Penn State transfer practicing with Wolfpack
Tim Buckley left Penn State behind in hopes of helping hometown
North Carolina State in its secondary.
The redshirt freshman was the first of the Nittany Lions players
to transfer after the NCAA imposed heavy sanctions following the
Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Buckley went to high school
a short walk from the Wolfpack’s Carter-Finley Stadium and is now
working on the nearby practice fields in a crash-course effort to
pick up N.C. State’s plays.
Buckley says he’s adjusting well, while coach Tom O’Brien said
Buckley could help as a back-up safety and on special teams.
Cornerback David Amerson said the Wolfpack players haven’t asked
many questions about what it was like during the Penn State
scandal, saying they know it was hard on Buckley to leave.