Safety John Petrishen announced on Tuesday night that after deliberating his future for the last two weeks, that he will be transferring away from Penn State for his last two years of eligibility. On Wednesday, we found out where exactly, Petrishen will finish off his college eligibility.
It’s none other than......Pittsburgh.
Former Penn State safety John Petrishen is grad transferring to Pitt, Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi announced this morning. pic.twitter.com/MCS9B818pS— John McGonigal (@jmcgonigal9) August 21, 2019
Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi announced that Petrishen was now part of the program and will begin practicing with the team on Tuesday on a limited basis until he passes physicals and all other formalities. Hampered by injuries throughout his career including three shoulder surgeries in four years, Petrishen has already been granted medical redshirts, allowing him to play two seasons with the Panthers.
The former Pittsburgh Central Catholic standout appeared in 17 games for the Nittany Lions over the past two seasons including 13 games last season. Petrishen will have the opportunity to return to his former home on September 14th when the Panthers come to Beaver Stadium for the last installment of the Keystone Classic...for now.