Penn State LB Nyeem Wartman-White will enter 2017 NFL Draft, forego 6th year of eligibility
Penn State LB Nyeem Wartman-White saw most of his last two seasons lost to injury.
He suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the 2015 season opener against Temple then suffered the same injury in his right knee the third week of this season. Wartman-White — who was in his fifth year in 2016 — could lobby for a sixth year of eligibility at Penn State with a medical redshirt. However, the Philadelphia native has passed on that option.
Wartman-White announced Sunday that he is entering the 2017 NFL Draft.
In a message to Penn State fans that he posted to Twitter, Wartman-White wrote “I don’t know where my path will take me but I do know I’m proud to say I came to Penn State in 2012 and watched amazing things happen through the years as the amazing people molded this place back to where we wanted it to be.”
Here’s his full message:
To whom was wondering and did not know pic.twitter.com/tSjanQCoFB
— Nyeem Wartman-White (@NyeemWartman) December 4, 2016
Wartman-White, a starter since his redshirt-sophomore season in 2014 when healthy, had 123 career tackles for Penn State.