The Penn State football team will be without linebacker Ben Kline, a Dallastown High School graduate, this spring.
That is according to a tweet from @ESPN_BigTen sent out on Friday. The Twitter account is managed by ESPN's Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett, who chatted with Penn State coach Bill O'Brien Friday.
"Caught up with Penn State coach Bill O'Brien for a Q&A. Lions will be without LB Ben Kline this spring following shoulder surgery " the tweet read.
Kline, 6-foot, 2-inch, 224-pound outside linebacker and Central York grad Kyle Baublitz, a 6-foot-5, 287-pound defensive lineman, were listed on the second team defense in 2012.
Kline, who will be a junior this fall, played in all 12 games for PSU last season, registering nine solo tackles and nine assisted tackles.
Baublitz, who will be a senior in the fall, played in six games in 2012 and had two solo tackles and one assisted tackle, including a sack.
Penn State begins spring practice this Monday, with the Blue-White game scheduled for a 12 noon kick-off on April 20 at Beaver Stadium.
- Reach John Walk at email@example.com.