Handful Of Nittany Lions Earn Big Ten Recognition

Trace McSorley joined teammate Saquon Barkley as an All-Big Ten honoree Wednesday night. McSorley was named the conference’s consensus second-team quarterback behind only Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett.

Tyler Davis captured first-team kicker following a regular season that saw his only two misses come on blocks. Juniors Mike Gesicki and Chris Godwin earned Big Ten media honors, with Gesicki landing on the second-team and Godwin on the third-team. Michigan senior Jake Butt narrowly beat out Gesicki for the conference’s Tight End of the Year.

McSorley has 27 total touchdowns (six rushing) this season with only five interceptions, while Barrett posted 33 touchdowns (nine rushing) to take home Big Ten Quarterback of the Year for the second time in a row.

Seven Nittany Lions grabbed Big Ten honorable mention, according to the coaches: Gesicki, Godwin, Brian Gaia, Brandon Bell, John Reid, Parker Cothren, and Blake Gillikin.

Six received an honorable mention nod from the media: Gaia, Bell, Reid, Gillikin, Marcus Allen, and Jason Cabinda.

The Nittany Lions will take on No. 6 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship this Saturday at 8:00 p.m. on FOX.

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Ethan Kasales

Ethan’s a senior journalism major who grew up in Lemont, a few minutes from campus. When he’s not covering Penn State sports, you can usually find him golfing or teaching snowboarding at Tussey Mountain. Feel free to email him at [email protected].

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