UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Susquehannock's Chaz Powell is one of seven Penn State football players invited to the National Football League’s 2012 Scouting Combine, among the nation’s highest totals.
Joining Powell, a cornerback, at the combine: defensive end Jack Crawford, cornerback D’Anton Lynn, wide receiver Derek Moye, defensive tackle Devon Still, linebacker Nate Stupar, and guard Johnnie Troutman.
The combine will be held February 22-28 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Penn State’s seven invitees are tied for fourth-highest in the nation, surpassed only by Alabama (9), LSU (8) and Wisconsin (8). Oklahoma, Oregon, USC, and Iowa also will have seven participants.
Powell made the successful transition from wide receiver to cornerback during the 2010 season and became a mainstay in the defensive backfield for the remainder of his Penn State career. An honorable mention All-Big Ten selection as a senior, he started 12 games, recording 41 tackles and two interceptions.
He was also a valued contributor on special teams; Powell ranked third in the Big Ten in kick return average (27.1), taking the opening kick of the 2011 season back for a 95-yard score.
Crawford, Lynn, Powell, Still, and Stupar were major contributors to a Penn State defense that ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten and fifth nationally in scoring defense and 20th in the NCAA in total defense.
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