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Penn State’s Preseason Accolades Guide

Ahead of one of the most anticipated seasons in recent history for Penn State, the Nittany Lions have been lauded with preseason accolades and named to innumerable award watch lists.

We compiled a list of all the honors Penn State players and coaches received:

AP Preseason All-Americans — First Team

  • Saquon Barkley | Junior | Running Back
  • Mike Gesicki | Senior | Tight End

 

Big Ten Preseason Honorees

  • Saquon Barkley | Junior | Running Back
  • Trace McSorley | Redshirt Junior | Quarterback

 

Sporting News All-Americans — First Team

  • Saquon Barkley | Junior | Running Back
  • Mike Gesicki | Senior | Tight End
  • Marcus Allen | Senior | Safety

 

Sporting News All-Americans — Second Team

  • Tyler Davis | Redshirt Senior | Kicker

 

Maxwell Award — College Football’s Best Player

  • Saquon Barkley | Junior | Running Back
  • Trace McSorley | Redshirt Junior | Quarterback

 

Bednarik Award — College Football’s Best Defensive Player

  • Marcus Allen | Senior | Safety
  • Jason Cabinda | Senior | Linebacker

 

Walter Camp Award — National Player of the Year

  • Saquon Barkley | Junior | Running Back
  • Trace McSorley | Redshirt Junior | Quarterback

 

Dodd Trophy — National Coach of the Year

  • James Franklin

 

Davey O’Brien Award — College Football’s Best Quarterback

  • Trace McSorley | Redshirt Junior

 

Doak Walker Award — College Football’s Best Running Back

  • Saquon Barkley | Junior

 

Mackey Award — College Football’s Best Tight End

  • Mike Gesicki | Senior

 

Nagurski Trophy — College Football’s Best Defensive Player

  • Marcus Allen | Senior | Safety
  • Jason Cabinda | Senior | Linebacker

 

Thorpe Award — College Football’s Best Defensive Back

  • Marcus Allen | Senior | Safety

 

Butkus Award — College Football’s Best Linebacker

  • Jason Cabinda | Senior | Linebacker

 

Ray Guy Award — College Football’s Best Punter

  • Blake Gillikin | Sophomore

 

Lou Groza Award — College Football’s Best Kicker

  • Tyler Davis | Redshirt Senior

 

Sports Illustrated’s Freak List — No. 1

  • Saquon Barkley | Junior | Running Back

 

ESPN’s Best Players In College Football — No. 4

  • Saquon Barkley | Junior | Running Back

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Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a junior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tried to be a photographer once, but the only good thing that came out of it is a name for his future sports bar, The Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.

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