A Penn State RB is no longer with the Nittany Lion football program. James Franklin confirmed the news following the Week 5 win over Northwestern.

According to Franklin, Devyn Ford has decided to focus on academics and has left football behind. Ford originally came to Penn State as a 4-star prospect out of Virginia in the 2019 recruiting class.

“Devyn Ford is no longer on the team,” said Franklin. “He has decided that he wanted to focus on academics and we wish him the best.”

Ford had appeared in the first four games of the season for Penn State but was used sparingly. He had 7 carries on the year, all during the win vs. Auburn, and 5 catches.

For his career, Ford rushed for 666 yards and 6 touchdowns but had not found the end zone since 2020. He entered 2022 as a veteran RB alongside Keyvone Lee but was quickly bypassed on the depth chart in favor of freshmen Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen.