Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, July 10, 2013


Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel has the honor – not to mention stress – of speaking on behalf of the players at the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon on July 25 in Chicago. Urschel tweeted that he's "honored" to represent the 36 Big Ten players who will be in attendance at the Hilton Chicago.

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Urschel, who also represented Penn State at last year's media days, knows he has his work cut out for him. He was there to hear Denard Robinson's speech last summer, and he was a member of the conference when Kirk Cousins knocked it out of the park in 2011.

Here's Cousins' speech from 2011:

And Robinson's from 2012:

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