Allen Robinson highlights eight Nittany Lions who were named All-Big Ten and Freshman All-Big Ten as selected by ESPN.com and BTN.com.
Robinson, the junior All-American, was named to both the ESPN.com and BTN.com All-Big Ten teams. The two-time Big Ten Receiver of the Year was named a Sporting News first-team All-American last week after breaking the Penn State season records with 97 catches for 1,432 yards.
Senior guard John Urschel was selected to the BTN.com first-team and senior defensive tackle DaQuan Jones was a BTN.com second-team selection. Both were ESPN.com second-team selections.
Quarterback Christian Hackenberg was selected BTN.com’s Big Ten Freshman of the Year and the offensive captain of ESPN.com’s All-Freshman team. Hackenberg, who broke 11 Penn State freshman passing and total offense records, previously had been selected the Big Ten Thompson-Randel El Freshman of the Year.
Defensive tackle Austin Johnson and linebacker Nyeem Wartman joined Hackenberg on the BTN.com and ESPN.com Freshman All-Big Ten teams. Linebacker Brandon Bell and running back Akeel Lynch also were named to the BTN.com All-Freshman team, giving Penn State a conference-high five honorees on the squad.