Penn State freshman running back Saquon Barkley earned second-team all-Big Ten honors in the offensive awards announced by the conference Tuesday night.
Barkley was voted to the second team by coaches and media. The 5-foot-11, 222-pounder from Copley, Pa., rushed for 1,007 yards during the regular season, a Penn State record for a freshman and fourth in the Big Ten, despite missing two games and part of a third with an injury.
He averaged 6.1 yards per carry and scored seven touchdowns. He also caught 15 passes for 148 yards and a TD.
Two other Nittany Lions were honored. Sophomore wide receiver Chris Godwin was named second-team all-conference by the media and third-team by the coaches. He caught 63 passes for 968 yards (15.4-yard average) and five touchdowns. He was second in the Big Ten in average receiving yards per game and tied for fifth in reception average.
Another Penn State wide receiver, sophomore DaeSean Hamilton, was named honorable mention by the media. Hamilton, who caught a Penn State freshman record 82 passes in 2014, snared 40 for 509 yards and five touchdowns this season.
The defensive awards were announced Monday night. Penn State defensive end Carl Nassib, from Malvern Prep and West Chester, was named Big Ten defensive player of the year.