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KJ Hamler Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

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The redshirt freshman continues to take the Big Ten by storm.

NCAA Football: Ohio State at Penn State James Lang-USA TODAY Sports

KJ Hamler has been an instant sensation for Penn State this season, and the redshirt freshman had his best game yet against Ohio State on Saturday. Despite leaving the game early with an injury, Hamler had a productive evening that led to him receiving the honor of Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

Hamler set career records with four receptions for 138 yards, which included an electrifying 93-yard touchdown to give Penn State a 13-0 lead in the first half. The touchdown displayed Hamler’s incredible explosiveness, which truly makes him a threat to reach the end zone with each touch. It was also the second-longest play from scrimmage in Penn State history, which occurred in week three when true freshman Daniel George scored on a 95-yard catch against Kent State.

Including returns, Hamler finished the night with 195 all-purpose yards, also a career best.

In his first year of eligibility, Hamler has 13 receptions for 308 yards and four touchdowns through five games.