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Linebacker Micah Parsons received national recognition before his second season.
The Harrisburg-born athlete was placed on Tuesday in the second-team American team preseason of CBS Sports. He was the only Lion of Nittany selected, although so late, Yetur Gross-Matos is considered a potential candidate in post-season as an American who enters his junior season.
Parsons, he will also be starting for Brent Pry's defense this season. He should also return to the send-off and perhaps play a role more and more as his role continues to grow after a 2018 season during which he led PSU in tackles on the heels. from a brilliant five-star career to do everything for the Cougars.
"We want to do everything we need to win games. If Micah can help us start the return, then we want him to do it and he wants to do it, "said Pry earlier this month. "Micah did a lot of things in high school with football, returning kickoffs, playing half-off, and he kicked a lot of kicks in. First off, Micah can do a lot. things.
"It's our job as coaches to make sure not to throw it in the fire and not put too much on the plate. It's obvious he's a guy who can rush the clock and do it that way, and you know, his hands were full – he had his hands full last year to teach the linebacker. As he is able to do more and succeed, we will ask him a little more. "
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