As the first week of July comes to a close, Penn State football only draws closer. The countdown reaches 56 days today which is still too one too many days.
With no current players wearing the #56, we take a look back in Penn State history at defensive end Eric Latimore.
A high school standout in Delaware, Eric Latimore came to Penn State in 2007. Many believed if Latimore could put it all together, he had the potential to be dominating at the college level.
While he never turned into a dominating defensive end, he still put together a solid career at Penn State. In 2008, his redshirt freshman season, Latimore saw time in nine games and recorded seven tackles and one sack. A year later, he had his best year for the Nittany Lions posting 21 tackles including three and half sacks in 12 games.
A wrist injury in 2010 would cut his season short but he struggled in his games with just six tackles and no sacks. In his senior season, he was productive with 18 tackles and three sacks on the season.
Overall in his 40 career games, Latimore had 52 tackles, 14.5 tackles for a loss, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Not an eye popping careee but a solid one.
Latimore would get his shot at making a NFL roster upon graduation and bounced around to a few different teams. That being said, Latimore never appeared in any NFL games.
Post football, Latimore has become a personal trainer out in Los Angeles focusing on working with football players.