Chiappialle runs for 63 yards, two scores as Blue defeats White on 70 degree day in Beaver Stadium
Nittany Lion season-opener set for Aug. 31 at MetLife Stadium
D.J. Crook made good progress and played a significant role as a member of the scout team offense during his first season with the Nittany Lions. The Massachusetts prep passing yardage record-holder is among the first players on the practice field every day. A noted hard worker, Crook took full advantage of the opportunity to be an unsung contributor on the scout team to help the offense prepare for each opponent. His efforts in the strength and conditioning program have helped him add 15 pounds since last season. The former Barnstable High School standout led the White squad in passing during the 2014 Blue-White game, finishing 10-for-17 for 68 yards. An engineering student, Crook will be among a host of young quarterbacks looking to bolster the depth this season behind Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year Christian Hackenberg. Crook will be joined this fall by running back Johnathan Thomas as the Nittany Lions from Massachusetts.