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Only Jake Pinegar Until Penn State Football

Penn State will rely on Jake’s leg in the 2022 season.

Penn State Nittany Lions kicker Jake Pinegar (92) kicks a field goal during the first quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Beaver Stadium. Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Pinegar was a member of Penn State’s star-studded 2018 recruiting class, and quickly made an impact in Happy Valley as a starting true freshman. He went 53-of-55 on extra points, while going 16-of-24 on field goals — all in all, not too shabby for a true frosh. As a sophomore in 2019, Pinegar took a step forward, once again hitting on 96% of his extra points, while going an impressive 11-of-12 on field goals.

Unfortunately for Pinegar, he struggled during the 2020 season, hitting on just 69% of field goals. He went onto to lose the starting placekicking job to Jordan Stout in 2021, and now is battling to take back his starting job.

Only 92 days.