Penn State wide receiver Shawney Kersey has left the team for personal reasons, the school announced via Twitter on Wednesday.

Kersey, a redshirt junior, is the 12th player to depart from the team since the NCAA handed down sanctions on the football program in response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal.

Kersey caught six passes for 44 yards through the first two games of the season -- both losses.