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Penn State Football OL Landon Tengwall Makes Shocking Announcement

Penn State Football redshirt sophomore Landon Tengwall announced Wednesday night on twitter that he is retiring from football.

The former top-100 prospect out of Olney, Maryland started five games for the Nittany Lions in 2022 at left guard before sustaining a season ending injury.

Tengwall returned to the practice field in 2023 and was expected to again start at left guard before sustaining another injury during fall camp.

In his announcement, Tengwall states that the nature of the injury sustained in fall camp will prevent him from returning safely to play football.


Tengwall was seen as a future star both by the Penn State coaching staff, who named him offensive player of the game last season against Auburn, and also by the media, where RJ Young had Landon Tengwall as an All-American in his “Way to early All-American Team” for 2023.

His presence on the field will be missed by Penn State and the injury deals a massive blow to offensive line depth.

— LandonTengwall (@landon_tengwall) August 30, 2023

Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.