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Fan favorites: Posluszny, Arrington, Carter lead long list of fans’ all-time favorite players

Photo by Penn State Paul Posluszny helped lead the resurgence of PSU football in the mid-2000s.

We had a lot of fun with this question, and the response from fans was terrific!

I posed the question on Twitter and in my 2-Minute Morning video asking fans to tell us who is their all-time favorite Penn State football player and why.

As expected, many fans picked some of the biggest names in PSU history, such as Paul Posluszny, LaVar Arrington, Ki-Jana Carter, Saquon Barkley, Michael Robinson and John Cappelletti.

But a bunch of fans picked players who weren’t exactly superstars, which makes compiling a list like this so interesting. Such as this interesting choice:

I’m sure LaBarca greatly appreciates that! On a sad note, though, LaBarca’s father, Chip Sr., passed away a week ago at age 83. Chip Sr. was a legendary high school football coach in New Jersey.

As for other fan favorites, Posluszny, Arrington, Carter, Robinson and Barkley received a bunch of mentions.

Numerous other PSU stars also received votes, with Barkley getting a lot of mentions.

And speaking of Ki-Jana Carter …

Here’s a look at a slew of responses and reasons why certain players were picked. Plus some love for members of the historic 2012 team.

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And finally, here are some of the picks who may not have necessarily been superstars, but they won over fans’ hearts.

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Cory Giger is a 15-year veteran of the Penn State beat and a journalist with 28 years of experience. He has won more than 100 state and national journalism awards during his career, plus he's a voter for the Heisman Trophy in football and Wooden Award in basketball.

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