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Penn State Names End-of-Year Award Winners

Photo by Matt Lynch, Nittany Sports Now: Chop Robinson

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.

Running backs Kaytron Allen (851 yards, six touchdowns, 5.3 yards per carry), and Nicholas Singleton (702 yards, eight touchdowns, 4.3 YPC) were co-offensive MVPs.

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.

Fashanu hasn’t announced his future plans yet.
There were plenty of other awards announced, and here they are.

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.

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