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Penn State's Saquon Barkley, Chris Godwin get All-Big Ten nods

Nittany Lions' running back Saquon Barkley and wide receiver Chris Godwin were named second-team and third-team All-Big Ten selections.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Two Penn State offensive players were selected to All-Big Ten teams on Tuesday evening. Electric freshman running back Saquon Barkley was a second-team pick by coaches and the media, while wide receiver Chris Godwin was named a second-team selection by the media and a third-team selection by coaches.

Barkley broke the university's single-season rushing record for a freshman during Saturday's 55-16 loss to Michigan State. He has logged 1,007 yards on the ground this season and seven rushing touchdowns, despite missing more than two games. The last Nittany Lions' running back to be named a first-team or second-team All-Big Ten selection was Silas Redd in 2011.

Godwin, a sophomore, ranks second in the Big Ten with 968 receiving yards, and has recorded four 100-yard games this season.

Wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton was also named a honorable mention selection by the media, after making 40 catches for 509 yards and five touchdowns this season.

The defensive selections were announced Monday, and Lions' defensive end Carl Nassib, of West Chester, was named Big Ten defensive player of the year.