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Former Penn State Receiver Justin Shorter Drafted No. 150 Overall By Buffalo Bills

Former five-star wide receiver Justin Shorter will be joining the Buffalo Bills after being drafted with the No. 150 overall pick in the fifth round of the NFL draft Sunday.

Shorter is just the second five-star wide receiver to be recruited by Penn State and then drafted to the NFL, the other being Derrick Williams.

The wide receiver arrived at Penn State back in 2018. During his two seasons donning the blue and white, the wide receiver caught 15 balls for 157 yards, and ultimately never found the end zone.

Following the 2019 regular season, Shorter announced his entrance into the transfer portal, and a few weeks after Penn State’s Cotton Bowl win over Memphis, the wide receiver announced his move to the University of Florida.

At Florida, Shorter became an immediate starter for the Gators. His best season came in 2021 when he hauled in 41 catches for 550 yards and three touchdowns. During his three years with the Gators, he recorded 1,395 yards and eight touchdowns on 95 receptions.

Shorter will join fellow Nittany Lions Ryan Bates, DaQuan Jones, and Connor McGovern in Buffalo. He will play under offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey.

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Matt Brown

Matt is a senior majoring in broadcast journalism and minoring in sports studies from Bensalem, Pa. Matt is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and an overall sports fan in general. When not watching sports, you'll find him watching reruns of Community or The Office. To reach him, follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @matt_brown63, or email him at [email protected].

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