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Nyeem Wartman-White Declines to Pursue Sixth Year of Eligibility, Declares for the 2017 NFL Draft

After back-to-back season-ending injuries, the linebacker is moving on to the pros

Nyeem Wartman-White
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Heather Weikel

Nyeem Wartman-White first came to Penn State in 2012, right before the NCAA sanctions storm hit Happy Valley. He first endeared himself to us by blocking a punt that set up a touchdown in his very first collegiate game against Ohio University and throughout the next few years, endeared himself through his work ethic, athleticism, and contributions to the linebacker and special teams units. Unfortunately, back-to-back season-ending injuries against Temple have cut his career short, but certainly have not dampened his enthusiasm about his team nor his future prospects.

That brings us to today, where Nyeem himself tweeted a note indicating his intention not to petition the NCAA to grant him an additional medical redshirt to suit up for the blue and white but rather, to give the NFL a shot:

We here at BSD wish Nyeem all the best in chasing his NFL dreams and appreciate his contributions and commitment to Penn State over the last several years.