Former Lion Kersey transfers to Marshall

This is a Sept. 1, 2012 file photo showing Penn State wide receiver Shawney Kersey (81) running after a catch in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Ohio at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa. It was announced Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012, that Kersey has left the Nittany Lions for personal reasons. He remains enrolled in school. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Former Penn State wide receiver Shawney Kersey, who left the team after the first two games of the season for personal reasons, has enrolled at Marshall, reported.

Kersey, who starred at Woodbury High School, will be eligible to play in 2013, his senior season. NCAA sanctions issued last July against Penn State allowed players transferring out to compete for their new team without sitting out a season.

Kersey caught six passes for 44 yards in two games before Penn State coach Bill O’Brien said on Sept. 12 that he was leaving via Twitter.

At Marshall, Kersey will be rejoining a pair of former teammates – wide receiver Devon Smith and cornerback Derrick Thomas.

--Joe Juliano