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Anthony Fera is making his mark as a punter and placekicker for Penn State.
Fera today was named as a candidate for the Ray Guy Award, presented to the nation's top punter.
Last week, Fera was named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award to the nation's top placekicker. Since he became Penn State's placekicker in the Lions' fourth game, Fera is 12 for 14 in field goals. He has nine touchbacks on kickoffs.
As a punter, Fera is averaging 41.1 yards per boot. However, Fera and the Lions' special teams have not been the best at having punts downed before they skip into the end zone.Fera is the first Nittany Lion since Chris Bahr in 1975 to be the starter for field goals, kickoffs and punts.
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Well that was a fun little run last year, wasn't it? To see a guy like Talor Battle, a little do-it all guy whose talent so far exceeded everyone else on the team that he wasn't asked to do everything, take his team on a happy fun late season run, including an appearance in the Big Ten Tournament Championship, and grab their first NCAA bid since the annoying Crispins were...
Being voted captain by your peers is a tremendous honor. It illustrates that the fellow players in the locker room look to you as a figure to count on when adversity strikes. Senior co-captain Derek Moye tends to let his play on the field do his talking. Moye is not necessarily a big vocal leader, but no one can question his value on the Penn State roster.
In coach Joe Paterno's mind, the Penn State quarterback job is still officially a two-man rotation.
On the field, it sure looks like Matt McGloin is the go-to guy in the huddle over Rob Bolden for the 16th-ranked Nittany Lions.
''To be honest with you, it's always felt like it was my team ... whether I was in there or not,'' McGloin said Wednesday
While I'm a Bolden guy, I will be the first to say name McGloin the starter and close out the season strong. Let this kid get more time with the first unit in practice and work on polishing his decision making skills. The more looks he gets in practice, the better he will do come game time.
The Penn State football team is tied with Stanford for the top Graduation Success Rate (GSR) among teams ranked in the Oct. 30 Bowl Championship Series and AP Top 25 rankings, according to data recently released by the NCAA.
The Penn State Lady Lions are ranked 14th in the ESPN/USA Today preseason coaches poll that was released today. It is the highest ranking in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll for the Lady Lion since they were seventh in the final 2004 poll. Additionally, it is Penn State's first appearance in the preseason coaches' poll since starting the 2003-04 campaign eighth.
Check out what the Penn State student section did just before Illinois attempted a game-tying field goal with seconds to go.
Good to see that kind of effort rewarded.
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Highlights from week eight include a standout effort by Tamba Hali on Monday Night Football, another double-digit tackle performance by 49ers linebacker Navorro Bowman, and a career day for Cleveland wide receiver Jordan Norwood.
Devon Still has been named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award, which goes to the nation’s defensive player of the year as named by the Maxwell Football Club in Philadelphia.
A senior tackle, Still has anchored the middle of Penn State's defense all season. He has 15.5 tackles for loss among his 47 tackles.
The award is named in honor of Bethlehem native Chuck Bednarik...