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Penn State Football Picks Up Major Offensive Help From Transfer Portal | How Trey Potts Fits

One of the few remaining holes on the Penn State Football roster this fall was at No. 3 running back, and the Nittany Lions filled that void in a major way by using the transfer portal.

Former Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Trey Potts announced via social media on Wednesday night that he is Happy Valley bound.

Coming Home , We Are !!!

— Trey Potts (@PottsTreyson) April 6, 2023

Potts, 5-foot-11 and 210 pounds, proved he could be productive even in a limited role in Minnesota, rushing for 474 yards with 3 touchdowns on 101 carries last season.

After arriving in Penn State, Potts won’t be expected to shoulder a significant role, but could ultimately wind up playing meaningful snaps this fall.


How Trey Potts Fits Penn State Football

Potts joins one of the nation’s premier backfields, but immediately holds down the No. 3 job, behind superstar sophomores Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen.

As teams across the nation experience each fall, injuries can take a toll, and Potts provides quality depth with starter experience on what is expected to be a prolific offense.

Meanwhile, incoming 3-star freshman running back London Montgomery is still rehabbing from a torn ACL. Potts’ arrival takes pressure off of rushing Montgomery back, and could preserve a medical redshirt for the Scranton native.

In four seasons in Minnesota, Potts averaged 5 yards per carry, while rushing for 1,195 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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