Coming in as our 90 days representative is Rafael Checa. As you may recall, he was Penn State’s kickoff specialist as a true freshman in 2018. He went on to redshirt in 2019 as Jordan Stout transferred in from Virginia Tech and subsequently took over kickoff duties, but re-emerged on the field in 2020 as Stout’s placeholder for field goal attempts. Look for Rafael to continue playing a role in special teams in some way, shape, or form in 2021.
Rocking the No. 90 jersey on the defensive side of the ball is true freshman defensive end Rodney McGraw. The former composite three-star (according to 247 Sports) is a virtual lock to redshirt this upcoming season but could be a name we hear more of in another year or two.