From Mirror reports
UNIVERSITY PARK - Penn State co-captain Brett Brackett has been named MVP of the 2010 football team.
Brackett was presented the Outstanding Senior Player Award to highlight the State College Quarterback Club's annual banquet honoring the Nittany Lion football team. A crowd of nearly 1,000 packed the main ballroom at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel to honor 18 seniors and the 2010 squad.
The 6-foot-2, 242-pound Brackett came to Penn State as a quarterback but has emerged as a reliable and productive receiver and blocker. This season he ranks second on the team in receptions (37), receiving yardage (497) and touchdown receptions (5).
In addition to the player awards below, former Nittany Lion All-American Curt Warner was presented the Alumni Athlete Award. A Penn State letterman from 1979-82, he graduated from Penn State owning 42 school records, in including the career rushing mark with 3,398 yards, which was broken by senior Evan Royster this season.
The other 2010 State College Quarterback Club award winners:
n John Bruno, Jr. Memorial Award (outstanding member of special teams): Senior PK Collin Wagner
n Ridge Riley Award (senior for sportsmanship, scholarship, leadership and friendship): Senior LB Chris Colasanti
n Richard Maginnis Memorial Award (outstanding offensive lineman): Senior G Stefen Wisniewski
n Robert B. Mitinger, Jr. Award (senior who exhibits courage, character and social responsibility): Senior WR Graham Zug
n Outstanding walk-on Award (walk-on player who exemplifies total commitment, loyalty, hard work and courage): Senior TE Jonathan Stewart
n The Nittany Lion Club Academic Achievement Award (senior with highest GPA) was presented to Stefen Wisniewski, who this year became the first Penn State football student-athlete to be selected a three-time ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All-American. Owner of a 3.91 grade point average in secondary education, he earned first team accolades in 2009 and 2010 and second team honors in 2008.
Wisniewski was honored Tuesday night in New York City as one of 16 players in the nation to be named a Scholar-Athlete by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.
Former Penn State director of football operations Frank Rocco also was honored Tuesday with an NFF Chapter Leadership Award for his work throughout central Pennsylvania. Rocco was head coach of the Altoona Area High School football team from 1979-81.