Sunday, February 14, 2016

Report: Kersey leaves Nittany Lions

Wide receiver Shawney Kersey has left the Penn State football team, multiple outlets reported on Tuesday night.Both Lions247.com and BlueWhite Illustrated, citing anonymous sources, said Kersey left the Nittany Lions because of personal reasons.

Report: Kersey leaves Nittany Lions

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Wide receiver Shawney Kersey has left the Penn State football team, multiple outlets reported on Tuesday night. 

Both Lions247.com and BlueWhite Illustrated, citing anonymous sources, said Kersey left the Nittany Lions because of personal reasons.

Kersey 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, a redshirt junior, is third on the team with six catches. He has totaled 44 receiving yards. His longest catch was 13 yards.

 Last season, the Woodbury, N.J. native 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

 

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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.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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