The Buffalo Bills have signed former Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning. The 26 year old was drafted in the sixth round of 2014 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens, but has yet to take a snap in a regular season game.
Wenning finds himself in Buffalo after starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor and third-string quarterback T.J. Yates both left the Bills’ preseason game on Saturday with concussions. The injuries left rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman the only healthy quarterback on the roster to finish out the loss.
Wenning has connections to the Bills program. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison was the quarterbacks coach for the Baltimore Ravens during Wenning’s time on the Ravens’ roster. Taylor was also on the Ravens roseter backing up Joe Flacco at the same time.
Wenning has also spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals and New York Giants.
During his time at Ball State Wenning, who played from 2010-2013 picked up a plethora of records and awards. He owns the school career records for touchdown passes with 91, passing yards with 11,187, pass completions with 1,012 and pass attempts with 1,598.
In the Mid-American Conference Wenning finds himself fourth in all-time touchdown passes, pass completions and pass attempts.
In 2010 Wenning was named Ball State’s John Hodge Award Winner for Most Valuable Freshman. In both 2011 and 2012, Wenning was named to the ALL-MAC second team.
Wenning makes annual trips back to Ball State to work out and talk with current players. Most recently Wenning worked out with former Ball State teammate and current Canadian Football League player Jamill Smith at the Jo Ann Gora Student Recreation and Wellness Center in February.
At that time Wenning was unsure of his future but told the Daily News, “Everybody’s trying to make it big. Any time we can help each other out and work together, it’s great.”