Saquon Barkley headlines All-Big Ten Special Teams group

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Penn State RB Saquon Barkley added another accolade to his illustrious career Tuesday when the conference media and coaches voted him as an All-Big Ten Special Teams honoree. He made first-team as a return specialist, while Indiana kicker Griffin Oakes and Rutgers punter Ryan Anderson also earned first-team honors.

Barkley did not return a kick as a freshman and returned just three as a sophomore, but the Nittany Lions thrust their all-purpose running back into that role this season.

As expected, Barkley thrived. He averaged 28.4 yards during his 15 kick returns and scored two touchdowns. Against Ohio State on Oct. 28, he took the opening kickoff 97 yards and into the end zone.

Oates was nearly automatic as the Hoosiers’ kicker. He made 16 of his 17 field goal attempts, which included 4 40-plus kicks and a 51-yard strike against Virginia on Sept. 9. He also made 38 of his 39 extra point tries.

Anderson averaged 44.4 yards on his 79 punts this season and booted a 70-yard bomb against the Hoosiers on Nov. 18.

See the first, second and third-teams below:

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