The 2018 Penn State linebacker group was a bit of a mixed bag when all was said and done. Redshirt senior John Petrishen should provide some nice depth, and who knows, maybe now that’s healthy he surprises this offseason. The rising redshirt senior finished the 2018 season with 71 tackles and three interceptions, proving to be a steady force in the back half of Penn State’s defense. Smith should bounce between the Mike and Will this spring, and is likely to see at least some snaps wherever he ends up. As far as position groups that will see the largest improvement between 2018 and 2019, I think linebacker will make a really strong argument. CB: *John Reid (RS SR), Donovan Johnson (RS SO), DJ Brown (RS SO), CB: *Tariq Castro-Fields (JR), Trent Gordon (RS FR), Keaton Ellis (FR). Penn State Lift For Life 2019: Specialists. Offense. Despite playing in a backup role, Parsons led the team in tackles with 82. Brooks is a solid player up the middle, and one who is probably a safe bet to eclipse 80 tackles once he takes on a starting role. For Castro-Fields, it’ll just be a matter of making more impact plays. Although Brisker won’t be enrolling until the summer, expect him to make a big time impact once he’s on campus. When you have someone who is as good of a pass rusher as Micah Parsons, he better have All-American upside at linebacker if you aren’t going to have him rush the passer on 96.5% of plays. Free Safety: Jaquan Brisker (JR), John Petrishen (RS JR), Tyler Rudolph (FR), Strong Safety: *Garrett Taylor (RS SR), Jonathan Sutherland (RS SO), Drew Hartlaub (RS SO). Fans and supporters can make a pledge for the average number of bench press reps the Linebackers knock out. Tom Bradley – former Penn State defensive coordinator Andre Collins – Director of Retired Players, NFL Players' Association [225] W.T. 2019 stats: 109 total tackles, 52 solo tackles, 5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles. In 2019, Penn State (16.0 ppg) ranked eighth nationally in scoring defense and boasted a stingy rushing defense that allowed just 95.0 yards per game (5th). No. Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons (11) attempts a tackle during the Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. We’ll keep the discussion about the starting duo short and simple — can’t ask for a better pairing than John Reid and Tariq Castro-Fields. As for the freshmen, I don’t think either Brandon Smith or Lance Dixon will redshirt. Penn State legends like NaVorro Bowman and Sean Lee were somehow completely ignored by ESPN in these rankings. As the talent around him continues to improve, don't be surprised if Johnson takes strides as well. Penn State linebacker Brandon Smith celebrates his sack of Idaho quarterback Mason Petrino during the third quarter on Aug. 31, 2019. Speaking of Luketa, I’m not sure he’s a starter next year, but he’ll be able to provide depth at both box linebacker spots and will play a pivotal role on special teams. No. 2019 – Penn State (Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Assistant) Jan.-Feb. 2019 – Texas Tech (Special Teams Coordinator) 2016-18 – Memphis (Special Teams Coordinator/Outside Linebackers) Plus, even as a non-starter, is going to be one of the more vocal guys on the team. I don’t know! Like I talked about with defensive tackle yesterday, this is a position I think you could see a couple moving pieces when it comes to the starting unit. 13 Ellis Brooks (Jr./So., 6'1, 234 lbs), No. With redshirt senior Ayron Monroe announcing his transfer, and junior Lamont Wade searching his options too, the competition for the vacant starting free safety took a bit of a hit. Dixon seems to be the favorite to find his way into a role that is at least somewhat reminiscent of what Parsons did a season ago, though that would also be dependent on the play of Brown requiring such a handcuff. Amount Raised $1,805. Per rep $164 Est. Luketa is versatile enough to play inside or out, and someday, Smith will be too. The headline-maker of the group is Parsons, whose athleticism and pure talent allowed him to be a standout player on the defense despite plenty of freshman mistakes a season ago. Before we get into free safety, let’s talk about the returning starter at strong safety: Garrett Taylor. Taylor, Sutherland, and Brisker all probably fit best as the strong safety (i.e., the safety that supports the run a bit more), so it will be a case of figuring out who fits where once Brisker gets to Happy Valley. 2019 Penn State football position preview | Linebackers Caleb Wilfinger | The Daily Collegian. Amount Raised $1,800. Johnson and Brown were the stronger two of the group, and both will start in 2019. In 2019, Parsons made a long-anticipated leap, closing in on the potential so many saw in him two years prior. As for Dixon, he’ll need to add quite a bit of weight, but fortunately with him enrolling early, he should be up to 220-ish pounds by the fall. The Nittany Lions have made up dates against Wisconsin and Rutgers, The Path To The NCAA Tournament: Find Seven Wins. The starters, who remained in those roles for the whole season, were Cam Brown, Jan Johnson, and Koa Farmer. Still, 2018 was by far his best showing in a Penn State uniform, and all signs are pointing to a strong senior season. In an ideal world, Brisker is as athletic as Penn State thinks he is, and then you can just let Taylor stay at strong safety, but we’ll see what ends up happening. Generally speaking, that’s a pretty good resume for a returning starter. Still, while these two likely won't find their way into starting roles as true freshmen, their potential is off the charts. BY THE NUMBERS. With Brisker not here for the spring, I’d expect to see Jonathan Sutherland take up the majority of the first team reps next to Taylor in practice. 11 at both outside linebacker spots, as well as defensive end. First and foremost, let me say this: I was wrong about Parsons at linebacker. He’s just going to be too good to keep off the field. If you don’t know much about Ellis, just know that cornerbacks coach Terry Smith said that Ellis had the best film of any cornerback in the country. Per rep $130 Est. The Penn State football program must replace two starters from its 2019 lineup, as Cam Brown and Jan Johnson are both now hoping for a shot to play at the next level. Should also help on special teams. He knows the calls, knows the defense, and he usually finds himself around the football. Penn State Lift For Life 2019: Linebackers. 2019 Penn State Nittany Lions Stats. Cam Brown and Jan Johnson are stalwarts, and they’ll be complimented by a nice group of younger reserves and a star in the making in Micah Parsons. Brent Pry has made no secret of his desire to move Parsons all around the field in 2019, so expect to see No. From the starting unit to the depth that’s waiting in the wings, this is a unit that is trending upward in a big way. Fresh cotton and other wares at the Roar Lions Roar Store. He has the speed and quickness to be apt in coverage, while offering the size and mentality to be a force in run support. Way-Too-Early 2019 Penn State Football Depth Chart: Linebackers, Safeties, and Cornerbacks. Hello,I log on to your new stuff named “Penn State Linebackers | College Football Crazy” like every week.Your story-telling style is witty, keep it up! Joe Hermitt | jhermitt@pennlive.com The starters, who remained in those roles for the whole season, were Cam Brown, Jan Johnson, and Koa Farmer. To learn more or opt-out, read our Cookie Policy. There might also be a DeMatha Catholic four-star safety that could figure into this picture. Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature optimism for the Lions defense and a breakdown of the 2019 schedule. The Canadian-born Luketa has been a name to watch since committing to Penn State, and had Parsons not committed in the same class, would be the one lining up on the first snap to start the season. Where there could be some competition for a starting spot is the Mike. Probably not! But another offseason at linebacker with Brent Pry, and I feel rather confident in saying he’s going to be a problem for Big Ten offenses in 2019. After struggling for the first couple games of 2018, Reid got his swagger back during the Ohio State game, and had a strong season thereafter. A year older, a year stronger, a year more experienced, and a year wiser, Parsons is ready to ascend to the upper echelon of college football stardom. The 2019 Penn State Chapter Lift for Life is coming up and the Linebackers are proud to dedicate our performance in support of Uplifting Athletes and its mission to inspire the Rare Disease Community with hope through the power of sport.. Katshir is the unknown here. Previous Year Next Year. Either way, I’m guessing safeties coach Tim Banks will get Taylor plenty of run at both spots in the spring. Big expectations for the State College High product. While all three flashed from time to time, they also experienced more than their fair share of lapses, which was to be expected with three new, full-time starters. No. With a nice blend of youth and experience, Penn State’s group of linebackers has a chance to be one of the Big Ten’s best in 2019. 45 Charlie Katshir (So./Fr., 6'3, 229 lbs). The sophomore broke out in 2019 to the tune of 109 total tackles, 14.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks, 5 passes defended, a fumble recovery, and 4 forced fumbles. Despite being on the receiving end of many fans' vitriol in 2018, Johnson performed admirably in his role at middle linebacker, especially when you consider that the fifth-year senior began his career as a walk-on (he now has a scholarship), wrestled for Cael Sanderson when they were short a starter, and recovered from a 2016 ACL injury before winning the MIKE job in 2019. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. Expect to see both guys get plenty of special teams run too. On the opposite side of Parsons will be senior Cam Brown, who all in all, had a solid 2018 season with 63 tackles and 6.5 TFLs. AP Opportunities abound for young Penn State linebackers After the Fiesta Bowl, the two teams would not meet again until Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1993. Still, there’s some solid options here, even if the depth isn’t what it originally was. Please also read our Privacy Notice and Terms of Use, which became effective December 20, 2019. There will be an adjustment period with him dropping back into space more often than he did in high school, but like Parsons, he’s a terror when he’s attacking the line of scrimmage. Our rundown continues with the lone QB in the class. Not to mention the fact that he has taken on a leadership role for a defense that doesn't have as many vocal leaders as usual, which cannot be understated. 40 Jesse Luketa (So./So., 6'3, 247 lbs), No. Parsons is set to build on a very promising true freshman season. Of course his value on the field is great, but with so much attrition on the roster, having a young guy like Luketa who is a natural leader is hugely important too. But, that being said, Johnson is a bit limited athletically, which could open up the case for Ellis Brooks to jump him at some point this offseason. Think about it: Parsons turned in 8.4 tackles per game in 2019, while zero Penn State linebackers put up more than 6.7 tackles per game this year. MARK SELDERS / PENN STATE ATHLETICS . USA TODAY Sports is getting ready for the 2019 college football season by breaking down the best players at each position in the Bowl Subdivision. 36 Jan Johnson (Gr./Sr., 6'2, 231 lbs). Meet The 2021 Class: QB Christian Veilleux. Ohio State, for example, has clearly produced lots of top-end linebackers, but Penn State has produced far more players like Jason Cabinda and Brandon Bell than the Buckeyes have since 1998. Author twitter; Author email; Aug 14, 2019 Aug 14, 2019; Facebook; Twitter; WhatsApp ; SMS; Email; Buy Now. Penn State Lift For Life 2019: Defensive Line. SUCCESS INTO THE B1G. Now, does that mean Parsons is going to be an All-American next season? I believe it was Marcus Allen who said in 2017 that Sutherland “hits like a truck” which is a very nice compliment to give to a football player. ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. The bottom line is they are both too talented to leave completely off of the field. That’s a lot to ask of someone who is still far from a finished product. Follow. If not, that’s okay too. 8 thoughts on “ Penn State Linebackers ” Pingback: College Football Crazy. Former walk-on Jan Johnson returns having started all 13 games, and to be honest, Johnson is a reliable option. Penn State isn't short on blue-chip linebackers but assuming that any of them will have as much success as Parsons did would be foolish. Points/G: 35.8 (15th of 130) Points Against: 208. From a depth perspective, the loss of Zech McPhearson stings a bit, but Penn State should be alright. Black Shoe Diaries, a Penn State Nittany Lions community, Way-Too-Early 2019 Penn State Football Depth Chart: Linebackers, Safeties, and Cornerbacks, After One Year on the Job Taylor Stubblefield Has Plenty of People Eating Crow, The hire of Taylor Stubblefield as wide receiver coach was criticized at first, but it’s looking like an A+ hire by James Franklin. As far as true freshmen, I would expect Tyler Rudolph to make the move from cornerback to safety rather quickly this spring. Donnie Collins | Aug 18, 2019 | Featured, Penn State. Like Reid, very excited to see him fly up draft boards next fall. As opposed to the previous season, Penn State will be as experienced as any position on the roster at linebacker in 2019. PENN STATE FOOTBALL. He displays everything else — speed, length, tackling ability, rarely out of position — but a few interceptions here or there wouldn’t hurt. 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Yet, here we are, and the Camp Hill native, who is finally healthy, will get his chance to prove he belongs. "Mother" Dunn – first football All-American at Penn State [226] 12 Brandon Smith (Fr./Fr., 6'3, 240 lbs). 11 Micah Parsons (So./So., 6'3, 245 lbs), No. While Brooks isn’t the greatest athlete either, he’s a tick or two above Johnson, and displayed the instincts and smarts that could push him to the starting spot in 2019. Defensive ends and defensive tackles yesterday, now it’s time for the back seven of Penn State’s defense. The 2018 Penn State linebacker group was a bit of a mixed bag when all was said and done. Penn State enters 2019 with a resurgent group of linebackers that includes two returning starters, one of the Big Ten’s breakthrough freshmen and a roomful of competition. He looks to be a good bet to win the third cornerback spot. Penn State linebackers Jesse Luketa and Jan Johnson pull down Buffalo's Jaret Patterson in September 2019. I don’t know if I would call 2018 a “breakout” year for Brooks, but the rising redshirt sophomore was able to fend off Jesse Luketa for the backup middle linebacker spot, and played really well when given the opportunity. After Penn State finished brushing off the confetti from its Cotton Bowl victory over Memphis, … Amount Raised $3,441. I am ready for Idaho. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. Penn State Nittany Lions. While that doesn't appear to have quite happened yet, it remains a possibility. Penn State enters the 2019 season with a roster populated with promising linebackers, the result of a hard-target recruiting search the past few seasons. Micah Parsons, OLB/ILB #11, Penn State. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times/TNS) Abby Drey / MCT . Revisiting Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons’ breakout 2019 campaign. Will: Micah Parsons (SO), Jesse Luketa (SO), Brandon Smith (FR), Mike: Ellis Brooks (RS SO), *Jan Johnson (RS SR), Luketa/Smith, Sam: *Cam Brown (SR), Charlie Katshir (RS FR), Lance Dixon (FR). His long, lanky frame and his comfort while playing in space gives the Nittany Lions exactly what they’re looking for from a out of the box linebacker. Amount Raised $2,463. Since 2013, Penn State has produced just two first-team All-Big Ten linebackers — Mike Hull in 2014 and Micah Parsons a season ago. An offer was extended in 1990 from the oldest and most storied athletic conference to the iconic Blue & White. Well, this one has changed a bit, hasn’t it? Coach: James Franklin (11-2) Points For: 465. Défensivement, les Wolverines ont accordé plus de 4.7 yards par jeu à quatre reprises en 2019 (Wisconsin, Penn State, Ohio State et Alabama) pour autant de défaites. La défense de UM a perdu les sept derniers matchs dans lesquels la défense a accordé plus de six yards par jeu et est 28-1 lorsqu’elle en accorde mois de quatre. And you can look our … Penn State linebacker Jan Johnson emerged as a steady force in 2018, but he’ll have a challenge to keep the job this season. He’s squarely in the yellow light category. If they prove capable, they'll see more time, if they need a bit more time to make the adjustment, so be it. It's not fair to refer to both of these guys as reserves, because it would be a surprise to not see at least one of them get a good amount of run in 2019, and perhaps both. 4-5; 3rd in Big Ten - East; Home; Schedule; Statistics; Roster; Capital One Bowl Mania; Tickets; Penn State Nittany Lions Roster. Would not be surprised if he’s in the two-deep come Idaho. Toutefois, le #1 de ce Top 25 vient de Michigan State et les voisins de LSU peuvent également compter sur une formidable génération de défenseurs sur le second rideau défensif. The backups bring plenty of intrigue and storylines with them, as well. After all, it's not a coincidence that they chose the numbers 10 and 12, which just happen to surround Parsons' 11. The future is bright here, and the linebackers are a big reasons why most say this could be the fastest defense Penn State has ever had. Penn State Lift For Life 2019: Wide Receivers. Pry has the luxury of bringing both guys along just as fast, or otherwise, as he sees fit with the talent and experience in front of them. The … Penn State Lift For Life 2019: Quarterbacks. Ohio State leads the series 19–14 through the 2019 season. Penn State and Ohio State would meet again in 1980 in their first and only postseason bowl, the 1980 Fiesta Bowl, which Penn State won. We heard good things about Trent Gordon last year, as he saw play in a game or two while preserving his redshirt. A positive Penn State Wrestling COVID test has postponed the PSU at Rutgers dual meet originally scheduled for Saturday. Petrishen was a familiar face on special teams last year, and I would imagine that will be the case in 2019 as well. Per rep $181 Est. Micah freaking Parsons. At 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, Brisker brings the unique blend of size and athleticism that’s needed to play Penn State’s free safety position. Fans came as … 10 Lance Dixon (Fr./Fr., 6'2, 213 lbs), No. He’s a top-tier cornerback otherwise though. New, 105 comments. proxy server list April 8, 2017 at 2:12 am. One of the biggest reasons for that? The 2018 season also brought with it the emergence of true freshman Micah Parsons. STATE COLLEGE — The longest line for autographs before Penn State's Blue-White Game was for the linebackers, and it wasn't even close. As it turns out, Micah Parsons does in fact have All-American upside at linebacker. Per rep $246 Est. Height/Weight: 6’3”, 245 lbs. While all three flashed from time to time, they also experienced more than their fair share of lapses, which was to be expected with three new, full-time starters. Not that I thought he couldn’t be a good linebacker, I was just unsure if his ability and value as a linebacker would enough to keep him from playing defensive end full-time. Caleb Wilfinger. He's blessed with elite size, great speed, and has plenty of experience, but just hasn't quite put it altogether just yet. This has a good chance to be the best duo of outside linebackers Penn State has had in quite a while from an athletic standpoint, and the depth is potentially strong. Redshirt sophomore Donovan Johnson is one of the fastest guys on the team, and saw a good amount of time in the slot in 2018. Assuming Clifford is Penn State’s 2021 starter, can Mike Yurcich do more for Sean than Ricky Rahne and Kirk Ciarrocca did in 2019 and 2020? Beyond those three, not sure anyone else will figure into the starting unit conversation. Conference: Big Ten (East Division) Conference Record: 7-2. As an independent site, we're committed to delivering Nittany Lions fans the news and analysis they deserve, all while remaining free. With Reid playing more on the outside in 2019, I’d expect to see even more of Johnson on the inside next year. Support our work by purchasing one of our t-shirts. Still, with Parsons expected to be a swiss army knife, Luketa will get plenty of chances to show his skill, and likely at a couple of the linebacker positions. The class of 2021 rundown continues with a big-framed defensive end. As mentioned, Johnson and Brown will be returning starters in their final year on campus, and Parsons will step into a full-time starting role alongside them. 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