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(Posted 4:30 p.m., Feb. 5)
Former Orleans Bengal Michael O'Connor settling into Penn State

By Audrey Sbyder

Former Orleans Bengal and St. Matthew High School grad Michael O'Connor is hoping to make his mark with the Nittany Lions at famed Penn State Univerisy. File photo

Before he packed his belongings into the car and drove seven hours with his parents from Ottawa to State College, freshman quarterback Michael O’Connor knew the routine all too well.

Sure, he’d be away from home for an extended period of time while focusing on football, attending classes and adapting to life on his own like every other college freshman. But, the same kid who hasn’t spent enough time in one place since he turned 16 to even take his driver's test will be in the same surroundings for the next four or five years if all goes according to plan. The early enrollee arrived at Penn State in January, making his latest stop the fourth school the 17 year old attended in the last four football seasons.

To read more about this story visit www.pennlive.com.


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