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Penn State Tight End Announces Graduate Transfer

James Franklin rallies his team before a game.

STATE COLLEGE, PA - SEPTEMBER 16: James Franklin and the Penn State Nittany Lions prepare to take the field against the Georgia State Panthers at Beaver Stadium on September 16, 2017 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Penn State tight end Danny Dalton is one of several Nittany Lions who explored a transfer this offseason. Today, he announced a new destination.

Dalton will cap off his career at Boston College. The Marshfield (Mass.) native was once committed to the Eagles for a short time in 2015, before he backed off that pledge and eventually chose PSU.

"It's funny how things come full circle in life, and I couldn't be more excited for this opportunity," Dalton wrote on Twitter.

After redshirting in 2016, Dalton didn't see game action in 2017. He made his debut in 2018, appearing in three games.

He caught three passes for 19 yards on the season, including a pair of receptions for 17 yards against Pitt in Week 2.

As a graduate transfer, Dalton will be immediately eligible for Boston College this fall. He has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Since the end of the season, 11 Penn State players have entered the NCAA's new transfer portal, by far the highest number in the Big Ten. Entering the portal doesn't guarantee that a player will transfer, but it allows them to be in contact with other programs.

Linebacker Jarvis Miller has announced a transfer to UMass, while Dalton is BC-bound. Safety Isaiah Humphries (Cal), linebacker Brelin Faison-Walden (Charlotte) and offensive tackle offensive tackle Sterling Jenkins (Duquesne) have also revealed their new homes.