Penn State officials confirmed on Friday that four Nittany Lion football players are leaving the program.
Wide receiver Richy Anderson and quarterback Austin Whipple are planning to transfer from the Nittany Lions, while offensive lineman Anthony Alosi and wideout Jonathan Warner were dismissed from the team, but will still attend Penn State.
“We thank them for their contributions to the program and wish them well in their future academic and athletic endeavors,” head coach James Franklin said in an email to the Centre Daily Times.
Anderson played in 11 games for Penn State and had 13 receptions for 111 yards.
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Whipple was the third-string quarterback behind Christian Hackenberg and Tyler Ferguson, and was expected to compete with D.J. Cook and Michael O’Connor for the backup role this year.
Alosi’s dismissal will hurt an already decimated offensive line that is very young and will be without the services of veteran Miles Dieffenbach, due to injuries. Alosi was charged with simple assault and conspiracy to commit simple assault back in April, which led to his indefinite suspension.
Warner, who is a junior, is the son of Nittany Lion great Curt Warner. He was part of the receiving corp that lost leading receiver Allen Robinson, who left early for the NFL, and Brandon Felder, who graduated.