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Nick Sukay Of Penn State Earns East-West Shrine Game Defensive MVP

Despite being on the losing side of the 87th annual East-West Shrine Game Saturday, Penn State Football's safety Nick Sukay earned defensive MVP for the East squad, who lost 24-17 in St. Petersburgh, FL. Sukay collected an interception in the end zone with 5:51 left, but a touchdown by Lousiana Tech's running back Lennon Creer with 47 seconds left helped him earn offensive MVP honors and the West pull out a slim victory.

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"They did a play action, I kind of drifted out and was able to make a play," Sukay said after the game. "Our whole secondary did pretty good. It was great working with an NFL-level coaching staff. We got to learn a little of their terminology. It was good experience to play with some of the best competition. It was an experience I won't forget."

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Sukay (6-foot-1, 291-pounds) collected just three interceptions during his senior season at Penn State. During the Nittany Lions 9-4 season, Sukay tallied 66 tackles (30 solo) which was the fifth highest total on the team.

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Sukay is a native of Mt. Pleasant, PA and is a graduate from Greensburg Central Catholic High School.

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