Just a day after 10 PSU defensive players received All-Big Ten nods, the offense equaled that with 10 of its own, although most of its offensive players were honorable mention recipients and the team lacked a first-team representative.
Offensive tackle Olu Fashnu was the highest- honored player on offense for PSU in the All-Big Ten voting. Fashanu was a second-team honoree in the coaches poll. Fashnu, alongside running back Nick Singleton, who received third-team nods from both polls, was also one of two PSU offensive players to be voted onto an All-Big Ten team by the media.
Along with Fashnu and Singleton, center Juice Scruggs (third-team coaches, honorable mention media) and tight end Brenton Strange (third-team coaches, honorable mention media) made one of the two teams announced by the conference Wednesday. Six other players were named as honorable mentions to either of the two teams.
Those six were quarterback Sean Clifford (both), receiver Parker Washington (both), guard Hunter Nourzad (both), guard Sal Wormley (both), offensive lineman Bryce Effner (media) and running back Kaytron Allen (media).
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Fashnu recently made headlines when he announced that he’d be returning to PSU for 2023 despite being well-regarded as one of the top offensive tackles in the 2023 NFL Draft, should he have chosen to enter it.
It stands out that PSU’s entire offensive line and two running backs received an honor in some capacity, highlighting its improved rushing attack this past season.
PSU’s run offense, which averages 182.1 yards per game, currently ranks No. 46 in the country and No. 4 in the conference while its overall offense currently ranks at No. 35 in FBS and No. 3 in the Big Ten in yards per game.
Singleton, in particular, had a strong season, as evident by being one of only two players to receive an All-Big Ten nod from both the coaches and media polls. Singleton was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year today as well and finished the regular season with 941 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns, averaging 6.3 yards per carry.