One of Penn State’s breakout players from the 2016 season will spend another year in Happy Valley.
Junior TE Mike Gesicki announced Thursday night that he will return to Penn State for his senior season. Gesicki noted he would put his “lifelong dream” of playing in the NFL on hold for another year.
“I am looking forward to wearing the Blue & White another year and playing with my teammates, best friends and more importantly, my brothers here at Penn State,” he wrote in a statement posted to the Penn State Football Twitter feed.
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) December 23, 2016
After totaling 23 catches, 239 yards and 1 touchdown in his first two seasons combined, the 6-foot-6 junior was one of the top pass-catching tight ends in the Big Ten this season, hauling in 47 balls for 668 yards and 4 touchdowns — all of which ranked second on the Nittany Lions behind WR Chris Godwin.