A true freshman Penn State football player was cited for underage drinking after being found intoxicated by Penn State Police on the night of Aug. 25, according to police.
Jordan Lucas, 19, of New Rochelle, N.Y., was observed by his resident assistant being carried into his dorm room at Porter Hall by several of his friends around 11:40 p.m., police said.
After being put into his bed, Lucas vomited and then became unconscious and unresponsive, police said.
Police said when they found Lucas, he had a “strong odor” of alcohol on his breath and person. Lucas was also transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center after consuming around eight shots of liquor and various mixed drinks, police said.
Lucas, who wears No. 14 for the Nittany Lions, was a three-star prospect before being signed to Penn State’s 2012 recruiting class in February. Lucas committed to Penn State on Jan. 16. Lucas was the first player to commit to first-year head coach Bill O’Brien.
Lucas played high school football for Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass.
The 6-foot, 188-pound safety has played in both games so far this season.