The redshirt sophomore has had a breakout season for the Nittany Lions, with 45 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles and three batted passes.
Maybin leads the Big Ten in sacks and is tied for fourth in the nation in sacks per game.
The winner will be announced during ESPN's Awards Show in Orlando Dec. 11.
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