Sunday, December 28, 2014

Penn State's Jordan Hill, Kyle Carter honored by Big Ten

It was a week of thrilling games in the Big Ten, but according to the conference two Penn State players had some of the top performances.

Penn State's Jordan Hill, Kyle Carter honored by Big Ten

It was a week of thrilling games in the Big Ten, but according to the conference two Penn State players had some of the top performances.

Senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after recording a season-high nine tackles in the Nittany Lions' 38-14 win at Iowa. Two of the tackles were for loss, and he also had one sack.

What's remarkable is that Penn State has picked up four conference defensive player of the week honors in the last six weeks. Linebacker Mike Mauti has won two award while Gerald Hodges also picked up one.

Meanwhile tight end Kyle Carter picked up Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after recording a career-high 85 yards on six catches, all in the first half. Carter is the second Lion tabbed for the award this season; Philly native and defensive end Deion Barnes was the Big Ten Freshman of the Week after his standout performance against Temple.

-Emily Kaplan

About this blog
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.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

Joe Juliano Inquirer Staff Writer
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