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Penn State Long Snapper Tyler Yazujian Receives Scholarship for Senior Season

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Penn State has gone from no scholarship specialists in 2015 to three in 2016.

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State redshirt senior long snapper Tyler Yazujian has received a scholarship from the Nittany Lions for his fifth and final season at the university. A native of Philadelphia suburb Royersford and graduate of Spring-Ford High School, Yazujian has been with the program since the 2012 season as a walk-on.

Yazujian has been the team's long snapper since 2014, head coach James Franklin's first season at the helm, replacing previous long snapper Ty Howle. In two seasons of long snapping (both on the punting and field goal units), Yazujian has two career tackles.

The 2015 Nittany Lions infamously had no scholarship specialists on the roster. With freshman kicker Alex Barbir, freshman punter Blake Gillikin, and now Yazujian, that number has moved to three in one offseason.

Congratulations and best of luck to Ty.