Penn State football: Carson, Urschel, Obeng-Agyapong to play in Saturday’s Shrine Game

From CDT staff reportsJanuary 16, 2014 

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Guard John Urschel is a leader on a Penn State offense that averaged 29 points per game in an 8-4 season last fall.

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— Three former Nittany Lions will appear in the 89th East-West Shrine Game on Saturday: linebacker Glenn Carson and guard John Urschel on the East squad, safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong on the West.

The game kicks off at 4 p.m. in St. Petersburg, Fla., and can be seen on the NFL Network. The game also will be live-streamed at www.shrinegame.com.

Urschel was named first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches for the the past two seasons. He was a 2013 Associated Press third-team All-American, and a two-time CoSIDA first-team Academic All-American. Urschel was the first Penn State player to earn the National Football Foundation’s prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy, college football’s academic Heisman Trophy, and received the Senior CLASS Award for college football.

An honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by both the coaches and media, Carson led Penn State with 90 tackles, and was 12th in the conference at 7.5 stops per game. Carson started 36 games at middle linebacker in his Penn State career and compiled 261 career tackles, 10th all-time. Carson, a 2013 team co-captain, graduated last spring.

Obeng-Agyapong started at linebacker during the 2013 season, and also saw playing time at safety. He had one sack, one interception and one forced and recovered fumble. Obeng-Agyapong had 95 career tackles. He graduated in May 2013 with a degree in information sciences and technology. He is on schedule to earn a second degree, in security risk analysis, in May 2014, the university said.

All-Big Ten defensive tackle DaQuan Jones is set to play in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 25 in Mobile, Ala.

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