Penn State Football

Tyler Davis named first-team All-Big Ten

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Five Penn State football players were recognized by the Big Ten on Tuesday night.

Redshirt junior placekicker Tyler Davis was dubbed first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches, while defensive end Garrett Sickels was named second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches. Penn State safety Marcus Allen, linebacker Jason Cabinda and defensive end Evan Schwan were named third-team All-Big Ten by the coaches as well.

Also, punter Blake Gillikin, linebacker Brandon Bell, defensive tackle Parker Cothren and cornerback John Reid were recognized as honorable mention.

The offensive awards will be doled out Wednesday.

Davis has connected on 21 of 23 field goal attempts this season, most notably hitting the game-tying field goal as time expired against Minnesota. The Illinois native is also a perfect 50 of 50 on extra points, tallying 113 points for the Nittany Lions this season.

Sickels, a redshirt junior, leads the Nittany Lions with 12.5 tackles for loss and is tied for first with six sacks. Meanwhile, Allen leads Penn State with 90 tackles, Cabinda has made 62 tackles in seven games played, and Schwan has 7.5 tackles for loss and six sacks.

Penn State faces Wisconsin for the Big Ten Championship game at 8:17 p.m. Saturday on FOX.

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