Mauti and O'Brien Tabbed For Honors by ESPN

Mike Pettigano

The Worldwide Leader recognized both the senior linebacker and the first-year head coach for their 2012 accomplishments.

The AT&T ESPN All-American team was announced yesterday and linebacker Michael Mauti was honored for an outstanding senior season by being named as a first-team all-American. In addition, for taking over the program at its most turbulent time and guiding it to an 8-4 season, ESPN chose Bill O'Brien as National Coach of the Year.

On the year, Mauti had 96 tackles to go along with three interceptions, three forced fumbles and 2.5 sacks. He also led the Big Ten with 125 interception return yards. The award is just another to add to the trophy case for Mauti who also took home the Butkus-Fitzgerald award for Big Ten Linebacker of the Year.

O'Brien was named Big Ten Coach of the Year by both the media and the coaches of the Big Ten in addition to this national award given out by ESPN. After an 0-2 start, he led the Nittany Lions to an 8-2 record in their last 10 games and garnered more wins in his rookie season than any other coach in Penn State history.

The Big Ten claimed five spots on the All-American team. Joining Mauti and O'Brien are Wisconsin RB Montee Ball, Ohio State DB Bradley Roby and Michigan OT Taylor Lewan.


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