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Penn State Football: Tyler Davis Named Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player Of Week

by on November 21, 2016 4:51 PM

One of the most reliable Nittany Lions all season came up big again this week and his efforts didn't go unnoticed as placekicker Tyler Davis took home Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week honors this week.

Davis went 4-for-4 on field goals and 3-for-3 on extra points against Rutgers, sharing the weekly honor with Iowa’s Riley McCarron.

Kicking into a howling wind on Saturday in New Jeryse, Davis connected on all four of his field go attempts to lead the Nittany Lions past Rutgers, 39-0. He had a career-high four field goals (32, 34, 40, 32), passing his previous high of three field goals set twice this season, most recently against Minnesota.

With a trio of extra points, he scored a career-high 15 points against the Scarlet Knights. Davis also tied his season long with a 40-yard field goal in the second quarter.

Davis’ four field goals moved him into a tie for sixth place on Penn State’s season field goals list. He is tied with Travis Forney (1998), Kevin Kelly (2007, 2008) and Collin Wagner (2010) for the position. Davis also moved into 13th place on Penn State’s all-time field goals made list with 28 career field goals. Davis is 10th on Penn State’s season scoring chart with 104 points. Davis is 28-for-30 on field goals and 55-for-55 on extra points for his career.

The junior is a semifinalist for the Groza Award for the nation’s top kicker. Davis is the ninth Nittany Lion to take home Big Ten weekly laurels this season and third to claim special team accolades (Grant Haley & Marcus Allen).



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