Penn State TE Pat Freiermuth Warming Up for Buffalo Game

By Matt de Bear on September 7, 2019 at 6:58 pm
Sep 29, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Pat Freiermuth (87) during the fourth quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium. Ohio State defeated Penn State 27-26. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports  © Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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It appears that Penn State tight end Pat Freiermuth has avoided any significant injury after taking a shot to the head vs. Idaho. According to multiple reports, the sophomore is going through warm ups prior to tonight's game vs. Buffalo. 

Freiermuth caught one pass for 25 yards last week. However, late in the first half he was knocked for the game on a helmet-to-helmet shot near the goal line. The play went unpunished for targeting, and wasn't even reviewed, but Freiermuth did not return to the game.

The Massachusetts native burst onto the scene last year as a true freshman. After starting the season as a reserve, he quickly assumed the starting role vacated by Mike Gesicki. He caught 26 passes for 368 yards, and led the Nittany Lions with eight touchdown catches.

Senior Nick Bowers filled in for Freiermuth, but redshirt freshman Zack Kuntz and true freshman Brenton Strange also saw significant action. The latter hauled in a late touchdown pass for his first career score.