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Monday, August 22, 2011
Penn State-bound O’Connor trades skates for cleats


Joey O'Connor
Windsor senior lineman Joey O'Connor has verbally committed to Penn State

Windsor senior offensive lineman Joey O'Connor graced the cover of the September issue of our ESPNHS Colorado magazine, which hit schools this week. O'Connor plays in one of Colorado's smaller classifications, but he has the game for a major college program. And following his final high school season, O'Connor is headed East to play for the Penn State Nittany Lions.

O'Connor is rated the nation's No. 104 recruit in the ESPNU 150. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound lineman was actually a stellar hockey player and nearly moved to Canada to pursue his dream of playing in the NHL before picking up football.

For more on his impressive story, click here.