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Penn State Football Defensive Lineman Joseph Appiah Darkwa Transfers To Temple

Former Penn State football defensive lineman Joseph Appiah Darkwa is heading to the Philadelphia area.

He announced Thursday afternoon via Twitter that he’s transferring to Temple after three seasons with the Nittany Lions.

Appiah Darkwa came to Happy Valley as a three-star recruit from Germany back in 2019. During his recruitment process, the No. 1 player from Germany chose the Nittany Lions over Rutgers, Indiana, and UCLA, among others.

Despite spending three seasons with James Franklin’s program, Appiah Darkwa never saw the field during his time at Penn State. However, he earned the coaching staff’s Developmental Squad Defensive Player of the Week honor twice during his tenure, and he was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2021.

With Appiah Darkwa’s transfer, it marks the second consecutive offseason a defensive lineman has flipped between the two teams. Last year, former Temple defensive end Arnold Ebiketie transferred to Penn State.

Appiah Darkwa entered the portal on January 10 and joined a handful of Penn State football players looking for a new home. He’s the first to officially transfer since Noah Cain announced his decision to join LSU on January 13.

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