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Transfer Portal Roundup: Week 12

The Nittany Lions returned to the win column with a 28-0 victory over Rutgers this weekend. Penn State’s future showed some promise as well, with the emergence of true freshman quarterback Christian Veilleux.

Sometimes, new faces bring success. This week, former Penn Staters offered other teams that same success elsewhere in college football.

Will Levis, QB Kentucky

After some disappointing weeks for Kentucky football, starting quarterback Will Levis helped restore some faith in the squad during the team’s 56-16 roll over New Mexico State. He did not finish the game, though, as the coaching staff opted to protect the health of their starters once the game appeared out of reach.

The former dual-threat Nittany Lion went 21-for-31 en route to compiling 419 passing yards and four touchdowns. Though, it was not immaculate, as Levis picked up just 11 yards on the ground and threw an interception.

Antonio Valentino, DL Florida

In what was easily his most productive showing of the season, former Nittany Lion defensive lineman Antonio Valentino recorded five tackles in Florida’s 24-23 overtime loss to Missouri. This game marked the first of the season in which Valentino secured a sack for his team.

Zack Kuntz, TE Old Dominion

As has been typical all season, Old Dominion tight end Zack Kuntz was a major offensive contributor this week. Reeling in eight receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown, Kuntz was a key factor in ODU’s 24-17 win against Middle Tennessee.

The sophomore now has 66 catches, 656 yards, and five receiving touchdowns on the season, as the Monarchs’ most productive receiver. Kuntz has the most receptions and receiving touchdowns on the team, as well as the second-most receiving yards.

John Petrishen, LB Pittsburgh

Putting a quieter performance than usual, Pittsburgh linebacker John Petrishen recorded just four tackles. However, the individual performance will likely be overshadowed by Pitt’s 48-38 win over conference rival Virginia and its berth in the ACC Championship game.

Justin Shorter, WR Florida

Justin Shorter’s disappointing collegiate career continued again against Missouri. Penn State’s former five-star recruit brought in just two catches for 22 yards this week.

Daniel Joseph, DL North Carolina State

Defensive lineman Daniel Joseph was one of many troublemakers in NC State’s defensive clinic against Syracuse. The grad transfer out of Penn State recorded four tackles and his third sack of the season, as the Wolfpack triumphed 41-17.

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