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Chuck Landon: Speedy receiver comes to MU

Jan. 15, 2013 @ 08:24 PM

Penn State really doesn’t have a satellite campus in Huntington, W.Va.

And, no, Marshall hasn’t altered its name to PSU-Huntington in the same fashion as UT-San Antonio.

But there is an undeniable Penn State presence in Marshall’s football program.

That’s because three former Nittany Lions have left Unhappy Valley in hopes of rejuvenating their careers with the Thundering Herd.

The list includes cornerback Derrick Thomas, slot receiver/punt returner Devon Smith and, now, wide receiver Shawney Kersey, who has enrolled at Marshall as a graduate student with one year of eligibility, according to Marshall officials.

If Kersey, 6-foot-1, 197-pound speedster, can have the impact that Thomas had last season for Marshall, he will be a most welcome addition.

And there’s no reason to think he won’t.

For more of Chuck Landon's column check Wednesday editions of The Herald-Dispatch in print and online.