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Former Penn State Football Wide Receiver TJ Jones Transfers To UAB

Former Penn State football wide receiver TJ Jones is heading down south to Birmingham, Alabama.

The former three-star recruit announced Monday he’s transferring to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he’ll play for Bill Clark’s Blazers.

The Lake City, Florida native arrived in Happy Valley in 2019, redshirting his true freshman season and only appearing in the Purdue game. He appeared in seven games during Penn State’s 2020 campaign but did not register a reception.

Jones was listed as a third-string receiver behind KeAndre Lambert-Smith and Daniel George on the Nittany Lions’ final 2020 depth chart.

With Jones’ departure, Penn State still has plenty of pass-catching depth. Jahan Dotson certified himself as a bonafide star during the 2020 season and was backed up by impressive performances from true freshmen Parker Washington and Lambert-Smith.

Returning veterans like Cam Sullivan-Brown and Daniel George will help bolster the depth chart while other freshmen like Jaden Dottin, Lonnie White Jr., and Liam Clifford will aim to make an impact as well.

Jones is joining a UAB team that finished with a 6-3 record during the 2020 season, earning it a first-place finish in the West Division of Conference USA. Just like Penn State, the Blazers did not play in a bowl game last year.

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