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Penn State Athletes React To THON On Twitter

Each year, scores of Penn State athletes and coaches use their social media platforms to spread the word about THON’s cause and encourage their peers as they embark on a 46-hour journey to help end pediatric cancer. This year is no different, from past lettermen to James Franklin voicing their support for THON’s dancers and student volunteers.

Take a look at what some Nittany Lions past and present had to say about THON weekend.

Former Penn State wide receiver Geno Lewis — who transferred to Oklahoma for his final season of eligibility — showed Happy Valley is still on his mind even though he can’t be here to celebrate in the BJC.

Jesse James has long been a vocal advocate of THON — and he’s using his NFL platform to help spread its message. During the NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, he sported a pair of THON-inspired custom Nike cleats against the New York Giants this past season.

Jason Cabinda’s always been a vocal supporter of THON and its cause. He made an appearance on stage shortly before Joe Jonas and DNCE rocked the BJC.

James Franklin gave a shoutout to offensive tackle Charlie Shuman — the only representative from the football team dancing in THON this year.

Graduated safety Malik Golden offered his support for the dancers and student volunteers of THON 2017.

Super Bowl champion Chris Hogan used his platform to help spread the word about THON and fill in non-Penn Staters about its noble cause. He hasn’t tweeted anything this weekend about the event, but it’s still pretty cool to see Hogan care so much about THON. Once a Nittany Lion, always a Nittany Lion.

Penn State managers support one of their own. Basketball manager Justin Ascareggi is on the floor dancing for 46 hours FTK — and he’s got the whole team supporting him.

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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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