In conjunction with our College Football’s Best series, highlighting the top plays, players, highlights, and moments from all 133 teams, we’re here to showcase the best the Penn State Nittany Lions have had to offer in 2023. Who has stood out? What units are turning heads?
And who from PSU is among the top mentions in our College Football’s Best series this season?
Penn State Nittany Lions Best of 2023
At College Football Network, we watch every game. Every player. Every team. And our notebooks are chock full of top players, plays, highlights, and moments. Today, I’m emptying the notebook.
Below, find Penn State’s noteworthy players, groupings, or units, all listed under a different category: good, great, grand, or wonderful. Every team across the country has put forth their best efforts in 2023, and through four weeks of action, those players deserve notoriety for what they’ve put forth this season.
Highlighting the best with a line from the one and only Chris Farley, welcome to this season’s Good, Great, Grand, Wonderful!
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Good: Drew Allar, QB
Blossoming in front of our eyes, the Drew Allar Era has officially begun. With the best running back duo in America behind him, Allar has still done enough to warrant a place among the top quarterbacks in the Big Ten this year. He’s completing 67.2% of his passes and has eight touchdowns while taking exceptional care of the ball.
Great: Kaytron Allen/Nicholas Singleton, RBs
They’re absolutely in the discussion as top duo in the country this season, as Kaytron Allen and Nicholas Singleton have proven that to start 2023.
The wave of the future, using two backs as opposed to one bellcow, is how Penn State deploys these two, and they’ve shown how that can work through four games. With 483 combined yards and seven touchdowns, the sky is the limit as this duo should stay fresh all season long.
Grand: Olu Fashanu, LT
We knew Olu Fashanu was going to come back to impress us at Penn State this year; we didn’t know he was going to come back to viciously dominate their opponents. A true mauler, Fashanu has put forth a clinic in both facets this season.
Wonderful: Chop Robinson, EDGE
We could have also listed Adisa Isaac here, but Chop Robinson has been too good on his own this season. He’s influencing the opponent’s passing game in a variety of ways as his speed to get off the ball, and his ability to translate that to power have been impressive this season.