Penn State Receiver Mac Hippenhammer No Longer on Roster, Will Focus on Baseball

By Nick Polak on March 23, 2020 at 5:14 pm
Oct 13, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Mac Hippenhammer (12) gestures for a first down after a catch against the Michigan State Spartans during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium.
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Mac Hippenhammer did not appear on the Penn State spring football roster, and will officially focus on baseball going forward, as first reported by Lions247.

The former wide receiver has been a member of both teams since enrolling in 2017. The former three-star prospect struggled to make an impact on the football field in 2019, registering just one reception for 15 yards. He was able to do a bit more damage in 2018, catching 6 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown.

A redshirt junior, Hippenhammer was slated to be one of the backup slot receivers in 2020 behind projected starter Jahan Dotson. The competition for playing time among the receivers is going to be a fierce one with the aforementioned Dotson the only established starter returning this fall. Daniel George, Cam Sullivan-Brown, John Dunmore, KeAndre Lambert, Parker Washington, TJ Jones, and Norval Black will all been seen as options this fall.

There's no word yet on whether or not Hippenhammer's scholarship will be fully moved over to the baseball team or not. If it is, Penn State will be at 87 scholarships (assuming Isaac Lutz goes back to non-scholarship status in the fall).

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