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Penn State's Fera honored by Big Ten

Penn State placekicker/punter Anthony Fera was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in the Nittany Lions' 16-10 win at Indiana on Saturday. The sophomore hit field goals of 22, 27 and 33 yards and punted seven times with three landing inside the 20-yard line.

Penn State's Fera honored by Big Ten

Penn State placekicker/punter Anthony Fera was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in the Nittany Lions' 16-10 win at Indiana on Saturday. The sophomore hit field goals of 22, 27 and 33 yards and punted seven times with three landing inside the 20-yard line. 

Fera's three field goals were a career high, as he assumed the placekicking duties in Penn State's 34-6 win against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 24. He is the first Lion to kick field goals and extra points, punt and perform kickoffs since Chris Bahr in his senior season in 1975. Fera (Cypress, Texas) was strictly the punter last season. 

In two games, Fera is 4-for-5 on field goals with his lone miss from 52 yards out into the wind on Saturday. He has punted 18 times with a 43.6 average and has booted three punts longer than 50 yards.

--Jake Kaplan

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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.

This season is Joe's fourth 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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