LSU backup quarterback Stephen Rivers is transferring

Stephen Rivers

Stephen Rivers never got his chance at LSU. Rivers graduates this spring and was granted his transfer request by LSU. Rivers is the younger brother of bolo-tie wearing San Diego Charger Philip Rivers.

Because Rivers redshirted in 2011, he’s only used 2 years of his eligibility. He sat the 2012 season behind Zach Mettenberger and was expected to be Mettenberger’s backup heading into 2013 but was beaten out by freshman Anthony Jennings.

While Jennings shows great potential, the loss of Rivers as his backup is big for LSU. Rivers would have been in his 4th year with the Tigers and knows the system well after working with Cam Cameron.

Who will step up as the Tigers’ backup?


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