Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

KJ Hamler Drafted No. 46 Overall By Denver Broncos

Penn State football wide receiver KJ Hamler’s NFL dream came true Friday night when the Denver Broncos selected him in the second round of this year’s draft.

The speedy wide receiver was voted second-team All Big Ten by the conference’s coaches, media, and Associated Press following his sophomore season and decided to forgo his final two seasons of eligibility and declare for the NFL Draft. Over his two-year career in Happy Valley, Hamler totaled 96 receptions for 1,658 yards and 14 total touchdowns (13 receiving, one rushing).

During his sophomore season, Hamler emerged as Sean Clifford’s clear-cut number one target, as he led the team in pretty much every receiving category — 56 receptions, 904 yards, and eight touchdowns. His best game that season came under white out conditions when he hauled in six catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns on the big stage that is the Penn State White Out.

While with Penn State, the 5’9″ Pontiac, Michigan native established himself as one of the most explosive playmakers in college football, both as a receiver and returner. Time and time again Hamler would make opposing defenses look absolutely silly with his playmaking ability.

Even when he wasn’t getting the ball Hamler would attract a lot of attention from opposing defenses because of his ability to stretch the field and break off a big play at any time. His presence was vital to Penn State’s offense whether he was breaking off big plays, or opening up opportunities for other offensive playmakers.

Hamler will now bring his big play ability to the NFL, as he now becomes the second Nittany Lion receiver in Denver. Hamler will line-up alongside DaeSean Hamilton on the Broncos’ offensive front, who graduated from Penn State in 2017.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Gabe Angieri

Gabe is a senior majoring in journalism and is suddenly Onward State's managing editor. He grew up in Lindenhurst, New York, and has had the absolute misfortune of rooting for the Jets, Mets, and Knicks. If you want to see his bad sports takes, follow him on Twitter @gabeangieri and direct all hate mail and death threats to [email protected]

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
54.9kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
State College Links
Other posts by Gabe

KJ Hamler Opens Up About Emotional ACL Rehab Ahead Of Return

“God gave me the strength to get out of this hole… I’m proud of myself, and I know my grandmother is proud.”

Sean Clifford Named To Walter Camp Player Of The Year Watch List

Penn State Football’s Eric Wilson Signs With Seahawks

Pat Freiermuth Trolls Pitt Fan With ‘PSU Is Better!’ Signature

Freiermuth may call Pittsburgh his home now, but he still hasn’t forgotten his roots.

Pat Freiermuth Trolls Pitt Fan With ‘PSU Is Better!’ Signature

Freiermuth may call Pittsburgh his home now, but he still hasn’t forgotten his roots.

Homefield Apparel To Launch Licensed Penn State Merch August 13

Penn State is finally and officially joining the iconic clothing line with a 15-piece collection.

‘Oeuf Boeuf Et Bacon’ French Diner To Open In Former Location Of Baby’s Burgers & Shakes

Oeuf Boeuf et Bacon — which is French for “egg, beef, and bacon” — will tentatively open in September.

 
Send this to a friend