Wartman-White On Returning To Philly

The Nittany Lion linebacker has mixed emotions about returning to his hometown, a place where his dreams of playing football only came true after he left.

Penn State’s season-opener against Temple in Philadelphia Saturday will hold a special meaning for Nittany Lion linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White

Wartman-White lives in Happy Valley. And for five years before that, he lived in the small northeastern Pennsylvania town of Archbald (population 7,000).

But his PSU Media Guide bio lists his hometown as Philadelphia.

What gives?

Wartman-White was born in Philly and lived there until junior high school, when his mom relocated the family to Archbald. There, he eventually became a star football player at Valley View High, was recruited by Penn State, and … well … you know the rest.

Wartman-White talks about the mixed emotions he’ll have this week as he return to the town where he was born but did not get a chance to play the sport he loved until he left.


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