Cadogan moving on

Cadogan will not be a part of the Penn State football team in 2013.

Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Nate Cadogan will not return to the Penn State program for the 2013 season, multiple sources confirmed to Lions247 on Thursday.

Cadogan played three positions during his Penn State career. Recruited as an offensive lineman out of Portsmouth High School in Ohio, the younger brother of former first-team all-conference offensive tackle Gerald Cadogan came to campus as an offensive tackle but was moved to tight end midway through his redshirt freshman season in 2010.

He caught a 3-yard touchdown pass in Penn State's comeback win over Northwestern, which was Joe Paterno's historic 400th career victory.

He spent the following spring working with the offensive linemen but was again a tight end in 2011, appearing in two games. Cadogan moved back to offensive tackle last season, appearing as a reserve in nine of the team's final 10 games, before moving to defensive tackle during the offseason due to interior depth concerns.

He spent the spring on the defensive side of the ball, rotating with redshirt junior Kyle Baublitz and a handful of redshirt freshmen.

Cadogan earned his degree in rehabilitation and human services in May.

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