As Penn State prepared for its final road game of the season, rumors swirled about the status of star wide receiver Parker Washington. Now the worst fears have seemingly been confirmed.
Washington was not on the tam’s travel roster for Saturday’s game at Rutgers. He is officially out of action this week. Also not on the travel roster were Joey Porter Jr., Olu Fashanu, and Keyvone Lee.
Parker Washington was not among the Penn State players to exit the buses and walk across the field towards the Nittany Lions’ locker room area just now.
— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) November 19, 2022
Not surprisingly, I do not see Parker Washington with the other #PennState wide receivers during pregame.
— Rich Scarcella (@nittanyrich) November 19, 2022
Washington isn't on the travel roster either, which seemed obvious but is official now.
— Donnie Collins (@PennStateTT) November 19, 2022
Washington’s status for the remainder of the season does look to be in serious doubt with just one regular season game left to play next week at home against Michigan State. And naturally, his status for Penn State’s bowl game is now in jeopardy as well.
Washington is Penn State’s leading receiver with 611 yards this season. Washington has two receiving touchdowns and a team-high 46 receptions this year.
Furthermore, what this means for Washington’s status for 2023 is potentially up in the air as well. Washington was likely a strong possibility to jump to the NFL in 2023, but how this current situation impacts that decision remains to be seen, if it affects it at all.