Ex-PSU WR Kersey transfers to Marshall

Former Penn State wideout Shawney Kersey has transferred to Marshall, according to a Marshall spokesman.

Kersey left the Penn State football team for "personal reasons" after the second game of the season. Through those games, both of which he started, he finished with six catches for 44 yards.

Although he's a rising redshirt senior, he doesn't have to sit out a season as a result of Penn State's NCAA sanctions, which allow players to transfer without penalty until preseason camp opens in August.

Kersey came into Happy Valley as a high-level three-star recruit, but he struggled to find meaningful playing time. In three seasons, he played in 23 games and garnered four starts. But he finished his career with just 12 catches for 154 yards.

His absence didn't hurt a Penn State offense in which Matt McGloin finished with a school-best 3,266 passing yards and Allen Robinson set the single-season receptions record with 77 catches. He should compete for immediate playing time at Marshall, however, and becomes the third Penn State player to transfer to the Conference USA school.

Cornerback Derrick Thomas and wideout Devon Smith transferred there last year.