Trace McSorley and Miles Sanders Lead Penn State All-Big Ten Offensive Honorees

By Matt de Bear on November 28, 2018 at 7:40 pm
Sep 1, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions running back Miles Sanders (24) is congratulated by quarterback Trace McSorley (9) after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Appalachian State 45-38 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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Trace McSorley just can't stop making history at Penn State. After rewriting the program's record book, he's now the first Nittany Lion to earn All-Big Ten honors three times. Both the coaches and media named the senior signal caller to the league's second team. Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins earned first team honors from both.

McSorley is joined by junior running back Miles Sanders in the second team backfield. The former five-star back lived up to the hype in his first year as the featured back in Happy Valley. His 1,223 yards were second best in the conference, as was his 5.9 yards per carry average for players with at least 200 carries. He trails first team selection Jonathan Taylor from Wisconsin in both categories. Michigan back Karan Higdon was also a first team selection. 

A pair of junior offensive linemen, Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern, earned third team honors by both the media and coaches. This is the second straight all-conference selection for Bates, and the first for McGovern.

Freshman tight end Pat Freiermuth, freshman receiver K.J. Hamler, and junior offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez all were honorable mention selections.