Former Hilltopper Pigrome lands at Ole Miss


Credit: WKU Athletics

Western Kentucky University Quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome (1) throws the ball during the WKU home opener on September 19, 2020.

Drew Toennies, Sports reporter

Former WKU quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome will be continuing his college football career in the SEC as an Ole Miss Rebel.

Pigrome was on WKU’s roster in the spring but entered the transfer portal in late March.

Matt Corral, Luke Altmyer, Kinkead Dent and Alex Grado are the other four signal callers in Ole Miss’ QB room. Pigrome will be in the company of former Hilltopper and wide receiver Jahcour Pearson, who only saw the field twice last year before entering the transfer portal.

The Birmingham, Alabama native started his collegiate career in Maryland, accumulating 2,407 total yards of offense in 34 games. Pigrome was a true freshman for the Terrapins in 2016 and appeared in 11 games including a start against Minnesota, where he threw for 322 yards and two touchdowns.

Pigrome played the role of QB1 for the Terrapins in 2017 but suffered a season-ending injury at the end of the second half of a 51-41 win over then-No. 23 Texas.

Pigrome played in 11 games as a redshirt sophomore in 2018, playing in most of the last three games of the year and starting in the final two. In the last three games at Indiana, No. 9 Ohio State, and No. 15 Penn State he completed 30-of-49 passes for 512 yards as well as two touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Pigrome appeared in 11 games as a redshirt junior in 2019 and  became the first Maryland quarterback to start a game in four different seasons since Vic Turyn in 1945-48. Pigrome completed 69-of-118 passes for 719 yards and three touchdowns in 2019.

Pigrome transferred to the Hill for his redshirt senior season and led WKU to a 5-7 record. He completed 57.6% of his passes and threw nine touchdowns to just two interceptions while rushing for 325 yards.

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