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Kicker Alex Barbir Transferring From Penn State

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Penn State will be down a specialist going into 2018.

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As first reported by Lions247, redshirt freshman kicker Alex Barbir has elected to transfer, and is no longer with the team. Originally from Georgia, it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see Barbir end up back in the south for school.

With Tyler Davis graduating, this will give Penn State one scholarship kicker, that being incoming freshman Jake Pinegar. Pinegar is a bit raw, so I wouldn’t expect complete reliability there. But the Iowa prospect has a super strong leg, and should be an asset on kickoffs right away.

And, no, Blake Gillikin will not pull double-duty.