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Penn State All 105: What Role Will ‘Pride of York’ Beau Pribula Have in new Offense

Beau Pribula looks to evade Zane Durant during a second half rush attempt.

Penn State fans wondered for most of last season when the “Beau Pribula package” would be unveiled.

Coach James Franklin told media, and thus told the fans, that there was such a package for the second-string QB from York.

But nobody saw this package until Nov. 6 at Maryland, when Pribula helped Penn State score a touchdown at the goal line.

Eight days after the Maryland game, Penn State fired offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich. Weeks later, the program hired a full-time replacement in Kansas’ Andy Kotelncki. Kotelnicki liked to use 2QBs at the same time while at Kansas.

It will be a while before we find out Kotelnicki’s plans for Pribula. In the meantime, Pribula is the subject of All 105, a Nittany Sports Now series profiling each Penn State football player.

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 205 pounds

Hometown: York, Pennsylvania

Before Penn State: Beau Pribula had an excellent high school career at Central York. Pribula became Central York’s first three-year captain. As a junior, led his school to both its first district championship win and state championship game appearance.

Pribula led Central York to a second straight undefeated regular a season as a senior, but this time the team fell in the district semifinals. Pribula’s play earned him Pennsylvania Player of the Year honors in both his junior and senior seasons.

Pribula ended his high school career with a county-record 108 touchdowns. He committed to Penn State in August 2020 as a three-star recruit.

2022: Pribula redshirted, playing behind starting QB Sean Clifford, as well as backups Drew Allar and Christian Veilleux.

Last year: Now the second-stringer behind Allar, Pribula got a lot more playing time, albeit with most of it coming in games where Penn State was way ahead. He ended the season with seven rushing touchdowns, which are tied for seventh in Penn State history for a quarterback in a single season. He also rushed for 329 yards, which is good for ninth in team history.

Where he stands: It’s pretty clear that, if Allar is healthy, he’ll remain Penn State’s starter. The question is, how much will Pribula be used by Kotelnicki?

A quote by Pribula: ”The amount of things that we can do [excites me]. This offense is a little bit different from the last offense, in terms of terminology and verbiage. You guys will understand once you see us play about how many different things we can do and how many different looks we can give a defense.” — Pribula to reporters last month via Zoom.

A quote about Pribula: “Any players that can help us win games on offense, we’ll find a way to use them.” — Kotelnicki to reporters after a spring practice this past March.

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WR Kaden Saunders

WR Trey Wallace 

S Zakee Wheatley

CB Cam Miller

WR Omari Evans

CB A.J. Harris

CB Jalen Kimber

WR Julian Fleming 

S KJ Winston

WR Liam Clifford

S Jaylen Reed 

LB Dom DeLuca

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