Audio: Net Gaines for DE

Penn State's 26-12 win over Illinois at Beaver Stadium was a wild ride for defensive end Josh Gaines. The redshirt sophomore made three tackles, broke up a pass and returned a fumble 10 yards. But he also missed what appeared to be a sure sack and fumbled himself at the end of his return.

With injury-prone senior and projected starter Jim Shaw seeing limited action this season, Josh Gaines has started the Nittany Lions' last five outings. Despite the mistakes, Saturday marked his best game to date.

Get to know the 6-foot-1, 263-pound Fort Wayne, Ind., native a bit by listening to our audio interview from after the Illinois game.

The "Coach J." he refers to here is PSU defensive line coach Larry Johnson. And the walk-on he mentions at the end, who played the role of Juice Williams on the foriegn team last week, is receiver Patrick Mauti.

Hear Josh Gaines Here.


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