(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) — Penn State running back Silas Redd is transferring to the University of Southern California.
Redd announced on Tuesday that he will be leaving Penn State after the school was hit with sanctions that include a four-year bowl ban. All this coming in the wake of the scandal involving Jerry Sandusky.
Due to the sanctions laid down by the NCAA, any Nittany Lions player is allowed to transfer and play right away.
Redd has two seasons of eligibility remaining. He rushed for 1,241 yards and seven touchdowns for Penn State in 2011.
USC is a team coming off of a two-year bowl ban and is postseason-eligible in 2012.
Redd is not the only Penn State player to announce his transfer. Junior tight end Kevin Haplea is transferring to Florida State.
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Lois M. Collins, Deseret News