Thursday, February 11, 2016

Happy Valley Odds and Ends

Penn State named its award winners for the 2010 football season tonight at the annual State College Quarterback Club's banquet at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

Happy Valley Odds and Ends

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    Penn State named its award winners for the 2010 football season tonight at the annual State College Quarterback Club's banquet at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.

    Wide receiver and co-captain Brett Brackett won the Outstanding Senior Player Award. Brackett caught more passes -- 37 -- than he did in his previous three combined seasons. He was second on the team in receptions, yards (497) and touchdowns (5). Brackett also has served for two seasons as president of Penn State's Uplifting Athletes Chapter and has been one of the primary organizers of Penn State Lift for Life benefitting the Kidney Cancer Association.

     Senior guard Stefen Wisniewski, who had to miss the dinner to attend the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame event in New York, wherer he was named a national scholar athlete, won two awards. He received the Richard Maginnis Memorial Award as outstanding offensive lineman, and the Nittany Lion Club Academic Achievement Award as the senior with the highest grade-point average, a 3.91.

    Other winners were:

    John Bruno Jr. Memorial Award (outstanding special teams member): Senior kicker Collin Wagner.

    Ridge Riley Award (sportsmansihp, scholarship, leadership, friendship): Senior linebacker Chris Colasanti.

    Robert B. Mitinger Jr. Award (character, courage and social responsibility): Senior wide receiver Graham Zug.

    Outstanding Walk-On Award: Senior tight end Jonathan Stewart.

   

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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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