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Former Virginia Tech Kicker/Punter Jordan Stout Will Transfer to Penn State

by on June 02, 2019 7:37 PM

Kicker/punter Jordan Stout announced on Saturday night that he plans to transfer from Virginia Tech to Penn State.

Stout was an excellent kickoff specialist for the Hokies last season. The redshirt sophomore recorded 61 touchbacks on 70 kickoff tries in 2018. He’ll be immediately eligible to play for the Nittany Lions and will be on scholarship. He walked onto Virginia Tech’s football program, and a new NCAA rule allows walk-ons to transfer and be immediately eligible if they’re offered a scholarship by another team.

Penn State’s newest special teamer’s abilities aren’t just limited to those of a kicker. Stout was also listed as a punter by Virginia Tech, so he’s a viable option to replace rising senior Blake Gillikin at that position following the 2019 season. Whether or not he’ll immediately step into the Nittany Lions’ lineup, however, remains to be seen.

Jake Pinegar handled field goal-kicking duties in his freshman season with the Nittany Lions, going 53-for-55 on extra points, 16-for-24 on field goals, and Rafael Checa served as Penn State’s kickoff specialist. Stout will at least bring some competition to the team’s group of kickers, but he also has a real opportunity to step into the lineup and contribute this season.

 




Mikey Mandarino is a staff writer for Onward State.
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