One day after being named to the All-ACC First Team, Pitt defensive lineman Calijah Kancey was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. He is just the second Panthers player to earn the award, following Aaron Donald.
Penn State running back Nicholas Singleton has been named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He has rushed for 941 yards and 10 touchdowns for the Nittany Lions heading into their bowl appearance.
Seven-time All-Pro defensive tackle and former Pitt star Aaron Donald will miss a game because of injury for the first time in his NFL career this weekend when the Los Angeles Rams host Seattle on Sunday. Donald suffered a high ankle sprain in the Rams loss to Kansas City last week.