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Tight end Zack Kuntz enters transfer portal

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Penn State redshirt sophomore tight end Zack Kuntz has entered the transfer portal, according to Rivals. He is the eighth scholarship player for the Nittany Lions to enter the portal this offseason.

Kuntz was a 4-star recruit from Camp Hill High School in PA in 2018. He had a bunch of offers from power programs, including Alabama, Ohio State, LSU, Michigan, Oregon and Pitt, to name a few.

RELATED: Check out all of the offseason roster movement in our Roster Rumblings feature

However, Kuntz made only three catches for 26 yards in three seasons with the Lions. He played in one game in 2018 and caught one pass for 8 yards. He played in all 13 games and had two catches for 18 yards in 2019. He played in seven games this past season but had no catches.

Penn State tight ends coach Tyler Bowen recently left for a job with the Jacksonville Jaguars and was replaced by Ty Howle.

This is from Kuntz’s PSU bio page:


Awards: Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

Season: Appeared in seven games.


Awards: Selected Academic All-Big Ten.

Season: Appeared in 13 games, primarily on special teams.

Idaho (8/31): Made an 8-yard grab. at Maryland (9/27): Had a career-long 10-yard reception.


Season: Appeared in one game…One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut…One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance.

Kent State (9/15): Made his collegiate debut…Caught an 8-yard pass. Iowa (10/27): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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