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Transfer Portal Roundup: Week Five

As the anticipation builds in Happy Valley with football season fewer than three weeks away, some Nittany Lions put in some solid shifts for their new squads across the country.

Here’s a look at what some former Penn State football players did with their new teams this past weekend.

Justin Shorter, Florida

Shorter had yet another uneventful day for his new squad. He caught only two passes again for a total of 16 yards in Florida’s 38-24 win over South Carolina.

Despite any eye-popping stats, Shorter’s 6’5″ frame and physical play caused South Carolina some issues, especially in the red zone. Quarterback Kyle Trask has found top receiving options in Kadarius Toney and Kyle Pitts, leaving Shorter as more of a depth receiving player so far this season.

Zech McPhearson, Texas Tech

McPhearson was active defensively for his team’s game against Kansas State. The senior defensive back had six tackles in a 31-21 loss. It was another week on incremental improvement for McPhearson following his four tackle performance against Texas last weekend.

The Red Raiders are now 1-2 on the season entering this Saturday’s game against No. 24 Iowa State. McPhearson will attempt to play a key role and help stabilize the shaky Texas Tech defense.

Daniel Joseph, North Carolina State

Daniel Joseph saw some defensive action in NC State’s 30-29 upset win over No. 24 Pitt. The defensive lineman from Canada registered three tackles during the game. It was his first defensive contribution since his team’s Week One matchup against Wake Forest.

The Wolf Pack will line up against the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday at noon.

John Petrishen, Pitt

Another former Nittany Lion taking part in that game was Petrishen. The former safety turned linebacker did not appear on the stat sheet again for the Panthers. The loss pushed Pitt back outside the top 25 as it travels to Boston College next weekend.

DJ Brown, Louisiana Tech

Brown didn’t appear on the stat sheet again for the Bulldogs. LA Tech lost to BYU 45-14.

Hunter Kelly, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The offensive lineman played some snaps for the 49ers in their loss versus Florida Atlantic University. The 49ers lost 21-17.

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