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Ex-Penn State WR now an ex-Herd WR

Shawney Kersey

As one of a handful of players who took advantage of relaxed transfer standards as part of Penn State’s NCAA sanctions, Shawney Kersey was hoping to make an immediate at Marshall in 2013.

Instead, the wide receiver is on the hunt for his third football home in less than a year.

Thursday evening, Herd officials confirmed that Kersey has indeed left the football program.  While no official reason was given for the departure, the fact that the senior was buried on the depth chart and did not play in Marshall’s season-opening win over Miami (OH) would be a likely candidate.

The move out of Huntington continues a roller coaster 12 months or so for the player.

After totaling six receptions for 44 yards in the first two games of the 2012 season for the Nittany Lions, it was announced Kersey was no longer a member of the team.  Thanks to other departures at the position, Kersey had been Penn State’s leading returning receiver, having caught five passes for 108 yards in 2011.

In January of this year, Kersey announced he was transferring to Marshall, becoming the third former Nittany Lion to join the Herd.  Wide receiver Devon Smith and cornerback Derrick Thomas also joined the Herd last August, and are both currently listed as backups at their respective positions.

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8 Responses to “Ex-Penn State WR now an ex-Herd WR”
  1. ihatesyracuse says: Sep 6, 2013 3:37 PM

    It speaks to the competitiveness of the mid majors. He peeked in high school and got recruited by the big boys. But, never improved from there. He also probably got to Marshall and thought he should be treated like God. I made to same mistake when I transferred to Buffalo. I was humbled.

  2. chalkruz1989 says: Sep 6, 2013 4:16 PM

    Agree with you “ihatesyracuse”.

    Mid-major athletes do not get complacent, they get hungry. They strive to make the big leagues while these 5-star recruits act like superstars nefore they reach the big stage.

  3. stairwayto7 says: Sep 6, 2013 5:08 PM

    Why not do an article of all the Penn State players that left and what they did when they left! You will see only the over rated bums left.

  4. ajarkoski says: Sep 6, 2013 6:05 PM

    Totally agree with you stairwayto7, except for Silas Redd. He had a chance to join a potential national championship team at a position they needed and is doing well despite getting hurt.

  5. gershonpsu says: Sep 6, 2013 9:51 PM

    Those who stayed are heroes. Those who left … left.

  6. tominma says: Sep 7, 2013 8:39 AM

    Seems this guy has a rather inflated sense of how good he is! You ALWAYS have to work to get better. I suspect he’s resting on whatever laurels he once had!
    And gershon……… I agree 100%. You may now pass GO! 😉

  7. andrewgerber96 says: Dec 27, 2013 2:07 PM

    Allen Robinson. Huff said

  8. andrewgerber96 says: Dec 27, 2013 2:08 PM


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