Pro Tip: Watching the clock will not make Penn State football arrive any faster. That being said, we have just 57 days to go!
With no current Nittany Lions wearing the number, today’s post will highlight former Nittany Lion AQ Shipley.
At Penn State, Shipley was a versatile player for the Lions and played on both sides of the ball during his career. Most of his success, however, came on the offensive side of the ball as a center.
As Penn State’s center, Shipley was an All-American as well as the 2008 Rimington Award winner. The Rimington Award is given out annually to the country’s best center. He was also the Big Ten’s Lineman of the year in 2008.
After leaving Happy Valley, Shipley was drafted in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. After the 2009 season, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles where he spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Through his first three NFL seasons, Shipley didn’t see the field as he failed to make each team’s 53-man roster.
Shipley finally got his big break in 2012 with the Colts when he played in 14 games. Since then, Shipley has found himself a role in the NFL on multiple teams.
He spent time in Baltimore for the 2013 season before returning to Indianapolis in 2014 and is now with the Arizona Cardinals where he has been since 2015.
This season will be his 10th season in the NFL, making him one of the oldest Penn State alumnus still active in the NFL.