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Penn State Football: Redshirt Freshman Jake Kiley Shifts To Receiver

by on August 26, 2013 10:15 AM

If you check Penn State's official roster (posted on from time to time you might just catch a position change or two that goes unannounced. That was the case this past weekend when Penn State redshirt freshman Jake Kiley made the switch from the Nittany Lion secondary to the receiving corps. 

Kiley was listed fourth on the depth chart at the safety position heading into the fall. The switch may not lead to any immediate reps behind an equally talented receiving group but nevertheless the move is now official.

While in high school Kiley was most skilled at the defensive back position but played receiver as well -- meaning the switch is not an unfamiliar one. While in high school Kiley accounted for 40 career touchdowns: 22 rushing, 12 passing, five receiving and one kick return.

Penn State announced that it will release a final depth chart and roster later on Monday which should give fans a look at how the 2013 Nittany Lions are shaping up. Depth charts often change as the season goes along but can provide insight into which players on the "lower end" of the roster were able to raise their stock over the offseason.

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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