Found August 16, 2012 on Nittany Lions Den:
Former wide receiver Justin Brown confirmed he will continue to work to earn his degree from Penn State despite now playing football for Oklahoma. Former kicker Anthony Fera, who transferred to Texas, also will be working to complete his Penn state degree. Both players have said that the ability to finish their education through Penn State was important to them despite now playing football elsewhere. "Just being there for years and putting in a lot of work on and off the field and in the community - no disrespect to Oklahoma, I'm sure that this is a great university - but I just felt like it meant a lot to get that Penn State degree,'' Brown said. "If a lot of courses weren't going to transfer, then I wouldn't be at OU,'' he said. ''I was going to get my degree regardless. Everything worked out. Everything fell in place.'' As you know by now, the NCAA granted any Penn State player a penalty-free transfer if they chose to move t...
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