Penn State tight end Nick Bowers was looking to make a big impact for the Nittany Lions this season, but now it looks like he will have to wait a while to do just that. Head coach James Franklin has announced that Bowers will be out for the entire 2016 season after suffering an undisclosed injury.
Franklin did not go into detail about the injury, but it will knock him out this season. This means he will likely be able to obtain a medical hardship waiver after he redshirted in 2015.
Bowers flipped from Pitt ahead of the 2015 season and it looked like he was going to make a big impact this year after he was the No. 14 tight end in the country.
If you remember, Nick Bowers, who is upwards of 270 pounds, jumped over a six-foot wide receiver and dunked a basketball over the summer. Running back Saquon Barkley caught it on film.
— Saquon Barkley (@saquon) June 25, 2016
Yeah, I think he is going to be just fine once he gets healthy.