Keyvone Lee Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

By Craig Fritz on November 30, 2020 at 11:00 am
Penn State Running Back Keyvone Lee
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Penn State true freshman running back Keyvone Lee was named Freshman of the Week by the Big Ten on Monday, thanks to his breakout performance at Michigan. In the Nittany Lions first win of the season, Lee set the tone with 134 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. He capped off the day with a game-sealing, 23-yard run as the Lions successfully ran out the clock on the Wolverines. Lee's 134 yards were the most by a Penn State freshman since Saquon Barkley tallied 194 yards at Ohio State in 2015.

Prior to the season, Lee was not expected to see significant time, but Penn State's well-documented, injury-wracked RB room thrust him into a starting roll in Ann Arbor. He carried play from the first drive of the game, gaining 39 yards and capping the drive with his third tuddy of the year. 

This is Lee's first Big Ten honor and the first Penn State freshman honored since Jayson Oweh on Oct. 28, 2019.