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As it turns out, not many Nittany Lions have worn No. 96!

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 27 Iowa at Penn State Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

We’re down to 96 days until Penn State kicks off its season in Madison, Wisconsin against the Badgers.

Today, that means we celebrate an unheralded former Nittany Lion in the form of Kyle Vasey. Vasey, who finished his career in 2018, came to Penn State as a walk-on in 2014 out of Wallenpaupack Area High School in Pennsylvania.

While he saw no game action in his first three seasons, Vasey persevered and eventually won the starting long snapper job in 2017, appearing in all 13 games. His performance earned him a scholarship from James Franklin for the 2018 season, in which he appeared in all 13 games yet again and won the John Bruno Memorial Award, as an outstanding member of the special teams, at the team’s awards banquet.

Vasey briefly had a stint in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons but is currently an NFL free agent.