Former Penn State DE finishing football career at Southern Miss
Former Penn State defensive end Torrence Brown, who has spent a good portion of the last two seasons injured, is headed to Southern Miss to finish his college football career.
Tuesday afternoon, Brown announced via Twitter that he would attempt to play his final season at Southern Miss. The defensive end retired from the game in August, citing numerous injuries and surgeries. But Brown wants to give his college career one last shot.
“I want to thank every person who supported me through my Penn State career,” Brown wrote on Twitter. “After a whole lot of prayer and conversations with the ones closest to me, I have decided to play my last year of eligibility at The University of Southern Mississippi!”
Let God Work pic.twitter.com/VmlFC6MWGr
— Torrence Brown (@tbrown_19) January 22, 2019
Since Brown medically retired from football at Penn State, he’s not allowed to return for the Nittany Lions. It helps explain why the defensive end is playing elsewhere rather than trying to stay in Happy Valley.
Brown played in 29 career games for the Nittany Lions, but appeared in just three contests since the 2017 season. He totaled 52 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and two sacks in his three years with Penn State.