Posluszny Tackles FOS POG Honor

Paul Posluszny broke the career tackle record at Penn State his past Saturday, a record that stood for 31 years. Nittany Nation fans thanked him for another great performance with his first Fight On State Player of the Game honor of the 2006 season.

With 14 tackles, and one quarterback hurry, Paul Posluszny not only led all tacklers against Wisconsin and reclaimed the lead season tackler position, but also set the career tackle record for Penn State.

Posluszny overtook the mark set by Greg Buttle from 1973 to 1975, becoming Penn State's all-time leading career tackler. Recently named as a Lombardi Award finalist, the fans of the Nittany Nation thanked the senior captain by honoring him with the FOS Player of the Game, his first of this season.

Here is how the voting browk down:

Dan Connor: 1.7%
Sean Lee: 41.1%
Paul Posluszny: 51.0%
Andrew Quarless: 5.4%
Derrick Williams: 0.8%

Here are how the voting results have shaken out through the first ten games this season:

Akron: Dan Connor (13 tackles and two sacks)
Notre Dame: Jordan Norwood (six catches for 92 yards)
Youngstown State: Tony Hunt (18 carries for 143 yards and one TD)
Ohio State: Tony Hunt (24 carries for 135 yards)
Northwestern: Deon Butler (eight receptions for 112 yards)
Minnesota: Tony Hunt (144 yards, two TDs, one reception for 15 yards and one TD)
Michigan: Tony Hunt (33 yards, five receptions for 85 yards, one TD)
Illinois: Anthony Scirrotto (four tackles, two interceptions and a kick off returned for TD)
Purdue: Tony Hunt (142 yards on 32 carries, one TD and two catches for 36 yards)

Fight On State is the exclusive home of the FOS Player of the Game Award, the first and only honor given to a Penn State football player by the fans of the Nittany Nation. Each week voting is conducted on the FightOnState.com Audibles message board.


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