Penn State announced its trio of 2016 captains Tuesday evening, and three seniors will lead the Nittany Lions this season.
Linebacker Brandon Bell, offensive lineman Brian Gaia and linebacker Von Walker were voted team captains by their teammates and the Penn State coaching staff.
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Each unit has its own captain. A starter in three of his four seasons with Penn State, Bell is the captain of the defense. He made 5.5 sacks and forced three fumbles last season in 11 games.
The offensive captain is Gaia, the Lions most experienced member on the offensive line. The fifth-year guard was the only player to start every game on the offensive line last season.
Walker, meanwhile, will serve as the special teams captain. Walker has appeared in 35 games in his career, mostly as a special teams specialist. He made a team-best six tackles on punt coverage in 2015.