The terrible, horrible , no good, very bad season for the Penn State Nittany Lions keeps getting worse. On the heels of a 41-21 loss to Iowa, and falling to 0-5 on the season, James Franklin has announced that tight end Pat Freiermuth will miss the rest of the season. The junior was first injured vs. Ohio State, and will undergo surgery.
Freiermuth was rumored to be considering an opt out earlier this fall when the season was in question. He forcibly denied the rumors then, and again stated he intended to play out the season after the rough start.
Attention will now turn towards the NFL Draft. Freiermuth entered the year as one of the top tight end prospects in the country, after opting to forego his junior year for the draft following the 2019 season.
Freiermuth will finish the season 23 receptions for 310 yards, and one touchdown. Brenton Strange took over the starting job vs. Iowa, with freshman Theo Johnson also seeing his first action as a NIttany Lion.