Penn State DT Devon Still Named Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year

By Troy Pfaff

The Big 10 announced its conference awards on Wednesday, naming Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still its Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year.

Still became the fifth Nittany Lion to win Big 10 Defensive Player of the Year honors since 1998, joining standouts LaVar Arrington (1998), Courtney Brown (1999), Michael Haynes (2002) and Jared Odrick (2009).

Still was also named the Big 10 Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year on Monday, and also named to the All-Big 10 first team.

The senior is also a finalist for the NCAA’s Chuck Bednarik Award and Bronko Nagurski Trophy, awarded to the best defensive player in the nation, in addition to the Outland Tropy, presented to the top interior lineman.

Still ranks third in the Big Ten in tackles for loss (17), and has recorded 4.5 sacks and 55 tackles on the season, and co-captains a Penn State defense ranked eighth in the nation in opponent scoring and 11th in opponent yards per game.

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