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Penn State Football: Barkley, Gesicki And Allen Pick Up All-American Honors

by on June 20, 2017 2:15 PM

Saquon Barkley, Mike Gesicki and Marcus Allen all took home some preseason Athlon All-American honors on Tuesday the publication announced this afternoon.

As expected Barkley rounded out the All-First Team Offense at running back alongside LSU running back Derrius Guice and quarterback Baker Mayfield. Royce Freeman of Oregon and Kamryn Pittway of Auburn were named second-team selections at the same position.

As far as the rest of the Nittany Lions, Gesicki found himself on the second-team selection just ahead of former Penn State tight end Adam Breneman who was named to the third-team, currently playing at UMass. 

Allen and his big play profile was a third team selection.

All told eight team have three or more All-Americans on Athlon's list with Alabama pacing the way with seven selections and only Ohio State's five All-Americans more than the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten.

Penn State is scheduled to face only two of Athlon's first-team selections in Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell and Pitt kick returner Quadree Henderson both taking the field against the Nittany Lions in the opening four weeks of the season.

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