Blue-White Game set for Saturday at noon on BTN
Record 20 Players Earn Dean's List Recognition for 3.5 GPA or Better
Coached Penn State Secondary During 2012 Season
Penn State Football vs. Northwestern
Members of the Football Team Volunteer at Special Olympics PA Bowling
Sam Ficken gained an immediate taste of Nittany Lion football by making his collegiate debut in the 2011 season-opener with Indiana State. He was successful on his one PAT attempt and kicked off once in the non-conference matchup with the Sycamores. Ficken was one of three Nittany Lions to connect on a field goal last season, making a 43-yarder against Eastern Michigan, and was among four true freshmen who saw action. A first-team all-state honoree at Valparaiso High School, the athletic Ficken has a strong leg and work ethic. Ficken earned Dean's List recognition during the spring semester and brought a 3.46 cumulative grade-point average into the summer academic session. He and punter Alex Butterworth are Nittany Lion returnees from Indiana.
2011 Freshman Season