A poll by Cleveland.com of 28 Big Ten writers tabbed Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley as the conference's preseason Offensive Player of the Year. McSorley earned 66 points and 14 first-place votes to edge out Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor, who received 61 points and 11 first place votes. Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa was chosen as the preseason defensive player of the year.
It’s been a week of preseason honors for McSorley, who was earlier named to the Maxwell Award and Davey O’Brien Award watch lists. He enters 2018 needing just 1,058 yards to become Penn State’s all-time passing yards leader, and figures to close out his career atop every major Penn State quarterback record.
A full recap of the voting can be found here.