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Transfer Portal Roundup: Week 13

Although Penn State sputtered in the last week of college football’s regular season, some former Nittany Lions found success with their new teams.

Once again, let’s take a look around the nation to see how former Penn Staters fared with their current squads.

Will Levis, QB Kentucky

During Kentucky’s 52-21 thrashing of Louisville, Will Levis rushed for four touchdowns and 149 yards. He also passed for 113 yards but couldn’t find a score through the air.

Kentucky has had a very successful season, much of which can be attributed to Levis. His versatility kept the Wildcats ranked for much of the season, so expect to see him play once again in a good bowl game. 

Daniel Joseph, DL NC State

Joseph was outstanding during the Wolfpack’s win over North Carolina. Joseph, the senior from Toronto, made 10 tackles, had 1.5 sacks, and even forced a fumble this past weekend. 

Joseph was terrific for NC State this season. He ends the regular season with 46 total tackles, five sacks, and two forced fumbles. 

Justin Shorter, WR Florida

Shorter caught just two passes in Florida’s 24-21 win over Florida State, but he made ’em count.

The former Penn State wideout hauled in a touchdown to complete a bounce-back season down south. He wraps up the regular season with 496 yards and three scores, and he could add to that soon since the Gators’ sixth win made Florida bowl eligible.

Mac Hippenhammer, WR Miami (OH)

Dual-sport athlete Hippenhammer hauled in seven passes for 90 yards in Miami’s close 48-47 loss to Kent State. He racked up 786 yards and five touchdowns throughout the regular season.

John Petrishen, LB Pitt

What a season for Petrishen! The former Penn State linebacker racked up seven tackles and 1.5 sacks in Pitt’s 31-14 win over Syracuse this weekend.

Petrishen ends his regular season with 59 total tackles, three interceptions, and 4.5 sacks.

Zack Kuntz, TE Old Dominion

Kuntz brought in five passes for just 18 yards in Old Dominion’s high-scoring 56-34 win over Charlotte.

Overall, his season was rather productive. He put together 71 catches for 674 yards and five touchdowns this year.

Antonio Valentino, DL Florida

Valentino made three total tackles in Florida’s 24-21 win over Florida State this weekend.

The former Penn State stud had a good season with the Gators and totaled 23 tackles and one sack. The senior from Columbus, Ohio, transferred to Florida in January and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten honoree for Penn State last year.

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