It almost seems to be a daily exercise for Trace McSorley to receive some type of preseason accolade. Today is no different, with McSorley being named as a second-team All-American by the Associated Press. West Virginia’s Will Grier was named as first-team quarterback.
McSorley appears on watch lists for five national awards heading into 2018 as a candidate for the Maxwell, Walter Camp, Davey O’Brien, Wuerffel and Manning Awards. He is also a top candidate for the Heisman Trophy, according to oddsmakers.
In two seasons as a starter, McSorley has already re-written the Penn State record books. He owns the program record for most career touchdown passes, as well as the top two individual seasons for passing scores. Barring anything unforeseen, McSorley will overtake Christian Hackenberg as Penn State’s all-time passing yardage leader in the first half of the season.
No other Penn State players were listed as first or second-team All-Americans by the AP. In all, the Big Ten had six players listed as first-team All-Americans, with three receiving second-team honors.