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 Draft Scout College Football Player News: Penn State
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  01/03/22 - *Brandon SmithJr/2022, Penn State, 6-2, 241 (DS#3 OLB) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN THIRD TEAM (COACHES): LB Brandon Smith, Penn State,...Smith, who was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award, was named an All-Big Ten third team honoree by the coaches...He is second on the team in tackles (81) and tackles for loss (9), and is tied for third in pass breakups (5)...Following the Auburn win, Smith was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after recording a career-high 10 tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup...Smith had a team-high nine tackles and a season-high 2.5 tackles for loss at Maryland. - Penn State Football

(DS#3 OLB) Jr/2022 OLB *Brandon SmithPenn State
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  01/03/22 - Joey Porter Jr.rSo/2024, Penn State, 6-2, 192 (DS#2 CB) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN THIRD TEAM (COACHES): DB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State,...Porter a made six tackles against Wisconsin and made a key pass breakup on third down before an interception by S Jaquan Brisker...Porter made six stops (4 solo), had a pass breakup and recorded his first career forced fumble in the fourth quarter against Auburn...Two weeks later, he grabbed his first career interception against Indiana. - Penn State Football

(DS#2 CB) rSo/2024 CB Joey Porter Jr.Penn State
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  01/03/22 - JiAyir BrownrSr/2023, Penn State, 5-11, 205 (DS#3 FS) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN THIRD TEAM (COACHES): DB Ji'Ayir Brown, Penn State,...Brown leads the Nittany Lion secondary with four interceptions (T-3rd in the Big Ten, T-11th nationally) this season are the most by a PSU player since Amani Oruwariye had four in 2017...The senior has a hand in six takeaways this season (four interceptions, two fumble recoveries)...He is the first Nittany Lion with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries in a season since current assistant recruiting coordinator Alan Zemaitis in 2005 (six interceptions, two fumble recoveries)...Brown made his first start against Wisconsin and tallied his first interception as a Nittany Lion as time expired to secure the road win over the Badgers. - Penn State Football

(DS#3 FS) rSr/2023 FS JiAyir BrownPenn State
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  01/03/22 - Jesse LuketaSr/2022, Penn State, 6-2, 247 (DS#17 OLB) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Jesse Luketa,...Luketa, who made the switch from linebacker to defensive end in the offseason, has appeared in 46 career games at Penn State, making 17 starts...An All-Big Ten third team honoree and upcoming Reese's Senior Bowl attendee, he is third on the team with 7.5 tackles for loss and has five quarterback hurries...Luketa tallied a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss at Iowa and added 1.5 for loss at Michigan State. - Penn State Football

(DS#17 OLB) Sr/2022 OLB Jesse LuketaPenn State
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  2021 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Tariq Castro-Fields,...A three-time All-Big Ten honoree, Castro-Fields leads the cornerbacks room. He has 138 tackles, three interceptions and 22 pass breakups in his Penn State career...The senior had a key pass breakup that resulted in an interception by S Ji'Ayir Brown against Villanova...Castro-Fields added a season-high two pass breakups against Indiana. - Penn State Football

(DS#15 CB) rSr/2022 CB Tariq Castro-FieldsPenn State
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  01/03/22 - Rasheed WalkerrJr/2022, Penn State, 6-5, 325 (DS#9 OT) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Rasheed Walker,...Walker, who was on the preseason Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Watch Lists, leads the returnees with 32 starts, all at left tackle...Penn State did not allow a sack against Auburn on 33 pass attempts and against Indiana on 34 pass attempts...The Penn State offensive line helped the Nittany Lions to rush for 240 yards and two touchdowns against Ball State. - Penn State Football

(DS#9 OT) rJr/2022 OT Rasheed WalkerPenn State
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  01/03/22 - Juice ScruggsrJr/2023, Penn State, 6-2, 307 (DS#4 C) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Juice Scruggs,...Scruggs has played in 20 with 12 starts...Penn State did not allow a sack against Auburn on 33 pass attempts and against Indiana on 34 pass attempts...The Penn State offensive line helped the Nittany Lions to rush for 240 yards and two touchdowns against Ball State. - Penn State Football

(DS#4 C) rJr/2023 C Juice ScruggsPenn State
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  01/03/22 - Sean CliffordrSr/2023, Penn State, 6-1, 219 (DS#13 QB) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Sean Clifford,...Clifford is in his third season as Penn State's starting signal caller, having played in 36 career games, making 31 starts...The quarterback is a finalist for the NFF's William V. Campbell Trophy, awarded to the nation's top football scholar athlete and is a member of the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Class....Clifford, who was named to the Allstate Good Works Team, is currently a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, owns a 3.45 cumulative GPA, graduated with a degree in public relations in December 2020 and is pursuing a second degree in journalism...The Cincinnati native was a semifinalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, one of 25 quarterbacks considered for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and one of 40 candidates for the Davey O'Brien Award...A 2021 honorable mention All-Big Ten honoree, he also began the season on the watch lists for the Manning Award and Reese's Senior Bowl. - Penn State Football

(DS#13 QB) rSr/2023 QB Sean CliffordPenn State
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  01/03/22 - Jahan DotsonSr/2022, Penn State, 5-11, 184 (DS#6 WR) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN THIRD TEAM (COACHES): Return Specialist Jahan Dotson, Penn State,...The senior owns six career receiving touchdowns of 60 or more yards (86 at Maryland, 2021; 75 and 70 vs. Illinois 2020; 68 vs. Iowa 2020; 60 at Indiana 2020; 72 vs. Purdue, 2019) and 10 receiving touchdown of 40+ yards...Dotson's 15.12 yards per reception in his career are third among current Power Five receivers (minimum 170 catches) and sixth among FBS receivers. - Penn State Football

(DS#6 WR) Sr/2022 WR Jahan DotsonPenn State
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  01/02/22 - Jahan DotsonSr/2022, Penn State, 5-11, 184 (DS#6 WR) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR Jahan Dotson, Penn State,...Dotson, a current semifinalist Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, was also a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award and on the watch lists for the Maxwell and Paul Hornung Awards...He is the only wide receiver who is a semifinalist for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award...Dotson is the only Power Five receiver and one of two FBS receivers with at least 90 receptions, 1,180 yards and 12 touchdowns in their first 12 games of the season, joining Western Kentucky's Jerreth Sterns (127, He is the first Big Ten player since Braylon Edwards (Michigan, 2004) to have at least 90 receptions, 1,180 yards and 12 touchdowns in their first 12 games of the season...Dotson ranks second in the Big Ten in 2021 in receptions (91, 7th nationally), is tied for second in receiving scores (12, T-5th), and is third in receiving yards (1,182, 13th)...The 91 grabs are currently the second-most in a season at Penn State, trailing Allen Robinson (97, 2013) by six, while his 1,182 yards and 101touchdown receptions are second. - Penn State Football

(DS#6 WR) Sr/2022 WR Jahan DotsonPenn State
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  01/02/22 - Arnold EbiketierSr/2022, Penn State, 6-3, 256 (DS#10 DE) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DL Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State,...Ebiketie, a final watch lister for the Ted Hendricks Award, joined the Nittany Lions after a four-year stint at Temple (2017-20)...At the conclusion of the regular season, 14.5 of Ebiketie's Big Ten-leading 17.0 tackles for loss and 8.5 of his 9.5 sacks (3rd in the Big Ten) have come against Big Ten opponents (nine games)...The Silver Spring, Md. Native, who has at least one tackle for loss in eight-straight games, ranks fourth among Power Five players in tackles for loss and ninth in sacks...He is second among Power Five defensive linemen in tackles for loss and tackles and tied for seventh in sacks. - Penn State Football

(DS#10 DE) rSr/2022 DE Arnold EbiketiePenn State
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  01/02/22 - Ellis BrooksrSr/2022, Penn State, 6-0, 241 (DS#17 ILB) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (COACHES): LB Ellis Brooks, Penn State,...Brooks, a redshirt senior and veteran in the group, has appeared in 40 career games, making 20 starts...Brooks owns 100 tackles (53 solo) this season, becoming the 23rd different linebacker in Penn State history to reach the 100-tackle mark in a season...Brooks' 100 tackles (5th in the Big Ten, T-15th among Power Five players) are the most by a Penn State player through the first 12 games of a season since Mike Hull in 2014 (132). - Penn State Football

(DS#17 ILB) rSr/2022 ILB Ellis BrooksPenn State
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  01/02/22 - Jordan StoutrSr/2022, Penn State, 6-3, 209 (DS#7 P) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): Punter Jordan Stout, Penn State,...Stout, who has 28 career punts of 50+ yards, has averaged at least 50.0 yards per punt in five games this season and 25 of his 62 punts this season have been 50 or more yards...Stout has landed 34 punts inside the 20, including a career-high six against Illinois and Rutgers, 18 inside the 10 and six inside the 5. - Penn State Football

(DS#7 P) rSr/2022 P Jordan StoutPenn State
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  01/02/22 - Jaquan BriskerrSr/2022, Penn State, 6-1, 200 (DS#2 SS) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB Jaquan Brisker, Penn State,...Brisker, a midseason All-American first team honoree by the Associated Press, ESPN and The Athletic (first team), was tabbed a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe and Bednarik Awards...The captain, who has accepted an invitation to the Reese's Senior Bowl, has at least a half tackle for loss in eight of 12 games this season...Brisker's 5.5 tackles for loss this season are tied for second among Big Ten defensive backs...Since 2000, Brisker is just one of three Penn State defensive backs to record at least 5.5 tackles for loss in a season...Against Wisconsin, two Lackawanna College alums played a big role. Brisker and senior S Ji'Ayir Brown each recorded interceptions in the closing minutes to seal the victory. - Penn State Football

(DS#2 SS) rSr/2022 SS Jaquan BriskerPenn State
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  01/02/22 - PJ MustipherrSr/2023, Penn State, 6-3, 326 (DS#26 DT) + More +

  2021 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DL PJ Mustipher, Penn State,...Mustipher, a senior and team captain, anchors the Nittany Lion defensive line room, having appeared in 40 career games and making 16 starts. In his Penn State career, Mustipher owns 107 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and three sacks...Despite suffering a season-ending injury at Iowa on Oct. 9, Mustipher was named a 2021 All-Big Ten second team selection by the coaches...Mustipher was a 2021 semifinalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award, a quarterfinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy and was on the Reese's Senior Bowl watch list. - Penn State Football

(DS#26 DT) rSr/2023 DT PJ MustipherPenn State
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