Penn State Football newcomer John Lovett the #LawnBoyz of the day

Baylor Bears running back John Lovett (Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports)
Baylor Bears running back John Lovett (Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports) /

Running back John Lovett seems to have brought his work ethic with him to Happy Valley, much to the delight of running backs coach JaJuan Seider

Since Penn State Football’s winter workouts have begun, each day a positional coach awards a player with the workout warrior of the day title on twitter, acknowledging the effort that player put forth that day.

For Nittany Lions running backs coach JaJuan Seider, that means appointing a #LawnBoyz of the day for the running back that grinds and gets after it that morning.

It seems to be a reoccurring theme though however that former Baylor running back John Lovett be the #LawnBoyz of the day after he was awarded the title for the third time this winter today by Seider.

It should come as no surprise to as during his time at Baylor, Lovett was awarded a single digit number each of his four years there. At Baylor, former coach Matt Rhule started a tradition that a single digit number be awarded to players that have shown leadership and extreme dedication to the Bears program.

Penn State Football head coach James Franklin not only gets a back in Lovett that has rushed for over 1,800 yards and 17 touchdowns in his career at Baylor, but a player who seems to go about his business like a professional. A hard hat and lunch pale approach can rub off to the younger tailbacks in that room, and with the talent of guys like Keyvone Lee and Noah Cain, that can be a recipe for a successful running game in 2021.

Lovett figures to share the work load in a crowded backfield, and his role could be dependent upon the health of Noah Cain and how he responds from the season ending injury from 2020. Lovett is a big back at six-foot and 212 pounds and runs behind his pads, but does have a good burst in the open field with nine runs of over 20 yards in his career.

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