We’re hopping back in the time machine to the late 90’s with today’s “Days Until” post.
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An athletic, hard-hitting corner, David Macklin helped lead the Nittany Lions secondary and was a key cog to some of the most dominant defenses in Penn State football history, anchored by Lavar Arrington and Courtney Brown. He was named an All-Big Ten player in 1998 as a result of a B1G-leading six interceptions that year. One of those interceptions can be seen around the 1:45 mark of this highlight reel from PSU’s beatdown of Northwestern in 1998.
Macklin also suited up as a point guard for PSU’s basketball team his freshman year (along with fellow football teammate Titcus Pettigrew) when an injury-depleted roster was in desperate need of bodies. Thankfully, with the depth/talent the program has today, we won’t be seeing someone like Grant Haley or John Reid donning hoops jerseys.
David graduated in 2000 and went on to enjoy an eight-year NFL career, mostly spent with the Colts and Cardinals. Today, he helps at-risk youth with his 27 Reasons Foundation.