Friday, March 27, 2015

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

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 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

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