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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 05 Purdue at Penn State

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Eight captains — three offensive, three defensive, and two special teams.

With kickoff just over one week away, Penn State announced its football captains Friday evening, with redshirt junior quarterback Sean Clifford and redshirt senior defensive end Shaka Toney leading the way.

Joining Clifford and Toney are junior tight end Pat Freiermuth, redshirt senior center Michal Menet, junior linebacker Jesse Luketa, senior safety Lamont Wade, redshirt junior safety Jonathan Sutherland, and redshirt junior kicker Jordan Stout.

None of these names should surprise Penn State fans. Clifford, Freiermuth, Menet, and Sutherland return for their second seasons as captains for the Nittany Lions. Meanwhile, Toney, Luketa, and Wade have long been vocal leaders, so them getting the official nod should have been expected. And lastly, with Blake Gillikin now out the door, it’s only right that Jordan Stout and his luscious locks take over one of the “C’s” on the special teams unit.

Congrats to all eight men on the honor. Now let’s go play some football.

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