After a successful season, the honors keep coming through for a pair of Penn State freshmen. On Thursday, Penn State running back Nicholas Singleton and linebacker Abdul Carter were named to the FWAA All-Freshman team.
Singleton (6-foot-0, 218 pounds) could have made the honor as a running back with his 1,065 yards on 156 carries (6.8 yards per carry) and 12 touchdowns. He made it as a kickoff specialist. He averaged almost 25 yards per return and scored on a 100-yard kickoff return in a game at Rutgers on Nov. 19.
Singleton was the first player since Christian Hackenberg in 2013 to be named Big Ten Freshman of the Year this past season.
Carter (6-foot-3, 235 pounds) stepped onto the scene at Penn State and was an instant impact player on the defense ever since the departure of Micah Parsons and did not disappoint. Carter recorded 56 tackles (36 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and four pass breakups.
Carter was named Second-team All-Tig-Ten for his impact and contribution to Penn State’s defense by the media.
The pair will look to build on their strong starts to their careers when they host West Virginia in Penn State’s season opener on Sep. 12.