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Going into the 2012 season how many first team all-American linebackers has PSU produced?
If winning was easy even losers would do it.
Damn I found the number I am a few off.
This post was edited by PSUnFrank25 18 months ago
Just throwing a rough estimate out there....11
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You guys are getting colder ...
I'm gonna go with 18, but I can only think of 9 for sure at the end of the work day, and I can't remember others (Bowman wasn't first team, was he?)
Edit: Are you counting people like Poz as one or two, since he was a two-time?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by psume06 18 months ago
The answer is 18 ... Didn't get a chance to look at a list of guys
Do we know how that compares to other schools? I have been looking at a site that breaks down that type of data.
The best I found was a bleecher report article saying that USC is linebacker U ... no mention of how many all americans they have had.
They chose USC over PSU due to more draft picks and 13 All-Pro LB's ... the article was written in 2010.
I imagine it depends on which "All-American" outlet you cite. I'll bet there are more than a half-dozen "All-American" teams each year. SI, AP, Sporting News, ESPN, USAToday?
The AP is probably the oldest and most recognized.
October 12, 2013. PSU 43 - UM 40 (4 OT). Unfortunately this fan wasn't around long enough to see it!
Here we go ...
Dennis Onkotz (whom I'm fairly certain I saw at the Waffle Shop on Sunday)
13 individuals. Onkotz, Conlan, LaVar, Poz and Connor were all two-time AAs, which gets you to 18.
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"The following were named First Team All-America (by either the American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News, Walter Camp Football Foundation, Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Weekly, ESPN, CBS Sports, College Football News, Rivals.com, or Scout.com) while playing American football at Penn State University:"
And these are just the LB All-Americans:
Michael Mauti – 2012
Sean Lee – 2007
Dan Connor – 2007
Dan Connor – 2006
Paul Posluszny – 2006
Paul Posluszny – 2005
Brandon Short – 1999
LaVar Arrington – 1999
LaVar Arrington – 1998
Andre Collins – 1989
Shane Conlan – 1986
Shane Conlan – 1985
Walker Lee Ashley – 1982
Matt Millen – 1978
Kurt Allerman – 1976
Greg Buttle – 1975
Ed O’Neil – 1973
Bruce Bannon – 1972
John Skorupan – 1972
Chuck Zapiec – 1971
Jack Ham – 1970
Dennis Onkotz – 1969
Dennis Onkotz – 1970
Bob Mitinger – 1961
Bill “Mother” Dunn 1906 – Our first ever All-American
26 Annual Winners and 20 individual award winners. All but 3 LB All-Americans earned that status under Head Coach Joe Paterno. From 1969 to 2011 PSU had 17 All-American LBs under Joe.
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