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Collin Wagner Big Ten Player Of The Week

Penn State kicker Collin Wagner was named the Big Ten Sprecial Teams Player of the Week on Monday following his performance in the Nittany Lions' 41-31 win over Michigan on Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

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Wagner drilled two key field goals in the second half against the Wolverines and converted a late first down by rushing to the sticks on a fake field goal.

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The honor comes on top of what has been a good season overall for Wagner. He is 7/8 on field goals beyond 40 yards and is 20/23 overall.

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In 2009, Wagner was part of a weak Penn State special teams unit, converting on only 15/22 field goals and only one from beyond 40 yards, but the senior has really stepped up his game in 2010.

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Notes: Penn State's game at home against Northwestern on Saturday will kick at 3:30 p.m. on ABC regional. Once Penn State won Saturday night, it was clear the network would not pass up a chance to broadcast what could be Joe Paterno's 400th career win, so the announcement was merely a formality.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.