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RB Cole Chiappialle Transfers to Shippensburg

Cole Chiappialle, Penn State’s fourth-string running back who saw a surprising amount of action in 2014, announced today that he will transfer to Shippensburg.

Chiappialle rushed 22 times for 68 yards this season, most notably gaining 35 yards in 16 carries against UMass after the game was well in hand. He worked his way up to second-string for a day against Illinois after injuries to Bill Belton and Zach Zwinak, then rushing for eight yards on three carries. With the graduation of Belton and Zwinak, Chiappialle would have at least competed for a higher spot on the depth chart entering the 2015 season.

A 5-foot-8, 211-pound Beaver Falls native, Chiappialle joined the football team as a walk-on in 2013, appearing in nine games on special teams. The sophomore will look for more playing time at Shippensburg, a Division II school coming off a 6-5 season.

Chiappialle is the third Nittany Lion to transfer out of the program this offseason, joining quarterbacks D.J. Crook (Albany) and Michael O’Connor.

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