Several Lions Earn All-Big Ten Honors
Despite a disappointing end to the regular season, Penn State exceeded the expectations of most this year, finishing with a 9-3 record. The coaches of the Big Ten and the media recognized their accomplishments this season and selected six Nittany Lions to the All-Big Ten team. Additionally, nine other players earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten recognition.
In addition to being selected first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media, Senior defensive tackle Devon Still was chosen as the conference’s Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year. Still finished the regular season with 55 total tackles (17 tackles for loss), 4.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery. Junior linebacker Gerald Hodges joined Still on the coaches’ first team. Hodges finished his junior campaign with a team leading 97 total tackles (10 for loss), 4.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 interception.
Sophomore running back Silas Redd and senior safety Nick Sukay were named to the second-team by the media and coaches. Senior defensive end Jack Crawford was selected to the coaches’ second-team, and sophomore Anthony Fera made the media’s second team as a kicker.
Additionally, nine Nittany Lions earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten recognition: safety Drew Astorino, tackle Quinn Barham, defensive tackle Jordan Hill, cornerback D’Anton Lynn, wide receiver Derek Moye, tackle Chima Okoli, cornerback Chaz Powell, linebacker Nate Stupar and guard Johnnie Troutman .