NFL Draft Recap: Where Every Penn State Player Was Picked

The 2016 NFL Draft turned out to be a pretty good one for the Nittany Lions. Penn State had five players selected during the seven rounds – Austin Johnson, Christian Hackenberg, Carl Nassib, Anthony Zettel and Jordan Lucas. #DRAFTED: Austin Johnson is now a Titan!#WeAre — Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) April 30, 2016 #DRAFTED: Christian Hackenberg...
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May 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Penn State DT Austin Johnson Declares For NFL Draft

Penn State may not have had the finished it hoped for Saturday afternoon against Georgia, but the Nittany ions have a lot to be proud of.  With the 24-17 loss behind them, players were able to look back and be thankful for everything they accomplished in 2015. And for some upperclassmen, it was a chance to plan the future, and defensive tackle Austin Johnson did just that.  After...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Austin Johnson leave Penn State early for the NFL?

Penn State knows it will lose at least two members of its outstanding defensive line when this season is over, but could a third member exit the program as well? Tackle Anthony Zettel, an All-Big Ten performer last season, and end Carl Nassib, the nation's current leader in sacks and tackles for loss in his first year as a starter, are both seniors. First-year starter Garrett Sickels...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State represents a different kind of challenge for Michigan

The Michigan offense is riding high these days after posting 97 points and 1,068 total yards the last two weeks, but do those numbers tell the whole story? Maybe not. The Wolverines put up those big numbers against Rutgers and Indiana teams that have had a tendency to, well, give up big numbers. Per Football Outsiders, the Hoosiers rank 104th nationally in defensive S&P+, which...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Penn State’s Fat Guy Touchdown Turns the Tide

Faced with a third and 11 on its own 25, Penn State’s defense — trying to prevent San Diego State from scoring — was hoping for a stop. However, the Nittany Lions got a lot more than that. The Penn State pass rush got after San Diego State quarterback Maxwell Smith, forcing a fumble. Defensive tackle Austin Johnson scooped up the loose pigskin and lumbered 71 yards into the...
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September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Austin Johnson dominating on Penn State's D-line

Austin Johnson has been far more than Penn State football's "other defensive tackle" so far this season.  The junior from Galloway, N.J., leads the Nittany Lions with 21 tackles, of which 5.5 have been for loss and 2.5 have been sacks.  He had six tackles, including two for loss and a sack, last week as PSU dominated Rutgers 28-3, and he admitted it was special performing well...
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September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Penn State hoping better depth benefits defensive line

Penn State defensive coordinator John Shoop knows what he has in starting defensive tackles Anthony Zettel and Austin Johnson. It would stand to reason anyone who watched the Nittany Lions last season does, too.  But could seeing them a little less this season be a boon to the defense overall?  "I think there's going to be tremendous gains with Tarow Barney and Parker Cothren,...
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August 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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