Joe Arcangelo was born in Clarks Summit, Pa. and attended Abington Heights High School. He was considered one of the best blocking tight ends in the Lackawanna Football League according to his Penn State player profile. He is listed as a TE/H on the Penn State roster and is a more blocking-heavy tight end, which means he is as close to a fullback as there is on the roster.
Arcangelo initially attended Bucknell out of high school, playing one season and appearing in six games. After a redshirt season in 2016 he played in one game, versus Georgia State, in 2017. To this point he may be known more at Penn State for the touchdown that he caught in front of Micah Parsons during the Spring Game.
Here’s the tail-end of the touchdown that Arcangelo caught during the Spring Game. Micah Parsons was in coverage from an inside linebacker position on the play. Parsons probably should have slid outside in order to get into a better position.
Arcangelo’s parents attended Penn State, as did his sister Karen. While he does not come up in many conversations in terms of being a projected contributor for Penn State, he is one of just six tight ends on the roster. If the Spring Game is any indication, he can catch in addition to being a blocking tight end.
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