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Twenty Nittany Lions Earn 3.5 GPA; 34 Returnees Own Cumulative 3.0 GPA or Higher
Big Ten Coach of the Year Bill O'Brien meets with the media to wrap-up 2012 and look toward 2013 season.
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Penn State vs. UMass - 9/20/14
➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season
Appeared in seven games, making three starts at center in 2014...Made appearances in the victories over UCF and Massachusetts and saw time against Northwestern. Ohio State (10/25): Earned playing time at center and blocked for Christian Hackenberg, who completed 31 passes for 224 yards, as the Nittany Lions took the Buckeyes to double-overtime. Maryland (11/1): Made his first career start and helped the Nittany Lions to five scoring drives. At Indiana (11/8): Started at center and opened up holes for Bill Belton’s 137-yard rushing effort...Helped open the running lane up the middle on Belton’s 92-yard touchdown run, the longest rushing touchdown in school history by one player, which helped Belton register Penn State’s first 100-yard rushing effort of the season. Temple (11/15): Started at center as Penn State rushed for a season-high 254 yards, including 130 yards from Akeel Lynch and 92 yards from Belton.
➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
In his first season on the field, saw action in five games...Played against Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Minnesota, Purdue and Wisconsin...Helped pave the way for three 200-yard rushing games for the Nittany Lions, including a season-best 289 yards in the victory over Purdue...Played an instrumental role on the scout team offense.
➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
Earned first-team all-area and first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League his senior year at The Hun School...Helped lead the Raiders to the Mid-Atlantic Prep League title during his senior season...A three-year letterman, selected as team captain his senior season...Ranked by Scout.com among the nation’s top 20 centers as a senior.
Full name is Wendy Ricardo Laurent...Son of Millery and Mada Laurent...Has an older brother, Mikerson, who was a guard on the Bentley University basketball team from 2009-13...Is an economics major...Born September 9, 1994 in Haiti.
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