PSU RB and Big Ten Freshman of the Year Nick Singleton

Is there a better running back tandem in college football than Penn State's Nick Singleton and Kaytron Allen?  "No there's not. Me and him are the best duo," Singleton told SV Sports' Paul Roberts.  Allen and Singleton combined for 1,928 yards and 22 rushing touchdowns last season.  "We always compete with each other, make each other better," said Singleton.  The former Gov. Mifflin star was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year after running for a team-high 1,061 yards and averaging 6.8 per carry.  He joined Saquon Barkley and D.J. Dozier as the only Penn State freshmen to reach 1,000 rushing yards in a season.  His twelve rushing touchdowns set a school record for freshmen.  Singleton believes that having someone like Allen to split carries with is beneficial.  "It means a lot, especially if we want to go to the next level. We're not getting beat up. We feed off each other," noted Singleton.  Allen, a product of IMG Academy, rumbled for 867 yards (5.2) and ten scores.  He got 167 carries while Singleton finished with 156.  The roommates have a great relationship.  Singleton's career-high of 179 yards came against Ohio in his debut at Beaver Stadium.  The 6', 225-pound sophomore ended last year with 120 yards and 2 TD in the Rose Bowl versus Utah.  He flashed his speed on an 87-yard score in the third quarter.  Singleton thinks the Nittany Lions have the talent to reach the College Football Playoff this season.  In high school, Singleton established Berks County records with 6,326 rushing yards and 116 TD.  He was back in town on Saturday for Penn State Night at FirstEnergy Stadium.  The Reading Fightin Phils recognized Singleton, J'ven Williams, and Joey Schlaffer.  Williams and Schlaffer were all-state selections at Wyomissing and Exeter respectively.  Singleton was happy to spend some time with family and friends.  "It feels good to be back here in my old community. It means a lot," he said.


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