HISTORY — from college bio
2022 (sr): Selected All-Big Ten third team by the coaches...Tabbed All-Big Ten honorable mention by the media...Named to the Rimington Trophy watch list ... Started 13 games at center...Named the coaching staff's Offensive Player of the Game following Auburn (9/17)...Voted a team captain ... at Auburn (9/17): Assisted the Nittany Lion offense in netting 477 yards of offense in the road victory...Helped Penn State finish with 245 yards rushing...Paved the way for five Nittany Lion rushing touchdowns ... Northwestern (10/1): Penn State totaled 360 yards of offense including 220 yards on the ground ... Minnesota (10/22): Pass blocked for Sean Clifford, who set his season high in passing yards. Ohio State (10/29): Helped the offense put up 482 total yards, including 371 passing yards from Sean Clifford ... at Indiana (11/5): Helped the Nittany Lion running backs record four rushing touchdowns on the day...Paved the way for the offense to put up 483 total yards while only allowing one sack. Maryland (11/12): Helped the offense record its third straight game of 400-plus total yards...Blocked for a rushing attack that eclipsed the 200-yard mark for the fourth time this season...Offensive line did not allow a sack ... at Rutgers (11/19): Helped pave way for Allen to rush for a career-high 117 yards ... Michigan State (11/26): Blocked for Sean Clifford as he completed his sixth four-touchdown game of his career and led the offense to its fifth consecutive game with 400-plus total yards ... vs. Utah (1/2): Contributed to an offensive attack which became the first team in Rose Bowl history to have an 80+ yard rushing touchdown and 80+ yard receiving touchdown in the same game...The Nittany Lions logged 448 total yards in the win, it's seventh-straight 400+ yard game.
2021 (jr): Named All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches and media...Earned Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten third team honors...Earned the team's Dick Maginnis Memorial Award, recognizing the most outstanding offensive lineman ... Made 13 starts on the offensive line...Was one of 13 Nittany Lions to make their first career start ... Wisconsin (9/4): Helped the Nittany Lion offense gain 254 yards in the second half...Protected Sean Clifford as he threw for 247 yards and a touchdown ... Auburn (9/18): Guided the Penn State offense to 391 total yards....Blocked for Clifford as he threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns on the day ... at Ohio State (10/30): Guided Penn State to 394 yards of total offense...Helped lead Clifford to a career-high 35 completions for 361 yards and a passing touchdown ... at Maryland (11/6): Paved way for the Penn State offense to 456 yards...Blocked for Clifford as he threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns ... Michigan (11/13): Helped guide the Nittany Lion offense to 332 total yards ... at Michigan State (11/27): Blocked for Clifford as he threw for 313 yards and three touchdowns.
2020: Earned the Tim Shaw Thrive Award along with Journey Brown, presented to a Penn State football student-athlete who has overcome adversities and been an inspiration to his fellow teammates ... Appeared in seven games on the offensive line ... Maryland (11/7): Aided the Penn State offense to gain 434 yards...Helped Sean Clifford throw for 340 yards and three touchdowns...Offense totaled a season-high 30 first downs. at Nebraska (11/14): Paved the way for the Nittany Lions to gain 501 yards, including 245 on the ground...Aided Devyn Ford to find the end zone on a 5-yard run and helped Keyvone Lee score on a 31-yard rush...Protected Will Levis as he threw for 219 yards...The Penn State offense matched a season high in first downs with 30 ... at Michigan (11/28): Helped the Nittany Lions rush to a season-high 254 yards on the ground, the most since the 2019 Cotton Bowl... at Rutgers (12/5): Paved the way for the Nittany Lions to rush for 248 yards...The offense had 57 rushing attempts, the second most in the James Franklin era. Michigan State (12/12): Protected Sean Clifford as the offensive line did not allow a sack for the first time since 2019 ... Illinois (12/19): Helped Penn State total 580 yards of offense, the seventh most in the James Franklin era.
2019: Did not see any game action.
2018: Shared the Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year award with Will Levis and Charlie Shuman ... Redshirt season...Appeared in one game...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance ... Michigan State (10/13): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week. Iowa (10/27): Earned the coaching staff’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week award. at Michigan (11/3): Selected as the coaching staff’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week. at Rutgers (11/17): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week. Maryland (11/24): Made season debut, seeing playing time on offense.
High school: Four-time letterman for head coach Mike Mischler at Cathedral Prep in Pennsylvania...Was a team captain as a senior...Had a 49-3 record in four seasons at Cathedral Prep...Guided the Ramblers to back-to-back perfect 14-0 records and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class 4A State Championships as a junior and a senior...Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team as a senior...Named to Pennsylvania Football Writers/Broadcasters All-State first team as an offensive lineman in 2017...Selected as the Pennsylvania Football News (PFN) Class 4A Lineman of the Year as a senior...Garnered PFN Class 4A All-State first-team honors on the offensive line in 2017 and the defensive line in 2016...Earned three All-District 10 accolades...Three-time all-conference honoree...Had 55 tackles, 11 TFL, 4.0 sacks and one interception as a senior...Recorded 31 tackles, 11.0 TFL and 5.0 sacks as a junior...Had eight stops with 1.5 TFL as a sophomore...A consensus four-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked No. 288 overall. No. 9 in Pennsylvania and No. 5 center by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 194 overall prospect, No. 10 guard, No. 6 player in Pennsylvania and No. 22 prospect in the region by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 19 guard and No. 14 recruit in Pennsylvania by Rivals.
Full name is Frederick Henry Scruggs...Son of Karen and Frederick Scruggs...Has three brothers, Mark, Brendan and Chuck...Volunteers at the Rambler Youth Football Camp...Hobbies include listening to music and playing video games...Majoring in hospitality management and would like to start his own business.