Penn State passes the midpoint of its 2018 Big Ten football schedule Saturday afternoon with a home game against Iowa. The Nittany Lions, ranked 18th in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll, look to snap a two-game losing streak at Beaver Stadium and build momentum for the final month of regular-season action.
Far beyond Happy Valley, former Penn State standouts continue to make the program proud while competing in a professional setting. New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley has commanded attention throughout his rookie campaign, but he’s hardly alone among Nittany Lions alumni making an impact.
Former Nittany Lions players found themselves in the spotlight again last weekend when the NFL reached Week Seven. Penn State football products were heavily involved in compelling matchups across the league.
The Nittany Lions were represented by 40 former players in NFL training camps this summer. Not all of them remained on rosters into September but plenty hit the field for contests during recent days.
We’ll do our best throughout the season to spotlight key developments involving past Penn State athletes. Whether it’s a rising star or accomplished vet, expect to learn the latest right here on Lions247.
Let’s review the storylines that emerged in Week Seven, featuring impressive performances and video highlights.