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Only Shaka Toney Until Penn State Football

We’re down to 18 more days until the Nittany Lions take the field!

NCAA Football: Penn State at Iowa Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

When Shaka Toney announced he would return for his senior year, he never could have imagined the bumps in the road as he prepares for his last season as a Nittany Lion. However, what once looked to be a lost cause is now on the horizon - the start of the 2020 Penn State Football season.

Toney returns as the elder statesmen of the Nittany Lion defensive line, entering his fourth season as a regular at defensive end. The Philadelphia product is coming off his most productive season in Happy Valley, contributing 6.5 sacks, 8 TFLs, 40 total tackles and a fumble recovery. Toney’s ability to disrupt the offense were easily apparent to coaches throughout the Big Ten, who named him as an all-conference second-team pick in 2019, with many outlets naming him as a first-team preseason selection heading into the fall.

Toney arrived in State College as a raw, undersized speed rusher. Through his dedication and work ethic, he will leave Penn State as one of the all-around best defensive linemen in the conference with a bright future of playing on Sundays. But first - go make those Big Ten quarterbacks suffer this fall, Shaka.

Only 18 more days.