Penn State Football Adds Transfer Hunter Nourzad

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Football has announced the addition of an offensive lineman Hunter Nourzad. Nourzad comes to Penn State after spending the last four years at Cornell University.


2018-21 • CORNELL

Career: Retired at Cornell and started 20 consecutive games at right tackle.

Awards: 2021: Earned second-team All-America honors from the AFCA … Caught third-team All-America laurels from Phil Steele … Named Phil Steele’s Ivy League Offensive Lineman of the Year … Was a first-team All-Ivy League selection … Earned Academic All – Ivy League Honors … Was a semi-finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy … He was inducted into the NFF Hampshire Honor Society. 2019: Received honors in second-team All-Ivy League.

Season: 2021: Started in all 10 games… Led an offensive line that led the Ivy League and finished fifth with .9 sacks allowed per game, three fewer than any other Ivy League school allowed… Cornell’s offensive line allowed a school-record low of nine sacks, Besting a previous mark of 17, despite finishing second in the Ivy in passing attempts… The Big Red were second in the Ivy League and 16th nationally in fewest tackles for losses allowed (4th .2 per game)…The Big Red would not allow a sack against nationally-ranked VMI, Colgate, or Penn, and no more than two in any game. 2019: Started all 10 games with the right tackle… Offense increased its score average, total offense, and rushing touchdowns from 2018… Offensive line allowed one fewer sack in the team’s five of seven Ivy League games… Team scored four games with over 400 yards of offense and two 200-yard rushing plays.


Was a two-year captain at the Walker School, where he played for head coach Matt Casper…was recognized twice as an all-state pick by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Recruit Georgia, and the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association…regional honors including two years in the first team… Was named Regional Lineman of the Year as a senior… He also received first-team All-County honors as a senior… Described in lacrosse and track and field… Earned All-Region honors in the shot put.


Full name is Hunter Lee Nourzad… Son of John and Jamie Nourzad… Has one sister… Degree in Engineering from Cornell University.

A total of 38 Lettermen are returning for Penn State in 2022. The Nittany Lions are bringing back 12 starters — six on offense, five on defense and one on special teams. The PSU faces nine teams that participated in a bowl game during the 2021 campaign.

For more information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and reserving new season tickets for the PSECU-presented 2022 Penn State football season and club seating at Beaver Stadium, fans can visit or call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 9am-4pm

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