Depth Chart & Injury Report Week 12: Michigan State

Von Walker will have to spend Senior Day on the sidelines, and that sucks Welp. The lone change in the depth chart this week hits like a sucker-punch as senior Von Walker has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a knee injury he sustained Saturday night against Rutgers. The Nittany Lions have now lost five linebackers to season-ending injuries. While this won’t impact...
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November 22, 2016

Penn State Names Its Captains For 2016 Season

Three players have been named Penn State captains for the 2016 college football season. Your Penn State captains for this year are a trio of seniors: offensive lineman Brian Gaia, linebacker Brandon Bell and special teams stalwart/linebacker Von Walker. The threesome were voted on by their teammates and coaches. Walker is a captain for a second-straight season. “These captains...
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August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Brandon Bell, Brian Gaia, and Von Walker Named Penn State’s 2016 Team Captains

The three seniors were officially named team captains earlier today Earlier today, Penn State football officially announced their 2016 team captains: Senior linebackers Brandon Bell and Von Walker and senior center Brian Gaia. These designations are no doubt well-deserved for all three of these seniors. Bell committed to Penn State during the magical 2012 season, taking a leap...
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August 23, 2016

Only Von Walker Until Penn State Football

Only 25 more days! A Centre County native (by way of Lock Haven), Von Walker epitomizes Bill O’Brien’s ramped-up efforts to find “run ons” at a time when scholarships were a precious commodity for the program. As a key player on special teams his first two seasons, the senior linebacker earned himself a much-deserved scholarship in the Spring of 2015 (see video above)...
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August 09, 2016

Watch James Franklin award a scholarship to a Nittany Lion walk-on

Von Walker, a junior walk-on linebacker from Mill Hall, Pa., got some life-changing news this week from Penn State head coach James Franklin. Those last two years of school? They will be paid for. "He has improved as much as anybody on our team since we arrived," Franklin told the team before revealing the news. "Make no mistake about it, I am not giving Von a scholarship, he has...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: A Fired-Up James Franklin Awarded Penn State Walk-On LB Von Walker A Scholarship

Back in 2012, then-Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin awarded walk-on Marc Panu a scholarship, and the video quickly went viral in college football circles. Franklin is now at Penn State, but he still values his walk-ons, and yesterday he awarded junior linebacker Von Walker with a full ride. Here is the video, in a tweet from Franklin. Really proud of @VTW21 -your attitude &...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

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