All 105 is a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player. In this edition, we will look at sophomore offensive lineman Olu Fashanu.
Weight: 321 pounds
Hometown: Waldorf, Maryland
Before Penn State: Fashanu played three seasons at Gonzaga College High School, helping his team win its conference as a junior and also being named second-team All-DC that year.
As a senior, Fashanu picked up 52 pancake blocks, part of the reason he became a four-star recruit according to Rivals a three-star according to 247Sports and ESPN.
He committed to Penn State in June of 2019.
At Penn State
2020: Fashanu didn’t play in his true freshman season.
2021: Fashanu played in nine of Penn State’s 13 games, making his first college start against Arkansas in the Outbacko Bowl.
Against Arkansas, Pro Football Focus give Fashanu a respectable 65.2 grade overall and a solid 87.6 great for pass blocking mark for pass blocking
Fashanu protected Sean Clifford well, not allowing a single quarterback pressure.
Penn State hopes the Outback Bowl will be a sign of things to come for Fashanu.
Where he stands: Fashanu is a big man, and big things are expected of him in 2022.
He will be Penn State’s starting left tackle. He and Landon Tengwall are probably Penn State’s two most hyped offensive lineman coming into the season, and both play on the left side, with Tengwall starting at left guard.
If last year’s Outback Bowl is any indication, Fashanu will help Penn State’s line improve significantly from 2021.
A quote about Fashanu: ”He’s doing a heckuva job,” offensive line coach Phil Trautwein said at Penn State’s media day earlier this month. “He’s probably, him and Caedan (Wallace) are probably two of the best tackles that I’ve coached.”