NitPick Awards: Special Teams

We continue the 2005 season NitPick Awards. This time the award for Special Teams Most Valuable Player is up for grabs. Get a look at the candidates and cast your vote.

So far the Nittany Nation has named their Offensive and Defensive MVP with two of Penn State's captains grabbing those honors:

  • Offensive MVP: Michael Robinson (92% of vote)
  • Defensive MVP: Paul Posluszny (58% of vote)

    Now we turn to the Special Teams Most Valuable Player, a unit that was bolstered by the play of a variety of individuals. Here are the candidates:

    Jeremy Kapinos: Kapinos booted 50 punts for 2035 yards (40.7 YPP) with his longest at 60 yards. He laso had five touchbacks, 12 fair catches and 19 land inside the 20 yard line.

    Kevin Kelly: The true freshman kicker won the kicking duties in a battle with All-American Matt Waldron and led the team in scoring with 93 points, booting 15 of 20 (75%) field goals and 46 of 47 (98%) PATs.

    Ethan Kilmer: The senior wideout was a force on kick coverage, typically arriving first and playing impressive containment on returners. He saw action in every game this season.

    Rodney Kinlaw: Kinlaw stepped in for an injured Derrick Williams in the latter part of the season, returning six kicks for 209 yards, an average of 34.8 yards per return.

    Derrick Williams: Prior to his injury in the Michigan game, Williams handled kickoff return duties, returning 13 kicks for 274 yards, and average of 21.1 yards per return.

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