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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
The Nittany Lions special teams came up with a blocked punt and kick to set up the upset
Nittany Lions total 372 rushing yards in win for the highest total in
Nov. 5, 2016
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
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
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.