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Penn State’s Urschel wins Sullivan Award

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Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel runs a drill at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. Urschel was named the winner of the Sullivan Award as the country’s top amateur athlete. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel won the Sullivan Award on Friday night as the country’s top amateur athlete.


The football star edged fellow Florida track and field athlete Cory Ann McGee and Nebraska volleyball player Kelsey Robinson for the award presented by the Amateur Athletic Union


The 6-foot-3, 315-pound guard was an all-Big Ten selection and third-team AP All-American. He has a Master’s degree in math and won the William V. Campbell Trophy as college football’s top scholar-athlete.


Swimmer Missy Franklin won the award last year.


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