Blue White Illustrated

May 2023

Penn State Sports Magazine

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1 8 M A Y 2 0 2 3 W W W . B L U E W H I T E O N L I N E . C O M I t's easy to forget, given all the media attention he has been receiving for more than a year and all the optimism he has inspired within the Penn State fan community, that Drew Allar is still a teenager. Allar pointed that out recently when asked following a spring practice session at Holuba Hall about his efforts to be- come a more vocal leader for the Nittany Lion football team. Yes, the rising sophomore quarterback may already be a star of sorts. He has a representative at Creative Artists Agency to field his name, image and likeness of- fers. He's been the subject of a children's book. Type his name into the search en- gine of your choice and you'll get between 325,000 and 3 million results. And yet, he's also a relative newcomer to the college game, one whose first start — provided he wins his position duel with redshirt freshman Beau Pribula — is still more than four months away. "I'm a 19-year-old kid still," Allar said. After appearing in 10 games last fall Young Man's Game Penn State may lack experience at quarterback, but with Drew Allar and Beau Pribula battling to lead the offense, it doesn't lack talent M A T T H E R B | M A T T. H E R B @ O N 3 . C O M

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