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Sport Star Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons opts out of season

22:30  06 august  2020
22:30  06 august  2020 Source:   ap.org

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Penn State All-American Micah Parsons is opting out of the 2020 season because of concerns about COVID-19.

a man wearing a helmet: Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons (11) during an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger) © APARC Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons (11) during an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

The junior linebacker made his announcement with a social media pos t Thursday. He will be eligible to enter the 2021 NFL draft and is already expected to be high first-round selection.

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Parsons, 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds, is the third prominent player to pass on the college season and focus on draft preparation, joining Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley and Minnesota receiver Rashod Bateman.

Parsons led the Nittany Lions with 109 tackles, and had 14 tackles for loss and five sacks as a sophomore last season. He ended his college career with maybe is best game. In a Cotton Bowl victory against Memphis, Parsons had 14 tackles, two sacks and two forced fumbles.


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Penn State star LB Micah Parsons opts out of 2020 college football season .
In terms of draft prospects, Parsons is the biggest opt-out of the college football season yet. He’s a consensus top-10 player on draft boards and will likely go early in the first round next April. Parsons is not the only top college player to decide against playing in 2020.Subscribe to Yardbarker's Morning Bark, the most comprehensive newsletter in sports. Customize your email to get the latest news on your favorite sports, teams and schools. Emailed daily. Always free! Sign up now ▸More must-reads:Penn State star LB Micah Parsons opts out of season to prepare for NFL DraftClemson No. 1, LSU no.

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