Penn State Football

Here’s a look at Trace McSorley’s first career TD pass with the Baltimore Ravens

Former Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley, the 6-foot signal-caller who refused to settle for playing another position, threw his first NFL touchdown pass Thursday night.

Sure, it came in a preseason tilt against the Green Bay Packers. But it was an important milestone for Penn State’s all-time winningest QB, who was told out of high school and out of college that he might be better off at safety.

Late in the second quarter, on third-and-4, McSorley maintained his composure under pressure and tossed a 23-yard touchdown slant to Chris Moore. The throw earned the sixth-round draft pick a lot of immediate praise on social media.

But, first, take a look at the play:

And here was some of the immediate reaction to the throw:

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, backup quarterback Robert Griffin III — who was injured in late July — will be out 4-8 weeks. Until he returns, McSorley will act as the No. 2 behind Lamar Jackson.

Josh Moyer earned his B.A. in journalism from Penn State and his M.S. from Columbia. He’s been involved in sports and news writing for nearly 20 years. He counts the best athlete he’s ever seen as Tecmo Super Bowl’s Bo Jackson.