PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Offensive Lineman Hunter Nourzad Joins Penn State As Graduate Transfer

Penn State football strengthened its offensive line when lineman Hunter Nourzad announced he’s coming to James Franklin’s program as a graduate transfer.

Nourzad comes to Happy Valley with two years of eligibility remaining, since the Ivy League canceled its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. He’s leaving Cornell, where he played two seasons.

The Georgia native started 20 consecutive games at right tackle and was a second-team AFCS All-American in 2021, becoming Cornell’s first All-American in 16 years. During the 2021 season, Nourzad anchored Cornell’s offensive line when it was perhaps the best in the Ivy League and ranked fifth nationally with 0.9 sacks allowed per game. The line also produced 121 rushing yards per game.

Nourzad was one of the most sought-after linemen in the transfer portal, receiving offers from Illinois, Iowa, Auburn, and Virginia Tech. He is scheduled to graduate Cornell in May.

The three-star lineman is Penn State’s second major pickup from the transfer portal, as former Western Kentucky wide receiver Mitchell Tinsley announced his commitment to the Nittany Lions in December. This is also the second consecutive season where James Franklin picked up an offensive lineman from the transfer portal, with former Harvard guard Eric Wilson starting 11 games for the Nittany Lions during the 2021 season.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Frankie Marzano

Frankie is a senior accounting and economics major from Long Island, NY. You can probably recognize him as the typical Italian-American with slicked back black hair. He is an avid fan of the New York Rangers and Mets, along with every Penn State Athletics team. Follow him on Twitter @frankiemarzano for obnoxious amounts of Rangers and Penn State content or email him at [email protected]

State College Links
Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
157kFollowers
54.9kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
Other posts by Frankie

Penn State Thrilled To Welcome USC & UCLA To Big Ten

“USC and UCLA are both synonymous with academic and athletics success and will be tremendous additions to our conference.”

Amendment Requiring Penn State To Report Location Of Joe Paterno Statue Fails 38-162

Three-Star Defensive Lineman Tyriq Blanding Commits To Penn State Football

The Story Of Julia Cipparulo & Her Motives For Allegedly Vandalizing Penn State

“That broken ear is a permanent reminder of the dark side of Penn State University, the lives lost, and a warning. A warning that the deaths will continue unless massive change is enacted.”

The Story Of Julia Cipparulo & Her Motives For Allegedly Vandalizing Penn State

“That broken ear is a permanent reminder of the dark side of Penn State University, the lives lost, and a warning. A warning that the deaths will continue unless massive change is enacted.”

Penn State Alum Charged For Campus Vandalism

In a statement sent to Onward State, Julia Cipparulo claimed to have vandalized several Penn State campus landmarks, including the Lion Shrine, on May 8.

Penn State Football Announces New Jersey Numbers For 2022 Season

Nittany Lions old and new have received new jersey numbers ahead of the 2022 season.

 
Send this to a friend