The opportunity Doug Klopacz hoped for as he pushed his body during rehabilitation is at hand. Two years removed from a tor n anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, the shift of Stefen Wisniewski from center back to guard provides an opening that Klopacz has worked hard to attain. The for mer St. Joseph's Regional HS all-stater has made substantial progress since his September 2008 injur y and ended spring drills atop the depth char t at center. Klopacz has good size and skills and with continued hard work and improvement should be a strong challenger for significant playing time this fall. He is on schedule to graduate in December. He is one of nine retur ning Nittany Lions from New Jersey.
Klopacz ser ved as the top reser ve to first-team All-Big Ten center Stefen Wisniewski and saw action in six games. Klopacz played in the wins over Akron, Syracuse, Temple, Illinois, Easter n Illinois and Michigan State, helping the Nittany Lions gain more than 500 yards against both the Zips and Panthers. He retur ned to the field after suf fering a serious knee injur y early in the 2008 cam- paign.
2008 Junior Season
2007 Sophomore Season
2006 Freshman Season