Going into the 2022 football season, Nittany Lions Wire will be looking at each scholarship player listed on the Penn State roster.
Over the preseason, each profile will cover where the player is from, how recruiting websites rated them coming out of high school, and what role they will play for James Franklin this season.
Penn State is in need of some long-term fixes at the linebacker position in 2022 and beyond. Abdul Carter, a key addition in Penn State’s impressive Class of 2022, is one possible solution down the line. But where does he fit into the 2022 season outlook for Penn State?
Here’s a snapshot look at one of Penn State’s potential linebackers of the future heading into the 2022 season.
Preseason Player Profile
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Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Wt: 235 lb
247Sports Composite Ranking
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Class in 2021: High school senior
Syndication: Bucks County Courier Times
Abdul Carter has not played in a game for Penn State yet. As a senior in high school for La Salle College, Carter recorded 78 tackles (53 solo) with two sacks and 10 tackles for loss. He is a four-time letterman and was invited to play in the All-American Bowl.
Depth Chart Overview
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One of Penn State’s biggest questions this season will fall on the play of the linebackers. After losing a pair of starters early to the NFL, the Nittany Lions have just one returning starter at linebacker with Curtis Jacobs (pictured, above). But Jonathan Sutherland is an experienced team leader who has made the position change from safety to linebacker to help out this fall.