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Penn State Football’s Eric Wilson Signs With Seahawks

Former Penn State football offensive lineman Eric Wilson has found a new home in the NFL.

The Seattle Seahawks announced Wednesday that they signed Wilson ahead of their first training camp practice. Wilson originally signed with the Saints as an undrafted free agent before being waived by the team back in May.

Wilson started 12 games at guard for the Nittany Lions in his only season in Happy Valley in 2021. Despite the struggles up front for Penn State, Wilson proved to be a powerful force for the unit.

The 6”4″, 307-pounder’s strength was on full display at Penn State’s Pro Day when he paced the group of participating players with 29 reps on the bench press. For comparison’s sake, his 29 reps would’ve been the fifth-most among all participants at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Before his lone season at Penn State, Wilson played three seasons at Harvard. The Minnesota native played 22 games for the Crimson and earned second-team All-Ivy League honors after the 2019 season.

Now, Wilson will try to make a good impression during training camp with the hopes of sticking on Seattle’s roster for the 2022 season. Fellow Nittany Lion John Reid, who played for Penn State from 2015 to 2019, plays for the Seahawks, too.

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