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Nick Singleton & Dvon Ellies Named To Preseason Watch Lists

That’s nine preseason watchlists featuring Penn State football players, folks.

Nick Singleton was named to the Paul Hornung Award watch list, while Dvon Ellies was included on the Wuerffel Trophy watch list Thursday. The Hornung Award is presented to the most versatile player in college football, and the Wuerffel Trophy is college football’s award for community service.

Singleton, also named to the Maxwell Award watch list Monday, registered a record 12 rushing touchdowns and 1,061 rushing yards his freshman year. The running back made eight starts and led the Nittany Lions in rushing yards via 156 carries.

The Shillington, Pennsylvania, native was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and finished second in the Big Ten in yards per carry in his first outing in blue and white.

Ellies, a redshirt senior defensive tackle, has made two starts through 30 appearances for Penn State. He registered 15 tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, and a pass breakup as a redshirt junior in 2022 en route to the Nittany Lions’ 11-2 season.

Ellies earned Penn State’s Public Service Award in 2022 and has been the point person for several community service-minded events, including the team’s involvement with Soles4Souls, Team IMPACT, and the Nittany Lions’ service trip to Guatemala. He was also named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team watch list, too.

The winner of the Hornung Award will be announced in Louisville, Kentucky, in March at the annual Paul Hornung Award Dinner. Meanwhile, the Wuerffel Trophy winner will be named at the Home Depot College Football Award Show in December along with teammates and nominees Chop Robinson, Abdul Carter, Kalen King, and Olu Fashanu for the Outland and Nagurski Trophies.

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