Nine former Nittany Lions participate in NFL mini-camps

Former Nittany Lion Jordan Hill (97) is blocked by Seattle's Jared Smith during the Seahawks' recent rookie minicamp. in Renton, Wash. (Associated Press/Ted S. Warren)

Former Nittany Lion Jordan Hill (97) is blocked by Seattle’s Jared Smith during the Seahawks’ recent rookie minicamp. in Renton, Wash. (Associated Press/Ted S. Warren)

A number of former Nittany Lions are pushing forward with their NFL dreams. Nine players from Penn State participated in rookie minicamps this month.

During last month’s NFL Draft, three Nittany Lions were selected, including first-team All-Big Ten defensive tackle Jordan Hill (Seattle Seahawks), All-Big Ten linebacker Gerald Hodges (Minnesota Vikings) and first team All-America linebacker Michael Mauti (Minnesota Vikings).

Another four signed free-agent contracts. They are tackle Mike Farrell (Pittsburgh Steelers), cornerback Stephon Morris (New England Patriots), first-team All-Big Ten center Matt Stankiewitch (New England Patriots) and running back Michael Zordich (Carolina Panthers).

Two former Penn Staters were invited to NFL rookie minicamps, including quarterback Matt McGloin (Washington Redskins and Carolina) and linebacker Pete Massaro (Philadelphia Eagles).

A total of 332 Nittany Lions have been drafted into the NFL, including 36 in the first round.

There were 30 former Penn State student-athletes with NFL teams at the end of the 2012 regular season, placing Penn State in the top 15 nationally among schools in producing current NFL players.

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