Saturday, May 23, 2015

Penn State defensive tackle Cadogan leaves team

Penn State coach Bill O'Brien announced Friday that defensive tackle Nate Cadogan has left the team for personal reasons and will give him his fifth year of eligibility.

Penn State defensive tackle Cadogan leaves team

Penn State defensive tackle Nate Cadogan has left the team for personal reasons and will forego his fifth year of eligibility, coach Bill O'Brien announced Friday on Twitter.

The 6-foot-5, 298-pound Cadogan played offensive tackle last season and split time between there and tight end his first two years, even catching a touchdown pass in 2010 against Northwestern.

He was shifted to defensive tackle during the off-season to provide depth at the position following the graduation of Jordan Hill and James Terry.

Cadogan's brother, Gerald, was an offensive lineman for the Lions from 2005 through 2008.

--Joe Juliano

Inquirer Staff Writer
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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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