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.
One of the best moments of my life. Love my teammates, coaches, and all of the Penn State family #WeAre— Ty Yazujian (@tyyaz44) February 11, 2016
Congrats on the scholly to my bro @tyyaz44— Ryan Buchholz (@RyanBuchholz97) February 11, 2016
Shoutout to my Snapper @tyyaz44 earning that Scholarship today!! Best and Oldest snapper in the NCAA #Yaz— Tyler Davis (@Tyler_Davis94) February 11, 2016