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Penn State Wrestler Seth Nevills Added to Football Roster for Opening Game at Wisconsin

Beaver Stadium -- David Hague

Coaches are willing to look in all different areas for talent to help their team and that’s what James Franklin is doing this season.

Seth Nevills currently is on scholarship at Penn State as a wrestler but earlier this month, decided to join the football team as a walk-on.

As first reported by Paul Meadors of The Clovis Sports Report, Nevills has been added to the Nittany Lions roster for their opening game against Wisconsin. Nevills (6-foot-4, 300 pounds) is practicing as an offensive lineman, which is where he played back in high school at Clovis High School in California.

Nevills isn’t the first athlete to attempt to play multiple sports while at Penn State as Jan Johnson (football/wrestling in 2018-2019). Dan Chisena (football/track in 2019) and Mac Hippenhammer (football/baseball in 2017-2019) are other recent examples.

Nevills was a star wrestler in high school as he won four straight California state wrestling championships, compiling an overall match record of 169-1.

As a freshman at PSU, Nevills had a record of 13-4 before suffering a season-ending injury. Last season, Nevills was 4-1 in six matches.

While wrestling remains his top priority, Nevills plans on giving football a shot for at least this fall.

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