remaining. Voytik threw for 2,233 yards, 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions while completing 61.3 percent of his passes in his first year as starter. He also ran for 466 yards and three scores on the season.

The Panthers went 6-7 in 2014.

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