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Penn State Football Offensive Tackle Olu Fashanu Named Walter Camp First-Team All-American

Penn State football offensive tackle Olu Fashanu has been named a Walter Camp First-Team All-American, the team announced Friday. Fashanu’s recognition comes at what is expected to be the end of his time with the Nittany Lions, as the fourth-year star is anticipated to declare for the NFL Draft.

This isn’t the first time that Fashanu has been named an All-American. After the 2022 season, Fashanu earned second-team recognition from the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Fashanu, the 102nd first-team All-American in program history, is the first such selection from Penn State since Micah Parsons in 2019 and the first offensive lineman to receive the honor since Stefan Wisniewski in 2010.

Fashanu was also named the 2023 Rimington-Pace Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year in November and was named to the All-Big Ten First Team by coaches and media.

This season, Fashanu has allowed 11 pressures and hasn’t given up a sack. He’s made 22 total starts across his collegiate career.

Fashanu was eligible to enter the draft last year, and could have been a top selection, but opted to return for his fourth season after he was injured in the Nittany Lions’ loss to Ohio State. Fashanu said he felt that Penn State had a chance to put together a good run in 2023 — the Nittany Lions are set to take on Ole Miss in the Peach Bowl on December 30.

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