O'Brien confirms that Kersey has left football team

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Wednesday that redshirt junior wide receiver Shawney Kersey has left the football team for "personal reasons."

O'Brien's announcement on Twitter confirmed reports from multiple outlets who reported Tuesday night on Kersey's departure.

Kersey, a former star at Woodbury High School, was Penn State's most experienced wide receiver this season, considering Justin Brown (now with Oklahoma) and Devon Smith (now with Marshall) are no longer on the team.

Through two games this season, Kersey is third on the team with six catches. He has totaled 44 receiving yards. His longest catch was 13 yards.

 Last season he had five catches for 108 yards.

 Kersey is 6-foot-1 and 200 pounds. He missed a bulk of preseason practice with a sprained ankle.


-Emily Kaplan