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Penn State Football: Gillikin Named Big Ten Special Teams Player of The Week

by on October 14, 2019 1:32 PM

Penn State punter Blake Gillikin was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after helping the Nittany Lions control field position during their win over Iowa on Saturday night in Iowa City. 

Gillikin is the first Nittany Lion specialist to win the honor since Saquon Barkley against Ohio State in 2017 and is the first Penn State punter to be a weekly award winner since Jeremy Boone in 2009 against Illinois.

Iowa's average starting field position was its own 18, as Gillikin saw five of his seven punts downed inside the Iowa 20 and tied a career high with three punts pinned inside the 10.

Gillikin also recorded a punt of 62 yards for his 47th career punt of more than 50 yards and seventh of 60 or more yards.


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