November 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM
Michael Mauti and Allen Robinson both won individual honors, while 14 total Penn State players had their seasons recognized Monday night.
Mauti won the Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year Award, and Robinson was selected as the Richter-Howard Wide Receiver of the Year. Mauti made 95 tackles, three interceptions and 2.5 sacks this season before his campaign was cut short to a left knee injury he suffered against Indiana. As a sign of what Mauti meant to the team, every player had his number on his helmet last Saturday in Penn State's overtime win against Wisconsin.
Meanwhile, Robinson enjoyed a breakout season with 1,013 receiving yards, 77 grabs and 11 touchdowns. The sophomore led the conference with 6.4 receptions per game and 84.8 yards per contest.
Mauti and Robinson were both First-Team All-Big Ten players by both the conference's coaches and the media. Defensive tackle Jordan Hill was the only other Penn State player with this distinction.
Kyle Carter was the media's first-team tight end, while center Matt Stankiewitch and guard John Urschel were on the coaches' first team.
Linebacker Gerald Hodges was the only Penn State player on the coaches' second team, and the senior was joined by Stankiewitch and Urschel on the media's second team.
Matt McGloin, Deion Barnes, Adrian Amos, Zach Zwinak, Mike Farrell, Stephon Morris and Sean Stanley were all Honorable Mention selections.