TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

4 players opt to leave Penn State football team

College Football Videos

Friday, June 13, 2014, 9:24 p.m.
 

Penn State's roster just got a little bit smaller. Its scholarship crunch more manageable, too.

A university spokesman confirmed Friday that four players are no longer on the football team. Receiver Richy Anderson and quarterback Austin Whipple plan to transfer, and guard Anthony Alosi and receiver Jonathan Warner left the team but will remain enrolled in school.

“We thank them for their contributions to the program and wish them well in their future academic and athletic endeavors,” coach James Franklin said in a statement.

Anderson and Warner had fathers (Richie and Curt, respectively) who were star running backs at PSU and went on to long NFL careers.

None of the players was projected to start in 2014, although Alosi and Anderson could have competed for a starting job. All but Whipple, of Pine-Richland, were on scholarship.

Alosi, a redshirt junior, is on schedule to graduate in August. He had been suspended indefinitely after a Jan. 31 incident in which he was charged with simple assault and harassment.

Anderson had 13 catches as a freshman last season, but PSU's incoming freshman class has four highly touted receivers.

Whipple's father, Mark, is coach at UMass.

Warner did not have a catch as a redshirt freshman last fall.

Before the defections, PSU would have surpassed the NCAA sanctions-imposed 75-scholarship limit by the start of camp.

Chris Adamski is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at cadamski@tribweb.com or via Twitter @C_AdamskiTrib.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Judge lifts order blocking racy state emails
  2. 1 dead, 1 injured in Westmoreland crash
  3. Bethel Park settled police officer’s suit for $25,000
  4. Penguins’ new 3rd jersey similar to early 1990s version
  5. Alligator spotted along the banks of the Allegheny River in Cheswick
  6. Pittsburgh firefighter suffers minor electrical shock in Wilkinsburg fire
  7. Rossi: The series that will define these Pirates
  8. Steelers’ Timmons looks to reverse defense’s struggles
  9. Steelers’ Polamalu relying on smarts as physical skills decline
  10. Google grants teachers’ school supply wishes
  11. Police investigate armed robberies in Lawrenceville
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.