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NFL Combine invites seven Penn State players

Jerry DiPaola
| Friday, February 8, 2019 1:30 a.m
Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley throws during practice for the Citrus Bowl, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. Penn State plays Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP)

Seven Penn State players will participate in the NFL Scouting Combine Feb. 26-March 4 in Indianapolis. They include quarterback Trace McSorley and former Woodland Hills running back Miles Sanders.

Others invited are offensive linemen Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern, defensive tackle Kevin Givens, defensive end Shareef Miller and defensive back Amani Oruwariye.

Due to his position, short stature and his recognized status as an overachiever, McSorley will be among the most scrutinized players at the Combine.

McSorley, 6-foot, 203 pounds, is the first Penn State quarterback to earn All-Big Ten honors for three consecutive seasons. He holds 10 school records, lincluding passing yards (9,899), completions (720), 300-yard passing games (10), 200-yard passing games (28), rushing yards by a quarterback (1,697), rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (30), passing touchdowns (77), total offense yards (11,596), touchdowns responsible for (107) and victories as a starting quarterback (31). He threw at least one touchdown pass in 34 consecutive games, a Penn State record previously held by Kerry Collins (14).

Sanders, 5-11, 207, became the 45th player in program history to rush for more than 1,000 yards, ranking 26th all-time with 1,649.

The others:

— Bates, 6-4, 302, was a three-year starter and two-time All-Big Ten third-team honoree.

— Givens, 6-1, 285, recorded 33 tackles, 10.5 for a loss, five sacks, one pass breakup and four quarterback hurries last season.

— McGovern, 6-5, 323, started 34 games and has played a key role on the offensive line since his freshman season.

— Miller, 6-5, 260, was a third-team All-Big Ten selection after recording seven sacks last season.

— Oruwariye, 6-1, 203, became the first Penn State cornerback to earn All-Big Ten first-team honors since Gateway’s Justin King in 2007.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at or via Twitter .

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