Penn State Leads All College Football Programs with 9 Alums Remaining in the NFL Playoffs

By Nick Polak on January 14, 2020 at 9:30 am
Jan 11, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould (9) scores a field goal against the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter in a NFC Divisional Round playoff football game at Levi's Stadium.
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The 2019 Penn State football team may have fallen short of a national championship, but thankfully at least one Nittany Lion will be winning a championship trophy this year. With the NFL Playoffs now whittled down to its final four teams, Penn State is tied for the lead with Iowa and Mississippi State for the most remaining alums on the rosters of the remaining teams.

Thanks to Kevin Givens, Anthony Zettel, and Robbie Gould (San Francisco), Jordan Lucas and Stefan Wisniewski (Kansas City), Austin Johnson, DaQuan Jones, and Cameron Wake (Tennessee), and Adrian Amos (Green Bay), the Lions are one of only three NCAA programs to have nine players left.

It says a lot about how far the Penn State program has come in regards to producing NFL talent when you consider this number. This, along with the fact that the league is quickly becoming flooded with young Nittany Lion stars around the league, such as Saquon Barkley, Miles Sanders, Allen Robinson, Chris Godwin, and Mike Gesicki show how far the program has come.

In just a few weeks, at least one former Penn Stater will be hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. It will also mark the 49th out of 54 Super Bowls to include a Penn Stater.

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