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Six Lions earn 1st team B10 honors

Penn State was well-represented on the Big Ten's all-conference teams, announced Monday.

Senior Michael Mauti was named the Big Ten's top linebacker.

Senior linebacker Michael Mauti, who won the conference's Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year Award (not to be confused with the national Butkus Award), was a first-team pick by both the Big Ten's coaches and Big Ten media, as were sophomore wide receiver Allen Robinson, who won the Richter-Howard award for wide receiver of the year, and senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill.

Redshirt freshman Kyle Carter was the media's first-team pick at tight end, while the coaches tabbed senior center Matt Stankiewitch and junior right guard John Urschel as first-team picks.

Senior linebacker Gerald Hodges made the coaches and media second teams after being a first-team coaches pick in 2011. Stankiewitch and Urschel were second-team selections by the media.

Mauti had 95 tackles, four sacks and three interceptions despite missing the bulk of the final two games with a knee injury.

Robinson had 77 catches for 1,013 yards and 11 touchdowns, leading the Big Ten in both categories. Carter missed three games with foot and wrist injuries but was still second on the squad with 36 catches for 453 yards and two touchdowns.

Hill, who earned honorable mention Big Ten honors in 2011, racked up 64 tackles, 8.5 for loss and 4.5 sacks this season, adding an interception and a forced fumble.

Stankiewitch and Urschel both started every game and helped Penn State's offense to 437 yards per game in league play, the best mark in the Big Ten.

Senior quarterback Matt McGloin, sophomore quarterback Adrian Amos, redshirt freshman defensive end Deion Barnes, senior right tackle Mike Farrell, senior cornerback Stephon Morris, senior defensive end Sean Stanley and sophomore running back Zach Zwinak were honorable mention selections.

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