Blake Gillikin Named To AP All-Bowl Team

By Matthew Filipovits on January 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm
Oct 27, 2018; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions kicker Blake Gillikin (93) punts the ball during the first quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Iowa 30-24. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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Punter Blake Gillikin has been named to the Associated Press All-Bowl Team after averaging a career-high 51.2 yards on five punts in the Citrus Bowl. Two of Gillikin's punts landed inside the Wildcat's 20-yard line, with one being downed at the 1.

The special teams captain put together another solid year for the Nittany Lions. He averaged 43.95 yards on 64 punts, with 15 of them going for 50+ yards and 20 of them being downed inside an opponent's 20. He also served as the holder on field goals and PATs. 

Gillikin is joined by Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen and punt returner Lynn Bowden as the Citrus Bowl participants to be named to AP's All-Bowl team.