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Penn State Football Hands Out Awards

The Nittany Lion football squad handed out its annual football awards at the team banquet.

As the college football world has been honoring Carl Nassib with the Hendricks, Lombardi and Lott Awards, along with a slew of All-American honors, the senior defensive end received some honors back home from his own Blue and White squad. Sunday, Nassib was in California to accept the Lott honor, which made hm miss the Penn State football banquet. During the event though he was honored as the team's 2015 Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Defensive Player. Christian Hackenberg was PSU's Most Valuable Offensive Player.

DT Anthony Zettel was honored with the squad's Senior Player Award for greatest career contribution.

Here's a rundown of the 2015 team honors:

Outstanding Senior Player Award (greatest team career contribution): DT Anthony Zettel
Most Valuable Player: DE Carl Nassib
Most Valuable Offensive Player: QB Christian Hackenberg
Most Valuable Defensive Player: DE Carl Nassib
Captains’ Award: QB Christian Hackenberg, S Jordan Lucas, OL Angelo Mangiro, LB Von Walker, DT Anthony Zettel
Ridge Riley Award (senior in sportsmanship, scholarship, leadership and friendship): CB Trevor Williams
Richard Maginnis Memorial Award (outstanding offensive lineman): Angelo Mangiro
Robert B. Mitinger, Jr. Award (senior in courage, character and social responsibility): Angelo Mangiro
Reid-Robinson Award (outstanding defensive lineman): DT Austin Johnson
John Bruno, Jr. Memorial Award (outstanding special teams player): RB Nick Scott
Iron Lion Award (strength and conditioning): TE Dom Salomone
Outstanding Run-on Award: LB Jordan Dudas, OT Albert Hall
Quarterback Club Special Awards: DT Tarow Barney, TE Kyle Carter
Football Letterman’s Club Joe and Sue Paterno Post-Graduate Scholarship ($5,000): DT Tarow Barney
The Nittany Lion Club Academic Achievement Award (senior with highest GPA): TE Dom Salomone
Highest Academic Average: WR Gordon Bentley 
Public Service Award: LB Ben Kline, WR Matt Zanellato
Scout team Special Teams Player of the Year: WR Josh McPhearson
Scout team Defensive Player of the Year: DT Ryan Monk, LB Brandon Smith
Scout team Offensive Player of the Year: TE Nick Bowers, QB Tommy Stevens

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