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Penn State Football: Barkley and Co. Grab First-Team Honors, Walter Camp Nod

by on November 29, 2017 11:29 AM

The second wave of Big Ten awards are out and some of your favorite Nittany Lions are taking home first-team honors.

Junior running back Saquon Barkley collects his second-straight first-team All-Big Ten award, while senior tight end Mike Gesicki garners first-team all-conference accolades from the media and second team honors from the coaches to lead the Penn State All-Big Ten contingent on offense.

Joining Barkley and Gesicki on the All-Big Ten offensive team are junior quarterback Trace McSorley (second team – coaches & media), senior wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton (second team - coaches; third team - media), sophomore offensive lineman Ryan Bates (third team - coaches & media) and sophomore wide receiver Juwan Johnson (honorable mention - coaches & media).

Yesterday the defensive awards were announced with Marcus Allen taking home first-team honors.

Joining Allen on the All-Big Ten defensive team are senior linebacker Jason Cabinda (second team - coaches; honorable mention - media), junior cornerback Amani Oruwariye, who was second team pick by the coaches and media, and sophomore defensive end Shareef Miller (third team - media; honorable mention - coaches). Additionally, on the Big Ten honorable mention squad are Troy Apke (media), Christian Campbell (coaches & media), Curtis Cothran (coaches), Parker Cothren(media) and Grant Haley (coaches & media).

Barkley was also named an first-team return man and was named the Walter Camp Player of The Year finalist. Barkley is a finalist alongside Lamar Jackson of Louisville, Bryce Love of Stanford, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma and Rashaad Penny of San Diego State

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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