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Harvard offensive lineman Spencer Rolland joining Lions in 2022

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Penn State will be getting another offensive lineman from Harvard next year, as Spencer Rolland announced today that he will be joining the Nittany Lions as a graduate transfer in 2022. He will join Eric Wilson, who transferred from Harvard to PSU earlier this year.

Rolland is listed at 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds on his Harvard bio page. He did not play last season because the Ivy League canceled its football season.

Rolland appeared in all 10 games for Harvard during the 2019 season. The following info is from his Harvard page:

Before Harvard:
The three-year letterwinner and starter was elected team captain as a senior … Helped lead team to the state quarterfinals in 2016 and state-semifinals in 2017 … Earned all-conference and most outstanding lineman honors in 2016 … The 2017 outstanding defensive player of the year was named to the Suburban Maroon All-District, all-star state football, Star Tribune All-Metro, MN Vikings All-State and All-Metro teams as a senior … Mr. Football finalist … Was a three-year player, two-year letterwinner, starter and state champion on the basketball team … Academic All-Conference selection in 2016 … Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Academic All-State honors in 2017 … Two-time Eagle Excellence Award winner … Excel Award winner in 2017 … Recipient of the Scholastic Award (Basketball) in 2016-17 … Dad, Neil, played football and baseball at St. Olaf College … Brother, Tyler, was a two-sport athlete (baseball and football) at Carleton college.

Penn State added Eric Wilson from Harvard via the transfer portal. This is what we wrote about him in our Roster Rumblings:

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** OL ERIC WILSON (6-4, 280)

A grad transfer from Harvard, he announced Jan. 27 that he is transferring to Penn State. He becomes the fifth player to transfer to PSU this offseason. Wilson did not play in 2020 because the Ivy League did not have football. He was preseason first-team all-Ivy League by Phil Steele. He played in all 20 games for Harvard the previous two seasons. He announced in November he was going to transfer to Auburn but wound up changing his mind after coach Gus Malzahn was fired. He now will come to PSU. Ironically, Auburn plays at Penn State in week three this fall. Read more about him here.

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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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