Penn State may have finished 9-2 in the Big Ten and tied for the Leaders Division title. But that success was not reflected when the All-Conference teams were announced Monday night.
Only two Nittany Lions were name first-team All-Big Ten: defensive tackle Devon Still (coaches and media); and linebacker Gerald Hodges (coaches).
Still was also named the conference Defensive Lineman of the Year.
"It's a tremendous honor," Still said in a prepared statement. "I play in a conference with a lot of good defensive linemen. They (coaching staff) kept me on my toes throughout the season to be at my best. I think all of the credit goes to my coaches, especially Coach (Larry) Johnson. They put me in a position to make plays. And to be on a defense with so many talented players, I was able to play a dominant style of football because of the players around me."
Making the second team were tailback Silas Redd and safety Nick Sukay (both by the coaches and media), as well as defensive end Jack Crawford (coaches) and kicker Anthony Fera (media).
Safety Drew Astorino, tackle Quinn Barham, defensive tackle Jordan Hill, cornerback D'Anton Lynn, wide receiver Derek Moye, tackle Chima Okoli, cornerback Chaz Powell, linebacker Nate Stupar and guard Johnnie Troutman earned honorable-mention honors.
Astorino also won a sportsmanship award from the league.
See the entire All-Big Ten awards press release here: Download Doc