Pat Freiermuth Declares for the 2021 NFL Draft

By Matthew Filipovits on December 20, 2020 at 2:44 pm
Oct 31, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions tight end Pat Freiermuth (87) catches the ball during warm ups before a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
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Pat Freiermuth has declared for the 2021 NFL Draft, forgoing his final year of eligibility and ending his Penn State career.

A four-star prospect in Penn State's 2018 class, Freiermuth earned Freshman All-American honors in his first season on campus. He got even better as a sophomore, emerging as one of the best tight ends in the country and establishing himself as an early-round NFL Draft prospect.

A team captain in 2020, Freiermuth appeared in just four games due to injury but still earned All-Big Ten honors and was named the Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight of the Year. 

Freiermuth finishes his Penn State career with 92 receptions for 1185 yards and 16 touchdowns. Those 16 touchdowns are the most by a tight end in program history.

Best of luck in the NFL, Pat!