The long, agonizing wait until the return of Penn State football is slowly ticking down as we near game number one against Idaho in Beaver Stadium.
Today we’ll take a look at former Penn State defensive end Evan Schwan, a Harrisburg, Pennsyvlania native from Central Dauphin High School.
Schwan was a three-star recruit out of high school and redshirted during his true freshman season.
He appeared in five games as a redshirt freshman and then all 13 as a sophomore, contributing mostly on special teams. The story was the same as a junior where he saw more playing time defensively but was a member of Sean Spencer’s defensive line rotation.
As a senior, Schwan had a bit of a breakout. He became a starter at defensive end opposite Garrett Sickles and tied for No. 11 in the Big Ten in sacks per game with .46. He was selected third-team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media and was named to Phil Steele’s All-Big Ten third team as well.