Ex-Penn State two-sport athlete Mac Hippenhammer announces transfer to MAC program
Former Penn State wide receiver and baseball player Mac Hippenhammer decided to enter his name in the NCAA transfer portal a few weeks ago. Now, he’s made a decision on his next opportunity.
On Wednesday, Hippenhammer announced via Twitter that he will continue his college career at Miami (OH). His name had previously been removed from Penn State’s football roster earlier this offseason, and was expected to pursue only a baseball career with the Nittany Lions.
However, it appears Hippenhammer will continue playing football with the RedHawks. It’s unclear based on his announcement if he plans to continue with baseball and be a two-sport athlete.
“To the folks who made my time worthwhile in State College, thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Hippenhammer wrote. “On to the next part of my life.”
The graphic shows Hippenhammer wearing a Miami football uniform.
— Mac Hippenhammer (@machipp2) April 15, 2020
In two seasons with the football team, Hippenhammer appeared in 20 career games and totaled seven receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown. He also started in one game for the Nittany Lions.
On the diamond, Hippenhammer started in 35 of Penn State’s 39 games and held a .272 batting percentage, along with a .350 on-base percentage.
Hippenhammer was a three-star recruit in Penn State’s 2017 class.