Keaton Ellis, John Lovett In Uniform, Hakeem Beamon Appears in Street Clothes Pregame

By Matthew Filipovits on September 18, 2021 at 7:01 pm
Dec 19, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions cornerback Keaton Ellis (2) during the third quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Illinois 56-21. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports
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Penn State safety Keaton Ellis and running back John Lovett are dressed and going through warmups after missing the first two games of the season for an undisclosed reason. Defensive tackle Hakeem Beamon is in street clothes, implying he will not make his season debut just yet.

Ellis spent the past two years as a corner but shifted to safety ahead of this season. He's going to need to be ready to play right away with backup safety Tyler Rudolph sitting out the first half due to a targeting penalty he was called for last week against Ball State.

John Lovett transferred to Penn State after a productive career with the Baylor Bears. He's the fifth scholarship running back available for Penn State today, with all five having been productive players throughout their careers. He is wearing No. 10 today - despite being listed as No. 23 on the official roster.

Hakeem Beamon is expected to be a key member of Penn State's defensive line after a productive redshirt freshman season last year. He has the ability to play both tackle and defensive end, making him an intriguing piece for Brent Pry and Co. when he does become available.