Penn State Running Back Keyvone Lee Transfers To Mississippi State

Another Penn State football player is out the door, folks.

Running back Keyvone Lee has transferred to Mississippi State, Mississippi State’s Senior Associate Athletic Director Brandon Langlois confirmed to Onward State Tuesday.

Lee joins the Bulldogs with two years of eligibility remaining.

When he arrived at Penn State, Lee was an important commitment. He was a four-star running back that selected Penn State over the likes of Florida State, Alabama, and others. Still, he struggled to break into the squad throughout his time in Happy Valley.

Lee’s first season at Penn State was promising. He made three starts in nine appearances as a freshman, leading the team in rushing yards with 438, while also recording four rushing touchdowns. The next season was a slight improvement as Lee carried for 530 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore.

However, with the appearances of Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen on campus in 2022, Lee saw his playing time rapidly diminish. While the duo tore up defenses from the backfield as true freshmen, Lee totaled less than 100 rushing yards throughout the whole season. When Penn State traveled to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl, Lee didn’t make an appearance on the field.

Lee’s move to Mississippi State became apparent before he announced his transfer. While Penn State hosted recruits at its Blue-White Game on April 15, Lee was taking an official visit to the Bulldogs.

Lee is one of several Penn State football players to transfer away from the program. Most notably, Marquis Wilson announced his move to Purdue, while Storm Duck transferred to Louisville after arriving at Penn State for spring practice a few months earlier. Lee’s decision to transfer to Mississippi State comes after he entered the transfer portal in January.

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Joe is a junior journalism major at Penn State and Onward State's managing editor. He covers Penn State football, among other Penn State sports. He also listens to Mac Miller more than you. If you want to find him, Joe's usually watching soccer with his shirt off or at the gym with his shirt on. For dumb stuff, follow him on Twitter (iamjoelister). For serious stuff, email him ([email protected]).

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