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The Penn State Football Yearbook is provided as a service to the media. The public may purchase copies by forwarding a check or money order, payable to Penn State, in the amount of $20 per copy, to: 2013 Football Yearbook, 101-D Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. 16802. Online orders may be made through the Publication Store at www.GoPSUsports.com. The Football Yearbook is prepared to assist the media in its coverage of the Nittany Lions. Official website is GoPSUsports.com. For additional information, the media may contact the Athletic Communications Office, 101-D Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. 16802. Telephone 814-865-1757; FAX: 814-8633165. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Members of the staff also may be reached by e-mail or via cell phone. CREDITS: The 2013 Penn State Football Yearbook was compiled by Jeff Nelson, Editor; Barry W. Jones, Layout/Managing Editor; Brian Siegrist & Steve Love, Design & Layout; editorial assistance by Barry Jones, Brian Siegrist, Greg Campbell, Tony Mancuso, Kris Petersen, Pat Donghia, Matt Caracappa, Jeremy Fallis, Melissa Yakim and Paul Marboe. Produced with the Adobe InDesign desktop publishing software program on Apple G5 computers. Printed by J.B. Kenehan, Waukesha, Wis. Copy current as of July 3, 2013. PHOTO CREDITS: Mark Selders, Steve Manuel, Steve Tressler (Mountain View Studios), Campus Photography, Carl Kosola, Michael Sisak, Giancarlo Pitocco, Jason York, Prince Spells, Jenn Vasinda, Amber Walser, Alli Harvey, Wagner Photography, Greg Grieco, Penn State Department of Public Information, Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau, Kellie Goodman, Pennsylvania Ski Association, Preston Mack, WDW Photo, AP Images, NFL Properties, Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Bill Smith & Chicago Bears, James D. Smith & Dallas Cowboys, Detroit Lions, Jim Biever & Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, Newman Lowrance & St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans and the Washington Redskins.

WINNING TRADITION WE ARE PENN STATE | CONTENTS

2013 YEARBOOK CONTENTS

COVER Design by: Brian Siegrist & Steve Love Photos by: Mark Selders

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PENN PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013 2012 STATE FOOTBALL

U. Ed No. ICA-14-1

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WINNING TRADITION PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

2006 ORANGE BOWL CHAMPIONS

NATIONAL & CONFERENCE

CHAMPIONS 1986 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS


1982 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

ROSE BOWL 3 APPEARANCES

FIESTA BOWL 6 APPEARANCES

ORANGE BOWL 5 APPEARANCES

SUGAR BOWL 4 APPEARANCES

BIG TEN CHAMPIONS: 1994, 2005* & 2008*

835 ON-FIELD VICTORIES* (5TH BEST IN THE NATION)

83 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS (97 SELECTIONS OVERALL)

“LINEBACKER U.”

(19 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN SELECTIONS)

NATION’S 2ND LARGEST STADIUM

(ELECTRIC BEAVER STADIUM HAS 106,572 CAPACITY)

44 BOWL GAMES

(T8TH BEST IN THE NATION)

27 ON-FIELD BOWL VICTORIES* (3RD HIGHEST IN THE NATION)

63.6 BOWL WINNING PERCENTAGE (4TH BEST IN THE NATION)

2-TIME NATIONAL CHAMPIONS TRUE GREATNESS IS MEASURED OVER THE LONG HAUL. CONSISTENCY AND QUALITY: THESE ARE PENN STATE TRADEMARKS NOW AND FOR AS LONG AS COLLEGE FOOTBALL HAS BEEN PLAYED.

(PLAYING SINCE 1887)

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7 UNDEFEATED SEASONS SINCE 1966

WE ARE PENN STATE | WINNING TRADITION

WINNERS OF EVERY BCS BOWL GAME

*All wins from 1998-2011 vacated by NCAA.

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(MOST IN THE NATION)

WINNERS OF EVERY MAJOR AWARD (14 WINNERS IN PAST 19 YEARS)

28 LAMBERT MEADOWLANDS TROPHIES (EASTERN SUPREMACY)

127TH SEASON


GETTING A DEGREE PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

RECORD GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE PENN STATE STUDENT-ATHLETES COMPILED A RECORD 90 PERCENT GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE, ACCORDING TO NCAA DATA IN OCTOBER 2010.

USA TODAY RATES PENN STATE

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TWO-TIME ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN & 2006 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN-OF-THE-YEAR PAUL POSLUSZNY

USA Today rated Penn State as the BEST school in the nation in the graduation of its student-athletes. In the NCAA 2012 Graduation Rate Report, Penn State’s four-year graduation rate for student-athletes was 88 percent, eight points higher than the national average.

91% FOOTBALL GRADUATION RATE NATION’S BEST GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE (TIED WITH STANFORD FOR NO.1 AMONG TEAMS IN FINAL 2011 BCS RATINGS)

TOP 10 GRADUATION RATE AMONG ALL FBS TEAMS (91% GSR TIED FOR NO. 7 HIGHEST NATIONALLY AMONG 120 TEAMS)

NO. 2 AMONG BIG TEN TEAMS (91% GSR IN 2012; 68% NATIONAL AVERAGE)

RECORD NUMBER OF ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN HONOREES

(28 HONOREES IN 2012 BRINGS TEAM’S OVERALL TOTAL TO 308 SINCE 1993)

15 GRADUATES BEFORE BOWL (EARNED DEGREES PRIOR TO 2012 TICKETCITY BOWL)

45 NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS (18 FOOTBALL STUDENT-ATHLETES)

96% WITH DIPLOMAS

(ALL PENN STATE STUDENT-ATHLETES)


PENN STATE HAS EARNED A NATION’S BEST 17 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS OVER THE PAST SEVEN YEARS, INCLUDING THREE IN 2010.

THREE-TIME ACADEMIC ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN ALL-AMERICAN THREE-TIME STEFEN WISNIEWSKI WISNIEWSKI STEFEN

2010 ALL-AMERICAN 2010 & ACADEMIC 2012 FIRST-TEAM ACADEMIC PETE MASSARO ALL-AMERICAN PETE MASSARO

ALL-AMERICAN 2010 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN 2012 CHRIS JOHNCOLASANTI URSCHEL

SUCCEED IN THE CLASSROOM

GRADUATE

LAWYER AND MEMBER OF PENN STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ADAM TALIAFERRO

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CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HALL OF FAMER TODD BLACKLEDGE

WE ARE PENN STATE | GETTING A DEGREE

ACADEMIC

ALL-AMERICANS

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NFL DRAFT

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013 DEFENSIVE TACKLE JARED ODRICK WAS A FIRST-ROUND SELECTION IN THE 2010 NFL DRAFT. PENN STATE HAS HAD 36 FIRST-ROUND NFL SELECTIONS.

NFL DRAFT DAY

FIRST-ROUNDERS 2012 NFL SECOND-ROUND SELECTION DEVON STILL

A TOTAL OF 332 NITTANY LIONS HAVE BEEN SELECTED ALL-TIME IN THE NFL DRAFT, INCLUDING 36 IN THE FIRST ROUND. 2007 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTION LEVI BROWN

2009 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTION AARON MAYBIN


FIRST TWO PICKS OVERALL

2000 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTIONS LAVAR ARRINGTON & COURTNEY BROWN

2003 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTION MICHAEL HAYNES

COURTNEY BROWN (No. 1) AND LAVAR ARRINGTON (No. 2) WERE TAKEN WITH THE FIRST TWO PICKS OF THE 2000 NFL DRAFT.

2006 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTION TAMBA HALI COURTNEY BROWN, 2000

KI-JANA CARTER, 1995

WE ARE PENN STATE | NFL DRAFT

NO. 1 OVERALL DRAFT PICKS

36 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTIONS (10 SINCE 2000) 33 PLAYERS DRAFTED SINCE 2006 (15 OF THE PICKS IN FIRST THREE ROUNDS) Defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy was one of four Penn State players selected in the first round in 2003

RANKED AMONG TOP 15 IN CURRENT NFL PLAYERS (32 NITTANY LIONS IN NFL IN 2012)

36 NFL FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICKS RECORD 4 FIRST-ROUNDERS IN 2003 (6 LIONS DRAFTED IN FIRST 57 PICKS) 2003 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTION BRYANT JOHNSON

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102 PLAYERS DRAFTED SINCE 1991

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IN THE LEAGUE PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

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NITTANY LIONS ON

NFL ROSTERS IN 2012

ALL-PRO LINEBACKER

NAVORRO BOWMAN

PRODUCING

NFL PLAYERS IN A SURVEY OF PRO FOOTBALL GENERAL MANAGERS AND PERSONNEL DIRECTORS BY THE SPORTING NEWS, PENN STATE EMERGED A CLEAR-CUT WINNER AS THE COLLEGE PROGRAM THAT BEST PREPARES PLAYERS FOR THE NFL.

Player NaVorro Bowman Brett Brackett Levi Brown Deon Butler Dan Connor Jack Crawford Robbie Gould Tamba Hali Josh Hull Justin King Dennis Landolt Sean Lee Aaron Maybin Jordan Norwood Jared Odrick Rich Ohrnberger Paul Posluszny Andrew Quarless Michael Robinson Evan Royster Bryan Scott Tim Shaw Mickey Shuler Devon still Nate stupar Johnnie troutman Cameron Wake Stefen Wisniewski

Pos. Team LB SF TE JAX T ARZ WR SD MLB CAR DE OAK K CHI OLB KC LB STL CB PIT T NYJ LB DAL DE CIN WR CLE DE MIA G SD LB JAX TE GB RB SEA RB WAS SS BUF MLB TEN TE BUF DT CIN LB SF G SD OLB MIA G OAK

2013 NFL DRAFT SELECTIONS Player Jordan hill Gerald hodges Michael Mauti

Pos. Team RND DT SEA 3 LB MIN 4 LB MIN 7


TAMBA HALI

SUPER BOWL

Penn State has had at least one alumNUS on a Super Bowl team IN 42 of 47 title games.

6 NFL HALL OF FAMERS

(JACK HAM, FRANCO HARRIS, MIKE MICHALSKE, LENNY MOORE, MIKE MUNCHAK & DAVE ROBINSON)

51 SUPER BOWL RINGS

(34 NITTANY LIONS HAVE ONE)

42 YEARS WITH SUPER BOWL PLAYER

(AT LEAST ONE NITTANY LION IN 42 OF 47 SUPER BOWLS)

ALL-PRO RUNNING BACK

MICHAEL ROBINSON

332 PLAYERS DRAFTED (33 SINCE 2006)

13 DRAFTED OR SIGNED IN 2012

WE ARE PENN STATE | IN THE LEAGUE

ALL-PRO DEFENSIVE END

(DEVON STILL CHOSEN IN 2ND ROUND)

14 DRAFTED OR SIGNED IN 2009 (AARON MAYBIN SELECTED IN FIRST ROUND)

22 YEARS WITH SIX OR MORE NFL DRAFT PICKS

(LAST TIME IN 2010; JARED ODRICK IN 1ST ROUND)

TWO NUMBER ONE OVERALL PICKS (IN BIG TEN ERA)

ALL-PRO LINEBACKER

CAMERON WAKE

4 FIRST-ROUND PICKS IN 2003

(INCLUDING ALL-PRO LARRY JOHNSON)

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

TOP TWO PICKS IN 2000

(COURTNEY BROWN & LAVAR ARRINGTON)

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GAME DAY

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

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TAILGATING SCHOOL IN THE NATION

107,000+ ROCK THE STADIUM

PENN STATE’S BEAVER STADIUM WAS RANKED AS THE NATION’S BEST TAILGATING LOCATION IN VOTING ON SI.COM AND IN “KFC’s ULTIMATE TAILGATING SEARCH.”


GAME DAY

the atmosphere surrounding a Penn State football game is unsurpassed. Just ask one of the thousands of loyal Nittany Lion fans who journey to Beaver Stadium or follow the team on the road every Saturday! The Nittany Lion mascot. The Blue Band. Tailgating. Crisp autumn days. The Nittany Lions are a recipe that keeps Penn State football fans coming back.

WE ARE PENN STATE | GAME DAY

A “HAPPY VALLEY” TRADITION

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NATIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

HEAD COACH

BILL O’BRIEN COACH-OF-THE-YEAR in 2012, O’Brien earned Bear Bryant, Maxwell Football Club and ESPN National Coach-ofthe-Year honors & Swept big ten Coach-of-the-year & OVERALL Men’s coach-of-the-year honors.

SUPER BOWL EXPERIENCE A member of the NEW ENGLAND Patriots’ coaching staff from 2007-11, O’Brien was instrumental in helping New England reach two Super Bowls in his five years, including Super Bowl XLVI.

Record breaking OFFENSE in his first year, o’brien guided quarterback Matt McGloin to 10 school season and career passing and total offense records and Big Ten leading totals in passing (272.2 ypg), completions (270) and touchdowns (24). receiver allen robinson set a school record in receptions (77) and led the big ten in receiving yards (1,013), receptions and touchdowns (11).

NFL OFFENSIVE MIND From 2009-11, O’Brien coached the Patriots’ quarterbacks, being promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2011 season, when New England led the AFC in scoring at (32.1 pPG). 20+ YEARS EXPERIENCE O’BRIEN HAS COACHED IN THE NFL OR COLLEGE GAME FOR the last 21 YEARS.

HIGH-POWERED OFFENSE Under O’Brien’s tutelage, TOM Brady threw for 5,235 yards (No. 2 in NFL) and 39 touchdowns IN THE 2011 regular-season. receiver WES Welker led the NFL with 122 receptions and HAD 1,569 receiving yards (NO. 2 in the NFL). COACHING AN NFL MVP From 2009-11, O’Brien coached TOM Brady and the NEW ENGLAND quarterbacks. Brady was selected the first unanimous Associated Press NFL MVP in 2010 after leading the Patriots to an NFL best 14-2 mark.


— PETE MASSARO, 2012 PENN STATE SENIOR

“Billy has been a great coach and friend. We have a great relationship; probably a very unique relationship in that we communicate all the time. I always enjoy working with him and he’s done an incredible job with this team and this offense. He expects nothing less than our best.” — TOM BRADY, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK

WE ARE PENN STATE | A NEW COACH

“The first thing we noticed about Coach O’Brien is that he is a warrior. He is willing to go to battle and he wants the right guys to go into battle with. He was really honest when he came in and that is something that we respect as players. He is a great leader and a mentor.”

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GREAT COACHING PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

LARRY JOHNSON

COACHING STAFF

JOHN STROLLO

CREATING LEADERS JOHN BUTLER

ANTHONY MIDGET

MAC MCWHORTER


Mac Mcwhorter

Offensive line, texas, 2005

stan hixon

assistant head coach, lsu, 2003

ron vanderlinden

linebackers, colorado, 1990 STAN HIXON

charlie fisher

quarterbacks, eastern kentucky, 1982

“It was crucial to get an experienced, passionate and enthusiastic staff together. All of these coaches have varied and successful backgrounds coaching in the NFL, college and high school across the country.”

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

CHARLIE FISHER

2012 PENN STATE FOOTBALL

CHARLES LONDON

— bill o’brien

WE ARE PENN STATE | GREAT COACHING

RON VANDERLINDEN

fOUR members of the penn State coaching staff have been members of national championship staffs, including tWO with Bowl championship series title teams in the past 10 years

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DOMINATING DEFENSE PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

2012 Big Ten Linebacker-of-the-year & All-American Michael mauti (LB)

2012 Big Ten Freshman-of-the-year Deion Barnes (DE)

ATTACKING SWARM

ATHLETIC, FAST, SWARMING & DOMINATING ARE JUST

A FEW OF THE ADJECTIVES THAT DESCRIBE A

PENN STATE DEFENSE THAT RANKS AMONG THE BEST

IN THE NATION IN AVERAGE YARDS (307.3 YPG)

AND POINTS (16.6 PPG) ALLOWED PER GAME

OVER THE LAST NINE SEASONS.

2009 All-american Jared odrick (DT)

2008 All-american aaron maybin (DE)

Penn State has allowed an average of just 16.6 ppg over the last NINE seasons.

2005 All-american tamba hali (DE)

2011 All-american devon still (DT)

state defensive linemEn have earned seven first-team all-america & RUSHMEN: Penn big ten defensive player-of-the-year honors since 1999. four

2002 All-american Jimmy kennedy (DT)

2002 All-american michael haynes (DE)

2012 2nd team All-american jordan hill

Penn State Led The Big Ten And Was Third In The NCAA, Allowing Just 12.2 ppg In 2009.


two-time all-american linebackers Paul Posluszny (2005 & 2006) & Dan Connor (2006 & 2007)

FIFTEEN FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS ON DEFENSE SINCE 1999 (NINE IN THE LAST SEVEN YEARS) EIGHT PLAYERS SELECTED BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR OR LINEMAN-OF-THE YEAR SINCE 1998 (DEVON STILL HONORED WITH BOTH IN 2011)

2009 2nd team All-american Navorro bowman

THE MOST TOTAL FIRST & SECOND-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN DEFENSIVE SELECTIONS THE LAST EIGHT SEASONS (36 TOTAL SELECTIONS)

2012 butkus semifinalist gerald hodges

LINEBACKER U: honors since 2005 and 19 overall, including michael mauti in 2012. Penn state players have earned five first-team all-america linebacker

20 NFL DRAFT PICKS ON DEFENSE IN LAST EIGHT YEARS (THREE IN 2013)

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BIG TEN LEADERS IN TACKLES IN 2007 (DAN CONNOR, 11.2 TPG & SEAN LEE, 10.6 TPG)

WE ARE PENN STATE | DOMINATING DEFENSE

THREE STRAIGHT BEDNARIK AWARD WINNERS (2005-07) (NATION’S TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER)

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MULTIPLE ATTACK OFFENSE PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

Penn State has thrown for an average of over 2,800 yards per season over the past EIGHT years. School-record 3,266 yards passing in 2012

(Matt McGloin set the mark, adding 24 touchdowns with just five interceptions)

School-record 77 receptions (Allen robinson led the Big ten in 2012 in yards (1,013), catches and touchdowns (11))

MATT mcgloin

threw for 3,266 yards in 2012 and set nine school season and career passing records. He led the Big Ten in passing average (272.2 ypg), completions (270) and touchdown passes (24).

All-Big Ten Center & Rimington Trophy finalist matt stankiewitch

TWO BIG TEN MVPs IN LAST SEVEN SEASONS

(QUARTERBACK MICHAEL ROBINSON IN 2005 & QUARTERBACK DARYLL CLARK IN 2009)

FIVE CONSECUTIVE 2,000-YARD PASSING SEASONS (2006-10)

BIG TEN MVPS

(DARYLL CLARK THREW FOR 3,003 YARDS IN 2009)

SCHOOL-RECORD 419 PASSING YARDS

(341 BY DARYLL CLARK VS. MICHIGAN STATE IN 2008)

SCHOOL-RECORD 216 RECEIVING YARDS

(DEON BUTLER VS. NORTHWESTERN IN 2006)

FOUR OF THE TOP FIVE CAREER RECEIVERS IN PSU HISTORY (DEON BUTLER (179) DERRICK WILLIAMS (161) JORDAN NORWOOD (158) AND DEREK MOYE (144) WERE SENIORS FROM 2008-11)

Five PLAYERS WITH 40 OR MORE RECEPTIONS IN seven CONSECUTIVE YEARS

(DEON BUTLER, JORDAN NORWOOD, DERRICK WILLIAMS, DEREK MOYE & ALLEN ROBINSON HAVE ACHIEVED THIS FEAT SINCE 2006)

2005 BIG TEN MVP &

OFFENSIVE PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR

MICHAEL ROBINSON

2009 BIG TEN CO-MVP

& TWO-TIME FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN DARYLL CLARK


Allen robinson set a penn state season record with 77 catches and led the big ten with 1,013 yards and 11 touchdown receptions.

MULTIPLE ATTACK

EIGHT STRAIGHT 1,000-YARD RUSHERS

ALL-TIME CAREER RUSHING LEADER EVAN ROYSTER

FOUR OF THE TOP FIVE CAREER RECEIVERS ALL-TIME SINCE 2008

ALL-TIME CAREER RECEPTIONS LEADER DEON BUTLER

(LEVI BROWN IN 2005 & 2006, RICH OHRNBERGER IN 2008, A.Q. SHIPLEY, WINNER OF THE 2008 RIMINGTON TROPHY, DENNIS LANDOLT IN 2009 & STEFEN WISNIEWSKI IN 2010)

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ALL-AMERICAN LINEMEN

WE ARE PENN STATE | MULTIPLE ATTACK OFFENSE

2012 Big Ten Receiver-of-the-year

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NATIONAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

PENN STATE IS A NATIONAL TV FAVORITE

WALL-TO-WALL COVERAGE

RATINGS GIANT:

A PENN STATE GAME HOLDS FIVE OF THE TOP EIGHT SPOTS AMONG THE HIGHEST RATED BIG TEN FOOTBALL GAMES ON ESPN AND FOUR OF THE TOP TEN SPOTS AMONG THE HIGHEST VIEWED BIG TEN CONTESTS ON ESPN.


PENN STATE HAS HAD 121 CONSECUTIVE GAMES TELEVISED AND 238 OF ITS LAST 240 GAMES OVERALL. SINCE 1995, PENN STATE LEADS ALL TEAMS WITH 209 REGULAR-SEASON TELECASTS. NATIONAL NETWORKS

(IN THE LAST NINE YEARS, EVERY GAME HAS AIRED ON ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, BIG TEN NETWORK, ESPNU, ESPN REGIONAL, ESPN CLASSIC OR NBC)

2012 TELEVISION APPEARANCES

(ALL 12 GAMES AIRED NATIONALLY ON BTN, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 OR ESPNU)

THE BIG TEN NETWORK

(EVERY PENN STATE GAME IS NATIONALLY TELEVISED ON THE ESPN/ ABC FAMILY OF NETWORKS OR THE BIG TEN NETWORK, THE CONFERENCE’S INNOVATIVE TELEVISION INITIATIVE WITH FOX THAT LAUNCHED IN 2007)

BTN IS AVAILABLE IN APPROXIMATELY 90 MILLION HOMES ON 300 AFFILIATES ACROSS THE U.S. AND INTERNATIONALLY.

WE ARE PENN STATE | MEDIA SPOTLIGHT

THE NITTANY LIONS HAVE LONG BEEN ONE OF COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S PREMIER PROGRAMS FOR TELEVISION NETWORKS.

NO. 1

IN TELEVISION APPEARANCES SINCE 1995

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NATIONAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013


60 RADIO AFFILIATES

(THE PENN STATE SPORTS NETWORK CONSISTS OF APPROXIMATELY 60 RADIO STATIONS IN FIVE STATES. THE GAME BROADCASTS AND WEEKLY CALL-IN SHOW ALSO ARE STREAMED LIVE ON www.gopsusports.com)

TRAVELING MEDIA CONTINGENT

(WITH APPROXIMATELY 15 DAILY NEWSPAPERS AND SEVERAL TELEVISION AND RADIO OUTLETS FOLLOWING THE NITTANY LIONS, PENN STATE HAS MORE MEDIA FOLLOW THE TEAM ON THE ROAD THAN ANY OTHER SCHOOL IN THE BIG TEN)

NEWSPAPERS / WEBSITES / TV / RADIO

ESPN THE MAGAZINE WIDE RECEIVERS, 2005

(MEDIA OUTLETS IN PHILADELPHIA, PITTSBURGH, HARRISBURG, ALLENTOWN, SCRANTON, WILKES-BARRE, READING, YORK, LANCASTER, STATE COLLEGE, ALTOONA, ERIE, WILLIAMSPORT, CARLISLE AND OTHER CITIES COVER THE NITTANY LIONS YEAR AROUND)

MORE THAN 22 MILLION READERS

(THE APPROXIMATE COMBINED MONTHLY ON-LINE AND PRINT READERSHIP OF THE PAPERS AND WEBSITES THAT COVER PENN STATE REGULARLY)

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

(PENN STATE HAS GRACED THE COVER 14 TIMES)

NITTANY LIONS ANNUALLY GRACE THE COVER OF NATIONAL & REGIONAL PUBLICATIONS AND ARE FAVORITE FEATURE SUBJECTS OF SUCH LUMINARIES AS SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, ESPN THE MAGAZINE AND SPORTING NEWS.

PAUL POSLUSZNY, 2006

ESPN THE MAGAZINE SPREAD HD OFFENSE, 2008

2012 PENN STATE FOOTBALL PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

ESPN THE MAGAZINE

WE ARE PENN STATE | MAGAZINE COVERS

MAGAZINE COVERS

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WE ARE PENN STATE | THE ROSE BOWL PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

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THE ROSE BOWL PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

2009 ROSE BOWL

MORE THAN 35,000 PENN STATE FANS BROUGHT THE “WHITEHOUSE” TO THE ROSE BOWL WHEN THE NITTANY LIONS TOOK ON USC ON JANUARY 1, 2009. NO. 2 RATED BOWL IN 2008-09 (ABC TELECAST EARNED 11.7 RATING, UP SIX PERCENT) WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE (THE 2009 ROSE BOWL WAS SEEN IN 126 MILLION HOUSEHOLDS IN 188 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES) BIG TV AUDIENCE (2009 ROSE BOWL WAS SEEN IN 10.4 MILLION U.S. HOMES) NITTANY NATION RESPONDS (MORE THAN 35,000 PENN STATE FANS ATTENDED THE 2009 ROSE BOWL) WINNING ON NEW YEAR’S DAY (PENN STATE HAS WON THE ROSE, ORANGE, FIESTA, CAPITAL ONE AND OUTBACK BOWLS IN THE BIG TEN ERA)

NEARLY 20,000 ATTENDED THE NITTANY LIONS’ ROSE BOWL PEP RALLY IN LOS ANGELES.

THE GRANDADDY OF THEM ALL

ROSE BOWL


PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

ALL FIRST NATIONAL CONFERENCE

NETWORK The Big Ten Network

launched in August 2007 with football, men’s and women’s basketball, nightly studio shows, classic games and coaches’ shows, along with more Olympic sporting events, Championships and exposure for women’s sports than has ever been aired on any other network.

ABC/ESPN

BIG TEN NETWORK

Available to more than 80 million households in the United States and Canada, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 800 live events, all of them in HD, the network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live.

The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic to current sports and televising and streaming more Olympic sporting events and women’s sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. The groundbreaking “Student U” initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. Each year, the network offers more than 40 football games, at least 110 regular-season men’s basketball games, at least 55 women’s basketball games, dozens of Big Ten Championship events, nightly studio shows, coaches’ shows, and classic games. The network has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, DirecTV, DISH Network, Atlantic Broadband, Bright House, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Consolidated Communications, Cox (Omaha, Cleveland, Northern Virginia, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas), Insight, Mediacom, MetroCast, Midcontinent, RCN, Service Electric, Time Warner Cable, Western Broadband, Windstream and WOW, as well as Rogers Cable, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct in Canada. BTN is a 20-year joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks.

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THE TIME IN RECENT YEARS, THE BIG TEN HAS REACHED A SERIES OF MILESTONE MEDIA AGREEMENTS TO PROVIDE THE CONFERENCE WITH ITS GREATEST TELEVISION EXPOSURE EVER, INCLUDING EXTENSIONS WITH CBS (FOR BASKETBALL) AND ABC/ESPN (FOR FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL) AND THE CREATION OF THE BIG TEN NETWORK, A NATIONAL NETWORK DEVOTED TO BIG TEN ATHLETIC AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS. THE CONFERENCE’S NEW MEDIA AGREEMENTS RESULTED IN THE BROADCAST OF MORE THAN 600 EVENTS NATIONALLY AND REGIONALLY BEGINNING WITH THE 2007-08 ACADEMIC YEAR, COMPARED TO 300 EVENTS IN THE FINAL YEAR OF THE PREVIOUS AGREEMENTS.

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In 2006, the Big Ten Conference signed a new 10-year national rights contract with ABC/ESPN. Big Ten action has been featured on ABC since 1966 and on ESPN since 1979, the network’s first year. The new agreement, which began during the 2007-08 season, includes up to 41 televised Big Ten football games annually — up to 17 on ABC and up to 25 on ESPN or ESPN2. In addition, all regional afternoon football games are aired on ABC and by ESPN/ESPN2 in outer-markets, making these games nationally available. Additionally, through ESPN’s collection of new media outlets such as ESPN.com, Mobile ESPN, ESPN360 and ESPN VOD, fans receive live events (including simulcasts), extended video highlights, including in-progress games, features and more. Big Ten coverage also is available on ESPNU and ESPN Classic and throughout the world via ESPN International.

BIG TEN;

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FANTASTIC FACILITIES PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

MILDRED & LOUIS LASCH

FOOTBALL COMPLEX FROM MASSIVE BEAVER STADIUM TO CAVERNOUS HOLUBA HALL, THE INDOOR PRACTICE AREA, TO THE MILDRED AND LOUIS LASCH FOOTBALL BUILDING, PENN STATE BOASTS ATHLETIC FACILITIES WHICH ARE SECOND TO NONE IN THE NATION.


TEAM MEETING ROOM PLAYERS’ LOUNGE WHIRLPOOL THERAPY PRACTICE FIELDS LOCKER, WEIGHT AND TRAINING ROOMS HOLUBA HALL INDOOR FACILITY Coaches’ Offices and Meeting Rooms Together ACADEMIC CENTER

#1 PROGRAM IN THE NATION

Penn State’s overall athletic program was rated as the Nation’s Best by The Sporting News.

STATE-OF-THE-ART

ATHLETIC TRAINING

13,000-SQUARE-FOOT WEIGHT ROOM TWO INDOOR 80-YARD PRACTICE FIELDS (118,000-SQUARE-FOOT HOLUBA HALL) NEW OUTDOOR TURF AND NATURAL GRASS FIELDS NEW FOOTBALL TRAINING ROOM $340 MILLION ATHLETIC FACILITIES EXPANSION SINCE 1999

TWO 80-YARD PRACTICE FIELDS

INDOOR FACILITY

penn state players enjoy one of the finest dining experiences available on a daily basis just steps from the lasch football complex.

PLAYERS’ LOUNGE

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WELL APPOINTED

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THE NATION’S FINEST FACILITIES

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IRON LIONS

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Craig FITZGERALD Director of STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FOR FOOTBALL

Alma Mater: University of Maryland, 1997 Year at Penn State: Second Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Experience: 17 years Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa. Education: 1997 — B.A. in government and politics and history, Maryland Wife: Mary Children: Mac, Joe, Luke Of Note: Fitzgerald attended LaSalle College High School in suburban Philadelphia with Penn State defensive coordinator John Butler and former Nittany Lion All-Big Ten tackle Keith Conlin. Experience: 2012-present: Penn State Director of Strength and Conditioning for Football 2009-11: South Carolina Director of Football Strength and Conditioning 2005-09: Harvard Director of Strength and Conditioning 2000-05: Maryland Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning 1999: Arizona State Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach 1997-98: Catholic University Director of Strength and Conditioning 1997-98: Catholic University Special Teams Coordinator/ Tight Ends Coach Career Accomplishments: • Fitzgerald is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA). • In 2010, he earned the highest honor given in the strength and conditioning coaching profession with the certification of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach from the CSCCA. • Instrumental in helping South Carolina win a school-record 11 games in 2011, including an undefeated mark in SEC East Division play, to attain the program’s first ever Top 10 finish. • In 2010, helped the Gamecocks beat Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Clemson and Florida in the same year for the first time in program history. • Oversaw strength training for 41 varsity sports at Harvard, including working with the 2007 and 2008 Ivy League champion football teams. • Worked with the strength and conditioning programs for 25 varsity sports at Maryland, including the Terrapins’ 2001 ACC Championship team and its 2004 ACC title men’s basketball team. Accomplishments As A Player: • Three-year letterman and a starting tight end at Maryland.


STRENGTH PENN STATE’S COMPLETELY REFURBISHED 13,000-SQUARE-FOOT WEIGHT ROOM

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LASCH FOOTBALL COMPLEX

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT

“GROUP STUDY, PRIVATE TUTORING AND SOMETIMES A GOOD KICK IN THE BEHIND IS AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE. WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND WORK HARD EVERY DAY TO MAKE SURE IT CONTINUES AND OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES LEAVE HERE WITH A VALUABLE EDUCATION AND A DEGREE.” — TODD KULKA


football support services coordinator; academic counselor

In his 22nd year with the Penn State football program, both as a player and academic counselor, Todd Kulka is in his 11th year directing the Penn State Football Academic Support Center. Kulka works with the underclassmen in their transition from high school to college. He assists the upperclassmen in selecting and finishing their degree programs and with their transition into their career path. Kulka coordinates the structured study program, provides counseling and advising, tracks and monitors grades and eligibility and assists with on-campus recruiting. A 1995 Penn State graduate, Kulka is in his 17th year on the academic support staff. He was a graduate assistant for three years and received his master’s degree in education from Penn State in 2000, moving into a full-time academic counselor position in 2000. The Nittany Lions have earned 17 first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in Kulka’s initial 10 years as director, including Penn State’s first three-time recipient Stefen Wisniewski (2008-10). Penn State has led the nation in four of the past five years in Academic All-America honorees, including a program record five in 2008. Penn State football broke its program record for the second consecutive year with an NCAA Graduation Success Rate of 91 percent, tied with Rutgers for the No. 7 graduation rate among all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams, according to the NCAA in October 2012.

KRISTIN Lundy ACADEMIC COUNSELOR

Kristin Lundy is in her fourth year with the Morgan Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes and first as an academic counselor for the football program. Lundy works with football student-athletes to teach and develop academic skills in the areas of reading, writing, organization, time management, and study skills. She creates individualized structured support models for student-athletes, including one-on-one sessions, monitoring study hall hours and tutorial sessions, and tracking of overall progress in classes. Lundy assists with the coordination of the Tutoring and Mentoring Program, which includes more than 100 employees, including the recruitment, interviewing and hiring of tutors and mentors. Lundy came to Penn State in 2010 after serving as an academic coach in the Georgia Tech Athletic Association for two years. Previously, she was an Academic Coordinator at Michigan State University. Lundy graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology. She earned her master’s degree in kinesiology at Michigan State in 2007.

Academic Support Specialists WORK WITh football student-athletes TO ADVISE AND MENTOR AND TO teach and develop academic

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Todd KULKA

skills, in the areas of reading, writing, management, and study skills.

during THE 2013 spring semester, 46 penn state football student-athletes COMPILED at least a 3.0 grade-point average. Five earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.

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BEAVER STADIUM PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

107,000 SCREAMING FANS

AN ATMOSPHERE LIKE NO OTHER

BEAVER STADIUM


257-65 On-Field* RECORD IN BEAVER STADIUM *All wins from 1998-2011 vacated by NCAA.

2012 TOP 10 FBS

AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE school Stadium WHEN THE PENN STATE DEFENSE IS ON THE FIELD, THE ROAR IS DEAFENING. AND WHEN THE NITTANY LIONS SCORE, THE CELEBRATION WHICH ENSUES HAS BEEN SHOWN ON TV AND IN PHOTOGRAPHS MANY TIMES, YET THE FULL SPECTACLE HAS YET TO BE CAPTURED.

Avg.

1. Michigan Michigan 112,252 2. Ohio State Ohio 105,330 3. Alabama Bryant-Denny 101,722 4. Texas Royal-Texas Mem. 100,884 5. PENN STATE Beaver 96,730 6. Georgia Sanford 92,703 7. LSU Tiger 92,626 8. Tennessee Neyland 89,965 9. USC Memorial coliseum 87,945 10. Florida Florida Field 87,597 FOURTH-LARGEST CITY IN PENNSYLVANIA (ON GAME DAY)

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE LEADER

(TOP FIVE IN NATION EVERY YEAR SINCE 1991)

RECORD 110,753 FANS

(ATTENDED NEBRASKA GAME IN 2002)

PENN STATE HAS RANKED IN THE TOP FIVE NATIONALLY IN ATTENDANCE EVERY YEAR SINCE 1991

SELLOUTS

(15 OF TOP 20 ALL-TIME HOME CROWDS SINCE 2005)

TOUGH TO BEAT

(WON 48 OF LAST 58 HOME GAMES)

$93 MILLION EXPANSION

(COMPLETED IN 2001; 7TH SINCE 1969)

ECONOMIC ENGINE

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Penn State has won 80 percent of its games in the nation’s second-largest stadium.

(MORE THAN $40 MILLION ANNUALLY)

“IF THIS ISN’T ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN AMERICA, I DON’T KNOW THE OTHER ONE.” — LEE CORSO, ESPN GAMEDAY

TOP FIVE IN THE NATION Team 1. Michigan 2. PENN STATE 3. Tennessee 4. Ohio State 5. Alabama

Stadium Cap. Michigan 109,901 Beaver 106,572 Neyland 102,455 Ohio 102,329 Bryant-Denny 101,821

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STUDENT SECTION PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

“THE NATION’S NO. 1 STUDENT SECTION.” ESPN THE MAGAZINE, 2008 Hailed by Penn State players, feared by opponents and always a loud and enthusiastic factor. LOUD & PROUD: 48-10 ON-FIELD* RECORD AT HOME SINCE 2005 (BEAVER STADIUM IS WIDELY REGARDED AS ONE OF THE NATION’S TOUGHEST VENUES FOR OPPOSING TEAMS)

3-MINUTE SELLOUTS

(PENN STATE STUDENTS SWALLOWED UP MORE THAN 15,000 FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR SEASON TICKETS IN ABOUT THREE MINUTES FROM THE START OF EACH SALE IN 2008)

22-MINUTE SELLOUT

(PENN STATE 2013 FRESHMEN claimed THEIR ENTIRE SEAT ALLOTMENT of 5,000-PLUS tickets in JUST 22 MINUTES)

59-MINUTE SELLOUT

(IN 2007, 21,000-PLUS STUDENT SEASON TICKETS SOLD OUT IN AN UNPRECEDENTED 59 MINUTES)

NEARLY 90,000 SEASON TICKET-HOLDERS

(PENN STATE’S SEASON TICKET BASE IS AMONG THE LARGEST IN THE NATION AT NEARLY 90,000)

108,917 RECORD HOME ATTENDANCE AVERAGE

(THE SECOND-HIGHEST IN THE NATION IN 2007, TOPPED BY ELECTRIC THRONGS OF 110,000-PLUS FOR THE PRIME TIME battles WITH NOTRE DAME AND OHIO STATE) *All wins from 1998-2011 vacated by NCAA.


— KIRK HERBSTREIT, ESPN GAMEDAY

21,000+ STRONG

SUPER STUDENTS

PENN STATE’S 21,000-PLUS STUDENT SEASON TICKETS ARE THE SECOND-LARGEST NUMBER OF FULL-SEASON STUDENT SEASON TICKETS IN COLLEGE SPORTS.

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“THE BEST STUDENT SECTION IN THE NATION.”

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NITTANYVILLE STUDENT CAMPOUT PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

FIRST TO ARRIVE; LAST TO LEAVE

PASSIONATE FANS


NITTANYVILLE

STUDENT GATE CAMP OUT

DEMONSTRATING THEIR PASSION FOR PENN STATE FOOTBALL, HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS CAMP OUT FOR THE BEST SEATS SEVERAL DAYS PRIOR TO HOME GAMES, CREATING A FUN-FILLED TENT CITY OUTSIDE BEAVER STADIUM THEY CALL

“NITTANYVILLE”

WE ARE PENN STATE | STUDENT CAMPOUT

Penn State students will do anything to get the best seats — including camping out for days.

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ALL-AMERICANS PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

LINEBACKER MICHAEL MAUTI

BECAME THE NITTANY LIONS’ LATEST FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN IN 2012.

TAMBA HALI, 2005 (DE)

97 FIRST-TEAM

ALL-AMERICANS AT LEAST ONE PENN STATE PLAYER HAS EARNED ALL-AMERICA HONORS IN 41 OF THE LAST 46 YEARS, INCLUDING 27 IN THE LAST 20 YEARS.

DEVON STILL, 2011 (DT)

STEFEN WISNIEWSKI, 2010 (G)

JARED ODRICK, 2009 (DT)

AARON MAYBIN, 2008 (DE)

A.Q. SHIPLEY, 2008 (C)


PAUL POSLUSZNY, 2005 & 2006 (LB)

“LINEBACKER U.”

MICHAEL MAUTI (FAR LEFT) AND TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICANS DAN CONNOR AND PAUL POSLUSZNY (ABOVE) ARE THE MOST RECENT FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA LINEBACKERS FROM PENN STATE, WHICH HAS PRODUCED 19 FIRST-TEAM LINEBACKER SELECTIONS TO EARN THE MONIKER “LINEBACKER U.”

20 IN THE LAST EIGHT SEASONS

DEVIN STILL WAS A 2011 ALL-AMERICAN AT DEFENSIVE TACKLE AND A SECONDROUND NFL DRAFT PICK. Jared Odrick was a first-team All-American at defensive tackle in 2009 and was a first-round NFL Draft selection. Aaron Maybin was a first-team All-American at defensive end in 2008 and was a first-round NFL Draft selection.

FOUR IN 2008

Penn State added four more All-Americans to the program’s storied tradition in 2008 when defensive end Aaron Maybin and center A.Q. Shipley ATTAINED first-team honors, wide receiver Derrick Williams garnered second-team and lineman Rich Ohrnberger RECEIVED third-team honors. TURNING OUT ALL-AMERICANS (AT LEAST ONE NITTANY LION HAS BEEN CHOSEN AN ALL-AMERICAN IN 41 OF THE PAST 46 YEARS) JIMMY KENNEDY, 2002 (DT)

97 FIRST-TEAM SELECTIONS (83 PENN STATE PLAYERS HAVE BEEN NAMED FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN A TOTAL OF 97 TIMES)

LARRY JOHNSON, 2002 (RB)

14 TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICANS (LINEBACKER DAN CONNOR BECAME PENN STATE’S 14TH TWO-TIME FIRST-TEAM HONOREE IN 2007. HE ALSO WON THE BEDNARIK AWARD AS THE NATION’S TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER. CONNOR PUSHED PENN STATE’S TOTAL OF FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA LINEBACKER SELECTIONS TO 18 IN 2007)

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MICHAEL HAYNES, 2002 (DE)

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DAN CONNOR, 2006 & 2007 (LB)

PENN STATE’S LIST OF ALL-AMERICANS READS LIKE A WHO’S WHO IN COLLEGE AND PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL. CONSIDER FOR A MOMENT 97 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE HUNDREDS OF SECOND-TEAM, THIRD-TEAM AND HONORABLE-MENTION ALL-AMERICANS. OVER THE PAST 46 YEARS, PENN STATE HAS HAD 80 SELECTIONS. FOURTEEN PENN STATE PLAYERS HAVE EARNED FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA HONORS IN CONSECUTIVE YEARS, THE MOST RECENT BEING LINEBACKER DAN CONNOR. PENN STATE RANKS AMONG THE TOP 15 SCHOOLS IN THE NATION with THE MOST CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICA FOOTBALL PLAYERS.

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ALL-AMERICANS PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

O.J. MCDUFFIE, 1992 (WR)

COURTNEY BROWN, 1999 (DE)

JEFF HARTINGS, 1994 (G)

BOBBY ENGRAM, 1994 (WR)

SHANE CONLAN, 1985 & 1986 (LB)

BRANDON SHORT, 1999 (LB)

KIM HERRING, 1996 (FS)

LINEBACKER LAVAR ARRINGTON (1998 & 1999) IS ONE OF 14 NITTANY LIONS TO BECOME A TWO-TIME FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN AND ALSO WON THE 1999 BUTKUS AWARD.

CURTIS ENIS, 1997 (TB)


DARREN PERRY, 1991 (S)

KI-JANA CARTER (RB), KERRY COLLINS (QB), KYLE BRADY (TE), 1994

BLAIR THOMAS, 1989 (TB)

D.J. DOZIER, 1986 (HB)

CURT WARNER, 1981 & 1982 (TB)

MICHAEL ZORDICH, 1985 (SS)

SEAN FARRELL, 1980 & 1981 (G)

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STEVE WISNIEWSKI, 1987 & 1988 (G)

KERRY COLLINS IS ONE OF FOUR PENN STATE QUARTERBACKS TO EARN FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA HONORS.

Player Pos. YearS MICHAEL MAUTI LB 2012 DEVON STILL DT 2011 Stefen Wisniewski G 2010 Jared Odrick DT 2009 Aaron Maybin DE 2008 A.Q. Shipley C 2008 Dan Connor LB 2006, 2007 Paul Posluszny LB 2005, 2006 Tamba Hali DE 2005 Jimmy Kennedy DT 2002 Larry Johnson RB 2002 Michael Haynes DE 2002 Brandon Short LB 1999 Courtney Brown DE 1999 LaVar Arrington LB 1998, 1999 Curtis Enis TB 1997 Kim Herring FS 1996 Jeff Hartings G 1994, 1995 Bobby Engram WR 1994 Kerry Collins QB 1994 Ki-Jana Carter RB 1994 Kyle Brady TE 1994 DT 1993 Lou Benfatti O.J. McDuffie WR 1992 Darren Perry S 1991 TB 1989 Blair Thomas Andre Collins LB 1989 Steve Wisniewski G 1987, 1988 DT 1986 Tim Johnson D.J. Dozier HB 1986 T 1986 Chris Conlin Shane Conlan LB 1985, 1986 SS 1985 Michael Zordich Mark Robinson S 1982 Kenny Jackson FL 1982, 1983 DE 1982 Walker Lee Ashley Curt Warner TB 1981, 1982 Sean Farrell G 1980, 1981 T 1980 Bill Dugan Matt Millen DT 1978 S 1978 Pete Harris Chuck Fusina QB 1978 DT 1978, 1979 Bruce Clark Matt Bahr K 1978 Randy Sidler MG 1977 T 1977, 1978 Keith Dorney Kurt Allerman LB 1976 Tom Rafferty G 1975 LB 1975 Greg Buttle Chris Bahr K 1975 DE 1974 Mike Hartenstine John Nessel T 1974 LB 1973 Ed O’Neil Randy Crowder DT 1973 John Cappelletti HB 1973 John Skorupan LB 1972 John Hufnagel QB 1972 Bruce Bannon DE 1972 Charlie Zapiec LB 1971 Lydell Mitchell HB 1971 Dave Joyner T 1971 Jack Ham LB 1970 Neal Smith S 1969 Charlie Pittman HB 1969 Mike Reid DT 1969 Dennis Onkotz LB 1968, 1969 Ted Kwalick TE 1967, 1968 Glenn Ressler C/MG 1964 Roger Kochman HB 1962 Dave Robinson E 1962 Bob Mitinger E 1961 Rich Lucas QB 1959 Sam Valentine G 1956 Sam Tamburo E 1948 Steve Suhey G 1947 C 1940 Leon Gajecki Joe Bedenk G 1923 Harry Wilson HB 1923 Glenn Killinger HB 1921 Charley Way HB 1920 Percy W. “Red” Griffiths G 1920 Bob Higgins E 1915, 1919 W.T. “Mother” Dunn C 1906

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ALL-AMERICANS PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

14 TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICANS 27 IN BIG TEN PLAY (27 PENN STATE PLAYERS HAVE EARNED FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA HONORS SINCE THE NITTANY LIONS JOINED THE BIG TEN IN 1993) 19 FIRST-TEAM SELECTIONS FOR “LINEBACKER U.” (INCLUDING MICHAEL MAUTI IN 2012) THREE FIRST-TEAMERS IN 1999 (LAVAR ARRINGTON, COURTNEY BROWN AND BRANDON SHORT ALL RECEIVED FIRST-TEAM HONORS IN 1999) FIVE FIRST-TEAMERS IN 1994 (THE MOST OF ANY SCHOOL IN THE NATION AND THE MOST FOR PENN STATE SINCE SIX WERE HONORED IN 1978) MATT MILLEN, 1978 (DT)

MATT BAHR, 1978 (K)

MIKE REID, 1969 (DT)

CHUCK FUSINA, 1978 (QB)

DAVE JOYNER, 1971 (T)

1973 ALL-AMERICAN AND HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER JOHN CAPPELLETTI

GLENN RESSLER, 1964 (C)

KEITH DORNEY, 1977 & 1978 (T)


JOE BEDENK, 1923 (G)

HARRY WILSON, 1923 (HB)

BOB HIGGINS, 1915 & 1916 (E)

STEVE SUHEY, 1947 (G)

1970 ALL-AMERICAN LINEBACKER JACK HAM WENT ON TO REACH THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME.

SAM VALENTINE, 1956 (G)

LEON GAJECKI, 1940 (C)

W.T. MOTHER DUNN, 1906 (C)

W.T. “MOTHER” DUNN WAS PENN STATE’S FIRST ALL-AMERICAN IN 1906

BRUCE CLARK, 1978 & 1979 (DT)

RICH LUCAS, 1959 (QB)

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DAVE ROBINSON, 1962 (E)

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DENNIS ONKOTZ, 1968 & 1969 (LB) & TED KWALICK, 1967 & 1968 (TE)

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NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

NINE IN 11 YEARS CENTER A.Q. SHIPLEY, EARNED THE 2008 RIMINGTON AWARD. LINEBACKER PAUL POSLUSZNY COLLECTED BACK-TO-BACK BEDNARIK AWARDS IN 2005 AND 2006 AND THE 2005 BUTKUS, WHILE LARRY JOHNSON HAULED IN THE DOAK WALKER, WALTER CAMP AND MAXWELL AWARDS AFTER A SUPERLATIVE 2002 SEASON.

2005 bednarik WINNER paul poSluszny

2008 rimington WINNER a.q. shipley

2005 butkus winneR paul posluszny

Penn State players have won every major award in college football.

NATIONALLY

HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER JOHN CAPPELLETTI IS AMONG THE LONG LIST OF NITTANY LIONS INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME. CURT WARNER BECAME THE 22ND NITTANY LION TO RECEIVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S HIGHEST HONOR IN 2009. JOE PATERNO WAS INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME IN 2007.

HONORED DOAK WALKER, WALTER CAMP & MAXWELL AWARDS

LARRY JOHNSON CLAIMED ALL THREE AFTER RUSHING FOR MORE THAN 2,000 YARDS IN 2002.

1979 LOMBARDI AWARD WINNER BRUCE CLARK


1973 HEISMAN WINNER JOHN CAPPELLETTI

2007 BEDNARIK WINNER DAN CONNOR

2002 DOAK WALKER WINNER LARRY JOHNSON

1999 BUTKUS AWARD WINNER LAVAR ARRINGTON

14 AWARDS IN THE LAST 19 YEARS MAJOR AWARDS (PENN STATERS HAVE WON THE HEISMAN, MAXWELL, WALTER CAMP, DOAK WALKER, BUTKUS, OUTLAND, LOMBARDI, O’BRIEN, BILETNIKOFF, BEDNARIK AND RIMINGTON AWARDS) 14 AWARDS IN LAST 19 YEARS (INCLUDING THE BEDNARIK FROM 2005-07, 2005 BUTKUS AND 2008 RIMINGTON)

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1994 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WINNER BOBBY ENGRAM

3 IN 2002 (LARRY JOHNSON COLLECTED THE MAXWELL, WALTER CAMP AND DOAK WALKER AWARDS IN 2002)

2012 Burlsworth TROPHY WINNER Matt Mcgloin

SHOWCASE GAMES (COUNTLESS APPEARANCES IN THE SENIOR BOWL, HULA BOWL AND EAST-WEST SHRINE CLASSIC) 23 TOP 10 FINISHES (SINCE 1967 AND 35 TOP 25 FINISHES IN THE FINAL ASSOCIATED PRESS AND COACHES POLLS)

1994 O’BRIEN AWARD WINNER KERRY COLLINS

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LINEBACKER U. (PENN STATE LINEBACKERS HAVE EARNED 19 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA HONORS, TWO BUTKUS AWARDS AND FOUR BEDNARIK AWARDS)

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NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

Seven Honored With Maxwell Award Most In The Nation

Seven Penn State players, including tailback Larry Johnson in 2002, have been honored with the Maxwell Award, presented annually to “the outstanding player in collegiate football.” Penn State IS TIED WITH NOTRE DAME FOR THE MOST HONOREES IN THE NATION. Navy (4) and Ohio State (4) are the next closest. 1959: 1964: 1969: 1973: 1978: 1994: 2002:

Rich Lucas, QB Glenn Ressler, C/G Mike Reid, DT John Cappelletti, RB Chuck Fusina, QB Kerry Collins, QB Larry Johnson, TB

2011 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR DEVON STILL WITH 1999 BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR COURTNEY BROWN, WHOSE NAME GRACES THE AWARD.

COLLEGE AWARDS SHOWS 1959

1964

1969

2011 BEDNARIK, Nagurski and outland finalist devon still

1973

1978

1994

2002


(B)

(C)

NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

(D)

PENN STATE HAS HAD 22 INDIVIDUALS INDUCTED INTO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Most recent inductees include (A) tailback Lydell Mitchell (2004), (B) tackle Keith Dorney (2005), (C) Coach Joe Paterno (2007) and (D) tailback Curt Warner (2009).

Lydell Mitchell was inducted into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame.

SCHOLAR-ATHLETES All-America linebacker Paul Posluszny (left) and All-America guard Stefen Wisniewski (above) are two of 16 Nittany Lions honored as National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athletes.

2002: Maxwell (Larry Johnson), Walter Camp (Larry Johnson) & Doak Walker (Larry Johnson) 2005: Bednarik (Paul Posluszny) & Butkus (Paul Posluszny) 2006: Bednarik (Paul Posluszny) & Academic All-American-of-the-Year (Paul Posluszny) 2007: Bednarik (Dan Connor) 2008: Rimington (A.Q. Shipley) 2012: BURLSWORTH (MATT McGLOIN)

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PENN STATE’S RECENT NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS

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LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

PENN STATE PLAYERS ARE ACTIVE IN SPECIAL OLYMPICS, LIFT FOR LIFE, DANCE MARATHON, MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, SAAB’S STUDENT-ATHLETE SHADOW DAY, PENNPALS, LOCAL SCHOOL READING PROGRAMS AND MUCH MORE.

LIONS IN THE COMMUNITY

GIVING BACK

Among their many community activities, Penn State players spend time with pediatric cancer patients as part of the THON MAKE-A-WISH campaign.

VETERANS HOSPITAL VISIT

PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL OLYMPICS

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY


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THON

MS WALK

ROAR FOR READING MAKE-A-Wish FOUNDATION

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THON DANCE MARATHON

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LIFT FOR LIFE

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013 PENN STATE LIFT FOR LIFE Started by Penn State football players in 2003, Lift For Life is a strength and conditioning challenge that has helped raise more than $700,000 to increase awareness and generate support for the Kidney Cancer Association.

Lift for Life raised a record $110,000 in 2012. Organized and run by Uplifting Athletes, a student organization comprised of current football studentathletes, the event, held in mid-July, is a challenging gauntlet of exercises that offers fans a rare chance to experience Penn State Football up close and personal.

$700,000+

RAISED TO FIGHT CANCER

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PENN STATE’S 2009 SPRING FOOTBALL GAME DREW A RECORD 76,500 FANS. MORE THAN 50,000 FANS HAVE ATTENDED THE BLUE-WHITE GAME 5 TIMES IN THE PAST 7 YEARS, WITH 60,000 ATTENDING IN 2012.

Adoring and supportive fans flock whenever Nittany Lion players appear in public.

ACTIVE & INVOLVED

WE ARE PENN STATE | ACTIVE & INVOLVED

BLUE-WHITE WEEKEND

FUN WITH FANS

ADORING FAN SUPPORT, AND A FAMILY ATMOSPHERE ALL MAKE IT GREAT TO BE A NITTANY LION.

VETERANS HOSPITAL VISIT

introduces future president Barack Obama on the steps of Old Main in 2008.

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Former Nittany Lion cornerback Lydell Sargeant

Sue Paterno organizes players for their annual volunteer efforts with the Special Olympics Pennsylvania state summer games.

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BOWL GAMES

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013 THOUSANDS OF NITTANY LIONS HAVE ENJOYED THE BOWL EXPERIENCE AT SITES FROM PASADENA TO MIAMI, TEMPE TO TAMPA AND ORLANDO TO NEW ORLEANS. 2006 ORANGE BOWL CHAMPIONS

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A JANUARY TRADITION

BOWLING Penn State ranks third in the nation with 27 bowl victories* 27 ON-FIELD* BOWL VICTORIES (T3RD IN THE NATION; BEST IN THE BIG TEN) 44 BOWL APPEARANCES (T8TH IN THE NATION; SECOND-HIGHEST IN THE BIG TEN) 63.6 BOWL WINNING PERCENTAGE (Fourth IN THE NATION AND BEST IN THE BIG TEN) 15 JANUARY BOWLS IN LAST 22 YEARS (28 OVERALL) NEW YEAR’S DAY SUCCESS (WINS IN 5 DIFFERENT JANUARY BOWLS IN BIG TEN ERA) *All wins from 1998-2011 vacated by NCAA.

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EIGHT BIG TEN BOWL COMMITMENTS THE GRANDADDY OF THEM ALL January 1, 2014 The ultimate destination for the champions of the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences since their alliance began in 1946. Penn State has made three appearances in the Rose Bowl, including taking on USC in the 2009 Rose Bowl.

CAPITAL ONE BOWL January 1, 2014

Orlando is home to the Capital One Bowl, where the Big Ten’s No. 2 selection will play a Southeastern Conference team on January 1, 2014. Penn State has played in the bowl five times, meeting LSU, Tennessee, Florida and Auburn since the 1993 season. Penn State defeated LSU, 19-17, in the 2010 game. 2007 ALAMO BOWL DEFENSIVE MVP SEAN LEE

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OUTBACK BOWL January 1, 2014

Raymond James Stadium is home to the Outback Bowl, which awaits a Big TenSoutheastern Conference match-up on January 1, 2014. Penn State is 3-1 in four appearances, defeating Tennessee, Auburn and Kentucky and falling to Florida in Tampa in the 2011 game.

GATOR BOWL

January 1, 2014 The Gator Bowl, played at Jacksonville’s EverBank Field, will take place on January 1, 2014 and match a Big Ten team against a Southeastern Conference opponent. Penn State has made four Gator Bowl appearances. This is the fourth year of the bowl’s affiliation with the Big Ten.

HEART OF DALLAS BOWL January 1, 2014

The Heart of Dallas Bowl will be played on January 1, 2014 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas with a Big Ten squad meeting a team from the Big 12 or Conference USA. Penn State played Houston in the 2012 game.

TEXAS BOWL

December 27, 2013 The Texas Bowl will be played at Houston’s Reliant Stadium on December 27, 2013 and will pit a Big Ten team against a Big 12 foe. The inaugural Texas Bowl was played in 2006. This is the fourth year of the bowl’s affiliation with the Big Ten Conference.

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THE ROSE BOWL

BUFFALO WILD WING BOWL December 28, 2013

LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL December 26, 2013

Detroit’s Ford Field is home to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, where a Big Ten team will meet a Mid-American Conference opponent. This is the 12th year of the bowl’s affiliation with the Big Ten.

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Tempe, Ariz., is the home of the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl where a Big Ten team will square off with a Big 12 opponent. Penn State has not made an appearance in the bowl. This is the eight year of the bowl’s affiliation with the Big Ten.

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BOWL VICTORIES PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

GREAT BOWL OPPONENTS

VS. FLORIDA STATE

VS. TENNESSEE

VS. TEXAS A&M

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VICTORIES

Penn State has won 10 of its last 15 bowl appearances and made 13 January bowl appearances during that span.

VS. USC

*All wins from 1998-2011 vacated by NCAA.

TRADITION OF SUCCESS IN GREAT BOWL GAMES

(LIONS HAVE WON NEW YEAR’S ROSE, ORANGE, FIESTA, CAPITAL ONE AND OUTBACK BOWLS DURING THE BIG TEN ERA)

VS. LSU

NITTANY NATION FOLLOWS (MORE THAN 30,000 PENN STATERS AT THE 2009 ROSE AND 2006 ORANGE BOWLS)

VS. FLORIDA


Bowl games near & far. Fans organize at huge pep rallies and turn bowl venues into a home field advantage for the Nittany Lions.

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THOUSANDS FOLLOW the Nittany Lions to

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OUTSTANDING ALUMNI PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

600,000+ ALUMNI

SET FOR LIFE

ABC/ESPN College Football analyst Todd Blackledge, quarterback of the 1982 National Championship team, is just one example of how Nittany Lions are prepared for success after graduation. 1

PENN STATE PLAYERS HAVE DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES IN A WIDE VARIETY OF PROFESSIONS. FORMER NITTANY LIONS ARE COMPANY PRESIDENTS, BUSINESS OWNERS AND LEADERS IN THE FINANCIAL WORLD. OTHERS ARE LAWYERS, DOCTORS, DENTISTS, ENGINEERS, TEACHERS, COACHES, COMPUTER AND TECHNOLOGY SPECIALISTS, ADMINISTRATORS, CONSULTANTS, SUPERVISORS AND MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA TO NAME JUST A FEW OF THE PROFESSIONS.

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TEAMED UP IN BUSINESS Franco Harris (34) and Lydell Mitchell (23) were teammates in the Penn State backfield from 1969-71, helping the Nittany Lions to a 29-4 record. The former college and pro gridiron greats teamed up again 25 years later, with Harris leading a group of investors, including Mitchell, in the purchase (top left) of Parks Sausage Co., a once-thriving institution which had fallen into bankruptcy and closed its doors. Harris, a majority owner of Super Bakery, Inc., and his investors agreed to purchase Parks for $1.7 million in cash while assuming nearly $9 million in debt. Several months later more than 100 employees were back at work at the company’s Baltimore plant, which is overseen by Mitchell, Parks’ President. Parks, a Black Enterprise magazine 100 company, was founded in 1951.

NATION’S LARGEST

The Penn State Alumni Association ranks as the largest organization of its kind among colleges and universities. There are more than 600,000 Penn State alumni worldwide and they do not sit on their hands. They are active in their University and they love football. 5

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NOTABLE ALUMNI (1) Mike Munchak — NFL Hall of Famer/Head Coach of the Tennessee Titans (2) John Hufnagel — Head coach and general manager of the Calgary Stampeders (3) Jack Ham & Steve Jones — pro football Hall of Famer/Penn State Radio Network team (4) Dr. Jim Bradley — Pittsburgh Steelers orthopedic surgeon (5) LARA SPENCER — Good morning america, lifestyle anchor (6) Dave Robinson — pro Football Hall of Fame/corporate vice president

MIKE REID PENN STATE, ‘69

Outland Trophy winner Mike Reid has collected Grammy Awards as a prolific pop and country music entertainer and songwriter.

MATT MILLEN PENN STATE, ‘80

Matt Millen played in the NFL for 12 years and earned four Super Bowl rings. A former analyst with Fox Sports and president of the Detroit Lions, he is an ESPN/ABC football analyst.

JON SARACENO PENN STATE, ‘79

Jon Saraceno is a national sports columnist and NBA beat writer for USA Today.

LISA SALTERS PENN STATE, ‘88

Lisa Salters was a correspondent for ABC’s World News Tonight before joining ESPN/ABC. She is the sideline reporter for ESPN’s Monday Night Football, previously working college football and the NBA Finals.

TOM VERDUCCI PENN STATE, ‘82

Tom Verducci is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated magazine and one of the nation’s most prominent baseball writers.

JESSE ARNELLE PENN STATE, ‘62

Former chairman of Penn State’s Board of Trustees, Jesse Arnelle retired as senior partner of the San Francisco-based law firm of Arnelle, Hastie, McGee, Willis and Greene.

JIMMY CEFALO PENN STATE, ‘78

Jimmy Cefalo played for the Miami Dolphins and was a commentator with NBC Sports prior to becoming a TV sportscaster in Miami. He is the Dolphins’ radio play-by-play voice.

TOM RIDGE PENN STATE, ‘72G

Tom Ridge is a former governor of the state of Pennsylvania and the first Director of Homeland Security appointed by President George W. Bush.

ALLISON BAVER PENN STATE, ‘03

Allison Baver is an American record-holder in speed skating and won a bronze medal in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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20,000 JOB INTERVIEWS ANNUALLY (BY CORPORATIONS & AGENCIES AT PENN STATE)

PROMINENT PENN STATE ALUMNI

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TEAM OVERVIEW

2012 Record: 8-4 2012 Big Ten Record: 6-2 Leaders Division: 2nd Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: Multiple Lettermen Returning/Lost: 38/32 Starters Returning/Lost: 16/8 Captains: Game Season-Opener: Aug. 31, Syracuse at MetLife; East Rutherford, N.J.

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NITTANY LION FOOTBALL ➤ Quick Facts

➤ Athletic Communications

Location: University Park, Pa. 16802 Enrollment: 45,351 (39,192 undergraduate) at University Park Nickname: Nittany Lions Colors: Blue & White Stadium (Capacity): Beaver Stadium (106,572) Stadium Surface: Natural Grass Conference: Big Ten President: Dr. Rodney Erickson Athletic Director: Dr. David Joyner Head Football Coach: Bill O’Brien O’Brien’s Record: 8-4, second season Football Office Telephone: (814) 865-0412

Associate Athletic Director for Business Relations & Communications: Greg Myford Assistant Athletic Director for Communications/Football Contact: Jeff Nelson Assistant Directors of Athletic Communications/Secondary Contacts: Brian Siegrist, Tony Mancuso, Greg Campbell Athletic Communications Telephone: (814) 865-1757 Athletic Communications Fax: (814) 863-3165 Athletic Communications Address: 101-D Bryce Jordan Center University Park, Pa. 16802 ➤ History First Year of Football: 1887 All-Time Record: 723-361-42, 126 seasons, 12th in victories. All-Time Bowl Record: 21-15-2, 13th in bowl victories. Years In Post-Season Play: 44, tied for eighth in bowl appearances.

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2013 PENN STATE SCHEDULE Aug. 31 Syracuse. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2) MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J. (80,566) Sept. 7 EASTERN MICHIGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 p.m. (BTN) Beaver Stadium Sept. 14 UCF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. (BTN) Beaver Stadium Sept. 21 KENT STATE (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Beaver Stadium Oct. 5 at Indiana* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Memorial Stadium (52,929) Oct. 12 MICHIGAN** (2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2) Beaver Stadium Oct. 26 at Ohio State*. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 p.m. (ABC, ESPN2 or ESPN) Ohio Stadium (102,329) Nov. 2 ILLINOIS*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Beaver Stadium Nov. 9 at Minnesota** . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA TCF Bank Stadium (50,805) Nov. 16 PURDUE* (3). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Beaver Stadium Nov. 23 NEBRASKA** (4). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Beaver Stadium Nov. 30 at Wisconsin*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBA Camp Randall Stadium (80,321) (1) All-University Day; (2) Homecoming/Varsity “S” Day; (3) Military Appreciation Day; (4) Senior Day; *Big Ten division opponent; **Big Ten division crossover opponent; times Eastern & subject to change. All games can be heard on the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.


OFFENSIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH BILL BELTON

2012 Stats Rushing Yards: 263 Rushing TDs: 3 Receptions: 9 Receiving Yards: 50 Receiving TDs: 1

Jr. — Tailback Versatile athlete who will be used on offense and in return game…a former wideout, he recorded his first career 100-yard game with 103 yards and three touchdowns in victory at Iowa…for the season, had 60 carries for 263 yards and 9 catches for 50 yards…returned a team-high nine kickoffs and averaged 15.6 yards per return.

KYLE CARTER

2012 Stats Receptions: 36 Receiving Yards: 453 Receiving TDs: 2 Yards Per Catch: 12.6 Long Catch: 34

TY HOWLE

Sr. — Center Top candidate at center...saw action on the offensive line and special teams in 2012…started at left guard in the Senior Day victory over Wisconsin…has served as the long snapper on placements the past three seasons…a graduate student who should be a candidate for Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

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So. — Tight End Was a first-team 2012 Freshman All-American and the only freshman ranked among the Big Ten leaders in receptions and receiving yards…the only freshman named to the John Mackey Award midseason watch list…selected firstteam All-Big Ten…was second on the team with 36 catches for 453 yards and two touchdowns in 2012.

TYLER FERGUSON

2013 Blue-White Stats Passing Yards: 90 Passing TDs: 2

JESSE JAMES

2012 Stats Receptions: 15 Receiving Yards: 276 Receiving TDs: 5 Yards Per Catch: 18.4 Long Catch: 42

So. — Tight End An honorable-mention Freshman All-American in 2012, he tied the school season record for touchdowns by a tight end with five scoring receptions…led the squad with an 18.4 yards per catch average, making 15 catches for 276 yards…a starter in six games last year, James made five receptions for 30-plus yards.

So. — Quarterback First-year signal caller who was atop the depth chart after spring practice…enrolled in classes in January…in the Blue-White game, was 9-for-15 for 90 yards and two TDs…has three years of eligibility after spending his freshman year at the College of the Sequoias, where he threw for more than 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns.

BRANDON MOSEBY-FELDER

2012 Stats Receptions: 31 Receiving Yards: 437 Receiving TDs: 1 Yards Per Catch: 14.1 Long Catch: 42

Sr. — Wide Receiver Veteran wideout who had a breakout season in 2012…can make big catches in big moments…ranked third on the team with 31 catches for 437 yards and one touchdown in 2012…a starter in nine games, his 50.6 yards per game average in Big Ten play was No. 10 in the conference…had five receptions of 30-plus yards.

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2013 SQUAD BREAKDOWN ➤ LETTERMEN RETURNING FROM 2012 (38)

➤ LETTERMEN LOST FROM 2012 (32)

➤ STARTERS RETURNING (16)

Offense (19)

Offense (16)

(Number of 2012 starts in parenthesis)

Center Ty Howle Guard Miles Dieffenbach, Angelo Mangiro, Eric Shrive, John Urschel Tackle Garry Gilliam*, Adam Gress, Donovan Smith Tight End Kyle Carter, Jesse James, Matt Lehman Running Back Bill Belton, Deron Thompson, Zach Zwinak Fullback Pat Zerbe Receiver Alex Kenney, Brandon Moseby-Felder, Allen Robinson, Matt Zanellato

Center Frank Figueroa, Matt Stankiewitch Guard Mark Arcidiacono Tackle Mike Farrell Tight End Brian Irvin, J.R. Refice Quarterback Matt McGloin, Shane McGregor, Garrett Venuto Running Back Derek Day, Curtis Dukes, Michael Zordich Fullback P.J. Byers, Andre Dupree Receiver Christian Kuntz, Evan Lewis

Offense (8): Allen Robinson, wr (12); John Urschel, g (12); Miles Dieffenbach, g (11); Brandon Moseby-Felder, wr (9); Donovan Smith, t (9); Garry Gilliam, te (8); Jesse James, te (5); Zach Zwinak, rb (4).

Defense (17)

Defense (13)

➤ STARTERS LOST (8)

Deion Barnes, Brad Bars, C.J. Olaniyan, Anthony Zettel Kyle Baublitz, DaQuan Jones Glenn Carson, Mike Hull, Ben Kline Adrian Amos, Da’Quan Davis, Jesse Della Valle, Jordan Lucas, Trevor Williams** Ryan Keiser, Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, Malcolm Willis

Specialists (2) Sam Ficken Alex Butterworth

Specialists (3)

Returning: Returning: Returning: Returning:

(Number of 2012 starts in parenthesis) Offense (3): Mike Farrell, t (12); Matt McGloin, qb (12); Matt Stankiewitch, c (12). Defense (5): Gerald Hodges, lb (12); Stephon Morris, cb (12); Jordan Hill, dt (11); Michael Mauti, lb (11); Sean Stanley, de (10). Specialists (0)

Punter Joe Baker Kick Snapper Emery Etter, Michael Fuhrman

➤ OTHER RETURNEES WITH STARTING EXPERIENCE (9)

*Lettered at tight end; **lettered at wide receiver.

(Number of career starts in parenthesis)

2012 LETTERMEN AT A GLANCE Offense Defense Specialists Total

Pete Massaro, Sean Stanley Cody Castor, Jordan Hill, James Terry Gerald Hodges, Michael Mauti, Jamie Van Fleet (injured), Michael Yancich Patrick Flanagan, Stephon Morris, Mike Wallace (injured) Jake Fagnano

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2012 STARTERS AT A GLANCE Offense Defense Specialists Total

Returning: Returning: Returning: Returning:

8 6 2 16

Lost: Lost: Lost: Lost:

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Offense (7): Bill Belton, rb (5); Adam Gress, t (3); Matt Lehman, te (3); Kyle Carter, te (2); Ty Howle, c (1); Alex Kenney, wr (1); Trevor Williams, wr (1). Defense (2): Mike Hull, lb (1); C.J. Olaniyan, de (1).

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Specialists (2): Alex Butterworth, p (12); Sam Ficken, pk (12).

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End Tackle Linebacker Cornerback Safety

Defense (6): Adrian Amos, cb (12); Glenn Carson, lb (12); Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, saf (12); DaQuan Jones, dt (11); Malcolm Willis, saf (10); Deion Barnes, de (8).


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OFFENSIVE, SPECIAL TEAMS & DEFENSIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH ALLEN ROBINSON

Jr. — Wide Receiver One of the nation’s top returning wide receivers…Biletnikoff Award candidate…Big Ten Richter-Howard Receiver-of-the-Year and first-team All-Big Ten in 2012…broke the Penn 2012 Stats State season receptions record Receptions: 77 with 77 catches for 1,013 yards in Receiving Yards: 1,013 2012…just the second Nittany Lion Receiving TDs: 11 to amass 1,000 receiving yards in Yards Per Catch: 13.2 a season…recorded 11 touchdown Long Catch: 53 catches in 2012.

JOHN URSCHEL

2012 Stats Starts: 12

SAM FICKEN

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Field Goals: 14/21 Long Field Goal: 43 PATS: 39/41

Sr. — Placekicker Converted his final 10 field goal attempts of 2012…ranked No. 2 in kick scoring (8.1 ppg) and was No. 3 in field goals (1.5 avg.) in conference games…handled all of the kickoff duties last season… for the season, was 14-of-21 on field goals and 39-of-41 on extra points…was 3-of-3 on field goals, including overtime game-winner, in Senior Day victory over Wisconsin.

Sr. — Guard The embodiment of a studentathlete…2012 first-team All-Big Ten and Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American…maintains a perfect 4.0 GPA…earned bachelor’s degree in mathematics in three years and master’s degree in math in May 2013…will be a primary candidate for the NFF’s William V. Campbell Trophy, presented to the nation’s premier college football scholar-athlete.

ZACH ZWINAK

2012 Stats Rushing Yards: 1,000 Rushing TDs: 6 Receptions: 20 Receiving Yards: 177 Receiving TDs: 1

ADRIAN AMOS

2012 Stats Tackles: 44 Solo Tackles: 31 Tackles For Loss: 2.5 Pass Breakups: 3 Interceptions: 2

Jr. — Safety A leader in the secondary and an All-Big Ten honors candidate… played safety in spring after starting every game at cornerback in 2012, earning honorable-mention All-Big Ten recognition…made 44 tackles (31 solo), two interceptions and three pass breakups last year…had a career-high 10 stops against Ohio…made interceptions against Ohio State and Indiana.

Jr. — Running Back Became the 14th individual Nittany Lion (22 times) to rush for 1,000 yards in a season in 2012…a power runner, he gained 1,000 yards on 203 carries with six rushing touchdowns…gained 906 yards in Big Ten play and ranked No. 5 in the conference in rushing at 113.0 ypg…caught 20 passes for 177 yards and led the team with 1,177 all-purpose yards.

DEION BARNES

2012 Stats Tackles: 26 Sacks: 6 Tackles For Loss: 10 Forced Fumbles: 3

So. — Defensive End A consensus first-team Freshman All-American last year…the 2012 Thompson-Randle El Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year, the Nittany Lions’ second conference freshman honoree of the season…All-Big Ten and Ted Hendricks Award candidate for 2013…among the 2012 Big Ten leaders in sacks (6.0), tackles for loss (10.0) and forced fumbles (3).

2013 OUTLOOK NOTES ➤ Head Coach Bill O’Brien

➤ Four National Championship Coaches

Bill O’Brien is in his second year as head coach of the Nittany Lions after leading Penn State to an 8-4 overall record in 2012, with wins in eight of the final 10 games, capped by an overtime victory over Wisconsin. In his first season as a head coach in 2012, O’Brien earned a trio of national Coach-of-the-Year honors and swept Big Ten Coach-of-the-Year accolades last year. His eight victories were the most by a first-year Penn State coach in the 126 years of the program. O’Brien was named the 15th head coach of the Penn State football program on January 6, 2012. He was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach with the New England Patriots of the National Football League during the 2011 season, helping the Patriots to their second Super Bowl during his five years on the New England coaching staff. O’Brien was the quarterbacks coach during the 2009-11 seasons. O’Brien began his coaching career at his alma mater, Brown (1993-94), and also served as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech (1995-2002), Maryland (2003-04) and Duke (2005-06) before joining the Patriots’ staff.

Four members of the Penn State coaching staff have been members of national championship staffs, including two with Bowl Championship Series (BCS) title teams in the past 10 years: 3 Mac McWhorter, offensive line; Texas, 2005 3 Stan Hixon, assistant head coach/wide receivers; LSU, 2003 3 Ron Vanderlinden, linebackers; Colorado, 1990 3 Charlie Fisher, quarterbacks; Eastern Kentucky, 1982

➤ O’Brien Earns National & Big Ten Coaching Honors After leading Penn State to wins in eight of its final 10 games under very challenging circumstances in 2012, Bill O’Brien earned several national and Big Ten Conference Coachof-the-Year accolades. O’Brien was selected the 2012 Bear Bryant Coach-of-theYear, the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach-of-the-Year and the ESPN Coach-of-the-Year. He also was named the Big Ten’s Dave McClain Coach-of-the-Year (media), HayesSchembechler Coach-of-the-Year (coaches) and overall Big Ten Men’s Coach-of-the-Year after guiding the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 overall record (6-2 Big Ten) in his first season as a head coach.

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38 returning letterwinners, 25 have starting experience — 15 on offense, eight on defense and the starting placekicker and punter. The Nittany Lions have lost the services of 32 lettermen from last season — 16 on offense, 13 on defense and three specialists.

➤ Sixteen Starters Return

John Butler enters his second season on the Penn State coaching staff after being promoted from secondary coach to defensive coordinator in January. Butler, who will continue to coach the cornerbacks, coached the defensive backs and worked with the special teams in 2012. The Philadelphia native inherited a secondary that lost all four starters from the 2011 season and helped the 2012 squad rank second in the Big Ten and No. 16 nationally in scoring defense at 19.1 ppg.

Penn State returns 16 starters for the 2013 season — eight on offense, six on defense and both specialists. Returning on offense are guard Miles Dieffenbach, tight end Jesse James, wide receiver Brandon Moseby-Felder, wide receiver Allen Robinson, tackle Donovan Smith, guard John Urschel and running back Zach Zwinak. Tackle Garry Gilliam, who started eight games at tight end last year, also returns. The defensive starters returning are safety/cornerback Adrian Amos, defensive end Deion Barnes, linebacker Glenn Carson, defensive tackle DaQuan Jones, safety Stephen Obeng-Agyapong and safety Malcolm Willis. Punter Alex Butterworth and placekicker Sam Ficken return to anchor the special teams units.

➤ Midget Joins Coaching Staff

➤ First-Team All-Big Ten Trio Returns

Anthony Midget joined the Penn State staff in February as the safeties coach after serving as defensive coordinator at Georgia State University in 2012. Midget spent 2008-12 at Georgia State after starting his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater, Virginia Tech. A third-team All-American and first-team All-Big East selection at cornerback in 1999, Midget helped the Hokies to four consecutive bowl berths, capped by an appearance in the 1999 BCS National Championship game.

Six Nittany Lions earned first-team All-Big Ten accolades in 2012 and three of the honorees return for this season. Wide receiver Allen Robinson attained first-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media and was the conference’s Richter-Howard Receiver-of-the-Year. Tight end Kyle Carter was named to the media first-team following his redshirt freshman season. Guard John Urschel was selected to the coaches’ first-team and the media’s secondteam. A trio of 2012 Penn State seniors — defensive tackle Jordan Hill, linebacker Michael Mauti and center Matt Stankiewitch — also gained All-Big Ten first-team accolades and linebacker Gerald Hodges was on the second-team.

➤ Butler Named Defensive Coordinator

➤ Nittany Lions Return 38 Lettermen Penn State returns 38 lettermen from last year’s 8-4 squad — 19 on offense, 17 on defense and two specialists. Of the


DEFENSIVE PLAYERS TO WATCH GLENN CARSON

2012 Stats Tackles: 85 Sacks: 1 Tackles For Loss: 3

Sr. — Linebacker In his third year as the starting middle linebacker, he will be counted on to provide leadership for a young “Linebacker U.” corps and the defense…an All-Big Ten and Butkus Award candidate…made 85 tackles in 2012, with three TFL and a sack…had career and team season-high 14 hits at Nebraska... graduated in May 2013 and is a twotime Academic All-Big Ten selection.

MIKE HULL

Jr. — Linebacker Joins Glenn Carson to again give “Linebacker U.” one of the nation’s most productive linebacker tandems… made 58 tackles, with four sacks, two fumble recoveries and one 2012 Stats interception in 2012…returned a Navy Tackles: 58 fumble 74 yards for a touchdown… Sacks: 4 blocked a punt that was recovered Interceptions: 1 for a TD against Ohio State…Capital Recovered Fumbles: 2 One/CoSIDA Academic All-America Blocked Punts: 1 candidate with 3.46 GPA in finance.

STEPHEN OBENG-AGYAPONG

2012 Stats Tackles: 41 Tackles For Loss: 2.5 Interceptions: 1 Forced Fumbles: 1 Recovered Fumbles: 1

Sr. — Safety A secondary veteran who will be looked to for leadership and playmaking ability…started every game at safety in 2012…made 41 tackles, with four pass breakups, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble and 0.5 sacks in 2012…made a career-high nine stops against Navy and eight hits in the overtime win against Wisconsin.

C.J. OLANIYAN

2012 Stats Tackles: 15 Sacks: 1 Tackles For Loss: 1 Pass Breakups: 2

Jr. — Defensive End Finished spring drills atop the depth chart at one of the defensive end spots..shared the team’s 2013 Jim O’Hora Award as the defense’s most improved player during spring drills…recorded 15 tackles, one sack for minus-10 yards and two pass breakups in 2012.

DAQUAN JONES

2012 Stats Tackles: 22 Sacks: 0.5 Tackles For Loss: 2 Recovered Fumbles: 1

Sr. — Defensive Tackle A strong, physical presence, who is a veteran on the defensive line and will be looked to for leadership for a unit that lost four seniors… recorded 22 tackles with 2.0 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and 0.5 sacks in 2012…among the Nittany Lions who have exceeded 400 pounds in the bench press.

MALCOLM WILLIS

Sr. — Safety The most experienced member of the secondary with 17 career starts…a hard-hitting safety, who started 10 games last year, missing the last two with an injury…was 2012 Stats seventh on the team with 45 tackTackles: 45 les (27 solo), a fumble recovery Solo Tackles: 27 and two pass breakups…recorded Recovered Fumbles: 1 a season-high seven tackles at Pass Breakups: 2 Nebraska.

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2013 OUTLOOK NOTES ➤ Three Freshman All-Americans

➤ Six Nittany Lions Are Graduates

Defensive end Deion Barnes and tight end Kyle Carter were consensus first-team Freshman All-Americans in 2012. The duo attained selections on the CBSSports.com, Sporting News, FoxSportsNext.com/Scout.com, Phil Steele’s College Football and CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America teams. Tight end Jesse James, a 2012 true freshman, was named an honorable-mention Freshman All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com.

Four returning Nittany Lions received their degrees at Penn State’s spring commencement in May, joining Ty Howle and John Urschel as graduates on the 2013 roster. Urschel earned his master’s degree in mathematics just four years after enrolling at Penn State, boasting a perfect 4.0 GPA. Glenn Carson, Adam Gress, Stephen Obeng-Agyapong and Malcolm Willis each received bachelor’s degrees this past spring. Matt Lehman and Brandon Moseby-Felder are on schedule to graduate in August, increasing the total to eight graduates on the roster.

➤ Seven Nittany Lions Enroll In January

➤ Player Position Changes

➤ Number Changes Several Nittany Lions are wearing new numbers this season, including: DeShawn Baker (10), Garry Gilliam (77), Malik Golden (6), Jordan Lucas (9), Brent Wilkerson (11), Trevor Williams (10) and Malcolm Willis (1).

The Penn State football team broke its program record for the second consecutive year with a Graduation Success Rate of 91 percent, according to NCAA data released in October 2012. The Nittany Lions posted a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 91 percent, tied with Rutgers for the No. 7 graduation rate among all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams. The national average was 68 percent. Penn State’s 91 percent GSR figure was second-highest to Northwestern among all Big Ten gridiron teams.

➤ Eight Bowl Teams, Three BCS Top 25 Squads On 2013 Schedule The Nittany Lions will face eight teams this season that played in a bowl game last year, including three squads that finished in the Top 25 of the final BCS rankings. Five bowl teams will visit Beaver Stadium: UCF (Beef O’Brady’s), Kent State (GoDaddy.com), Michigan (Outback), Purdue (Heart Of Dallas) and Nebraska (Capital One). Penn State will face a pair bowl teams on the road; Minnesota (Meineke Car Care) and Wisconsin (Rose), and open the season Aug. 31 against Syracuse (Pinstripe) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

➤ Michigan Is Homecoming Opponent Michigan will provide the opposition for Penn State’s 94th Homecoming game on Oct. 12 at 5 p.m. The Nittany Lions have a 67-21-5 on-field record in front of the alumni audience, including a come-from-behind, 39-28, victory over No. 24 Northwestern in 2012.

➤ Penn State Among Victories Leaders Entering its 127th season of football, Penn State has compiled 723 victories to rank 12th in the nation. The Nittany Lions are one of just 14 programs with 700 wins and enter the 2013 season with an official all-time mark of 723-365-42 (total of 835 on-field victories).

➤ Bowl Wins Leader In Big Ten Penn State leads all Big Ten teams with 27 on-field bowl game victories, tied for No. 3 in the nation. The Nittany Lions’ have a 63.6 on-field winning percentage (27-15-2) in bowl games. The Nittany Lions’ 44 bowl appearances rank second to Nebraska among Big Ten teams and are No. 8 nationally.

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Several Nittany Lions are playing different positions this fall, including: Jesse Della Valle (cornerback to safety), Garry Gilliam (tight end to tackle), Malik Golden (wide receiver to safety) and Trevor Williams (wide receiver to safety).

➤ Penn State Football Records 91 Percent NCAA Graduation Rate

Penn State and Syracuse will play their season-opening contest Aug. 31 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Nittany Lions and Orange have played 70 times previously, the second-highest total for a Penn State opponent. Penn State owns a 42-23-5 on-field series advantage, with the last meeting coming in 2009. Penn State will be playing in MetLife Stadium for the first time and at the Meadowlands for the first time since facing Southern California in the 2000 Kickoff Classic. The Nittany Lions compiled a 10-3 record at Giants Stadium and will be opening the season at the Meadowlands for the sixth time.

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The Nittany Lions welcomed seven student-athletes who enrolled in classes in January and participated in winter workouts and spring practice. Six of the January enrollees are true freshmen and one is a sophomore. The signees who enrolled in January were: wide receiver Richy Anderson, tight end Adam Breneman, quarterback Tyler Ferguson, cornerback Anthony Smith and cornerback Jordan Smith. Also enrolling for the start of the spring semester were quarterbacks D.J. Crook and Austin Whipple. The seven Penn State players hail from six states and the District of Columbia.

➤ Nittany Lions & Orange Open Season At MetLife Stadium


2013 SEASON

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

2013 NUMERICAL ROSTER

Pos.

Cl./El.

Ht.

Wt.

High School/Coach

56 Alosi, Anthony

G/T

Jr./So.

6-4

280

The Hun School, Cherokee/Dave Dudeck

4 Amos, Adrian**

Saf

Jr./Jr.

6-0

211

Calvert Hall College/Donald Davis

RB

19 Anderson, Richy

WR

Fr./Fr.

5-11 171

Governor Thomas Johnson/Ben Wright

1 Willis, Malcolm

Saf

10 Baker, DeShawn

WR

Jr./So.

6-0

181

William Penn Charter/Jeff Humble

2 Hamilton, DaeSean

WR

35 Baney, Matthew

LB

So./So.

6-0

224

State College Area, St. Francis/Al Wolski

2 Kiley, Jake

Saf

18 Barnes, Deion*

DE

Jr./So.

6-4

249

Northeast/Chris Riley

3 Davis, Da’Quan

CB

31 Bars, Brad**

DE

Sr./Jr.

6-3

248

Montgomery Bell Academy/Dan McGugin

3 Whipple, Austin

QB

84 Baublitz, Kyle**

DT

Sr./Jr.

6-5

286

Central York/Brad Livingston

26 Bell, Brandon

LB

Fr./Fr.

6-1

222

Oakcrest/Chuck Smith

1 Belton, Bill*

RB

Jr./Jr.

5-10 205

Winslow Township/Mike McBride

1 Belton, Bill

62

2013 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

4 Amos, Adrian

Saf

5 Ferguson, Tyler

QB

5 Wartman, Nyeem

LB

No. Name

79 Blanchard, Kevin

T

Jr./So.

6-7

295

Katy/Gary Joseph

51 Boyce, Drew

LB

Jr./So.

6-1

212

Northwest/Todd Dain

81 Breneman, Adam

TE

Fr./Fr.

6-4

235

Cedar Cliff/Jim Cantafio

6 Golden, Malik

Saf

7 Lewis, Eugene

WR

7 Obeng-Agyapong, Stephen

Saf

8 Robinson, Allen

WR

8 Wooten, Gary

LB

9 Lucas, Jordan

CB

10 Baker, DeShawn

WR

10 Williams, Trevor

CB

11 Wilkerson, Brent 12 Smith, Jordan 13 Merise, Jesse

CB

14 Gaines, Kasey

DB

65 Dieffenbach, Miles*

14 Hackenberg, Christian

QB

53 Dowrey, Derek

15 Kenney, Alex

WR

5 Ferguson, Tyler

QB

16 Pryor, Devin

CB

97 Ficken, Sam*

17 Crook, D.J.

QB

72 Gaia, Brian

18 Barnes, Deion

DE

14 Gaines, Kasey

18 James, Jesse

TE

77 Gilliam, Garry**

19 Anderson, Richy

WR

6 Golden, Malik

22 Lynch, Akeel

RB

58 Gress, Adam*

LB

14 Hackenberg, Christian

23 Keiser, Ryan

Saf

32 Haffner, Jack

24 Smith, Anthony

CB

22 Rhattigan, T.J.

Hometown Marlton, N.J. Baltimore, Md. Frederick, Md. Philadelphia, Pa. State College, Pa. Philadelphia, Pa. Nashville, Tenn. York, Pa. Mays Landing, N.J. Sicklerville, N.J. Katy, Texas Olathe, Kan. Mechanicsburg, Pa.

45 Butterworth, Alex

P

Sr./Sr.

5-10 206

Heritage Christian School/Ron Qualls

Indianapolis, Ind.

40 Carson, Glenn***

LB

Gr./Sr.

6-3

240

Southern Regional/Charles Donohue Sr.

Manahawkin, N.J.

6-3

244

William Penn/Bill Cole

87 Carter, Kyle*

TE

Jr./So.

46 Cole, Adam

LB

So./Fr.

5-11 219

Belle Vernon Area/Aaron Krepps

52 Cothran, Curtis

DE

Fr./Fr.

6-5

235

Council Rock North/Adam Collachi

Newtown, Pa.

41 Cothren, Parker

DT

Fr./Fr.

6-5

265

Hazel Green/Matthew Putnam

Huntsville, Ala.

17 Crook, D.J.

QB

Fr./Fr.

6-1

206

Barnestable, Worcester Academy/Tony Johnson West Barnstable, Mass.

TE

68 Davie, Bryan

G

Sr./Jr.

6-3

284

Eleanor Roosevelt/Tom Green

CB

3 Davis, Da’Quan*

CB

So./So.

5-10 164

Calvert Hall College/Donald Davis

Baltimore, Md.

39 Della Valle, Jesse*

Saf

Sr./Jr.

6-1

194

Shaler Area/Neil Gordon

Pittsburgh, Pa.

G

Sr./Jr.

6-3

297

Fox Chapel Area/Bryan Deal

Pittsburgh, Pa.

DT

So./Fr.

6-3

308

John Handley/Tony Rayburn

Winchester, Va.

So./So.

6-3

213

Ridgeview, College of The Sequoias/Robert Dougherty Bakersfield, Calif.

PK

Jr./Jr.

6-2

183

Valparaiso/Mark Hoffman

DT

So./Fr.

6-3

279

Gilman School/Biff Poggi

DB

Fr./Fr.

5-10 160

Grayson/Mickey Conn

26 Bell, Brandon

LB

27 Harrop, Colin

Saf

28 Zwinak, Zach

RB

30 Idemudia, Charles

LB

31 Bars, Brad

DE

32 Haffner, Jack

FB

34 Salomone, Dominic

FB

35 Baney, Matthew

LB

35 Zerbe, Pat

FB

36 Thompson, Deron

RB

38 Kline, Ben

LB

Bear, Del. Belle Vernon, Pa.

Bowie, Md.

Valparaiso, Ind. Pasadena, Md. Lawrenceville, Ga.

T

Sr./Jr.

6-6

305

Milton Hershey School/Bob Guyer

Saf

So./Fr.

6-1

193

Cheshire Academy/Dan O’dea

Hartford, Conn.

Carlisle, Pa.

T

Gr./Sr.

6-6

317

West Mifflin Area/Tim Brennan

West Mifflin, Pa.

QB

Fr./Fr.

6-3

218

Fork Union Military Academy/Brian Hurlocker

FB

So./Fr.

5-10 210

State College Area/Al Wolski

92 Hall, Albert

DE

So./Fr.

6-4

245

Warwick Valley/James Sciarra

2 Hamilton, DaeSean

WR

Fr./Fr.

6-1

182

Mountain View/Eric Cooke

Fredericksburg, Va.

27 Harrop, Colin

Saf

So./Fr.

6-0

165

Wilson/Doug Dahms

Sinking Spring, Pa.

Palmyra, Va. State College, Pa. Warwick, N.Y.

57 Hartman, Tanner

G

Fr./Fr.

6-5

255

Lynchburg Christian Academy/Frank Rocco Jr. Christianburg, Va.

60 Howle, Ty**

C

Gr./Sr.

6-0

292

Bunn/David Howle

43 Hull, Mike**

LB

Sr./Jr.

6-0

226

Canon-McMillan/Guy Montecalvo

30 Idemudia, Charles

LB

So./Fr.

5-11 235

Grosse Pointe North/Frank Sumbera

18 James, Jesse*

TE

So./So.

6-7

249

South Allegheny/Pat Monroe

99 Johnson, Austin

DT

So./Fr.

6-4

297

St. Augustine Prep/Dennis Scuderi

91 Jones, DaQuan***

DT

Sr./Sr.

6-3

318

Johnson City Senior/Fred Deinhardt

23 Keiser, Ryan**

Saf

Sr./Jr.

6-1

205

Selinsgrove/Dave Hess

15 Kenney, Alex*

WR

Sr./Jr.

6-0

194

State College Area/Al Wolski

2 Kiley, Jake

Saf

So./Fr.

6-0

176

New Hampton School/Ed Kiley

38 Kline, Ben*

LB

Jr./So.

6-2

227

Dallastown Area/Kevin Myers

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2013 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. Name

Pos.

Cl./El.

Ht.

Wt.

High School/Coach

Hometown

C

So./Fr.

6-2

283

The Hun School/David Dudeck

Hamilton, N.J.

84 Lehman, Matt*

TE

Sr./Sr.

6-6

260

Newport/Robert Folk

7 Lewis, Eugene

WR

So./Fr.

6-1

201

Wyoming Valley West/Pat Keating

9 Lucas, Jordan*

CB

So./So.

6-0

192

New Rochelle/Lou DiRienzo

22 Lynch, Akeel

RB

So./Fr.

6-0

214

St. Francis (Buffalo, N.Y.)/Jerry Smith

71 Mahon, Brendan

G

Fr./Fr.

6-4

315

Randolph/Joe Lusardi

66 Mangiro, Angelo*

C/G

Jr./So.

6-3

303

Roxbury/Cosmo Lorusso

13 Merise, Jesse

CB

Jr./So.

5-8

180

Hillside/John Power

85 Moseby-Felder, Brandon**

WR

Sr./Sr.

6-2

199

Oxon Hill/Kevin Wolfolk

95 Nassib, Carl

DE

Jr./So.

6-6

243

Malvern Prep/Kevin Pellegrini

T

Fr./Fr.

6-5

295

Hershey/Mark Painter

7 Obeng-Agyapong, Stephen***

Saf

Gr./Sr.

5-10 207

John F. Kennedy/Alex Vega

86 Olaniyan, C.J.*

DE

Sr./Jr.

6-3

Warren Mott/Tom Milanov

16 Pryor, Devin

CB

Sr./Jr.

5-10 171

Alconbury (England)/Jeffrey Black

22 Rhattigan, T.J.

LB

Jr./So.

5-10 195

Neuqua Valley/Bryan Wells

8 Robinson, Allen**

WR

Jr./Jr.

6-3

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s/George Porritt

34 Salomone, Dominic

FB

So./Fr.

55 Laurent, Wendy

59 Nelson, Andrew

251

211

5-10 230

Wilkes-Barre, Pa. New Rochelle, N.Y. Toronto, Ontario Randolph, N.J. Roxbury, N.J. Hillside, N.J. Fort Washington, Md. West Chester, Pa. Hershey, Pa. Bronx, N.Y. Warren, Mich. San Bernardino, Calif. Naperville, Ill. Southfield, Mich.

Northern/Rick Mauck

94 Schwan, Evan

DE

So./Fr.

6-6

242

Central Dauphin/Glen McNamee

75 Shrive, Eric*

G/T

Sr./Sr.

6-6

317

West Scranton/Mike DeAntona

90 Sickels, Garrett

DE

Fr./Fr.

6-4

238

Red Bank Regional/Nick Giglio

24 Smith, Anthony

CB

Fr./Fr.

6-0

187

Pope John XIII/Brian Carlson

76 Smith, Donovan*

T

Jr./So.

6-5

327

Owings Mills/Steve Lurz

CB

Fr./Fr.

5-11 184

12 Smith, Jordan

Newport, Pa.

H.D. Woodson/Greg Fuller

Dillsburg, Pa. Harrisburg, Pa. West Scranton, Pa. Red Bank, N.J. Dover, N.J. Owings Mills, Md. Upper Marlboro, Md.

LB

41 Cothren, Parker

DT

43 Hull, Mike

LB

45 Butterworth, Alex

P

46 Cole, Adam

LB

51 Boyce, Drew

LB

52 Cothran, Curtis

DE

53 Dowrey, Derek

DT

55 Laurent, Wendy 56 Alosi, Anthony

C G/T

57 Hartman, Tanner

G

58 Gress, Adam

T

59 Nelson, Andrew

T

60 Howle, Ty

C

64 Urschel, John

G

65 Dieffenbach, Miles

G

66 Mangiro, Angelo 68 Davie, Bryan 71 Mahon, Brendan

C/G G

75 Shrive, Eric

G/T

265

Langley/Kenny Wright

5-10 198

Warwick/Bryan McCall

G

Gr./Sr.

6-3

307

Canisius/Brandon Harris

88 Warner, Jonathan

WR

So./Fr.

6-1

196

Camas/Jon Eagle

5 Wartman, Nyeem

LB

So./Fr.

6-1

240

Valley View/George Howanitz

3 Whipple, Austin

QB

Fr./Fr.

6-1

190

Pine-Richland, Salisbury School/Chris Phelps

11 Wilkerson, Brent

TE

So./Fr.

6-3

245

DeMatha Catholic/Bill McGregor

10 Williams, Trevor*

CB

So./So.

6-1

189

Calvert Hall College/Donald Davis

1 Willis, Malcolm***

Saf

Gr./Sr.

5-11 213

Lackey/Doug Lamb

86 Wilson, Bryce

TE

Jr./So.

6-3

244

East Pennsboro/Todd Stuter

Camp Hill, Pa.

8 Wooten, Gary

LB

So./Fr.

6-2

233

Hialeah Senior/Marc Berman

Miami, Fla.

80 Zanellato, Matt*

WR

Jr./So.

6-3

202

Lake Braddock Secondary/Jim Poythress

Burke, Va.

35 Zerbe, Pat*

FB

Sr./Sr.

6-1

231

Wilson/Doug Dahms

98 Zettel, Anthony*

DE

Jr./So.

6-4

257

Ogemaw Heights/Andrew Pratley

28 Zwinak, Zach*

RB

Sr./Jr.

6-1

240

Linganore/Richard Conner

Williamsville, N.Y. Camas, Wash. Philadelphia, Pa. Wexford, Pa.

76 Smith, Donovan

T

77 Gilliam, Garry

T

79 Blanchard, Kevin

T

80 Zanellato, Matt

WR

81 Breneman, Adam

TE

Baltimore, Md.

84 Baublitz, Kyle

DT

Marbury, Md.

84 Lehman, Matt

TE

85 Moseby-Felder, Brandon

WR

86 Olaniyan, C.J.

DE

86 Wilson, Bryce

TE

87 Carter, Kyle

TE

Clinton, Md.

West Lawn, Pa. West Branch, Mich. Frederick, Md.

*Letters won.

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DT

88 Warner, Jonathan

WR

90 Sickels, Garrett

DE

91 Jones, DaQuan

DT

92 Hall, Albert

DE

94 Schwan, Evan

DE

95 Nassib, Carl

DE

97 Ficken, Sam

PK

98 Zettel, Anthony

DE

99 Johnson, Austin

DT

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6-4

Jr./So.

63

G

Lititz, Pa.

Sr./Jr.

Matt Lehman Stephen Obeng-Agyapong C.J. Olaniyan Nyeem Wartman Matt Zanellato Pat Zerbe

40 Carson, Glenn

Pittsburgh, Pa.

DT RB

DUH-quan Della-a-VALLEY GUY-uh HOWL DAY-quan Luh-RENT

Saf

DT

36 Thompson, Deron*

Da’Quan Davis Jesse Della Valle Brain Gaia Ty Howle DaQuan Jones Wendy Laurent

39 Della Valle, Jesse

72 Gaia, Brian

88 Smith, Tyrone 64 Urschel, John**

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PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

2013 PRESEASON DEPTH CHART

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

SPECIAL TEAMS

WIDE RECEIVER

DEFENSIVE END

PUNTER

8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen Robinson (6-3, 211, Jr/Jr) 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eugene Lewis (6-1, 201, So/Fr) 88. . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Warner (6-1, 196, So/Fr)

RIGHT TACKLE

58. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Gress* (6-6, 317, Gr/Sr) 75. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Shrive* (6-6, 317, Sr/Sr) 79. . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Blanchard (6-7, 295, Jr/So)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

91. . . . . . . . . . . . . . DaQuan Jones (6-3, 318, Sr/Sr) 53. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Dowrey (6-3, 308, So/Fr) 88. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyrone Smith (6-4, 265, Sr/Jr)

45. . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Butterworth (5-10, 206, Sr/Sr)

KICKER

97. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Ficken (6-2, 183, Jr/Jr)

HOLDER

23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Keiser (6-1, 205, Sr/Jr) 45. . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Butterworth (5-10, 206, Sr/Sr)

KICK SNAPPER

RIGHT GUARD

DEFENSIVE TACKLE

84. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Baublitz (6-5, 286, Sr/Jr) 99. . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin Johnson (6-4, 297, So/Fr) 72. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Gaia (6-3, 279, So/Fr)

40. . . . . . . . . Glenn Carson (6-3, 240, Gr/Sr) [Punt] 60. . . . . . . . . . Ty Howle* (6-0, 292, Gr/Sr) [PAT, FG]

CENTER

DEFENSIVE END

1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Belton (5-10, 205, Jr/Jr) 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Kenney (6-0, 194, Sr/Jr) 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Akeel Lynch (6-0, 214, So/Fr) 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . Richy Anderson (5-11, 171, Fr/Fr) 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . Trevor Williams (6-1, 189, So/So) 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eugene Lewis (6-1, 201, So/Fr)

64. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Urschel* (6-3, 307, Gr/Sr) 66. . . . . . . . . . Angelo Mangiro (6-3, 303, Jr/So) OR 56. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Alosi (6-4, 280, Jr/So) 60. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ty Howle* (6-0, 292, Gr/Sr) 66. . . . . . . . . . Angelo Mangiro (6-3, 303, Jr/So) OR 55. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Laurent (6-2, 283, So/Fr)

LEFT GUARD

65. . . . . . . . . . . . Miles Dieffenbach (6-3, 297, Sr/Jr) 66. . . . . . . . . . . . . Angelo Mangiro (6-3, 303, Jr/So) 68. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan Davie (6-3, 284, Sr/Jr)

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86. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C.J. Olaniyan (6-3, 251, Sr/Jr) 31. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Bars (6-3, 248, Sr/Jr) 94. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evan Schwan (6-6, 242, So/Fr)

LEFT TACKLE

76. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donovan Smith (6-5, 327, Jr/So) 77. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garry Gilliam* (6-6, 305, Sr/Jr)

TIGHT END — Y

18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jesse James (6-7, 249, So/So) 84. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Lehman* (6-6, 260, Sr/Sr)

TIGHT END — Y/F

87. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Carter (6-3, 244, Jr/So) 11. . . . . . . . . . . . . Brent Wilkerson (6-3, 245, So/Fr) 81. . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Breneman (6-4, 235, Fr/Fr)

QUARTERBACK

5. . . . . . . . . . Tyler Ferguson (6-3, 213, So/So) OR 14. . . . . . . . . Christian Hackenberg (6-3, 218, Fr/Fr) 17. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D.J. Crook (6-1, 206, Fr/Fr) 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin Whipple (6-1, 190, Fr/Fr)

RUNNING BACK

28. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zach Zwinak (6-1, 240, Sr/Jr) 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Belton (5-10, 205, Jr/Jr) 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Akeel Lynch (6-0, 214, So/Fr) 36. . . . . . . . . . . Deron Thompson (5-10, 198, Jr/So)

FULLBACK

35. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Zerbe* (6-1, 231, Sr/Sr) 34. . . . . . . . . . Dominic Salomone (5-10, 230, So/Fr)

WIDE RECEIVER

85. . . . . . . Brandon Moseby-Felder (6-2, 199, Sr/Sr) 80. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Zanellato (6-3, 202, Jr/So) 15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Kenney (6-0, 194, Sr/Jr) 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . Richy Anderson (5-11, 171, Fr/Fr)

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18. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deion Barnes (6-4, 249, Jr/So) 98. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Zettel (6-4, 257, Jr/So)

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

43. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Hull (6-0, 226, Sr/Jr) 38. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ben Kline (6-2, 227, Jr/So)

MIDDLE LINEBACKER

40. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenn Carson (6-3, 240, Gr/Sr) 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Wooten (6-2, 233, So/Fr)

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER

KICKOFF RETURNERS

PUNT RETURNERS

39. . . . . . . . . . . . . Jesse Della Valle (6-1, 194, Sr/Jr) 19. . . . . . . . . . . . . Richy Anderson (5-11, 171, Fr/Fr) 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Belton (5-10, 205, Jr/Jr) 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . Trevor Williams (6-1, 189, So/So)

5. . . . . . . . . . . . Nyeem Wartman (6-1, 240, So/Fr) 30. . . . . . . . . . . Charles Idemudia (5-11, 235, So/Fr) ORNERBACK C 10. . . . . . . . . . . . . Trevor Williams (6-1, 189, So/So) 24. . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Smith (6-0, 187, Fr/Fr) OR 12. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Smith (5-11, 184, Fr/Fr)

SAFETY

1. . . . . . . . . . Malcolm Willis* (5-11, 213, Gr/Sr) OR 23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Keiser (6-1, 205, Sr/Jr) 39. . . . . . . . . . . . . Jesse Della Valle (6-1, 194, Sr/Jr) 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jake Kiley (6-0, 176, So/Fr)

SAFETY

4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adrian Amos (6-0, 211, Jr/Jr) 7. . . Stephen Obeng-Agyapong (5-10, 207, Gr/Sr) 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Malik Golden (6-1, 193, So/Fr)

CORNERBACK

9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Lucas (6-0, 192, So/So) 3. . . . . . . . . . . . Da’Quan Davis (5-10, 164, So/So) 16. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devin Pryor (5-10, 171, Jr/So)

*Fifth-year senior. As of June 13, 2013.


2013 BIG TEN SCHEDULE ➤ August 29

➤ October 12

Indiana State at INDIANA UNLV at MINNESOTA

MICHIGAN at PENN STATE INDIANA at MICHIGAN STATE NEBRASKA at PURDUE NORTHWESTERN at WISCONSIN

➤ August 30 Western Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE

➤ October 19

➤ August 31

IOWA at OHIO STATE INDIANA at MICHIGAN PURDUE at MICHIGAN STATE MINNESOTA at NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN at ILLINOIS

PENN STATE vs. Syracuse

(MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J.)

Northern Illinois at IOWA Central Michigan at MICHIGAN Wyoming at NEBRASKA NORTHWESTERN at California Southern Illinois at ILLINOIS Buffalo at OHIO STATE PURDUE at Cincinnati Massachusetts at WISCONSIN

➤ September 7 Eastern Michigan at PENN STATE Missouri State at IOWA Notre Dame at MICHIGAN South Florida at MICHIGAN STATE MINNESOTA at New Mexico State Southern Mississippi at NEBRASKA Syracuse at NORTHWESTERN Cincinnati at ILLINOIS Navy at INDIANA San Diego State at OHIO STATE Indiana State at PURDUE Tennessee Tech at WISCONSIN

➤ September 14 UCF at PENN STATE IOWA at Iowa State Akron at MICHIGAN Youngstown State at MICHIGAN STATE Western Illinois at MINNESOTA UCLA at NEBRASKA Western Michigan at NORTHWESTERN ILLINOIS vs. Washington

(Soldier Field; Chicago)

Bowling Green at INDIANA OHIO STATE at California Notre Dame at PURDUE WISCONSIN at Arizona State

➤ September 21

➤ September 28 IOWA at MINNESOTA WISCONSIN at OHIO STATE Miami (O.) at ILLINOIS Northern Illinois at PURDUE

PENN STATE at INDIANA MICHIGAN STATE at IOWA MINNESOTA at MICHIGAN ILLINOIS at NEBRASKA OHIO STATE at NORTHWESTERN

➤ November 2 ILLINOIS at PENN STATE WISCONSIN at IOWA MICHIGAN at MICHIGAN STATE MINNESOTA at INDIANA NORTHWESTERN at NEBRASKA OHIO STATE at PURDUE

➤ November 9 PENN STATE at MINNESOTA IOWA at PURDUE NEBRASKA at MICHIGAN ILLINOIS at INDIANA BYU at WISCONSIN

➤ November 16 PURDUE at PENN STATE MICHIGAN at NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN STATE at NEBRASKA OHIO STATE at ILLINOIS INDIANA at WISCONSIN

➤ November 23 NEBRASKA at PENN STATE MICHIGAN at IOWA MICHIGAN STATE at NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN at MINNESOTA ILLINOIS at PURDUE INDIANA at OHIO STATE

➤ November 29 IOWA at NEBRASKA

➤ November 30 PENN STATE at WISCONSIN OHIO STATE at MICHIGAN MINNESOTA at MICHIGAN STATE NORTHWESTERN at ILLINOIS PURDUE at INDIANA

➤ December 7 Big Ten Championship

(Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis)

As of June 13, 2013; subject to change.

OHIO STATE*

Aug. 31 at MetLife Stadium; East Rutherford, N.J.

Oct. 26 at Ohio Stadium

2012 Record: 8-5 Series History: Penn State, 42-23-5 Last Meeting: 2009; Penn State, 28-7 Football SID: Sue Edson Phone: (315) 443-2608 Email: sedson@syr.edu Website: www.suathletics.com

EASTERN MICHIGAN

2012 Record: 12-0 (8-0) Series History: Ohio State, 15-13 Last Meeting: 2012; Ohio State, 35-23 Football SID: Jerry Emig Phone: (614) 688-0343 Email: emig.2@osu.edu Website: www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com

ILLINOIS*

Nov. 2 at Beaver Stadium

Sept. 7 at Beaver Stadium

2012 Record: 2-10 (0-8) Series History: Penn State, 16-4 Last Meeting: 2012; Penn State, 35-7 Football SID: Kent Brown Phone: (217) 244-6533 Email: kwbrown3@illinois.edu Website: www.fightingillini.com

2012 Record: 2-10 Series History: Penn State, 2-0 Last Meeting: 2011; Penn State, 34-6 Football SID: Greg Steiner Phone: (734) 487-0317 Email: greg.steiner@emich.edu Website: www.emueagles.com

MINNESOTA**

UCF

Nov. 9 at TCF Bank Stadium

Sept. 14 at Beaver Stadium

2012 Record: 10-4 Series History: Penn State, 2-0 Last Meeting: 2004; Penn State, 37-13 Football SID: Brian Ormiston Phone: (407) 823-2409 Email: bormiston@athletics.ucf.edu Website: www.ucfathletics.com

KENT STATE

2012 Record: 6-7 (2-6) Series History: Penn State, 8-4 Last Meeting: 2010; Penn State, 33-21 Football SID: Paul Rovnak Phone: (612) 625-4090 Email: psrovnak@umn.edu Website: www.gophersports.com

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PURDUE*

Nov. 16 at Beaver Stadium

Sept. 21 at Beaver Stadium

2012 Record: 11-3 Series History: Penn State, 3-0 Last Meeting: 2010; Penn State, 24-0 Football SID: Aaron Chimenti Phone: (330) 672-8468 Email: achiment@kent.edu Website: www.kentstatesports.com

INDIANA*

2012 Record: 6-7 (3-5) Series History: Penn State, 12-3-1 Last Meeting: 2012; Penn State, 34-9 Football SID: Matt Rector Phone: (765) 494-3196 Email: rector@purdue.edu Website: www.purduesports.com

NEBRASKA**

Nov. 23 at Beaver Stadium

Oct. 5 at Memorial Stadium

2012 Record: 4-8 (2-6) Series History: Penn State, 16-0 Last Meeting: 2012; Penn State, 45-22 Football SID: Jeff Keag Phone: (812) 855-6209 Email: jkeag@indiana.edu Website: www.iuhoosiers.com

MICHIGAN**

2012 Record: 10-4 (7-1) Series History: Nebraska, 8-7 Last Meeting: 2012; Nebraska, 32-23 Football SID: Keith Mann Phone: (402) 472-2263 Email: kmann@huskers.com Website: www.huskers.com

WISCONSIN*

Nov. 30 at Camp Randall Stadium

Oct. 12 at Beaver Stadium

2012 Record: 8-5 (6-2) Series History: Michigan, 10-6 Last Meeting: 2010; Penn State, 41-31 Football SID: Justin Dickens Phone: (734) 615-0680 Email: dickensj@umich.edu Website: www.mgoblue.com

2012 Record: 8-6 (4-4) Series History: Wisconsin, 9-7 Last Meeting: 2012; Penn State, 24-21 (OT) Football SID: Brian Lucas Phone: (608) 263-5052 Email: bml@athletics.wisc.edu Website: www.uwbadgers.com *Big Ten division opponent; **Big Ten division crossover opponent. Note: All Penn State wins from 1998-2011 vacated by NCAA.

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

PSUFBall

➤ October 5

PENN STATE at OHIO STATE NORTHWESTERN at IOWA MICHIGAN STATE at ILLINOIS NEBRASKA at MINNESOTA NORTHWESTERN at IOWA

SYRACUSE

@PennStateFball

Kent State at PENN STATE PURDUE at WISCONSIN Western Michigan at IOWA MICHIGAN at Connecticut MICHIGAN STATE at Notre Dame San Jose State at MINNESOTA South Dakota State at NEBRASKA Maine at NORTHWESTERN Missouri at INDIANA Florida A&M at OHIO STATE

➤ October 26

OPPONENT INFORMATION


2013 SEASON

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

PENN STATE SPORTS NETWORK

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Nearly 60 radio stations across Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Ohio will carry Penn State football to fans throughout the Northeast this season on the Penn State Sports Network presented by Sands Bethlehem. Steve Jones and Jack Ham will team up for their 14th season as the play-by-play voice and color analyst, respectively, on the Penn State Sports Network. Loren Crispell once again will serve as the sideline reporter. The football broadcasts begin 90 minutes before kickoff with the one-hour “Dietz & Watson Tailgate Show” with host Roger Corey, along with Jones, Ham and Crispell. “The Chesapeake Energy Kickoff Show,” a 20-minute conversation with Head Coach Bill O’Brien follows, before Jones, Ham and Crispell bring listeners the starting lineups, health reports, field conditions and late-breaking news in the final minutes leading up to kickoff. The broadcasts conclude with the “Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association Postgame Show” featuring locker room interviews, game statistics, stars and plays of the game, as well as scores from around the nation.

“The Penn State Football Show — Presented by Pepsi,” a weekly live remote radio show hosted by Jones and Corey and broadcast statewide from Damon’s Grill in State College, airs Thursday nights during the football season. Coach Bill O’Brien takes on-site questions and social media inquiries from 6:05 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Inside Penn State Athletics,” a three-minute daily update show presented by Jones airs Monday through Friday on most Network affiliates; check local station for times. All Penn State Sports Network broadcasts also can be heard via the Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics website: www.GoPSUsports.com. The Penn State Sports Network is syndicated by Penn State Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports, one of the country’s largest syndicators of college sports.

➤ Pennsylvania Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, WAEB-AM (790) Altoona, WVAM-AM (1430) Altoona/Hollidaysburg, WRKY-FM (104.9) Avoca, WILK-FM (103.1) Bedford, WAYC-FM (100.9)

Troy/Canton, WTZN-AM (1310) [2] Tyrone, WTRN-AM (1340) Wellsboro, WNBT-FM (104.5) Wellsboro/Mansfield, WNBQ-FM (92.3) Wilkes-Barre, WILK-AM (980) Williamsport, WKSB-FM (102.7) Williamsport, WRAK-AM (1400) [1] Williamsport/Hughesville, WRKK-AM (1200) [1] York, WSBA-AM (910) York, WGLD-AM (1440) [2]

Bedford, WAYC-AM (1600) Chambersburg, WJEJ-AM (1240) Clarion County, WZDD (101.3) Clearfield, WCPA-AM (900) Clearfield, WQYX-FM (93.1) DuBois, WZDB-FM (95.9) Erie, WPSE-AM (1450) Franklin, WFRA-AM (1450) Gettysburg, WGET-AM (1320) Hanover, WHVR-AM (1280) Harrisburg, ESPN Radio (95.3) Harrisburg, ESPN Radio (1400) Hazleton, WKZN-AM (1300) Huntingdon, WLAK-FM (103.5) Johnstown, WNTJ-AM (1490) Lancaster, WLPA-AM (1490) Lansdale, WNPV-AM (1440) Lebanon, WLBR-AM (1270) Lewistown, WMRF-FM (95.7) Meadville, WMGW-AM (1490) New Castle/Sharon, WJST-AM (1280) Philadelphia, WNTP-AM (990) Pittsburgh, KQV-AM (1410) Pottsville, WAVT-FM (101.9) Pottsville, WPPA-AM (1360) Reading, WRAW-AM (1340) Scranton, WGBI-AM (910) Selinsgrove, WYGL-AM (1240) [1] State College, WQWK-AM (1450) State College, WBUS-FM (93.7) Sunbury, WKOK-AM (1070) Sykesville, WZDB-FM (95.9) Titusville, WTIV-AM (1230) Towanda, WTTC-AM (1550) [3] Troy/Canton, WHGL-FM (100.3)

➤ Maryland Hagerstown, WJEJ-AM (1240)

➤ New Jersey Oakland, WVNJ-AM (1160)

➤ New York Elmira, WHGL-FM (102.9) New York, WVNJ-AM (1160) Olean/Portville, WBYB-FM 96.7 & 95.3

➤ Ohio Youngstown, WJST-AM (1280) [1] Will air the “Penn State Football Show” and “Inside Penn State Athletics” only. [2] Will air the “Penn State Football Show” only. [3] Will air “Inside Penn State Athletics” only.

PENN STATE FOOTBALL TELEVISION SHOW

Penn State football features and highlights are televised across the Commonwealth and in numerous markets nationwide every week during the regularseason. The 30-minute program provides a fastpaced, intimate look at Nittany Lion football, including special insights from Head Coach Bill O’Brien, his staff and players. The 30-minute Preview program will begin airing on Thursday evenings and continue through Saturday mornings in selected markets; featuring an in-depth break-down of the upcoming football game, as well as highlights from the previous week’s game. Please check the TV-Radio affiliates link at www. GoPSUsports.com for an updated listing of stations/ regional sports networks airing the program and the airtimes.

Market(s)

Channel/Cable System

Allentown Metro/Northeast Philadelphia

WFMZ, Channel 69.4 (DT)

Check local listing.

Air Day & Time

Altoona/Johnstown/State College

WTAJ, Channel 10/32 (DT)

Check local listing.

Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Metros

MASN (Mid-Atlantic Sports Network)

Check local listing.

Erie

WFXP-TV, Channel 66

Check local listing.

Harrisburg/Lancaster/Lebanon/York

WLYH-TV, Channel 15

Check local listing.

Boston/New England

NESN (New England Sports Network)

Check local listing.

Philadelphia/New Jersey

CSN-Philadelphia

Check local listing.

Pittsburgh/Eastern Ohio

ROOT Sports

Check local listing.

University Park/Central Pennsylvania

WPSU, Channel 3/3.3 (DT)

Check local listing.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

WNEP, Channel 16/49 (DT)

Sunday, 11:30 p.m.

Go to www.GoPSUsports.com for up-to-date air dates and times. Radio and television clearances as of July 1, 2013; subject to change.

NEXT LEVEL l gopsusports.com

Steve Jones Play-by-Play

Jack Ham Analyst

Jeff Tarman Broadcast Operations & Director

Roger Corey Pregame Host & Engineer


NCAA INSTANT REPLAY ➤ The Objective

➤ The Standard

➤ The Source

The NCAA has established the following list of plays that are reviewable by the collegiate instant replay system.

There must be indisputable video evidence for an officiating call to be changed by a Technical Advisor working from the press box. The replay system will not guarantee that all officiating mistakes are corrected.

All reviewable video will come direct from the television network broadcasting the game and no other source. The review process will be limited to what is shown on television.

➤ Reviewable

➤ Not Reviewable

➤ Instant Replay Q&A

The following plays are subject to review under instant replay. 1. Plays governed by a Sideline, Goal Line, or an End Line: a. Scoring plays, including a runner in possession breaking the plane of the goal line. b. Pass ruled complete, incomplete or intercepted at a sideline, goal line or end line. c. A runner or pass receiver ruled in or out of bounds. d. Recovery of a loose ball in or out of bounds in the field or end zone. 2. Passing Plays: a. Pass ruled complete, incomplete or intercepted anywhere in the field or end zone. b. Forward pass touched by an ineligible receiver. c. Forward pass touched by a defensive player. d. Fumble ruled on the part of a potential passer. (Note: If the ruling is forward pass and the pass is incomplete, the play is not reviewable). e. Forward pass/handing ruled when a runner is beyond the line of scrimmage. f. Forward pass/handing ruled after a change of possession. g. Pass ruled forward or backward when thrown from behind the line of scrimmage. (Exception: If pass is ruled forward and is incomplete, the play is not reviewable). 3. Other Detectable Infractions: a. Runner ruled to have fumbled. (If runner is ruled down, the play is not reviewable). b. Runner’s forward progress with respect to a first down. c. Touching of any type of kick by any player. d. Number of players participating by either team during a live ball. e. Scrimmage kicker beyond the line of scrimmage when the ball is kicked. f. Clock adjustment when a ruling on the field is reversed. g. Fumble recovery on fourth down or a PAT and before change of possession.

EXAMPLES: 1. Holding 2. Off-sides 3. Pass interference 4. Personal fouls (late hits) 5. Illegal blocks 6. Illegal formations 7. Face mask 8. Taunting/excessive celebration 9. False starts 10. Roughing passer/kicker 11. Fighting participants

Q. How does the coaches’ challenge system work? A. Head coaches may utilize a timeout to request a review of a play no more than once per game. A coach initiates the challenge by taking a timeout before the ball is in play and informing the official that the ruling on the previous play is being challenged. If the ruling is overturned, the timeout will be returned to the team. If the ruling is not overturned, the team will lose the timeout. A team must have a timeout in order to challenge a play and a coach can only challenge one play per game. Head coaches may not challenge a ruling in which the game was stopped by the Technical Advisor and a decision already has been made on that specific ruling. If a head coach requests a timeout to challenge a ruling and the play is not reviewable, the team loses the timeout. The Technical Advisor will continue to examine all reviewable plays. Q. Is the NCAA instant replay model the same as the NFL? A. In the collegiate model, reviews are conducted by a Technical Advisor in the press box and may occur at any point of the game. In the NFL, the replay booth may only stop a game in the final two minutes of a half. Also in the NFL, head coaches are allowed to challenge two plays per game. The NCAA model allows head coaches to challenge one ruling per game by using a timeout. Q. Which games have instant replay? A. The NCAA does not require the use of the system. For non-conference games, the home team makes the decision to utilize instant replay — the visiting team does not have the option of declining.

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2013-14 BOWL SCHEDULE Holiday Bowl

Rose Bowl presented by VIZIO

University Stadium, Albuquerque, N.M. December 21, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas December 27, 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif. December 30, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. January 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Las Vegas Bowl

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

AdvoCare V100 Bowl

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nev. December 21, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif. December 27, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Independence Stadium, Shreveport, La. December 31, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. January 1, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Hyundai Sun Bowl

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y. December 28, 12 p.m. (ESPN)

Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas December 31, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La. January 2, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Belk Bowl

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Discover Orange Bowl

Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C. December 28, 3:20 p.m. (ESPN)

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, Tenn. December 31, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Fla. January 3, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Russell Athletic Bowl

Chick-fil-A Bowl

AT&T Cotton Bowl

Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla. December 28, 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga. December 31, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas January 3, 7:30 p.m. (Fox)

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl

BBVA Compass Bowl

Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Ariz. December 28, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla. January 1, 12 p.m. (ESPN2)

Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala. January 4, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Bell Helicopter Armed Services Bowl

Heart of Dallas Bowl

GoDaddy Bowl

Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas December 30, 11:45 a.m. (ESPN)

Cotton Bowl, Dallas, Texas January 1, 12 p.m. (ESPNU)

Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Ala. January 5, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Capital One Bowl

VIZIO BCS National Championship

Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla. January 1, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, Calif. January 6, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Bronco Stadium, Boise, Idaho December 21, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, La. December 21, 9 p.m. (ESPN) Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Fla. December 23, 2 p.m. (ESPN) Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, Hawaii December 24, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Ford Field, Detroit, Mich. December 26, 6 p.m. (ESPN) San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif. December 26, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md. December 27, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

LP Field, Nashville, Tenn. December 30, 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Valero Alamo Bowl

Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas December 30, 6:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Outback Bowl

Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla. January 1, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

PSUFBall

Texas Bowl

@PennStateFball

Gildan New Mexico Bowl


PLAYER BIOS

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

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ANTHONY 6-4 ➤ 280 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Guard/Tackle ➤ Marlton, N.J. The Nittany Lions must replace two senior starters on the offensive line from last season and Anthony Alosi is looking forward to the competition entering fall camp. Alosi has worked at guard and tackle and is working hard to crack the rotation. He likely will battle Angelo Mangiro for the top reserve spot at right guard behind 2012 first-team All-Big Ten selection John Urschel. A standout offensive tackle at New Jersey’s Cherokee High School and The Hun School, Alosi played defensive tackle as a member of the scout team during his redshirt season, but returned to the offensive line in 2012. Alosi is one of the squad’s most active members in community service. He is among the student-athletes who have participated in the Penn State Athletes Take Action anti-bullying program in a local middle school created by former Lady Lion basketball player Gizelle Studevent. Alosi earned a grade-point average above 3.0 during the spring semester. He is among eight returnees from New Jersey and joins redshirt freshman center Wendy Laurent as current Nittany Lions who played at The Hun School. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season Alosi moved from defensive tackle to the offensive line. He was a member of the Dirty Show (scout team) and improved, but did not see any playing time. ➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. Alosi enrolled at Penn State in January 2011. ➤ High School

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Alosi was a two-way lineman and captain of The Hun School’s state championship squad in 2010, playing for Coach Dave Dudeck. Alosi was named first-team All-South Jersey during his senior season at Cherokee High School. He recorded 39 tackles, three sacks and 12 tackles for loss as a senior defensive lineman. On offense, he recorded 30 pancake blocks, while leading the way for a rushing attack which gained more than 2,000 yards over the team’s eight-game schedule. ➤ Personal Full name is Anthony Alosi. He is the son of Peter and Sheryl Alosi. He has two brothers, Nick and Mike, and one sister, Gia. In his free time, Alosi likes to fish and ride ATVs. Alosi is studying criminology. Born September 30, 1992 in Voorhees, N.J.

ADRIAN 6-0 ➤ 211 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible Safety ➤ Baltimore, Md. Entering the 2013 campaign, Bill O’Brien has stated on numerous occasions that he has been pleased with the leadership he sees coming from a wide variety of players, not just the senior class. A player to be counted on in the leadership group is junior defensive back Adrian Amos, a probable All-Big Ten candidate. While the 2012 season was his first as a starter, Amos enters the season as one of the veterans in the secondary and on defense. A 2013 third-team preseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, Amos earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten from the coaches and media last year after recording 44 tackles, two interceptions and 2.5 tackles for loss. The vastly talented and hard-hitting Amos started every game at cornerback in 2012, but spent the bulk of the most recent spring practice at strong safety. He brings outstanding athleticism, skills, work-ethic and instincts to the field and weight room. Amos’ commitment in the strength and conditioning program has seen him maintain his approximate playing weight from last year, while improving his speed and strength. His :4.45 40-yard time and 35.5-inch vertical jump were second-best on the squad through the spring. A former Baltimore prep Defensive Player-of-the-Year, he is poised to be a player of significant impact the next two seasons. Amos was a prep teammate of Nittany Lion sophomores Da’Quan Davis and Trevor Williams, who also are defensive backs, at Calvert Hall College High School. They are among 12 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season Amos started all 12 games at cornerback, playing in every contest for the second consecutive year. He was selected honorable-mention All-Big Ten by the coaches and media. Amos was eighth on the team with 44 tackles (31 solo) and was tied for second with two interceptions. He also recorded 2.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and three pass breakups. He played an instrumental role for a defense that ranked second in the Big Ten and No. 16 nationally in scoring defense at 19.1 ppg, holding six teams to 17 or fewer points. Amos recorded a career-high 10 tackles in the season-opener with Ohio. He made six stops (five solo) at Virginia, including a tackle for loss. Amos recorded three solo hits in the 34-7 win over Navy to help Bill O’Brien post his first career head coaching victory and made three tackles and added 0.5 TFL in the 35-7 Big Ten-opening victory at Illinois. Amos grabbed his first interception of the season, inside Ohio State territory, registered five tackles and had a pass breakup against the Buckeyes. He made five hits (four solo) in the 34-9 win at Purdue and had four solo tackles, with one TFL, and a pass breakup at No. 18 Nebraska. In the 45-22 win over Indiana, Amos made four tackles, had a pass breakup and grabbed a fourth-quarter interception inside the Penn State 10-yard line and returned it 54 yards. ➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season Amos appeared in every game at cornerback and on special teams, making one start. He totaled 13 tackles, one interception, four pass breakups and five passes defended. He was one of four true freshmen to see action. In his first career game as a Nittany Lion, Amos made two tackles and returned an interception 46 yards against Indiana State. His pick came in the fourth quarter and set

PENN STATE BEGINS BIG TEN EAST DIVISION PLAY IN 2014; NINE-GAME CONFERENCE SCHEDULE BEGINS IN 2016 During the 2014 season, the Big Ten will welcome a pair of the Nittany Lions’ oldest rivals in Maryland and Rutgers, as they join Penn State, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State in the Big Ten’s East Division. The West Division will be comprised of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin. The East and West Division winners will meet in the Big Ten Championship game, which began in 2011. Teams will play eight conference games in 2014 and ’15 before moving to a nine-game conference schedule in 2016. Starting in 2016, Penn State will play its six division rivals and three West Division squads every year. East Division teams will have five conference home games during even-numbered years and four Big Ten home games during odd-numbered years. Penn State’s Sept. 13, 2014 contest at Rutgers will be the Scarlet Knights’ first Big Ten game and the inaugural contest of the Big Ten’s 119th season. The Scarlet Knights will visit Beaver Stadium on September 19, 2015 for the first time since 1994. It will be the opening game of the Big Ten’s 120th football season. Maryland will visit Beaver Stadium on Nov. 1, 2014 for the first time since 1992. Penn State will meet the Terrapins at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Oct. 24, 2015. The teams will be playing in Maryland for the first time since an Oct. 2, 1993 contest at Byrd Stadium in College Park. Penn State will play its Big Ten-opener at home in 2015 after five consecutive conference openers on the road from 2010-14.

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up an eventual Shane McGregor touchdown run to give Penn State a 41-0 lead. Amos made two tackles against Eastern Michigan and two tackles and two pass breakups in the Big Ten-opening win at Indiana. He made his first career start in the win over Iowa and recorded two tackles and one pass breakup. In a strong second-half effort in the victory at Northwestern, Amos posted two tackles and a pass breakup. He also recorded two tackles against Houston in the TicketCity Bowl. Amos logged a total of 301 plays in 2011, including a career-high 70 against Iowa in his first career start.

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6-0 ➤ 181 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible

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Amos led Calvert Hall College High School to the MIAA Class A Conference Championship and the No. 1 state ranking. As a senior for Coach Donald Davis, Amos recorded 78 tackles and four interceptions, while forcing three fumbles as a safety. He was named all-met and was the Baltimore City Defensive Player-of-the-Year.

DeShawn Baker is a noted hard worker and good athlete, who continues to improve in his bid to earn time in the wide receiver rotation. A kinesiology student, Baker owned a 3.56 grade-point average following the spring semester.

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Full name is Adrian Gerald Amos Jr. He is majoring in recreation, parks and tourism management. Born April 29, 1993.

Baker made good progress, but did not see any game action.

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➤ High School Baker lettered in football, basketball and track and field at the William Penn Charter School. Playing wide receiver and cornerback for Coach Jeff Humble, Baker scored six touchdowns as a senior, with three scores during his junior campaign. He was an all-conference performer in track and field. Baker was an honor roll student and earned the bronze medal placement on the National Spanish Exam. ➤ Personal Full name is Deshawn Baker. He is the son of Rodney Dumas and Danielle Hollis-Dumas, and has two sisters, Alyssa and Latoya, and a brother, Rodney. He enjoys music, poetry, movies and playing video games. He is a kinesiology major and plans to pursue a career as a chiropractor or a physician assistant. Born September 16, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Indiana State 2-1-1; Alabama 0-0-0; Temple 0-0-0; Eastern Michigan 2-2-0; Indiana 2-1-1; Iowa 2-2-0; Purdue 0-0-0; Northwestern 2-2-0; Illinois 1-0-1; Nebraska 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Wisconsin 0-0-0; Houston 2-1-1.

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5-11 ➤ 171 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Wide Receiver ➤ Frederick, Md. Richy Anderson knows what it means to be a Nittany Lion and what it takes to contribute to a team’s success. Anderson was among four Nittany Lions who graduated from high school early and enrolled in classes in January 2013, greatly assisting their transition to the academic and athletic rigors of a Big Ten football program. An all-met running back at Governor Thomas Johnson High School, Anderson demonstrated in spring practice that he can be a versatile player. He has good quickness and athleticism and will add playmaking ability to the receiving corps and potentially on the special teams. Anderson’s father, Richie, is among the Nittany Lions’ Top 20 career rushers and played running back 12 years in the NFL before embarking on a coaching career. Richy Anderson is among 12 returning Nittany Lions that hail from the state of Maryland.

Anderson was selected first-team all-area and second-team all-met as a senior at Governor Thomas Johnson High School. He earned four varsity letters and was a two-year football team captain. Playing for Coach Ben Wright, Anderson produced more than 1,700 yards of offense and 15 touchdowns as a junior, helping the Patriots to the Class 3A state championship game. A running back, he was selected first-team all-area and honorable-mention all-state as a junior. After his senior season, Anderson was invited to play in the Big 33 Classic, the Chesapeake Bowl and the Maryland Crab Bowl. He also played basketball and was a member of the track and field team. Anderson was a four-year honor roll student. ➤ Personal

A life-long State College resident, Matt Baney could not let the opportunity to fulfill his dream slip by. After starting his college career at St. Francis (Pa.) University, playing in 10 games as a true freshman, Baney transferred to Penn State to major in the world-renowned kinesiology program and made the squad during Run-On tryouts. He sat out the 2012 season and is looking forward to competing for playing time and providing depth at linebacker this season. As a St. Francis true freshman in 2011, he played in 10 games and made 14 tackles, with 0.5 tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. Baney joins former State College Area teammates Jack Haffner and Alex Kenney on the Nittany Lions’ roster. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season Redshirt season. Baney transferred to Penn State from St. Francis (Pa.) University. ➤ High School Baney made a significant impact at linebacker his final two seasons at State College Area High School. Playing for Coach Al Wolski, Baney made 107 tackles, with one sack and two fumble recoveries as a senior. During his junior season, he made 85 tackles and two interceptions. He recorded 14 tackles as a sophomore. Baney, who also played on the offensive line, was selected as team captain as a senior and was a two-year letterman. He helped the Little Lions reach the 2009 PIAA Class AAAA state championship game, to an unbeaten regular-season in 2008 and three district titles. He was honored by the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Foundation and earned Pennsylvania Football News All-Academic honors. He also participated in track and field. Baney was a High Honor Roll student and a member of Pride of the Lion. ➤ Personal Full name is Matthew Samuel Baney. He is the son of Mark and Brenda Baney, both Penn State graduates. He has one younger sister, Allison. He is majoring in kinesiology and plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist, strength coach or strength trainer. Born October 19, 1992 in State College, Pa.

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Full name is Richard D. Anderson II. He is the son of former Nittany Lion great and NFL running back Richie Anderson and Kathy Alfaro, and has one younger brother, Reggie. Richie Anderson is the running backs coach for the Dallas Cowboys. He ranks 18th on the Penn State career rushing list with 1,756 yards and scored 29 touchdowns. He was selected by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 1993 NFL Draft and played with the Jets from 1993-2002 and with the Dallas Cowboys in 2003-04. He caught 400 passes for 3,149 yards and ran for 1,274 yards during his 12-year NFL career. Richy Anderson enjoys reading and fishing. He plans on majoring in crime, law and justice and is interested in a career in the FBI or as a parole officer. Born January 1, 1995 in Olney, Md.

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6-4 ➤ 249➤ Jr./So. Eligible Defensive End ➤ Philadelphia, Pa. Deion Barnes’ athleticism was on full display from the opening snap in 2012 and opposing offensive linemen and running backs struggled to contain the redshirt freshman during what transformed into a superlative season. The Philadelphia product recorded his first two career sacks in the second game of the season and from there he continued to elevate his play and emerge as one of the Big Ten’s top defensive playmakers. A defensive end, Barnes would go on to be selected the 2012 Thompson-Randle El Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year and was honored for his efforts during an on-field ceremony at the Big Ten Championship Game. He became the second Nittany Lion to earn the conference’s Freshman-of-the-Year accolade. Barnes also was a consensus first-team Freshman All-American, joining tight end Kyle Carter, and was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team by ESPN.com and BTN.com. A potential All-America candidate this fall, Barnes also was an honorable-mention All-Big Ten choice by the coaches and media. Blessed with tremendous physical attributes and a relentless attitude and motor, Barnes has taken last year’s success in stride and remains humble and driven to improve. He brought his tenacity and passion into winter conditioning and spring drills in his desire to continue to improve his productivity and consistency during his sophomore season. Barnes’ commitment in the strength and conditioning program has seen him maintain his approximate playing weight from last year, while improving his speed and strength. The highly-skilled and swift athlete ranked in the top 10 in the Big Ten last year with 6.0 sacks and three forced fumbles and his 10 tackles for loss were 14th in the conference. The former Northeast High School standout will be the veteran among the defensive ends this season after the unit saw Pete Massaro and Sean Stanley graduate. Barnes will be counted on for leadership for the unit and has a very promising future. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season

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In his first season on the field, Barnes appeared in all 12 games, with eight starts. He was selected the 2012 Thompson-Randle El Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year, becoming the second Nittany Lion to receive the conference’s freshman honor. Barnes was a consensus first-team Freshman All-American, earning the honor from CBSsports.com, Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com, Fox Sports/Scout.com and Phil Steele’s College Football. He also was selected honorable-mention All-Big Ten by the coaches and media and was named to the ESPN.com and BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman teams. Barnes tied for No. 3 in the conference with three forced fumbles, tied for No. 5 in the Big Ten in sacks (6.0) and was No. 14 with 10.0 tackles for loss, leading the team in sacks

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and TFL. He made 26 tackles (14 solo) and had one pass breakup. Barnes played a vital role for a defense that ranked second in the Big Ten and No. 16 nationally in scoring defense at 19.1 ppg, holding six teams to 17 or fewer points. Barnes recorded his first two career sacks at Virginia and made five tackles in the 34-7 win over Navy, including his third sack in two games. He shared Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week honors after the 34-7 win over the Midshipmen in Bill O’Brien’s first career head coaching victory. He made two solo stops in the win over Temple, had 0.5 sacks and two stops in the 35-7 victory at Illinois and combined on a sack and had a pass breakup in the 39-28 win over No. 24 Northwestern. Barnes made three hits in a 38-14 win at Iowa and had one TFL and forced his team-leading third fumble of the season to set up a first-quarter touchdown in the 34-9 victory at Purdue. Barnes recorded a season-high six tackles (four solo) and 3.0 TFL for minus-13 yards, including a sack, at No. 18 Nebraska. He had three hits in the win over Indiana, including an 11-yard sack, and registered three stops in the pulsating Senior Day overtime win over Wisconsin. ➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Barnes was named second-team all-state, first-team All-Public League and Philadelphia Public School Player-of-the-Year at Northeast High School for Coach Chris Riley. Barnes helped Northeast win its first Philadelphia Public League championship since 1983. During his senior season, he recorded 85 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 13 sacks. Barnes also had three receiving touchdowns and blocked three punts. Rivals.com listed Barnes as the nation’s No. 6 prep defensive end in 2010. ➤ Personal Full name is Deion Deryl Barnes. He is studying recreation, parks and tourism management. Born January 20, 1993 in Philadelphia, Pa.

BARNES’ CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2012 Career

TK SOLO AS FR FC I SACK TFL 26 14 12 0 3 0 6-30 10-39 26 14 12 0 3 0 6-30 10-39

➤ Barnes’ 2012 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Ohio 0-0-0; Virginia 2-2-0; Navy 5-3-2; Temple 2-2-0; Illinois 2-0-2; Northwestern 1-0-1; Iowa 2-0-2; Ohio State 1-1-0; Purdue 1-1-0; Nebraska 6-4-2; Indiana 3-1-2; Wisconsin 1-0-1.


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6-3 ➤ 248 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible

6-5 ➤ 286 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible

Defensive End ➤ Nashville, Tenn.

Defensive Tackle ➤ York, Pa.

Brad Bars should be in the thick of a very competitive battle at defensive end when training camp begins. With the graduation of Pete Massaro and Sean Stanley, one starting position opposite Deion Barnes and other spots in the rotation will be up for grabs. One of the squad’s premier students, Bars’ work habits in the strength and conditioning program have helped him add 15 pounds since the summer of 2012 and a total of 30 pounds since he arrived three years ago. The talented and relentless player is able to create opportunities for his teammates to make plays by being physical at the point of attack. The former Montgomery Bell Academy standout made fans at the 2013 Blue-White game take notice of his play by recording two sacks and three solo tackles. Bars owned a 3.77 grade-point average in finance following the spring semester and should be a strong candidate for Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® consideration. He compiled a perfect 4.00 grade-point average during the 2012 fall semester and was selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District® team. The Dean’s List student is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and is on schedule to graduate next spring. ➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season Bars played in eight games on defense and special teams. He missed the first two contests with a leg injury and made two tackles in the win over Navy to assist in Bill O’Brien’s first career head coaching victory. Bars attained a 4.00 grade-point average during the 2012 fall semester. He was selected to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District® team and was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree for the second time. ➤ 2011 ➤ Sophomore Season In his first season on the field, Bars saw playing time in 12 games and delivered one of the season’s biggest special teams plays when he blocked an Illinois punt in the fourth quarter. After the block, the Nittany Lions kicked a field goal to pull within four points and won the Leaders Division game, 10-7, with a touchdown with less than 70 seconds to play to improve to 5-0 in the Big Ten at the time. Bars played a total of 97 snaps with a season-high 12 snaps each against Purdue, Nebraska and Wisconsin. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. ➤ 2010 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. Bars compiled a perfect 4.00 grade-point average during the 2010 fall semester. ➤ High School

➤ Personal Full name is Bradley Joseph Bars. He is the son of Joe and Sally Bars. He has two younger brothers, Blake and Alex, and one younger sister, Lauren. His father and uncle, Mike Bars, played football at Notre Dame and his grandfather, Joe Bars Sr., was a pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Doug Eggleston, Bars’ maternal grandfather, and his uncle, Don Kolcheff, both played football at Michigan. In his free time, Bars enjoys attending concerts, listening to music, playing the saxophone and piano, and water sports. He is majoring in finance in the Smeal College of Business. Born April 24, 1992 in Chicago, Ill.

TK SOLO AS FR FC I SACK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0-0 2

Baublitz was shifted from defensive end to tackle at the conclusion of spring practice. He earned playing time on defense and special teams. Baublitz recorded three tackles, including a sack in the win over Temple. He also made two stops in the win over Navy to assist in Bill O’Brien’s first career head coaching victory. Baublitz was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree. ➤ 2011 ➤ Sophomore Season In his first season on the field, Baublitz saw playing time on defense and special teams in all 13 games. He recorded one solo tackle and one quarterback hurry against Houston in the TicketCity Bowl. Baublitz saw action on 129 snaps, topped by 25 in the win over Eastern Michigan and 22 in the victory over Indiana State. ➤ 2010 ➤ Freshman Season

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Redshirt season. Baublitz enrolled in the University in January 2010. ➤ High School Baublitz was a standout defensive end and tight end for Coach Brad Livingston at Central York High School, earning all-state honors. As a captain during his senior season, Baublitz made 123 tackles and caught 15 passes for 123 yards. He was rated the nation’s No. 31 defensive end by Scout.com and also was a highly rated tight end, with Rivals.com listing him at No. 8 in the country. Baublitz also played volleyball three years and was on the freshman basketball team.

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Full name is Kyle Edward Baublitz. He is the son of Steven and Wanda Baublitz. He has one older brother, Nate, and two older sisters, Holly and Rachael. His father owns two degrees from Penn State. Rachael played basketball at Penn State Mont Alto and graduated in 2010. His brother played football at Kutztown University and his father both played on and coached the Penn State York men’s basketball team. Baublitz also has an uncle who played football at Baldwin Wallace College and another uncle who played basketball at Pitt-Johnstown. In his free time, Baublitz enjoys swimming and playing golf and video games. Baublitz is a secondary education major. Born January 9, 1991 in York, Pa.

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TFL

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A four-year starter for Coach Dan McGugin at Montgomery Bell Academy, Bars was a Tennessee Sportswriters all-state selection in 2009. He was named to the Dandy Dozen as one of Tennessee’s top 12 players. During his junior and senior campaigns, he combined for a total of 179 tackles, 11 sacks and four interceptions. Bars helped his squad to a state championship in 2007 and, as captain, led his team to a state runner-up finish in 2009. Bars also lettered in track and basketball.

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Kyle Baublitz was among the group of Nittany Lions who teammates said made significant strides during spring practice. Playing on a unit that must replace the graduated Jordan Hill and James Terry, Baublitz should be in contention for substantial playing time on the interior defensive line. A redshirt junior, Baublitz and senior DaQuan Jones are the squad’s only tackles with any game experience on defense. A former defensive end, his dedicated efforts in the strength and conditioning program have resulted in adding 35 pounds since he arrived on campus in 2010. A tough, physical and instinctive player, Baublitz recorded his first career sack in last year’s win over Temple. A former Central York High School standout, Baublitz brought a 3.21 grade-point average in secondary education into the summer after earning 2012 Academic All-Big Ten honors.

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5-10 ➤ 205 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible Running Back ➤ Sicklerville, N.J. Running back Bill Belton joined an exclusive list last October when he cracked the century mark for the first time in his career, gaining 103 yards and scoring his first three career touchdowns to help Penn State belt the Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City. Of the more than 1,000 Nittany Lions who have earned at least one letter as a member of the football team, Belton became just the 86th alltime to rush for 100 yards in a game. A former wide receiver, Belton started five games last season, and was third on the team with 263 rushing yards on 60 attempts. Due to injuries and the emergence of Zach Zwinak during the second half of last season, Belton did not see as many carries down the stretch. The athletic, swift and instinctive player, though, responded during winter conditioning and spring drills with an effort lauded by Coach Bill O’Brien. Belton’s efforts in the weight room and offseason conditioning have improved his speed and strength, while adding nearly 10 pounds since the summer of 2012. His 35-inch vertical jump was third-best on the squad through the spring. One of the most elusive and talented playmakers on the squad, Belton, Zwinak and freshman Akeel Lynch give Penn State a trio of highly-skilled options in the backfield. A former All-South Jersey standout at Winslow Township High School, Belton also has demonstrated he can be productive in the passing game and returning kicks. He is among eight returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season

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Belton appeared in eight games with five starts at running back. He was third on the team with 263 rushing yards on 60 attempts (4.4) and had three rushing touchdowns. Belton made nine catches for 50 yards and one score and returned nine kickoffs for a 15.6-yard average. He was tied for third on the team with 453 all-purpose yards. Belton made his first career start in the season-opener with Ohio and led the team with 53 rushing yards on 13 carries. But, he suffered a sprained ankle against the Bobcats and missed the next three games. He started at tailback in the 35-7 Big Ten-opening win at Illinois and set then-career-highs with 65 yards on 16 carries. Belton gave Penn State a 100-yard rusher in each of the first three Big Ten games by gaining a career-high 103 yards on 16 carries (6.4) and scoring his first three career rushing touchdowns in the 38-14 prime time win at Iowa. He had a season-long 23-yard burst and touchdown runs of 11, 3 and 5 yards against the Hawkeyes. Belton became the 86th Nittany Lion all-time to rush for at least 100 yards in a game.

➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season Belton was a key component in the successful “Wildcat” formation that the Nittany Lions unveiled late in the season, gaining 65 yards on 13 carries in eight games. He gained 15 yards on four attempts in the big 20-14 win at Ohio State. At Wisconsin, Belton carried the ball three times, collecting 12 yards. He delivered the best game of his freshman season against Houston in the TicketCity Bowl, setting season-highs in rushing yards (38) and attempts (6). Belton made his collegiate debut in the victory at Temple and returned his first kickoff for 15 yards against Eastern Michigan. One of four true freshmen to earn playing time, Belton logged a total of 71 plays, led by 17 against Houston and 14 at Wisconsin. ➤ High School Belton was named first-team all-state, all-group and All-South Jersey at Winslow Township High School, playing for Coach Mike McBride. He was honored as the Courier-Post Player-of-the-Year and Rivals.com rated him the No. 13 athlete in the nation. Belton became the first New Jersey prep quarterback to post consecutive seasons of 2,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing. As a senior, he threw for 2,167 yards and 21 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,003 yards and 13 touchdowns. ➤ Personal Full name is William Earl Belton II. He is majoring in recreation, parks and tourism management. Born February 8, 1993.

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RUSHING AVG. TD LG 13-65 5.0 0 13 60-263 4.4 3 23 73-328 4.5 3 23

BELTON’S RECEIVING STATISTICS SEASON 2011 2012 Career

RECEIVING AVG. TD LG 1-0 0.0 0 0 9-50 5.6 1 11 10-50 5.0 1 11

➤ Belton’s 2012 Game-by-Game Rushing (Carries-Yards-TD) Ohio 13-53-0; Virginia-INJ; Navy-INJ; Temple-INJ; Illinois 16-70-0; Northwestern 4-12-0; Iowa 16103-3; Ohio State 10-26-0; Purdue 0-0-0; Nebraska 1-(-1)-0; Indiana-DNP; Wisconsin 0-0-0. ➤ Belton’s 2012 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) Ohio 3-16-1; Virginia-INJ; Navy-INJ; Temple-INJ; Illinois 0-0-0; Northwestern 1-(-1)-0; Iowa 0-0-0; Ohio State 5-35-0; Purdue 0-0-0; Nebraska 0-0-0; Indiana-DNP; Wisconsin 0-0-0.

FOURTEEN ALL-BIG TEN HONOREES IN 2012 Six Nittany Lions earned first-team All-Big Ten accolades to lead Penn State’s 14 all-conference honorees in 2012. The trio of senior defensive tackle Jordan Hill, senior linebacker Michael Mauti and sophomore wide receiver Allen Robinson attained first-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media to headline the Nittany Lions’ honorees. Senior center Matt Stankiewitch and junior guard John Urschel were selected to the coaches’ first-team and media’s second-team and redshirt freshman tight end Kyle Carter was named to the media’s first-team. Senior linebacker Gerald Hodges was selected second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches and media, gaining all-conference accolades for the second consecutive year. Seven Nittany Lions received honorable-mention All-Big Ten recognition: sophomore cornerback Adrian Amos, freshman defensive end Deion Barnes, senior tackle Mike Farrell, senior quarterback Matt McGloin, senior cornerback Stephon Morris, senior defensive end Sean Stanley and sophomore running back Zach Zwinak.

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6-7 ➤ 295 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible

6-4 ➤ 235 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible

Tackle ➤ Katy, Texas Kevin Blanchard has already made his mark as one of the squad’s premier students and this fall he is looking to make an impact on the offensive line. He brings impressive physical attributes and a strong work-ethic to the field and weight room. With the graduation of senior right tackle Mike Farrell, there is an opportunity for Blanchard to move up the depth chart this season. The former Katy High School standout is one of the squad’s top students. The Dean’s List student earned a perfect 4.00 grade-point average during the 2012 fall semester and brought a cumulative 3.84 GPA into the summer. A member of a family of Penn State graduates, Blanchard is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season Blanchard made good progress in the Nittany Lions’ new offensive system, but did not see any game action. ➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Blanchard was a standout scholar-athlete at Katy High School for Coach Gary Joseph. He helped lead the perennial powerhouse Katy program to a 13-1 record and a state championship appearance in 2010 and was named by Rivals.com a first-team All-Greater Houston honoree. Blanchard also was selected honorable-mention All-District 19-5A and was named first-team Texas Class 5A Academic all-state. He earned the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Scholar Award for Academic and Extracurricular Achievements. He also was a member of Katy’s track and field team. ➤ Personal Full name is Kevin Andrew Blanchard. He is the son of Mark and Judy Blanchard, and his mother is a Penn State graduate and was an honors student. He has an older brother, Stephen, who graduated from Penn State’s five-year architectural engineering program. Blanchard also has an aunt and an uncle who attended Penn State. He has volunteered with the Challenger Baseball program, Little League Baseball’s program for special needs participants. He enjoys swimming and helping his family raise homing pigeons. Blanchard is studying advertising/public relations. Born June 30, 1992 in Houston, Texas.

Tight End ➤ Mechanicsburg, Pa. Adam Breneman already had established his strong character, work-ethic and dedication to academics well before arriving on the University Park campus. Rated the nation’s No. 1 tight end by numerous media outlets out of Cedar Cliff High School, Breneman enrolled in the University in January 2013 and immediately immersed himself in winter workouts, rehab and spring practice. His first semester on campus resulted in a grade-point average above 3.0, one of 13 newcomers to earn at least a 3.0 during the spring. Breneman’s 6-4 frame, ability to catch the football, speed and strength should enable him to contribute right away in Coach Bill O’Brien’s up-tempo and diversified offense. He was held out of contact sessions during spring practice due to a knee injury suffered during the summer of 2012 that prevented him from playing his senior season. But, Breneman has excelled during his rehab and should be 100 percent in time for training camp and ready to join the Nittany Lions’ talented and deep tight end corps. During his senior campaign, Breneman created “Catch The Cure” to support Project A.L.S. research and assist family friend Tom Kirchoff, who is battling the neurodegenerative disease. With support from family, friends, the Cedar Cliff and Penn State communities, “Catch The Cure” had raised nearly $200,000 for Project A.L.S. by this past spring. For his efforts, Breneman and another youth were selected the winners of The Prudential Spirit of Community Award for 2013 in Pennsylvania. He earned a trip to Washington, D.C., with the other winners from across the nation in early May. Later that month, Breneman was honored at Cedar Cliff’s annual awards night for his Prudential Spirit of Community honor and also was presented with the Humanitarian Award by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Having been on campus less than one month, Breneman was elected an officer — fundraising chairman — of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter. He was heavily involved in preparations for the Penn State Lift For Life in July to benefit the Kidney Cancer Association, with the event having raised more than $700,000 since 2003. Breneman is wearing No. 81, the same number worn by another former Cedar Cliff standout, Kyle Brady, who was a first-team All-America tight end at Penn State in 1994 before embarking on a lengthy NFL career.

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➤ High School Breneman was an outstanding student-athlete at Cedar Cliff High School, earning All-America honors on the gridiron and a 3.9 grade-point average. Playing for Coach Jim Cantafio, Breneman made a combined 132 receptions for 1,988 yards and 20 touchdowns during his sophomore and junior seasons. A three-year letterman, he made 72 receptions for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior. He suffered a knee injury during the summer prior to his senior season and did not play, but was a team captain and was invited to the Under Armour All-American game. After his junior season, Breneman attained first-team All-America and all-state honors. He was ranked the top prep tight end in the nation by ESPN.com, the No. 2 tight end by Scout.com and 24/7Sports.com and No. 3 by Rivals.com. During his sophomore season, Breneman recorded 60 catches for 868 yards and eight touchdowns after making 13 catches for 265 yards and three scores as a freshman. Breneman graduated with a 3.90 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Distinguished Honor Roll at Cedar Cliff. He was ranked as one of the 75 top prospects in the nation, regardless of position, by ESPN.com and 24/7Sports.com. ➤ Personal Full name is Adam Alexander Breneman. He is the son of Brian and Sherri Breneman, and has one younger brother, Grant, and one younger sister, Julia. His father was a standout player at Delaware Valley College, earning a spot on the Associated Press Little All-America team. Breneman enjoys hanging out with friends, following politics and taking part in volunteer work. He intends on being a management major with a political science minor and is interested in a career in business or politics. Born March 31, 1995 in Harrisburg, Pa.

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The Big Ten Conference initiated the presentation of 18 trophies following the 2011 season, honoring some of its all-time premier football student-athletes with the named trophies, including Penn State’s Courtney Brown and Ted Kwalick. The Big Ten presented the inaugural Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman-of-theYear to Penn State defensive tackle Devon Still. The award recognizes the Nittany Lions’ Brown and Michigan State’s Bubba Smith. Brown was a consensus first-team All-American in 1999, breaking school records in career tackles for loss (70), career sacks (33) and season TFL (29). The 1999 Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Year, he was a three-time all-conference selection. Brown was the first overall selection in the 2000 National Football League Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Also starting in 2011, the conference began presenting the Kwalick-Clark Tight End-of-the-Year, honoring Penn State’s Kwalick and Iowa’s Dallas Clark. Kwalick was a first-team All-American in 1967 and ’68 and finished fourth in balloting for the 1968 Heisman Trophy. A first-round draft choice by the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers, and a three-time All-Pro, Kwalick was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.

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BUTTERWORTH 5-10 ➤ 206 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible Punter ➤ Indianapolis, Ind. Alex Butterworth was the only Nittany Lion to punt the ball last year and was a key factor in helping the nationally-ranked defense, and changing the field position. Butterworth dropped 19 kicks inside the 20-yard line and had only two touchbacks in 2012, forcing the opposition to start a multitude of drives deep in their own territory. Coach Bill O’Brien has stated he is looking for more consistency throughout the special teams this season. Butterworth averaged 37.4 yards on his 51 punts last year, delivering five punts of 50 yards or more, topped by a 58-yard effort against Ohio State. He made good strides during his first full season as the Nittany Lions’ punter and is working hard to continue providing consistent productivity during his senior campaign. Butterworth was recognized as the special teams’ top achiever during winter conditioning. The former all-state kicker at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis had the chance to play in front of many family and friends at Purdue last year and will have a similar opportunity when Penn State visits Indiana for the Big Ten-opener. Butterworth is on schedule to graduate next spring. ➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season

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Butterworth handled all the punting duties, averaging 37.4 yards on his 51 punts, with 19 kicks inside the 20-yard line and only two touchbacks. He delivered five punts of 50 yards or more, topped by a career-long 58-yard effort against Ohio State. Butterworth placed three of his five punts inside the 20 against Ohio and had a then-season-long 52-yard boot and a 41.7-yard average on three kicks at Virginia. He punted three times for a 43.3-yard average in the 35-7 win at Illinois. Butterworth dropped three of his five punts inside the 20 in the comeback victory over No. 24 Northwestern and delivered a then-season-long 54-yard effort. Against Ohio State, he dropped 4-of-5 punts inside the 20 and averaged 41.2 yards per punt, including a career-long 58-yard effort. Butterworth delivered his best overall effort of the season at No. 18 Nebraska, with three punts for a 47.7 average. He had a long kick of 56 yards and dropped one punt inside the 20. He punted five times in the win over Indiana, with a long of 52 yards and one kick inside the 20.

➤ 2010 ➤ Freshman Season Butterworth was pressed into punting duties for the final three games of the season after Anthony Fera underwent an appendectomy three days prior to the Indiana game. One of seven true freshmen to play in 2010, Butterworth punted 12 times for a 38.1-yard average, with three kicks inside the 20 and three fair catches. He made his Penn State debut in the win over the Hoosiers, punting twice for a 41.0-yard average, with one punt downed inside the Indiana 15-yard line. He punted six times for a 34.5 average against Michigan State, with one kick landing inside the 20. Butterworth punted four times for a 42.0 average against Florida in the Outback Bowl, with a season-best 50-yard effort. ➤ High School Butterworth was selected the 2009 Associated Press first-team all-state kicker, playing for Coach Ron Qualls at Heritage Christian School in Indianapolis. He was named the Indianapolis Star Mr. Football Kicking Specialist for Indiana in 2009 and was the first-team all-city kicker as a sophomore, junior and senior. He was 7-of-10 on field goal attempts as a senior, with no misses under 50 yards. His longest field goal was 52 yards. He also averaged 65.5 yards per kickoff and 38.3 per punt, with a long of 64 yards. Butterworth also was a member of the basketball (three seasons) and track (two seasons) teams. ➤ Personal Full name is John Alexander Butterworth. The son of John and Jennifer Butterworth, he has two brothers, Drew and Kyle. His grandfather, Duff McKenzie, played baseball at Purdue (1956-60) and an uncle, John McKenzie, played football for the Boilermakers (1980-84). In his spare time, Butterworth enjoys drawing and playing the drums. He is majoring in recreation, parks and tourism management. Born July 12, 1991 in Indianapolis, Ind.

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➤ 2011 ➤ Sophomore Season Butterworth saw action in three games, punting eight times for a 38.5-yard average. In the seasonopener with Indiana State, he placed two kicks inside the 20-yard line. Butterworth split punting duties with Anthony Fera against Alabama, averaging nearly 40 yards per kick, with a long of 45. He also saw action in the win at Northwestern, averaging 38 yards on two punts, with one kick good for 54 yards and landing inside the 20.

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➤ Butterworth’s 2012 Game-by-Game Punting (Punts-Yards-Average) Ohio 5-179-35.8; Virginia 3-125-41.7; Navy 3-106-35.3; Temple 5-152-30.4; Illinois 3-130-43.3; Northwestern 5-184-36.8; Iowa 3-88-29.3; Ohio State 5-206-41.2; Purdue 4-137-34.3; Nebraska 3-143-47.7; Indiana 5-188-37.6; Wisconsin 7-267-38.1.


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6-3 ➤ 240 ➤ Gr./Sr. Eligible Linebacker ➤ Manahawkin, N.J. With the graduation of a stellar senior class after last season, Bill O’Brien entered last winter looking to see who would rise as new leaders for the team. Despite losing two veterans in the middle of the defense in Michael Mauti and Gerald Hodges, he didn’t have to look too far to find a leader for the defense in the form of middle linebacker Glenn Carson, the team’s most experienced player heading into 2013. Following a superb off-season in the weight room and a strong spring practice session, the athletic, talented and tough Carson heads into his senior season primed to anchor the Penn State defense. An All-Big Ten and probable Butkus Award candidate, he started every game last year and his 24 career starts are the most of any player that will don the blue and white this season. The former Southern Regional High School all-state performer was third on the team with 85 tackles in 2012, and he will again be counted on to be a consistently productive force in the heart of the defense. A no-nonsense, intense and physical “Linebacker U.” standout, Carson played an instrumental role on a Nittany Lion defense that ranked second in the Big Ten and No. 16 nationally in scoring defense at 19.1 ppg, holding six teams to 17 or fewer points in 2012. A two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, the hard-nosed Carson graduated in May 2013 with a 3.19 grade-point average in advertising/public relations. He compiled a 3.67 GPA during the spring semester and is working on a second degree, in labor and employment relations. He was an intern with the State College Spikes minor league baseball team this past summer. Carson is among eight returnees from New Jersey. ➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season Carson started all 12 games at middle linebacker and played an instrumental role for a defense that ranked second in the Big Ten and No. 16 nationally in scoring defense at 19.1 ppg, limiting six teams to 17 or fewer points. He was third on the team with 85 tackles, recording 3.0 tackles for loss, one sack and three pass breakups. He made nine tackles (six solo), including a sack, against Ohio. Carson made nine stops and had a pass breakup in the 35-7 win at Illinois and had five hits in the comeback victory over No. 24 Northwestern. He made four stops (three solo) in the 38-14 win at Iowa, four hits against Ohio State and four tackles and one pass breakup in the 34-9 win at Purdue. In a tight contest at No. 18 Nebraska, Carson recorded a career-best 14 tackles, tied for the team season-high, including 1.0 TFL. He registered seven stops in the 45-22 win over Indiana. Carson delivered a game-high 13 hits (9 solo) with a pass breakup in the 24-21 overtime win over Wisconsin on Senior Day. Carson was an Academic All-Big Ten selection for the second time. ➤ 2011 ➤ Sophomore Season Carson grabbed hold of the starting assignment at middle linebacker and made 12 starts, playing in every game. He was fourth on the squad with 74 total tackles, forced two fumbles and made one fumble recovery. In his second start, he delivered a career-high 11 tackles against No. 2 Alabama, nearly doubling his previous high of six against Indiana in 2010. Carson forced his first career fumble in the big 20-14 win at Ohio State and made his first career fumble recovery and five tackles against Eastern Michigan. He recorded seven tackles at Indiana and six in the victory over Iowa. Carson made seven stops against Purdue and five in the 10-7 Leaders Division win over Illinois, including one tackle for loss. Carson recorded eight tackles against Nebraska and led the team and tied his career-high with 11 stops in the critical division win at Ohio State. In the regular-season finale at Wisconsin, Carson posted eight tackles and a forced fumble. He was on the field for 617 snaps, with highs of 75 against Nebraska and 72 at Wisconsin. Carson earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time. ➤ 2010 ➤ Freshman Season

A linebacker at Southern Regional High School, Carson helped the team to its first South Jersey Group IV title game. During his senior season under Coach Charles Donohue Sr., Carson was selected first-team all-state, Ocean County Player-of-the-Year, first-team All-South Jersey and firstteam all-league. The four-star prospect tallied 98 tackles and broke the school record for career tackles. Also an outstanding wrestler, Carson was a three-time state finalist on the mat. ➤ Personal Full name is Glenn Andrew Carson Jr. He is the son of Glenn and Barbara-Ann Carson. He has one older sister, Christine. Carson is a relative of Tom Higgins, who played football for North Carolina and the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1950s. Carson enjoys spending time at the beach and fishing. He earned his degree in advertising/public relations in May 2013 and is working on a second degree, in labor and employment relations. Born December 5, 1990 in Manahawkin, N.J.

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➤ Carson’s 2012 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Ohio 9-6-3; Virginia 5-2-3; Navy 7-3-4; Temple 3-2-1; Illinois 9-4-5; Northwestern 5-0-5; Iowa 4-3-1; Ohio State 5-2-3; Purdue 4-3-1; Nebraska 14-4-10; Indiana 7-2-5; Wisconsin 13-9-4. ➤ Carson’s 2011 Game-by-Game

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Senior linebacker Glenn Carson leads the 2013 squad with 24 career starts, all coming in the past two seasons. Senior safety Malcolm Willis (17), junior safety Adrian Amos (13) and junior wide receiver Allen Robinson (13) are next on the career starts list. Other players with 10 or more starts include: Brandon Moseby-Felder (12), Stephen Obeng-Agyapong (12), John Urschel (12), Miles Dieffenbach (11), Garry Gilliam (11) and DaQuan Jones (11).

Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Indiana State 0-0-0; Alabama 11-2-9; Temple 3-1-2; Eastern Michigan 5-2-3; Indiana 7-1-6; Iowa 6-1-5; Purdue 7-3-4; Northwestern 3-2-1; Illinois 5-2-3; Nebraska 8-4-4; Ohio State 11-6-5; Wisconsin 8-4-4; Houston 0-0-0.

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Carson enrolled as a full-time student in January 2010. He was shifted from linebacker to fullback just prior to preseason practice. He returned to linebacker after the Kent State game and was one of seven true freshmen to play, seeing action in every game. Carson made 12 tackles, with 0.5 tackles for loss. He recorded a season-high five hits against Illinois and made one stop at Minnesota, including 0.5 TFL. He also had one tackle at Ohio State and one hit against Michigan State. Carson made three solo stops against Florida in the Outback Bowl. He was on the field for 152 snaps, led by 24 at Iowa and 22 in the Outback Bowl.

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CARTER

6-3 ➤ 244 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Tight End ➤ Bear, Del. After watching just a little film of the Bill O’Brien-led New England Patriots offense, Kyle Carter knew that he was going to be in a great spot as a Nittany Lion tight end entering the 2012 season. Labeled by the head coach as the second-most difficult position to learn in the offense (behind quarterback), the tight end positions are paramount to the success of O’Brien’s diverse and fast-paced offensive attack. The vastly talented and athletic Carter tasted that first-hand during his initial season on the field in 2012, and he heads into the 2013 season planning to build on a superb redshirt freshman campaign. The only freshman named to the 2012 John Mackey Award Mid-Season Watch List, Carter was a consensus first-team Freshman All-American selection last year. A crisp route runner with good size, speed and hands, he was a first-team All-Big Ten pick by the media panel and ESPN.com. The all-conference candidate ranked second on the team with 36 receptions for 453 yards (12.6) and two touchdowns last season. The former William Penn High School standout was among the primary candidates for Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year before missing three of the last four games due to injuries. A strong and improving blocker with a good workethic, he will be 100 percent in time for training camp. Carter also is among the squad’s most active participants in community service. He owned a 3.11 cumulative grade-point average following the spring semester and earned Academic All-Big Ten honors last year. With continued progress, Carter is poised to continue playing a central role in the Penn State offense over the next three seasons.

hauled in three catches for 45 yards in the 35-7 victory at Illinois to open Big Ten play. He made four receptions for 44 yards in the 39-28 comeback decision over No. 24 Northwestern. Carter broke his career-high with 85 yards and tied his season-high with six catches, all in the first half, en route to Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week accolades in the victory at Iowa. He made a superlative 34-yard catch and run to the Iowa 11-yard line to set up a first-quarter touchdown for a 14-0 lead. Carter made a game-high six receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown against Ohio State. He had a 20-yard touchdown catch and a 21-yard grab against the Buckeyes. After missing the Purdue game due to a sprained ankle suffered in the Ohio State game, Carter returned to the field at No. 18 Nebraska and made one catch for 12 yards before suffering the wrist injury that ended his year. He was named Academic All-Big Ten. ➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Carter was a third-team all-state selection for Coach Bill Cole at William Penn High School as a senior. He moved to tight end for his senior season after playing wide receiver as a junior. Carter was selected a first-team all-conference tight end as a senior and a second-team defensive end as a junior. He compiled a 3.5 grade-point average. ➤ Personal Full name is Kyle T. Carter. He is the son of Mitchell and Charlene Carter. He enjoys playing video games, watching TV and working out. Carter is a kinesiology major and is interested in a career as a physical therapist or an athletic trainer. Born December 17, 1992 in New Castle, Del.

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In his first season on the field, Carter made a dynamic impact, gaining recognition among the premier tight ends in the nation. He was a consensus first-team Freshman All-American, earning the honor from CBSsports.com, Sporting News, CollegeFootballNews.com, Fox Sports/Scout.com and Phil Steele’s College Football. Carter was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the media and was the only freshman named to the 2012 John Mackey Award Mid-Season Watch List. Carter played in nine games, which included two starts. He was second on the team with 36 receptions for 453 yards (12.6) and two touchdowns. He made six catches of 20 yards or more, with a career-long 34-yard grab in the 38-14 prime time win at Iowa. In his Nittany Lion debut, Carter made six catches against Ohio and he had four catches at Virginia, including his first career touchdown on an 8-yard connection with Matt McGloin. Carter made five catches for 70 yards in the win over Temple and

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RECEIVING AVG. TD LG 36-453 12.6 2 34 36-453 12.6 2 34

➤ Carter’s 2012 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) Ohio 6-74-0; Virginia 4-33-1; Navy 1-13-0; Temple 5-70-0; Illinois 3-45-0; Northwestern 4-44-0; Iowa 6-85-0; Ohio State 6-77-1; Purdue-INJ; Nebraska 1-12-0; Indiana-INJ; Wisconsin-INJ.


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6-1 ➤ 206 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible

5-10 ➤ 164 ➤ So./So. Eligible

Quarterback ➤ West Barnstable, Mass.

Cornerback ➤ Baltimore, Md.

The Massachusetts prep passing yardage record-holder, D.J. Crook enrolled at Penn State in January 2013. He is among five new quarterbacks vying for playing time this fall. Crook was a fouryear starter at Barnstable High School on Cape Cod, throwing for 8,126 yards and 77 touchdowns during his brilliant career. Crook attended Worcester (Mass.) Academy in 2012 and was named a team captain under Coach Tony Johnson. He shared Worcester Academy Athlete-of-the-Week honors after throwing for 235 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-13 win over Northfield Mt. Hermon. Crook ran for two touchdowns in Worcester Academy’s 27-21 loss to Salisbury (Conn.), which was led by fellow Nittany Lion freshman quarterback Austin Whipple.

The Nittany Lions opened the 2012 season with only four defensive backs with any significant prior experience. With an immediate need to develop depth, Da’Quan Davis quickly demonstrated that he could be a contributor and made his Penn State debut in the opener with Ohio. The talented and athletic Baltimore product would go on to play in every game on defense and special teams and was among six true freshmen to play last year. The instinctive and passionate Davis emerged during spring practice as a primary challenger for a starting cornerback assignment and has a very promising future. Davis was a prep teammate of fellow defensive backs Adrian Amos and Trevor Williams at Calvert Hall College High School. They are among 12 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland.

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Crook threw for a Massachusetts prep record 8,126 yards and 77 touchdowns, starting 38 games at Barnstable High School. He was a four-year All-Old Colony League selection. As a senior for Coach Chris Whidden in 2011, Crook helped the Red Raiders to their first playoff berth in 10 years. As a junior, Crook set school records with 2,813 passing yards and 33 touchdown passes. A four-year letterman, he was selected team captain as a senior and took part in the Shriners All-Star game. Crook was an honor roll student and contributed more than 50 hours of community service his senior year of high school.

Davis played in every game on defense and special teams. He was among six true freshmen to see action. Davis recorded five tackles, one fumble recovery and three pass breakups. He made his Penn State debut in the season-opener with Ohio, had one solo tackle at Virginia and made two hits in the win over Temple. Davis made two stops and pounced on a fumble late in the game to help secure the 39-28 comeback win over No. 24 Northwestern. He had a pass breakup in the win over Indiana.

➤ Personal Full name is Douglas Crook. He is the son of Doug and Tina Crook, and has two younger sisters, Kayla and Sydney. Both of his parents are teachers and his father is a former head football coach at Barnstable High School. He enjoys lifting weights and working out. Crook plans to major in mechanical engineering. Born March 16, 1993 in Worcester, Mass.

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➤ High School A four-year letterman, Davis was named all-met and all-conference as a junior and senior under Coach Donald Davis. A team captain, Davis helped lead Calvert Hall to an 11-1 season and its first conference championship since 1982. He recorded 45 tackles, three interceptions and forced four fumbles as a senior. As a junior, he registered 48 tackles, six interceptions and 15 pass breakups. Davis played in the Maryland Crab Bowl all-star game. He also lettered two years in track and field.

Full name is Da’Quan Remel Davis. He is the son of Chantel and Laquonne Davis and has an older sister, Monetta, and an older brother, Dameon. He enjoys watching movies and playing video games. Upon completion of his football career, Davis is interested in becoming a physical therapist or a sports trainer. Born June 17, 1994 in Baltimore, Md.

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6-3 ➤ 284 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Guard ➤ Bowie, Md. Bryan Davie’s path to becoming a Nittany Lion was not a typical one. An all-county player at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in suburban Washington, D.C., Davie enrolled at Penn State for the 2010 fall semester with no intention of playing football. But, after three semesters on campus, he got the itch to return to the gridiron and made the team during a Run-On tryout in January 2012. When Davie joined the squad, he carried approximately 350 pounds on his 6-3 frame, but his dedicated efforts in the weight room, conditioning and nutrition had brought his weight down to 284 pounds during spring practice. Davie likely will enter training camp looking to battle Angelo Mangiro for the top reserve spot at left guard behind returning starter Miles Dieffenbach. During the past decade, Eleanor Roosevelt High School also has produced Penn State defensive end Matt Rice, wide receiver Derrick Williams and 2012 starting cornerback Stephon Morris. Davie is among 12 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. He owned a 3.26 cumulative grade-point average after the spring semester and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season

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➤ Personal Full name is Bryan Patrick Davie. He is the son of Gregory and Lynn Davie. He enjoys learning how to DJ. He is majoring in sociology and plans to pursue a career in marketing or public relations. Among the reasons why Davie selected Penn State was because of its academic and athletic reputation, the campus and being located in a spirited college town. He owned a 3.26 grade-point average after the 2013 spring semester. Born August 31, 1992 in Silver Spring, Md.

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NITTANY LIONS NO. 2 IN TIGHT END RECEPTIONS IN 2012 The diverse, up-tempo offense Bill O’Brien brought from the New England Patriots to Penn State saw the Nittany Lion tight ends emerge as significant contributors during the 2012 season. The Nittany Lions posted the second-highest total of tight end receptions in the nation with a combined 83 catches for 1,097 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012 (Stanford led with 93 tight end catches). Among Big Ten teams, Michigan State was a distant second with 40 receptions by its tight ends. Penn State freshman All-American Kyle Carter was second on the team with 36 receptions for 453 yards (12.6) and two touchdowns and junior Matt Lehman made 24 catches for 296 yards (12.3) and three scores. True freshman Jesse James made 15 receptions for 276 yards and a teambest 18.4 average and tied the Penn State season record for touchdowns by a tight end with five. Junior Garry Gilliam made seven catches for 65 yards, starting eight games, but will line up at tackle this season. The three tight ends with the most receptions last season all return for 2013. A tight end caught at least one touchdown pass in nine of Penn State’s 12 games in 2012 and 32 percent of the team’s receptions were made by tight ends.

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Davie played at Eleanor Roosevelt High School under head coach Tom Green. He earned secondteam Maryland Dream Team honors from ESPNRise.com and was an all-county selection his junior year. Davie was a three-year letterman, starting on the offensive and defensive lines, and was selected team captain during his senior year. He helped lead Eleanor Roosevelt to a 10-1 record his junior year and to the county championship in 2008. He was selected to participate in the Big Time Football Showcase and the Nike Combine competition. After his senior season, Davie earned an invitation to the Chick-fil-A Challenge all-star game. He also was a member of the wrestling team. Davie was an honor roll student and was inducted into the Tri-M-International Music honor society.

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Davie joined the team in January 2012. He did not see any game action. Davie earned Dean’s List honors with a 3.74 grade-point average during the 2012 fall semester.

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Della Valle made his Nittany Lion debut in the win over Indiana State.

6-1 ➤ 194 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible

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Safety ➤ Pittsburgh, Pa.

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The Nittany Lions were in need of a reliable and productive option in the punt return game early last season. Jesse Della Valle had caught a few punts at practice and then fielded some punts before the Virginia game. His first career punt return resulted in a nondescript four-yard gain against the Cavaliers. But, the coaching staff liked what they saw and two games later Della Valle had three punt returns for 45 yards, including a team season-long 29-yard effort, in the win over Temple. The 29-yard return brought the ball into Temple territory and set up a first-quarter touchdown in the Nittany Lions’ 24-13 win. Della Valle would end the season leading the team and ranking No. 3 in the Big Ten, with a 7.6 average on his 15 punt returns. He also had six kickoff returns for a team-best 25.2-yard average. Another western Pennsylvania prep standout playing a significant role for the Nittany Lions, Della Valle spent spring practice at safety after playing cornerback last season. The talented, athletic and instinctive player will be looking to earn more time in the secondary rotation this fall. Della Valle was named to the Dean’s List and attained Academic All-Big Ten honors after compiling a 3.67 grade-point average during the 2012 fall semester. The former all-state honoree at Shaler Area High School owned a 3.37 cumulative GPA entering the summer and is on schedule to graduate next spring. He was an intern with the State College Spikes minor league baseball team this past summer. ➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season

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Della Valle played in all 12 games on defense and special teams, playing a prominent role in the return game. He led the team and was No. 3 in the Big Ten with a 7.6-yard average on 15 punt returns, including a team season-long 29-yard return in the win over Temple. He also had six kickoff returns for a team-best 25.2-yard average, including a 46-yard return to open the second half in the win at Iowa. Della Valle totaled seven tackles on the season. He made his first two career tackles against Ohio in the season-opener and he had one stop at Illinois. He had two kickoff returns for 39 yards in the 34-9 win at Purdue. He returned two kickoffs for 46 yards at Nebraska and had a 16yard punt return into Northwestern territory to set up a field goal. Della Valle made two tackles and returned two punts 26 yards in the victory over Indiana. He recorded two tackles in the thrilling 24-21 Senior Day overtime win over Wisconsin. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time.

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➤ 2010 ➤ Freshman Season

Della Valle was a three-year letterman for Coach Neil Gordon at Shaler Area High School. He was selected second-team Class AAAA all-state. He also was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25. He played in the East-West All-Star game and grabbed two interceptions, returning one 75 yards for a touchdown. He finished his senior year with 1,600 all-purpose yards, with 718 rushing yards, 726 receiving yards and 156 return yards, with 28 touchdowns. On defense, Della Valle recorded 56 tackles, seven sacks and five interceptions. He also was a four-year starter on the basketball team. ➤ Personal Full name is Jesse Philip Della Valle. He is the son of Phil and Cindy Della Valle and has an older brother, Nick, and a younger sister, Gina. He enjoys playing sports and spending time with family and friends. Della Valle is majoring in advertising/public relations. Born July 13, 1991 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

DELLA VALLE’S CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2011 2012 Career

TK SOLO 0 0 7 1 7 1

AS FR FC I SACK 0 0 0 0 0-0 6 0 0 0 0-0 6 0 0 0 0-0

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DIEFFENBACH 6-3 ➤ 297 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Guard ➤ Pittsburgh, Pa. A pair of former western Pennsylvania prep standouts shared the team’s Frank Patrick Total Commitment Award this past spring, with guard Miles Dieffenbach and linebacker Mike Hull joining the distinguished list of honorees. The Patrick honor goes to a junior class member who consistently displays a total commitment to academics, off-season preparation, in-season commitment and community service. Dieffenbach joined several former standout offensive linemen who have won the Patrick Award, including Jeff Hartings, Andre Johnson, Matt Schmitt, Mike Farrell and 2013 seniors Ty Howle and John Urschel. A center during his first two years at Penn State, Dieffenbach, Howle and Urschel likely will comprise the anchor of the offensive line this year. A former Fox Chapel Area High School All-American, Dieffenbach grabbed the starting nod at left guard for the season-opener with Ohio and started 11 games last year. His efforts in the strength and conditioning program have helped him add nearly 15 pounds since 2012 winter conditioning. The physical, talented and passionate player continues to improve his skills and will be counted on for significant and consistent productivity in 2013. He also is active in community service. Dieffenbach owned a 3.35 gradepoint average in advertising/public relations entering the summer and will be a candidate for Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® consideration. A Dean’s List student, he was selected to the 2012 Academic All-Big Ten team and is on schedule to graduate next spring. Dieffenbach’s father, George, has more than 500 combined career victories as the head coach of the Pitt tennis teams, coaching the women’s team since 1981.

➤ 2011 ➤ Sophomore Season Dieffenbach’s hard work and improvement did not result in any playing time, with four senior starters on the offensive line. ➤ 2010 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Dieffenbach was a four-year starter under Coach Bryan Deal at Fox Chapel Area High School. He was rated the nation’s No. 1 prep center by ESPNU, No. 3 by Scout.com and No. 4 by Rivals.com. He was an Under Armour All-American and first-team all-state selection. He was named first-team All-WPIAL and all-conference. Dieffenbach did not allow a sack his junior or senior years, and tallied 45 tackles and five sacks. He was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 and was on the winning squad in the 2010 Under Armour All-America game. ➤ Personal Full name is George Miles Dieffenbach. He is the son of George and Emma Dieffenbach. He has an older sister, Sarah, who played tennis at the University of Pittsburgh, where their father has been the head coach of the tennis program since 1981. His grandparents, Fred and Shirley Dieffenbach, are Penn State graduates, as well as an aunt and a great aunt. Dieffenbach enjoys fishing during his free time. He is an advertising/public relations major and owned a 3.35 grade-point average following the spring semester. Born July 9, 1991 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season Dieffenbach solidified a starting assignment at left guard in training camp and started 11 games. He earned his first career start in the season-opener against Ohio, and appeared in all 12 contests. He was instrumental in helping the Nittany Lions lead the Big Ten in total offense (437.0 ypg) in conference games and ranking second in scoring offense (32.6 ppg) and second in pass offense (283.1 ypg) against Big Ten foes. Dieffenbach helped Penn State gain more than 500 yards of total offense three times in conference play, topped by 546 yards against Indiana, its highest total against a Big Ten foe since gaining 557 yards against Michigan State in 2008. He played a critical role in helping pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Zach Zwinak and protecting quarterback Matt McGloin during his record-setting 2012 campaign. Dieffenbach was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team for the first time.

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Forty-six Nittany Lion football student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 grade-point average during the 2013 spring semester, a significant increase from the 34 football student-athletes who compiled a 3.0 GPA during the 2012 spring semester. Five Nittany Lions recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA during the spring semester, three of whom are returning for the 2013 season: linebacker Ben Kline, fullback Dom Salomone and guard John Urschel. Among the 46 high achieving Nittany Lions, 20 compiled a 3.5 GPA or higher during the spring semester. A total of 12 Nittany Lions earned Dean’s List recognition in the spring by attaining at least a 3.5 GPA and passing the minimum 12 credits. Coach Bill O’Brien’s squad returns 34 student-athletes with a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA for the 2013 season.

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6-3 ➤ 308 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

6-3 ➤ 213 ➤ So./So. Eligible

Defensive Tackle ➤ Winchester, Va. Derek Dowrey is among a trio of defensive tackles who took redshirt seasons in 2012 and are prepared to crack the D-Line rotation this fall. Dowrey has made substantial progress during his first year as a Nittany Lion and brings physical play and a great motor to the field. The son of a high school coach, he did a notable job working against the offensive line as a member of the Dirty Show during his redshirt season. He is among the team leaders in the squat, lifting 500 pounds. A first-team all-state selection at John Handley High School, Dowrey joins wideout Matt Zanellato as returning players from northern Virginia. ➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. During the 2013 Blue-White game, Dowrey recorded four solo stops and a pair of sacks to help the defense win the intrasquad contest.

A talented and productive quarterback at College of the Sequoias in 2012, Tyler Ferguson enrolled at Penn State in January and finished spring drills atop the depth chart. One of the nation’s premier junior college quarterbacks last year, Ferguson has three years of eligibility. He quickly assimilated to Penn State and the football program during the spring semester. He compiled a 3.04 grade-point average during the spring and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. Ferguson made substantial progress during winter conditioning and the 15 spring practices. In his first competition in Beaver Stadium, Ferguson was 9-of-15 for 90 yards and two scores in the Blue-White game. He threw touchdown passes to freshmen Brent Wilkerson and Richy Anderson. Ferguson is a strong and accurate passer with excellent work-ethic, vision and physical attributes. Ferguson broke the school season records with 2,614 passing yards and 199 completions at the College of the Sequoias last year, throwing 22 scoring strikes in 10 games. ➤ College of the Sequoias

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Quarterback ➤ Bakersfield, Calif.

Dowrey was a first-team all-state selection during his junior and senior seasons at John Handley High School. Playing for Coach Tony Rayburn, Dowrey garnered all-district honors during each of his four years, with accolades on the offensive and defensive lines his final three seasons. He was selected the Northern Virginia Daily Male Athlete-of-the-Year and Defensive Player-of-the-Year. During his senior season, Dowrey recorded 107 tackles and 13 sacks and ran for 225 yards and three touchdowns. As a junior, he recorded 145 tackles, 10.5 sacks, two interceptions and a touchdown. Dowrey earned the first of his three all-region selections as a sophomore, when he tallied 128 tackles and seven sacks. He helped Handley to the district crown all four years, and was instrumental in helping the Judges to a pair of region championships. He was a two-time team captain and a Handley High School Scholar-Athlete Award recipient all four years. Dowrey also lettered in basketball and track and field. ➤ Personal Full name is Derek Wayne Dowrey Jr. He is the son of Derek and Glendora Dowrey, and has one younger brother, Jordan. His father is an assistant football and track and field coach at Handley High School and played football and ran track at Bridgewater (Va.) College. Dowrey enjoys spending time with friends and playing video games. He plans to major in broadcast journalism and is interested in a career in the media or as a football or strength coach. Born July 3, 1993 in Winchester, Va.

During the 2012 season, Ferguson broke the school season records with 2,614 passing yards and 199 completions at College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif. He completed 55 percent of his passes (358 attempts) and threw for 22 touchdowns in 10 games. Ferguson ranked second in the California Community College Athletic Association Valley Division in passing yards per game (261.4) and was third in the Valley Division in yards (2,614) and completions (199). Ferguson threw for multiple touchdowns in six games, topped by a 481-yard (28-of-40), six-touchdown performance in a win over West Hills Coalinga. He threw for 354 yards (26-of-45) and four scores in a 47-43 loss at Modesto. ESPN rated him the nation’s No. 3 junior college quarterback following the 2012 season. ➤ High School Ferguson threw for 1,275 yards and 10 touchdowns during an injury-shortened senior season at Ridgeview High School, which competes in the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Central Section’s Division III. He fueled a 6-0 start during his senior season in 2011 before suffering a broken collarbone. He was able to return six weeks later and played in a portion of a playoff win over Madera South, going 5-of-5 for 76 yards. Ferguson averaged 182.1 passing yards per game as a senior, completing 64 percent of his passes, with a long completion of 62 yards. A team captain and twoyear starter, Ferguson led the team in every passing category during his junior season, throwing for 1,338 yards (55 percent) and eight touchdowns. He also lettered on the hardwood and considered playing college basketball at the NCAA Division III level before enrolling at College of the Sequoias. ➤ Personal Full name is Tyler Thomas Ferguson. He is the son of Mark Ferguson and Kelly Reese, and has three brothers, Blade Griffin, Tyler Reese and Brandon Williams, and three sisters, Ryann Ferguson, Abby Flachman and Becky Hicks. He enjoys cooking and listening to music. He is interested in owning his own physical therapy and personal training business. Born January 7, 1994 in Bakersfield, Calif.

NITTANY LIONS TO PLAY IN SEVEN NFL STADIUMS IN 10-YEAR SPAN Penn State will play in three NFL stadiums during the next three seasons, increasing the total to seven different NFL stadiums the Nittany Lions have played in since the 2005 season. The Nittany Lions open this season with their first game at MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and New York Jets. Penn State owned a 10-3 record in Giants Stadium at the Meadowlands. During the 2015 season, Penn State is scheduled to open the season against Temple at Lincoln Financial Field, for its third contest with the Owls in the facility. On October 24, 2015, Penn State will meet new Big Ten East Division rival Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. The teams will be playing in Maryland for the first time since an Oct. 2, 1993 contest at Byrd Stadium. Penn State’s NFL stadiums since 2005: Sun Life Stadium (2005), the Metrodome (2006), Raymond James Stadium (2006, 2010), Lincoln Financial Field (2007, 2011, 2015), FedEx Field (2010), MetLife Stadium (2013) and M&T Bank Stadium (2015).

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TWENTY LIONS EARNED FIRST CAREER START IN 2012 Twenty Nittany Lions earned their first career starts during the 2012 season, with seven of those starts coming in the season-opener with Ohio. Penn State’s 20 first-time starters were sixth-highest among all FBS teams and the most among Big Ten squads. Players making their first career starts in 2012 included 14 on the offensive side of the ball and six on the defense. Of the 20 first-time starters from last season, 17 return for 2013.


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Purdue. Ficken delivered a strong game at No. 18 Nebraska, going 3-of-3 on field goal attempts (27, 38, 35 yards) in windy conditions, which included getting debris blown in his eye during pre-game warm-ups. Ficken hit three field goals in a game for the first time in his career against the Huskers, his 38-yarder was a season-long and five of his six kickoffs were touchbacks. Ficken attained Dean’s List recognition and was an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

6-2 ➤ 183 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible

➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season

Placekicker ➤ Valparaiso, Ind.

Ficken made his Nittany Lion debut in the season-opener with Indiana State, connecting on his one PAT attempt and kicking off once. He missed his first career field goal attempt, from 49 yards, at Temple. Ficken made his first career field goal, from 43 yards, on his second career attempt and kicked off twice in the win over Eastern Michigan. He did not see any action in Big Ten play. Ficken was among four true freshmen who saw action in 2011.

There were many smiles, hugs and tears as the Nittany Lions jumped and ran off the Beaver Stadium natural grass following last year’s thrilling overtime win over Wisconsin, but no one was grinning more broadly than Sam Ficken. In his first season as the Nittany Lions’ placekicker, Ficken ended the year with his first collegiate game-winning kick, a 37-yard field goal for a thrilling 24-21 Senior Day victory. He finished the season by connecting on his last 10 field goal attempts, including a 3-of-3 effort against the Badgers to earn Big Ten Special Teams Player-of-the-Week accolades for the first time in his career. Sam Ficken enters his junior campaign full of confidence and will handle whatever challenges arise in stride. Ficken has a strong and accurate leg and he made adjustments early in the 2012 season that helped him improve as the year transpired. The former Valparaiso High School all-state honoree continued his progress during spring practice and is a potential All-Big Ten candidate this season. Ficken led the Nittany Lions in scoring last year with 81 points, hitting 14-of21 field goals, while handling all kickoff duties. He was ranked No. 2 in the Big Ten in kick scoring (8.1 ppg) and No. 3 in field goals (1.50 avg.) in conference games. Ficken is a regular at the Nittany Lions’ community service events and was named to the 2012 Academic All-Big Ten team. He gained Dean’s List honors with a 3.69 grade-point average during the 2013 spring semester. Ficken owned a 3.61 cumulative GPA in finance entering the summer and is a potential Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® candidate. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season In his first full season as the Nittany Lions’ placekicker, Ficken ended the year with his first collegiate game-winning kick, a 37-yard field goal for a thrilling 24-21 Senior Day overtime win over Wisconsin. He finished the season by connecting on his last 10 field goal attempts, including a 3-of-3 effort against the Badgers to earn Big Ten Special Teams Player-of-the-Week accolades for the first time in his career. Ficken led the Nittany Lions in scoring with 81 points, hitting 14-of-21 field goals and going 39-of-41 on PAT attempts. He was ranked No. 2 in the Big Ten in kick scoring (8.1 ppg) and No. 3 in field goals (1.50 avg.) in conference games. He made his final 31 PAT attempts. He handled all of the kickoff duties, with 68 kickoffs for a 61.9-yard average and 27 touchbacks. Ficken connected on a 21-yard field goal and was 4-of-4 on PAT attempts in the 39-28 comeback win over No. 24 Northwestern and made a 34-yard field goal and was 5-of-5 on PAT attempts in the 38-14 win at Iowa. He made his only field goal attempt, 27 yards, and was 2-of-2 on PAT attempts against Ohio State and made 27 and 24-yard field goals and was 4-of-4 on PAT attempts in the 34-9 victory at

➤ High School Ficken was named first-team Associated Press Class 5A all-state for Coach Mark Hoffman at Valparaiso High School. He also was a member of the all-area team. A former soccer player, he made 13 field goals as a senior, including a school-record 52-yard kick. He also recorded 45 touchbacks on kickoffs during his senior season. ➤ Personal Full name is Samuel James Ficken. He is the son of Jim and Nancy Ficken and has a brother, Drew. A cousin, Robbie Hummel, recently completed a stellar career with the Purdue basketball team. Ficken enjoys water skiing, wake boarding, tubing and skiing. He is a finance major in the Smeal College of Business. Born December 14, 1992 in Valparaiso, Ind.

FICKEN’S FIELD GOAL STATISTICS SEASON FGM-FGA PCT. 2011 1-2 50.0 2012 14-21 66.7 Career 15-23 65.2

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 43 0-1 8-9 6-7 0-4 0-0 38 0-1 8-9 6-7 1-6 0-0 43

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Field Goals (Made) Missed Ohio 0 FGA; Virginia 40, 38, 20, (32), 42; Navy 0 FGA; Temple (21); Illinois 47, 18; Northwestern (21); Iowa (34), 43; Ohio State (27); Purdue (27, 24); Nebraska (27, 38, 35); Indiana (28); Wisconsin (23, 32, 37).

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BRIAN

GARRY

6-3 ➤ 279 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

6-6 ➤ 305 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible

Defensive Tackle ➤ Pasadena, Md. With the graduation of senior defensive tackles Jordan Hill and James Terry, spots in the interior line rotation will be up for grabs during training camp and into the season. Brian Gaia is ready to return to the field and prepared to be a significant factor in the D-Line competition. Gaia has made significant progress during his first year as a Nittany Lion and was a highly effective player working against the offensive line as a member of the Dirty Show during his redshirt season. A three-time all-state player in Maryland, he could emerge as a physical presence for the D-Line this season. He owned a grade-point average above a 3.0 after the spring semester. Gaia is one of 12 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Gaia helped The Gilman School to three Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Class A titles. He was a three-time all-state selection under Coach Biff Poggi. He was selected a team captain twice and earned invitations to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American game and USA Football’s International Bowl. Gaia was ranked among the top 25 at offensive guard by ESPN.com, 24/7Sports. com and Rivals.com. Gaia was a four-time National Prep Wrestling selection and also lettered in track and field. ➤ Personal

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Full name is Brian Matthew Gaia. He is the son of Tim and Sharon Gaia, and has an older sister, Nicole. He enjoys working on his car and fishing. He intends to major in business management and would like to own his own business. Born April 15, 1994 in Pasadena, Md.

Tackle ➤ Carlisle, Pa. One of the most charismatic members on the Nittany Lions’ roster, Garry Gilliam also is one of the squad’s most selfless and dedicated individuals. The 2012-13 academic year presented further opportunities and challenges for Gilliam and he enters the 2013 season at a new position and with an additional year of eligibility and leadership opportunities. He returned to the field in 2012 for the first time since suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament at Iowa in the 2010 Big Ten-opener. Playing tight end, the athletic and talented Gilliam was an effective and highly-motivated contributor for the team, whether he was catching passes, blocking for the running backs or protecting Matt McGloin during his record-setting campaign. But, with the tight end unit (83 catches in 2012) blessed with several talented returnees and newcomers, Coach Bill O’Brien and Gilliam discussed a possible move to tackle after last season, with 2012 right tackle Mike Farrell having graduated. Putting the team and its needs to be successful first, Gilliam embraced the move and the opportunity to be a substantial contributor for the offensive line. Having already exhibited his strong 6-6 frame last year, Gilliam’s work-ethic, passion and commitment during the winter strength and conditioning program and spring rose to the next level, as he added nearly 30 pounds by summer. It was in the midst of winter conditioning that Gilliam was notified the NCAA had approved a sixth year of eligibility due to his knee injury and subsequent infection that delayed his surgery and prevented him from playing in 2011. The decision gave Gilliam a year of eligibility in 2014, which will be critical for the O-Line, which will lose four potential senior starters after this season in Adam Gress, Ty Howle, Eric Shrive and John Urschel. Gilliam’s on-field progress was slowed in the spring, as he missed most of the sessions with a calf injury, but the physical and relentless player will be 100 percent for the start of training camp. The former Milton Hershey School All-American also is among the squad’s most active members in community service. Gilliam earned Dean’s List honors by compiling a 3.73 grade-point average during the spring semester and was named to the 2012 Academic All-Big Ten team. Gilliam has a double-major of advertising/public relations and management and brought a cumulative 3.18 GPA into the summer. He is on schedule to graduate in December. ➤ 2012 ➤ Senior Season Gilliam played in every game, with eight starts at tight end, and made seven catches for 65 yards. He made a season-long 16-yard catch against Ohio State. He also had a 12-yard reception against Navy and 15-yard catch in the win over No. 24 Northwestern, both coming on the first play from scrimmage. Gilliam helped the Nittany Lions lead the Big Ten in total offense (437.0 ypg) in conference games and rank second in scoring offense (32.6 ppg) and pass offense (283.1 ypg) against Big Ten foes. He was instrumental in helping Penn State gain more than 500 yards of total offense three times in conference play. Gilliam was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team. ➤ 2011 ➤ Junior Season

FORMER NITTANY LION ROBINSON TO BE ENSHRINED IN PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Former Penn State All-America end Dave Robinson was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013 and will be enshrined August 3 in Canton, Ohio. Robinson is the sixth member of the Penn State football family to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, joining Jack Ham, Franco Harris, August Michalske, Lenny Moore and Mike Munchak. From Mount Laurel, N.J., Robinson was a first-team All-American for the Nittany Lions in 1962 and a three-year letterman under Coach Rip Engle. He was instrumental in helping Penn State to a 24-8 record from 1960-62, including wins over Oregon in the 1960 Liberty Bowl and Georgia Tech in the 1961 Gator Bowl. An offensive and defensive end, Robinson was the MVP of the 1962 Gator Bowl, despite the Nittany Lions falling to Florida, 17-7, and was inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame in 1996. The Green Bay Packers and Coach Vince Lombardi selected Robinson in the first round of the 1963 NFL Draft (14th overall selection) and he played linebacker for 12 years in the NFL. He played with the Packers from 1963-72 and the Washington Redskins in 1973-74. Robinson was selected to the Pro Bowl three times (1966-67, 1969) and twice earned Associated Press first-team All-Pro honors (1967, 1969) during his career in Green Bay. Robinson was a starter on teams that won three consecutive NFL Championships (1965-67) and Super Bowls I and II. He was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1960s. Robinson, who resides in Akron, Ohio, was enshrined into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in 1997. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1982.

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Gilliam missed the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Iowa in 2010. Gilliam’s surgery was delayed due to an infection in the knee and he was not able to return to the field in 2011. ➤ 2010 ➤ Sophomore Season With veteran Andrew Szczerba sidelined with a back injury, Gilliam got onto the field in the opener with Youngstown State and earned three starts during the first month of the season. He made his first career catch, good for 21 yards, in the win over Temple. But, the following week, in the Big Tenopener at Iowa, Gilliam tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ending his season. He made starts against Youngstown State, Alabama and Temple and played on 217 snaps during the initial five games, topped by 59 in the win over Temple and 50 against Youngstown State. ➤ 2009 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. Gilliam played defensive end on the foreign team. He caught two passes for 23 yards in the 2010 Blue-White game. ➤ High School A standout athlete, Gilliam played four sports at the Milton Hershey School. The All-American, allstate and All-Mid-Penn Conference honoree was a four-year starter, playing tight end and defensive end under Coach Bob Guyer. Gilliam gained 350 receiving yards on 20 receptions and scored four touchdowns in his career. During his senior season, he racked up 70 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions. He finished with 153 tackles, 12 sacks and five interceptions in his scholastic career. He played on the winning squad in the 2009 Big 15 game. Gilliam also was a member of the Pennsylvania squad in the 2009 Big 33 Classic. A WGAL-TV Player-of-the-Week, Gilliam was a conference champion in the javelin and qualified for the state track and field championships. ➤ Personal Full name is Garry Montzell Gilliam Jr. He is the son of Thelma Shifflett and Garry Gilliam Sr. He has one brother, Victor, and a sister, Angel. In his spare time, Gilliam enjoys graphic design work. He has a double-major of advertising/public relations and management and is on schedule to graduate in December. Born November 26, 1990 in Harrisburg, Pa.


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6-1 ➤ 193 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

6-6 ➤ 317 ➤ Gr./Sr. Eligible

Safety ➤ Hartford, Conn. The Nittany Lions will enter this season with significantly more depth in the secondary than the 2012 season. Redshirt freshman Malik Golden joined classmate Trevor Williams in shifting from wide receiver to defensive back during spring practice and made significant progress. The swift and athletic Golden should have an opportunity to crack the safety rotation in addition to playing on special teams. He adds another physical presence in the middle of the field. In the Blue-White game, Golden led all defensive backs with four tackles. ➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season A wide receiver, Golden took a redshirt season. ➤ High School Golden was a two-time All-New England and two-time All-Colonial League selection for Coach Dan O’Dea at Cheshire Academy. Elected a team captain during his senior season, he played defensive back and wide receiver. Golden compiled more than 1,400 all-purpose yards and grabbed seven interceptions as a senior, helping the squad to the Colonial League championship and an undefeated record. Golden also posted more than 1,500 all-purpose yards as a junior. He helped Cheshire Academy win the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council state championship as a junior and senior. Golden was ranked the No. 2 overall prospect in Connecticut, according to Rivals.com. He also lettered in basketball and track, helping break the school record as a member of the 4x100 relay team. ➤ Personal Full name is Malik Miles Golden. He is the son of Elijah and Diane Boyd, and has one younger brother, Elijah. Golden is enrolled in the College of Communications and owned a 3.16 grade-point average entering the spring semester. He is interested in working in the media or owning a business upon completion of his football career. Born April 27, 1993 in Hartford, Conn.

Tackle ➤ West Mifflin, Pa. Tackle Adam Gress is one of the most well-rounded student-athletes on the Penn State roster. He completed his coursework in May, earning his degree in telecommunications after playing in 11 games, with three starts, during the 2012 campaign. Gress also is heavily involved in the team’s Penn State Lift For Life to benefit the Kidney Cancer Association. The former West Mifflin Area High School standout is one of the primary success stories of the strength and conditioning program implemented by Craig Fitzgerald and his staff in January 2012. Gress’ dedicated work in the weight room and in conditioning has resulted in him adding nearly 25 pounds since the 2012 winter conditioning began, greatly assisting his larger role on the field. Possessing excellent physical attributes and improved strength and mobility, Gress finished spring drills as the top candidate at right tackle and should play a significant role this season. Gress is vice president of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter and was extensively involved in the planning for Penn State’s Lift For Life in July to benefit kidney cancer patients and their families. The Penn State Lift For Life has raised more than $700,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association since 2003, including a record total of more than $110,000 in 2011-12. Gress compiled a 3.34 grade-point average during the spring semester and is on schedule to receive a second degree, in journalism, in December. ➤ 2012 ➤ Senior Season Gress appeared in 11 games, with three starts, with his first career start coming against Navy. His first start helped deliver a 34-7 win over the Middies for Coach Bill O’Brien’s first career head coaching win. Gress also started the next two games and was instrumental in the Nittany Lions rolling to 496 yards and 36:52 in time of possession in the victory over Temple and gaining 389 yards on 82 plays in the 35-7 win at Illinois. He helped the Nittany Lions lead the Big Ten in total offense (437.0 ypg) in conference games and rank second in scoring offense (32.6 ppg) and pass offense (283.1 ypg) against Big Ten foes. Gress was instrumental in helping Penn State gain more than 500 yards of total offense three times in conference play, led by 546 yards against Indiana, its highest total against a Big Ten foe since gaining 557 yards against Michigan State in 2008. Gress played a vital role in helping pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Zach Zwinak and protecting quarterback Matt McGloin during his record-setting campaign.

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➤ 2011 ➤ Junior Season Gress saw playing time against Indiana State, Temple and Eastern Michigan, with his most substantial action coming against the Eagles. Gress and the offensive line protected Matt McGloin to help him complete 14-of-17 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns against Eastern Michigan to share Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors. ➤ 2010 ➤ Sophomore Season In his first campaign on the field, Gress saw action in six games during the second half of the season. He saw most of his snaps against Minnesota, Michigan, Northwestern and Indiana and also played at Ohio State and against Florida in the Outback Bowl. ➤ 2009 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A three-year letterman and four-year starter at West Mifflin Area High School, Gress played for Coach Tim Brennan. A two-year captain, Gress was named all-state and all-conference. He also was captain of the ice hockey team at West Mifflin Area.

Full name is Adam Michael Gress. He is the son of Armand and Lisa Gress. He has one brother, Armand. An uncle attended Penn State from 1983-87. Gress graduated in May 2013 with a degree in telecommunications. He is on schedule to earn a second degree, in journalism, in December. Born December 28, 1990 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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5-10 ➤ 210 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

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Fullback ➤ State College, Pa. Jack Haffner is looking forward to the competition at fullback when training camp commences. With the graduation of Michael Zordich, Haffner likely will battle senior Pat Zerbe and fellow redshirt freshman Dom Salomone for time in the fullback rotation. A 2011 first-team all-state prep running back, Haffner is a noted hard worker and made good progress during his first year as a Nittany Lion. He joins former State College Area High School teammates Matt Baney and Alex Kenney on the roster. Haffner owned a 3.39 grade-point average following the spring semester and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate.

Colin Harrop is living his dream. Having attended his first game in Beaver Stadium when he was 13 years old, Harrop has been working toward an opportunity to wear the blue and white. Last fall, he participated in two Run-on tryouts and after the second session became a member of the Nittany Lions. His first team involvement was participating in winter workouts starting in January. An all-league defensive back at Wilson High School, Harrop will be working hard for an opportunity to run out of the tunnel on Sept. 7 and provide depth in the secondary. He owned a 3.29 grade-point average following the spring semester.

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Harrop was a second-team All-Lancaster-Lebanon League defensive back as a senior at Wilson High School after recording 75 tackles, five interceptions, 11 pass breakups and one touchdown. Playing for Coach Doug Dahms, he was honorable-mention all-county during his junior and senior seasons. Harrop helped the Bulldogs to four consecutive Lancaster-Lebanon League titles, with one PIAA district runner-up finish. He was a team captain his senior year and invited to play in the Berks County Senior Football Classic. Harrop also was an all-county outside hitter on the volleyball team. Harrop was a member of the High Honor Roll and National Honor Society.

➤ High School Haffner helped State College Area High School to the 2009 PIAA Class AAAA state championship game and three district titles. Playing for Coach Al Wolski, Haffner was a first-team Class AAAA all-state running back and a finalist for Pennsylvania Mr. Football as a senior. A team captain, he amassed 2,143 yards on 288 carries (7.4 avg.) and scored 26 touchdowns during his senior season. He became just the second player in Centre County prep history to eclipse 2,000 yards in a season (surpassed only by Larry Johnson), cracking the century mark 10 times during the 2011 campaign. Haffner also earned first-team All-Mid-Penn Conference honors. As a junior, he ran for 471 yards, scored 12 touchdowns and recorded 71 tackles from his linebacker post for the Little Lions. Haffner also was a captain on the wrestling team. ➤ Personal

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➤ Personal Full name is Colin Gregory Harrop. He is the son of Bob and Kathy Harrop, and has one older brother, Matt, and an older sister, Shannon. Matt is a 2011 Penn State graduate, and Shannon is a student on the University Park campus, who is a member of the club water polo team. Harrop enjoys spending time with friends, movies and video games. He intends on enrolling in the Smeal College of Business. Born April 4, 1994 in Wilmington, Del.

Full name is John Steven Haffner. He is the son of Steve and Amy Haffner, and has one sister, Carly, and a brother, Pete. His father and an uncle, C.J. Sichler, played baseball at Penn State, and an aunt, Nancy Moerschbacher, played softball for the Nittany Lions. His grandfather, Warren Haffner, was the long-time registrar at Penn State. He plans on majoring in finance and owned a 3.39 gradepoint average following the spring semester. Born July 10, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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THREE NITTANY LIONS ATTAIN BIG TEN INDIVIDUAL HONORS The Big Ten coaches and media recognized a trio of Nittany Lion players with individual accolades after the 2012 campaign. The contingent was led by senior Michael Mauti, who was selected the ButkusFitzgerald Linebacker-of-the-Year, and sophomore Allen Robinson, who was named the Richter-Howard Receiver-of-the-Year. The conference began awarding the individual honors in 2011. Redshirt freshman defensive end Deion Barnes was named the ThompsonRandel El Freshman-of-the-Year. He joined running back Curtis Enis (1995) as Nittany Lions to win the top freshman honor.

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Penn State had 32 players on National Football League rosters as of June 8, while several other former players are unrestricted free agents. Three players from the 2012 squad were drafted, while six other seniors participated in NFL rookie minicamps in May. A total of 332 Nittany Lions have been selected all-time in the NFL Draft, including 36 first-round selections. Penn State is among the top 15 nationally in schools producing current NFL players and has had at least one alumnus on a Super Bowl roster in 42 of the 47 title games. Thirty-four former Nittany Lions have won a total of 51 Super Bowl rings as players. All-Pro linebacker NaVorro Bowman and Nate Stupar were members of the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII. Tackle Kareem McKenzie and defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy were members of the New York Giants’ Super Bowl XLVI winning squad. Tight end Andrew Quarless helped the Green Bay Packers to the Super Bowl XLV title. Sean McHugh and Scott Paxson were members of the Super Bowl XLIII champion Pittsburgh Steelers.


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6-0 ➤ 292 ➤ Gr./Sr. Eligible Center ➤ Wake Forest, N.C. Center Ty Howle joined elite company this past spring when the coaching staff named him the recipient of his second career spring team award. Winner of the 2011 Frank Patrick Total Commitment Award, Howle earned the 2013 Red Worrell Award, which is presented to an offensive player for “exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement” during spring practice. The list of offensive linemen who have won the Worrell Award in the Big Ten era includes Floyd Wedderburn, Tyler Lenda, Dave Costlow, Quinn Barham and the 2012 recipient, Matt Stankiewitch. Howle has been preparing for the opportunity this season presents since arriving on campus in January 2009, and is the top candidate to replace Stankiewitch for the starting assignment at center. The former Bunn High School all-state selection has played in 35 of 38 career games, handling the snapping duties on PAT attempts and field goals the past three years. The talented, tough and strong Howle made his first career start, at left guard, in last year’s thrilling win over Wisconsin, but moved atop the depth chart at center during spring drills. He gives consistently strong, intense and productive effort in the weight room and on the field and will join All-Big Ten guard John Urschel and tackle Adam Gress as fellow seniors providing leadership for the O-Line. Howle is one of the squad’s premier student-athletes, graduating in 3½ years in May 2012, along with Urschel. A Dean’s List student, he is working on a second degree and attained Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012 for the third consecutive year. Howle entered the summer with a 3.57 cumulative GPA and is a potential Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® candidate. Howle is in his fourth year as head of operations for the Penn State chapter of Uplifting Athletes, a non-profit charitable organization that raises funds and awareness for rare diseases. Founded by Penn State football teammates, the Penn State chapter of Uplifting Athletes has raised more than $700,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association since 2003, including a record total of more than $110,000 in 2011-12. ➤ 2012 ➤ Senior Season Howle played in the final nine games of the season, starting in the Senior Day victory over Wisconsin. He missed the first three contests as he rehabilitated a pectoral injury. He returned to the field against Temple and resumed his assignment as long snapper on all placements. Howle earned

his first career start, at left guard, in the win over eventual Big Ten champion Wisconsin. He helped Zach Zwinak rush for a career-high 179 yards and Matt McGloin pass for 200 yards in the 24-21 win over the Badgers. Howle received his degree in kinesiology in May 2012. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third time. ➤ 2011 ➤ Junior Season Howle played in every game for the second consecutive season, handling the snapping duties on placements and serving as a reserve center. He played a total of 98 snaps, led by 16 in the opener against Indiana State. ➤ 2010 ➤ Sophomore Season Howle played in every game, handling snapping duties on PAT attempts and field goals. The Dean’s List student compiled a 3.67 grade-point average for the 2011 spring semester and gained Academic All-Big Ten honors in the 2010 fall semester. ➤ 2009 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. Howle enrolled in the University in January 2009, but did not play. ➤ High School Howle played center for his father, David Howle, at Bunn High School. He was a two-time first-team all-state and all-conference honoree. Named to the ESPN 150 Watch List, Howle was rated the No. 11 center in the nation by Scout.com. A 2008 National Old Spice Red Zone Player-of-the-Year, Howle was named a Carolina Panthers Community Captain in 2008. He was selected to play in the 2008 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas all-star game, pitting North Carolina against South Carolina. Howle also threw the shot put and discus as a member of the track and field team. He was on the honor roll and compiled a 3.8 grade-point average. ➤ Personal Full name is Tyler Walker Howle. He is the son of David and Jane Howle and has a younger sister, Abby. His father stepped down from his football coaching duties at Bunn High School in order to attend Penn State games starting in 2010. In his free time, Howle enjoys fishing and playing basketball. Howle earned his degree in kinesiology in May 2012 and is enrolled in a second major — health policy and administration. Born August 20, 1991 in Raleigh, N.C.

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6-0 ➤ 226 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Linebacker ➤ Canonsburg, Pa. “Mike (Hull) is one of the best football players on this team. He is a tough guy. He is a smart guy. He is a Pittsburgh guy. We cannot say enough about Mike Hull…He is a really valuable part of this football team.” — Bill O’Brien

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Bill O’Brien’s comments following the Blue-White game concisely sum up his feelings about Mike Hull and the attributes the junior linebacker brings to the program. He has played in every game the past two seasons on defense and special teams, but his role has been transitioning into a much more significant one on and off the field since the start of this past winter’s conditioning program. With the departure of the latest tandem of “Linebacker U.” standouts in Michael Mauti and Gerald Hodges, Hull has been preparing to emerge as a significant contributor, a role foreshadowed ever since he was introduced to Penn State football. His father, Tom, also was a Nittany Lion linebacker, lettering from 1971-73 and helping Penn State to a 12-0 record as a senior. Having been born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Mike Hull is familiar with the litany of outstanding “Linebacker U.” products from greater Pittsburgh during the Big Ten era and their role in the team’s overall success. Late last season, he demonstrated he was ready when first-team All-American Mauti was injured in the first quarter against Indiana. Hull took the field and responded by recording a career-high 11 tackles, with one sack, 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup in the win over the Hoosiers. Hull is an athletic, instinctive and physical playmaker who is likely to line up with senior Glenn Carson (MLB) and redshirt freshman Nyeem Wartman (OLB) in the latest edition of Penn State’s tremendous linebacker tradition. Following spring practice, Hull was named co-recipient of the Frank Patrick Total Commitment Award with guard Miles Dieffenbach. He was selected third-team preseason All-Big Ten by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview. A member of all four kickoff/punt units last year, Hull’s 58 tackles ranked sixth on the team and he was tied for third on the squad with 4.0 sacks. An All-American at Canon-McMillan High School, his work-ethic and dedication in the strength and conditioning program has seen him add nearly 15 pounds since the summer of 2012. Entering this past summer, the tough and strong Hull was the only non-lineman among the several Nittany Lions who had surpassed 400 pounds in the bench press. With his combination of skills, speed and intelligence, Hull is a potential All-Big Ten and Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® candidate. He owned a 3.46 grade-point average following the spring semester, is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and is on schedule to graduate in the spring.

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➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season Hull played in every game for the second straight season, making his first career start against Wisconsin. After senior co-captain Michael Mauti was injured in the first quarter of the Indiana game, Hull took the field and responded by recording a career-high 11 tackles, with one sack, 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass breakup in the win over the Hoosiers. In addition to helping Penn State rank second in the Big Ten and No. 16 nationally in scoring defense at 19.1 ppg, Hull saw action on all four punt and kickoff units. He was No. 6 on the team with 58 tackles (34 solo), the highest total among the non-starters. He was tied for third on the squad with 4.0 sacks for minus-25 yards, recorded 5.0 TFL, two fumble recoveries, including one for a touchdown, an interception, a blocked punt and four pass breakups. Hull made six tackles (four solo) against Ohio and had two solo stops, including a sack, at Virginia. He had five hits and alertly scooped up a fumble, returning it 74 yards for a touchdown, in the 34-7 win over Navy for Bill O’Brien’s first career head coaching victory. Hull made three stops each in wins over Temple and at Illinois and had five hits with a pass breakup in the 39-28 decision over No. 24 Northwestern. He made two solo stops and grabbed an interception in the 38-14 win at Iowa. Hull blocked his second career punt in the second quarter against Ohio State, which was recovered by Michael Yancich for a 7-0 lead in an electric Beaver Stadium. He also recorded a sack among his three solo tackles against the Buckeyes. Hull made six hits and had a pass breakup in the 34-9 victory at Purdue, helping hold the Boilermakers to their fewest points since 2008. Hull made seven tackles at No. 18 Nebraska and recovered a fumble in Northwestern territory that led to a touchdown. He made his first career start in the thrilling 24-21 overtime win over Wisconsin and had five tackles (four solo), with 0.5 TFL. Hull earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second time. ➤ 2011 ➤ Sophomore Season In his first season on the field, Hull played in every game on special teams and defense and was an immediate contributor. He totaled 18 tackles, including 1.5 TFL, and had two pass breakups and one blocked kick. In his first career game, Hull made a team-high seven stops, with 0.5 tackles for loss, against Indiana State. He recorded two tackles and a pass breakup against No. 2 Alabama. In the win at Temple, Hull blocked a punt in the second quarter, giving Penn State the ball at midfield to set up a touchdown drive. Hull made five tackles and had one pass breakup in the Eastern Michigan victory. In the Leaders Division win over Illinois, Hull was part of a punt return unit that put pressure on Illini punter Justin DuVernois throughout the game, blocking a kick in the fourth quarter to set up a scoring drive. Hull recorded two tackles at Wisconsin, including one for a loss, and made two stops against Houston in the TicketCity Bowl. Hull saw action on 222 plays, including highs of 45 snaps against Indiana State and 38 against Eastern Michigan. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. ➤ 2010 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season.


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➤ High School Hull was a standout at Canon-McMillan High School, where he was coached by former Nittany Lion Guy Montecalvo. Rivals.com rated Hull the nation’s No. 7 outside linebacker prospect. He was one of five members of the Nittany Lions’ 2010 recruiting class selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl that year. As a senior, he recorded 97 tackles in just seven games and rushed for 443 yards and seven touchdowns. He led the WPIAL in rushing as a junior with more than 1,300 yards. Hull also was a three-year letterman in baseball and a team captain, a two-year letterman in wrestling and a team captain, and was a member of the track and field team for one year. ➤ Personal Full name is Michael Thomas Hull. He is the son of Tom and Donna Hull. He has an older brother, Joey Trivilino, and younger sister, Ashley. His father and uncle, John Hull (1970-71), are Penn State football lettermen. His father, a linebacker, lettered from 1971-73, helping the Nittany Lions to a superlative 33-3 record, including a 12-0 mark in 1973. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers and played for the 49ers and Green Bay Packers. Another uncle, Louis Kreznoski, played football at North Carolina State. During his free time, Mike enjoys playing tennis and golf and hanging out with friends. He is a finance major in the Smeal College of Business. Born May 25, 1991 in Ellwood City, Pa.

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AS FR FC I SACK TFL 12 0 0 0 0-0 1.5-3 24 2 0 1 4-25 5-27 36 2 0 1 4-25 6.5-30

➤ Hull’s 2012 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Ohio 6-4-2; Virginia 2-2-0; Navy 5-3-2; Temple 3-2-1; Illinois 3-2-1; Northwestern 5-1-4; Iowa 2-2-0; Ohio State 3-3-0; Purdue 6-3-3; Nebraska 7-4-3; Indiana 11-4-7; Wisconsin 5-4-1. ➤ Hull’s 2011 Game-by-Game

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5-11 ➤ 235 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Linebacker ➤ Detroit, Mich. Charles Idemudia made a strong impression in his first game in Beaver Stadium. In the 2013 Blue-White game, he tied for game-high honors with five stops, four of them solo tackles. A redshirt freshman, Idemudia will look to earn a spot in the linebacker rotation and provide depth this season. A first-team all-conference honoree at Grosse Pointe North High School, he is among four returnees from Michigan, joining C.J. Olaniyan, Allen Robinson and Anthony Zettel. Idemudia owned a 3.36 grade-point average entering the spring semester and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. ➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Idemudia garnered numerous honors at Grosse Pointe North High School, including first-team AllMacomb Area Conference White Division, first-team C&W All-East, second-team Detroit News and Detroit Free Press All-East. As a senior for Coach Frank Sumbera, he recorded 106 tackles, nine tackles for loss, two sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and gained 174 yards on 24 carries (7.2 avg.). He was selected a team captain his senior season. Idemudia was a ScholarAthlete, a member of the National Honor Society and the recipient of the school’s most dedicated athlete award. He also lettered in lacrosse. ➤ Personal Full name is Charles Osaru Idemudia. He is the son of Cherunda Fox, and has two older sisters, Nina and Darla. He enjoys reading and playing video games. He intends to major in advertising/public relations and is interested in a career in advertising or marketing. He owned a 3.36 grade-point average entering the spring semester. Born September 26, 1994 in Detroit, Mich.

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Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Indiana State 7-1-6; Alabama 2-1-1; Temple 0-0-0; Eastern Michigan 5-2-3; Indiana 0-0-0; Iowa 0-0-0; Purdue 0-0-0; Northwestern 0-0-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Nebraska 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Wisconsin 2-1-1; Houston 2-1-1.

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At least three members of the 2013 Penn State squad have ties to current or former Nittany Lion football team players, coaches or staff. 3 Freshman wide receiver Richy Anderson is the son of former Nittany Lion great and NFL running back Richie Anderson, who wore the blue and white from 1991-92. 3 Redshirt junior linebacker Mike Hull’s father, Tom, lettered for the Nittany Lions from 1971-73. 3 Redshirt freshman wide receiver Jonathan Warner’s father, Curt, was a firstteam All-America tailback in 1981 and ‘82, and was instrumental in the Nittany Lions winning their first National Championship in 1982. Curt Warner was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Record-setting quarterback Wally Richardson returned to Penn State in June as Director of the Football Letterman’s Club. Richardson is responsible for oversight of the Football Letterman’s Club, which has more than 1,000 dues-paying members and a database of more than 1,500 former Penn State football players and student managers. He also serves as the primary liaison between Penn State football and the State College Quarterback Club. Richardson led Penn State to a 20-5 record as the starting quarterback during the 1995 and ‘96 seasons, including bowl wins over Auburn (1996 Outback) and Texas (1997 Fiesta). The 1996 team finished 11-2 and was No. 7 in the final polls, with wins over Southern California in the Kickoff Classic and at Michigan and Wisconsin. Richardson graduated holding several Penn State records, one of which did not fall until 2012, when Matt McGloin completed 35 passes against Northwestern to break Richardson’s mark (33 vs. Wisconsin, 1995). Richardson earned his degree in administration of justice in 1996. He received a master’s degree in higher education from Penn State in December 2003. During his undergraduate career, he was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and was selected Academic All-Big Ten three times. He played two seasons with the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens. In 2001, he was the starting quarterback for the New York/New Jersey Hitmen in the XFL.


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summer of 2012, while improving his strength and speed. An all-state honoree at South Allegheny High School, he ended his freshman season with one of the signature plays of the 2012 season. James delivered a 41-yard catch and run early in the fourth quarter for the go-ahead touchdown in the overtime win over Wisconsin in an electric Beaver Stadium. He made three catches for a season-high 90 yards against the Badgers, adding a 37-yard catch and run in the third quarter to set up a field goal. Among seven returning players from greater Pittsburgh, James joins the long line of outstanding Penn State football student-athletes from western Pennsylvania.

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When head coach Bill O’Brien arrived at Penn State, Nittany Nation was immediately excited about the offense he would implement and the significant role tight ends would play. O’Brien has often stated that the tight ends have the second-most difficult job learning his diverse, high-octane offense after the quarterbacks. But, the challenges were embraced by the tight ends, who combined to make 83 receptions last year. Enrolling at Penn State in January 2012, Jesse James quickly assimilated himself into academics, football and campus life to begin a tremendously successful freshman season. He participated in winter workouts, began learning the offense O’Brien brought with him from the New England Patriots and then had a chance to demonstrate his vast array of skills during spring drills. Blessed with excellent physical attributes, work-ethic and desire, James was prepared to carry a heavy workload as a pass catcher and blocker during what would become a record-tying freshman campaign. Playing in every game, with six starts, he was selected a CollegeFootballNews.com honorable-mention Freshman All-American for his efforts. James made 15 receptions for 276 yards and five touchdowns, good for second on the team, and his superb 18.4 yards per catch average led the squad. His five touchdown catches tied the Penn State season record by a tight end, joining Bob Parsons (1971) and Dan Natale (1972). With his tremendous and dedicated efforts in the strength and conditioning program, James has dropped 15 pounds since the

James enrolled in the University in January 2012 and went right to work in the winter conditioning program, followed by spring practice. Playing in every game, with six starts, he was selected a CollegeFootballNews.com honorable-mention Freshman All-American for his efforts. James made 15 receptions for 276 yards and five touchdowns, good for second on the team, and his superb 18.4 yards per catch average led the squad. His five touchdown catches tied the Penn State season record by a tight end, joining Bob Parsons (1971) and Dan Natale (1972). James also played a vital role in helping pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Zach Zwinak and protecting quarterback Matt McGloin during his record-setting campaign. One of six true freshmen to earn playing time, James made his Penn State debut in the season-opener with Ohio and caught his first career touchdown pass in the 34-7 win against Navy in Bill O’Brien’s first career head coaching victory. James made his first career start in the 24-13 win over Temple and started in the 39-28 comeback victory over No. 24 Northwestern, making one catch. James set then-season-highs with three catches for 52 yards, including a touchdown, in the 38-14 prime time win at Iowa. He made a 31-yard catch and dove into the end zone to give the Nittany Lions a 7-0 first-quarter lead over the Hawkeyes. He made one catch for 20 yards against Ohio State and had three catches for 49 yards and a touchdown in the 34-9 win at Purdue. James had a 35-yard catch and run to set up a second-quarter score against the Boilermakers and broke free from a defender for a 12-yard touchdown and a 27-3 lead in the third quarter. He made two catches for 21 yards at No. 18 Nebraska, including an 11-yard catch and run for a touchdown. James recorded a season-long 42-yard catch and run to set up a touchdown in the final minute of the first half in the win over Indiana. James started in the 24-21 overtime win against Wisconsin and delivered the go-ahead score on a 41-yard catch and run early in the fourth quarter in a frenzied Beaver Stadium. He made three catches for a season-high 90 yards against the Badgers, adding a 37-yard catch and run in the third quarter to set up a field goal. ➤ High School

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James was a two-time second-team all-state performer for Coach Pat Monroe at South Allegheny High School. He earned first-team All-Century Conference at tight end as a junior and senior, after making 71 receptions for 1,030 yards and 10 touchdowns during his final two seasons with the Gladiators. He was selected a team captain during each of his final three seasons at South Allegheny. James was invited to play in the Semper-Fidelis All-American game and was named to the 2011 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22. MaxPreps rated James the nation’s No. 3 tight end during his senior season. ➤ Personal Full name is Jesse Dylan James. He is the son of Rick and Susan James. He has four brothers: William, Keith, Rick and Brady, and two sisters, Carly and Isabella. James plans to major in kinesiology and is interested in a career as a fitness trainer. Born June 4, 1994 in McKeesport, Pa.

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➤ James’ 2012 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) Ohio 0-0-0; Virginia 0-0-0; Navy 1-2-1; Temple 0-0-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Northwestern 1-0-0; Iowa 3-52-1; Ohio State 1-20-0; Purdue 3-49-1; Nebraska 2-21-1; Indiana 1-42-0; Wisconsin 3-90-1.

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6-4 ➤ 297 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Defensive Tackle ➤ Galloway, N.J. When members of the Nittany Lion defense were asked last spring about younger players who had made a strong impression during winter conditioning and the 15 spring practices, one name consistently came up — defensive tackle Austin Johnson. A strong and tough player, Johnson made his presence known on the Dirty Show during his redshirt season, helping preparing the offensive line for the rigors of the Big Ten campaign. In his first game in Beaver Stadium, he recorded a gamehigh-tying five tackles, with two sacks, to help the defense post the win in the Blue-White game. Johnson has excellent drive and physical attributes and will be a primary challenger for a starting assignment next to senior DaQuan Jones. He played at St. Augustine Prep, which produced former Nittany Lion defensive end Jack Crawford, a 2012 NFL Draft choice who plays with the Oakland Raiders. Johnson is one of eight returning players from New Jersey. ➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Johnson was named all-state, All-Cape-Atlantic League and All-South Jersey during his senior season, helping lead St. Augustine Prep to the Cape-Atlantic League championship. He was selected a team captain during his junior and senior seasons under Coach Dennis Scuderi. Johnson was a second-team All-Cape-Atlantic League and second-team All-South Jersey selection during his junior year. He was invited to participate in the Chesapeake Bowl, All-Cape-Atlantic League all-star game and the New Jersey North-South game. Scout.com ranked Johnson among the nation’s Top 25 prep defensive tackles. He also was all-state in basketball and was named Cape-Atlantic Player-of-theYear as a senior. Johnson helped the Hermits to the NJSIAA Non-Public Group A state championship during his junior season. ➤ Personal Full name is Austin Hunter Johnson. He is the son of Austin and Tammy Johnson, and has two older sisters, Brandi and Erika, and one younger sister, Kennedy. He enjoys playing video games and lifting weights. Johnson intends on majoring in management in the Smeal College of Business and would like to own his own business. Born May 8, 1994 in Galloway, N.J.

DAQUAN 6-3 ➤ 318 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible Defensive Tackle ➤ Johnson City, N.Y. DaQuan Jones made his presence felt in the middle of the defensive line in 2012 during his first year as a starter, helping the Nittany Lions rank second in the Big Ten in scoring defense. But, as is the case every year in intercollegiate athletics, when Jones lines up in the 2013 opener with Syracuse, he will see several new faces to his left and right, with four defensive linemen having graduated from last year’s unit. Jones will be counted on to mentor and guide a host of young Nittany Lions in the locker room and on the field and provide tenacity and productivity in the middle of the trenches. The former Johnson City Senior High School standout has excellent physical attributes and possesses a challenging combination of size, strength and quickness. Selected third-team preseason All-Big Ten by Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, Jones has the ability to occupy and fight through multiple offensive linemen to provide more opportunities for teammates to make plays when he’s not in the backfield himself. Jones’ talents, desire and fierce work-ethic in the strength and conditioning program have seen him drop 15 pounds, while increasing his strength and have him primed for a strong senior season. He is among the squad members who has bench pressed more than 400 pounds. Jones is a criminology major and spent a portion of his summer as an intern observing the Spring Township Police Department near State College. ➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season Jones secured a starting role during training camp and started the first 11 games. He played an instrumental role for a defense that ranked second in the Big Ten and No. 16 nationally in scoring defense at 19.1 ppg, holding six teams to 17 or fewer points. Jones recorded 22 tackles, with 2.0 tackles for loss and one-half sack, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup. In his first career start, Jones made four tackles against Ohio. He recorded 1.5 TFL among his four stops in the 34-7 win over Navy and had one-half sack among his two hits in the 35-7 victory at Illinois. Jones had one tackle and a pass breakup in the 39-28 comeback win over No. 24 Northwestern. He recovered a fumble inside the Iowa red zone that led to a touchdown and a 24-0 second-quarter lead en route to a 38-14 decision over the Hawkeyes. Jones had two hits at No. 18 Nebraska, made one tackle in the win over Indiana and had three stops in the 24-21 Senior Day overtime victory against Wisconsin.

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➤ 2011 ➤ Sophomore Season Jones was a top reserve at defensive tackle and played in every game, recording eight tackles, including four solo stops. He made two hits each in the wins over Indiana State and Eastern Michigan. Jones saw action on 247 snaps, including a high of 30 against Houston and 29 at Wisconsin in the battle for the Leaders Division title.

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➤ 2010 ➤ Freshman Season The coaching staff held Jones out of the initial four games for a possible redshirt season, but his play in practice and potential got him on the field. He made his debut in the Big Ten-opener at Iowa and played in the final nine games. Jones played tackle most of the season, but was forced to play defensive end against Illinois in his second game, when injuries knocked three ends from the field. One of seven true freshmen to play, Jones made six tackles, with two tackles for loss and a sack. Jones had a season-high three hits at Ohio State, including a tackle for minus-three yards. He made two solo stops against Florida in the 2011 Outback Bowl, including a sack for minus-four yards. He saw action on 168 snaps, topped by 58 against Illinois. ➤ High School Rated as the No. 2 offensive lineman by Rivals.com, Jones was a standout on both sides of the ball for Coach Fred Deinhardt at Johnson City High School. A Scout.com four-star player, Jones tallied 70 tackles during his junior season. He also recorded three sacks and recovered four fumbles. He was a football and basketball team captain and also a member of the track and field team. ➤ Personal Full name is DaQuan S. Jones. His parents are Steve Jones and Vaile Newborn. He has two brothers, Devon Newborn and Dashaun Jones. He enjoys spending time with friends and playing basketball. He is studying criminology. Born December 17, 1991 in Johnson City, N.Y.

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➤ Jones’ 2012 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Ohio 4-1-3; Virginia 2-1-1; Navy 4-2-2; Temple 1-0-1; Illinois 2-0-2; Northwestern 1-0-1; Iowa 0-0-0; Ohio State 1-0-1; Purdue 1-1-0; Nebraska 2-0-2; Indiana 1-1-0; Wisconsin 3-2-1.

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6-1 ➤ 205 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Safety ➤ Selinsgrove, Pa. Ryan Keiser is one of the unsung heroes for the Nittany Lions. The safety has played in all 25 games of his career on defense and special teams, serving as the holder on all placements the past two seasons. Working with center and long snapper Ty Howle, they delivered 62 perfect snaps and placements last year for kicker Sam Ficken, who made his final 10 field goal attempts of 2012. The hard-working and instinctive Keiser was frequently mentioned by his teammates as being among the most improved defensive players during spring practice in his bid for more time in the secondary rotation. He and Malcolm Willis likely will enter training camp battling for one of the starting safety spots. The talented and physical player also will continue to be a significant contributor on the special teams. The former Selinsgrove High School all-state honoree earned Dean’s List and Academic AllBig Ten recognition after posting a 3.76 grade-point average during the 2012 fall semester. Keiser brought a 3.33 GPA in kinesiology into the summer and is a potential Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® candidate. He is on schedule to graduate next spring. ➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season Keiser saw action in every game for the second consecutive year, serving as the holder on all 62 placements. He also played on other special teams and defense. He made five tackles, led by three stops in the win over Indiana. Keiser also had hits in the victories at Illinois and Purdue. Keiser earned Dean’s List recognition after posting a 3.76 grade-point average during the fall semester. He was selected Academic All-Big Ten for the first time. ➤ 2011 ➤ Sophomore Season Keiser saw action in every game, serving as the holder on placements and playing on other special teams. He made six tackles, led by three stops in the win over Eastern Michigan. Keiser played a total of 102 snaps, topped by 15 in the victory over Indiana State. ➤ 2010 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Keiser was a three-year letterman and captain for Coach Dave Hess at Selinsgrove High School. He was named to the PA Football News Class AAA all-state first-team following his junior (defensive back) and senior (wide receiver) seasons. He also was named to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers all-state first-team as a senior and was selected to play in the 2010 Big 33 Classic. Keiser earned multiple Player-of-the-Year honors, including All-Anthracite Conference. He caught 61 passes for 1,144 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior, along with 167 return yards and a touchdown. Keiser finished his high school career with 2,425 receiving yards, 35 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also was a three-year letterman in basketball and four-year letterman in baseball, serving as team captain for both teams. On the diamond, Keiser was named Player-of-the-Year by the Heartland Conference and The Daily Item newspaper. ➤ Personal Full name is Ryan Benjamin Keiser. He is the son of Ben and Cathy Keiser and has a brother, Justin. He enjoys playing and watching sports, boating and spending time with friends. Keiser is a kinesiology major and is interested in becoming a health or physical education teacher. Born June 24, 1991 in Selinsgrove, Pa.

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6-0 ➤ 194 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Wide Receiver ➤ State College, Pa. The Nittany Lions return their top seven pass catchers from last year and Alex Kenney should figure prominently in the wide receiver rotation and on special teams. A redshirt junior, Kenney was sixth on the team with 17 catches for 172 yards last season. He moved back to wide receiver from cornerback during preparations for the TicketCity Bowl at the end of the 2011 season. One of the squad’s quickest and most athletic players, Kenney also could play a significant role as a kickoff returner. He was the team leader with a :4.43 40-yard time through the spring. A state prep track record-holder in the 60 meters, his work-ethic, desire and intelligence have helped him make substantial progress during the past year. Success in athletics runs in the family, as Kenney’s sister, Lauren, is an accomplished junior thrower on the Penn State women’s track and field team. She won the javelin title at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships and placed in the top five at the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year. An older brother, Matthew, was a three-year football letterman at Cornell. Kenney was named to the 2012 Academic All-Big Ten team and brought a 3.11 grade-point average into the summer. He is on schedule to graduate in December, doing so in three and one-half years. Kenney joins Matt Baney and Jack Haffner as former State College Area High School teammates who are returning Nittany Lion squad members. ➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season Kenney played in 11 games and earned his first career start against Ohio State. He was sixth on the team with 17 receptions for 172 yards, with a long catch of 24 yards. Kenney also averaged 17.8 yards on four kickoff returns. He gained a career-high 50 yards on three receptions at Virginia, including a career-long 24-yard effort and a 23-yard catch. He made a career-high four catches in the 35-7 win at Illinois and returned three kickoffs 51 yards, with a long of 22 yards, in the 39-28 comeback victory over No. 24 Northwestern. Kenney made his first career start against Ohio State and recorded two catches at No. 18 Nebraska. He had three catches in the 24-21 overtime win over Wisconsin, including a 14-yard grab to keep a scoring drive moving downfield. Kenney was named Academic All-Big Ten for the first time. ➤ 2011 ➤ Sophomore Season Kenney spent the majority of the season at cornerback, but returned to wide receiver during preparations for the TicketCity Bowl with Houston. He recorded one tackle and returned a kickoff for 16 yards in the win over Indiana State. Kenney also was a sprinter on Coach Beth Alford-Sullivan’s indoor track and field team. His best performance in the 60 meters was a team-best :06.96 at the 2011 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships. Kenney’s top performance in the 200 meters was :22.08 at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup.

➤ High School Kenney was a nine-time all-state football and track honoree at State College Area High School. Playing for Coach Al Wolski, Kenney was selected PA Football News Class AAAA all-state his final three years. He was named a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com and was selected the Old Spice Red Zone Pennsylvania Player-of-the-Year and a SuperPrep All-American. Highlights of his 2009 senior season include being named first-team all-state and first-team MidPenn Conference all-star on offense, defense and as a kick returner for the second consecutive year. As a senior, Kenney ran for 1,175 yards, had 475 receiving yards and totaled 29 touchdowns, while also making 12 interceptions (returning three for scores). A 2010 Big 33 Classic selection, he scored 56 career touchdowns. The 2008 U.S. Army All-American nominee gained more than 1,400 all-purpose yards, averaging 13 yards per carry, and scored 13 touchdowns as a junior. Kenney compiled more than 1,000 all-purpose yards and scored 11 times as a sophomore. He was a 14-time Pennsylvania state track medalist, finishing second in the 100 meters (:10.63) and third in the 200 (:21.42) at the 2010 State Championships. He also holds the state indoor record in the 60 meters (:6.80), set in 2010. Kenney left State College Area High School owning seven school track and field records. He received the Power of PAWS Academic Leadership Award, the Kevin Dare Award and was on the honor roll. ➤ Personal Full name is Alex James Kenney. He is the son of Larry and Patti Kenney, both of whom are Penn State graduates. His father is a professor in kinesiology on the University Park campus. He has two siblings, Matthew and Lauren. Matthew was a three-year football letterman at Cornell and Lauren played high school soccer and was the 2011 state gold medalist in the javelin. Lauren won the javelin title at the 2013 Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships and qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year. She placed fifth in the javelin at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships after taking fourth place in 2012. Kenney enjoys skiing, skateboarding and playing video games. He is majoring in communication, arts and sciences and owned a 3.11 grade-point average after the spring semester. Born September 2, 1991 in State College, Pa.

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➤ Kenney’s 2012 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) Ohio 2-21-0; Virginia 3-50-0; Navy 0-0-0; Temple 3-34-0; Illinois 4-24-0; Northwestern 0-0-0; Iowa 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Purdue 0-0-0; Nebraska 2-15-0; Indiana 0-0-0; Wisconsin 3-28-0.

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JAKE

KILEY

6-0 ➤ 176 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Safety ➤ Plymouth, N.H.

➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School

➤ Personal Full name is Jacob Kiley. He is the son of Edward and Carrie Kiley, and has a sister, Madison. His father played football at Springfield College and is the head coach at New Hampton School. Kiley enjoys spending time with his family and watching movies. He is interested in becoming a lawyer. Born February 21, 1994 in Concord, N.H.

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Kiley was selected the New England Private School Athletic Conference Class C Player-of-the-Year at New Hampton School. As a senior, he was New Hampshire’s No. 1 prospect. Playing defensive back, quarterback and wide receiver, Kiley was a three-time All-New England Class C selection and a two-time Evergreen League Most Valuable Player. He recorded 17 interceptions and 127 tackles in his career. Kiley also accounted for 40 career touchdowns: 22 rushing, 12 passing, five receiving and one return. He also lettered in basketball, golf and lacrosse.

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Being the son of a coach usually brings intangibles to a player’s competitive resume that others might not possess. Having spent the 2012 season as a redshirt learning from a talented and experienced core group in the secondary, Jake Kiley is looking forward to using his skills and instincts to battle for playing time this fall. Coached by his father, Edward, at New Hampton School, Kiley was a strong contributor on the Dirty Show (scout team) during his redshirt freshman campaign. An athlete with good size, he will look to make an impact for the defense and as a special teams contributor.


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6-2 ➤ 227 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible

6-2 ➤ 283 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

Linebacker ➤ Seven Valleys, Pa.

Center ➤ Hamilton, N.J.

With the graduation of a pair of highly-productive starters, Ben Kline will have a great opportunity to get himself in the thick of the battle at the outside linebacker spots this fall. His progress was slowed due to off-season shoulder surgery that prevented him from having any contact during spring drills, but Kline should be 100 percent when training camp commences. He likely will battle Mike Hull and Nyeem Wartman for time in the OLB rotation. The athletic and physical Kline possesses the skills, size and instincts that numerous “Linebacker U.” products have brought to the field. The former Dallastown Area High School standout loves to hit and exhibited some of his potential by making numerous plays on special teams last season. One of the squad’s elite students, Kline brought a 3.94 grade-point average into the summer semester after compiling a perfect 4.00 GPA during the spring. The Dean’s List student should be a strong candidate for Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors after being selected CoSIDA Academic All-District® in 2012. He also earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades for the first time. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season In his first season on the field, Kline appeared in all 12 games, earning playing time on defense and special teams. He recorded 18 tackles (nine solo), which ranked third among the defensive reserves. He made three tackles each in the wins over Navy and Illinois and two stops each against Ohio, Iowa and Indiana. Kline was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District® and Academic AllBig Ten squads. He compiled a perfect 4.00 GPA during the 2013 spring semester.

➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Laurent earned first-team all-area and first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League his senior year at The Hun School. He helped lead the Raiders to the Mid-Atlantic Prep League title during his senior season. A three-year letterman, Laurent was selected as team captain his senior season. Scout.com ranked Laurent among the nation’s top 20 centers as a senior. ➤ Personal Full name is Wendy Ricardo Laurent. He is the son of Millery and Mada Laurent. Laurent has an older brother, Mikerson, who was a senior guard on the Bentley University basketball team in 201213. Born September 9, 1994 in Haiti.

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Wendy Laurent has made significant progress during his first year in the Penn State program. He was an effective member of the Dirty Show last season, preparing the nationally-ranked Nittany Lion defense during his redshirt year. Laurent will enter training camp looking to battle Ty Howle and Angelo Mangiro for the starting assignment at center. Laurent compiled a superb 3.75 gradepoint average during the spring semester for Dean’s List honors. He owned a cumulative 3.28 GPA entering the summer and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. He is among seven returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey, including former Hun School teammate Anthony Alosi.

➤ High School Kline was named York-Adams League Division I Player-of-the-Year under Coach Kevin Myers at Dallastown Area High School. As a senior, Kline led Dallastown to an 11-1 record and its first YorkAdams League Division I title in 30 years, playing on both sides of the ball. He paced the team with an impressive 152 tackles (93 solo), while recording 1.5 sacks and three interceptions. He contributed nearly 850 yards of offense (rushing and receiving) and 13 touchdowns. Kline was the first freshman to start on the Dallastown varsity. He also was a decorated sprinter on the track and field team. ➤ Personal Full name is Benjamin Richard Kline. He is the son of Rick and Lisa Kline and has a sister, Taylor. He enjoys snowboarding, fishing and hunting. He is a finance major in the Smeal College of Business. Born October 31, 1992 in York, Pa.

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➤ Kline’s 2012 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Ohio 2-1-1; Virginia 1-1-0; Navy 3-2-1; Temple 1-1-0; Illinois 3-2-1; Northwestern 1-0-1; Iowa 2-1-1; Ohio State 1-0-1; Purdue 1-1-0; Nebraska 0-0-0; Indiana 2-0-2; Wisconsin 1-0-1.

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PENN STATE-PITT RIVALRY RETURNS IN 2016 One of the nation’s fiercest football rivalries will be renewed in 2016, as old rivals Penn State and Pittsburgh are set to tangle in gridiron clashes from 2016-2019. The long-time rivals will alternate home games from 2016-2019, with the first meeting coming on Sept. 10, 2016 in Pittsburgh, followed by a Sept. 16, 2017 contest in State College. The Nittany Lions will visit Pittsburgh on September 8, 2018 and the Panthers will return to Beaver Stadium on Sept. 14, 2019.

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6-6 ➤ 260 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible Tight End ➤ Newport, Pa. In his first season on the field, Matt Lehman provided a huge boost to the Nittany Lions’ passing attack and running game. Lehman played a significant role in Penn State having the second-highest total of tight end receptions in the nation with a combined 83 catches, totaling 1,097 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012 (Stanford led with 93 tight end catches). Lehman was fourth on the team and second among tight ends with 24 catches for 296 yards (12.3) and three scores. He made at least one catch in each of the final nine games and his three touchdown catches were third-highest on the squad. Lehman has excellent physical attributes, skills and hands. He has made substantial progress in the strength and conditioning program and is a physical player who brings toughness to his blocking and passing game responsibilities. Lehman’s path to becoming a major contributor for the Nittany Lions is far from the typical route the vast majority of college football players take. The former Newport High School standout began his college career as a student at Shippensburg University in 2009-10. After experiencing a Penn State football game as a fan, he transferred to Penn State Harrisburg during the 2010 fall semester before enrolling at the University Park campus in January 2011. Lehman tried out for the team and won a spot on the Penn State roster that spring and emerged as a top playmaker in 2012. Lehman earned Dean’s List honors during the spring semester with a 3.56 grade-point average and was selected to the 2012 Academic All-Big Ten team. He brought a 3.22 GPA into the summer and was on schedule to graduate in August. Lehman is the squad’s lone player who is married.

yards of total offense. His three catches for 32 yards at No. 18 Nebraska included a 17-yard reception. In the victory over Indiana, Lehman made three catches for 46 yards, including a career-long 29-yard effort. He had two receptions for 22 yards in the thrilling 24-21 Senior Day overtime win over Wisconsin. Lehman was selected to the Academic All-Big Ten team. ➤ 2011 ➤ Sophomore Season Lehman enrolled at the University Park campus in January 2011 and joined the squad in the spring. He did not see any game action. ➤ High School Lehman played for Coach Robert Folk at Newport High School. During his senior season, he made 42 catches for 716 yards and five touchdowns as a tight end, and recorded 128 tackles, one fumble recovery and one interception on defense. As a junior, he posted 25 catches for 385 yards and two touchdowns and returned a fumble 85 yards for a score. Lehman was selected a team captain as a senior in football and twice in basketball. He earned nine letters between football, basketball and track and field. He helped Newport to the Tri-Valley League Championship in track and field and was the Tri-Valley League MVP, winning the league’s javelin title and placing fifth in the state in the event. He averaged 20.7 points per game as a senior on the hardwood. ➤ Personal Full name is Matthew Caleb Lehman. He is married to Krista and is the squad’s only married player. Lehman is the son of Mark and Robin Lehman, and has a younger brother, Luke. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He is majoring in kinesiology, in the physical and health education teacher education program. He is interested in a career as a physical education teacher, principal or coach. Born January 17, 1991 in Towanda, Pa.

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➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season In his first season on the field, Lehman appeared in every game and earned three starts. He was fourth on the team and second among tight ends with 24 catches for 296 yards (12.3) and three scores. Lehman made at least one catch in each of the final nine games and his three touchdown catches were third-highest on the squad. Lehman also played a critical role in helping pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Zach Zwinak and protecting quarterback Matt McGloin during his recordsetting campaign. In his first career game as a Nittany Lion, Lehman’s first reception was good for a 14-yard touchdown catch and run against Ohio. In the win at Illinois, he made his first career start and hauled in a career-high five catches for 70 yards. He held onto the ball for a 21-yard touchdown grab after taking a big hit in the end zone and returned to make four catches in the second half. Lehman had two receptions for 21 yards against Ohio State, including a touchdown catch. Lehman made one catch for 12 yards in the 34-9 win at Purdue, helping Penn State to a season-high 506

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LUCAS

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JORDAN

6-1 ➤ 201 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

6-0 ➤ 192 ➤ So./So. Eligible

Wide Receiver ➤ Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Penn State will have a plethora of talented veteran and young wide receivers this season that will be featured in Bill O’Brien’s diverse and fast-paced offense. Redshirt freshman Eugene “Geno” Lewis is among the young Nittany Lions who have worked hard during their first year in Happy Valley and are seeking to emerge as contributors this fall. The highly-skilled and swift Lewis has worked hard in the weight room and on the practice field, gaining 15 pounds since his arrival as a result of the strength and conditioning program. An all-state player at Wyoming Valley West High School, he was a key contributor on the scout team in 2012 in his redshirt season. Lewis is an instinctive and versatile athlete with good hands who could emerge as a deep threat in the passing game and also return kicks. He joins guard Eric Shrive and linebacker Nyeem Wartman as Nittany Lions from northeastern Pennsylvania who should play a significant role this season. He is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. Lewis is a young man with a great attitude, an ever-present smile and a very promising future on and off the field.

The Nittany Lions had little returning experience in the secondary entering the 2012 season and Jordan Lucas made the most of the opportunity to earn immediate playing time at safety and on special teams. He was among six true freshmen to play last year and is primed to play a more significant role this season. A hard-hitting and instinctive athlete, Lucas worked with the first unit at cornerback during spring practice and was atop the post-spring depth chart. He should be among the primary challengers to help fill the position held by Stephon Morris, the lone secondary starter who graduated. Lucas was the recipient of the Jim O’Hora Award at the 2013 Blue-White game, presented to the defense’s most improved player during spring practice. He is among five returnees from the Empire State. Lucas joins freshman quarterback D.J. Crook as Nittany Lions who played at Worcester (Mass.) Academy after their high school career.

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Lucas was among six true freshmen to take the field, seeing action on defense and special teams. He recorded one solo tackle in the 34-9 win at Purdue.

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Lewis was a first-team PIAA Class AAAA all-state selection as a senior at Wyoming Valley West High School, playing primarily quarterback and defensive back. Playing for Coach Pat Keating, he also was selected an Offense-Defense All-American, a two-time Wyoming Valley Conference MVP, the PIAA District 2 Offensive Player-of-the-Year and a three-time WNEP-TV Dream Team honoree. A four-star prospect, Lewis was instrumental in helping the Spartans win a pair of District 2 titles. He ran for 1,534 yards and 28 touchdowns, and threw for 1,012 yards and 10 touchdowns during his senior season. A team captain and four-year letterman, Lewis accounted for 30 touchdowns (18 rushing and 12 passing) as a junior. He was selected second-team all-state and first-team all-district, on offense and defense, as a junior. Lewis also earned All-WVC honors as a sophomore and was the WVC Freshman-of-the-Year in 2008. He was invited to play in the Offense/Defense All-American game and the Big 33 Classic. He also attained second-team all-state honors in basketball.

➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season

➤ High School Lucas matriculated to Penn State from Worcester (Mass.) Academy, where he played defensive back and running back for Coach Tony Johnson, scoring 13 touchdowns. He was rated a three-star prospect by Scout and Rivals. Lucas played for Coach Lou DiRienzo at New Rochelle High School and was selected the AA South Section Back-of-the-Year as a senior in 2010. He was named a Journal-News first-team all-star. ➤ Personal Full name is Jordan Lucas. He is the son of Vincent Lucas and Denise Oakley, and has one younger brother, Vincent Lucas, and one older sister, Marcy Oakley. He enjoys listening to music. Lucas is enrolled in the College of Communications and would like to pursue a career as a broadcaster. Born August 2, 1993 in White Plains, N.Y.

➤ Personal Full name is Eugene Brenton Lewis. The son of Rev. Eugene Lewis Sr. and Amy Lewis, he has three younger sisters, Alexis, Angel and Helen, and one younger brother, Emmanuel. His father was a standout basketball guard at the University of South Alabama and was selected by the Utah Jazz in the second round of the 1989 NBA Draft. His aunt, Debbie Lewis, played basketball at Pitt and still tops the career assists charts and ranks fourth on the Panthers’ career scoring list. Lewis enjoys spending time with his friends. He plans to study human development and family studies and pursue a career as a counselor. He owned a 3.29 grade-point average entering the spring semester. Born April 20, 1993 in Norristown, Pa.

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PENN STATE RECORDS 22ND CONSECUTIVE TOP 5 FINISH IN HOME ATTENDANCE

The Penn State football program heard three familiar names called during the 2013 NFL Draft, as a pair of “Linebacker U.” standouts, Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti, along with defensive tackle Jordan Hill each heard their names called. Hill was selected by the Seattle Seahawks with the 87th overall pick in the third round. Hodges was selected by the Minnesota Vikings with the 120th overall pick in the fourth round, while Mauti was taken by the Vikings in the seventh round to give Penn State 332 all-time NFL draftees.

For the 22nd consecutive year, Penn State football fans finished among the top five in average home attendance in Beaver Stadium. Penn State’s overall attendance of 677,108 was No. 4 in the nation. The Nittany Lions were fifth nationally with an average of 96,730 fans in Beaver Stadium during their seven home games, three of which were non-conference contests. On game day, Beaver Stadium becomes the fourth-largest “city” in Pennsylvania behind only Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Allentown.

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6-0 ➤ 214 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

6-3 ➤ 303 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible

Running Back ➤ Toronto, Ontario

Center/Guard ➤ Roxbury, N.J.

Akeel Lynch can’t wait for the August 31 season-opener and the 2013 campaign. The talented and enthusiastic running back made a strong impression on the Dirty Show during his redshirt season, helping prepare a Nittany Lion defense that ranked second in the Big Ten and No. 16 nationally in scoring defense at 19.1 ppg. The 2011 New York Gatorade Player-of-the-Year, Lynch demonstrated during his first year in Happy Valley that he is a hard-working, dedicated studentathlete. He made significant progress during winter conditioning and spring practice and should emerge as a contributor as a runner and receiver this year. His :4.48 40-yard time was third-fastest on the team through the spring. In the Blue-White game, the hard-running Lynch gained 83 yards and scored the game’s first touchdown. He is the Nittany Lions’ lone native of Canada, but he attended St. Francis High School near Buffalo. He joins All-Big Ten guard John Urschel as Nittany Lions who were Western New York prep standouts. Lynch is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate.

After appearing in every game in 2012 during his first season on the field, Angelo Mangiro is prepared to resume his ascension up the offensive line depth chart. A redshirt sophomore, he has experience at guard and center and has worked hard to put himself in position to challenge for a starting assignment during training camp. Mangiro is a tough, physical and talented player whose versatility gives him an opportunity to emerge as a larger contributor this season. Mangiro is among the most active Nittany Lions in giving back to the community. He is among the student-athletes who have participated in the Penn State Athletes Take Action anti-bullying program in a local middle school created by former Lady Lion basketball player Gizelle Studevent. Mangiro was one of the program-record 28 Nittany Lions named to the 2012 Academic All-Big Ten team. The former Roxbury High School all-state selection brought a 3.10 cumulative grade-point average into the summer. Mangiro is among eight returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey.

➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season

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Redshirt season.

In his first season on the field, Mangiro worked his way up the depth chart to emerge as a top reserve at guard and center. He appeared in all 12 games and helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Zach Zwinak and protected quarterback Matt McGloin during his record-setting campaign. Mangiro was among the program-record 28 Nittany Lions named to the Academic All-Big Ten team following the season.

➤ High School Lynch was selected the 2011 New York Gatorade Player-of-the-Year as a senior at St. Francis High School in suburban Buffalo. Playing for Coach Jerry Smith, he also was named first-team AllWestern New York. Lynch ran for a school-record 2,131 yards and 25 touchdowns during his senior season, which included a 376-yard, five-touchdown performance in a 42-27 victory over Bishop Timon-St. Jude. Lynch gained 828 yards and scored 10 touchdowns his junior season, which was shortened by an injury. He also lettered in track and field, serving as a team captain as a senior. ➤ Personal Full name is Akeel Joh-Vonnie Lynch. He is the son of Dona McKoy and has two brothers, Avontae McKoy and Dondre Lynch, and two sisters, Adina and Seanice Lynch. He enjoys reading, biking and video games. He is interested in a possible career in marketing or as a high school teacher. Born May 14, 1994 in Toronto, Ontario.

➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Mangiro garnered all-conference, all-region and all-state honors as a senior for Coach Cosmo Lorusso at Roxbury High School. ESPN rated Mangiro the No. 2 offensive guard in the nation and he was a three-year captain for the football and basketball teams. He scored more than 1,000 career points on the hardwood. Mangiro maintained a 3.5 grade-point average throughout his high school career.

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➤ Personal Full name is Angelo Mangiro. He is the son of Harry and Maria Mangiro and has two brothers, Santino and Vincenzo. Santino played football at William Paterson University. Mangiro is studying criminology. Born November 19, 1992 in Roxbury, N.J.

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NITTANY LIONS RETURN BULK OF OFFENSIVE WEAPONS NITTANY LIONS EARNED RECORD 28 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN HONORS A program-record 28 Penn State football student-athletes earned Academic AllBig Ten honors in 2012, bringing the Nittany Lions’ total to 308 honorees since 1993. A student-athlete must own at least a 3.0 grade-point average, be a letterman and be in at least his second year on campus to be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten honors. Penn State has had 66 Academic All-Big Ten honorees the past three years.

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The starting quarterback will be new entering 2013, but the signal-caller will have a host of experience returning around him when he takes the first snap of 2013. The Nittany Lions return two of their top three rushers and their top seven receivers from 2012. A 1,000-yard rusher in Zach Zwinak and 1,000-yard receiver in Allen Robinson, along with the second most productive tight end corps in the nation, all return in 2013. In terms of totals, Penn State returns 74 percent of its rushing yards (1,282 of 1,737), 85 percent of its all-purpose yards (5,027 of 5,940) and 93 percent of its receiving yards (3,055 of 3,278).


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MOSEBY-FELDER 6-2 ➤ 199 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible

Wide Receiver ➤ Fort Washington, Md. Penn State trailed No. 24 Northwestern, 28-25, in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter in Beaver Stadium. On fourth-and-two from the Northwestern 19, Bill O’Brien decided against a field goal attempt and instead watched Brandon Moseby-Felder make one of the most critical plays of the season with a 13-yard catch for a first down. Three plays later, the Homecoming crowd went berserk as Matt McGloin tumbled into the end zone for the eventual game-winning score in the 3928 win. Moseby-Felder began 2012 quietly with a combined three catches in four non-conference games, but when Big Ten play started he rapidly emerged as a dynamic and sure-handed option in the passing game. It was a breakout season for the swift and athletic Maryland product, as he shattered his season career-bests in every receiving category. A starter in nine games, his 50.6 yards per game average in Big Ten play ranked 10th in the conference. Moseby-Felder was third on the team with 31 receptions for 437 yards (14.1) and one touchdown, a 41-yard scoring strike in the win at Purdue. He made three catches of 42 yards to re-set his career-long in three consecutive conference games — at Iowa, against Ohio State and at Purdue. The emergence of Moseby-Felder gives the Nittany Lions one of the premier receiving tandems in the conference as he and 2012 Big Ten Receiver-of-the-Year Allen Robinson return this fall. The former Oxen Hill High School standout can stretch the field, runs precise routes and is an effective downfield blocker. The efforts of the determined Moseby-Felder in the strength and conditioning program has added 10 pounds to his frame, while enhancing his strength and quickness. A potential All-Big Ten candidate, he was on schedule to earn his degree in journalism in August 2013. Moseby-Felder is among six returnees from metro Washington, D.C.

➤ 2012 ➤ Senior Season It was a breakout season for Moseby-Felder, who appeared in all 12 games with nine starts. He shattered his season career-bests in every receiving category and his 50.6 yards per game average in Big Ten play ranked 10th in the conference. Moseby-Felder was third on the team with 31 receptions for 437 yards (14.1) and one touchdown, a 41-yard scoring strike in the win at Purdue. After not registering a catch in the first two games, he made at least one reception in each of the final 10 games, increasing his productivity as Big Ten play commenced. Moseby-Felder made three catches of 42 yards to re-set his career-long in three consecutive conference games — at Iowa, against Ohio State and at Purdue. Moseby-Felder made three catches for 37 yards in the Big Ten-opening 35-7 win at Illinois. His then-career-best five catches in the comeback win over No. 24 Northwestern included a 13-yard reception to the Wildcat six-yard line on fourth-and-two to keep the go-ahead touchdown drive alive. At Iowa, his four receptions went for 60 yards to help the Nittany Lions to a 38-14 win. His 42-yard grab on the first play from scrimmage in the second half set up a short Bill Belton touchdown run on the next play for a 31-0 lead over the Hawkeyes. He gained 70 yards on four catches against Ohio State, with another 42-yard grab. Moseby-Felder delivered his finest career game in the 34-9 victory at Purdue, setting career-highs with six catches for 129 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown grab, the first of his career. He cracked 100 receiving yards for the first time in his career in the win over the Boilermakers. His one catch at No. 18 Nebraska went for 23 yards on Penn State’s first possession, leading to a game-opening touchdown. Moseby-Felder made four catches for 42 yards in the 45-22 win over Indiana before closing the season with one reception for 10 yards in the thrilling 24-21 overtime win against Wisconsin. ➤ 2011 ➤ Junior Season Moseby-Felder saw action in 10 games and stepped up in the wins over Purdue and Northwestern when Derek Moye was sidelined with a foot injury. He started in three consecutive wins over the Boilermakers, Wildcats and Illinois. Moseby-Felder caught four passes for 53 yards, making his first career catch in the victory at Temple. He had his best game in the Leaders Division encounter against the Boilermakers, grabbing two passes for a career-high 40 yards. Moseby-Felder caught one pass for nine yards in helping the Nittany Lions to 34 points in the win at Northwestern. He played 192 snaps, topped by 44 and 43, respectively, in the wins over the Wildcats and Illini. ➤ 2010 ➤ Sophomore Season

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In his first season on the field, Moseby-Felder played in 10 games, making three catches for 13 yards. He recorded his first career reception against Kent State, snagging a three-yard pass. Playing 20 miles from his home, Moseby-Felder caught two passes in Penn State���s 41-24 victory over Indiana at FedEx Field. He hauled in a pair of five-yard receptions against the Hoosiers. ➤ 2009 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Moseby-Felder missed his senior season at Oxon Hill High School after suffering a serious knee injury. As a junior under Coach Kevin Wolfolk, he was an all-county and honorable-mention all-met selection. He made 40 catches for just shy of 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. ➤ Personal Full name is Brandon Jarrod Moseby-Felder. He is a journalism major in the College of Communications, who was on schedule to receive his degree in August. Born July 4, 1991.

MOSEBY-FELDER’S CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2010 2011 2012 Career

RECEIVING AVG. TD LG 3-13 4.3 0 5 4-53 13.2 0 21 31-437 38-503

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6-6 ➤ 243 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Defensive End ➤ West Chester, Pa. Carl Nassib is the third member of his immediate family to play college football. But, on August 31, he and cousin Joe Nassib will be on opposite sidelines when Penn State meets Syracuse at MetLife Stadium. Carl and one of his older brothers, Ryan, a former Syracuse quarterback, missed having their schools play each other by one year. Their father, Gil, played football at the University of Delaware. With a strong 6-6, 243-pound frame, Nassib should have an opportunity to crack the defensive end rotation. A noted hard worker, his progress was slowed during spring practice by an injury, but he should be 100 percent for training camp. A three-sport standout at Malvern Prep, Nassib earned Dean’s List recognition with a 3.51 grade-point average during the spring semester.

STEPHEN

5-10 ➤ 207 ➤ Gr./Sr. Eligible Safety ➤ Bronx, N.Y.

Redshirt season.

Every Penn State player, coach and fan will be charged for the season-opener with Syracuse. But, for Bronx native Stephen Obeng-Agyapong and the other Nittany Lions from metropolitan New York City, playing in MetLife Stadium will be a special opportunity few college football players will have during their careers. The fifth-year senior safety will relish the chance to get back on the field after he was held out of contact during spring drills following off-season shoulder surgery. The starter at strong safety every game in 2012, the talented and hard-working Obeng-Agyapong will be one of the anchors of the Penn State secondary. Having played in all 38 career games on defense and special teams, he will join returning starters Adrian Amos and Malcolm Willis as the leaders in the secondary. The former John F. Kennedy High School all-state honoree is a strong and physical athlete who loves to hit. Last year, he registered 41 tackles (21 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss (minus-10), 0.5 sacks, four pass breakups and made one fumble recovery. Obeng-Agyapong graduated in May 2013 with a degree in information sciences and technology. He graduated with a cumulative 3.06 grade-point average, earning a 3.67 GPA during the spring semester for Dean’s List honors. He is on schedule to earn a second degree, in security risk analysis, in the spring. He was an IT intern with State College Borough this past summer. Obeng-Agyapong is among five returnees from metropolitan New York City.

➤ High School

➤ 2012 ➤ Senior Season

Nassib played for Malvern Prep under Coach Kevin Pellegrini. He played offensive tackle and defensive end. He helped lead Malvern Prep to a 7-4 record in both his junior and senior years. He was a captain on the basketball team, helping the Friars to a 24-7 record, and was a member of the track and field squad.

Obeng-Agyapong started all 12 contests at strong safety and played in every game for the third consecutive season. He registered 41 tackles (21 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss (minus-10), 0.5 sacks and four pass breakups. He also picked up a fumble and returned it 20 yards into the Virginia red zone. Obeng-Agyapong played an instrumental role for a defense that ranked second in the Big Ten and No. 16 nationally in scoring defense at 19.1 ppg, holding six teams to 17 or fewer points. He made a career-high nine tackles, including one TFL for minus-five yards, in the 34-7 win over Navy for Bill O’Brien’s first career head coaching victory. He posted one solo stop and one pass breakup in helping hold Iowa to 209 yards of total offense in the 38-14 road win. He made one stop and two pass breakups against Ohio State and had four hits at No. 18 Nebraska. Obeng-Agyapong made three tackles in the victory over Indiana, including 0.5 sacks for minus-four yards. He delivered a strong effort with eight tackles (five solo) in the pulsating 24-21 Senior Day overtime win over Wisconsin.

➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season Nassib made steady progress, but did not see any game action. ➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season

➤ Personal Full name is Carl Paul Nassib. He is the son of Gilbert and Mary Nassib. He has two brothers, Ryan and John, and two sisters, Carey and Paige. His father played football at the University of Delaware. Ryan was a standout quarterback at Syracuse and was a fourth-round pick of the New York Giants in the 2013 NFL Draft. A cousin, Joe Nassib, will be a senior defensive back for Syracuse in 2013. Nassib is a biology major and plans to go to medical school. Born April 12, 1993 in West Chester, Pa.

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The Penn State football team produced another outstanding academic performance during the 2012 fall semester, with nearly 50 squad members earning at least a 3.0 grade-point average, including a record number on the Dean’s List. Among the 47 Nittany Lions posting a 3.0 GPA or higher, a program-record 20 attained Dean’s List recognition by compiling a 3.5 GPA or higher during the fall semester. The previous mark was 19 Dean’s List honorees during the 2008 fall semester. The total of 47 high achievers is tied for the fourth-highest fall total in program history with 2005, trailing only 55 honorees (2008), 50 (2004) and 49 (2009).

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➤ 2011 ➤ Junior Season Obeng-Agyapong played in every game on defense and special teams, helping the Nittany Lions rank third in the Big Ten in pass defense. He recorded 11 total tackles, seven of which were solo hits. He made three stops against Indiana State in the season-opener and three more against No. 2 Alabama. He also made two stops against Eastern Michigan and had one tackle in three additional games. Obeng-Agyapong was on the field for 254 snaps, topped by 38 against Eastern Michigan and 29 at Wisconsin. ➤ 2010 ➤ Sophomore Season Obeng-Agyapong played in every game on defense and special teams and recorded nine tackles. He made three tackles against Youngstown State and two hits in the shutout win over Kent State. Obeng-Agyapong saw action on 197 snaps, led by 30 against Youngstown State, 21 against Illinois and 19 against Florida in the 2011 Outback Bowl. He garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time. ➤ 2009 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A team captain at John F. Kennedy High School, Obeng-Agyapong played on both sides of the ball for Coach Alex Vega. He earned all-state and all-city accolades. He gained 719 rushing yards and scored six touchdowns during his senior season, adding a pair of receiving scores. At free safety, Obeng-Agyapong recorded 130 career tackles and four interceptions. He played in the 2009 Empire Challenge game where New York City took on Long Island. Obeng-Agyapong also was a member of the track team, running in the sprint events and relays. ➤ Personal

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Full name is Stephen Obeng-Agyapong. He is the son of Stephen and Glorida Obeng-Agyapong. He has two younger brothers, David and Jeremiah, and an older sister, Esther. Obeng-Agyapong enjoys drawing in his spare time. Obeng-Agyapong graduated in May 2013 with a degree in information sciences and technology. He is on schedule to earn a second degree, in security risk analysis, in May 2014. Born February 20, 1991 in the Bronx, N.Y.

OBENG-AGYAPONG’S CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2010 2011 2012 Career

TK SOLO 9 3 11 7 41 21 61 31

AS FR FC I SACK TFL 6 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 4 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 20 1 1 0 0.5-4 2.5-10 30 1 1 0 0.5-4 2.5-10

➤ Obeng-Agyapong’s 2012 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Ohio 5-1-4; Virginia 4-1-3; Navy 9-5-4; Temple 1-1-0; Illinois 2-2-0; Northwestern 1-1-0; Iowa 1-1-0; Ohio State 1-0-1; Purdue 2-2-0; Nebraska 4-0-4; Indiana 3-2-1; Wisconsin 8-5-3. ➤ Obeng-Agyapong’s 2011 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assist) Indiana State 3-2-1; Alabama 3-1-2; Temple 0-0-0; Eastern Michigan 2-2-0; Indiana 0-0-0; Iowa 1-1-0; Purdue 0-0-0; Northwestern 1-0-1; Illinois 0-0-0; Nebraska 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Wisconsin 1-1-0; Houston 0-0-0.

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6-3 ➤ 251 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Defensive End ➤ Warren, Mich. The coaching staff could not separate the spring practice efforts and improvement demonstrated by C.J. Olaniyan and cornerback Jordan Lucas, naming them co-recipients of the 2013 Jim O’Hora Award. Honoring a member of the Penn State coaching staff from 1946-76, the O’Hora Award is presented to a defensive player for “exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement” during spring practice. Olaniyan joins several defensive linemen tutored by Larry Johnson who were O’Hora honorees, including Anthony Adams, Michael Haynes, Matt Rice, Jay Alford and Jordan Hill. Olaniyan made significant progress during the 2012 campaign, where he made 15 tackles with one sack, and into winter conditioning and spring drills. He likely will battle Brad Bars and Anthony Zettel for the starting role at the defensive end spot opposite Deion Barnes. Olaniyan possesses great physical attributes, athleticism, instincts and desire that should help elevate his role with the defense and special teams this season. The former Warren Mott High School standout is on schedule to graduate in December, doing so in three and one-half years. Olaniyan joins Zettel and Allen Robinson as returning Nittany Lions from Michigan. ➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season Olaniyan appeared in 10 games, earning his first career start in the win over Temple. He recorded 15 tackles, one sack (minus-10) and a pair of pass breakups, all of which were season career-highs. Olaniyan opened the season with three stops against Ohio and followed with a tackle at Virginia. He made his first career start against Temple and broke his career-high with four tackles. He tallied one stop each against Northwestern, Ohio State, Indiana and at Purdue. Olaniyan also recorded three tackles, with a 10-yard sack, in the 38-14 prime time victory at Iowa. ➤ 2011 ➤ Sophomore Season Olaniyan appeared in six games and recorded three tackles, all solo, during his first season on the field. He posted his first career tackle in his first game, the season-opening victory over Indiana State. Olaniyan also made one hit each in the wins against Eastern Michigan and Iowa. He also saw action against Indiana, Wisconsin and Houston. ➤ 2010 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Olaniyan was rated the No. 14 defensive end and a four-star prospect by Rivals.com for Coach Tom Milanov at Warren Mott High School. He recorded 71 tackles and 13.5 sacks to go with an interception during his senior season. As a receiver, he made 17 catches for 205 yards and a touchdown. Olaniyan also played basketball and ran track. ➤ Personal Full name is Kazeem Kayode Olaniyan. He is the son of Abdul and Maryam Olaniyan and has one sister, Halimat. He enjoys watching movies, playing video games and basketball. He is enrolled in the criminology program and is interested in a career in law enforcement. Born June 30, 1991 in Atlanta, Ga.

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TK SOLO AS FR FC I SACK TFL 3 3 0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 15 6 9 0 0 0 1-10 1-10

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➤ Olaniyan’s 2012 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Ohio 3-1-2; Virginia 1-0-1; Navy 0-0-0; Temple 4-2-2; Illinois 0-0-0; Northwestern 1-1-0; Iowa 3-1-2; Ohio State 1-0-1; Purdue 1-1-0; Nebraska 0-0-0; Indiana 1-0-1; Wisconsin 0-0-0.

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5-10 ➤ 171 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Cornerback ➤ San Bernardino, Calif. Devin Pryor’s path to becoming a Nittany Lion is a vastly different one than the road the majority of college football student-athletes take. He attended high school in England, where his mother was stationed at the Royal Air Force Base Alconbury. Pryor was a dynamic prep running back, who had the opportunity to play football games in several European countries. Pryor is a hard-working athlete, who has made good progress in his bid to earn time in the secondary rotation. ➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season Pryor continued to improve and was a valuable member of the scout team, but did not see any game action. ➤ High School Pryor rushed for 2,965 yards and 35 touchdowns during his career at Alconbury High School, located on the Royal Air Force Base Alconbury in England. He was a two-time first-team All-Europe selection and team MVP as well as a three-time all-conference pick. Pryor was instrumental in helping the Dragons to the Department of Defense Dependent Schools-Europe Division III title as a senior. A four-year letterman, Pryor also played games in Brussels, Germany, Spain and Italy during his high school career. He was a football team captain and also lettered in basketball and soccer. Pryor was valedictorian, National Honor Society vice president and a member of the Principal’s Honor Roll. ➤ Personal Full name is Devin Maurice Pryor. He is the son of Maurice Pryor and Mary Hartley, and has two younger sisters, Destiny Pryor and Sienna Hartley. His mother served in the United States Air Force. He enjoys playing video games, spending time with friends and family and traveling. He is majoring in energy business and finance and plans on pursuing a career in the advancement of alternative energies. Born March 19, 1992 in Riverside, Calif.

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ROBINSON

6-3 ➤ 211 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible Wide Receiver ➤ Southfield, Mich. Allen Robinson has a knack for making things look easy on the football field. With great size, speed and strong hands, the Michigan native looked the part of a standout player during the offseason leading up to the 2012 campaign. Members of the team knew Robinson was on the brink of a breakout season when given the opportunity to contribute. Seeing significant action for the first time in his career in week one against Ohio, Robinson busted onto the scene with nine catches for 97 yards in the high-octane Bill O’Brien-led offense. With his confidence confirmed by the breakout season-opener, Robinson never looked back en route to racing into the record books during a dominant sophomore season. The awards piled up for the athletic and vastly talented wideout, who was selected the 2012 Big Ten Richter-Howard Receiver-of-the-Year and first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches, media, BTN.com and ESPN.com. A probable All-America candidate, the hard-working and dynamic Robinson shattered the Penn State season receptions record with 77 catches, besting the previous record of 63 held by All-Americans O.J. McDuffie (1992) and Bobby Engram (1995). He also obliterated the season mark for a sophomore that had been held by Engram (48, 1993) and Deon Butler (48, 2006). Robinson’s 1,013 yards marked just the third 1,000-yard receiving season in school history, joining Engram (twice) as the only 1,000-yard season receivers to wear the blue and white. Having made three catches for 29 yards as a freshman, Robinson led the Big Ten in catches, receptions per game, receiving yards and touchdown catches in 2012. His 11 touchdown grabs were tied for second-highest in a season at Penn State (Engram, 1995). Robinson’s 6-3 frame and leaping ability makes him a big target in the red zone, and he enters the year tied for ninth on the career touchdown receptions chart after two seasons. The former Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep standout has breakaway speed and is elusive in the open field. He also is among the squad’s most active members in community service activities. Robinson again delivered a superb off-season in the strength and conditioning program and elevated his game to another level during spring practice. Robinson was the team leader in the spring with a 37-inch vertical jump. He should be a primary candidate for the Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nation’s top receiver, and a significant

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contributor for the NIttany Lions the next two seasons. Robinson is joined by C.J. Olaniyan and Anthony Zettel as returning Nittany Lions from Michigan. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season Robinson started all 12 games at wide receiver and was selected the Big Ten Richter-Howard Receiver-of-the-Year and first-team All-Big Ten by the coaches, media, BTN.com and ESPN.com. A Biletnikoff Award candidate, he broke the Penn State season receptions record with 77 catches, shattering the previous mark of 63 shared by All-Americans O.J. McDuffie (1992) and Bobby Engram (1995). Robinson’s 77 receptions also obliterated the Penn State sophomore season mark of 48 that had been held by Engram (1993) and Deon Butler (2006). His 1,013 yards marked just the third 1,000-yard receiving season in Penn State history as he joined Engram (twice) as the only 1,000-yard season receivers to wear the blue and white. Robinson also broke Freddie Scott’s school sophomore season record of 973 yards set in 1994. Robinson led the Big Ten in catches (77), receptions per game (6.4), receiving yards (1,013, 84.8 avg.) and touchdown catches (11). His 66 points were second on the team and he hauled in 11 touchdown catches, tied for second-highest in a season at Penn State (Engram, 1995). He was second on the team with 1,013 all-purpose yards. Robinson opened the season with a then-career-best nine-catch effort for 97 yards against Ohio, smashing his total number of receptions (3 for 29 yards) from 2011. He followed with a career-high 10 catches for 89 yards at Virginia, including his first career touchdown grab on a diving 30-yard effort. Robinson recorded his first career 100-yard game with five receptions for 136 yards and three touchdowns in the 34-7 win over Navy, including a pair of 45-yard grabs. He led all players with nine catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the thrilling 39-28 win over No. 24 Northwestern. His eight-yard TD catch in the third quarter and a diving six-yard grab in back of the end zone on fourth down helped erase an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit in the comeback win against the Wildcats. Robinson made six catches with a touchdown in the 38-14 prime time win at Iowa, and he had five catches for 68 yards against Ohio State. His five catches at Purdue went for 58 yards, including a leaping 27-yard reception and run to set up a second-quarter score. In the clash at No. 18 Nebraska, Robinson posted his 63rd reception to move into a tie for first on the school season receptions chart and made a game-high six catches for 97 yards. Robinson delivered one of the top receiving efforts in school history with a career-high 197 yards on 10 catches and three touchdowns in the 45-22 victory over Indiana. His yardage total versus the Hoosiers ranked fifth on the school’s game list and included a career-long 53-yard catch and run for a TD, Penn State’s longest play from scrimmage in 2012. He also made leaping 26 and 10-yard catches in the end zone against Indiana. Robinson closed the season with four catches in the dramatic 24-21 Senior Day overtime win over Wisconsin.


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➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season Robinson was among four true freshmen to see action, making three catches for 29 yards over 12 games. In his second career game, Robinson caught his first career pass, good for 12 yards against No. 2 Alabama. He made one catch for eight yards in the win at Temple and one grab for nine yards against Nebraska. Robinson recorded his first career start at Wisconsin in the battle for the Big Ten Leaders Division title. He was on the field for 93 plays during his true freshman season, including a high of 14 against Eastern Michigan. ➤ High School Robinson was instrumental in leading Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep to the Michigan Division 3 state championship game. Playing for Coach George Porritt, Robinson caught 44 passes for 720 yards and scored 10 touchdowns as a senior. He also returned two punts for touchdowns and intercepted two passes. Robinson also was captain of the basketball team. ➤ Personal Full name is Allen Bernard Robinson II. He is the son of Allen and Tracie Robinson and has a sister, Ashley. He enjoys video games and watching movies. He is a telecommunications major and is interested in a career as a sports broadcaster. Born August 24, 1993 in Detroit.

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5-10 ➤ 230 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Fullback ➤ Dillsburg, Pa. Among the players who used the Blue-White game to make a strong impression was freshman fullback Dom Salomone. With the graduation of Michael Zordich, senior Pat Zerbe returns as the only fullback with any game experience, providing Salomone with an opportunity when training camp opens. The hard-working redshirt freshman ran for 44 yards on 10 carries during the spring game and is ready to clear the way for the stable of talented Nittany Lion running backs. Salomone earned Dean’s List recognition with a perfect 4.00 grade-point average during the spring semester. The former Northern High School standout owned a 3.86 GPA entering the summer and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. ➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Salomone posted nearly 1,900 all-purpose yards during his two seasons playing for Coach Rick Mauck at Northern High School. A standout fullback and linebacker for the Polar Bears, he amassed 821 rushing and 147 receiving yards as a senior, scoring eight touchdowns, and 632 rushing and 221 receiving yards as a junior. Salomone was a team captain, recording 185 tackles his last two years at Northern. He also lettered in baseball and track and field. Salomone was a member of the National Honor Society and Distinguished Honor Roll. He began his prep career at Carlisle High School, recording a combined 185 tackles as a two-way lineman. ➤ Personal Full name is Dominic Cash Salomone. He is the son of Blasé and Tina Salomone, and has two younger brothers, twins Anthony and Vincent. His father played football at Brockport State University. He enjoys spending time with his friends. He is majoring in kinesiology and plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist. Born November 15, 1993 in Carlisle, Pa.

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6-6 ➤ 242 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Defensive End ➤ Harrisburg, Pa. In his first competition in Beaver Stadium, Evan Schwan recorded two sacks in the 2013 BlueWhite game to help the defense post the win. A redshirt freshman, Schwan is looking forward to training camp and the chance to earn opportunities for similar results against opposing quarterbacks this fall. With the graduation of Pete Massaro and Sean Stanley, spots in the defensive end rotation will be up for grabs during preseason. The former Central Dauphin High School standout has excellent physical attributes and the drive and desire that are essential to succeed on the defensive line. Schwan has made good progress during his first year as a Nittany Lion, working hard in the weight room and on the practice field. ➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season

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➤ Personal Full name is Evan Schwan. He is the son of Dale and Kathleen Schwan, and has one older brother, Branden, and one older sister, Alexandra. His father was a first-team All-Big Ten guard at Purdue, earning letters from 1977-79. He enjoys playing guitar and video games in his spare time. Schwan plans to major in management or finance with plans of becoming a financial manager. Born June 28, 1994 in Media, Pa.

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The accomplishments of the 2012 Penn State football team were on full display at the 76th Maxwell Football Club National Awards Gala, held March 1 in front of a boisterous sold out audience at Harrah’s in Atlantic City, N.J. Bill O’Brien was honored as the 2012 MFC Collegiate Coach-of-the-Year and the 31 senior members of the Penn State football team were recognized as winners of the Maxwell Football Club’s Thomas Brookshier Spirit Award. Junior tackle Eric Shrive was selected the 2013 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award recipient and also was recognized at the black-tie event.

Schwan garnered all-state honors for Coach Glen McNamee at Central Dauphin High School. As a senior in 2011, he was instrumental in leading the Rams to their first PIAA Class AAAA state championship. A team captain, Schwan recorded 72 tackles and 16.5 sacks as a senior and earned first-team All-Mid-Penn Conference accolades. Schwan was a member of the squad’s “leadership team.” He was invited to play in the 2012 Big 33 Classic. Schwan missed the majority of his junior season with injuries.

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Guard/Tackle ➤ West Scranton, Pa. Entering his senior season, Eric Shrive has had at least three main priorities to focus on: 1) continue on schedule to graduate in December; 2) play a more significant role on the football team and 3) help Penn State Uplifting Athletes take its fund-raising total to new heights. That’s a lot on the plate of the Scranton native, who is enrolled in Penn State’s world-renowned hotel, restaurant and institutional management program. But, the out-going Shrive embraces the opportunities and the challenges with determination, a great work-ethic and a smile. Shrive appeared in all 12 games on offense and special teams, seeing action at guard and tackle last season. The talented, strong and versatile player was primarily focused on the tackle positions during spring practice and should have an opportunity to challenge for a starting assignment. Shrive was elected president of Penn State’s chapter of Uplifting Athletes last winter after two years as vice president. Uplifting Athletes is a nonprofit charitable organization that raises funds and awareness for rare diseases. The past two years, he played a large role in the organization of the football team’s Penn State Lift For Life, resulting in record totals above $100,000 in 2011 and 2012 for the Kidney Cancer Association. In 2011, the fight became personal for Shrive when an uncle was diagnosed with kidney cancer. During the past two years, Shrive has raised nearly $70,000 for kidney cancer patients and their families via the Lift For Life. Shrive was awarded the 2013 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award for his efforts off the field and was recognized at the 2013 Maxwell Dinner and the Uplifting Athletes Gridiron Gala, for his achievements. The former West Scranton High School all-state honoree announced at a Nittany Lion basketball game that the Uplifting Athletes leadership was aiming to raise a record total of $300,000 this year to push the all-time total past $1 million. ➤ 2012 ➤ Senior Season

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Shrive appeared in all 12 games on offense and special teams. He saw action at guard and tackle. He helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Zach Zwinak and protected quarterback and former West Scranton High School teammate Matt McGloin during his record-setting 2012 campaign. Off the field, Shrive served his second year as vice president of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter. He raised $31,868 for the Penn State Lift for Life to benefit the Kidney Cancer Association, boosting the chapter’s 2011-12 total to a record total in excess of $110,000. ➤ 2011 ➤ Junior Season Shrive saw his most extensive playing time in the wins over Indiana State and Eastern Michigan. He helped the Nittany Lions rush for 245 yards and gain 468 total yards against the Eagles. ➤ 2010 ➤ Sophomore Season In his first season on the field, Shrive battled upperclassmen Chima Okoli and DeOn’tae Pannell for playing time at right tackle. Shrive saw his most extensive action in the 41-24 win over Indiana at FedEx Field, where the Nittany Lions gained 496 yards, with 24 first downs. He also saw time in the win over Youngstown State. ➤ 2009 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A highly-recruited lineman, Shrive played for Coach Mike DeAntona at West Scranton High School. He was a two-time all-state, all-region and all-conference selection. Scout.com ranked Shrive the nation’s No. 2 offensive tackle and a five-star recruit. Rivals.com rated him the No. 3 prospect in Pennsylvania, the No. 11 offensive tackle and No. 88 overall player in the nation in 2008. Shrive played in the 2009 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He also participated in wrestling and track and field. ➤ Personal Full name is Eric Dennis Shrive. He is the son of Dennis and Jane Shrive. He has two older brothers, Jason and Jeff. Shrive has had three cousins attend Penn State. In his spare time, he likes to hunt, fish, golf and spend time with family and friends. He is studying hotel, restaurant and institutional management and is interested in owning a hotel or restaurant after completion of his football career. Born September 20, 1999 in Scranton, Pa.

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Cornerback ➤ Dover, N.J. Anthony Smith had demonstrated his versatility and team-first attitude prior to matriculating to Penn State, qualities that will greatly aid his efforts to earn time in the secondary rotation this season. When Smith was a youth football player, he began long-snapping, a role he continued in 2012 as a cornerback at Valley Forge (Pa.) Military Academy. In his team’s first game last year, the starting quarterback was injured and Smith stepped up and went behind center. He was among seven Nittany Lions to enroll in the University in January and participate in winter conditioning and spring practice. The former Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.) High School standout made a good transition during his first semester at Penn State. Smith will have an opportunity to make an impact in the secondary and on special teams when training camp begins. Smith likely will battle Da’Quan Davis, Jordan Lucas and Jordan Smith for time in the cornerback rotation. He is one of eight returning players on the Penn State roster from New Jersey. ➤ Prep School Smith was the team MVP for Coach Josh Sands at Valley Forge (Pa.) Military Academy in 2012, grabbing seven interceptions from his cornerback position. When the starting quarterback was injured in the first game of the season, Smith stepped in behind center and also served as the team’s long snapper. Smith’s Valley Forge squad squared off against 2013 Nittany Lion freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg’s Fork Union Military Academy team during the 2012 season. ➤ High School Smith was selected second-team All-West New Jersey, first-team All-Sussex County and first-team All-Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference as a senior for Coach Brian Carlson at Pope John XIII High School in Sparta, N.J. He grabbed three interceptions, had 12 pass breakups and 25 tackles as a senior and was named first-team All-Defense by the New Jersey Herald. During his junior campaign in 2010, Smith helped the Lions to an undefeated regular-season. He was a three-year letterman under Carlson and the late Vic Paternostro, who coached Pope John XIII for 43 seasons and is New Jersey’s all-time prep football victories leader. Smith was invited to the Paul Robeson All-Star Football Classic and the Big 33 Classic. He was selected a team captain during his senior year. He also lettered in baseball. ➤ Personal Full name is Anthony Smith. He is the son of Brian Shaw, and has a younger sister, Aheelah Shaw. He plans to enroll in the Smeal College of Business. Born October 22, 1993 in Dover, N.J.


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6-5 ➤ 327 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Tackle ➤ Owings Mills, Md. Standing 6-5 and more than 325 pounds, Donovan Smith is a striking and imposing physical presence. Just ask the defensive linemen he battled in 2012 en route to earning a spot on the ESPN. com Big Ten All-Freshman team. But, when Smith is around Nittany Lion fans, THON, Make-A-Wish children or the Special Olympians who visit Penn State every year, his tenacity is replaced with a smile, high fives, autographs and photos. In his first season on the field, Smith earned the starting left tackle job in training camp and was highly effective in protecting Matt McGloin’s blind side during his record-breaking campaign. His efforts were critical in opening running lanes for Zach Zwinak to become a 1,000-yard rusher and helping McGloin break Penn State’s season records for passing yardage and completions and career touchdown passes, among others. Smith has been a standout in trying to make sure he maximizes his tremendous physical attributes, improving his strength and speed and adding more than 15 pounds since the summer of 2012. He is among the leaders in the Penn State weight room, lifting more than 400 pounds in the bench press and 500 pounds in the squat. A U.S. Army All-American at Owings Mills High School, Smith is a highly-skilled, athletic and instinctive player with a very promising future. He is among 12 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season In his first season on the field, Smith appeared in 10 games with nine starts at left tackle. For his efforts, he was selected to the ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman team. Smith earned the starting nod the first two games of the season, but a sprained ankle at Virginia forced him to miss the next two contests. He returned to the field in the 35-7 victory at Illinois and moved back into the starting lineup for the dramatic comeback win over No. 24 Northwestern to begin a string of seven straight starts. Smith was instrumental in helping the Nittany Lions lead the Big Ten in total offense (437.0 ypg) in conference games and ranking second in scoring offense (32.6 ppg) and passing offense (283.1 ypg) against Big Ten foes. He helped Penn State gain more than 500 yards of total offense three times in conference play, topped by 546 yards against Indiana, its highest total against a Big Ten foe since gaining 557 yards against Michigan State in 2008. Smith was instrumental in helping pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Zach Zwinak and protecting quarterback Matt McGloin during his record-setting 2012 campaign. ➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season.

➤ High School Smith was a first-team all-state and Baltimore Sun first-team all-met selection for Coach Steve Lurz at Owings Mills High School. He did not allow a sack as a junior or senior and also was a standout defensive lineman. Smith played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was rated a four-star recruit by 24/7sports.com. ➤ Personal Full name is Donovan Cole Smith. He is the son of Sharon Thomas. He has three sisters, Danielle and Tamika Thomas and Ebony Smith, and one brother, Dwayne Thomas. He enjoys listening to music, reading, cooking, fishing, playing video games and watching stand-up comedy. He is studying criminology and is interested in becoming an FBI agent or detective. Born June 23, 1993 in Hempstead, N.Y.

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5-11 ➤ 184 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Cornerback ➤ Upper Marlboro, Md. Penn State has had a long line of talented and productive players from metropolitan Washington, D.C., and true freshman Jordan Smith is working hard to join that notable list. He was among seven Nittany Lions who enrolled in the University in January and participated in winter workouts and spring practice. Smith will have an opportunity to make an immediate impact in the secondary and on special teams when training camp begins. He likely will battle Da’Quan Davis, Jordan Lucas and Anthony Smith for time in the cornerback rotation. A vastly talented athlete, Smith recorded nearly 130 tackles and seven interceptions as a sophomore and junior at Archbishop Carroll High School. Smith is a childhood friend of former Nittany Lion cornerback Stephon Morris, also a Washington, D.C., area product, and is wearing the No. 12 Morris wore from 2009-12. He is one of 12 returning Nittany Lions from the state of Maryland. ➤ High School

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Smith compiled 129 tackles, seven interceptions, seven sacks and 12 pass breakups during his sophomore and junior seasons as a defensive back at Archbishop Carroll High School. As a junior, he accounted for 64 tackles, with seven pass breakups, four sacks and a pair of safeties. Smith also grabbed five interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. His sophomore season included 65 stops, five pass breakups, two interceptions and three sacks. A team captain, Smith also had more than 800 career receiving yards, including 427 yards and three receiving touchdowns as a freshman. Smith attended H.D. Woodson High School as a senior, but did not play football. He also lettered in basketball and track and field in high school. ➤ Personal Full name is Jordan Armani Smith. He is the son of Stephen and Shamla Smith, and has two older brothers, Stephen Jr. and Chase. Both of his brothers were collegiate student-athletes. Stephen played football at Georgetown (2004-08) after playing with former Nittany Lion standout Derrick Williams in high school. Chase played basketball at Wingate (2008-12). Smith is a childhood friend of former Nittany Lion cornerback Stephon Morris. He enjoys listening to music and spending time with his family. He plans to major in management and become a sports agent. Born November 13, 1994 in Washington, D.C.

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TYRONE 6-4 ➤ 265 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Defensive Tackle ➤ Pittsburgh, Pa. Tyrone Smith joined the Nittany Lions in January 2012 after participating in a pair of tryout sessions. An All-City League player in Pittsburgh, Smith initially was a tight end, but has transitioned to the defensive line. He is a hard worker who has made good progress and will add depth for the defensive line. ➤ High School Smith lettered in football for Langley High School as a defensive end and tight end. A team captain, he was an All-City League selection as a senior playing for Coach Kenny Wright. He also lettered in baseball and basketball. ➤ Personal Full name is Tyrone Davon Smith. He is the son of Erskine Smith and Kelly Collington and grandson of Yvonne Smith. He has one older brother, Erskine, and two younger sisters, Honesti Dennison and Miracle Collington. He enjoys working out and playing video games. He is a kinesiology major and is interested in pursuing a career as a physical therapist or strength and conditioning coach. Born August 10, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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5-10 ➤ 198 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Running Back ➤ Lititz, Pa. Deron Thompson will be looking to bring additional playmaking ability to the backfield and special teams this season. In his first season on the field, Thompson saw action in six games in 2012 on the punt return team. He is a quick and instinctive athlete who will provide depth in the backfield. Thompson made a splash in the 2013 Blue-White game with a game-high 97 rushing yards on 12 carries (8.1 avg.), to go with three receptions. Thompson owned a 3.68 cumulative grade-point average in energy business and finance entering the summer. A Dean’s List student, he earned 2012 Academic All-Big Ten accolades. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season Thompson saw action in six games as a member of the punt return team. He was among the program-record 28 Nittany Lions named to the Academic All-Big Ten team following the season. ➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Thompson made the most of his senior season at Warwick High School. In 2010, he gained 2,135 rushing yards (6.5 yards per carry) and scored 26 touchdowns. He became just the second Lancaster-Lebanon League player to record more than 2,000 rushing yards in regular-season play and the fifth league player to reach that total all-time. Thompson garnered Outstanding Back-ofthe-Year honors in Section One, as selected by league coaches. He also was named the 2010 Lancaster-Lebanon League Player-of-the-Year. ➤ Personal Full name is Deron Wesley Thompson. He is the son of Craig and Lynne Thompson, and has a brother, David, and sister, Dana, all of whom are Penn State graduates. He has a pair of uncles who also are Penn State graduates. His father played football for two years at Bucknell as a tight end and played semi-pro football. A grandfather, Arthur Thompson Jr., also played semi-pro football. An uncle, Arthur Thompson, played lacrosse at Penn State in the late 1970s and early 80s, and an aunt, Linda Hire, played basketball at Kutztown. Thompson enjoys swimming, fishing, ping-pong and golf. He is enrolled in energy business and finance. Born June 25, 1992 in Lancaster, Pa.

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6-3 ➤ 307 ➤ Gr./Sr. Eligible Guard ➤ Williamsville, N.Y. The embodiment of a student-athlete, John Urschel was selected a first-team All-Big Ten guard and a first-team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American® in 2012. Urschel enters his fifthyear senior season as arguably college football’s premier student-athlete. Among the top returning offensive linemen in the Big Ten, Urschel’s contributions to the Penn State football program stretch from his leadership in the locker room and on the field to his unrivaled success in the classroom. Penn State’s 2012-13 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient, Urschel is poised to be among the primary candidates for the William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by the National Football Foundation to the nation’s top football scholar-athlete. A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Urschel graduated with a 4.0 grade-point average in mathematics in May 2012, less than three years after enrolling in the University. He immediately began working on a master’s degree in math and graduated in May 2013 with a 4.0 GPA. Urschel has begun working on a master’s in math education, with the plan of earning a Ph.D. after his football career has been completed. During the 2013 spring semester, Urschel taught a section of Math 041 — Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry — to Penn State undergraduate students three days a week in addition to his own academic work and football responsibilities. He also is doing research in multigrid methods and computational mathematics. The hard-working, strong and physical guard had a paper published — “Instabilities of the SunJupiter-Asteroid Three Body Problem” — last spring in the journal, Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy. Urschel was named recipient of the Ernest B. McCoy Memorial Award, presented annually by Penn State for athletic and academic excellence, in April. The engaging and focused Urschel also is among the squad’s most active members in community service activities.


The Canisius High School standout opened the 2012 campaign atop the depth chart at right guard and started all 12 games. Following another superlative off-season in the weight room, Urschel will anchor the Nittany Lion offensive line in 2013. He is among the team leaders in the weight room, lifting 500 pounds in the squat. He will have an opportunity to become the 11th Nittany Lion to attain first-team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors twice, six of whom have been selected since 2006.

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➤ 2012 ➤ Senior Season Urschel was selected first-team All-Big Ten and a first-team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic AllAmerican®. He started all 12 games at right guard and was instrumental in helping the Nittany Lions lead the Big Ten in total offense (437.0 ypg) in conference games and rank second in scoring offense (32.6 ppg) and second in pass offense (283.1 ypg) against Big Ten foes. He helped Penn State gain more than 500 yards of total offense three times in conference play, topped by 546 yards against Indiana, its highest total against a Big Ten foe since 2008. Urschel played a vital role in helping pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Zach Zwinak and protecting quarterback Matt McGloin during his record-setting campaign. He also was a first-team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District® honoree and was named Academic All-Big Ten for the third time. Urschel graduated with a 4.0 gradepoint average in May 2012, less than three years after enrolling at Penn State, and was the student marshal for the mathematics graduates at commencement.

Wide Receiver ➤ Camas, Wash. Jonathan Warner is looking forward to training camp and an opportunity to make a further impression on the wide receiver rotation. He was an effective and productive member of the Dirty Show (scout team) last fall during his redshirt season, giving the defensive backs a great look. A hard-working athlete with good size and hands, Warner has made significant progress during his first season as a Nittany Lion. He should have an opportunity to earn time in the Nittany Lions’ dynamic passing game this year. Warner garnered all-state honors at Camas High School, located across the Columbia River from Portland, Ore. His father, Curt, was a two-time All-America running back for the Nittany Lions and is a member of the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame. ➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season

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Playing in every game, Urschel helped Penn State lead the Big Ten in fewest sacks allowed, with 14 in 13 games. He played an important role in helping clear running lanes for tailback Silas Redd (1,241 yards), giving Penn State a 1,000-yard rusher for the seventh consecutive season. Urschel and the offensive line lifted Penn State to an improvement of 41 rushing yards per game in Big Ten games (178.1 ypg) compared to the initial four non-conference tilts (137.0 ypg). Urschel earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive year. In the 13-3 win over Iowa, Urschel helped clear the way as Penn State rushed for 231 yards. On a pivotal fourth-quarter drive, Penn State ran the ball 10 times, with the offensive line controlling the line of scrimmage and leading the way to four first downs to set up a late touchdown against the Hawkeyes. In the win over Indiana State, Urschel and the O-line led the way for 245 yards on the ground. Against No. 2 Alabama, the offense totaled 16 first downs and 251 yards and did not allow a sack against one of the nation’s top defenses. In the victory over Eastern Michigan, Urschel helped the offense amass a season-high 468 total yards, including 364 through the air, and was part of an offensive line effort that did not allow a sack. He helped Penn State compile 464 yards of offense (193 rushing, 271 passing), run a season-high 86 plays and hold the ball for 37:27 in the victory at Indiana. Urschel was on the field for 396 snaps during the season, including highs of 60 against Alabama and 52 in the Indiana game.

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Warner earned all-state and All-Greater Saint Helens League honors at Camas High School. Playing for Coach Jon Eagle, Warner made 48 receptions for 775 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior and helped the Papermakers to the WIAA Class AAA state semifinals. Named to The Columbian all-region team, Warner also was an All-Greater Saint Helens League pick as a junior. The two-time team captain was invited to play in two all-star games after his senior season. ➤ Personal Full name is Jonathan Curtis Warner. He is the son Curt and Ana Warner and has two younger brothers, twins Austin and Christian, and a younger sister, Isabella. His father was a two-time AllAmerica running back for the Nittany Lions from 1979-82, helping Penn State to the 1982 National Championship, and is enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. Curt Warner was selected All-Pro four times during his NFL career with Seattle (1983-89) and the Los Angeles Rams (1990). Jonathan enjoys spending time with his friends and playing video games. He plans to major in broadcast journalism and is interested in pursuing a career in television. Born January 11, 1993 in Kirkland, Wash.

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Urschel saw his most significant career action against Indiana, starting and playing on 66 snaps at right guard in the 41-24 win. He helped the Nittany Lions gain 496 yards and 24 first downs in the victory at FedEx Field. He also played against Youngstown State and Kent State. Urschel compiled his third and fourth consecutive 4.00 grade-point averages during the fall and spring semesters. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time. ➤ 2009 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A defensive tackle at Canisius High School, Urschel earned all-state and Western New York Lineman-of-the-Year honors under Coach Brandon Harris. During his senior season, he recorded 77 tackles and 4.5 sacks. A senior captain on the gridiron, Urschel also was a three-year captain with the track and field team. ➤ Personal

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Guard John Urschel was selected a first-team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American® in 2012. This fall, the 4.0 graduate in mathematics will have an opportunity to become Penn State’s 11th two-time first-team Academic AllAmerican®, six of whom have occurred since 2006. Penn State’s 2013 Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® candidates: 3 DE Brad Bars; 3.77 GPA in finance; 3 G Miles Dieffenbach, 3.35 GPA in advertising/public relations; 3 PK Sam Ficken, 3.61 GPA in finance; 3 C Ty Howle, 3.57 GPA in health policy and administration; 3 LB Mike Hull, 3.46 GPA in finance; 3 LB Ben Kline, 3.94 GPA in finance; 3 G John Urschel, 4.00 GPA in mathematics (working on second master’s degree, in math education). Penn State has produced a nation’s-best 17 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans® over the past six years, with 15 first-team honorees, including Urschel and senior Pete Massaro in 2012. The Nittany Lions’ all-time total of 51 Academic All-America® football honorees ranks third nationally among the 120 FBS institutions.

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Full name is John Cameron Urschel. He is the son of Venita Parker and John Urschel. In his spare time, Urschel enjoys reading and playing the guitar. He graduated with a degree in mathematics in May 2012 and earned his master’s degree in math in May 2013, maintaining his perfect 4.0 gradepoint average. He is working on a second master’s degree, in math education. He served as the student marshal for mathematics majors at the 2012 spring commencement. Born June 24, 1991 in Winnipeg, Canada.


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WARTMAN

WHIPPLE

NYEEM

AUSTIN

6-1 ➤ 240 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

Quarterback ➤ Wexford, Pa.

It didn’t take long for Nyeem Wartman to work his way onto the depth chart or make an impact in his career at “Linebacker U.” But, his promising true freshman season abruptly ended when he suffered a knee injury on the opening kickoff in the second game, at Virginia. Sidelined for the final 10 contests of 2012, Wartman was granted a medical redshirt season and has returned to the field ready to resume making plays from his outside linebacker post. The former Valley View All-American spent most of spring practice working with the first linebacker unit alongside Glenn Carson and Mike Hull. Wartman is a highly-skilled athlete and a tough, physical playmaker who has good size and speed. His instincts and skills were on display in his first career game as a Nittany Lion. In the 2012 season-opener with Ohio, he blocked a second-quarter punt at the Bobcats’ 25-yard line that the Nittany Lions converted into a touchdown. The redshirt freshman has a very bright future as a leader and playmaker. Wartman owned a 3.12 grade-point average after the spring semester and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate.

Austin Whipple has been around the game of football his entire life. Another young Nittany Lion whose father is a football coach, Whipple enrolled at the University in January 2013 and immediately immersed himself in the winter conditioning program. He made good progress during spring practice and will be among five quarterbacks expected to compete for playing time this season. Whipple is an accomplished athlete with a strong arm, work-ethic and leadership skills. In 2012, he helped Salisbury (Conn.) School to the New England Prep School title. His father, Mark, has extensive college and pro coaching experience and was the head coach at Brown in 1994 when Bill O’Brien was in the second year of his coaching career.

➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season Wartman played in the first two games, but suffered a knee injury on the opening kickoff at Virginia in the second contest. The injury sidelined him for the final 10 games and he was granted a medical redshirt. Wartman made his presence felt in the season-opener against Ohio, blocking a secondquarter punt at the Bobcats’ 25-yard line that the Nittany Lions converted into a touchdown. He also made one solo tackle against Ohio. Wartman was among six true freshmen to play during the season. ➤ High School

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6-1 ➤ 190 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible

Linebacker ➤ Philadelphia, Pa.

Wartman earned All-America, all-state, all-region and All-Lackawanna Conference honors as a senior at Valley View High School. Playing for Coach George Howanitz, he was named the Scranton Times-Tribune Defensive Player-of-the-Year and helped lead the Cougars to the school’s first District 2-3A championship in 2011. As a senior, he recorded 120 tackles, with 10 tackles for loss, and one interception, giving him a school-record 387 stops. A two-time team captain, Wartman also was an all-region and all-conference selection as a sophomore and junior, delivering 66 and 115 tackles, respectively. Wartman was invited to play in the Offense/Defense All-American game and the Big 33 Classic as a senior. He was the WNEP-TV Dream Team Defensive Player-of-the-Year. Wartman also lettered in basketball and track and field, helping Valley View to the District 2-3A 400-meter relay title as a senior.

➤ Prep School Whipple was instrumental in leading Salisbury (Conn.) School to the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Class A championship in 2012. He threw for 1,215 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushed for over 130 yards and six scores to help the Crimson Knights to a 9-0 record. Whipple was an All-Erickson League All-Star selection. Among Salisbury’s victories was a 27-21 win over Worcester Academy, which was led by fellow Nittany Lion freshman quarterback D.J. Crook. Whipple threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 32 yards and another score in the win. ➤ High School Whipple played his senior season under Coach Clair Altemus at Pine-Richland High School in suburban Pittsburgh. He threw for 1,526 yards and 16 touchdowns during the 2011 season and was a team captain. He played at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in South Florida in 2009 and 2010 when his father was the offensive coordinator at the University of Miami. ➤ Personal Full name is Austin Whipple. He is the son of Mark and Brenda Whipple, and has one older brother, Spencer. His brother played quarterback at the University of Miami. His father has been in coaching since 1980 at the college and professional levels, winning Super Bowl XL as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterbacks coach. In 1994, Mark Whipple was named head coach at Brown University, where he selected Bill O’Brien as the inside linebackers coach. Born November 19, 1993 in New Haven, Conn.

➤ Personal Full name is Nyeem Warren Wartman. He is the son of Veronica White and is one of 10 children. Wartman has three older brothers, Randy, Markel and Donté, two younger brothers, Issiah and Kaleaf, two older sisters, Rouketa and Lanice, and two younger sisters, Shay and Kareema. He plans to major in business. Born December 16, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pa.

MAUTI SELECTED PENN STATE’S 97TH FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN Senior linebacker Michael Mauti was selected a 2012 first-team All-American by ESPN.com and Phil Steele’s College Football to become Penn State’s 97th firstteam All-American. A co-captain of the 2012 squad, Mauti is the 83rd Penn State football studentathlete to earn first-team All-America recognition, a total of 97 times, dating to W.T. (Mother) Dunn’s selection to the Walter Camp All-America squad in 1906. Mauti is the Nittany Lions’ 23rd first-team All-American since starting Big Ten Conference competition in 1993 (27 total selections) and the 11th first-team AllAmerican since 2005. Mauti also is the eighth “Linebacker U.” first-team All-America selection since 1999, joining standouts LaVar Arrington (1998, ‘99), Brandon Short (1999), Paul Posluszny (2005, ’06) and Dan Connor (2006, ’07).

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6-3 ➤ 245 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

6-1 ➤ 189 ➤ So./So. Eligible

Tight End ➤ Clinton, Md.

Cornerback ➤ Baltimore, Md.

The Nittany Lions will have plenty of well-established, and new, options for what will arguably be the nation’s premier group of tight ends. Brent Wilkerson made his presence felt on the scout team last year and the redshirt freshman will look to continue his progress as the 2013 season unfolds. Wilkerson is a talented and swift athlete who presents another big and mobile target for the quarterbacks and should have an opportunity to see substantial playing time this year. He brings excellent work-ethic and attitude to the practice field and weight room and has a bright future. Wilkerson owned a cumulative grade-point average above 3.00 after the spring semester and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. A first-team all-met selection at DeMatha Catholic High School, Wilkerson is one of 12 returning Nittany Lions that hail from the state of Maryland. ➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season

Following a strong start to his Nittany Lion career in 2012 as a true freshman, Trevor Williams joined classmate Malik Golden in transitioning from wide receiver to the secondary during spring practice. Although he had a successful debut season, making 10 catches and earning a start against Ohio State, Williams recognized there was a more urgent need for his athleticism, toughness and instincts on defense. The Maryland all-state honoree made significant strides during the 15 spring practices and will have an opportunity to earn a starting assignment at cornerback this fall. Depending on his continued progress and personnel groupings, it’s possible Williams could join former Calvert Hall College High School teammates Adrian Amos and Da’Quan Davis to comprise three-quarters of the defensive backfield at the same time this season. Williams also could see time on special teams, having returned four kickoffs last year. He is among the 12 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland.

Redshirt season.

➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season

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Williams appeared in all 12 games and was among six true freshmen to make their debut. A wide receiver, he made 10 receptions for 97 yards and returned four kickoffs for an average of 19.8 yards, making his first career start against Ohio State. Williams made his first career catch, good for 24 yards, on fourth-and-12 in the win over Navy for Bill O’Brien’s first head coaching victory. He made one catch for nine yards in the victory over Temple and had one grab for seven yards in the thrilling 39-28 comeback win over No. 24 Northwestern. Williams caught a season-high two passes in each of the wins at Iowa and at Purdue, posting 15 and 22 yards, respectively. Williams made his first career start against Ohio State and made one reception for eight yards. He had one catch for 14 yards and two kickoff returns for 46 yards in the 45-22 win over Indiana.

Wilkerson was a first-team all-met selection for Coach Bill McGregor at famed DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. Wilkerson was a first-team All-Washington Catholic Athletic League pick as a junior and senior and a second-team all-met honoree at defensive end. A three-time letterman, he was a team captain during his senior season. Rivals and Scout.com ranked Wilkerson among the nation’s top 20 tight ends. ➤ Personal Full name is Brent Wilkerson. He is the son of Raymond and Laura Wilkerson, and has one sister, Alexis. He enjoys playing basketball. Wilkerson is interested in studying management or accounting in the Smeal College of Business. Born June 27, 1994 in Washington, D.C.

➤ High School Williams was first-team all-state and second-team All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) as a senior at Calvert Hall College High School. Playing for Coach Donald Davis, he helped the Cardinals win their first MIAA championship since 1982. A two-time team captain, he caught 99 passes for 1,180 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior. He gained all-met honors and also was an All-MIAA pick as a junior. Williams was invited to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl and the Chesapeake Bowl all-star contests after his senior season.

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➤ Personal Full name is Trevor Williams. He is the son of Tracey Williams and Dwayne Denham and has two sisters, Danita and Nadia, and a brother, Zion. He enjoys spending time with family. He plans to major in recreation, parks and tourism management. Born September 15, 1993 in Baltimore, Md.

WILLIAMS’ CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2012 Career

RECEIVING AVG. TD LG 10-97 9.7 0 24 10-97 9.7 0 24

➤ Williams’ 2012 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) Ohio 0-0-0; Virginia 0-0-0; Navy 1-24-0; Temple 1-9-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Northwestern 1-7-0; Iowa 2-15-0; Ohio State 1-8-0; Purdue 2-22-0; Nebraska 0-0-0; Indiana 1-14-0; Wisconsin 1-(-2)-0.

ALL-TIME VICTORIES LEADERS 903 867 865 856 837 831 827 799 786 759 743 *723 714 708 699

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5-11 ➤ 213 ➤ Gr./Sr. Eligible Safety ➤ Marbury, Md. One of the most experienced and valued contributors on the Penn State defense, safety Malcolm Willis again will be counted on to provide consistently productive play and leadership for the secondary. The situation the hard-hitting fifth-year senior faces entering this season is vastly different, and improved, from the start of 2012, when he and senior Stephon Morris were the only members of the secondary who had much game experience. Morris has graduated, leaving Willis as the most battle-tested defensive back, but this year his leadership can be accentuated by returning starters Stephen Obeng-Agyapong and Adrian Amos, as well as juniors Ryan Keiser and Jesse Della Valle. The secondary also will benefit from being much more familiar with John Butler, who coached the secondary last year and was promoted to defensive coordinator in January. The strong, athletic and instinctive Willis has a nose for the ball and will be counted on to make plays for the defense and special teams. The former Lackey High School standout enters the season with 17 career starts, the second-highest total on the squad. He started the first 10 games of last season at free safety, but missed the final two contests with a minor knee injury suffered at Nebraska. He was seventh on the team with 45 tackles (27 solo) last year, adding a fumble recovery and two pass breakups. The highly-skilled and motivated Willis graduated in May and was among the seven Nittany Lions who had earned their degrees after the 2013 spring semester. A potential All-Big Ten candidate, he is among six returnees from metro Washington, D.C.

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➤ 2011 ➤ Junior Season Playing in every game, Willis recorded 33 tackles (22 solo), as well as one interception, a fumble recovery and a blocked kick. He delivered Penn State’s second blocked punt of the season against Eastern Michigan. In wins over Iowa and Purdue, Willis made two solo tackles against the Hawkeyes, also grabbing an interception, and made three stops against the Boilermakers. In wins over Northwestern (4) and Illinois (3), Willis accumulated seven total stops. In the meeting at Wisconsin for the Leaders Division title, Willis made five solo tackles and recovered a fumble. In the TicketCity Bowl with Houston, he was fourth on the team with a season-high eight stops. Willis saw action on 439 snaps, with a high of 48 each against Indiana and Houston. ➤ 2010 ➤ Sophomore Season Willis saw increased playing time the second half of the season as Nick Sukay and Andrew Dailey battled injuries. Starting the final six games, he was instrumental in Penn State ranking second in the Big Ten and No. 16 in the nation in pass defense. He was sixth on the squad with 54 tackles (29 solo), grabbed one interception and had three pass breakups. Willis made six stops against Illinois. He saw extensive action at Minnesota and recorded a career-high nine tackles in the win. Willis made his first career start in the prime time win over Michigan and tallied eight tackles and a team-high three pass breakups. He continued his strong play as he delivered eight tackles in the historic comeback win over Northwestern. Willis grabbed a critical fourth-quarter interception of Ohio State’s Terrelle Pryor on Penn State’s twoyard line, for his first career interception. He made five tackles against the Buckeyes in Ohio Stadium. Willis compiled four stops in the win over Indiana at FedEx Field and added two pass breakups. He made seven hits (six solo) and a pass breakup against Florida in the Outback Bowl. Willis was on the field for 642 snaps, topped by 90 plays at Minnesota and 80 plays against Florida in the 2011 Outback Bowl. ➤ 2009 ➤ Freshman Season

➤ 2012 ➤ Senior Season

Redshirt season.

Willis started at free safety the first 10 games, but missed the final two contests with a slight knee injury. He was seventh on the team with 45 tackles (27 solo) and added a fumble recovery and two pass breakups. Willis played an instrumental role for a defense that ranked second in the Big Ten and No. 16 nationally in scoring defense at 19.1 ppg, holding six teams to 17 or fewer points. He made six tackles against Ohio and five at Virginia to open the season. He contributed four stops against Temple and five in the 39-28 comeback win over No. 24 Northwestern. Willis made three tackles in helping hold Iowa to 209 yards of total offense in the 38-14 prime time win. He made five hits against Ohio State and four solo stops in the 34-9 win at Purdue, recovering a fumble near midfield that led to a first-quarter score. His seven tackles at No. 18 Nebraska were a season-high, but Willis suffered a sprained knee in the contest that sidelined him for the Indiana and Wisconsin games.

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A quarterback, running back, linebacker and safety at Lackey High School under Coach Doug Lamb, Willis received All-Southern Maryland, all-county and honorable-mention all-met accolades during his scholastic career. Willis recorded 773 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior. He also hauled in five receptions for 121 yards and three touchdowns. Willis was a significant contributor for the top rated defense in the conference by recording career totals of 260 tackles and eight interceptions. He accumulated 99 hits, with three interceptions and two sacks, as a senior. A two-year captain and team MVP, he led Lackey to conference and regional titles and a berth in the state semifinals. He also played on the winning squads in the 2008 Chick-fil-A Challenge and the Maryland Crab Bowl. Willis was a three-year letterman in basketball and threw the discus as a member of the track and field team.


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➤ Personal Full name is Malcolm Russell Willis. His mother is Dale Marshall and he has one brother, Vaughn, and one sister, Mia. Relative Leonard Willis played football at Ohio State and in the NFL, playing for Minnesota, New Orleans and Buffalo in the late 1970s. In his spare time, Willis enjoys playing video games and hanging out with teammates and friends. Willis earned his degree in recreation, parks and tourism management in May 2013. Born March 27, 1991 in Washington, D.C.

BRYCE

WILSON

6-3 ➤ 244 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Tight End ➤ Camp Hill, Pa.

WILLIS’ CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2010 2011 2012 Career

TK SOLO AS FR FC I SACK TFL 54 33 45

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Bryce Wilson continues to make steady progress in his bid to earn time in the talented and deep tight end rotation. A three-sport standout at East Pennsboro High School, he brings a strong workethic and physical attributes to the field and weight room. Wilson attended the same high school as another recent Nittany Lion tight end, Mickey Shuler, who was signed by the Buffalo Bills in the spring, and has three years of NFL experience. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season

➤ Willis’ 2012 Game-by-Game

Wilson made good progress in the Nittany Lions’ new offensive system, but did not see any game action.

Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Ohio 6-4-2; Virginia 5-3-2; Navy 3-1-2; Temple 4-3-1; Illinois 3-1-2; Northwestern 5-4-1; Iowa 3-1-2; Ohio State 5-3-2; Purdue 4-4-0; Nebraska 7-3-4; Indiana-INJ; Wisconsin-INJ.

➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season

➤ Willis’ 2011 Game-by-Game

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Tackles (Total-Solo-Assist) Indiana State 0-0-0; Alabama 1-0-1; Temple 0-0-0; Eastern Michigan 0-0-0; Indiana 2-1-1; Iowa 3-2-1; Purdue 3-0-3; Northwestern 4-3-1; Illinois 3-1-2; Nebraska 1-1-0; Ohio State 3-2-1; Wisconsin 5-5-0; Houston 8-7-1. ➤ Willis’ 2010 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assist) Youngstown State 0-0-0; Alabama 0-0-0; Kent State 0-0-0; Temple 1-0-1; Iowa 0-0-0; Illinois 6-2-4; Minnesota 9-6-3; Michigan 8-5-3; Northwestern 8-3-5; Ohio State 5-3-2; Indiana 4-2-2; Michigan State 6-2-4; Florida 7-6-1.

Redshirt season.

Wilson was a two-way standout at East Pennsboro High School, playing tight end and defensive end. He was an All-Mid-Penn Conference selection for Coach Todd Stuter. A team captain, Wilson also earned All-Sentinel honors at tight end after making 14 catches for 211 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. He recorded four tackles for loss during his senior season. Wilson also lettered in baseball and basketball. ➤ Personal Full name is Bryce James Wilson. He is the son of Mark and Becky Wilson and has an older sister, Katie, and a younger brother, Austin. Katie played soccer at Robert Morris University and an uncle, Rick Wilson, played football at Central Michigan. Wilson enjoys fishing and golfing. He is a kinesiology student and is interested in pursuing a career as a dentist or chiropractor. Born May 30, 1992 in Mechanicsburg, Pa.

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WOOTEN

6-2 ➤ 233 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Linebacker ➤ Miami, Fla. It’s a challenge to crack the “Linebacker U.” rotation as an underclassman, but redshirt freshman Gary Wooten Jr. should have an opportunity to do just that when training camp opens. A physical and athletic player, Wooten likely will enter camp as the top reserve to senior Glenn Carson at middle linebacker. The South Florida product has made excellent strides during his first year as a Nittany Lion and could see duty on special teams as well. Wooten owned a grade-point average above 3.00 after the spring semester and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. ➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season

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Redshirt season. ➤ High School Wooten recorded 88 tackles and 10 sacks during his senior season at Hialeah Senior High School. Playing for Coach Marc Berman, he made 60 tackles and five sacks as a junior. He was selected a team captain twice. Wooten also lettered in track and field and was a member of the school’s honor roll. ➤ Personal Full name is Gary Wooten Jr. He is the son of Clarice Quinn, and has one older sister, Tiera. He enjoys playing video games, studying — both homework and film — and shopping. Wooten plans to major in crime, law and justice and is interested in becoming a firefighter. Born August 8, 1993 in Miami, Fla.

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ZERBE

MATT

PAT

6-3 ➤ 202 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible

6-1 ➤ 231 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible

Wide Receiver ➤ Burke, Va. Matt Zanellato won’t forget his first career collegiate reception. On his first visit as a Nittany Lion to the community where he was born, he recorded an eight-yard grab to keep a touchdown drive alive in Penn State’s 34-9 win at Purdue. A redshirt sophomore, Zanellato has a strong workethic in the weight room and on the practice field. The athletic and highly-skilled player brings excellent size to the talented and deep wide receiver corps. With continued progress, he should have more opportunities for playing time this season on the offense and special teams. Zanellato compiled a 3.26 grade-point average during the spring semester. The northern Virginia product is among six returning players from metropolitan Washington, D.C. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season Zanellato saw action in eight games during his first year on the field. He made two receptions for 19 yards. Zanellato recorded his first career reception, good for eight yards on a touchdown drive, in the 34-9 win at Purdue. He also pulled in an 11-yard reception during a touchdown drive in the 45-22 win over Indiana. ➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season.

Pat Zerbe served as the top reserve at fullback to Michael Zordich last season and is working hard to put himself in position to play a larger role with the offense in 2013. The former Wilson High School product made good strides during spring practice and is the most experienced and top candidate at fullback entering training camp. Zerbe has made good progress in the strength and conditioning program and returned to the field last year after suffering a serious injury to his right knee during preseason camp in 2011. Zerbe is on schedule to graduate in December and is interested in working in the renewable energy field. ➤ 2012 ➤ Senior Season Zerbe played in 11 games, returning to the field after missing the entire 2011 season with a serious knee injury. He worked hard to become the top reserve at fullback and played on special teams. Zerbe helped lead the way for 1,000-yard rusher Zach Zwinak and protect quarterback Matt McGloin during his record-setting 2012 campaign. ➤ 2011 ➤ Junior Season Zerbe suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during preseason camp and was lost for the season. ➤ 2010 ➤ Sophomore Season

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Zanellato was a standout wide receiver at Lake Braddock Secondary School, playing for Coach Jim Poythress. He was named first-team Class AAA all-state and first-team all-met as a senior. Zanellato caught 94 passes for 1,756 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior. He received a four-star rating from Scout.com and was ranked among the top 50 wide receivers in the nation. Zanellato helped lead the Bruins to a 12-2 season and a Northern Region championship as a senior.

Zerbe continued to improve and learn from veterans Joe Suhey and Michael Zordich and played an important role on the foreign team. He saw action against Florida in the Outback Bowl. ➤ 2009 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season.

➤ Personal

➤ High School

Full name is Matthew James Zanellato. He is the son of Tim and Christine Zanellato. He has a brother, Joe, and two sisters, Natale and Ana Sofia. His mother played volleyball at LSU and helped the Tigers win an SEC championship. His brother attended Penn State. Zanellato is majoring in human development and family studies. Born April 23, 1993 in Lafayette, Ind.

A standout lineman at Wilson High School, Zerbe played for Coach Doug Dahms. With 92 tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions, Zerbe earned first-team All-Berks County and second-team allstate linebacker accolades as a senior. He totaled 189 tackles and 12 sacks in his career. As a senior, Zerbe helped lead Wilson to a 14-1 record en route to league and district crowns and the PIAA state semifinals. He also was a member of the wrestling team and gained first-team All-Berks County honors in lacrosse.

ZANELLATO’S CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2012 Career

RECEIVING AVG. TD LG 2-19 9.5 0 11 2-19 9.5 0 11

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➤ Personal Full name is Patrick Michael Zerbe. The son of Mike and Linda Zerbe, he has one brother, Christopher. His father attended Penn State and his mother is the Dean of Students at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. Zerbe is majoring in energy business and finance. Born June 6, 1991 in Allentown, Pa.


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ANTHONY

ZETTEL

6-4 ➤ 257 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Defensive End ➤ West Branch, Mich. One of the most fiercely contested battles in training camp figures to come at the defensive end spot opposite Deion Barnes, the 2012 Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year. With Pete Massaro and Sean Stanley having graduated, sophomore Anthony Zettel should be among a primary trio of players battling for a starting assignment. The strong, highly-skilled and instinctive Zettel made a strong impression during his first season on the field. Playing in every game, the former Ogemaw Heights High School all-state selection recorded 15 tackles (10 solo), four of which were sacks for minus-19 yards. The high-energy Zettel has good speed and a nose for the ball and should have an opportunity to be a significant contributor on defense and the special teams during the next three seasons. Zettel joins C.J. Olaniyan and Allen Robinson as returning Nittany Lions from Michigan. ➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season In his first season on the field, Zettel played in all 12 games and made an immediate impact when he took the field. He made 15 tackles (10 solo), recording 4.0 sacks and adding two pass breakups. His 4.0 sacks (minus-19) were tied for third on the team and tied with linebacker Mike Hull for the most among non-starters. Zettel made three tackles against Ohio in his Nittany Lion debut. He delivered a big six-tackle effort that included two sacks (minus-15 yards) in the 34-7 win over Navy in Bill O’Brien’s first career head coaching victory. Zettel recorded a sack during a two-tackle effort in the 38-14 prime time victory at Iowa. He made one solo stop and had a pass breakup in the 34-9 win at Purdue and recorded a sack in the win over Indiana.

➤ High School Zettel was a first-team all-state selection as a senior for Coach Andrew Pratley at Ogemaw Heights High School. As a senior, he recorded 82 solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles and dropped the quarterback in the backfield seven times. Zettel received a four-star rating from Rivals.com and was the nation’s No. 6 prep defensive end. He was captain of the basketball team and played baseball. Zettel also was a standout in the shot put, throwing a toss of 61 feet, 8 inches to set a Michigan high school state record. ➤ Personal Full name is Anthony Joseph Zettel. He is the son of Terry and Carrie Zettel. He has two brothers, Kyle and Easton, and one sister, Jenna. He enjoys outdoor sports, fishing, spending time with friends, dancing and singing. Zettel is a kinesiology major and is interested in a career as a strength and conditioning coach or a chiropractor. Born August 9, 1992 in Tawas, Mich.

ZETTEL’S CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2012 Career

TK SOLO AS FR FC I SACK TFL 15 10 5 0 0 0 4-19 4-19 15 10 5 0 0 0 4-19 4-19

➤ Zettel’s 2012 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Ohio 3-1-2; Virginia 0-0-0; Navy 6-4-2; Temple 0-0-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Northwestern 1-1-0; Iowa 2-1-1; Ohio State 1-1-0; Purdue 1-1-0; Nebraska 0-0-0; Indiana 1-1-0; Wisconsin 0-0-0.

➤ 2011 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season.

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In his first season on the field, Zwinak appeared in two games and gained considerable experience on the practice field. He rushed for seven yards on three carries, gaining six yards in the win over Eastern Michigan. He also recorded a carry in the season-opener against Indiana State.

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Running Back ➤ Frederick, Md. Cut from an old-school cloth and ready to deliver a blow on every play with his downhill, hardnosed running style, Zach Zwinak emerged as one of the Big Ten’s most productive running backs in 2012. The native of Frederick, Md., made big strides in the weight room during the off-season, and is among the top returning rushers in the conference. A prominent ball carrier in just nine games and a starter in just four, Zwinak reached 1,000 rushing yards in 2012, marking the eighth straight season a Nittany Lion has reached the 1,000-yard plateau. An honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection, Zwinak joined an elite group in 2012, becoming the 14th different Nittany Lion all-time to crack the 1,000yard mark in a season (22nd season with a 1,000-yard rusher). What made Zwinak’s season stand out is that the physical and punishing back had a total of three carries in the first three games. He gained 904 yards in the eight Big Ten games and averaged 113 yards per game, the fifth-highest total for conference games only. A straight-ahead runner, the Linganore High School product broke his career-high in rushing yards six times in the final nine games of 2012. With continued progress during training camp, the junior will play a central role in what is shaping up to be a dynamic backfield for the Nittany Lion offense in 2013. Zwinak is one of 12 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2012 ➤ Junior Season

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Zwinak appeared in all 12 games with four starts, earning his first career start at Purdue and starting the final four games of the season. He delivered the 22nd 1,000-yard rushing season in Penn State history and gave the Nittany Lions a 1,000-yard running back for the eighth consecutive year. An honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection, Zwinak became the 14th different Nittany Lion all-time to crack 1,000 yards in a season. After gaining a total of 96 yards in four non-conference games, he delivered 904 yards in eight Big Ten games for an average of 113.0 yards per game, the fifth-highest total in conference play. For the season, Zwinak gained 1,000 yards on 203 carries (4.9) and scored six touchdowns on the ground. He delivered the team’s longest rush of the season, a startling 50-yard touchdown burst on the first series of the game at No. 18 Nebraska. Zwinak also caught 20 passes for 177 yards and a score, ranking fifth on the team in receptions. His 1,177 all-purpose yards led the squad. He broke his career-high in rushing yards six times in the final nine games. During the initial three contests of the season, Zwinak had three carries for two yards at Virginia. In the fourth game, against Temple, he broke out with 94 yards on 18 carries and one catch for 12 yards. One week later, he notched his first career 100-yard effort, carrying the ball 19 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns in the 35-7 win at Illinois to become the 85th Nittany Lion all-time to rush for 100 yards in a game. Zwinak’s fourth-quarter workload against the Illini included five consecutive carries for 31 yards, capped by his second one-yard touchdown run of the game. In the 39-28 comeback win over No. 24 Northwestern, Zwinak re-wrote his career-high in the third straight game, gaining 121 yards on 28 carries, with one touchdown. He became just the eighth Nittany Lion to compile his first two 100yard efforts in consecutive contests. Zwinak ran for 52 yards and had two catches for 24 yards in the 38-14 prime time win at Iowa. In his first career start, Zwinak’s 134 yards on 21 carries (6.4 avg.) in the 34-9 victory at Purdue started a string of four consecutive 100-yard games to finish the season. He delivered another superb effort at No. 18 Nebraska, as he ran for 141 yards on 21 carries (6.7) and a touchdown. On the fourth play of the game, Zwinak’s 50-yard burst up the middle for a score was Penn State’s second-longest play from scrimmage and the longest rush of the season. He also made two catches for 37 yards, including a career long 31-yard effort, against the Huskers for 178 all-purpose yards. Zwinak gained 135 yards on 29 carries and scored a touchdown in the win over Indiana, adding a 16-yard touchdown grab. He reached the 1,000-yard mark for the season exactly on the dot thanks to a career effort in the thrilling 24-21 overtime win over Wisconsin. He re-wrote his career-high for the sixth time of the season with 179 yards on a career-best 36 carries and made three catches for five yards to produce a team season-high and personal career-high 184 all-purpose yards.

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Redshirt season. Zwinak suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in an October practice and underwent surgery soon thereafter, ending his season. ➤ High School Zwinak was rated the nation’s No. 2 prep fullback at Linganore High School for Coach Richard Conner. Zwinak was one of five future Nittany Lions selected to play in the 2010 U.S. Army AllAmerican Bowl. He was named all-state after rushing for 1,447 yards as a junior. As a senior, he ran for 2,109 yards on 164 carries and scored 25 touchdowns. Zwinak was a prep teammate of former Nittany Lion offensive lineman Mike Lucian. ➤ Personal Full name is Zachary Thomas Zwinak. He is the son of B.J. Zwinak and Diane Thomas and has one younger sister, Lisa. His father was a defensive tackle at Virginia Tech, lettering from 1980-83, and his mother was a member of the North Carolina track and field team. Zwinak enjoys hunting, outdoor activities and playing video games in his spare time. He is studying criminology. Born July 29, 1992 in Alexandria, Va.

ZWINAK’S RUSHING STATISTICS SEASON 2011 2012 Career

RUSHING AVG. TD LG 3-7 2.3 0 5 203-1000 4.9 6 50 206-1007 4.9 6 50

ZWINAK’S RECEIVING STATISTICS SEASON 2011 2012 Career

RECEIVING AVG. TD LG 0-0 0.0 0 0 20-177 8.9 1 31 20-177 8.9 1 31

➤ Zwinak’s 2012 Game-by-Game Rushing (Carries-Yards-TD) Ohio 0-0-0; Virginia 3-2-0; Navy 0-0-0; Temple 18-94-0; Illinois 19-100-2; Northwestern 28-121-1; Iowa 16-52-0; Ohio State 12-42-0; Purdue 21-134-0; Nebraska 21-141-1; Indiana 29-135-1; Wisconsin 36-179-1. ➤ Zwinak’s 2012 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) Ohio 0-0-0; Virginia 1-4-0; Navy 0-0-0; Temple 1-12-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Northwestern 6-52-0; Iowa 2-24-0; Ohio State 2-12-0; Purdue 2-15-0; Nebraska 2-37-0; Indiana 1-16-1; Wisconsin 3-5-0.


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“THIS IS A GREAT MATCH BETWEEN A STORIED PROGRAM AND AN OLDSCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH.” — BILL BELICHICK, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS HEAD COACH

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BILL O’BRIEN To call Bill O’Brien’s first year as a head coach “great” would be a vast understatement. A thesaurus doesn’t contain all the superlatives that could be used to describe the overall efforts by O’Brien, his staff and the Nittany Lion squad members during his thrilling, challenging and memorable first season as head coach at Penn State. Named the Nittany Lions’ 15th head football coach on January 6, 2012, O’Brien quickly and effectively established the foundation and shared his passionate vision for the new era of Penn State football during his initial eight months on the job. After two narrow losses to open the 2012 season, the resilient Nittany Lions responded the following Monday with one of their best practices of the season to set the tone for the final 10 games. A 34-7 victory over Navy in Week 3 not only was O’Brien’s first career victory, but served as a launching pad for the remainder of the season. Penn State won eight of its final 10 contests and compiled a 6-2 mark in the Big Ten Conference, finishing second in the Leaders Division. Penn State capped its remarkable season with a 24-21 overtime victory over eventual Big Ten Champion Wisconsin on an emotional Senior Day, with 31 committed and dedicated seniors introduced to the Beaver Stadium crowd before the game. O’Brien’s eight victories were the most by a first-year Penn State coach in the 126 years of the program and led to a plethora of accolades for his leadership, coaching acumen and commitment under unprecedented conditions. In his 20th year of coaching, but his first as a head coach, O’Brien was selected the 2012 Bear Bryant Coach-of-the-Year, ESPN Coach-of-the-Year and the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach-of-the-Year. He also was a finalist for the Liberty Mutual Coach-of-the-Year and the Eddie Robinson Coach-of-the-Year by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA). O’Brien also was among the finalists for the 2012 Dapper Dan Sportsman-of-the-Year, a prestigious honor presented to a metropolitan Pittsburgh sports figure. O’Brien also was named the Big Ten’s Dave McClain Coach-of-the-Year (media), Hayes-Schembechler Coach-of-the-Year (coaches) and overall Big Ten Men’s Coach-of-the-Year. The Brown University graduate was just the seventh first-year head coach to earn the Big Ten-Dave McClain Coach-of-the-Year honor in the 41 years it has been awarded. Penn State reeled off five consecutive victories after the 0-2 start, as O’Brien tied George Hoskins (1892) and Dick Harlow (1915) for the most consecutive wins by a first-year Nittany Lion coach. Among the wins was a 22-point fourth-quarter explosion to hand No. 24 Northwestern its first loss. Penn State also won its initial three Big Ten road games, making O’Brien just the fifth Big Ten coach since 1950 to win his first three conference away contests. The Nittany Lions’ offensive coordinator, O’Brien engineered a dynamic, fast-paced offense that featured the Big Ten’s passing leader (Matt McGloin), top receiver (Allen Robinson) and a running back (Zach Zwinak), who gained 100 yards six times in eight Big Ten games and 1,000 yards for the season. McGloin broke nine school passing records and won the Burlsworth Trophy and Robinson shattered the Penn State season record with 77 receptions.

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Matt McGloin

Passing Yardage, Season: 3,266 300-Yard Passing Games, Season: 4 200-Yard Passing Games, Season: 11 Consecutive 200-Yard Passing Games, Season: 10 Passing Attempts, Season: 446 Passing Completions, Season: 270

Allen Robinson Receptions, Season: 77

Jesse James

Season Touchdown Receptions, Tight End: 5 (tie)

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member to discuss where they stood in his eyes and what they needed to work on academically or related to football in order to improve or earn more playing time during the upcoming season. Early the following week after all the player meetings, O’Brien has jumped on a customized bus for the ambitious and unprecedented Penn State Coaches Caravan. Over the course of 6-9 days in the first half of May, O’Brien has met with Penn State alumni, fans and former players and the media. In 2012, O’Brien headlined 18 Coaches Caravan events in 17 cities across seven states and Washington, D.C. He did nearly 80 interviews with local and national media over the three weeks to assist in introducing himself to Penn Staters, potential recruits and the nation, and spreading his vision of Penn State football. The 2013 Coaches Caravan also was highly successful, with O’Brien speaking and interacting with more than 4,000 fans in attendance at the 12 events in Nittany Lion strongholds across Pennsylvania, New York, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. From the day he was introduced to Nittany Nation, at each of the Coaches Caravan events and every day since, O’Brien has emphasized the four cornerstones of the program he is leading: Academics, Football, Integrity and Respect. During the 2012 Coaches Caravan, O’Brien introduced himself and the foundation of the football program with an enthusiastic and well-received PowerPoint presentation titled “Penn State Football: A Championship Program On and Off the Field.” His vision includes building a “big, fast, physical football team able to play in all kinds of weather.” And it is a football program that is part of OneTeam, with the football squad and staff, Intercollegiate Athletics, the University, Penn State alumni and fans, residents of State College and all communities that are home to a Penn State campus working in unison to continue to build upon Penn State’s mission to improve the lives of the residents of Pennsylvania and beyond. O’Brien’s personality, vision, passion, work-ethic, respect for the past, excitement for the future, and no-nonsense approach have resonated with and enthused every constituency he has met, from prospects and their families, to the football lettermen, Penn State alumni and fans and communities across the Commonwealth. O’Brien’s experience as a collegiate player and a college and professional coach and the knowledge gained by working with some of the nation’s premier offensive minds prepared him for his first season as a head coach. His coaching experience includes 14 years at the collegiate level and five years as an offensive assistant coach with the NFL’s New England Patriots. O’Brien has worked with some of the game’s most successful and innovative coaches and players, with Bill Belichick, Ralph Friedgen, Chan Gailey and George O’Leary among the coaches he has worked alongside and learned from. Tom Brady, Deion Branch, Kevin Faulk, George Godsey, Rob Gronkowski, Randy Moss and Wes Welker are among the players he has mentored during his coaching career. A Brown graduate, also the alma mater of his College Football Hall of Fame predecessor Joe Paterno, the engaging, detail-oriented and intense O’Brien spent 14 years coaching at Brown, Georgia Tech, Maryland and Duke before spending five highly-successful years on Belichick’s staff.

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Penn State led the Big Ten in total offense (437.0 ypg) in conference games and was second in scoring offense (32.6 ppg) and second in pass offense (283.1 ypg) against Big Ten foes in 2012. The Nittany Lions gained more than 500 yards of total offense three times in conference play, topped by 546 yards against Indiana, its highest total against a Big Ten foe in four years. O’Brien’s teaching and tenacity helped Penn State produce two All-America honorees (Jordan Hill and Michael Mauti), two freshmen All-Americans (Deion Barnes and Kyle Carter), six first-team All-Big Ten selections and three individual conference award winners: 3 LB Michael Mauti — Big Ten Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker-of-the-Year; 3 WR Allen Robinson — Big Ten Richter-Howard Receiver-of-the-Year; 3 DE Deion Barnes — Thompson-Randle El Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year. “Bill O’Brien has been an outstanding addition to Penn State athletics and to our University community,” said President Rodney Erickson. “His leadership has been exceptional as he has rallied fans and players in their support of our team and delivered a winning season. Coach O’Brien’s commitment to both athletics and academics continues Penn State’s long-standing tradition of achievement both on the field and off, and his first year as head coach of the Nittany Lions has been one of tremendous success and positive impact on the entire University.” “He’s an educator and he’s a very humble guy,” said Dave Joyner, Director of Athletics. “He is a coach who is really a teacher and an educator. He really serves that purpose very well, and he’s able to greatly enhance the experience for his student-athletes. What motivates him is working at a great university and being able to coach these great young men, and working with all the coaches together as a great OneTeam. That’s what motivates Bill O’Brien.” During the 2012 fall semester, O’Brien saw 47 squad members compile at least a 3.0 gradepoint average, with a program-record 20 Nittany Lions earning Dean’s List recognition by posting a 3.5 GPA or higher during the semester. A program-record 28 football student-athletes attained Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2012 for owning at least a 3.0 grade-point average and being a letterman. In addition, senior defensive end Pete Massaro and John Urschel garnered first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, as Penn State and Notre Dame were the only FBS schools with multiple first-team honorees. During the 2013 spring semester, 46 football student-athletes earned at least a 3.0 gradepoint average. Among the 46 squad members with a 3.0 GPA, 37 are scheduled to return for the 2013 season. Among the 46 high achieving Nittany Lions, 20 compiled a 3.5 GPA or higher during the spring semester. The 46 Nittany Lions with a 3.0 GPA during the spring semester was a significant increase from the 34 players who recorded a 3.0 during the 2012 spring semester. O’Brien is a tireless worker, with an emphasis not only on hard work in the classroom, practice field and weight room, but on the importance of character, respect, integrity, honesty and competition for all members of the football squad and staff. During the past two years, immediately after the 15 allotted spring practices that culminate in the Blue-White game, O’Brien has spent the next week meeting individually with every squad

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A member of the Patriots’ coaching staff from 2007 until coming to Penn State, O’Brien served as the Patriots’ wide receivers coach in 2008 and was the quarterbacks coach in 2009-10 prior to his promotion to offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 2011. O’Brien was instrumental in helping New England reach two Super Bowls in his five years on the staff, including Super Bowl XLVI. From 2009-11, O’Brien coached the Patriots’ quarterbacks, being promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2011 season, when New England led the AFC in scoring at 32.1 points per game. In 2011, O’Brien was instrumental in New England compiling a 13-3 record, the No. 1 seed in the AFC and advancing to Super Bowl XLVI. The Patriots scored 513 points, the AFC’s highest total and No. 3 in the National Football League. New England was second in the NFL in total offense (428.0 ypg) and passing yards (317.8 ypg). Under O’Brien’s tutelage, Brady threw for 5,235 yards (No. 2 in NFL) and 39 touchdowns during the 2011 regular-season, as the Patriots won their final eight games. Wide receiver Welker led the NFL with 122 receptions and his 1,569 receiving yards ranked second in the NFL. Welker and tight end Rob Gronkowski (90; 1,327) ranked No. 1-2 in the AFC in receiving yardage in 2011. Gronkowski led the NFL with 17 touchdown receptions and was second with 18 overall scores during New England’s AFC Championship season. From 2009-11, O’Brien coached Brady and the quarterbacks. Brady was selected the first unanimous Associated Press NFL MVP in 2010 after leading the Patriots to an NFL-best 14-2 mark. O’Brien began his coaching career at his alma mater, working with the tight ends in 1993 and the inside linebackers in 1994. He joined George O’Leary’s Georgia Tech staff in 1995 as a graduate assistant, helping the Yellow Jackets to bowl appearances in each of his last six seasons, including bowl wins over Notre Dame, Stanford and West Virginia. In his first year as running backs coach, O’Brien helped the Ramblin’ Wreck to the 1998 Atlantic Coast Conference championship, just their second ACC title, and a Gator Bowl win over the Fighting Irish. Working with then-offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen, O’Brien served as the Yellow Jackets’ running backs coach from 1998-2000, with Georgia Tech finishing no lower than third in the Atlantic Coast Conference in rushing all three seasons and beating rival Georgia three consecutive times. O’Brien was promoted to Georgia Tech’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2001 and assistant head coach in 2002. In 2001, he helped George Godsey break school season records with 3,085 passing yards and 249 completions and lead the ACC in passing yards (257.1 ypg). He completed 64.8 percent of his passes, threw 18 touchdown passes and ran for four scores in 2001. O’Brien was reunited with Friedgen in 2003, joining his Maryland staff as running backs coach. The Terrapins finished second in the ACC in rushing in his first season and defeated West Virginia, 41-7, in the Gator Bowl. Following two years in College Park, O’Brien served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Duke in 2005 and ’06, before joining the Patriots’ staff. Born in Dorchester, Mass., O’Brien was raised in Andover, a Boston suburb, and graduated from St. John’s Prep. He played linebacker and defensive end at Brown from 1990-92, graduating in 1992 with a double concentration in political science and organizational behavior management. O’Brien and his wife, Colleen, have two sons, Jack (11) and Michael (8).

THE O’BRIEN FILE BORN: Dorchester, Mass. COLLEGE: Brown, 1992 Double Concentration: Political Science/ Organizational Behavior Management Playing Career: Linebacker & Defensive End, 1990-92 FAMILY: Wife: Colleen; Sons: Jack (11) & Michael (8) NAMED PENN STATE HEAD COACH: January 6, 2012 COACHING CAREER: Penn State Head Coach, 2012-present — Bear Bryant, Maxwell Football Club & ESPN Coach-of-the-Year; Big Ten-Dave McClain Coach-of-the-Year, 2012 New England Patriots, 2007-11 — Super Bowls XLVII & XLII — Offensive Coordinator, 2011 Led AFC in scoring at 32.1 points per game — Quarterbacks Coach, 2009-11 Tom Brady selected first unanimous AP NFL MVP — Wide Receivers Coach, 2008 — Offensive Coaching Assistant (QB/WR), 2007 Duke, 2005-06 — Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Maryland, 2003-04 — Running Backs Coach Georgia Tech, 1995-2002 — Assistant Head Coach, 2002 — Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, 2001 — Running Backs Coach, 1998-2000 — Graduate Assistant Coach (Offense), 1995-97 Brown University, 1993-94 — Inside Linebackers Coach, 1994 — Tight Ends Coach, 1993

“BILLY HAS BEEN A GREAT COACH AND FRIEND. WE HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP; PROBABLY A VERY UNIQUE RELATIONSHIP IN THAT WE COMMUNICATE ALL THE TIME. I ALWAYS ENJOY WORKING WITH HIM AND HE’S DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB WITH THIS TEAM AND THIS OFFENSE. HE EXPECTS NOTHING LESS THAN OUR BEST.” — TOM BRADY, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS QUARTERBACK

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JOHN BUTLER

“COACH BUTLER IS INTENSE AND TOUGH, BUT HE’S THAT WAY BECAUSE HE WANTS NOTHING BUT THE BEST FROM HIS PLAYERS ON AND OFF THE FIELD.”

— CORNERBACK DA’QUAN DAVIS

➤ Coaching Experience 2013. . . . . . . . . . . Penn State Defensive Coordinator & Cornerbacks Coach 2012. . . . . . . . . . . Penn State Secondary Coach 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . South Carolina Special Teams Coordinator & Spur Linebacker Coach 2007-10. . . . . . . . . Minnesota Special Teams Coordinator & Linebackers Coach 2003-06. . . . . . . . . Harvard Special Teams Coordinator & Linebackers Coach 2001-02. . . . . . . . . Texas State Special Teams Coordinator & Safeties Coach 1999-2000. . . . . . . Midwestern State Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers & Safeties Coach 1997-98. . . . . . . . . Texas Graduate Assistant Coach 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . Catholic University Defensive Coordinator & Secondary Coach 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . Catholic University Secondary Coach

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➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ In 2012, inherited a secondary that lost all four starters from 2011 and helped develop Adrian Amos and Stephon Morris into

➤ Prominent Players Coached Stephon Morris New England Patriots Adrian Amos 2012 honorable-mention All-Big Ten

Melvin Ingram 2012 NFL first-round draft choice San Diego Chargers

Nate Triplett NFL (2010-12) Justin Kucek All-Big Ten (2007)

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ Was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. ■ Helped lead the team to the biggest turnaround in NCAA Division III history in 1994, finishing his senior year with a record

of 8-2 after a 1-9 junior season. ■ Also was a two-year basketball letterman and a member of the school’s 1993 NCAA Tournament squad.

➤ Family:

➤ Year At Penn State: Second

Wife: Carmen Children: Manny

➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience: 19 years — 2 at Penn State; 1 at South Carolina; 4 at Minnesota; 4 at Harvard; 2 at Texas State; 2 at Midwestern State; 2 at Texas; 2 at Catholic ➤ Hometown: Oreland, Pa. ➤ Education:

➤ Of Note: John attended LaSalle College High School in suburban Philadelphia with Craig Fitzgerald, Penn State Director of Strength and Conditioning for Football, and former Nittany Lion All-Big Ten tackle Keith Conlin.

1995 — B.A. in human resource management from Catholic University

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Stephon Gilmore 2012 NFL first-round draft choice Buffalo Bills

➤ Alma Mater: Catholic University, 1995

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honorable-mention All-Big Ten honorees. ■ Helped South Carolina to the greatest season in its gridiron history, as the Gamecocks won a school-record 11 games in 2011 and reached their first Top 10 finish in the polls. ■ In 2011, Butler’s special teams preparation helped the Gamecocks score 16 points as a result of a punt return for a touchdown against East Carolina in the season-opener, a 68-yard fake punt for a touchdown against Georgia and a blocked PAT that was returned for two points in the Capital One Bowl. ■ Coached outside linebacker Antonio Allen, who earned Associated Press second-team All-SEC honors and was the only SEC player to rank in the conference’s top 10 in tackles, interceptions, forced fumbles and fumble recoveries. ■ As South Carolina’s special teams coordinator, worked with Stephon Gilmore and Melvin Ingram, the No. 10 and 18 overall selections, respectively, in the 2012 NFL Draft. ■ Worked with defensive coordinator Ted Roof at Minnesota, helping the Golden Gophers improve from a 1-11 record in 2007 to 7-5 and a berth in the 2008 Insight Bowl. ■ While heading up Minnesota’s special teams, the punt coverage unit was one of the best in the country in 2008 and 2009, holding opponents to an average of just 8.1 yards per return in that two-year span. ■ Coached second-team All-Big Ten punter Justin Kucek in 2007. He averaged 42.7 yards per punt. ■ Helped freshman Troy Stoudermire rank second in the Big Ten with a 25.8-yard kick return average in 2008. ■ His special teams units at Harvard annually ranked among the best in the Ivy League, scoring seven total special teams touchdowns during his tenure, including the 2004 season in which the Crimson registered five special teams touchdowns. ■ In 2004, helped Harvard win the Ivy League title with a 10-0 record and garner a No. 12 national ranking, considered the best season in school history. ■ Helped lead Midwestern State to a 7-4 record, the program’s first winning mark in school history. ■ His 1996 Catholic University defensive unit finished in the top 25 in NCAA Division III in total defense.


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CHARLIE FISHER “COACH ‘FISH’ IS AN AMAZING GUY WHO WE CAN COME TO FOR ANYTHING AT ANYTIME OF THE DAY. HE IS ALWAYS GIVING US TIPS TO HELP US UNDERSTAND THINGS BETTER ON AND OFF THE FIELD.”

— QUARTERBACK TYLER FERGUSON

➤ Coaching Experience 2012-present . . . . Penn State Quarterbacks Coach 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . Miami University Passing Game Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach 2006-10. . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Passing Game Co-Coordinator 2004-10. . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Wide Receivers Coach 2002-03. . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Running Backs Coach 2000-01. . . . . . . . . Temple Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach 1998-99. . . . . . . . . North Carolina State Wide Receivers Coach 1993-97. . . . . . . . . West Georgia Head Coach 1991-92. . . . . . . . . West Georgia Offensive Coordinator 1985-90. . . . . . . . . Lenoir-Rhyne Offensive Coordinator & Quarterbacks Coach 1983-84. . . . . . . . . Mississippi Graduate Assistant Coach 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . Eastern Kentucky Graduate Assistant Coach

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➤ Alma Mater: Springfield College, 1980

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➤ Year At Penn State: Second

Wife: Julie Children: Brian, Brett

➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience: 32 years — 2 at Penn State; 1 at Miami (O.); 9 at Vanderbilt; 2 at Temple; 2 at North Carolina State; 7 at West Georgia; 6 at Lenoir-Rhyne; 2 at Mississippi; 1 at Eastern Kentucky ➤ Hometown: Allenwood, Pa. ➤ Education: 1984 — Master’s in sport management from Eastern Kentucky 1980 — B.S. in physical education from Springfield College

touchdown passes (24), breaking 10 Penn State game, season and career passing and total offense records. ■ At Miami in 2011, Fisher mentored quarterback Zac Dysert, who ranked 11th nationally in passing offense (292.7 ypg) and 14th in total offense (302.3 ypg). Also worked with Nick Harwell, who finished No. 2 nationally in receiving yards (129.5 ypg), making 97 catches for 1,525 yards and nine touchdowns and was a third-team All-American. ■ As Vanderbilt’s pass game co-coordinator and wide receivers coach, he worked with quarterback Jay Cutler in 2008 and helped the Commodores to their first bowl berth in 26 years and first bowl victory in 53 years. ■ Fisher was instrumental in helping Vanderbilt’s Earl Bennett become the all-time receptions leader in Southeastern Conference history (236 catches), garning All-SEC honors three times. ■ Vanderbilt running back Kwane Doster was the SEC Freshman-of-the-Year and set the team’s freshman rushing record in 2002 under Fisher’s tutelage. ■ Helped develop future NFL standouts Torry Holt and Koren Robinson, as well as Chris Coleman, at North Carolina State. Holt was the 1998 ACC Player-of-the-Year and Biletnikoff Award finalist, the No. 6 pick in the 1999 NFL Draft and an All-Pro with the St. Louis Rams. Robinson was the 1999 ACC Rookie-of-the-Year, a 2001 NFL first-round draft pick and played eight years in the NFL. ■ As head coach at NCAA Division II West Georgia from 1993-97, compiled a 36-17 (67.9) record, produced 45 All-Gulf South Conference players and seven All-Americans, and led the school to its first Gulf South Conference championship in 1997. ■ At West Georgia, coached Ron Dixon, who was a 2000 third-round draft choice of the New York Giants and is the NFL record-holder for most kickoff return touchdowns in one postseason. Also coached quarterbacks Chris Teal and Toby Strange — the 1992 and 1997 Gulf South Conference Player-of-the-Year, respectively. ■ Won a Division I-AA National Championship as a graduate assistant coach with Eastern Kentucky in 1982.

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Charlie’s hometown is 70 miles east of State College and he attended Penn State football games during his youth. He graduated from Warrior Run High School and played football and baseball at Springfield College. Charlie is one of the four Nittany Lion assistant coaches that has been part of a National Championship coaching staff (Eastern Kentucky, 1982).

Matt McGloin Oakland Raiders Broke 10 Penn State records in 2012

Jay Cutler Chicago Bears 2006 first-round selection

Torry Holt NFL (1999-2010) 1999 first-round draft choice and All-Pro

Earl Bennett Chicago Bears

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Koren Robinson NFL (2001-08) 2001 first-round draft choice

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ Played quarterback and wide receiver at Springfield College. ■ Also lettered as a shortstop in baseball.

Ron Dixon New York Giants (2000-03) Chris Coleman Tennessee Titans (2000-01) Zac Dysert Miami (Ohio) Top 15 nationally in passing (292 ypg) and total offense (302 ypg) in 2011


ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/WIDE RECEIVERS COACH

STAN HIXON

“COACH HIXON IS GREAT WITH TECHNIQUE AND FINETUNING ALL OF THE DETAILS NECESSARY TO BECOME A GOOD RECEIVER. HE HAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE GAME AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, HE CARES ABOUT HIS PLAYERS OFF THE FIELD. HE IS ALWAYS THERE FOR US.”

— ALLEN ROBINSON, 2012 Big Ten Receiver-of-the-Year

➤ Coaching Experience 2012-present . . . . Penn State Assistant Head Coach & Wide Receivers Coach 2010-11. . . . . . . . . Buffalo Bills Wide Receivers Coach 2004-09. . . . . . . . . Washington Redskins Wide Receivers Coach 2000-03. . . . . . . . . LSU Associate Head Coach & Wide Receivers Coach 1995-99. . . . . . . . . Georgia Tech Wide Receivers Coach 1993-94. . . . . . . . . Wake Forest Running Backs Coach 1989-92. . . . . . . . . South Carolina Wide Receivers Coach 1983-88. . . . . . . . . Appalachian State Wide Receivers & Tight Ends Coach 1980-82. . . . . . . . . Morehead State Running Backs Coach 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . Iowa State Student Assistant Coach — Receivers

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➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ Instrumental in developing Allen Robinson, selected the 2012 Big Ten Receiver-of-the-Year after breaking the Penn State

season record with 77 receptions. The first-team All-Big Ten honoree gained 1,013 yards and scored 11 touchdowns. ■ As wide receivers coach with the Buffalo Bills in 2010-11, Hixon developed Steve Johnson, a seventh-round draft choice, into a Pro Bowl caliber receiver with back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons. ■ Coached Santana Moss during Pro Bowl year of 2005 in which he had 84 receptions for 1,483 yards, breaking the Washington Redskins’ season receiving record. ■ As LSU’s associate head coach, was instrumental in helping the Tigers win the 2003 BCS National Championship. ■ Coached three first-team All-SEC receivers at LSU, including Josh Reed, the 2001 Biletnikoff Award winner, who made 94 catches for an SEC-record 1,740 yards that year. Helped the Tigers win the 2001 SEC Championship and 2002 Sugar Bowl. ■ Instrumental in developing Michael Clayton at LSU, whose 21 career touchdown catches broke the school record. ■ As wide receivers coach, helped Georgia Tech win the 1998 ACC Championship and 1999 Gator Bowl, coaching alongside Bill O’Brien. ■ As wide receivers coach at South Carolina, helped develop Robert Brooks, who played eight seasons in the NFL. ■ Coached seven collegiate wide receivers, who were future NFL first or second-round draft picks: Dwayne Bowe, Michael Clayton, Craig “Buster” Davis, Josh Reed, Devery Henderson, Dez White and Robert Brooks.

Roscoe Parrish Buffalo Bills

Devery Henderson New Orleans Saints

Dwayne Bowe Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro

Laveranues Coles Washington Redskins

Craig “Buster” Davis NFL (2007-11)

Santana Moss Washington Redskins All-Pro

Antwaan Randle El Washington Redskins

Dez White NFL (2000-05)

Steve Johnson Buffalo Bills

Josh Reed All-American/Biletnikoff Award Winner NFL (2002-10)

Kelly Campbell NFL (2002-07) CFL (2008, 2010)

Michael Clayton All-American NFL (2004-11)

Robert Brooks NFL (1992-98, 2000)

Brandon Lloyd Washington Redskins Lee Evans Buffalo Bills

➤ Alma Mater: Iowa State, 1979

➤ Family:

➤ Year At Penn State: Second

Wife: Rebecca Children: Drew, Adele, Avis

➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience: 27 years — 2 at Penn State; 4 at LSU; 5 at Georgia Tech; 2 at Wake Forest; 4 at South Carolina; 6 at Appalachian State; 3 at Morehead State; 1 at Iowa State ➤ Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.

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➤ Education:

■ Was a standout receiver at Iowa State, starring in the 1977 Peach Bowl and the 1978 Hall of Fame Bowl. ■ Was the Cyclones’ leading receiver in 1978.

1984 –— Master’s in higher education from Morehead State University 1979 — B.S. in physical education from Iowa State University

➤ Of Note: Two of Stan’s children were Division I athletes. Drew was a wide receiver at LSU and Tennessee Tech. Avis was a two-time captain of the Towson University women’s gymnastics team, qualifying three times for NCAA Regional competition. Stan is a member of the Lakeland (Fla.) High School Hall of Fame. He is one of the four Nittany Lion assistant coaches that has been on a National Championship coaching staff (LSU, 2003).

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DEFENSIVE LINE COACH

LARRY JOHNSON “COACH ‘J’ DOES A GREAT JOB OF GETTING THE D-LINE PREPARED. HE TEACHES US HOW TO CONSISTENTLY WORK HARD ON THE PRACTICE FIELD AND IN THE FILM ROOM SO WE ARE READY TO MAKE BIG PLAYS FOR THE TEAM.”

— DEFENSIVE END BRAD BARS

➤ Coaching Experience 2000-present . . . . 1996-99. . . . . . . . . 1992-93. . . . . . . . . 1975-91. . . . . . . . . 1974 . . . . . . . . . . .

Penn State Defensive Line Coach Penn State Defensive Ends Coach & Special Teams Coordinator Head Coach at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. Head Coach at McDonough High School in Pomfret, Md. Assistant Coach at Lackey High School in LaPlata, Md.

➤ Bowl Games at Penn State: 12 ➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ Has developed seven first-team All-Americans in the past 13 years, including defensive tackles Devon Still (2011) and

Jared Odrick (2009) and defensive end Aaron Maybin (2008). ■ Has coached players that have won six Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Year or Defensive Lineman-of-the-Year honors and six first-round NFL Draft picks. ■ Was instrumental in developing first-team All-Big Ten honoree Jordan Hill, a Seattle Seahawks’ 2013 third-round draft pick. ■ Coached Deion Barnes to 2012 Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year and first-team Freshman All-America honors. ■ Coached tackle Devon Still to Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Year, Big Ten Defensive Lineman-of-the-Year and consensus first-team All-America honors in 2011. A finalist for the Bednarik Award and the Nagurski and Outland trophies, Still was selected by Cincinnati in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. ■ Coached Jared Odrick to Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Year, Big Ten Defensive Lineman-of-the-Year and first-team All-America honors in 2009. Odrick was selected in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. ■ Developed a defensive line that was instrumental in Penn State ranking No. 5 nationally in rushing defense from 2004-10 and No. 1 in sacks from 2005-09. ■ Selected the 2005-06 National College Football Recruiter-of-the-Year by Rivals.com. ■ Coached defensive tackle Jay Alford and punter Jeremy Kapinos to Associated Press third-team All-America honors in 2006. Kapinos also was a finalist for the Ray Guy Award. ■ Coached Tamba Hali to Big Ten Defensive Lineman-of-the-Year and consensus first-team All-America honors in 2005. A finalist for the Nagurski Trophy and Ted Hendricks Award, Hali was selected in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs and is an All-Pro. ■ Coached Michael Haynes to Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Year and first-team All-America honors in 2002. Haynes was selected in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. ■ Coached Jimmy Kennedy to Big Ten Defensive Lineman-of-the-Year and first-team All-America honors in 2002. Kennedy was selected in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. ■ Coached Justin Kurpeikis to first-team All-Big Ten and team MVP honors in 2000. Johnson was the position coach for Penn State’s senior team MVP in 1998, ’99, 2000 and 2011. ■ Coached Courtney Brown to consensus first-team All-America honors in 1999. Brown was the No. 1 overall selection in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. ■ Guided McDonough High School to three Maryland state championships, while compiling a 139-36 record. ■ Six-time Coach-of-the-Year in Washington Metropolitan Area high school football.

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➤ Prominent Players Coached Deion Barnes 2012 Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year 2012 First-team Freshman All-American

➤ Alma Mater: Elizabeth City State, 1973

➤ Family:

➤ Year At Penn State: 18th

Wife: Christine Children: Larry Jr., twins Teresa & Anthony

➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience: 18 years — all at Penn State ➤ Hometown: Williamston, N.C. ➤ Education: 1973 — B.S. in health and physical education from Elizabeth City State University

➤ Of Note: Johnson’s son, Larry Jr., ran for a Penn State record 2,087 yards in 2002, was a first-round draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs and a 2005 and 2006 Pro Bowl selection. His other son, Tony, made 107 catches as a wide receiver for the Nittany Lions from 2000-03. His daughter, Teresa, played softball at Penn State.

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Jordan Hill Seattle Seahawks Tamba Hali Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro Devon Still Cincinnati Bengals Jared Odrick Miami Dolphins

Tim Shaw Tennessee Titans

Jay Alford NFL (2007-10); CFL (2012-13) Ed Johnson NFL (2007-10)

Jack Crawford Oakland Raiders

Courtney Brown NFL (2000-06)

Anthony Adams NFL (2003-11)

Justin Kurpeikis NFL (2001-05)

Jimmy Kennedy NFL (2003-11)

Michael Haynes NFL (2003-07)

Jeremy Kapinos NFL (2007-11)

Jeremy Boone All-Big Ten (2008, 09)

Aaron Maybin Cincinnati Bengals

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ Played linebacker with the Washington Redskins in 1973. ■ Earned NAIA All-America and All-CIAA honors at Elizabeth City (N.C.) University. ■ Inducted into the Elizabeth City State University Sports Hall of Fame in 1990.


RUNNING BACKS COACH/RECRUITING COordinator

CHARLES LONDON “WHAT MAKES COACH LONDON A GREAT COACH IS THE FACT THAT HE IS A PLAYERS’ COACH. HE EASILY RELATES TO US, WHICH MAKES HIM VERY EFFECTIVE WHEN HE’S COACHING US.”

— RUNNING BACK AKEEL LYNCH

➤ Coaching Experience 2012-present . . . . Penn State Running Backs Coach & Recruiting Coordinator 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . Tennessee Titans Offensive Assistant Coach & Quality Control 2008-09. . . . . . . . . Chicago Bears Offensive Assistant & Assistant Wide Receivers Coach 2007-08. . . . . . . . . Chicago Bears Offensive Assistant Coach & Quality Control 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . Duke Running Backs Coach 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . Duke Offensive Graduate Assistant Coach 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . Duke Defensive Graduate Assistant Coach

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➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ Instrumental in the development of running back Zach Zwinak, who gained 1,000 yards in 2012. He ran for 904 yards in

Big Ten games, with six 100-yard efforts, to rank No. 5 in the conference at 113.0 ypg. ■ During the 2011 season, he helped Tennessee to a 9-7 record and 245.2 passing yards per game, missing out on an AFC playoff berth via a tiebreaker. He worked under Titans head coach Mike Munchak, a former Penn State All-American and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ■ Served one season (2010) as a pro scout in the Philadelphia Eagles organization, helping the Eagles gain an NFC playoff berth. ■ Worked with Chicago’s Earl Bennett in 2009, helping him post 54 receptions for 717 yards and two touchdowns. ■ Worked with Chicago’s Brandon Lloyd in 2008, helping him to 26 catches for 364 yards and two touchdowns. ■ Completed a coaching internship with the New England Patriots in 2005 as part of the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship program. ➤ Prominent Players Coached Zach Zwinak 1,000-yard rusher in 2012

Earl Bennett Chicago Bears

Michael Zordich Carolina Panthers

Brandon Lloyd Chicago Bears

Devin Hester Chicago Bears All-Pro

Kenny Britt Tennessee Titans

Nate Washington Tennessee Titans

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He earned three letters as a member of the Duke football team. Helped lead the Blue Devils to a berth in the 1994 Hall of Fame Bowl. Recipient of Duke’s Trinity Teammate Award in 1996. Also lettered two years as a sprinter on the Duke track and field squad. Played in the Georgia-Florida all-star game after an outstanding career at Dunwoody (Ga.) High School.

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Single

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5 years — 2 at Penn State; 3 at Duke

Charles was Director of Stadium Operations at Foxboro Stadium and then Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, for three years before starting his coaching career at Duke.

➤ Hometown: Dunwoody, Ga. ➤ Education: 2006 — Master of humanities from Duke 1997 — B.S. in political science from Duke

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OFFENSIVE LINE COACH

MAC McWHORTER “COACH MAC UTILIZES ALL OUR ABILITIES AND HELPS REFINE OUR SKILLS TO BE A GREAT UNIT AS A WHOLE. HE HAS INGRAINED TOUGHNESS INTO OUR MINDSET; THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR.”

— GUARD MILES DIEFFENBACH

➤ Coaching Experience 2012-present . . . Penn State Offensive Line Coach 2005-10 . . . . . Texas Associate Head Coach & Offensive Line Coach 2004 . . . . . . . Texas Assistant Head Coach & Offensive Line Coach 2003 . . . . . . . Texas Offensive Line Coach 2002 . . . . . . . Texas Offensive Tackles & Tight Ends Coach 2001 . . . . . . . Georgia Tech Assistant Head Coach & Offensive Line Coach 2000 . . . . . . . Georgia Tech Offensive Line Coach 1999 . . . . . . . Memphis Offensive Co-Coordinator & Offensive Line Coach 1996-98 . . . . . Clemson Offensive Tackles & Tight Ends Coach 1991-95 . . . . . Georgia Offensive Line, Tight Ends & Special Teams Coach/Football Operations Director 1990 . . . . . . . Duke Offensive Line & Tight Ends Coach/Football Operations Director 1989 . . . . . . . West Georgia Head Coach 1988 . . . . . . . Alabama Offensive Line Coach 1987 . . . . . . . Alabama Assistant Head Coach & Offensive Line Coach/Football Operations Director 1985-86 . . . . . Georgia Tech Assistant Head Coach & Offensive Line Coach/Football Operations Director 1982-84 . . . . . Georgia Tech Offensive Line Coach 1981 . . . . . . . Georgia Tech Offensive Line Coach & Special Teams Coordinator 1980 . . . . . . . Georgia Tech Receivers Coach & Special Teams Coordinator 1979 . . . . . . . Head Coach at Villa Rica (Ga.) High School 1975-78 . . . . . Assistant Coach at Douglas County (Ga.) High School 1974 . . . . . . . Assistant Coach at Duluth (Ga.) High School

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➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ In 2012, directed the offensive line, which was instrumental in Penn State leading the Big Ten in total offense (437.0 ypg) and ranking second in scoring (32.6 ppg) and passing (283.1 ypg) offense in Big Ten games. ■ Developed center Matt Stankiewitch into a 2012 Rimington Trophy finalist and guard John Urschel, who joined him as first-team All-Big Ten selections. ■ The 2009 Texas offensive line helped the Longhorns average 39.3 points (third NCAA), 421.2 total yards and 273.6 passing yards en route to the BCS National Championship game. Center Chris Hall was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy and earned first-team All-America honors and tackle Adam Ulatoski was a second-team All-American. ■ Selected the 2008 Assistant Coach-of-the-Year by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) after the offensive line led the way for Texas to rank fifth nationally in scoring (42.4 ppg), seventh in passing (308.3 ypg) and ninth in total offense (475.8 ypg). ■ Despite youth and rotating lineups, the 2007 Texas offensive line still paved the way for 462.9 yards of total offense (13th in nation), 207.5 yards rushing and 37.2 points per game. ■ In 2006, McWhorter’s offensive line produced a unanimous All-American, four All-Big 12 performers and a Freshman All-American. ■ Played a significant role in helping Texas capture the 2005 BCS National Championship, as the offensive line helped the Longhorns set an NCAA record with 652 points and a school record with 6,657 yards, finishing No. 2 in the nation in rushing (274.9 ypg). ■ In 2004, the Longhorns ranked second in the country in rushing offense (299.2 ypg), seventh in total offense (464.4 ypg) and 12th in scoring (35.3 ppg). Texas rushed for at least 300 yards six times, its most since 1977. ■ As the offensive line coach, McWhorter helped Georgia establish season school records for total yards (5,135 in 1994) and yards per rush (5.6 in 1992). ■ In 2000 at Georgia Tech, after inheriting a unit that returned only two starters, he tutored a line that led the ACC in fewest sacks allowed and helped Tech’s offense rank among the top 20 nationally in scoring, passing and total offense. ■ With McWhorter in charge of the Tigers’ offensive line, Clemson led the ACC in rushing in 1996. ■ Coached future Heisman Trophy winner and NFL player George Rogers as an assistant coach at Duluth County (Ga.) High School. ■ During his distinguished career, McWhorter has helped in developing standout running backs Bobby Humphrey (Alabama), Garrison Hearst (Georgia), Raymond Priester (Clemson), Cedric Benson (Texas) and Jamaal Charles (Texas), wide receiver Hines Ward (Georgia), and quarterbacks Eric Zeier (Georgia), Chris Sims (Texas) and Colt McCoy (Texas).

➤ Alma Mater: Georgia, 1974

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➤ Year At Penn State: Second

Mac was a three-year letterman and two-year starter at guard under Coach Vince Dooley at Georgia. He was an offensive captain and earned All-SEC and honorable-mention AllAmerica honors as a senior. He also was an Academic All-SEC selection his last two years and was honored for having the team’s highest grade-point average in 1973. Mac has coached in 18 bowl games, including four BCS games, two of which were for the national championship. He is one of the four Nittany Lion assistants that has been part of a National Championship coaching staff (Texas, 2005).

➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience: 33 years — 2 at Penn State; 9 at Texas; 9 at Georgia Tech; 1 at Memphis; 3 at Clemson; 5 at Georgia; 1 at Duke; 1 at West Georgia; 2 at Alabama ➤ Hometown: Atlanta, Ga. ➤ Education: 1974 — B.S. in education from Georgia ➤ Family: Wife: Rebecca Children: Kasay, Katie, Mac

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➤ Prominent Players Coached George Rogers 1980 Heisman Trophy Winner NFL (1981-87) Matt Stankiewitch New England Patriots 2012 Rimington Trophy finalist/All-Big Ten Ken Whisenhunt Former Arizona Cardinals Head Coach NFL (1985-93) Jonathon Scott Pittsburgh Steelers

Tony Hills Denver Broncos

Artis Hicks Miami Dolphins

Justin Blalock Atlanta Falcons Lyle Sendlein Arizona Cardinals

David Lutz NFL (1983-95) John Davis NFL (1987-94)

Kasey Studdard Houston Texans

Adam Meadows NFL (1997-2003, 2006)

Derrick Dockery Dallas Cowboys

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ A team captain and standout guard at Georgia, he was AP All-SEC and honorable-mention All-America in 1973. ■ Earned SEC All-Academic honors in 1972 and 1973 and was recognized for having the highest GPA on the team in 1973.


SAFETIES COACH

ANTHONY MIDGET “COACH MIDGET IS THE PERFECT FIT FOR US. HE IS VERY ENERGETIC AND WANTS THE BEST FOR ALL OF US AS PEOPLE AND PLAYERS. WITH HIS BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE, HE PASSES ON KNOWLEDGE WE CAN ALL USE ON AND OFF THE FIELD. HE IS THE IDEAL COACH BECAUSE HE HAS LIVED THE DREAM I AM CHASING.”

— SAFETY MALCOLM WILLIS

➤ Coaching Experience 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . Penn State Safeties Coach 2012. . . . . . . . . . . Georgia State Defensive Coordinator 2008-11. . . . . . . . . Georgia State Secondary Coach & Special Teams Coordinator 2007. . . . . . . . . . . Virginia Tech Graduate Assistant Coach 2003-06. . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach at Lake Worth (Fla.) High School ➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ In 2012 at Georgia State, helped Albert Wilson lead the CAA in kickoff returns with a 25.9 average en route to being

selected CAA Co-Special Teams Player-of-the-Year. ■ He mentored Georgia State punter Iain Vance to third-team All-America honors in 2010. Vance was among 10 finalists for the Fred Mitchell Award, presented to the top non-FBS placekicker.

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➤ Prominent Players Coached Albert Wilson 2012 Co-CAA Special Teams Player-of-the-Year Iain Vance 2012 Third-Team All-American

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ Was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter at cornerback at Virginia Tech, playing for Coach Frank Beamer. ■ As a senior in 1999, he earned third-team All-America and first-team All-Big East honors, helping the Hokies reach the BCS

Championship game. ■ Named to the Big East All-Academic team and the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. ■ Recipient of the Dr. Richard Bullock Award (most improved player). ■ Selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for two seasons.

➤ Family:

➤ Year At Penn State: First

Wife: Tresica Children: Anaiya

➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience: 7 years — 1 at Penn State; 5 at Georgia State; 1 at Virginia Tech

➤ Education: 2000 — B.A. in sociology from Virginia Tech

Anthony played high school football for legendary Florida scholastic coach Al Morrell. Midget played under Morrell at Clewiston High School (Clewiston, Fla.) during a decade in which Morrell won 100 games as a head coach. At the time, he was one of just three coaches to accomplish that feat.

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➤ Alma Mater: Virginia Tech, 1999


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TIGHT ENDS COACH

JOHN STROLLO “COACH STROLLO IS WISE, EXPERIENCED AND A MASTER AT HIS CRAFT. HE HAS TAUGHT US A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE GAME OF FOOTBALL AND LIFE.”

— TIGHT END KYLE CARTER

➤ Coaching Experience 2012-present. . . . . Penn State Tight Ends Coach 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . Ball State Offensive Line Coach 2009-10. . . . . . . . . Elon Offensive Line Coach 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . Elon Tight Ends Coach 2006-07. . . . . . . . . Duke Offensive Line Coach 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . Duke Tight Ends Coach 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . Maine Offensive Line Coach 2001-03. . . . . . . . . Cornell Offensive Coordinator 1996-2000. . . . . . . Lafayette Assistant Coach 1991-95. . . . . . . . . Massachusetts Assistant Coach 1984-90. . . . . . . . . Northeastern Offensive Coordinator 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . Washburn Assistant Coach 1981-82. . . . . . . . . Northeastern Assistant Coach 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . Springfield College Graduate Assistant Coach 1977-79. . . . . . . . . Assistant Coach at Middletown (N.J.) South High School

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➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ Guided the Penn State tight ends to a combined 83 catches for 1,097 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2012, the nation’s

second-highest receptions total by tight ends. ■ Coached Kyle Carter to consensus first-team Freshman All-America honors and Jesse James to honorable-mention Freshman All-America accolades in 2012. ■ Coached Cornell offensive lineman Kevin Boothe, Duke tight end Ben Patrick and Lafayette offensive lineman Jim Goff, all of whom played in the National Football League. ■ Directed a Ball State offensive line that allowed only 11 sacks in 460 pass attempts during the 2011 season, the second- fewest sacks permitted in the Mid-American Conference and tied for 11th-fewest among all FBS teams that year. ■ As the offensive line coach at Elon, developed David Harrison into a 2009 Sports Network second-team All-American. Three of his Elon offensive linemen earned first-team All-Southern Conference honors in 2009-10: Rodney Austin, Chris Werden and Harrison. ■ As the offensive line coach at Duke, helped develop tackle Cameron Goldberg, who was the team’s Offensive MVP in 2006. ■ As the tight ends coach at Duke in 2005, the tight ends combined to catch 46 passes for 448 yards. ■ As the offensive line coach at Maine, helped lead the Black Bears to a 9-7 victory over Mississippi State in 2004, the program’s first-ever win over a Football Bowl Subdivision team. ■ As the offensive line coach at Massachusetts, assisted the Minutemen in leading NCAA I-AA (FCS) in rushing in 1995. Helped Massachusetts compile a 9-2 campaign in 1993. ■ As Northeastern’s offensive coordinator, directed an offense that led NCAA I-AA in rushing in 1986. ➤ Prominent Players Coached

➤ Alma Mater: Boston College, 1976

➤ Family:

➤ Year At Penn State: Second

Wife: Janet Children: Katie, Emily

➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience: 34 years — 2 at Penn State; 1 at Ball State; 3 at Elon; 3 at Duke; 1 at Maine; 3 at Cornell; 5 at Lafayette; 5 at Massachusetts; 9 at Northeastern; 1 at Washburn; 1 at Springfield ➤ Hometown: Long Branch, N.J. ➤ Education: 1986 — Master’s in secondary education from Springfield College 1976 — B.A. in secondary education from Boston College

➤ Of Note: John has seen at least one player from every school at which he has worked become an offensive line coach in high school or college. One player he coached at Springfield College who didn’t become an offensive line coach was Steve Spagnuolo, the former head coach of the St. Louis Rams, and currently the senior defensive assistant coach with the Baltimore Ravens.

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Kyle Carter 2012 First-team Freshman All-American

Ben Patrick Arizona Cardinals (2007-10)

Jesse James 2012 Honorable-mention Freshman All-American

Jim Goff New York Giants (2001)

Kevin Boothe New York Giants

David Harrison Sports Network FCS All-American & first-team All-Southern Conference (2009)

Rodney Austin Detroit Lions First-team All-Southern Conference (2010)

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ Lettered as an offensive lineman for Boston College, helping the Eagles to 20 wins from 1973-75.


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RON VANDERLINDEN “COACH ‘VAN’ DOES A GREAT JOB PREPARING THE LINEBACKERS FOR GAME DAY. HE IS A GREAT FUNDAMENTAL TEACHER AND ALWAYS PUTS US IN POSITION TO MAKE PLAYS FOR THE TEAM.” — LINEBACKER MIKE HULL

➤ Coaching Experience 2001-present. . . . . Penn State Linebackers Coach 1997-2000. . . . . . . Maryland Head Coach 1992-96. . . . . . . . . Northwestern Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator & Linebackers Coach 1983-91. . . . . . . . . Colorado Defensive Tackles & Nose Guard Coach 1981-82. . . . . . . . . Ball State Offensive Line Coach & Strength and Conditioning Coach 1979-80. . . . . . . . . Michigan Graduate Assistant Coach 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . Bowling Green Graduate Assistant Coach ➤ Bowl Games at Penn State: 8 ➤ Coaching Accomplishments

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■ Coached Michael Mauti to 2012 first-team All-America and Big Ten Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker-of-the-Year honors. ■ Guided Gerald Hodges to All-Big Ten honors in 2011 and ‘12. Minnesota Vikings fourth-round NFL Draft selection. ■ Led Navorro Bowman to first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2008 and 2009 and All-America selection in 2009. Bowman was

selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft and was a 2011 and ‘12 All-Pro.

■ Coached Sean Lee, the Alamo Bowl Defensive MVP and All-Big Ten in 2007 and 2009. Lee was selected in the second

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round of the 2010 NFL Draft. All three of Penn State’s starting linebackers, including former walk-on Josh Hull, were selected in the 2010 NFL Draft. Coached Dan Connor, a two-time first-team All-American and winner of the Bednarik Award in 2007. Connor is Penn State’s career tackle leader with 419. Coached linebacker Paul Posluszny, a 2005 and 2006 consensus first-team All-American and winner of the Butkus (top linebacker) and Bednarik (top defensive player) awards. Posluszny was the first Nittany Lion to record three consecutive 100-tackle seasons. Was the position coach for the only two-time winners of the Bednarik Award, Paul Posluszny and Northwestern linebacker Pat Fitzgerald. Coached outside linebacker Cameron Wake, who earned 2010 and ‘12 All-Pro honors with the Miami Dolphins. Served four years as head coach at Maryland prior to joining the Penn State staff. Directed a dominant Northwestern defense, which led the nation in scoring defense in 1995, helping the Wildcats to their first Big Ten Championship since 1936 and a Rose Bowl berth, their first bowl game since the 1949 Rose Bowl. Northwestern compiled a 10-1 regular-season record, its first winning season since 1971. The Wildcats were Big Ten co-champions again in 1996 and played in the Citrus Bowl. Northwestern’s 1992 punt return unit received the AT&T Long Distance Award as the nation’s No. 1 punt return team. As an assistant coach at Colorado, the Buffaloes went to six bowl games, won three Big 8 Championships and were the 1990 Associated Press National Champions.

➤ Prominent Players Coached Cameron Wake Miami Dolphins All-Pro

Josh Hull St. Louis Rams

Michael Mauti 2012 First-team All-American Minnesota Vikings

Paul Posluszny Jacksonville Jaguars Chuck Bednarik Award winner (2005, 06)

Nate Stupar San Francisco 49ers

Gerald Hodges 2012 First-team All-Big Ten Minnesota Vikings

Dan Connor New York Giants Chuck Bednarik Award winner (2007)

Sean Lee Dallas Cowboys

Tim Shaw Tennessee Titans

■ Four-year starter at Albion College. ■ Twice named all-conference, while playing on two conference championship teams. ■ Also lettered three years in baseball.

Pat Fitzgerald Chuck Bednarik Award winner (1995, 96)

➤ Alma Mater: Albion College, 1978

➤ Education:

Joel Steed NFL (1992-99)

➤ Year At Penn State: 13th

1979 — Master of arts from Bowling Green 1978 — B.A. from Albion College

➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience: 36 years — 13 at Penn State; 4 at Maryland; 5 at Northwestern; 9 at Colorado; 2 at Ball State; 2 at Michigan; 1 at Bowling Green ➤ Hometown: Livonia, Mich.

➤ Family: Wife: Lisa Children: Chelsea, Reid ➤ Of Note: Ron played on a two-time state football championship team at Divine Child High School in Dearborn, Mich., where his coach was Bill McCartney, the former head coach at Colorado.

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Gino Capone All-Big Ten

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NaVorro Bowman San Francisco 49ers All-Pro


COACHING STAFF PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

JIM BERNHARDT SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE HEAD COACH/ DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

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Jim Bernhardt is in his second year as Special Assistant to the Head Coach and Director of Player Development. He came to Penn State with an extensive background in high school and college football. Bernhardt began his collegiate coaching career in 1988-89 as the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Hofstra University. He then was defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Brown University from 1990-92, where he worked with Bill O’Brien, who was a linebacker and defensive end. Bernhardt was Brown’s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach in 1993. After high school coaching stops at Bishop Moore, Seminole and Dr. Phillips in Central Florida from 19942003, turning around those three previously unsuccessful programs, Bernhardt joined the UCF program as director of football operations in 2004. From 2005-06, he served as recruiting coordinator and coached the Golden Knights’ running backs, including first-team AllAmerican Kevin Smith, who left as Conference USA’s No. 2 career rusher with 4,864 yards in three years. In 2005, Bernhardt was part of the UCF staff that took the program to its first Conference USA Eastern Division title and Conference USA Championship game and a berth in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. In 2008, Bernhardt returned to his native Long Island to coach Long Beach High School, where he had coached from 1985-87, and was honored as the Newsday Long Island Coach-of-the-Year, one of five times he was honored with such an award. Bernhardt is a graduate of Long Island University, C.W. Post campus.

TIM BREAM

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC TRAINER SERVICES/HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER FOR FOOTBALL Tim Bream is in his second year at Penn State as Director of Athletic Trainer Services/Head Athletic Trainer for Football. He is responsible for overseeing athletic training services for all 31 Penn State varsity sports, including football, and the university’s more than 800 student-athletes. Bream returned to his alma mater after 19 years with the National Football League’s Chicago Bears. He had served as the head athletic trainer with Chicago since 1997 after spending the four previous years with the Bears as an assistant athletic trainer. Prior to working in the NFL, Bream held athletic trainer positions at several universities, including Richmond, where he was the director of sports medicine and head athletic trainer from 1998-92, Vanderbilt (198688), Syracuse (1984-86) and West Virginia (1983-84). In addition, Bream has worked internationally with the United States Olympic Committee medical staffs, including the 1991 World University Games in England and the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France. Bream graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education, with an emphasis in athletic training. A native of Gettysburg, Pa., he earned his master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in sports science from West Virginia. He has served as an instructor and lecturer in collegiate and professional settings, co-authored articles for national publications and been a presenter at numerous national athletic training seminars and symposia. Bream and his wife, Lisa, have two daughters, Rebecca and Elizabeth.

KRISTINE CLARK

DIRECTOR OF SPORTS NUTRITION

Dr. Kristine Clark is the Director of Sports Nutrition for Penn State Athletics and counsels student-athletes from football and all 31 varsity teams. In addition, she advises head coaches, team physicians, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches and athletic administrators on policies regarding eating disorders, weight management and supplement use among student-athletes. Dr. Clark also holds a faculty position as an Assistant Professor in Nutritional Sciences. She has a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from Penn State, a master’s degree in Health Education and a B.S. degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Clark’s research interests include food choices for recreational exercisers and athletes, timing of eating, and weight management. Clark, a registered dietician, is a past chair of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Practice Group in Sports Nutrition and currently is on the Board of Directors of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group.

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KIRK DIEHL

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

Kirk Diehl is in his first season as Director of Football Operations and his 17th year on the Penn State football staff. He works closely with Bill O’Brien and the coaching and football staffs on all aspects of the football program, including team planning and travel, budgets, home game arrangements, recruiting operations, camps and special projects. Prior to his promotion in January 2013, Diehl had served as Penn State’s Coordinator of Practice Facilities since 1999. He assisted in the planning and coordination of the football team’s equipment needs and supervision of 12 student managers. Diehl also oversaw the scheduling and maintenance of Holuba Hall, Penn State’s indoor practice facility. He began his career as Assistant Equipment Manager with the football program in 1997 and ‘98. Diehl also has served as one of Penn State’s primary contacts in the implementation of the University’s contract with Nike. Diehl was a football student manager with the Nittany Lions, serving as a senior manager in 1996. He earned a degree in broadcast journalism and a master’s degree in higher education from Penn State.

BILL KAVANAUGH DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL

Bill Kavanaugh is in his sixth year working with the Penn State football program and his second as Director of Player Personnel. Kavanaugh most recently served as Penn State’s recruiting coordinator, an area where he remains very active. He was charged with leading the evaluation of all prospects, managing the recruiting strategy, coordinating all on-campus visits and serving as the liaison between the football staff and Penn State’s NCAA compliance office. Kavanaugh joined the Penn State staff in 2008 as an offensive graduate assistant working with the running backs and defensive scout team. He worked with career rushing leader Evan Royster for three years. During the final two months of the 2011 season, Kavanaugh served as wide receivers coach in addition to his recruiting duties. He earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Penn State in 2010. Prior to arriving at Penn State, Kavanaugh was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Bentley University in 2008, an assistant coach at Stonehill College in 2007 and coached the linebackers and special teams at Massachusetts-Dartmouth from 2004-07. Kavanaugh graduated from Bentley in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He played football from 2000-03, twice garnering Northeast AllConference honors, as well as All-America honors in 2003. As a junior, he was the NCAA Division II leader in sacks.


ELIJAH ROBINSON

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS

Elijah Robinson is in his fifth year on the Penn State football staff and second year as Director of Community Relations. He also serves as the Nittany Lions’ liaison with NFL personnel. Robinson was a member of the Penn State football team from 2004-07. He began his playing career as a defensive tackle, switching to guard in the spring of 2007 and was competing for a starting job when he suffered a spinal injury that ended his career. Robinson then served as student assistant coach, graduating in 2008. Robinson served as a graduate assistant in the Morgan Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes in 2009 before earning an opportunity to become the team’s defensive graduate assistant coach. He worked with current NFL players Devon Still, Jared Odrick and Aaron Maybin. During the final two months of the 2011 season, Robinson served as defensive line coach, assisting Larry Johnson. Robinson has worked at Penn State football clinics and in 2011 was a guest speaker at the Nike Coach-ofthe-Year Clinic.

JEVIN STONE

VIDEO COORDINATOR

Deloris Brobeck

Brad Caldwell

Scott Campbell

Administrative Support Assistant, Academic Support Center

Equipment & Facilities Coordinator

Athletic Trainer

Dwight Galt IV

Sean Hayes

Angie Hummel

Todd Kulka

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Administrative Support Assistant

Football Academic Support Services Coordinator

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Kristin Lundy

Dr. Scott Lynch

Brenna Mathers

Executive Assistant to the Head Coach

Academic Counselor/ Assistant Learning Specialist

Team Orthopedic Consultant

Recruiting Operations Assistant

Greg Miskinis

John Power

Dr. Peter Seidenberg

Wes Sohns

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Assistant Recruiting Coordinator

Team Physician

Athletic Trainer

Dan Sowash

Dianna Weaver

Rich Yahner

Tim Kelly

Assistant Equipment Manager

Administrative Support Assistant

Recruiting Assistant

Graduate Assistant Coach

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Jevin Stone is in his second year as video coordinator for the Nittany Lion football program after serving as a video assistant since 2009. As coordinator, Stone oversees all functions of the department, including filming and editing games and practices, budgeting and managing the student staff. Stone graduated from Indiana State University in 2004 and worked in video production for the Sycamores’ football team as a student. He was a member of the Indianapolis Colts’ video staff from 2004-06, including the Super Bowl XLI Championship team. He also gained experience as the head video director for the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe in 2006, followed by a one-year stint with the Frankfurt Galaxy. Stone served as a video assistant with the Cleveland Browns in 2007-08 and rejoined the Colts’ video staff in 2008-09. With considerable professional and collegiate video experience, he moved back to the college ranks in 2009 as a video assistant at Penn State. Stone was a two-year letterman as an offensive lineman on the Indiana State football team. He also has experience as a coach at summer youth football camps, including the Dwight Freeney Football Camp.

Brian Bell Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Bartley Webb

Steven Williams

Graduate Assistant Coach

Graduate Assistant Coach

Graduate Assistant Coach

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PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013 ➤ Date Penn State Opponent Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

14 16 34 24 35 39 38 23 34 23 45 24

Ohio at Virginia Navy Temple at Illinois* Northwestern* [24] at Iowa* Ohio State* [7] at Purdue* at Nebraska* [18] Indiana* Wisconsin* (OT)

2012 RESULTS & STATISTICS

Score Attendance Big Ten Overall 24 17 7 13 7 28 14 35 9 32 22 21

97,186 56,087 98,792 93,680 46,734 95,769 70,585 107,818 40,098 85,527 90,358 93,505

— — — — 1-0 2-0 3-0 3-1 4-1 4-2 5-2 6-2

0-1 0-2 1-2 2-2 3-2 4-2 5-2 5-3 6-3 6-4 7-4 8-4

➤ RUSHING

G Atts. Yards Avg. TD LG

Zach Zwinak 12 203 1000 4.9 6 50 Michael Zordich 12 80 301 3.8 4 25 Bill Belton 8 60 263 4.4 3 23 Derek Day 10 33 109 3.3 0 11 Curtis Dukes 9 26 98 3.8 0 10 Glenn Carson 12 1 19 19.0 0 19 Steven Bench 2 3 18 6.0 0 15 Paul Jones 2 1 -7 -7.0 0 0 Matt McGloin 12 59 -51 -0.9 5 11 Team 9 -13 -1.4 0 0 PENN STATE 12 475 1737 3.7 18 50 Opponents 12 435 1541 3.5 10 52

Associated Press ranking in brackets; *Big Ten Conference game.

➤ RECEIVING

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➤ TEAM STATISTICS

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First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Rushing Yards Attempts Average Per Play Average Per Game Net Passing Yards Completions Attempts Completion Percentage Interceptions Thrown Average Per Attempt Average Per Completion Average Per Game Total Net Yards Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game Punts/Average/Blocked Punt Returns/Yards/Average Kickoff Returns/Yards/Average Interceptions/Yards/Average Sacks By/Yardage Fumbles/Fumbles Lost Penalties/Yards Third-Down Conversions/Attempts/Percentage Fourth-Down Conversions/Attempts/Percentage Time of Possession Average

270 220 90 84 157 118 23 18 1737 1541 475 435 3.7 3.5 144.8 128.4 3278 2700 272 244 456 430 59.6 56.7 5 10 7.2 6.3 12.1 11.1 273.2 225.0 5015 4241 931 865 5.4 4.9 417.9 353.4 51/37.4/0 63/40.0/2 30/182/6.1 11/108/9.8 30/542/18.1 39/901/23.1 10/201/20.1 5/41/8.2 34/209 21/183 16/8 19/12 63/589 71/595 84/195/43.1 71/191/37.2 19/34/55.9 10/27/37.0 31:22 28:38

Opponent

G No. Yards Avg. TD LG

Allen Robinson 12 77 1013 13.2 11 53 Kyle Carter 9 36 453 12.6 2 34 Brandon Moseby-Felder 12 31 437 14.1 1 42 Matt Lehman 12 24 296 12.3 3 29 Zach Zwinak 12 20 177 8.9 1 31 11 17 172 10.1 0 24 Alex Kenney Jesse James 11 15 276 18.4 5 42 Michael Zordich 12 15 152 10.1 0 27 Trevor Williams 12 10 97 9.7 0 24 Bill Belton 8 9 50 5.6 1 11 Garry Gilliam 12 7 65 9.3 0 16 Shawney Kersey 3 6 44 7.3 0 13 Derek Day 10 2 20 10.0 0 17 Matt Zanellato 8 2 19 9.5 0 11 Paul Jones 2 1 7 7.0 0 7 PENN STATE 12 272 3278 12.1 24 53 Opponents 12 244 2700 11.1 15 79

➤ TOTAL OFFENSE

G

➤ KICKOFF RETURNS ➤ SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 OT Total Average PENN STATE Opponents

➤ PASSING

97 95 75 79 3 349 20 46 89 74 0 229

29.1 19.1

G Comp. Att. Int. Pct. Yards TD LP Rating

Matt McGloin 12 270 446 5 60.5 3266 24 53 137.57 Steven Bench 2 2 8 0 25.0 12 0 7 37.60 Alex Butterworth 12 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00 Team 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00 PENN STATE 12 272 456 5 59.6 3278 24 53 135.21 Opponents 12 244 430 10 56.7 2700 15 79 116.35 Statistician’s Note Passing rating formula: [ (8.4 x yards) + (330 x touchdowns) — (200 x interceptions) + (100 x completions) ] /attempts.

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Rushing

Passing

Total Game Avg.

Matt McGloin 12 505 -51 3266 3215 267.9 Zach Zwinak 12 203 1000 0 1000 83.3 12 80 301 0 301 25.1 Michael Zordich Bill Belton 8 60 263 0 263 32.9 Derek Day 10 33 109 0 109 10.9 9 26 98 0 98 10.9 Curtis Dukes Steven Bench 2 11 18 12 30 15.0 12 1 19 0 19 1.6 Glenn Carson Paul Jones 2 1 -7 0 -7 -3.5 Team 10 -13 0 -13 -1.2 PENN STATE 12 931 1737 3278 5015 417.9 Opponents 12 865 1541 2700 4241 353.4

Bill Belton Jesse Della Valle Trevor Williams Adrian Amos Alex Kenney Shane McGregor Gerald Hodges Paul Jones PENN STATE Opponents

➤ PUNT RETURNS Jesse Della Valle Evan Lewis Gerald Hodges Mike Hull Nyeem Wartman Michael Yancich PENN STATE Opponents

No. 9 6 4 4 4 1 1 1 30 39

No. 15 11 2 1 1 0 30 11

Yards 140 151 79 73 71 16 12 0 542 901

Yards 114 48 -1 14 7 0 182 108

Average 15.6 25.2 19.8 18.2 17.8 16.0 12.0 0.0 18.1 23.1

Average 7.6 4.4 -0.5 14.0 7.0 0.0 6.1 9.8

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

TD 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1

LG 24 46 23 27 22 16 12 0 46 92

LG 29 26 0 0 0 0 29 75


➤ INTERCEPTIONS

G No. Yards Average

Michael Mauti Adrian Amos Gerald Hodges Jacob Fagnano Jordan Hill Mike Hull PENN STATE Opponents

11 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

3 2 2 1 1 1 10 5

Rushing

Receiving

➤ ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE Zach Zwinak Allen Robinson Bill Belton Kyle Carter Michael Zordich Brandon Moseby-Felder Matt Lehman Jesse James Jesse Della Valle Alex Kenney Trevor Williams Derek Day Adrian Amos Michael Mauti Curtis Dukes Garry Gilliam Evan Lewis Shawney Kersey Glenn Carson Matt Zanellato Steven Bench Shane McGregor Mike Hull Jacob Fagnano Gerald Hodges Jordan Hill Nyeem Wartman Matt McGloin Team PENN STATE Opponents

➤ SCORING

41.7 27.0 0.0 13.0 9.0 0.0 20.1 8.2

Punt Returns

TD 0 11 7 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 44 28

FG 14-21 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 14-21 11-19

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

KO Returns

1000 177 0 0 1013 0 263 50 0 0 453 0 301 152 0 0 437 0 0 296 0 0 276 0 0 0 114 0 172 0 0 97 0 109 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 98 0 0 0 65 0 0 0 48 0 44 0 19 0 0 0 19 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 7 -51 0 0 -13 0 0 1737 3278 182 1541 2700 108

0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 99 54 0 13 9 0 99 22

Int. Returns

Total

0 0 1177 0 0 1013 140 0 453 0 0 453 0 0 453 0 0 437 0 0 296 0 0 276 151 0 265 71 0 243 79 0 176 0 0 129 73 54 127 0 125 125 0 0 98 0 0 65 0 0 48 0 0 44 0 0 19 0 0 19 0 0 18 16 0 16 0 0 14 0 13 13 12 0 11 0 9 9 0 0 7 0 0 -51 0 0 -13 542 201 5940 901 41 5291

....................Points After Touchdown.................... Kick Rush Rec. Pass 39-41 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 39-41 26-27

TD

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

129

Saf Points 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

81 66 44 30 30 26 24 18 12 6 6 6 349 229

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Sam Ficken Allen Robinson Zach Zwinak Jesse James Matt McGloin Michael Zordich Bill Belton Matt Lehman Kyle Carter Mike Hull Brandon Moseby-Felder Michael Yancich PENN STATE Opponents

125 54 0 13 9 0 201 41

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PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013 ➤ PUNTING

G No. Yards Average LG TB FC I-20 50+ Blk

Alex Butterworth PENN STATE Opponents

12 51 1905 37.4 58 2 19 19 5 0 12 51 1905 37.4 58 2 19 19 5 0 12 63 2520 40.0 69 6 15 17 11 2

➤ FIELD GOALS Sam Ficken PENN STATE Opponents

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FG

Pct.

1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+

LG

14-21 66.7 0-1 8-9 6-7 0-4 0-0 14-21 66.7 0-1 8-9 6-7 0-4 0-0 11-19 57.9 0-0 4-5 3-5 4-8 0-1

➤ KICKOFFS

G No. Yards

Sam Ficken Alex Butterworth PENN STATE Opponents

12 12 12 12

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G

68 1 69 48

Solo

Blocked Kick: Mike Hull & Nyeem Wartman, 1 each.

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Average TB

4210 37 4247 2963

Assists Total

Gerald Hodges 12 45 Michael Mauti 11 48 Glenn Carson 12 40 Jordan Hill 12 29 Stephon Morris 12 41 Mike Hull 12 34 10 27 Malcolm Willis Adrian Amos 12 31 Stephen Obeng-Agyapong 12 21 Jacob Fagnano 12 21 Sean Stanley 11 15 12 14 Deion Barnes DaQuan Jones 12 8 Ben Kline 12 9 Michael Yancich 12 10 Anthony Zettel 12 10 10 6 C.J. Olaniyan James Terry 11 3 Derek Day 10 5 Pete Massaro 9 2 Jesse Della Valle 12 1 11 3 Da’Quan Davis Ryan Keiser 12 3 Michael Zordich 12 3 Sam Ficken 12 3 Kyle Baublitz 6 2 9 1 Curtis Dukes Matt Lehman 12 1 8 0 Brad Bars 1 1 Cody Castor Jesse James 11 1 Jordan Lucas 12 1 Donovan Smith 10 1 Nyeem Wartman 2 1 Michael Fuhrman 11 0 Evan Lewis 11 0 Team 2 PENN STATE 12 443 Opponents 12 516

38 38 46

61.9 37.0 61.6 61.7

27 0 27 18

TFL-Yards Sacks-Yards PBU FR-Yards

64 109 47 95 45 85 35 64 19 60 24 58 18 45 13 44 20 41 17 38 20 35 12 26 14 22 9 18 5 15 5 15 9 15 10 13 4 9 6 8 6 7 2 5 2 5 1 4 0 3 1 3 2 3 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 416 859 420 936

8.5-33 4-31 3-6 8.5-40 5-22 5-27 0-0 2.5-12 2.5-10 0-0 9.5-43 10-39 2-6 0-0 0-0 4-19 1-10 1-3 0-0 1-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-4 69-313 47-227

1-10 2.5-25 1-1 4.5-32 1.5-5 4-25 0-0 0.5-3 0.5-4 0-0 4-29 6-30 0.5-3 0-0 0-0 4-19 1-10 1-3 0-0 0.5-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-4 34-209 21-183

7 1-0 2 1-0 3 0-0 0 1-0 5 0-0 4 2-74 2 1-0 3 0-0 4 1-20 5 1-0 0 1-0 1 0-0 1 1-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 2 0-0 2 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 3 1-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 46 12-94 62 7-45

Blk 2 2 0

OB 2 0 2 0

FC 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 11


2012 SEASON SUPERLATIVES ➤ PENN STATE INDIVIDUAL

➤ OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL

Rushes: 36, Zach Zwinak vs. Wisconsin Rushing Yards: 179, Zach Zwinak vs. Wisconsin Rushing Touchdowns: 3, Bill Belton at Iowa Longest Rush: 50, Zach Zwinak at Nebraska Pass Attempts: 51, Matt McGloin vs. Northwestern Pass Completions: 35, Matt McGloin vs. Northwestern Passing Yards: 395, Matt McGloin vs. Indiana Touchdown Passes: 4, Matt McGloin vs. Navy; vs. Indiana Longest Pass Play: 53, Matt McGloin vs. Indiana Receptions: 10, Allen Robinson at Virginia; vs. Indiana Yards Receiving: 197, Allen Robinson vs. Indiana Touchdown Receptions: 3, Allen Robinson vs. Navy; vs. Indiana Longest Reception: 53, Allen Robinson vs. Indiana Field Goals: 3, Sam Ficken at Nebraska; vs. Wisconsin Longest Field Goal: 38, Sam Ficken at Nebraska Punts: 7, Alex Butterworth vs. Wisconsin Punting Average: 47.7, Alex Butterworth at Nebraska Longest Punt: 58, Alex Butterworth vs. Ohio State Longest Punt Return: 29, Jesse Della Valle vs. Temple Longest Kickoff Return: 46, Jesse Della Valle at Iowa Tackles: 14, 3 times; last: Gerald Hodges & Glenn Carson at Nebraska Sacks: 2.0, 3 times; last: Jordan Hill vs. Wisconsin Tackles For Loss: 3.0, 3 times; last: Jordan Hill vs. Wisconsin Interceptions: 2, Michael Mauti at Illinois

Rushes: 31, 2 times; last: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska Rushing Yards: 134, Braxton Miller, Ohio State Rushing Touchdowns: 2, 2 times; last: Imani Cross, Nebraska Longest Rush: 52, Donovonn Young, Illinois Pass Attempts: 59, Cameron Coffman, Indiana Pass Completions: 33, Cameron Coffman, Indiana Passing Yards: 454, Cameron Coffman, Indiana Touchdown Passes: 2, 4 times; last: Curt Phillips, Wisconsin Longest Pass Play: 79, Cameron Coffman, Indiana Receptions: 12, Shane Wynn, Indiana Yards Receiving: 108, Shane Wynn, Indiana Touchdown Receptions: 1, 15 times; last: Jeff Duckworth, Wisconsin Longest Reception: 79, Stephen Houston, Indiana Field Goals: 3, 2 times; last: Mitch Ewald, Indiana Longest Field Goal: 46, Drew Jarrett, Virginia; Mitch Ewald, Indiana Punts: 8, 2 times; last: Drew Meyer, Wisconsin Punting Average: 48.5, Brandon McManus, Temple Longest Punt: 69, Brett Maher, Nebraska Longest Punt Return: 75, Venric Mark, Northwestern Longest Kickoff Return: 92, Jordan Cotton, Iowa Tackles: 16, Damien Proby, Northwestern Sacks: 2.0, 2 times; last: Ryan Shazier, Ohio State Tackles For Loss: 4.0, Adam Replogle, Indiana Interceptions: 1, 5 times; last: Antonio Marshall, Indiana

131 ➤ OPPONENT TEAM OFFENSIVE HIGHS & LOWS

Rushes Rushing Yards Rushing Average Rushing Touchdowns Pass Attempts Pass Completions Passing Yards Yards Per Completion Touchdown Receptions Total Offense Total Plays Yards Per Play Points Sacks Made First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions Made

Rushes Rushing Yards Rushing Average Rushing Touchdowns Pass Attempts Pass Completions Passing Yards Yards Per Completion Touchdown Receptions Total Offense Total Plays Yards Per Play Points Sacks Made First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions Made

Highs Lows 52, at Illinois; at Iowa 22, vs. Ohio 215, at Iowa 32, vs. Ohio State 4.9, at Purdue 1.1, vs. Ohio State 4, at Illinois 0, four games 51, vs. Northwestern 21, vs. Navy 35, vs. Northwestern 13, vs. Navy 395, vs. Indiana 200, vs. Wisconsin 18.0, vs. Indiana 8.1, vs. Northwestern 4, vs. Navy; vs. Indiana 1, 4 games; last: vs. Wisconsin 546, vs. Indiana 330, at Virginia 99, vs. Northwestern 49, vs. Navy 7.2, vs. Indiana 3.9, at Virginia 45, vs. Indiana 14, vs. Ohio 5, vs. Indiana 0, vs. Ohio 30, vs. Northwestern 16, vs. Navy 9, vs Temple; vs. Ohio State 2, at Illinois; vs. Wisconsin 100, vs. Temple 17, at Illinois 3, vs. Navy; at Nebraska 0, 5 games 2, at Illinois; at Iowa; vs. Indiana 0, 5 games

Highs Lows 60, vs. Navy 22, at Illinois 267, at Nebraska 20, at Iowa 4.7, at Nebraska 0.9, at Iowa; vs. Indiana 3, vs. Ohio State 0, 6 games; last: vs. Indiana 62, at Purdue 19, vs. Ohio State 33, at Purdue; vs. Indiana 7, vs. Ohio State 454, vs. Indiana 124, vs. Temple 20.4, vs. Ohio State 8.1, vs. Northwestern 2, 4 games; last: vs. Wisconsin 0, vs. Navy 499, vs. Ohio 209, at Iowa 88, vs. Ohio; at Purdue 54, vs. Temple 5.7, at Nebraska 3.5, at Iowa 35, vs. Ohio State 7, vs. Navy; at Illinois 4, vs. Ohio State 0, vs. Ohio; vs. Temple; at Iowa 25, vs. Ohio 13, vs. Temple 10, at Virginia 3, vs. Northwestern; vs. Indiana 88, at Purdue 11, vs. Indiana 4, at Virginia; vs. Navy 0, vs. Temple 1, 5 games; last: vs. Indiana 0, 6 games

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First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Total Offensive Yards Plays Average Per Play Rushing Net Yards Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Passing Net Yards Completions Attempts Interceptions Sacked/Yards Lost Punts/Average Penalties/Yards Fumbles/Fumbles Lost Total Points Touchdowns Rushing Touchdowns Passing Touchdown Returns Other Touchdowns Safeties PAT Kick/Attempts Two-point PAT/Attempts Field Goals/Attempts Time of Possession

20 19 16 27 24 30 28 19 25 18 24 20 3 7 7 10 12 12 8 2 10 4 7 8 16 11 9 15 10 16 17 13 11 12 17 10 1 1 0 2 2 2 3 4 4 2 0 2 8/16 10/23 3/8 8/15 7/15 10/22 8/17 5/17 4/13 6/15 6/14 9/20 2/3 3/4 1/2 1/1 1/4 5/6 1/3 2/4 0/3 0/1 2/2 1/1 347 330 341 496 389 443 504 359 506 391 546 363 70 85 49 78 82 99 90 74 75 71 76 82 5.0 3.9 7.0 6.3 4.7 4.5 5.6 4.9 6.7 5.5 7.2 4.4 87 126 110 178 178 161 215 32 185 151 151 163 22 42 28 42 52 48 52 28 38 34 44 45 4.2 2.9 3.9 4.1 3.3 3.4 4.1 1.1 4.9 4.4 3.4 3.6 260 204 231 318 211 282 289 327 321 240 395 200 27 21 13 24 18 35 26 27 22 18 22 19 48 43 21 36 30 51 38 46 37 37 32 37 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0/0 2/12 1/5 0/0 3/34 2/16 0/0 4/37 1/10 3/14 3/30 2/25 5/35.8 3/41.7 3/35.3 5/30.4 3/43.3 5/36.8 3/29.3 5/41.2 4/34.2 3/47.7 5/37.6 7/38.1 3/25 3/24 5/46 9/100 2/17 3/30 7/77 9/85 8/75 8/60 4/25 2/25 2/2 0/0 1/0 0/0 2/0 2/1 3/2 1/0 0/0 3/2 2/1 0/0 14 16 34 24 35 39 38 23 34 23 45 24 0 0 0 2 4 3 3 0 2 1 2 1 2 2 4 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2/2 1/2 4/5 3/3 5/5 4/4 5/5 2/2 4/4 2/2 6/6 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 1/5 0/0 1/1 0/2 1/1 1/2 1/1 2/2 3/3 1/1 3/3 25:05 31:47 23:33 36:52 32:55 39:17 38:08 27:53 29:41 25:41 33:46 31:45

➤ Donovan Smith

➤ Miles Dieffenbach

2012 OFFENSIVE STARTERS ➤ OPPONENT LT Ohio at Virginia Navy Temple at Illinois Northwestern at Iowa Ohio State at Purdue at Nebraska Indiana Wisconsin

LG

C

D. Smith Dieffenbach Stankiewitch D. Smith Dieffenbach Stankiewitch Farrell Dieffenbach Stankiewitch Farrell Dieffenbach Stankiewitch Farrell Dieffenbach Stankiewitch D. Smith Dieffenbach Stankiewitch D. Smith Dieffenbach Stankiewitch D. Smith Dieffenbach Stankiewitch D. Smith Dieffenbach Stankiewitch D. Smith Dieffenbach Stankiewitch D. Smith Dieffenbach Stankiewitch D. Smith Howle Stankiewitch

(1) Opened with two tight ends; (2) opened with four wide receivers.

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RG Urschel Urschel Urschel Urschel Urschel Urschel Urschel Urschel Urschel Urschel Urschel Urschel

RT

TE

Farrell Gilliam Farrell Gilliam Gress Gilliam Gress Gilliam Gress Carter Farrell Gilliam Farrell Carter Farrell Kenney (2) Farrell Gilliam Farrell Gilliam Farrell Gilliam Farrell Lehman

QB

TB

FB

McGloin Belton Zordich McGloin Day Zordich McGloin Dukes Zordich McGloin James (1) Zordich McGloin Belton Lehman (1) McGloin Belton James (1) McGloin Belton Lehman (1) McGloin Belton Williams (2) McGloin Zwinak James (1) McGloin Zwinak Zordich McGloin Zwinak James (1) McGloin Zwinak James (1)

WR Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson

WR Kersey Kersey Moseby-Felder Moseby-Felder Moseby-Felder Moseby-Felder Moseby-Felder Moseby-Felder Moseby-Felder James (1) Moseby-Felder Moseby-Felder


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First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Total Offensive Yards Plays Average Per Play Rushing Net Yards Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Passing Net Yards Completions Attempts Interceptions Sacked/Yards Lost Punts/Average Penalties/Yards Fumbles/Fumbles Lost Total Points Touchdowns Rushing Touchdowns Passing Touchdown Returns Other Touchdowns Safeties PAT Kick/Attempts Two-point PAT/Attempts Field Goals/Attempts Time of Possession

25 14 22 13 17 14 14 19 22 21 23 16 9 2 16 5 2 7 2 10 5 15 3 8 15 11 5 6 15 6 9 5 13 5 20 8 1 1 1 2 0 1 3 4 4 1 0 0 13/21 9/15 4/15 3/12 4/15 4/13 2/12 8/16 7/21 9/18 3/17 5/16 1/1 0/0 5/8 0/1 1/3 0/1 0/3 0/0 1/5 0/0 1/3 1/2 499 295 371 237 366 247 209 377 375 438 478 349 88 61 83 54 69 61 59 72 88 77 85 68 5.7 4.8 4.7 4.4 5.3 4.0 3.5 5.2 4.3 5.7 5.6 5.1 175 32 245 113 74 112 20 234 87 267 24 158 47 25 60 28 22 25 23 53 26 57 26 43 3.7 1.3 4.2 4.0 3.4 4.5 0.9 4.4 3.3 4.7 0.9 3.7 324 263 126 124 292 135 189 143 288 171 454 191 31 23 13 13 29 21 17 7 33 12 33 12 41 36 23 26 47 36 36 19 62 20 59 25 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 1/1 3/14 4/36 3/20 3/22 1/5 4/23 4/25 1/13 2/9 5/27 3/14 3/42.3 4/42.5 1/44.0 6/48.5 6/38.7 8/38.4 5/36.4 5/41.0 6/33.3 5/41.0 6/40.0 8/39.6 5/35 10/70 7/41 6/36 8/69 3/40 3/30 7/75 8/88 7/55 3/11 4/45 0/0 3/3 3/3 2/0 1/1 1/1 4/1 0/0 2/1 2/2 0/0 1/0 24 17 7 13 7 28 14 35 9 32 22 21 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3/3 2/2 1/1 1/1 1/1 4/4 2/2 5/5 0/0 3/3 1/2 3/3 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/3 1/1 0/0 2/2 0/1 0/0 0/2 0/0 1/2 3/3 3/4 0/1 34:55 28:13 36:23 23:08 27:05 20:43 21:52 32:07 30:19 34:19 26:14 28:15

➤ Stephen Obeng-Agyapong

➤ Deion Barnes

DT

DT

DE OLB

Barnes D. Jones Hill Stanley Massaro D. Jones Hill Stanley Barnes D. Jones Hill Stanley Barnes D. Jones Hill Olaniyan Barnes D. Jones Hill Stanley Barnes D. Jones Hill Stanley Barnes D. Jones Hill Stanley Massaro D. Jones Hill Stanley Barnes D. Jones Hill Stanley Massaro D. Jones Terry Stanley Barnes D. Jones Hill Massaro Massaro Terry Hill Stanley

MLB

OLB

Mauti Carson Hodges Mauti Carson Hodges Mauti Carson Hodges Mauti Carson Hodges Mauti Carson Hodges Mauti Carson Hodges Mauti Carson Hodges Mauti Carson Hodges Mauti Carson Hodges Mauti Carson Hodges Mauti Carson Hodges Hull Carson Hodges

LCB SAFETY

SAFETY

Amos Willis Obeng-Agyapong Amos Willis Obeng-Agyapong Amos WIllis Obeng-Agyapong Amos Willis Obeng-Agyapong Amos Willis Obeng-Agyapong Amos Willis Obeng-Agyapong Amos Willis Obeng-Agyapong Amos Willis Obeng-Agyapong Amos Willis Obeng-Agyapong Amos Willis Obeng-Agyapong Amos Fagnano Obeng-Agyapong Amos Fagnano Obeng-Agyapong

RCB Morris Morris Morris Morris Morris Morris Morris Morris Morris Morris Morris Morris

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

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Ohio at Virginia Navy Temple at Illinois Northwestern at Iowa Ohio State at Purdue at Nebraska Indiana Wisconsin

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133


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➤ RUSHING (Attempts-Yards-TD) OHIO Bill Belton Steven Bench Glenn Carson Derek Day Curtis Dukes Paul Jones Matt McGloin Michael Zordich Zach Zwinak

UVA

➤ RECEIVING (Catches-Yards-TD) OHIO

134

NAVY

TEM

ILL

NW

IOWA

OSU

PUR

NEB

IND

WIS

13-53-0 INJ INJ INJ 16-70-0 4-12-0 16-103-3 10-26-0 — 1-(-1)-0 DNP — DNP 3-18-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP — DNP DNP DNP — 1-19-0 — — — — — — — — — — 8-31-0 18-52-0 INJ INJ 4-14-0 — 3-12-0 — — — — — — 10-30-0 11-47-0 — 5-21-0 — — — — DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP — 1-(-7)-0 — — — — — — — — — 4-3-0 6-13-0 6-13-2 7-(-29)-2 7-(-2)-1 5-26-0 4-(-37)-0 6-18-0 6-(-1)-0 5-(-32)-0 3-(-23)-0 1-3-0 2-5-0 11-50-0 15-80-0 1-2-0 7-32-1 11-24-0 1-3-0 11-33-2 6-12-0 9-49-1 5-8-0 — 3-2-0 — 18-94-0 19-100-2 28-121-1 16-52-0 12-42-0 21-134-0 21-141-1 29-135-1 36-179-1

Bill Belton Kyle Carter Derek Day Garry Gilliam Jesse James Paul Jones Alex Kenney Shawney Kersey Matt Lehman Brandon Moseby-Felder Allen Robinson Trevor Williams Matt Zanellato Michael Zordich Zach Zwinak

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3-16-1 INJ INJ INJ — 1-(-1)-0 — 5-35-0 — — DNP — 6-74-0 4-33-1 1-13-0 5-70-0 3-45-0 4-44-0 6-85-0 6-77-1 INJ 1-12-0 INJ INJ 1-3-0 1-17-0 INJ INJ — — — — — — — — — — 1-12-0 1-6-0 — 1-15-0 1-3-0 1-16-0 1-8-0 — — 1-5-0 — — 1-2-1 — — 1-0-0 3-52-1 1-20-0 3-49-1 2-21-1 1-42-0 3-90-1 DNP DNP 1-7-0 — — — — — — — — — 2-21-0 3-50-0 — 3-34-0 4-24-0 — — — — 2-15-0 DNP 3-28-0 5-35-0 1-9-0 — — — — — — — — — — 1-14-1 1-7-0 — 2-46-0 5-70-1 3-15-0 1-11-0 2-21-1 1-12-0 3-32-0 3-46-0 2-22-0 — — 1-12-0 2-20-0 3-37-0 5-34-0 4-60-0 4-70-0 6-129-1 1-23-0 4-42-0 1-10-0 9-97-0 10-84-1 5-136-3 5-82-1 3-35-0 9-85-2 6-39-1 5-68-0 5-58-0 6-97-0 10-197-3 4-35-0 — — 1-24-0 1-9-0 DNP 1-7-0 2-15-0 1-8-0 2-22-0 — 1-14-0 1-(-2)-0 DNP — DNP — — — — DNP 1-8-0 — 1-11-0 — — — 2-25-0 4-39-0 — 4-31-0 1-0-0 — 1-20-0 1-3-0 1-27-0 1-7-0 — 1-4-0 — 1-12-0 — 6-52-0 2-24-0 2-12-0 2-15-0 2-37-0 1-16-1 3-5-0

➤ PASSING MATT McGLOIN Comp. Att. Yds. Int. TD Ohio 27 48 260 1 2 19 35 192 0 2 Virginia Navy 13 21 231 0 4 24 36 318 1 1 Temple Illinois 18 30 211 0 1 Northwestern 35 51 282 0 2 26 38 289 0 2 Iowa Ohio State 27 45 327 1 2 22 36 321 0 2 Purdue Nebraska 18 37 240 1 1 Indiana 22 32 395 1 4 Wisconsin 19 37 200 0 1

STEVEN BENCH Comp. Att. Yds. Int. TD Ohio DNP 2 7 12 0 0 Virginia Navy DNP Temple DNP Illinois DNP Northwestern DNP Iowa DNP Ohio State DNP 0 1 0 0 0 Purdue Nebraska DNP Indiana DNP Wisconsin DNP ➤ Bill Belton

2012 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICAL LEADERS Rushing Game Attempts Ohio Belton (13) Virginia Day (18) Navy Dukes & Zordich (11) Temple Zwinak (18) Illinois Zwinak (19) Northwestern Zwinak (28) Iowa Belton & Zwinak (16) Ohio State Zwinak (12) Purdue Zwinak (21) Nebraska Zwinak (21) Indiana Zwinak (29) Wisconsin Zwinak (36)

Rushing Yards Belton (53) Day (47) Zordich (50) Zwinak (94) Zwinak (100) Zwinak (121) Belton (103) Zwinak (42) Zwinak (134) Zwinak (141) Zwinak (135) Zwinak (179)

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Receiving Yards Receptions Robinson (97) Robinson (89) Robinson (136) Robinson (82) Lehman (70) Robinson (85) Carter (85) Carter (77) Moseby-Felder (129) Robinson (97) Robinson (197) James (90)

Robinson (9) Robinson (10) Robinson (5) Carter & Robinson (5) Lehman (5) Robinson (9) Carter & Robinson (6) Carter (6) Moseby-Felder (6) Robinson (6) Robinson (10) James (4)

All-Purpose Yards Belton (114) Robinson (89) Robinson (136) Zordich (114) Mauti (105) Zwinak (173) Belton (114) Belton (128) Zwinak (149) Zwinak (178) Robinson (197) Zwinak (184)

Tackles

Mauti (12) Mauti (9) Mauti (12) Mauti (9) Carson & Hodges (9) Hodges (11) Hill (9) Hodges (14) Hodges (8) Carson & Hodges (14) Hodges (12) Carson (13)


2012 INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS ➤ TACKLES (Unassisted-Assists-Total)

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Adrian Amos Deion Barnes Brad Bars Kyle Baublitz Glenn Carson Cody Castor Da’Quan Davis Derek Day Jesse Della Valle Curtis Dukes Jacob Fagnano Sam Ficken Michael Fuhrman Jordan Hill Gerald Hodges Mike Hull Jesse James DaQuan Jones Ryan Keiser Ben Kline Matt Lehman Evan Lewis Jordan Lucas Pete Massaro Michael Mauti Stephon Morris Stephen Obeng-Agyapong C.J. Olaniyan Donovan Smith Sean Stanley James Terry Nyeem Wartman Malcolm Willis Michael Yancich Anthony Zettel Michael Zordich

6-4-10 5-1-6 3-0-3 2-0-2 1-2-3 — 1-1-2 2-3-5 4-1-5 4-0-4 3-1-4 — — 2-0-2 3-2-5 2-0-2 0-2-2 0-1-1 0-2-2 1-0-1 1-0-1 4-2-6 1-2-3 0-1-1 INJ INJ 0-2-2 — — — — — DNP DNP — — 0-0-0 DNP 1-1-2 1-0-1 DNP DNP — — — DNP DNP DNP 6-3-9 2-3-5 3-4-7 2-1-3 4-5-9 0-5-5 3-1-4 2-3-5 3-1-4 4-10-14 2-5-7 9-4-13 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0-1 DNP DNP DNP — 1-0-1 — 1-1-2 — 1-1-2 — — — — — DNP — — INJ INJ 1-1-2 1-0-1 — 0-1-1 3-1-4 — 0-1-1 — 0-2-2 — — — 0-1-1 — — — — — 0-2-2 1-1-2 1-0-1 — — — 0-1-1 — — 0-1-1 — DNP DNP DNP 4-5-9 1-0-1 3-3-6 0-2-2 2-1-3 — 2-0-2 1-1-2 1-0-1 2-2-4 2-1-3 3-2-5 — — — 1-0-1 — — — — 1-0-1 — — 1-0-1 0-1-1 DNP — — — — — — — — — — 1-3-4 1-2-3 0-3-3 3-4-7 1-2-3 2-6-8 7-2-9 2-5-7 0-1-1 3-2-5 1-1-2 8-4-12 2-9-11 3-5-8 1-4-5 3-3-6 2-7-9 6-5-11 0-4-4 6-8-14 6-2-8 6-8-14 7-5-12 3-4-7 4-2-6 2-0-2 3-2-5 2-1-3 2-1-3 1-4-5 2-0-2 3-0-3 3-3-6 4-3-7 4-7-11 4-1-5 — — — — — — 1-0-1 — — — — — 1-3-4 1-1-2 2-2-4 0-1-1 0-2-2 0-1-1 — 0-1-1 1-0-1 0-2-2 1-0-1 2-1-3 — — — — 0-1-1 — — — 1-0-1 — 2-1-3 — 1-1-2 1-0-1 2-1-3 1-0-1 2-1-3 0-1-1 1-1-2 0-1-1 1-0-1 — 0-2-2 0-1-1 0-1-1 — — — — — — — — — 1-0-1 — DNP — — — — 0-1-1 — — — — — — — — — — — — — — 1-0-1 — — — 0-1-1 0-1-1 INJ INJ INJ — 0-1-1 0-2-2 1-0-1 — 0-1-1 1-0-1 5-7-12 5-4-9 7-5-12 5-4-9 4-2-6 6-3-9 3-4-7 7-6-13 2-3-5 3-7-10 1-2-3 INJ 2-3-5 3-1-4 6-0-6 2-3-5 3-1-4 1-3-4 1-0-1 2-0-2 6-0-6 3-6-9 8-1-9 4-1-5 1-4-5 1-3-4 5-4-9 1-0-1 2-0-2 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-1-1 2-0-2 0-4-4 2-1-3 5-3-8 1-2-3 0-1-1 — 2-2-4 — 1-0-1 1-2-3 0-1-1 1-0-1 DNP 0-1-1 DNP — — — — — — — — — 1-0-1 — — 1-4-5 1-2-3 1-2-3 INJ 1-2-3 1-1-2 — 4-3-7 1-1-2 1-3-4 3-1-4 1-1-2 0-1-1 — 1-1-2 0-1-1 0-2-2 0-1-1 0-1-1 1-1-2 1-1-2 0-1-1 DNP — 1-0-1 — INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ DNP DNP DNP DNP 4-2-6 3-2-5 1-2-3 3-1-4 1-2-3 4-1-5 1-2-3 3-2-5 4-0-4 3-4-7 INJ INJ — 1-0-1 4-0-4 — 3-4-7 — 0-1-1 — 1-0-1 — 1-0-1 — 1-2-3 — 4-2-6 — — 1-0-1 1-1-2 1-0-1 1-0-1 — 1-0-1 — — — 1-0-1 — — — 1-1-2 — — — 1-0-1 —

135

2012 TFL, SACKS & INTERCEPTIONS ➤ TACKLES FOR LOSS (SACKS) INTERCEPTIONS OHIO UVA NAVY TEM ILL NW IOWA OSU PUR NEB IND WIS

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— 1 (0) 0 — — 0.5 (0.5) 0 — — 0 (0) 1 — 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 1 — — 2 (2) 0 1 (1) 0 1 (0) 0 0.5 (0.5) 0 0.5 (0.5) 0 — — 1 (0) 0 3 (1) 0 1 (1) 0 — — DNP — 1 (1) 0 DNP DNP — — — DNP DNP DNP 1 (1) 0 0.5 (0) 0 — — 1 (0) 0 — — — — 0.5 (0) 0 — — — — — — — — — — — — — 0 (0) 1 — 0 (0) 1 — 1 (1) 0 — 1 (0.5) 0 2 (1) 0 — _ 1 (0) 0 0.5 (0) 0 3 (2) 0 — — 1 (0) 1 — — 1.5 (0) 0 — 1 (1) 0 3 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 1 — — 1 (1) 0 — 1 (1) 0 — — 0 (0) 1 1 (1) 0 — — 1.5 (1) 0 0.5 (0) 0 — — 1.5 (0) 0 — 0.5 (0.5) 0 — — — — — — — — 0.5 (0) 0 INJ INJ INJ — — 0.5 (0.5) 0 — — — — — — 2 (1) 0 — 0.5 (0.5) 2 — 1 (1) 1 — 0.5 (0) 0 — — INJ — 1 (0) 0 — — 1.5 (0.5) 0 — — — 1 (0) 0 1.5 (1) 0 — — — — 1 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 — — — — — — 0.5 (0.5) 0 — — — — — — — 1 (1) 0 — — DNP — DNP — 1 (0) 0 0.5 (0) 0 INJ 1.5 (0.5) 0 — — 1.5 (0.5) 0 1.5 (1) 0 1 (0) 0 1 (1) 0 1.5 (1) 0 — — — — — — — 1 (1) 0 — — DNP — — — 2 (2) 0 — — — 1 (1) 0 — — — 1 (1) 0 —

@PennStateFball

Adrian Amos Deion Barnes Kyle Baublitz Glenn Carson Jacob Fagnano Jordan Hill Gerald Hodges Mike Hull DaQuan Jones Pete Massaro Michael Mauti Stephon Morris Stephen Obeng-Agyapong C.J. Olaniyan Sean Stanley James Terry Anthony Zettel


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2012 SCORING DRIVES

➤ GAME Plays Yards Time Result Qtr.

136

Ohio (2) 10 3 Virginia (3) 17 5 4 Navy (4) 7 4 14 4 Temple (4) 4 3 11 11 Illinois (5) 8 8 8 8 7 Northwestern (6) 13 8 12 18 15 3 Iowa (6) 9 9 12 2 2 14 Ohio State (3) — 9 18 12

Score

80 18

3:17 0:55

TD TD

1 2

Bill Belton, 6, pass from Matt McGloin Matt Lehman, 14, pass from Matt McGloin

75 45 3

6:27 1:43 1:23

TD TD FG

1 4 4

Kyle Carter, 8, pass from Matt McGloin Allen Robinson, 30, pass from Matt McGloin Sam Ficken, 32, FG

72 57 90 44

3:31 2:12 6:52 1:44

TD TD TD TD

1 1 2 3

Jesse James, 2, pass from Matt McGloin Allen Robinson, 45, pass from Matt McGloin Allen Robinson, 2, pass from Matt McGloin Allen Robinson, 25, pass from Matt McGloin

46 35 80 68

1:35 0:48 4:36 7:03

TD TD TD FG

1 2 3 4

Allen Robinson, 41, pass from Matt McGloin Matt McGloin, 1, run Matt McGloin, 2, run Sam Ficken, 21, FG

26 60 72 57 50

2:56 2:28 2:52 2:31 2:03

TD TD TD TD TD

1 1 2 3 4

Zach Zwinak, 1, run Matt McGloin, 1, run Matt Lehman, 21, pass from Matt McGloin Matt McGloin, 1, run Zach Zwinak, 1, run

33 40 80 82 85 28

5:56 2:16 5:23 5:55 5:38 0:18

FG TD TD TD TD TD

1 2 3 4 4 4

Sam Ficken, 21, FG Zach Zwinak, 1, run Allen Robinson, 8, pass from Matt McGloin Allen Robinson, 6, pass from Matt McGloin Matt McGloin, 5, run Michael Zordich, 3, run

84 69 63 14 45 97

2:49 2:53 3:46 0:27 0:27 6:27

TD TD FG TD TD TD

1 1 2 2 3 4

Jesse James, 31, pass from Matt McGloin Allen Robinson, 8, pass from Matt McGloin Sam Ficken, 34, FG Bill Belton, 11, run Bill Belton, 3, run Bill Belton, 5, run

— 73 80 83

— 3:45 5:45 4:25

TD FG TD TD

1 3 4 4

Michael Yancich, 0, blocked punt return Sam Ficken, 27, FG Matt Lehman, 2, pass from Matt McGloin Kyle Carter, 20, pass from Matt McGloin

➤ GAME Plays Yards Time Result Qtr. Purdue (6) Nebraska (5) Indiana (7) Wisconsin (5)

8 2 8 5 7 7

Score

47 2:32 48 0:25 65 2:20 55 0:42 80 2:41 75 2:12

FG 1 Sam Ficken, 27, FG TD 1 Michael Zordich, 6, run FG 2 Sam Ficken, 24, FG TD 2 Michael Zordich, 5, run TD 3 Jesse James, 12, pass from Matt McGloin TD 3 Brandon Moseby-Felder, 41, pass from Matt McGloin

4 7 5 6 13

74 26 31 25 57

1:46 2:43 2:05 1:12 3:36

TD FG TD FG FG

1 2 2 2 3

Zach Zwinak, 50, run Sam Ficken, 27, FG Jesse James, 10, pass from Matt McGloin Sam Ficken, 38, FG Sam Ficken, 35, FG

7 6 9 3 9 8 10

91 75 77 62 75 52 57

2:46 2:31 4:32 0:54 3:01 3:18 6:30

TD TD TD TD TD TD FG

1 2 2 2 3 4 4

Allen Robinson, 26, pass from Matt McGloin Allen Robinson, 53, pass from Matt McGloin Allen Robinson, 10, pass from Matt McGloin Zach Zwinak, 16, pass from Matt McGloin Zach Zwinak, 1, run Michael Zordich, 4, run Sam Ficken, 28, FG

15 11 11 6 9

78 77 72 67 0

4:50 4:00 4:10 2:43 0:18

TD FG FG TD FG

1 3 3 4 OT

Zach Zwinak, 3, run Sam Ficken, 23, FG Sam Ficken, 32, FG Jesse James, 41, pass from Matt McGloin Sam Ficken, 37, FG

Total: 56 scoring drives (42 touchdowns, 14 field goals) Defensive Touchdown: 74-yard fumble recovery return vs. Navy Special Teams Touchdown: Michael Yancich blocked punt return in end zone vs. Ohio State Breakdown of Penn State Drives Most Plays: 18 (82 yards, 5:55, TD vs. Northwestern; 80 yards, 5:45, TD vs. Ohio State) Most Yards: 97 (14 plays, 6:27, TD at Iowa) Most Time: 7:03 (11 plays, 68 yards, TD vs. Temple)

OPPONENT SCORING DRIVES Total: 36 scoring drives (25 touchdowns, 11 field goals) Defensive Touchdown: 17-yard interception return by Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier Special Teams Touchdowns: 75-yard punt return by Northwestern’s Venric Mark; 92-yard kickoff return by Iowa’s Jordan Cotton Breakdown of Opponent Drives Most Plays: 15 (51 yards, 6:50, FG vs. Nebraska) Most Yards: 93 (14 plays, 6:42, TD vs. Ohio) Most Time: 6:50 (15 plays, 51 yards, FG vs. Nebraska)

RED ZONE RECAP PENN STATE ➤ Opponent Series Result Ohio 2 Virginia 5 Navy 3 Temple 4 Illinois 7 Northwestern 6 Iowa 6 Ohio State 4 Purdue 5 Nebraska 6 5 Indiana Wisconsin 3 TOTAL 44/56

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2 TD 1 TD, 1 FG, 2 MFG, 1 Downs 2 TD, 1 Downs 2 TD, 1 FG, 1 INT 4 TD, 1 MFG, 2 Downs 5 TD, 1 FG 4 TD, 1 FG, 1 Fumble 2 TD, 1 FG, 1 Downs 3 TD, 2 FG 1 TD, 3 FG, 2 Fumble 4 TD, 1 FG 1 TD, 2 FG 31 TD, 13 FG, 1 INT, 3 MFG, 3 Fumble, 5 Downs

OPPONENT Pct. 100.0 40.0 66.7 75.0 57.2 100.0 83.3 75.0 100.0 66.7 100.0 100.0 78.6

➤ Opponent Series Result Ohio 3 Virginia 2 Navy 3 Temple 2 Illinois 3 Northwestern 3 Iowa 4 Ohio State 3 Purdue 4 Nebraska 7 4 Indiana Wisconsin 4 TOTAL 27/42

Pct.

2 TD, 1 FG 100.0 2 TD 100.0 1 TD, 1 INT, 1 Downs 33.3 1 TD, 1 FG 100.0 1 MFG, 1 INT, Game End 0.0 3 TD 100.0 1 TD, 1 Downs, 1 MFG, 1 INT 25.0 3 TD 100.0 1 TD, 1 FG, 2 Downs 50.0 3 TD, 3 FG, 1 Fumble 85.7 1 TD, 1 FG, 1 INT, 1 Downs 50.0 2 TD, 1 INT, Half End 50.0 20 TD, 7 FG, 5 INT, 2 MFG, 64.5 1 Fumble, 5 Downs, 1 Half End, 1 Game End


2012 LONG PLAYS FROM SCRIMMAGE Yards Type Player(s)

53 (TD) 50 (TD) 45 45 (TD) 42 42 42 42 42 41 (TD) 41 (TD) 41 (TD) 38 37 37 35 34 31 (TD) 31 30 (TD) 30 29 29 27 27 27 26 (TD) 25 (TD) 25 24 24 24 24

Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Rush

Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Zach Zwinak Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Brandon Moseby-Felder Matt McGloin to Brandon Moseby-Felder Matt McGloin to Brandon Moseby-Felder Matt McGloin to Jesse James Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Brandon Moseby-Felder Matt McGloin to Jesse James Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Jesse James Matt McGloin to Jesse James Matt McGloin to Kyle Carter Matt McGloin to Jesse James Matt McGloin to Brandon Moseby-Felder Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Matt Lehman Matt McGloin to Michael Zordich Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Michael Zordich Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Michael Zordich Matt McGloin to Alex Kenney Matt McGloin to Trevor Williams Matt McGloin to Matt Lehman Zach Zwinak

Opponent Indiana at Nebraska Navy Navy at Iowa Ohio State at Purdue Indiana Indiana Temple at Purdue Wisconsin at Nebraska Ohio State Wisconsin at Purdue at Iowa at Iowa at Purdue at Virginia at Nebraska Temple Indiana Temple at Purdue Indiana Indiana Navy Northwestern at Virginia Navy Temple Wisconsin

Yards Type Player(s)

Opponent

at Virginia at Illinois at Iowa at Nebraska Indiana Ohio Temple Ohio at Illinois Ohio State Indiana Temple Temple Ohio State Ohio State at Purdue at Nebraska Indiana Indiana

23 23 23 23 23 22 22 21 21 (TD) 21 21 20 20 20 20 (TD) 20 20 20 20

KO Yards TB OB Avg. Returns Yards Avg.

Matt McGloin to Alex Kenney Matt McGloin to Matt Lehman Bill Belton Matt McGloin to Brandon Moseby-Felder Michael Zordich Matt McGloin to Kyle Carter Matt McGloin to Matt Lehman Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Matt Lehman Matt McGloin to Kyle Carter Zach Zwinak Matt McGloin to Kyle Carter Matt McGloin to Kyle Carter Matt McGloin to Jesse James Matt McGloin to Kyle Carter Matt McGloin to Michael Zordich Zach Zwinak Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson

Penn State Offense (52) Most Plays of 20 or More Yards: 10, Indiana Play Passing Rushing

No. Long 45 53 (TD) Matt McGloin to Allen Robinson 7 50 (TD) Zach Zwinak

Opponent Indiana at Nebraska

Play Passing Rushing

No. Long 36 79 (TD) Cameron Coffman to Stephen Houston 11 52 Donovonn Young

Opponent Indiana at Illinois

SEASON PUNTING Player

No. Yards Avg. Long Blk FC 50+ I20

Butterworth 51 1,905 37.4 58 0 19 5 19

Game

Game

KO Yards TB OB Avg. Returns Yards Avg.

No. Yards Avg. Long Blk FC 50+ I20

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

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Ohio 5 179 35.8 39 0 3 0 3 Virginia 3 125 41.7 52 0 0 1 1 Navy 3 106 35.3 38 0 1 0 1 Temple 5 152 30.4 37 0 2 0 2 Illinois 3 130 43.3 47 0 0 0 0 Northwestern 5 184 36.8 54 0 1 1 3 Iowa 3 88 29.3 34 0 2 0 1 Ohio State 5 206 41.2 58 0 2 1 4 Purdue 4 137 34.2 40 0 3 0 1 Nebraska 3 143 47.7 56 0 0 1 1 Indiana 5 188 37.6 52 0 3 1 1 Wisconsin 7 267 38.1 47 0 2 0 1

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Sam Ficken 68 4,210 27 2 61.9 39 901 23.1 Alex Butterworth 1 37 0 0 37.0 0 0 0.0

Ohio 3 180 0 0 60.0 3 44 14.7 Virginia 4 244 1 0 61.0 3 58 19.3 Navy 6 390 4 0 65.0 2 45 22.5 Temple 5 299 1 1 59.8 3 65 21.7 Illinois 6 363 4 0 60.5 2 22 11.0 Northwestern 7 428 3 0 61.1 4 58 14.5 Iowa 7 441 3 0 63.0 4 152 38.0 Ohio State 4 257 1 0 64.2 3 53 17.7 Purdue 7 439 0 0 62.7 7 184 26.3 Nebraska 7 415 5 0 59.3 1 22 22.0 Indiana 8 476 3 1 59.5 4 84 21.0 Wisconsin 5 315 2 0 63.0 3 114 38.0

137

Opponent Offense (47)

SEASON KICKOFFS Player

Pass Pass Rush Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass


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PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

2012 TURNOVER CHART

➤ PENN STATE: 22 Gained

➤ OPPONENTS: 13 Gained

First Turnover Qtr. Player Plays/Yards Downs Result

First Turnover Qtr. Player Plays/Yards Downs Result

Ohio (0)

Ohio (3) Fumble Fumble Interception

Virginia (4) Fumble Interception Fumble Fumble

1 2 3 4

Stephen Obeng-Agyapong by Paul Freedman Jordan Hill of Michael Rocco Gerald Hodges by Michael Rocco Michael Mauti by Phillip Sims

Navy (4) Interception Fumble Fumble Fumble

1 2 3 4

Gerald Hodges of Trey Miller Jordan Hill by Trey Miller Sean Stanley by Trey Miller Mike Hull by Noah Copeland

4/(-6) 4/(-2) 3/(-9) 4/3 14/90 8/24 6/15 —/74

0 0 0 0

Missed FG Missed FG Punt FG

8 1 1 0

TD Downs Punt TD

Temple (0) Illinois (3) Fumble Interception Interception

1 2 3

Northwestern (1) Fumble 4 Iowa (3) Fumble Interception Interception

138

1 2 4

Keith Moore by Rob Belton Alphonso Lewis by Gerald Hodges Jelani Woseley of Matt McGloin

3/9 4/8 5/11

0 0 1

Punt FG Game End

2

Tavon Young of Matt McGloin

5/19

1

Punt

Northwestern (1) Fumble 2

Nick VanHoose by Jesse Della Valle

3/17

1

TD

Joe Gaglione by Zach Zwinak Christian Kirksey by Zach Zwinak

5/25 4/37

1 1

Punt TD

Ryan Shazier of Matt McGloin

—/17

0

TD

Nebraska (3) Fumble 1 Interception 3 Fumble 4

Will Compton by Zach Zwinak Daimion Stafford of Matt McGloin Daimion Stafford by Matt Lehman

12/84 2/4 3/9

5 0 0

FG TD Punt

Indiana (2) Interception Fumble

Antonio Marshall of Matt McGloin Mark Murphy by Zach Zwinak

6/27 6/18

2 1

TD FG

Virginia (0) Navy (0) Temple (1) Interception Illinois (0)

Michael Fuhrman by Jon Davis Michael Mauti of Nathan Scheelhaase Michael Mauti of Nathan Scheelhaase

8/26 1/0 6/32

2 0 2

TD Missed FG TD

Iowa (2) Fumble Fumble

Gerald Hodges by Tony Jones

1/(-1)

0

Game End

Ohio State (1) Interception 3

3 4

Purdue (0) 2 3 4

Da’Quan Jones by James Vandenberg Michael Mauti of James Vandenberg Mike Hull of James Vandenberg

2/14 5/14 1/(-2)

0 1 0

TD Fumble Game End

Ohio State (1) Interception 3

Adrian Amos of Braxton Miller

4/1

0

Downs

Purdue (1) Fumble

1

Malcolm Willis by Akeem Shavers

8/47

2

FG

Nebraska (2) Fumble 2 Fumble 4

Mike Hull by Tim Marlowe Jacob Fagnano by Taylor Martinez

5/31 3/3

1 0

TD Punt

Indiana (2) Interception Interception

Gerald Hodges of Cameron Coffman Adrian Amos of Cameron Coffman

3/62 3/8

1 0

TD Punt

Jacob Fagnano of Curt Phillips

3/3

0

Punt

2 4

Wisconsin (1) Interception 4

2 3

Wisconsin (0)

CAREER STARTS ➤ Player

‘09 ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 Total

Jordan Hill (DT) 4 13 11 Matt Stankiewitch (C) 2 — 13 12 Gerald Hodges (LB) 1 13 12 Stephon Morris (CB) 1 10 2 12 Glenn Carson (LB) 12 12 Michael Mauti (LB) 7 4 11 Matt McGloin (QB) 5 5 12 Sean Stanley (DE) 2 6 10 Malcolm Willis (Saf) 6 1 10 Pete Massaro (LB) 11 — 5 Garry Gilliam (TE) 3 — 8 Adrian Amos (DB) 1 12 Mike Farrell (T) 1 — 12 Allen Robinson (WR) 1 12 Brandon Moseby-Felder (WR) 3 9 Stephen Obeng-Agyapong (Saf) 12 John Urschel (G) 12 Miles Dieffenbach (G) 11 Da’Quan Jones (DT) 11

28 27 26 25 24 22 22 18 17 16 11 13 13 13 12 12 12 11 11

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➤ Player

‘09 ‘10 ‘11 ‘12 Total

Donovan Smith (T) 9 Deion Barnes (DE) 8 Michael Zordich (FB) 2 5 Jesse James (TE) 6 Bill Belton (RB) 5 Zach Zwinak (RB) 4 Adam Gress (T) 3 Matt Lehman (TE) 3 James Terry (DT) 1 — 2 Kyle Carter (TE) 2 Jacob Fagnano (Saf) 2 Derek Day (RB) 1 Curtis Dukes (RB) 1 Ty Howle (G) 1 Mike Hull (LB) 1 Alex Kenney (WR) 1 C.J. Olaniyan (DE) 1 Trevor Williams (WR) 1

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ➤ Malcolm Willis


INDIVIDUAL CAREER-HIGHS ➤ PASSING

➤ RUSHING

MATT McGLOIN

BILL BELTON

Attempts 51 Completions 35 Yards 395 Touchdowns 4 Long 53 Interceptions 5

Carries 16 Yards 103 Touchdowns 3 Long 23

Northwestern, Oct. 6, 2012 Northwestern, Oct. 6, 2012 Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012 Navy, Sept. 15, 2012; Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012 Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012 Florida (Outback), Jan. 1, 2011

GLENN CARSON ➤ Matt McGloin

➤ RECEIVING BILL BELTON Receptions Yards Touchdowns Long

5 35 1 11

BRANDON MOSEBY-FELDER Ohio State, Oct. 27, 2012 Ohio State, Oct. 27, 2012 Ohio, Sept. 1, 2012 Ohio State, Oct. 27, 2012

KYLE CARTER Receptions 6 Yards 85 Touchdowns 1 Long 34

Ohio, Sept. 1, 2012; at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012; Ohio State, Oct. 27, 2012 at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012 Three times; last: Ohio State, Oct. 27, 2012 at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012

DEREK DAY Receptions 1 Yards 17 Touchdowns 0 Long 17

at Virginia, Sept. 8, 2012

GARRY GILLIAM Receptions 1 Yards 21 Touchdowns 0 Long 21

Receptions 10 Yards 197 Touchdowns 3 Long 53

at Virginia, Sept. 8, 2012; Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012 Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012 Navy, Sept. 15, 2012; Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012 Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012

Receptions 2 Yards 22 Touchdowns 0 Long 17

at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012; at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012 at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012 at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012

Receptions 1 Yards 11 Touchdowns 0 Long 11

at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012; at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012 Wisconsin, Nov. 24, 2012 Five times; last: Wisconsin, Nov. 24, 2012 Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012

Receptions 4 Yards 39 Touchdowns 0 Long 27

Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012

Temple, Sept. 22, 2012; Northwestern, Oct. 6, 2012 Temple, Sept. 22, 2012 Two times; last: Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012

at Illinois, Sept. 29, 2012 at Virginia, Sept. 8, 2012 at Virginia, Sept. 8, 2012

at Virginia, Sept. 8, 2012

DEREK DAY Carries 18 Yards 47 Touchdowns 0 Long 14

at Virginia, Sept. 8, 2012 at Virginia, Sept. 8, 2012 Ohio, Sept. 1, 2012

CURTIS DUKES Carries 11 Yards 60 Touchdowns 0 Long 30

Northwestern, Oct. 6, 2012 Northwestern, Oct. 6, 2012 at Nebraska, Nov. 10, 2012

Carries 7 Yards 26 Touchdowns 2 Long 11

at Illinois, Sept. 29, 2012; Northwestern, Oct. 6, 2012 Purdue, Oct. 15, 2011 Temple, Sept. 22, 2012; at Illinois, Sept. 29, 2012 Two times; last: at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012

MICHAEL ZORDICH Carries Yards Touchdowns Long

15 80 2 25

Temple, Sept. 22, 2012 Temple, Sept. 22, 2012 at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012 Northwestern, Oct. 6, 2012

ZACH ZWINAK Carries 36 Yards 179 Touchdowns 2 50 Long

Wisconsin, Nov. 24, 2012 Wisconsin, Nov. 24, 2012 at Illinois, Sept. 29, 2012 at Nebraska, Nov. 10, 2012

Navy, Sept. 15, 2012 Iowa, Oct. 8, 2011 Indiana State, Sept. 3, 2011

➤ TACKLES DEFENSIVE LINE

LINEBACKERS

DEION BARNES

GLENN CARSON

6

at Nebraska, Nov. 10, 2012

BRAD BARS 2 2

Navy, Sept. 15, 2012

12

Navy, Sept. 15, 2012 Wisconsin, Nov. 24, 2012 Two times; last: Navy, Sept. 15, 2012

PETE MASSARO 5

4

Two times; last: at Ohio State, Nov. 13, 2010

7

Ohio State, Oct. 27, 2012 Two times; last: Illinois, Oct. 9, 2010

ANTHONY ZETTEL

6

Illinois, Oct. 29, 2011

11

Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012

3

Two times; last: at Illinois, Sept. 29, 2012

MICHAEL MAUTI 13

Two times; last: Ohio State, Oct. 27, 2012

NYEEM WARTMAN

1

Ohio, Sept. 1, 2012

7

at Illinois, Sept. 29, 2012

DEFENSIVE BACKS ADRIAN AMOS

JAMES TERRY 3

19

MICHAEL YANCICH Temple, Sept. 22, 2012

SEAN STANLEY

BEN KLINE

DAQUAN JONES 4

at Nebraska, Nov. 10, 2012

MIKE HULL

JORDAN HILL

14

GERALD HODGES

KYLE BAUBLITZ

139

Navy, Sept. 15, 2012

10

Ohio, Sept. 1, 2012

DA’QUAN DAVIS 2

Two times; last: Northwestern, Oct. 6, 2012

JESSE DELLA VALLE 2

Three times; last: Wisconsin, Nov. 24, 2012

JACOB FAGNANO

9

Ohio, Sept. 1, 2012

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at Illinois, Sept. 29, 2012 at Illinois, Sept. 29, 2012 Three times; last: Ohio State, Oct. 27, 2012 Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012

at Virginia, Sept. 8, 2012 at Virginia, Sept. 8, 2012

C.J. OLANIYAN

ZACH ZWINAK Receptions 6 Yards 52 Touchdowns 0 31 Long

Carries 1 Yards 19 Touchdowns 0 Long 19

at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012 Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012

MICHAEL ZORDICH

MATT LEHMAN Receptions 5 Yards 70 Touchdowns 1 Long 29

ALLEN ROBINSON

Temple, Sept. 19, 2010

ALEX KENNEY Receptions 4 Yards 50 Touchdowns 0 Long 24

at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012 at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012 at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012 Three times; last: at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012

MATT ZANELLATO Seven times; last: at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012 Temple, Sept. 19, 2010

JESSE JAMES Receptions 3 Yards 90 Touchdowns 1 Long 42

Receptions 6 Yards 129 Touchdowns 1 Long 42

TREVOR WILLIAMS Ohio, Sept. 1, 2012; at Virginia, Sept. 8, 2012 at Virginia, Sept. 8, 2012

MATT McGLOIN at Illinois, Sept. 29, 2012; at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012 at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012 at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012 at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012

STEPHON MORRIS Three times; last: Indiana, Nov. 17, 2012

STEPHEN OBENG-AGYAPONG

9

Navy, Sept. 15, 2012

MALCOLM WILLIS

9

at Minnesota, Oct. 23, 2010

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

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PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013

2012 RECORDS REVIEW

➤ PASSING YARDAGE, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Zack Mills, 2001-04 Matt McGloin, 2009-12 Tony Sacca, 1988-91 Daryll Clark, 2006-09 Chuck Fusina, 1975-78 Kerry Collins, 1991-94 Anthony Morelli, 2004-07 Todd Blackledge, 1980-82 Wally Richardson, 1992-96 Kevin Thompson, 1996-99

➤ PASSING ATTEMPTS, CAREER 7,212 6,390 5,869 5,742 5,382 5,304 5,275 4,812 4,419 3,710

➤ PASSING YARDAGE, SEASON 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Matt McGloin, 2012 Daryll Clark, 2009 Kerry Collins, 1994 Anthony Morelli, 2007 Daryll Clark, 2008 Tony Sacca, 1991 Anthony Morelli, 2006 Zack Mills, 2002 Michael Robinson, 2005 Chuck Fusina, 1977

140

Zack Mills vs. Iowa, 2002 Matt McGloin vs. Indiana, 2012 Michael Robinson vs. Wisconsin, 2003 Mike McQueary vs. Pittsburgh, 1997 Todd Blackledge at Miami (Fla.), 1981 Daryll Clark vs. Akron, 2009 Kerry Collins at Michigan State, 1993 Daryll Clark vs. Michigan State, 2008 Kerry Collins vs. Rutgers, 1994 Matt McGloin vs. Ohio State, 2012

6 4 3

➤ 300-YARD PASSING GAMES, SEASON 1. Matt McGloin, 2012 2. Kerry Collins, 1994 Daryll Clark, 2009

Matt McGloin, 2009-12 Kerry Collins, 1991-94 Zack Mills, 2001-04 Daryll Clark, 2006-09 Chuck Fusina, 1975-78 Tony Sacca, 1988-91 Anthony Morelli, 2004-07

18 16 16 14 11 11 11

11 10 8

➤ CONSECUTIVE 200-YARD PASSING GAMES, SEASON 1. Matt McGloin, 2012 2. Kerry Collins, 1994

Matt McGloin, 2012 Anthony Morelli, 2007 Anthony Morelli, 2006 Daryll Clark, 2009 Wally Richardson, 1995 Zack Mills, 2002 Daryll Clark, 2008 Michael Robinson, 2005 Todd Blackledge, 1982 Tony Sacca, 1991

1. Kerry Collins at BYU, 1992 2. Rashard Casey vs. Iowa, 2000 Matt McGloin vs. Northwestern, 2012

446 402 386 381 335 333 321 311 292 292

54 51 51

➤ PASSING COMPLETIONS, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Zack Mills, 2001-04 Matt McGloin, 2009-12 Anthony Morelli, 2004-07 Daryll Clark, 2006-09 Tony Sacca, 1988-91 Wally Richardson, 1992-96 Chuck Fusina, 1975-78 Kerry Collins, 1991-94 Todd Blackledge, 1980-82 Kevin Thompson, 1996-99

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Matt McGloin, 2012 Anthony Morelli, 2007 Daryll Clark, 2009 Anthony Morelli, 2006 Wally Richardson, 1995 Daryll Clark, 2008 Zack Mills, 2002 Kerry Collins, 1994 Tony Sacca, 1991 Rashard Casey, 2000

606 513 460 444 401 378 371 370 341 263

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270 234 232 208 193 192 188 176 169 163

➤ PASSING COMPLETIONS, GAME 1. Matt McGloin vs. Northwestern, 2012 2. Wally Richardson vs. Wisconsin, 1995

➤ 200-YARD PASSING GAMES, SEASON 1. Matt McGloin, 2012 2. Kerry Collins, 1994 3. Daryll Clark, 2009

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

➤ PASSING COMPLETIONS, SEASON 4 2 2

➤ 200-YARD PASSING GAMES, CAREER 1. 2. 4. 5.

➤ PASSING TOUCHDOWNS, SEASON 1,082 894 824 821 814 738 692 665 658 657

➤ PASSING ATTEMPTS, GAME 399 395 379 366 358 353 352 341 328 327

➤ 300-YARD PASSING GAMES, CAREER 1. Matt McGloin, 2009-12 2. Kerry Collins, 1991-94 3. Daryll Clark, 2006-09

Zack Mills, 2001-04 Matt McGloin, 2009-12 Tony Sacca, 1988-91 Anthony Morelli, 2004-07 Zack Mills, 2001-04 Daryll Clark, 2006-09 Wally Richardson, 1992-96 Chuck Fusina, 1975-78 Todd Blackledge, 1980-82 Kerry Collins, 1991-94

➤ PASSING ATTEMPTS, SEASON 3,266 3,003 2,679 2,651 2,592 2,488 2,424 2,417 2,350 2,221

➤ PASSING YARDAGE, GAME 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

35 33

➤ PASSING TOUCHDOWNS, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Matt McGloin, 2009-12 Daryll Clark, 2006-09 Todd Blackledge, 1980-82 Tony Sacca, 1988-91 Zack Mills, 2001-04 Kerry Collins, 1991-94 Chuck Fusina, 1975-78 Anthony Morelli, 2004-07 Tom Shuman, 1972-74 Wally Richardson, 1992-96

46 43 41 41 41 39 37 31 28 27

1. Daryll Clark, 2009 Matt McGloin, 2012 3. Todd Blackledge, 1982 4. Tony Sacca, 1991 Kerry Collins, 1994 6. Doug Strang, 1983 Anthony Morelli, 2007 Daryll Clark, 2008 9. Wally Richardson, 1995 10. Mike McQueary, 1997 Zack Mills, 2002 Michael Robinson, 2005

24 24 22 21 21 19 19 19 18 17 17 17

➤ PASSING TOUCHDOWNS, GAME 1. 3.

Tony Sacca vs. Georgia Tech, 1991 5 Rashard Casey vs. Louisiana Tech, 2000 5 Matt McGloin vs. Indiana, 2012 4 14 other players; last: Matt McGloin vs. Navy, 2012

➤ RECEPTIONS, SEASON 1. 2. 4. 6. 7. 8.

Allen Robinson, 2012 O.J. McDuffie, 1992 Bobby Engram, 1995 Terry Smith, 1991 Derrick Williams, 2007 Bobby Engram, 1994 Bryant Johnson, 2001 Bobby Engram, 1993 Bryant Johnson, 2002 Deon Butler, 2006 Derek Moye, 2009

77 63 63 55 55 52 51 48 48 48 48

➤ RECEIVING YARDAGE, SEASON 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Bobby Engram, 1995 Bobby Engram, 1994 Allen Robinson, 2012 O.J. McDuffie, 1992 Freddie Scott, 1994 Bryant Johnson, 2002 Derek Moye, 2010 Bobby Engram, 1993 Joe Jurevicius, 1996 Bryant Johnson, 2001

1,084 1,029 1,013 977 973 917 885 873 869 866

➤ TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Bobby Engram, 1991-95 Kenny Jackson, 1980-83 Deon Butler, 2005-08 Derek Moye, 2008-11 O.J. McDuffie, 1988-92 Terry Smith, 1988-91 Joe Jurevicius, 1994-97 Jordan Norwood, 2005-08 Allen Robinson, 2011-present Freddie Scott, 1993-95 Tony Johnson, 2000-03

31 25 22 18 16 15 15 13 11 11 11

➤ TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS, SEASON 1. Bobby Engram, 1993 2. Bobby Engram, 1995 Allen Robinson, 2012 4. Joe Jurevicius, 1997 5. O.J. McDuffie, 1992 Freddie Scott, 1994 Deon Butler, 2005 8. Terry Smith, 1991 Derek Moye, 2010

13 11 11 10 9 9 9 8 8


2012 AWARDS & HONORS ➤ BURLSWORTH TROPHY Matt McGloin

➤ BROOKS-IRVINE MEMORIAL FOOTBALL CLUB OF SOUTH JERSEY DIVISION I PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR

➤ BUTKUS AWARD

Gerald Hodges, lb

Gerald Hodges, lb, semifinalist Michael Mauti, lb, semifinalist

➤ RIMINGTON TROPHY

➤ TOUCHDOWN CLUB OF SOUTHERN JERSEY DIVISION I COLLEGE PLAYER-OF-THE-YEAR

Matt Stankiewitch, finalist

Gerald Hodges, lb

➤ BEAR BRYANT COACH-OF-THE-YEAR

➤ UPLIFTING ATHLETES RARE DISEASE CHAMPION AWARD

Bill O’Brien

➤ ESPN COACH-OF-THE-YEAR Bill O’Brien

➤ LIBERTY MUTUAL COACH-OF-THE-YEAR Bill O’Brien, finalist

➤ MAXWELL FOOTBALL CLUB COLLEGIATE COACH-OF-THE-YEAR Bill O’Brien

➤ EDDIE ROBINSON COACH-OF-THE-YEAR Bill O’Brien, finalist

Eric Shrive, g

➤ BIG TEN DAVE MCCLAIN COACH-OF-THE-YEAR Bill O’Brien

➤ BIG TEN HAYES-SCHEMBECHLER COACH-OF-THE-YEAR Bill O’Brien

➤ BIG TEN MEN’S COACH-OF-THE-YEAR Bill O’Brien

➤ BTN.COM ALL-BIG TEN TEAM

➤ ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN

Jordan Hill, dt Michael Mauti, lb Allen Robinson, wr Matt Stankiewitch, c Bill O’Brien, Coach-of-the-Year Deion Barnes, Freshman-of-the-Year

Brad Bars, de Kyle Baublitz, dt Glenn Carson, lb Kyle Carter, te Cody Castor, de Jesse Della Valle, saf Miles Dieffenbach, g Emery Etter, ks Mike Farrell, t Sam Ficken, pk Garry Gilliam, te Ty Howle, c/g Mike Hull, lb Brian Irvin, te Ryan Keiser, saf Alex Kenney, wr Ben Kline, lb Christian Kuntz, wr Matt Lehman, te Evan Lewis, wr Angelo Mangiro, g/c Pete Massaro, de Shane McGregor, qb Matt Stankiewitch, c Deron Thompson, rb John Urschel, g Jamie Van Fleet, lb Garrett Venuto, qb

➤ BTN.COM ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Deion Barnes, de Kyle Carter, te

➤ ESPN.COM ALL-BIG TEN TEAM Kyle Carter, te Jordan Hill, dt Michael Mauti, lb Allen Robinson, wr Matt Stankiewitch, c Deion Barnes, Freshman-of-the-Year

➤ ESPN.COM ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Deion Barnes, de Kyle Carter, te Donovan Smith, t

➤ WALTER CAMP NATIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK

➤ ATHLON SPORTS ALL-AMERICA TEAM

➤ BIG TEN BUTKUS-FITZGERALD LINEBACKER-OF-THE-YEAR

Jordan Hill, dt, second-team

Michael Mauti

➤ BIG TEN PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK

➤ ESPN.COM ALL-AMERICA TEAM

➤ BIG TEN RICHTER-HOWARD RECEIVER-OF-THE-YEAR

Defense: Jordan Hill, dt; at Iowa, vs. Wisconsin Gerald Hodges, lb; vs. Northwestern Michael Mauti, lb; vs. Navy, at Illinois

Michael Mauti

➤ PRO FOOTBALL WEEKLY ALL-AMERICA TEAM Michael Mauti, lb, honorable-mention

➤ PHIL STEELE’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL ALL-AMERICA TEAM Michael Mauti, lb, first-team

➤ CBSSPORTS.COM FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM Deion Barnes, de, first-team Kyle Carter, te, first-team

➤ COLLEGEFOOTBALLNEWS.COM FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM Deion Barnes, de, first-team Kyle Carter, te, first-team Jesse James, te, honorable-mention

Deion Barnes, de, first-team Kyle Carter, te, first-team

➤ SPORTING NEWS FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAM Deion Barnes, de, first-team Kyle Carter, te, first-team

Deion Barnes, de, first-team Kyle Carter, te, first-team

➤ MAXWELL FOOTBALL CLUB THOMAS BROOKSHIER SPIRIT AWARD

Deion Barnes, de

➤ ALL-BIG TEN COACHES TEAM Jordan Hill, dt, first-team Michael Mauti, lb, first-team Allen Robinson, wr, first-team Matt Stankiewitch, c, first-team John Urschel, g, first-team Gerald Hodges, lb, second-team Adrian Amos, cb, honorable-mention Deion Barnes, de, honorable-mention Kyle Carter, te, honorable-mention Mike Farrell, t, honorable-mention Matt McGloin, qb, honorable-mention Stephon Morris, cb, honorable-mention

➤ ALL-BIG TEN MEDIA TEAM Kyle Carter, te, first-team Jordan Hill, dt, first-team Michael Mauti, lb, first-team Allen Robinson, wr, first-team Gerald Hodges, lb, second-team Matt Stankiewitch, c, second-team John Urschel, g, second-team Adrian Amos, cb, honorable-mention Deion Barnes, de, honorable-mention Mike Farrell, t, honorable-mention Matt McGloin, qb, honorable-mention Stephon Morris, cb, honorable-mention Sean Stanley, de, honorable-mention Zach Zwinak, rb, honorable-mention

Offense Matt McGloin, qb; vs. Indiana Special Teams Sam Ficken, pk; vs. Wisconsin

➤ BIG TEN FRESHMAN-OF-THE-WEEK Deion Barnes, de; vs. Navy Kyle Carter, te; at Iowa

➤ BIG TEN NETWORK PLAYER-OF-THE-GAME Matt McGloin, qb; at Iowa, vs. Indiana

➤ CAPITAL ONE CUP IMPACT PERFORMANCE-OF-THE-WEEK Jordan Hill, dt; vs. Wisconsin

➤ CAPITAL ONE/COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA® Pete Massaro, de, first-team John Urschel, g, first-team

➤ CAPITAL ONE/COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT® Brad Bars, de Ben Kline, lb Pete Massaro, de John Urschel, g

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PENN STATE 14 OHIO UNIVERSITY 24

PENN STATE 16 VIRGINIA 17

STATE COLLEGE, PA. SEPT. 1, 2012

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. SEPT. 8, 2012

Ohio University 0 3 14 7 — 24 Penn State 7 7 0 0 — 14 ➤ Scoring Summary PS-Belton, 6, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) O-Weller, 22, FG PS-Lehman, 14, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) O-Smith, 43, pass from Tettleton (Weller kick) O-Tettleton, 1, run (Weller kick) O-Foster, 5, pass from Tettleton (Weller kick)

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Sept. 1 — Penn State saw Ohio rally from a 14-3 halftime deficit to post a 24-14 win in Bill O’Brien’s first game as head coach of the Nittany Lions. Ohio was the first of a school-record 10 teams that played in a bowl game in 2011 that were on Penn State’s schedule. The Nittany Lions controlled the game in the first half, but the Bobcats scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to become just the second Mid-American Conference team to beat Penn State. Senior quarterback Matt McGloin set then-career-highs by completing 27-of-48 passes for 260 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He attempted 26 passes in the first half, the most by a Nittany Lion in a half since Zack Mills had 28 attempts against Purdue in 2004. Sophomore wide receiver Allen Robinson led all Big Ten players during the opening weekend by making a then-career-high nine receptions for 97 yards. Sophomore tailback Bill Belton, who ran for 53 yards on 13 carries in his first career start, and junior tight end Matt Lehman each posted their first career touchdown receptions. Linebacker Michael Mauti led all players with 12 tackles, while linebacker Gerald Hodges recorded 11 stops and sophomore cornerback Adrian Amos posted a careerbest 10 tackles. Seven Nittany Lions made their first career starts in the game: Deion Barnes, Bill Belton, Miles Dieffenbach, DaQuan Jones, Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, Donovan Smith and John Urschel. Five true freshmen made their Penn State debuts: Da’Quan Davis, Jesse James, Jordan Lucas, Nyeem Wartman and Trevor Williams.

Late in the first quarter, Belton recorded his first career touchdown and the first score in the O’Brien era, capping a 10-play, 80yard drive. McGloin connected with Belton for the six-yard catch and run. Penn State gained 173 yards on 25 plays and held the ball for 10:19 in the first quarter. Wartman blocked a punt inside the Ohio red zone late in the first half. McGloin hit Lehman on a 14-yard catch and run for a 14-3 lead with 1:29 left in the half. Penn State lost to Ohio for the first time in six series meetings, with the most recent contest having been played in 1974. Penn State student-athletes and coaches and deans from 11 of Penn State’s colleges joined the Blue Band to form the tunnel the football team ran through prior to kickoff. ➤ Team Statistics OU PS First Downs 25 20 Total Net Yards 499 347 Yards Rushing 175 87 Yards Passing 324 260 Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 31-41-0 27-48-1 Punts-Average 3-42.3 5-35.8 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2 Penalties-Yards 5-35 3-25 ➤ Individual Statistics Rushing PENN STATE-Belton 13 for 53; Day 8 for 31; Zordich 1 for 3. OHIO-Blankenship 31 for 109; Tettleton 9 for 47, 1 TD; Cochran 1 for 11; Boykin 3 for 9; Hammonds 1 for 1; team 2 for (-2). Passing PENN STATE-McGloin 27 of 48, 260 yds., 2 TD. OHIO-Tettleton 31 of 41, 324 yds., 2 TD. Receiving PENN STATE-Robinson 9 for 97; Carter 6 for 74; Kersey 5 for 35; Belton 3 for 16, 1 TD; Kenney 2 for 21; Lehman 1 for 14, 1 TD; Day 1 for 3. OHIO-Blankenship 7 for 72; Foster 5 for 32, 1 TD; Clark 4 for 54; Smith 3 for 82, 1 TD; Dovell 3 for 29; Bussey 3 for 11; Futrell 2 for 20; Cochran 2 for 8; Thompson 1 for 11; Hill 1 for 5. Attendance: 97,186

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0 3 7 7 — 17 7 0 0 9 — 16

➤ Scoring Summary PS-Carter, 8, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) UVA-Jarrett, 46, FG UVA-Mathis, 1, pass from Rocco (Jarrett kick) PS-Robinson, 30, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) PS-Ficken, 32, FG UVA-McGee, 6, pass from Rocco (Jarrett kick) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.; Sept. 8 — Penn State demonstrated marked improvement from the season-opener and led most of the game, but Virginia scored a touchdown with 1:28 to play to post a 17-16 win at Scott Stadium. After the Cavaliers took the late lead, quarterback Matt McGloin led the Nittany Lions downfield for a possible game-winning score, but Sam Ficken’s 42-yard field goal attempt was wide at the gun, dropping the Nittany Lions to a heart-breaking 0-2. The Penn State defense made significant strides from the opener, limiting the Cavaliers to 32 rushing yards on 25 attempts. The Nittany Lions recorded seven tackles for loss and three sacks. Freshman end Deion Barnes recorded his first two career sacks, and forced a fumble, and linebacker Mike Hull delivered his first career sack. Penn State forced four turnovers, all inside the Virginia 40-yard line, recording three fumble recoveries and an interception. But, the Nittany Lions tallied only three points off the four turnovers. Jordan Hill grabbed his first career interception in the second quarter, returning it nine yards inside the Virginia red zone. Michael Mauti forced his second career fumble in the first quarter and recovered his first career fumble in the fourth quarter. He led the Nittany Lions with nine tackles and also added a pass breakup. Gerald Hodges recorded eight tackles and also recovered a fumble. Adrian Amos made six stops (five solo), including a TFL, and Malcolm Willis had five hits with 0.5 TFL. Glenn Carson made five tackles, with 1.0 TFL, and also ran 19 yards for a first down on a fake punt. The Nittany Lions did not turn the ball over and exhibited a more balanced of-

fensive attack against Virginia than in the opener, with 43 passes and 42 rushes for 330 yards. Penn State ran 85 offensive plays to Virginia’s 61 and had 31:47 in possession time. McGloin was 19-of-35 for 197 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He hit freshman tight end Kyle Carter on an eight-yard touchdown pass on the Nittany Lions’ opening drive for Carter’s first career score. Allen Robinson broke his career-high for the second straight week with 10 receptions for 89 yards and made his first career touchdown reception on a diving 30-yard grab. ➤ Team Statistics UVA PS First Downs 14 19 Total Net Yards 295 330 Yards Rushing 32 126 Yards Passing 263 204 Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 23-36-1 21-43-0 4-42.5 3-41.7 Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost 3-3 0-0 Penalties-Yards 10-70 3-24 ➤ Individual Statistics Rushing PENN STATE-Day 18 for 52; Dukes 10 for 30; Carson 1 for 19; Bench 3 for 18; Zordich 2 for 5; McGloin 4 for 3; Zwinak 3 for 2; team 1 for (-3). VIRGINIA-Parks 9 for 26; Jones 8 for 14; Rocco 6 for 2; Sims 1 for (-4); team 1 for (-6). Passing PENN STATE-McGloin 19 of 35, 192 yds., 2 TD; Bench 2 of 7, 12 yds. VIRGINIA-Rocco 21 of 33, 258 yds., 2 TD, 1 Int.; Sims 2 of 3, 5 yds. Receiving PENN STATE-Robinson 10 for 84, 1 TD; Carter 4 for 33, 1 TD; Kenney 3 for 50; Day 1 for 17; Kersey 1 for 9; Lehman 1 for 7; Zwinak 1 for 4. VIRGINIA-Jennings 5 for 68; McGee 4 for 99, 1 TD; Jones 4 for 14; Terrell 2 for 23; Parks 2 for 20; Scott 2 for 14; Smith 1 for 12; Freedman 1 for 10; Swanson 1 for 2; Mathis 1 for 1, 1 TD. Attendance: 56,087


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PENN STATE 34 NAVY 7

PENN STATE 24 TEMPLE 13

STATE COLLEGE, PA. SEPT. 15, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, PA. SEPT. 22, 2012

0 0 0 7 — 7 14 6 7 7 — 34

➤ Scoring Summary PS-James, 2, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) PS-Robinson, 45, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) PS-Robinson, 2, pass from McGloin (kick failed) PS-Robinson, 25, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) PS-Hull, 74, fumble return (Ficken kick) N-Greene, 12, run (Sloan kick)

➤ Team Statistics N PS First Downs 22 16 371 341 Total Net Yards Yards Rushing 245 110 126 231 Yards Passing Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 13-23-1 13-21-0 Punts-Average 1-44.0 3-35.3 3-3 1-0 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 7-41 5-46 ➤ Individual Statistics Rushing PENN STATE-Zordich 11 for 50; Dukes 11 for 47; McGloin 6 for 13. NAVY-Greene 8 for 70, 1 TD; Howell 4 for 37; Reynolds 8 for 34; Snelson 3 for 29; Miller 18 for 21; Staten 2 for 19; Christian 7 for 17; Copeland 7 for 15; Polamalu 1 for 3; Hendrick 2 for 0. Passing PENN STATE-McGloin 13 of 21, 231 yds., 4 TD. NAVY-Miller 6 of 13, 17 yds., 1 Int.; Reynolds 4 of 5, 44 yds., Hendrick 2 of 3, 32 yds., Bolena 1 of 2, 33 yds.

Attendance: 98,792

Senior linebacker Michael Mauti led Penn State with nine tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. Senior Jordan Hill recorded seven hits, with a nine-yard sack, and also forced a fumble. Senior Gerald Hodges had six stops and senior cornerback Stephon Morris made five hits. Through four games, Penn State had out-scored its opponents 35-0 in the first quarter and 55-9 in the first half, allowing only three field goals.

➤ Scoring Summary PS-Robinson, 41, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) T-McManus, 33, FG PS-McGloin, 1, run (Ficken kick) PS-McGloin, 2, run (Ficken kick) T-McManus, 42, FG PS-Ficken, 21, FG T-Brown, 1, pass from Coyer (McManus kick) UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Sept. 22 — Senior quarterback Matt McGloin threw for a thencareer-high 318 yards, ran for two touchdowns and threw for one more as Penn State downed Temple, 24-13, in Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions won their second consecutive game to improve to 2-2 heading into their 20th season of Big Ten Conference play. McGloin was 24-of-36, recording his third career 300-yard passing game. He connected with Allen Robinson on a 41yard touchdown pass late in the first quarter to open the scoring and added two short touchdown runs for a 21-3 lead late in the third quarter. The Big Ten’s leading receiver, Robinson grabbed his fifth touchdown pass in four games, making five catches for 82 yards. Tight end Kyle Carter also had five grabs for 70 yards, including a pair of 20-yard receptions. The Nittany Lions set season-highs, at the time, for total offense (496 yards), passing yards (318), rushing yards (178), first downs (27), 20-yard plays (7) and time of possession (36:52). With three running backs unavailable due to injury, senior Michael Zordich (15-80) and sophomore Zach Zwinak (18-94) both established career-highs on the ground. Zordich added four catches for 39 yards, including a career-long 27-yard effort, giving him a career-best 119 all-purpose yards. Zwinak posted a then-career-high 106 allpurpose yards. The Penn State defense limited Temple to opponent season-lows of 237 yards of total offense, 124 yards passing and 13 first downs. The Owls were just 3-of-12 on third down conversions, improving the Nittany Lion defense to just 7-of-27 on third down conversions the past two games.

➤ Team Statistics T PS First Downs 13 27 Total Net Yards 237 496 Yards Rushing 113 178 124 318 Yards Passing Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 13-26-0 24-36-1 Punts-Average 6-48.5 5-30.4 2-0 0-0 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 6-36 9-100

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➤ Individual Statistics Rushing PENN STATE-Zwinak 18 for 94; Zordich 15 for 80; McGloin 6 for 13, 2 TD; Jones 1 for (-7); team 2 for (-2). TEMPLE-Coyer 13 for 64; Brown 4 for 26; Harris 10 for 23; Fitzpatick 1 for 0. Passing PENN STATE-McGloin 24 of 36, 318 yds., 1 TD; 1 Int. TEMPLE-Coyer 13 of 26, 124 yds., 1 TD. Receiving PENN STATE-Robinson 5 for 82, 1 TD; Carter 5 for 70; Zordich 4 for 39; Kenney 3 for 34; Lehman 2 for 46; Moseby-Felder 2 for 20; Zwinak 1 for 12; Williams 1 for 9; Gilliam 1 for 6. TEMPLE-Harris 3 for 42; Fitzpatrick 2 for 31; Alderman 2 for 23; Brown 2 for 5, 1 TD; Harper 2 for 4; Miller 1 for 12; Booth 1 for 7. Attendance: 93,680

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Sept. 15 — Penn State scored on its initial three possessions and kept Navy off the scoreboard until the fourth quarter to register a 34-7 victory and give head coach Bill O’Brien his first career victory. The Penn State defense forced four turnovers (three fumbles) for the second consecutive game and the offense did not have a turnover for the second straight contest. Allen Robinson recorded his first career 100-yard game with 136 receiving yards and three touchdowns, coming on just five receptions. Robinson hauled in a pair of then-career-long 45-yard catches, with the second one going for a score. He also grabbed a two-yard toss and snagged a pass that was tipped by Trevor Williams for a 25yard touchdown. Robinson’s three touchdown receptions equaled the most by a Penn State receiver since Graham Zug at Michigan in 2009. McGloin tied his career-high with four touchdown passes, going 13-of-21 for 231 yards, and was not intercepted for the second consecutive game. He delivered the first of his school-record 10 consecutive 200-yard passing games. Senior Michael Zordich set then-careerhighs with 11 carries and 50 yards. Curtis Dukes gained 47 yards on 11 carries. Gerald Hodges grabbed his second career interception on a leaping effort at the Penn State 11-yard line in the first quarter. Early in the fourth quarter, linebacker Mike Hull scooped up a fumble and sprinted 74 yards for a touchdown. The fumble return was the Nittany Lions’ first for a touchdown since Navorro Bowman returned one 91 yards against Eastern Illinois in 2009. Penn State recorded nine tackles for loss (by seven players) and four sacks, in-

cluding two by freshman Anthony Zettel. The Nittany Lions also limited Navy to 4-of-15 on third down conversions. Michael Mauti recorded a game-high 12 tackles, with 2.0 TFL for minus-26 yards, to earn Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors for the second time in his career. Defensive end Deion Barnes forced a fumble for the second straight week and recorded his third sack of the young season to share Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week accolades. Navy’s 60 rushing attempts were the most by a Penn State opponent since Nebraska had 72 in 2003.

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PENN STATE 35 ILLINOIS 7

PENN STATE 39 NORTHWESTERN 28

CHAMPAIGN, ILL. SEPT. 29, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, PA. OCT. 6, 2012

0 0 7 0 — 7 14 7 7 7 — 35

➤ Scoring Summary PS-Zwinak, 1, run (Ficken kick) PS-McGloin, 1, run (Ficken kick) PS-Lehman, 21, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) IL-Harris, 22, pass from Ferguson (Zalewski kick) PS-McGloin, 1, run (Ficken kick) PS-Zwinak, 1, run (Ficken kick)

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill.; Sept. 29 — Quarterback Matt McGloin accounted for three touchdowns and linebacker Michael Mauti grabbed two interceptions to help boost Penn State to a 35-7 win over Illinois in the Big Ten-opener for both teams. Head coach Bill O’Brien recorded his first career Big Ten victory and initial road win as the Nittany Lions won their third consecutive game in convincing fashion. Mauti earned the Walter Camp National Defensive Player-of-the-Week honor, as well as his second Big Ten Defensive Player-ofthe-Week in three games. He grabbed two interceptions, returning them 105 yards, and recorded six tackles and 0.5 sacks. McGloin was 18-of-30 for 211 yards, including a 21-yard scoring strike to tight end Matt Lehman. McGloin ran for a one-yard touchdown midway through the first period and added another one-yard scoring run late in the third quarter. Sophomore Zach Zwinak became the 85th Nittany Lion to rush for at least 100 yards in a game, gaining 100 yards on 19 carries and scoring twice for his first career 100-yard effort. With the Ilini threatening to become the first team of the season to score a touchdown against Penn State in the first half, Mauti grabbed a Nathan Scheelhaase pass at the goal line and raced up the near sideline, but was tripped up at the Illinois oneyard line. The play broke the school record for longest interception return — 98 yards by Wayne Berfield against Boston University in 1958. Mauti made his second pick of the game near midfield late in the third quarter. The Nittany Lions forced three turnovers and held the Illini nearly 20 points below their season average. Illinois gained 74 rushing yards on 22 attempts, becoming the second team to fail to gain 100 yards in 2012 against the Nittany Lions.

On five Illinois possessions, the Penn State defense held the Illini to zero or negative yardage. Before the final Illinois drive of the game, the Nittany Lions allowed just one of 13 drives to extend longer than six plays. Glenn Carson and Gerald Hodges tied for team-high honors with nine tackles each, with Carson adding 1.0 TFL. Michael Yancich made a career-high seven stops, combining with DaQuan Jones to stop Illinois running back Donovann Young from the one-yard line on the final play of the game. Penn State led 21-0 at the end of the first half, having out-scored opponents 76-9 in the first half through the initial five games. ➤ Team Statistics IL PS First Downs 17 24 366 389 Total Net Yards Yards Rushing 74 178 292 211 Yards Passing Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 29-47-2 18-30-0 Punts-Average 6-38.7 3-43.3 1-1 2-0 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 8-69 2-17 ➤ Individual Statistics Rushing PENN STATE-Zwinak 19 for 100, 2 TD; Belton 16 for 70; Dukes 5 for 21; Day 4 for 14; Zordich 1 for 2; McGloin 7 for (-29), 2 TD. ILLINOIS-Young 6 for 63; Scheelhaase 11 for 7; Ferguson 5 for 4. Passing PENN STATE-McGloin 18 of 30, 211 yds., 1 TD. ILLINOIS-Scheelhaase 28 of 46, 270 yds., 1 Int.; Ferguson 1 of 1, 22 yds., 1 TD. Receiving PENN STATE-Lehman 5 for 70, 1 TD; Kenney 4 for 24; Carter 3 for 45; Moseby-Felder 3 for 37; Robinson 3 for 35. ILLINOIS-Lankford 7 for 104; Young 6 for 14; Harris 3 for 41, 1 TD; Knight 3 for 30; Ferguson 3 for 27; Hardee 2 for 22; LaCosse 2 for 20; Davis 1 for 19; Viliunas 1 for 11; Wilson 1 for 4. Attendance: 46,734

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0 14 14 0 — 28 3 7 7 22 — 39

➤ Scoring Summary PS-Ficken, 21, FG PS-Zwinak, 1, run (Ficken kick) NU-Mark, 2, run (Budzien kick) NU-Jones, 11, pass from Siemian (Budzien kick) PS-Robinson, 8, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) NU-Colter, 10, run (Budzien kick) NU-Mark, 75, punt return (Budzien kick) PS-Robinson, 6, pass from McGloin (Zordich run) PS-McGloin, 5, run (Ficken kick) PS-Zordich, 3, run (Ficken kick) UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Oct. 6 — No. 24 Northwestern grabbed the momentum with a punt return touchdown late in the third quarter, but the Nittany Lion offense roared back with 22 consecutive points and the defense held the Wildcats over the final 16 minutes to deliver a stirring 39-28 comeback Homecoming victory. A season-high 39 points helped the Nittany Lions (4-2, 2-0) win their fourth straight game and hand the Wildcats their first loss of the season. In the process, Bill O’Brien moved to 1-0 against Top 25 teams. The momentum swung after Venric Mark took a punt 75 yards for a score with 50 seconds left in the third quarter for a 28-17 lead for the Wildcats. Matt McGloin completed a school-record 35 passes on a career-high 51 attempts. Ten different receivers caught passes for 282 yards and two touchdowns. McGloin also ran for the go-ahead score with 2:37 to play. Allen Robinson caught both touchdown passes, with the second coming on fourthand-four, and the Nittany Lions trailing, 2817. Robinson posted his third game of the season with nine or more grabs, making nine catches for 85 yards. Zach Zwinak delivered his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game, carrying the ball 28 times for 121 yards and adding a career-high six catches for 52 yards to post 173 all-purpose yards. Penn State tied a 47-year-old school record by running 99 offensive plays (vs. West Virginia, 1966). The Nittany Lions’ 22 fourthquarter points were the most in a quarter since scoring 28 against Michigan State in the third quarter of a 42-14 win in 2009.

The Nittany Lions’ 30 first downs were their most in a game since a 2005 win over Minnesota (35) and they held the ball for 39:17, compared to Northwestern’s 20:43. Penn State put the ball in the end zone on four of its five drives in the second half, including a three-yard plunge from Michael Zordich with 1:30 left to play. Penn State’s defense held the fast-paced Wildcat attack to just 247 yards of total offense — 219 yards under their season average — and forced six three-and-outs, including on each of their initial four possessions. Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti led the defensive charge with 11 and nine tackles, respectively. Jordan Hill made eight tackles, including a half sack. ➤ Team Statistics NU PS First Downs 14 30 Total Net Yards 247 443 112 161 Yards Rushing Yards Passing 135 282 Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 21-36-0 35-51-0 Punts-Average 8-38.4 5-36.8 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-Yards 3-40 3-30 ➤ Individual Statistics Rushing PENN STATE-Zwinak 28 for 121, 1 TD; Zordich 7 for 32, 1 TD; Belton 4 for 12; McGloin 7 for (-2), 1 TD; team 2 for (-2). NORTHWESTERN-Mark 13 for 72, 1 TD; Colter 5 for 24, 1 TD; Siemian 4 for 14; Trumpy 3 for 2. Passing PENN STATE-McGloin 35 of 51, 282 yds., 2 TD. NORTHWESTERN-Siemian 21 of 36, 135 yds., 1 TD. Receiving PENN STATE-Robinson 9 for 85, 2 TD; Zwinak 6 for 52; Moseby-Felder 5 for 34; Carter 4 for 44; Zordich 4 for 31; Lehman 3 for 15; Gilliam 1 for 15; Williams 1 for 7; James 1 for 0; Belton 1 for (-1). NORTHWESTERN-Jones 4 for 27, 1 TD; Trumpy 3 for 28; Fields 3 for 21; Colter 3 for 17; Jones 3 for 16; Lawrence 2 for 18; Mark 2 for 6; Prater 1 for 2. Attendance: 95,769


Iowa Penn State

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PENN STATE 38 IOWA 14

PENN STATE 23 OHIO STATE 35

IOWA CITY, IOWA OCT. 20, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, PA. OCT. 27, 2012

0 0 0 14 — 14 14 10 7 7 — 38

➤ Scoring Summary PS-James, 31, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) PS-Robinson, 8, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) PS-Ficken, 34, FG PS-Belton, 11, run (Ficken kick) PS-Belton, 3, run (Ficken kick) PS-Belton, 5, run (Ficken kick) I-Cotton, 92, kickoff return (Meyer kick) I-Davis, 18, pass from Vandenberg (Mayer kick)

➤ Team Statistics I PS First Downs 14 28 Total Net Yards 209 504 Yards Rushing 20 215 189 289 Yards Passing Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 17-36-2 26-38-0 5-36.4 3-29.3 Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost 4-1 3-2 Penalties-Yards 3-30 7-72 ➤ Individual Statistics Rushing PENN STATE-Belton 16 for 103, 3 TD; Zwinak 16 for 52; McGloin 5 for 26; Zordich 11 for 24; Day 3 for 12; team 1 for (-2). IOWA-Garmon 8 for 27; Weisman 5 for 9; Cotton 1 for 2; Rogers 1 for 2; Vandenberg 7 for (-18); team 1 for (-2). Passing PENN STATE-McGloin 26 of 38, 289 yds., 2 TD. IOWA-Vandenberg 17 of 36, 189 yds., 1 TD, 2 Int.

Attendance: 70,585

➤ Scoring Summary PS-Yancich, 0, recovered blocked punt in end zone (Ficken kick) OS-Hyde, 1, run (Basil kick) OS-Shazier, 17, interception return (Basil kick) PS-Ficken, 27, FG OS-Miller, 1, run (Basil kick) OS-Miller, 1, run (Basil kick) PS-Lehman, 2, pass from McGloin (Belton run failed) OS-Stoneburner, 72, pass from Miller (Basil kick) PS-Carter, 20, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Oct. 27 — After igniting an already boisterous primetime crowd of 107,818 with a blocked punt for a touchdown to take the early lead, the Nittany Lions saw No. 7 Ohio State pull away in the second half to claim a 35-23 win, snapping Penn State’s five-game winning streak. Penn State took a 7-0 lead on a brilliant special teams play by linebacker Mike Hull, who blocked Ben Buchanan’s punt from inside his own 5-yard line, and senior Michael Yancich pounced on the pigskin in the end zone. It was the Nittany Lions’ first blocked punt for a touchdown since 2010, when Andrew Dailey blocked a punt and Jamie Van Fleet recovered it for a score against Indiana at FedEx Field. Ohio State tied the game at 7-7 in the final minute of the first half and took the lead for good early in the second on a 17-yard interception return by Ryan Shazier. Sam Ficken connected on a 27-yard field goal and Matt Lehman caught a twoyard touchdown pass from Matt McGloin, but the Buckeyes responded after both scores with touchdowns. Tight end Kyle Carter hauled in a 20-yard scoring strike with 1:41 to play to pull the Nittany Lions within 12. McGloin threw for a then-career-high 327 yards, completing 27-of-45 passes, to tie Kerry Collins for the most career 300-yard passing games by a Penn State signal-caller with four. The senior spread his 27 completions among nine receivers and connected with Lehman and Carter for scores. Carter made a game-high six catches for 77 yards, Allen Robinson had five receptions for 68 yards, including a 37-yard grab, and Bran-

don Moseby-Felder made four catches for 70 yards. “Linebacker U.’s” All-Big Ten standouts, Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti, were all over the field making plays against the Buckeyes. Hodges recorded a team season-hightying 14 tackles, including a 10-yard sack. Mauti tied his career-high with 13 tackles, matching his mark from the 2011 Alabama game. Defensive end Sean Stanley made a career-best seven stops with 1.5 TFL and 0.5 sacks and Mike Hull, Pete Massaro and James Terry also added sacks. Penn State boosted its first-quarter scoring margin to 66-0 and its first-half advantage to 117-30.

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➤ Team Statistics OS PS First Downs 19 19 Total Net Yards 377 363 Yards Rushing 234 36 143 327 Yards Passing Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 7-19-1 27-46-1 5-41.0 5-41.2 Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 7-75 9-85 ➤ Individual Statistics Rushing PENN STATE-Zwinak 12 for 42; Belton 10 for 26; Zordich 1 for 3; McGloin 4 for (-37); team 1 for (-2). OHIO STATE-Miller 25 for 134, 2 TD; Hyde 22 for 55, 1 TD; Smith 4 for 48; team 2 for (-3). Passing PENN STATE-McGloin 27 of 45, 327 yds., 2 TD, 1 Int.; Butterworth 0 of 1. OHIO STATE-Miller 7 of 19, 143 yds., 1 TD; 1 Int. Receiving PENN STATE-Carter 6 for 77, 1 TD; Robinson 5 for 68; Belton 5 for 35; MosebyFelder 4 for 70; Lehman 2 for 21, 1 TD; Zwinak 2 for 12; James 1 for 20; Gilliam 1 for 16; Williams 1 for 8. OHIO STATE-Spencer 3 for 33; Stoneburner 2 for 86, 1 TD; Vannett 1 for 22; Hyde 1 for 2. Attendance: 107,818

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IOWA CITY, Iowa; Oct. 20 — Penn State grabbed a 24-0 halftime lead and held Iowa to just 209 total yards to register a 38-14 primetime win over Iowa in Kinnick Stadium. The Nittany Lions (5-2, 3-0) won their fifth consecutive game and snapped a fourgame losing skid in Iowa City. Bill O’Brien tied a Penn State record, becoming the third first-year Nittany Lion head coach to post a five-game winning streak, joining George Hoskins (1892) and Dick Harlow (1915). Penn State also became just the fifth team in Big Ten history, and the only one under a first-year head coach, to record five consecutive victories after starting the season 0-2, joining the 1934 Purdue squad. Penn State scored its most points in a true Big Ten road game since posting a 42-14 victory at Michigan State in 2009 and its most points at Iowa since a 41-27 win in 1995. The Nittany Lions eclipsed 500 yards for the first time in 2012 (504) and ran 90 plays. Jordan Hill led a stellar Penn State defensive performance to earn his first career Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Week honor. He boasted a then-season-high nine tackles, with 2.0 TFL and a sack. Hill’s selection marked the fourth time in a six-week span a Nittany Lion was named the conference’s top defensive player. Penn State held Iowa to opponent season-lows in total yards (209) and rushing yards (20). The Nittany Lions forced three turnovers and held the Hawkeyes to 2-of-12 on third down. The 2012 Big Ten Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker-of-the-Year, Michael Mauti had another outstanding effort, recording eight tackles, with a sack, and his third interception of the season. DaQuan Jones recov-

ered a fumble in the Iowa red zone, while C.J. Olaniyan and Anthony Zettel each had a sack to give Penn State four in the game. Bill Belton became the 86th Nittany Lion all-time to rush for at least 100 yards when he posted 103 yards on 16 carries and three touchdowns. Belton’s third touchdown capped a 97-yard drive, which was Penn State’s longest of the season. Matt McGloin was again highly effective, with a 26-of-38 effort for 289 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions. Kyle Carter was named the Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Week after a seasonhigh 85 receiving yards and six receptions. A career-long 34-yard catch and run on a fourth down conversion in Iowa territory set up McGloin’s touchdown pass to Robinson.

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GAME 10

PENN STATE 34 PURDUE 9

PENN STATE 23 NEBRASKA 32

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. NOV. 3, 2012

LINCOLN, NEB. NOV. 10, 2012

3 0 0 6 — 9 10 10 14 0 — 34

➤ Scoring Summary P-McCartney, 21, FG PS-Ficken, 27, FG PS-Zordich, 6, run (Ficken kick) PS-Ficken, 24, FG PS-Zordich, 5, run (Ficken kick) PS-James, 12, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) PS-Moseby-Felder, 41, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) P-Edison, 2, pass from TerBush; game end

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.; Nov. 3 — Penn State limited Purdue to its fewest points since 2008 en route to a 34-9 victory at Ross-Ade Stadium, as the Nittany Lions (6-3, 4-1) won for the sixth time in seven games. The victory was Penn State’s third straight on the road to open Big Ten play. Bill O’Brien became just the fifth conference coach since 1950 to win his first three career Big Ten road games, joining Jim Valek (1967), Hayden Fry and Earle Bruce (1979), and Urban Meyer (2012). Matt McGloin passed Kerry Collins on the Penn State career 300-yard passing games chart with 321 yards for his fifth such effort. McGloin was 22-of-36, with no interceptions, and threw two touchdown passes in a fourth straight game. It also was the senior’s seventh straight 200-plus yard passing game, besting Collins’ school record of six, set during the Nittany Lions’ 1994 unbeaten Big Ten championship campaign. Brandon Moseby-Felder delivered his best career game, hauling in six receptions for 129 yards and his first career touchdown, setting career-highs in all three categories. Allen Robinson made five catches for 58 yards, as he closed in on the Penn State season receptions record. Jesse James made three receptions for 49 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown catch. Zach Zwinak made his first career start and broke his career-high for the fourth time with a game-high 134 rushing yards on 21 carries. Michael Zordich ran for six and fiveyard touchdowns in the first half and gained 33 yards and made one catch for 20 yards. After Purdue kicked a field goal on its opening possession of the game, the Penn State defense did not allow the Boilermakers to score on their next 12 possessions to grab

control. Purdue scored its only touchdown on the final play of the game. Gerald Hodges led the defense with eight tackles, including three tackles for loss. Stephon Morris made six solo stops, with 1.0 TFL, and Mike Hull had six hits. Sean Stanley recorded a sack and forced a fumble, while 2012 Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year Deion Barnes forced a fumble. Penn State allowed its initial first-quarter points of the season on a Purdue field goal with 12:59 remaining. The Nittany Lions were the last FBS team to not allow a first-quarter point. Penn State boosted its first-quarter scoring advantage to 76-3 and its first-half scoring edge to 137-33 after taking a 20-3 lead into the locker room. ➤ Team Statistics P PS First Downs 22 25 375 506 Total Net Yards Yards Rushing 87 185 Yards Passing 288 321 Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 33-62-0 22-37-0 Punts-Average 6-33.3 4-34.2 2-1 0-0 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 8-88 8-75 ➤ Individual Statistics Rushing PENN STATE-Zwinak 21 for 134; Zordich 11 for 33, 2 TD; McGloin 6 for 18. PURDUE-Shavers 7 for 57; Bolden 6 for 35; TerBush 4 for 20; Edison 1 for 4; Hunt 4 for 1; Marve 2 for (-13); team 2 for (-17). Passing PENN STATE-McGloin 22 of 36, 321 yds., 2 TD; Bench 0 of 1. PURDUE-Marve 22 of 39, 138 yds., TerBush 10 of 20, 155 yds., 1 TD; Henry 1 of 2, (-5) yds. Receiving PENN STATE-Moseby-Felder 6 for 129, 1 TD; Robinson 5 for 58; James 3 for 49, 1 TD; Williams 2 for 22; Zwinak 2 for 15; Zordich 1 for 20; Lehman 1 for 12; Gilliam 1 for 8; Zanellato 1 for 8. PURDUE-Edison 9 for 93, 1 TD; Bush 9 for 47; Henry 5 for 54; Macarthy 5 for 37; Holmes 2 for 14; Bolden 1 for 40; Cottom 1 for 5; Hunt 1 for (-2). Attendance: 40,098

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➤ Scoring Summary PS-Zwinak, 50, run (Ficken kick) N-Maher, 32, FG N-Maher, 27, FG PS-Ficken, 27, FG PS-James, 10, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) PS-Ficken, 38, FG N-Cross, 1, run (Maher kick) N-Cross, 2, run (Maher kick) PS-Ficken, 35, FG N-Turner, 5, pass from Martinez (Maher kick) N-Meredith, safety N-Maher, 33, FG LINCOLN, Neb.; Nov. 10 — Penn State got off to a fast start in its first visit to Nebraska as Big Ten rivals, but the Nittany Lions made three pivotal turnovers that helped the No. 18 Cornhuskers take a hard-fought 32-23 win on a blustery day in Memorial Stadium. The Nittany Lions suffered their first Big Ten road loss of the season after three straight wins. Penn State’s fifth-year seniors compiled a 15-5 on-field career record in conference away games, winning at least one game in 10 of 11 stadiums. Zach Zwinak got Penn State off to a fantastic start with a burst up the middle for a career-long and team season-long 50-yard touchdown run just 1:46 into the contest. Zwinak re-wrote his career rushing high for the fifth time of the season, gaining 141 yards on 21 carries. Matt McGloin threw for 240 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. Jesse James had two catches, including a 10-yard touchdown reception. Allen Robinson caught six passes for a game-high 97 yards. Sam Ficken was 3-of-3 on field goal attempts, despite having a piece of debris blow into his eye during pregame warmups. Ficken connected from 27 and 38 yards in the first half and hit a 35-yard field goal to give Penn State its final lead at 23-20 midway through the third period. The Penn State defense held Nebraska without a touchdown in the first half for the first time in 2012, and limited the Huskers to a season-low six first-half points. Gerald Hodges and Glenn Carson each made a game-high 14 tackles. Michael Mauti recorded 10 hits and forced a fumble, Ste-

phon Morris had nine stops and a sack, and Deion Barnes made six tackles, with 3.0 TFL and a sack. Nebraska scored a touchdown on its first two possessions of the second half, driving 80 yards to open the half and immediately followed that by grabbing an interception to set up a four-yard score to tie the game at 20-20. After Nebraska took its first lead of the game at 27-23 with 10:57 to play, McGloin found Matt Lehman inside the three-yard line and as Lehman stretched the ball to try to cross the goal line, he was hit and the play was ruled a fumble, which the Huskers recovered for a touchback with 7:39 to play. Nebraska added a safety and field goal during the final 5:02 to boost its lead to two scores. ➤ Team Statistics N PS First Downs 21 18 Total Net Yards 438 391 267 151 Yards Rushing Yards Passing 296 166 Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 12-20-1 18-37-1 5-41.0 3-47.7 Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-2 Penalties-Yards 7-55 8-80 ➤ Individual Statistics Rushing PENN STATE-Zwinak 21 for 141, 1 TD; Zordich 6 for 12; Belton 1 for (-1); McGloin 6 for (-1). NEBRASKA-Abdullah 31 for 116; Martinez 15 for 104; Heard 3 for 25; Cross 8 for 22, 2 TD. Passing PENN STATE-McGloin 18 of 37, 240 yds., 1 TD, 1 Int. NEBRASKA-Martinez 12 of 20, 171 yds., 1 TD. Receiving PENN STATE-Robinson 6 for 97; Lehman 3 for 32; Zwinak 2 for 37; James 2 for 21, 1 TD; Kenney 2 for 15; Moseby-Felder 1 for 23; Carter 1 for 12; Zoridich 1 for 3. NEBRASKA-Abdullah 4 for 29; Reed 2 for 60; Turner 2 for 35, 1 TD; Bell 2 for 31; Cotton 1 for 18; Enunwa 1 for (-2). Attendance: 85,527


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GAME 12

PENN STATE 45 INDIANA 22

PENN STATE 24 WISCONSIN 21

STATE COLLEGE, PA. NOV. 17, 2012

STATE COLLEGE, PA. NOV. 24, 2012

0 13 9 0 — 22 7 21 14 3 — 45

➤ Scoring Summary PS-Robinson, 26, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) I-Ewald, 26, FG I-Bolser, 2, pass from Coffman (Ewald kick) PS-Robinson, 53, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) I-Ewald, 44, FG PS-Robinson, 10, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) PS-Zwinak, 16, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) I-Houston, 79, pass from Coffman (Ewald kick failed) I-Ewald, 46, FG PS-Zwinak, 1, run (Ficken kick) PS-Zordich, 4, run (Ficken kick) PS-Ficken, 28, FG

➤ Team Statistics I PS First Downs 23 24 478 546 Total Net Yards Yards Rushing 24 151 Yards Passing 454 395 Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 33-59-2 22-32-1 Punts-Average 6-40.0 5-37.6 0-0 2-1 Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 3-11 4-25 ➤ Individual Statistics Rushing PENN STATE-Zwinak 29 for 135, 1 TD; Zordich 9 for 49, 1 TD; McGloin 5 for (-32); team 1 for (-1). INDIANA-Roberts 5 for 28; Roundtree 4 for 13; Coleman 3 for 12; Houston 4 for 8; Coffman 9 for (-17); team 1 for (-20). Passing PENN STATE-McGloin 22 of 32, 395 yds., 4 TD, 1 Int. INDIANA-Coffman 33 of 59, 454 yds., 2 TD, 2 Int.

Attendance: 90,358

➤ Scoring Summary W-Gordon, 57, pass from Phillips (French kick) PS-Zwinak, 3, run (Ficken kick) W-Ball, 17, run (French kick) PS-Ficken, 23, FG PS-Ficken, 32, FG PS-James, 41, pass from McGloin (Ficken kick) W-Duckworth, 4, pass from Phillips (French kick) PS-Ficken, 37, FG UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Nov. 24 — The day began with an emotional pregame scene and regulation fittingly wasn’t enough in Penn State’s thrilling 24-21 Senior Day overtime victory over Wisconsin. Sam Ficken’s 37-yard field goal pushed the Nittany Lions ahead in overtime and Wisconsin’s game-tying attempt sailed wide left to spark a wild celebration and cap one of the most memorable seasons in school history. Penn State captured eight of its last 10 games, finishing 8-4 overall and 6-2 in the Big Ten, good for second place in the Leaders Division. The eight victories for Coach Bill O’Brien were the most by a first-year Penn State coach in the 126 years of the program. Zach Zwinak carried the bulk of the load for the Penn State offense and re-wrote his yardage career-high for the sixth time of the season with 179 yards on 36 carries. His 179 yards boosted him to 1,000 rushing yards for the year and gave Penn State a 1,000-yard rusher for the eighth straight season. Ficken was 3-for-3 on field goals, pushing his consecutive field goals made streak to 10. The sophomore connected on kicks of 23, 32 and 37 yards to end the season 14-of-21. Senior Matt McGloin was effective through the air in blustery winter conditions. He threw for 200 yards and a touchdown, including a go-ahead 41-yard scoring strike to Jesse James in the fourth quarter. McGloin threw a touchdown pass in all 12 games in 2012 and broke 10 school records during his senior season, ending his career as one of the top passers in school history. Allen Robinson made a game-high four catches for 35 yards, pushing his season total to 77 catches for 1,013 yards. His season receiving yardage total was No. 3 in school history.

Jesse James grabbed three catches for a career-high 90 yards and his fifth score of the year, tying the school season record for touchdowns by a tight end. Jordan Hill recorded a career-best 12 tackles, 3.0 TFL and two sacks. The senior stepped up when his team needed it most, boasting eight tackles and one sack in the fourth quarter and overtime to help him earn Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Week for the second time in 2012. Glenn Carson made 13 tackles, one shy of his career-high, and Jake Fagnano picked off Wisconsin’s Curt Phillips in the fourth quarter to thwart a potential scoring drive. Penn State won its third consecutive overtime game, moving to 3-3 in overtime contests.

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➤ Team Statistics W PS First Downs 16 20 Total Net Yards 349 363 Yards Rushing 158 163 191 200 Yards Passing Passes (Comp-Att-Int) 12-25-1 19-37-0 8-39.6 7-38.1 Punts-Average Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 4-45 2-25 ➤ Individual Statistics Rushing PENN STATE-Zwinak 36 for 179, 1 TD; Zordich 5 for 8; McGloin 3 for (-23); team 1 for (-1). WISCONSIN-Ball 27 for 111, 1 TD; Abbrederis 1 for 24; White 7 for 13; Gordon 1 for 9; Watt 1 for 2; Phillips 6 for (-1). Passing PENN STATE-McGloin 19 of 37, 200 yds., 1 TD. WISCONSIN-Phillips 12 of 25, 191 yds., 2 TD, 1 Int. Receiving PENN STATE-Robinson 4 for 35; James 3 for 90, 1 TD; Kenney 3 for 28; Zwinak 3 for 5; Lehman 2 for 22; Moseby-Felder 1 for 10; Zordich 1 for 7; Gilliam 1 for 5; Williams 1 for (-2). WISCONSIN-Abbrederis 3 for 35; Watt 2 for 45; Fredrick 2 for 28; Gordon 1 for 57, 1 TD; Doe 1 for 10; Pedersen 1 for 7; Hammond 1 for 5; Duckworth 1 for 4, 1 TD. Attendance: 93,505

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Receiving PENN STATE-Robinson 10 for 197, 3 TD; Moseby-Felder 4 for 42; Lehman 3 for 46; James 1 for 42; Zordich 1 for 27; Zwinak 1 for 16, 1 TD; Williams 1 for 14; Zanellato 1 for 11. INDIANA-Wynn 12 for 108; Wilson 6 for 78; Bolser 4 for 52, 1 TD; Hughes 3 for 61; Houston 2 for 90, 1 TD; Latimer 2 for 31; Stoner 2 for 20; Chester 1 for 7; Roberts 1 for 7.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Nov. 17 — The Penn State defense recorded another scoreless first quarter, but trailed, 10-7, early in the second quarter against Indiana in Beaver Stadium. A 21-point second quarter gave Penn State the lead for good and the Nittany Lions rolled to a 45-22 victory over the Hoosiers. It was a total team effort for the Nittany Lions, gaining a season-high 546 yards of total offense with a season-best 395 through the air. The 45 points were Penn State’s most in a Big Ten game since tallying 49 against Michigan State in 2008. The total yardage was the most for the Nittany Lions since their 2009 meeting with Eastern Illinois (553) and their highest Big Ten total since gaining 557 yards against the Spartans in 2008. McGloin connected with Allen Robinson on three touchdown passes, throwing four overall, and rocketed up a multitude of career and season passing lists. McGloin was 22-for-32 for 395 yards — a career-best and the second-highest yardage in a game at Penn State. He became the leader in Penn State career touchdown passes with 45, passing Daryll Clark’s 43. Robinson, the 2012 Big Ten Receiverof-the-Year, hauled in a career-high-tying 10 passes for a career-best 197 receiving yards. The sophomore’s first catch of the game moved him past Bobby Engram and O.J. McDuffie on the season receptions chart with 63. Robinson’s 11 season touchdown catches rank tied for second in school history. Zach Zwinak piled up 135 yards on a career-best 29 carries to become the 18th Penn

State runner to record five 100-yard efforts in the same season. The sophomore had one rushing score — his fifth on the ground — and caught one pass for 16 yards and another touchdown. The Penn State defense forced three turnovers and recorded five sacks. Gerald Hodges grabbed an interception and led all players with 12 tackles. Mike Hull added a career-high 11 stops, including a sack, and Stephon Morris tied his career-high with nine tackles for the second straight game. Senior co-captain Michael Mauti suffered a knee injury in the first quarter that would sideline him for the final seven quarters of his career. Placekicker Sam Ficken converted his seventh straight field goal attempt, a 28-yard kick in the fourth quarter.

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➤ LEADERS DIVISION

CONFERENCE GAMES W L Pct.

Ohio State Penn State Wisconsin Purdue Indiana Illinois

➤ LEGENDS DIVISION Nebraska Michigan Northwestern Michigan State Minnesota Iowa

ALL GAMES W L Pct.

SCORING Avg. Opp.

12 0 1.000 8 4 .667 8 6 .571 6 7 .462 4 8 .333 2 10 .167

37.2 22.8 29.1 19.1 29.6 19.2 28.7 31.2 30.8 35.3 16.7 32.1

8 6 4 3 2 0

0 1.000 2 .750 4 .500 5 .375 6 .250 8 .000

W

L Pct.

W

L Pct.

Avg. Opp.

7 6 5 3 2 2

1 .875 2 .750 3 .625 5 .375 6 .250 6 .250

10 8 10 7 6 4

4 .714 5 .615 3 .769 6 .538 7 .462 8 .333

34.8 27.6 29.9 19.9 31.7 22.5 20.0 16.3 22.1 24.7 19.3 22.9

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➤ RUSHING

Cl.

G Att. Yards Average

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7.

Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. So.

13 14 11 12 13 12

382 356 177 227 226 203

Cl.

G

Comp.

Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State (3) Montee Ball, Wisconsin (6) Denard Robinson, Michigan (15) Braxton Miller, Ohio State (24) Venric Mark, Northwestern (26) Zach Zwinak, Penn State (54)

➤ PASSING EFFICIENCY

1793 1830 1266 1271 1371 1000

1. Devin Gardner, Michigan* Jr. 13 75 2. MarQueis Gray, Minnesota* Sr. 11 34 3. Taylor Martinez, Nebraska (39) Jr. 14 228 4. Braxton Miller, Ohio State (43) So. 12 148 5. Robert Marve, Purdue (49) Sr. 10 166 6. Matt McGloin, Penn State (51) Sr. 12 270 *Did not meet required minimum of 15 pass attempts per game to be included in NCAA rankings.

4.7 5.1 7.2 5.6 6.1 4.9

TD LG Yards/G 12 22 7 13 12 6

40 67 79 72 80 50

137.9 130.7 115.1 105.9 105.5 83.3

Att.

Int.

Yards

TD

Efficiency

126 59 368 254 253 446

5 2 12 6 5 5

1219 472 2871 2039 1734 3271

11 5 23 15 15 24

161.7 146.0 141.6 140.5 138.8 137.7

➤ TOTAL OFFENSE

Cl.

G

Rushing

Passing

Plays

Total

Yards/G

1. Taylor Martinez, Nebraska (33) 2. Braxton Miller, Ohio State (34) 3. Matt McGloin, Penn State (40) 4. Cameron Coffman, Indiana (50) 5. Denard Robinson, Michigan (60)

Jr. So. Sr. So. Sr.

14 12 12 11 11

1019 1271 -51 -1 1266

2871 2039 3271 2734 1319

563 481 505 444 344

3890 3310 3220 2733 2585

277.9 275.8 268.3 248.5 235.0

➤ RECEPTIONS PER GAME

Cl.

G

No.

Yards

TD

LG

Yards/G

Rec./G

1. Allen Robinson, Penn State (26) 2. Shane Wynn, Indiana (51) 3. O.J. Ross, Purdue (67) 4. Corey Brown, Ohio State (73t) 5. Antavian Edison, Purdue (96t) 8. Kyle Carter, Penn State

So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr.

12 12 11 12 13 9

77 68 56 60 58 36

1018 660 454 669 652 453

11 6 2 3 8 2

53 76 28 38 52 34

84.8 55.0 41.3 55.8 50.2 50.3

6.4 5.7 5.1 5.0 4.5 4.0

➤ RECEIVING YARDS PER GAME

Cl.

G

No.

Yards

TD

LG

Avg.

Yards/G

1. Allen Robinson, Penn State (33) 2. Cody Latimer, Indiana (72) 3. Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin (86) 4. Jeremy Gallon, Michigan (88) 5. Kenny Bell, Nebraska (94) 10. Kyle Carter, Penn State

So. So. Jr. Jr. So. Fr.

12 12 13 13 14 9

77 51 49 49 50 36

1018 805 837 829 863 453

11 6 5 4 8 2

53 70 60 71 74 34

13.2 15.8 17.1 16.9 17.3 12.6

84.8 67.1 64.4 63.8 61.6 50.3

➤ PUNTING AVERAGE

Cl.

G

No.

Yards

LG

I20

50+

TB

Avg.

33 79 70 73 61

1486 3422 2961 3060 2552

62 70 72 72 69

3 31 29 19 18

13 19 17 15 17

4 6 7 2 3

45.0 43.3 42.3 41.9 41.8

1. Will Hagerup, Michigan* Jr. 11 2. Mike Sadler, Michigan State (21) So. 13 3. Cody Webster, Purdue (33) Jr. 13 4. Justin DuVernois, Illinois (41) So. 12 5. Brett Maher, Nebraska (43) Sr. 14 *Did not meet required minimum of 3.6 punts per game to be included in NCAA rankings.

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Cl.

G

TD

FG

XPT

2XP

Points

Points/G

Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

10 14 14 13 12

17 22 0 0 16

0 0 20 19 0

0 0 59 50 0

0 0 0 0 2

102 132 119 107 98

10.2 9.4 8.5 8.2 8.2

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Carlos Hyde, Ohio State (11) Montee Ball, Wisconsin (16) Brett Maher, Nebraska (33) Jeff Budzien, Northwestern (42t) Stephen Houston, Indiana (45)

➤ KICK SCORING PER GAME

Cl.

G

PAT

FG

1. Brett Maher, Nebraska 2. Jeff Budzien, Northwestern 3. Mitch Ewald, Indiana 4. Dan Conroy, Michigan State 5. Brendan Gibbons, Michigan 6. Sam Ficken, Penn State

Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So.

14 13 12 13 13 12

59-59 50-50 42-43 25-25 45-45 39-41

20-27 19-20 15-20 23-32 16-18 14-21

➤ PUNT RETURN AVERAGE

Cl.

G

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Yards/G

1. Corey Brown, Ohio State (16) 2. Jesse Della Valle, Penn State (43) 3. Micah Hyde, Iowa (45) 4. Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin (50)

Jr. So. Sr. Jr.

12 12 12 13

18 15 16 17

221 114 119 111

2 0 0 0

76 29 29 34

12.3 7.6 7.4 6.5

➤ KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE

Cl.

G

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Yards/G

Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So.

12 13 12 13 9

19 35 24 22 12

536 827 566 513 278

1 0 1 0 0

92 38 96 48 36

28.2 23.6 23.6 23.3 23.2

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Jordan Cotton, Iowa (13) Dennis Norfleet, Michigan (43) Tevin Coleman, Indiana (44) Troy Stoudemire, Minnesota (50) Rod Smith, Ohio State (51)

Points

Points/G

119 107 87 94 93 81

8.5 8.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 6.8

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G

Rush

1. Venric Mark, Northwestern (12) 2. Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State (14) 3. Montee Ball, Wisconsin (27) 4. Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska (31) 5. Denard Robinson, Michigan (45) 9. Zach Zwinak, Penn State

Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. So.

13 13 14 14 11 12

1371 1793 1830 1137 1266 1000

Receiving 104 167 72 178 31 177

PR

KOR

Yards

Yards/G

280 18 0 209 0 0

416 46 0 360 0 0

2171 2024 1902 1884 1297 1177

167.0 155.7 135.9 134.6 117.9 98.1

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Cl. G S A Total Avg.

➤ QUARTERBACK SACKS/GAME Cl.

G

S

A

Total

Avg.

1. Anthony Hitchens, Iowa (6) 2. Ryan Shazier, Ohio State (26) 3. James Morris, Iowa (29t) 4. Gerald Hodges, Penn State (44) 5. Mike Taylor, Wisconsin (54) 6. Michael Mauti, Penn State (56) 17. Glenn Carson, Penn State 44. Jordan Hill, Penn State

Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

1. John Simon, Ohio State (23) 2. Tyler Scott, Northwestern (30t) 3. D.L. Wilhite, Minnesota (35t) 4. Eric Martin, Nebraska (46t) 5. Kawann Short, Purdue (61t) 7. Deion Barnes, Penn State (73t) 16. Jordan Hill, Penn State

Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr.

11 13 13 14 13 12 12

9 9 8 8 7 4 4

0 0 1 1 0 2 1

9.0 9.0 8.5 8.5 7.0 6.0 4.5

0.82 0.69 0.65 0.61 0.54 0.50 0.38

➤ INTERCEPTIONS/GAME

Cl. G No. Yards TD LG Avg.

11 12 12 12 14 11 12 12

56 70 52 45 69 49 40 29

68 45 61 64 54 47 45 35

124 115 113 109 123 96 85 64

11.3 9.6 9.4 9.1 8.8 8.7 7.1 5.3

Cl.

G

S

A

Total

Avg.

1. Ryan Shazier, Ohio State (18t) 2. John Simon, Ohio State (22) 3. Jake Ryan, Michigan (31) 4. Kawann Short, Purdue (38t) 5. Eric Martin, Nebraska (41) 13. Sean Stanley, Penn State 16. Deion Barnes, Penn State

So. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr.

12 11 13 13 14 11 12

15 14 13 15 15 6 9

4 1 6 1 3 7 2

17.0 14.5 16.0 15.5 16.5 9.5 10.0

1.42 1.32 1.23 1.19 1.18 0.86 0.83

➤ TEAM OFFENSE

➤ TEAM DEFENSE 9th (83), 143.9 2nd (35), 273.6 4th (53), 417.5 7th (62), 29.1

Rushing Defense Passing Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Sacks Red Zone Defense

12 13 13 10 14 14 11

4 4 4 3 4 4 3

51 61 39 39 67 28 125

0 1 1 0 0 0 0

25 43 34 39 44 22 99

0.33 0.31 0.31 0.30 0.29 0.29 0.27

➤ SPECIAL TEAMS 5th (23), 130.1 8th (50), 226.2 4th (29), 356.3 2nd (16), 19.1 1st (15t), 2.83 1st (1t), 64.3 pct.

Punting Punt Return Average Kickoff Return Average Turnover Margin

11th, 34.5 9th, 6.1 12th, 18.1 3rd (22), +9

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1. Travis Howard, Ohio State (32t) Sr. 2. Michael Carter, Minnesota (39t) Sr. Landon Feichter, Purdue (39t) So. 4. Nick Van Hoose, Northwestern (64t) Fr. 5. Devin Smith, Wisconsin (68t) Sr. Daimion Stafford, Nebraska (68t) Sr. 7. Michael Mauti, Penn State (75t) Sr.

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PASSIONATE FOLLOWING

Since its inception in 1896, the pursuit and attainment of academic excellence has been a priority for every Big Ten member institution. But maintaining the conference’s status as one of the preeminent athletic conferences in the country also endures as an important component of the Big Ten student-athlete experience. Striking that balance between academics and athletics is integral to the Big Ten’s identity, and the Big Ten’s “Honoring Legends. Building Leaders.” campaign links directly to the Big Ten mission. Recognized as one of intercollegiate sports’ most successful undertakings, the Big Ten strives for success from its student-athletes not only on the field and in the classroom, but around the world as well.

The Big Ten leads all conferences with nearly five million alumni and more than 460,000 students. Big Ten fans are some of the nation’s most supportive, with nearly 9.8 million patrons attending conference home contests during the 2012-13 seasons for football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball alone.

LEADERS IN INNOVATION

All Big Ten universities have been granted Tier One Status by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction awarded to just over 100 universities. Big Ten schools have produced more than 1,450 Academic AllAmericans, more than any other conference, including 46 in the last academic year. For the 2011 fiscal year, the Big Ten led all conferences with over $8 billion in research expenditures, more than $2 billion more than any other conference.

The Big Ten Advisory Commission was formed in 1972. It enlists former student-athletes to serve as liaisons to the NCAA’s Diversity and Inclusion Department, the Big Ten Student-Athlete Advisory Commission and other organizations. The Big Ten became the first conference to voluntarily adopt male and female participation goals after launching its Gender Equity Action Plan in 1992. The Big Ten implemented the first collegiate football system of instant replay in 2004, which the NCAA approved for use among all conferences in 2006. In 2012, the Big Ten partnered with the Ivy League to study the effects of head injuries in sports. In June 2013, Johns Hopkins University was accepted as the conference’s first sport affiliate member, allowing the debut of men’s lacrosse as an official conference sport in 2014-15.

SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS

TELEVISION EXPOSURE

During the 2012-13 year, Big Ten institutions claimed seven national championships: Indiana men’s soccer, Michigan men’s gymnastics, Michigan men’s swimming and diving, Minnesota women’s ice hockey, Nebraska women’s bowling, Ohio State women’s rowing, and Penn State wrestling. In the last 10 years, the Big Ten is tied for the conference lead with 14 NCAA-sponsored national championships, including bowling, cross country, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.

Through the Big Ten’s media agreements with CBS Sports, ABC/ ESPN, FOX and the Big Ten Network (BTN), nearly 1,000 Big Ten events are produced and distributed nationally on an annual basis. In 2006, the Big Ten created BTN, the first national conferenceowned television network. With more than 53 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada — and more outside the Big Ten region than inside — BTN allows fans to see their teams compete regardless of where they live.

ACADEMICS

BROAD-BASED PROGRAMMING Almost 1,400 Big Ten student-athletes and coaches have participated in the Olympics, winning at least 460 medals, including nearly 250 gold. Big Ten universities provide over $141 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,200 student-athletes playing on more than 300 teams in 42 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 26 official conference sports, 13 for men and 13 for women, including the debut of men’s ice hockey as an official conference sport this academic year. In 2014-15, men’s and women’s lacrosse will be added as the conference’s 27th and 28th official sports, giving the Big Ten more official sports than all conferences other than the Ivy League.

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James E. Delany Commissioner Commissioner James E. Delany Deputy Commissioner Brad Traviolia Chief Communications Officer Diane Dietz Senior Associate Commissioner/Television Administration Mark D. Rudner Associate Commissioner/Championships Wendy Fallen Associate Commissioner/Compliance Chad Hawley Associate Commissioner/Football & Basketball Operations Andrea Williams Jennifer Heppel Associate Commissioner/Governance Associate Commissioner/Officiating Programs Rick Boyages Associate Commissioner/Technology Mike McComiskey Assistant Commissioner/Communications Scott Chipman Controller Julie Suderman Bill Siitari Director of Accounting Director of Branding Robin Jentes Director of Building Services Brenda Hilton Director of Human Resources Kimberly Smith Director of Information Technology Brandon Winbush Tony Buyniski Director of Video Services Associate Director/Branding Jade Burroughs Associate Director/Championships Jessica Palermo Associate Director/Compliance Kerry Kenny Associate Director/Football Operations Joshua Munk Matt Beaudry Assistant Director/Championships Assistant Director/Championships Eddie Thiebe Assistant Director/Communications Dan Mihalik Assistant Director/Video Services Brian Keidel Production Coordinator/Building Manager W.T. Robinson Barbara Greenbaum Executive Assistant to the Commissioner Executive Assistant Sandra Morgan Administrative Assistant Linda Arnold Administrative Assistant Sue Immekus Administrative Assistant Mary Jo O’Donohue Administrative Assistant Madeline Russell C.D. Henry Championships Intern Jackie Evans Sarah Andreychik Bob Hammel Communications Intern Alex Macht Video Intern

EAST DIVISION

WEST DIVISION

Beginning in 2014, the Big Ten football division alignments will feature new members Maryland and Rutgers, plus Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State in the East Division. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin will comprise the West Division. Each school will play the other six schools in its division plus two teams from the

other division in 2014 and 2015, which will serve as transitional years in which the schools will continue playing eight-game schedules. Beginning in 2016, each school will play three teams from the other division as part of its nine-game schedule. The crossdivision games will include one protected meeting on an annual basis between Indiana and Purdue.


➤ Land Grant Trophy

➤ Governor’s Victory Bell

➤ Brown, Kwalick Big Ten Trophies

The Land Grant Trophy, established in 1993, is awarded to the winner of the Penn State-Michigan State game. It honors the universities as the nation’s two pioneer land-grant schools. Each was founded in 1855: Michigan State on February 12 and Penn State on February 22. The schools were the prototypes after which the land-grant system was patterned. The trophy features images of the schools’ landmark buildings — Penn State’s Old Main and Michigan State’s Beaumont Tower — and replicas of the Nittany Lion and the Spartan, the schools’ mascots.

Commissioned in 1993, the Governor’s Victory Bell is presented to the winner of the Penn State-Minnesota contest. It first was awarded when the Golden Gophers provided the opposition for Penn State’s first game as a member of the Big Ten. The trophy was commissioned by Pennsylvania Governor Robert Casey and Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson. The trophy features a brass bell bearing the medallion of the Big Ten Conference, the state seals of Minnesota and Pennsylvania and the athletic logos of each institution.

The Big Ten initiated the presentation of 18 trophies following the 2011 season and honors some of its alltime premier football student-athletes with the newly named awards, including Penn State’s Courtney Brown and Ted Kwalick. The Big Ten awards the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman-of-the-Year, recognizing the Nittany Lions’ Brown and Michigan State’s Bubba Smith. Brown was a consensus first-team All-American in 1999, breaking school records in career tackles for loss (70), career sacks (33) and season TFL (29). The 1999 Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Year, he was a three-time allconference selection. Brown was the first overall pick in the 2000 National Football League Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Penn State senior defensive tackle Devon Still won the inaugural Smith-Brown Defensive Player-of-the-Year award in 2011. The conference also presents the Kwalick-Clark Tight End-of-the-Year, honoring Penn State’s Kwalick and Iowa’s Dallas Clark. Kwalick was a first-team AllAmerican in 1967 and ’68 and finished fourth in balloting for the 1968 Heisman Trophy. A first-round draft choice by the San Francisco 49ers and a three-time AllPro, Kwalick was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame in 1989.

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➤ Courtney Brown (from left), Devon Still and Ted Kwalick at the 2011 Big Ten Awards Gala.

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The winners of the East and West divisions will play in the Big Ten Conference Championship game in primetime on Saturday, December 7, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Fox Sports is the official television partner of the 2011-16 Big Ten Championship games. Kickoff time is 8 p.m. for the contest. Lucas Oil Stadium will be the site for the 2011-15 Big Ten Championship games. The winner of the Big Ten Championship game will play in either the Rose Bowl game or Bowl Championship Series National Championship game. The winning team in the Big Ten Football Championship game will receive the Stagg Championship Trophy. The trophy pays homage to Amos Alonzo Stagg, who won 199 games at the University of Chicago when the Maroons were Big Ten members.

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Big Ten Championship Game Dates December 7, 2013 December 6, 2014 December 5, 2015 ➤ Lucas Oil Stadium, in downtown Indianapolis, Ind., is the site of the Big Ten Conference Championship game from 2011-15.

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BIG TEN CONFERENCE PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013 ➤ Big Ten Dave McClain Coach-of-the-Year

➤ Big Ten Media Freshman-of-the-Year

1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Paterno 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Paterno 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Paterno 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bill O’Brien

1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Enis, tb

➤ Big Ten Hayes-Schembechler Coach-of-the-Year 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bill O’Brien

➤ CHICAGO TRIBUNE Silver Football (Big Ten Most Valuable Player) 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerry Collins, qb 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Robinson, qb 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . Daryll Clark, qb (shared)

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(Team Most Valuable Player) 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lou Benfatti, dt 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerry Collins, qb 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bobby Engram, wr 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Noble, dt 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike McQueary, qb 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Scioli, de 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Courtney Brown, de 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Kurpeikis, de 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Gilmore, te 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Larry Johnson, tb 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sean McHugh, fb 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zack Mills, qb 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Robinson, qb 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Posluszny, lb 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dan Connor, lb 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derrick Williams, wr 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daryll Clark, qb 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Brackett, wr 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devon Still, dt 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Mauti, lb

➤ Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Year 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerry Collins, qb 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Enis, tb 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Robinson, qb

➤ Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Year 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LaVar Arrington, olb 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Courtney Brown, de 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Haynes, de 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jared Odrick, dt 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devon Still, dt

➤ Big Ten Defensive Lineman-of-the-Year 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Courtney Brown, de 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Kennedy, dt 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tamba Hali, de 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jared Odrick, dt 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devon Still, dt

➤ Big Ten Offensive Lineman-of-the-Year 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.Q. Shipley, c

➤ Big Ten Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker-of-the-Year 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Mauti

➤ Big Ten Richter-Howard Receiver-of-the-Year 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen Robinson

➤ Big Ten Thompson-Randel El Freshman-of-the-Year 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Deion Barnes, de

➤ All-Big Ten First-Team 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Brady, te Bobby Engram, wr Jeff Hartings, g Tyoka Jackson, dt 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Brady, te Ki-Jana Carter, tb Kerry Collins, qb Bobby Engram, wr Brian Gelzheiser, lb Jeff Hartings, g Brian Miller, cb 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bobby Engram, wr Jeff Hartings, g Brian Miller, cb 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Conway, k Curtis Enis, tb Kim Herring, saf Brian Miller, cb 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Enis, tb Phil Ostrowski, g 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LaVar Arrington, olb Courtney Brown, de David Macklin, cb Brad Scioli, de Brandon Short, ilb Floyd Wedderburn, t 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LaVar Arrington, olb Courtney Brown, de Kareem McKenzie, t Brandon Short, ilb 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Boyd, saf Justin Kurpeikis, de 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Kennedy, dt 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Haynes, de Bryant Johnson, wr Larry Johnson, tb Jimmy Kennedy, dt 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Levi Brown, t Tamba Hali, de Calvin Lowry, saf Scott Paxson, dt Paul Posluszny, olb Alan Zemaitis, cb 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Posluszny, lb Anthony Scirrotto, saf 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Boone, p Dan Connor, lb Maurice Evans, de Justin King, cb A.Q. Shipley, c 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navorro Bowman, lb Gerald Cadogan, t Daryll Clark, qb Kevin Kelly, pk Aaron Maybin de Jared Odrick, dt Rich Ohrnberger, g Anthony Scirrotto, saf A.Q. Shipley, c Derrick Williams, wr 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Navorro Bowman, lb Daryll Clark, qb Dennis Landolt, t Jared Odrick, dt Evan Royster, tb Stefen Wisniewski, c 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stefen Wisniewski, g 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerald Hodges, lb Devon Still, dt

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➤ Bill O’Brien, 2012 Dave McClain Coach-of-the-Year. 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Carter, te Jordan Hill, dt Michael Mauti, lb Allen Robinson, wr Matt Stankiewitch, c John Urschel, g

➤ All-Big Ten Second-Team 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lou Benfatti, dt Derek Bochna, hero Ki-Jana Carter, tb Brian Gelzheiser, lb Shelly Hammonds, cb 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Todd Atkins, de Bucky Greeley, c Tony Pittman, cb Marco Rivera, g Freddie Scott, wr Willie Smith, lb Phil Yeboah-Kodie, lb 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keith Conlin, t Brett Conway, k Andre Johnson, t Terry Killens, de 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Collins, olb Brandon Noble, dt Keith Olsommer, te 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Courtney Brown, de Aaron Collins, olb Joe Jurevicius, wr Jim Nelson, olb 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kareem McKenzie, g 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Cole, c/g Chafie Fields, flk David Macklin, cb 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kareem McKenzie, t Tony Stewart, te 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gino Capone, mlb Shawn Mayer, saf 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yaacov Yisrael, saf Alan Zemaitis, cb 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tamba Hali, de Paul Posluszny, olb Alan Zemaitis, cb

2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Alford, dt Tony Hunt, tb Matthew Rice, de Michael Robinson, qb 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Alford, dt Levi Brown, t Dan Connor, lb Tony Hunt, tb Jeremy Kapinos, p Justin King, cb 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Lee, lb Rich Ohrnberger, g 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deon Butler, wr Evan Royster, tb Lydell Sargeant, cb Stefen Wisniewski, g 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Boone, p Josh Hull, lb Sean Lee, lb 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ollie Ogbu, dt Evan Royster, tb 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Crawford, de Anthony Fera, k/p Silas Redd, rb Nick Sukay, saf 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerald Hodges, lb

➤ Jeff Hartings was a three-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree.


➤ Player-of-the-Week 1993 O . . . . . . . . . . Mike Archie vs. Illinois O Bobby Engram vs. Minnesota D Brian Gelzheiser vs. Illinois 1994 O . . . . . Ki-Jana Carter vs. Minnesota O Ki-Jana Carter vs. Indiana O Kerry Collins vs. Michigan O Kerry Collins vs. Ohio State O Kerry Collins vs. Illinois D Willie Smith vs. Michigan S Brian Miller vs. Iowa 1995 O . . . . . . . Stephen Pitts vs. Michigan D Kim Herring vs. Rutgers D Terry Killens vs. Indiana S Brett Conway vs. Purdue 1996 O . . . . . . Curtis Enis vs. Southern Cal 1997 O . . . . . . . . Curtis Enis vs. Ohio State O Curtis Enis vs. Northwestern O Curtis Enis vs. Purdue O Joe Jurevicius vs. Louisville O Mike McQueary vs. Pittsburgh O Mike McQueary vs. Wisconsin D Courtney Brown vs. Wisconsin D Aaron Collins vs. Louisville D Shawn Lee vs. Ohio State 1998 O . . . . Eric McCoo vs. Michigan State D Defensive unit vs. Bowling Green D Courtney Brown vs. Purdue D Courtney Brown vs. Michigan State D Brandon Short vs. Minnesota S Travis Forney vs. Minnesota S Travis Forney vs. Michigan State 1999 O . . . . . . . . Chafie Fields vs. Arizona D LaVar Arrington vs. Arizona D LaVar Arrington vs. Purdue D Courtney Brown vs. Illinois D Derek Fox vs. Miami (Fla.) D Brandon Short vs. Iowa S Pat Pidgeon vs. Arizona 2000 D . . . Bruce Branch vs. Southern Cal D James Boyd vs. Louisiana Tech S Ryan Primanti vs. Indiana 2001 O . . . . . . . . Zack Mills vs. Ohio State S Bruce Branch vs. Illinois S Robbie Gould vs. Ohio State S Larry Johnson vs. Illinois 2002 O . . . Larry Johnson vs. Northwestern O Larry Johnson vs. Illinois O Larry Johnson vs. Indiana O Larry Johnson vs. Michigan State O Zack Mills vs. Iowa D Rich Gardner vs. Nebraska D Michael Haynes vs. Louisiana Tech D Jimmy Kennedy vs. Wisconsin D Shawn Mayer vs. Ohio State S Robbie Gould vs. Wisconsin 2004 D . . . . . . . Paul Posluszny vs. Indiana S Jeremy Kapinos vs. Ohio State

2005 O . . . . . Michael Robinson vs. Illinois D Tamba Hali vs. Wisconsin D Paul Posluszny vs. Northwestern D Paul Posluszny vs. Minnesota D Paul Posluszny vs. Ohio State D Alan Zemaitis vs. Michigan State S Jeremy Kapinos vs. South Florida 2006 O . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Hunt vs. Temple D Dan Connor vs. Akron D Dan Connor vs. Purdue D Paul Posluszny vs. Illinois S Jeremy Kapinos vs. Ohio State S Jeremy Kapinos vs. Illinois 2007 D . . . . . Dan Connor vs. Notre Dame D Dan Connor vs. Temple D Maurice Evans vs. Indiana D Sean Lee vs. Florida International D Sean Lee vs. Purdue 2008 O . . . . . . . Daryll Clark vs. Wisconsin O Daryll Clark vs. Michigan State O Evan Royster vs. Oregon State D Navorro Bowman vs. Temple D Aaron Maybin vs. Wisconsin D Mark Rubin vs. Ohio State S Derrick Williams vs. Illinois S Kevin Kelly vs. Michigan 2009 O . . . . . . . . . . . Daryll Clark vs. Akron O Daryll Clark vs. Michigan O Daryll Clark vs. Michigan State D Navorro Bowman vs. Indiana D Navorro Bowman vs. Michigan State D Sean Lee vs. Temple S Jeremy Boone vs. Illinois 2010 D . . . Michael Mauti vs. Northwestern S Collin Wagner vs. Temple S Collin Wagner vs. Michigan S Andrew Dailey vs. Indiana F Rob Bolden vs. Youngstown State 2011 O . Matt McGloin vs. Eastern Michigan D Gerald Hodges vs. Northwestern D Gerald Hodges vs. Illinois S Anthony Fera vs. Indiana S Anthony Fera vs. Purdue S Anthony Fera vs. Ohio State S Chaz Powell vs. Indiana State 2012 O . . . . . . . . Matt McGloin vs. Indiana D Michael Mauti vs. Navy D Michael Mauti vs. Illinois D Gerald Hodges vs. Northwestern D Jordan Hill vs. Iowa D Jordan Hill vs. Wisconsin S Sam Ficken vs. Wisconsin F Deion Barnes vs.Navy F Kyle Carter vs. Iowa

➤ Academic All-Big Ten 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Brozeski, wr Mike Buzin, te Jordan Caruso, t Joe Dawkins, cb Travis Forney, k Aaron Gatten, olb Joe Hartings, g Anthony King, cb Chad Kroell, qb Justin Kurpeikis, de David McHenry, qb Brandon Parmer, ks Greg Ransom, g Jon Sandusky, hero Rich Stankewicz, c 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Adams, dt Brian Brozeski, wr Jordan Caruso, t Eric Cole, c/g Shamar Finney, mlb David Fleischhauer, dt Travis Forney, k Aaron Gatten, olb Michael Haynes, de Anthony King, cb Chad Kroell, qb Jon Sandusky, saf Matt Schmitt, t Rich Stankewicz, c Andrew Stewart, wr Gabe Tincher, g 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mick Blosser, fb Brian Brozeski, wr Gino Capone, lb Jordan Caruso, g Steve Delich, wr Aaron Gatten, olb Joe Hartings, g Joe Iorio, c Russ Manney, saf Rod Perry, wr Matt Schmitt, c Brandon Steele, mlb Ricky Upton, tb Casey Williams, te

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1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Clair, nt Craig Fayak, k Carl Gray, fb Jeff Hartings, g Clint Holes, db Rob Holmberg, lb Pete Marczyk, g Tony Pittman, cb Wally Richardson, qb 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Collins, lb Carl Gray, fb Bucky Greeley, c Jeff Hartings, g Pete Marczyk, g Tony Pittman, cb Wally Richardson, qb 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Carroll, lb Jeff Davis, saf Carl Gray, fb Jeff Hartings, g Pete Marczyk, t Wally Richardson, qb Bob Stephenson, te 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Carroll, lb Aaron Collins, olb David Fleischhauer, dt Pete Marczyk, g Jeff Nixon, fb Brandon Parmer, ks Wally Richardson, qb Rich Stankewicz, t Bob Stephenson, te 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Courtney Brown, de Brian Brozeski, wr Aaron Collins, olb Jason Collins, saf Wes Dahlem, wr Joe Dawkins, tb Travis Forney, k Aaron Gatten, olb Anthony King, cb Justin Kurpeikis, de Phil Ostrowski, g Brandon Parmer, ks Matt Rhule, lb Rich Stankewicz, c Bob Stephenson, te/fb

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➤ Linebacker LaVar Arrington is a two-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree.

➤ Wally Richardson is a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.


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2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mick Blosser, fb Gino Capone, lb David Costlow, c Aric Glass, wr Chris Glass, wr Joe Hartings, g Tom Humphrey, cb Joe Iorio, c Paul Jefferson, fb Mike Lukac, te Zack Mills, qb Andy Ryland, lb Matt Schmitt, t Casey Williams, te Tom Williams, olb 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gino Capone, mlb David Costlow, c Paul Cronin, saf Chris Ganter, qb Andrew Guman, saf Joe Iorio, c Paul Jefferson, fb Mike Lukac, te Jon Nabavi, g Jesse Neumyer, saf Terrence Phillips, wr Michael Robinson, qb Andy Ryland, lb Matt Schmitt, t Scott Shirley, wr Gio Vendemia, cb Casey Williams, te 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gino Capone, mlb David Costlow, c Paul Cronin, saf Chris Ganter, qb Andrew Guman, saf Mike Lukac, te Michael Pawlikowski, te Michael Robinson, qb Andy Ryland, mlb Adam Senk, fb Scott Shirley, wr Gio Vendemia, cb Casey Williams, te 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Baird, wr Chris Ganter, qb Jason Ganter, saf Andrew Guman, saf Paul Jefferson, fb Andy Kubic, lb Nick Marmo, g Nolan McCready, saf Zack Mills, qb Brendan Perretta, wr Paul Posluszny, olb Michael Robinson, qb Adam Senk, fb Tim Shaw, mlb Gio Vendemia, cb Brent Wise, cb J.R. Zwierzynski, lb 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerald Cadogan, t Joe Cianciolo, lb Dan Corrado, qb Josh Gaines, de Jason Ganter, saf Andrew Kubic, olb Nolan McCready, saf Mike Pawlikowski, de Paul Posluszny, olb Curt Reese, saf Michael Robinson, qb John Royse, cb Tyrell Sales, lb Adam Senk, fb Tim Shaw, lb Pat Weber, c Brent Wise, cb J.R. Zwierzynski, lb

2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerald Cadogan, t Joe Cianciolo, lb Paul Cianciolo, qb Jason Ganter, saf Josh Hull, lb Kevin Kelly, k Justin King, cb Andy Kubic, lb Lee Kuzemchak, t Sean Lee, lb Nolan McCready, saf Jordan Norwood, wr Paul Posluszny, lb Mark Rubin, wr Tyrell Sales, lb Tim Shaw, de Kevin Suhey, qb Patrick Weber, c 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Boone, p Brett Brackett, wr Gerald Cadogan, g Jason Ganter, saf Joe Hughes, pk Josh Hull, lb Kevin Kelly, k Justin King, cb Dennis Landolt, t Dan Lawlor, fb Sean Lee, lb Jordan Lyons, te Chris Mauriello, ks/lb Ross Muir, g Jordan Norwood, wr Mark Rubin, wr Kevin Suhey, qb Joe Toriello, t Patrick Weber, c 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jesse Alfreno, cb Drew Astorino, saf Jeremy Boone, p Brett Brackett, wr Gerald Cadogan, g Paul Cianciolo, qb Chris Colasanti, lb Pat Devlin, qb Josh Hull, lb Kevin Kelly, k Dan Lawlor, fb Greg Miskinis, te Jordan Norwood, wr Andrew Pitz, ks Mark Rubin, wr Nate Stupar, lb Stefen Wisniewski, g 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jesse Alfreno, cb Quinn Barham, g Brandon Beachum, rb Jeremy Boone, p Brett Brackett, wr Chris Colasanti, lb Josh Hull, lb Kevion Latham, de Sean Lee, lb Shelton McCullough, cb Andrew Pitz, ks Mickey Shuler, te Matt Stankiewitch, g Nate Stupar, lb Stefen Wisniewski, c

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➤ John Urschel is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Brackett, wr Chris Colasanti, lb Andrew Dailey, saf Emery Etter, ks Mike Farrell, t Garry Gilliam, te Ty Howle, ks Kyle Johnson, saf Kevion Latham, de Pete Massaro, de Shelton McCullough, cb Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, saf David Soldner, pk Nate Stupar, lb Joe Suhey, rb John Urschel, g Jamie Van Fleet, lb Mike Wallace, cb Stefen Wisniewski, g 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drew Astorino, saf Quinn Barham, t Brad Bars, de Brandon Beachum, tb Glenn Carson, lb Mike Farrell, t Ty Howle, c Mike Hull, lb Brian Irvin, te Evan Lewis, pk J.D. Mason, te Chima Okoli, t Ken Pollock, lb Jon Rohrbaugh, ks Ryan Scherer, wr Matt Stankiewitch, c Nate Stupar, lb Joe Suhey, rb John Urschel, g Jamie Van Fleet, lb

2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Bars, de Kyle Baublitz, dt Glenn Carson, lb Kyle Carter, te Cody Castor, de Jesse Della Valle, saf Miles Dieffenbach, g Emery Etter, ks Mike Farrell, t Sam Ficken, pk Garry Gilliam, te Ty Howle, c/g Mike Hull, lb Brian Irvin, te Ryan Keiser, saf Alex Kenney, wr Ben Kline, lb Christian Kuntz, wr Matt Lehman, te Evan Lewis, wr Angelo Mangiro, g/c Pete Massaro, de Shane McGregor, qb Matt Stankiewitch, c Deron Thompson, rb John Urschel, g Jamie Van Fleet, lb Garrett Venuto, qb


BIG TEN STANDINGS SINCE 1993 ➤ 1993

Big Ten

Overall

➤ 1999

Ohio State 6 1 1 .813 10 1 1 .875 Wisconsin 6 1 1 .813 10 1 1 .875 Penn State 6 2 0 .750 10 2 0 .833 5 3 0 .625 8 4 0 .667 Indiana Michigan 5 3 0 .625 8 4 0 .667 5 3 0 .625 5 6 0 .455 Illinois Michigan St. 4 4 0 .500 6 6 0 .500 Iowa 3 5 0 .375 6 6 0 .500 Minnesota 3 5 0 .375 4 7 0 .364 Northwestern 0 8 0 .000 2 9 0 .182 0 8 0 .000 1 10 0 .091 Purdue

Wisconsin Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Penn State* Illinois Purdue Ohio State Indiana Northwestern Iowa

➤ 1994

➤ 2000

Big Ten

Overall

Penn State 8 0 0 1.000 12 0 0 1.000 Ohio State 6 2 0 .750 9 4 0 .692 Michigan 5 3 0 .625 8 4 0 .667 Wisconsin 4 3 1 .563 7 4 1 .625 Illinois 4 4 0 .500 7 5 0 .583 Michigan St. 4 4 0 .500 5 6 0 .455 Iowa 3 4 1 .438 5 5 1 .500 Indiana 3 5 0 .375 6 5 0 .545 2 4 2 .375 4 5 2 .455 Purdue Northwestern 2 6 0 .250 3 7 1 .318 Minnesota 1 7 0 .125 3 8 0 .273

Purdue Michigan Northwestern Ohio State Minnesota Penn State* Wisconsin Iowa Illinois Indiana Michigan State

➤ 1995

➤ 2001

Big Ten

Overall

Northwestern 8 0 0 1.000 10 2 0 .833 Ohio State 7 1 0 .875 11 2 0 .846 Michigan 5 3 0 .625 9 4 0 .692 Penn State 5 3 0 .625 9 3 0 .750 Michigan St. 4 3 1 .563 6 5 1 .542 Iowa 4 4 0 .500 8 4 0 .667 Illinois 3 4 1 .438 5 5 1 .500 Wisconsin 3 4 1 .438 4 5 2 .455 Purdue 2 5 1 .313 4 6 1 .409 Minnesota 1 7 0 .125 3 8 0 .273 Indiana 0 8 0 .000 2 9 0 .182

Illinois Michigan Ohio State Iowa Purdue Penn State* Indiana Michigan State Wisconsin Northwestern Minnesota

➤ 1996

➤ 2002

Ohio State Northwestern Penn State Iowa Michigan Michigan State Wisconsin Purdue Minnesota Indiana Illinois

➤ 1997 Michigan Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin Iowa Michigan State Northwestern Minnesota Indiana Illinois

Ohio State Wisconsin Michigan Purdue Penn State* Michigan State Minnesota Indiana Illinois Iowa Northwestern

Overall

Big Ten

Overall

8 0 1.000 12 0 1.000 6 2 .750 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 9 3 .750 5 3 .625 8 5 .615 4 4 .500 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 7 5 .583 3 5 .375 5 7 .416 1 7 .125 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 2 9 .250 0 8 .000 0 11 .000

Big Ten

Overall

7 1 .875 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 9 3 .750 4 4 .500 6 6 .500 2 6 .250 5 6 .455 2 6 .250 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 3 8 .273 2 6 .250 3 8 .273 0 8 .000 3 9 .250

Ohio State Iowa Michigan Penn State* Purdue Illinois Minnesota Wisconsin Michigan State Indiana Northwestern

➤ 2003 Michigan Ohio State Purdue Iowa Michigan State Minnesota Northwestern Wisconsin Penn State* Indiana Illinois

➤ 2004 Iowa Michigan Wisconsin Northwestern Ohio State Purdue Michigan State Minnesota Penn State* Illinois Indiana

Big Ten 6 2 .750 6 2 .750 6 2 .750 5 3 .625 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 3 5 .375 2 6 .250 2 6 .250 2 6 .250

Big Ten

Overall 10 2 .833 10 2 .833 10 2 .833 8 4 .667 10 3 .769 8 4 .667 7 5 .583 6 6 .500 4 7 .363 3 8 .273 1 10 .090

Overall 8 4 .667 9 3 .750 8 4 .667 8 4 .667 6 6 .500 5 7 .471 9 4 .692 3 9 .250 5 6 .455 3 8 .273 5 6 .455

Overall

7 1 .875 10 2 .833 6 2 .750 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 5 6 .455 4 4 .500 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 7 5 .583 3 5 .375 5 7 .417 2 6 .250 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 4 7 .364

Big Ten

Overall

8 0 1.000 14 0 1.000 8 0 1.000 11 2 .846 6 2 .750 10 3 .769 5 3 .625 9 4 .692 4 4 .500 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 8 5 .615 2 6 .250 8 6 .571 2 6 .250 4 8 .333 1 7 .125 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 3 9 .250

Big Ten 7 1 .875 6 2 .750 6 2 .750 5 3 .625 5 3 .625 5 3 .625 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 1 7 .125 1 7 .125 0 8 .000

Big Ten

Overall 10 3 .769 11 2 .846 9 4 .692 10 3 .769 8 5 .615 10 3 .769 6 7 .462 7 6 .538 3 9 .250 2 10 .167 1 11 .083

Overall

7 1 .875 10 2 .833 7 1 .875 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 9 3 .750 5 3 .625 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 8 4 .667 4 4 .500 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 7 5 .583 2 6 .250 4 7 .364 1 7 .125 3 8 .273 1 7 .125 3 8 .273

➤ 2005 Penn State* Ohio State Wisconsin Iowa Michigan Northwestern Minnesota Purdue Michigan State Indiana Illinois

➤ 2006 Ohio State Wisconsin Michigan Penn State* Purdue Minnesota Indiana Iowa Northwestern Michigan State Illinois

➤ 2007 Ohio State Illinois Michigan Wisconsin Penn State* Iowa Indiana Michigan State Purdue Northwestern Minnesota

➤ 2008 Penn State* Ohio State Michigan State Iowa Northwestern Minnesota Wisconsin Illinois Purdue Michigan Indiana

➤ 2009 Ohio State Iowa Penn State* Wisconsin Northwestern Michigan State Purdue Minnesota Illinois Michigan Indiana

➤ 2010 Ohio State Michigan State Wisconsin Iowa Penn State* Illinois Michigan Northwestern Purdue Minnesota Indiana

Big Ten

Overall

7 1 .875 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 10 2 .833 5 3 .625 10 3 .769 5 3 .625 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 7 5 .583 3 5 .375 5 6 .455 2 6 .250 5 6 .455 1 7 .125 4 7 .364 0 8 .000 2 9 .182

Big Ten

Overall

8 0 1.000 12 1 .923 7 1 .875 12 1 .923 7 1 .875 11 2 .846 5 3 .625 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 8 6 .571 3 5 .375 6 7 .462 3 5 .375 5 7 .417 2 6 .250 6 7 .462 2 6 .250 4 8 .333 1 7 .125 4 8 .333 1 7 .125 2 10 .167

Big Ten

➤ 2011

Overall

7 1 .875 11 2 .846 6 2 .750 9 4 .692 6 2 .750 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 9 4 .692 4 4 .500 9 4 .692 4 4 .500 6 6 .500 3 5 .375 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 8 5 .615 3 5 .375 6 6 .500 0 8 .000 1 11 .083

Big Ten

Overall

7 1 .875 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 9 4 .692 3 5 .375 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 5 7 .417 2 6 .250 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 3 9 .250

Big Ten 7 1 .875 6 2 .750 6 2 .750 5 3 .625 5 3 .625 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 3 5 .375 2 6 .250 1 7 .125 1 7 .125

Big Ten

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Overall 11 2 .846 11 2 .846 11 2 .846 10 3 .769 8 5 .615 6 7 .462 5 7 .417 6 7 .462 3 9 .250 5 7 .417 4 8 .333

Big Ten

Overall

Leaders Division Wisconsin Penn State* Purdue Ohio State Illinois Indiana

6 2 .750 11 3 .786 6 2 .750 9 4 .692 4 4 .500 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 6 7 .462 2 6 .250 7 6 .538 0 8 .000 1 11 .083

Legends Division Michigan State Michigan Nebraska Iowa Northwestern Minnesota

7 1 .875 11 3 .786 6 2 .750 11 2 .846 5 3 .625 9 4 .692 4 4 .500 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 6 7 .462 2 6 .250 3 9 .250

➤ 2012

Big Ten

155

Overall

Leaders Division Ohio State Penn State Wisconsin Purdue Indiana Illinois

8 0 1.000 12 0 1.000 6 2 .750 8 4 .667 4 4 .500 8 6 .571 3 5 .375 6 7 .462 2 6 .250 4 8 .333 0 8 .000 2 10 .167

Legends Division Nebraska Michigan Northwestern Michigan State Minnesota Iowa

7 1 .875 10 4 .714 6 2 .750 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 10 3 .769 3 5 .375 7 6 .538 2 6 .250 6 7 .462 2 6 .250 4 8 .333

*Wins vacated by NCAA.

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➤ 1998

Big Ten

7 1 .875 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 11 2 .846 6 2 .750 9 3 .750 5 3 .625 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 6 6 .500 3 5 .375 8 5 .615 2 6 .250 3 8 .273 1 7 .125 4 7 .364 1 7 .125 3 8 .273 1 7 .125 2 9 .182

Big Ten 7 1 .875 6 2 .750 6 2 .750 5 3 .625 5 3 .626 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 3 5 .375 3 5 .375 1 7 .125 0 8 .000

Overall

7 1 .875 12 1 .923 7 1 .875 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 11 2 .846 4 4 .500 8 5 .615 4 4 .500 7 6 .538 4 4 .500 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 7 6 .538 2 6 .250 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 5 7 .417

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NITTANY LION HISTORY PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2013 ➤ Heisman Trophy John Cappelletti, tailback on the unbeaten and untied 1973 Penn State team, was the recipient of the 1973 Heisman Trophy. Cappelletti received the coveted award and dedicated it to his younger brother, Joey, a leukemia victim, in a moving acceptance speech in Dec-ember 1973, in New York City. The Heisman Memorial Trophy is awarded annually by the Downtown Athletic Club of New York City to “the outstanding intercollegiate football player in the United States.” Originally the D.A.C. Trophy, it was renamed after the death of John W. Heisman, then director of athletics at the Downtown Athletic Club, in October 1936. Heisman was a coach at Auburn, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Pennsylvania, Rice, and Washington and Jefferson, among other colleges. Fifteen other Penn State players have finished in the Top 10 in Heisman Trophy balloting. Quarterback Michael Robinson placed fifth in 2005. ➤ Bednarik Award

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Linebacker Dan Connor won the 2007 Chuck Bednarik Award, giving Penn State three consecutive Bednarik honorees. The award is presented to the nation’s top defensive player. Paul Posluszny became the second two-time winner of the Bednarik Award in 2005 and ‘06. Linebacker LaVar Arrington was awarded the Bednarik in 1999. The Bednarik Award has been presented since 1994 by the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia in honor of Chuck Bednarik, a two-way standout at the University of Pennsylvania and with the National Football League Philadelphia Eagles (1949-62). The winner is chosen by a national selection committee comprised of coaches and the media, as well as members of the Maxwell Club. ➤ Biletnikoff Award Penn State wide receiver Bobby Engram was the recipient of the first Biletnikoff Award, initially presented in February 1995. Named for Fred Biletnikoff, the award honors the nation’s top wide receiver. A standout for Florida State University and the National Football League Oakland Raiders, Biletnikoff is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The award is sponsored by the Tallahas-see Quarterback Club Foundation of Tallahassee, Fla.

AWARDS & HONORS Year Penn Stater (Top 10 Finish) 1959 Rich Lucas, qb (2) 1968 Ted Kwalick, te (4) 1969 Mike Reid, dt (5) 1971 Lydell Mitchell, rb (5) 1972 John Hufnagel, qb (6) 1973 1978 Chuck Fusina, qb (2) 1982 Todd Blackledge, qb (6) Curt Warner, rb (10) 1986 D.J. Dozier, rb (8) 1989 Blair Thomas, tb (10) 1994 Ki-Jana Carter, tb (2) Kerry Collins, qb (4) 1997 Curtis Enis, tb (6) 1999 LaVar Arrington, olb (9) 2002 Larry Johnson, tb (3) 2005 Michael Robinson, qb (5)

Heisman Trophy Winner

Billy Cannon, LSU, b O.J. Simpson, Southern California, rb Steve Owens, Oklahoma, rb Pat Sullivan, Auburn, qb Johnny Rodgers, Nebraska, flk John Cappelletti, Penn State, rb Billy Sims, Oklahoma, rb Herschel Walker, Georgia, rb Vinny Testaverde, Miami (Fla.), qb Andre Ware, Houston, qb Rashaan Salaam, Colorado, rb Charles Woodson, Michigan, cb Ron Dayne, Wisconsin, rb Carson Palmer, Southern California, qb Reggie Bush, Southern California, rb ➤ John Cappelletti

Established in 1994, Biletnikoff Award candidates must “display leadership and self-discipline, have a significant positive impact on his team’s success as well as have a desire and commitment to be the best player he can be.” The owner of 12 school records at the time, Engram was one of three finalists for the 1995 Biletnikoff Award. ➤ Burlsworth Trophy Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin was the recipient of the 2012 Burlsworth Trophy, presented to the nation’s outstanding football player who began his career as a walk-on. The Rotary Club of Springdale (Ark.) initiated the award in 2010 in honor of Brandon Burlsworth, a walk-on offensive lineman at Arkansas, who earned AllAmerican honors in 1998. He died in an automobile accident 11 days after being selected by the Indianapolis Colts as the 63rd overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft. ➤ Butkus Award Penn State outside linebacker LaVar Arrington was the initial Nittany Lion to win the Butkus Award as the nation’s premier linebacker in 1999, the same season that his teammate, Brandon Short, was a finalist for the honor.

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In 2005, outside linebacker Paul Posluszny claimed the second Butkus Award for “Linebacker U.” He also was a finalist for the 2006 honor. Dan Connor was a finalist for the award in 2007. The Butkus Award has been given annually since 1985 by the Downtown Athletic Club of Orlando and honors one of the greatest linebackers in the history of collegiate and professional football, Dick Butkus. The winner is chosen by a national media selection committee. The tandem of finalists from Penn State for the ‘99 Butkus Award marked the first time one school had two finalists for the honor. Nittany Lions’ All-American Shane Conlan was a finalist for the 1986 Butkus Award, while All-American Andre Collins was a finalist in 1989. ➤ Walter Camp Player-of-the-Year Penn State senior tailback Larry Johnson won the 2002 Walter Camp Player-of-theYear Award. First presented in 1967, Johnson became the second Nittany Lion to receive the prestigious honor, joining John Cappelletti in 1973. The award is sponsored by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, which annually selects the nation’s oldest All-America team, with the first team chosen in 1889. The Foundation honors the legacy of Walter Camp, “The Father of American Football,” who played and coached football at Yale

and served on the football rules committee for most of his life. Camp was instrumental in bringing organization and stature to the college game and was one of the sport’s most influential people from the beginning of his playing days in 1876 until his death in 1925. 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Cappelletti, rb 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Johnson, tb ➤ Lombardi Award Bruce Clark became the first junior winner of the Lombardi Award when the Penn State defensive tackle was named the recipient in 1978. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Houston, the award was initiated in 1971 following the death of Vince Lombardi on Sept. 3, 1970. It is presented annually “to the offensive or defensive lineman or linebacker who, in addition to outstanding performance, best exemplifies the discipline of Lombardi.” Clark and junior defensive tackle teammate Matt Millen both were finalists in 1979. Clark and Millen were the first finalists from Penn State and only the second and third juniors to be finalists. Senior offensive tackle Keith Dorney also finished in the Top 10 in balloting for the award that year. Guard Sean Farrell was a finalist in 1982 and outside linebacker LaVar Arrington and defensive end Courtney Brown were finalists in 1999. Linebacker Paul Posluszny was a finalist in 2005 and 2006.


➤ Maxwell Award

➤ Outland Trophy

A nation’s-best seven Penn State players, including senior tailback Larry Johnson in 2002, have been honored with the Maxwell Award, presented annually to “the outstanding player in collegiate football.” The award is named in honor of Robert W. “Tiny” Maxwell, who was an All-America guard at Chicago and Swarthmore, an outstanding professional player and a successful coach. He later worked as a newspaper city editor and sportswriter before his death in an automobile accident at the age of 37.

Mike Reid was awarded the Outland Trophy in 1969. Presented annually by the Football Writers Association of America since 1946, the award honors “the outstanding interior lineman” in the nation. Reid, who was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame in 1987, was an All-Pro performer for the Cincinnati Bengals.

1959 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rich Lucas, qb 1964 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenn Ressler, c/g 1969 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Reid, dt 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Cappelletti, rb 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Fusina, qb 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerry Collins, qb 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Johnson, tb

➤ O’Brien Award

1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Todd Blackledge 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerry Collins

Penn State All-America A.Q. Shipley was the recipient of the 2008 Rimington Trophy, presented annually to the most outstanding center in college football. Initiated in 2000, the award is sponsored by the Boomer Esiason Foundation. Matt Stankiewitch was a finalist for the 2012 Rimington Trophy. ➤ Doak Walker Award

The John Bruno Jr. Memorial Award is presented to the outstanding member of the Penn State special teams. The award honors former Nittany Lion John Bruno Jr., who died of cancer in 1992. Bruno was the squad’s punter from 1984-86 and his 41.7-yard career average was then the third-highest in school history. His 42.9 average in 1985 was third-highest in a season and included a career-best 71-yard effort against Boston College. 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Cisar 1993 . . . . . . Shelly Hammonds, V.J. Muscillo 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marlon Forbes 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian King 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Conway 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ahmad Collins 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Joyner 1999 . . . . . . . . . Travis Forney, Pat Pidgeon 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Steele 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Branch 2002 . . . . . . . . Bryant Johnson, David Royer 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Kimball 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Wake 2005 . . . . . . . . . . Ethan Kilmer, Calvin Lowry 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Kapinos 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Weber 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Kelly 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Boone 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Collin Wagner 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chaz Powell 2012 . . . . . . . . . Derek Day, Michael Yancich

➤ Coaches Award The Coaches’ Award, initiated in 2012, honors a Penn State senior who “exhibits pride, dedication, commitment and exemplary leadership in addition to outstanding performance.” 2012 . . . . Gerald Hodges, Stephon Morris

➤ Football Letterman’s Club Award Joe & Sue Paterno Post-Graduate Scholarship The Football Letterman’s Club Award Joe and Sue Paterno PostGraduate Scholarship is a $5,000 scholarship presented to a Penn State senior to provide recognition and financial assistance for graduate studies.

The Richard Maginnis Memorial Award is presented to the outstanding Penn State offensive lineman who exemplifies the spirit, dedication and commitment which Maginnis displayed as a member of the 1980-83 Nittany Lion teams. The award was established by the members of the 1982 National Championship team in memory of Maginnis. 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Freeman 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Duffy 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Siever 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Huntington 1993 . . . . . . . Mike Malinoski, Derick Pickett 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bucky Greeley 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Hartings 1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Tielsch 1997 . . . . . . . . . Kevin Conlin, Phil Ostrowski 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Floyd Wedderburn 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Blick 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kareem McKenzie 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Ransom 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . Gus Felder, Tyler Lenda 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Costlow 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Davis 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lance Antolick 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Levi Brown 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Shaw 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A.Q. Shipley 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis Landolt 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stefen Wisniewski 2011 . . . . Quinn Barham, Johnnie Troutman 2012 . . . . . . . Mike Farrell, Matt Stankiewitch ➤ Mitinger Award The Robert B. Mitinger Jr. Award is presented to a squad member who exhibits courage, character and social responsibility. The award honors Robert Mitinger Jr., a former Nittany Lion All-American end and State College community leader. 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Taliaferro 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tamba Hali 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Price 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rodney Kinlaw 2008 . . . . . . . Deon Butler, Jordan Norwood 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jerome Hayes 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graham Zug 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Szczerba 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Zordich

2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emery Etter

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Tailback Larry Johnson was the recipient of the 2002 Doak Walker Award, presented to the nation’s most outstanding running back. The honor has been presented each year since 1990. Penn State’s KiJana Carter (1994) and Curtis Enis (1997) were finalists for the award, with Johnson the first Nittany Lion to receive the prestigious accolade. The award is sponsored by the SMU Athletic Forum and is named in honor of Doak Walker, the 1948 Heisman Trophy winner and a three-time All-American at SMU. The first junior to win the Heisman, Walker is a member of the College and Pro Football Halls of Fame. Candidates for the award must be in good academic standing and on schedule to graduate, and have demonstrated leadership, good citizenship and exhibit the characteristics of sportsmanship and fair play associated with Doak Walker.

➤ Maginnis Memorial Award

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Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins was presented the 1994 Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, which includes a scholarship to the recipient’s school. Todd Blackledge was the Nittany Lions’ first recipient of the award in 1982. The award was established in memory of the late Davey O’Brien, who quarterbacked Texas Christian to the 1938 National Championship and was the winner of the Heisman, Walter Camp and Maxwell trophies. Sponsored by the Davey O’Brien Educational and Charitable Trust and the Fort Worth Club, the award is presented for competitive sportsmanship, academic standing and scholarship, leadership qualities and the ability to inspire others, dedication to team success, and quarterback skills and achievements.

➤ Rimington Trophy

➤ John Bruno Jr. Memorial Award


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The Jim O’Hora Award is presented to a defensive player for “exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement” during spring practice. The award honors Penn State assistant head coach Jim O’Hora, a 31-year member of the coaching staff.

The Outstanding Senior Player Award is presented by the State College Quarterback Club to honor Penn State’s top senior player. The honor previously was known as the Hall Foundation Athletic Award.

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1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl McCoy 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gene Gladys 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grover Edwards 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker Lee Ashley 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Luton 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Saar 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob White 1985 . . . . . . . . . . Chris Collins, Tim Johnson 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Beckish 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quintus McDonald 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andre Collins 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jorge Oquendo 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keith Goganious 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Flythe 1992 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vin Stewart 1993 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Pittman 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Mazyck 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shino Prater 1996 . . . . . . . . . Matt Fornadel, Chris Snyder 1997 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Buzin 1998 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Wallace 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Askari Adams 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Branch 2001 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Haynes 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Adams 2003 . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Guman, Matt Rice 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Shaw 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Alford 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dontey Brown 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lydell Sargeant 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abe Koroma 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Mauti 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bani Gbadyu 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Hill 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephon Morris 2013 . . . . . . . . Jordan Lucas, C.J. Olaniyan

1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Fusina 1979 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Suhey 1980 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Booker Moore 1981 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Farrell 1982 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curt Warner 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenny Jackson 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick Haden 1985 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Zordich 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shane Conlan 1987 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Knizner 1988 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Wisniewski 1989 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blair Thomas 1990 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leroy Thompson 1991 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony