Penn State kicker Jake Pinegar has kicked his last football for the Nittany Lions. Pinegar announced on Saturday that he will move on from Penn State and take a chance at playing at the next level in the NFL.
“The last five years at Penn State have been nothing short of spectacular,” Pinegar said. “Through the highs and the lows, I have learned so much and I wouldn’t want my path to be shaped any other way.”
“With that being said, I think it is time for the next chapter in my career. I have decided to chase a childhood dream of mine of playing in the NFL.”
Pinegar ends his five-year career at Penn State with 342 points scored with 195 extra point attempts and 49 field goals.
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Pinegar leaving for a shot at playing in the NFL leaves the door wide open for a big role to be filled on the roster in 2023 for Penn State’s special teams. This will certainly be something to watch in the spring, with Sander Sahaydak being a top candidate to be the team’s featured kicker. Penn State has also added Alex Felkins form the transfer portal as a potential option.
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Story originally appeared on Nittany Lions Wire