31 Days Until the College Football Season Kicks Off
Another Penn State backer.
Yesterday we highlighted the Juice and looked at his USC career. Today for day 31, we’ll take a look at one of the linebackers that helps make the case for Penn State to be LBU.
Paul Posluszny grew up in Butler, Pennsylvania and attended Hopewell High School in Hopewell Township. He was a stud linebacker and halfback and accepted a scholarship to Penn State.
Posluszny played for the Nittany Lions from 2003 to 2006 where he had a decorated career. As a freshman, Posluszny only appeared in a handful of games as a starter. The next season, Posluszny earned Second Team All BIG Ten honors.
In 2005, Posluszny became the first junior captain of the Nittany Lions since 1968. That season he posted one hundred and sixteen tackles and three sacks.
Along with posting a hundred plus tackles, Posluszny was named First Team All BIG Ten, won the Dick Butkus Award, was named First Team All American, and won his first of two Bednarik Awards.
In 2006, Posluszny’s senior season, Jack Ham regarded Posluszny as the greatest Nittany Lion linebacker of all time. Ahead of Ham, LaVar Arrington, Sean Lee, Shane Colan, and NaVorro Bowman.
That season Posluszny racked up identical numbers to the season prior with one hundred and sixteen tackles and three sacks.
His senior year also led to him winning his second Bednarik Award, was named First Team All BIG Ten, and was named First Team All American.
Posluszny was drafted in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills where he played from 2007 to 2010 and then with the Jaguars from 2011 to 2017.
Tomorrow as we finish up the 30’s, we’ll be highlighting one of the most electric backs that I’ve ever seen play, and a guy that I’ve met.