NitPick Awards: Offense MVP

With the regular season wrapped up it is time for the Nittany Nation to cast their votes in the first annual FOS NitPicks. There are a variety of categories and we will be voting on, each one at a time. So, take a look and cast your votes exclusively here at

Mark Brennan and Mark Harrington named their awards last week for those who are curious or need some help deciding.

There are a variety of NitPick categories for fans to vote for:

  • Offensive Most Valuable Player
  • Defensive Most Valuable Player
  • Special Teams Most Valuable Player
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Play of the Year
  • Unsung Hero of the Year
  • Assistant Coach of the Year

    We will post a new poll every couple of days, so be sure to check back at Fight On State regularly to vote and view the results.

    The first NitPick Award is for Offensive Most Valuable Player. This honor is for the player who made the most consistently significant impact on the offense. The candidates are...

    Deon Butler

    Redshirt freshman Deon Butler led the team this season in receptions with 36 for 678 yards (18.8 ypc) and nine touchdowns. The former walk-on defensive back was an immediate instrumental threat in the passing game.

    Tony Hunt

    Junior tailback Tony Hunt became the 10th Penn State running back to break the 1,000 yard mark on a season. He led all rushers with 1,047 on 174 carries (6.0 ypc) and six touchdowns.

    The Offensive Line

    The offensive line, boasting players like E.Z. Smith, Tyler Reed, Charles Rush and Levi Brown was initially thought to be the Achilles' heel of the offense, however, after surrendering seven sacks in out-of-conference play, the unit only gave up four sacks in Big Ten play.

    Michael Robinson

    Senior captain Michael Robinson completed 141 passes on 272 attempts 51.8 percent) this season for 2,097 yards and 16 touchdowns. He became the first Penn State quarterback to run and pass for 1,000 yards in a career.

    Derrick Williams

    Prior to breaking his arm in the Michigan game, Derrick Williams showed why he was considered to be the top high school prospect in the nation last year. He rushed 22 times for 105 yards and three touchdowns and caught 22 passes for 289 yards and one touchdown, including the game-winning touchdown at Northwestern. He also returned 13 kicks for 274 yards. So in all he ended up with 668 all-purpose yards in seven games.

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