There was a possibility that Penn State linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White was coming back.

After two season-ending injuries in a row, the Penn State senior could’ve applied for a medical redshirt and possibly returned to State College for one more go.

But Wartman-White elected not to go through that process.

He announced on Sunday that he’s off to the NFL:

Wartman-White was one of Penn State’s top linebackers when healthy. But he suffered back-to-back knee injuries in non-conference play that ultimately ended his career at Penn State.

The LionsĀ couldĀ still have the likes of Jason Cabinda, Brandon Smith and Manny Bowen back in the middle of the defense. They’ll have to replace Wartman-White and Brandon Bell.

The Lions, as Wartman-White said, are off to the Rose Bowl after winning the B1G Championship on Saturday night.