Franklin named Big Ten coach of the year

November 29, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State's James Franklin was named the Dave McClain Big Ten Coach of the Year as selected by the conference's media, while kicker Tyler Davis was selected to the All-Big Ten first team by the coaches and second team by the media. In addition, defensive end Garrett Sickels garnered second-team All-Big Ten accolades from the coaches and third-team honors from the media.

Additionally, defensive end Evan Schwan was selected to the All-Big Ten third team by both the coaches and media, while linebacker Jason Cabinda and Marcus Allen each claimed third team honors from the coaches and were named to the media's honorable mention team. Also on the Big Ten honorable mention squad were senior linebacker Brandon Bell, true freshman punter Blake Gillikin, junior defensive tackle Parker Cothren and sophomore cornerback John Reid. Senior long snapper Tyler Yazujian is Penn State's sportsmanship selection.

Last Updated November 30, 2016