Trio of Nittany Lions named first team All-Big Ten

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Three Penn State football student-athletes have been selected first-team All-Big Ten in voting by the conference coaches and media.

Junior Allen Robinson (Southfield, Mich.) leads the Nittany Lions’ contingent, as he was selected the Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year for the second consecutive season. The record-setting All-America candidate also was named first-team All-Big Ten for the second straight year by the coaches and media.

Senior guard John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y.) was selected first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches for the second consecutive season and by the media for the first time. The 2012 CoSIDA first-team Academic All-American also was selected Penn State’s Big Ten Sportsmanship recipient.

Senior defensive tackle DaQuan Jones (Johnson City, N.Y.) earned first-team All-Big Ten accolades by the coaches and second-team by the media. Jones and Urschel were among Penn State’s co-captains that were elected last week.

Nine Nittany Lions earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition, seven of whom return for 2014: junior cornerback Adrian Amos (Baltimore), senior linebacker Glenn Carson (Manahawkin, N.J.), junior placekicker Sam Ficken (Valparaiso, Ind.), freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg (Palmyra, Va.), senior center Ty Howle (Wake Forest, N.C.), sophomore tight end Jesse James (Glassport), sophomore cornerback Jordan Lucas (New Rochelle, N.Y.) junior defensive end C.J. Olaniyan (Warren, Mich.) and sophomore tackle Donovan Smith (Owings Mills, Md.).

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Last Updated December 03, 2013