Nittany Lions become eligible for their 45th all-time bowl game with win over Temple
Two-time Big Ten Receiver of the Year Becomes Fourth Nittany Lion on Jaguars' Roster
All-American Selection: 2005, 2006
Outside linebacker, 2005-06, Aliquippa, Pa., selected by the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation in 2005 and the AP and Walter Camp Football Foundation in 2006. Posluszny became just the second two-time winner of the Chuck Bednarik Award, presented to the nation's top defensive player, in 2006. In 2005, he also won the Butkus Award, presented to the nation's top linebacker and was a finalist for the `06 honor. The 13th Nittany Lion to be named a two-time first-team All-American, Posluszny also was a two-time finalist for the Rotary Lombardi Award. He was selected Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Week a conference-record five times in his career. The Nittany Lions' first two-time team captain since 1968-69, he became Penn State's career tackle leader with 372. A starter in the last 37 games of his career, Posluszny became the first Nittany Lion to lead the team in tackles three times and to post three 100-tackle seasons, recording 116 in 2006. Posluszny also was a two-time first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American and was selected the 2006 Academic All-American-of-the-Year among Division I football players. He and Jeff Hartings (1994-95) are the only Nittany Lions to earn first-team All-America and Academic All-America honors twice. Posluszny graduated with a degree in finance in 3 1/2 years and was selected by the Buffalo Bills with the second pick of the second round in the 2007 NFL Draft.