The kicking drama continues at Penn State.
Redshirt freshman kicker/punter Matt Marcincin has left the team for personal reasons, according to multiple sources.
Marcincin traveled to last week's 17-16 loss at Virginia, but he didn't receive a chance to kick despite Sam Ficken's rough day.
Ficken went 1 of 5 on field goals and had an extra-point block. All four missed field goals were inside 45 yards. Ficken pulled a 42-yarder wide left as time expired.
Ficken and former State College High School standout Kevin DiSanto are the lone kickers on the current roster.
DiSanto, a sophomore, earned a roster spot last month after successfully completing his fifth tryout. DiSanto kicked for a State College team that reached the 2009 PIAA Class AAAA final.
Marcincin joined the Nittany Lions last year. He scored 156 career points in his prep career Blair Academy in New Jersey.
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien earlier this week said that leg strength separated Ficken from Marcincin and DiSanto. Ficken is the only kicker listed on this week's depth chart.
O'Brien has said the kicking job is open on a weekly basis.
"It's not like it's just been Sam Ficken is our kicker no matter what," O'Brien said at his weekly news conference Tuesday. "We open it up every week and he's won the job every week. So that's what we have been doing since Day 1."
Penn State is planning to hold walk-on tryouts next week. Josh Clothiaux, a first-team Class AAAA all-state selection for State College High School last season, is one of the kickers planning to participate in the tryout.
Marcincin is the second player to leave the team this week. Wide receiver Shawney Kersey also left the team for personal reasons.