Nebraska Penn St Football

Penn State football coach James Franklin, left, congratulates tight end Mike Gesicki after a win over Nebraska earlier this month. Gesicki caught a team-high 51 passes for 501 yards this season.

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Junior running back Saquon Barkley and senior tight end Mike Gesicki, a Southern Regional High School graduate, were named Wednesday to the all-Big Ten first team, and four of their offensive teammates also were honored by the conference.

Barkley, who was named a first-team return specialist Tuesday, received first-team honors from the coaches and the media at running back for the second straight season. Barkley rushed for 1,134 yards, caught 47 passes, gained 2,154 all-purpose yards and scored 21 touchdowns.

Gesicki, who hauled in a team-high 51 passes for 501 yards, was named on the first team in the media voting and second team by the coaches.

He was a second-team selection last year by both groups.

Redshirt junior quarterback Trace McSorley made the second team in both the coaches and media balloting, while one of his favorite targets, senior DaeSean Hamilton, earned second-team honors from the coaches and third-team from the media.

Redshirt sophomore offensive tackle Ryan Bates was named third-team all-conference by the coaches and media. Another redshirt sophomore, wide receiver Juwan Johnson (Glassboro), received honorable mention recognition by the coaches and media.

Wisconsin freshman running back Jonathan Taylor (Salem) was named first-team all-Big Ten by the media and coaches.

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