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.