Colin Harrop saw a life-long dream come true when he ran out of the tunnel and into Beaver Stadium for the 2013 home-opener against Eastern Michigan. After attending his first game in Beaver Stadium when he was 13 years old, Harrop has worked tirelessly for an opportunity to wear the Blue and White. He earned a spot on the squad after participating in walk-on tryouts during the 2012 fall semester. An all-league defensive back at Wilson High School, Harrop will continue to provide depth in the secondary and could be a contributor on special teams. He owned a 3.31 grade-point average after the spring semester.
2013 (Sophomore Season)
During his first season with the Nittany Lions, Harrop did not see any game competition.
Harrop was a second-team All-Lancaster-Lebanon League defensive back as a senior at Wilson High School after recording 75 tackles, five interceptions, 11 pass breakups and one touchdown. Playing for Coach Doug Dahms, he was honorable-mention all-county during his junior and senior seasons. Harrop helped the Bulldogs to four consecutive Lancaster-Lebanon League titles, with one PIAA district runner-up finish. He was a team captain his senior year and invited to play in the Berks County Senior Football Classic. Harrop also was an all-county outside hitter on the volleyball team. Harrop was a member of the High Honor Roll and National Honor Society.
Full name is Colin Gregory Harrop. He is the son of Bob and Kathy Harrop, and has one older brother, Matt, and an older sister, Shannon. Matt is a 2011 Penn State graduate, and Shannon is a student on the University Park campus, who is a member of the club water polo team. Harrop enjoys spending time with friends, movies and video games. He intends on enrolling in the Smeal College of Business. Born April 4, 1994 in Wilmington, Del.