Penn State’s secondary received some good news on Thursday.

Safety Jonathan Sutherland announced on Twitter that he’ll be returning to Penn State for the 2022 season, utilizing his sixth year of eligibility at the college level. He releases a statement regarding his decision.

“After careful thought and consideration with my loved ones and coaches, I will be using my extra year of eligibility to return for my 6th year at Penn State,” Sutherland wrote. “I want to thank my teammates, coaches and family for the sacrifices they have made for me over the years.”

Sutherland has played in 36 career games with Penn State during his time. He’s tallied 93 tackles with 4 pass break-ups and an interception over the past 4 years with the program.

Based on his tweet, there’s a chance Sutherland moves to linebacker for the upcoming season. That would be a nice addition for the Nittany Lions to the position group, as the team will be losing top tacklers Brandon Smith and Ellis Brooks.

Sutherland joins Ji’Ayir Brown as a key defensive player returning for the 2022 season.