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Fifteen Nittany Lions from 2017 senior class earn opportunities with NFL teams
Hippenhammer grabs two touchdown passes in annual spring scrimmage
Stevens hits three different receivers for second-half touchdowns
Awards: Earned Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week honors on Sept. 5 after helping the offense pile up 569 yards of total offense vs. Akron...Selected to the Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week and Big Ten Team of the Week following his performance vs. Nebraska (11/18)...Earned the Dick Maginnis Memorial Award, honoring the program's outstanding offensive lineman, at the team's annual awards banquet.
Season: Started 12 games...One of 21 Penn Staters to enter the Fiesta Bowl having already earned a degree.
Akron (9/2): Helped pave the way for 569 total yards...Cleared the way for Saquon Barkley’s 174 rushing yards for his 11th career 100-yard rushing game...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 280 passing yards and two scoring throws...Didn’t allow a sack or quarterback hurry...Part of the offensive line unit that was named the coaching staff's Offensive Player of the Week. Pittsburgh (9/9): Part of an offensive line that allowed just one sack...Blocked for 148 total rushing yards - including 88 from Saquon Barkley - and protected Trace McSorley to the tune of three touchdowns and 164 yards passing. at Iowa (9/23): Helped Penn State to a season-high 579 yards of total offense on a school-record 99 offensive plays...Paved the way for Saquon Barkley's career-high 211 rushing yards and 94 receiving yards, which helped Barkley to a school-record 358 all-purpose yards...Blocked for Trace McSorley's 284-yard passing effort. Indiana (9/30): Helped protect Trace McSorley for his seventh career 300-yard passing game...Allowed the passing game time to find DaeSean Hamilton on nine occasions, which led to Hamilton breaking Penn State's career receptions record. at Northwestern (10/7): Protected quarterback Trace McSorley to the tune of 245 yards passing and cleared the way for Saquon Barkley's two touchdowns and game-high 75 rushing yards...Aided the team in piling up 381 yards of total offense to earn bowl eligibility. Michigan (10/21): Helped Penn State pile up 506 yards of total offense, the most allowed by Michigan since 2015 vs. Indiana (527 yards)...The 303 yards gained in the first half by Penn State are the most allowed by a Jim Harbaugh-coached Michigan team in any half...Instrumental in the Nittany Lions five rushing touchdowns and one receiving score...Cleared the way for Saquon Barkley's 108 yards rushing and two touchdowns...Protected Trace McSorley on a 282-yard passing night and one scoring strike...McSorley also ran for 76 yards and three scores, the most by a Penn State quarterback since at least 1967. at Ohio State (10/28): Part of an offensive line that helped produce 283 yards...Protected Trace McSorley, who threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 49 yards and a score...Helped the offense score 38 points, the most allowed by Ohio State since giving up 41 tallies to Michigan in 2013. at Michigan State (11/4): Helped the offense post 466 yards of total offense, including 401 yards passing...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 381 yards passing and three touchdowns...Blocked for Saquon Barkley's game-high 63 rushing yards...Helped Penn State sustain a 12-play, 95-yard scoring drive - its longest in terms of yards and tied for the longest in terms of plays in 2017. Rutgers (11/11): Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 16-of-21 passing for 214 yards and two touchdowns...Blocked for a pair of Saquon Barkley rushing scores and one McSorley touchdown scamper. Nebraska (11/18): Helped the offense pile up 609 yards of total offense, its most since 1995 vs. Rutgers (661) and the third-most in a Big Ten game...Paved the way for 32 first downs, the fourth-most in Penn State's Big Ten history and most since gaining 35 first downs vs. Minnesota in 2005...Protected Trace McSorley in his ninth-career 300-yard passing game, throwing for 325 yards and three touchdowns...Opened lanes for Saquon Barkley's 158-yard, three-touchdown contest. at Maryland (11/25): Paved the way for a Penn State Big Ten-record 66 points, besting the 63 points scored against Ohio State (1994) and Illinois (2005)...Blocked for Trace McSorley's 21st career 200-yard passing game, as McSorley threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns...Helped three players rush for touchdowns, including three from Tommy Stevens, two by Saquon Barkley and one for McSorley...Cleared the way for Stevens' first career 100-yard rushing game, with 113 yards on the ground. vs. Washington (12/30): Guided Penn State's offense to the 23rd-straight game with at least 20 points, which is a school record and the third-longest streak in Big Ten history...Helped the offense to a Penn State bowl-record 545 yards of total offense, which were the most surrendered by Washington since 2014 vs. Oregon (554)...Cleared the way for Saquon Barkley's 137 rushing yards and two scores on the ground...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 32-of-41 passing for 342 yards and two touchdowns...Also helped McSorley go a perfect 12-for-12 for 193 yards on third down, which included 11 first downs and two touchdowns.
➤ 2016 ➤ Junior Season
Awards: Selected Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten first team...Named to the Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week following his performance vs. Minnesota (10/1)...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week after his showing vs. Maryland (10/8)...Named to the Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week following his performance vs. No. 2 Ohio State (10/22).
Season: Started nine games.
Kent State (9/3): Helped pave the way for Saquon Barkley’s 105-yard rushing effort and protected Trace McSorley, who posted his first career 200-yard passing game. at Pitt (9/10): Part of an offensive line that cleared the way for Saquon Barkley’s four rushing touchdowns...Blocked for Trace McSorley’s 332 passing yards, which ranks tied for No. 16 in Penn State single-game history. Temple (9/17): Part of a line that didn’t allow a sack...Paved the way for three rushing touchdowns...Protected Trace McSorley in his third career 200-yard passing effort. at Michigan (9/24): Helped Saquon Barkley move into the top-30 on the career rushing list...Protected Trace McSorley, who threw a touchdown pass in his fifth straight game. Minnesota (10/1): Helped Penn State to 471 yards of total offense, the most since racking up an identical total vs. Rutgers in 2015...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 408 yards of total offense (335 passing, 73 rushing), the third highest total in school history...Opened up the left side on Saquon Barkley’s game-winning 25-yard touchdown run in overtime. Maryland (10/8): Started at left tackle before moving to right tackle following Andrew Nelson’s second quarter injury...Paved the way for 372 total rushing yards, the third-highest total for a Penn State team in Big Ten play and fourth-most in any game for Penn State in the last 20 years...Guided the offense to 524 total yards, the most since 2014 vs. UCF (511) and the most in Big Ten play since 2012 vs. Indiana (546). Ohio State (10/22): Cleared the way for Saquon Barkley’s 99 rushing yards. at Purdue (10/29): Helped Penn State gain more than 500 total yards, ending the game with 511...Blocked for Saquon Barkley’s 207 rushing yards and Trace McSorley’s 228 yards passing...Helped Penn State score eight offensive touchdowns in the game...Integral part of Penn State scoring 62 points, its most points since scoring 66 vs. Coastal Carolina in 2006 and the most in a Big Ten game since tallying 63 vs. Illinois in 2005. Iowa (11/5): Made the start, but left the game after the third play and did not return.
➤ 2015 ➤ Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in 13 games with 11 starts...Started games at left guard and right tackle.
at Temple (9/5): Helped Akeel Lynch run for 78 yards and one touchdown. Buffalo (9/12): Aided Penn State in piling up 200 yards rushing...Was a part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack for the first time since the 2013 season finale victory at Wisconsin. Rutgers (9/19): Paved the way for a pair of 100-yard rushers: Saquon Barkley (195 yards) and Akeel Lynch (120)...Helped Barkley and Lynch become first Penn State tandem to rush for 100-yard since Lynch (108) and Bill Belton (108) passed the century mark against Eastern Michigan...Helped the backfield collect a pair of 100-yard rushers in a Big Ten game for the first time since 2010 (Northwestern) when Evan Royster (134) and Silas Redd (131) topped the mark...The 330 yards rushing by Penn State were the most since the Nittany Lions ran for 338 at Illinois in 2009...The Nittany Lions rushed for 200 or more yards in consecutive games for the first time since 2009 at Illinois (338) and vs. Eastern Illinois (285)...The 471 yards of total offense were the most since Penn State had 511 in 2014 against UCF in the Croke Park Classic. San Diego State (9/26): Helped protect Christian Hackenberg, who threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns. Indiana (10/10): Protected Christian Hackenberg during his 17th career 200-yard passing game (262 yards), which allowed him to become the second quarterback in Penn State history to amass 7,000 yards passing in a career...Helped Penn State control the ball for 35:35, its most in a Big Ten game since having 36:29 against Purdue in 2013. at Ohio State (10/17): Helped pave the way for Saquon Barkley’s 194 yards rushing, the third-highest total by a true freshman...Protected Christian Hackenberg who threw for 120 yards and one touchdown. vs. Maryland (10/24): Entered as the full-time right tackle after an injury in the second half...Protected Christian Hackenberg to the tune of 315 yards and three touchdown passes...Helped the offense pile up 363 yards of total offense...The offense posted nine pass plays of 20-plus yards, including all three touchdown passes. Illinois (10/31): Started on the offensive line that helped Christian Hackenberg throw for 266 yards and break a tie with Matt McGloin for the most 200-yard passing games in school history with his 19th career 200-yard passing effort. at Northwestern (11/7): Blocked for 100-yard rusher Saquon Barkley and 200-yard passer Christian Hackenberg...The 205 yards passing by Hackenberg extended his school record to 20 such contests. Michigan (11/21): Helped protect Christian Hackenberg, who threw his school-record-tying 46th career touchdown pass...Blocked for Saquon Barkley, who rushed for 68 yards, including a 56-yard scamper. at Michigan State (11/28): Blocked for Saquon Barkley’s fifth 100-yard rushing effort of the season...Barkley broke the Penn State freshman season rushing record and surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season...Protected Christian Hackenberg for his school-record extending 21st career 200-yard passing effort...Hackenberg also tossed two touchdown passes to take over the top spot on PSU’s career passing touchdowns list with his 47th and 48th career scoring strikes, breaking a tie with Matt McGloin (46; 2009-12).
➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Season: Appeared in 12 games and made his first nine career starts at left guard...Was 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 register 511 yards of total offense, including a school-record 454 yards passing by Christian Hackenberg. Akron (9/6): Helped the Nittany Lions total 425 yards of total offense, including 319 yards passing by Christian Hackenberg, who broke the school record with 773 yards passing in consecutive games. at Rutgers (9/13): Protected Christian Hackenberg, allowing 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 Christian Hackenberg log his fourth 200-yard passing game of the season, as he threw for 216 yards. at Michigan (10/11): Made his sixth career start. Ohio State (10/25): Earned the start...Blocked for Christian Hackenberg, who completed 31 passes for 224 yards, helping the Nittany Lions take the No. 13 Buckeyes to double-overtime. Maryland (11/1): Helped the Nittany Lions to five scoring drives in a start against Maryland. at Indiana (11/8): Suited up and made the start at left guard...Opened up holes for Belton’s 137-yard rushing effort, including opening the running lane up the middle on Belton’s 92-yard touchdown run, the longest rushing touchdown in school history by one player. Temple (11/15): Helped Penn State rush for a season-high 254 yards, including 130 yards from Lynch and 92 yards from Belton. Michigan State (11/29): Saw time on the offensive line. Vs. Boston College (12/27): Helped Penn State’s offense gain 453 total yards, including 371 yards through the air...Instrumental in helping Christian Hackenberg break or tie nine Penn State bowl records with his 34-of-50, 371-yard, four-touchdown performance.
➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
Cornerstone of the offensive line for coach Joe Lusardi at Randolph High School...A two-time all-state selection, while also earning all-metro, all-county and All-Northwest Jersey Conference accolades as a junior and senior...As a sophomore, helped the Rams to the Group 4 State Championship...Team captain for the East squad in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Game, where he roomed with future Nittany Lion teammate Garrett Sickels...Ranked a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports and was a member of the ESPN300...Consensus Top 20 offensive line recruit and was rated the No. 4 overall recruit in New Jersey by Rivals...Tabbed the top offensive lineman in the state by The Newark Star-Ledger following the 2012 season.
Full name is Robert Brendan Mahon...Son of Robert and Jeni Mahon...Has two older sisters, Ashley and Chelsea...Enjoys hunting and fishing...Majoring in landscape contracting and wants to have his own business upon graduation...Born January 17, 1995 in Livingston, New Jersey.