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Penn State’s Jordan Stout Named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week

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Penn State has played 11 games this season, and in more than a quarter of those games, senior punter/kicker Jordan Stout has been the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week.

With a 28-0 win over Rutgers on Saturday afternoon, he notched his fourth conference player of the week honor without even attempting a field goal.

Stout connected on all four of his extra points, but he made his impact in the punting game. In a sloppy first half with 12 consecutive drives ending in punts (including eight three and outs), Stout flipped the field.

With eight punts, Stout pinned the Scarlet Knights inside their own 20-yard line six times and averaged 42.9 yards per boot — with a long of 53 yards. While Stout’s roughly 43 yards per punt may seem down, a few of his shorter punts came with the Nittany Lions in plus territory, and Stout’s punts were downed on the three-yard line twice and twice more inside the 10-yard line.

Stout has connected on 16-of-22 field goals this season, with a long of 52 yards, and he’s hit 32-of-33 extra-point attempts. He’s also the Big Ten’s second-leading punter, averaging 46.5 yards per boot.

Of Stout’s 59 punts this season, Stout has pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line 31 times, struck 24 punts past 50 yards and only punted the ball into the end zone three times.

Stout and the Nittany Lions will conclude the regular season against Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

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