Blue White Illustrated

November 2021

Penn State Sports Magazine

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3 0 N O V E M B E R 2 0 2 1 W W W . B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . C O M T yler Warren hadn't taken a snap in nearly two years, not since his senior season at Atlee High in Mechanicsville, Va. But when the red- shirt freshman lined up at quarterback against Auburn, with Penn State facing second-and-goal at the Tigers' 2-yard line in the third quarter, he wasn't feel- ing nervous. Warren wasn't worried that layers of accumulated rust were going to shake loose all at once. Nor was he worried that the Nittany Lions were about to run this particular play for the first time in public, unveiling it in front of 109,958 fans at Beaver Stadium and millions more who had tuned in to the nation- ally televised prime-time broadcast. And he definitely wasn't worried that his days as a full-time quarterback were long over, having ended in 2019 when he switched to tight end upon his arrival in State College. That his quarterback days were over was kind of the point. The Lions were looking to catch Auburn off-guard with their unusual spin on the wildcat Penn State's top three tight ends have teamed up to give the offense a lift this fall M A T T H E R B | MATT@BLUEWHITEONLINE.COM Power Trio Power Trio

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