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Five Nittany Lions have been drafted or signed by NFL teams in 2016
Graduates from 11 Sports; Football leads with 10 who are Approved to Graduate
Sophomore also tabbed B1G Running Back of the Year; McSorley and Gesicki named to second team
The Nittany Lions clinched a share of the Big Ten East Division Title with a win over the Spartans.
Nittany Lions total 599 yards of offense; Barkley surpasses 1,000 yards for the season
Nov. 5, 2016
Awards: Named to Phil Steele's All-Big Ten third team...Selected All-Big Ten third team by the conference coaches & media panel...Earned the Reid-Robinson Award (outstanding defensive lineman) award at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet.
Season: Appeared in 13 games with 12 starts...Made his first collegiate start vs. Kent State (9/3)...One of 18 first time starters in 2016.
Final Rankings: Tied for No. 11 in the Big Ten in sacks per game (0.46 spg).
Kent State (9/3): Tied his career high with four stops...Notched his first solo tackle for loss with a tackle behind the line in the second quarter. Minnesota (10/1): Made three tackles...Notched his first career sack in overtime to force Minnesota into a third-and-long situation. Maryland (10/8): Tied a career high with four stops...Posted his second straight game with a sack, notching his second career quarterback takedown on the Terps opening drive...A part of a defense that allowed a season-low 11 first downs...Helped limit Maryland 14 points - all in the first half - 170 rushing yards and 270 yards of total offense, after the Terps entered averaging 43.2 points, 300.0 rushing and 466.2 yards of total offense per game. Ohio State (10/22): Made three tackles...Had two combined sacks...Teamed with Garrett Sickels on a third-quarter tackedown of J.T. Barrett...Combined with Kevin Givens on a fourth-down sack of J.T. Barrett to seal Penn State's first win over a Top 2 team since 1990 (at No. 1 Notre Dame) and the first at home since 1982 (No. 2 Nebraska)...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss...Helped the defense to a season-high 11.0 tackles for loss, the most TFLs since posting 11.0 vs. Maryland in 2015...The 11.0 tackles for loss are the most yielded by the Buckeyes since giving up 11.0 vs. Alabama (2015)...The 6.0 sacks given up by Ohio State are the most since yielding 7.0 against Virginia Tech (2014). at Purdue (10/29): Notched two stops...Helped the defense hold Purdue to just 46 yards rushing, the second opponent held under 50 yards rushing in 2016. Iowa (11/5): Had two tackles...Sacked C.J. Beathard on third-and-10 to force a punt on the Hawkeyes' first drive of the third quarter...Had a quarterback hurry in the fourth quarter...Helped the defense hold Iowa to just 30 yards rushing, which was 137.9 yards below the Hawkeyes' season average (167.9 ypg)...It was the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn State since holding Massachusetts to three yards in 2014...It marked the first time Penn State had held two consecutive opponents to 46 yards rushing or fewer since 2007 (Notre Dame, zero yards; FIU, minus-3 yards)...It was the first time since Penn State joined the Big Ten that it held consecutive conference opponents to 50 yards or less of rushing. at Indiana (11/12): Collected three tackles...Broke up a pair of passes...Combined with Garrett Sickels on a second-quarter sack. at Rutgers (11/19): Posted one tackle, sack of Gio Rescigno in the fourth quarter, forcing his first career fumble in the process...Also had a quarterback hurry...Helped hold Rutgers to just 87 yards of total offense, the fewest given up by Penn State in Big Ten play and the fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (74)...The five first downs allowed are the fewest in B1G play and fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (2)...Aided the Nittany Lions in compiling nine tackles for loss, the eighth time in 2016 they recorded at least 9.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage. Michigan State (11/26): Had three tackles...Combined with Curtis Cothran on a third-quarter sack of Tyler O'Connor...Teamed with Grant Haley on a fourth-quarter tackle for loss. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Posted three stops...Logged a solo tackle for loss in the fourth quarter. vs. USC (1/2): Logged four tackles - three solo.
➤ 2015 ➤ Junior Season
Season: Appeared in 12 games, missing one due to injury.
at Temple (9/5): Made two tackles. Buffalo (9/12): Recorded a career-high four tackles...Helped the Nittany Lions hold the Bulls to 69 rushing yards, the fewest for an opponent since Illinois (68 yds.) in 2014. Rutgers (9/19): Made two tackles...Part of a defense that held Rutgers to just three points, the fewest in a Big Ten opener since limiting Minnesota to three points in 1994...Helped hold Rutgers to 43 rushing yards, the fewest since giving up just 33 yards to Maryland in 2014. Indiana (10/10): Made one tackle...Had one pass breakup. vs. Maryland (10/24): Recorded two tackles. Illinois (10/31): Made three tackles with 0.5 tackle for loss. at Northwestern (11/7): Recorded one tackle. Michigan (11/21): Logged two tackles. at Michigan State (11/28): Tied a career high with four stops. vs. Georgia (1/2): Had one rushing attempt for no gain on a fake punt.
➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season
Season: Appeared in all 13 games...Saw time on defense and special teams...Made six tackles (four solo).
UCF (8/30): Made one solo tackle at the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. UMass (9/20): Posted two solo tackles...Aided a defense that held the Minutemen to just three yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). Northwestern (9/27): Logged two stops. At Michigan (10/11): Contributed one tackle to help force a punt late in the third quarter.
➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Season: Appeared in five games...Recorded four tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss.
Eastern Michigan (9/7): Made his collegiate debut against the Eagles...Logged a pair of stops. At Indiana (10/5): Made one solo hit in the Big Ten-opener. At Ohio State (10/26): Notched one tackle.
➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
A two-year letterman for head coach Glen McNamee at Central Dauphin High School...Named all-state and team captain during his senior season...Led the Rams to their first PIAA Class AAAA State Championship in 2011...Recorded 72 tackles and 16.5 sacks as a senior...Earned first-team All-Mid-Penn Conference accolades during his final prep season...Missed the majority of his junior season due to injury...Was a member of the squad's Leadership Team...Invited to play in the Big 33 Classic following his senior campaign.
Full name is Evan Schwan...Son of Dale and Kathleen Schwan...Has one older brother, Branden, and one older sister, Alexandra...Father was a first-team All-Big Ten guard at Purdue, earning letters from 1977-79...Enjoys listening to music, playing guitar and singing...Is scheduled to graduate with a degree in economics in August 2016...Born June 28, 1994 in Media, Pa.