Kicker/Punter Jordan Stout Will Transfer To Penn State Football

Penn State football is set to add kicker/punter Jordan Stout to its special teams unit after he announced his plans to transfer away from Virginia Tech on Saturday night.

Stout was an excellent kickoff specialist for the Hokies last season. The redshirt sophomore recorded 61 touchbacks on 70 kickoff tries last season, and he’ll be immediately eligible to play for the Nittany Lions and will get a scholarship. He walked onto Virginia Tech’s football program, and a new NCAA rule allows walk-ons to transfer and be immediately eligible if they’re offered a scholarship by another team.

Penn State’s newest special teamer’s abilities aren’t just limited to those of a kicker. Stout was also listed as a punter by Virginia Tech, so he’s a viable option to replace rising senior Blake Gillikin at that position following the 2019 season. Whether or not he’ll immediately step into the Nittany Lions’ lineup, however, remains to be seen.

Jake Pinegar handled field goal-kicking duties very well in his freshman season (53-for-55 on extra points, 16-for-24 on field goals), and Rafael Checa had a good year as Penn State’s kickoff specialist. Stout will at least bring some competition to the team’s group of kickers, but he also has a real opportunity to step into the lineup and contribute this season.

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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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