Thursday, November 26, 2015

Two more Penn State players on awards list; Ireland travel announced

Linebacker Glenn Carson and guard John Urschel have been mentioned on watch lists for college football awards.

Two more Penn State players on awards list; Ireland travel announced

Penn State guard John Urschel. (Brandon Wade/AP file photo)
Penn State guard John Urschel. (Brandon Wade/AP file photo)

A pair of Penn State seniors, linebacker Glenn Carson and guard John Urschel, have earned mention on watch lists for college football awards.

Carson was named for the Butkus Award given to the nation’s top linebacker while Urschel is part of the list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, an honor given to down linemen and defensive players who line up within five yards of the football.

Urschel, who has graduated and will work on a second masters degree in the fall, already had been named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy given to the nation’s top lineman.

The latest announcements give the Nittany Lions representation on seven pre-season watch lists for various awards. Former Northeast High star Deion Barnes is mentioned on two lists – the Bednarik and the Nagurski Awards.

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In other news Monday from Penn State, the university announced that a variety of travel packages will be available for next year’s trip to Dublin, Ireland, where the Nittany Lions will open the 2014 season against Central Florida. Information can be obtained on

--Joe Juliano


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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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