Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

PSU in the NFL

Atlanta Falcons Sign Former Penn State DE Arnold Ebiketie

Former Penn State defensive end Arnold Ebiketie has signed his rookie contract with the Atlanta Falcons.

The deal is for four years and is $9.69 million.

Ebiketie was drafted in the second round, 38th overall this past April. He’s expected to start on a rebuilding Falcons defense, joining third-round pick DeAngelo Malone and free agent acquisition Lorenzo Carter.

Ebiketie is a 6-foot-3, 255-pound edge rusher who was born in Yaounde, Cameroon, and graduated from Albert Einstein High School in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he recorded 21.5 sacks in his senior year.

Ebiketie, a former three-star recruit, played four years at Temple before transferring to Penn State as a graduate senior for the 2021 season.


He made an immediate impact for Penn State, starting all 13 games and recording 62 tackles (34 solo), 9.5 sacks 18 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles. His efforts earned him first-team All-Big Ten honors, as well as a second-team All-American by the Athletic, the Football Writers Association of America and Phil Steele in his lone season in Happy Valley.

At Temple in 2020, Ebiketie recorded 42 tackles (8.5 for loss), four sacks and three forced fumbles as he was named a second-team All-AAC selection.

Ebiketie will look to help turn around a unit that finished 29th in total defense in 2021. The Falcons also recorded the fewest sacks in the league with just 17.

Twitter: @bwalkerdadon

Written By

Get NSN in your Inbox

Enter your email address to get notifications of new posts by email.

More from Nittany Sports Now

PSU in the NFL

1 On Monday, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to a one-year deal with former Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib. Nassib returns to the...

PSU in the NFL

1 Trace McSorley’s 2022 preseason debut was a success. The former Penn State QB helped the Arizona Cardinals to a 36-23 win Saturday night,...

PSU in the NFL

0 Former Penn State Quarterback Trace McSorley will start for the Arizona Cardinals in their preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals Friday evening. McSorley...

PSU in the NFL

0 Jaquan Brisker, an All-American safety at Penn State who went to the Chicago Bears in the second round (48th overall pick) of this...

Get Nittany Sports Now in your inbox

Sign-up for email updates and get the whole story first from the Nittany Sports Now team, delivered straight to your inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.