Penn State Special Teamer Jordan Stout Declares For 2022 NFL Draft

Penn State football kicker/punter Jordan Stout won’t use his extra year of eligibility in Happy Valley.

The star special teamer announced Tuesday afternoon he’ll declare for the the 2022 NFL Draft.

“I really can’t find the right words to express how incredible my time in State College has been and how honored I am to have played at such an incredible place,” Stout wrote. “From an early age I always dreamed of playing sports on the big stage. Little did I know I would be playing on one of the biggest stages in all of sports.”

Stout arrived in Happy Valley after playing one season at Virginia Tech. He started his role as Penn State’s long-range field goal kicker through his first two seasons as a Nittany Lion, and nailed three kicks worth more than 50 yards. Most notably, the Cedar Bluff, Va. native rocked a program-record 57-yard field goal in the 2019 victory over Pitt.

This past season, Stout became Penn State’s Mr. Everything on special teams. The redshirt senior handled kick off, punting, and nearly all of the field goal duties en route to securing four Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors. He went 16-of-23 on his field goals this fall and averaged 46 yards on his punts, including 25 boots worth more than 50 yards. Stout also pinned opponents inside their own 20-yard lines on 34 occasions.

According to NFL Mock Draft Database, Stout is currently projected by some to be a late-round pick this April.

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Will Pegler

Will is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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