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Penn State Football Safety Keaton Ellis Declares For 2024 NFL Draft

Penn State football safety Keaton Ellis has declared for the NFL Draft, he announced on social media.

“The last five years will go down as the most memorable years of my life,” Ellis said in a statement. “I am so grateful for my parents, my entire family, and the Happy Valley community for all the support they have given me, both at State High and Penn State University.

Ellis played for the Nittany Lions for five seasons. He quickly saw significant playing time, appearing in all 13 games in the 2019 season. After only appearing in six games during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, Ellis only missed four games the rest of his college career. Ellis made 86 total tackles, 14 pass breakups, four forced fumbles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions, and a fumble recovery.

Prior to college, Ellis played high school football at State College Area High School. He comes from a deep Penn State background as his father, Bruce, played under Joe Paterno from 1973 to 1976.

Along with Ellis, Trey PottsAlex FelkinsKalen KingAdisa IsaacChop RobinsonTheo JohnsonCurtis JacobsCaedan WallaceDaequan Hardy, and Olu Fashanu have also declared for the 2024 NFL Draft.

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