Penn State had its annual banquet hosted by the State College Quarterbacks Club Sunday evening.
A bunch of team award winners were announced, including those for offensive, defensive and team MVP.
Defensively, Adisa Isaac earned MVP honors. The fifth-year senior. Isaac, a first-team All-Big Ten performer, led Penn State in tackles for loss (15) and sacks (7.5).
As for team MVP, left tackle Olu Fashanu and defensive end Chop Robinson split the honors. Fashanu, a first-team All-American, will likely be a top five 2024 draft pick. Robinson also seems to be a good bet to go in the first round.
Robinson announced last week that he was opting out of Penn State’s Peach Bowl game against Ole Miss scheduled for Dec. 30 and declaring for the Draft. Fashanu hasn’t made an announcement one way or the other excellent for Penn State since transferring in from Maryland before the 2022 season. He ended this year with 7.5 tackles for loss and four sacks, forcing two fumbles and recovering one and also hurrying the quarterback 16 times.
Captain’s Award: LB Dominic DeLuca, S Keaton Ellis, OL Olumuyiwa Fashanu, DE Adisa Isaac, TE Theo Johnson, WR Malick Meiga
Public Service Award: OL Nick Dawkins
Developmental Squad Special Teams Player of the Year: LB Kaveion Keys
Developmental Squad Defensive Player of the Year: LB Kaveion Keys, DE Jake Wilson
Developmental Squad Offensive Player of the Year: WR Ethan Black, OL Addison Penn
Outstanding Run-On Award: OL Dominic Rulli, CB Kolin Dinkins
Dick Maginnis Memorial Award (Outstanding OL): OL Olumuyiwa Fashanu
Reid Robinson Award (Outstanding DL): DE Adisa Isaac, DE Chop Robinson
Iron Lion (Strength & Conditioning Award): TE Theo Johnson
Tim Shaw Thrive Award (Student-athlete who has overcome adversities and been an inspiration to fellow teammates):OL Hunter Nourzad, CB Johnny Dixon
Bob Mitinger Memorial Award (Ultimate Teammate): TE Tyler Warren, CB Daequan Hardy
Ridge Riley Memorial Award (Core Values Award): WR Malick Meiga, DT Dvon Ellies
Highest Academic Average (Cumulative GPA): WR Jan Mahlert
Nittany Lion Club Award (Senior with highest GPA): OL Hunter Nourzad
Letterman’s Club Scholarship (Outstanding graduating senior): OL Nick Dawkins
John Bruno Memorial Award (Outstanding Special Teams):LB Dominic DeLuca
Lions Pride Outstanding Senior Player Award: LB Curtis Jacobs,TE Theo Johnson, OL Caedan Wallace
Quarterback Club Award: DT Hakeem Beamon, WR Dante Cephas, K Alex Felkins, OL Golden Israel-Achumba, WR KeAndre Lambert-Smith, RB Trey Potts, RB Tank Smith, WR Mason Stahl, OL Ibrahim Traore
Keystone Award: LB Abdul Carter, TE Theo Johnson, TE Tyler Warren, S Kevin Winston Jr.