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Penn State scores 35 points unanswered to extend home winning streak
Saquon Barkley, Trace McSorley each score three touchdowns
Nittany Lions earn bowl eligibility
Eight different Nittany Lions reached the endzone as Penn State records its second shutout in three weeks
Stevens hits three different receivers for second-half touchdowns
Penn State falls to Temple.
Season: Appeared in all 13 games.
Akron (9/2): Made one catch for 4 yards. Pittsburgh (9/9): Had one catch for 18 yards, which set up Saquon Barkley's 8-yard rushing score in the second half. Georgia State (9/16): His lone grab went for a 15-yard touchdown in the third quarter. at Northwestern (10/7): Grabbed a career-high three receptions...Totaled 40 yards, including a 23-yard grab that setup Penn State with first-and-goal on its first touchdown drive of the game. Michigan (10/21): Made one catch for 23 yards...Lone reception started Penn State's final scoring drive of the game. Rutgers (11/11): Made one catch for 17 yards. Nebraska (11/18): Returned two kickoffs for 55 yards, including a long of 34. at Maryland (11/25): Had one catch for 9 yards...Returned one kickoff for 5 yards. vs. Washington (12/30): Made one catch for 4 yards.
➤ 2016 ➤ Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in three games...Missed the final 11 games of the season due to injury...Given a medical redshirt.
at Pitt (9/10): Made one catch for four yards. Temple (9/17): Had one catch for 14 yards...Returned the opening kickoff for 35 yards, a career long effort.
➤ 2015 ➤ True Freshman Season
Season: Appeared in 13 games with three starts...Started his first career game in the season opener at Temple...Was one of seven freshmen (3 redshirt, 4 true) to start a game...Was one of five true freshmen to see action...With DeAndre Thompson scoring a rushing TD vs. Rutgers, the duo was the first Penn State wide receiver pair with rushing scores in the same season since 2008 when Derrick Williams and Chaz Powell both had rushing touchdowns...Was the first Penn State wide receiver to have rushing and receiving touchdowns in the same season since Derrick Williams had three rushing touchdowns and four receiving touchdowns in the 2008 season.
at Temple (9/5): Rushed for 50 yards on two carries...Caught one pass for no gain...Took the handoff on the jet sweep on Penn State’s first play from scrimmage and raced 33 yards down the right sideline...Had a 17-yard rush in the second quarter. Buffalo (9/12): Rushed three times for 45 yards and his first career touchdown...Took his first rush of the game 33 yards over the left side of the offensive line for a score...Also rushed for 20 yards on a third quarter carry...Teamed with Saquon Barkley to become the first true freshmen duo to score touchdowns in the same game since Justin King and Derrick Williams both had touchdown receptions in the 2005 at Northwestern. Rutgers (9/19): Rushed one time for six yards. San Diego State (9/26): Had one rush for a 1-yard gain. Army (10/3): Rushed one time for 14 yards. Indiana (10/10): Caught his first career touchdown pass, a 39-yard reception along the visiting sideline in the first quarter to open the scoring...Had two receptions for 45 yards...Returned one kickoff for 21 yards. at Ohio State (10/17): Caught one pass for four yards and rushed once for six yards...Returned four kickoffs for 79 yards (19.7 ypr), with a long of 30 yards. vs. Maryland (10/24): Rushed once for eight yards in a start. Illinois (10/31): Caught one pass for six yards...Rushed three times. Michigan (11/21): Had one rush for five yards. at Michigan State (11/28): Had one rush for 25 yards...His 25-yard rush came in the first quarter on Penn State’s first scoring drive. vs. Georgia (1/2): Returned three kickoffs for 69 yards, including a long return of 33 yards in the second quarter...Had three rushes for 10 yards and caught one pass for one yard.
➤ High School
Three-year letterman at Briar Woods High School for head coach Charlie Pierce...Named All-Loudoun Athlete of the Year in 2014 after averaging 11.8 yards per catch (26 receptions, 303 yards) and 9.3 yards per carry (28 carries, 260 yards) with five total touchdowns...Averaged 20.8 yards per punt return...Has longest touchdown run in school history (91 yards)...In 2013, teamed with Nittany Lion quarterback Trace McSorley to lead the Falcons to the Virginia 5A State Championship game...Had 635 yards receiving, eight touchdowns and 232 yards rushing as a junior...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and Scout and a three-star player by ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the top receiver in the state and the 17th-best wideout in the nation by Rivals...Participated in track...Ran the 100-meter and 400-meter races, with personal-bests of 10.65 in the 100 and 21.75 in the 200...Was a Virginia State Champion in the 200-meter dash as a sophomore.
Full name is Brandon Polk...Son of Ed and Sharon Polk...Has a brother, Kyle, and a sister, Leah...Hobbies include playing basketball, listening to music and playing video games...Majoring in criminology...Born December 10, 1996 in Ashburn, Virginia.