Penn State defensive end Shareef Miller records safety wearing number of injured teammate
Penn State defensive end Shareef Miller became one of the rare cases where a player changes his number midway through the season, but he did so to honor an injured teammate.
In the Nittany Lions' 56-0 win over George Southern last weekend, defensive end Torrence Brown left the game with a knee injury in the first quarter and did not return.
Penn State confirmed with Penn Live the ESPN broadcast report Saturday night that Brown would miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. He had eight total tackles, including one for a loss, before going down with the injury.
Miller, usually No. 48, then suited up in Brown's No. 19 jersey Saturday night.
In the second quarter of the Nittany Lions game against Iowa, and with the Hawkeyes pinned back on their own 3-yard line, Miller chased down Iowa running back Akrum Wadley in the end zone to record a safety for Penn State.
A full replay of Miller's sack can be seen here:
According to the Penn Live report, it is unclear if Miller will continue to wear Brown's No. 19 jersey for the remainder of the season.