Brian St. Pierre signed with the Carolina Panthers last week after spending most of this football season around Boston taking care of his son and working out at St. John's Prep in Danvers.
On Sunday, he'll be the Panthers starting quarterback.
The former Boston College quarterback was signed as an emergency backup when the team was hit by a rash of injuries. Starter Matt Moore is out for the season with a shoulder injury and backup Jimmy Clausen has a concussion.
Today, coach John Fox picked St. Pierre, 30, who has thrown five passes in eight NFL seasons, over rookie Tony Pike to start Sunday vs. the Ravens.
St. Pierre spent 2003-04 and 2006-07 with the Steelers, 2005 with the Ravens, and 2008-09 with the Cardinals.