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Only Keyvone Lee Until Penn State Football


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We’re now just 24 days away from the start of the 2021 Penn State football season against Wisconsin.

The last two days. we’ve taken a look at two of the all-time great running backs in program history in Saquon Barkley and Curt Warner. Today, we’ll look at a guy who has his sights set on joining that elite group when it’s all said and done.

Florida product Keyvone Lee was forced into early action last year as a true freshman after a heart condition cut short the career of Journey Brown and Noah Cain was once again forced to end his season early due to a foot injury.

Lee, a four-star prospect in the class of 2020, did not disappoint. The 6-foot, 230-pound tailback carried the ball 89 times for 438 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 4.9 yards per carry along the way. He also showed good hands out of the backfield, catching 12 balls for 66 yards. While he may not have the home run ability that someone like Barkley or Brown may have had, Lee has more burst than you’d expect from a back his size and is an absolute load to bring down.

Penn State enters the 2021 season with a stacked backfield, but Keyvone Lee will have an opportunity yet again to show that he’s one of the nation’s best young backs.