PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Trace McSorley’s Internet Stardom Continues To Grow

If you’re not on the Trace McSorley side of TikTok by now, what are you doing?

Ever since the former Penn State football star quarterback was featured in a viral TikTok trend last week, he’s just gotten more and more popular. The trend is based around the Matty Fresh’s hit “Trace McSorley,” and even the NFL’s official TikTok account gave the trend a whirl.

The Ravens’ official account has now posted its own video, which has an appearance from McSorley himself. The video has already amassed more than three million views and 600,000 likes.


Trace McSorley ?? ##nfl ##ravens ##tracemcsorley ##trace ##football ##baltimoreravens

♬ Trace McSorely spittin – Sub 2 Sorley on YT

“Rumor has it, he’s staring,” the Dallas Mavericks’ official account said in the comment section. The NFL even added a hearty “LET’S GOOO!!” for good measure.

The trend has gotten even wilder than just the Ravens posting a video. When ESPN insider Adam Schefter tweeted on Wednesday that Lamar Jackson missed practice due to a knee injury, the replies were filled with McSorley memes and copypastas.

Most of the Tweets replies contained this emoji-ridden text with lyrics from the Matty Fresh song.

One of the top replies under Ian Rapoport’s Tweet announcing that he was suspended from appearing on-air was a McSorley joke, too.

One TikTok user even took the trend to new heights by writing in Trace McSorley on what appeared to be their official mail-in ballot for the presidential election. Is he the 2020 version of Harambe, who earned more than 15,000 votes in 2016?

Although voting for a former Penn State quarterback might be a little bit too far, we’re excited to see just how far McSorley’s stardom can go.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

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

About the Author

Ryan Parsons

Ryan is a junior business major from Bucks County and is Onward State's social media manager. He writes about a lot of things. He's a huge Philly sports fan, back to back to back failed entrepreneur, and he appeared on the Rachel Ray Show at the age of 5. If you want to gain absolutely nothing, you can follow him on twitter @rjparsons9. Any "serious" inquiries or death threats can be sent to [email protected]


Get notified about breaking news
Loading notification service...
Other posts by Ryan

State College-Based Construction Company Accused Of Stealing Millions In Wages

The company allegedly stole more than $20 million in wages from its employees, making it Pennsylvania’s largest criminal prevailing wage case to date.

Lady Lions Star Kelly Jekot To Return For 2021-22 Season

James Franklin: ‘I’ll Get Any Vaccine They Give Me’

The Worst Places To Break Up On Campus

Breakups can be hard. Don’t make it worse by ending your relationship in one of these horrible locations on campus.

The Worst Places To Break Up On Campus

Breakups can be hard. Don’t make it worse by ending your relationship in one of these horrible locations on campus.

James Franklin: ‘I’ll Get Any Vaccine They Give Me’

“I’ll take them all if they’ll help us getting back to normal, if they’ll help me getting back with my family.”

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Reflects On Latest Postseason Milestone

“The legacy that Penn State volleyball has is unbelievable. That gives so much credit to the alumnae and everybody who came before us. Now, we just have that job to continue it.”

Send this to a friend