Family Ties for Pinnix-Odrick vs Penn State

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Rutgers sophomore defensive end Julian Pinnix-Odrick knows plenty about Penn State after watching half brother Jared Odrick have a standout career in State College (Pa.) Pinnix-Odrick discussed his Penn State ties, and what it means to play a key role Saturday against the Nittany Lions in what has the potential for a heated rivalry.

Julian Pinnix-Odrick spent plenty of time in Happy Valley as an aspiring football player and half brother to Jared Odrick. The defensive end also and Penn State also had significant mutual interest during his days at Montclair (N.J.) High School.

Saturday night's kickoff from High Point Solutions Stadium will be the first sold-out game for Pinnix-Odrick on the Rutgers field, and he discussed the build up to Penn State at the start of game week.

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