Penn State Football: Matt McGloin in Redskins Rookie Camp

Colin Tansits@@colin_tansitsContributor IMay 1, 2013

October 6, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Matt McGloin (11) celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Northwestern Wildcats at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
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The wait is over for the many Penn State fans wondering about the future of former Nittany Lion Matt McGloin.

After watching the draft and waiting for three long days, McGloin officially announced on Tuesday via his Twitter page that he will be attending the Washington Redskins’ rookie minicamp.

Matt McGloin @McGloinQB11

Rookie camp with the Washington Redskins Thursday.

Black Shoe Diaries reported that McGloin’s agent has confirmed his tweet.

Obviously this is amazing news for the Big Ten's leading passer in 2012.

An invite to rookie camp is by no means a guarantee that McGloin will make the Washington squad or any other team for that matter.

But it gives McGloin a chance to work and earn a contract, which is something that he has seemed to be asking for since he graduated from high school in West Scranton.

From being a walk-on at Penn State to an undrafted rookie, McGloin overcame more than your average football player in terms of expectations.

If you want to find out more about McGloin’s journey, check out this video.

Is he undersized? Yes.

Does he struggle throwing the deep ball? Yes.

There is a short list of things McGloin hasn't been gifted with that include his height, arm and mobility.

But McGloin did prove that he can be a more than serviceable quarterback on the highest level of collegiate football, having one of his biggest games against Ohio State and then going on to lead the B1G in passing.

In fact, McGloin proven most people wrong by leading a Penn State offense that was weakened by players transferring and injuries.

Again, though, McGloin took that underdog mentality and used it to his advantage.

Whether McGloin's skills and ability to overcome low expectations will be enough for him to make it with an NFL team is not yet clear.

What this news does make clear is that, once again, McGloin has a shot to prove everyone wrong.


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