Penn State WR DaeSean Hamilton was named co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after breaking the Nittany Lions’ all-time receptions record against Indiana. He shares the award with Michigan State’s Felton Davis III.
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Hamilton had two catches for 46 yards and one touchdown in Penn State’s 45-14 win over the Hoosiers, giving him 180 receptions in his career, one more than previous record-holder Deon Butler.
“It’s really special,” Hamilton said after the game. “I’m really happy to have this record. I’ll cherish it. Then, it’s going to be like every game. You cherish the wins, you enjoy the wins, but then you get back to work.
“I’m so proud of that guy. I’m so happy for that guy,” Nittany Lions running back Saquon Barkley said. “I know that wasn’t something he was focused on, but for him to obtain that record is amazing. … You guys aren’t seeing how hard he’s worked going through ups and downs.”
Hamilton is now 710 receiving yards off Penn State career record receiving yards record of 3,026, held by 1994 Biletnikoff Award winner Bobby Engram.
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