While he might have taken a roundabout route to Penn State, former Central Bucks East star Barney Amor is a consistent tour de force for the Nittany Lions’ special teams unit, writes Sam Cohn for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The 23-year-old punter was born in the Netherlands. He attended high school in Bucks County and committed to Colgate in May 2017. At the time, his family moved to Switzerland.
By 2019, Amor was the Patriot League’s second-best punter. When the pandemic started, he ended up living with his girlfriend’s family in Virginia.
He still had one year of eligibility left, so he put his name onto the transfer portal. He started contacting every FBS coach in the country and he got a call back from Penn State’s special teams analyst Eric Raisbeck, who coincidentally coached in Switzerland for a year. A month later, he asked him to transfer to Penn State.
“It just kind of kicked things off,” said Amor.
Four games into the season, Amor is playing like one of the best punters in the country for his new team.
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