Nov 30, 2013; Madison, WI, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Richy Anderson (19) rushes the ball as Wisconsin Badgers cornerback Sojourn Shelton (left) defends at Camp Randall Stadium. Penn State defeated Wisconsin 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Richy Anderson Heads Up Penn State Nittany Lion Departure List

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Penn State’s depth chart took a hit when it was announced 4 of their players won’t play with the team this season. Two of them, receiver Richy Anderson and walk-on quarterback Austin Whipple, wish to transfer, while offensive lineman Anthony Alosi and receiver Jonathan Warner have yet to make any announcement to that effect.

Anderson looks to be the biggest loss, having started 2 of the 9 games he played in last season, and catching 13 passes for 111 yards. The sophomore was expected to make a push for a starting job this season with star receiver Allen Robinson moving on, and looked good in the spring.

Whipple took a redshirt last season, and was expected to compete for a backup role behind Christian Hackenberg, but had lost ground to DJ Crook. With the opportunity for him to earn a backup spot looking increasingly unlikely,  Whipple announced he would be joining his father Mark at Massachusetts,  where the elder Whipple recently became head coach.

Alosi saw action in 7 games last season, but was suspended indefinitely in the spring for an off-the-field incident, and wasn’t expected to compete for a starting job.

Warner only played in 2 games last season after taking a redshirt as a freshman.

 

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