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Penn State Football To Host Informational Meeting Monday For Run-On Tryouts

Penn State football announced on Wednesday that it will host an informational meeting for spring run-on tryouts Monday, February 13.

The meeting will take place in the Lasch Building’s squad room at 5:30 p.m. It is open to any full-time Penn State student with no RSVP required. Members of the athletic training, compliance, and football staffs will present information to interested candidates. The run-on tryout date and time is to be determined.

Considering Penn State’s recent history with walk-ons, James Franklin and staff will have their eyes peeled for the next diamond in the rough.

2015 Lombardi Award winner and current Cleveland Brown Carl Nassib entered Penn State as a walk-on, as did former captain Von Walker, before both were offered scholarships as their careers’ progressed. Fan favorite kicker Sam Ficken also started as a walk-on before ending as a Penn State legend and hero of the Pinstripe Bowl.

There’s no doubt that Penn State has a history of producing starters from walk-ons. James Franklin that trend will continue with his search ready to begin.

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Robbie Rockwell

Robbie is a sophomore from Frederick, Maryland majoring in History and minoring in Spanish. He was born and raised a Penn Stater and cares way too much about Penn State football. He's also die hard Pittsburgh sports fan despite living in Maryland. In his free time he enjoys watching basically any sport and loves to play soccer.


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