Penn State Star Offensive Lineman Announces Injury Retirement

Landon Tengwall

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The college football season is about to head into full swing. But, for Penn State Nittany Lions guard Landon Tengwall, his career is sadly over.

The redshirt sophomore guard announced that he is medically retiring from the sport following an injury that kept him out of much of Penn State’s training camp.

Here’s more, courtesy of Blue White Illustrated.

“It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my retirement from football,” Tengwall wrote in a statement. “Unfortunately, I have sustained an injury that will not allow me to safely continue to play the game I love and that has given me so much.

“I want to thank my family, my friends, Coach Franklin, Coach Trautwein, my teammates and all the Penn State coaches and staff. They have all provided invaluable support through this difficult time.

“Penn State will always be my home. I will always be a proud Penn State football player. Penn State has the greatest fans in the world and I want to thank all of you for supporting me during my time on the field and now in my next chapter.”

Landon Tengwall was one of the top recruits on the offensive line in the 2021 class. Ranked as the 72nd overall player in the On3 industry rankings, the Maryland native started for the Nittany Lions on the offensive line as a redshirt freshman a year ago, before an injury unrelated to the one that has caused his retirement left him out for the season. He was expected to be a starter on 7th-ranked Penn State’s offensive line.

Penn State opens their season on Saturday at home in prime time against the West Virginia Mountaineers on Saturday.