Josh Hull is living the dream and looking to become the third Penn State linebacker taken in this year’s NFL Draft.

Hull’s path to the NFL—like his college stardom—has been an unlikely one.

“I was recruited by William & Mary and Bucknell coming out of high school,” said Hull. “Both are 1-AA schools.”

Hull was a very athletic player coming out of high school, excelling at fullback and linebacker. However, his small high school and small frame kept him from getting a Division I scholarship.

“I was about 6’2” and 204 pounds coming out of high school,” Hull said. “Most Division I linebackers coming to big schools like Penn State are usually 215 to 220 pounds, so I was a little undersized.”

Still, Hull continued to work hard and pushed himself to try out for the Penn State football team.

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