A lot of athletes might say they were born to play their respective sport.
But a kid related to both the NCAA’s Division I-A single-season touchdown passing record holder and the winningest quarterback in Stanford history might have a slightly better argument.
Such is life for California native and safety Conor O’Brien, who is one of 29 recruits joining Penn football’s Class of 2020 looking to help the Quakers begin their title defense.
Needless to say, O’Brien needed no help being introduced to the sport.
The University of Pennsylvania football team will be welcoming 29 members of the Class of 2020 onto their team this coming fall.
The new student-athletes — sixteen defensive players, 12 offensive players and one kicker — hail from 13 different states.
At a press conference formally announcing his retirement from the NFL, two-time Pro Bowl lineman Justin Tuck revealed his plans to attend Wharton to pursue an MBA starting this fall.
Ryan O’Malley, a tight end who completed his senior season with Penn football last fall, was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent Saturday.
After going unselected in the seven rounds of the NFL draft, the New Jersey native agreed to an undisclosed contract with the AFC West team.
The vote by the eight Ivy League football coaches to end tackling at in-season practices is Penn Athletics' philosophy in action.