Friday, February 12, 2016

Penn State's Fera again honored by Big Ten

For the second time in three weeks, Penn State placekicker/punter Anthony Fera was recognized on Monday as the Big Ten's special teams player of the week.

Penn State's Fera again honored by Big Ten

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For the second time in three weeks, Penn State placekicker/punter Anthony Fera was recognized on Monday as the Big Ten's special teams player of the week.

Fera tied his career high with three made field goals in the team's 23-18 win over Purdue on Saturday, hitting two from 29 yards and a career-high 40-yarder despite windy conditions with gusts that hit 52 miles an hour during the game.

The redshirt sophomore from Cypress, Texas also boomed a 69-yard punt that was downed at Purdue's two-yard line with 2:36 left in the game. Fera punted six times on Saturday with a 44.5-yard average. Half of his punts were downed inside the 20-yard line.

Fera, who was not made available to the media after the game, was also honored on Oct. 3. His 90-percent accuracy on field goals - he is 9-of-10 - ranks second in the Big Ten and his 1.5 field goals per game is third. He is also third in the conference with an average of 43.8 yards on punts. 

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

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