Which Penn State player made the AP preseason All-American team?

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College football will be played this weekend, including the official Big Ten opener between Nebraska and Illinois. Now that the preseason rankings have been shared and explained, and the watch lists have been released, the preseason accolades continue to roll in for one of Penn State’s top players on the roster in 2021.

Penn State safety Jaquan Brisker was named to the Associated Press preseason All-America second team on Monday. Brisker is the only Nittany Lion player to appear on the AP preseason All-American roster.

Brisker has been rolling in preseason hype this summer as we approach the start of the 2021 season. Brisker was previously named on the watch list for the Bronco Nagurski Trophy, the Jim Thorpe Award, and the Chuck Bednarik Award.

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Brisker’s decision to return to Penn State for his super senior season was a big lift to the Penn State secondary. The return of Tariq Castro-Fields at cornerback helps in a big way as well. Brisker has been rated one of the nation’s top 50 players overall by Pro Football Focus, which also included him on their preseason All-America team. Pro Football Focus rates Brisker one of the nation’s top five safeties returning this fall to play college football.

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Top 21 players for the Nittany Lions entering 2021