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Top Penn State football players see notable weight increases

The Nittany Lions’ weight room training is paying off as some of Penn State’s stars have put on solid weight.



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Nov 26, 2022; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver KeAndre Lambert-Smith (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Michigan State Spartans at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Michigan State 35-16. Mandatory Credit: Matthew OHaren-USA TODAY Sports

As we start a new chapter of Nittany Lions football in 2023, there have been some major changes among many players. So far, some of the top Penn State football players have put on some notable weight ahead of the season this fall.

Top Penn State football players put on weight before season

The Penn State Nittany Lions are coming for it all this season — this becomes clear when looking at the muscle put on by some of the top Penn State football players. Here is a list of the most notable weight changes over the offseason (by position).

Offensive line

  • Olu Fashanu (offensive tackle): 308 pounds to 323 pounds
  • Caedan Wallace (offensive tackle): 301 pounds to 328 pounds
  • J’Ven Williams (offensive lineman): 290 pounds to 313 pounds
  • JB Nelson (offensive lineman): 300 pounds to 330 pounds


  • Abdul Carter: 233 pounds to 249 pounds
  • Tony Rojas: 195 pounds to 214 pounds

Defensive line

  • Chop Robinson (defensive end): 239 pounds to 253 pounds

Wide receivers

  • KeAndre Lambert-Smith: 176 pounds to 184 pounds

Defensive backs

  • Elliot Washington (cornerback): 190 pounds to 201 pounds

Running backs

  • Nick Singleton: 219 pounds to 228 pounds
  • 201 pounds to 218 pounds

Nittany Lions’ larger roster will be dangerous

Some of the weight gained by these top Penn State football players is ridiculous — if you thought watching Kaytron Allen and Nick Singleton was fun a year ago, get ready to watch them barrel through even more defenders this fall. Additionally, players like Chop Robinson and Olu Fashanu are going to be nearly unstoppable at their new weights, which is a great sign for James Franklin and his staff as the Lions pursue a Big Ten title and more this season.

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