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Name: *Micah Parsons 
College: Penn State     Number: 11
Height: 6-3   Weight: 246
Position: OLB  Pos2: ILB
Class/Draft Year: Jr/2021

40 Low: 4.32
   40 Time: 4.36
  40 High: 4.44
Projected Round: 1  Stock:    

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6031
Weight: 246

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Dates: 03/25/21
Hand: 11  Arm: 31 1/2
Wingspan: 78 7/8

Height: 6031
Weight: 246
40 Yrd Dash: 4.36
20 Yrd Dash: 2.58
10 Yrd Dash: 1.59
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 19
Vertical Jump: 34
Broad Jump: 10'06"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.40
3-Cone Drill: 6.96

40 Time Range: 4.36-Ran Once/Projected 4.45
 

 



 Data Scout Notes: 2020: 08-06-20 - COVID Safety Concerns Opt-Out/Entering 2021 NFL Draft...PMaxwell/PNagurski/PWCamp1st/PButkus/PLott/PBednarik...2019: LBOYC/1stC...BiletnikoffFinalist...P4thDS/PNagurski/PButkus/PBednarik...AFCA 1st team All-American, AP 1st team All-American, Walter Camp 2nd team All-American, FWAA 2nd team All-American, USA Today 1st team All-American, Sports Illustrated 1st team All-American, Big Ten LB of YR, 1st team All-Big Ten, Media 1st team All-Big Ten w/109 TT, 14 TFL, 5 SCK, 5 PBU, 4 QBH, FR, 4 FF in 12 sts, 13 gms in '19. 247 Sports Freshman All-American, HM All-Big Ten w/83 TT, 5 TFL, 1.5 SCK, 5 QBH, 2 FF in 1 st, 13 gms in '18.

 *Micah Parsons, Penn State, Player News


  The first Nittany Lion has come off the board in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Former Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons was taken by the Dallas Cowboys at No. 12 overall. Parsons is the first former Penn State defensive player to go in the first round since Jared Odrick went No. 28 overall to the Miami Dolphins in the 2010 NFL Draft. The former Nittany Lion opted out of the 2020 season due to precautionary reasons surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. "I decided I needed to make a choice, not for myself - but my son and those dearest to me," he told PennLive about his decision to opt out. "While I felt safe with the health and safety standards as we return to Penn State for workouts, the potential risk to the health and well-being of my son far outweighed my urge to play football this season." Even without the 2020 season on his resume, Parsons had plenty of film for teams to watch. He was dominant in his lone year as a full-time starter in college in 2019 and displayed elite athleticism at Penn State's pro day, running a 4.39 in the 40 yard dash. - Centre Times

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  At Penn State's pro day, linebacker Micah Parsons said he considered himself "one of the most versatile players in this draft." Parsons was talking about his ability to play any of the linebacker spots. But in an interview with the NFL Network's Kim Jones at Thursday's event, he ended up all over the field. Weighing in at 246 pounds, Parsons ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds at the pro day. "I feel like I really helped myself," Parsons said. "I think a lot of people had me like 4.5, 4.6 maybe. But I think I'm the fastest linebacker in this draft, and I really showed people how good I can move. I think a lot of people slept on that. They knew I was fast, but I don't think they knew I was that fast."

That led Jones to share that Penn State coach James Franklin had said Parsons could have been as successful in college at running back as he was at linebacker and been a top NFL Draft prospect as a ball-carrier, too. "You know, that kind of makes me upset," Parsons said, "because I told him to let me play running back. He wouldn't let me play running back. My true position growing up was running back, so you could have looked at me as a Derrick Henry, really..."I got some old clips I can pull up. In high school, I averaged 11 yards a carry, so I always had that nice little elusive stiff arm." - Birmingham News


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  The NFL announced its 2021 pro day schedule on Wednesday afternoon. Penn State will host its pro day on March 25. During the pro day circuit, NFL decision-makers will get the chance to see top draft prospects go through on-field drills and learn their official measurements ahead of the 2021 NFL draft, which will take place from April 29 to May 1 in Cleveland. The seven Nittany Lions that declared for the draft are: linebacker Micah Parsons, defensive end Jayson Oweh, tight end Pat Freiermuth, defensive end Shaka Toney, safety Lamont Wade, offensive lineman Michal Menet and offensive lineman Will Fries. - Centre Times

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  Penn State head football coach James Franklin made it official - Micah Parsons has played his last snap as a Nittany Lion. "We had great conversations with Micah and both his mom and dad," Franklin said during Penn State's virtual media day Wednesday afternoon. "I think there was a legitimate possibility for (him coming back) happening. But as we continued to talk and continued to work with it, the timing of it made it challenging...That won't be happening. We understand the decision and - just like we were on the front end - (are) supportive of the decision."

Franklin's confirmation came just hours before news broke out of Minnesota that star wide receiver Rashod Bateman would be returning to play another season with the Golden Gophers, after initially opting out in August. Parsons originally announced his intent to sit out the season at about the same time as Bateman in August, in a video with PennLive. The Big Ten made its initial decision to postpone the fall season a few days later. "I decided I needed to make a choice, not for myself - but my son and those dearest to me," he told PennLive. "While I felt safe with the health and safety standards as we return to Penn State for workouts, the potential risk to the health and well-being of my son far outweighed my urge to play football this season." - Centre Times


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  Penn State junior linebacker Micah Parsons has elected to forgo the 2020 season to prepare for the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. Parsons was named a Consensus All-American in 2019, the 43rd in program history and the first since Saquon Barkley in 2017. He was voted the Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year in the Big Ten, becoming the first sophomore in Big Ten history to win the award. The Harrisburg native was additionally a finalist for the Butkus Award and a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award. During the 2019 campaign, Parsons finished the season with 10 or more tackles in three straight games and six of the final seven games. He ranked fifth in the Big Ten averaging 8.4 tackles per game, while ranking third in the league and sixth nationally forcing 0.31 fumbles per contest. - Penn State Football

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  If there is a college football season this fall, Penn State could play it without All-American linebacker Micah Parsons. Yahoo Sports reported on Tuesday night that the junior from Harrisburg is expected to opt-out of the 2020 season and declare for the NFL Draft via an announcement on Wednesday. "Penn State had a team meeting Tuesday night, and multiple people close to the program are expecting him to leave barring a last-minute change of heart," Yahoo's Eric Eldholm writes. Multiple media NFL mock drafts list Parsons as a first-round pick, and he was widely expected to declare following the 2020 season.

Health and safety concerns tied to the coronavirus pandemic have apparently sped up that process, though, as the decision, if it comes as expected, will be made before the Lions open camp this coming Friday. A former five-star recruit, Parsons moved from defensive end to linebacker when he arrived in State College and led the Lions in tackles during both 2018 and 2019 seasons, the latter of which marked his first year as a starter. His likely final game was perhaps his best in blue and white, as Parsons finished the team’s Cotton Bowl win over Memphis with 14 tackles (3.5 for loss), two sacks, and two forced fumbles. - Penn Live


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  2020 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: LB Micah Parsons, Penn State,...Parsons was 2019 Big Ten Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year...Became the first sophomore in Big Ten history to win the award...2019 first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media...Named a Consensus All-American by the NCAA...Was a finalist for the Butkus Award and a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award...Appeared in 13 games in 2019, making 12 starts, and finished the season with 10 or more tackles in three-straight games and six of the final seven games. - Penn State Football

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  2020 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: LB Micah Parsons, Penn State,...Has six career forced fumbles, seventh all-time at Penn State...Tallied four forced fumbles in 2019, tied for fifth in a single season for the Nittany Lions...The four forced fumbles were tied for third in the Big Ten and tied for fifth nationally...Earned the 2019 Most Valuable Defensive Player at the team's awards banquet...Was a finalist for the Butkus Award and a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award. - Penn State Football

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  2020 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: LB Micah Parsons, Penn State,...2019 Big Ten Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year...Became the first sophomore in Big Ten history to win the award...2019 first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media...Named a Consensus All-American by the NCAA...Appeared in 13 games in 2019, making 12 starts, and finished the season with 10 or more tackles in three-straight games and six of the final seven games. - Penn State Football

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  2020 BUTKUS AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Micah Parsons, Penn State,...2019 first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media...Named a Consensus All-American by the NCAA...Has six career forced fumbles, seventh all-time at Penn State...Tallied four forced fumbles in 2019, tied for fifth in a single season for the Nittany Lions...The four forced fumbles were tied for third in the Big Ten and tied for fifth nationally...Earned the 2019 Most Valuable Defensive Player at the team's awards banquet. - Penn State Football

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  2020 LOTT IMPACT TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: MICAH PARSONS, Penn State, LB, 6-3, 245, Harrisburg, PA: Big Ten Linebacker of the Year; All-American; 109 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles; Junior. - Lott Impact Trophy

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  2020 PRESEASON BEDNARIK AWARD WATCH LIST: LB Micah Parsons, Penn State,...2019 Big Ten Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year...Became the first sophomore in Big Ten history to win the award...2019 first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media...Appeared in 13 games in 2019, making 12 starts, and finished the season with 10 or more tackles in three-straight games and six of the final seven games...Was a finalist for the Butkus Award and a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award. - Penn State Football

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  The Butkus Award honoring the nation's best linebackers kicked off its 36th annual selection process today by announcing its collegiate and high school preseason watch lists. Each watch list contains 51 linebackers, mirroring the legendary "51" pro jersey associated with the Award's namesake Dick Butkus, who was recognized by NFL Films as the best defensive player in football history.

The Collegiate Butkus Award watch list includes candidates from 44 universities, including 2019 finalist Micah Parsons of Penn State and 2018 finalist Dylan Moses of Alabama who won the 2016 high school Butkus Award. The High School Butkus Award watch list includes candidates from 47 secondary schools across 21 states, with Florida (7), Georgia (5) and North Carolina (5) fielding the most candidates. - The Butkus Award


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  The Maxwell Football Club today announced its watch list for the 26thannual Chuck Bednarik Award presented annually to the outstanding defensive player in college football. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995 and is named in honor of Chuck Bednarik a former standout at the University of Pennsylvania and with the Philadelphia Eagles. Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of '69 and the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of '67.

The Bednarik Award watch list will once again incorporate a broad spectrum of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs and conferences from coast to coast, and will feature fresh faces, as 2019 winner Chase Young (Ohio State) and finalists Derrick Brown (Auburn) and Isaiah Simmons (Clemson) have all moved on to the NFL. The list features 3 returning semifinalists from 2019 including Derek Stingley (LSU), Micah Parsons (Penn State) and Marvin Wilson (Florida State). LSU, Pittsburgh and USC lead the way with 3 candidates each and 17 other schools boast 2 candidates. - The Maxwell Football Club


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  The hype train for Penn State football's Micah Parsons is rolling full steam ahead with just over two months until the scheduled start of the college football season. Parsons has been ranked as a top-five 2021 NFL prospect, named a preseason All-American and been deemed the top linebacker in college football. The junior linebacker is set to dominate the 2020 season and lead a fresh group of linebackers who could be the cornerstone of the Nittany Lion defense. Parsons went from the unit's youngest starter to its oldest the moment former Nittany Lions Cam Brown and Jan Johnson exhausted their eligibility at the conclusion of the 2019 Cotton Bowl. His transition to the group's leader couldn't come at a worse time - amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With spring ball canceled and players sent home, he was unable to see his fellow position mates or help make sure they're in shape during the offseason. Nonetheless, he's excited to get the chance to be the leader moving forward.

"(The circumstances) make everything so much harder," Parsons said on a conference call with the media Monday afternoon. "You don't know who's really paying attention, you don't know who's really working out as hard as they possibly can. You don't know any of those things. It's hard to really monitor, but we get this chance to come back and get in the flow of things during these voluntary workouts. We're just going to go from there...We're going to control the things that we can control now and we're going to get better from it." - Centre Times


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  Penn State announced an in-person return to campus Sunday evening for classes beginning Aug. 24. While it's not yet known exactly how that will affect the football season, having students on campus is an indication that the Nittany Lions could be playing in front of fans, in some form or fashion, when the season kicks off Sept. 5 in Beaver Stadium. The students' return has star linebacker Micah Parsons excited for what it could mean. The junior is hopeful the return means that some sense of normalcy will also return in time for football. "Hearing that we're coming back, that's a relief," he said in a teleconference with the media Monday afternoon. "You want to play in front of fans and you want to do those type of things and you want to have that type of environment."

While he wants to play in front of fans, and hopes that opportunity is afforded to he and his teammates starting in September, Parsons knows there are still steps that must be taken for the college football world to find normalcy again. "Hearing that news is a relief," he said. "I hope that things can go back to normal and we're just taking the next step forward to going back to normal. No one likes this pandemic. We're going to keep moving in the right direction. Hopefully, by the time the season comes, Beaver Stadium is going to be full and packed." - Centre Times


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  Penn State will begin bringing some students back to campus Monday, including 75 football players. Voluntary workouts for football players who have been medically cleared can begin on June 15. The school said players have been prescribed quarantines in preparation for their return. All players will be tested for COVID-19. Players will be limited to groups of 20 for their workouts and will be supervised by performance enhancement and sports medicine staffs. A date for the return of the rest of the team will be set later. - AP College Football

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  If Parsons stays healthy and focused and plays the 2020 season (all bets are off if football gets pushed back to the winter of 2021), I think he is the conversation for a Top 10 finish in the Heisman Trophy race. Because of his speed, athleticism and power, Parsons is a top-five pick in the NFL draft, or at least he should be. Really, the only comparison for him at Penn State is LaVar Arrington. I think athletically he is on the same level as Arrington and I think he is a more productive football player. - Harrisburg Patriot-News

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  The Big Ten Conference has once again extended its suspension of organized team activities through June 1, as announced Monday. Sports events and practices have been canceled for nearly two months during the coronavirus pandemic. The conference initially had activities potentially resuming April 6 and then again Monday. A moratorium on all on- and off-campus recruiting also continues. Should the Big Ten uphold that June 1 date, Gophers football could be looking at the possibility of trying to fit in a truncated "spring practice" in June before training camp in August and the season in September. - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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  Penn State special teams coordinator Joe Lorig wasn't trying to trick anyone when the Nittany Lions released their depth chart Saturday. The Nittany Lions listed Micah Parsons atop the group of kick returners when they initially released the spring depth chart over the weekend. The program then sent out and updated version later Saturday afternoon with two return positions listed and Parsons as the starter at the "off" returner spot. Lorig said that was simply the result of a miscommunication. "I think it was a little bit of us not all being in the same room and we went through it because I saw it differently," Lorig said on a conference call with the media Tuesday morning. "I saw the first two guys listed as the two returners that would be on the field."

Parsons had the ball in his hands as a returner in his high school career and has pined for those opportunities at Penn State. He's taken to social media to make his plea for return chances, but may not need to go to those lengths to get them. He could receive those chances based on his own merit, and based on where the opponents kick the ball. "Well, who's gonna be the returner?" Lorig said. "Well it depends on which way they kick the ball? I don't know which way each team is gonna kick the ball." For now, he'll have to keep pleading on social media and impressing Lorig in whatever way he can. - Centre Times


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  Penn State football coach James Franklin is guaranteed at least $38.2 million over the length of a new six-year contract that runs through 2025. The contract was agreed to by Franklin and approved by Penn State's Board of Trustees in December. Terms of the agreement were announced Wednesday. The 48-year-old Franklin will earn $5.4 million next year, plus a retention bonus of $300,000 if he is still coach on Dec. 31. His salary rises every season, topping out at $6.5 million, with a $500,000 retention bonus in 2025. Franklin also is guaranteed a $1 million annual loan toward life insurance. Franklin is 56-23 in six seasons at Penn State, including 34-18 in the Big Ten. The Nittany Lions have gone 11-2 with a New Year's Six Bowl victory in three of the last four seasons. If Franklin leaves Penn State for an NFL or college job during 2020, he would owe the university $5 million. His buyout drops by $1 million each year. - AP College Football

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  Penn State's James Franklin has agreed to the terms of a new six-year contract to remain as the head football coach of the Nittany Lions through 2025. The terms were approved by the Compensation Committee of Penn State's Board of Trustees today. "It's not often a coach gets an opportunity to move back to their home state and coach the team they grew up watching," Franklin said. "It's even more rare that it's a school as rich in history and tradition as Penn State. It's been an honor and privilege to be the head coach of the Penn State Football program for the last six years. "It's gratifying to work at a university where the administration cares as much about what happens in the classroom and community as it does about wins and losses. I love Penn State, our players and our dedicated coaches and staff. I'm proud to continue this journey with them and grateful that President Barron, Sandy Barbour and the Board of Trustees share my vision for continuing our pursuit of excellence." - Penn State Football

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  2019 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (COACHES): LB Micah Parsons, Penn State,...Big Ten Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year...Is the third Nittany Lion to earn Big Ten Linebacker of the Year, joining Michael Mauti (2012) and Mike Hull (2014)...Is the first sophomore to win Big Ten Linebacker of the Year...First-team all-conference selection by the coaches and media...Earns second All-Big Ten honor of his career with an appearance on the coaches' and media's honorable mention team in 2018...Is the first Nittany Lion linebacker to earn All-Big Ten first team accolades since Mike Hull in 2014...Ranks No. 70 in FBS and No. 8 in the Big Ten in tackles per game (7.9)...Leads the team with 95 tackles...Ranks second on the team with 11.0 tackles for loss. - Penn State Football

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  2019 BIG TEN BUTKUS-FITZGERALD LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR (COACHES/MEDIA): Micah Parsons, Penn State,...Is the third Nittany Lion to earn Big Ten Linebacker of the Year, joining Michael Mauti (2012) and Mike Hull (2014)...Is the first sophomore to win Big Ten Linebacker of the Year...First-team all-conference selection by the coaches and media...Earns second All-Big Ten honor of his career with an appearance on the coaches' and media's honorable mention team in 2018...Is the first Nittany Lion linebacker to earn All-Big Ten first team accolades since Mike Hull in 2014...Ranks No. 70 in FBS and No. 8 in the Big Ten in tackles per game (7.9)...Leads the team with 95 tackles...Ranks second on the team with 11.0 tackles for loss...Is the seventh Nittany Lion to have 95 tackles and 10 tackles for loss in a season...Named a finalist for the Butkus Award. - Penn State Football

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  The Wolverines did a solid job against Penn State's high-pressure defense gashing the Nittany Lions for a season-high 417 yards. They had all the momentum in the final quarter and had the look they wanted on the fourth down play that turned out to be the difference. The Nittany Lions averaged 7.0 yards per play in the first half, but just 1.9 in the second until Hamler's 53-yard touchdown catch. Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons was everywhere in this game, battling through double and triple teams to lead the team with 14 tackles. - Penn State/AP College Football

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  Penn State LB Micah Parsons was ejected for targeting after he ran over Jackson in the pocket midway through the first quarter. Maryland DB Deon Jones was called for targeting on a second-quarter tackle of Justin Shorter and ejected. - AP College Football

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  2019 PRESEASON PHIL STEELE/DRAFT SCOUT FBS P5 FOURTH TEAM ALL-AMERICAN: Micah Parsons, Penn State, Soph.,...Parsons finished the 2018 season leading the Nittany Lions with 83 tackles, becoming the first freshman (true or redshirt) in Penn State history to lead the team in tackles in a season. - Penn State Football

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  It has been 19 years since Penn State had a linebacker selected in the first round of the NFL draft. Parsons has all the attributes to end that drought. "He's a generational player," said LaVar Arrington, the last Penn State linebacker to be a first-rounder. Parsons is still waiting for that first home start, though. Despite being the first player to lead the team in tackles as a freshman, Parsons had a lot to learn.

It was not enough to practice hard. He needed to focus when he was not participating. Parsons could make plays because of his freaky athleticism, but after playing defensive end in high school he was taking introductory courses at linebacker. Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry said Parsons was at the 100-level last year and is now working on 200. Parsons disagrees. "Oh, yeah, I'm definitely 200-level. I would say I'm pushing 300-level. I'm probably 300-level, to be honest with you," Parsons said. - Washington Post/AP College Football


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  2019 PRESEASON BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY WATCH LIST: LB Micah Parsons, Penn State,...Parsons was chosen as Freshman All-American by The Athletic, 247Sports and ESPN to go along with his honorable-mention All-Big Ten laurels. He finished the season, leading the Nittany Lions with 83 tackles, becoming the first freshman (true or redshirt) in Penn State history to lead the team in tackles in a season. - Penn State Football

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  2019 PRESEASON BUTKUS AWARD WATCH LIST: Micah Parsons, Penn State,...Parsons was chosen as Freshman All-American by The Athletic, 247Sports and ESPN to go along with his honorable-mention All-Big Ten laurels. He finished the season, leading the Nittany Lions with 83 tackles, becoming the first freshman (true or redshirt) in Penn State history to lead the team in tackles in a season. Parsons had seven games with seven or more tackles and 10 contests with five or more tackles. In Penn State's Citrus Bowl game against Kentucky, he posted a career-high 14 tackles, which ranks No. 13 in Penn State bowl history. - Penn State Football

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  2019 PRESEASON BEDNARIK AWARD CANDIDATE: LB Micah Parsons, Penn State,...Parsons was chosen as Freshman All-American by The Athletic, 247Sports and ESPN to go along with his honorable-mention All-Big Ten laurels. He finished the season, leading the Nittany Lions with 83 tackles, becoming the first freshman (true or redshirt) in Penn State history to lead the team in tackles in a season. Parsons had seven games with seven or more tackles and 10 contests with five or more tackles. In Penn State's Citrus Bowl game against Kentucky, he posted a career-high 14 tackles, which ranks No. 13 in Penn State bowl history. - Penn State Football

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