Penn State Football To Hold Open Tryouts

STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 10: The Alabama Crimson Tide kicks off to the Penn State Nittany Lions during the second half at Beaver Stadium on September 10, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Alabama defeated Penn State 27-11. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Penn State football team is holding open tryouts for students starting on Wednesday.

The Penn State Nittany Lions are holding walk-on tryouts on Wednesday after practice. Penn State coach Bill O'Brien is hoping the team can find a couple players who can fit on the roster, particularly defensive backs. With Penn State thin at DB, that is the spot a walk-on might be most likely to make it, but it isn't the only way to make the team.

In particular, O'Brien said he'd like to test some defensive backs, since the team has depth issues at those positions. Otherwise, O'Brien said he's looking for "good football players" who are "hungry" and willing to help.

Both males and females are welcome to try out and if selected they can be eligible to play this season. There is not an official estimate for how many students will show up, but Penn State is preparing for a solid turnout.

For more on Penn State football, check out Black Shoe Diaries.

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