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State High Quarterback Tommy Friberg To Walk On At Penn State As A Tight End

State College High School quarterback Tommy Friberg will walk on at Penn State after receiving a preferred walk-on offer from the Nittany Lions in mid-January.

Friberg was the Little Lions’ starting quarterback in 2018, and he posted 2,293 passing yards and 26 touchdowns en route to earning Class AAAAAA all-state honors. State High finished the year with a 12-2 record and qualified for the quarterfinals of the PIAA state championships.

Although Friberg had plenty of success throwing the ball as a high school senior, he won’t join the Nittany Lions’ quarterback room. Instead, he’ll walk on to Penn State’s football program as a tight end, joining a position group led by Pat Freiermuth and Nick Bowers.

At 6’5″, Friberg definitely has the height required to play tight end. However, he might need to build on his 200-pound frame a bit in order to make an impact as a Nittany Lion.

State High is providing James Franklin’s program with plenty of incoming talent entering the 2019 season. In addition to Friberg, backup quarterback Jaden Seider — the son of Penn State running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider — is also set to join the Nittany Lions as a preferred walk-on.

Cornerback Keaton Ellis enrolled early at Penn State and participated in spring practice after starring for the Little Lions in 2018.

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