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Former Penn State Football Standout Turning Heads in Rookie NFL Preseason

Former Penn State Football tight end Brenton Strange hasn’t wasted any time making an impact at the NFL level.

Strange, chosen by the Jaguars in the second-round of April’s NFL Draft, is averaging 6.2 yards per reception after catching five passes for 31 yards through Jacksonville’s first two preseason games.

According to Pro Football Focus, Strange is the highest-rated rookie tight end in the league so far this preseason, with a 78.5 overall mark.


Strange, who caught 70 passes for 755 yards with 11 career touchdowns across three seasons in Happy Valley, has the potential to step in and have a significant role immediately in the Jaguars’ offense.

Not only does Strange round out a dynamic tight end tandem alongside Evan Engram, but in head coach Doug Pederson’s tight-end friendly offense and with Trevor Lawrence at quarterback, there should be plenty of targets to go around in 2023.


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