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Power Ranking Penn State Football’s Dance Cam Moves

Penn State football may be kicking off its season in less than two weeks, but that didn’t stop some players from showing off their best dance moves first.

Yesterday, select Penn State football players appeared on the “Dance Cam” to show off their very best (or worst) dance moves.

Although some certainly busted a groove, perhaps some others should stick to the football they’re clearly so good at already.

Naturally, we decided to power rank each player’s dance moves to see who might potentially have a future on “Dancing with the Stars.”

10. Jordan Stout

Kicker/punter Jordan Stout didn’t put on the best showing, to say the least. It looks like he’s doing an awkward bunny hop, and it’s definitely a move he should never break out again. Perhaps he was making an off-handed attempt at a TikTok dance, but nonetheless, he failed.

It’s a good thing he has a rocket of a leg and a luscious head of hair because we’re pretty certain those dance moves won’t get him anywhere in the entertainment industry.

9. Kaleb Konigus

Offensive lineman Kaleb Konigus checks in toward the bottom of this list, but it may not be any fault of his own.

The big guy just doesn’t appear to have that much rhythm compared to some of the other guys ranked ahead of him. At the very least, Konigus put in a valiant effort.

8. Benjamin Wilson

Senior wideout Benjamin Wilson was completely gypped out of screen time in this video. In the two seconds that he appeared, he showed off some nifty moves that would’ve certainly competed with the guys ahead of him on this list.

There’s no doubt in my mind that he would be much higher on this list if he had more screen time.

7. Rasheed Walker

Penn State’s starting left tackle showed a mediocre performance in his four seconds of screen time. He gets some points deducted for not facing the camera, but it was a decent performance overall.

It should be noted, however, that it’s still impressive to see a 6’6″, 313-pounder bust a move like that.

6. Devyn Ford & Antonio Shelton

Devyn Ford and Antonio Shelton didn’t appear on the screen for long but were able to put on a solid showing nonetheless. The 192-pound Ford and 310-pound Shelton were in sync, for the most part, earning them the No. 6 spot on this list.

5. Jesse Luketa & Fred Hansard

These two showed off a combination of moves good enough for No. 5 on our list. Luckily for them, they appeared on the screen for more than five seconds, giving them more time to show off their little dance routine.

If you follow either of the two on social media, you’re no stranger to their dance moves frequently posted about in the locker room.

4. Sean Clifford & Will Levis

This is where the competition reaches the next level, folks. It really hurts to put Clifford and Levis this low, but it’s definitely no fault of their own. There was some stiff competition ahead of them.

The two quarterbacks got creative with Levis throwing up a lob and Clifford finishing it with a smooth transition and point to the camera. This was just an overall smooth showing by the two signal-callers.

3. C.J. Thorpe

It’s an absolute shame that C.J. Thorpe wasn’t front and center for this one. You can make a case that he should be No. 1 on this list, but his being in the back of this shot really took some of the flair away from it.

However, Thorpe’s energy and effort was enough for him to garner our attention and earn the No. 3 spot on the list.

2. Micah Parsons

I know, folks. It hurts to see Micah Parsons here knowing he won’t be suiting up for the Nittany Lions this season.

There’s just no denying the impressive performance he put on during his five seconds of screen time. As always, he brought a high level of energy, as well as showcasing some impressive moves.

If his NFL career somehow doesn’t work out (it will), he could have a potential backup plan as a “Dancing with the Stars” cast member if he keeps this up.

1. Pat Freiermuth

One word: Clean

I don’t think many people expected to see the star tight end this high on the list. Quite frankly, neither did I.

Freiermuth’s combination of rhythm and energy propelled him to the No. 1 spot on our list. Additionally, the confidence he showcased definitely earned him a few extra style points.

Can we please see some of these moves after a touchdown this season?

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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]

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