Blue-White Game set for Saturday at noon on BTN
NIttany Lions have wrapped up five spring practices
Nittany Lions Host Senior Day on Saturday Versus Badgers
Coach O'Brien meets with the media to preview Leaders Division showdown with unbeaten Ohio State
No. 21 Penn State vs. Illinois - AP Photos - 10/29/11
Donovan Smith was ready to go if called upon during his true freshman season, but the productive senior-laden offensive line avoided any significant injuries, allowing Smith to take a valuable redshirt season. He saw practice time with the second-team O-Line for much of last year and made significant progress during off-season conditioning and spring drills. As the spring session concluded, the talented and driven Smith was atop the depth chart at left tackle and is poised to emerge as a significant contributor this fall. An all-state selection at Owings Mills High School, Smith has excellent physical attributes and work ethic and a promising future. He is among 10 Nittany Lion returnees from Maryland.
2011 Freshman Season