STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) When DaeSean Hamilton made his college football debut last season, he looked like a man trying to make up for lost time.
Team doctors discovered a broken bone in Hamilton's left wrist during his physical in 2013 and shut him down before training camp. By the start of 2014, Hamilton hadn't put in much work with quarterback Christian Hackenberg and instead spent nearly all of his redshirt year healing and recuperating. But he still caught 82 passes for 899 yards and two touchdowns, setting a handful of rookie records for the school.
Penn State players and coaches are no longer worried about finding a No. 1 receiver. Hamilton is their top target on a roster full of young - but mostly unproven - receiver talent.