Loyalsock graduate Jamie Van Fleet is still with the Penn State football program, despite suffering a career-ending torn ACL in spring drills.
"Right now I think my title would be undergraduate assistant," said Van Fleet, a former linebacker who briefly appeared in uniform for the Nittany Lions' media day Thursday at Beaver Stadium.
He said his role can include anything from working with linebackers to the scout team, though he was unsure of specifics once the season starts.
Van Fleet is scheduled to graduate in December with a degree in landscape architecture and a minor in business after being an all-Big Ten academic selection last year. He is no longer listed on the roster.
Credit goes to new team trainer Tim Bream for helping with the rehab, Van Fleet said. He added every day life is back to normal, though he hasn't been cleared to run.
Van Fleet finished his career with 26 career tackles and a highlight was returning a fumbled punt for a touchdown in 2010 against Indiana.
He wasn't sure if he'd continue coaching after college like his older brother Justin, the new head coach at Loyalsock.
"Maybe a Pop Warner team or something, we'll see," said Jamie Van Fleet.