Former Penn State players are really getting into the Pitt rivalry this week. First, it was Adam Taliaferro. Now, former Nittany Lions linebacker Nyeem Wartman is getting into the mix.
Wartman, who played for Penn State from 2012 to 2016, expressed his displeasure for the Panthers on Twitter Tuesday.
This weekend I hope Penn State put up 60 on Pitt, seriously hate Pitt more than Temple and I tore my ACL twice against them.
— Nyeem Wartman (@NyeemWartman) September 5, 2017
Wartman played for the Nittany Lions last year, and was on the field when the team lost to Pitt 42-39. He recorded nine tackles against the Panthers, including three tackles for loss, before being lost for the season against Temple the next week.
Considering Wartman’s history concerning his knee injuries, saying he hates Pitt more than Temple is quite the statement.
Wartman started 12 games his sophomore season for the Nittany Lions, and accrued 74 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and an interception. He helping lead Penn State to its first bowl berth since the NCAA lifted the bowl ban on the school as part of the sanctions from the Jerry Sandusky case.
In 2015 and 2016, Wartman suffered season-ending knee injuries, both, which occurred against Temple, effectively ended any chance he had at an NFL career.
Putting that into perspective, his comments on Pitt both interesting and revealing to just how much even recent Penn State players dislike Pitt.
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