April 26, 2006

Fast and furious

Knowledge Timmons has already made a name for himself on the track by capturing PIAA state titles in the 100-meter and 200-meter dash at William Penn High School in York, Pa. Now entering his second season at cornerback for Penn State, he's looking to accomplish the same on the gridiron.

After running indoor track at Penn State this winter, Timmons decided to trade in his running shoes for football pads once winter conditioning drills began for the Nittany Lions. His decision came without any added pressure from head coach Joe Paterno.

"I could have kept this focus on track during the whole spring and then do nothing with football, but I wanted to establish myself in football before I started running track," Timmons said. "I'll probably run track next year, I just had to get established in football because I'm on scholarship to play football and I do want to play because last year it was kind of stressful time for me not playing because I'm use to playing ever since ninth grade."

Prior to the Blue-White Game, Timmons sat down in the locker room, prayed and said he wanted to make a name for himself at the college level.

He did just that.

Timmons, now wearing No. 21, intercepted two passes during the spring scrimmage. The first came in the second quarter when he jumped in front of wide receiver Kevin Cousins on a post route and the second occurred late in the game in the North end zone.

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