Penn State Football: Kicker Matt Marcincin Next To Leave, According To Report

Penn State University kicker/punter Matt Marcincin decided to leave the team on Thursday due to personal reasons, according to Centredaily.com.

The redshirt freshman joined the team last year after scoring 156 points in his career at Blair Academy, a prep school in New Jersey. Marcincin is the second member of the team to leave this week as wide receiver Shawney Kersey also stated that he needed to step away due to personal reasons.

Marcincin's decision only continues a tumultuoues week for Penn State kickers as the team's starer Sam Ficken missed four field goals and had an extra point attempt blocked in the university's frustrating 17-16 loss at Virginia on Saturday. Marcincin did not have a chance to kick in the game.

According to head coach Bill O'Brien, leg strength is the only reason Ficken is the starter. He also stated that the kicker position is a job that can be won on a weekly basis.

The team plans to hold walk-on tryouts next week. Ficken is currently the only kicker listed on the team's depth chart this week.

For more on Nittany Lions football, visit Penn State blog Black Shoe Diaries, plus Big Ten blog Off Tackle Empire, SB Nation Pittsburgh and SB Nation Philly.

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