Penn State Football: You Have Got to See Ridiculous Interception From Spring Practice

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Penn State Football is well into spring practice, ahead of the 2023 regular season, and defensive back Zakee Wheatley recently pulled down one of the more ridiculous interceptions you’ll see.

In a video published by the Nittany Lions‘ social media channels, Wheatley makes a one-handed grab, while locked in tight coverage during what appears to be individual drills during a recent workout at the Lasch Football Building.



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Wheatley, a redshirt sophomore, appeared in 12 games last season for Penn State Football, producing a pair of interceptions and forcing one fumble, to go with his 27 total tackles during the 2022 campaign.

In Penn State defensive coordinator Manny Diaz’s scheme that’s predicated on pressuring the quarterback via exotic blitzes, having a lockdown defender like Wheatley on the back-end is a must for the Lions’ defense.

This season, why Ji’Ayir Brown set to enter the 2023 NFL Draft, Wheatley will likely walk into a starting job and play a prominent role in the Penn State Football secondary.

If Wheatley can make plays similar to the one he made in practice, he’ll quickly develop a reputation as a ballhawk.

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