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Kicker Jordan Wombacker To Walk On For Lions

Specialist Jordan Wombacker (Hickory High School/Hermitage, Pa.) announced yesterday that he will walk on at Penn State this upcoming season, where he will join the open competition to replace Sam Ficken, who’s departed for the NFL.

Wombacker brings with him an impressive resume, which includes second team Class AA punting and first team All-District 10 kicking honors. Wombacker hit eight field goals during his senior season, including a long of 44 yards, and flashed some strength on kickoffs, where he converted 62 percent into touchbacks. There some uncertainty surrounding the position of kicker heading into next season, but sophomore Joe Julius is the early front-runner. Still, it’s encouraging to see another steady leg being added to the mix — especially a player who can kick and punt.

“The reason I choose Penn State was the world class education and the opportunity of a lifetime to play Division I football, which has always been a dream of mine since I was a child,” Wombacker told Lions247’s Sean Fitz. “The coaching staff also played a big role in my decision as they stressed a family-oriented atmosphere going along with hard work and winning football games.”

Kicker is another position to keep an eye on as spring ball approaches, and considering how important a consistent kicker is to a team –looking at you, Boston College — this competition could turn out to be one of the most important positional battles heading into next season. Welcome to the family, Jordan!

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David Abruzzese

David is a senior from Rochester, NY, nestled right in beautiful Western New York. He is majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and as an avid sports fan, he passionately supports the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. He is the first Penn Stater from his family, and couldn’t be prouder to represent Penn State University. In his free time, he likes to alpine ski, and play golf. You can follow him on Twitter @abruz11, and can contact him via email at [email protected]

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