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Penn alumnus Rory Starkey, Jr. is now playing football at Samford as a wide receiver. After last season, five Quakers transferred out of Penn including Starkey: Trevor Radosevich to Cincinnati, Jake Heimlicher to UCLA, Trevor Mayberry to Stanford, and Garrett Morris to Samford. Credit: Anna Vazhaeparambil

Penn football is set to start its season off strong with a roster sporting several fresh faces. While many prospective new players seek to start their journey as Quakers, the team is noticeably missing some familiar faces. The new season saw the departure of five former Quakers; former seniors Trevor Radosevich, Jake Heimlicher, Garrett Morris and Rory Starkey transferred to use their last year of paying eligibility at Cincinnati, UCLA, and Samford, respectively. Former sophomore Trevor Mayberry also made the decision to transfer to the West Coast and will be sporting Stanford’s colors this fall. 

While their presence will be missed, this season offers opportunities for fresh talents to come forward. 

Trevor Radosevich, Offensive Line, Cincinnati

Following a stellar career at Penn where he was a stalwart in the center of the Quakers' offensive line and two-time team captain, Radosevich will be standing on the Bearcats' offensive line this fall. He earned first team All-Ivy in 2022 after earning Second-Team honors the previous season and started all 10 games as a Quaker. 

Jake Heimlicher, Defensive Line, UCLA

Heimlicher will be on the defensive line for the Bruins this fall, following a career at Penn in the same position where he played in 31 games as a Quaker and was a starter in his last 20 games. In 2022, Heimlicher saw action in all 10 games. He was also co-captain, third team Associated Press FCS All-American, fourth team Phil Steele/DraftScout All-American, first team All-Ivy, a Buck Buchanan Award finalist, and named as a finalist for the FCS Defensive Player of the Year.

Trevor Mayberry, Offensive Line, Stanford

Mayberry left Penn as a sophomore with an impressive record, having started 18 games over the last two years at left tackle. His high school record is equally as impressive, having been a four time letter winner at Jesuit High School in Odessa, Fla. and serving as team captain his senior year. 

Garrett Morris, Linebacker, Samford

Morris comes to Samford as a transfer from Penn, having played in all 10 games for the Quakers in 2022. While in Red and Blue, Morris helped lead the defense with 71 tackles including 37 solo stops. He was named first team All-Ivy and collected 45 tackles in 10 games for Penn in 2021. 

Rory Starkey, Jr., Wide Receiver, Samford 

Following four impressive seasons at Penn where he caught 119 passes for 1,549 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Quakers, Starkey is joining Samford as a wide receiver. During his time at Penn, Starkey was named second team All-Ivy after leading Penn in receiving with 56 catches for 515 yards and four touchdowns in 2022. Starkey caught 24 passes for 391 yards and a team-best three touchdowns, becoming the 22nd player in program history to record 1,000 career receiving yards.