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Penn State Football Stars Voice Support For #IWantASeason Movement

Penn State football players Sean Clifford, Jesse Luketa, and Pat Freiermuth posted videos this past weekend supporting the #IWantASeason movement.

The campaign urges fans, players, and coaches alike to wear face masks and do their part to combat the coronavirus in order to play football in 2020.

The Nittany Lions’ redshirt junior quarterback tweeted a video Saturday urging fans to wear a mask when in public. Clifford even donned his own Penn State mask to close out the video.

“We are looking forward to a very special season this year, but we need your help in order to do so,” Clifford said. “You wear your mask, I’ll wear mine.”

Luketa posted his own #IWantASeason video on Saturday afternoon in support of his quarterback. The linebacker shared Clifford’s sentiment by asking Nittany Nation to wear their masks if they want a college football season this fall.

“We all need a special season, but in order for that to happen, we need everybody to do their part and wear their mask,” Luketa said.

Later, Freiermuth posted a video of his own on Sunday night. The star tight end stood by his fellow Nittany Lions in support of social distancing and mask-wearing at all times when in public.

“We’re looking forward to a very special season. In order to do that, we need to continue to practice social distancing and continue to wear our masks,” Freiermuth said. “If you wear yours, I’ll wear mine.”

The #IWantASeason campaign started when Ohio Governor Mike DeWine set out to send a message to citizens that sports won’t happen this fall without their help. The movement quickly spread across the state and country, and even found its way onto Ohio State’s football team.

Penn State football’s 2020 schedule currently remains up in the air due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Big Ten announced it would limit fall sports, including football, to conference-only schedules. This decision removes Kent State, Virginia Tech, and San Jose State from the Nittany Lions’ 2020 slate.

Currently, James Franklin’s team faces a 10-game, conference-only season. The Nittany Lions don’t have an official schedule yet but were already set to play nine Big Ten opponents this fall, leaving room for one more conference foe on the schedule.

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Will Pegler

Will is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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