Penn State safety Jaquan Brisker will return in 2021, taking advantage of the free year of eligibility granted by the NCAA in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Had a talk with his pops and it healed him— Quanny B. (@JaquanBrisker) January 11, 2021
He said, "you'll go out like a coward if you end it
You came too far, you can't look back, you got to finish! pic.twitter.com/soEewNh6Ly
A transfer from Lackawanna Community College, Brisker was the third safety for the Nittany Lions in 2019 before sliding into the starting lineup this past season. The Monroeville native ranked third on the Nittany Lions in tackles with 67, led the team in pass breakups (4), and tied for the team lead in interceptions (1). He earned All-Big Ten honors from Big Ten coaches and was named first-team All-American by Pro Football Focus.
Brisker is the second senior to opt to take an extra year of eligibility, joining cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields. The Nittany Lions will now return three starters in the secondary and four of their top five tacklers overall.