Penn State Snapshot Profile: No. 92 Kicker Jake Pinegar

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After a long career behind the now Baltimore Raven Jordan Stout, Jake Pinegar looks to ride momentum from this past bowl game against Arkansas and put it into the 2022 season.

Stout split punting duties with his place kicking responsibility, Pinegar never had a chance to be the “guy” but now this year he should have the kicking job all locked up. Pinegar was able to hit a 43-yard field goal against Arkansas and that good enough for the seventh-longest field goal in program history.

This year he will look to add more records to his resume as he replaces the high draft pick in Stout. Pinegar had a successful 2019 and 2020 campaign before being redshirted in 2021. In 2022 Penn State has a lot of questions on both sides of the ball but special teams should be reliable thanks to Pinegar.

Preseason Player Profile

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Hometown: Ankeny, IA

Height: 6-2

Weight: 175 lbs.

247Sports Composite Ranking

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[3-stars] | [No. 6 Kicker] | [No. 8 overall in Iowa]

Class in 2021: Redshirt Junior

Depth Chart Overview

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Jake Pinegar has the kicking job locked up at this point. They liked what they saw from him his first two years on campus but last year the talent of Jordan Stout provided too much to ignore. He was on the Lou Groza watchlist in 2020 and we should expect him to be on it in 2022 now as well. The consistency Pinegar brings to a skill group that is usually far from it in the college ranks gives the Nittany Lions a leg up over everyone else.

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