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Penn State Football’s Lance Dixon Transfers To West Virginia

Lance Dixon is heading down to West Virginia for the next chapter of his college football career.

The former Penn State linebacker announced via Twitter Thursday morning that he is transferring to West Virginia after spending two seasons in Happy Valley.

Dixon entered the transfer portal back in January following his second season with the Nittany Lions. In his first season, the Michigan native redshirted and appeared in just three games, totaling three tackles.

While he wasn’t a full-time starter during the 2020 season, Dixon took on a larger role that included starting one game and totaling 10 tackles, 2.5 for a loss, and one forced fumble.

When Dixon first announced his intention to transfer, 247Sports already had his hometown Michigan Wolverines as the favorite the land the former four-star recruit. However, Dixon has decided to go in a different direction and join the Mountaineers.

Dixon’s departure leaves Penn State with its three starting linebackers from last season — Ellis Brooks, Brandon Smith, and Jesse Luketa. Despite his withdrawal, Brent Pry’s unit still has solid depth thanks to players such as Curtis Jacobs, Max Chizmar, and Charlie Katshir.

Dixon joins a handful of players to leave the Nittany Lions this offseason via the transfer portal, including Will Levis (Kentucky), Antonio Shelton (Florida), and Judge Culpepper (Toledo).

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