Penn State senior captain Dan Connor is a good linebacker.
For fans needing more proof than his 136 tackles this season, his Bednarik Award and Walter Camp All-America selection, the Associated Press confirmed it by naming him to this year's first-team All-American squad.
His career resume at Penn State is too wealthy to name the number of accolades and awards he has pulled in.
That said, here's an attempt to name a few of the more prominent honors.
- Connor is Penn State's all-time career-tackles leader with a total of 410 tackles, edging one of the Lions' all-time greats, Paul Posluszny.
- His Walter Camp All-America selection marked the second-time he was named to the first-team squad, becoming just the 14th Penn Stater to do so.
- Connor's 136 tackles this season led the Big Ten and finished the season as No. 7 in the country, averaging 11.3 per game. The total tackle number ranks in at No. 4 all-time at Penn State.
Certainly, the linebacker's storied career at Penn State will be be remembered as one of the best among a long line of standouts.
Quarterback -- Tim Tebow, sophomore, 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, Florida.
Running backs -- Darren McFadden, junior, 6-2, 215, Arkansas; Kevin Smith, junior, 6-1, 211, Central Florida.