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Quarterback Trace McSorley came in to throw for 142 yards and two touchdowns vs. Bulldogs
Graduates from 10 Sports; Nittany Lion Football Program With 15 Graduates
Saquon Barkley rushed for two touchdowns in loss to the Wildcats.
Hackenberg throws for 315 yards and three touchdowns in victory over Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium
Penn State is 4-0 for the first time since 2008
NCAA Football: Penn State squares off against Illinois at Beaver Stadium.
Penn State defeats Maryland 31-30 after Hackenberg throws for over 300 yards and three touchdowns.
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Penn State vs. Michigan State - 11/29/14
Penn State vs. UMass - 9/20/14
Career: Finished his Penn State career ranked No. 16 on Penn State’s career receptions list with 90 grabs.
Season: Appeared in 13 games with three starts...Saw time on offense and special teams…Threw his first career touchdown pass at Northwestern (11/7)…Graduated in December with a degree in human development and family studies…One of 13 Nittany Lions to earn their degree in December…One of 17 Nittany Lions to have their degree at the TaxSlayer Bowl...Named Academic All-Big Ten. at Temple (9/5): Made two catches for 15 yards…Had a pair of third down receptions to keep the opening drive of the game alive, leading to a Joey Julius field goal. Buffalo (9/12): Made his lone catch – an 11-yard grab – late in the second quarter. Indiana (10/10): Caught a season-high three passes for 39 yards...Had a 21-yard catch in the first quarter. vs. Maryland (10/24): Made a leaping, 27-yard touchdown pass grab early in the fourth quarter to give Penn State the lead for good with 13:39 to play for his only catch of the game. Illinois (10/31): Made two catches for 15 yards…Hauled in a 6-yard jump-ball for a touchdown on Penn State’s second drive of the game…The touchdown catch was Lewis’ first career TD grab at Beaver Stadium. at Northwestern (11/7): Caught two passes for 15 yards…Also completed his first career pass for a 32-yard touchdown to DaeSean Hamilton on a reverse pass in the third quarter. Michigan (11/21): Had one catch for seven yards in his second start of the season. at Michigan State (11/28): Made two catches for 14 yards. vs. Georgia (1/2): Made three catches for 53 yards…Caught Trace McSorley’s first career touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, a 17-yard grab…All three catches went for more than 15 yards.
➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season
Appeared in all 13 games and made 11 starts at wide receiver in 2014...Tied for eighth in the Big Ten with 4.2 receptions per game...Ranked second on the team with 55 catches for 751 yards and two touchdowns...His 55 catches are tied for sixth in a season at Penn State, equaling the marks of Derrick Williams (2007) and current Penn State assistant coach Terry Smith (1991)...His third-quarter, 79-yard touchdown reception in the Croke Park Classic against UCF in Dublin, Ireland was the second-longest play from scrimmage for Penn State and is tied for ninth-longest in Penn State history. UCF (8/30): Had a career day on the Emerald Isle, grabbing eight passes for 173 yards -- both career-highs -- and hauled in a career-long 79-yard touchdown pass from Christian Hackenberg...His 173 yards marked his first career 100-yard receiving game and are tied for the eighth-highest total in school history...Lewis and DaeSean Hamilton became the eighth pair of teammates to record 100-plus receiving yards in the same game and the first tandem to log 150-plus yards in the same game. Akron (9/6): Totaled a team-high 98 yards receiving on six catches. At Rutgers (9/13): Hauled in six passes for a team-high 109 yards...His 53-yard catch and run put Penn State in scoring position on the game-winning drive in the final minutes...Four plays later, his 23-yard reception on third-and-12 gave Penn State a first down at the Rutgers 6-yard line...Combined with Hamilton to give Penn State multiple games with two receivers over 100 yards for the first time since 1994 (Bobby Engram and Freddie Scott, three times). UMass (9/20): Led the team with five catches and 82 receiving yards in the 48-7 victory. Northwestern (9/27): Caught four passes for 33 yards. At Michigan (10/11): Hauled in three passes for 17 yards. Ohio State (10/25): His lone catch went for 11 yards on the Nittany Lions' 77-yard game-tying drive late in regulation to force overtime. Maryland (11/1): Topped the team with 54 receiving yards and tied for the team lead with five receptions. At Indiana (11/8): Led the team with four receptions and 39 yards in the win. Temple (11/15): Made two catches for 15 yards in the 30-13 victory. At Illinois (11/22): Caught one pass for nine yards. Michigan State (11/29): Had three receptions for 29 yards. Boston College (12/27): One of three receivers with seven catches in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, which tied him for No. 2 in the Penn State bowl record book...Amassed 82 yards in the 31-30 overtime victory, including a 7-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter that started the Nittany Lions' comeback from a 14-point deficit.
➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Awards: Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time in his career. Season: Made 18 receptions for 234 yards and scored three touchdowns during his first season on the field...Finished fourth on the team in receiving, playing in all 12 games and made four starts, including the last two contests. Syracuse (8/31): Burst onto the scene during his collegiate debut in MetLife Stadium with a 54-yard TD catch from fellow freshman Christian Hackenberg that helped deliver a 23-17 victory. At Ohio State (10/26): Made two grabs. Purdue (11/16): Tallied three catches in the win. At Wisconsin (11/30): Had his best outing in the season-finale, registering three catches for 91 yards and two scores in the 31-24 victory over the No. 14 Badgers...He made an electric 59-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter for a 31-14 lead in Madison...Also caught a 3-yard scoring strike after an alert Hackenberg saw that Lewis was uncovered to tie the game at 14 just before halftime.
➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
Named first-team PIAA Class AAAA all-state selection as a senior at Wyoming Valley West High School, playing primarily quarterback and defensive back...Played for coach Pat Keating...Selected an Offense-Defense All-American, a two-time Wyoming Valley Conference MVP, the PIAA District 2 Offensive Player of the Year and a three-time WNEP-TV Dream Team honoree...A four-star prospect, was instrumental in helping the Spartans win a pair of District 2 titles...Rushed for 1,534 yards and 28 touchdowns, and threw for 1,012 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior season...A team captain and four-year letterman, accounted for 30 touchdowns (18 rushing and 12 passing) as a junior...Selected second-team all-state and first-team all-district, on offense and defense, as a junior...Earned All-WVC honors as a sophomore and was the WVC Freshman of the Year in 2008...Invited to play in the Offense/Defense All-American game and the Big 33 Classic...Earned second-team all-state honors in basketball.
Full name is Eugene Brenton Lewis...Son of Rev. Eugene Lewis Sr. and Amy Lewis...Has three younger sisters, Alexis, Angel and Helen, and one younger brother, Emmanuel...Father was a standout basketball guard at the University of South Alabama and was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round of the 1989 NBA Draft...Aunt, Debbie Lewis, played basketball at Pitt and still tops the career assists charts and ranks fourth on the Panthers' career scoring list...Sister, Alexis, is a freshman on the Iona College women's basketball team...Enjoys spending time with his friends...Majoring in human development and family studies and is slated to graduate in December...Plans to pursue a career as a counselor...Born April 20, 1993 in Norristown, Pa.