Once An Afterthought, Kinlaw Emerges At RB For Penn State

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SAN ANTONIO -- The odds at one time seemed stacked against
tailback Rodney Kinlaw to make a difference at Penn State.

A right knee injury set Kinlaw back in his freshman season. Then
he was stuck behind workhorse running back Tony Hunt and the same
reserve role seemed to await him in 2007 behind promising Austin
Scott.

But fate has finally twisted in Kinlaw's favor. The fifth-year
senior snagged the starting job in early October, and he became one
of the offense's most valuable players after rushing for 1,186
yards.

Kinlaw will lead Penn State againstTexas A&M in the Alamo Bowl
on Saturday.