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Penn State Football RB Nick Singleton Runs Onto Paul Hornung Watch List

Penn State Football true sophomore running back Nick Singleton was added to the Paul Hornung Award watch list, the award given to the “most versatile player in major college football”.

The former five-star prospect out of Reading, Pennsylvania started eight games and played in all 13 games as a true freshman for Penn State in 2022.

Singleton was a dynamic contributor across the field for the Nittany Lions in 2022, rushing for 1061 yards and 12 touchdowns, while adding 11 catches for 85 yards and a touchdown.

In addition to playing out of the backfield for Penn State Football, Singleton was also Penn State’s kick returner, returning 14 kicks for 349 yards, including a 100-yard kick return touchdown against Rutgers.

With his ability to return kicks and rush and catch passes out of the backfield, Singleton has proven his ability as a versatile player for the Nittany Lions and his addition to the Paul Hornung Award watch list is well deserved.

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In 2023, Singleton aims to pickup where he left off in 2022 sharing starting duties with Kaytron Allen at running back and being the team’s kick returner.

With first-year starting quarterback Drew Allar at the helm, Penn State fans should expect to see more passes out of the backfield, getting Singleton more involved in the passing game than he was last year.

In addition to the Paul Hornung Award watch list, Singleton was added to the Maxwell Award watch list, presented annually to the “best player in college football”.

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Robert Casturo

Expertise: College Football, Penn State Football Education: Saint Vincent College, Penn State Law School Location: Washington, DC Experience: Robert Casturo has covered Penn State football for NittanyCentral since 2022. Casturo previously covered Penn State football through a social media presence (@PSU_FB_Thoughts on X) since 2019. Casturo earned his bachelor's degree from Saint Vincent College in 2015, where he was a punter for 1 season on the Saint Vincent College football team and worked in the athletic department for 2 years as a student manager. Casturo earned his JD from Penn State Law in 2018 where he was a senior editor of the Penn State Law Review.