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Penn State Football All 105

Penn State All 105: DL Zuriah Fisher Ready for Full Season to Show his Skills

All 105 is a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player. This edition will look at third-year DL Zuriah Fisher.

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 253 pounds

Hometown: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 

Before Penn State: Fisher came to Penn State after a successful run at the Pittsburgh area’s famous Aliquippa High School. Fisher helped the Quips to a state title as a junior in 2018. The next season, he was a team captain and made it to Mr. PA Football’s Tremendous 25 team. He ended his career at Aliquippa with 115 tackles and was one of the WPIAL’s most coveted recruits. The four-star committed to Penn State in Sept. 2019.

2020: Fisher played in one game during the COVID-themed campaign.

2021: Fisher played in eight of Penn State’s 13 games, ending the year with four tackles (two solo), getting his first tackle under the Beaver Stadium lights against Indiana Oct. 2. Fisher was named to the Big Ten’s All Academic team at the end of the year.

2022: Fisher’s season almost never existed due to an injury suffered during spring camp. Remarkably, Fisher got on the field in 2022, making his season debut against Maryland at Beaver Stadium Nov. 12. and making a tackle.

Where he stands: Penn State’s loaded at defensive end, returning potential 2024 first-round draft pick Chop Robinson and fifth-year Adisa Isaac, as well as a solid depth piece in fourth-year Amin Vanover. Through no fault of his own, Fisher’s behind the eight ball and hasn’t really shown much of what he can do. Fisher’s size makes him an option to play defensive tackle, so that versatility can be an advantage. A veteran presence who has again perseverance, Fisher should be an asset to Penn State’s defense regardless of how much playing time he ends up getting.

A quote about Fisher: “He’s right on schedule with where he thought he would be. Obviously, the game circumstances helped with that, too. But, yeah, he’s right on schedule and has handled it really well.” — coach James Franklin last November on Fisher’s return.

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