Photo Gallery: Kicking Back

Penn State players take a break from Outback Bowl prep to tackle video games in Ybor City.

YBOR CITY, Fla. — Who knew Penn State defensive tackle Phillip Taylor is a tennis buff? Taylor, a 6-foot-4, 344-pounder, showed amazing agility on the court here Friday night, taking on all comers from his Penn State football team and Outback Bowl opponent Tennessee.

It was not on an actual court, however, but a virtual one. Taylor and his teammates, as well as the Volunteers, enjoyed Outback Bowl Team Night at GameWorks in Centro Ybor.

It was an opportunity for both programs to take a break from bowl preperation, and relax while playing video games and chowing down fast food.

“It's good to get a chance to come down here and have some fun and let your hair down,” PSU reserve quarterback Daryll Clark said. “We've been working hard and deserve a break.”

The players from the respective teams also got to know one another in a less than formal atmosphere.

“There's really no animosity here tonight,” Clark said. “We're friends outside of the field. But we know when we get on the field, it's all business.”

Check out some images of the evening at GameWorks:


Chris Bell


Navorro Bowman


Deon Butler


Brent Carter


Daryll Clark & Andrew Quarless


Pat Devlin


Lou Eliades


Maurice Evans & Jared Odrick


Bani Gbadyu


Jerome Hayes


Jordan Norwood


Zac & Brian Norwood


Ollie Ogbu


Andrew Quarless


Andrew Quarless Bowling


Lydell Sargeant and Maurice Evans


Lydell Sargeant and A.J. Wallace


Phillip Taylor and Tennessee's Ben Green

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