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Penn State Selects 24 Players For 2016 Leadership Council

With the Blue-White Game less than three weeks away, Penn State has named 24 players to the 2016 Leadership Council.

The council is a group of players who’ll meet with James Franklin twice a month to discuss a variety of different things about the team. It is also in charge of upholding the football team’s four core values: positive attitude, great work ethic, competitiveness, and a willingness to make sacrifices.

The Leadership Council is comprised of football players from all classes. The seniors are Brandon Bell, Derek Dowrey, Brian Gaia, Gregg Garrity, Malik Golden, Wendy Laurent, Paris Palmer, Evan Schwan, Jordan Smith, Von Walker, Nyeem Wartman-White, and Tyler Yazujian.

Juniors selected to the council are Jason Cabinda, Chris Godwin, Grant Haley, DaeSean Hamilton, Andrew Nelson, and Garrett Sickels. Saquon Barkley, Trace McSorley, John Reid, and Nick Scott round out the sophomores, and Ryan Bates and Tommy Stevens are the lone freshmen.

“I am very excited about our Leadership Council this year,” Franklin said in a statement. “They are a group of guys that are what we look for in Penn State football student-athletes and represent our four core values on a daily basis. The Leadership Council gives the team a strong voice with their teammates and our coaching staff.”

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Patrick Koerbler

Patrick Koerbler is a senior Journalism major/History minor from the mean streets of Palmerton, PA. His career goals include becoming the Director of Public Relations for the New York Yankees, and co-hosting a Penn State football podcast with Matt McGloin. Patrick is also a ledge, his interests include sandwiches, and his best friend is Andrew Wiggins. For more fun, you can follow him on Twitter -- @GoodDudePat -- or contact him via email at [email protected]. Go Sixers.

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