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Wide Receiver Dan Chisena Put On Full Scholarship

Penn State football head coach James Franklin announced that wide receiver Dan Chisena is on full scholarship at the 2019 Blue-White game.

Nothing can top the wholesomeness of a surprise scholarship announcement, but Franklin took it to a whole new level for Chisena. He made the announcement over Beaver Stadium’s PA system after the walk-on wide receiver hauled in a 59-yard touchdown pass.

Chisena ran on the Penn State track team from 2016-18, but he joined the football team last season and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. During his track career, Chisena competed in the 4×100 and 4×400-meter relays. He helped the team set a school record in both events during the 2017 outdoor season.

Unsurprisingly, Chisena’s teammates mobbed him after Franklin made the announcement to those in attendance at Beaver Stadium. His touchdown gave the Blue team a 17-7 lead over the White squad late in the third quarter of the team’s annual spring football game.

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In the most upsetting turn of events, Mikey graduated from Penn State with a digital & print journalism degree in the spring of 2020. He covered Penn State football and served as an editor for Onward State from 2018 until his graduation. Mikey is from Bedminster, New Jersey, so naturally, he spends lots of time yelling about all the best things his home state has to offer. Mikey also loves to play golf, but he sucks at it because golf is really hard. If you, for some reason, feel compelled to see what Mikey has to say on the internet, follow him on Twitter @Mikey_Mandarino. You can also get in touch with Mikey via his big-boy email address: [email protected]


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