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Which Penn State true freshmen burned their redshirt in 2018?

Which Penn State Nittany Lions burned their redshirt in 2018?

The new NCAA rule that allows for players to participate in up to four games before losing a year of eligibility benefitted many in its first year in play, as eight Lions saw action in at least one game during the team’s 9-4 year, meaning they will still be redshirt freshmen 2019 while also gaining some experience.

Eight of Penn State’s true freshmen will be classified as sophomores in the new year, though, as kickers Rafael Checa and Jake Pinegar, receiver Jahan Dotson, tight end Pat Freiermuth, linebackers Jesse Luketa and Micah Parsons, defensive tackle P.J. Mustipher, and back Ricky Slade all played in five games or more.

Here’s a look at the full freshmen rundown by total number of games played:

K Rafael Checa – 12

DT Judge Culpepper – 0

WR Jahan Dotson – 8

OL Bryan Effner – 0

TE Pat Freiermuth – 13

WR Daniel George – 3

CB Trent Gordon – 4

DT Aeneas Hawkins – 0

LB Charlie Katshir – 0

TE Zack Kuntz – 1

QB Will Levis – 0

LB Jesse Luketa – 13

DT PJ Mustipher – 12

DE Jayson Oweh – 4

LB Micah Parsons – 13

K Jake Pinegar – 13

OG Fred ”Juice” Scruggs – 1

WR Justin Shorter – 4

RB Ricky Slade – 9

DE Nick Tarburton – 2

OT Rasheed Walker – 4

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