Penn State’s top two running backs are currently “day-to-day.” The Nittany Lions’ fourth-leading receiver? He’s done at Penn State altogether.
The latest PSU departure is receiver Shawney Kersey, who according to Lions247.com and the Patriot-News, is no longer with the program. Kersey is still enrolled at Penn State and his return to the program is unknown, as is the reason for his departure.
Regardless, it’s another blow to not just the PSU program, but an offense that has struggled mightily to score points in the first two games of the season. It’s also an offense that lacks playmakers. PSU’s top three receivers from 2011 – Derek Moye, Justin Brown and Devon Smith — have all left because of graduation, transfer and personal reasons, respectively (although Smith ended up transferring to Marshall).
That left Kersey, who reeled in just five receptions for 108 yards last season, as the team’s leading returning receiver. He already had six catches for 44 yards in the first two games of this year.