Penn State DE Shaka Toney ties school record with four sacks in a game to earn Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week honors


TONEY RARE GRAPHIC 1Penn State needed a defensive boost in a tight game on the road at Indiana.

Redshirt sophomore defensive end Shaka Toney provided that much-needed boost for the Nittany Lions with a monster fourth quarter.

Toney tied a school record for quarterback sacks in a game with four in the final six minutes. The 6-foot-3, 241-pound edge rusher finished with six tackles a forced fumble and at least one sack in Indiana’s final three drives to earn the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week.

Those four sacks put Toney is some elite company atop the single-game sack leader category at Penn State. He equaled the mark set by three others – Terry Killens vs. Indiana, 1995; Jimmy Kennedy at Wisconsin, 2002; Tamba Hali vs. Wisconsin, 2005.

Toney’s four sacks resulted in 29 yards lost and his final sack forced Indiana coach Tom Allen to use his final timeout with 37 seconds remaining.

Previous Uplifting Athletes

Rare Performance of the Week Winners

Week 1: Eric Dungey, Syracuse

Week 2: William Wicks, Davidson

Week 3: Davidson Wildcats Team

Week 4: Jesper Horsted, Princeton

Week 5: Jerry Tillery, Notre Dame

Week 6: John Lovett, Princeton

Week 7: Flynn Nagel, Northwestern

 

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