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Hackenberg, Lucas, Mangiro, Walker and Zettel selected by coaches and teammates to lead the team
Junior quarterback named to his fourth preseason watch list
Mangiro, Lucas and Zettel to attend Big Ten Media Day on July 31 in Chicago
Senior is among the candidates for the Most Outstanding Center; Carter nominated for Most Outstanding Tight End
Zettel earns preseason first-team All-America, All-Big honors from Phil Steele's College Football Preview
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➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season
Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Big Ten...Named Richard Maginnis Memorial Award (outstanding offensive lineman) winner at the team’s 2014 banquet…Earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition for the third time in his career. Season: He started all 13 games in 2014 and made starts at two positions...Started 10 games at center and two at right tackle...Instrumental in protecting quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the passing game and blocking for the trio of successful running backs: Bill Belton, Akeel Lynch and Zach Zwinak...Helped Hackenberg amass 2,977 yards and 12 touchdowns, including six 200-yard passing games. UCF (8/30): Made his first career start in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland…Helped the Nittany Lions compile 511 yards of total offense, including a school-record 454 yards passing by Hackenberg. Akron (9/6): Helped the Nittany Lions gain 425 yards of total offense, including 319 yards passing by Hackenberg, who broke the school record with 773 yards passing in consecutive games. At Rutgers (9/13): Protected Hackenberg, which allowed him to throw for 309 yards in the 13-10 come-from-behind win. Northwestern (9/27): Part of the O-Line unit that helped Hackenberg log his fourth 200-yard passing game of the season, as he threw for 216. Ohio State (10/25): Blocked for Hackenberg, who completed 31 passes for 224 yards, helping the Nittany Lions take the No. 13 Buckeyes to double-overtime. Maryland (11/1): Made the start at right tackle and guided the Nittany Lions to five scoring drives. At Indiana (11/8): Started at right tackle…Opened up holes for Belton’s 137-yard rushing effort, including a 92-yard touchdown run, the longest rushing touchdown in school history by one player. Temple (11/15): Started at left guard and helped Penn State rush for a season-high 254 yards, including 130 yards from Lynch and 92 yards from Belton. At Illinois (11/22): Returned to his center position…Blocked for Lynch, helping him gain a career-best 137 rushing yards with a rushing score. Michigan State (11/29): Started at center. Boston College (12/27): Helped Penn State’s offense to gain 453 total yards in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl victory at Yankee Stadium, including a school bowl record 371 yards through the air...Instrumental in helping Hackenberg break or tie nine Penn State bowl records with his 34-of-50, 371-yard, four-touchdown and zero-interception performance.
➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season
Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time. Season: Playing in all 12 games for the second consecutive season, served as the offensive line’s sixth man...Played at center and both guard positions, helping bolster the rotation and depth for the interior O-Line...Helped the Nittany Lions rush for 2,088 yards and throw for 3,110 yards, boosting quarterback Christian Hackenberg to Freshman All-America honors.
➤ 2012 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Awards: Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. Season: Worked his way up the depth chart to emerge as a top reserve at guard and center...Appeared in all 12 games and helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Zach Zwinak and protected quarterback Matt McGloin during his record-setting campaign.
➤ 2011 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
Garnered all-conference, all-region and all-state honors as a senior for coach Cosmo Lorusso at Roxbury High School...Rated as the No. 2 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN.com...Was a three-year captain for the football and basketball teams...Scored more than 1,000 career points on the hardwood...Maintained a 3.5 grade-point average throughout his high school career.
Full name is Angelo Mangiro...Son of Harry and Maria Mangiro...Has two brothers, Santino and Vincenzo...Santino played football at William Paterson University...Graduated in December 2014 with a degree in criminology...Scheduled to graduate in December 2015 with his graduate degree in curriculum and instruction in early childhood…Born November 19, 1992 in Roxbury, N.J.
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