Jackson Pryts joined Penn State ahead of the 2022 season, following in the footsteps of his father, Ed, who also played linebacker for the Nittany Lions from 1978-1982. The younger Pryts is a walk-on from Hermitage, Pa., where he was a star athlete at Hickory High Scool.
Pryts served as captain for Hickory as he helped lead them to a district championship in 2020, where he also earned all-state honors during his junior and senior seasons.
Pryts joined the Nittany Lions as a preferred walk-on, and redshirted during his first year with the team in 2022. As a reserve linebacker, he’ll be looking to contribute on special teams and will be helping prepare the offense along with the developmental squad.
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