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Paul Posluszny Soaks In His First Playoff Berth

Former Penn State linebacker Paul Posluszny relished in his first career playoff berth Sunday, as the Jacksonville Jaguars clinched a spot in the postseason for the first time since 2007.

Posluszny took a few moments to reflect and celebrate with fans following Jacksonville’s 45-7 win over Bill O’Brien’s Houston Texans.

Posluszny was selected No. 34 overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played four seasons in Buffalo before being traded to the Jaguars, where he’s spent the last seven years as the voice of the defense at middle linebacker.

Always a positive role model off the field, Posluszny lent a helping hand ahead of Hurricane Matthew in 2016, installing a neighbor’s hurricane shutters for her. There’s a reason he’s been voted captain by his teammates for most of his career.

Posluszny has recorded more than 100 tackles in an astounding eight of his 11 seasons in the league. Jacksonville (10-4) hits the road to face the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday riding a three-game winning streak.

Posluszny was a two-time consensus All-American at Penn State, winning both the Butkus (2005) and the Bednarik Award (05-06) as one of college football’s most feared defenders. He embodies the “Linebacker U” moniker as much as anyone to take the field in Beaver Stadium.

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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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