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Penn State All 105: Landon Tengwall Looking to Put it Together in Year 3

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All 105 is a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player. This edition will look at third-year OL Landon Tengwall.

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 317 pounds 

Hometown: Annapolis, Maryland 

Before Penn State: Tengwall lettered three seasons at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School and another at Pallotti. He was so good in high school that he earned an invitation to play in the 2021 Adidas All-American Bowl, Under-Armour All American Game and Polynesian Bowl. He was also a first-team USA Today All-American for the 2019 season and played in the 2017 Adidas Freshman All-American Game. A four-star recruit, Tengwall was was Penn State’s highest-rated Class of 2021 signee.

2021: Tengwall redshirted but played in Penn State’s last three games.

2022: Everything was going fine and dandy for Tengwall. He started Penn State’s first five games at left guard and Penn State started 5-0. Then, Tengwall got hurt during pregame warmups ahead of the team’s Week 6 clash at Michigan. That injury turned out to be a season-ender.

Where he stands: If Tengwall is healthy, he’ll be Penn State’s starting left guard for the full year, and he and left tackle Olu Fashanu should be one of the best left sides in college football. But Tengwall’s health may not be what Penn State fans hope, based on what James Franklin said after an August practice.

“Landon’s got some bumps and bruises he’s dealing with right now,” Franklin said. “As you guys know, I don’t get into injuries.”

A quote by Tengwall: “I’d say it doesn’t really affect me. I really don’t like to read my own stuff or anything. But I really don’t let anything affect me in the media, whether it’d be negative or positive.” — Tengwall to reporters at Penn State’s second-year player media availability in May 2022.

A quote about Tengwall:  “You know, Landon, it seems like he’s been a part of out program forever. He’s looked just like he looks right now since like third grade when he first starting coming to camp at Penn State. He made it pretty obvious that this is where he always wanted to be. He was great during the recruiting process. He was high-production and low-maintenance, and you can’t have enough of those guys In your organization, whether that’s players or staff,  and he’s been productive.” — Coach James Franklin on Tengwall last season

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