Monday, November 30, 2015

Anderson, three others, off Penn State football roster

Penn State has announced that wide receiver Richy Anderson and quarterback Austin Whipple will transfer, and that two other players are no longer on the football roster.

Anderson, three others, off Penn State football roster


Four Penn State players, including wide receiver Richy Anderson, have left the football program and are no longer on the roster, a team spokesman confirmed Friday.

The spokesman said Anderson and walk-on quarterback Austin Whipple plan to transfer. He said wide receiver Jonathan Warner and offensive lineman Anthony Alosi will remain at Penn State.

Alosi, who played his high school ball at Cherokee in South Jersey, is on schedule to graduate in August.

“We thank them for their contributions to the program and wish them well in their future academic and athletic endeavors,” Penn State coach James Franklin said in a statement.

Anderson, son of former Nittany Lions wide receiver Richie Anderson, saw action in 11 games last season as a true freshman. He caught 13 passes for 111 yards.

Warner, son of college football Hall of Fame member Curt Warner, the former Penn State running back, redshirted in 2012 as a freshman and played in two games last season.

Alosi played sparingly last season and was suspended from the team last spring after being charged with simple assault in an altercation.

Whipple was brought on as a walk-on by coach Bill O’Brien last season to improve depth at quarterback and redshirted. His father, Mark Whipple, is head coach at Massachusetts.

--Joe Juliano


Inquirer Staff Writer
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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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