Matt Marcincin leaves Nittany Lions

Updated: September 13, 2012, 3:08 PM ET
By Josh Moyer | NittanyNation

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Backup kicker Matt Marcincin, a redshirt freshman walk-on, became the second Penn State Nittany Lions player to leave the team this week when he was removed from the Nittany Lions' official online roster Thursday.

A team spokesman acknowledged that Marcincin was no longer with the team.

"He left the team and is still enrolled in school," spokesman Jeff Nelson said.

Including Marcincin, 13 players have left the Nittany Lions since the NCAA levied sanctions against the program in connection with former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's conviction of child sexual abuse. Nine of the 13 transferred, while four, including Marcincin, remain students at Penn State. Starting wide receiver Shawney Kersey is the other player who left this week, and he also is still enrolled at the university.

Marcincin can transfer elsewhere and be eligible immediately because he has not yet played this season.

With Marcincin's departure, only two place-kickers remain on the roster: Sam Ficken and walk-on Kevin DiSanto. Ficken, who's on scholarship, made just 1 of 5 field goals and missed one of two extra points against Virginia last week.

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