Preseason practice can't come soon enough for Jon Ditto. He joined another western Pennsylvania prep standout, Nick Sukay, in enrolling at Penn State in January 2007. Ditto graduated a semester early from Gateway HS, where he played for Terry Smith, a standout wide receiver for the Nittany Lions from 1988-91. Ditto has been through two winter conditioning and two spring practice sessions and is ready to try and earn time in the wideout or tight end rotation. Ditto suffered a left shoulder injury during the spring of 2007 and took a redshirt last season. The talented Ditto has good size, speed and hands and has made good progress since arriving in Happy Valley. He is one of 11 returning Nittany Lions from western Pennsylvania.
2007 Freshman Season
Redshirt season. Ditto suffered a shoulder injury during spring 2007. He made one catch for six yards in the 2008 Blue-White game.
Ditto starred at Gateway HS, playing for Terry Smith, a standout wide receiver for the Nittany Lions from 1988-91. He earned first-team Class AAAA all-state honors, as well as first-team all-conference accolades. Ditto made 17 receptions for 302 yards and three touchdowns as a senior, while rushing for 102 yards on just six carries, with three touchdowns. He caught 29 passes for 500 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.
Full name is Jonathan David Ditto. He is the son of Dave and Sandy Ditto and has three sisters: his twin, Cassie, and older sisters, Brittany and Allison. Cassie and Brittany also attend Penn State. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and playing basketball. He has not declared a major. Born September 9, 1988 in Pittsburgh.