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Penn State Personalities As Star Wars Characters

With former Penn State basketball player-turned-actor Joonas Suotamo cast as young Chewbacca in the new Han Solo spin-off film, we started thinking about how Penn State’s finest would look in a galaxy far, far away…

The Willard Preacher as Jar Jar Binks
“Meesa say you will go to Hell.”

James Franklin and Mace Windu
Two great leaders during tough times for their groups. “Palpatine. Palpatine. Palpatine. Palpatine. Palpatine.”

Joe Paterno and Yoda
“A dish unseasoned success without honor is. Satisfy your hunger it will but good it taste will not.”

Trace McSorley and Anakin Skywalker

The two chosen ones. The Nittany Lions are hoping their chosen one doesn’t transfer to Ohio State, who he is supposed to destroy, not join.

Saquon Barkley and Lando Calrissian
As the original owner of the Millennial Falcon, Calrissian knows a thing or two about elusive speed like Barkley.

Blake Gillikin and Luke Skywalker
The Nittany Lions have been waiting a long time for a reliable punter and they have found their Golden Boy, very similar to Luke Skywalker saving the Rebellion. On top of all this, each rocks a fresh cut.

President Barron and the Emperor
Because Baron Barron sounds a little redundant, we picture Eric Barron as an emperor — though we think he attained his position through credentials and experience, not a coup.

Terry Ford and Han Solo
We can’t confirm or deny whether Terry Ford shares blood with Harrison Ford, but the similarities are too striking to think otherwise…

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Anthony Colucci

Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s Social Media Manager, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a junior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. Feel free to follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter and email him at [email protected] to hear the story or if you’re bored and want to chat.

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Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting At Beaver Stadium

If alumna Alex Perry hadn’t accidentally gotten into the wrong admissions line before a football game, she might never have met the love of her life.

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