Elton Hayes

Several months have passed since Parker Washington’s late-season ankle injury that caused him to miss the season’s final three games. In December, the wide receiver declared for the 2023 NFL draft, thus concluding a three-year collegiate career in which he recorded a catch in all 32 games in which he played.

Penn State’s five-point loss to Texas during the NCAA Tournament over the weekend capped one of the most successful seasons in program history. Of the Nittany Lions’ 23 wins, 11 came against teams that reached this season’s national tourney. Penn State’s first-round NCAA Tournament win was its first since 2001, and its 23 wins tied a program-high for the fourth-most in a season.

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