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Penn State Football: Johnathan Thomas’ story a feel-good one

Transferring is at an all-time high in college football right now. Players looking for a fresh start or more playing time move once, twice even three times across their careers. Before I get too far into this, there are plenty of valid reasons to seek so-called, greener pastures. I’m not condemning anyone in particular for changing places, but there are also plenty of reasons that a player’s transfer is for purely selfish, competition-dodging reasons. In this age, Penn State football running back Johnathan Thomas stands out as a player that stuck with his commitment for all five years.

Thomas never started or played key snaps at running back, but the fifth-year player of Massachusetts got to shine at times in 2018.