No Penn State players named 2012 AP All-Americans

The AP 2012 All-American lists have been released. And for the first time since 2004, no Penn State player made the top three teams.

The most notable omission is senior linebacker Mike Mauti, the only Big Ten player ranked in the top 10 in the conference in tackles (7th, 96), interceptions (4th, 3) and forced fumbles (3rd, 3).

Several Big Ten defensive players were honored -- including defensive tackles Jonathan Hawkins (Ohio State) and Kawann Short (Purdue) on the second team -- but no linebackers. 

Mauti was named the team MVP at the senior banquet over the weekend. Another AP All-American candidate was senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill, a first-team All Big Ten selection who just accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

Were they snubs? Who else do you think should have been on the list? Comment below. 

-Emily Kaplan

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