Penn State’s McSorley for Heisman? Oh, it’s real


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Trace McSorley. - AP

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Midway through the second quarter of the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl, the legend of Trace McSorley, if one can call it that, began in earnest.

Down 10-0 at the time, with starting quarterback Christian Hackenberg out of the game with a shoulder injury, it was the grit and tenacity as well as the skill of McSorley that helped Penn State not only stay in the game but also nearly pull off an upset of Georgia. And since that 142-yard, two-touchdown debut, he has shredded defenses with his arm and legs on his way to further rewriting the school's record books at the position: Entering his redshirt senior season, he's only 1,058 yards from being the all-time leader in passing yards for the Nittany Lions, having already set the mark for touchdown passes with 59 and counting.

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