Penn State WR leaves football program to focus on another sport
Penn State’s wide receiving corps is one of the biggest question marks heading into the 2020 season. KJ Hamler’s decision to pursue an NFL career and Justin Shorter’s transfer leaves the Nittany Lions relatively inexperienced at that position group.
And now, the wide receiver room has taken another hit. Mac Hippenhammer was not listed on Penn State’s 2020 roster and will not suit up for the football team this season. The redshirt junior also plays baseball for the Nittany Lions, and will focus his attention on that sport, according to 247Sports.
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.
Penn State hosts Kent State on Saturday, Sept. 5 to start the 2020 season.