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THANK YOU FRAN The 2015 Penn State Football Yearbook is dedicated to the life and legacy of Fran Fisher, who passed on May 14, 2015. Fran was one of Penn State’s greatest ambassadors during his 50 years associated with the University and was synonymous as the radio voice of Penn State Athletics for three decades. In addition to his football and men’s basketball radio play-by-play duties, Fran also was the host of the popular TV Quarterbacks program with Joe Paterno and Jim Tarman and was the emcee for many Penn State events and pep rallies. After leaving the radio booth for the first time (1966-82), Fran served as Executive Director of the Nittany Lion Club from 1982-88. He returned to the radio booth from 1994-99, working alongside analyst/sidekick George Paterno for six entertaining years, which included the Nittany Lions’ first Big Ten Championship and Rose Bowl victory in 1994.

MAJOR SECTIONS WE ARE PENN STATE............................. 3 2015 SEASON PREVIEW....................... 58 2015 PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES ............... 68 HEAD COACH....................................... 118 2014 SEASON REVIEW ...................... 134 AWARDS & HONORS .......................... 170 BOWL HISTORY................................... 180 HEAD COACHES.................................. 184 BEAVER STADIUM............................... 211 UNIVERSITY/STAFF............................. 214

Fran Fisher (right) with former Penn State Director of Athletics Jim Tarman.

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CREDITS: The 2015 Penn State Football Yearbook was compiled by Kristina Petersen, Editor; Barry W. Jones, Layout/Managing Editor; Greg Campbell & Steve Love, Design & Layout; editorial assistance by Greg Campbell, Tony Mancuso, Mark Brumbaugh, and Paul Marboe. Produced with the Adobe InDesign desktop publishing software program on Apple G5 computers. Printed by R.R. Donnelley, Chicago, Ill. Current as of July 1, 2015.

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PENNPENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 2012 STATE FOOTBALL

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WINNING TRADITION WE ARE PENN STATE | CONTENTS

2015 YEARBOOK CONTENTS, INFORMATION & CREDITS

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WINNING TRADITION PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

2008 BIG TEN CHAMPIONS

1994 BIG TEN CHAMPIONS

1982 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

1986 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

NATIONAL & CONFERENCE

CHAMPIONS 1986 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

2006 BIG TEN CHAMPIONS


ROSE BOWL 3 APPEARANCES

FIESTA BOWL 6 APPEARANCES

ORANGE BOWL 5 APPEARANCES

SUGAR BOWL 4 APPEARANCES

BIG TEN CHAMPIONS: 1982 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

2006 BIG TEN CHAMPIONS

1994, 2005 & 2008 849 VICTORIES

8TH BEST IN THE NATION

84 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS 98 SELECTIONS OVERALL

1982 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

“LINEBACKER U.”

19 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN SELECTIONS

NATION’S 2ND LARGEST STADIUM

ELECTRIC BEAVER STADIUM HAS 106,572 CAPACITY

45 BOWL GAMES

T-9TH BEST IN THE NATION

28 BOWL VICTORIES

T-3RD HIGHEST IN THE NATION

64.4 BOWL WINNING PERCENTAGE 2nd 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.

7 UNDEFEATED SEASONS SINCE 1966 MOST IN THE NATION

MAJOR AWARD WINNERS 14 WINNERS IN PAST 21 YEARS

29 LAMBERT MEADOWLANDS TROPHIES EASTERN SUPREMACY

129TH SEASON PLAYING SINCE 1887

PENNPENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 2012 STATE FOOTBALL

2008 BIG TEN CHAMPIONS

WE ARE PENN STATE | WINNING TRADITION

WINNERS OF EVERY BCS BOWL GAME

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EARNING A DEGREE PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

RECORD GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE PENN STATE STUDENT-ATHLETES COMPILED A RECORD 89 PERCENT GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE, ACCORDING TO NCAA DATA IN OCTOBER 2014.

USA TODAY RATES PENN STATE TWO-TIME ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN, 2014 JAMES E. SULLIVAN AWARD & 2013 WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY WINNER JOHN URSCHEL

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USA Today rated Penn State as the BEST SCHOOL in the nation in the graduation of its student-athletes. In the NCAA 2014 Graduation Rate Report, Penn State’s four-year graduation rate for student-athletes was 86 percent, 22 points higher than the national average.

89% FOOTBALL GRADUATION RATE

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

TOP 10 PERCENT GRADUATION RATE AMONG ALL FBS TEAMS 87% GSR TIED FOR NO. 13 NATIONALLY AMONG 128 TEAMS

NO. 2 AMONG BIG TEN TEAMS 87% GSR IN 2014; 71% NATIONAL AVERAGE

RECORD NUMBER OF ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN HONOREES 20 HONOREES IN 2014 BRINGS TEAM’S OVERALL TOTAL TO 348 SINCE 1993

16 GRADUATES BEFORE BOWL EARNED DEGREES PRIOR TO 2014 NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL

45 NCAA POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 18 FOOTBALL STUDENT-ATHLETES

96% WITH DIPLOMAS

ALL PENN STATE STUDENT-ATHLETES TWO-TIME ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN & 2006 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN OF THE YEAR PAUL POSLUSZNY


PENN STATE HAS EARNED A NATION’S BEST 18 ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS OVER THE PAST NINE YEARS, INCLUDING THREE IN 2010.

THREE-TIME ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN STEFEN WISNIEWSKI

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

2012 & 2013 FIRST-TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN JOHN URSCHEL

SUCCEED IN THE CLASSROOM

GRADUATE

PENNPENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 2012 STATE FOOTBALL

LAWYER AND FORMER MEMBER OF PENN STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ADAM TALIAFERRO

WE ARE PENN STATE | EARNING A DEGREE

ACADEMIC

ALL-AMERICANS

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HALL OF FAMER TODD BLACKLEDGE

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NFL DRAFT

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 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 2009 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTION AARON MAYBIN

A TOTAL OF 338 NITTANY LIONS HAVE BEEN SELECTED ALL-TIME IN THE NFL DRAFT, INCLUDING 36 IN THE FIRST ROUND.

2007 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTION LEVI BROWN


FIRST TWO PICKS OVERALL

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

DEFENSIVE TACKLE JIMMY KENNEDY WAS ONE OF FOUR PENN STATE PLAYERS SELECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND IN 2003

COURTNEY BROWN, 2000

KI-JANA CARTER, 1995

2003 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTION MICHAEL HAYNES

2006 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTION TAMBA HALI

WE ARE PENN STATE | NFL DRAFT

NO. 1 OVERALL DRAFT PICKS

36 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTIONS 10 SINCE 2000 39 PLAYERS DRAFTED SINCE 2006 17 OF THE PICKS IN FIRST THREE ROUNDS 2000 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTIONS LAVAR ARRINGTON & COURTNEY BROWN

RANKED AMONG TOP 15 IN CURRENT NFL PLAYERS 27 NITTANY LIONS IN NFL IN 2014

36 NFL FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICKS 2003 NFL FIRST-ROUND SELECTION BRYANT JOHNSON

RECORD 4 FIRST-ROUNDERS IN 2003 6 LIONS DRAFTED IN FIRST 57 PICKS

PENNPENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 2012 STATE FOOTBALL

108 PLAYERS DRAFTED SINCE 1991

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IN THE LEAGUE PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

JORDAN HILL

ALLEN ROBINSON

JARED ODRICK

SEAN LEE

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ALL-PRO LINEBACKER

NAVORRO BOWMAN

NITTANY LIONS ON

NFL ROSTERS

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.

GERALD HODGES & MICHAEL MAUTI

MATT McGLOIN

IN 2014

PLAYER NAVORRO BOWMAN BRETT BRACKETT GLENN CARSON JACK CRAWFORD GARRY GILLIAM ROBBIE GOULD TAMBA HALI JORDAN HILL GERALD HODGES DAQUAN JONES SEAN LEE MICHAEL MAUTI MATT MCGLOIN JORDAN NORWOOD JARED ODRICK RICH OHRNBERGER PAUL POSLUSZNY ANDREW QUARLESS ALLEN ROBINSON A.Q. SHIPLEY MICKEY SHULER DEVON STILL NATHAN STUPAR JOHNNIE TROUTMAN JOHN URSCHEL CAMERON WAKE STEFEN WISNIEWSKI

POS. TEAM LB SF TE TEN LB ARI DE DAL OT SEA K CHI LB KC DT SEA LB MIN DL TEN LB DAL LB MIN QB OAK WR DEN DL JAX C SD LB JAX TE GB WR JAX C ARI TE ATL DT CIN LB ATL G SD G BAL DE MIA C JAX

2015 NFL DRAFT SELECTIONS PLAYER DONOVAN SMITH ADRIAN AMOS JESSE JAMES

NATE STUPAR

DEREK MOYE

DEVON STILL

POS. TEAM RND OT TB 2 S CHI 5 TE PIT 5


ANDREW QUARLESS

ALL-PRO LINEBACKER

TAMBA HALI

SUPER BOWL

RICH OHRNBERGER

JOHNNIE TROUTMAN

PENN STATE HAS HAD AT LEAST ONE ALUMNUS ON A SUPER BOWL TEAM IN JEREMY KAPINOS ROBBIE GOULD 44 OF 49 TITLE GAMES.

6 NFL HALL OF FAMERS

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

53 SUPER BOWL RINGS 36 NITTANY LIONS HAVE ONE

44 YEARS WITH SUPER BOWL PLAYER

AT LEAST ONE NITTANY LION IN 44 OF 49 SUPER BOWLS

WE ARE PENN STATE | IN THE LEAGUE

GARRY GILLIAM

338 PLAYERS DRAFTED

2015 NFL SECOND-ROUND PICK

DONOVAN SMITH

39 SINCE 2006

13 DRAFTED OR SIGNED IN 2012 DEVON STILL CHOSEN IN SECOND ROUND

14 DRAFTED OR SIGNED IN 2009

PRO BOWL DEFENSIVE END

CAMERON WAKE

AARON MAYBIN SELECTED IN FIRST ROUND

22 YEARS WITH SIX OR MORE NFL DRAFT PICKS LAST TIME IN 2010; JARED ODRICK IN FIRST ROUND

TWO NUMBER ONE OVERALL PICKS IN BIG TEN ERA

PRO BOWL LINEBACKER

PAUL POSLUSZNY

4 FIRST-ROUND PICKS IN 2003 INCLUDING ALL-PRO LARRY JOHNSON

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

TOP TWO PICKS IN 2000

COURTNEY BROWN & LAVAR ARRINGTON

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GAME DAY

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

#1

TAILGATING SCHOOL IN THE NATION. STUDENT SECTION IN THE NATION.

UNRIVALED ATMOSPHERE 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.” ESPN THE MAGAZINE CALLED PENN STATE’S STUDENT SECTION “THE NATION’S NO. 1 STUDENT SECTION.”


WE ARE PENN STATE | GAME DAY

107,000+ ROCK THE STADIUM

A “HAPPY VALLEY” TRADITION

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. PENNPENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 2012 STATE FOOTBALL

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BEAVER STADIUM PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

107,000+ SCREAMING FANS

AN UNRIVALED ATMOSPHERE

BEAVER STADIUM


265-71 RECORD IN BEAVER STADIUM

2014 TOP 10 FBS

AVERAGE HOME ATTENDANCE SCHOOL STADIUM AVG.

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.

1. OHIO STATE

OHIO

111,592

2. TEXAS A&M

KYLE FIELD

104,933

3. MICHIGAN

MICHIGAN

101,505

4. LSU

TIGER

5. PENN STATE

BEAVER

6. ALABAMA

BRYANT-DENNY

98,976 96,587 95,584

7. TENNESSEE

NEYLAND

92,746

8. TEXAS

ROYAL-TEXAS MEMORIAL

91,418

9. GEORGIA

SANFORD

90,933

10. NEBRASKA

MEMORIAL

87,440

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

SELLOUTS

15 OF TOP 20 ALL-TIME HOME CROWDS SINCE 2005

TOUGH TO BEAT

WON 56 OF LAST 69 HOME GAMES

$93 MILLION EXPANSION

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

COMPLETED IN 2001; 7TH SINCE 1969

ECONOMIC ENGINE

MORE THAN $40 MILLION ANNUALLY

WE ARE PENN STATE | BEAVER STADIUM

PENN STATE HAS WON NEARLY 80 PERCENT OF ITS GAMES IN THE NATION’S SECOND-LARGEST STADIUM.

UPGRADED VIDEO BOARDS

TWO 156’ X 42’ VIDEO BOARDS ADDED FOR 2014 SEASON

“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. OHIO STATE 4. TEXAS A&M 5. TENNESSEE

STADIUM CAP. MICHIGAN 109,901 BEAVER 106,572 OHIO 104,944 KYLE FIELD 102,512 NEYLAND 102,455

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STADIUM CAPACITY

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STUDENT SECTION PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

“THE NATION’S NO. 1 STUDENT SECTION.” — NCAA.com , 2014 HAILED BY PENN STATE PLAYERS, FEARED BY OPPONENTS AND ALWAYS A LOUD AND ENTHUSIASTIC FACTOR. LOUD & PROUD: 56-16 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

8-MINUTE SELLOUT

PENN STATE 2015 FRESHMEN CLAIMED THEIR ENTIRE SEAT ALLOTMENT OF 5,000-PLUS TICKETS IN JUST 8 MINUTES

59-MINUTE SELLOUT

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

85,000+ SEASON TICKET-HOLDERS

PENN STATE’S SEASON TICKET BASE IS AMONG THE LARGEST IN THE NATION AT MORE THAN 85,000

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

“THE BEST STUDENT SECTION IN THE NATION.”

— KIRK HERBSTREIT, ESPN GAMEDAY


PASSIONATE FANS

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

PENNPENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 2012 STATE FOOTBALL

PENN STATE STUDENTS WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET THE BEST SEATS — INCLUDING CAMPING OUT FOR DAYS.

WE ARE PENN STATE | STUDENT SECTION

FIRST TO ARRIVE; LAST TO LEAVE

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HEAD COACH JAMES FRANKLIN PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

HEAD COACH

JAMES FRANKLIN PROGRAM CORE VALUES Franklin brings a passion and vision to the Penn State program that is built on four core values: a positive attitude, unrivaled work-ethic, competing on and off the field and the ability to sacrifice. PENNSYLVANIA AND REGIONAL ROOTS Franklin is from Langhorne, Pa., a Philadelphia suburb, spent many summers in Pittsburgh during his youth, and graduated from East Stroudsburg University. A “Pennsylvania kid with a Penn State heart,” he was a two-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference selection at quarterback, breaking or tying 23 school records. Franklin coached one season at his alma mater and one year at Kutztown University, another PSAC institution. He also has nine years combined as an assistant coach at Maryland and James Madison. NATIONAL RESPECT Just days before he was named the Nittany Lions’ head coach, the engaging Franklin was in Pasadena, Calif., appearing on multiple ESPN platforms throughout the day during the network’s coverage of the BCS National Championship Game in the Rose Bowl. Franklin began 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas as a part of ESPN’s College Football Playoff National Championship Game coverage on College Football Live.

GOING BOWLING In his four years as a head coach, Franklin has guided his teams to the postseason during each campaign. Franklin led Penn State to an overtime victory in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, claiming a 31-30 victory inside Yankee Stadium, during his first season at the helm of the program. He helped Vanderbilt to consecutive bowl games for the first time in program history, winning the Music City Bowl over North Carolina State and the BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Houston. The Commodores had played in four bowl games all-time in the 121 seasons prior to his arrival; none in consecutive years. 21ST YEAR IN COACHING Franklin is in his 21st season in coaching, with 20 years at the collegiate level. He also spent one season with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers as the wide receivers coach. PROGRAM SUCCESS Franklin has been instrumental in bringing success at every stop in his coaching career. His tenure as head coach at Vanderbilt was historic, as he led the Commodores to consecutive Top 25 finishes, a pair of nine-win seasons and bowl victories, all for the first time in school history. During the 2013 season, Vanderbilt defeated Florida, Georgia and Tennessee all in the same season for the first time in school history. At Maryland, he helped the Terrapins improve from 5-6 the year before he arrived to a 10-plus win team in his second, third and fourth years on the coaching staff.


— Rece Davis, ESPN College GameDay Host

— Mike Sherman, former Green Bay Packers Head Coach

PENNPENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 2012 STATE FOOTBALL

“I NOTICED EARLY ON THAT JAMES FRANKLIN ALWAYS SAW THE BIG PICTURE. HE DIDN’T JUST COACH HIS PLAYERS ON THE FIELD, BUT SAW THE NEED FOR THEM TO BE ACCOUNTABLE OFF THE FIELD, AS WELL. HE TOOK AN INTEREST IN EVERY ASPECT OF THEIR LIVES AND COACHED NOT JUST THE PLAYER, BUT THE PERSON.”

WE ARE PENN STATE | A NEW ERA

“WITH THE ENERGY AND ENTHUSIASM HE BRINGS TO A PROGRAM, THE MOMENTUM HE HAS BUILT CAN REALLY BE A BENEFIT IN RECRUITING. HE’S ONE OF THE TOP RECRUITERS IN THE COUNTRY. PENN STATE IS GOING TO BE A PART OF WHAT LOOKS LIKE A RESURGENCE OF THE TRADITIONAL POWERS IN THE BIG TEN.”

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GREAT COACHING PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

CHARLES HUFF

BRENT PRY

TERRY M. SMITH

COACHING STAFF

LAYING A FOUNDATION JOHN DONOVAN

JOSH GATTIS

RICKY RAHNE


150 YEARS OF COMBINED COLLEGIATE COACHING EXPERIENCE 64 BOWL APPEARANCES 38 BOWL GAME VICTORIES 11 DEGREES EARNED BETWEEN NINE COACHES 9 COACHES GRADUATED FROM A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN MID-ATLANTIC OR NORTHEAST UNITED STATES 8 CONFERENCE REGULAR SEASON TITLES (BIG TEN, ACC, BIG 12, PAC-12, SEC) 8 COACHES HAVE COACHED AT A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY IN MID-ATLANTIC OR NORTHEAST ENTIRE COACHING STAFF HAS WORKED TOGETHER FOR MULTIPLE YEARS

BOB SHOOP

7 COACHES FROM MID-ATLANTIC OR NORTHEAST 3 PENNSYLVANIA NATIVES ON STAFF

“I AM VERY PLEASED TO BRING TO PENN STATE A STAFF OF GREAT FAMILY MEN, TREMENDOUS TEACHERS AND DEVELOPERS OF TALENT, AND THE MOST AGGRESSIVE RECRUITING STAFF IN THE COUNTRY. WE HAVE A GROUP OF COACHES THAT I’VE WORKED WITH OR KNOWN FOR A VERY LONG TIME; GUYS THAT I TRUST, GUYS THAT I KNOW HOW THEY’RE GOING TO INTERACT WITH THE YOUNG MEN WE’RE WORKING WITH AND HOW THEY ARE GOING TO BE IN THE COMMUNITY. WE HAVE A STAFF WITH STRONG TIES TO THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, AND THIS REGION, AND ALSO HAVE A CONNECTION WITH PENN STATE FROM A LOT OF DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES.” — JAMES FRANKLIN

WE ARE PENN STATE | GREAT COACHING

ASSISTANTS BY THE NUMBERS:

PENNPENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 2012 STATE FOOTBALL

HERB HAND

SEAN SPENCER

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DOMINATING DEFENSE PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

ANTHONY ZETTEL (98) & AUSTIN JOHNSON (99)

THREE & OUT

D-LINE:

PENN STATE DEFENSIVE LINEMEN HAVE EARNED SEVEN FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA & FOUR BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR HONORS SINCE 1999.

RELENTLESS PURSUIT & NEVER ENDING PRESSURE OVER THE LAST 10 SEASONS, THE PENN STATE DEFENSE HAS ALLOWED AN AVERAGE OF JUST

17.9 PPG & 312.8 YPG WHICH RANKS AMONG THE BEST IN THE NATION

2005 ALL-AMERICAN TAMBA HALI (DE)

2008 ALL-AMERICAN AARON MAYBIN (DE)

2013 FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN DAQUAN JONES (DT)

2002 ALL-AMERICAN MICHAEL HAYNES (DE)

2012 SECOND-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN JORDAN HILL (DT)

2002 ALL-AMERICAN JIMMY KENNEDY (DT)

2011 ALL-AMERICAN DEVON STILL (DT)

2009 ALL-AMERICAN JARED ODRICK (DT)


FIFTEEN FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS ON DEFENSE SINCE 1999 NINE IN THE LAST 10 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

SECOND HIGHEST TOTAL FIRST & SECOND-TEAM ALL-BIG TEN DEFENSIVE SELECTIONS IN THE LAST NINE SEASONS 39 TOTAL SELECTIONS

TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICAN LINEBACKERS PAUL POSLUSZNY (2005 & 2006) & DAN CONNOR (2006 & 2007)

2012 BUTKUS SEMIFINALIST GERALD HODGES (LB)

LINEBACKER U:

PENN STATE PLAYERS HAVE EARNED FIVE FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA LINEBACKER HONORS SINCE 2005 AND 19 OVERALL, THE MOST RECENT BEING MICHAEL MAUTI IN 2012.

SEAN LEE, 10.6 TPG s BIG TEN LEADERS IN TACKLES IN 2007 DAN CONNOR, 11.2 TPG t

2009 2ND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN NAVORRO BOWMAN (LB)

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NFL DRAFT PICKS ON DEFENSE IN LAST 10 YEARS

2012 ALL-AMERICAN MICHAEL MAUTI (LB)

2014 2ND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN BIG TEN LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR MIKE HULL (LB)

PENNPENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 2012 STATE FOOTBALL

ADRIAN AMOS (S)

WE ARE PENN STATE | DOMINATING DEFENSE

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

MARCUS ALLEN (S)

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MULTIPLE ATTACK OFFENSE PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

PENN STATE HAS THROWN FOR AN AVERAGE OF OVER 2,800 YARDS PER SEASON OVER THE PAST NINE YEARS. SCHOOL-RECORD 3,266 YARDS PASSING IN 2012 MATT MCGLOIN SET THE MARK, ADDING 24 TOUCHDOWNS WITH JUST FIVE INTERCEPTIONS

ROBINSON FIRST RECEIVER SINCE 1985 TO LEAD B1G IN RECEPTIONS & YARDAGE IN BACK-TO-BACK SEASONS ALLEN ROBINSON SET THE SCHOOL RECORD FOR RECEPTIONS (97) AND YARDAGE (1,432) IN 2013

CHRISTIAN HACKENBERG

2013 FIRST-TEAM TRUE FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICAN AND THE BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR AFTER BREAKING ONE PENN STATE OVERALL RECORD AND 12 FRESHMAN RECORDS

TWO BIG TEN MVPS IN LAST 10 SEASONS

QUARTERBACK MICHAEL ROBINSON IN 2005 & QUARTERBACK DARYLL CLARK IN 2009

2,000 YARDS PASSING IN 8 OF LAST 9 SEASONS

BIG TEN MVPS

CHRISTIAN HACKENBERG SET FRESHMAN & SOPHOMORE PASSING RECORDS IN 2013 & 2014

SCHOOL-RECORD 454 PASSING YARDS

CHRISTIAN HACKENBERG VS. UCF IN 2014

FRESHMAN RECEPTIONS & YARDAGE RECORD

DAESEAN HAMILTON BROKE THE PENN STATE FRESHMAN RECORD FOR RECEPTIONS (82) AND RECEIVING YARDS (899) IN 2014

FIVE OF THE TOP SIX CAREER RECEIVERS IN PSU HISTORY SINCE 2008 DEON BUTLER (179) ALLEN ROBINSON (177) DERRICK WILLIAMS (161) JORDAN NORWOOD (158) DEREK MOYE (144)

SEVEN PLAYERS WITH 40 OR MORE RECEPTIONS IN NINE CONSECUTIVE YEARS

DEON BUTLER, JORDAN NORWOOD, DERRICK WILLIAMS, DEREK MOYE, ALLEN ROBINSON, DAESEAN HAMILTON & GENO LEWIS 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


DAESEAN HAMILTON

MULTIPLE ATTACK

2012 & 2013 BIG TEN RECEIVER OF THE YEAR ALLEN ROBINSON

SET A PENN STATE SEASON RECORD WITH 97 CATCHES AND LED THE BIG TEN IN RECEPTIONS AND YARDAGE IN 2012 & ‘13.

EIGHT 1,000-YARD RUSHERS IN LAST 10 SEASONS

ALL-TIME CAREER RUSHING LEADER

EVAN ROYSTER

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

WE ARE PENN STATE | MULTIPLE ATTACK OFFENSE

FRESHMAN RECORD HOLDER

ALL-TIME CAREER RECEPTIONS LEADER

ALL-AMERICAN LINEMEN

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 & JOHN URSCHEL IN 2013

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NATIONAL MEDIA SPOTLIGHT PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

PENN STATE IS A NATIONAL TV FAVORITE

WALL-TO-WALL COVERAGE

RATINGS GIANT:

A PENN STATE GAME HOLDS FIVE OF THE TOP 10 SPOTS AMONG THE HIGHEST RATED BIG TEN FOOTBALL GAMES ON ESPN AND FOUR OF THE TOP 11 SPOTS AMONG THE HIGHEST VIEWED BIG TEN CONTESTS ON ESPN.


PENN STATE HAS HAD 146 CONSECUTIVE GAMES TELEVISED AND 253 OF ITS LAST 255 GAMES OVERALL. SINCE 1995, PENN STATE LEADS ALL TEAMS WITH 233 REGULAR-SEASON TELECASTS. NATIONAL NETWORKS

IN THE LAST 11 YEARS, EVERY GAME HAS AIRED ON ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, BIG TEN NETWORK, ESPNU, ESPN REGIONAL, ESPN CLASSIC OR NBC

NO. 1

IN TELEVISION APPEARANCES SINCE 1995

REGULAR-SEASON TV APPEARANCES FROM 1995-2014 1. PENN STATE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MICHIGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. OHIO STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. FLORIDA STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5. FLORIDA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

233 233 232 224 210

TELEVISION APPEARANCES SINCE 2012 ALL 37 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

WE ARE PENN STATE | MEDIA SPOTLIGHT

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

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

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PENN STATE HAS GRACED THE COVER OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED 14 TIMES


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 ONLINE AND PRINT READERSHIP OF THE PAPERS AND WEBSITES THAT COVER PENN STATE REGULARLY

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

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ESPN THE MAGAZINE

WE ARE PENN STATE | MAGAZINE COVERS

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WHERE WE LIVE PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

WE ARE… A COLLEGE TOWN

USING A MATRIX OF A DOZEN FACTORS, INCLUDING LIVABILITY, EDUCATION, SAFETY AND ACTIVITIES, NICHE.COM RATED STATE COLLEGE AS THE NO. 2 COLLEGE TOWN, INCLUDING THE TOP CAMPUS IN THE COMMONWEALTH. THE UNIVERSITY PARK CAMPUS WAS ALSO RATED AS THE NO. 14 PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE COUNTRY.

HAPPY VALLEY

PLAN AN ADVENTURE

LOOKING TO ADD SOME ADVENTURE TO YOUR LIFE, STATE COLLEGE WAS NAMED ONE OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S TOP-100 ADVENTURE TOWNS. FROM THE WAFFLE SHOP TO MT. NITTANY, LOCAL MUSIC AND FLY FISHING, OUR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA POSITIONING MAKES US A HIDDEN GEM.

FOR THE ARTS THE CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (ARTS FEST) BRINGS OVER 125,000 PEOPLE TO HAPPY VALLEY OVER FIVE DAYS EACH JULY. THE FESTIVAL IS ONE OF THE NATION’S PREMIER OUTDOOR FINE ART EVENTS MADE POSSIBLE BY TREMENDOUS COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO PRODUCE.


QUAINT SHOPS AND POPULAR RESTAURANTS SHARE THE COZY DOWNTOWN AREA WITH CONTEMPORARY RETAIL STORES AND GATHERING SPOTS. AND IT ALL LIES IN THE SHADOW OF THE LEGENDARY MOUNT NITTANY IN WHAT IS AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS

“HAPPY VALLEY.”

WE ARE PENN STATE | WHERE WE LIVE

A CLASSIC COLLEGE TOWN, STATE COLLEGE IS LOCATED IN THE NITTANY VALLEY AND IS RENOWNED FOR ITS BEAUTY, CHARM AND YOUTHFUL LIFESTYLE.

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HERITAGE

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

ORIGINAL COLORS

PENN STATE’S STUDENT-ATHLETES ARE INSTANTLY IDENTIFIED BY THEIR BLUE & WHITE UNIFORMS — BUT THOSE WEREN’T THE ORIGINAL SCHOOL COLORS.

THE LION SHRINE

PENN STATE’S LION SHRINE WAS DEDICATED ON OCT. 24, 1942, DURING HOMECOMING WEEKEND. THE 13-TON BLOCK OF INDIANA LIMESTONE WAS MOLDED INTO THE MOST RECOGNIZABLE SYMBOL OF PENN STATE. A GIFT OF THE CLASS OF 1940, IT RESTS IN A NATURAL SETTING OF TREES NEAR RECREATION BUILDING. THE LION SHRINE IS THE SECOND MOST PHOTOGRAPHED LANDMARK IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA.

IN OCTOBER 1887, THE STUDENT BODY UNANIMOUSLY CHOSE DARK PINK & BLACK. AFTER THE PINK FADED TO WHITE ON MANY OF THE UNIFORMS, THE STUDENTS OPTED FOR BLUE, RATHER THAN BLACK, AND WHITE AS THE OFFICIAL SCHOOL COLORS. THE ICONIC BLUE & WHITE BECAME OFFICIAL ON MARCH 18, 1890.

WE ARE... THE “S” ZONE

IN 1999 THE PENN STATE LION AMBASSADORS, THE STUDENT ALUMNI CORPS, REVIVED ONE OF THE OLDEST TRADITIONS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL — THE BLOCK S — IN THE STUDENT SECTION AT BEAVER STADIUM. NOW, 700 UNDERCLASSMEN DON COORDINATED BLUE AND WHITE T-SHIRTS TO CREATE THE GIANT BLOCK “S” EACH HOME SATURDAY. ON HOMECOMING, THE “S” ZONE DONS THE SCHOOL’S ORIGINAL COLORS OF PINK AND BLACK.


CHOSEN BY THE STUDENT BODY IN 1906, PENN STATE’S ORIGINAL ATHLETIC SYMBOL WAS THE MOUNTAIN LION WHICH ROAMED CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA. SINCE PENN STATE IS LOCATED IN THE NITTANY VALLEY AT THE FOOT OF MOUNT NITTANY, THE LION WAS DESIGNATED AS A NITTANY LION. IN REGIONAL FOLKLORE, NITTANY (OR NITA-NEE) WAS A VALOROUS INDIAN PRINCESS IN WHOSE HONOR THE GREAT SPIRIT CAUSED MOUNT NITTANY TO BE FORMED.

WE ARE PENN STATE | HERITAGE

NITTANY LION LEGEND

WE ARE...PENN STATE

THE FIRST USE OF THE PHRASE “WE ARE PENN STATE” IS OFTEN ATTRIBUTED TO FOOTBALL ALL-AMERICAN STEVE SUHEY. A CAPTAIN ON THE 1947 COTTON BOWL TEAM, SUHEY USED THE PHRASE AS THE TEAM, AN EARLY RACIALLYINTEGRATED UNIT, WAS FACED WITH SEVERAL SITUATIONS IN WHICH PENN STATE’S AFRICAN-AMERICAN PLAYERS WERE NOT WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE. A TEAM CAPTAIN, SUHEY, POINTING AT ALL HIS TEAMMATES, SAID “WE’RE PENN STATE AND WE PLAY TOGETHER OR WE DON’T PLAY.”

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IN THE 1970S, THE CHEERLEADERS SOUGHT OUT A NEW CHEER. AFTER HEARING OF CHEERS THAT THEY LIKED AT THREE OTHER SCHOOLS, THEY BLENDED THOSE TOGETHER TO CREATE “WE ARE…PENN STATE.” THE CHEER DIDN’T CATCH ON RIGHT AWAY, BUT IT CAUGHT HOLD IN THE EARLY 1980S AND NOW ECHOES THROUGH BEAVER STADIUM EACH SATURDAY IN THE FALL. THE CHEERLEADERS LATER ADDED “THANK YOU…YOU’RE WELCOME.”

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FANTASTIC FACILITIES PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

MILDRED & LOUIS LASCH

FOOTBALL COMPLEX

THE PAUL STECKO FAMILY

LOCKER ROOM

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.

TWO 80-YARD PRACTICE FIELDS

INDOOR FACILITY


UNRIVALED

FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS

TEAM MEETING ROOM PLAYERS’ LOUNGE WHIRLPOOL THERAPY PRACTICE FIELDS LOCKER, WEIGHT, AND TRAINING ROOMS HOLUBA HALL INDOOR FACILITY COACHES’ OFFICES AND MEETING ROOMS ACADEMIC CENTER

#1 PROGRAM IN THE NATION

PENN STATE’S OVERALL ATHLETIC PROGRAM WAS RATED AS THE NATION’S BEST BY THE SPORTING NEWS. 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 $350 MILLION ATHLETIC FACILITIES EXPANSION SINCE 1999

WE ARE PENN STATE | FANTASTIC FACILITIES

THE NATION’S FINEST FACILITIES

IN HONOR OF THE 2012 FOOTBALL TEAM

TEAM AUDITORIUM

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STRENGTH TRAINING PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

DWIGHT GALT ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT Hometown Silver Spring, Md. Alma Mater University of Maryland Education 1981 – B.A. in Business Management; Maryland 1989 – Masters in Exercise Physiology; Maryland Year at Penn State Second Collegiate Experience 26 years – 1 at Penn State, 3 at Vanderbilt, 22 at Maryland Family Wife: Janice Sons: Dwight IV, Tommy Daughters: Angie, Teri COACHING EXPERIENCE 2015 Penn State Assistant Athletic Director, Performance Enhancement 2014 Penn State Director of Performance Enhancement 2011-13 Vanderbilt Director of Performance Enhancement 1993-2011 Maryland Director of Strength & Conditioning 1989-93 Maryland Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

l Is

a prestigious Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC), as certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches’ Association.

l His program is structured at improving speed, agility, strength and power, which

played a significant role in Vanderbilt winning nine games and finishing in the Top 25 in consecutive seasons for the first time in program history.

l Has

been instrumental in helping Franklin’s squads advance to four straight bowl games, including three straight bowl victories in the Music City Bowl (2012), BBVA Compass Bowl (2013) and Pinstripe Bowl (2014).

l Nearly

40 former student-athletes trained by Galt are active in the National Football League.

l Galt-trained

athletes have consistently impressed NFL scouts, including tight end Vernon Davis and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. Davis ranks among the fastest 40-yard dashes ever by a tight end (:4.36) and Heyward-Bey running the fastest 40 (:4.30) by a wideout in more than a decade at the NFL Scouting Combine.

l Worked

with a pair of Maryland’s ACC Championship football teams and also served as the conditioning coach for the Terrapins men’s basketball program.

l From

1993-2011, Galt was responsible for the strength and conditioning for the student-athletes in all 27 Maryland sports.

l His

sons, Dwight IV & Tommy, are both a part of the Penn State football program. Dwight IV is in his fourth year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach, while Tommy is in his first season as a graduate assistant.


LASCH FOOTBALL BUILDING

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

WE ARE PENN STATE | STRENGTH TRAINING

JOHN AND WILLIE LEONE FAMILY STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CENTER

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

LASCH FOOTBALL COMPLEX

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

“GROUP STUDY, PRIVATE TUTORING AND SOMETIMES A GOOD KICK IN THE REAR 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 ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES COORDINATOR; ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF THE MORGAN CENTER

In his 24th year with the Penn State football program, both as a player and academic counselor, Todd Kulka is in his 13th 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 19th 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 18 first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors during Kulka’s tenure as director, including Penn State’s first three-time recipient Stefen Wisniewski (2008-10) and first Campbell Trophy recipient John Urschel (2013). Penn State has led the nation in four of the past seven 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. Kulka and his wife, Meghan, have three children, McKenna (7), Connor (5), and Cole (3).

MOLLY TYE ACADEMIC COUNSELOR

Molly Tye is in her second year as an academic counselor working with the Penn State football program. She joined the Nittany Lions staff in May 2014, after serving as Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Support at Bethune-Cookman University since 2011. At B-CU, Tye had supervision of the Office of Student-Athlete Support, which serves more than 300 student-athletes. Tye directly oversaw the academic support of the Wildcats football team, helping them maintain the highest APR score in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference during her tenure. Due to her leadership and programs she implemented, the B-CU football program received a national award for improvement in the team’s APR score. Tye began her career at Virginia Tech, serving as an academic coordinator in the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services unit. She then was a senior academic advisor at Howard University for two years, working closely with members of the football and men’s and women’s basketball teams. From Lawrence, Kan., Tye graduated from the University of Kansas and earned a master’s degree from Howard University, both in social work. She is an N4A certified academic advisor.

CHELSEA HOLMES ASSISTANT LEARNING SPECIALIST

SPECIALISTS WORK WITH FOOTBALL STUDENT-ATHLETES TO ADVISE AND MENTOR AND TO TEACH AND DEVELOP ACADEMIC SKILLS, IN THE AREAS OF READING, WRITING, ORGANIZATION, TIME MANAGEMENT, AND STUDY SKILLS.

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Chelsea Holmes is in her third year as an assistant learning specialist working with the Penn State football program. She joined the Nittany Lions’ staff in 2013, after serving as Tutorial Program Coordinator in the Academic Support and Career Development Unit at the University of Maryland. In her role, Holmes supervised a tutorial staff of 90, overseeing the scheduling of the tutors and writing specialists working with undergraduate students. After graduating from Maryland with a degree in communications, Holmes began her academic services career as an intern and then a mentor at her alma mater’s Academic Support and Career Development Unit, where she worked with the football and men’s basketball programs. Holmes then spent a combined four years teaching mathematics at Cardozo Senior High School and Cesar Chavez Parkside High School in Washington, D.C. before returning to work at the University of Maryland in 2012. From Albany, N.Y., Holmes is working on a master’s degree in educational leadership at Penn State, having previously done graduate work in secondary education, with a concentration in mathematics, at American University. Holmes is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A).

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

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ALL-AMERICANS PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

WIDE RECEIVER ALLEN ROBINSON BECAME THE NITTANY LIONS’ LATEST FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN IN 2013

TAMBA HALI, 2005 (DE)

98 FIRST-TEAM

ALL-AMERICANS AT LEAST ONE PENN STATE PLAYER HAS EARNED ALL-AMERICA HONORS IN 42 OF THE LAST 48 YEARS, INCLUDING 27 IN THE LAST 22 YEARS.

STEFEN WISNIEWSKI, 2010 (G)

MICHAEL MAUTI, 2012 (LB)

DEVON STILL, 2011 (DT)

JARED ODRICK, 2009 (DT)

A.Q. SHIPLEY, 2008 (C)


PAUL POSLUSZNY, 2005 & 2006 (LB)

“LINEBACKER U.”

MICHAEL MAUTI (LOWER 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.”

25 HONORED SINCE 2000

DEVON 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 FIRSTTEAM HONORS, WIDE RECEIVER DERRICK WILLIAMS GARNERED SECOND-TEAM AND LINEMAN RICH OHRNBERGER RECEIVED THIRD-TEAM HONORS.

AARON MAYBIN, 2008 (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 98 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE HUNDREDS OF SECOND-TEAM, THIRD-TEAM AND HONORABLE-MENTION ALL-AMERICANS. OVER THE PAST 48 YEARS, PENN STATE HAS HAD 84 TOTAL ALL-AMERICAN 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.

TURNING OUT ALL-AMERICANS AT LEAST ONE NITTANY LION HAS BEEN CHOSEN AN ALL-AMERICAN IN 42 OF THE PAST 48 YEARS. 98 FIRST-TEAM SELECTIONS 84 PENN STATE PLAYERS HAVE BEEN NAMED FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN A TOTAL OF 98 TIMES. PENNPENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 2012 STATE FOOTBALL

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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ALL-AMERICANS PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

COURTNEY BROWN, 1999 (DE)

JEFF HARTINGS, 1994 (G)

BOBBY ENGRAM, 1994 (WR)

O.J. MCDUFFIE, 1992 (WR)

ALL-AMERICANS BRANDON SHORT, 1999 (LB)

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. KIM HERRING, 1996 (FS)

CURTIS ENIS, 1997 (TB)

JIMMY KENNEDY, 2002 (DT)

MICHAEL HAYNES, 2002 (DE)

SHANE CONLAN, 1985 & 1986 (LB)


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)

POS. YEARS WR 2013 LB 2012 DT 2011 G 2010 DT 2009 DE 2008 C 2008 LB 2006, 2007 LB 2005, 2006 DE 2005 DT 2002 RB 2002 DE 2002 LB 1999 DE 1999 LB 1998, 1999 TB 1997 FS 1996 G 1994, 1995 WR 1994 QB 1994 RB 1994 TE 1994 DT 1993 WR 1992 S 1991 TB 1989 LB 1989 G 1987, 1988 DT 1986 HB 1986 T 1986 LB 1985, 1986 SS 1985 S 1982 FL 1982, 1983 DE 1982 TB 1981, 1982 G 1980, 1981 T 1980 DT 1978 S 1978 QB 1978 DT 1978, 1979 K 1978 MG 1977 T 1977, 1978 LB 1976 G 1975 LB 1975 K 1975 DE 1974 T 1974 LB 1973 DT 1973 HB 1973 LB 1972 QB 1972 DE 1972 LB 1971 HB 1971 T 1971 LB 1970 S 1969 HB 1969 DT 1969 LB 1968, 1969 TE 1967, 1968 C/MG 1964 HB 1962 E 1962 E 1961 QB 1959 G 1956 E 1948 G 1947 C 1940 G 1923 HB 1923 HB 1921 HB 1920 G 1920 E 1915, 1919 C 1906

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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 ALLEN ROBINSON MICHAEL MAUTI DEVON STILL STEFEN WISNIEWSKI JARED ODRICK AARON MAYBIN A.Q. SHIPLEY DAN CONNOR PAUL POSLUSZNY TAMBA HALI JIMMY KENNEDY LARRY JOHNSON MICHAEL HAYNES BRANDON SHORT COURTNEY BROWN LAVAR ARRINGTON CURTIS ENIS KIM HERRING JEFF HARTINGS BOBBY ENGRAM KERRY COLLINS KI-JANA CARTER KYLE BRADY LOU BENFATTI O.J. MCDUFFIE DARREN PERRY BLAIR THOMAS ANDRE COLLINS STEVE WISNIEWSKI TIM JOHNSON D.J. DOZIER CHRIS CONLIN SHANE CONLAN MICHAEL ZORDICH MARK ROBINSON KENNY JACKSON WALKER LEE ASHLEY CURT WARNER SEAN FARRELL BILL DUGAN MATT MILLEN PETE HARRIS CHUCK FUSINA BRUCE CLARK MATT BAHR RANDY SIDLER KEITH DORNEY KURT ALLERMAN TOM RAFFERTY GREG BUTTLE CHRIS BAHR MIKE HARTENSTINE JOHN NESSEL ED O’NEIL RANDY CROWDER JOHN CAPPELLETTI JOHN SKORUPAN JOHN HUFNAGEL BRUCE BANNON CHARLIE ZAPIEC LYDELL MITCHELL DAVE JOYNER JACK HAM NEAL SMITH CHARLIE PITTMAN MIKE REID DENNIS ONKOTZ TED KWALICK GLENN RESSLER ROGER KOCHMAN DAVE ROBINSON BOB MITINGER RICH LUCAS SAM VALENTINE SAM TAMBURO STEVE SUHEY LEON GAJECKI JOE BEDENK HARRY WILSON GLENN KILLINGER CHARLEY WAY PERCY W. “RED” GRIFFITHS BOB HIGGINS W.T. “MOTHER” DUNN

WE ARE PENN STATE | ALL-AMERICANS

98 FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICANS

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ALL-AMERICANS PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

14 TWO-TIME ALL-AMERICANS 28 IN BIG TEN PLAY 28 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 BAHR, 1978 (K)

MIKE REID, 1969 (DT)

CHUCK FUSINA, 1978 (QB)

DAVE JOYNER, 1971 (T)

MATT MILLEN, 1978 (DT)

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

RICH LUCAS, 1959 (QB)

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BRUCE CLARK, 1978 & 1979 (DT)

1962 ALL-AMERICAN END DAVE ROBINSON WENT ON TO GAIN INDUCTION INTO THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

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

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NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

TEN IN 13 YEARS GUARD JOHN URSCHEL WAS HONORED WITH THE 2013 SULLIVAN AWARD. CENTER A.Q. SHIPLEY EARNED THE 2008 RIMINGTON AWARD. LINEBACKER PAUL POSLUSZNY COLLECTED BACK-TO-BACK BEDNARIK AWARDS IN 2005 AND 2006, AS WELL AS THE 2005 BUTKUS AWARD.

2008 RIMINGTON WINNER A.Q. SHIPLEY

RUNNING BACK LARRY JOHNSON HAULED IN THE DOAK WALKER, WALTER CAMP AND MAXWELL AWARDS IN 2002.

2013 SULLIVAN WINNER JOHN URSCHEL

2005 BEDNARIK WINNER PAUL POSLUSZNY

NATIONALLY

HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER JOHN CAPPELLETTI

HONORED

IS AMONG THE LONG LIST OF NITTANY LIONS INDUCTED INTO THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION AND COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME. SHANE CONLAN BECAME THE 23RD NITTANY LION TO RECEIVE COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S HIGHEST HONOR IN 2014. JOE PATERNO WAS INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME IN 2007.

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

15 AWARDS IN THE LAST 21 YEARS MAJOR AWARDS PENN STATERS HAVE WON THE HEISMAN, MAXWELL, WALTER CAMP, DOAK WALKER, BUTKUS, OUTLAND, LOMBARDI, O’BRIEN, BILETNIKOFF, BEDNARIK AND RIMINGTON AWARDS

WE ARE PENN STATE | AWARD WINNERS

1994 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WINNER BOBBY ENGRAM

15 AWARDS IN LAST 21 YEARS INCLUDING THE BEDNARIK FROM 200507, 2005 BUTKUS AND 2008 RIMINGTON 3 IN 2002 LARRY JOHNSON COLLECTED THE MAXWELL, WALTER CAMP AND DOAK WALKER AWARDS IN 2002

SHOWCASE GAMES COUNTLESS APPEARANCES IN THE SENIOR BOWL, HULA BOWL AND EASTWEST SHRINE CLASSIC 2012 BURLSWORTH TROPHY WINNER MATT McGLOIN

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 2015

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: 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

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.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

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PENN STATE HAS HAD 23 INDIVIDUALS INDUCTED INTO THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME. MOST RECENT INDUCTEES INCLUDE (A) TACKLE KEITH DORNEY (2005), (B) COACH JOE PATERNO (2007), (C) TAILBACK CURT WARNER (2009), AND (D) LINEBACKER SHANE CONLAN (2014).

WE ARE PENN STATE | AWARD WINNERS

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SCHOLAR-ATHLETES 2013 CAMPBELL TROPHY RECIPIENT JOHN URSCHEL (LEFT), ALL-AMERICA LINEBACKER PAUL POSLUSZNY (CENTER), AND ALL-AMERICA GUARD STEFEN WISNIEWSKI (RIGHT) ARE THREE OF 17 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) 2013: CAMPBELL (JOHN URSCHEL) & SULLIVAN (JOHN URSCHEL)

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LEADERS IN THE COMMUNITY PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

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, AND MUCH MORE. THE NITTANY LIONS COMPLETED A PROGRAM RECORD 1,900 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE IN 2014.

MAKE-A-WISH

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

DAY OF CARING HABITAT FOR HUMANITY


THON EXPLORERS

ROAR FOR READING

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WE ARE PENN STATE | IN THE COMMUNITY DANCE MARATHON 2014

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WE ARE PENN STATE | LIFT FOR LIFE PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

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LIFT FOR LIFE PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

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 $1 MILLION TO INCREASE AWARENESS AND GENERATE SUPPORT FOR THE KIDNEY CANCER ASSOCIATION.

LIFT FOR LIFE RAISED A RECORD $151,990 IN 2014. ORGANIZED AND RUN BY UPLIFTING ATHLETES, A STUDENT ORGANIZATION COMPRISED OF CURRENT FOOTBALL STUDENTATHLETES, THE EVENT, HELD IN MIDJULY, IS A CHALLENGING GAUNTLET OF EXERCISES THAT OFFERS FANS A RARE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE PENN STATE FOOTBALL UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL.

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EARLY ENROLLEES ACKNOWLEDGE THE CROWD AT “THE SIGNATURE EVENT” AT THE BRYCE JORDAN CENTER TO CELEBRATE THE 2014 PENN STATE FOOTBALL RECRUITING CLASS.

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MORE THAN 50,000 FANS HAVE ATTENDED THE BLUE-WHITE GAME SEVEN TIMES IN THE PAST NINE YEARS, WITH 72,000 ATTENDING IN 2014.

ACTIVE & INVOLVED

FUN WITH FANS

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

INTRODUCING POTUS

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FORMER NITTANY LION CORNERBACK LYDELL SARGEANT INTRODUCES FUTURE PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA ON THE STEPS OF OLD MAIN IN 2008.

TURNING THE TABLES

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CORNERBACK JORDAN LUCAS FLIPPED THE SCRIPT ON SOME NITTANY LION BEAT WRITERS AT LAST YEAR’S ANNUAL MEDIA DAY.

WE ARE PENN STATE | ACTIVE & INVOLVED

THE SIGNATURE EVENT

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BOWL GAMES PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

2006 ORANGE BOWL CHAMPIONS

THOUSANDS OF NITTANY LIONS HAVE ENJOYED THE BOWL EXPERIENCE AT SITES FROM PASADENA TO MIAMI, TEMPE TO TAMPA, AND ORLANDO TO NEW ORLEANS.

A POST-SEASON TRADITION

BOWLING

PENN STATE RANKS THIRD IN THE NATION WITH 28 BOWL VICTORIES 28 BOWL VICTORIES 3RD IN THE NATION; BEST IN THE BIG TEN 45 BOWL APPEARANCES 9TH IN THE NATION; SECOND-HIGHEST IN THE BIG TEN 64.4 BOWL WINNING PERCENTAGE SECOND IN THE NATION AND BEST IN THE BIG TEN 15 JANUARY BOWLS IN LAST 24 YEARS 28 OVERALL NEW YEAR’S DAY SUCCESS WINS IN 5 DIFFERENT JANUARY BOWLS IN BIG TEN ERA

2014 - PINSTRIPE BOWL VS. BOSTON COLLEGE


2006 - OUTBACK BOWL VS. TENNESSEE

2007 - ALAMO BOWL VS. TEXAS A&M

GREAT BOWL OPPONENTS

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2005 - ORANGE BOWL VS. FLORIDA ST.

2008 - ROSE BOWL VS. USC

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2009 - CAPITAL ONE BOWL VS. LSU PENNPENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 2012 STATE FOOTBALL

2010 - OUTBACK BOWL VS. FLORIDA

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BOWL VICTORIES PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

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PENN STATE HAS WON 11 OF ITS LAST 16 BOWL APPEARANCES AND MADE 13 JANUARY BOWL APPEARANCES DURING THAT SPAN. 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

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

2007 ALAMO BOWL


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THOUSANDS FOLLOW

THE NITTANY LIONS TO 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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2006 ORANGE BOWL

2010 CAPITAL ONE BOWL

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OUTSTANDING ALUMNI PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

TODD BLACKLEDGE (L) ALONG WITH HOLLY ROWE (C) AND BRAD NESSLER (R) MAKE UP ESPN’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIMETIME BROADCAST TEAM.

625,000+ 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 STATERS 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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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.

PROMINENT PENN STATE ALUMNI JOHN ANISTON

B.A. IN LIBERAL ARTS, ‘55

John Aniston is a long-time soap opera actor known for his role on Days of Our Lives. He is the father of actress Jennifer Aniston.

JESSE ARNELLE

B.A. IN LIBERAL ARTS, ‘55 JURIS DOCTORATE, ‘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.

ALLISON BAVER B.S. IN BUSINESS, ‘03

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

TY BURRELL

MASTER OF THEATRE ARTS, ‘97

NATION’S LARGEST

THE PENN STATE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION RANKS AS THE LARGEST ORGANIZATION OF ITS KIND AMONG COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. THERE ARE MORE THAN 625,000 PENN STATE ALUMNI WORLDWIDE AND THEY DO NOT SIT ON THEIR HANDS. THEY ARE ACTIVE IN THEIR UNIVERSITY AND THEY LOVE FOOTBALL. 6

NOTABLE ALUMNI (1) LARA SPENCER — B.A. IN BROADCAST, CABLE (‘91) GOOD MORNING AMERICA CO-ANCHOR (2) MARK PARKER — B.A. IN BROADCAST, CABLE (‘91) PRESIDENT AND CEO OF NIKE, INC. (3) JACK HAM & STEVE JONES — B.S. IN INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE (‘71) B.S. IN SPEECH COMMUNICATIONS/BROADCASTING (‘80) PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME/PENN STATE RADIO NETWORK TEAM

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(4) GUION BLUFORD — B.S. IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (‘64) NASA SPECIALIST ON CHALLENGER & DISCOVERY

(6) MIKE MUNCHAK — B.S. IN BUSINESS LOGISTICS (‘82) PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME/FORMER HEAD COACH OF THE TENNESSEE TITANS (7) DAVE ROBINSON — B.A. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (‘63) PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME/ CORPORATE VICE PRESIDENT

JIMMY CEFALO

B.A. IN JOURNALISM, ‘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.

MATT MILLEN

B.S. IN MARKETING, ‘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 a Big Ten Network football analyst.

DANA O’NEIL

B.A. IN PRINT JOURNALISM, ‘90 Dana O’Neil is one of ESPN’s lead NCAA basketball reporters and seves as the president of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

MIKE REID

B.A. IN MUSIC, ‘69

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

TOM VERDUCCI

B.A. IN JOURNALISM, ‘82

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

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

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(5) LISA SALTERS — B.A. IN JOURNALISM (‘88) ESPN MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL REPORTER

Ty Burrell is an actor and comedian, best known for his role as Phil Dunphy in ABC’s primetime comedy, Modern Family.

WE ARE PENN STATE | OUTSTANDING ALUMNI

TEAMED UP IN BUSINESS

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TEAM OVERVIEW

2014 Record: 7-6 2014 Big Ten Record: 2-6 East Division: 6th Offensive Formation: Multiple Defensive Formation: Multiple Lettermen Returning/Lost: 40/18 Starters Returning/Lost: 15/9 Captains: TBA

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➤ Quick Facts

➤ Strategic Communications

Location: University Park, Pa. 16802 Enrollment: 46,068 (40,541 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. Eric Barron Athletic Director: Sandy Barbour Deputy Athletic Director/COO: Phil Esten Head Football Coach: James Franklin Franklin’s Penn State Record: 7-6, second season Franklin’s Career Record: 31-21, four seasons Football Office Telephone: (814) 865-0412

Associate Athletic Director for Strategic Communications: Jeff Nelson Associate Director of Strategic Communications/Football Contact: Kristina Petersen Secondary Football Contacts: Greg Campbell, Tony Mancuso, Mark Brumbaugh Strategic Communications Telephone: (814) 865-1757 Strategic Communications Fax: (814) 863-3165 Strategic Communications Address: 101-D Bryce Jordan Center University Park, Pa. 16802 ➤ History First Year of Football: 1887 All-Time Record: 849-376-42, 128 seasons, 8th in victories. All-Time Bowl Record: 28-15-2, 3rd in bowl victories. Years In Post-Season Play: 45, 9th in bowl appearances.

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

2015 PENN STATE SCHEDULE

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct.

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at Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Lincoln Financial Field (69,176) BUFFALO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noon (ESPN2 or ESPNU) Beaver Stadium RUTGERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 p.m. (BTN) Beaver Stadium SAN DIEGO STATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Beaver Stadium ARMY WEST POINT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Beaver Stadium INDIANA (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noon (TBA) Beaver Stadium at Ohio State. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 p.m. (ABC, ESPN2 or ESPN) Ohio Stadium (104,944) Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA M&T Bank Stadium Stadium (71,008), Baltimore ILLINOIS (2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Beaver Stadium at Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Ryan Field (47,130) MICHIGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Beaver Stadium at Michigan State (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TBA Spartan Stadium (75,005)

(1) Homecoming/Varsity “S” Day; (2) All-U Day; (3) Senior Day. Big Ten Conference games; Big Ten East Division games; times Eastern & subject to change. All games can be heard on the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.


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PLAYERS TO WATCH 81 ADAM BRENEMAN

2013 Stats Receptions: 15 Receiving Yards: 186 Receiving TDs: 3 Yards Per Catch: 12.4 Long Catch: 68

So. — Tight End/H-Back Breneman is set to return to the field after receiving a medical redshirt in 2014...Manufactured a stellar freshman campaign in 2013 with 15 receptions for 186 yards...A challenging matchup with good speed and size, he was named the Frank Patrick “Total Commitment” Award winner for on and off the field efforts in 2014.

87 KYLE CARTER

2014 Stats Receptions: 16 Receiving Yards: 153 Receiving TDs: 1 Yards Per Catch: 9.6 Long Catch: 23

14 CHRISTIAN HACKENBERG

Jr. — Quarterback A starter under center in 25-straight games, Hackenberg is one of just eight Penn State QBs to amass 5,000 career passing yards...A 2015 All-America candidate, the 2014 Stats Pinstripe Bowl MVP led the Big Ten Completions: 270 in completions (270) in 2014...Set Passing Attempts: 484 or tied nine school bowl records...A Passing Yards: 2,977 2014 co-captain, he is among the Passing TDs: 12 all-time great QBs in the school Completion Pct.: 55.8 record book after just two seasons.

Sr. — Tight End/H-Back With receiver-like traits, Carter is a challenging matchup for any defense...An impact player for the past three seasons, he made 16 receptions for 153 yards, including a TD reception in overtime to help clinch the Pinstripe Bowl win...Has played in 25 consecutive games and 34 of the last 37.

12 CHRIS GODWIN

2014 Stats Receptions: 25 Receiving Yards: 321 Receiving TDs: 2 Yards Per Catch: 12.8 Long Catch: 72

5 DaeSEAN HAMILTON

2014 Stats Receptions: 82 Receiving Yards: 899 Receiving TDs: 2 Yards Per Catch: 11.0 Long Catch: 51

So. — Wide Receiver A tireless worker, Hamilton earned Freshman All-American honors after breaking the Penn State freshman reception (82) and yardage (889) marks in 2014...Led the Big Ten in receptions and was the only freshman to average more than 5.8 catches per game...Broke the Penn State game record with 14 receptions against Ohio State (10/25).

So. — Wide Receiver Godwin was named to the ESPN. com All-Bowl team following a standout 140-yard effort in the Pinstripe Bowl...Caught one pass in 12 of his first 13 games as a true freshman...Earned BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman team accolades after tallying 25 receptions for 321 yards and two touchdowns during his first season on campus.

7 GENO LEWIS

2014 Stats Receptions: 55 Receiving Yards: 751 Receiving TDs: 2 Yards Per Catch: 13.7 Long Catch: 79

Jr. — Wide Receiver Returning as the most experienced receiver on the Penn State roster, Lewis has made 15 career starts and 73 receptions during the past two seasons...Tied for eighth in the Big Ten with 4.2 receptions per game in 2014...Ranked second on the team with 55 receptions for 751 yards and two touchdowns last season.

2015 SQUAD BREAKDOWN ➤ LETTERMEN RETURNING FROM 2014 (40)

➤ LETTERMEN RETURNING FROM 2013 (3)

➤ STARTERS RETURNING (15)

Offense (17)

Offense (1)

(Number of 2014 starts in parenthesis) Offense (7): Christian Hackenberg, qb (13); DaeSean Hamilton, wr (13); Angelo Mangiro, c (13); Andrew Nelson, t (13); Brian Gaia, g (12); Geno Lewis, wr (11); Kyle Carter, te (10).

Center Guard Tackle Tight End Quarterback Running Back Receiver

Defense (20)

Linebacker Cornerback

Specialists (3)

Returning: Returning: Returning: Returning:

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Lost: Lost: Lost: Lost:

Ben Kline

Specialists (1)

Kick Snapper Zach Ladonis

Defense (7): Austin Johnson, t (13); Anthony Zettel, t (13); Jordan Lucas, s (12); Nyeem Wartman-White, lb (12); Trevor Williams, cb (12); Brandon Bell, lb (10); Marcus Allen, s (7).

➤ LETTERMEN LOST FROM 2014 (18)

Specialists (1): Daniel Pasquariello, p (6).

Offense (7)

➤ STARTERS LOST (9)

Guard Tackle Tight End Running Back

Defense (10) Tackle End Linebacker Safety

Miles Dieffenbach Donovan Smith Jesse James Bill Belton, Cole Chiappialle, Deron Thompson, Zach Zwinak

(Number of 2014 starts in parenthesis) Offense (4): Jesse James, te (13); Bill Belton, rb (11); Donovan Smith, t (11); Miles Dieffenbach, g (3). Defense (4): Adrian Amos, s (13); Deion Barnes, de (13); Mike Hull, lb (13); C.J. Olaniyan, de (13). Specialists (1): Sam Ficken, pk (13).

Tyrone Smith Brad Bars, Deion Barnes, C.J. Olaniyan Drew Boyce, Mike Hull, T.J. Rhattigan Adrian Amos, Jesse Della Valle, Ryan Keiser

➤ OTHER RETURNEES WITH STARTING EXPERIENCE (15)

(Number of career starts in parenthesis) Offense (8): Brendan Mahon, g (9); Adam Breneman, te (5, 2013); Chris Godwin, wr (3); Wendy Laurent, c (3); Akeel Lynch, rb (2); Saeed Blacknall, wr (1); Derek Dowrey, g (1); Mike Gesicki, te (1).

Specialists (1) Placekicker

2014 LETTERMEN AT A GLANCE

Offense Defense Specialists Total

Linebacker

Sam Ficken

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Offense Defense Specialists Total

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GoPSUsports.com

Punter Chris Gulla, Daniel Pasquariello Kick Snapper Tyler Yazujian

Defense (1)

Adam Breneman

PSUFball

Safety

Carl Nassib, Evan Schwan, Garrett Sickels Tarow Barney, Parker Cothren, Austin Johnson, Anthony Zettel Brandon Bell, Jason Cabinda, Jordan Dudas, Von Walker, Nyeem Wartman-White, Gary Wooten Christian Campbell, Grant Haley, Trevor Williams Marcus Allen, Troy Apke, Malik Golden, Jordan Lucas

Tight End

@PennStateFBall

End Tackle

Wendy Laurent, Angelo Mangiro Derek Dowrey, Brian Gaia, Brendan Mahon Albert Hall, Andrew Nelson Kyle Carter, Mike Gesicki, Brent Wilkerson Christian Hackenberg Brandon Johnson, Akeel Lynch Saeed Blacknall, Chris Godwin, DaeSean Hamilton, Geno Lewis

Defense (6): Ben Kline, lb (2, 2013); Jason Cabinda, lb (1); Christian Campbell, cb (1); Grant Haley, cb (1); Von Walker, lb (1); Gary Wooten, lb (1). Specialists (1): Chris Gulla, p (7).

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PLAYERS TO WATCH 22 AKEEL LYNCH

Jr. — Running Back A physical back with great speed and quickness, Lynch rushed for 393 yards and three touchdowns during the final four games of 2014...An improved blocker, he 2014 Stats appeared in all 13 games, making Rushing Yards: 678 the first two starts of his career... Rushing Attempts: 147 Led the Nittany Lions with 678 Rushing Average: 4.6 yards and 147 carries. Rushing TDs: 4 Long Run: 47

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2014 Stats Starts: 13

2 MARCUS ALLEN

2014 Stats Tackles: 58 Solo Tackles: 35 Tackles For Loss: 2 Pass Breakups: 3

So. — Safety A starter in the final seven games in 2014, Allen played in all 13 contests during his true freshman season...Finished tied for third on the team with 58 tackles...Named to the All-Freshman Team by BTN. com, ESPN.com and 247Sports and earned third-team Freshman All-American honors from Athlon Sports.

Sr. — Center/Guard A veteran of 37 consecutive games, Mangiro is the team’s most experienced offensive player...A versatile player capable of playing any position along the offensive line...A December 2014 graduate, he will be the leader of the Penn State offensive line in 2015.

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2014 Stats Starts: 13

11 BRANDON BELL

2014 Stats Tackles: 47 Solo Tackles: 23 Tackles For Loss: 7 Sacks: 2 Interceptions: 1

Jr. — Linebacker A versatile athlete, Bell finished with 47 tackles after playing in 11 games during the 2014 season... Tallied 7.0 tackles for loss, two sacks and had an interception... On track to add great depth to the linebacker rotation for the Nittany Lions in 2015.

So. — Tackle A starter in all 13 games during his first season on the field, Nelson is primed to be a fixture on the Penn State offensive line again in 2015... Enters the fall as the team’s most experienced player at tackle... Named second-team Freshman All-America by Athlon Sports and Scout.com.

15 GRANT HALEY

2014 Stats Tackles: 18 Solo Tackles: 12 Interceptions: 1 Kickoff Returns: 32 Yards Per Return: 20.6

So. — Cornerback Among the fastest players on the team, Haley played in all 13 games on defense and special teams in 2014...Returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown against Temple...First Penn State freshman to score a defensive touchdown since Paul Posluszny in 2003...Finished with 18 tackles.

2015 OUTLOOK NOTES ➤ Forty Lettermen Return Penn State returns 40 lettermen from last year’s New Era Pinstripe Bowl championship squad — 20 on defense, 17 on offense and three specialists. Additionally, three lettermen return from the 2013 squad after missing 2014. Of the 43 lettermen returning, 29 have starting experience — 15 on offense, 13 on defense and the starting punter. The Nittany Lions lost the services of 18 letterwinners — 10 on defense, seven on offense and the starting placekicker.

➤ Fifteen Starters Are Back In The Fold The Nittany Lions return 15 starters — eight on offense and seven on defense. Fourteen additional players have starting experience — seven on offense, six on defense and a punter. Among the returning starters are All-American defensive tackle Anthony Zettel, Freshman All-Americans DaeSean Hamilton and Andrew Nelson, along with three others that received honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors: defensive tackle Austin Johnson, cornerback Jordan Lucas, center Angelo Mangiro and cornerback Trevor Williams. That group also includes Big Ten All-Freshman Team honorees safety Marcus Allen, wide receiver Chris Godwin and punter Daniel Pasquariello.

➤ Wins Leaders Entering its 129th season of varsity football, Penn State has amassed 849 victories to rank No. 8 in the nation. The Nittany Lions are one of just 10 programs with 800 wins and enter the 2015 season with an official all-time mark of 849-376-42.

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Senior defensive tackle Anthony Zettel garnered preseason All-America honors from a pair of publications, highlighted by a first-team selection to Phil Steele’s Preseason All-American Team. Zettel also took home second-team preseason AllAmerica honors from Athlon Sports.

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After moving from defensive end to defensive tackle in 2014, Zettel enjoyed his most productive season en route to fourth-team All-America honors by Athlon Sports and an All-Big Ten first-team pick by both the coaches and media. Zettel logged career-best totals with 17 tackles for loss and 8.0 sacks. His 16.0 career sacks rank tied for No. 15 in Penn State history and his 27.0 career TFLs are just five shy of entering the top 15 in the Penn State record books. Zettel was the only FBS player to rank among the national leaders in sacks and interceptions per game in 2014. The athletic defensive lineman nabbed three interceptions, the most by a Penn State defensive lineman since at least 1959, to tie for the team lead in the category and added one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and eight pass deflections.

➤ Three Earn Preseason All-Big Ten Honors Three Penn State players were selected first-team preseason All-Big Ten by national preview publications. Senior defensive tackle Anthony Zettel earned first-team all-conference recognition from Phil Steele, Lindy’s and Athlon, while redshirt sophomore wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton was named firstteam All-Big Ten by Phil Steele, Athlon and Sporting News. Senior safety Jordan Lucas rounded out the list of first-team preseason all-conference selections with a berth on Phil Steele’s team. Additionally, Hamilton was a second-team selection by Lindy’s and Lucas claimed a second-team berth from Athlon. Redshirt junior linebacker Nyeem Wartman-White, redshirt junior defensive tackle Austin Johnson and redshirt junior running back Akeel Lynch also garnered preseason secondteam all-conference accolades.

➤ Six Bowl Teams Highlight Schedule The Nittany Lions will face six teams that participated in a bowl game during the 2014 campaign, with the contingent compiling a 4-3 record in those games. Ohio State earned the No. 4 seed in the College Football Playoff and defeated Alabama, 42-35, in the Allstate Sugar Bowl

and toppled Oregon, 42-20, in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Michigan State bested Baylor, 42-41, in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic and Rutgers beat North Carolina, 40-21, in the Quick Lane Bowl. Illinois fell to Louisiana Tech, 35-18, in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl; Maryland dropped a 45-21 decision to Stanford in the Foster Farms Bowl and San Diego State suffered a onepoint loss, 17-16, against Navy in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.

➤ Nittany Lion Position Changes Among the Penn State players who played new positions during the spring are: Adam Geiger (RB to S), Jack Haffner (RB to LB), Charles Idemudia (LB to TE/H), Jordan Lucas (CB to S), Brendan Mahon (T to C/G), Amani Oruwariye (CB to S), Dom Solomone (FB to TE/H) and Chasz Wright (T to C/G).

➤ Penn State Number Changes Several Nittany Lions are wearing new numbers, including Mark Allen (8), Brandon Bell (11), Torrence Brown (19), Gregg Garrity (19), Troy Reeder (42), Javon Turner (28), Luke Vadas (86), Kyle Vasey (96) and Daquan Worley (4).

➤ Five In A Row At Home The Nittany Lions will host five consecutive home games for the first time since 1922 and the third time in program history when they welcome Buffalo (Sept. 12), Rutgers (Sept. 19), San Diego State (Sept. 26), Army West Point (Oct. 3) and Indiana (Oct. 10) to Beaver Stadium. Penn State last played five consecutive home games in 1922, going 5-0 with wins over St. Bonaventure (54-0), William & Mary (27-7), Gettysburg (20-0), Lebanon Valley (32-6) and Middlebury (33-0). The Nittany Lions also hosted five-straight home contests in 1920. Penn State also was perfect in those games with wins


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PLAYERS TO WATCH 99 AUSTIN JOHNSON

2014 Stats Tackles: 49 Solo Tackles: 19 Sacks: 1 Tackles For Loss: 6 Fumbles Recovered: 2

Jr. — Defensive Tackle A potent force in the middle of the Penn State defense, Johnson finished fifth on the team in tackles with 49 in 2014...Accounted for a career-best 6.0 TFL and one sack...A standout athlete for a player his size, he is an All-Big Ten candidate heading into 2015.

9 JORDAN LUCAS

2014 Stats Tackles: 58 Solo Tackles: 37 Tackles for Loss: 4 Sacks: 2 Pass Breakups: 9

5 NYEEM WARTMAN-WHITE

2014 Stats Tackles: 75 Solo Tackles: 32 Tackles For Loss: 3.5 Interceptions: 1

Jr. — Linebacker Wartman-White returns as Penn State’s most experienced linebacker...Finished second on the team with 75 tackles in 2014...A versatile linebacker capable of playing multiple positions, he has started in 20 games during the past two seasons...Tallied 3.5 TFL and one interception during 2014.

Sr. — Safety Shifting from cornerback to safety, Lucas is among the most experienced players on the Penn State roster...Tied for third on the team in tackles with 58 hits in 2014...Broke up a team-high nine passes last season...A starter in 25-straight games, he has played in Penn State’s last 37 contests.

95 CARL NASSIB

2014 Stats Tackles: 7 Solo Tackles: 4 Sacks: 1 Tackles For Loss: 3.5 Fumbles Forced: 1

10 TREVOR WILLIAMS

2014 Stats Tackles: 27 Solo Tackles: 22 Tackles for Loss: 1.5 Interceptions: 2 Fumbles Forced: 1

Sr. — Cornerback Arguably the most consistent player on the Penn State defense, Williams will be the leader in the secondary in 2015...Tallied 27 tackles and snagged two interceptions in 2014...Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the win over Rutgers...Played in 36 games over the past three seasons.

Sr. — Defensive End Poised for a breakout season, Nassib is a relentless worker with superb size and speed off the edge...Playing in 12 games last season, he had 3.5 TFL and a sack...Among the strongest Penn State players in the weight room, he will be a leader on the defensive line in 2015.

98 ANTHONY ZETTEL

2014 Stats Tackles: 42 Solo Tackles: 28 Sacks: 8 Tackles For Loss: 17 Interceptions: 3

Sr. — Defensive Tackle An All-America candidate, Zettel is among the top defensive linemen in America...First-team All-Big Ten and fourth-team All-America in 2014...A disruptive player on every down, he led the team with 17.5 TFL and eight sacks...Tied for the team-lead with three interceptions and scored a TD vs. Ohio State...Among Penn State’s most experienced players, he has played in every game the last three seasons.

2015 OUTLOOK NOTES over Muhlenberg (27-7), Gettysburg (13-0), Dartmouth (14-7), North Carolina State (41-0) and Lebanon Valley (109-7). The 109 points scored against Lebanon Valley still stand as the program’s game scoring record.

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A quartet of members of the 2015 Penn State football squad have ties to current or former Nittany Lion players, coaches or staff. Redshirt sophomore guard Evan Galimberti is the son of Mark Galimberti, who was a manager for the Nittany Lion football program and graduated in 1988. Junior wide receiver Gregg Garrity’s father, Gregg (198082), and grandfather, Jim (1952-54), lettered at Penn State. Gregg Sr. made one of the iconic plays in Penn State football history with his diving TD catch to help beat Georgia in the 1983 Sugar Bowl for the Nittany Lions’ first National Championship. The youngest Garrity changed his number to 19 during spring practices to honor his father. Redshirt senior offensive lineman Kevin Reihner joins the Nittany Lions this season after graduating from Stanford in March. He is the son of George Reihner, who was an offensive and defensive tackle at Penn State (1974-77) and played for the Houston Oilers. Additionally, Reihner’s uncle, John, was a kicker for the Nittany Lions (1972-75). Kevin Reihner will don the number 68 in honor of his father. Freshman safety John Petrishen’s great grandfather, Pop Ellwood (lettered in 1923), and great uncle, Bill Ellwood (lettered 1937-38), played football at Penn State. Redshirt sophomore safety Brian Tomasetti is the son of Rich Tomasetti, who played for the Nittany Lions.

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Whether it was the Wild Dogs, “Linebacker U.” or the #NoFlyZone, the Penn State defense was up to the task throughout the 2014 season. Penn State was among the top defenses in the FBS, ranking among the Top 10 in nearly every major statistical category. Penn State ranked in the Top 10 in the FBS in fewest first downs allowed (2nd, 190), pass efficiency (2nd, 101.14), total (2nd, 278.7 ypg), rushing (3rd, 100.5 ypg), third down (6th, 30.2) and scoring defense (7th, 18.6 ppg).

Head coach James Franklin continues to promise that his team will compete in everything it does and that promise rang true in the classroom during the 2014 fall semester. The squad set program records with 25 student-athletes earning Dean’s List (grade-point average of 3.5 or better) recognition, 57 players owning a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher and 21 true freshmen posting a 3.0 GPA or better after fall 2014. The team produced 51 squad members compiling at least a 3.0 grade-point average in the spring 2015 semester, marking the first time in program history that the Nittany Lions have had more than 50 student-athletes with a 3.0 or better in a spring semester. A total of 18 Nittany Lions earned Dean’s List recognition in the 2015 spring semester with a 3.5 or higher GPA with at least 12 credit hours. There were 51 squad members earning at least a 3.0 grade-point average in the 2014 fall semester, the secondhighest total in program history. Three Penn State student-athletes were named to the Capital One Academic All-District® Football Team as selected

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by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Earning the distinction were Brad Bars, Ryan Keiser and Tyler Yazujian.

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In 2015, Penn State will take on Maryland at M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Super Bowl XLVII Champion Baltimore Ravens, to mark the eighth current NFL stadium the Blue and White have played in. Penn State also will travel to Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles, to face off with Temple in the seasonopener. Penn State has played in seven current National Football League stadiums after opening the 2013 season at MetLife Stadium, home of the NFL’s New York Giants and New York Jets. The Nittany Lions also have played in the current homes of the Miami Dolphins (Sun Life Stadium), New Orleans Saints (Mercedes-Benz Superdome), San Diego Chargers (Qualcomm Stadium), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Raymond James Stadium) and Washington Redskins (FedEx Field). The first documented Penn State game in a professional stadium was in 1921 when the Nittany Lions defeated Georgia Tech, 28-7, in front of 30,000 fans at the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan in New York City.

The Nittany Lions and Wisconsin were the only FBS teams ranked in the Top 5 in rushing, total, scoring and pass efficiency defense. The Nittany Lions led the Big Ten in total, scoring and pass efficiency defense and fewest first downs allowed, were second in rushing defense and third in third down defense. Penn State’s No. 2-ranked total defense average (278.7 ypg) was its second-best average in the Big Ten era (since 1993), topped only by the 2009 squad (274.5 ypg). Penn State’s No. 3-ranked rushing defense average (100.5 ypg) was its best since 2009 (89.8 ypg). Penn State’s 18.6 scoring defense average was its best since the 2009 team allowed 12.2 ppg. The Nittany Lions were No. 3 in the FBS in yards allowed per play (4.27), their best mark since 2005 (4.2). In 2013, Penn State permitted 5.3 ypp.

➤ Nine-Game Big Ten Slate In 2016 Big Ten teams will play eight conference games this season, with a nine-game conference schedule starting in 2016. The Nittany Lions will play their six East Division rivals and three West Division teams that rotate starting in 2016. Penn State and all East Division teams will have five Big Ten home games in 2016 and in even-numbered years thereafter.

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Campbell, Christian Allen, Marcus Kiley, Jake Thompkins, DeAndre Stevens, Tommy Worley, Daquan Hamilton, DaeSean Wartman-White, Nyeem Golden, Malik Robinson, Andre Farmer, Koa Lewis, Geno Allen, Mark Wooten, Gary Lucas, Jordan McSorley, Trace Polk, Brandon Williams, Trevor Bell, Brandon Wilkerson, Brent Godwin, Chris Smith, Jordan Blacknall, Saeed Hackenberg, Christian Miller, Jarvis Haley, Grant Fessler, Billy Petrishen, John Erdmann, Jackson Taylor, Garrett Holland, Jonathan Brown, Torrence Garrity, Gregg Dudas, Jordan Thomas, Johnathan Oruwariye, Amani Lynch, Akeel Monroe, Ayron Scott, Nick Walker, Von Barkley, Saquon Harrop, Colin Apke, Troy Turner, Javon Johnson, Brandon Reid, John Givens, Kevin Idemudia, Charles Geiger, Adam Kelly, Daiquan Berg, Joe Haffner, Jack Cooper, Jake Salomone, Dom Baney, Matthew Alston, Kyle Gulla, Chris Davis, Desi Kline, Ben McPhearson, Josh Cabinda, Jason

CB S WR WR QB CB WR LB S RB LB WR RB LB S QB WR CB LB TE/H WR CB WR QB S CB QB S QB CB TE/H DE WR LB RB S RB S RB LB RB S S WR RB CB DE TE/H S LB S LB LB TE/H LB CB K/P CB LB WR LB

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Allen, Marcus * Allen, Mark Alston, Kyle Apke, Troy * Baney, Matthew Barkley, Saquon Barney, Tarow * Bates, Ryan Beh, Noah Bell, Brandon ** Bentley, Gordon Berg, Joe Blacknall, Saeed * Boumerhi, Nick Bowen, Manny Bowers, Nick Breneman, Adam * Brosnan, Brendan Brown, Torrence Buchholz, Ryan Cabinda, Jason * Campbell, Christian * Carter, Kamonte Carter, Kyle *** Castagna, Colin Charles, Irvin Chisena, Dan Cooper, Jake Cothran, Curtis Cothren, Parker * Cox, Nick Davis, Desi Davis, Tyler De Boef, Adam Devenney, Tom Dowrey, Derek ** Dudas, Jordan * Eikenberry, Will Erdmann, Jackson Farmer, Koa Fessler, Billy Gaia, Brian ** Galimberti, Evan Garrity, Gregg Geiger, Adam Gesicki, Mike * Givens, Kevin Godwin, Chris * Golden, Malik ** Gonzalez, Steven Gulla, Chris * Hackenberg, Christian ** Haffner, Jack * Haley, Grant* Hall, Albert * Hamilton, DaeSean * Harper, Bryant Harrop, Colin Holland, Jonathan Holmes, Joe Idemudia, Charles Jenkins, Sterling Johnson, Austin ** Johnson, Brandon * Johnson, Juwan Julius, Joey

2015 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Pos. S RB CB S LB RB DT G/C T LB WR S WR K LB TE/H TE/H T DE DT LB CB DE TE/H DE WR WR LB DE DT SN CB K/P G/C C/G G/C LB DE QB LB QB G/C G/C WR S TE/H DE WR S G/C K/P QB LB CB T WR S S TE/H DT TE/H T DT RB WR K

Cl./El. So./So. So./Fr. Jr./So. So./So. Sr./Sr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Sr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. Jr./Jr. Jr./So. So./Fr. So./So. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. So./Fr. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./So. So./So. Fr./Fr. Gr./Sr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. Jr./So. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. So./So. So./Fr. Jr./So. Sr./Jr. Sr./Sr. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. So./Fr. Sr./Jr. Jr./So. Jr./Jr. Jr./Jr. So./So. Fr./Fr. So./So. Sr./Jr. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. Jr./Jr. Sr./Jr. So./So. Sr./Jr. Jr./So. Jr./Jr. Sr./Jr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. Sr./Jr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Jr. Sr./Sr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr.

Ht.

6-2 5-6 5-9 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-2 6-4 6-6 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-8 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-6 6-3 6-6 6-1 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-5 6-4 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-5 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-4 5-10 5-9 6-6 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-4 6-1 6-4 5-10 5-9 6-4 6-1 5-9 6-0 6-4 5-10 5-11 6-8 6-4 6-2 6-4 5-10

Wt.

205 184 180 200 226 215 305 279 292 224 203 200 210 173 200 255 245 292 249 254 251 183 271 240 239 213 182 226 259 291 230 184 186 273 309 332 206 225 205 222 182 301 274 158 189 250 238 210 202 324 197 233 218 189 292 212 215 209 240 288 269 324 322 224 213 255

High School/Coach

Hometown

Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr./Dalawn Parrish Upper Marlboro, Md. DeMatha Catholic/Elijah Brooks Hyattsville, Md. Robbinsville/Jason Gray Robbinsville, N.J. Mount Lebanon/Mike Melnyk Mt. Lebanon, Pa. State College Area/Al Wolski State College, Pa. Whitehall/Brian Gilbert Coplay, Pa. Bainbridge/Ed Pilcher Bainbridge, Ga. Archbishop Wood/Steve Devlin Warrington, Pa. Scranton Prep/Nick Donato Scranton, Pa. Oakcrest/Chuck Smith Mays Landing, N.J. Wissahickon/Jeff Cappa Blue Bell, Pa. Carmel Catholic/Andy Bitto Mundelein, Ill. Manalapan/Ed Gurrieri Manalapan, N.J. Philipsburg-Osceola/Jeff Vroman Philipsburg, Pa. Barnegat/Rob Davis Barnegat, N.J. Kittanning Senior/Frank Fabian Kittanning, Pa. Cedar Cliff/Jim Cantafio Mechanicsburg, Pa. Maine South/Dave Inserra Park Ridge, Ill. Tuscaloosa Academy/Robert Johnson Tuscaloosa, Ala. Great Valley/Dan Ellis Malvern, Pa. Hunterdon Central/Matthew Perotti Flemington, N.J. Central/Woodrow Lowe Phenix City, Ala. Gaithersburg/Kreg Kephart Silver Spring, Md. William Penn/Bill Cole Bear, Del. Barrington/Joe Sanchez Barrington, Ill. Paul VI/John Doherty Sicklerville, N.J. Downingtown-East/Michael Matta Exton, Pa. Archbishop Wood/Steve Devlin Doylestown, Pa. Council Rock North/Adam Collachi Newtown, Pa. Hazel Green/Matthew Putnam Huntsville, Ala. Jesuit/Matt Thompson Tampa, Fla. Harriton/Matthew Bahr Ardmore, Pa. North/— St. Charles, Ill. State College Area/Al Wolski State College, Pa. Warwick/Bob Locker Lititz, Pa. John Handley/Tony Rayburn Winchester, Va. Girard/Jim Funk Lake City, Pa. Andover/E.J. Perry Andover, Mass. Rosemount/Jeff Erdmann Rosemount, Minn. Notre Dame/Kevin Rooney Lake View Terrace, Calif. Erie Cathedral Prep/Mike Mischler Erie, Pa. Gilman School/Biff Poggi Pasadena, Md. State College Area/Al Wolski State College, Pa. North Allegheny/Art Walker Pittsburgh, Pa. Trinity/Bill Ragni Dillsburg, Pa. Southern Regional/Chuck Donahue Manahawkin, N.J. Altoona Area/John Franco Altoona, Pa. Middletown/Mark DelPercio Middletown, Del. Cheshire Academy/Dan O’dea Hartford, Conn. Union City/Wil Valdez Union City, N.J. Toms River North/Chip LaBarca Toms River, N.J. Fork Union Military Academy/Brian Hurlocker Palmyra, Va. State College Area/Al Wolski State College, Pa. The Lovett School/Mike Muschamp Atlanta, Ga. Warwick Valley/James Sciarra Warwick, N.Y. Mountain View/Lou Sorrentino Fredericksburg, Va. McKeesport/Corey Gadson McKeesport,Pa. Wilson/Doug Dahms Sinking Spring, Pa. The Bullis School/Patrick Cilento Brandywine, Md. Scranton Prep/Nick Donato Clarks Summit, Pa. Grosse Pointe North/Frank Sumbera Detroit, Mich. Baldwin/Pete Wagner Pittsburgh, Pa. St. Augustine Prep/Dennis Scuderi Galloway, N.J. Middletown/Leroy O’Neill Harrisburg, Pa. Glassboro/Mark Maccarone Glassboro, N.J. Lower Dauphin/Rob Klock Hummelstown, Pa.


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LB WR LB SN C/G WR P S RB G/C C/G WR QB S DE S DE T S T TE/H P S WR LB CB C/G RB TE/H DE RB T DE LB CB T QB CB RB WR S WR SN LB LB DT TE/H CB DE LB CB G SN WR DT

Cl./El. Fr./Fr. Sr./Jr. Gr./Sr. Jr./So. Sr./Jr. Sr./Jr. So./Fr. Sr./Sr. Sr./Jr. Jr./So. Gr./Sr. Jr./Jr. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Sr. Jr./So. So./Fr. Jr./Jr. Jr./So. So./So. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. Gr./Sr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Jr. Sr./Jr. So./Fr. So./Fr. Jr./So. Jr./So. Jr./Jr. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. So./Fr. Jr./So. So./Fr. So./Fr. Jr./Jr. Sr./Jr. So./Fr. Sr./Jr. Sr./Sr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Jr. So./Fr. So./Fr. Sr./Jr. Gr./Sr. Sr./Sr.

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Wt.

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High School/Coach

Union City/Wil Valdez Newark, N.J. New Hampton/Ed Kiley Plymouth, N.H. Dallastown/Kevin Myers Seven Valleys, Pa. Berwick Area/George Curry Nescopeck, Pa. The Hun School/David Dudeck Hamilton, N.J. Wyoming Valley West/Pat Keating Wilkes-Barre, Pa. IMG Academy/Chris Weinke St. Petersburg, Fla. New Rochelle/Lou DiRienzo New Rochelle, N.Y. St. Francis (Buffalo, N.Y.)/Jerry Smith Toronto, Ontario, Canada Randolph/Joe Lusardi Randolph, N.J. Roxbury/Cosmo Lorusso Roxbury, N.J. Annapolis Area Christian/Ken Lucas Columbia, Md. Briar Woods/Charlie Pierce Ashburn, Va. Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby/Jason Qua Suffield, Conn. George Washington/Ronald Cohen Philadelphia, Pa Saint Johns College H.S./Joe Patterson Largo, Md. Malvern Prep/Kevin Pellegrini West Chester, Pa. Hershey/Mark Painter Hershey, Pa. Gaither/Jason Stokes Tampa, Fla. Lackawanna College (Scranton, Pa.)/Mark Duda Plymouth, N.C. Unionville/Pat Clark West Chester, Pa. Xavier College HS/ Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Pittsburgh Central Catholic/Terry Totten Lower Burrell, Pa. Briar Woods/Charlie Pierce Ashburn, Va. Salesianum School/Bill DiNardo Wilmington, Del. St. Joseph’s Prep/Gabe Infante Mount Laurel, N.J. Scranton Prep/Nick Donato Scranton, Pa. Bishop McDevitt/Jeff Weachter Mechanicsburg, Pa. Northern/Rick Mauck Dillsburg, Pa. Central Dauphin/Glen McNamee Harrisburg, Pa. Fairfax/Kevin Simonds Fairfax, Va. Mendon-Sutherland/Keith Molinich Pittsford, N.Y. Red Bank Regional/Nick Giglio Red Bank, N.J. Lewisburg/Jeremy Winn Winfield, Pa. H.D. Woodson/Greg Fuller Washington, D.C. Middletown/Troy Everhart Middletown, Ohio Decatur Central/Justin Dixson Indianapolis, Ind. Saint Christopher’s/Lance Clelland Richmond, Va. St. John’s Prep/Jim O’Leary Peabody, Mass. Swansnboro/Tim Laspada Hubert, N.C. Old Forge/Michael Schuback Old Forge, Pa. Downers Grove South/Mark Molinari Downers Grove, Ill. Wallenpaupack/Mark Watson Hawley, Pa. Central Mountain/Vinny Kishbaugh Mill Hall, Pa. Valley View/George Howanitz Philadelphia, Pa. Millville/Jason Durham Millville, N.J. DeMatha Catholic/Bill McGregor Clinton, Md. Calvert Hall College HS/Donald Davis Baltimore, Md. Fond Du Lac/Mike Gnewuch Fond Du Lac, Wis. Hialeah Senior/Marc Berman Miami, Fla. Coatesville/Matt Ortega Coatesville, Pa. Milford Academy/Bill Chaplick Woodbridge, Va. Spring-Ford/Chad Brubaker Royersford, Pa. Lake Braddock Secondary/Jim Poythress Burke, Va. Ogemaw Heights/Andrew Pratley West Branch, Mich.

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Chris Geiss Mike Gesicki Malik Golden Chris Gulla DaeSean Hamilton Colin Harrop Zach Ladonis Wendy Laurent Brendan Mahon

Chris GICE (rhymes with ice) Mike Juh-sick-E Mah-LEEk Golden Chris GOO-la DAY-shawn Hamilton Colin HAIR-up Zach Lah-DONN-iss Wendy Lah-RENT Brendan MANN

Angelo Mangiro Angelo Man-JEER-oh Carl Nassib Carl NASS-ib Amani Oruwariye UH-monn-E O-rue-waar-ee-A Daniel Pasquariello Daniel pass-KAH-rello Kevin Reihner Kevin REE-nur Luke Vadas Luke VAY-das Tyler Yazujian Tyler YAZZ-oo-jee-an (soft j) Matt Zanellato Matt ZAN-uh-LOTT-oh Anthony Zettel Anthony ZET-tull

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Cothren, Parker Ladonis, Zach Reeder, Troy Bowen, Manny Yazujian, Tyler Harper, Bryant Castagna, Colin Smith, Brandon Miller, Shareef Eikenberry, Will Tomasetti, Brian Bates, Ryan Cothran, Curtis Dowrey, Derek Windsor, Robert Laurent, Wendy Gonzalez, Steven Sorrell, Chance Nelson, Andrew Beh, Noah Mangiro, Angelo Reihner, Kevin De Boef, Adam Mahon, Brendan Hall, Albert Gaia, Brian Palmer, Paris Galimberti, Evan Brosnan, Brendan Jenkins, Sterling Wright, Chasz Devenney, Tom Shuman, Charlie Zanellato, Matt Breneman, Adam Bowers, Nick Johnson, Juwan Charles, Irvin Carter, Kyle Chisena, Dan Gesicki, Mike Bentley, Gordon Pancoast, Tom Sickels, Garrett Barney, Tarow Boumerhi, Nick Carter, Kamonte Holmes, Joe Pasquariello, Daniel Liebel, Robby White, Antoine Schwan, Evan Davis, Tyler Nassib, Carl Vasey, Kyle Buchholz, Ryan Cox, Nick Zettel, Anthony Johnson, Austin Julius, Joey

DT SN LB LB SN S DE LB DE DE S G/C DE G/C DE C/G G/C T T T C/G C/G G/C G/C T G/C T G/C T T G C/G T WR TE/H TE/H WR WR TE/H WR TE/H WR TE/H DE DT K DE DT P P DT DE K/P DE SN DT SN DT DT K

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PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Troy Apke Tarow Barney Noah Beh Saeed Blacknall Curtis Cothran Parker Cothren Tom Devenney Koa Farmer Brian Gaia

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Kelly, Daiquan Kiley, Jake Kline, Ben ** Ladonis, Zach * Laurent, Wendy * Lewis, Geno ** Liebel, Robby Lucas, Jordan *** Lynch, Akeel ** Mahon, Brendan * Mangiro, Angelo *** McPhearson, Josh McSorley, Trace Miller, Jarvis Miller, Shareef Monroe, Ayron Nassib, Carl ** Nelson, Andrew * Oruwariye, Amani Palmer, Paris Pancoast, Tom Pasquariello, Daniel * Petrishen, John Polk, Brandon Reeder, Troy Reid, John Reihner, Kevin Robinson, Andre Salomone, Dom Schwan, Evan * Scott, Nick Shuman, Charlie Sickels, Garrett * Smith, Brandon Smith, Jordan * Sorrell, Chance Stevens, Tommy Taylor, Garrett Thomas, Johnathan Thompkins, DeAndre Tomasetti, Brian Turner, Javon Vasey, Kyle Walker, Von ** Wartman-White, Nyeem ** White, Antoine Wilkerson, Brent * Williams, Trevor *** Windsor, Robert Wooten, Gary ** Worley, Daquan Wright, Chasz Yazujian, Tyler * Zanellato, Matt ** Zettel, Anthony ***

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Matt Zanellato . . . . . . . . . . . (6-3, 210, Gr./Sr.) Geno Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 208, Sr./Jr.) Saeed Blacknall. . . . . . . . . .(6-2, 210, So./So.) Juwan Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 213, Fr./Fr.) Brandon Polk. . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-9, 163, Fr./Fr.)

WIDE RECEIVER (Z) 2 5 12 28 85 87

Jake Kiley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-0, 180, Sr./Jr.) DaeSean Hamilton . . . . . . . (6-1, 212, Jr./So.) Chris Godwin. . . . . . . . . . . .(6-1, 210, So./So.) Javon Turner . . . . . . . . . . . (5-10, 174, So./Fr.) Irvin Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 213, Fr./Fr.) Dan Chisena . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-2, 182, Fr./Fr.)

TIGHT END/H-BACK 87 30 34 11 81 89 88 83 18

Kyle Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-3, 240, Gr./Sr.) Charles Idemudia . . . . . . . . (5-11, 269, Sr./Jr.) Dominic Salomone . . . . . . . (5-10, 242, Sr./Jr.) Brent Wilkerson . . . . . . . . . . . (6-3, 251, Sr./Jr.) Adam Breneman . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 245, Jr./So.) Tom Pancoast . . . . . . . . . . . (6-3, 230, Jr./So.) Mike Gesicki . . . . . . . . . . . .(6-6, 250, So./So.) Nick Bowers . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 255, Fr./Fr.) Jonathan Holland . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 240, Fr./Fr.)

LEFT TACKLE 71 73 58 76

Albert Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 292, Sr./Jr.) Paris Palmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-7, 288, Jr./Jr.) Chance Sorrell. . . . . . . . . . . (6-5, 287, So./Fr.) Sterling Jenkins . . . . . . . . . . . (6-8, 324, Fr./Fr.)

LEFT GUARD

53 Derek Dowrey . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-3, 332, Sr./Jr.) 74 Evan Galimberti. . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 274, Jr./So.) 70 Brendan Mahon. . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 308, Jr./So.)

CENTER 66 58 55 78 52

Angelo Mangiro . . . . . . . . . . (6-3, 320, Gr./Sr.) Kevin Reihner . . . . . . . . . . . (6-3, 315, Gr./Sr.) Wendy Laurent . . . . . . . . . . . (6-2, 288, Sr./Jr.) Tom Devenney . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 309, Jr./So.) Ryan Bates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 279, Fr./Fr.)

RIGHT GUARD 72 77 69 57

Brian Gaia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-3, 301, Sr./Jr.) Chasz Wright. . . . . . . . . . . . (6-7, 339, So./Fr.) Adam De Boef . . . . . . . . . . . (6-5, 273, So./Fr.) Steven Gonzalez . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 324, Fr./Fr.)

RIGHT TACKLE 59 60 75 79

Andrew Nelson . . . . . . . . . . Noah Beh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brendan Brosnan . . . . . . . . Charlie Shuman. . . . . . . . . .

(6-6, 299, Jr./So.) (6-6, 292, So./Fr.) (6-6, 292, So./Fr.) (6-8, 296, So./Fr.)

WIDE RECEIVER (F)

19 Gregg Garrity. . . . . . . . . . . . (5-10, 158, Jr./Jr.) 89 Gordon Bentley . . . . . . . . . . (6-0, 203, Jr./So.) 5 DaeSean Hamilton . . . . . . . (6-1, 212, Jr./So.) 3 DeAndre Thompkins . . . . . (5-11, 185, So./Fr.) 10 Brandon Polk. . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-9, 163, Fr./Fr.)

QUARTERBACK

14 Christian Hackenberg . . . . . . (6-4, 233, Jr./Jr.) 16 Billy Fessler . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-11, 182, So./Fr.) 9 Trace McSorley . . . . . . . . . . (6-0, 196, So./Fr.) 17 Jackson Erdmann . . . . . . . . . (6-3, 205, Fr./Fr.) 4 Tommy Stevens. . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 204, Fr./Fr.)

RUNNING BACK

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Brandon Johnson . . . . . . . . .(6-2, 224, Sr./Sr.) Akeel Lynch. . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-11, 222, Sr./Jr.) Mark Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-6, 184, So./Fr.) Nick Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-11, 197, So./Fr.) Johnathan Thomas . . . . . . (5-11, 216, So./Fr.) Andre Robinson . . . . . . . . . . (5-9, 209, Fr./Fr.) Saquon Barkley . . . . . . . . . . (5-11, 215, Fr./Fr.)

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DEFENSIVE END 95 52 19 46 48

Carl Nassib . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(6-7, 276, Sr./Sr.) Curtis Cothran . . . . . . . . . . . (6-5, 259, Jr./So.) Torrence Brown . . . . . . . . . . (6-3, 249, So./Fr.) Colin Castagna . . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 239, Fr./Fr.) Shareef Miller . . . . . . . . . . . (6-5, 245, Fr./Fr.)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE 98 91 93 92

Anthony Zettel . . . . . . . . . . . .(6-4, 274, Sr./Sr.) Tarow Barney . . . . . . . . . . . .(6-2, 305, Sr./Sr.) Antoine White . . . . . . . . . . . (6-2, 279, So./Fr.) Kamonte Carter . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 271, Fr./Fr.)

DEFENSIVE TACKLE 99 41 92 54

Austin Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 322, Sr./Jr.) Parker Cothren . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 291, Jr./So.) Joe Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-10, 288, So./Fr.) Robert Windsor . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 289, Fr./Fr.)

DEFENSIVE END 94 90 49 97 30

Evan Schwan . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-6, 255, Sr./Jr.) Garrett Sickels. . . . . . . . . . . (6-4, 254, Jr./So.) Will Eikenberry . . . . . . . . . . (6-2, 225, So./Fr.) Ryan Buchholz . . . . . . . . . . . (6-6, 254, Fr./Fr.) Kevin Givens . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 238, Fr./Fr.)

SAM LINEBACKER 20 25 11 7 43

Jordan Dudas . . . . . . . . . . . .(6-0, 206, Sr./Sr.) Von Walker . . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-11, 216, Jr./Jr.) Brandon Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 224, Jr./Jr.) Koa Farmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 222, So./Fr.) Manny Bowen . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 200, Fr./Fr.)

MIDDLE LINEBACKER

38 Ben Kline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-2, 228, Gr./Sr.) 5 Nyeem Wartman-White . . . . . (6-1, 245, Sr./Jr.) 8 Gary Wooten . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-2, 228, Sr./Jr.) 47 Brandon Smith. . . . . . . . . . . (6-0, 223, Jr./So.) 33 Jake Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 226, Fr./Fr.)

WEAK LINEBACKER 35 32 40 42 31

Matthew Baney . . . . . . . . . . .(6-0, 226, Sr./Sr.) Jack Haffner . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-10, 218, Sr./Jr.) Jason Cabinda . . . . . . . . . .(6-1, 251, So./So.) Troy Reeder. . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 236, So./Fr.) Daiquan Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . (6-2, 194, Fr./Fr.)

CORNERBACK

38 Desi Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(5-11, 184, Jr./So.) 15 Grant Haley . . . . . . . . . . . . .(5-9, 189, So./So.) 21 Amani Oruwariye. . . . . . . . . (6-1, 196, So./Fr.) 4 Daquan Worley . . . . . . . . . . (5-9, 181, So./Fr.) 17 Garrett Taylor. . . . . . . . . . . . (6-0, 187, Fr./Fr.)

FREE SAFETY 45 31 28 2 23 16

Bryant Harper . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-9, 215, Jr./Jr.) Adam Geiger . . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-9, 189, Jr./Jr.) Troy Apke . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(6-1, 200, So./So.) Marcus Allen . . . . . . . . . . . .(6-2, 205, So./So.) Ayron Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . (5-11, 200, Fr./Fr.) John Petrishen . . . . . . . . . . . (6-0, 201, Fr./Fr.)

STRONG SAFETY

9 Jordan Lucas. . . . . . . . . . . . .(6-0, 195, Sr./Sr.) 6 Malik Golden . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-0, 202, Sr./Jr.) 27 Colin Harrop . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-0, 209, Sr./Jr.) 49 Brian Tomasetti . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 185, Jr./So.) 32 Joe Berg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-0, 200, So./Fr.) 14 Jarvis Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-2, 198, Fr./Fr.)

CORNERBACK 10 12 37 1 29

Trevor Williams . . . . . . . . . . .(6-0, 195, Sr./Sr.) Jordan Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-10, 191, Jr./Jr.) Kyle Alston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-9, 180, Jr./So.) Christian Campbell . . . . . . .(6-1, 183, So./So.) John Reid . . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-10, 186, Fr./Fr.)

SPECIAL TEAMS PUNTER 37 92 93

Chris Gulla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 197, Jr./So.) Daniel Pasquariello . . . . . . .(6-1, 197, So./So.) Robby Liebel . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-2, 201, So./Fr.)

KICKER 95 37 91 99

Tyler Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-11, 186, So./So.) Chris Gulla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 197, Jr./So.) Nick Bouhermi . . . . . . . . . . . (5-8, 173, So./Fr.) Joey Julius. . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-10, 255, So./Fr.)

HOLDER 37 93

Chris Gulla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 197, Jr./So.) Robby Liebel . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-2, 201, So./Fr.)

LONG SNAPPER

44 Tyler Yazujian . . . . . . . . . . . (5-11, 264, Sr./Jr.) 41 Zach Ladonis. . . . . . . . . . . . (6-2, 228, Jr./So.) 96 Kyle Vasey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-2, 251, So./Fr.) 97 Nick Cox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-0, 230, Fr./Fr.)

KICKOFF RETURNERS

15 Grant Haley . . . . . . . . . . . . .(5-9, 189, So./So.) 7 Koa Farmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . (6-1, 222, So./Fr.) 24 Nick Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-11, 197, So./Fr.) 3 DeAndre Thompkins . . . . . (5-11, 185, So./Fr.)

PUNT RETURNERS 19 8 3

Gregg Garrity. . . . . . . . . . . . (5-10, 158, Jr./Jr.) Mark Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (5-6, 184, So./Fr.) DeAndre Thompkins . . . . . (5-11, 185, So./Fr.)

FUTURE SCHEDULES ➤ 2016 Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

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KENT STATEx at Pittsburghx TEMPLEx MINNESOTAx MARYLAND* at Michigan* OHIO STATE* at Purduex IOWAx at Indiana* at Rutgers* MICHIGAN STATE*

➤ 2017 Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov.

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AKRONx PITTSBURGHx GEORGIA STATEx INDIANA* at Northwestern* at Iowa* MICHIGAN* at Ohio State* at Michigan State* RUTGERS* NEBRASKA* at Maryland*

*Big Ten East Division games; schedule subject to change.


PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

2015 BIG TEN SCHEDULE ➤ Thursday, Sept. 3

➤ Saturday, Oct. 10

MICHIGAN at Utah TCU at MINNESOTA

INDIANA at PENN STATE ILLINOIS at IOWA NORTHWESTERN at MICHIGAN WISCONSIN at NEBRASKA MARYLAND at OHIO STATE MINNESOTA at PURDUE MICHIGAN STATE at RUTGERS

➤ Friday, Sept. 4 Kent State at ILLINOIS MICHIGAN STATE at Western Michigan

➤ Saturday, Sept. 5 PENN STATE at Temple Southern Illinois at INDIANA Illinois State at IOWA Richmond at MARYLAND BYU at NEBRASKA Stanford at NORTHWESTERN Norfolk State at RUTGERS Alabama vs. WISCONSIN (1)

➤ Sunday, Sept. 6

➤ Saturday, Oct. 17 PENN STATE at OHIO STATE RUTGERS at INDIANA MICHIGAN STATE at MICHIGAN NEBRASKA at MINNESOTA IOWA at NORTHWESTERN PURDUE at WISCONSIN

➤ Saturday, Oct. 24

OHIO STATE at Virginia Tech

PENN STATE at MARYLAND (2) WISCONSIN at ILLINOIS INDIANA at MICHIGAN STATE NORTHWESTERN at NEBRASKA OHIO STATE at RUTGERS

➤ Saturday, Sept. 12

➤ Saturday, Oct. 31

PURDUE at Marshall

➤ Monday, Sept. 7

Buffalo at PENN STATE Western Illinois at ILLINOIS Florida International at INDIANA IOWA at Iowa State Bowling Green at MARYLAND Oregon State at MICHIGAN Oregon at MICHIGAN STATE MINNESOTA at Colorado State South Alabama at NEBRASKA Eastern Illinois at NORTHWESTERN Hawaii at OHIO STATE Indiana State at PURDUE Washington State at RUTGERS Miami (O.) at WISCONSIN

ILLINOIS at PENN STATE MARYLAND at IOWA MICHIGAN at MINNESOTA NEBRASKA at PURDUE RUTGERS at WISCONSIN

➤ Saturday, Sept. 19

➤ Saturday, Nov. 14

RUTGERS at PENN STATE ILLINOIS at North Carolina Western Kentucky at INDIANA Pittsburgh at IOWA South Florida at MARYLAND UNLV at MICHIGAN Air Force at MICHIGAN STATE Kent State at MINNESOTA NEBRASKA at Miami (Fla.) NORTHWESTERN at Duke Northern Illinois at OHIO STATE Virginia Tech at PURDUE Troy at WISCONSIN

OHIO STATE at ILLINOIS MICHIGAN at INDIANA MINNESOTA at IOWA MARYLAND at MICHIGAN STATE PURDUE at NORTHWESTERN NEBRASKA at RUTGERS

Army West Point at PENN STATE NEBRASKA at ILLINOIS OHIO STATE at INDIANA MICHIGAN at MARYLAND PURDUE at MICHIGAN STATE MINNESOTA at NORTHWESTERN IOWA at WISCONSIN

Oct. 17, Ohio Stadium

2014 Record: 6-6 Series History: Penn State, 39-3-1 Last Meeting: 2014; Penn State, 30-13 Football SID: Rich Burg Phone: (215) 204-0876 Email: rich.burg@temple.edu Website: www.owlsports.com

2014 Record: 14-1 (8-0) Series History: Ohio State, 17-13 Last Meeting: 2014; Ohio St., 31-24 (2OT) Football SID: Jerry Emig Phone: (614) 688-0343 Email: emig.2@osu.edu Website: www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com

BUFFALO

MARYLAND

Sept. 12, Beaver Stadium

2014 Record: 5-6 Series History: Tied, 1-1 Last Meeting: 2007; Penn State, 45-24 Football SID: Jon Fuller Phone: 716-645-6762 Email: jfuller3@buffalo.edu Website: www.ubbulls.com

RUTGERS

Sept. 19, Beaver Stadium

2014 Record: 8-5 (3-5) Series History: Penn State, 23-2 Last Meeting: 2014; Penn State, 13-10 Football SID: Hasim Phillips Phone: (732) 445-6069 Email: hphillips@scarletknights.com Website: www.scarletknights.com

SAN DIEGO STATE

Sept. 26, Beaver Stadium

2014 Record: 7-6 Series History: First meeting Football SID: Mike May Phone: (619) 594-5547 Email: mmay@mail.sdsu.edu Website: www.goaztecs.com

ARMY WEST POINT Oct. 3, Beaver Stadium

MICHIGAN at PENN STATE PURDUE at IOWA INDIANA at MARYLAND ILLINOIS at MINNESOTA MICHIGAN STATE at OHIO STATE NORTHWESTERN at WISCONSIN RUTGERS at Army West Point

2014 Record: 4-8 Series History: Penn State, 13-10-2 Last Meeting: 1979; Penn State, 24-3 Football SID: Ryan Yanoshak Phone: (845) 938-7197 Email: ryan.yanoshak@usma.edu Website: www.goarmywestpoint.com

➤ Friday, Nov. 27

INDIANA

➤ Saturday, Nov. 21

IOWA at NEBRASKA

➤ Saturday, Nov. 28 PENN STATE at MICHIGAN STATE NORTHWESTERN at ILLINOIS (3) OHIO STATE at MICHIGAN WISCONSIN at MINNESOTA INDIANA at PURDUE MARYLAND at RUTGERS

➤ Saturday, Dec. 5

Oct. 10, Beaver Stadium

2014 Record: 4-8 (1-7) Series History: Penn State, 17-1 Last Meeting: 2014; Indiana,13-7 Football SID: Jeff Keag Phone: (812) 855-6209 Email: jkeag@indiana.edu Website: www.iuhoosiers.com

Oct. 24, M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore, Md.)

2014 Record: 7-6 (4-4) Series History: Penn State, 35-2-1 Last Meeting: 2014; Maryland, 20-19 Football SID: TBA Phone: (301) 314-7065 Email: TBA Website: www.umterps.com

ILLINOIS

Oct. 31, Beaver Stadium

2014 Record: 6-7 (3-5) Series History: Penn State, 17-5 Last Meeting: 2014; llinois, 16-14 Football SID: Kent Brown Phone: (217) 244-6533 Email: kwbrown3@illinois.edu Website: www.fightingillini.com

NORTHWESTERN Nov. 7, Ryan Field

2014 Record: 5-7 (3-5) Series History: Penn State, 13-4 Last Meeting: 2014; Northwestern, 29-6 Football SID: Paul Kennedy Phone: (847) 467-2028 Email: pkennedy@northwestern.edu Website: www.nusports.com

MICHIGAN

Nov. 21, Beaver Stadium

2014 Record: 5-7 (3-5) Series History: Michigan, 11-7 Last Meeting: 2014; Michigan, 18-13 Football SID: David Ablauf Phone: (734) 764-6456 Email: dablauf@umich.edu Website: www.mgoblue.com

MICHIGAN STATE

Nov. 28, Spartan Stadium

2014 Record: 11-2 (7-1) Series History: Tied, 14-14-1 Last Meeting: 2014; Michigan State, 34-10 Football SID: John Lewandowski Phone: (517) 355-2271 Email: lewski@ath.msu.edu Website: www.msuspartans.com

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➤ Saturday, Oct. 3

OHIO STATE

Sept. 5, Lincoln Financial Field

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San Diego State at PENN STATE Middle Tennessee State at ILLINOIS INDIANA at Wake Forest North Texas at IOWA MARYLAND at West Virginia BYU at MICHIGAN Central Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE Ohio at MINNESOTA Southern Mississippi at NEBRASKA Ball State at NORTHWESTERN Western Michigan at OHIO STATE Bowling Green at PURDUE Kansas at RUTGERS Hawaii at WISCONSIN

PENN STATE at NORTHWESTERN IOWA at INDIANA WISCONSIN at MARYLAND RUTGERS at MICHIGAN MICHIGAN STATE at NEBRASKA MINNESOTA at OHIO STATE ILLINOIS at PURDUE

TEMPLE

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➤ Saturday, Sept. 26

➤ Saturday, Nov. 7

OPPONENT INFORMATION

Big Ten Championship Game (4) (1) at Arlington, Texas (2) at Baltimore, Md. (3) at Chicago, Ill. (4) at Indianapolis, Ind.

As of July 14, 2015; subject to change.

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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. Steve Jones and Jack Ham will team up for their 16th season as the play-by-play voice and color analyst, respectively, on the Penn State Sports Network. The football broadcasts begin 90 minutes before kickoff with the one-hour “Dietz & Watson Tailgate Show” with host Roger Corey, along with Jones and Ham. “The Penn State Bookstore Kickoff Show,” a 20-minute conversation with Head Coach James Franklin follows, before Jones and Ham 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 with Coach James

PENN STATE SPORTS NETWORK

Franklin and hosted by Jones and Corey is broadcast statewide from Lettermans in State College and airs Thursday evening during the football season. “Inside Penn State Athletics — Presented by PSECU,” a three-minute daily update show hosted 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) Bedford, WAYC-AM (1600) Bradford, WBYB-FM (103.9) Chambersburg, WJEJ-AM (1240) Clarion County, WZDD (101.3) Clearfield, WCPA-AM (900)

Clearfield, WQYX-FM (93.1) Coudersport, WBYB-FM (103.9) DuBois, WZDB-FM (95.9) Erie, WPSE-AM (1450) Franklin, WFRA-AM (1450) Gettysburg, WGET-AM (1320) Harrisburg, Sports Radio (96.5) Harrisburg, Sports Radio (93.5) Hazleton, WKZN-AM (1300) Huntingdon, WLAK-FM (103.5) Johnstown, WCCL-FM (101.7) Kane, WBYB-FM (103.9) Lancaster, WLPA-AM (1490) 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, WIOV-AM (1240) Reading, WIOV-FM (98.5) Scranton, WGBI-AM (910) Somerset, WCCL-FM (101.7) 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) 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]

➤ Maryland Hagerstown, WJEJ-AM (1240)

➤ New Jersey Atlantic City, WPGG-AM (1450) Oakland, WVNJ-AM (1160)

➤ New York Elmira, WHGL-FM (102.9) New York, WVNJ-AM (1160)

➤ 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 Market(s)

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 Presented by Pepsi provides a fast-paced, intimate look at Nittany Lion football, including special insights from Head Coach James Franklin, 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.

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Channel/Cable System

Air Day & Time

Allentown Metro/Northeast Philadelphia

WFMZ, Channel 69.4 (DT)

Check local listing.

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.

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, 2015; subject to change.

Steve Jones Play-by-Play

Jack Ham Analyst

Jeff Tarman

Broadcast Operations & Director

Roger Corey

Pregame Host & Engineer


PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

2015-16 BOWL SCHEDULE

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Thomas Robinson Stadium Nassau, Bahamas Thursday, Dec. 24, Noon. (ESPN)

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium Fort Worth, Texas Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Fla. Friday, Jan. 1, Noon (ESPN2)

Gildan New Mexico Bowl University Stadium Albuquerque, N.M. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Hawai’i Bowl Aloha Stadium Honolulu, Hawai’i Thursday, Dec. 24, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Russell Athletic Bowl Orlando Citrus Bowl Orlando, Fla. Tuesday, Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl Orlando Citrus Bowl Orlando, Fla. Friday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, Nev. Saturday, Dec. 19, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

St. Petersburg Bowl Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, Fla. Saturday, Dec. 26, 11 a.m. (ESPN)

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl NRG Stadium Houston, Texas Tuesday, Dec. 29, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Fiesta Bowl University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Ariz. Friday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Cramton Bowl Montgomery, Ala. Saturday, Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Hyundai Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, Texas Saturday, Dec. 26, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Birmingham Bowl Legion Field Birmingham, Ala. Wedneday, Dec. 30, Noon (ESPN)

Rose Bowl Game Rose Bowl Pasadena, Calif. Friday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN)

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, La. Saturday, Dec. 19, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl Cotton Bowl Stadium Dallas, Texas Saturday, Dec. 26, 2:20 p.m. (ESPN)

Belk Bowl Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, N.C. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Allstate Sugar Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, La. Friday, Jan. 1, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Miami Beach Bowl Marlins Park Miami, Fla. Monday, Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

New Era Pinstripe Bowl Yankee Stadium Bronx, N.Y. Saturday, Dec. 26, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

TaxSlayer Bowl EverBank Field Jacksonville, Fla. Saturday, Jan. 2, Noon (ESPN)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Bronco Stadium Boise, Idaho Tuesday, Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Independence Bowl Independence Stadium Shreveport, La. Saturday, Dec. 26, 5:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl LP Field Nashville, Tenn. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Boca Raton Bowl FAU Stadium Boca Raton, Fla. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Foster Farms Bowl Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara, Calif. Saturday, Dec. 26, 9:15 p.m. (ESPN)

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, Calif. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Military Bowl Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, Md. Monday, Dec. 28, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Arizona Bowl Arizona Stadium Tucson, Ariz. Tuesday, Dec. 29, TBA (CBSSN)

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Playoff Semifinal AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas Thursday, Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN) Capital One Orange Bowl Playoff Semifinal Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, Fla. Thursday, Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Valero Alamo Bowl Alamodome San Antonio, Texas Saturday, Jan. 2, 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Cactus Bowl Chase Field Phoenix, Ariz. Saturday, Jan. 2, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

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Quick Lane Bowl Ford Field Detroit, Mich. Monday, Dec. 28, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Georgia Dome Atlanta, Ga. Thursday, Dec. 31, Noon (ESPN)

AutoZone Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Memphis, Tenn. Saturday, Jan. 2, 3:20 p.m. (ESPN)

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GoDaddy Bowl Ladd-Peebles Stadium Mobile, Ala. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

National University Holiday Bowl Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, Calif. Wednesday, Dec. 30, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN)

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AutoNation Bowl Orlando Citrus Bowl Orlando, Fla. Saturday, Dec. 19, Noon (CBSSN)

College Football Playoff National Championship Game University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Ariz. Monday, Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m (ESPN)) As of July 1, 2015

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ALLEN

6-2 ➤ 205 ➤ So./So. Eligible Safety ➤ Upper Marlboro, Md. Excelled after being forced into a starting role vs. No. 13 Ohio State after a season-ending injury to senior Ryan Keiser last season, making 11 stops in his first career start against the Buckeyes. ● Earned third-team Freshman All-American honors from Athlon Sports after ranking second in the Big Ten among true freshmen with 58 stops, seeing significant action on defense in just eight games. ● Allen possesses great athletic ability and brings an old-school, hard-hitting mentality to the secondary. ● Made 54 of his 58 tackles in his last seven games of the season, including four games with at least nine tackles. ● He is one of six returning Nittany Lions from Maryland.

scored their fewest points at home since 2006, via a defensive touchdown. Temple (11/15): Helped Penn State become bowl eligible with a pair of solo stops…Limited the Owls to 61 rushing yards and just eight first downs, the fewest allowed by Penn State since 2011 against Indiana State (eight). At Illinois (11/22): Ranked second on the team with nine tackles (eight solo)…Helped hold the Illini to 2-of-16 on third down conversions and just 16 points. Michigan State (11/29): Registered nine tackles (four solo)…Aided a defense that held Michigan State to 298 total yards, marking the only time in 2014 the Spartans were held to less than 300 yards of total offense. Boston College (12/27): Made six stops (four solo) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. ➤ High School

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Awards: Athlon Sports third-team Freshman All-American…BTN.com, ESPN.com and 247sports. com Big Ten All-Freshman Team. Season: Appeared in all 13 games with seven starts…Made his first career start in the double-overtime contest against No. 13 Ohio State and started the final seven games of the season…One of three true freshmen to start on defense…Was among 16 Nittany Lions to make their first career start in 2014…Was one of nine true freshmen to make their debut during the season...Tied for third on the team with 58 stops (35 solo)…Posted three pass breakups and accounted for one sack (minus-11)…Was a main cog in a defense that held 11 of 13 opponents to under 300 yards of total offense and limited nine opponents to 20 or fewer points in regulation. UCF (8/30): Made his collegiate debut in the thrilling 26-24 season-opening win in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. UMass (9/20): Registered his first career tackle in the third quarter of the 48-7 victory…Ended the game with two solo tackles. Northwestern (9/27): Made one stop on defense. At Michigan (10/11): Registered one special teams tackle. Ohio State (11/25): Was inserted into the starting lineup for the first time after an injury to senior Ryan Keiser in practice on Thursday, Oct. 23…Logged a career-high 11 tackles (four solo). Maryland (11/1): Equaled his career-high with 11 stops (six solo) in the one-point loss…Also posted his first career sack, an 11-yard takedown of C.J. Brown midway through the fourth quarter. At Indiana (11/8): Registered six tackles (five solo), including one tackle for loss…Helped the Nittany Lions shut out the Indiana offense, as the Hoosiers

A three-year letterman at Dr. Henry Wise High School for head coach Dalawn Parrish…Recorded 15 tackles and two fumble recoveries in three games before having his senior season cut short due to an ankle injury…Helped the Pumas to a perfect 14-0 record and the Maryland 4A State Championship as a junior…Produced 70 tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups as a junior…Logged 65 stops and broke up eight passes during his sophomore season…Was invited to participate in the Big 33 Classic and Maryland Crab Bowl following his senior season…Was rated a four-star recruit by Scout.com and 247Sports.com and a three-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals. com…Ranked as a Top 30 prospect at safety nationally by Scout.com and 247Sports.com…Was rated the No. 6 prep player in Maryland by 247Sports.com. ➤ Personal Full name is Marcus Deshawn Allen…Son of Shawn and Latonya Allen…Has one brother, Shawn, and three sisters, Nadia, Mariah and Danielle…Is the godson of former Pitt and NFL standout running back Curtis Martin...Born August 7, 1996 in Silver Spring, Md.

ALLEN’S CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2014 Career

TK 58 58

SOLO 35 35

AS 23 23

FR 0 0

FC 0 0

I 0 0

SACK 1-11 1-11

TFL 2-13 2-13

➤ Allen’s 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF 0-0-0; Akron 0-0-0; Rutgers 0-0-0; UMass 2-2-0; Northwestern 1-1-0; Michigan 1-1-0; Ohio State 11-4-7; Maryland 11-6-5; Indiana 6-5-1; Temple 2-2-0; Illinois 9-8-1; Michigan State 9-4-5; Boston College 6-4-2.

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ALLEN

5-6 ➤ 184 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Running Back ➤ Hyattsville, Md. Poised to battle for time in the running back rotation following a strong winter conditioning period and set of spring practices. ● The shifty, athletic back carried the ball four times and had one catch in the 2015 Blue-White game. ● Possesses superb speed, quickness and vision with the ball in the open field. ● A forensic science major, Allen earned a 3.20 cumulative GPA during his first year on campus. ● Allen, along with tight end Brent Wilkerson, attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland. ● He is one of six returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Allen played an integral part on the scout team offense during his redshirt season. ➤ High School Lettered twice at DeMatha Catholic High School for head coach Elijah Brooks...Helped the Stags to an 11-1 overall mark and a 6-0 record in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference...After missing some games early in the season due to injury, logged nearly 300 yards rushing to help DeMatha Catholic win the 2013 WCAC Championship with a 29-28 victory over Good Counsel...Ran for 682 yards on 101 carries and caught seven passes for 79 yards as a junior...Rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, Scout.com and 247Sports.com...Ranked as a Top 40 recruit in the state of Maryland by ESPN and 247Sports.com. ➤ Personal Full name is Clarence Marquette Allen...Son of Clarence and Shanita Allen...Has two brothers, Maquette and Marquise, and one sister, Makayla...Intends to major in forensic science...Born February 10, 1996 in Washington, D.C.

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ALSTON

5-9 ➤ 180 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Cornerback ➤ Robbinsville, N.J. Alston earned a roster spot during walk-on tryouts in the spring of 2014 and has added depth on special teams and in the secondary. ● Carried a 3.21 cumulative grade-point average after the spring semester. ● He is one of 14 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey.

➤ Personal Full name is Troy Stephen Apke…Son of Steven and Susan Apke…Has one older brother, Sam, and two older sisters, Chelsea and Tess…Is the fifth member of his immediate family that will compete in college athletics…His father and mother both attended the University of Pittsburgh and competed in football and track and field, respectively…Chelsea played basketball at Washington & Jefferson, attaining first-team All-PAC and third-team all-region honors…Tess was a two-time All-NEC selection as a member of the Robert Morris softball program, earning first-team All-NEC accolades in 2014... Born April 11, 1995 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

APKE’S CAREER STATISTICS

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season

SEASON 2014 Career

TK 2

SOLO 0

AS 2

FR 0

FC 0

I 0

SACK 0-0

TFL 0-0

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0-0

0-0

Did not see any game action. ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Attended classes on the University Park campus, but did not compete in football…Made the squad during walk-on tryouts during the 2014 spring semester.

➤ Apke’s 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF-DNP; Akron-DNP; Rutgers-DNP; UMass-DNP; Northwestern-DNP; Michigan-DNP; Ohio StateDNP; Maryland 0-0-0; Indiana 1-0-1; Temple 1-0-1; Illinois 0-0-0; Michigan State 0-0-0; Boston College 0-0-0.

➤ High School A three-year letterman at Robbinsville High School for head coach Jason Gray…First-team All-West Jersey League Liberty Division pick as a sophomore and senior, missing most of his junior season due to injury…New Jersey Super 100 all-state selection and a Trenton Times Player of the Week as a senior... Amassed 1,419 all-purpose yards and 12 touchdowns, which included 968 rushing yards on 90 carries, and added 60 tackles and one interception during his senior season...Was honored with the United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award in 2012-13…Invited to the Sunshine Football Classic and New Jersey North-South All-State game following his senior year…Also lettered in track and field.

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BANEY

6-0 ➤ 226 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible Linebacker ➤ State College, Pa.

➤ Personal Full name is Kyle Jerrel Alston…Son of David and Paula Alston…Has one older brother, Brian… Father, David, played football at Harvard and brother, Brian, played football at New Haven…Enjoys traveling, riding a jet ski and playing sports…Intends on majoring in criminology to pursue a career in law enforcement, like his father, who retired after serving with the New Jersey State Police…Born December 14, 1994 in Plainfield, N.J.

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6-1 ➤ 200 ➤ So./So. Eligible Safety ➤ Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Apke made impressive strides during his true freshman season to earn his first collegiate appearance midway through the 2014 season. ● One of the hardest workers on the practice field, Apke made his collegiate debut on the kickoff coverage unit in front of the home crowd against Maryland. ● Was a main contributor on all four special teams units and saw time on defense against Temple. ● Apke is one of seven returnees from Western Pennsylvania.

Baney fulfilled a dream by suiting up for the Nittany Lions, as the State College native transferred to Penn State from St. Francis (Pa.) University in 2012. Very aware of the “Linebacker U.” tradition, Baney made his first appearance in the Blue and White against UMass last season, after playing high school football less than four miles from Beaver Stadium. ● Is on schedule to graduate with his degree in kinesiology in December 2015. ● He joins Adam De Boef, Evan Galimberti and Jack Haffner as returning Nittany Lions who played at State College Area High School. ● Baney is one of 13 returnees from Central Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season Appeared in three games. UMass (9/20): Made his collegiate debut and played 19 snaps. At Indiana (11/8): Played four snaps. Michigan State (11/29): Saw action on six snaps. ➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season Did not see any game action.

Appeared in six games…Participated on all four special teams units and on defense…Was one of nine true freshmen to make their debut in 2014. Maryland (11/1): Made his collegiate debut on special teams. At Indiana (11/8): Made his first career tackle on the kickoff coverage team in the third quarter. Temple (11/15): Saw his most extensive action, playing 27 snaps. At Illinois (11/22): Provided the key block on a fake punt that helped spring Brad Bars for a 32-yard run and a first down.

Appeared in 10 games with two starts…Started the season-opener against Wagner, as well as against Sacred Heart…Totaled 14 tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss (minus-1) and recovered a fumble. Morehead State (9/17): Made one stop. Albany (10/1): Recorded three tackles, including 0.5 TFL. At Robert Morris (10/8): Made four tackles (three solo)…Also recovered a fumble. At Sacred Heart (10/15): Totaled four stops (one solo). At Youngstown State (10/22): Logged two tackles (one solo). ➤ High School A two-year letterman at State College Area High School for coach Al Wolski….Was selected a team captain as a senior…Made 107 tackles, with one sack and two fumble recoveries during his final prep season…As a junior, he made 85 tackles with two interceptions…Recorded 14 tackles as a sophomore…Also played on the offensive line…Helped the Little Lions reach the 2009 PIAA Class AAAA State Championship game and three district titles …Was part of an unbeaten regular-season in 2008…Honored by the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Foundation… Earned Pennsylvania Football News All-Academic honors…Also participated in track and field… Was a High Honor Roll student and a member of Pride of the Lion.

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A three-year letterman at Mt. Lebanon High School for head coach Mike Melnyk…Recorded 40 catches for 728 yards and seven receiving touchdowns as a senior, earning first-team Class AAAA all-state and All-Southeastern Conference honors…Added 103 yards rushing and one score, along with 59 stops at safety to attain Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 honors…A record-breaking junior campaign included a Blue Devils’ school record for receiving yards (1,048) and receiving touchdowns (13) in a season, all on just 45 catches…Garnered second-team Class AAAA allstate, first-team all-conference and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette South Fab 22 honors as a junior…Compiled 273 yards on 11 catches against Woodland Hills in 2012 for the fifth-best receiving yardage performance in PIAA history and school marks in both categories...Rated a three-star recruit by all four major recruiting services and was ranked as a Top 12 recruit in the state of Pennsylvania by ESPN (8th), Rivals (12th) and 247Sports.com (9th)…Invited to play in the Big 33 Classic following his senior season…Also was a standout for the track and field team and lettered once in basketball...Won the WPIAL 100-meter title as a senior (:10.81) and finished fifth at the 2014 PIAA Class AAAA Track and Field Championships… Helped the 4x100 relay team advance to the state championships as a junior and senior.

➤ 2011 ➤ True Freshman Season — St. Francis (Pa.)

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Transferred to Penn State from St. Francis (Pa.) University…Redshirt season.

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➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season

➤ 2012 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season

➤ Personal Full name is Matthew Samuel Baney…Son of Mark and Brenda Baney…Both parents are Penn State graduates…Has one younger sister, Allison…Majoring in kinesiology with plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist, strength coach or strength trainer…Is on schedule to graduate with his degree in kinesiology in December 2015…Born October 19, 1992 in State College, Pa.

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SAQUON

BARKLEY

5-11 ➤ 215 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Running Back ➤ Coplay, Pa. ➤ High School Three-year letterman and team captain his senior year at Whitehall High School for head coach Brian Gilbert...First-team all-state (AAAA) by Pennsylvania Football News...Rushed for 1,856 yards, 8.6 yards per carry and recorded 31 total touchdowns his senior year…Had three interceptions and five tackles for loss as a senior...Two-time All-Lehigh Valley Conference selection...Helped lead Whitehall to league titles as a sophomore and junior…Rushed for 1,506 yards and recorded 27 touchdowns as a junior...Tallied 284 rushing yards and five total scores as a sophomore...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked as the ninthbest running back in the nation and the top prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports.com…Rated by Scout.com among the top five prospects in the state...Participated in The Opening, held on Nike’s campus in summer 2014...Played in Offense-Defense Bowl...Lettered in basketball and track…Won the gold medal in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys 100 meters.

➤ 2012 ➤ Freshman Season — Northwest Mississippi C.C. Played in all 10 games…Recorded 20 tackles and four quarterback hurries…Helped the Rangers to the program’s first bowl victory in 20 years with a win over Kilgore in the Brazos Valley Bowl. Coahoma C.C. (9/13): Made two tackles (one solo)…Had one quarterback hurry. Northeast Mississippi C.C. (9/20): Logged one solo tackle. Itawamba C.C. (9/27): Posted one tackle. Mississippi Delta C.C. (10/4): Made three tackles (two solo)…Had a season-best two quarterback hurries. East Mississippi C.C. (10/18): Made one tackle in the Top 5 matchup. Jones County C.C. (10/27): Contributed five tackles, all solo. Gulf Coast C.C. (11/3): Piled up a season-high seven tackles against the No. 7 Bulldogs. ➤ High School Played one season of high school football for head coach Ed Pilcher at Bainbridge High School… Was an honorable-mention all-region selection as a senior…Made 55 tackles with five sacks...Was selected to play in the War of the Border game, which features prep standouts from northern Florida and southern Georgia. ➤ Personal Full name is Tarow Barney…Son of Dehancy Barney…Has one brother, Terence Menyongai, and two sisters, Natasha Barney and Trenise Robinson…Enjoys playing basketball and video games… Is on track to graduate in December 2015 with a degree in criminology…Born June 8, 1994 in Pawtucket, R.I.

➤ Personal Full name is Saquon Barkley...Son of Alibay Barkley and Tonya Johnson...Has two brothers, Rashard Johnson and Ali Barkley, and two sisters, Shaquona and Aliyah Barkley...Father participated in boxing in college…Brother, Rashard, played football and wrestled...Hobbies include working out, hanging out with friends and reading...Plans on majoring in business...Born February 7, 1997 in Bronx, N.Y.

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BARNEY

BARNEY’S CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2014 Career

TK 7 7

➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season — Northwest Mississippi C.C. Started all nine games…Ranked seventh on the team with 36 tackles…Led the squad with 9.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks…Rated the 18th-best prospect on the ESPN Junior College 50… Ranked the No. 5 rated junior college defensive tackle by ESPN. Southwest C.C. (8/29): Opened the season with a season-best six tackles, including 4.0 tackles for loss and 0.5 sack. CopiahLincoln C.C. (9/5): Made four tackles. Coahoma C.C. (9/12): Posted two tackles. Northeast Mississippi C.C. (9/19): Made three tackles, including one tackle for loss. Itawamba C.C. (9/28): Logged a season-high tying six tackles…Made 1.5 TFL and 1.0 sack. Mississippi Delta C.C. (10/5): Totaled five tackles (three solo). Holmes C.C. (10/12): Had two sacks…Made four total stops (three solo)…Forced one fumble. East Mississippi C.C. (10/17): Made three stops. Jones County C.C. (10/26): Collected 1.0 tackle for loss among his three total tackles.

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FC 1 1

I 0 0

SACK 2-14 2-14

TFL 2.5-15 2.5-15

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Defensive Tackle ➤ Bainbridge, Ga.

Appeared in 12 games in 2014…Made his Penn State debut against Akron…Contributed seven tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss (minus-15)…Logged 2.0 sacks (minus-14) and forced one fumble. Akron (9/6): Registered his first career tackle in the second quarter. UMass (9/20): Notched his first career sack for a loss of 13 yards for his lone stop…Forced his first career fumble in the second quarter...His efforts in the middle of the defensive line helped the Nittany Lions hold the Minutemen to just three yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). Northwestern (9/27): Logged one solo tackle. At Michigan (10/11): Provided one solo tackle for a 1-yard loss. Maryland (11/1): Made one solo stop. Temple (11/15): Posted his first multi-tackle game with two stops, including 0.5 tackle for loss, to help Penn State become bowl eligible…Helped the defense hold Temple to eight first downs, the fewest for a Penn State opponent since Indiana State posted eight in 2011.

FR 0 0

Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF-DNP; Akron 1-0-1; Rutgers 0-0-0; UMass 1-1-0; Northwestern 1-0-1; Michigan 1-1-0; Ohio State- 0-0-0; Maryland 1-0-1; Indiana 0-0-0; Temple 2-0-2; Illinois 0-0-0; Michigan State 0-0-0; Boston College 0-0-0.

RYAN

➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season

AS 5 5

➤ Barney’s 2014 Game-by-Game

6-2 ➤ 305 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible

Quickly adjusted to the academic and football rigors after arriving on the University Park campus in January 2014, which allowed him to make an impact on the field almost immediately. ● Ranked by ESPN as the No. 5 junior college defensive tackle, No. 18 JUCO prospect overall, in 2013 after two seasons at Northwest Mississippi Community College. ● Barney played only one season of high school football, shining on the field at Bainbridge (Ga.) High School as a senior to earn honorable-mention all-region honors. ● Is on schedule to graduate in December 2015 with his degree in criminology. ● He joins Grant Haley as the only two returning Nittany Lions to arrive on the University Park campus after playing their prep football in Georgia. ● Barney is one of four returnees from Florida.

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BATES

6-4 ➤ 279 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Guard/Center ➤ Warrington, Pa. ➤ High School Three-year letterman and a senior team captain at Archbishop Wood High School with fellow Nittany Lion Jake Cooper for head coach Steve Devlin...Won back-to-back PIAA Class AAA state titles in 2013 and 2014 with a combined record of 28-2...2014 Pennsylvania Football News Lineman of the Year... First-team All-Philadelphia Catholic League in 2013 and 2014...Rated four-star prospect by 247Sports. com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked 13th-best offensive tackle in the nation and 129th overall prospect by ESPN...Rated among top five prospects in Pennsylvania by 247Sports.com, ESPN and Rivals.com...Played in Under Armour All-American Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. ➤ Personal Full name is Ryan William Bates...Son of Norman Bates and Theresa Strocen-Bates...Has one sister, Anna...Enjoys playing basketball...Undecided on his major...Born February 14, 1997 in Langhorne, Pa.


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BRANDON

6-6 ➤ 292 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

6-1 ➤ 224 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible

Tackle ➤ Scranton, Pa. Primed to help create more depth for the offensive line rotation in 2015, Beh added more than 15 pounds of muscle to his frame since the Pinstripe Bowl. ● A physical player, the Scranton native served as an essential piece on the offensive scout team during his redshirt season in 2014. ● Beh earned a 3.24 cumulative grade-point average during his first season on campus. ● He attended the same high school — Scranton Prep — as fellow offensive lineman Kevin Reihner and defensive tackle Joe Holmes. ● Beh is one of six returning Nittany Lions from Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Linebacker ➤ Mays Landing, N.J.

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season

After making a career-high 47 stops in 2015, the talented and instinctive Bell will again be looked to for major contributions from his SAM linebacker post in 2015. ● After appearing in 10 games during his true freshman season, Bell started 10 games and appeared in 11 contests during his sophomore campaign. ● Corralled his first career interception in a return to his home state, picking off Rutgers’ quarterback Gary Nova in the fourth quarter for the fourth of five interceptions for the Nittany Lions in the 13-10 come-from-behind victory. ● His 71 career stops during his first two seasons rank fifth among returning defenders, while his 7.0 tackles for loss are fourth among the veterans. ● Bell is one of 14 returnees from New Jersey.

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➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season

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Appeared in 11 games with 10 starts at outside linebacker…Ranked sixth on the team with 47 tackles (23 solo) and fourth with 7.0 tackles for loss (minus-43)…Added two sacks (minus-17), three pass breakups and one interception on the year…Was a main cog in a defense that held 11 of 13 opponents to under 300 yards of total offense and limited nine opponents to 20 or fewer points in regulation. UCF (8/30): Started the year with one tackle for loss in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Akron (9/6): Made two tackles, including 0.5 tackle for loss. At Rutgers (9/13): Pulled in his first career interception with a diving effort in the fourth quarter…Added one solo tackle…The interception was one of five Nittany Lion picks…Helped hold Rutgers to just three first downs and 95 yards in a scoreless second half. UMass (9/20): Came away with his first career sack…Made three total tackles…Efforts in the middle of the defensive line helped the Nittany Lions hold the Minutemen to just three yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). Northwestern (9/27): Registered two tackles. At Michigan (10/11): Made three stops. Ohio State (10/25): Piled up a career-best 13 tackles for his first career double-digit tackle performance...His 7-yard sack of Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett helped force a Buckeye punt late in the third quarter…Helped hold Ohio State to 17 points and 256 yards in regulation. Maryland (11/1): Chipped in five tackles, including one tackle for loss (minus-10)…Assisted the defensive effort to hold the Terrapins to just 194 yards of total offense, the fewest yards of total offense allowed by Penn State to a Big Ten opponent since Minnesota (138 yards) in 2009. At Indiana (11/8): Recorded six stops (five solo), including two TFL…Helped boost a defense that held the then-nation’s leading rusher, Tevin Coleman, to just 71 yards…Helped the Nittany Lions shut out the Indiana offense, as

Two-year letterman at Scranton Prep for head coach Nick Donato...Named all-state by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers as a defensive end and to the USA Today All-Pennsylvania team at offensive tackle...Helped the Cavaliers to an undefeated season and their first Lackawanna Conference Division I title in 2013...Two-time all-conference and Times-Tribune All-Region pick...A two-way lineman, recorded 53 tackles and five sacks as a senior and 70 stops and a team-best 10 sacks as a junior...A senior team captain, invited to the Chesapeake Bowl and Big 33 Classic... Rated a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services and a Top 20 recruit in Pennsylvania by ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com...Ranked as a Top 50 offensive tackle by three of the four national recruiting services...Also lettered in basketball...Compiled a 3.50 grade-point average. ➤ Personal Full name is Noah Elijah James Beh...Son of James and Barbara Beh...Has one older brother, Josh, who plays basketball at Penn State’s Worthington Scranton campus...Father and a grandfather, Glover Beh, both played semi-professional football...Maternal grandfather, James Abdalla, played in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in the 1940s...A cousin, David Abdalla Jr., played football at Kings College...Enjoys music, movies and spending time with family and friends...Interested in a career in sports management or business...Born November 11, 1995 in Plains, Pa.

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the Hoosiers scored their fewest points at home since 2006, via a defensive touchdown. Temple (11/15): Extended his streak to four straight games with a TFL with 0.5 tackle for loss…Accounted for five tackles and one pass breakup to help Penn State become bowl eligible…Helped the defense hold Temple to eight first downs, the fewest for a Penn State opponent since Indiana State posted eight in 2011. At Illinois (11/22): Did not play. Michigan State (11/29): Did not play. Boston College (12/27): Made four tackles (two solo) in his return at the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

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BENTLEY

6-0 ➤ 203 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible

➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Awards: Named to the BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team. Season: Appeared in 10 games with one start…Was one of 12 true freshmen to make their debut and four true freshmen to make their first start during the season…Tallied 24 tackles (14 solo), one forced fumble and one interception… Finished tied for third on the team with six special teams tackles. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Made his collegiate debut…Posted two tackles. Kent State (9/21): Contributed one tackle. At Ohio State (10/26): Made five tackles (two solo). At Minnesota (11/9): Tallied one tackle. Purdue (11/16): Posted three stops. Nebraska (11/23): Logged a season-high six tackles…Forced his first career fumble...Forced a fumble by Cornhusker quarterback Ron Kellogg III on a third-and-goal from the 1-yard line, which was recovered by the Huskers and held them to only a field goal. At Wisconsin (11/30): Made his first career start…Equaled his season-high with six tackles (four solo)…Made the hit on Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave on C.J. Olaniyan’s interception in the third quarter, which set up a field goal in the 31-24 victory. ➤ High School A four-year letterman as a two-way player at Oakcrest High School, playing for head coach Chuck Smith…Was a standout at linebacker and running back for the Falcons…Accumulated 309 tackles and over 1,000 yards rushing in his career…Selected first-team All-Cape Atlantic League, first-team All-Atlantic City Press and second-team All-South Jersey as a senior…Recorded 112 tackles, two sacks, four forced fumbles and an interception during his senior season…As a junior, made 117 stops, 22 tackles for loss and three sacks, while gaining 429 rushing yards and five touchdowns…Tallied nine sacks to highlight a 68-tackle sophomore season…Added 455 rushing yards and seven touchdowns… Was rated a three-star prospect coming out of high school by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com. ➤ Personal Full name is Brandon JaMarr Bell…Son of Eric and Monica Bell…Has one brother, Keenan, and one sister, Erica...Enjoys playing basketball…Plans to major in communications and is interested in pursuing a career in public relations, advertising or film…Born January 9, 1995 in Mays Landing, N.J.

Wide Receiver ➤ Blue Bell, Pa. Bentley will look to contribute to the depth at the receiver position and on special teams in 2015. The finance major owns the highest grade-point average on the team with a 3.95 cumulative GPA. ● Bentley is a third-generation Penn Stater as his grandfather and mother both attended Penn State. ● He is one of 16 Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania. ● ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Did not see any game action. ➤ High School Three-year letterman and captain his senior year at Wissahickon High School playing for head coach Jeff Cappa...Earned second-team all-state (AAAA) honors as a defensive back...Selected first-team all-conference as a defensive back and second-team all-conference as a receiver his senior season... Led the Trojans to their first playoff win in school history his senior year, including two interceptions in that game...Played in the Montgomery County All-Star Game where he hauled in a 41-yard receiving touchdown...Honored as Pennsylvania Academic first-team all-state...Won the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award...Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA...Played basketball for two years…Served as a basketball team captain his senior year, earning third-team all-league accolades. ➤ Personal Full name is Gordon Everett Bentley...Son of Antonio and Cheryl Bentley...Has a brother, Todd, and a sister, Camille...Mom, Cheryl, and grandfather, William Hummel, attended Penn State...Hobbies include hanging out with friends, playing basketball and video games...Plans to major in finance and his goal is to work on Wall Street after college...Born March 3, 1995 in Wynnewood, Pa.

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SOLO 14 23 37

AS 10 24 34

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FC 1 0 1

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BERG

6-0 ➤ 200 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Safety ➤ Mundelein, Ill.

➤ Bell’s 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF 1-1-0; Akron 4-2-2; Rutgers 1-1-0; UMass 3-2-1; Northwestern 2-0-2; Michigan 3-2-1; Ohio State 13-5-8; Maryland 5-2-3; Indiana 6-5-1; Temple 5-1-4; Illinois-DNP; Michigan State-DNP; Boston College 4-2-2. ➤ Bell’s 2013 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Syracuse-DNP; Eastern Michigan 2-1-1; Central Florida-DNP; Kent State 1-1-0; Indiana-DNP; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 5-2-3; Illinois 0-0-0; Minnesota 1-1-0; Purdue 3-2-1; Nebraska 6-3-3; Wisconsin 6-4-2.

Berg brings versatility to the secondary group and continues to make strides in the weight room and on the field. ● His work in the classroom earned him a 3.39 cumulative GPA following the spring semester. ● An active member of the team off the field, Berg is the co-director of finance of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise more than $1 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. ● Berg is one of four returning Nittany Lions from the Chicagoland area. ● One of five returnees from Illinois. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A three-year letterman at Carmel Catholic High School for head coach Andy Bitto…Named team captain his senior season…Posted 89 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble to earn first-team All-East Suburban Catholic Conference and all-area honors as a senior…Saw extended time on special teams for the Corsairs during their 2012 playoff season and helped the team to a 9-2 record…Also lettered once in lacrosse…Earned a starting spot on the field for one of the state’s Top 10 lacrosse programs in just his first season playing the sport. ➤ Personal Full name is Michael Joseph Berg…Son of Mike and Nancy Berg…Has two older brothers, Matt and Jack, and one older sister, Mary Beth...Brother, Matt, played football at Illinois Wesleyan from 2008-10...Sister, Mary Beth, was a four-year letterwinner in track and field at William & Mary...Enjoys snowboarding, playing pond hockey, boating and fishing…Plans on majoring in finance and pursue a career as an entrepreneur...Born November 27, 1995 in Chicago, Ill.

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6-2 ➤ 210 ➤ So./So. Eligible

5-8 ➤ 173 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

Wide Receiver ➤ Manalapan, N.J.

Kicker ➤ Philipsburg, Pa.

Appearing in all 13 games during his true freshman season, Blacknall came on strong during the latter half of the 2014 season and is poised to be a central figure in a deep corps of receivers. ● Blacknall finished with 11 catches for 112 yards during his rookie season, which included an acrobatic 24-yard touchdown against Ohio State. ● Among the most improved players during spring practice, Blacknall added seven pounds of muscle since the Pinstripe Bowl to help increase his size while getting a step quicker. ● He compiled a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average during his first year on campus. ● Blacknall is one of 14 returning Nittany Lions hailing from New Jersey. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Appeared in all 13 games with one start during his true freshman season...One of nine true freshmen to make their debut in 2014 and was among seven true freshmen to start a game...Made 11 catches for 112 yards and one touchdown during his first season on the field. UCF (8/30): Made his collegiate debut in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. UMass (9/20): Collected his first career reception, a 12-yard grab in the third quarter that set up Penn State’s final score in the 48-7 win...Ended the game with two catches for 21 yards. Northwestern (9/27): Added a 5-yard reception. At Michigan (10/11): Made his first career start. Ohio State (11/25): Hauled in a career-high four passes for a personal-best 34 yards, including an acrobatic 24-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter to cut the Buckeyes’ lead to 17-14. At Indiana (11/8): Made one catch. Michigan State (11/29): Tallied one reception. Boston College (12/27): Registered one catch for 15 yards in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. ➤ High School Lettered four times at wide receiver for Manalapan High School and head coach Ed Gurrerri...One of the top prospects in New Jersey, helped the Braves to a combined 32-5 record during his final three seasons and compiled nearly 2,000 receiving yards and 35 touchdowns...Two-time first-team all-state selection, while earning first-team all-region, all-district and All-Shore Conference honors his last three years... Caught 52 passes for 707 yards and 15 TDs as a senior...Added nine rushes for 65 yards and one touchdown and received team MVP honors...Piled up 1,359 all-purpose yards as a junior and accounted for 16 TDs...Caught 40 passes for 743 yards, had 10 carries for 114 yards and returned kicks for 502 yards...Added 200 receiving yards and three scores during his sophomore season, also seeing action at running back and safety...Selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American game and the USA U-19 All-American Game...Rated a four-star recruit by all four major recruiting services and was ranked among the top 150 recruits nationally by ESPN.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com...Rated a Top 5 recruit in the state of New Jersey by ESPN.com (3rd), Rivals.com (4th) and 247Sports.com (3rd) and was among the top 25 nationally at the wide receiver position...Lettered three times in track and field. ➤ Personal Full name is Saeed Raashad Blacknall...Son of Chris and Lynda Blacknall...Has one younger brother, Symir...Enjoys listening to music, working with DJ programs to mix songs and strength conditioning...Former Nittany Lion safety Lee Rubin is a family friend...Plans on majoring in graphic design...Born March 17, 1996 in Long Branch, N.J.

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➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A two-year letterman at Philipsburg-Osceola High School for head coach Jeff Vroman…Garnered first-team All-Mountain Athletic Conference during his senior season…Connected on 21-of-22 extra points and six-of-seven field goal attempts during his final prep season…Set the school record for longest field goal with a 44-yard conversion…Also lettered three times in soccer and once in track and field…Was selected team captain during his junior season in soccer. ➤ Personal Full name is Nicholas Pierre Boumerhi...Son of Pierre Boumerhi and Jenn Farrell...Has three brothers, Alex Boumerhi, Aaron Boumerhi and Matthew Farrell, and three sisters, Olivia Beck, Madison Beck and Schenley Farrell...Brother, Alex, is a junior kicker on the football team at Lock Haven and has led the team in scoring each of the last two seasons...Enjoys hunting, fishing, attending sporting events and hanging out with friends and family...Born May 21, 1996 in Altoona, Pa.

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BOWEN

6-1 ➤ 200 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Linebacker ➤ Barnegat, N.J. ➤ High School Played at Barnegat High School for Rob Davis...Recorded 51 tackles, including 10 TFL, in 2014... Also contributed on offense with 204 yards rushing, 313 yards receiving and five total touchdowns... Rated a four-star prospect by all four major recruiting services: 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Scout.com ranked him among the top 10 prospects in New Jersey...Rated as the 14th-best linebacker in the class by ESPN.com. ➤ Personal

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24 24

Full name is Richard Emmanuel Bowen...Son of Richard Bowen and Monica Clarke...Has two brothers, Buddy and Josh, and two sisters, Livi and Niessa...Undecided on his major...Born November 21, 1996 in Lakewood, N.J.

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Among a stable of young kickers that will look to fill the role left by Penn State’s No. 2 all-time scorer, Sam Ficken. ● A soccer player for most of his prep career, Boumerhi was only the full-time kicker during his senior season at Philipsburg-Osceola High School. ● One of 13 returnees from Central Pennsylvania. ●

➤ Blacknall’s 2014 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) UCF 0-0-0; Akron 0-0-0; Rutgers 0-0-0; UMass 2-21-0; Northwestern 1-5-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 4-34-1; Maryland 0-0-0; Indiana 1-11-0; Temple 0-0-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Michigan State 1-9-0; Boston College 1-15-0.

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6-4 ➤ 255 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Tight End/H-Back ➤ Kittanning, Pa. ➤ High School Four-year letterman at Kittanning High School for head coach Frank Fabian...Team captain senior year...First-team all-state (AA) by Pennsylvania Football News...All-Allegheny Conference selection for offense (2013 and 2014) and defense (2013)...Tallied 32 receptions, 503 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior...Had 54 receptions for a school-record 856 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior…Also rushed for 407 yards and seven scores in 2013, leading the Wildcats to a 9-1 record and their first undefeated regular-season since 1976...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports. com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked among the top 25 tight ends in the nation by ESPN (14th) and 247Sports.com (18th)...Also lettered in basketball and track and field…Owns the school record in the shot put.

➤ High School 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, made a combined 132 receptions for 1,988 yards and 20 touchdowns during his sophomore and junior seasons...A three-year letterman, made 72 receptions for 1,120 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior...Suffered a knee injury during the summer prior to his senior season and did not play, but was a team captain...Was invited to the Under Armour All-American Game...After his junior season, attained first-team All-America and all-state honors...During his sophomore season, recorded 60 catches for 868 yards and eight touchdowns after making 13 catches for 265 yards and three scores as a freshman...Graduated with a 3.90 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society and the Distinguished Honor Roll at Cedar Cliff... 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. ➤ Personal Full name is Adam Alexander Breneman...Son of Brian and Sherri Breneman...Has one younger brother, Grant, and one younger sister, Julia...Father was a standout player at Delaware Valley College, earning a spot on the Associated Press Little All-America team...Enjoys hanging out with friends, following politics and taking part in volunteer work...Majoring in finance and is on pace to graduate in December...Born March 31, 1995 in Harrisburg, Pa.

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➤ Personal Full name is Nicholas Lee Bowers...Son of Brad and Kathy Bowers...Has one sister, Ali...Father, grandfather, Wilbur, and uncle, Kurt, played football in college…Grandfather, Lee Rettig, played basketball in college...Two cousins attended Penn State...Hobbies include comic books, fishing and hunting...Wants to work in the environmental field after college...Born May 26, 1996 in Kittanning, Pa.

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BRENEMAN

6-4 ➤ 245 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible

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BROSNAN

6-6 ➤ 292 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Tackle ➤ Park Ridge, Ill. After redshirting in 2014, Brosnan is one of several Nittany Lions who will add great depth to the tackle position on the Nittany Lion offensive line. ● A key member of the scout team in 2014, Brosnan worked on his speed and quickness during the winter conditioning period and heads into the fall looking to battle for time in the offensive line rotation. ● A Dean’s List student, Brosnan owns a cumulative grade-point average of 3.51. ● An active member of the team off the field, Brosnan is the co-director of finance of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise more than $1 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. ● Brosnan is one of five returning players from Illinois. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

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Injured during training camp and did not appear during the 2014 season...Received a medical redshirt season after playing in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2013...Served as secretary of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter, which has raised more than $1 million for kidney cancer patients, their families and research since the first Penn State Lift For Life was held in 2003.

Enrolled in the University in January 2013 and made significant strides as his true freshman season wore on...Was among 12 true freshmen to make their debut and was one of four to make their first start...Playing in 11 games, he started five games and was among the 14 first-time starters in 2013...Made 15 receptions for 186 yards and three touchdowns, with a TD catch in each of the last three games...Helped the Nittany Lions rush for 2,088 yards and throw for 3,110 yards. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Made his first career start in the 45-7 win. UCF (9/14): Tallied his first career catch in the first quarter…Had a season-best four catches for 22 yards. Kent State (9/21): Had a 27-yard catch and run on third-and-two, that kept the drive alive for a Zach Zwinak touchdown run. Illinois (11/2): Caught two passes in the win and gained 27 yards. At Minnesota (11/9): Tallied two catches. Purdue (11/16): Grabbed his first career touchdown catch, good for eight yards...Also made a 14yard catch. Nebraska (11/23): Made his second career touchdown catch, grabbing a two-yard pass for the first touchdown of the game. At Wisconsin (11/30): On the game’s first possession, made a 68-yard catch and run for a touchdown to ignite Penn State’s 31-24 win...He caught three passes for a career-high 78 yards...His 68-yard catch was the longest play from scrimmage for Penn State, and the longest play given up by the Badgers, during the season.

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Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) Syracuse 0-0-0; Eastern Michigan 0-0-0; Central Florida 4-22-0; Kent State 1-27-0; Indiana-DNP; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Illinois 2-8-0; Minnesota 2-27-0; Purdue 2-22-1; Nebraska 1-2-1; Wisconsin 3-78-1.

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15-186

AVG. 12.4 Injured 12.4

➤ Breneman’s 2013 Game-by-Game

Tight End/H-Back ➤ Mechanicsburg, Pa. Eager to make his return to the field following a stellar freshman campaign in 2013, Breneman enters the fall at 100 percent after missing all of 2014 due to injury. ● He made 15 receptions for 186 yards and had three touchdowns during his rookie season in 2013. ● A relentless worker with drive and passion to be successful in everything he does, Breneman is poised to add great depth to a strong stable of tight ends. ● Breneman earned the Frank Patrick Total Commitment Award for his efforts in all facets of the program, on and off the field following the 2014 season. ● An active member of the team off the field, the Mechanicsburg native is secretary of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter, helping the chapter raise more than $1 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. ● Breneman has been honored for his creation of the “Catch The Cure” initiative, as a high school senior, to support Project A.L.S. research and assist a family friend, Tom Kirchoff, with A.L.S. ● He wears No. 81, the same number worn by another former Cedar Cliff High School standout, Kyle Brady, who was a first-team All-America tight end at Penn State in 1994. ● A standout in the classroom, Breneman owns a 3.25 grade-point average and is on track to graduate with a degree in finance in December. ● Breneman is one of 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania.

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➤ High School Two-time letterman at Maine South High School for head coach Dave Inserra...Helped the Hawks to a 22-4 overall record and back-to-back Central Suburban League South titles...Standout on the offensive and defensive lines...Earned all-state, all-district and all-conference honors...Capped his senior season by sharing the Central Suburban League South Lineman of the Year award... Captained the Maine South squad to an 11-1 overall record and a quarterfinal appearance in the Class 8A Illinois State Championship as a junior and helped his school win the 2011 Class 8A state title...Rated as a three-star prospect by all four of the major recruiting services...He was rated as among the top 35 players in Illinois by ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com and was rated a Top 100 offensive lineman nationally by three of the recruiting services...Academic All-State team selection as a senior and Central Suburban League Scholar-Athlete. ➤ Personal Full name is Brendan John Brosnan...Son of John and Peggy Brosnan...Has one older brother, Sean, and three younger brothers, Ryan, Justin and Martin...Enjoys skiing, reading, volunteering his time with Habitat for Humanity and spending time with his friends and family...Born February 20, 1996 in Park Ridge, Ill.


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TORRENCE

JASON

6-3 ➤ 249 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

6-1 ➤ 251 ➤ So./So. Eligible

Defensive End ➤ Tuscaloosa, Ala. After a redshirt season in 2014, Brown enters camp looking to push his name up the depth chart and earn a spot among a youthful collection of talented defensive ends. ● An all-state performer during his senior season at Tuscaloosa Academy, Brown made significant strides in the strength program and on the field to emerge as a contender to fill the void left by the departure of a trio of letterwinners at that position last season. ● He is among a trio of returnees from Alabama, which includes fellow defensive lineman Parker Cothren and cornerback Christian Campbell. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

Linebacker ➤ Flemington, N.J. Cabinda was among the candidates to take a redshirt season in 2014, but his quick development, athleticism and injuries forced him into action against Northwestern on Homecoming in Happy Valley. ● His eight-tackle effort in his first career appearance forged his place among the linebacker rotation for the remainder of the season. ● Cabinda will be among the key challengers for the starting role at the weak side linebacker, with Nyeem Wartman-White moving to the middle of the defense after the departure of second-team All-American linebacker Mike Hull. ● Earned honorable-mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team accolades from BTN.com after becoming one of three Nittany Lion true freshmen to start for the Blue and White on defense. ● Is among 14 returnees from the state of New Jersey. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season

➤ High School A four-year letterman at Tuscaloosa Academy for head coach Robert Johnson…Played defensive end, linebacker, running back and tight end…Was a two-time team MVP, attaining the honor as a sophomore and senior…Was selected team captain as a senior…Recorded 105 tackles, with three sacks, during his senior season…Earned first-team all-state honors in 2013…Ran for 746 yards and nine touchdowns and caught three touchdown passes during his final prep season...Helped Tuscaloosa Academy get off to a strong start during his junior season en route to winning the 2012 Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) Class 3A State Championship…Suffered a knee injury in the third game of his junior campaign…As a sophomore, Brown scored 12 touchdowns on offense and added 110 tackles and two fumble recoveries on defense…Helped the Knights post a 9-2 record as a sophomore...Was selected to play in the AISA All-Star Game and the NUC AllAmerican Senior game…Rated a three-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com… Ranked among the top 50 prospects in Alabama by ESPN.com and 247Sports.com…Also lettered in basketball, helping the Knights to the 2013-14 AISA State Championship…Was named the AISA Player of the Year in basketball following his senior season. ➤ Personal Full name is Torrence Curtis Brown…Son of Joel and April Brown…Has one younger sister, LeJasmyne…Enjoys strength conditioning, listening to music and spending time with his family and friends…Plans on majoring in kinesiology and to pursue a career as an athletic trainer…Born April 29, 1996 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

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BUCHHOLZ

6-6 ➤ 254 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Defensive Tackle ➤ Malvern, Pa. ➤ High School

➤ Personal Full name is Jason W. Cabinda...Son of De-Gaulle and Natalie Cabinda...Has older twin sisters, Linda and Loretta...Enjoys playing basketball, finding new music and watching ESPN’s “30 for 30” documentary series...Interested in a career in investment banking...Born March 17, 1996 in Buena Park, Calif.

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I

SACK

TFL

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0 0

0 0

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➤ Cabinda’s 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF-DNP; Akron-DNP; Rutgers-DNP; UMass-DNP; Northwestern 8-3-5; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Maryland 2-0-2; Indiana 1-1-0; Temple 0-0-0; Illinois 5-2-3; Michigan State 0-0-0; Boston College 1-1-0.

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Full name is Ryan Peter Buchholz...Son of Larry and Rebecca Buchholz...Has two brothers, Carl and Erik, and one sister, Hannah...Carl wrestled at Rutgers and Maryland and played football his senior year at Maryland...Erik played football at James Madison…Cousin, Dan, played football at Duquesne...Plans to major in accounting...Born April 8, 1997 in West Chester, Pa.

A three-year letterman and starter at linebacker and running back for head coach Matthew Perotti at Hunterdon Central High School…Named team captain as a senior…Is the school record-holder with 50 career touchdowns from his running back position…Named first-team all-metro, the MSG Varsity Tri-State Player of the Year and second-team all-state as a running back and linebacker during his senior season…Missed four games during his senior season due to appendicitis, but still racked up 1,258 yards and 17 touchdowns in eight games…Led the Red Devils to the NJSIAA Group IV State Championship in 2013…As a junior, gained 1,793 rushing yards and scored 24 touchdowns…Tallied 687 yards and seven scores as a sophomore…Was a three-time all-county, all-area, All-West Jersey and All-Skyland Conference selection…Was invited to play in the Chesapeake Bowl and the NorthSouth Offense/Defense all-star games...Named a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services and was a Top 100 national recruit as a multi-position player…Also earned three letters in basketball…Attained all-area and all-county honors in basketball…Was a three-year member of the Honor Roll and earned the school’s Bradshaw Award for academic and athletic success.

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Three-year letterman and two-year team captain at Great Valley High School for head coach Dan Ellis...First-team all-state (AAA) by Pennsylvania Football News...MaxPreps Medium School AllAmerican and All-Southeastern Pennsylvania in 2014...Recorded 28 tackles for loss, 10 sacks and four forced fumbles in 2014, while leading Great Valley to a 12-2 record, a district title and the PIAA Class AAA quarterfinals...Selected to play in the 2015 Big 33 Classic...Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and a three-star player by 247Sports.com, ESPN and Scout.com...Ranked as the 15thbest defensive end in the nation and the seventh-best player in Pennsylvania by 247Sports.com and Scout.com ranked among the top 15 prospects in the state...Lettered four years in basketball, helping lead Great Valley to the PIAA Class AAAA quarterfinals in 2013.

Awards: Named honorable-mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team by BTN.com. Season: Appeared in nine games with one start…Made his first career start at Illinois…One of three true freshmen to start on defense…Was among 16 Nittany Lions to make their first career start in 2014…Was one of nine true freshmen to make their debut during the season...Made 17 tackles (seven solo) and logged 0.5 tackle for loss (minus-1)…Was a main cog in a defense that held 11 of 13 opponents to under 300 yards of total offense and limited nine opponents to 20 or fewer points in regulation. Northwestern (9/27): Made his debut and ranked second on the team with eight tackles (three solo). Maryland (11/1): Totaled two tackles…Helped the defense hold Maryland to 194 yards of total offense, the fewest total yards allowed against a Big Ten opponent since Minnesota (138) in 2009. At Indiana (11/8): Made one stop. At Illinois (11/22): Made his first career start…Posted five stops…Logged first career tackle for loss late in the third quarter...Was part of a defense that limited the Illini to just 68 rushing yards and two-of-16 on third down conversions. Boston College (12/27): Closed the season with one tackle in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

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KAMONTE

6-1 ➤ 183 ➤ So./So. Eligible

6-4 ➤ 271 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible

Cornerback ➤ Phenix City, Ala.

Defensive End ➤ Silver Spring, Md.

With the move of senior Jordan Lucas to safety, Campbell and Grant Haley will be among the candidates to fill the starting cornerback spot opposite Trevor Williams for the Nittany Lions. ● A nose for the football, he compiled 10 tackles, one tackle for loss and pulled in an interception during his true freshman campaign in 2014. ● A key member of the kickoff coverage unit, Campbell earned more snaps on the defensive side of the ball as his first season on the field progressed. He played a season-high 35 snaps on defense and nabbed his first career interception to key the win over Temple and helped Penn State reach bowl eligibility. ● Is among three returning players from the state of Alabama. ●

➤ High School Three-year letterman and a two-time team captain at Gaithersburg High School for head coach Kreg Kephart...Saw time at quarterback, tight end and defensive end...Accounted for 453 yards of offense and 54 tackles, including 10 TFL, in his last two seasons...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com and a three-star player by ESPN...Scout.com ranked him as the eighth-best defensive end in the nation, the 58th-best overall prospect and the top prospect in Maryland...Rivals.com ranked Carter as the 11th-best athlete in the class and fourth-best prospect in the state...Also participated in basketball and track.

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Appeared in 10 games with one start…Made his debut against Rutgers on special teams…One of three true freshmen to start on defense…Was among 16 Nittany Lions to make their first career start in 2014…Was one of nine true freshmen to make their debut during the season...Saw time on special teams and on defense…Recorded 10 tackles (nine solo), one interception and two pass breakups. At Rutgers (9/13): Made his collegiate debut…Posted his first career tackle on the final kickoff of the game. UMass (9/20): Logged one stop, a fourth-quarter tackle on the Minutemen’s final drive. Northwestern (9/27): Recorded a pair of tackles. Maryland (11/1): Made one tackle on special teams. At Indiana (11/8): Registered his first career tackle for loss with a second-quarter stop for a 1-yard loss. Temple (11/15): Made his first start…Collected his first career interception in the third quarter to help Penn State become bowl eligible…Notched a career-high three tackles and added a pass breakup…Helped hold Temple to eight first downs on the day, the fewest for a Penn State opponent since Indiana State had eight in 2011. At Illinois (11/22): Saw limited action. Boston College (12/27): Made one tackle in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

Full name is Kamonte Marques Carter...Son of Joshua Hackey and Latoyia Carter...Has two brothers, Kevon Carter-Hackey and Trevon Carter-Hackey, and two sisters, Iyannah Carter and Maliyah Hackey...Hobbies include sports and video games...Plans to major in communications... Born March 3, 1997 in Shady Grove, Md.

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CARTER

6-3 ➤ 240 ➤ Gr./Sr. Eligible Tight End/H-Back ➤ Bear, Del.

➤ High School A two-year letterman at Central High School for head coach Woodrow Lowe, a former All-American and NFL player…Earned first-team all-city honors during his senior season…Compiled 58 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and eight pass breakups from his safety position during his final prep season...As a junior, notched 81 tackles, three interceptions and five pass breakups for the Red Devils...Played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic following his senior season… Rated a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services…Ranked as a Top 30 recruit in the state of Alabama by 247Sports.com. ➤ Personal Full name is Christian Campbell…Son of Leonard and Pamela Campbell…Has one sister, Sharnae…Born November 27, 1995 in Phenix City, Ala.

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TK 10 10

SOLO 9 9

AS 1 1

FR 0 0

FC 0 0

I 1 1

SACK 0-0 0-0

TFL 1-1 1-1

➤ Campbell’s 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF-DNP; Akron-DNP; Rutgers 1-1-0; UMass 1-0-1; Northwestern 2-2-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Maryland 1-1-0; Indiana 1-1-0; Temple 3-3-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Michigan State-DNP; Boston College 1-1-0.

A tight end with a receiver-like skill set and speed, Carter is a crisp route-runner and a challenging matchup for opposing teams, who has been an impact player for Penn State for the past three seasons. ● A leader in a deeply talented corps of tight ends that should be among the nation’s best units, Carter is the top returnee at the tight end position after making 16 receptions for 153 yards last season. ● Carter hauled in the touchdown reception that led to Sam Ficken’s game-winning extra point in the thrilling 31-30 victory over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl. ● A significantly improved blocker, Carter will be looked upon as a leader for the Penn State offense when the season begins at Temple. ● Among the most experienced returning players on the roster, Carter has played in 34 of the last 37 games, including 16 career starts. He has played in 25 consecutive games. ● A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Carter graduated in December 2014 with a degree in kinesiology and owns a 3.23 cumulative grade-point average heading into the fall. He is one of four Nittany Lions on the roster with their degree. ● The former William Penn High School standout is joined by Chris Godwin and Troy Reeder as returning Nittany Lions from Delaware. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season Awards: Named a preseason candidate for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate tight end…Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third time in his career. Season: Made one of the most memorable catches in Penn State history when he hauled in the game-tying touchdown pass in the corner of the end zone that set up Sam Ficken’s game-winning extra point against Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl...Appeared in all 13 games with 10 starts to run his career total to 16 starts...Made 16 catches for 153 yards and one touchdown. UCF (8/31): Snagged two passes for 21 yards, including a 16-yard catch and run, in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Akron (9/6): Made one catch for 23 yards in the 21-3 win. At Rutgers (9/13): Grabbed two passes for 13 yards in the 13-10 come-from-behind victory in the Big Ten-opener. UMass (9/20): Made one catch for six yards in the 48-7 win. At Michigan (10/11): Tallied one grab for seven yards. Ohio State (10/25): Caught one pass for four yards. Maryland (11/1): Hauled in two passes for 21 yards. Michigan State (11/29): Gained 28 yards on three catches. Boston College (12/27): His 10-yard touchdown grab set up Sam Ficken’s game-winning extra point in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium...Made three catches for 30 yards and his only score of the season. ➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season

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Awards: Named a mid-season candidate for the John Mackey Award…Selected Academic All-Big Ten for the second time. Season: Made 18 catches for 222 yards during his second season on the field...Appearing in all 12 games, with four starts, he was tied for fourth on the squad in receptions... Carter’s efforts as a blocker and receiver helped the Nittany Lions rush for 2,088 yards and throw for 3,110 yards…Limited by an arm injury suffered during the season-opener against Syracuse, but did not miss any games. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Made two catches for 16 yards. UCF (9/14): Tallied two catches for 23 yards, including a long of 15 yards. Kent State (9/21): Made one catch for 29 yards in the first quarter that set up the first touchdown of the game. At Indiana (10/5): Tied his career-high with six catches for a season-high 79 yards, including a 26-yard catch to set up a

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AVG. 12.6

TD 2

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12.3 9.6

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➤ Carter’s 2014 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) UCF 2-21-0; Akron 1-23-0; Rutgers 2-13-0; UMass 1-6-0; Northwestern 0-0-0; Michigan 1-7-0; Ohio State 1-4-0; Maryland 2-21-0; Indiana 0-0-0; Temple 0-0-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Michigan State 3-28-0; Boston College 3-30-1. ➤ Carter’s 2013 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) Syracuse 0-0-0; Eastern Michigan 2-16-0; Central Florida 2-23-0; Kent State 1-29-0; Indiana 6-79-0; Michigan 2-24-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Illinois 1-15-1; Minnesota 1-8-0; Purdue 0-0-0; Nebraska 2-25-0; Wisconsin 1-3-1. ➤ 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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CASTAGNA

6-4 ➤ 239 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible score. Michigan (10/12): Hauled in a pair of catches for 24 yards in the four-overtime win...One of his catches came in the fourth quarter that set up a fourth-and-one, which Penn State converted on its way to a field goal that drew the Lions within 34-27 against the Wolverines. Illinois (11/2): Snagged the game-winning touchdown pass, a 15-yarder from Christian Hackenberg in overtime. At Minnesota (11/9): Made one catch for eight yards. Nebraska (11/23): Made two catches for 25 yards, including a long of 22 yards in the third quarter. At Wisconsin (11/30): Notched one catch in the big 31-24 season-ending victory. ➤ 2012 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season

One of five early enrollees that joined the program at the start of the 2015 spring semester. The athletic and versatile defensive end benefited from the full participation during spring practice, both on the field and in the strength and conditioning program. ● Castagna is one of five returnees from Illinois and is among four returning Nittany Lions from the Chicagoland area. ● ●

➤ High School A three-year letterman at Barrington High School for head coach Joe Sanchez…Selected as team captain and earned team MVP honors during his senior season…Paced the Broncos with 142 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 16 sacks during his senior season to earn first-team all-state, allregion, all-area and all-conference…Selected the Mid-Suburban League West Defensive Player of the Year…Helped BHS to a 9-2 record and the Mid-Suburban League championship during his final prep season…Also garnered All-MSL and All-Northwest Illinois during his junior campaign…Was selected to play in the USA Football All-Star Game following his senior season…Also lettered three times in volleyball…Earned second-team all-state in volleyball and was the Mid-Suburban League MVP after helping the Broncos to a third place finish in the state as a senior…Was a two-time AllMSL selection in volleyball.

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Awards: Named 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...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...Named Academic All-Big Ten for the first time. Season: Played in nine games, which included two starts during his first campaign on the field... Second on the team with 36 receptions for 453 yards (12.6) and two touchdowns. Ohio (9/1): Made six catches in his Nittany Lion debut. At Virginia (9/8): Had four catches, including his first career touchdown on an 8-yard connection with Matt McGloin. Temple (9/22): Tallied five catches for 70 yards. At Illinois (9/29): Hauled in three catches for 45 yards in the 35-7 victory to open Big Ten play. Northwestern (10/6): Made four receptions for 44 yards in the 39-28 comeback decision. At Iowa (10/20): 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...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. Ohio State (10/27): Registered a game-high six receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown...Had a 20-yard touchdown catch and a 21-yard grab against the Buckeyes. At Nebraska (11/10): After missing the Purdue game due to a sprained ankle suffered in the Ohio State game, he returned to the field to make one catch for 12 yards before suffering the wrist injury that ended his year.

Defensive End ➤ Barrington, Ill.

➤ Personal Full name is Colin William Castagna…Son of Gary and Teresa Castagna…Has one brother, Aaron, and one sister, Alina…Plans to major in kinesiology and pursue a career as a physical therapist… Born Sept. 22, 1994 in Glen Ellen, Ill.

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Third-team all-state selection for coach Bill Cole at William Penn High School as a senior...Moved to tight end for his senior season after playing wide receiver as a junior...Selected a first-team allconference tight end as a senior and a second-team defensive end as a junior...Compiled a 3.5 grade-point average. ➤ Personal Full name is Kyle T. Carter...Son of Mitchell and Charlene Carter...Enjoys playing video games, watching TV and working out...Graduated in December 2014 with a degree in kinesiology...Interested in a career as a physical therapist or an athletic trainer...Born December 17, 1992 in New Castle, Del.

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IRVIN

CURTIS

6-4 ➤ 213 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible

6-5 ➤ 259 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible

Wide Receiver ➤ Sicklerville, N.J.

Defensive End ➤ Newtown, Pa. Cothran made his first career appearance in 2014 against UMass and will contend with fellow metro Philadelphia product Carl Nassib (Malvern Prep) for playing time at defensive end. ● A glimpse at his playmaking ability came against the Minutemen, as Cothran’s speed allowed him to come around the edge and drop the running back for a 2-yard loss. ● He is among 16 returning Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania. ●

➤ High School Two-year letterman and two-year captain at Paul VI High School for head coach John Doherty... First-team all-conference and All-South Jersey as a senior...Accounted for 774 yards and 12 total touchdowns in 2014...Compiled 940 total yards and 14 total scores as a junior...Four-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com and three-star player by 247Sports.com and ESPN...Ranked among the top 10 prospects in the state by 247Sports.com, ESPN and Rivals.com...Also ran track.

➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season

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Appeared in one game…made his collegiate debut against UMass...Recorded one solo tackle during the season. UMass (9/20): Made his first career stop with a 2-yard tackle for loss in the fourth quarter.

Full name is Irvin DeVonta Charles...Son of Irvin and Tawanda Charles...Has two sisters, Shakenah and Nadiyah...Hobbies include writing, working out and sports...Plans to major in communications to become a broadcaster...Hometown is Sicklerville, N.J....Born April 13, 1997 in Sicklerville, N.J.

➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season

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CHISENA

6-2 ➤ 182 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Wide Receiver ➤ Exton, Pa. ➤ High School Three-year letterman and a captain his senior year at Downingtown East High School for head coach Michael Matta...Earned All-Ches-Mont Conference honors as a senior, as well as all-district and all-region accolades...As a senior, caught 41 passes for 553 yards and three touchdowns...Helped Downingtown East win the Ches-Mont Conference as a junior...Very accomplished track athlete...Won state titles in the 2015 PIAA Class AAA Outdoor 100-meter, 200-meter and 4x100-meter relay...Ran a 10.52 in the 100, 21.29 in the 200 and helped the 4x100-meter team run a 42.01...Earned PFTCA Outdoor first-team all-state honors in those events...Led Downingtown East to a fourth-place finish as a team...At the 2015 PIAA Class AAA Indoor Championships, he placed seventh in the 200-meter and fourth in the 4x200-meter relay.

Redshirt season. ➤ High School A three-year letterman at defensive end for coach Adam Collachi at Council Rock North High School…Was selected team captain as a senior…Totaled 18 career sacks…Earned PIAA Class AAAA first-team all-state and All-Suburban One League honors as a senior…Made 37 tackles (27 solo) with 10 sacks and 15 tackles for loss…Added 11 quarterback hurries, two pass deflections, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery during his final prep season...As a junior, he recorded four sacks, forced two fumbles and blocked a kick...Was selected second-team all-league as a junior and third-team as a sophomore…Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl and the East-West Game… Ranked among the nation’s top 40 prep defensive ends by Rivals.com (21st), Scout.com (35th) and 247Sports.com (36th)…Also lettered in track and field. ➤ Personal Full name is Curtis Alexander Cothran…Son of Gregory and Janice Cothran…Has one brother, Gregory, and one sister, Tamika…Enjoys music…Plans to major in kinesiology and is interested in owning a gym…Born February 24, 1995 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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➤ Personal Full name is Daniel David Chisena...Son of Dave and Jody Chisena...Hobbies include biking, golfing and hiking...Father, Dave, played football at the University of Delaware (1979-83)...Great-grandfather, grandparents and cousin all attended Penn State...Great-grandfather, Enos J. Perry, is a distinguished Penn State alum...Plans to major in engineering...Born February 25, 1997 in Paoli, Pa.

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6-4 ➤ 291 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Defensive Tackle ➤ Huntsville, Ala. Cothren made his impact felt up front from his first career appearance against UCF in Dublin, Ireland. He helped the Nittany Lions stuff the Knights four straight times at the goal line in the first quarter of the Croke Park Classic. ● Of his 11 stops in 2014, he collected 2.5 tackles for loss and combined with Carl Nassib for his first career sack against Akron in the home-opener. ● Cothren’s 6-4, 291-pound frame, combined with his quickness and strength make him a mainstay on one of the deepest and most talented defensive tackle corps in the nation. ● The honorable-mention Big Ten All-Freshman selection also excelled in the classroom, garnering Academic All-Big Ten accolades. ● The Huntsville, Ala., native is among a trio of returnees from Alabama, which include fellow defensive lineman Torrence Brown and cornerback Christian Campbell. ●

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COOPER

6-1 ➤ 226 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Linebacker ➤ Doylestown, Pa. ➤ High School

➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season

Four-year letterman and two-year captain at Archbishop Wood High School with fellow Nittany Lion Ryan Bates for head coach Steve Devlin...Won back-to-back PIAA Class AAA state titles in 2013 and 2014...The Vikings went 28-2 overall during the last two years...Named first-team all-state (AAA) by Pennsylvania Football News...Recorded 149 tackles, seven sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a linebacker as a senior…Offensively had nine catches for 337 yards and six touchdowns as a tight end in 2014...Compiled 152 tackles, three fumble recoveries and returned two interceptions for touchdowns as a junior in 2013...Had 103 tackles as a sophomore in 2012... Three-time first-team All-Philadelphia Catholic League...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports. com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Selected for Offense-Defense All-American Game, Team USA U-19 Team and Big 33 Classic...Also wrestled two years in high school.

Awards: Selected honorable-mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team by BTN.com…Named Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in his career. Season: Appeared in all 13 games…Made 11 tackles (eight solo) and recorded 2.5 tackles for loss (minus-6), including a 0.5 sack…Was a main cog in a defense that held 11 of its 13 opponents to under 300 yards of total offense and limited nine opponents to 20 or fewer points in regulation. UCF (8/30): Made his collegiate debut during a goal line stand on the Knights’ second drive of the game in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Akron (9/6): Made his first career tackle, a combined sack with Carl Nassib, in the first quarter. At Rutgers (9/13): Made two stops. UMass (9/20): Recorded a career-high three tackles, including 1.0 tackle for loss… Helped the Nittany Lions hold the Minutemen to just three yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). At Michigan (10/11): Made two tackles, including one tackle for loss. Ohio State (10/25): Collected one stop. Temple (11/15): Recorded one tackle…Helped limit Temple to just 61 rushing yards and eight first downs, the fewest for a Penn State opponent since Indiana State had eight in 2011. At Illinois (11/22): Made one tackle…Helped limit the Illini to 68 rushing yards and two-of-16 on third down conversions.

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Full name is Jacob Noah Cooper...Son of Michael and Yolanda Cooper...Has two brothers, Greb and Ganz, and a sister, Dempsey...Father played football and mother played volleyball in college...Plans to major in communications to become a sports broadcaster...Born November 27, 1995 in Doylestown, Pa.

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Redshirt season.

A three-year letterman for head coach Matthew Barr at Harriton High School…Selected a team captain as a senior…Was a dual-threat at wide receiver and running back…Carried the ball 30 times during his senior season for 208 yards (6.9 avg.) and scored one touchdown on the ground… Also made 16 catches for 200 yards (12.5) and a pair of scores for the Rams…Received the Perseverance Award following his senior season…Also lettered three times in track and field…Was a New Balance Indoor Nationals qualifier during the indoor season…Advanced to the district meet as a junior and senior…Ranks third in school history in the 100 meters and second in the 400 meters.

➤ High School A three-year letterman and standout at three positions for coach Matt Putnam at Hazel Green High School…Was a two-time captain…Lined up at defensive end, defensive tackle and offensive tackle during his career…As a senior, totaled 32 tackles with one forced fumble…Earned AHSAA 6A allstate honors during his final prep season…Tallied 69 tackles, 5.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery as a junior….Was an AHSAA 6A All-Region 8 selection as a junior…As a sophomore, logged 64 tackles, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery…Also lettered three times in basketball. ➤ Personal Full name is Parker John-Oliver Cothren…Son of Greg and Gayle Cothren…Has two older brothers, Hudson and Mason, and an older sister, Maddie…Brother, Hudson, played baseball at the University of Alabama-Huntsville...Born January 23, 1994 in Huntsville, Ala.

➤ Personal Full name is Desmond Larnell Davis Jr….Son of Desmond Sr. and Monique Davis…Has two brothers, Ashton and Deion, and two sisters, Ashley and Aja…Enjoys playing video games, swimming and playing basketball and golf…Is a psychology major and intends on pursuing a career as a psychiatrist…Born June 25, 1995 in Upper Darby, Pa.

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SOLO 8

AS 3

FR 0

FC 0

I 0

SACK 0.5-1

TFL 2.5-6

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DAVIS

5-11 ➤ 186 ➤ So./So. Eligible Kicker/Punter ➤ St. Charles, Ill.

➤ Cothren’s 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF 0-0-0; Akron 1-1-0; Rutgers 2-2-0; UMass 3-3-0; Northwestern 0-0-0; Michigan 2-2-0; Ohio State 1-0-1; Maryland 0-0-0; Indiana 0-0-0; Temple 1-1-0; Illinois 1-0-1; Michigan State 0-0-0; Boston College 0-0-0.

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COX

6-0 ➤ 230 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Snapper ➤ Tampa, Fla. ➤ High School Played at Jesuit High School in Tampa for head coach Matt Thompson...Saw playing time at fullback and long snapper for the Tigers...Helped Jesuit to reach the FHSAA 5A regional final as a senior in 2014...As a fullback, rushed for 17 yards on three carries and caught three passes for 21 yards and two touchdowns...Also made three tackles and recovered a fumble in 2014. ➤ Personal Full name is Nicholas Bryan Cox...Son of Nicholas and Karen Cox...Has two older sisters, Lindsey and Rachel...Intends to be a premedicine major to pursue a career as a pediatric oncologist...Born November 12, 1996 in Tampa, Fla.

DESI

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Redshirt season…Joined the program as a walk-on during the 2014 season. ➤ 2013 ➤ Freshman Season — Bradley University Appeared in 12 games as a member of the Bradley soccer program…Was one of four true freshmen on Bradley’s 2013 roster…Started the season-opener and scored the game-winning, golden goal in the 95th minute versus UMass on Sept. 1. ➤ High School Did not compete in football as a prep…Lettered twice in soccer for head coach Eric Wilson at St. Charles North High School…Also spent time as a part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy… Ranked as the No. 10 recruit in the Midwest Region in 2013 by Top Drawer Soccer…One of only eight juniors to earn a spot on the 2001 Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association all-state team …Set the St. Charles North season school record with 25 goals as a junior... Named the Chicago Sun-Times and Kane County Chronicle Area Player of the Year after his junior season... Was the lone freshman to earn a starting spot on the varsity as a freshman in 2009…A car accident forced him to the sidelines as a sophomore in 2010.

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After not playing a snap of football in high school, the former soccer standout at St. Charles (Ill.) North High School will compete with a host of candidates to fill the spot of Penn State’s No. 2 career scorer Sam Ficken as the Nittany Lions’ place kicker. ● Davis spent two years as a part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and was named the Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year in soccer as a junior. ● In his second season on campus, Davis began his collegiate career as a soccer player at Bradley University, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime during his second collegiate game. ● Is among four returning Nittany Lions from the Chicagoland area and is one of five returnees from the state of Illinois. ●

➤ Personal Full name is Tyler Dale Davis…Son of Tim and Sharon Davis…Has one brother, Joe…Plans to major in economics and own his own company one day…Born Sept. 29, 1994 in St. Charles, Ill.

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5-11 ➤ 184 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Cornerback ➤ Ardmore, Pa.

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An impressive showing during the spring walk-on tryouts earned Davis his spot on the Nittany Lions’ roster and his dedication and work ethic have made him a key contributor on the practice squad. ● After playing wide receiver during 2014 spring practice, he shifted to the defensive backfield prior to the 2014 campaign to add depth to the unit. ● He is among 16 returning Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania. ●

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➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Did not see any game action. ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Davis attended classes on the University Park campus, but did not compete in football…Made the squad during walk-on tryouts during the 2014 spring semester.

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Guard/Center ➤ State College, Pa. De Boef will look to provide depth on the offensive line and special teams in 2015. He joins Matt Baney, Evan Galimberti and Jack Haffner as returning Nittany Lions who played at State College Area High School. ● His brother, Jack, was an offensive lineman at Purdue and graduated in 2014. ● De Boef is one of 13 Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania. ● ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School De Boef was a two-year letterman and a captain his senior year at State College Area High School for head coach Al Wolski...Helped the Little Lions to a district title his junior year...Played on both sides of the line for the Little Lions as an offensive tackle and defensive end/tackle...Also lettered in track as a thrower. ➤ Personal Full name is Adam Mitchell De Boef...Son of Tony and Suzie De Boef...Has two brothers, Jack and Collin...Jack played on the offensive line at Purdue from 2010-14...Both parents attended the University of Iowa…. Hobbies include guitar, fishing and video games...Plans to major in kinesiology to become a physical therapist...Born November 7, 1995 in State College, Pa.

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6-1 ➤ 309 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Center/Guard ➤ Lititz, Pa. After making his collegiate debut in 2014, Devenney will add significant depth to the offensive line in the 2015 season. ● He added nearly 10 pounds of muscle to his frame following a strong winter conditioning season. ● Devenney will look to battle for playing time in the offensive line rotation after taking a significant step forward on the practice field during spring drills. ● Devenney is among the returning Nittany Lions who come from a family of athletes, as his father and brother were collegiate student-athletes in Pennsylvania. ● Devenney is one of 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season

After spending his initial two seasons on the defensive line, Dowrey found a home at the guard position in 2014. ● Playing in 11 games at guard last season, the Virginia native is poised to contend for a starting spot and significant playing time again in 2015. ● Trimming down more than 10 pounds to help increase speed and quickness during the winter, Dowrey made good progress throughout the spring and will head into the fall as one of the offensive line’s veteran leaders. ● Pound for pound one of the strongest players on the team, Dowrey squatted a team-high 545 pounds five times during the team’s max out session in March. ● He is on track to graduate in December with a degree in journalism. ● Dowrey is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Appeared in 12 games with one start (UMass) on the offensive line after making the move from the defensive line in the spring...Instrumental in protecting quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the passing game and blocking for the trio of successful running backs: Bill Belton, Akeel Lynch and Zach Zwinak...Helped Hackenberg amass 2,977 yards and 12 touchdowns, including six 200-yard passing games. UCF (8/30): Made his first appearance on the offensive line in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland…Helped the Nittany Lions gain 511 yards of total offense, including a school-record 454 yards passing by Hackenberg. Akron (9/6): Helped the Nittany Lions total 425 yards of total offense, including 319 yards passing by Hackenberg, who broke the school record with 773 yards passing in consecutive games. At Rutgers (9/13): Protected Hackenberg, allowing him to throw for 309 yards in the 13-10 come-from-behind win. UMass (9/20): Made his first career start on the offensive line at right guard and helped pave the way for 228 rushing yards in the 48-7 win. Northwestern (9/27): Part of the O-Line unit that helped Hackenberg log his fourth 200-yard passing game of the season as he threw for 216 yards. Ohio State (10/25): Blocked for Hackenberg, who completed 31 passes for 224 yards, helping the Nittany Lions take the No. 13 Buckeyes to doubleovertime. Maryland (11/1): Assisted Penn State to five scoring drives against Maryland. Temple (11/15): Helped the Lions rush for a season-high 254 yards, including 130 yards from Lynch and 92 yards from Belton. At Illinois (11/22): Played a key role in aiding the career-best 137 rushing yard effort by Lynch. Boston College (12/27): Helped the offense gain 453 total yards in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, including a school bowl record 371 yards through the air... Instrumental in helping Hackenberg break or tie nine Penn State bowl records with his 34-of-50, 371-yard, four-TD and zero-interception performance. ➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Saw action in eight games during his first season on the field...Specializing in short-yardage and goal line situations, helped bolster the middle of the defensive line. At Indiana (10/5): Made one tackle against Indiana. Michigan (10/12): Was a member of the unit that blocked Michigan’s field goal attempt in the first overtime of Penn State’s eventual four-overtime win. ➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season

Made his collegiate debut...Saw action in two games on the offensive line. UMass (9/20): Played in his first Penn State game…Helped the Nittany Lions rush for 228 yards in the 48-7 win...Temple (11/15): Saw time on the offensive line.

Redshirt season...During the 2013 Blue-White game, recorded four solo stops and a pair of sacks to help the defense win the intrasquad contest.

➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season

First-team all-state selection during his junior and senior seasons at John Handley High School... Playing for coach Tony Rayburn, garnered all-district honors during each of his four years, with accolades on the offensive and defensive lines his final three seasons...Selected the Northern Virginia Daily Male Athlete of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year...During his senior season, 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...Earned the first of his three all-region selections as a sophomore, when he tallied 128 tackles and seven sacks...Helped Handley to the district crown all four years, and was instrumental in helping the Judges to a pair of region championships...Was a two-time team captain and a Handley High School Scholar-Athlete Award recipient all four years...Lettered in basketball and track and field.

Redshirt season. ➤ High School A three-year starter as a two-way lineman for head coach Bob Locker at Warwick High School... Team captain his senior season, earned first-team All-Lancaster-Lebanon Section I on offense and defense, while garnering honorable-mention all-state on defense with 94 tackles...As a junior, recorded 84 tackles to earn first-team All-Lancaster-Lebanon Section I on defense and was a second-team selection on offense...Named the Lancaster-Lebanon League Outstanding Lineman as a junior and senior...Received the A. Landis Brackbill Award, which is given to exemplary studentathletes in the Lancaster-Lebanon League, in 2013...Lettered three times in wrestling and twice in lacrosse...Was a two-time Academic All-State selection in wrestling and graduated among the top 10 percent of his class. ➤ Personal Full name is Thomas Wade Devenney...Son of Jim and Ruth Devenney...Has a brother, John... Father wrestled at Franklin & Marshall and his brother played football at Kutztown and Stevens Tech...An uncle, Rick Hills, attended Penn State...Enjoys spending time with friends and playing the guitar...Plans to study biomedical engineering and pursue a career in medical equipment development...Born November 15, 1994 in Lititz, Pa.

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➤ Personal Full name is Derek Wayne Dowrey Jr....Son of Derek and Glendora Dowrey, and has one younger brother, Jordan...Father is an assistant football and track and field coach at Handley High School and played football and ran track at Bridgewater (Va.) College...Enjoys spending time with friends and playing video games...On pace to graduate in December 2015 with a journalism degree...Interested in a career in the media or as a football or strength coach...Born July 3, 1993 in Winchester, Va.


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6-0 ➤ 206 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible Linebacker ➤ Lake City, Pa. A shift from safety to linebacker in the offseason will allow Dudas to add needed depth at the linebacker position, where he should contend for playing time at the strong side linebacker post. ● Dudas made his first appearance in the Blue and White in the season-opener against UCF in Dublin, Ireland after transferring from Bucknell in 2013. ● A mainstay on special teams, Dudas ranked fifth on the team with four special teams stops. ● Dudas also is among the top performers in the classroom, earning Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014 and entering the summer with a 3.52 cumulative grade-point average. ● He is among seven returning Nittany Lions from Western Pennsylvania. ●

➤ Dudas’ 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF 0-0-0; Akron 0-0-0; Rutgers 0-0-0; UMass-DNP; Northwestern 0-0-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Maryland 1-0-1; Indiana 1-0-1; Temple-DNP; Illinois-DNP; Michigan State 1-0-1; Boston College 1-0-1.

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➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season Awards: Was selected Academic All-Big Ten for the first time. Season: Appeared in 10 games during his first season on the field for the Nittany Lions after transferring from Bucknell…Shifted from safety to linebacker during training camp…Recorded four special teams tackles. UCF (8/30): Made his Penn State debut in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Maryland (11/1): Collected one stop on kickoff coverage. At Indiana (11/8): Added one tackle on punt coverage. Michigan State (11/29): Collected one tackle on a third-quarter kickoff. Boston College (12/27): Logged a fourthquarter tackle on kickoff coverage in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. ➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Junior Season Sat out the season after transferring from Bucknell University…Was a member of the scout team in practice.

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6-2 ➤ 225 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Defensive End ➤ Andover, Mass. The chance to play for one of the most storied programs in the country was too good for Eikenberry to pass up, as the two-sport standout was committed to play lacrosse collegiately before accepting a walk-on spot with the Nittany Lions. ● A versatile athlete, he was a two-time all-conference pick as a prep, compiling over 200 stops in just two seasons on the gridiron and adding nine touchdowns on offense. ● Eikenberry and running back Johnathan Thomas are the lone returnees to hail from Massachusetts. ●

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➤ 2012 ➤ Sophomore Season — Bucknell

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Awards: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the second time. Season: Appeared in all 11 games with five starts…Ranked fifth on the team with 46 tackles…Added 3.0 tackles for loss (minus-21), 2.0 sacks (minus-20) and one forced fumble. At Delaware (9/15): Made three tackles… First career stop came in the second quarter. Lafayette (9/22): Tallied four tackles…Notched his first career tackle for loss with an 11-yard sack in the first quarter. At Holy Cross (10/6): Logged two stops. At Harvard (10/13): Ranked second on the team with five tackles (four solo). At Lehigh (10/20): Made his first start of the season…Chipped in three tackles...Added one sack for a 9-yard loss. Colgate (10/27): Piled up eight stops (five solo) to rank second on the team. Fordham (11/3): Forced his first career fumble in the third quarter…Collected six tackles (five solo). At Georgetown (11/10): Added five stops. Bryant (11/17): Recorded a career-high 10 tackles…Added one tackle for loss.

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➤ 2011 ➤ True Freshman Season — Bucknell

Full name is William Foster Eikenberry…Son of David and Lynn Eikenberry…Has one younger sister, Sarah…Enjoys fishing in his spare time…Plans to enroll in the Smeal College of Business… Born August 11, 1995 in Hartford, Conn.

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ERDMANN

6-3 ➤ 205 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Quarterback ➤ Rosemount, Minn.

Three-year letterman and a captain his senior year at Rosemount High School, where his father, Jeff, is the head coach...Two-time South Suburban Conference Offensive Player of the Year and all-conference honoree...Earned St. Paul Pioneer Press Player of the Year accolades...Finalist for Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year and Minnesota Mr. Football awards...Named first-team all-state by the Star Tribune and the Minnesota Vikings...Holds school records for passing yards, completions and touchdowns...Completed nearly 60 percent of his passes as a senior, throwing for 2,044 yards, 24 touchdowns and four interceptions...Also rushed for four touchdowns...Compiled 1,801 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and rushed for two scores as a junior...Invited to Minnesota All-Star Game.

Full name is Jordan David Dudas…Son of Gary and Kim Dudas…Has two brothers, Jason and Justin, and three sisters, Alexis, Ashley and Nicole…His father and siblings, Justin and Ashley, are Penn State graduates…Enjoys camping, hunting and fishing…Is studying kinesiology and is interested in pursuing a career as a physical therapist…Ended the 2015 spring semester with a 3.52 grade-point average…Born May 26, 1992 in Erie, Pa.

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A four-year letterman for head coach Jim Funk at Girard High School…Played running back and defensive back as a senior and was a team captain…Earned first-team All-District 10 and Region 4-AA during his final prep season…Was selected to play in the Erie Save-An-Eye All-Star Game… Graduated among the top 10 percent of his class with a 3.9 grade-point average…Was a member of the National Honor Society…Also lettered three times in basketball and four times in track and field…Qualified for the state championships in the 60- and 100-meter dash races as a senior.

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Awards: Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week vs. Marist (9/10)…Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the first time. Season: Started all 11 games…Was the only freshman to be a regular member of the starting lineup…Ranked 10th on the team with 27 stops…Added 2.0 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, one interception and a pair of pass breakups. Duquesne (9/3): Made his first career start in his first collegiate game…Made five stops (three solo). Marist (9/10): Earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week…Totaled a season-high six tackles to rank second on the team…Grabbed his first career interception to end the final drive of the game and seal the win. At Cornell (9/17): Made one stop. At Princeton (9/27): Tallied two stops. Lehigh (10/8): Totaled four tackles…Added 0.5 tackle for loss. At Harvard (10/15): Made three tackles…Logged one-half sack for minus-7 yards in the second quarter. At Lafayette (10/29): Made two tackles…Had one tackle for loss for minus-3 yards. At Fordham (11/12): Chipped in two stops. At Colgate (11/19): Added two tackles.

A two-year letterman for head coach E.J. Perry at Andover High School…Earned varsity status as a sophomore and senior, but did not compete in football as a junior…Piled up 105 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions on defense during his final prep season to earn All-Merrimack Valley Conference status…Also scored nine touchdowns on offense and earned team MVP honors… Logged 107 stops and seven sacks to garner all-conference honors as a sophomore…Named the AHS Male Athlete of the Year as a senior…Also lettered four times in lacrosse, gaining multiple Division I offers.

➤ Personal Full name is Jackson Marcus Erdmann...Son of Jeff and Ruth Erdmann...Has two sisters, Kennedy and Lara...Father, Jeff, played football at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota...Plans to major in actuarial science...Born January 20, 1997 in Northfield, Minn.

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6-1 ➤ 222 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

6-3 ➤ 301 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible

Linebacker ➤ Lake View Terrace, Calif. One of the most athletic and versatile members of the Nittany Lions’ defensive unit, Farmer filled a variety of roles on the scout team in 2014 and will be among the candidates to earn time behind returning strong side linebacker starter Brandon Bell. ● Farmer began his career at Penn State as a defensive back, moving to linebacker midway through the 2014 season. ● Farmer is the lone returner from California and the only Nittany Lion to hail from the West Coast. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

After spending two seasons at defensive tackle, Gaia made a seamless transition into a new role on the offensive line during the 2014 season. ● A starter in 12 games at guard last season, Gaia is primed to again be a central figure on a more experienced Nittany Lion offensive line in the fall. ● He added five pounds of muscle after the Pinstripe Bowl and heads into the fall as one of the team’s strongest players. ● A veteran of 24 career games, Gaia is one of the most experienced players returning on the offense. ● He is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. ● He is one of six returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ●

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➤ High School A three-year letterman for head coach Kevin Rooney at Notre Dame High School…Totaled 38 receptions for 487 yards, rushed for 483 yards and scored 18 total touchdowns, playing wide receiver, running back and quarterback as a senior…Recorded 62 tackles, four interceptions, two sacks and three forced fumbles from his safety position as a senior…Earned all-state, CIF AllSection, All-Serra League and Serra League MVP distinction during his final prep season…Was chosen as the Daily News All-Area Defensive Player of the Year and was a MaxPreps.com secondteam all-state pick as a senior…Was an All-Serra League selection during his junior campaign after making 28 catches for 502 yards and five touchdowns, and adding three interceptions on defense…Rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com and a three-star recruit by ESPN and Scout.com…Ranked among the top 30 players in California and was among the top 50 nationally at three positions — linebacker (43rd, Scout.com), athlete (21st, Rivals.com) and safety (38th, 247Sports.com)…Also a four-year letterman in track…Helped the Knights win the 2012 CIF State Championship…Also lettered in basketball as a sophomore…A three-time recipient of the school’s Student-Athlete of the Year award and earned Cum Laude honors as a junior and senior… Received Academic All-Serra League honors all four years…Was named to the CIF Honor Roll. ➤ Personal Full name is Joshua-Kekoa Jamal Farmer…Son of Jamal and Shirley Farmer…Has one younger sister, Ka’ena…Enjoys boogie boarding…Plans to major in forensic science and sociology to pursue a career as a pathologist…Born February 21, 1996 in Glendale, Calif.

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FESSLER

5-11 ➤ 182 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Quarterback ➤ Erie, Pa. Among the team’s hardest working athletes, Fessler made significant strides during his first season on campus as a backup quarterback. ● The walk-on played an integral role on the scout team during the 2014 season, helping the Big Ten’s top defense prepare for each opponent. ● A standout in the classroom, Fessler owns a 3.43 cumulative grade-point average in finance. ● He is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Western Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A four-year letterman at Erie Cathedral Prep, named first-team All-District 10 and first-team AllRegion 6 as a standout scholastic athlete...Playing for head coach Mike Mischler, named Erie Athlete of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year after leading Cathedral Prep to the 2012 PIAA Class AAAA State Championship and a 14-0 season...Owns the school record for most passing yards and touchdowns in a game...Helped lead Cathedral Prep to three District 10 championships in his four years...Selected to play in the East-West and North-South all-star games in Western Pennsylvania...Lettered in basketball and baseball. ➤ Personal Full name is William Gallagher Fessler...Son of Alison and Jim Fessler...Has three younger brothers, Charlie, Henry and James...Mother, Alison, is a Penn State graduate...Interested in a career in finance...Born August 6, 1995 in Erie, Pa.

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Awards: Recognized by the coaching staff for his efforts during spring ball in 2014, Gaia was selected as the recipient of the Red Worrell Award, presented to the offense’s most improved player...Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career. Season: Appeared in and started 12 games at guard after making the move from the defensive line to the offensive line in the spring...All 12 of his starts came at right guard...Instrumental in protecting quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the passing game and blocking for the trio of successful running backs: Bill Belton, Akeel Lynch and Zach Zwinak...Efforts in pass blocking helped Hackenberg amass 2,977 yards and 12 touchdowns, including six 200-yard passing games. UCF (8/30): Made his first career start in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland…Helped the Nittany Lions amass 511 yards of total offense, including a school-record 454 yards passing by Hackenberg. Akron (9/6): Helped the Nittany Lions total 425 yards of total offense, including 319 yards passing from Hackenberg, who broke the school record with 773 yards passing in consecutive games. At Rutgers (9/13): Protected Hackenberg, allowing him to throw for 309 yards in the 13-10 come-from-behind win. Northwestern (9/27): He was part of the O-Line unit that helped Hackenberg log his fourth 200-yard passing game of the season, as he threw for 216 yards. At Michigan (10/11): Earned a start at right guard. Ohio State (10/25): Started at right guard…Blocked for Hackenberg, who completed 31 passes for 224 yards, helping the Nittany Lions take the No. 13 Buckeyes to double-overtime. Maryland (11/1): Helped the Nittany Lions to five scoring drives in a start. At Indiana (11/8): Started at right guard and opened holes for Belton’s 137-yard rushing effort...Helped open the running lane up the middle on Belton’s 92-yard touchdown run, the longest rushing touchdown in school history by one player, which helped Belton register Penn State’s first 100-yard rushing effort of the season against the Hoosiers. Temple (11/15): Started at right guard and helped Penn State rush for a season-high 254 yards, including 130 yards from Lynch and 92 yards from Belton. At Illinois (11/22): Blocked for Lynch, who gained a career-best 137 rushing yards, including a rushing score. Michigan State (11/29): Earned the start at right guard. Boston College (12/27): Helped Penn State’s offense to 453 total yards in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, including a school bowl record 371 yards through the air...Instrumental in helping Hackenberg break or tie nine Penn State bowl records with his 34-of-50, 371-yard, four-touchdown and zero-interception performance.


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➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten. Season: In his first season on the field, saw action in all 12 games at defensive tackle and on special teams...Played a significant role in adding depth to the middle of the defensive line on short-yardage situations. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Made five tackles, including four assisted stops in the win. Michigan (10/12): Assisted on a stop in the dramatic quadruple-overtime victory.

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5-10 ➤ 158 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible Wide Receiver ➤ Pittsburgh, Pa.

➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

Carrying the torch of a family that has been a part of Penn State football since the 1950s, Gregg Garrity is a third-generation Nittany Lion. ● Gregg’s grandfather, Jim, laced up his cleats for the Nittany Lions. His father, Gregg Sr., was a wide receiver for the Blue and White, lettering from 1980-82. He is famous for making “The Catch” in the end zone that helped the Nittany Lions clinch their first national title in the 1983 Sugar Bowl with a win over No. 1 Georgia. Regarded as one of the iconic plays in Penn State football history, the feat landed the elder Garrity on the cover of Sports Illustrated. ● The third-generation student-athlete earned his first career start at the Pinstripe Bowl and saw action in three games during 2014. ● Garrity is a crisp route-runner with the tools to be a potential role player in the slot and on special teams. He enters the fall looking to add depth to the talented corps of youthful Penn State receivers. ● A standout in the classroom, Garrity owns a 3.60 cumulative grade-point average in journalism. ● An active member of the team off the field, Garrity is the director of marketing of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise more than $1 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. ● Garrity is among seven returning Nittany Lions from Western Pennsylvania. ●

➤ High School Helped The Gilman School to three Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Class A titles...A three-time all-state selection under coach Biff Poggi...Selected a team captain twice...Earned invitations to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American game and USA Football’s International Bowl... Ranked among the top 25 at offensive guard by ESPN.com, 24/7Sports.com and Rivals.com...Fourtime National Prep Wrestling selection and also lettered in track and field. ➤ Personal Full name is Brian Matthew Gaia...Son of Tim and Sharon Gaia...Has an older sister, Nicole...Enjoys working on his car and fishing...Is a management major and would like to own a business...Born April 15, 1994 in Pasadena, Md.

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6-4 ➤ 274 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Guard/Center ➤ State College, Pa. After moving to State College as a youngster, Galimberti dreamed of running through the south tunnel of Beaver Stadium as a member of the Nittany Lions. ● He played in his first career game during the 2014 season in Penn State’s win over UMass. ● Galimberti turned down Holy Cross, Penn, Princeton and other schools for the opportunity to be a walk-on at Penn State. ● He will enter camp as a central figure to bolster the depth along the Penn State offensive line. ● One of the squad’s premier students, Galimberti brings a 3.73 cumulative grade-point average into the summer, within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. ● He joins Matthew Baney, Adam De Boef and Jack Haffner as returning Nittany Lions who played at State College Area High School. ● Galimberti is among 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania.

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Seeing action in three games, he earned his first career start during the Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium...Also played against UMass and at Indiana. ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Played in three games during his first season on campus...Saw action against Eastern Michigan, Purdue and Nebraska... Was among 12 true freshmen who saw action during the season. Purdue (11/16): Had one punt return for nine yards against the Boilermakers.

➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season In his first season on the field, Galimberti saw action during Penn State’s 48-7 win over UMass. ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

➤ High School Earned two letters playing for head coach Art Walker at North Allegheny High School...Attained firstteam all-state honors after helping the Tigers to the 2012 PIAA Class AAAA Championship, making 68 receptions for more than 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns...Grabbed 28 passes for 600 yards and five touchdowns as a junior...Helped North Allegheny capture a pair of WPIAL titles...Selected to play in the East-West All-Star Game. ➤ Personal Full name is Gregg David Garrity...Son of Gregg and Linda Garrity...Has one sister, Samantha... Father, Gregg, and grandfather, Jim, played football at Penn State and were three-year lettermen, from 1980-82 and 1952-54, respectively...His father made a diving catch in the end zone that helped the Nittany Lions clinch their first national title in 1982 with a win over No. 1 Georgia, a feat immortalized on the cover of Sports Illustrated...A student in the College of Communications, Garrity would like to pursue a career as a journalist...A Dean’s List student, he owned a 3.60 grade-point average through the spring semester...Born January 24, 1995 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Lettered twice as a two-way lineman at State College Area High School for head coach Al Wolski and was a stalwart on the offensive line for the Little Lions...Selected a team captain during his senior season and helped the team to a 9-4 overall mark...The Little Lions ran for more than 180 yards in 10 games, including five 200-plus yardage games and a season-high 321 yards behind Galimberti and the offensive line...As a junior in 2011, helped Little Lion and Nittany Lion teammate Jack Haffner rush for more than 2,000 yards...Selected to play in the 2013 Big 33 Classic...Lettered for the indoor track and field team...Named to the High Honor Roll for every marking period during his prep career and was a SCASD Faculty Scholar.

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Full name is Evan Barsness Galimberti...Son of Mark Galimberti and Elaine Barsness, both of whom are Penn State graduates...Has one sister, Katy...His father was a Penn State football manager in the mid-1980s...Galimberti is enrolled in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and interested in studying energy engineering...He brought a 3.73 cumulative grade-point average into the summer... Born September 12, 1994 in Coatesville, Pa.

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5-9 ➤ 189 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible Safety ➤ Dillsburg, Pa. Geiger displayed a selfless, team-first attitude when making the change from running back to safety during spring practice in 2014. ● The added contact and tackling should allow him to become a contributor on special teams after making three appearances on the kickoff coverage unit during his freshman season. ● Geiger is among 13 returnees from Central Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Did not see any game action. ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Appeared in three games on special teams as a true freshman…Was among 12 true freshmen to make their debut…Played in the dramatic, 43-40 quadruple-overtime win against Michigan, in addition to the road games at Ohio State and Minnesota. ➤ High School A four-year letterman for head coach Bill Ragni at Trinity High School…Was a three-time first-team All-Mid-Penn Conference selection at running back…Elected team captain during his final two seasons with the Shamrocks…Rushed for more than 1,000 yards during each of his final three seasons…Amassed 1,510 yards rushing and added 222 yards receiving as a senior, scoring 15 rushing touchdowns and one receiving tally…As a junior, ran for 1,112 yards on the ground and netted 184 yards on 12 receptions...Scored 20 rushing touchdowns, three receiving touchdowns and returned a kick for a touchdown as a junior...As a sophomore, totaled 1,419 rushing yards and found the end zone 20 times…Caught 21 passes for 316 yards…Also lettered in wrestling and track and field…Finished third at the 2013 PIAA State Wrestling Championships. ➤ Personal Full name is Adam Joel Geiger…Son of Joel and Angela Geiger…Has one brother, Matthew… Plans to major in computer sciences to pursue a career in the computer systems field…Born July 8, 1994 in York, Pa.

➤ High School Was one of the nation’s most highly-touted tight end prospects after earning four varsity letters for coach Chuck Donahue at Southern Regional High School...Ended his superlative career as the Rams’ all-time leading receiver with 1,817 yards on 103 receptions, with 16 touchdown catches... As a senior, made 33 catches for 530 yards and four scores to garner Under Armour All-America, all-state and first-team All-Shore honors...His junior season featured a NJSIAA state runner-up finish and 50 catches for 954 yards and nine TDs...Named first-team All-Shore as a junior...As a sophomore, made 16 grabs for 276 yards and three scores to help the Rams to an 8-2 record and the school’s first Shore Conference title since 1972...Played on the defensive side of the ball and corralled six interceptions and 23 tackles...Played in the U.S. Army All-American Game following his senior season...Rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com and a three-star prospect by ESPN...Rated as the top tight end recruit in the class of 2014 by 247Sports.com and was a Top 15 tight end prospect nationally according to ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Also was rated a Top 15 recruit in the state of New Jersey by ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com...A prep basketball and volleyball standout, earning a total of 12 letters in the three sports...Ended his career as the Rams’ all-time leading scorer in basketball (1,867 points)...Named MVP of the East/West Basketball All-Star Game and was the champion of the 2014 state dunk contest...Helped Southern Regional to the NJSIAA State Championship and was named the 2013 New Jersey Player-of-the-Year. ➤ Personal Full name is Michael William Gesicki...Son of Michael and Donna Gesicki...Has two older sisters, Ashley and Kelsey...Enjoys playing sports, strength conditioning, spending time with family and friends and going to the beach...Intends to enroll in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business...Born October 3, 1995 in Lakewood, N.J.

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6-1 ➤ 238 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible

6-6 ➤ 250 ➤ So./So. Eligible

Defensive End ➤ Altoona, Pa.

Tight End/H-Back ➤ Manahawkin, N.J.

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Awards: Named to the BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team. Season: Appeared in all 13 games with one start at tight end during his true freshman campaign...made 11 catches for 114 yards...One of nine true freshmen to make their debut in 2014 and was among seven true freshmen to start a game...Began his career with one catch in each of his first three games and caught at least one pass in nine of Penn State’s 13 games. UCF (8/30): In his first collegiate game, the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland, collected his first career catch, a 9-yard reception in the opening quarter. Akron (9/6): Made an 11-yard grab in the win. At Rutgers (9/13): Tallied a 7-yard catch on the second Penn State scoring drive in the 13-10 come-from-behind win. Northwestern (9/27): Made one catch for six yards. At Michigan (10/11): Pulled down a career-high two receptions (10 yards) in Michigan Stadium. Ohio State (10/25): Tallied one catch for three yards in the double-overtime contest. Maryland (11/1): Made his first career start. At Indiana (11/8): Rumbled into Indiana territory with a 28-yard reception for his only catch in the game. At Illinois (11/22): Caught one ball for seven yards. Michigan State (11/29): Tied his career-high with two snags for a career-high 33 yards, including a career-long 30-yard reception. Boston College (12/27): Appeared in the 31-30 overtime victory in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

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TD 0 0

Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) UCF 1-9-0; Akron 1-11-0; Rutgers 1-7-0; UMass 0-0-0; Northwestern 1-6-0; Michigan 2-10-0; Ohio State 1-3-0; Maryland 0-0-0; Indiana 1-28-0; Temple 0-0-0; Illinois 1-7-0; Michigan State 2-33-0; Boston College 0-0-0.

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Among nine true freshmen making their debut in 2014, Mike Gesicki was one of seven first-year players to start a game. ● A tremendously gifted athlete with superb size and speed, Gesicki established himself as an impact player for the Nittany Lion offense after making 11 catches for 114 yards in his rookie campaign. ● Described by Assistant Athletic Director of Performance Enhancement Dwight Galt as a freak for his efforts in the weight room, Gesicki routinely tested among the team’s best during each of the squad’s max out testing sessions in March, including a 40-inch vertical jump. ● Gesicki took a significant step forward during spring drills and is poised to become a go-to target for the offense in a deep stable of tight ends for 2015. ● Gesicki earned a stellar 3.75 grade-point average during the spring semester and carries a 3.26 cumulative GPA within the College of Communications. ● Gesicki is one of 14 returning Nittany Lions hailing from New Jersey.

AVG. 10.4 10.4

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RECEIVING 11-114 11-114

➤ High School Played 40 miles away from State College at Altoona Area High School for head coach John Franco... As a linebacker and defensive end, helped the Mountain Lions reach their first state playoff game as a member of the WPIAL...Earned first-team all-state (AAAA) Pennsylvania Football News honors as a senior and was named to PFN’s #TeamPA Defensive All-Star Team...Named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 team...Also played as a fullback, rushing for 317 yards on 39 carries (8.1 avg.) as a senior...Recorded 115 tackles as a junior to earn All-WPIAL accolades...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked as the 16th-best prospect in the state by 247Sports.com...Selected to play in the 2015 Big 33 Classic. ➤ Personal Full name is Kevin Nashawn Givens...Son of Ralphia Guthrie...Undecided on his major...Born March 1, 1997 in Newark, N.J.


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GODWIN

6-1 ➤ 210 ➤ So./So. Eligible Wide Receiver ➤ Middletown, Del. Following stellar finish to 2014 in the Pinstripe Bowl, Godwin picked up right where he left off during spring practice and is primed for a breakout campaign in a talented wide receiver corps in 2015. ● Named to the ESPN.com All-Bowl Team for his efforts in the 31-30 win over Boston College. ● Godwin caught at least one pass in 12 of the 13 games during his first season on campus. ● After arriving on campus in June, Godwin went on the fast track for playing time, making his first career reception in his first collegiate game at the Croke Park Classic in Ireland. ● A smooth route-runner with good size and speed, Godwin took a significant step forward during spring practice and is poised to become a consistent target for Christian Hackenberg in 2015. ● Godwin compiled a 3.31 cumulative grade-point average during his first year on campus. ● The Middletown native is joined by Kyle Carter and Troy Reeder as returning Nittany Lions from Delaware. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Awards: Named to the BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team...Earned ESPN.com All-Bowl Team laurels after his breakout performance against Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Season: Appeared in all 13 games with three starts at wide receiver during his true freshman season...One of nine true freshmen to make their debut in 2014 and was among seven true freshmen to start a game...Began his career with at least one catch in each of his first 11 games and caught at least one pass in 12 of Penn State’s 13 games...One of just four true freshmen to record a 100-yard receiving game, joining Jimmy Cefalo (1974), Bobby Humphrey (2003) and Jordan Norwood (2005)...Registered 25 catches for 321 yards and two touchdowns during his first season on campus. UCF (8/30): Caught his first career pass near the end of the first half of the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland...Made two catches for 13 yards in his collegiate debut. At Rutgers (9/13): Tallied one grab for six yards on Penn State’s first drive of the second half in the 13-10 come-frombehind win. UMass (9/20): Snagged two passes for 18 yards in the 48-7 win. Northwestern (9/27): Recorded two catches for 18 yards, including a 14-yard reception. At Michigan (10/11): Hauled in one pass for 17 yards in his first career start. Ohio State (10/25): Turned in a performance of three catches for 16 yards in the double-overtime contest. Maryland (11/1): Grabbed one pass for 12 yards. At Indiana (11/8): Caught two passes for 25 yards in the win. Temple (11/15): Tallied two receptions for 31 yards in the 30-13 win. At Illinois (11/22): Notched one catch for 18 yards in the first quarter for his first career touchdown grab. Boston College (12/27): Closed the season with his first career 100-yard receiving game in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium... Amassed 140 yards on a career-best seven catches, including a 72-yard touchdown strike to open the scoring...The 72-yard pass from Christian Hackenberg is tied for the longest passing play in Penn State bowl history...Also made a key 25-yard reception in Penn State’s final drive in regulation, which help set up Sam Ficken’s 45-yard game-tying field goal.

➤ Godwin’s 2014 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) UCF 2-13-0; Akron 1-12-0; Rutgers 3-22-0; UMass 2-18-0; Northwestern 1-14-0; Michigan 1-17-0; Ohio State 3-16-0; Maryland 1-12-0; Indiana 2-25-0; Temple 2-31-0; Illinois 1-18-1; Michigan State 0-0-0; Boston College 7-140-1.

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GOLDEN

6-0 ➤ 202 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Safety ➤ Hartford, Conn. Golden will build off of the momentum he established at the beginning of 2014 before missing the final five games of the season due to injury. ● Golden showed great improvement in the spring and will have a chance to factor into the secondary. ● A good combination of speed and size, Golden began his career as a wide receiver before making the transition to defensive back prior to the start of his redshirt freshman season. ● A major contributor on special teams, he will look to become a major factor at the safety position alongside sophomore Marcus Allen and senior Jordan Lucas. ● He is among the Nittany Lions on schedule to graduate in December with his degree in telecommunications. ● Golden was the No. 2 rated prospect in Connecticut as a senior and is the only returning Nittany Lion from the Nutmeg State. ●

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Rushing (Carries-Yards-TD) UCF 0-0-0; Akron 0-0-0; Rutgers 0-0-0; UMass 0-0-0; Northwestern 0-0-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Maryland 0-0-0; Indiana 0-0-0; Temple 0-0-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Michigan State 2-1-0; Boston College 0-0-0.

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Full name is Rod Christopher Godwin...Son of Rod Sr. and Lisa Godwin...Has a brother, Marcus, and two sisters, Sharhonda and Rian...Enjoys spending time with family and friends and playing video games...Born February 27, 1996 in Philadelphia, Pa.

➤ Godwin’s 2014 Game-by-Game

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A four-year letterman at Middletown High School for head coach Mark DelPercio...Instrumental in helping the Cavaliers to a combined 41-7 record, two Division I state championships and a pair of state runner-up finishes...As a senior, made 55 catches for 1,150 yards and 18 receiving scores...Added three rushing touchdowns and four kick return scores and was the Delaware Gatorade Player of the Year...Selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game, was first-team all-state and first-team All-Blue Hen Conference...His 18 season receiving touchdowns set a Delaware prep record...A perfect 12-0 season was capped by a 27-0 victory over Nittany Lion classmate Troy Reeder’s Salesianum squad in the state championship game...Named first-team all-state during his sophomore (returner) and junior (wide receiver) seasons and was a three-time first-team all-conference pick...Caught 42 passes for 834 yards and accounted for 22 total touchdowns as a junior...His sophomore season included a state championship and featured 14 total touchdowns and 25 catches for 800 yards...Scored 16 total touchdowns and grabbed 28 passes for 700 yards as a freshman...Registered 77 touchdowns in his career — 44 receiving, 18 rushing and 15 return touchdowns... Academic All-State selection and a member of the Honor Roll...Rated a four-star prospect by all four major recruiting services and was named the top player in Delaware by ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com...Among the top 30 players nationally at wide receiver, receiving the distinction from ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports. com.

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Appeared in eight games on defense and special teams…Made seven tackles (four solo), with 0.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup. UCF (8/30): Posted his first stop of the season in the first quarter of the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Akron (9/6): Logged a career-high four tackles (three solo). At Rutgers (9/13): Collected one tackle. UMass (9/20): Recorded his first career tackle for loss (0.5 TFL)…Added one pass breakup.

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➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Moved to the defensive side of the ball after playing wide receiver during the 2012 campaign… Appeared in all 12 games…Saw time on special teams and at safety…Recorded eight tackles and one pass breakup. Syracuse (8/31): Opened the season with one tackle in the neutral site contest at MetLife Stadium. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Made one solo stop. Kent State (9/21): Recorded one tackle. At Ohio State (10/26): Notched one stop. Purdue (11/16): Had one tackle. At Wisconsin (11/30): Posted a season-high three tackles, all coming late in the third quarter and the fourth quarter…Added one pass breakup.

Redshirt season…Listed as a wide receiver. ➤ High School Was a two-time All-New England and two-time All-Colonial League selection for head coach Dan O’Dea at Cheshire Academy…Elected team captain during his senior season…Played defensive back and wide receiver…Compiled more than 1,400 all-purpose yards and grabbed seven interceptions as a senior…Helped the Cats to the Colonial League championship and an undefeated record during his final prep season…Posted more than 1,500 all-purpose yards as a junior…Helped Cheshire Academy win the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council State Championship as a junior and senior…Ranked the No. 2 overall prospect in Connecticut according to Rivals.com… Also lettered in basketball and track…Was a member of the school-record 4x100 relay team. ➤ Personal Full name is Malik Miles Golden…Son of Elijah and Diane Boyd…Has one younger brother, Elijah… Is on schedule to earn his degree in telecommunications in December…Born April 27, 1993 in Hartford, Conn.

GOLDEN’S CAREER STATISTICS TK 8 7 15

SOLO 3-5 4-3 7-8

AS 0 0 0

FR 0 0 0

FC 0 0 0

I 1 1 2

SACK 0-0 0-0 0-0

TFL 0-0 0.5-1 0.5-1

➤ Golden’s 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF 1-1-0; Akron 4-3-1; Rutgers 1-0-1; UMass 1-0-1; Northwestern 0-0-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Maryland 0-0-0; Indiana-DNP; Temple-DNP; Illinois-DNP; Michigan State-DNP; Boston College-DNP. ➤ Golden’s 2013 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Syracuse 1-0-1; Eastern Michigan 1-1-0; Central Florida 0-0-0; Kent State 1-0-1; Indiana 0-0-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 1-0-1; Illinois 0-0-0; Minnesota 0-0-0; Purdue 1-0-1; Nebraska 0-0-0; Wisconsin 3-1-2.

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GONZALEZ

6-4 ➤ 324 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Guard/Center ➤ Union City, N.J. ➤ High School Three-year letterman and two-year captain at Union City High School with fellow Nittany Lion Daiquan Kelly for head coach Wilbur Valdez...Named first-team All-New Jersey by MSGVarsity.com, becoming first player in school history to earn all-state honors...Recorded 60 pancake blocks on the offensive line and 30 tackles and 10 sacks at defensive tackle in 2014...Set a school record with 5.0 sacks in a game...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports.com and ESPN and a three-star player by Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked as the seventh-best offensive guard and 79th overall prospect in the class by 247Sports.com, as well as a Top 5 prospect in New Jersey...Rated as a top 5 prospect in the state by ESPN, seventh by Scout.com and 11th by Rivals.com...First-team all-conference as a senior. ➤ Personal Full name is Steven Jorge Gonzalez...Son of Jorge Gonzalez and Marlene Monzon...Has two brothers, Jorge and Jorge Luis, and three sisters, Karissa Prieto, Diana Gonzalez and Jennifer Gonzalez...Undecided on a major, but wants to work in the sports industry...Born May 11, 1997... Hometown is Union City, N.J.

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6-1 ➤ 197 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Kicker/Punter ➤ Toms River, N.J. Gulla will contend with Joey Julius and a stable of young kickers for the starting special teams spot after the graduation of Penn State’s No. 2 career scorer, Sam Ficken. ● Filled the role of holder for Ficken over the final seven games after an injury to the primary holder, Ryan Keiser, helping him connect on 12-of-15 field goal attempts. ● Gulla earned Dean’s List honors after posting a 3.67 grade-point average during the spring 2015 semester and entered the summer semester with a 3.69 cumulative GPA. ● An active member of the team off the field, Gulla is the co-director of finance of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise more than $1 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. ● Gulla is among 14 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ●

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➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Awards: Nominated for Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America®…Selected Academic All-Big Ten for the first time. Season: Appeared in all 13 games…Saw time as punter and holder for Sam Ficken on placements…Punted 28 times for a 37.3-yard average…Had nine punts downed inside the 20…Served as the holder for Ficken on all placements following the injury to Ryan Keiser prior to the Ohio State game. UCF (8/30): Made his first career appearance in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland…Booted a 41-yard punt for a touchback in his only attempt. Akron (9/6): Punted five times for an average of 48.8 yards per punt…Broke Penn State’s yards per punt average by a freshman in a game, topping Jeremy Kapinos’ record set in 2003 (47.8 ypp, Boston College)... Had three punts downed inside the 20-yard line. At Rutgers (9/13): Punted six times…Had three punts downed inside the 20-yard line. UMass (9/20): Had one punt for 35 yards. Northwestern (9/27): Booted six punts for a 35.0-yard average. At Michigan (10/11): Punted five times for a 33.4 average…Pinned two kicks inside the 20-yard line. Ohio State (10/25): Booted four punts for an average of 37.5 yards…Had a long punt of 43 yards…Knocked one punt inside the 20. ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season…Earned a perfect 4.00 grade-point average during the 2014 spring semester. ➤ High School A four-year starter at Toms River North High School, playing for head coach Chip LaBarca, who lettered for the Nittany Lions from 1991-93…Handled the punting and placekicking duties in all four seasons…Elected team captain as a senior…Selected all-state and was a two-time first-team AllShore honoree…Made 17-of-22 career field goal attempts…Connected on six-of-seven field goal attempts during both his junior and senior seasons…Hit a 45-yard game-winning field goal to beat Southern Regional High School…Averaged 42 yards per punt…Excelled in the classroom, earning Academic All-Shore honors his final season…Selected to play in the All-Shore Game and the NorthSouth Game. ➤ Personal Full name is Christopher Michael Gulla…Son of Dennis and Donna Gulla…Has one brother, Kyle, and one sister, Megan…Megan is a graduate student at Penn State…Plans to major in marketing… Born November 25, 1994 in Toms River, N.J.

GULLA’S CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2014 Career

PUNTING 28-1045

AVG. 37.3

I-20 9

LG 53

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➤ Gulla’s 2014 Game-by-Game Punting (Punts-Yards-Average) UCF 1-41-41.0; Akron 5-244-48.8; Rutgers 6-198-33.0; UMass 1-35-35.0; Northwestern 6-210-35.0; Michigan 5-167-33.4; Ohio State 4-150-37.5; Maryland 0-0-0; Indiana 0-0-0; Temple 0-0-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Michigan State 0-0-0; Boston College 0-0-0.


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HACKENBERG

6-4 ➤ 233 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible Quarterback ➤ Palmyra, Va. A starter under center in 25 consecutive games, Hackenberg already is among the all-time great signal callers in Penn State football’s illustrious history. ● On the heels of setting or tying nine Penn State bowl records on his way to New Era Pinstripe Bowl MVP honors, the Virginia product is primed to be an All-America candidate when the 2015 season begins at Temple. ● Among the team’s hardest workers in the weight room and on the practice field, Hackenberg’s development as a player and leader has been rapid during two record-breaking seasons at the helm of the Nittany Lion offense. ● One of just eight Penn State quarterbacks to amass 5,000 career passing yards, the junior made superb strides in command of the offense during spring drills and will enter training camp with a wide array of offensive weapons across the deep receiver and tight end units. ● He was the second-youngest player to be elected co-captain in Penn State’s 128-year history prior to the 2014 season. ● Born in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Hackenberg is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ●

➤ Career Notes & Records Finished the 2014 season ranked first in 300-yard passing games (8), third in passing yards (5,932), attempts (876) and completions (501), fourth in total offense (5,770) and 200-yard passing games (15) and eighth in passing touchdowns (32) in Penn State history...One of only 10 Nittany Lions to amass 4,000 yards passing in a career and one of just eight Penn State quarterbacks to top the 5,000-yard mark…Owns the Penn State record for passing yards in a game (454; 2014), passing yards in consecutive games (773; 2014), pass attempts in a game (55; 2013), season completions (270; 2014 — tied with Matt McGloin) and pass attempts in a season (484; 2014)…As a freshman, broke one Penn State overall passing record and 12 school freshman passing records, including the rookie marks for game and season passing completions, attempts, yards and touchdown passes... Set Penn State bowl game records for passing yards (371), completions (34) and attempts (50), and tied the record for passing touchdowns and touchdowns accounted for in a bowl game with four.

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Career: Finished the 2014 season ranked first in 300-yard passing games (8), third in passing yards (5,932), attempts (876) and completions (501), fourth in total offense (5,770) and 200-yard passing games (15) and eighth in passing touchdowns (32) in Penn State history...One of only 10 Nittany Lions to amass 4,000 yards passing in a career and one of just eight Penn State quarterbacks to top the 5,000-yard mark. Awards: Among the preseason candidates for the Maxwell and O’Brien Awards...Named the Most Valuable Player of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl after leading the Nittany Lions to a 31-30 overtime victory at Yankee Stadium...Was named to the BTN.com and ESPN.com All-Bowl Teams. Season: Elected a co-captain before the season, becoming the second-youngest player elected a Penn State captain in the program’s 128 years...Started under center in all 13 games and has started every game of his Penn State career (25 games)...Led the Big Ten and ranked 23rd nationally in completions (270, 20.8 avg.), was third in the conference in passing yards (229.0 ypg) and fourth in the Big Ten in total offense (221.8 ypg)...Was 270-of-484 for 2,977 yards with 12 touchdowns and 15 interceptions on the season...Set or tied nine Penn State bowl records on his way to New Era Pinstripe Bowl MVP honors...Over the first three games of the season, amassed 1,082 passing yards, which were the most by a Big Ten player since at least 1996...His four consecutive 300-yard passing games dating to 2013 was the longest streak in the Big Ten since Northwestern’s Brett Basanez had five straight games in 2005...On the season charts, Hackenberg’s four 300-yard passing games, 484 attempts and 270 completions rank first in Penn State history... His 2,955 yards passing rank fourth, 2,883 yards of total offense rank fifth and six 200-yard passing games rank eighth. UCF (8/30): Opened the season with a school-record performance in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland, as he threw for a Penn State-best 454 yards, breaking Zack Mills’ record of 399 yards against Iowa in 2002...Completed a then-career-high 32 passes on 47 attempts in the win and was selected Big Ten Player of the Week by Athlon Sports and earned an ESPN.com Big Ten Helmet Sticker...Named the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Week after posting his fifth career 300-yard and 10th career 200-yard passing game...Broke the Penn State total offense record with 456 yards, passing the 418 yards by Mills against Ohio State in 2001...After UCF took its first lead of the game at 24-23 with 1:13 to play, Hackenberg connected on four-of-six passes for 47 yards on the game-ending eight-play, 55-yard drive that led to Sam Ficken’s game-winning 36-yard field goal as time expired...His 79-yard touchdown completion to Geno Lewis is his longest career completion and tied for ninth-longest in school history. Akron (9/6): Followed stellar performance in Ireland with 319 yards passing (22-of-36) and three touchdowns in the win...It was the sixth 300-yard game of his career and marked the second time that he threw for more than 300 yards in consecutive games (2013, at Indiana, vs. Michigan)...Broke the school record for passing yards in consecutive games with 773 yards in the first two games (454 vs. UCF, 319 vs. Akron), topping Mills’ 686 yards (399 vs. Iowa, 287 at Wisconsin) in 2002. At Rutgers (9/13): Led the charge in a 13-10 come-from-

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behind win with 309 yards on 25-of-44 passing...Marked his fourth consecutive 300-yard effort and earned him the coaching staff’s Co-Offensive Player of the Week honor...Directed a six-play, 80-yard game-winning drive in 1:49 late in the game...Completed passes of 53 and 23 yards to Lewis to set up Bill Belton’s game-winning touchdown run with 1:13 to play...Delivered his seventh career 300-yard passing game against the Scarlet Knights, breaking a tie with Matt McGloin for the school record. UMass (9/20): Threw for 179 yards in the 48-7 win, leaving the game after the first series of the third quarter. Northwestern (9/27): Tallied 216 yards passing...The effort included a long pass of 51 yards to DaeSean Hamilton and helped him to his 13th career 200-yard passing game. At Michigan (10/11): Completed 21-of-32 passes for 160 yards and one touchdown. Ohio State (10/25): Went 31-of-49 for 224 yards and one touchdown in the double-overtime contest...Led Penn State’s rally from a 10-point deficit in the second half and engineered three scoring drives between the fourth quarter and overtime in the loss. Maryland (11/1): Completed 18 passes for 177 yards and one touchdown...The 8-yard TD pass to Jesse James was the 27th of his career and moved him into the Top 10 on the Penn State career list. At Indiana (11/8): Became just the eighth Penn State signal caller to eclipse the 5,000-yard passing mark in a 13-7 victory with 168 yards passing...Completed passes of at least 23 yards to four receivers. Temple (11/15): Connected on 12 passes for 112 yards in the 30-13 win, completing passes to six receivers...Led five scoring drives to help the Nittany Lions become bowl eligible. At Illinois (11/22): Threw an 18-yard scoring strike to Chris Godwin in the first quarter to move into a tie for ninth on Penn State’s career touchdown pass list. Michigan State (11/29): Finished the regular-season with a 21-of-45 effort and 195 yards. Boston College (12/27): Completed 34-of-50 passes for 371 yards and four touchdowns in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium to earn MVP honors...It was his 15th career 200-yard passing game and eighth career 300-yard passing game, extending his Penn State record...Set Penn State bowl game records for passing yards, completions and attempts, and tied the record for passing touchdowns and touchdowns accounted for in a bowl game with four...His 72-yard scoring strike to Godwin in the first quarter is tied for the longest completion and longest touchdown pass in Penn State bowl history...Trailing 21-7 late in the third quarter, hit Lewis for a 7-yard score before he found Hamilton for a 16-yard touchdown to tie the game at 21-21 midway through the fourth quarter...Trailing 24-21 with 2:05 left in the game, drove the Penn State offense to the Boston College 27-yard line, which set up Ficken’s game-tying 45-yard field goal... Connected with Kyle Carter in overtime for a 10-yard touchdown pass that set up Ficken’s game-winning extra point. ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season

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Awards: Selected the 2013 Thompson-Randle El Big Ten Freshman of the Year...Broke one Penn State overall passing record and 12 school freshman passing records, including the rookie marks for game and season passing completions, attempts, yards and touchdown passes…Garnered first-team True Freshman All-America accolades from 247Sports.com...Selected a second-team Freshman All-American by Athlon Sports, Phil Steele’s College Football and CollegeFootballNews. com, with Heisman Trophy-winner Jameis Winston claiming the first-team nod...Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week five times during the season, the second-highest total since the honor began in 2010...Named the Athlon Sports National Freshman of the Week twice, following the wins over Michigan and at Wisconsin. Season: Enrolled in the University in late June and the true freshman produced one of the most impressive seasons of any Nittany Lion signal caller during the program’s 127-year history...For the season, finished 231-of-392 for 2,955 yards with 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions...Had a long completion of 68 yards to Adam Breneman for a touchdown in the big win at No. 14 Wisconsin...Ran for four touchdowns and accumulated 2,887 yards of total offense, an average of 240.6 ypg...Finished third overall on the Penn State season passing yardage chart (2,955) and fourth on the season completions list (231)...Compiled four 300-yard passing games to tie Matt McGloin for the school season record...Completed 14 passes of 40 yards or longer, which was tied for the most by a freshman and eighth overall nationally (with Winston)...Ranked second in the Big Ten in completions (231), third in passing yards (246.2 ypg), fourth in total offense (240.6) and seventh in touchdown passes (20). Syracuse (8/31): Garnered the first of his five Big Ten Freshman of the Week accolades after completing 22-of-31 passes for 278 yards with two touchdowns in the season-opening win at MetLife Stadium...Threw two 50-yard-plus touchdowns, including his first career touchdown pass to Allen Robinson (51 yards) in the third quarter...Fired a 54-yard scoring strike to Lewis in the fourth quarter in the 23-17 win over the Orange. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Threw for 311 yards in the win to break Zack Mills’ Penn State freshman game passing yardage record (280; vs. both Ohio State and Southern Mississippi in 2001)...Went 23-of-33, with one touchdown and one interception, tossing a 45-yard scoring strike to Robinson. UCF (9/14): Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the second time after completing 21-of-28 passes for 262 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions...Threw a 46-yard pass to Robinson in the third quarter that set up the Lions’ second touchdown of the game...Tossed a 5-yard TD pass to Robinson and they also connected on a 44-yard completion. Kent State (9/21): Finished 13-of-35 for 176 yards with one touchdown and one interception in a rain-soaked win...Connected with Bill Belton on a 15-yard touchdown pass and had completions of 29 yards (Carter) and 27 yards (Breneman) against the Golden Flashes. At Indiana (10/5): Broke the school freshman record with 30 completions in the Big Ten-opener, also eclipsing the school record with 55 pass attempts...Also broke Kerry Collins’ pass attempts record of 54, set in 1992 at BYU...His 30 completions ranked third overall at Penn State and he broke his own school freshman record with a season-high 340 yards, tossing three touchdowns against the Hoosiers, including a 46-yarder to Robinson...His 300-plus yard effort made him just the fourth player in school history to accumulate multiple 300-yard passing games. Michigan (10/12): Delivered a stellar performance in the prime time battle with unbeaten Michigan, leading Penn State to one of its most dramatic victories in program history...Trailing 34-27, led the team on a game-tying, 80-yard scoring drive with 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter and no timeouts...Completed a 14yard pass to Robinson, followed by a 29-yard strike to Brandon Felder and a 36-yard leaping grab by Robinson at the Michigan 1-yard line, sending the Homecoming crowd of 107,884 into hysterics... Drove into the end zone for his first career rushing score, tying the game at 34-34, needing only 23 seconds and four plays to get Penn State into the end zone and overtime in the eventual 43-40 four-overtime thriller...Posted his third 300-yard passing game with 305 yards on 23-of-44 passing and had three TD passes in the win...Named the Athlon Sports National Freshman of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week for the third time...Won the Capital One Cup Performance of the Week...Connected with Felder on scoring strikes of 12 and 24 yards and hit Jesse James on a

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20-yard scoring grab for a 21-10 halftime lead...His 1-yard touchdown run was the first rushing TD allowed by Michigan during the season. At Ohio State (10/26): Went 12-of-23 with one touchdown and two interceptions...Connected with Felder on a 12-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter for the Lions’ first touchdown of the game...Left the game in the third quarter with a slight shoulder injury. Illinois (11/2): Completed 20-of-32 passes with a touchdown pass in the overtime win to earn Athlon Sports Big Ten Freshman of the Week...Threw a 47-yard strike to Robinson in the first quarter, and connected with Carter on the game-winning, 15-yard touchdown pass in overtime... Had a 9-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and broke the school freshman record with his sixth 200-yard passing game. At Minnesota (11/9): Completed 14-of-25 passes for 163 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions, on a day that saw winds gusting to 30 mph...Connected with Belton on a 30-yard pass in the fourth quarter. Purdue (11/16): Finished 16-of-23, with one TD and one interception, in the 45-21 win to attain Athlon Sports Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors for a fourth time...Capped the scoring against Purdue with a 4-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter... Connected with Breneman on an 8-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and had a 58-yard completion to James. Nebraska (11/23): Finished 16-of-33, including two completions of 40-plus yards, with two touchdowns and one interception...Found Breneman on a 2-yard scoring pass in the first quarter and James on a 46-yard TD strike in the fourth quarter...Completed a 43-yard pass to Robinson...Delivered a 7-yard touchdown run in the third quarter for a 13-7 lead en route to receiving his fourth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor. At Wisconsin (11/30): Gained Big Ten Freshman of the Week for a fifth time and Athlon Sports National Freshman of the Week for a second time after going 21-of-30 for 339 yards, with a season-high four touchdown passes and no interceptions in a huge 31-24 victory …Found Breneman on a 68-yard scoring strike on the fourth play of the game, the Lions’ longest play from scrimmage, and the longest play allowed by Wisconsin all season… Connected with Lewis on 3-yard and 59-yard touchdown passes, with the second one coming early in the fourth quarter for a 31-14 lead…Found James on a beautiful 7-yard scoring toss in the third quarter to give Penn State the lead for good. ➤ High School An Under Armour All-American, rated as the top pocket passing quarterback in the nation during his senior season at Fork Union Military Academy…Played for head coach Mickey Sullivan…Led the Blue Devils to the 2010 VISAA Division I State Championship as a sophomore and a state runner-up finish as a senior in 2012...VISAA Division I first-team all-state performer as a senior…Was invited to The Opening, an all-star summer prospect camp held on the Nike campus…Was a 2012 Elite 11 Finalist…Threw for 5,473 yards, tossing 55 touchdowns and completing more than 50 percent of his passes, playing three years at Fork Union…As a senior, threw for 2,144 yards and 24 touchdowns, while also rushing for 436 yards and three scores…Tallied 2,164 yards passing and 171 completions during his junior season with 20 touchdown passes...Threw for 1,165 yards and 11 scores as a sophomore…Rated as a five-star recruit by Scout.com and Rivals.com and a four-star recruit by ESPN.com…Also played basketball and baseball at Fork Union. ➤ Personal Full name is Christian Blaize Hackenberg…Son of Erick and Nicole Hackenberg…Has three younger brothers, Brandon, Adam and Drue…Father played football at Virginia and Susquehanna University and played in the Big 33 Classic…Mother was an All-Patriot League volleyball player at Lehigh…Both parents were inducted into the Marian High School Hall of Fame in Tamaqua, Pa.... Enjoys hunting and fishing…Enrolled in the College of Communications…Born February 14, 1995 in Lehighton, Pa.

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PASSING 231-392

YARDS 2955

PCT. 58.9

INT. 10

TD 20

LG 68

270-484 501-876

2977 5932

55.8 57.2

15 25

12 32

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Linebacker ➤ State College, Pa. Growing up in the shadows of Beaver Stadium, State College native Haffner moved from running back to linebacker during 2015 spring practice. ● The position change enables Haffner to utilize more reps and contact, which will allow the former all-state running back to become a pillar of the Nittany Lions special teams units. ● A superb student, Haffner ended the spring with a cumulative 3.35 grade-point average in the Smeal College of Business. ● Haffner, Matt Baney, Adam De Boef and Evan Galimberti are State College Area High School graduates on the Penn State roster. ● Haffner is among 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Appeared in nine games on special teams…Made two solo tackles…Appeared in games vs. UCF, Akron, at Rutgers, UMass, at Indiana, Temple, at Illinois, Michigan State and vs. Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. UCF (8/30): Made the tackle on the season-opening kickoff at the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Akron (9/6): Collected his lone stop on the game’s opening kickoff. ➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in his career. Season: Appeared in seven games on special teams…Made one tackle. Purdue (11/16): Made his first career tackle. ➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A four-year letterman for head coach coach Al Wolski at State College Area High School…Helped the Little Lions to the 2009 PIAA Class AAAA State Championship game and three district titles… Was a first-team Class AAAA all-state running back and a finalist for Pennsylvania Mr. Football as a senior…Amassed 2,143 yards on 288 carries (7.4 avg.) and scored 26 touchdowns during his senior season…Became just the second player in Centre County prep history to eclipse 2,000 yards in a season (surpassed only by Larry Johnson), by cracking the century mark 10 times during the 2011 campaign…Also earned first-team All-Mid-Penn Conference honors during his final prep season... As a junior, ran for 471 yards, scored 12 touchdowns and recorded 71 tackles from his linebacker post…Also captained the wrestling team. ➤ Personal Full name is John Steven Haffner…Son of Steve and Amy Haffner…Has one sister, Carly, and a brother, Pete…Father and uncle, C.J. Sichler, played baseball at Penn State, and aunt, Nancy Moerschbacher, played softball for the Nittany Lions…Grandfather, Warren Haffner, was the longtime registrar at Penn State…Plans on majoring in finance…Born July 10, 1993 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Cornerback ➤ Atlanta, Ga. Haley made the most of his opportunities during his true freshman season, serving as the primary kick returner and earning his first career start at cornerback in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl victory. ● Named honorable-mention Big Ten All-Freshman by BTN.com after setting a school record with 32 kickoff returns and posting the second-most return yards in program history with 659 yards. ● More than just the fastest member of the squad, Haley nabbed his first career interception against Temple in 2014 and returned it for a touchdown. ● Haley continues to improve in the weight room and on the practice field and will be among the key contenders to fill the role left by Jordan Lucas, who moved from cornerback to safety this season. ● One of the Nittany Lions’ top students in the classroom, he owns a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average following the spring semester. ● Haley is the lone returning Nittany Lion from Georgia and one of eight returnees from the southwest. ●

➤ Career Notes & Records Broke the Penn State season record with 32 kickoff returns in 2014 (Chaz Powell, 27; 2011)…His 659 kickoff return yards in 2014 rank No. 2 on the school season list (Powell, 733 yards; 2011)…His first career interception was returned for a touchdown against Temple and was the first defensive touchdown scored by a Penn State true freshman since Paul Posluszny returned an interception against Indiana on the same date (Nov. 15) in 2003. ➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season

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Awards: Honorable-mention BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection. Season: Appeared in all 13 games, seeing time on defense and special teams…Made his first career start in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College…Served as the team’s primary kickoff returner…He averaged 20.6 yards per return, with a long return of 44 yards…Broke the Penn State season record with 32 kickoff returns (Chaz Powell, 27; 2011) and his 659 kickoff return yards rank No. 2 on the school season list (Powell, 733 yards; 2011)…On defense, logged 18 tackles (12 solo)…Grabbed one interception and returned it for a touchdown against Temple…One of three true freshmen to start on defense…Was among 16 Nittany Lions to make their first career start in 2014…Was one of nine true freshmen to make their debut during the season. UCF (8/30): Made his collegiate debut at the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland…Returned four kickoffs for 118 yards…Opened the second half with a season-long 44-yard return. Akron (9/6): Returned one kickoff for 18 yards…Added his first two career tackles, making his first career stop on the punt coverage unit in the first quarter. At Rutgers (9/13): Made one tackle…Returned two kickoffs for 36 yards to earn the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. UMass (9/20): Made a career-high three stops, including two on special teams… Returned one kickoff for 25 yards. Northwestern (9/27): Returned four kickoffs for 67 yards, including a 21-yarder…Added one tackle. At Michigan (10/11): Returned two kickoffs for a 16.0-yard average, including a long of 20 yards. Ohio State (10/25): Recorded a pair of tackles in the double-overtime game…Returned two kickoffs for a 17.5 average, including a long of 22 yards. Maryland (11/1): Tied his personal-best with three stops…Added four kickoff returns for a 19.0 average. At Indiana (11/8): Collected two special teams tackles…Also returned one kickoff and was selected the coaches’ Special Teams Player of the Week. Temple (11/15): Grabbed his first career interception and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown to help Penn State become bowl eligible…His pick-six was the first defensive touchdown scored by a Penn State true freshman since Paul Posluszny returned an interception against Indiana on the same date in 2003…Added a career-best-tying three stops…Helped limit Temple to just 61 rushing yards and eight first downs, the fewest for a Penn State opponent since Indiana State had eight in 2011…Also returned three kickoffs for 72 yards, including a 31-yard return, to earn the coaches’ Special Teams Player of the Week for the third time. At Illinois (11/22): Returned one kickoff for 21 yards…Posted one pass breakup. Michigan State (11/29): Made one tackle… Returned five kickoffs for a 21.4-yard average. Boston College (12/27): Made his first career start at cornerback in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium…Helped limit the Eagles to just 97 yards passing…Also returned two kickoffs for a 19.0-yard average, with a long return of 24 yards. ➤ High School

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A four-year letterman as a standout two-way player for head coach Mike Muschamp at The Lovett School…A two-year team captain…Named the Associated Press Georgia Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year and the South Fulton All-Area Offensive Player of the Year as a senior…Compiled more than 1,500 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns as a running back and added six interceptions at cornerback during his final prep season...Led the Lions to the Georgia Class AA State Championship…Was named to the MaxPreps Small School All-America second-team in 2013…Selected to play in the Georgia Rising Senior Bowl and the Georgia East-West Bowl…Selected all-state as a junior and was a three-time team MVP…Rated as a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services…Ranked among the nation’s top 50 defensive backs by 247Sports.com and ESPN.com…Also lettered four times in baseball, twice in basketball and twice in track and field…Earned a bronze medal on the National Latin Exam.

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➤ Personal Full name is Grant Dennis Haley…Son of Leon Haley Jr. and Carla Neal-Haley…Has one younger brother, Wesley, and one younger sister, Nichelle…Mother was a member of the Penn State track and field team…Plans on majoring in journalism to pursue a career in sports broadcasting or network television administration…Born January 6, 1996 in Southfield, Mich.

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SOLO 12

AS 6

FR 0

FC 0

I 1

SACK 0-0

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HALEY’S KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS SEASON 2014 Career

KO RETURNS 32-659

AVG. 20.6

TD 0

LG 44

32-659

20.6

0

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➤ Haley’s 2014 Game-by-Game Kickoff Returns (Returns-Yards-TD-Average) UCF 4-118-0-29.5; Akron 1-18-0-18.0; Rutgers 2-36-0-18.0; UMass 1-25-0-25.0; Northwestern 4-67-0-16.7; Michigan 2-38-0-19.0; Ohio State 2-35-0-17.5; Maryland 4-76-0-19.0; Indiana 1-8-0-8.0; Temple 3-72-0-24.0; Illinois 1-21-0-21.0; Michigan State 5-107-0-21.4; Boston College 2-38-0-19.0.

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6-4 ➤ 292 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Tackle ➤ Warwick, N.Y. Hall has found a home at the tackle position after starting his career as a defensive end (2012) and tight end (2013). He moved from tight end to tackle during the spring of 2014. ● A physical player, Hall will add significant depth to the tackle position when the season opens. ● After adding nearly 10 pounds to his frame during offseason conditioning work, Hall is poised to be in the mix to compete for playing time in the tackle rotation this fall. ● An Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2014, Hall carries a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average. ● Hall is one of three returning Nittany Lions from New York, joining Jordan Lucas and Charlie Shuman. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Playing his third position in three seasons, appeared in all 13 games on special teams and saw time on the offensive line in 2014...A mainstay on the punt protection unit for Chris Gulla and Daniel Pasquariello...Selected Academic All-Big Ten for the first time. UMass (9/20): Saw action on the offensive line in the 48-7 win. ➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Saw action in five games, including the final four contests...The tight end played on special teams against Eastern Michigan, Minnesota, Purdue, Nebraska and Wisconsin. ➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season...A defensive end, made the team during walk-on tryouts during the fall semester... Did not see any game action...Made four tackles during the 2013 Blue-White game. ➤ High School A tight end at Warwick Valley High School...Made 40 catches for 507 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior...Played for coach James Sciarra…Also lettered in basketball…Selected team captain as a senior for the football and basketball squads. ➤ Personal Full name is Albert R. Hall...Son of Richard Hall and Cynthia Rivera-Hall...Has one younger sister, Taylor...Enjoys fishing...Is a supply chain management student in the Smeal College of Business and owned a 3.30 grade-point average following the 2014 spring semester...Born May 24, 1994 in Warwick, N.Y.

Wide Receiver ➤ Fredericksburg, Va. Hamilton broke the Penn State freshman records for receiving yards (165) and receptions (11) in his first career game in Dublin, Ireland, and never looked back in a tremendous first season on the field. He later broke his own record with 14 catches against Ohio State. ● A Freshman All-American, Hamilton broke the Penn State freshman season marks for receptions (82) and yardage (889) in 2014 to go along with leading the Big Ten in receptions. ● A tireless worker at refining his craft, Hamilton evolved into a superb route-runner and a playmaker in the open field during his rookie season. ● Hamilton added nearly 10 pounds of muscle to his frame during the offseason and is primed to again be a central figure in the passing game. ● Born in Okinawa, Japan, Hamilton’s dad, Johnie, was a member of the United States Marine Corps. ● He was named an Academic All-Big Ten recipient in 2014. ● Hamilton is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Awards: Selected to the College Football News (second-team) and Athlon Sports (third-team) Freshman All-America teams...Tabbed second-team All-Big Ten by the media and honorablemention All-Big Ten by the coaches...Named second-team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele’s College Football and to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by BTN.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports.com...Was an Academic All-Big Ten honoree for the first time in his career. Season: Started all 13 games in his first season on the field…Led the Big Ten in receptions from start to finish...Broke the Penn State freshman records for receptions (14) and receiving yards (165) in a game and season in 2014...His 82 receptions rank second in a season in school history, trailing only Allen Robinson (97 in 2013)... Broke the Penn State game reception record with 14 catches against No. 13 Ohio State...In just the sixth game of the season, broke the Penn State freshman record for receptions in a season with his second of seven catches at Michigan, passing Deon Butler’s mark of 37 from the 2005 season... Set the program freshman record for receiving yards in a season against Maryland, passing Butler’s mark of 691 yards in 2005...One of just six Penn State freshmen to record a 100-yard receiving game and his four 100-yard efforts are the most by a Penn State freshman, surpassing Butler’s two from 2005...Led the Big Ten with 82 receptions, ranked fourth with 69.2 receiving yards per game and fifth with 889 receiving yards...Paced the conference and finished 28th nationally with 6.3 receptions per game...Only freshman averaging more than 5.8 catches per game in the NCAA and was one of six freshmen that averaged 70.0 or more receiving yards per game. UCF (8/30): Started his first career game in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland…Broke the Penn State freshman record for receiving yards (165) and catches (11)...Selected Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week and became the first Nittany Lion freshman since 2005 to eclipse 100 receiving yards in a game (Butler and Jordan Norwood)...His 165-yard performance ranks 12th in Penn State history...Hamilton and Geno Lewis became the eighth pair of teammates to record 100-plus receiving yards in the same game and the first tandem to log 150-plus yards in the same game in school history...Of his 165 receiving yards, 107 came in the first half, including a 44-yard catch to set up first-and-goal from the UCF 3-yard line. Akron (9/6): Led the team with seven catches (69 yards) in the win. At Rutgers (9/13): Hauled in a team-high eight passes for 103 yards in the 13-10 come-from-behind win... Caught a 47-yard pass in the third quarter that led to a field goal...Combined with Lewis to give Penn State multiple games with two receivers over 100 yards for the first time since 1994 (Bobby Engram and Freddie Scott, three times). UMass (9/20): Ranked second on the team with four catches for 65 yards in the 48-7 win, including a 35-yard reception that set up a Penn State touchdown in the second quarter. Northwestern (9/27): Led the team with 100 yards receiving and six catches, including a career-long 51-yard reception in the second quarter. At Michigan (10/11): Caught his first career touchdown pass on a 10-yard scoring strike in the second quarter, highlighting a sevencatch, 58-yard effort...With his second of seven receptions at Michigan, he moved past Butler’s school freshman record for catches in a season. Ohio State (10/25): Broke the Penn State game receptions record and in the process his own freshmen receptions record with 14 catches for 126 yards to earn his second Big Ten Freshman of the Week award...Made three catches on the Nittany Lions’ 77-yard game-tying drive late in regulation to force overtime. Maryland (11/1): Rewrote the program record for yards in a season by a freshman in a five-catch, 42-yard performance, finishing the game with 728 yards, passing Butler’s mark of 691 in 2005. At Indiana (11/8): Caught two passes (33 yards) in the win. Temple (11/15): Tallied a team-high four grabs (26 yards). At Illinois (11/22): Made one catch for 6 yards. Michigan State (11/29): Hauled in six passes for 55 yards. Boston College (12/27): One of three receivers with seven catches in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, which tied him for No. 2 in the Penn State bowl game record books...Accounted for 51 yards and made his second touchdown catch of the season, a 16-yard grab in traffic midway through the fourth quarter, to tie the game at 21-21. ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season due to a wrist injury...Made two catches in the 2014 Blue-White game. ➤ High School

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5-9 ➤ 215 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible Safety ➤ McKeesport, Pa. Joined the team as a walk-on and will add depth to the defensive backfield for safeties coach Bob Shoop. The speedy Harper brings athleticism to the secondary after also lettering three years as a hurdler at McKeesport Area High School. ● Flashed his playmaking ability during the 2015 Blue-White game with a third-quarter interception of Christian Hackenberg that set up the Blue squad’s lone touchdown. ● Is one of seven returnees from Western Pennsylvania. ● ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A two-year letterman at McKeesport Area High School for head coach George Smith…Selected team captain during his junior and senior seasons…Also lettered three times in track and field as a sprinter and hurdler. time team captain…Garnered honorable-mention all-state, as well as first-team all-district, all-area and all-region as a junior...Invited to play in the Chesapeake Bowl and the U.S. Army All-American Game...Ranked a four-star recruit by ESPN.com and a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, Scout. com and 247Sports.com...Ranked among the top 20 recruits in the state of Virginia and was a top 60 wide receiver, according to all four recruiting services...Graduated with honors and earned an advanced diploma from Mountain View, while attaining Academic All-Conference during his career... Lettered three times in basketball.

➤ Personal Full name is Bryant Lagale Harper Jr.…Son of Bryant Harper and Mahogany Preston…Has two sisters, Brya and Bryonna…His father played football at Indiana (Pa.)…Cousin is Pro Football Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, who played collegiately at Pittsburgh and is the fourth-leading rusher in NFL history…Cousin, John Harper, played football at West Virginia…Enjoys weightlifting, CrossFit, playing video games and fishing…Plans to major in kinesiology and movement sciences and pursue a career as a personal trainer or orthopedic surgeon…Born Oct. 15, 1994 in McKeesport, Pa.

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Full name is DaeSean Kameron Hamilton...Son of Johnie and Madgeline Hamilton...Has two brothers, Ahmad and Darius, and two sisters, Danielle and Jasmine...Father was a member of the United States Marine Corps...Enjoys strength conditioning, video games and reading...Plans to major in communications and pursue a career in sports broadcasting...Born March 10, 1995 in Okinawa, Japan.

COLIN

HARROP

6-0 ➤ 209 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible

HAMILTON’S RECEIVING STATISTICS SEASON 2014 Career

RECEIVING 82-899 82-899

AVG. 11.0 11.0

TD 2 2

LG 51 51

➤ Hamilton’s 2014 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) UCF 11-165-0; Akron 7-69-0; Rutgers 8-103-0; UMass 4-65-0; Northwestern 6-100-0; Michigan 7-58-1; Ohio State 14-126-0; Maryland 5-42-0; Indiana 2-33-0; Temple 4-26-0; Illinois 1-6-0; Michigan State 6-55-0; Boston College 7-51-1.

HAMILTON’S RUSHING STATISTICS 2014 Career

RUSHING 8-32 8-32

After attending his first Penn State football game as a 13-year-old, Harrop fulfilled a lifelong dream when he ran out of the Beaver Stadium tunnel against Eastern Michigan in 2013. ● Harrop has been a tireless worker in the weight room and on the practice field since earning a spot on the squad after participating in walk-on tryouts during the 2012 fall semester. ● Harrop entered the summer session with a 3.36 cumulative grade-point average. ● He is one of 16 returnees from Eastern Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Did not see any game action. ➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season

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0 0

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Safety ➤ Sinking Spring, Pa.

Earned a spot on the team during walk-on tryouts…Redshirt season. ➤ Hamilton’s 2014 Game-by-Game

➤ High School A four-year letterman for coach Doug Dahms at Wilson High School…Earned second-team AllLancaster-Lebanon League as a defensive back after recording 75 tackles, five interceptions, 11 pass breakups and one touchdown during his senior season…Named honorable-mention all-county during his junior and senior seasons…Helped the Bulldogs to four consecutive Lancaster-Lebanon League titles, with one PIAA district runner-up finish…Was a team captain his senior year…Earned an invitation to play in the Berks County Senior Football Classic…Also earned all-county honors as an outside hitter on the volleyball team…Was a member of the High Honor Roll and National Honor Society.

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Rushing (Carries-Yards-TD) UCF 0-0-0; Akron 1-1-0; Rutgers 1-9-0; UMass 0-0-0; Northwestern 0-0-0; Michigan 1-1-0; Ohio State 1-(-3)-0; Maryland 0-0-0; Indiana 0-0-0; Temple 1-10-0; Illinois 3-14-0; Michigan State 0-0-0, Boston College 0-0-0.

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➤ Personal Full name is Colin Gregory Harrop…Son of Bob and Kathy Harrop…Has one older brother, Matt, and an older sister, Shannon…Brother, Matt, is a 2011 Penn State graduate…Sister, Shannon, is a student on the University Park campus and is a member of the club water polo team…Enjoys spending time with friends, movies and video games…Majoring in management in the Smeal College of Business…Born April 4, 1994 in Wilmington, Del.

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IDEMUDIA

JONATHAN

CHARLES

6-4 ➤ 240 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible

5-11 ➤ 269 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible

Tight End/H-Back ➤ Brandywine, Md.

Tight End/H-Back ➤ Detroit, Mich. Idemudia moved from linebacker to tight end/H-back following the Pinstripe Bowl. He also has spent time at the fullback position during his time at Penn State. ● The junior will look to add depth to the offense and on special teams during the 2015 season. ● Idemudia and defensive tackle Anthony Zettel are the two returning Nittany Lions from Michigan. ●

➤ High School Three-year letterman and captain his senior year at the Bullis School for head coach Patrick Cilento...First-team Associated Press all-state honoree...Selected as second-team All-Metro by the Washington Post in 2014...Led the Bulldogs to IAC titles in 2013 and 2014, while claiming allconference honors both years...Recorded 51 tackles, five for loss, and three sacks at defensive end; caught 22 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns as a senior in 2014...Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star player by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked as a Top 5 prospect in Maryland and a Top 300 overall prospect in the class by ESPN...Ranked as 18th-best tight end in the nation and 12th-best prospect in the state by Rivals.com...Selected to play in the Crab Bowl and Big 33 Classic...Also wrestled in high school. ➤ Personal Full name is Jonathan Kacela Holland...Son of Robert and LaShawne Holland...Has a brother, Adam, and a sister, Zoe Lynn...Hobbies include ceramics...Plans to major in international business to become an entrepreneur...Born December 13, 1996 in Laurel, Md.

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5-10 ➤ 288 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Defensive Tackle ➤ Clarks Summit, Pa. Holmes is among the hardest working and most dedicated players in the locker room, providing maximum effort as a member of the scout team. ● He is another in a long line of Penn Staters to matriculate to Happy Valley from Scranton Prep, which includes current Nittany Lions Noah Beh and Kevin Reihner. ● Is one of six returnees from Northeastern Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Played a paramount role on the scout team, but did not see any game action in 2014. ➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Appeared in five games during his redshirt freshman season. Eastern Michigan (9/7): In his first career action, recorded his first collegiate tackle with a solo stop in the home-opener. Kent State (9/21): Combined on a tackle in the 34-0 win. ➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Garnered numerous honors at Grosse Pointe North High School, including first-team All-Macomb 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, 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.)...Selected a team captain his senior season...A Scholar-Athlete, a member of the National Honor Society and the recipient of the school’s most dedicated athlete award...Lettered in lacrosse. ➤ Personal Full name is Charles Osaru Idemudia...Son of Cherunda Fox...Has two older sisters, Nina and Darla...Enjoys reading and playing video games...Majoring in labor studies and employment relations...Born September 26, 1994 in Detroit, Mich.

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➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

STERLING

JENKINS

➤ High School A three-year letterman for head coach Nick Donato at Scranton Prep…Captained a defensive unit as a senior to the tune of 72 tackles and five sacks…Earned first-team all-region and first-team all-conference honors to help the Cavaliers to a 10-1 record during his final prep season…Was an all-conference pick at defensive tackle and center as a senior…Also earned All-Lackawanna League as a junior after posting 78 tackles and five sacks…Added 46 stops during his sophomore season… Also lettered once in wrestling…Selected first-team all-conference as a heavyweight. ➤ Personal Full name is Joseph Patrick Holmes…Son of Kevin Holmes and Maria Montenegro…Has one older brother, Ryan, and two younger brothers, Kevin and T.J….Enjoys fishing in his spare time…Plans to major in risk management and pursue a career as an insurance agent…Born May 18, 1995 in Clarks Summit, Pa.

6-8 ➤ 324 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Tackle ➤ Pittsburgh, Pa. Early enrollee after earning prep All-American honors as an offensive tackle at Baldwin High School. Jenkins was the top-ranked prospect in Pennsylvania by ESPN and Scout.com. ● At 6-8, Jenkins is tied with Charlie Shuman as the tallest player on the team. ● One of six Nittany Lions that played for a WPIAL high school. ● ●

➤ High School Enrolled early after playing for head coach Pete Wagner at Baldwin High School...Earned prep All-American honors as an offensive tackle...Rated as a four-star prospect by all four of the major recruiting services: 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked as the top player in the state of Pennsylvania by ESPN and Scout.com...Ranked fourth among offensive line prospects by Scout.com and ninth by ESPN...Tabbed as the No. 57 player nationally by Scout.com and No. 105 by ESPN...Played in the Under Armour All-American Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. ➤ Personal Full name is Sterling Alexander Jenkins...Son of Adam Jenkins and Suzanne Hall...Has three brothers, Jadyn, C.J., and Malcolm, and three sisters, Angeleia, Adma and Ava...Relative, Chappie Hill, was a letterman on the 1956 Penn State football team...Enjoys biking, reading and playing video games...Undecided on a major...Born December 5, 1996 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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AUSTIN

JOHNSON

6-4 ➤ 322 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible

➤ Personal Full name is Austin Hunter Johnson…Son of Austin and Tammy Johnson…Has two older sisters, Brandi and Erika, and one younger sister, Kennedy...Sister, Kennedy, is a sophomore forward on the Michigan State women’s basketball team…Enjoys playing video games and lifting weights… Majoring in journalism…Born May 8, 1994 in Galloway, N.J.

JOHNSON’S CAREER STATISTICS

Defensive Tackle ➤ Galloway, N.J. Johnson and Anthony Zettel form one of the top defensive tackle duos in college football and will be among the Nittany Lions’ top candidates for All-Big Ten and All-America honors. ● The Galloway, N.J., native nearly doubled his output from 2013 to 2014, securing 47 tackles and six TFL during his sophomore campaign. His freshman season featured 27 stops and three TFL. ● One of the most athletic members of the squad, Johnson’s 6-4, 325-pound frame is complemented by his precise footwork and evolving technique. ● Johnson is among the Nittany Lions that are on schedule to graduate in December, looking to earn his degree in journalism in just 3.5 years. ● He is one of 14 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Big Ten by the conference media. Season: Starter in all 13 games and now has 15 career starts…Finished fifth on the team with 49 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss (minus-18) and led the team with two fumble recoveries…Added three pass breakups… Tied for seventh in the Big Ten and 43rd nationally in fumble recoveries. UCF (8/30): Opened the season with three tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss in the Croke Park Classic against UCF in Dublin, Ireland…Helped hold UCF to just 24 rushing yards on 29 attempts…Was a part of the goal line stand that held the Knights off the scoreboard on their second drive of the game. Akron (9/6): Had four tackles with 0.5 TFL…Helped hold the Zips to just 69 rushing yards, giving Penn State consecutive games allowing less than 70 rushing yards for the first time since 2009. At Rutgers (9/13): Made one stop…Part of a defensive effort that held the Scarlet Knights to no points, three first downs and 95 yards in the second half. UMass (9/20): Made two stops, including one for a loss…Had one pass breakup…Recovered his second career fumble and returned it 7 yards to set up a scoring drive that started in the UMass red zone…Helped the Nittany Lions hold the Minutemen to just 3 yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). Northwestern (9/27): Totaled five tackles, including a 0.5 TFL…Recorded one pass breakup. At Michigan (10/11): Added two stops. Ohio State (10/25): Contributed four tackles…Was a part of a unit that held the Buckeyes to 17 points and 256 yards in regulation. Maryland (11/1): Logged six tackles…Posted a 10-yard sack…Was instrumental in limiting the Terrapins to 194 yards of total offense, the fewest total yards allowed against a Big Ten opponent since Minnesota (138, 2009). At Indiana (11/8): Contributed six tackles…Helped boost a defense that held the then-nation’s leading rusher, Tevin Coleman, to just 71 yards…Helped the Nittany Lions shut out the Indiana offense, as the Hoosiers scored their fewest points at home since 2006, via a defensive touchdown. Temple (11/15): Registered four tackles, including one TFL…Added one fumble recovery and one pass breakup…Helped limit Temple to just 61 rushing yards and eight first downs, the fewest for a Penn State opponent since Indiana State had eight in 2011…Was selected the coaches’ Defensive Player of the Week. At Illinois (11/22): Recorded five tackles…Added one quarterback hurry…Helped limit the Illini to 68 rushing yards and two-of-16 on third down conversions. Michigan State (11/29): Anchored a defensive front that held Michigan State to 298 total yards, marking the only time in 2014 the Spartans were limited to less than 300 yards of total offense. Boston College (12/27): Made a career-best seven tackles (four solo) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium… Also had one TFL.

SEASON 2013

TK 27

SOLO 14

AS 13

FR 1

FC 0

I 0

SACK 1-5

TFL 3-10

2014 Career

49 76

19 33

30 43

2 3

0 0

0 0

1-10 2-15

6-18 9-28

➤ Johnson’s 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF 3-2-1; Akron 4-2-2; Rutgers 1-0-1; UMass 2-2-0; Northwestern 5-1-4; Michigan 2-0-2; Ohio State 4-0-4; Maryland 6-3-3; Indiana 6-1-5; Temple 4-3-1; Illinois 5-1-4; Michigan State 0-0-0; Boston College 7-4-3. ➤ Johnson’s 2013 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Syracuse 1-1-0; Eastern Michigan 6-0-6; Central Florida 3-2-1; Kent State 0-0-0; Indiana 3-1-2; Michigan 2-1-1; Ohio State 1-0-1; Illinois 2-2-0; Minnesota 3-3-0; Purdue 2-1-1; Nebraska 0-0-0; Wisconsin 4-3-1.

➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season

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Appeared in all 12 games with two starts…Made his first career start against Kent State…Recorded 27 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, one sack and a fumble recovery. Syracuse (8/31): Made his collegiate debut with one tackle in the neutral site contest at MetLife Stadium. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Logged a season-high six stops…Posted his first career TFL and sack, a combined sack with DaQuan Jones in the third quarter. Kent State (9/14): Made his first career start. UCF (9/14): Contributed three stops (two solo). At Indiana (10/5): Opened Big Ten play with three stops. Michigan (10/12): Made two hits, including 1.0 TFL, in the four-overtime win. Illinois (11/2): Made his second career start… Tallied two solo tackles. At Minnesota (11/9): Posted three solo stops…Logged 1.0 tackle for loss. Purdue (11/16): Registered two tackles…Added 0.5 sack…Recovered his first career fumble to set up a third-quarter touchdown run by Zach Zwinak. At Wisconsin (11/30): Made four tackles (three solo)…Added one quarterback hurry.

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➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School

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A three-year letterman for head coach Dennis Scuderi at St. Augustine Prep…Named all-state, All-Cape-Atlantic League and All-South Jersey during his senior season…Helped the Hermits to the Cape-Atlantic League title during his final prep season…Was selected a team captain his junior and senior seasons…Earned second-team All-Cape-Atlantic League and second-team All-South Jersey as a junior…Invited to participate in the Chesapeake Bowl, All-Cape-Atlantic League All-Star Game and the New Jersey North-South Game…Ranked among the nation’s top 25 prep defensive tackles by Scout.com…Also an all-state performer in basketball…Named Cape-Atlantic Basketball Player of the Year as a senior…Guided the Hermits to the NJSIAA Non-Public Group A State Championship during his junior season.

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JOHNSON

JULIUS

JOEY

BRANDON

5-10 ➤ 255 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

6-2 ➤ 224 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible

Kicker ➤ Hummelstown, Pa.

Running Back ➤ Harrisburg, Pa. After joining the program as a mid-season walk-on during the 2013 season, Johnson has played in seven games on special teams during the past two seasons. ● Johnson made big gains in the weight room following the Pinstripe Bowl, adding five pounds of muscle to his frame while increasing his speed and quickness. ● Following a strong spring practice season, he will add size and depth to a running back stable leading up to the 2015 season. ● Johnson is one of 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania. ●

Firmly in the mix to participate in an open competition to replace Sam Ficken as the place kicker when camp commences in August. ● Turned down a Division I soccer scholarship to walk-on as a kicker at Penn State. ● A two-time first-team all-state honoree at Central Dauphin High School, Julius is one of 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season

➤ 2014 ➤ Senior Season

Redshirt season.

Appeared in six games on special teams during the 2014 season...Saw his most extensive time on the kickoff coverage team...Appeared in the wins over UMass, Indiana and Temple...Also appeared against Ohio State, Maryland and Michigan State.

➤ High School

➤ 2013 ➤ Junior Season Appeared in the final game of the season, a 31-24 win at No. 14 Wisconsin, after joining the team as a walk-on at mid-season...Made his appearance on the kickoff coverage team...Contributed on the scout team during the final half of the season. ➤ High School Lettered as a senior at Middletown High School for head coach Roy O’Neil...Missed his sophomore and junior seasons due to injuries...Selected as a team captain his senior season with the Blue Raiders and helped them to a 5-5 overall record and a 4-4 mark in the Mid-Penn Conference... Lettered twice in track and field, competing in the sprints and throwing events.

Lettered four times at Lower Dauphin High School as a kicker and punter under head coach Rob Klock...Two-time all-state selection as a kicker...Finished career 32-of-49 on field goal attempts... Of his 187 kickoffs, 141 went for touchbacks...Named to the USA Today All-Pennsylvania Team... Participated in the 2014 Big 33 Classic...Tallied a career-long 54-yard field goal for Lower Dauphin... Highly-touted soccer player in high school...Played Academy Soccer (traveling league) for four years...Ran track for one season. ➤ Personal Full name is Joseph Thomas Julius...Son of Lawrence and Patricia Julius...Has two sisters, Madison and Abby...Father played for the Harrisburg Heat indoor soccer club...Sister, Madison, played field hockey at Wake Forest...First cousin, Cody Webster, was the Big Ten Punter of the Year in 2013 at Purdue...Hobbies include soccer, golf and basketball...Intends to major in telecommunications... Born March 26, 1995 in Milwaukee, Wis.

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Full name is Brandon Lee Johnson...Son of Reginald Johnson and Michelle Thomas...Has two sisters, Leann and Richelle...Is enrolled in the College of Education’s rehabilitation and human services program...Born April 2, 1993 in Harrisburg, Pa.

DAIQUAN

KELLY

6-2 ➤ 194 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible

84

Linebacker ➤ Newark, N.J.

JUWAN

JOHNSON

6-4 ➤ 213 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Wide Receiver ➤ Glassboro, N.J. ➤ High School Played at Glassboro High School for head coach Mark Maccarone...Recorded 42 catches for 804 yards and nine touchdowns as well as two rushing touchdowns as a senior in 2014...Made 22 stops as a defensive back...Participated in The Opening, an all-star prospect camp held on the Nike campus, last summer and the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl...Rated as a four-star prospect and a Top 5 player in New Jersey by all four major recruiting services: 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals. com and Scout.com...Ranked as a Top 25 receiver in the class by 247Sports.com, ESPN and Rivals. com and the 134th overall player in the class by Rivals...Also played basketball. ➤ Personal Full name is Juwan Perry Johnson...Son of George and Ida Johnson...Has two older brothers, Darreus and George Jr....Plans to major in marketing to become an entrepreneur...Born September 13, 1996 in Stratford, N.J.

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➤ High School Team captain during senior year at Union City High School with fellow Nittany Lion Steven Gonzalez for head coach Wilbur Valdez...Two-way standout at receiver and defensive back…Named secondteam all-state in 2014 and All-Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League on offense and defense in 2013 and 2014...Made 39 tackles and two interceptions and caught 10 passes for 189 yards and three touchdowns as a senior...Recorded 40 tackles, three interceptions, three forced fumbles on defense and 353 receiving yards and five touchdowns on offense as a junior...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com and a three-star player by ESPN and Scout.com... Played in the NUC East/West Game...Also played basketball two years and ran track for one year. ➤ Personal Full name is Daiquan Jabari Kelly...Son of Mia Kelly...Has two sisters, Makiyjah and Neveah...Uncle, Louis Allen, played football in college...Hobbies include basketball, movies, shopping and video games...Undecided on a major...Born April 23, 1997 in Fort Carson, Colo.


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JAKE

KILEY

6-0 ➤ 180 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Wide Receiver ➤ Plymouth, N.H. After missing all of 2014 due to injury, Kiley heads into the fall healthy and looking to add depth to the offense and special teams units. ● He was a key contributor on the scout team defense in 2012 during his redshirt season before switching to the offensive side of the ball during the 2013 season. ● Kiley is one of four returning Nittany Lions on the roster from New England. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Missed all of the 2014 season due to injury.

➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season Awards: Earned Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District® for the second consecutive season… Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time. Season: Battled through injuries during the season…Missed the final three contests due to a chest injury sustained during the game at Minnesota…Was held out of all contact drills during spring practice due to offseason shoulder surgery…Appeared in six games, earning two starts…Missed games against Eastern Michigan, at Indiana and against Michigan due to injury, as well…Recorded 18 tackles (nine solo), including 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack. Syracuse (8/31): Made a pair of tackles in the neutral site contest at MetLife Stadium…Logged his first career tackle for loss, a combined stop with Jordan Lucas in the second quarter. Kent State (9/21): Made two stops. At Ohio State (10/26): Contributed two tackles…Notched his first career sack, a second-quarter takedown of Braxton Miller for a loss of 8 yards. Illinois (11/2): Made his first career start…Posted a career-best eight tackles. At Minnesota (11/9): Notched four tackles…Injured (chest) making a tackle on the second play of the game and remained in the game…Made three of his four stops late in the third quarter and in the fourth quarter. ➤ 2012 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season

Redshirt season.

Awards: Selected CoSIDA Academic All-District® and Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in all 12 games…Earned playing time on defense and special teams…Recorded 18 tackles (nine solo), which ranked third among the defensive reserves. Ohio (9/1): Made his collegiate debut…Posted two stops. At Virginia (9/8): Made one tackle. Navy (9/15): Totaled a season-best three tackles. Temple (9/22): Added one tackle. At Illinois (9/29): Equaled his season-best with three tackles. Northwestern (10/6): Made one stop. At Iowa (10/20): Logged two stops. Ohio State (10/27): Had one tackle. At Purdue (11/3): Added one stop. Indiana (11/17): Had two tackles. Wisconsin (11/24): Made one tackle.

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➤ 2011 ➤ True Freshman Season

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

Redshirt season.

➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Moved from safety to wide receiver midway through the season, but did not see any action. ➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season

➤ Personal Full name is Jacob Kiley...Son of Edward and Carrie Kiley…Has a sister, Madison...Father played football at Springfield College and is the head coach at New Hampton School...Enjoys spending time with his family and watching movies...Studying criminology and is interested in becoming a lawyer... Born February 21, 1994 in Concord, N.H.

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➤ High School A four-year letterman for head coach Kevin Myers at Dallastown Area High School…Named YorkAdams League Division I Player of the Year as a senior…Led Dallastown to an 11-1 record and its first York-Adams League Division I title in 30 years during his final prep season, playing on both sides of the ball…Paced the team with an impressive 152 tackles (93 solo), while recording 1.5 sacks and three interceptions…Also contributed nearly 850 yards of offense (rushing and receiving) and 13 touchdowns…Became the first freshman to start on the Dallastown varsity…Also was a decorated sprinter on the track and field team. ➤ Personal Full name is Benjamin Richard Kline…Son of Rick and Lisa Kline…Has one sister, Taylor…Enjoys snowboarding, fishing and hunting…Received his degree in finance in December 2014...Enrolled in graduate level courses in the Smeal College of Business…Born October 31, 1992 in York, Pa.

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KLINE

6-2 ➤ 228 ➤ Gr./Sr. Eligible Linebacker ➤ Seven Valleys, Pa.

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SOLO 9 9

AS 9 9

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18

18

FR 0 0 Injured 0

FC 0 0

I 0 0

SACK 0-0 1-8

TFL 0-0 1.5-10

0

0

1-8

1.5-10

➤ Kline’s 2013 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Syracuse 1-1-0; Eastern Michigan-INJ; Central Florida 0-0-0; Kent State 2-1-1; Indiana-INJ; MichiganINJ; Ohio State 2-1-1; Illinois 8-4-4; Minnesota 4-2-2; Purdue-INJ; Nebraska-INJ; Wisconsin-INJ.

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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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Battling injury for most of the past two seasons, Kline continues to be one of the most respected Nittany Lions in the locker room for his enthusiasm, work ethic and commitment to making each of the players around him better, on and off the field. ● After missing a handful of games in 2013 and the entire 2014 season, he will contend with Nyeem Wartman-White for snaps at the middle linebacker post, filling the spot left by Big Ten Linebacker of the Year Mike Hull. ● The physical, assertive and intelligent Kline made the most of his season away from the field, working with Assistant Athletic Director of Performance Enhancement Dwight Galt to remain in peak physical condition while rehabbing. ● Kline is one of the squad’s premier students, entering the summer with a 3.75 grade-point average, earning his degree in finance in December 2014. ● Kline is a nominee for an American Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and most celebrated international fellowship awards in the world. ● He is a two-time Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District® honoree and should be a strong candidate for the Academic All-America® team this fall. ● Kline is president of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter, which has raised more than $1,000,000 for kidney cancer patients, their families and research since the first Penn State Lift For Life event was held in 2003. ● He is among 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania. ●

KLINE’S CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2012 2013 2014 Career

➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season Missed the 2014 season due to an injury that occurred during a summer workout…Served as the president of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter…Led the organization to raise a Penn Staterecord $151,990 for the Kidney Cancer Association in 2013-14…Graduated in December 2014 with his degree in finance, doing so in 3.5 years.

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LADONIS

➤ High School

ZACH

Redshirt season.

6-2 ➤ 228 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible

Earned first-team all-area and first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League his senior year at The Hun School...Helped lead the Raiders to the Mid-Atlantic Prep League title during his senior season...A three-year letterman, selected as team captain his senior season...Ranked by Scout.com among the nation’s top 20 centers as a senior.

Snapper ➤ Nescopeck, Pa. Ladonis was a Penn State student with his football career in the rear view mirror until he participated in a walk-on tryout in September 2013. Less than three weeks later he was snapping on punts in the Big Ten-opener at Indiana. ● He missed last season due to injury and should push returning starting long snapper Tyler Yazujian for time on special teams. ● Ladonis plans to major in aerospace engineering and is one of the squad’s strongest students, earning a 3.45 grade-point average during the 2015 spring semester and entering the summer semester with a 3.55 cumulative GPA. ● He is among 16 returning Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania. ●

➤ Personal Full name is Wendy Ricardo Laurent...Son of Millery and Mada Laurent...Has an older brother, Mikerson, who was a guard on the Bentley University basketball team from 2009-13...Is an economics major...Born September 9, 1994 in Haiti.

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LEWIS

➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Joined the team after taking part in walk-on tryouts on September 18…Made his collegiate debut two weeks later at Indiana…Was one of 12 true freshmen to see game action…Handled the punt snapping duties against the Hoosiers in the Big Ten-opener, vs. Michigan, at Ohio State, vs. Illinois and vs. Nebraska. ➤ High School A two-year letterman for head coach George Curry at Berwick Senior High School…Served as the team’s kick snapper and saw time at tight end…Was selected to play in the UNICO Senior All-Star Game…Also lettered in basketball. ➤ Personal Full name is Zachary Tyler Ladonis…Son of David Ladonis and Carla Everett-Ladonis…Has an older brother, Alec, and a younger brother, Josh…Brother, Alec, played tight end at Alfred University from 2011-13…Mother and an aunt attended Penn State…Plans to major in aerospace engineering… Born August 31, 1994 in Berwick, Pa.

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LAURENT

6-2 ➤ 288 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Center/Guard ➤ Hamilton, N.J. Following a strong offseason in the weight room, Laurent added 10 pounds of muscle to his frame and is primed to contend for playing time along the interior of the Nittany Lion offensive line in 2015. ● A versatile athlete with good speed and quickness for a player his size, Laurent heads into the fall after making significant on-field strides during the spring practice period. ● Laurent has seen action in 12 games during the last two seasons, including three starts in 2014. ● Laurent is one of 14 returning Nittany Lions hailing from New Jersey. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Appeared in seven games, making three starts at center in 2014...Made appearances in the victories over UCF and Massachusetts and saw time against Northwestern. Ohio State (10/25): Earned playing time at center and blocked for Christian Hackenberg, who completed 31 passes for 224 yards, as the Nittany Lions took the Buckeyes to double-overtime. Maryland (11/1): Made his first career start and helped the Nittany Lions to five scoring drives. At Indiana (11/8): Started at center and opened up holes for Bill Belton’s 137-yard rushing effort...Helped open the running lane up the middle on Belton’s 92-yard touchdown run, the longest rushing touchdown in school history by one player, which helped Belton register Penn State’s first 100-yard rushing effort of the season. Temple (11/15): Started at center as Penn State rushed for a season-high 254 yards, including 130 yards from Akeel Lynch and 92 yards from Belton. ➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season In his first season on the field, saw action in five games...Played against Eastern Michigan, Kent State, Minnesota, Purdue and Wisconsin...Helped pave the way for three 200-yard rushing games for the Nittany Lions, including a season-best 289 yards in the victory over Purdue...Played an instrumental role on the scout team offense.

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6-1 ➤ 208 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Wide Receiver ➤ Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Returning as the team’s second-leading receiver from 2014, Lewis heads into his third season on the field looking to again play a central role in the Nittany Lion passing game. ● A big-play receiver with the ball in his hands, Lewis accounted for Penn State’s longest passing play from scrimmage in 2014, a 79-yard TD reception in Penn State’s win over UCF in Dublin, Ireland. ● A strong player with good ball skills, Lewis has made 15 career starts and 73 receptions for the Nittany Lions during the past two seasons. ● Lewis, who is one of three Nittany Lion receivers standing taller than 6-1, added nearly five pounds of muscle to his frame during offseason conditioning. ● He is on track to graduate with a degree in human development and family studies in December. ● Lewis is one of six returning Nittany Lions from Northeastern Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Appeared in all 13 games and made 11 starts at wide receiver in 2014...Tied for eighth in the Big Ten with 4.2 receptions per game...Ranked second on the team with 55 catches for 751 yards and two touchdowns...His 55 catches are tied for sixth in a season at Penn State, equaling the marks of Derrick Williams (2007) and current Penn State assistant coach Terry Smith (1991)...His third-quarter, 79-yard touchdown reception in the Croke Park Classic against UCF in Dublin, Ireland was the second-longest play from scrimmage for Penn State and is tied for ninth-longest in Penn State history. UCF (8/30): Had a career day on the Emerald Isle, grabbing eight passes for 173 yards — both career-highs — and hauled in a career-long 79-yard touchdown pass from Christian Hackenberg...


PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 His 173 yards marked his first career 100-yard receiving game and are tied for the eighth-highest total in school history...Lewis and DaeSean Hamilton became the eighth pair of teammates to record 100plus receiving yards in the same game and the first tandem to log 150-plus yards in the same game. Akron (9/6): Totaled a team-high 98 yards receiving on six catches. At Rutgers (9/13): Hauled in six passes for a team-high 109 yards...His 53-yard catch and run put Penn State in scoring position on the game-winning drive in the final minutes...Four plays later, his 23-yard reception on third-and-12 gave Penn State a first down at the Rutgers 6-yard line...Combined with Hamilton to give Penn State multiple games with two receivers over 100 yards for the first time since 1994 (Bobby Engram and Freddie Scott, three times). UMass (9/20): Led the team with five catches and 82 receiving yards in the 48-7 victory. Northwestern (9/27): Caught four passes for 33 yards. At Michigan (10/11): Hauled in three passes for 17 yards. Ohio State (10/25): His lone catch went for 11 yards on the Nittany Lions’ 77-yard game-tying drive late in regulation to force overtime. Maryland (11/1): Topped the team with 54 receiving yards and tied for the team lead with five receptions. At Indiana (11/8): Led the team with four receptions and 39 yards in the win. Temple (11/15): Made two catches for 15 yards in the 30-13 victory. At Illinois (11/22): Caught one pass for nine yards. Michigan State (11/29): Had three receptions for 29 yards. Boston College (12/27): One of three receivers with seven catches in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, which tied him for No. 2 in the Penn State bowl record book...Amassed 82 yards in the 31-30 overtime victory, including a 7-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter that started the Nittany Lions’ comeback from a 14-point deficit.

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LIEBEL

6-2 ➤ 201 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Punter ➤ St. Petersburg, Fla. A highly touted soccer goalkeeper throughout his prep career, Liebel chose to enroll at Penn State as a walk-on and will vie for both the placekicking and punting duties entering fall camp. ● Liebel was a kicker/punter at IMG Academy during his final two prep campaigns, but did not receive any formal instruction in the craft until after his senior season in high school. ● Is one of four returning players from the state of Florida. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season

➤ High School

Awards: Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time in his career. Season: Made 18 receptions for 234 yards and scored three touchdowns during his first season on the field...Finished fourth on the team in receiving, playing in all 12 games and made four starts, including the last two contests. Syracuse (8/31): Burst onto the scene during his collegiate debut in MetLife Stadium with a 54-yard TD catch from fellow freshman Christian Hackenberg that helped deliver a 23-17 victory. At Ohio State (10/26): Made two grabs. Purdue (11/16): Tallied three catches in the win. At Wisconsin (11/30): Had his best outing in the season-finale, registering three catches for 91 yards and two scores in the 31-24 victory over the No. 14 Badgers...He made an electric 59-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter for a 31-14 lead in Madison...Also caught a 3-yard scoring strike after an alert Hackenberg saw that Lewis was uncovered to tie the game at 14 just before halftime.

A two-year letterman for head coach and former Heisman Trophy-winner Chris Weinke at IMG Academy…Named special teams MVP in 2013 and 2014…Averaged 43.0 yards per punt during his senior season…Helped the Ascenders to an 8-2 record…Rated as the No. 11 prospect by Kornblue Kicking…Won the Orlando Fab 50 Camp field goal competition…Also lettered five times in soccer as a goalkeeper…Was invited to the U.S. Soccer Development Academy four straight years from 2011-14…Earned scholarship offers from top soccer programs…Rated as the No. 1 goalkeeper in the state of Florida in 2014.

➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

➤ Personal Full name is Robert Konrad Liebel…Son of Hartman and Laura Liebel…Has one older brother, Tony, and one younger sister, Paige…Two cousins, Mike and Jon Paul “J.P.” Testwuide, both played professional hockey…Plans to major in business management to pursue a career as a consultant or investment banker…Born September 25, 1995 in Delray Beach, Fla.

➤ High School Named first-team PIAA Class AAAA all-state selection as a senior at Wyoming Valley West High School, playing primarily quarterback and defensive back...Played for coach Pat Keating…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, was instrumental in helping the Spartans win a pair of District 2 titles...Rushed 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, accounted for 30 touchdowns (18 rushing and 12 passing) as a junior...Selected second-team all-state and first-team all-district, on offense and defense, as a junior...Earned All-WVC honors as a sophomore and was the WVC Freshman of the Year in 2008... Invited to play in the Offense/Defense All-American game and the Big 33 Classic...Earned secondteam all-state honors in basketball. ➤ Personal

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13.0 13.7 13.5

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➤ Lewis’ 2014 Game-by-Game

➤ Lewis’ 2013 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) Syracuse 2-62-1; Eastern Michigan 1-5-0; Central Florida 0-0-0; Kent State 0-0-0; Indiana 6-35-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 2-13-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Minnesota 0-0-0; Purdue 3-19-0; Nebraska 1-9-0; Wisconsin 3-91-2.

6-0 ➤ 195 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible Safety ➤ New Rochelle, N.Y. After starting 24 of the last 25 games at cornerback, Lucas transitioned to safety during spring practice and will look to fill the spot left by fifth-round NFL Draft pick Adrian Amos and lead an experienced secondary unit. ● Playing in front of a hometown crowd in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, the metropolitan New York native made seven tackles — including a key fourth-quarter sack — to earn ESPN.com All-Bowl Team honors. ● Lucas is a two-time honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection at cornerback and is one of the most productive and dynamic playmakers in the secondary. ● His 124 career tackles are the most by a returning Nittany Lion, while his 22 pass breakups lead the secondary. ● He is one of three returning Nittany Lions from New York, joining offensive linemen Albert Hall and Angelo Mangiro. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season Awards: Earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades from the conference coaches and media…Earned third-team All-Big Ten from Phil Steele’s College Football…Selected to the ESPN. com All-Bowl Team…Was a preseason candidate for the Bednarik and Jim Thorpe Awards. Season: Appeared in all 13 games, making starts in the first 12 games of the season…Finished third on the squad with 58 tackles (37 solo), while adding 2.0 sacks and a team-high nine pass breakups…Tied for 14th in the Big Ten in passes defended (9)…Made 20 tackles over his final three games. UCF (8/30): Opened the season with a pair of tackles at the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland…Made a crucial stop to force a three-and-out in the fourth quarter with Penn State leading, 20-17. Akron (9/6): Collected his second career sack, which halted the Zips’ game-opening drive and forced a field goal attempt that went wide…Made seven tackles. At Rutgers (9/13): Made three tackles…Helped hold the Scarlet Knights to no points, three first downs and 95 yards in the second half. UMass (9/20): Made three stops…Aided a defense that held the Minutemen to just 3 yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). Northwestern (9/27): Added two stops. At Michigan (10/11): Notched a season-high seven tackles…Added two pass breakups. Ohio State (10/25): Registered two stops…Chipped in one pass breakup…Helped hold the Buckeyes to 17 points and 256 yards in regulation. Maryland (11/1): Recorded four tackles… Was part of a defense that limited Maryland to 194 yards of total offense, the fewest total yards allowed against a Big Ten opponent since Minnesota (138, 2009). At Indiana (11/8): Notched five stops (four solo)…Added one pass breakup…Led a secondary that limited Indiana to just 68 passing yards and 221 total yards…Helped the Nittany Lions shut out the Indiana offense, as the Hoosiers scored their fewest points at home since 2006, via a defensive touchdown. Temple (11/15): Made three solo tackles…Notched 1.0 TFL to help Penn State become bowl eligible…Helped limit Temple

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Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) UCF 8-173-1; Akron 6-98-0; Rutgers 6-109-0; UMass 5-82-0; Northwestern 4-33-0; Michigan 3-17-0; Ohio State 1-11-0; Maryland 5-54-0; Indiana 4-39-0; Temple 2-15-0; Illinois 1-9-0; Michigan State 3-29-0; Boston College 7-82-1.

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JORDAN

@PennStateFBall

Full name is Eugene Brenton Lewis...Son of Rev. Eugene Lewis Sr. and Amy Lewis...Has three younger sisters, Alexis, Angel and Helen, and one younger brother, Emmanuel...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...Aunt, Debbie Lewis, played basketball at Pitt and still tops the career assists charts and ranks fourth on the Panthers’ career scoring list...Sister, Alexis, is a freshman on the Iona College women’s basketball team...Enjoys spending time with his friends... Majoring in human development and family studies and is slated to graduate in December...Plans to pursue a career as a counselor...Born April 20, 1993 in Norristown, Pa.

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➤ Lucas’ 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF 2-1-1; Akron 7-6-1; Rutgers 3-2-1; UMass 3-2-1; Northwestern 2-0-2; Michigan 7-7-0; Ohio State 2-0-2; Maryland 4-1-3; Indiana 5-4-1; Temple 3-3-0; Illinois 6-2-4; Michigan State 7-5-2; Boston College 7-5-2. ➤ Lucas’ 2013 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Syracuse 3-2-1; Eastern Michigan 3-2-1; Central Florida 6-4-2; Kent State 3-0-3; Indiana 9-6-3; Michigan 4-2-2; Ohio State 9-4-5; Illinois 7-7-0; Minnesota 4-3-1; Purdue 3-3-0; Nebraska 8-6-2; Wisconsin 4-3-1.

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AKEEL to just 61 rushing yards and eight first downs, the fewest for a Penn State opponent since Indiana State had eight in 2011. At Illinois (11/22): Had a six-tackle effort…Helped limit the Illini to 68 rushing yards and two-of-16 on third down conversions. Michigan State (11/29): Posted seven tackles (five solo)…Added one pass breakup…Was integral in helping hold Michigan State’s offense to 298 total yards, marking the only time in 2014 the Spartans were held to less than 300 yards of total offense…Wore No. 23 in honor of senior safety Ryan Keiser, who suffered a season-ending injury the week of the Ohio State game. Boston College (12/27): Made seven tackles (five solo)… His total included a fourth-quarter sack in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. ➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season Awards: Earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors from the conference coaches and media. Season: Started all 12 games at cornerback…Made his first career start against Syracuse…Led the team with three interceptions — all in Big Ten play — and 13 pass breakups…Ranked third on the team with 64 tackles, including a team-best 45 solo hits…Also recorded 4.5 tackles for loss (minus-20), one sack and forced two fumbles...Ranked No. 3 in the Big Ten in passes defended (16) and tied for ninth in forced fumbles. Syracuse (8/31): Made his first career start just 25 miles from home, in MetLife Stadium against the Orange...Logged three tackles…Made his first career tackle for loss, a combined stop with Ben Kline…Tied for the team lead with two pass breakups. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Collected three tackles…Made one tackle for loss. UCF (9/14): Forced his first career fumble…Made six stops, including his third game with a tackle for loss. Kent State (9/21): Made three tackles…Broke up a team-high four passes…Combined with Deion Barnes for a first-quarter sack. At Indiana (10/5): Moved his streak to five straight games with a tackle for loss by registering 1.5 TFL, including one-half sack…Posted a then-career-high nine hits…Added one pass breakup. Michigan (10/12): Grabbed his first career interception in the first quarter, returning it 14 yards to the Wolverines 14-yard line to set up Penn State’s first touchdown of the game…Finished with four tackles (two solo). At Ohio State (10/26): Posted a career-high 11 stops (seven solo). Illinois (11/2): Compiled seven tackles…Defended three passes and had two pass breakups… Grabbed his second interception of the season at the Penn State 15 in the first quarter to set up the Nittany Lions opening score of the game. At Minnesota (11/9): Posted four tackles…Added a pass breakup. Purdue (11/16): Hauled in his third interception of the season in the second quarter and returned it 22 yards to set up a touchdown…Also made three solo stops. Nebraska (11/23): Made eight tackles, including a team-best six solo hits…Notched one pass breakup. At Wisconsin (11/30): Registered four tackles (three solo)...Added one pass breakup…Helped the Nittany Lions hold the Badgers to 120 rushing yards, nearly 180 yards below their season average. ➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Among six true freshmen to make their collegiate debut…Appeared in all 12 games…Saw time on defense and special teams. At Purdue (11/3): Collected his first career tackle, a solo stop. ➤ High School Played one season at Worcester (Mass.) Academy for coach Tony Johnson…Played defensive back and running back…Scored 13 touchdowns...Lettered twice for coach Lou DiRienzo at New Rochelle High School…Was selected the AA South Section Back of the Year as a senior…Was named a Journal-News first-team all-star…Rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com and Rivals.com. ➤ Personal Full name is Jordan Lucas…Son of Vincent Lucas and Denise Oakley…Has one younger brother, Vincent Lucas, and one older sister, Marcy Oakley…Enjoys listening to music…Majoring in journalism and would like to pursue a career as a broadcaster…Born August 2, 1993 in White Plains, N.Y.

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1 45 37

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LYNCH

5-11 ➤ 222 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Running Back ➤ Toronto, Ontario, Canada With the graduation of Bill Belton and Zach Zwinak, Akeel Lynch approached the offseason as the leader inside the running back room. A talented athlete with a great blend of size, speed and strength, Lynch finished the 2014 season in impressive fashion with 393 yards and three touchdowns during the final four contests of the season. ● A noted hard worker in the weight room, Lynch took a significant step forward during spring ball as the focal point of the Nittany Lion running game. ● An improving pass blocker and receiver, the junior is primed to play a central role on the offense, in addition to mentoring a deeply young, yet talented corps of running backs. ● An active member of the team off the field, Lynch is the compliance manager for Penn State’s chapter of Uplifting Athletes, which has raised more than $1 million for kidney cancer patients, their families and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. ● Lynch is the lone player on the Penn State roster from Canada. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Appeared in all 13 games with two starts, making his first career start against Maryland...Led the squad with 678 rushing yards and 147 carries (4.6 ypc), and added four touchdowns on the ground... Made 10 catches for 69 yards. UCF (8/30): Had just one carry in the season-opener at the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Akron (9/6): Carried the ball seven times for a team-high 45 yards. At Rutgers (9/13): Registered one carry. UMass (9/20): Toted the ball eight times for a team-high 82 yards, which included a 46-yard scamper in the first quarter to set up a field goal...Scored his first touchdown of the season on a 15-yard run in the third quarter. Northwestern (9/27): Recorded his first career reception, an 11-yard catch and run, and made one carry. At Michigan (10/11): Gained 16 yards on five carries. Ohio State (10/25): Led the team with 38 yards on 12 carries, and caught one pass for 3 yards in the double-overtime thriller. Maryland (11/1): In his first career start, tallied 21 carries for a team-best 51 yards. At Indiana (11/8): Earned the start and picked up 47 yards on 13 carries in the 13-7 win over the Hoosiers. Temple (11/15): Posted his first 100-yard game of the season with a then-career-high 130 yards on 18 carries in the 30-13 win...It was his third career 100-yard rushing game and included a 38-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give Penn State the lead for good...Selected the coaches’ Offensive Player of the Week. At Illinois (11/22): Gained a career-best 137 yards on a career-high 28 carries at Illinois to post his fourth career 100-yard rushing effort...His career-long 47-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter gave Penn State a 14-10 lead...Led the team with two receptions and 35 yards en route to a career-high 172 all-purpose yards in the loss. Michigan State (11/29): Scored Penn State’s lone touchdown...Rushed for a team-high 51 yards on 14 carries...Caught two passes against the Spartans. Boston College (12/27): Rushed for 77 yards on 17 carries in the 31-30 overtime victory in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium...Efforts included a 35-yard run in the fourth quarter that helped the Nittany Lions tie the game at 21-21...Caught a career-high three passes for 12 yards. ➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Finished third on the team with 358 rushing yards on 60 carries, scoring one touchdown...Averaged 6.0 yards per carry, the best figure among players with 10 or more attempts...Suffered only three negative yards on his 60 rushing attempts...Played in nine contests and delivered a pair of 100-yard games...Had one kickoff return during the season. Eastern Michigan (9/7): In his first career game with a carry on offense, tallied 108 yards on a team-high 13 carries in the win...Found the end zone in the fourth quarter, an 18-yard rush off the right side for his first career score...Combined with Bill Belton (108 yards) to become the 32nd Penn State running back combo to rush for 100 yards in the same game and the first since 2010 (Northwestern). UCF (9/14): Had five carries for 32 yards, including a long of 13 yards. Kent State (9/21): Became the 49th player in school history with multiple 100-yard rushing games when he ran for a season-high 123 yards on 14 carries in the 34-0 victory. At Ohio State (10/26): Carried the ball 11 times for 35 yards. Purdue (11/16): Tallied nine carries for 44 yards in the win. ➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.


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MAHON

6-4 ➤ 308 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Guard/Center ➤ Randolph, N.J. A tremendous opportunity exists for a number of young offensive linemen in 2015, and Mahon is a player looking to build on a 2014 season where he started nine games at left guard. ● Mahon earned the Red Worrell Award from the coaching staff for the jump he made on the offensive side of the ball during spring practice. ● A tireless worker in the weight room, Mahon added nearly 15 pounds of muscle to his 6-4 frame during the offseason workouts. ● Primed to make a significant jump in his impact on the field in 2015, Mahon again will be a central part of the top rotation on the Nittany Lion offensive line when the season begins in September. ● Mahon is one of 14 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season

➤ High School 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, was named first-team All-Western New York... 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...Gained 828 yards and scored 10 touchdowns his junior season, which was shortened by an injury...Also lettered in track and field, serving as a team captain as a senior. ➤ Personal Full name is Akeel Joh-Vonnie Lynch...Son of Dona McKoy...Has two brothers, Avontae McKoy and Dondre Lynch, and two sisters, Adina and Seanice Lynch...Enjoys reading, biking and video games...Is an economics major...Born May 14, 1994 in Toronto, Ontario.

LYNCH’S RUSHING STATISTICS SEASON 2013 2014 Career

RUSHING 60-358 147-678 207-1036

AVG. 6.0 4.6 5.0

TD 1 4 5

LG 43 47 47

➤ Lynch’s 2014 Game-by-Game

➤ Lynch’s 2013 Game-by-Game

➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Cornerstone of the offensive line for coach Joe Lusardi at Randolph High School...A two-time all-state selection, while also earning all-metro, all-county and All-Northwest Jersey Conference accolades as a junior and senior...As a sophomore, helped the Rams to the Group 4 State Championship...Team captain for the East squad in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Game, where he roomed with future Nittany Lion teammate Garrett Sickels...Ranked a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com and was a member of the ESPN300...Consensus Top 20 offensive line recruit and was rated the No. 4 overall recruit in New Jersey by Rivals.com...Tabbed the top offensive lineman in the state by The Newark Star-Ledger following the 2012 season. ➤ Personal

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Rushing (Carries-Yards-TD) UCF 1-7-0; Akron 7-45-0; Rutgers 1-(-2)-0; UMass 8-81-1; Northwestern 1-2-0; Michigan 5-16-0; Ohio State 13-38-0; Maryland 21-51-0; Indiana 13-47-0; Temple 18-130-1; Illinois 28-137-1; Michigan State 14-51-1; Boston College 17-75-0.

Appeared in 12 games and made his first nine career starts at left guard in 2014...Was instrumental in protecting quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the passing game and blocking for the trio of successful running backs: Bill Belton, Akeel Lynch and Zach Zwinak...Helped Hackenberg amass 2,977 yards and 12 touchdowns, including six 200-yard passing games. UCF (8/30): Made his first career start in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland…Helped the Nittany Lions register 511 yards of total offense, including a school-record 454 yards passing by Hackenberg. Akron (9/6): Helped the Nittany Lions total 425 yards of total offense, including 319 yards passing by Hackenberg, who broke the school record with 773 yards passing in consecutive games. At Rutgers (9/13): Protected Hackenberg, allowing him to throw for 309 yards in the 13-10 come-from-behind win. Northwestern (9/27): Part of the O-Line unit that helped Hackenberg log his fourth 200-yard passing game of the season, as he threw for 216 yards. At Michigan (10/11): Made his sixth career start. Ohio State (10/25): Earned the start...Blocked for Hackenberg, who completed 31 passes for 224 yards, helping the Nittany Lions take the No. 13 Buckeyes to double-overtime. Maryland (11/1): Helped the Nittany Lions to five scoring drives in a start against Maryland. At Indiana (11/8): Suited up and made the start at left guard...Opened up holes for Belton’s 137-yard rushing effort, including opening the running lane up the middle on Belton’s 92-yard touchdown run, the longest rushing touchdown in school history by one player. Temple (11/15): Helped Penn State rush for a season-high 254 yards, including 130 yards from Lynch and 92 yards from Belton. Michigan State (11/29): Saw time on the offensive line. Boston College (12/27): Helped the Nittany Lions to a thrilling 31-30 overtime victory in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

Full name is Robert Brendan Mahon...Son of Robert and Jeni Mahon...Has two older sisters, Ashley and Chelsea...Enjoys hunting and fishing...Plans to major in landscape contracting and wants to have his own business upon graduation...Born January 17, 1995 in Livingston, N.J.

Rushing (Carries-Yards-TD) Syracuse 0-0-0; Eastern Michigan 13-108-1; Central Florida 5-32-0; Kent State 14-123-0; Indiana 3-7-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 11-35-0; Illinois-INJ; Minnesota-INJ; Purdue 9-44-0; Nebraska 5-9-0; Wisconsin-DNP.

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➤ Lynch’s 2014 Game-by-Game Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) UCF 0-0-0; Akron 0-0-0; Rutgers 0-0-0; UMass 0-0-0; Northwestern 1-11-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 1-3-0; Maryland 0-0-0; Indiana 0-0-0; Temple 1-4-0; Illinois 2-35-0; Michigan State 2-4-0, Boston College 3-12-0.

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6-3 ➤ 320 ➤ Gr./Sr. Eligible Center/Guard ➤ Roxbury, N.J. With 13 career starts and playing in 37 straight games during the last three seasons, Mangiro enters 2015 as Penn State’s most experienced offensive player. ● A tough, physical athlete, Mangiro is a versatile player capable of playing at any position along the offensive line if necessary. ● He added nearly five pounds of muscle since the Pinstripe Bowl and is set to again play a paramount role on the offensive line in the fall. ● A vocal leader, Mangiro has found a home at the center position and has developed a great rapport with quarterback Christian Hackenberg during pre-snap reads. ● An active member of the team off the field, Mangiro 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 graduated in December 2014 with a degree in criminology. He is slated to graduate in December 2015 with his graduate degree in curriculum and instruction in early childhood. ● A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Mangiro will carry a 3.59 cumulative grade-point average in graduate courses into the fall. ● He is one of 14 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Big Ten...Named Richard Maginnis Memorial Award (outstanding offensive lineman) winner at the team’s 2014 banquet…Earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition for the third time in his career. Season: He started all 13 games in 2014 and made starts at two positions... Started 10 games at center and two at right tackle...Instrumental in protecting quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the passing game and blocking for the trio of successful running backs: Bill Belton, Akeel Lynch and Zach Zwinak...Helped Hackenberg amass 2,977 yards and 12 touchdowns, including six 200-yard passing games. UCF (8/30): Made his first career start in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland…Helped the Nittany Lions compile 511 yards of total offense, including a school-record 454 yards passing by Hackenberg. Akron (9/6): Helped the Nittany Lions gain 425 yards of total offense, including 319 yards passing by Hackenberg, who broke the school record with 773 yards passing in consecutive games. At Rutgers (9/13): Protected Hackenberg, which allowed him to throw for 309 yards in the 13-10 come-from-behind win. Northwestern (9/27): Part of the O-Line unit that helped Hackenberg log his fourth 200-yard passing game of the season, as he threw for 216. Ohio State (10/25): Blocked for Hackenberg, who completed 31 passes for 224 yards, helping the Nittany Lions take the No. 13 Buckeyes to double-overtime. Maryland (11/1): Made the start at right tackle and guided the Nittany Lions to five scoring drives. At Indiana (11/8): Started at right tackle…Opened up holes for Belton’s 137yard rushing effort, including a 92-yard touchdown run, the longest rushing touchdown in school history by one player. Temple (11/15): Started at left guard and helped Penn State rush for a season-high 254 yards, including 130 yards from Lynch and 92 yards from Belton. At Illinois (11/22): Returned to his center position…Blocked for Lynch, helping him gain a career-best 137 rushing yards with a rushing score. Michigan State (11/29): Started at center. Boston College (12/27): Helped Penn State’s offense to gain 453 total yards in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl victory at Yankee Stadium, including a school bowl record 371 yards through the air...Instrumental in helping Hackenberg break or tie nine Penn State bowl records with his 34-of-50, 371-yard, four-touchdown and zero-interception performance.

➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time. Season: Playing in all 12 games for the second consecutive season, served as the offensive line’s sixth man...Played at center and both guard positions, helping bolster the rotation and depth for the interior O-Line...Helped the Nittany Lions rush for 2,088 yards and throw for 3,110 yards, boosting quarterback Christian Hackenberg to Freshman All-America honors. ➤ 2012 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Awards: Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors. Season: Worked his way up the depth chart to emerge as a top reserve at guard and center...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. ➤ 2011 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School Garnered all-conference, all-region and all-state honors as a senior for coach Cosmo Lorusso at Roxbury High School...Rated as the No. 2 offensive guard in the nation by ESPN.com...Was a threeyear captain for the football and basketball teams...Scored more than 1,000 career points on the hardwood...Maintained a 3.5 grade-point average throughout his high school career. ➤ Personal Full name is Angelo Mangiro...Son of Harry and Maria Mangiro...Has two brothers, Santino and Vincenzo...Santino played football at William Paterson University...Graduated in December 2014 with a degree in criminology...Scheduled to graduate in December 2015 with his graduate degree in curriculum and instruction in early childhood…Born November 19, 1992 in Roxbury, N.J.

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5-10 ➤ 196 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible Wide Receiver ➤ Columbia, Md. McPhearson will participate on the scout team in 2015. He has seven siblings, including six brothers and a sister. ● McPhearson is one of six returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ● ●

➤ 2013 ➤ Nassau Community College Played in 11 games as a running back at Nassau Community College in 2013…Ran the ball 65 times for 487 yards and four touchdowns. ➤ High School Played at Annapolis Area Christian School for head coach Kenny Lucas...Earned first-team all-state honors and was runner-up for Offensive Player of the Year accolades...Invited to the Maryland Crab Bowl and Chesapeake Bowl...First-team all-conference in the MIAA...As a senior, led the Eagles to a 10-2 record while rushing for 1,863 yards on 166 carries (12.2 avg.) and 27 touchdowns...Compiled 2,227 all-purpose yards...Also ran track while he was at DeMatha High School and won the WCAC 100-meter dash with a time of 10.81. ➤ Personal Full name is Joshua David James McPhearson...Son of Gerrick and Kim McPhearson...Has six brothers, Gerrick, Derrick, Emmanuel, Jeremiah, Matthew and Zechariah, and a sister, Kimberly... Enjoys reading...Plans to major in telecommunications and broadcast journalism...Born April 27, 1994 in Columbia, Md.

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6-0 ➤ 196 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

6-5 ➤ 245 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible

Quarterback ➤ Ashburn, Va. One of the most improved players during spring practice, McSorely heads into the fall with great confidence as the primary backup to Christian Hackenberg. ● A gifted athlete with quick feet and good arm strength, the noted hard worker made a big impression with everyone in the locker room and on the coaching staff for his approach to practices throughout the 2014 season, winter conditioning period and spring drills. ● A Dean’s List student, McSorley earned a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average during his first year on campus. ● McSorley is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season

Defensive End ➤ Philadelphia, Pa. ➤ High School Played his final prep year at George Washington High School for head coach Ronald Cohen... Earned Philadelphia Inquirer first-team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania after helping George Washington to a 4-2 record in the Philadelphia Public League AAAA...Also earned first-team AllSoutheastern Pennsylvania accolades as a junior at Frankford High School...Selected to play in the 2015 Big 33 Classic...Rated as a three-star prospect and a Top 15 player in the state by all four major recruiting services: 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked a Top 50 defensive end by 247Sports.com, ESPN and Rivals.com. ➤ Personal

Redshirt season. ➤ High School A rare four-year starter at quarterback, helped coach Charlie Pierce’s Briar Woods High School team to four Virginia State Championship games, winning three times...Led the Falcons to a 55-5 record, amassing more than 12,000 yards of total offense and 150 career touchdowns...Made nearly 100 tackles and eight interceptions during his junior and senior seasons...Served as a team captain as a junior and senior...Owns almost all of his school’s passing records and grabbed nine career interceptions...As a senior, named Virginia Class 5A first-team all-state, All-Northern Region and All-Potomac District at quarterback and defensive back...Named the Northern Virginia Region and Potomac District Offensive Player of the Year after throwing for 3,252 yards and 36 scores and adding 892 rushing yards and 13 TDs...Junior season featured a 15-0 record, a third consecutive state title and the Virginia Division 4 Class 5A Player of the Year honor...Threw for 2,605 yards and 33 touchdowns and ran for 745 yards and nine scores as a junior...Other honors in his junior season included first-team and Region II Player of the Year, first-team All-Dulles District at quarterback and second-team all-district at defensive back... Sophomore season was capped by a state title (14-1), 2,064 passing yards, with 23 touchdowns, and nearly 264 rushing yards and 10 TDs...As a freshman, guided the Falcons to a 13-2 record and a state title...He threw for 2,201 yards with 19 scores and ran for 165 yards and six scores...Rated a three-star recruit by all four major recruiting services and was a Top 25 recruit out of the state of Virginia according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com...Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl after his senior season...Lettered in basketball and lacrosse. ➤ Personal Full name is Richard Thomas McSorley III...Son of Rick and Andrea McSorley...Has one younger sister, Micaela...Father played football at the University of Richmond and an uncle, Jeff McSorley, played football at Marshall University...Enjoys playing organized and pick-up sports and video games...Plans on majoring in business...Born August 23, 1995 in Centreville, Va.

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Full name is Shareef Abdul Miller...Son of Tekeya Cook...Has five siblings: Najier, Destiny, Sharde, Tayda and Jaydua...Intends to major in business to pursue a career in sports management...Born March 14, 1997 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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MONROE

5-11 ➤ 200 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Safety ➤ Largo, Md. ➤ High School Played at St. John’s College Prep for head coach Joe Patterson...Led St. John’s College Prep to a 6-4 mark in the competitive Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC)…Earned first-team All-WCAC and All-Metro honorable-mention honors...Recorded five pass breakups, three forced fumbles and an interception as a senior...Also blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown in 2014...Rated a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services: 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked as a Top 6 player in Washington, D.C., by 247Sports.com, ESPN and Rivals.com...Rated the 21st-best safety by 247Sports.com, 40th at safety by ESPN and 55th at the position by Rivals.com...Participated in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl on Jan. 4. ➤ Personal Full name is Ayron Keith Monroe...Son of Andre and Emilie Monroe...Has two brothers, Andre Jr. and Avery...Father played football at Virginia State University...Brother, Andre Jr., played football at Maryland (2010-14)…Andre Jr. was a freshman All-American in 2011 and ranked second in the Big Ten in sacks as senior in 2014...Undecided on his major...Born March 22, 1997 in Washington, D.C.

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6-2 ➤ 198 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Safety ➤ Suffield, Conn. ➤ High School

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Played at Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby High School for head coach Jason Qua...Earned first-team All-Hartford Courant as a senior after recording 81 tackles and six interceptions on defense and rushing for 1,714 yards and 21 touchdowns on offense...Totaled 161 tackles and seven interceptions as a defensive back and over 3,300 yards of total offense and 38 touchdowns as a running back during his scholastic career...Ranked as a three-star prospect and Top 6 prospect in the state of Connecticut by all four major recruiting services: 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked as the third-best player in the state by 247Sports.com...Finished third at the Nike SPARQ Combine in New Jersey in February 2013.

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➤ Personal Full name is Jarvis Kamran Miller...Son of Marvin and JoAnn Miller...Has one sister, Andrea... Hobbies include karate...Earned a Black Belt in karate at five years old...Intends to major in criminal justice...Born July 29, 1997 in Springfield, Mass.

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NASSIB

6-7 ➤ 276 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible Defensive End ➤ West Chester, Pa. Nassib, who arrived on campus as a preferred walk-on, is recognized as one of the squad’s most tireless workers and is a standout in the strength and conditioning program and on the practice field. ● He was rewarded with a scholarship prior to the 2013 season. ● He continued to progress as a player during the 2014 season and will be among the leading candidates to earn a starting spot at defensive end after losing two starters, Brad Bars and C.J. Olaniyan, to graduation and the departure of Deion Barnes to the NFL. ● He exerts full effort on each snap and played the most snaps of any returning Penn State defensive end, seeing time on defense and as a mainstay on special teams. ● Nassib comes from a strong football family. His older brother, Ryan, was a starting quarterback at Syracuse University and was selected in the 2013 NFL Draft; his cousin, Joe, was a cornerback on the Orange roster from 2011-14 and his father, Gil, played at the University of Delaware. ● Nassib is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and is on schedule to graduate with his degree in biology in December, doing so in 3.5 years. ● Is among 16 returning Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season Awards: Selected Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career. Season: Appeared in all 13 games on defense and special teams…Made seven tackles with 3.5 tackles for loss (minus-22), one sack (minus-5), one forced fumble and one pass breakup. Akron (9/6): Recorded two stops, including a half-sack. At Rutgers (9/13): Made one tackle. Ohio State (10/25): Made one stop… His lone tackle was a TFL (minus-six) late in the third quarter that helped the Nittany Lions rally in the double-overtime thriller. Maryland (11/1): Registered one tackle…Combined with Tyrone Smith for a third-quarter sack. At Indiana (11/8): Made one tackle, a 10-yard tackle for loss…Moved his streak to three straight games with a TFL…Also forced a fumble…Helped boost a defense that held the then-nation’s leading rusher, Tevin Coleman, to just 71 yards…Helped the Nittany Lions shut out the Indiana offense, as the Hoosiers scored their fewest points at home since 2006, via a defensive touchdown. Temple (11/15): Broke up one pass…Helped limit Temple to just 61 rushing yards and eight first downs, the fewest for a Penn State opponent since Indiana State had eight in 2011. At Illinois (11/22): Combined with Jason Cabinda for a TFL…Was a part of a defensive effort that held the Illini to just 68 rushing yards and two-of-16 on third down conversions.

➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season Awards: Selected Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in his career. Season: Appeared in 10 games…Recorded 12 tackles (11 solo), 2.0 tackles for loss (minus-25), one sack, one forced fumble and a pass breakup. Syracuse (8/31): Made his collegiate debut in MetLife Stadium…Registered two tackles…Posted his first career tackle for loss, a 17-yard TFL on a bobbled punt snap. Kent State (9/21): Notched two tackles…Added one pass breakup. At Indiana (10/5): Logged a careerbest four solo tackles in the Big Ten-opener. At Ohio State (10/26): Registered two solo tackles. At Minnesota (11/9): Made one solo tackle. Purdue (11/16): Recorded his first career sack for a loss of eight yards…Forced his first career fumble. At Wisconsin (11/30): Tallied a quarterback hurry. ➤ 2012 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Did not see any game action. ➤ 2011 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A three-year letterman for head coach Kevin Pellegrini at Malvern Prep…Played offensive tackle and defensive end…Helped lead Malvern Prep to a 7-4 record in both his junior and senior years…Also lettered twice in basketball and three times in track and field…Selected team captain in basketball, helping the Friars to a 24-7 record as a senior. ➤ Personal Full name is Carl Paul Nassib…Son of Gilbert and Mary Nassib…Has two brothers, Ryan and John, and two sisters, Carey and Paige…Father played football at the University of Delaware... Brother, Ryan, was a standout quarterback at Syracuse and was a fourth-round pick of the New York Giants in the 2013 NFL Draft…Cousin, Joe Nassib, was a defensive back for Syracuse…Is slated to graduate in December 2015 with a degree in biology…Plans to go to medical school…Born April 12, 1993 in West Chester, Pa.

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TK 12 7 19

SOLO 11 4 15

AS 1 3 4

FR 0 0 0

FC 1 1 2

I 0 0 0

SACK 1-8 1-5 2-13

TFL 2-25 3.5-22 5.5-47

➤ Nassib’s 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF 0-0-0; Akron 2-1-1; Rutgers 1-1-0; UMass 0-0-0; Northwestern 0-0-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 1-1-0; Maryland 1-0-1; Indiana 1-1-0; Temple 0-0-0; Illinois 1-0-1; Michigan State 0-0-0; Boston College 0-0-0. ➤ Nassib’s 2013 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Syracuse 2-2-0; Eastern Michigan 0-0-0; Central Florida-DNP; Kent State 2-1-1; Indiana 4-4-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 2-2-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Minnesota 1-1-0; Purdue 1-1-0; Nebraska-DNP; Wisconsin 0-0-0.

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ANDREW

NELSON

6-6 ➤ 299 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Tackle ➤ Hershey, Pa. Great progress was the theme of Nelson’s first season on the field for the Nittany Lions in 2014. Nelson started all 13 games for Penn State as a redshirt freshman (11 at right tackle and two at left tackle), and he again is poised to be a fixture in the starting lineup at tackle when the season begins. ● A good athlete with sound quickness for a player his size, Nelson took a big step forward during the winter and spring to get stronger and quicker. He added five pounds of muscle during offseason conditioning and is among the team’s strongest players. ● Nelson enters the season as Penn State’s most experienced player at tackle. ● A standout in the classroom, Nelson earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014. ● Nelson is one of 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania.

Paced the Nittany Lions to five scoring drives. At Indiana (11/8): Made the start at left tackle… Opened holes for Belton’s 137-yard rushing effort, including a 92-yard touchdown run, the longest rushing touchdown in school history by one player. Temple (11/15): Returned to his right tackle spot…Helped Penn State rush for a season-high 254 yards, including 130 yards from Lynch and 92 yards from Belton. At Illinois (11/22): Led the way for Lynch, helping him gain a career-best 137 rushing yards, including a rushing score. Michigan State (11/29): Started at right tackle. Boston College (12/27): Helped Penn State’s offense gain 453 total yards in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium, including a school bowl record 371 yards through the air...Instrumental in helping Hackenberg break or tie nine Penn State bowl records with his 34-of-50, 371-yard, four-touchdown and zero-interception performance.

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➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Awards: Named second-team Freshman All-America by Athlon Sports and Scout.com, and honorable-mention Freshman All-America by College Football News...Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection by BTN.com, ESPN.com and 247sports.com...Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the first time. Season: Started all 13 games during his first season on the field, including 11 starts at right tackle and two starts at left tackle...Instrumental in protecting quarterback Christian Hackenberg in the passing game and blocking for the trio of successful running backs: Bill Belton, Akeel Lynch and Zach Zwinak...Helped Hackenberg amass 2,977 yards and 12 touchdowns, including six 200-yard passing games. UCF (8/30): Made his first career start in his first career game in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland...Helped the Nittany Lions gain 511 yards of total offense, including a school-record 454 yards passing by Hackenberg. Akron (9/6): Helped the Nittany Lions total 425 yards of total offense, including 319 yards passing by Hackenberg, who broke the school record with 773 yards passing in consecutive games. At Rutgers (9/13): Protected Hackenberg, which allowed him to throw for 309 yards in the 13-10 come-from-behind win. Northwestern (9/27): Part of the O-Line unit that helped Hackenberg log his fourth 200-yard passing game of the season as he threw for 216 yards. At Michigan (10/11): Started at right tackle at Michigan. Ohio State (10/25): Blocked for Hackenberg, who completed 31 passes for 224 yards, helping the Nittany Lions take the No. 13 Buckeyes to double-overtime. Maryland (11/1): Made the start at left tackle…

➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A three-year letterman at Hershey High School, playing for head coach Mark Painter...A third-team all-state selection during his senior season...Was invited to play in the Big 33 Classic and the Chesapeake Bowl...Was a Top 30 prospect on the offensive line and was rated a four-star recruit by ESPN.com and earned a three-star ranking from Rivals.com and Scout.com...Lettered in track and field, wrestling and volleyball. ➤ Personal Full name is David Andrew Nelson...Son of Dave and Dawn Nelson...Has two sisters, Kate and Brooke...Five of his family members have attended Penn State, including his father and his sister, Brooke...Enjoys hunting and fishing...Plans on majoring in kinesiology to pursue a career as a physical therapist...Earned Dean’s List honors with a 3.52 grade-point average during the 2013 fall semester...Born January 5, 1995 in Baltimore, Md.

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ORUWARIYE

6-1 ➤ 196 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Safety ➤ Tampa, Fla. Oruwariye made good strides in the weight room and on the field during his redshirt season, which enables him to add depth in a young and talented secondary. ● His 6-1, 196-pound frame, combined with his length make him a tough matchup on the outside and his redshirt season, learning from veterans Jordan Lucas and Trevor Williams, should help him on the field in 2015. ● He is one of four returning Nittany Lions from the state of Florida. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School

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A three-year letterman at Gaither High School for head coach Jason Stokes…Named team MVP from his defensive back position as a senior…Recorded 47 tackles, two tackles for loss, four interceptions and nine pass breakups as a senior to earn first-team all-district honors…On special teams, blocked four kicks during his senior season…As a junior, totaled 43 tackles, three interceptions and three blocked kicks…Helped the Cowboys win the 2012 Class 7-A District Championship…Made 31 stops with five interceptions as a sophomore…Helped lead Gaither to a pair of playoff wins as a sophomore…Rated a three-star recruit by all four major recruiting services…Ranked as a Top 100 recruit in Florida by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com…Was invited to play in the Hillsborough County All-Star Game following his senior season. ➤ Personal

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Full name is Amani Horatio Oruwariye…Son of Alfred and Karen Oruwariye…Has two older brothers, Alfred and Aaron…Enjoys tubing, playing video games and spending time with family and friends…Plans on majoring in information sciences and technology…Born February 9, 1996 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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PALMER

PASQUARIELLO

PARIS

DANIEL

6-7 ➤ 288 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible

6-1 ➤ 197 ➤ So./So. Eligible

Tackle ➤ Plymouth, N.C. Palmer will look to make an immediate impact on the Penn State offensive line following a strong spring. Started at tackle for the Blue squad in the Blue-White game. ● Palmer joins defensive tackle Tarow Barney and Josh McPhearson as former junior college players on the squad. ● ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Lackawanna College Played left tackle at Lackawana College for head coach Mark Duda...Ranked as the nation’s No. 9 overall junior college prospect by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com...Rated as the top junior college offensive tackle recruit in the nation by 247Sports.com and Rivals.com tabbed Palmer as the top offensive lineman among JUCO players...Ranked as a four-star recruit by all four major recruiting services...Top-ranked junior college player in Pennsylvania, Scout.com rated him as the nation’s third-best JUCO offensive lineman and ESPN ranked him as the 25th overall recruit in its Junior College Top 50...One of eight Falcons that signed with FBS programs. ➤ High School A three-year letterman at Plymouth High School in North Carolina...Helped lead the Vikings to a pair of Four Rivers Conference titles under head coach Robert Cody...Earned all-state honors in 2011 after helping lead Plymouth to a 14-2 record...Named team captain as a senior...Played in the North Carolina Shrine Bowl in 2012. ➤ Personal Full name is Paris Anthony Palmer Jr....Son of Paris Palmer Sr. and Rhonda Rodriguez...Has one older sister, Taquana Simmons...Majoring in telecommunications...Born December 14, 1992 in Mount Vernon, N.Y.

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6-3 ➤ 230 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible Tight End/H-Back ➤ West Chester, Pa. Pancoast enters 2015 looking to add depth to a strong corps of Penn State tight ends and on special teams. Through two seasons, Pancoast has been an integral part of the scout team. ● Pancoast has seven sisters, two of whom are former members of the Penn State women’s track and field team. ● Pancoast is one of 16 Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania. ●

Punter ➤ Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Pasquariello earned the starting role at punter midway through the 2014 campaign and will be the leading candidate to anchor the punting unit heading into fall camp. ● His collegiate debut was a special day, as he was able to boom his first career punt in front of the Beaver Stadium faithful and his family, which traveled from his hometown of Melbourne, Australia, against UMass on Sept. 20. ● After earning the starting role at punter against Maryland, he went on to earn Big Ten All-Freshman Team accolades from BTN.com, ESPN.com and 247sports.com. ● Pasquariello and running back Akeel Lynch are the only two Nittany Lions to claim a hometown outside of the United States. ● Owned a 3.52 cumulative grade-point average after his first two semesters on campus and intends on majoring in economics. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Awards: BTN.com, ESPN.com and 247sports.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team. Season: Appeared in nine games…Made his Penn State debut against Massachusetts…Was one of nine true freshmen to make their debut in 2014…Served as the starting punter in six games...Punted 47 times for a 37.3yard average, with a long of 63 yards…Had 13 punts downed inside the 20. UMass (9/20): Made his collegiate debut against the Minutemen…Punted twice for a 43.5-yard average…Had a long punt of 45 yards…Had one punt downed inside the 20-yard line. Northwestern (9/27): Hit a 40-yarder on his only punt. Ohio State (10/25): Booted four punts for an average of 31.5 yards. Maryland (11/1): Made the first start of his career…Hit eight punts for an average of 36.8 yards…Posted a long kick of 47 yards. At Indiana (11/8): Booted a career-high nine punts for a 37.3 average…Had a long punt of 48 yards…Saw five punts downed inside the 20. Temple (11/15): Had two of his five punts downed inside the 20…Averaged 38.0 yards per punt to help Penn State become bowl eligible. At Illinois (11/22): Punted seven times for a 39.1-yard average…Hit his second 49-yard punt of the year…Also made the first tackle of his career. Michigan State (11/29): Hit five punts for a 40.0-yard average… Booted a career-long 63-yard punt, the longest by a Penn State punter since Alex Butterworth’s 66-yard boot against Michigan in 2013…Pinned three punts inside the 20. Boston College (12/27): Averaged 34.5 yards per kick on six punts in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium… Landed two punts inside the 20. ➤ High School Trained at Prokick Australia with Nathan Chapman and John Smith…Attended Xavier College, a private day and boarding school in Melbourne, Australia. ➤ Personal Full name is Daniel James Pasquariello…Son of Don and Tania Pasquariello…Has one younger brother, Marc…Enjoys music and playing the guitar…Plans on majoring in economics and intends on pursuing a career in investment banking, finance or accounting…Born March 2, 1995 in Melbourne, Australia.

PASQUARIELLO’S CAREER STATISTICS

➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Made good strides on the scout team, but did not see any game action. ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season

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Redshirt season...Made one catch for seven yards in the 2014 Blue-White game. ➤ High School A versatile athlete at Unionville High School, he was a three-year starter for coach Pat Clark’s squad, playing safety and quarterback during his career...Named a three-time all-league honoree, earning first-team All-Ches-Mont League accolades at safety and quarterback as a senior, first-team honors at safety as a junior and honorable-mention recognition as a sophomore...A team captain, was named the Ches-Mont League Player of the Year as a senior and also first-team All-Southeast Pennsylvania at safety...Invited to play in the Valor Bowl after his senior season and earned MVP honors after leading the East squad to a 33-25 win...Lettered three times in basketball, twice in track and field and once in lacrosse at Unionville. ➤ Personal Full name is Thomas Matthew Pancoast Jr....Son of Tom and Susan Pancoast...Has seven sisters: Alex, April, Becky, Faith, Mattie, Samantha and Susie...Mother attended Penn State, as did Mattie and Susie, who competed in the throwing events for the Nittany Lion women’s track and field team... Interested in studying business...Born June 21, 1994 in West Chester, Pa.

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➤ Pasquariello’s 2014 Game-by-Game Punting (Punts-Yards-Average) UCF-DNP; Akron-DNP; Rutgers-DNP; UMass 2-87-43.5; Northwestern 1-40-40.0; Michigan-DNP; Ohio State 4-126-31.5; Maryland 8-294-36.8; Indiana 9-336-37.3; Temple 5-190-38.0; Illinois 7-274-39.1; Michigan State 5-200-40.0; Boston College 6-207-34.5.


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REEDER

JOHN

TROY

6-0 ➤ 201 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible

6-1 ➤ 236 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

Safety ➤ Lower Burrell, Pa.

Linebacker ➤ Wilmington, Del. At 6-1, 236 pounds, Reeder has the prototypical “Linebacker U.” physique and his unrelenting pursuit of the ball carrier, coupled with his unmatched work ethic will allow him to compete for extensive playing time during his first season on the field. ● Along with returning weak side linebacker Jason Cabinda, Reeder will be among the key first-year players on Bob Shoop’s attack-first style defense. ● An instinctual athlete, the former prep All-American lacrosse player was an integral part of the scout team during his first season on campus. ● A Dean’s List student during each of his first two semesters on the University Park campus, Reeder ended the spring semester with a 3.82 cumulative grade-point average. ● Reeder joins Kyle Carter and Chris Godwin as the only three returning Nittany Lions from Delaware. ●

➤ High School Three-year letterman and one-year captain at Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School for head coach Terry Totten...Named first-team all-state (AAAA) by Pennsylvania Football News...Selected first-team All-WPIAL in 2014 after leading the Vikings to the WPIAL final...Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fab 22 team honoree and MVP...Helped lead Vikings to a 26-3 record the last two seasons, including a WPIAL title and PIAA Class AAAA runner-up in 2013...Made 59 tackles and four interceptions as a defensive back and rushed for 381 yards in 2014...Recorded 59 hits and three interceptions as a junior...One of the top returners in WPIAL history, returned seven punts and a kickoff for touchdowns in his last two years of high school...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals. com and Scout.com...Ranked as the second-best safety in Pennsylvania by Scout.com...Selected to play in the Big 33 Classic...Lettered three years in basketball and one year in track.

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

➤ Personal Full name is Johnny Nicholas Petrishen...Son of John and Jami Petrishen...Has one sister, Jordan... Great-grandfather, Pop Ellwood, and great uncle, Bill Ellwood, played football at Penn State...Great uncle, Charlie Gondak, played football at William & Mary…Cousin, Philip Murphy, played football at Alabama...Plans to major in business...Born June 1, 1996 in Pittsburgh, Pa.

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5-9 ➤ 163 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Wide Receiver ➤ Ashburn, Va. ➤ High School Three-year letterman at Briar Woods High School for head coach Charlie Pierce...Named AllLoudoun Athlete of the Year in 2014 after averaging 11.8 yards per catch (26 receptions, 303 yards) and 9.3 yards per carry (28 carries, 260 yards) with five total touchdowns...Averaged 20.8 yards per punt return...Has longest touchdown run in school history (91 yards)...In 2013, teamed with Nittany Lion quarterback Trace McSorley to lead the Falcons to the Virginia 5A State Championship game…Had 635 yards receiving, eight touchdowns and 232 yards rushing as a junior...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports.com and Scout.com and a three-star player by ESPN and Rivals. com...Rated as the top receiver in the state and the 17th-best wideout in the nation by Rivals.com... Participated in track…Ran the 100-meter and 400-meter races, with personal-bests of 10.65 in the 100 and 21.75 in the 200...Was a Virginia State Champion in the 200-meter dash as a sophomore.

➤ High School A four-year letterman for Salesianum School and head coach Bill DiNardo…Helped the Sallies to the 2013 DIAA Division I State Championship…Was a two-time all-state selection at middle linebacker… Earned first-team all-state at running back as a senior…Was named the 2013 Defensive Player of the Year by the Delaware Interscholastic Football Coaches Association…Compiled 76 tackles, 3.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries during his final prep season…Also ran for 1,154 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior…Won the Michael DeLucia Sportsmanship Award, given to a senior football player at a Delaware Catholic high school…Recorded more than 2,000 yards rushing and a combined 54 touchdowns (37 rushing, 17 passing) in his career…Added 280 tackles, 12 sacks and five interceptions…Rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247Sports.com…Ranked among the top 35 linebackers in the nation…Was the No. 2 recruit in the state of Delaware…Also was a prep All-American and threetime all-state lacrosse player…Led Salesianum to three straight state lacrosse titles from 2011-13… Helped the 2013 lacrosse squad to a No. 17 national ranking…Was a member of the Principal’s List…Was inducted into the National Honor Society. ➤ Personal Full name is Troy Daniel Reeder…Son of Dan and Cheryl Reeder…Has one younger brother, Colby…Father played football at Delaware, was selected by the Los Angeles Raiders in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL Draft and was a running back with the Pittsburgh Steelers…Mother played basketball at Elizabeth College from 1982-84, helping the team to a Division III National Championship in 1982…Enjoys strength conditioning and boating…Interested in a career in real estate investment and development…Born September 13, 1994 in Newark, Del.

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REID

Full name is Brandon Polk...Son of Ed and Sharon Polk...Has a brother, Kyle, and a sister, Leah... Hobbies include playing basketball, listening to music and playing video games...Plans to major in geographic information systems...Born December 10, 1996 in Ashburn, Va.

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5-10 ➤ 186 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Cornerback ➤ Mount Laurel, N.J. ➤ High School

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Helped lead St. Joseph’s Prep School to back-to-back PIAA Class AAAA Championships in 2013 and 2014, while playing both sides of the ball for head coach Gabe Infante...Honored as All-Catholic League MVP, first-team All-Catholic League on offense and defense, CBS Philly’s Player of the Year, Pennsylvania Football News Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-state in 2014...Earned CBS Philly’s Player of the Year accolades as a junior...As a senior, had 699 receiving yards (19.4 ypc) and 12 touchdowns on offense and a pick-six on defense...Recorded 12 touchdowns and four interceptions as a junior in 2013...Rated a four-star prospect by all four major recruiting services: 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked among the top five prospects in the state by 247Sports.com, ESPN and Rivals.com...Rated as the top cornerback in Pennsylvania by Scout.com as well as the 13th-best cornerback and 95th overall player nationally...Tabbed as the 16th-best corner by ESPN and Rivals.com.

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➤ Personal Full name is John Earl Reed...Son of John Reid and Lahita Purrell...Has two brothers, Aaron and Amari, and two sisters, Ariayana and Michaela...Intends to major in computer science...Born May 15, 1996 in Mount Laurel, N.J.

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REIHNER

SALOMONE

KEVIN

DOMINIC

6-3 ➤ 315 ➤ Gr./Sr. Eligible

5-10 ➤ 242 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible

Center/Guard ➤ Scranton, Pa. Reihner joins the Nittany Lions after earning his undergraduate degree in management science and engineering at Stanford University while playing three seasons for the Cardinal. ● Will look to add depth and experience to the Penn State offensive line. ● Appeared in 10 games for Stanford, including six games as a redshirt junior. ● Father, George, was an offensive and defensive tackle for Penn State from 1974-77 and his uncle, John, was a kicker for the Nittany Lions from 1972-75. Reihner’s brother, George, played at Army (1998-2000). ● One of three Scranton Prep alums on the Penn State roster, joining fellow offensive lineman Noah Beh and defensive tackle Joe Holmes. ●

➤ Stanford Appeared in 10 games for the Cardinal...As a redshirt junior in 2014, played in six games to help an offense that averaged 388.6 total yards per game...Saw time in three games as a sophomore and one contest as a freshman.

Salomone will look to add depth to a deep corps of talent and compete for a spot on special teams. A team-first athlete, the hard-working Salomone has played a significant role on the scout team during his three seasons on campus. He saw game action for the first time in 2014 during the UMass game. ● Salomone was honored with the Frank Patrick Total Commitment Award in the spring, which goes to the junior class member who consistently displays a total commitment to academics, offseason preparation and community service. ● Salomone was named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year by the coaching staff in 2014. ● One of the team’s top students, Salomone carries a stellar 3.82 cumulative grade-point average and is a Dean’s List honoree. ● Salomone is one of 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Made his college debut against UMass, and he was a key figure on the scout team. He was named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year following the season.

➤ High School

➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season

Played at Scranton Prep for head coach Nick Donato...Named 2010 Pennsylvania Sportswriters AAA all-state second-team...Earned Scranton Times All-Region and Lackawanna Conference coaches’ all-star honors as a senior...Ranked as the 15th-best player in the state of Pennsylvania by Rivals. com and the 24th-rated guard prospect in the country by Scout.com...Played in the Chesapeake Bowl...Also played basketball.

Made good strides and continued to progress, but did not see any game action...He was an important member of the scout team.

➤ Personal Full name is Kevin Arthur Reihner...Son of George and Judy Reihner...Has two brothers, George and Kyle, and one sister, Janet...Father was an offensive and defensive tackle at Penn State (1974-77) and played for the Houston Oilers…Uncle, John, was a kicker for the Nittany Lions (1972-75)... Brother, George, played at Army (1998-2000)...Earned his undergraduate degree in management science and engineering at Stanford...Born June 22, 1993 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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ANDRE

ROBINSON

5-9 ➤ 209 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Running Back ➤ Mechanicsburg, Pa. ➤ High School Played at Bishop McDevitt High School for head coach Jeff Weachter...Helped lead the Crusaders to the PIAA Class AAA semifinals…Earned second-team all-state honors by Pennsylvania Football News...Rushed for 1,465 yards (8.2 avg.) and 17 touchdowns in nine games as a senior…Also had 15 receptions for 160 yards and two scores in 2014...Honored as 2013 PIAA Class AAA Player of the Year by the Pennsylvania Football Writers Association with 2,338 yards (9.0 avg.) and 29 touchdowns...Accumulated 5,657 yards, 8.1 per carry and 80 rushing touchdowns during his prep career…Rated as a four-star player by 247Sports.com, ESPN and Scout.com and a three-star prospect by Rivals.com...Scout.com ranked Robinson as the third-best player in Pennsylvania and the 16th-best running back, while ESPN rated him seventh in the state and 30th nationally among running backs. ➤ Personal Full name is Andre David Robinson...Son of Jennifer Mellinger...Intends to major in business...Born September 30, 1996 in Harrisburg, Pa.

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Tight End/H-Back ➤ Dillsburg, Pa.

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➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School 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, amassed 821 rushing and 147 receiving yards as a senior, scoring eight touchdowns, and 632 rushing and 221 receiving yards as a junior...A team captain, recording 185 tackles his last two years at Northern...Lettered in baseball and track and field...Member of the National Honor Society and Distinguished Honor Roll... 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...Son of Blasé and Tina Salomone...Has younger twin brothers, Anthony and Vincent...Father played football at Brockport State University...Enjoys spending time with his friends...Is majoring in kinesiology and plans to pursue a career as a physical therapist...Owned a 3.82 cumulative grade-point average through the 2015 spring semester...Born November 15, 1993 in Carlisle, Pa.


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SCHWAN

SCOTT

EVAN

NICK

6-6 ➤ 255 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible

5-11 ➤ 197 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

Defensive End ➤ Harrisburg, Pa.

Running Back ➤ Fairfax, Va.

Defensive line coach Sean Spencer is known for using a deep rotation up front and Schwan gave him a talented and fierce pass rushing option in 2014. ● Schwan will be among the major players to replace a pair of graduated defensive ends, Brad Bars and C.J. Olaniyan, and help fill the void left by the departure of Deion Barnes to the NFL. ● His work in the strength and conditioning program, along with his unrelenting work ethic and athleticism on the field give him the ability to play the run, rush the passer or drop into coverage and defend the pass. ● He is among a group of 15 Nittany Lions on schedule to graduate in December, earning his degree in economics in just 3.5 years. ● Schwan is among 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania. ●

Scott made the most of the opportunity to improve during his first spring practice period and is in position to compete for playing time in the backfield when the 2015 season begins. ● He tallied a game-high 77 rushing yards at the Blue-White game in April. His afternoon included a highlight reel 51-yard touchdown run for the White squad. ● A strong athlete with good size, speed and quickness, Scott had a strong offseason in the weight room and is primed to make his debut for the Nittany Lions in a deeply talented running back stable led by junior Akeel Lynch. ● Scott is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season

Redshirt season.

Appeared in all 13 games…Saw time on defense and special teams…Made six tackles (four solo). UCF (8/30): Made one solo tackle at the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. UMass (9/20): Posted two solo tackles…Aided a defense that held the Minutemen to just three yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). Northwestern (9/27): Logged two stops. At Michigan (10/11): Contributed one tackle to help force a punt late in the third quarter.

➤ High School

➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Appeared in five games…Recorded four tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Made his collegiate debut against the Eagles…Logged a pair of stops. At Indiana (10/5): Made one solo hit in the Big Ten-opener. At Ohio State (10/26): Notched one tackle. ➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season

A four-year letterman during his high school career...Played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Brookline (Mass.) High School for head coach Kevin Mahoney and played his final two seasons at Fairfax High School for head coach Kevin Simonds...Played running back, quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker, safety and returned kicks during his career...As a senior, rushed for 1,582 yards on 182 carries and threw for 511 yards with three touchdowns...Had 11 catches for 129 yards and compiled a total of 25 touchdowns as a senior team captain...All-state selection as a senior and also earned a first-team nod on the all-metro, all-region and all-conference teams, while being named the Liberty District Outstanding Athlete of the Year...As a junior, ran for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns... Rated as a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services...Rated as a Top 100 running back and a Top 25 athlete on the national lists...Rated a Top 20 recruit coming out of the state of Virginia according to Rivals.com and 247Sports.com...Lettered twice in track and field and once in basketball. ➤ Personal

Redshirt season. ➤ High School A two-year letterman for head coach Glen McNamee at Central Dauphin High School…Named all-state and team captain during his senior season…Led the Rams to their first PIAA Class AAAA State Championship in 2011…Recorded 72 tackles and 16.5 sacks as a senior…Earned first-team All-Mid-Penn Conference accolades during his final prep season…Missed the majority of his junior season due to injury…Was a member of the squad’s Leadership Team…Invited to play in the Big 33 Classic following his senior campaign.

Full name is Nicholas Michael Scott...Son of Irvin and Lakisha Scott...Has two older brothers, Irvin and Leon...Brother, Irvin, played cornerback at Holy Cross from 2010-13...Has been a volunteer with KEEN Greater D.C. (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now), helping elementary age disabled students enjoy sports and exercise...Plans on majoring in psychology and is interested in a possible career as a sports psychologist...Born May 17, 1995 in Lancaster, Pa.

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SHUMAN

Full name is Evan Schwan…Son of Dale and Kathleen Schwan…Has one older brother, Branden, and one older sister, Alexandra…Father was a first-team All-Big Ten guard at Purdue, earning letters from 1977-79…Enjoys listening to music, playing guitar and singing…Is scheduled to graduate with a degree in economics in December 2015…Born June 28, 1994 in Media, Pa.

SCHWAN’S CAREER STATISTICS

6-8 ➤ 296 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Tackle ➤ Pittsford, N.Y. Shuman made significant growth as a member of the Nittany Lion offensive line during his first season. He dropped nearly 20 pounds during the offseason to increase his quickness and will look to add depth to the offensive line rotation when the season begins. ● A superb student, Shuman earned a 3.49 cumulative grade-point average during his first year on campus in his quest to be a pre-med major. ● Shuman is one of three returning Nittany Lions from New York, joining Albert Hall and Jordan Lucas. ● ●

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➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season ➤ Schwan’s 2014 Game-by-Game

➤ Schwan’s 2013 Game-by-Game

➤ High School A three-year letterman at Pittsford Sutherland High School under the direction of Keith Molinich... Named first-team all-state as a senior while helping lead the team to a Monroe County Division I title...A team captain during his senior season, tabbed as an All-Greater Rochester honoree... Selected to play in the Eddie Meath All-Star Game and the New York vs. New Jersey All-Star Game...Recipient of the Panther Pride Award for his leadership and service in the community.

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Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Syracuse-DNP; Eastern Michigan 2-0-2; Central Florida-DNP; Kent State-DNP; Indiana 1-1-0; Michigan-DNP; Ohio State 1-0-1; Illinois-DNP; Minnesota-DNP; Purdue 0-0-0; Nebraska 0-0-0; Wisconsin-DNP.

Redshirt season.

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Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF 1-1-0; Akron 0-0-0; Rutgers 0-0-0; UMass 2-2-0; Northwestern 2-0-2; Michigan 1-1-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Maryland 0-0-0; Indiana 0-0-0; Temple 0-0-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Michigan State 0-0-0; Boston College 0-0-0.

➤ Personal Full name is Charlie William Shuman...Son of John and Cindy Shuman...Has one younger sister, Hope...Grandfather, Bill Shuman, ran track at Penn State in the 1940s...Enjoys fishing, camping and assisting with fundraising efforts...Plans on majoring in pre-med and pursuing a career in physical therapy...Born October 6, 1995 in Pittsford, N.Y.

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47

SICKELS

SMITH

GARRETT

BRANDON

6-4 ➤ 254 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible

6-0 ➤ 223 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible

Defensive End ➤ Red Bank, N.J.

Linebacker ➤ Winfield, Pa.

Sickels made the most of his first season on the field, appearing in 13 games on defense and special teams, while logging his first two career sacks among 11 tackles. ● Sickels was presented with the 2015 Jim O’Hora Award, which is presented annually to a defensive player for “exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement” during spring practice. ● Made his collegiate debut in Dublin, Ireland at the Croke Park Class against UCF and introduced himself to the home faithful with his first career sack against UMass. ● Is poised to make an impact at defensive end this fall with the loss of three lettermen, Deion Barnes, Brad Bars and C.J. Olaniyan. ● An active member of the team off the field, Sickels is the director of operations of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise more than $1 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. ● Sickels is among 14 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ●

Smith turned down offers from Penn and Princeton in order to fulfill his dream of running out of the tunnel at Beaver Stadium and playing at Penn State. ● A three-time all-state honoree and superb student at Lewisburg High School, Smith moved from fullback to linebacker during spring practice and will add depth at the position and look to make an impact on special teams. ● Smith earned Dean’s List honors during the 2015 spring semester with a 3.81 grade-point average and entered the summer with a 3.78 cumulative GPA. ● He is among 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Did not see any game action.

➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season

➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season

Appeared in all 13 games…Saw time on defense and special teams…Made 11 tackles (seven solo) with three tackles for loss and two sacks (minus-10)…Earned the 2015 Jim O’Hora Award, which is presented to a defensive player for “exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement” during spring practice. UCF (8/30): Made his collegiate debut at the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. UMass (9/20): Notched his first career tackle for loss with a sack for a 2-yard loss to end the Minutemen’s final drive…Made two tackles…Aided a defense that held the Minutemen to just 3 yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). Northwestern (9/27): Recorded one tackle. Maryland (11/1): Notched a career-high three stops…Posted two tackles for loss…Notched a third-quarter sack for a loss of 8 yards…Was a part of a defense that limited Maryland to 194 yards of total offense, the fewest total yards allowed against a Big Ten opponent since Minnesota (138, 2009). At Indiana (11/8): Recorded one tackle. Temple (11/15): Logged one special teams tackle. At Illinois (11/22): Made one tackle on special teams. Boston College (12/27): Posted two stops (one solo) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

Redshirt season.

➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

➤ High School A four-year letterman for head coach Jeremy Winn at Lewisburg High School…A standout at linebacker and running back for the Green Dragons…A three-time first-team Class AA all-state performer and a four-time All-Heartland Athletics Conference honoree…Garnered first-team AllHAC during each of his final three seasons…Named Sunbury Daily Item Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Ran for 1,095 yards on 145 carries (7.6) and scored 19 rushing touchdowns, while also making 30 catches and scoring four touchdowns as a senior…Totaled 122 tackles, with six for loss, and grabbed two interceptions his final year…Recorded 135 tackles, three interceptions and 4.5 sacks as a junior…Earned Eastern Pennsylvania Player of the Year following his junior campaign…As a sophomore, earned Williamsport Sun-Gazette Linebacker of the Year award after compiling more than 100 stops…A member of the National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and French National Honor Society…Also lettered in wrestling and track and field… Qualified for the PIAA State Championships in the javelin and 300 hurdles. ➤ Personal

➤ High School A three-year letterman for head coach Nick Giglio at Red Bank Regional High School…Selected a U.S. All-America from his defensive end position as a senior…Recorded 194 tackles, 25 sacks, nine forced fumbles and eight blocked kicks in his career…Earned all-state honors as a junior and senior…Garnered All-Shore and all-division accolades during each of his final three prep seasons… Named the Divisional Defensive Player of the Year as a senior…As a senior, boasted 75 tackles, nine sacks and forced three fumbles…Made 76 stops and 10 sacks, adding three forced fumbles, during his junior season…Notched six sacks, three forced fumbles and added 43 tackles as a sophomore…Selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American game, where he roomed with future Nittany Lion teammate Brendan Mahon…Also invited to play in the Chesapeake Bowl, the New York vs. New Jersey All-Star Game and the All-Shore Game…Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com and was the Rivals.com No. 3 overall prep player in New Jersey…In the classroom, was an Honor Roll student…Was a member of Red Bank’s Student-toStudent Peer Leaders organization…Also lettered in lacrosse.

Full name is Brandon Smith…Son of Jeffrey and Deborah Smith…Has two brothers, Jared and Tyler, and one sister, Bethany…Brother, Tyler, attended Penn State…Brother, Jared, played football for one season at Susquehanna University…Enjoys Bible study and fishing…Brought a 3.78 cumulative grade-point average into the summer semester…Plans to major in kinesiology and pursue a career as a pediatric oncologist…Born May 23, 1994 in Lewisburg, Pa.

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5-10 ➤ 191 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible Cornerback ➤ Washington, D.C.

➤ Personal Full name is Garrett Ross Sickels…Son of Stanley and Donna Sickels…Has two older sisters, Jessica and Samantha…Enjoys lacrosse, fishing and paddle boarding…Plans to major in finance and pursue a career on Wall Street…Born September 24, 1994 in Red Bank, N.J.

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Smith will look to make a larger impact in the secondary rotation and continue to thrive in his role on special teams as he enters his second season on the field. ● He continues to make good strides and with continued progress on the practice field and in the weight room, which should allow him to move into the cornerback rotation this fall. ● The former H.D. Woodson High School standout wears No. 12, just as his childhood friend and former Nittany Lion cornerback Stephon Morris. ● Smith was born and grew up in our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Appeared in nine games on special teams...Saw time against UCF, at home against Akron, UMass, Northwestern, Maryland and Michigan State, and on the road at Rutgers and Michigan…Also played in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl against Boston College. ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Appeared in all 12 games…Was one of 12 true freshmen to see game action…Saw time in the secondary and on special teams…Recorded five tackles (three solo). Syracuse (8/31): Made his collegiate debut in the neutral site contest at MetLife Stadium. Kent State (9/21): Registered his first career tackle with a solo stop on a fourth-quarter kickoff return. At Ohio State (10/26): Made a pair of tackles, including his first career tackle on the defensive side of the ball. At Minnesota (11/9): Added one stop. Purdue (11/16): Made one tackle.


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➤ High School A three-year letterman for head coach Greg Fuller at Archbishop Carroll High School…Attended H.D. Woodson High School as a senior, but did not play football…As a junior, accounted for 64 tackles, seven pass breakups, four sacks and a pair of safeties…Also grabbed five interceptions, returning one for a touchdown…Sophomore season included 65 stops, five pass breakups, two interceptions and three sacks…Amassed more than 800 career receiving yards, including 427 yards and three receiving touchdowns as a freshman…Also lettered in basketball and track and field. ➤ Personal

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6-4 ➤ 204 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Quarterback ➤ Indianapolis, Ind. Stevens enrolled early after playing at Decatur Central High School. He was a finalist for Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year. ● Stevens has good size and athleticism and can compete for time as the backup at the quarterback position following a solid spring practice. ● He is the lone Nittany Lion on the roster from the state of Indiana. ●

Full name is Jordan Armani Smith…Son of Stephen and Shamla Smith…Has two older brothers, Stephen Jr. and Chase…Both brothers were collegiate student-athletes…Brother, Stephen, played football at Georgetown (2004-08) after playing with former Nittany Lion standout Derrick Williams in high school…Brother, Chase, played basketball at Wingate (2008-12)…Was childhood friends with former Nittany Lion cornerback Stephon Morris…Enjoys listening to music and spending time with his family…Plans to major in management and become a sports agent…Born November 13, 1994 in Washington, D.C.

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SORRELL

6-5 ➤ 287 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Tackle ➤ Middletown, Ohio Following a redshirt season, Sorrell heads into 2015 looking to add depth to the tackle position for the Nittany Lion offensive line. ● After making good strides in the weight room and on the field during spring drills, Sorrell will look for continued progress as the season transpires in the fall. ● Sorrell and wide receiver Luke Vadas are the lone returning Nittany Lions from Ohio. ●

➤ High School Enrolled early after playing for head coach Justin Dixson at Decatur Central High School in Indiana... Finalist for Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year...Two-time all-conference, all-area and all-county selection...Honored as a 2014 All-State 5A selection as a defensive back after making 25 tackles and recording two interceptions...Averaged 172 passing yards and completed 60 percent of his attempts, while throwing 16 touchdown passes as a senior...A dual-threat quarterback, rushed for 842 yards on 172 carries, averaging 4.9 yards per carry while scoring 10 touchdowns...Rated a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services: 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked as the No. 17 dual-threat quarterback and the seventh-best player in Indiana by 247Sports.com...Rivals.com tabbed him as the 18th-ranked dual-threat quarterback and the No. 5 player in Indiana. ➤ Personal Full name is Thomas Mason Stevens...Son of Tom and Misty Stevens...Has two sisters, Kayla and Livia, and two brothers, Cameron and Aycen...Currently undecided on a major...Born December 15, 1996 in Indianapolis, Ind.

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TAYLOR

➤ High School A four-year letterman for coach Troy Everhart at Middletown High School...Team captain as a senior, played tight end and offensive tackle...Selected All-Southwest Ohio, All-Greater Miami Conference and All-Tristate Football at tight end during his senior season with the Middies...Honored as the Anthony Muñoz Foundation Offensive Lineman of the Year, which honors players from the tristate (Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio) area that demonstrate a great level of academic success and community involvement...Made 15 catches for 208 yards and three touchdowns during his senior season and was invited to play in the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South Classic...Rated a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services and was a Top 80 prospect nationally at offensive tackle...Lettered four years in basketball, serving as a team captain, and in track and field...Member of the National Honor Society and the German National Honor Society and was a nine-time Greater Miami Conference All-Academic honoree. ➤ Personal

Cornerback ➤ Richmond, Va. ➤ High School Four-year letterman and a team captain his senior year at St. Christopher’s High School for head coach Lance Clelland...Missed his senior season due to injury but was selected for the 2015 Under Armour All-American Game and U.S. Army All-American Bowl...Collected 47 tackles, 35 solo, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and an interception as a junior…Named all-state (VISAA Division I) and All-Metro in 2013...Had 24 tackles and four picks as a sophomore...Consensus fourstar player, ranking as the 86th-best prospect in the nation by Rivals.com, fourth-best player in the state and the eighth-best cornerback...Rated as the top cornerback in Virginia by Scout.com, while ranking as the fourth-best player in the state and 10th among cornerbacks by ESPN...Ran track for four years and played basketball for one year at St. Christopher’s. ➤ Personal

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Full name is Chance Anderson Sorrell...Son of Gardner and Angel Sorrell...Has two older sisters, Schyler and Madison...Father, Gardner, played football at the University of Kentucky, before finishing his career at Thomas More College, where he earned Hewlett Packard All-American and secondteam GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-American honors...Mother played basketball at Kentucky Christian College...Enjoys boating, swimming, strength conditioning and video games...Plans on majoring in kinesiology to pursue a career as a physical therapist or strength and conditioning professional... Born July 17, 1996 in Middletown, Ohio.

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Full name is Garrett Benjamin Taylor...Son of Irving and Sandy Taylor...Has a brother, Aaron, and a sister, Austin...Sister played basketball in college...Hobbies include fishing...Plans to major in business law...Born November 7, 1996 in Richmond, Va.

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ESPN 300...Played in the Under Armour All-America Game, was a Top 10 recruit in North Carolina by ESPN (fifth) and 247Sports.com (10th) and was rated among the nation’s top 40 prep wide receivers by three of the major recruiting services.

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JOHNATHAN 5-11 ➤ 216 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Running Back ➤ Peabody, Mass. Thomas is poised to break into the running back rotation for the Nittany Lion offense following a strong offseason. ● A physical back with a good blend of size, speed and vision, Thomas took a significant step forward during the winter conditioning program and spring practice period. ● Thomas played an instrumental role for the Nittany Lions on the scout team in 2014, and he is primed to become a contributor alongside Akeel Lynch and a host of young backs in the fall. ● He earned a cumulative 3.31 grade-point average during his first year on campus. ● Thomas and defensive end Will Eikenberry are the two returning Nittany Lions from Massachusetts.

Full name is DeAndre Lewis Thompkins...Son of Shawn and Jawanna Thompkins...Has one younger brother, Tayshawn...Mother, Jawanna, played softball at Florida A&M University...Enjoys playing the guitar and watching movies...Interested in majoring in psychology to pursue a career in neuropsychology...Born October 1, 1995 in Pensacola, Fla.

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TOMASETTI

6-1 ➤ 185 ➤ Jr./So. Eligible

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

Safety ➤ Old Forge, Pa. Tomasetti attended Penn State games for years before joining the team as a walk-on in 2013. He is carrying on a family tradition, joining his father, Rick, as Nittany Lion football players. ● Tomasetti is among 16 returning Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania. ●

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A four-year letterman for coach Jim O’Leary at St. John’s Prep...Rushed for 762 yards and eight touchdowns during the first four games of his senior season, but a knee injury sidelined him for the rest of 2013...Returned an interception 107 yards for a touchdown that was selected the No. 1 play on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays on Sept. 20, 2013... Named to the Boston Globe and Salem News all-star teams after his senior campaign and earned an invitation to the Semper Fidelis All-American Game...As a junior, compiled 1,812 rushing yards, 153 receiving yards and 18 total touchdowns at running back...Added 25 tackles and two interceptions as a defensive back...ESPN Boston all-state selection as a junior after leading the Eagles to the MIAA Division I State Championship...Finalist for ESPN Boston’s Mr. Football, presented to the top player in Massachusetts, in 2012 and was the only junior on the list...Named All-Catholic Conference and All-Area Offensive Player of the Year as a junior, as well...Ran for 1,100 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore, helping the Eagles to the second of three straight Catholic Conference championships...Rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Ranked among the top 50 running backs in the nation by 247Sports.com, Rivals.com and ESPN...Ranked as the top player in the state of Massachusetts by 247Sports.com and ESPN...Lettered once in basketball... Honor Roll student and a Community of Concern Student Mentor Leader at St. John’s Prep, which is the alma mater of former Penn State head football coach Bill O’Brien. ➤ Personal Full name is Johnathan Thomas...Son of Nathan and Ann-Marie Thomas...Has one older brother, Nathan...Earned a “WOW” Award for his volunteer work at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital... Enjoys playing sports and keeping fit, music and spending time with his family and friends...Plans to enroll in the Smeal College of Business...Born June 7, 1995 in Philadelphia, Pa.

➤ 2014 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Did not see any game action. ➤ 2013 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A two-year letterman for head coach Michael Schuback at Old Forge High School…Played on both sides of the ball for the Blue Devils, earning PIAA Class A first-team all-state honors his senior season…Earned first-team all-region and Northeast Pennsylvania Football Defensive Player of the Year during his final prep season…Named first-team all-conference on offense and defense… Grabbed nine interceptions, returning three for touchdowns, and made 27 tackles to earn Scranton Times-Tribune Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2012…Also ran for 1,810 yards on 220 carries and scored 31 touchdowns and had two receiving scores, giving him a total of 36 touchdowns during his senior campaign…Garnered All-Lackawanna Football Conference honors in his junior season… Helped Old Forge to the district championship…Also lettered in basketball. ➤ Personal Full name is Brian R. Tomasetti…Son of Rich and Bev Tomasetti…Has one older brother, Nick, and one older sister, Maria…Father also played football at Penn State…Enjoys spending time with friends, fishing and watching movies…Plans to major in business…Born August 24, 1994 in Scranton, Pa.

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5-10 ➤ 174 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

Wide Receiver ➤ Hubert, N.C. Clocked as one of the team’s fastest players in the 40-yard dash, Thompkins has the speed every coach wants to see in a wide receiver. ● He made good strides on the scout team during his redshirt season in 2014, and he is primed to become an impact player for the Nittany Lions in 2015. Additionally, Thompkins has the tools to be a contributor as a special teams return man. ● Thompkins is poised to give the Nittany Lions a downfield threat in a deeply talented and youthful receiving corps. ● Thompkins and offensive tackle Paris Palmer are the two returning Nittany Lions from North Carolina.

Wide Receiver ➤ Downers Grove, Ill.

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

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Redshirt season.

A four-year letterman at Downers Grove South High School under the direction of head coach Mark Molinari...Tallied 30 receptions for 903 yards as a senior...Named first-team all-area in the DuPage Valley during senior season, along with first-team all-conference honors as a junior and senior in the West Suburban Conference...Lettered in basketball and track.

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Turner played a paramount role on the scout team offense during his first season in Happy Valley. A gifted athlete with good speed, he will look to add depth to the deeply talented receiver corps. ● Turner is one of five returning Nittany Lions from Illinois. ●

A two-time letterman at Swansboro High School for coach Tim Laspada...Played multiple positions, spending time at running back and receiver, along with returning kickoffs and punts…Was invited to The Opening on the Nike campus...Under Armour All-American as a senior and rushed for 699 yards and nine touchdowns, while making 28 receptions for 269 yards and four scores...Helped the Pirates to an 8-4 record and an appearance in the NCHSAA 3A playoffs as a senior team captain...Amassed more than 2,000 all-purpose yards during his junior season and gained nearly 1,500 all-purpose yards as a senior...Saw time in the secondary where he totaled 100 tackles, two interceptions and recovered seven fumbles...Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com, ranking 66th in the

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➤ Personal Full name is Javon Turner...Son of Charles Turner and Vershonna Sanders...Has four younger siblings; two sisters, Akia and Atasia, and two brothers, Jaden and Charell...Enjoys playing basketball and watching movies...Plans to major in mechanical engineering...Born Sept. 16, 1995 in Naperville, Ill.


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6-2 ➤ 251 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

special teams. UCF (9/14): Returned three kickoffs for 56 yards, including a long of 23 yards. Kent State (9/21): Added four carries for 10 yards…Returned one kickoff for 15 yards. Michigan (10/12): Logged one kickoff return for 14 yards. Purdue (11/16): Contributed one tackle. At Wisconsin (11/30): Made one tackle. ➤ High School

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season

A four-year letterman as a dual-threat quarterback and defensive back for head coach Vinny Kishbaugh at Central Mountain High School…Ended his career owning 14 school records, including points in a game (32) and points in a season (118)…Named to the 2012 Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class AAAA all-state team…Recorded 179 tackles, nine sacks and three interceptions in his career…Compiled more than 3,600 rushing yards and threw for over 1,600 yards in his career, playing quarterback his junior and senior seasons…Rushed for over 1,500 yards and threw for more than 1,000 yards with 10 touchdown passes as a senior…Logged 900 yards rushing and 600 yards passing as a junior…Rushed for 700 yards as a sophomore…Also lettered all four years in basketball and three times in baseball…Garnered all-state honors as an outfielder during his senior campaign.

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Full name is Von Timothy Walker…Son of Timothy Walker and Angela Harding…Has two brothers, Gavyn and Hayden…Stepmother, Ashley Walker, attended Penn State…Enjoys fishing…Plans on majoring in communications…Born December 7, 1994 in Lock Haven, Pa.

Snapper ➤ Hawley, Pa. Vasey will look to add depth to the long snapping position for special teams coordinator Charles Huff and push veterans Zach Ladonis and Tyler Yazujian for time snapping. ● The first Division I FBS commit in Wallenpaupak High School history, Vasey is among the hardest working players in the classroom, community and on the practice field. ● Is one of six returnees from Northeastern Pennsylvania. ●

A four-year letterman in high school, playing one year for head coach Mark Watson at Wallenpaupack (Pa.) Area High School and two years for head coach Mike Columbo at Delaware Valley (Frenchtown, N.J.) High School…Was the first Division I FBS commit in WAHS school history…Logged 43 tackles and nine sacks playing on special teams and defense during his senior season…In three seasons at Delaware Valley, Vasey helped the Terriers to back-to-back Skyland Conference championships… Notched 20 tackles with three sacks in two varsity seasons at DVHS…Selected to compete in the Dream Game at Scranton Memorial Stadium following his senior season…Also lettered once in baseball as a first baseman and pitcher. ➤ Personal Full name is Kyle Franklin Vasey…Son of Bruce and Shelley Vasey…Has twin brothers, Chad and Danny…Enjoys fishing, skiing, hiking and spending times with his family…Intends on majoring in education to pursue a career as a high school teacher and coach…Born April 20, 1996 in Flemington, N.J.

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WALKER’S CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2013 2014 Career

TK 4 12 16

SOLO 3 5 8

AS 1 7 8

FR 0 0 0

FC 0 0 0

I 0 0 0

SACK 0-0 0-0 0-0

TFL 0-0 1-2 1-2

➤ Walker’s 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF 0-0-0; Akron 1-1-0; Rutgers 0-0-0; UMass 3-0-3; Northwestern 3-0-3; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 1-1-0; Maryland 1-1-0; Indiana-DNP; Temple 2-1-1; Illinois 1-1-0; Michigan State 0-0-0. ➤ Walker’s 2013 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assist) Syracuse 1-1-0; Eastern Michigan 1-1-0; Central Florida 0-0-0; Kent State 0-0-0; Indiana-DNP; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Minnesota 0-0-0; Purdue 1-0-1; Nebraska-DNP; Wisconsin 1-1-0.

5-11 ➤ 216 ➤ Jr./Jr. Eligible Linebacker ➤ Mill Hall, Pa.

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Appeared in 11 games…An all-purpose player, seeing time on offense, defense and special teams… Was one of 12 true freshmen to see game action…Began the season at running back, but shifted to safety mid-season…Had seven rushing attempts for 18 yards…Returned six kickoffs for 99 yards, including a long of 23…Returned four punts for 19 yards…Made four tackles (three solo)…Saw action on all four kickoff and punting units. Syracuse (8/31): Made his collegiate debut in the neutral site contest at MetLife Stadium…Logged one stop on a punt return. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Had three carries for 8 yards…Returned one punt for a season-long 22 yards…Added one tackle on

Linebacker ➤ Philadelphia, Pa. A highly skilled, instinctive player, Wartman-White always finds his way to the football and his sure handed tackling enables him to pile up the tackles, making him the second-leading tackler on last season’s team. ● With the loss of Big Ten Linebacker of the Year Mike Hull, Wartman-White will make the transition from the outside linebacker post into the middle of the defense for his third season on the field. ● Wartman-White enters the season with 108 career stops, which ranks second on the team behind Jordan Lucas, and grabbed his first career interception at Indiana last season. ● His toughness and style of play give him the potential to etch his name among the most iconic players to suit up at “Linebacker U.” ● Wartman-White is on schedule to graduate in December with his degree in telecommunications, doing so in just 3.5 years. ● Is among 16 returning players from Northeast Pennsylvania. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Started 12 games, missing one due to injury, to push his total to 20 career starts…Finished second on the team and 28th in the Big Ten with 75 tackles (32 solo)…Added 3.5 tackles for loss and his first career interception, which he returned 13 yards late in the fourth quarter at Indiana. UCF (8/30): Made six stops at the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Akron (9/6): Logged six tackles. At Rutgers (9/13): Registered three tackles…Posted 1.0 tackle for loss…Was part of a defensive effort that held the Scarlet Knights to no points, three first downs and 95 yards in the second half. UMass (9/20): Logged five tackles to earn the coaches’ Defensive Player of the Week…Helped the Nittany Lions hold the Minutemen to just 3 yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). Northwestern (9/27): Did not play due to injury. At Michigan (10/11): Returned to the starting lineup to tally six tackles…Made three stops for no gain. Ohio State (10/25): Set a then-career-high with nine hits…Helped the defense hold the Buckeyes to 17 points and 256 yards in regulation. Maryland (11/1): Made two stops…Was part of a defense

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Awards: Was selected Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in his career. Season: Appeared in 12 games…Made his first career start against Northwestern at linebacker…Moved from running back to linebacker during 2014 spring practice…Recorded 12 tackles (five solo) and registered one tackle for loss…Was a major contributor on special teams…Ranked third on the team with five special teams tackles, including four on kickoff coverage. Akron (9/6): Made one tackle…Added one kickoff return for 35 yards to open the second half. UMass (9/20): Tallied a career-high three tackles… Notched his first career tackle for loss, a combined stop with Malik Golden in the third quarter. Northwestern (9/27): Earned his first career start…Tied his career-high with three tackles. Ohio State (10/25): Made a stop on punt coverage. Maryland (11/1): Made one stop. Temple (11/15): Added two special teams stops. At Illinois (11/22): Logged one tackle on a kickoff return.

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Walker joined the program in 2013 as a walk-on and each time he steps on the field — be it practice or game day — he gives every ounce of energy that he has, which is why head coach James Franklin added his name to the list of scholarship players on April 28, 2015. ● He began his career at running back, moved to safety during the 2013 season and transitioned to linebacker during spring practice in 2014. ● He grew up just 35 miles from Beaver Stadium, in Mill Hall, Pa., and quickly emerged as a contributor during his freshman season due to his hard-nosed, maximum effort style of play. ● After seeing action in 11 games during his true freshman campaign, Walker appeared in 12 games last season and made his first career start against Northwestern. ● Walker likely will battle with Brandon Bell for time at the strong side linebacker post, in addition to seeing extensive time on special teams. ● He is among 13 returning Nittany Lions from Central Pennsylvania. ●

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➤ High School A three-year letterman for head coach George Howanitz at Valley View High School…Earned All-America, all-state, all-region and All-Lackawanna Conference honors as a senior…Named the Scranton Times-Tribune Defensive Player of the Year and helped lead the Cougars to the school’s first District 2-3A championship during his final prep season…Ended his career with a school-record 387 stops…As a senior, recorded 120 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and one interception…Picked as an all-region and all-conference selection as a sophomore and junior…Made 115 tackles during his junior season…Delivered 66 stops as a sophomore…Invited to play in the Offense/Defense AllAmerican Game and the Big 33 Classic following his senior season…Garnered WNEP-TV Dream Team Defensive Player of the Year in 2011...Also lettered in basketball and track and field…Helped Valley View to the District 2-3A 400-meter relay title as a senior. ➤ Personal Full name is Nyeem Warren Wartman-White…Son of Veronica White…Is one of 10 children…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…Scheduled to graduate in December 2015 with a degree in telecommunications...Born December 16, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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SOLO 1

AS 0

FR 0

FC 0

I 0

SACK 0-0

TFL 0-0

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17 32 50

15 43 58

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1 0 1

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1-4 0-0 1-4

2.5-8 3.5-5 6-13

➤ Wartman-White’s 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assist) UCF 6-1-5; Akron 6-3-3; Rutgers 3-2-1; UMass 5-5-0; Northwestern-DNP; Michigan 6-3-3; Ohio State 9-2-7; Maryland 2-1-1; Indiana 8-3-5; Temple 2-0-2; Illinois 9-4-5; Michigan State 8-3-5; Boston College 11-6-5. ➤ Wartman-White’s 2013 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assist) Syracuse 3-3-0; Eastern Michigan 6-4-2; Central Florida 3-1-2; Kent State 2-0-2; Indiana 0-0-0; Michigan 8-1-7; Ohio State 5-3-2; Illinois 0-0-0; Minnesota 0-0-0; Purdue 2-2-0; Nebraska 1-1-0; Wisconsin 2-2-0. that limited Maryland to 194 yards of total offense, the fewest total yards allowed against a Big Ten opponent since Minnesota (138, 2009). At Indiana (11/8): Collected eight tackles…Notched his first career interception, a late fourth-quarter snag…Returned his interception 13 yards to set up a Sam Ficken field goal for a 13-7 lead with 55 seconds to play in the game…Earned the coaches’ Co-Defensive Player of the Week award in a 13-7 win at Indiana…Helped boost a defense that held the then-nation’s leading rusher, Tevin Coleman, to just 71 yards…Helped the Nittany Lions shut out the Indiana offense, as the Hoosiers scored their fewest points at home since 2006, via a defensive touchdown. Temple (11/15): Made two tackles…Added 0.5 tackle for loss to help Penn State become bowl eligible…Helped limit Temple to just 61 rushing yards and eight first downs, the fewest for a Penn State opponent since Indiana State had eight in 2011. At Illinois (11/22): Tied his then-career-high with nine tackles…Notched 1.0 TFL…Helped limit the Illini to two-of-16 on third down conversions and just 16 points. Michigan State (11/29): Posted an eight-tackle effort…Made it three straight games with a tackle for loss with one stop behind the line of scrimmage…Aided a defense that held the Michigan State offense to 298 total yards, marking the only time in 2014 the Spartans were held to less than 300 yards of total offense. Boston College (12/27): Recorded a career-best and team-high 11 tackles (five solo) in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. ➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Awards: Selected Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in his career. Season: Appeared in all 12 games, making eight starts…Made his first career start against Syracuse in the season-opener… Finished the season 10th on the team with 32 tackles…Recorded 2.5 tackles for loss, one sack, four pass breakups and one forced fumble. Syracuse (8/31): Made three solo tackles in the neutral site contest at MetLife Stadium. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Recorded six tackles (four solo)…Added a team-best three pass breakups. UCF (9/14): Logged three stops. Kent State (9/21): Made two tackles…Had one pass breakup. Michigan (10/12): Registered a season-best eight tackles…Made his first career tackle for a loss…Contributed on three stops during the Wolverines’ last drive in regulation, with the three carries resulting in minus-two yards. At Ohio State (10/26): Notched five tackles (three solo). Purdue (11/16): Produced his first career sack and forced fumble on the same play…His fourth-quarter strip-sack was recovered by Mike Hull and led to the Nittany Lions’ final scoring drive…Added two tackles. Nebraska (11/23): Made one tackle for loss. At Wisconsin (11/30): Made a pair of solo stops. ➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season

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Appeared in two games before suffering 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…Was among six true freshmen to play during the season. Ohio (9/1): Blocked a second-quarter punt at the Bobcats’ 25-yard line that the Nittany Lions converted into a touchdown…Made one solo tackle.

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ANTOINE

WHITE

6-2 ➤ 279 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Defensive Tackle ➤ Millville, N.J. White worked tirelessly in the weight room and on the practice field during his redshirt season and has the opportunity to contribute to one of the most talented defensive tackle corps in college football. ● One of the most athletic players on the defensive line, he flashed his abilities on an 88-yard interception return for a touchdown during his senior season at Millville High School. ● White is among 14 Nittany Lion returnees from New Jersey. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A three-year letterman for head coach Jason Durham at Millville High School…Earned first-team all-state and South Jersey Defensive Player of the Year honors after piling up 70 tackles, one forced fumble and two interceptions as a senior…Returned one interception 88 yards for a touchdown… Garnered first-team All-Cape-Atlantic League three times, and second-team All-South Jersey as a junior for the Thunderbolts…Invited to play in the Chesapeake Bowl following his senior season… Rated a three-star recruit by all four major recruiting services…Ranked as a Top 50 defensive tackle by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com…Was a Top 25 prospect coming out of New Jersey according to ESPN.com, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com…Was a member of the Leaders Club and the Key Club at Millville. ➤ Personal Full name is Antoine Brent White…Son of Carey and Stacey White…Has one younger brother, Da’mir…Enjoys strength conditioning, fishing and video games…Intends on pursuing a career as a physical education teacher and coach...Born February 12, 1996 in Philadelphia, Pa.


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6-0 ➤ 195 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible

6-3 ➤ 251 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible

Cornerback ➤ Baltimore, Md.

Tight End/H-Back ➤ Clinton, Md. Appearing in every game during the 2014 season, Wilkerson will be another weapon in the deeply talented tight end corps for the Nittany Lion offense. ● With good size and strength, Wilkerson joins returnees Adam Breneman, Kyle Carter and Mike Gesicki to create a formidable unit of targets for quarterback Christian Hackenberg. ● He added nearly five pounds of muscle to his frame during a productive offseason period in the weight room. ● Wilkerson is on track to graduate with an economics degree in December. ● Wilkerson, along with running back Mark Allen, attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland. ● He is one of six returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Sophomore Season Appeared in all 13 games on offense and special teams...Made two catches for 18 yards and had one touchdown grab. UCF (8/30): Made his Nittany Lion debut in the win in the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland after missing the 2013 season due to injury. UMass (9/20): Made the first two catches of his career, accumulating 18 yards...Scored his first career touchdown by hauling in an 11-yard pass from D.J. Crook in the third quarter. ➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Did not see any game action due to a back injury. ➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A first-team all-met selection for coach Bill McGregor at famed DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md....Named 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 and a team captain during his senior season...Ranked among the nation’s top 20 tight ends by Rivals and Scout. com. ➤ Personal Full name is Brent Wilkerson...Son of Raymond and Laura Wilkerson...Has one sister, Alexis... Enjoys playing basketball...Is on pace to graduate in December with a degree in economics...Born June 27, 1994 in Washington, D.C.

WILKERSON’S CAREER STATISTICS SEASON 2014 Career

RECEIVING 2-18 2-18

AVG. 9.0 9.0

TD 1 1

LG 11 11

➤ Wilkerson’s 2014 Game-by-Game

➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Big Ten by the conference media contingent. Season: Appeared and started 12 games…Made 27 tackles (22 solo) with two interceptions, five pass breakups and one forced fumble…Tied for third on the team with two interceptions. UCF (8/30): Made two tackles at the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland. Akron (9/6): Broke up one pass. At Rutgers (9/13): Named the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week…Intercepted two passes… Added five tackles…His first career multi-interception game helped the Nittany Lions snag five interceptions in the game…Selected the coaching staff’s Co-Defensive Player of the Week for his play…Was the first Penn Stater since Michael Mauti to collect two picks in a game (at Illinois; Sept. 29, 2012)…Became the first Penn State defensive back with multiple interceptions since safety Nick Sukay had two against Temple in 2010…A part of a defensive effort that held the Scarlet Knights to no points, three first downs and 95 yards in the second half. UMass (9/20): Made one tackle…Helped the Nittany Lions hold the Minutemen to just 3 yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). Northwestern (9/27): Made two tackles…Added one pass breakup…One of his two stops came on a fake field goal attempt in the first quarter to stop the Wildcats from scoring at the Penn State 3-yard line. At Michigan (10/11): Logged three tackles. Ohio State (10/25): Made three stops…Helped the defense hold the Buckeyes to 17 points and 256 yards in regulation. Maryland (11/1): Registered two stops…Forced his first career fumble…Was a part of a defense that limited Maryland to 194 yards of total offense, the fewest total yards allowed against a Big Ten opponent since Minnesota (138, 2009). At Indiana (11/8): Made three tackles (two solo)…Logged 1.5 tackles for loss…Was a key cog in a secondary that held Indiana to just 68 passing yards and 221 total yards…Helped the Nittany Lions shut out the Indiana offense, as the Hoosiers scored their fewest points at home since 2006, via a defensive touchdown. Temple (11/15): Did not play. At Illinois (11/22): Recorded two tackles…Added one pass breakup…Helped limit the Illini to two-of-16 on third down conversions and just 16 points. Michigan State (11/29): Made one tackle…Added one pass breakup…Aided a defense that held the Michigan State offense to 298 total yards, marking the only time in 2014 the Spartans were held to less than 300 yards of total offense. Boston College (12/27): Made three stops…Broke up one pass in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. ➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season Appeared in all 12 games with six starts…Made his second career start (Ohio State, 2012 at wide receiver), first on defense, in the season-opener with Syracuse…Moved from wide receiver to cornerback during spring practice…Recorded 24 tackles…Tied for 11th in the Big Ten with 10 passes defended…Notched eight pass breakups and two interceptions. Syracuse (8/31): Made his collegiate debut on the defensive side of the ball in the neutral site contest at MetLife Stadium… Registered three tackles…Grabbed his first career interception along the home sidelines with 1:56 remaining in the game to seal the victory. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Posted a pair of solo stops. UCF (9/14): Tied for the team-high with a career-best six tackles (four solo)…Had two pass breakups. Kent State (9/21): Accounted for five tackles…Added one pass breakup. Michigan (10/12): Posted three tackles. At Ohio State (10/26): Made one stop. Nebraska (11/23): Recorded one tackle…Added one pass breakup. At Wisconsin (11/30): Collected three tackles…Added one pass breakup…Hauled in his second interception of the season with a fourth-quarter pick deep in Penn State territory…Returned the interception 33 yards to set up a Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis touchdown pass for a 31-14 lead.

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Receiving (Catches-Yards-TD) UCF 0-0-0; Akron 0-0-0; Rutgers 0-0-0; UMass 2-18-1; Northwestern 0-0-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Maryland 0-0-0; Indiana 0-0-0; Temple 0-0-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Michigan State 0-0-0; Boston College 0-0-0.

One of the squad’s most talented athletes, Williams made a seamless transition from wide receiver to cornerback during his sophomore season and enters his senior campaign tied for the team lead with four career interceptions and sets sixth in career tackles with 51. ● Williams will lead a group of young cornerbacks into fall camp, after the move of Jordan Lucas to safety. His work ethic, technique and ball skills make him the perfect model for the youthful ball-hawking unit. ● The athletic and instinctive Williams owns 16 passes defended in his career and earned honorablemention All-Big Ten honors in 2014 and will be a contender for all-conference honors as his senior season begins. ● His interceptions have all come at the biggest moments in games; hauling in two picks during the 2014 come-from-behind victory at Rutgers, after nabbing game-sealing fourth-quarter interceptions in wins over Syracuse and Wisconsin away from Beaver Stadium. ● Williams is on track to graduate in December 2015 with a degree in recreation, parks and tourism management, doing so in just 3.5 years. ● He is among six former Maryland prep standouts who return to the Penn State roster for the 2015 season. ●

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➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Appeared in all 12 games…Among six true freshmen to make their debut…As a wide receiver, made 10 receptions for 97 yards…Returned four kickoffs for an average of 19.8 yards…Made his first career start against Ohio State. Navy (9/15): Made his first career catch with a 24-yard grab in the second quarter. Temple (9/22): Made one catch for 9 yards. Northwestern (10/6): Had one grab for 7 yards. At Iowa (10/20): Caught a season-high two passes for 15 yards. Ohio State (10/27): Made his first career start...Had one reception for 8 yards. At Purdue (11/3): Equaled his seasonbest with two catches…Gained 22 yards. Indiana (10/17): Had one catch for 14 yards…Added two kickoff returns for 46 yards.

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RECEIVING 10-97

Career

AVG. 9.7

TD 0

LG 24

9.7

0

24

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➤ 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.

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WINDSOR

6-4 ➤ 289 ➤ Fr./Fr. Eligible Defensive End ➤ Fond Du Lac, Wis. ➤ High School Three-year letterman at Fond du Lac High School for head coach Mike Gnewuch...Earned firstteam all-state honors by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and the Associated Press... Named Action Reporter Media 2014 Defensive Player of the Year, Valley Football Association South Defensive Co-Player of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year...Recorded 56 tackles, 13 TFL and 5.5 sacks as a senior...Selected second-team Valley Football Association South after compiling 42 tackles, 22 for loss and four sacks in nine games as a junior...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com...Played two years of basketball. ➤ Personal Full name is Robert Browning Windsor...Son of Richard and Nancy Windsor...Has two brothers, Andrew and Brian, and a sister, Mary...Father attended Penn State...Cousin, Matthew Vogrich, played basketball at Michigan...Hobbies include fishing, hunting and video games...Undecided on a major...Born January 15, 1997 in Green Bay, Wis.

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GARY

➤ High School A two-year letterman for head coach Donald Davis Williams at Calvert Hall College High School… First-team all-state and second-team All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) pick as a senior…Helped the Cardinals win their first MIAA championship since 1982…Two-time team captain…Caught 99 passes for 1,180 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior…Earned all-met honors and All-MIAA as a junior…Invited to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl and the Chesapeake Bowl allstar contests after his senior season. ➤ Personal Full name is Trevor Williams…Son of Tracey Williams and Dwayne Denham…Has two sisters, Danita and Nadia, and a brother, Zion…Enjoys spending time with family…Majoring in recreation, parks and tourism management…Born September 15, 1993 in Baltimore, Md.

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TK

SOLO

AS

FR

FC

I

SACK

TFL

2013 2014

24 27

17 22

7 5

0 0

0 1

2 2

0-0 0-0

0-0 1.5-2

Career

51

39

12

0

1

4

0-0

1.5-2

Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF 2-2-0; Akron 0-0-0; Rutgers 5-5-0; UMass 1-1-0; Northwestern 2-1-1; Michigan 3-3-0; Ohio State 3-1-2; Maryland 2-2-0; Indiana 3-2-1; Temple-DNP; Illinois 2-2-0; Michigan State 1-1-0; Boston College 3-1-2. ➤ Williams’ 2013 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Syracuse 3-2-1; Eastern Michigan 2-2-0; Central Florida 6-4-2; Kent State 5-3-2; Indiana 0-0-0; Michigan 3-2-1; Ohio State 1-0-1; Illinois 0-0-0; Minnesota 0-0-0; Purdue 0-0-0; Nebraska 1-1-0; Wisconsin 3-3-0.

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6-2 ➤ 228 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible Linebacker ➤ Miami, Fla. Wooten progressively improved during his first two seasons on campus and appeared in 11 games last season, earning his first career start in the regular-season finale with Michigan State. ● He has seen time on special teams and from his linebacker post, and is primed to be a major contributor on defense this season, battling with Ben Kline and Nyeem Wartman-White for time in the middle of the Nittany Lions’ defense. ● A criminology major, Wooten is on schedule to graduate in December 2015 with his degree in 3.5 years. ● Wooten is among four returning Nittany Lion from the Sunshine State. ●

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➤ Williams’ 2014 Game-by-Game

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WOOTEN

Appeared in 11 games…Saw action on defense and special teams…Made his first career start against Michigan State…Was among 16 Nittany Lions to make their first career start…Logged 12 tackles (five solo) with 1.5 tackles for loss. At Rutgers (9/13): Made one tackle. UMass (9/20): Collected three tackles…Made his first career tackle for loss, totaling 1.5 TFL...Made his first career tackle for loss with a stop for minus-two yards in the third quarter…Helped the Nittany Lions hold the Minutemen to just 3 yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). Northwestern (9/27): Made one stop. Temple (11/15): Added two tackles. At Illinois (11/22): Notched two stops…Helped limit the Illini to 68 rushing yards and twoof-16 on third down conversions. Michigan State (11/29): Made his first career start…Logged three tackles…Aided a defense that held the Michigan State offense to 298 total yards, marking the only time in 2014 the Spartans were held to less than 300 yards of total offense. ➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Appeared in 10 games…Saw time on defense and special teams…Made his collegiate debut against Eastern Michigan…Finished with six tackles (three solo). UCF (9/14): Recorded his first career tackle on the opening kickoff. Kent State (9/21): Made a pair of solo stops. At Wisconsin (11/30): Logged a career-high three tackles.


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➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

CHASZ

WRIGHT

➤ High School A two-year letterman for head coach Marc Berman at Hialeah Senior High School…Recorded 88 tackles and 10 sacks during his senior season…Made 60 tackles with five sacks as a junior… Selected a team captain twice…Also lettered in track and field…Was a member of the school’s Honor Roll. ➤ Personal Full name is Gary Wooten Jr….Son of Clarice Quinn…Has one older sister, Tiera…Enjoys playing video games, studying — both homework and film — and shopping…On pace to graduate in December 2015 with a degree in crime, law and justice…Is interested in becoming a firefighter… Born August 8, 1993 in Miami, Fla.

WOOTEN’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS SEASON 2013

TK 6

SOLO 3

AS 3

FR 0

FC 0

I 0

SACK 0-0

TFL 0-0

2014 Career

12 18

5 8

7 10

0 0

0 0

0 0

0-0 0-0

1.5-3 1.5-3

➤ Wooten’s 2014 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) UCF 0-0-0; Akron 0-0-0; Rutgers 1-1-0; UMass 3-1-2; Northwestern 1-1-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Maryland-DNP; Indiana 0-0-0; Temple 2-1-1; Illinois 2-0-2; Michigan State 3-1-2; Boston College-DNP.

6-7 ➤ 339 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible Guard ➤ Woodbridge, Va. A physical player with great size, Wright heads into 2015 looking to compete for a spot in the rotation of the interior positions on the Nittany Lion offensive line. ● After enrolling in classes early to start his career in 2014, Wright will be among the primary candidates to bolster the offensive line’s overall depth in the fall. ● Wright trimmed off nearly 10 pounds following the Pinstripe Bowl to increase his quickness and agility. ● Wright is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A three-year letterman at C.D. Hylton High School for head coach Tony Lily...A two-way player for the Bulldogs, earning first-team all-district honors his last three years...Garnered second-team all-region during his sophomore and junior campaigns...Attended Milford Academy (New Berlin, N.Y.) in 2013 and helped the Falcons to a 9-3 record...The anchor on the offensive line, helped the offense pile up 2,247 yards rushing and more than 2,700 yards passing...Milford Academy averaged 37.9 points per game with 18 rushing touchdowns and 25 passing scores...Posted nine tackles (five solo), with three tackles for loss in two games on the defensive line, before anchoring the offensive line the remainder of the season...Rated a three-star recruit by all four of the major recruiting services...Ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the state of New York by 247Sports.com. ➤ Personal

➤ Wooten’s 2013 Game-by-Game Tackles (Total-Solo-Assists) Syracuse-DNP; Eastern Michigan 0-0-0; Central Florida 1-0-1; Kent State 2-2-0; Indiana 0-0-0; Michigan 0-0-0; Ohio State 0-0-0; Illinois 0-0-0; Minnesota 0-0-0; Purdue 0-0-0; Nebraska-DNP; Wisconsin 3-1-2.

Full name is Chasz Earl Wright...Son of Charles and Kimberly Wright...Has one younger sister, Kaylen...Cousin, James Wright, was a four-year letterman at LSU and was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2014 NFL Draft...Cousin, Jordan Mickey, was an All-SEC pick in basketball at LSU as a freshman in 2013-14...Plans to major in film and video to pursue a career in a video department with an NFL franchise...Born March 18, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nev.

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YAZUJIAN

DAQUAN

TYLER

5-9 ➤ 181 ➤ So./Fr. Eligible

5-11 ➤ 264 ➤ Sr./Jr. Eligible

Cornerback ➤ Coatesville, Pa. One of the fastest Nittany Lions, Worley will look to make an impact in the secondary during his first season on the field. ● Worley, along with sophomores Christian Campbell and Grant Haley will be among the contenders to fill the cornerback spot vacated by Jordan Lucas, who moved to safety during spring practice. ● He is among 16 returning Nittany Lions from Eastern Pennsylvania. ●

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Awards: Selected Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District®…Nominated for Academic AllAmerica®…Selected Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in his career. Season: Handled all of the long snapping duties in each of the team’s 13 games. Temple (11/15): Made his first career tackle on a punt return. ➤ 2013 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Did not see any game action. ➤ 2012 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season.

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Full name is Daquan Anthony Worley…Son of Anthony Worley and Tiffany Epps…Has one younger brother, Arden, and two younger sisters, Daija and Anyae…Intends to major in early childhood education…Born July 2, 1995 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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A three-year letterman as a two-way standout for head coach Matt Ortega at Coatesville High School…Earned Philadelphia Inquirer first-team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania on the defensive side of the ball as a senior…Also rushed for 1,246 yards on 130 carries with 11 touchdowns… Helped lead the Red Raiders to the PIAA Class AAAA State Championship game as a junior… Rushed for 1,779 yards with 20 touchdowns, while making 45 tackles and three interceptions as a junior…Rated as a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services…Was a Top 25 recruit in the state of Pennsylvania according to ESPN, Rivals.com and 247Sports.com…Ranked as a Top 50 defensive back by three of the four recruiting services…Also lettered in track and field.

Yazujian enters preseason camp as the returning starter, but will again battle with Zach Ladonis for the full-time long snapping duties. ● In his first season filling the long snapping role, Yazujian snapped to two different punters and a pair of different holders for placekicker and No. 2 all-time scorer Sam Ficken. ● Yazujian finished the spring semester with a 3.90 grade-point average to earn Dean’s List and entered the summer with a 3.86 cumulative GPA. He will be a Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District® candidate again in 2015, after earning the honor last season. ● He is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Western Pennsylvania. ●

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Snapper ➤ Royersford, Pa.

➤ High School A four-year letterman for head coach Chad Brubaker at Spring-Ford High School…Selected AllPioneer Athletic Conference and first-team all-area tight end as a senior…Helped the Rams to the PAC-10 Championship during his final prep season…Selected a team captain in his senior year… Earned Distinguished-Scholar honors all four years…Also lettered in baseball…Earned all-academic team honors his senior year.

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➤ Personal Full name is Tyler James Yazujian…Son of Jim and Denise Yazujian…Enjoys fishing…Enrolled in the College of Information Sciences and Technology and is interested in studying security and risk analysis…Brought a 3.86 cumulative grade-point average into the summer…Born September 25, 1993 in Phoenixville, Pa.

6-4 ➤ 274 ➤ Sr./Sr. Eligible

Zettel made his presence felt on the national scene last season after moving from defensive end to defensive tackle and producing one of the most prolific seasons up front in program history. ● Teaming with Austin Johnson, the pair will lead one of the most talented defensive tackle corps in the country entering 2015. ● Zettel became the first defensive lineman since at least 1959 to lead or tie for the team lead in interceptions, hauling in three picks last season with a pick-six against Ohio State. ● He enters the season with 76 career tackles, ranking fourth among returning Nittany Lions, to go along with 27.0 tackles for loss and 16.0 sacks, ranking 15th in program history in taking down the quarterback. ● The West Branch, Mich., native consistently demonstrates the ability to make the big play and will be among the leading contenders for All-America status in the middle of the defensive line. ● Zettel is one of the squad’s hardest workers and most fierce competitors, attacking the daily strength and conditioning program and practice drills with a non-stop motor that he uses to make numerous plays in the opponents’ backfield. ● An active member of the team off the field, Zettel is the sergeant at arms of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise more than $1 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. ● The kinesiology major is scheduled to complete his degree in December. ● He is among two returnees from Michigan, joining tight end Charles Idemudia. ●

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6-3 ➤ 210 ➤ Gr./Sr. Eligible Wide Receiver ➤ Burke, Va. With his degree in hand after graduating in December prior to the Pinstripe Bowl, Zanellato enters the 2015 season as the veteran inside the wide receiver unit. ● Zanellato has played in 28 career games during the last three seasons, making him one of the most experienced players on the offensive side of the ball. He again will add depth and experience to the receiving corps and special teams units in the fall. ● Possessing good physical attributes, drive and leaping ability, he is recognized as being among the squad’s hardest workers in the weight room. ● Zanellato earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for his efforts in the classroom during the 2014 season and graduated with a degree in human development and family studies in December 2014. ● Zanellato is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ●

➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in his career. Season: Appeared in eight games in 2014. At Michigan (10/11): Made his first career tackle on kickoff coverage. Ohio State (10/25): Notched one stop on kickoff coverage. Maryland (11/1): Recorded one tackle on kickoff coverage. ➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season Made significant progress on the practice field and in the weight room to increase his playing time... Seeing action in all 12 games, made four receptions for 53 yards. Syracuse (8/31): Had a seasonhigh two receptions for 21 yards in the season-opening win in MetLife Stadium. Eastern Michigan (9/7): Tallied one reception. At Minnesota (11/9): Registered one reception. ➤ 2012 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Saw action in eight games during his first year on the field...Made two receptions for 19 yards. At Purdue (11/3): Recorded his first career reception, good for 8 yards on a touchdown drive, in the 34-9 win. Indiana (11/17): Pulled in an 11-yard reception during a touchdown drive in the 45-22 win. ➤ 2011 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A standout wide receiver at Lake Braddock Secondary School, playing for coach Jim Poythress... Named first-team Class AAA all-state and first-team all-met as a senior...Caught 94 passes for 1,756 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior...Received a four-star rating from Scout.com and was ranked among the top 50 wide receivers in the nation...Helped lead the Bruins to a 12-2 season and a Northern Region championship as a senior. ➤ Personal Full name is Matthew James Zanellato...Son of Tim and Christine Zanellato...Has a brother, Joe, and two sisters, Natale and Ana Sofia...Mother played volleyball at LSU and helped the Tigers win an SEC championship...Brother attended Penn State...Earned a degree in human development and family studies after graduating in December 2014...Born April 23, 1993 in Lafayette, Ind.

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➤ Career Notes & Records Was the only FBS player ranked among the national leaders in sacks and interceptions per game in 2014…Became the first Penn State defensive lineman since at least 1959 with at least three interceptions in a season…Tied for 15th in Penn State history with 16.0 career sacks, knotted with College Football Hall of Famer Shane Conlan (1983-86). ➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season Awards: Selected an Athlon Sports fourth-team All-American…Named All-Big Ten first-team by the coaches and media…Earned All-Big Ten accolades from ESPN.com and BTN.com. Season: Started all 13 games…Was the only FBS player ranked among the national leaders in sacks and interceptions per game…Became the first Penn State defensive lineman since at least 1959 with at least three interceptions in a season…Moved from defensive end to defensive tackle in 2014…Led the team with 17.0 tackles for loss (minus-72) and 8.0 sacks (minus-46)…Finished third in the Big Ten and tied for 24th nationally in tackles for loss at 1.3 per game…Tied for fifth in the Big Ten and 51st nationally in sacks (0.62 per game)…Finished the season tied for ninth on the squad with 42 tackles (28 solo)…Added a team-high-tying three interceptions, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and eight passes defended…Ended the season with at least 1.0 TFL in seven straight games. UCF (8/30): Registered a personal-best 3.0 TFL at the Croke Park Classic in Dublin, Ireland, including a sack…Posted a career-high-tying six tackles…Recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter…Notched one pass breakup...Named the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week…Helped hold UCF to just 24 rushing yards on 29 attempts…Was part of the goal line stand that held the Knights off the scoreboard on their second drive of the game. Akron (9/6): Recorded a sack for the second straight game…Finished with three tackles. At Rutgers (9/13): Selected Athlon Sports Big Ten Player of the Week and the coaches’ Co-Defensive Player of the Week…Totaled four solo tackles…Tied his career-high with 3.0 TFL…Among his three stops behind the line of scrimmage was his third sack of the season, which came on first down during the final Scarlet Knights drive of the game…Guided a defense that held Rutgers to no points, three first downs and just 95 yards in the second half. UMass (9/20): Helped the Nittany Lions hold the Minutemen to just 3 yards rushing, the lowest total allowed by Penn State since 2007 against Notre Dame (zero rushing yards). Northwestern (9/27): Collected four tackles. At Michigan (10/11): Pulled in his second career interception that led to a touchdown pass from Christian Hackenberg to DaeSean Hamilton…It was his second career interception against the Wolverines, with his first career pick coming in the four-overtime win in 2013…Added two tackles…Had one pass breakup. Ohio State (10/25): Nabbed his second interception of the season and returned it 40 yards for his first career touchdown…It was the first interception returned for a touchdown for the Nittany Lions since NaVorro Bowman’s 73-yard return against Indiana in 2009…Accounted for the first defensive touchdown for Penn State since Mike Hull’s 74-yard fumble return against Navy in 2012…Became the first defensive lineman with an interception return for a TD since Courtney Brown’s 25-yard pick-six of Purdue’s Drew Brees on Oct. 24, 1999…Also recorded two tackles…Logged one sack…Added one pass breakup. Maryland (11/1): Made one stop, a tackle for loss…Forced a fumble and added one pass breakup…Was instrumental in limiting the Terrapins to 194 yards of total offense, the fewest total yards allowed against a Big Ten opponent since Minnesota (138, 2009). At Indiana (11/8): Logged three solo tackles…Added one sack… Helped boost a defense that held the then-nation’s leading rusher, Tevin Coleman, to just 71 yards… Helped the Nittany Lions shut out the Indiana offense, as the Hoosiers scored their fewest points at home since 2006, via a defensive touchdown. Temple (11/15): Recorded three tackles…Notched one sack to help Penn State become bowl eligible…Helped limit Temple to just 61 rushing yards and eight first downs, the fewest for a Penn State opponent since Indiana State had eight in 2011. At Illinois (11/22): Registered one sack for the second straight game…Made three tackles…Helped limit the Illini to 68 rushing yards and two-of-16 on third down conversions. Michigan State (11/29): Notched five tackles…Registered his third game with 3.0 TFL…Added one sack…Hauled in his third interception of the season…Anchored a defensive front that held Michigan State to 298 total yards,


PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 marking the only time in 2014 the Spartans were limited to less than 300 yards of total offense. Boston College (12/27): Made a career-high-tying six hits…Tallied 2.0 tackles for loss in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. ➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season Appeared in all 12 games, with a pair of starts…Recorded 16 tackles (11 solo), with two pass breakups and one interception…Finished second on the team with 4.0 sacks (minus-32)…Collected 6.0 tackles for loss (minus-43), making more than 35 percent of his tackles behind the line of scrimmage. UCF (9/14): Made two tackles. At Indiana (10/5): Recorded a sack for a 9-yard loss in the Big Ten-opener. Michigan (10/12): Made his first career start…Accounted for three stops, two solo…Grabbed his first career interception, returning it 18 yards to set up a touchdown that gave Penn State a 14-0 lead. At Ohio State (10/26): Made four stops, including 2.0 TFL for minus-11 yards. Illinois (11/2): Recorded one sack for minus-11 yards in his second start of the season. Purdue (11/16): Posted one tackle…Added one pass breakup. At Wisconsin (11/30): Finished the season with two sacks for minus-12 yards…Added one quarterback hurry. ➤ 2012 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season Appeared in all 12 games…Recorded 15 tackles (10 solo) and 4.0 sacks…Added two pass breakups. Ohio (9/1): Made his collegiate debut…Recorded three tackles. Navy (9/15): Delivered six tackles…Notched his first career sack, making two QB takedowns. At Iowa (10/20): Recorded one sack as part of a two-tackle effort. At Purdue (11/3): Made one solo stop…Added one pass breakup. Indiana (11/17): Recorded one sack. ➤ 2011 ➤ True Freshman Season Redshirt season. ➤ High School A first-team all-state selection as a senior for head coach Andrew Pratley at Ogemaw Heights High School…Recorded 82 solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles and dropped the quarterback in the backfield seven times as a senior…Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals.com…Ranked as the nation’s No. 6 prep defensive end…Also lettered in baseball, basketball and track and field…Set the Michigan high school state record in the shot put with a toss of 61 feet, 8 inches.

➤ Personal Full name is Anthony Joseph Zettel…Son of Terry and Carrie Zettel…Has two brothers, Kyle and Easton, and one sister, Jenna…Enjoys outdoor sports, fishing, spending time with friends, dancing and singing…Is on pace to graduate in December 2015 with a degree in kinesiology…Is interested in a career as a strength and conditioning coach or a chiropractor…Born August 9, 1992 in Tawas, Mich.

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“I can’t tell you how excited I am to come home. I grew up watching Penn State football and now to be at the helm of such a storied program is a tremendous honor.”

— JAMES FRANKLIN

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JAMES FRANKLIN

James Franklin, a Pennsylvania native who is one of the nation’s most successful and dynamic coaches, is in his second season as the Penn State head football coach.

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Franklin was named the 16th head football coach in the storied history of the Nittany Lion program on January 11, 2014. From Langhorne, Pa., Franklin vowed to “Dominate The State” and raise the bar in the team’s academic achievement and community service during his introductory news conference. During his short tenure in Happy Valley, he has electrified Nittany Nation with his passion, vision for the program and ability to recruit premier student-athletes from across the nation. Franklin has assembled a coaching staff featuring a record of success, tremendous chemistry and familiarity with each other, Penn State and the region. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to come home,” Franklin stated at his introductory press conference. “I grew up watching Penn State football and now to be at the helm of such a storied program is a tremendous honor. It’s important to me to be a part of a University that strives for excellence in everything they do. When football student-athletes come to Penn State, they have a unique opportunity to receive a premium education while playing at the highest level of competition.” From Day 1, Franklin has reinforced the four core values for the Penn State program to return to national championship contention — a positive attitude, great work ethic, competing on and off the field and the ability to sacrifice. The passionate, positive and driven Franklin is in his fifth year as a collegiate head coach, leading his first four squads to a bowl game, with post-season victories the past three years. He owns a 31-21 career record, with three consecutive winning seasons. His first season as the Nittany Lions’ head coach began with a final-play 26-24 victory over UCF in Dublin, Ireland in Penn State’s first-ever international game. The 2014 campaign ended with an equally dramatic comeback, a 31-30 overtime win over Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl in Yankee Stadium. The Nittany Lions overcame a 14-point deficit late in the third quarter, tying the largest comeback in Penn State’s bowl history. With the Pinstripe Bowl win, Franklin became just the third Penn State coach to lead the team to at least seven wins in his first season, joining Dick Harlow (1915) and Bill O’Brien (2012). In leading the Nittany Lions to a 4-0 start, Franklin also joined Harlow as the only first-year Penn State coaches to win their initial four games. In February 2015, the Nittany Lions’ highly-regarded class of 25 signees was ranked in the Top 15 nationally by the four major recruiting services. During Franklin’s first fall semester on campus, the Nittany Lions delivered a record-setting academic performance. The football student-athletes set program records with 25 student-athletes earning Dean’s List recognition (3.5 GPA), 57 players owning a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average (GPA) or higher after the 2014 fall

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PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015 “He was intense, but yet had fun. He has passion for the game, a love for the game and a love for his players, and he cares about his players like family.”

— Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver/Kansas State University (‘09) Wide Receiver

Franklin’s introductory news conference. “Coach Franklin is a highly regarded coach and tremendous leader, but more importantly, he shares the same vision for Penn State football that we, and our fans, have for the program. His record shows that he takes great pride in the academic and athletic success of his student-athletes.” “I’m incredibly excited to get to know the students, alumni, and fans who have demonstrated such loyalty to the University as a whole and to the football program in particular,” Franklin added. “I’ve worked my way through every division of football and no other school boasts a fan base like we do. We Are...Penn State!” Franklin directed Vanderbilt to consecutive Top 25 finishes for the first time in the 124-year history of the program. The Commodores finished the 2013 season No. 24 in the Associated Press poll and No. 23 in the USA Today Coaches survey. The 2012 Vanderbilt squad finished No. 23 and 20, respectively, marking its first AP final ranking since 1948. Franklin’s 24 wins tied Dan McGugin for the most by a Vanderbilt coach in his first three seasons. Franklin led Vanderbilt to a bowl game in each of his three seasons in Nashville, with the last two years resulting in wins over North Carolina State (Music City Bowl) and Houston (BBVA Compass Bowl). The Commodores had played in four bowl games all-time in the 121 seasons prior to his arrival, none in consecutive years. Vanderbilt has posted four nine-win seasons in program history, with Franklin’s last two teams comprising half of the total. Over the last 20 games during the 2012-13 seasons, the Commodores’ 16-4 record was second-best in the SEC to Alabama’s 17-3 mark. Franklin inherited a Vanderbilt team that finished 2-10 in both 2009 and 2010, including a 1-15 SEC mark. From 1983-2010, the Commodores had just one winning season (2008) prior to his arrival. His drive, coaching acumen and enthusiasm drove a quick turnaround in Vanderbilt’s fortunes, as the team posted a 6-6 regular-season record and earned a berth in the Liberty Bowl during his first season. The 2011 bowl berth was Vanderbilt’s second since 1983 and running back Zac Stacy broke the Commodores’ season record with 1,193 rushing yards. The Commodores had a breakthrough campaign in 2012 under Franklin, finishing on a seven-game winning streak (longest since 1948) to post a 9-4 mark, Vanderbilt’s most wins in 97 years. A victory at Missouri sparked an 8-1 finish, which included three consecutive SEC road wins for the first time in program history. The Commodores were 5-3 in SEC play, winning five SEC games for the first time since 1935, and posted two shutouts for the first time since 1968. Vanderbilt defeated N.C. State, 38-24, in the Music City Bowl and Franklin was among five finalists for the Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year. Stacy became the first player in Vanderbilt history to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons, gaining 1,141 yards to finish with a school-record 3,143 yards and 30 rushing touchdowns. Stacy started 12 games and ran for 973 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie with the St. Louis Rams in 2013. Wide receiver Jordan Matthews broke the Vanderbilt season receiving record with 1,363 yards on 94 catches.

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semester and 21 true freshmen posting a 3.0 GPA or better. Additionally, 51 squad members compiled at least a 3.0 GPA in the fall of 2014, the second-highest semester total in program history. The spring of 2015 saw continued success in the classroom with 51 student-athletes compiling at least a 3.0 GPA, marking the first time in program history with 50 or more 3.0s in a spring semester. Additionally, 18 squad members were at a Dean’s List-level GPA for the spring semester. Penn State’s 87 percent football graduation figure was second-highest in the Big Ten Conference and No. 5 among all public FBS institutions, according to NCAA data in October 2014. The Nittany Lions’ 87 percent graduation rate was 16 points higher than the 71 percent FBS average. “We take a great deal of pride in our academic performance and we are committed to a high level of success a1nd achievement in the classroom and on the field,” says Franklin, who is in his 21st year in coaching. “I have been so impressed by the dedication, work ethic and pride our players have demonstrated with all their academic and team responsibilities. We want our players to have the complete student-athlete experience at Penn State!” From June to December 2014, the Nittany Lions completed a program-record of more than 1,900 total hours of community service. Members of the football program participated in more than 30 community service events, including 23 events from the time training camp started in August. The volunteer events began with the Pennsylvania Special Olympics Summer Games on June 6 and ended on Dec. 26 with a visit to Sloan-Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York. Many squad members also traveled to the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital in July, visiting with patients and their families. The engaging and enthusiastic Franklin is a popular speaker and media interview subject. For the second consecutive year, he was a guest analyst on ESPN’s coverage from the site of college football’s National Championship game, spending a day appearing on various ESPN platforms from Fort Worth, Texas. This past February, Franklin was the lone college head coach among the speakers and panelists at the prestigious MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. He was a panelist for the session, “The Formula to Win: College Football Analytics,” which was moderated by CNN anchor/reporter Rachel Nichols. “Coach Franklin is a great relationship builder and has a tremendous connection with his student-athletes, the Penn State student body and our community,” stated Sandy Barbour, Director of Athletics. “James aptly applies his football expertise and uses his high energy, passionate approach, and ability to listen and learn, to motivate the student-athletes in the program. You can see it in their effort, preparation and ‘never give up’ mentality. Penn State football has outstanding tradition, a really proud past and a very bright future under Coach Franklin’s leadership and I’m excited to see our progress.” “Our primary focus was to identify someone who shared our commitment to integrity, academics and winning championships,” then-Director of Athletics Dave Joyner said at

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Vanderbilt continued its historic rise under Franklin during the 2013 season, capping a school-record second consecutive 9-4 campaign with a 41-24 win over Houston in the BBVA Compass Bowl. The Commodores defeated Florida, Georgia and Tennessee in the same season for the first time in history, winning in Gainesville and Knoxville. Franklin helped Matthews develop into a two-time All-American and the SEC’s career leader in receptions and receiving yardage, having compiled 262 career receptions for 3,759 yards and 24 touchdowns. Matthews broke the SEC season record with 112 receptions for 1,477 yards and seven touchdowns in 2013, becoming the first SEC receiver to make 100 catches in a season. Tackle Wesley Johnson also earned first-team All-SEC honors from the coaches and the Associated Press. Franklin began his coaching career as the wide receivers coach at Kutztown (Pa.) University (1995) and was a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater, East Stroudsburg (Pa.) in 1996, working with the secondary. He then was the wide receivers coach at James Madison (1997), a graduate assistant (tight ends) at Washington State in 1998 and the wide receivers coach at Idaho State (1999). In 2000, Franklin was named the wide receivers coach at Maryland under head coach Ron Vanderlinden, who would go on to coach the Penn State linebackers from 2001-13. Franklin continued in that role under new head coach Ralph Friedgen in 2002 and ’03 and helped the Terps to three consecutive 10-win seasons, including an appearance in the 2002 FedEx Orange Bowl. In 2003, Franklin added duties as recruiting coordinator and directed back-to-back recruiting classes ranked in the Top 25 nationally. Franklin and former Nittany Lion head coach Bill O’Brien (running backs) were Maryland assistant coaches in 2003 and ’04 under Friedgen. After five successful years at Maryland, Franklin was named wide receivers coach on Mike Sherman’s Green Bay Packers staff in 2005. During that season, Green Bay ranked third in the NFL in receptions (383) and seventh in receiving yards (3,766). Donald Driver was among the top receivers in the NFL, ranking second in receptions and eighth in receiving yards, with a then-career-high 86 catches for 1,221 yards. Franklin served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Kansas State during the 2006-07 seasons under head coach Ron Prince. In 2006, he helped the Wildcats to their first winning season in four years. Franklin coached quarterback Josh Freeman and oversaw an offense that produced a 3,000-yard passer (Freeman), 1,500-yard receiver (AllAmerican wide receiver Jordy Nelson) and 1,000-yard rusher (James Johnson) during the 2007 season, a first in school history. Freeman would go on to become the Wildcats’ highest NFL offensive draft pick since 1954 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him 17th overall in the 2009 NFL Draft. Franklin returned to Maryland in 2008 as the Terps’ assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. He helped the Terrapins to victories in the 2008 Humanitarian Bowl and the 2010 Military Bowl. The 2010 squad was among the national leaders in scoring offense at 32.2 points

per game and was led by ACC Rookie of the Year quarterback Danny O’Brien. He threw for 2,438 yards, 22 touchdowns and only eight interceptions in 2010, with All-ACC receiver Torrey Smith making 67 catches for 1,055 yards and 12 scores. In 1998, Franklin began his participation in the NFL’s Minority Coaching Fellowship Program, starting with a stint with the Miami Dolphins and working with Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino. Franklin also worked with Donovan McNabb of the Philadelphia Eagles (1999) and Minnesota Vikings (2008) in the NFL program. Franklin was a four-year letterman at quarterback and a two-time All-PSAC selection at East Stroudsburg. He set seven school records as a senior to earn team MVP honors and was a Harlon Hill Trophy nominee as the NCAA Division II Player of the Year. Among the season records he set were for total offense (3,128 yards), passing yards (2,586) and touchdown passes (19). Franklin graduated having broken or tied 23 school records. Franklin graduated from East Stroudsburg in 1995 with a degree in psychology and earned a master’s degree in educational leadership from Washington State University. Franklin graduated from Neshaminy High School in Langhorne. Franklin and his wife, Fumi, have two daughters, Shola and Addison.

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BORN: Langhorne, Pa. UNDERGRADUATE: East Stroudsburg, 1995 Bachelor’s degree in psychology Playing career: Quarterback, 1991-94 GRADUATE: Washington State, 1999 Master’s degree in educational leadership FAMILY: Wife: Fumi; daughters: Shola & Addison NAMED PENN STATE HEAD COACH: January 11, 2014 COACHING CAREER: Penn State, 2014-present — Head Coach Vanderbilt, 2011-13 — Head Coach Maryland, 2008-10 — Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Kansas State, 2006-07 — Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Green Bay Packers, 2005 — Wide Receivers Maryland, 2000-04 — Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator Idaho State, 1999 — Wide Receivers Washington State, 1998 — Graduate Assistant/Tight Ends James Madison, 1997 — Wide Receivers East Stroudsburg, 1996 — Graduate Assistant/Secondary Kutztown, 1995 — Wide Receivers

“He wants you to be the best you can be as a student and a player and brought a family environment. He is very passionate about what he does and has all the tools to be successful.”

— Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens Wide Receiver/Maryland (‘10) Wide Receiver

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— Zac Stacy, New York Jets Running Back/Vanderbilt (‘12) Running Back

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OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/TIGHT ENDS

JOHN DONOVAN @CoachJ_Donovan

➤ Coaching Experience 2014- . . . . . . . . . . Penn State Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach 2011-13 . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Coach 2008-10 . . . . . . . . Maryland Running Backs Coach 2006-07 . . . . . . . . Maryland Quarterbacks Coach 2005. . . . . . . . . . . Maryland Running Backs Coach 2001-04 . . . . . . . . Maryland Assistant Recruiting Coordinator 1998-2000 . . . . . . Georgia Tech Offensive Graduate Assistant 1997. . . . . . . . . . . Villanova Assistant Secondary Coach ➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ Directed a 2014 offense that saw Christian Hackenberg and DaeSean Hamilton break Penn State game and season

records and tight end Mike Gesicki selected to the BTN.com All-Freshman team.

■ Helped Zac Stacy become the first player in Vanderbilt history to post back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, rushing for

1,193 yards in 2011 and 1,141 yards in 2012. Stacy earned second-team All-SEC honors both years.

■ Under Donovan’s tutelage, Stacy became the Commodores’ career leader in rushing yards (3.143) and rushing touchdowns

(30) and was drafted by the NFL’s St. Louis Rams in 2013.

■ His Vanderbilt offenses posted three of the top four total yardage marks in school history, gaining at least 4,400 yards each

season, including a school-record 4,936 yards in 2012.

■ Vanderbilt averaged 30.0 points per game in 2012, marking the first time in school history Vanderbilt averaged 30 or more

points per game, and followed with another program record of 30.1 points per game in 2013.

■ Helped Jordan Matthews become Vanderbilt’s and the SEC’s career leader in receptions and receiving yards. Matthews

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was a two-time All-American and All-SEC honoree, becoming the first player in conference history with two 90-plus reception seasons, including a Southeastern Conference record 107 in 2013. Assumed offensive play-calling duties for Maryland in its 51-20 Military Bowl victory in 2010. He took over the offensive coordinator role after James Franklin accepted the head coaching position at Vanderbilt after the regular-season. In 2006, he coached All-ACC quarterback Sam Hollenbach to his finest year, as he threw for 2,371 yards and 15 touchdowns, and was named MVP of Maryland’s Champs Sports Bowl victory over Purdue. While at Maryland, Donovan coached All-ACC performers Lance Ball and Da’Rel Scott. His backfields also produced three of the top eight career rushers in Maryland history — Ball (4th), Davin Meggett (7th) and Scott (8th). The Terrapins played in bowls in seven of his 10 seasons, including the 2002 Orange Bowl, and compiled a 5-2 bowl record. During his tenure at Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets won an ACC Championship (1998) and had the nation’s top offense (1999), averaging more than 200 yards passing and rushing, while setting 59 school records in the process. At Villanova, Donovan helped the Wildcats compile a 12-1 overall mark and 8-0 record in the Atlantic 10 to win the league’s inaugural championship. In 1997, Villanova achieved a No. 1 ranking for the first time in school history and advanced to the NCAA Division I-AA quarterfinals.

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➤ Prominent Players Coached Lance Ball 2005 All-ACC second-team NFL (2008-12)

Wes Johnson New York Jets

Da’Rel Scott 2008 All-ACC first-team Super Bowl XLVI Champion (N.Y. Giants)

Zac Stacy Two-time All-SEC second-team New York Jets Jesse James 2015 NFL Draft fifth-round pick Pittsburgh Steelers

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ Was a three-year letterman at defensive back at Johns Hopkins. ■ Earned first-team All-Centennial Conference accolades in 1996 and was a second-team selection in 1994. ■ Led the Blue Jays in interceptions in 1996, with seven, which ranks among the school’s all-time season leaders.

His 12 career interceptions also rank among the best in program history.

➤ Hometown: River Edge, N.J.

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➤ Alma Mater: Johns Hopkins, 1997

1997 — B.S. in sociology, Johns Hopkins 2002 — Master’s in economics, Georgia Tech

➤ Year At Penn State: Second ➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience:

➤ Family:

19 years — 2 at Penn State; 3 at Vanderbilt; 10 at Maryland; 3 at Georgia Tech; 1 at Villanova

Wife: Stacey Son: John Patrick; daughters: Cate & Shea

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Sam Hollenbach 2006 All-ACC honorable-mention

Jordan Matthews Two-time All-American 2014 NFL Draft second-round pick Philadelphia Eagles

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JOSH GATTIS @Coach_Gattis

➤ Coaching Experience 2014- . . . . . . . . . . Penn State Offensive Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach 2012-13 . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Offensive Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . Western Michigan Wide Receivers Coach 2010. . . . . . . . . . . North Carolina Offensive Graduate Assistant/Wide Receivers Coach ➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ Named the 2015 Scout.com Big Ten Recruiter of the Year. ■ In 2014, Gattis mentored DaeSean Hamilton, who led the Big Ten in receptions en route to all-conference accolades,

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Freshman All-America honors and Big Ten All-Freshman team awards. Hamilton’s 82 receptions in 2014 rank second in Penn State season annals. Has produced an All-America wideout in three straight seasons, helping Western Michigan’s Jordan White (2011) and Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews (2012 and ‘13) attain the honor. Both of his pupils top the Mid-American and Southeastern conferences, respectively, in career receiving yardage. In one season at Western Michigan, he helped White to consensus All-America and first-team All-MAC honors, after White led the NCAA with 140 receptions for 1,911 yards, breaking the Western Michigan and the MAC season records. During the 2012 and ’13 seasons, Gattis tutored wide receiver Jordan Matthews to back-to-back All-America honors. Matthews ended his career as the SEC’s career leader in receptions (262) and receiving yards (3,759), while also owning the SEC season mark with 107 catches, set in 2013. Matthews became the only player in SEC history to record two seasons of at least 90 catches and the only player with 100-plus receptions in a season. Gattis broke into coaching as a graduate assistant at North Carolina in 2010, working with the wide receivers.

➤ Prominent Players Coached Jordan White 2011 Consensus All-American 2012 NFL Draft choice

Greg Little 2011 NFL Draft second-round pick NFL (2011-14)

Dwight Jones All-ACC second-team NFL (2012-13)

Jordan Matthews Two-time All-American 2014 NFL Draft second-round pick Philadelphia Eagles

Chleb Ravenell All-MAC third-team

Johnathan Krause New England Patriots Super Bowl 50 Champion

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ Was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at safety at Wake Forest. ■ Earned first-team All-ACC honors in 2006 and second-team All-ACC in 2005. ■ As a senior in 2006, helped the Demon Deacons to an 11-3 record, the ACC Championship and a berth in the 2007 Orange

➤ Hometown: Durham, N.C.

➤ Education:

➤ Alma Mater: Wake Forest, 2006

2006 — B.S. in sociology, Wake Forest

➤ Year At Penn State: Second

➤ Family:

➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience:

Wife: Tesa Son: Jace

6 years — 2 at Penn State; 2 at Vanderbilt; 1 at Western Michigan; 1 at North Carolina

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Bowl. The ACC title was Wake’s second in program history (1970).

■ Was a fifth-round selection by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2007 NFL Draft and played with the Chicago Bears.


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RUN GAME COORDINATOR/OFFENSIVE LINE COACH

HERB HAND @CoachHand

➤ Coaching Experience 2014- . . . . . . . . . . Penn State Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach 2013. . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach 2010-12 . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Offensive Line Coach 2009. . . . . . . . . . . Tulsa Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach 2007-08 . . . . . . . . Tulsa Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach 2001-06 . . . . . . . . West Virginia Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach 1999-2000 . . . . . . Clemson Offensive Graduate Assistant 1997-98 . . . . . . . . Concord College Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coach 1994-96 . . . . . . . . Glenville State College Defensive Coordinator 1991-93 . . . . . . . . West Virginia Wesleyan Defensive Graduate Assistant 1990. . . . . . . . . . . Framingham (Mass.) South High School Assistant Coach ➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ Last year, Hand’s young offensive line improved throughout the season, boosting the Nittany Lions to four games with

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at least 425 yards of total offense, three 100-yard rushing games in November and numerous school game and season passing and receiving records. Offensive line anchor Donovan Smith was selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft by Tampa Bay. Coached the offensive line at Vanderbilt for four seasons, adding run game coordinator duties to his title in 2013, helping the Commodores to consecutive Top 25 rankings in the final polls. In 2013, Vanderbilt’s offensive line opened lanes for 34 rushing touchdowns, including a school-record 14 by running back Jerron Seymour. Helped Wesley Johnson earn All-SEC honors in 2012 and 2013 as well as being recognized as SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week a Vanderbilt-record four times. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2014 NFL Draft. Pupil Ryan Seymour was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2013 NFL Draft. Hand’s 2011-12 offensive lines were instrumental in Zac Stacy breaking the Vanderbilt season (1,193) and career (3,143 yards) rushing records. During his tenure at Tulsa, he helped the Golden Hurricanes lead the nation in total offense twice, doing so in 2007 (7,832 yards) and 2008 (7,978 yards). Helped guide West Virginia to bowl game appearances in five of his six seasons, including a 38-35 win over Georgia to cap an 11-1 record in the 2006 Nokia Sugar Bowl. As the defensive coordinator, helped Glenville State College win three straight West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference titles and make an appearance in the 1994 NAIA Playoffs. Coached his first All-American while at Glenville State, with defensive lineman Chuck Hython attaining second-team honors in 1996.

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➤ Prominent Players Coached Charles Clay 2007 Freshman All-American Buffalo Bills

Tyler Holmes 2008 Freshman All-American Toronto Argonauts (CFL)

Ryan Seymour 2013 NFL Draft seventh-round pick Cleveland Browns

Demaris Johnson 2008 Freshman All-American Houston Texans

Selvish Capers Super Bowl XLVI Champion (N.Y. Giants) NFL (2010-13)

➤ Hometown: Westmoreland, N.Y.

➤ Education:

➤ Alma Mater: Hamilton College, 1990

Kyle Fischer 2011 All-SEC honorable-mention

G.J. Kinne Philadelphia Eagles

Donovan Smith 2015 NFL Draft second-round pick Tampa Bay Buccaneers

➤ Year At Penn State: Second

1990 — B.A. in history, Hamilton 1993 — Master’s in business administration, West Virginia Wesleyan

Miles Dieffenbach Pittsburgh Steelers

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ Was a three-year starter and team captain at Hamilton College. ■ Earned All-New England Small College Athletic Conference honors during the 1989 season.

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25 years — 2 at Penn State; 4 at Vanderbilt; 3 at Tulsa; 6 at West Virginia; 2 at Clemson; 2 at Concord College; 3 at Glenville State; 3 at West Virginia Wesleyan

Wife: Debbie Sons: Trey & Cade; daughter: Bailey

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Wes Johnson 2014 NFL Draft fifth-round pick New York Jets

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SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR/RUNNING BACKS COACH

CHARLES HUFF @CoachHuff

➤ Coaching Experience 2014- . . . . . . . . . . Penn State Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Coach 2013. . . . . . . . . . . Western Michigan Running Backs Coach 2012. . . . . . . . . . . Buffalo Bills Assistant Running Backs Coach 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Assistant Special Teams Coordinator 2010. . . . . . . . . . . Hampton Offensive Line Coach 2009. . . . . . . . . . . Maryland Assistant Offensive Line Coach 2007-08 . . . . . . . . Tennessee State Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach 2006. . . . . . . . . . . Tennessee State Offensive Line Coach ➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ In 2014, he guided Sam Ficken to All-Big Ten second-team and Lou Groza Award semifinalist accolades, connecting on a

Penn State season record 24 field goals (in 29 attempts).

■ Is the youngest coordinator in the Big Ten Conference. ■ Was the Western Michigan running backs coach in 2013 and helped the unit nearly double its rushing yards from 2012.

The Broncos ran for 1,394 yards in 2013 after running for 735 yards in 2012.

■ Spent the 2012 season with the Buffalo Bills as assistant running backs coach, helping C.J. Spiller to his first career

1,000-yard rushing campaign and first Pro Bowl invitation.

■ The Bills topped 2,000 rushing yards as a team for the first time in 13 seasons and ranked sixth in the NFL with 2,217 yards

in 2012.

■ Assisted with the Bills special teams units in 2012 and helped Buffalo lead the NFL with 17.1 yards per punt return and rank

second with two punt returns for touchdowns.

■ Worked under head coach Chan Gailey and Super Bowl champion coach Dave Wannstedt while with the Buffalo Bills. ■ Was a member of James Franklin’s 2011 staff at Vanderbilt as the offensive quality control coach and worked with Franklin

at Maryland in 2009, serving as the assistant offensive line coach.

■ Helped offensive lineman Jamal Lewis earn BASN All-America and first-team All-MEAC honors, and running back Antwon

Chisholm garner second-team honors at Hampton in 2010.

■ Worked with NFL first-round draft pick Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie at Tennessee State, serving as the special teams

coordinator and tight ends coach from 2007-08. He also assumed the football operations duties both years after starting his career at TSU in 2006 as the offensive line coach.

➤ Prominent Players Coached Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 2008 NFL Draft first-round pick New York Giants

➤ Hometown: Denton, Md.

➤ Education:

➤ Alma Mater: Hampton University, 2005

2005 — B.S. in physical education, Hampton

➤ Year At Penn State: Second

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Cecil Newton 2006 All-OVC first-team NFL (2009-12)

Carey Spear 2012 All-SEC second-team Cleveland Browns

Kenrick Ellis 2009 All-MEAC first-team New York Giants

Sam Ficken 2014 All-Big Ten second-team Lou Groza Award semifinalist

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ Lettered all four years at Hampton University, playing center, fullback, guard and tight end. ■ Helped the Pirates to the Black College National Championship in 2004 and 2005. ■ Helped Hampton compile a 10-2 record in 2004, an 11-1 mark in 2005, and appearances in the NCAA I-AA Playoffs both

seasons.

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ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/LINEBACKERS COACH

BRENT PRY @CoachPry_LBU

➤ Coaching Experience 2014- . . . . . . . . . . Penn State Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach 2013. . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach 2011-12 . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach 2010. . . . . . . . . . . Georgia Southern Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach 2007-09 . . . . . . . . Memphis Defensive Line Coach 2004-06 . . . . . . . . Louisiana-Lafayette Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach 2002-03 . . . . . . . . Louisiana-Lafayette Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach 2000-01 . . . . . . . . Western Carolina Defensive Backs/Special Teams Coach 1998-99 . . . . . . . . Western Carolina Defensive Line Coach 1995-97 . . . . . . . . Virginia Tech Graduate Assistant/Defensive Line Coach 1993-94 . . . . . . . . East Stroudsburg Outside Linebackers/Defensive Backs Coach 1992. . . . . . . . . . . University of Buffalo Undergraduate Assistant Coach ➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ As co-defensive coordinator in 2014, Pry helped direct a unit that was No. 2 in FBS total defense, allowing just 278.7

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yards per game. For his efforts, Pry was a finalist for Football Scoop’s Linebackers Coach of the Year to continue the “Linebacker U.” tradition. Mike Hull earned the Big Ten Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year award and eight All-America honors in 2014. Hull led the Big Ten with 140 tackles, tied for fourth in school season history. Pry tutored the Vanderbilt linebackers and was co-defensive coordinator from 2011-13. Helped each program he’s coached to success, including eight bowl appearances, one appearance in the FCS Playoffs and Top 25 finishes at Vanderbilt in 2012 and 2013. In 2013, helped the Commodores force 30 turnovers, tied for 10th nationally, including 24 in the last eight games to contribute to a 6-2 finish en route to a 9-4 record. Vanderbilt held opponents to just 18.7 points per game in 2012, the lowest by a Commodore defense since 1997. Vanderbilt also ranked in the Top 15 nationally in passing and scoring defense. The linebackers led Vanderbilt in tackles for loss during each of Pry’s three seasons and he helped Chris Marve earn All-SEC accolades in 2011. In 2010, Pry’s defensive unit helped Georgia Southern to a win over No. 1 Appalachian State and an appearance in the NCAA FCS semifinals. His defense helped Georgia Southern finish fifth in the final 2010 FCS poll. As a member of the Memphis staff from 2007-09, Pry’s defensive line corps helped the Tigers to back-to-back bowl berths. As defensive coordinator, helped Louisiana-Lafayette win its first Sun Belt Conference championship in 2005. In his three years on the Virginia Tech staff, the Hokies played in three bowl games, including a win in the 1995 Sugar Bowl. Played an instrumental part in building Top 10 defenses at Virginia Tech, Georgia Southern and Western Carolina. His father, Jim, has been a college football coach for more than 35 years and was James Franklin’s offensive coordinator at East Stroudsburg.

➤ Prominent Players Coached

Dontari Poe 2012 NFL Draft first-round pick Kansas City Chiefs

C.C. Brown Two-Time All-Sun Belt NFL (2005-11)

Ike Taylor Two-time Super Bowl Champion Pittsburgh Steelers (2003-14)

Michael Adams NFL (2007-14)

Chris Marve Three-time All-SEC

Antwain Spann NFL (2005-09)

Darius Eubanks Cleveland Browns Brent Russell 2010 Consensus All-American Lavelle Westbrooks 2014 NFL Draft seventh-round pick Mike Hull 2014 Big Ten Linebacker of the Year

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ Lettered as a defensive back at the University of Buffalo, before suffering a career-ending injury, which launched his

coaching career as an undergraduate student in 1992.

➤ Hometown: Altoona, Pa.

➤ Education:

➤ Alma Mater: University of Buffalo, 1993

1993 — B.A. in history, Buffalo

➤ Year At Penn State: Second

➤ Family:

➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience:

Wife: Amy Son: Colby; daughters: Madeline & Catherine

24 years — 2 at Penn State; 3 at Vanderbilt; 1 at Georgia Southern; 3 at Memphis; 5 at Louisiana-Lafayette; 4 at Western Carolina; 3 at Virginia Tech; 2 at East Stroudsburg, 1 at Buffalo

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Charles Tillman Two-time All-Pro Carolina Panthers

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Clinton McDonald Super Bowl XLVIII Champion (Seattle) Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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PASSING GAME COORDINATOR/QUARTERBACKS COACH

RICKY RAHNE @RickyRahne

➤ Coaching Experience 2014- . . 2011-13. 2009-10 2007-08 2006 . . 2005 . . 2004 . .

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. Penn State Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach . Vanderbilt Quarterbacks Coach . Kansas State Tight Ends Coach . Kansas State Running Backs Coach . Kansas State Offensive Graduate Assistant . Cornell Running Backs Coach . Holy Cross Assistant Defensive Line Coach

➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ Works with Christian Hackenberg, helping him break numerous Penn State game, season and career passing and total

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offense records in 2014, including the game passing yardage mark with 454 yards. Rahne’s efforts helped Penn State produce four 300-yard passing games and seven 100-yard receiving outings last year. In 2013, Rahne coached Vanderbilt’s Austyn Carta-Samuels, who completed 68.7 percent of his passes (193-of-281) to rank No. 3 nationally among FBS quarterbacks. Carta-Samuels entered the Top 10 in Vanderbilt season history with 2,383 yards of total offense in 2013, despite missing three games, helping the Commodores to a 9-4 mark. Rahne’s passing attack helped Commodore receivers set SEC records and running backs post two 1,000-yard seasons in the past three years. Under Rahne’s tutelage in 2012, Jordan Rodgers posted the fourth-highest passing yardage total and eighth-highest total offense yardage in Vanderbilt history. He helped Rodgers to improve his completion percentage by 10 percent from 2011 to 2012. As an offensive graduate assistant at Kansas State in 2006, he worked with Josh Freeman, helping him to become a first-round pick in the NFL Draft. Rahne also served as running backs and tight ends coach while at Kansas State, helping the Wildcats to two bowl appearances. Tight end Jeron Mastrud was first-team All-Big 12 in 2009 and played three years in the NFL. Recruited quarterback Collin Klein and running back Daniel Thomas to Kansas State. As Cornell running backs coach in 2005, coached first-team All-Ivy choice Luke Siwula to a 1,000-yard season and the Cornell offense averaged 248.6 rushing yards per game.

➤ Prominent Players Coached Jeron Mastrud 2009 All-Big XII first-team NFL (2010-13) Luke Siwula Two-time All-Ivy League (2006-07)

➤ Hometown: Morrison, Colo.

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➤ Alma Mater: Cornell University, 2002

2002 — B.S. in industrial & labor relations, Cornell

➤ Year At Penn State: Second ➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience: 12 years — 2 at Penn State; 3 at Vanderbilt; 5 at Kansas State; 1 at Cornell; 1 at Holy Cross

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➤ Family: Wife: Jennifer Sons: Ryder & Jake

Josh Freeman Two-time All-American honorable-mention 2009 NFL Draft first-round pick Miami Dolphins

James Johnson 2007 All-Big XII second-team NFL (2008-11)

Jordan Rodgers NFL (2013)

➤ Accomplishments As A Player Was a three-year starter at quarterback at Cornell University. Is Cornell’s all-time leader in completions (678), passing yards (7,710), touchdown passes (54) and total offense (7,994). Earned honorable-mention All-America laurels in 2000 and was a two-time honorable-mention All-Ivy League pick. Was named Cornell’s Pop Warner Team MVP three times and finished his career ranked third on the Ivy League all-time passing yardage list. ■ Inducted into the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014. ■ ■ ■ ■


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DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/SAFETIES COACH

BOB SHOOP @Coach_ShoopPSU

➤ Coaching Experience 2014- . . . . . . . . . . Penn State Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach 2011-13 . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach 2007-10 . . . . . . . . William & Mary Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach 2006. . . . . . . . . . . University of Massachusetts Defensive Backs Coach 2003-05 . . . . . . . . Columbia Head Coach 1999-2002 . . . . . . Boston College Defensive Backs Coach 1998. . . . . . . . . . . Army Defensive Backs Coach 1997. . . . . . . . . . . Villanova Defensive Coordinator 1994-96 . . . . . . . . Yale Defensive Coordinator 1991-93 . . . . . . . . Northeastern Defensive Backs Coach 1990. . . . . . . . . . . Virginia Offensive Graduate Assistant Coach 1989. . . . . . . . . . . Yale Offensive Graduate Assistant/Wide Receivers Coach ➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ Was selected the 247Sports Defensive Coordinator of the Year in 2014 after directing a unit that allowed just 278.7 yards

per game, good for No. 2 in the FBS and the Nittany Lions’ second-lowest average since 1990.

■ Has coordinated units that have finished in the Top 25 nationally in total defense in each of the last four years. ■ In 2014, Shoop helped senior safety Adrian Amos grab three interceptions and gain honorable-mention All-Big Ten

accolades and safety Marcus Allen earn Freshman All-America and Big Ten All-Freshman honors.

■ Served as defensive coordinator and safeties coach the last three years at Vanderbilt, helping the Commodores to Top 25

finishes in total defense every season: 18th (2011), 19th (2012) and 23rd (2013).

■ In 2013, Shoop’s unit forced 30 turnovers, tied for 10th nationally, including 24 in the last eight games to contribute to a 6-2

finish during a 9-4 campaign.

■ In 2012, the Commodores held opponents to just 18.7 points per game, the lowest by a Vanderbilt defense since 1997. The

Commodores also ranked in the Top 15 nationally in passing and scoring defense.

■ Mentored Casey Hayward, who grabbed seven interceptions in 2011 and is tied for the Vanderbilt career record with 15.

Heyward was a second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and led all NFL rookies with six picks.

■ In 2009, William & Mary made the FCS semifinals as Shoop’s defense held opponents to just 12.1 points and 229.8 yards

per game. The season included a win over Virginia. He was honored as the FootballScoop I-AA Coordinator of the Year.

■ Under Shoop, Tribe cornerback B.W. Webb intercepted eight passes as a redshirt freshman in 2009. Webb was a fourth-

round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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■ William & Mary won the CAA in 2010 behind a defense that allowed just 16.7 points per game and surrendered only six

passing touchdowns.

■ Helped coach the 2006 Massachusetts team that reached the NCAA Championship game. The Minutemen defense allowed

just 13.3 points per game and held 11 opponents to under 20 points.

■ The 2006 UMass secondary picked off 11 passes, including three by consensus I-AA All-American James Ihedigbo, who

plays for the Detroit Lions and was a member of the Baltimore Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII winning team.

■ While defensive backs coach at Boston College, the Eagles made four bowl appearances. In 2002, Boston College forced

32 turnovers to rank in the Top 25 nationally.

Sean Richardson Green Bay Packers

Andre Hal 2013 All-SEC second-team Houston Texans

Adrian Amos 2015 NFL Draft fifth-round pick Chicago Bears Casey Hayward 2012 NFL Draft second-round pick Green Bay Packers

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ Was a three-year letterman and two-year starter as a wide receiver at Yale. ■ Earned honorable-mention All-Ivy League accolades in 1987. ■ Also was a four-year letterman in baseball, being selected a team captain in 1988.

Derek Cox 2009 NFL Draft third-round pick New England Patriots B.W. Webb 2009 CAA Defensive Rookie of the Year Pittsburgh Steelers

➤ Hometown: Oakmont, Pa.

➤ Education:

➤ Alma Mater: Yale University, 1988

1988 — B.A. in economics, Yale

James Ihedigbo 2006 Consensus I-AA All-American Super Bowl XLVII Champion (Baltimore) Detroit Lions

➤ Year At Penn State: Second

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➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience:

Wife: Maura Sons: Tyler & Jay

27 years — 2 at Penn State; 3 at Vanderbilt; 4 at William & Mary; 1 at Massachusetts; 3 at Columbia; 4 at Boston College; 1 at Army; 1 at Villanova; 4 at Yale; 3 at Northeastern; 1 at Virginia

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Kenny Ladler 2013 All-SEC second-team Buffalo Bills

Sean Lissemore 2009 Sporting News All-American San Diego Chargers

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DEFENSIVE RECRUITING COORDINATOR/CORNERBACKS COACH

TERRY M. SMITH @CoachTerryPSU

➤ Coaching Experience 2014- . . . . . . . . . . Penn State Defensive Recruiting Coordinator/Cornerbacks Coach 2013. . . . . . . . . . . Temple Wide Receivers Coach 2003-12 . . . . . . . . Gateway (Monroeville, Pa.) High School Head Coach/Athletic Director 2002. . . . . . . . . . . Gateway High School Head Coach 2001. . . . . . . . . . . Gateway High School Offensive Coordinator 1997-2000 . . . . . . Duquesne University Passing Coordinator 1996. . . . . . . . . . . Hempfield (Greensburg, Pa.) High School Assistant Coach ➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ Returned to his alma mater in 2014 after successful high school and college coaching stops and playing professional

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football. In his first year back at Penn State, he helped develop a secondary that boosted the Nittany Lions to No. 2 nationally in pass efficiency defense and sign a recruiting class ranked in the nation’s Top 15. The cornerback unit also ranked third in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed (10) in 2014. The group also led the Big Ten in passing touchdowns allowed, opponent red zone passing (46.15 pct.), yards per attempt (5.7) and opponent team passing efficiency (101.15). While serving as Temple’s wide receivers coach in 2013, the Owls set a school record for passing yards with 2,996 and tied the school record with 23 receiving touchdowns. Under Smith’s tutelage, the Owls’ Robby Anderson totaled 791 receiving yards in 2013, the fifth-best season total in school history. Anderson compiled a program-best 249 receiving yards against SMU. As head coach at his alma mater, Gateway High School, Smith compiled a 101-30 record from 2002-12 with four WPIAL AAAA runner-up finishes. Coached three players at Gateway that went on to play in the NFL, including former Penn State cornerback Justin King, Smith’s stepson. Coached in three U.S. Army All-America games, one of the most prestigious high school all-star games in the nation. Coached at Duquesne University, helping the Dukes to a 33-10 record and two Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference titles during his time on the Uptown Pittsburgh campus. Coached Josh Rue (1999) and Yardon Brantley (2000) to back-to-back Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. He also helped Gerald Foster, Reggie Harris and Joe Rosato earn All-MAAC honors. Helped Duquesne wideout Reggie Harris attain first-team Mid-Major All-American and Mid-Major Receiver of the Year accolades from the Football Gazette in 2000. His playing career after he graduated from Penn State included stops in the NFL, Arena Football League and Canadian Football League.

➤ Prominent Players Coached Justin King NFL (2008-13)

➤ Hometown: Aliquippa, Pa.

➤ Education:

➤ Alma Mater: Penn State, 1991

1991 — B.S. in business management, Penn State

➤ Year At Penn State: Second ➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience: 7 years — 2 at Penn State; 1 at Temple; 4 at Duquesne

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➤ Family: Wife: Alison Son: Justin King; daughter: Haley

Lydell Sargeant NFL (2009)

Mortty Ivy Saskatchewan Roughriders NFL (2009-12) Dayonne Nunley Three-time All-MAC (2011-13)

Dorian Bell 2012 All-American third-team Delbert Tyler Two-time All-MEAC (2012-13)

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ Was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at wide receiver at Penn State. ■ Ended his career ranked No. 2 on the career receiving touchdowns list (15) and was No. 3 in career receptions (108) and

receiving yardage (1,825).

■ Helped Penn State play in three consecutive bowl games, including wins over BYU in the 1989 Holiday Bowl and

Tennessee in the 1991 Fiesta Bowl, compiling an 11-2 record and No. 3 final ranking in the polls.


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DEFENSIVE LINE COACH

SEAN SPENCER @SpenceChaos

➤ Coaching Experience 2014- . . . . . . . . . . Penn State Defensive Line Coach 2011-13 . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt Defensive Line Coach 2009-10 . . . . . . . . Bowling Green Defensive Line Coach 2007-08 . . . . . . . . Massachusetts Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach 2006. . . . . . . . . . . Hofstra Defensive Line Coach 2005. . . . . . . . . . . Villanova Linebackers Coach 2004. . . . . . . . . . . Holy Cross Defensive Line Coach 2001-03 . . . . . . . . Massachusetts Defensive Line Coach 1998-2000 . . . . . . Trinity College Running Backs/Passing Game Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach 1996-97 . . . . . . . . Shippensburg Running Backs Coach 1995. . . . . . . . . . . Wesleyan University Tight Ends Coach ➤ Coaching Accomplishments ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

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Selected a finalist for Football Scoop’s Defensive Line Coach of the Year in 2014, as he led a unit that helped Penn State finish No. 3 in FBS rushing defense (100.5) and second in total defense (278.7). Mentored defensive tackle Anthony Zettel to first-team All-Big Ten honors last year after recording 17.0 tackles for loss, including 8.0 sacks, and a team-best tying three interceptions. Guided Austin Johnson and Deion Barnes to All-Big Ten honorable-mention selections in 2014. Helped Vanderbilt finish in the Top 25 in total defense in each of his three seasons with the Commodores. The Vanderbilt defense made 87 sacks over the last three seasons, with the defensive line making 42.5 tackles for loss in 2013. Helped the Commodores force 29 turnovers in 2013 en route to a 9-4 record and a second consecutive Top 25 finish in the national polls. In 2012, he aided a defensive unit that collected 97 tackles for loss, with four players making 10.5 or more TFL and six recording eight or more TFL. Coached the defensive line at Bowling Green, mentoring Chris Jones, who received All-MAC honors and is a starter for the New England Patriots. Jones registered six sacks and 11 tackles for loss in 2010. In 2007, Massachusetts totaled 44 sacks and 92 tackles for loss, with defensive ends David Burris and Michael Hanson combining for 16.5 sacks and 29 tackles for loss. Helped UMass advance to the 2007 NCAA FCS Playoff quarterfinals. Villanova’s Brian Hulea earned AFCA and Walter Camp All-American honors in 2005 under Spencer’s tutelage. He piled up 135 tackles and became the school’s career leader in tackles.

Chris Jones 2012 All-American first-team New England Patriots

Valdamar Brower 2002 All-American second-team 2001 All-ECAC first-team

Brian Hulea 2005 All-American first-team

Tim Fugger 2011 All-SEC second-team 2012 NFL Draft seventh-round pick

Karon Williams 2005 All-Atlantic 10 first-team CFL (2006-13)

Rob Lohr CFL (2014)

Walker May Three-year Vanderbilt starter

Deion Barnes Signed with New York Jets

Vince Taylor Signed with New England Patriots

➤ Accomplishments As A Player ■ A three-year starter at safety at Clarion (Pa.) University. ■ Was named to the 1992 NCAA Division II Preseason All-America team by The Sporting News.

➤ Hometown: Hartford, Conn.

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➤ Alma Mater: Clarion University, 1995

1995 — B.S. in politcal science, Clarion

➤ Year At Penn State: Second

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➤ Collegiate Coaching Experience:

Daughter: Alysia

21 years — 2 at Penn State; 3 at Vanderbilt; 2 at Bowling Green; 5 at Massachusetts; 1 at Hofstra; 1 at Villanova; 1 at Holy Cross; 3 at Trinity College; 2 at Shippensburg; 1 at Wesleyan

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Caleb Azubike 2012 ESPN All-Freshman Team

David Burris 2007 All-American honorable-mention

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PHIL ESTEN

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER Phil Esten comes to Penn State after serving the past two years as Deputy Director of Athletics for External Relations at the University of California. At Cal, he was responsible for the Cal Athletics brand and served as the Chief Development Officer, charged with generating key financial resources to support Cal’s 30-sport program and its mission. Prior to arriving in Berkeley, Esten served as the President and CEO of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. Esten previously was an Associate Athletic Director at Minnesota for six years, managing the overall strategic plan for the Golden Gophers’ 25-sport program. He also served as the department’s point person for the University’s new on-campus football stadium, TCF Bank Stadium, which opened in 2009. Esten was instrumental in the stadium fundraising, an effort that included $90 million in individual and corporate support for the stadium, as well as more than $45 million for academic programs and other University initiatives. Esten also served as the Assistant Director of Athletic Ticketing and Events at Ohio State, where he worked from 1997-2000. A native of LaCrosse, Wis., Esten earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of St. Thomas (Minn.), where he was a baseball student-athlete. Esten earned a master’s in sport management at Ohio State and his doctorate in kinesiology from Minnesota, teaching graduate level courses in the kinesiology department as an adjunct professor. Esten and his wife, Dani, have three children: Lucas, Cooper and Hannah.

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JEMAL GRIFFIN

CHIEF OF STAFF

Jemal Griffin is in his second year as Chief of Staff of the Penn State football program. Griffin’s primary responsibilities include the day-to-day management of the football program and its administrative staff, oversight of the football budget and handling all football contracts. In addition, he serves as the team’s liaison to the athletic and university administration. Griffin served in a similar capacity with James Franklin at Vanderbilt for three years. He also worked with Franklin at Maryland, serving as the Director of Football Operations from 2008-10 where he was responsible for the daily management of the Maryland football program, including team travel, budget management, team housing, fundraising and special events. He served as Maryland’s assistant recruiting coordinator in 2006-07. During that time, the Terps landed nine prep All-Americans and 31 others ranked among the nation’s top 100 at their positions. Prior to joining the Terps, Griffin spent seven years on the staff at Woodlawn High School in Baltimore. He started as a defensive backs coach in 2000 and was promoted in 2001 to assistant head coach/offensive coordinator. Griffin coached two prep All-Americans, as well as numerous all-state players at Woodlawn. The school won two Baltimore County titles and two Maryland 4A North Region titles during his tenure. A native of Baltimore, Griffin earned his degree in management from Coppin State University, where he was a fouryear starter on the baseball team and was named to the MEAC All-Tournament team as a senior. Griffin and his wife, Carla, are the parents of two sons, Brandon and Joshua, and a daughter, Billie Grace. Brandon is an outside linebacker on the Morgan State University football team.

MICHAEL HAZEL

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

Michael Hazel is in his second year as the Nittany Lions’ Director of Football Operations. His primary responsibilities include overseeing football’s external operations, facilities and handling of Coach Franklin’s public appearances. Additionally, he serves as the program’s liaison to marketing, strategic communications and high school coaches. Hazel also was a member of James Franklin’s staff at Vanderbilt University, serving as Director of Football Operations for three years. Hazel was a member of the Vanderbilt football staff from 2004-14, serving four seasons as Director of Football Operations, six as Assistant Director of Football Operations and one as a defensive graduate assistant. At Vanderbilt, Hazel was a part of more than half of the institution’s bowl games, including the school’s first bowl game in 26 years in 2008 and unprecedented back-to-back bowl victories the last two seasons. Before joining Vanderbilt, Hazel spent three seasons as a defensive graduate assistant at his alma mater, Elon University. Hazel was a four-year letterman at Elon, playing linebacker and contributing on special teams. He helped Elon to a 28-16 record as the program transitioned to Division I-AA and was an eighttime member of the Elon Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Hazel, a native of Easley, S.C., and a graduate of Wren High School, holds two master’s degrees. He earned an M.Ed. in organizational leadership from Vanderbilt in 2007 and an MBA from Elon University in 2004. Hazel received his bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from Elon in 2001. Hazel and his wife, Molly, reside in State College.


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KEVIN THRELKEL

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION

Kevin Threlkel is in his second year as Penn State’s Director of Football Administration. In his capacity, Threlkel handles team travel logistics, daily internal operations and serves as the team’s liaison to the Nittany Lion Club, Penn State Alumni Association and the Penn State Football Letterman’s Club. Threlkel served as the Assistant Director of Football Operations under James Franklin at Vanderbilt for three years. The ties between Threlkel and Franklin date to Kansas State in 2006-07, when the Wildcat undergraduate worked under Franklin as an offensive and recruiting assistant. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in business management from Kansas State in 2007, Threlkel assisted with the Ahearn Fund, the school’s development organization, and earned his master’s degree in 2009. A native of Hays, Kan., Threlkel matriculated to Maryland for two years, serving as a football operations intern and a program management specialist. He then followed Franklin to Vanderbilt when he was named head coach in December 2010.

P.J. MULLEN

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL

Andy Frank is in his second year as the Director of Player Personnel for the football program. He oversees all aspects of the recruiting operation. Frank was a member of James Franklin’s Vanderbilt staff, serving as the Player Personnel Coordinator for three years. In that role, Frank oversaw the two highest ranked recruiting classes in Vanderbilt history (2012 ranked No. 29; 2013 ranked No. 19 nationally by Rivals. com). He was a member of the staff from 2005-13, serving in several capacities, including defensive graduate assistant (2005-07), defensive quality control (2008), Assistant Recruiting Coordinator (2009), Assistant Director of Football Operations (2010) and Player Personnel Coordinator (2011-13). Before arriving at Vanderbilt, Frank worked four years for an engineering firm while also serving as a defensive assistant coach at Lincoln High School in Warren, Mich. A native of Sterling Heights, Mich., he played defensive back and special teams at Princeton University. He earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Princeton in 2001 and a master’s in education from Vanderbilt in 2007.

JIM HASLETT

TEAM CONSULTANT

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, SPORTS MEDICINE SUPPORT SERVICES/HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER FOR FOOTBALL Tim Bream is in his fourth year at Penn State and was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director, Sports Medicine Support Services in March 2015. He is responsible for overseeing sports medicine support and athletic training services for all 31 Penn State varsity sports, including football, and the university’s approximately 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 schools, including Richmond, where he was the director of sports medicine and head athletic trainer (199892), Vanderbilt (1986-88), Syracuse (1984-86) and West Virginia (1983-84). In addition, Bream has worked 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. He has two daughters, Rebecca and Elizabeth.

JEVIN STONE VIDEO DIRECTOR

Jevin Stone is in his fourth year as Video Director for the football program after serving as a video assistant since 2009. 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 football team as a student. He was a member of the Indianapolis Colts’ video staff (2004-06), including the Super Bowl XLI Championship team. He also was the head video director for the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe in 2006, followed by a one-year stint with the Frankfurt Galaxy. Stone was a video assistant with the Cleveland Browns in 2007-08 and rejoined the Colts’ video staff in 2008-09. He returned to the college ranks in 2009 as a video assistant at Penn State. Stone earned two football letters as an offensive lineman at Indiana State. Stone oversees all video software and equipment in the Lasch football building. He supervises all of the video and computer needs for the Penn State football program as well as the filming and editing of all practices and games with the stateof-the-art XOS Thunder System. This technology allows the coaches and players to view any play or sequence at the click of a button from any computer, tablet or smart phone. Video is merged with key data, such as down and distance, to provide coaches and players with a complete analysis of every play. He also is responsible for the opponents game exchange via the internet. Stone is a member of the Collegiate Sports Video Association. This Association provides information to connect and network with other video coordinators around the country and also learn new technology that a variety of vendors have to offer. A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Stone lives in State College and is single.

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Jim Haslett joins the Nittany Lions as a team consultant. He brings 21 years of NFL coaching experience and 26 overall to Happy Valley. In his role with the Nittany Lions, Haslett will work with the coaches, staff and program. The Pittsburgh native was the head coach of the New Orleans Saints from 2000-05 and also was the interim head coach of the St. Louis Rams for part of the 2008 season. Haslett led the Saints to the 2000 NFC West Championship en route to being a unanimous choice for Associated Press Coach of the Year. He also claimed Coach of the Year honors from The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly after guiding the Saints to their first-ever playoff win. Haslett, who was a second-round NFL Draft pick by the Buffalo Bills, is the only person to be recognized as a College Football Hall of Famer (2001), AP NFL Coach of the Year (2000) and Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year (1979). Haslett most recently was the Washington Redskins defensive coordinator from 2010-14. During his time in Washington, he produced three Pro Bowl linebackers and a second-team All-Pro linebacker in London Fletcher. In Haslett’s first four years (2010-13) the Redskins accumulated 105 takeaways, the team’s highest four-year total since recording 110 (2002-05). Prior to joining the Redskins, Haslett spent the 2009 season coaching the UFL’s Florida Tuskers. He led the Tuskers to a perfect 6-0 record and was selected as the league’s Coach of the Year. As a player, Haslett was an inside linebacker for the Bills from 1979-85, earning AP Defensive Rookie of the Year honors in 1979 and All-Pro accolades in 1980. He was named to the franchise’s Silver Anniversary team. Haslett played his collegiate ball at Indiana (Pa.), where he was a four-time Little All-America selection at linebacker and defensive end. He also was an accomplished punter at IUP, where he still ranks second in season and career punting average. His son, Chase, now is the quarterback for the Crimson Hawks. Haslett and his wife, Beth, have two daughters, Kelsey and Libby, and a son, Chase.

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P.J. Mullen is in his second year as the Director of Player Development and Community Relations. He brings nearly 10 years of institutional and community knowledge to the football program. Mullen’s primary responsibilities include coordinating the team’s extensive community service initiatives, creating professional development programs for the players, assisting in all aspects of on-campus recruiting, planning all appearances and speaking requests for the players and overseeing the freshmen in their transition process to Penn State. Mullen also is an adjunct professor in Penn State’s College of Communications where he teaches broadcast journalism courses. Mullen joined the staff after serving as program director and morning show host at WBHV (B94.5) in State College, Pa., from 2009-14. The ties between Mullen and Penn State Athletics date to 2010 when he began freelance production and emcee work for women’s basketball, field hockey and softball. Mullen has worked on production teams at various Penn State venues including the inaugural season of Pegula Ice Arena in 2013-14 and with the marketing and game day production teams at Beaver Stadium, the Bryce Jordan Center and Rec Hall since 2011. He also has been the on-field emcee for the State College Spikes, a minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, since 2010. Mullen, a native of Media, Pa., is the son of Phil and Ro Mullen and has two brothers, Matt and Dan. A graduate of St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia, Mullen received his bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Penn State in 2007.

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FOOTBALL SUPPORT STAFF

Mark Brumbaugh

Assistant Director of Strategic Communications/ Secondary Football Contact

Alvin Futrell

Performance Enhancement Coach

Todd Kulka

Assistant Director of Strategic Communications/ Secondary Football Contact

Dwight Galt IV

Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement

Chuck Losey

Stewart Carter

Assistant Equipment Manager

Barry Gant Jr.

Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement

Dr. Scott Lynch

Kristine Clark

Director of Sports Nutrition

Chelsea Holmes

Lauren Damone

Social Community Manager

Angie Hummel

Assistant Learning Specialist

Administrative Support Assistant

Courtney Maag

Tony Mancuso

Rachel Kelly

Administrative Support Assistant, Morgan Academic Support Center

Blake Newsock

Football Academic Support Services Coordinator

Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement

Director of Athletic Medicine

Administrative Support Assistant

Assistant Director of Strategic Communications/ Secondary Football Contact

Assistant Video Director, Productions

Evan Ostrow

Cameron Patria

Kristina Petersen

Wally Richardson

Kenny Sanders

Madeleine Scaramuzzo

Dr. Peter Seidenberg

Wes Sohns

Assistant Recruiting Coordinator

Team Physician

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Associate Director of Strategic Communications/ Primary Football Contact

Jay Takach

Assistant Athletic Director, Equipment Services

Director of Football Letterman’s Club

Molly Tye

Academic Counselor

Assistant Director of Player Personnel

Dianna Weaver

Administrative Support Assistant

Football Trainer

Samuel Williams

Special Teams Recruiting Assistant for Quality Control


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FOREVER BLUE & WHITE ATHLETIC ENDOWMENTS Join Penn State’s proud athletic tradition. This is an opportunity to link your name in perpetuity with the accomplishments of all of Penn State’s athletic teams. By endowing a specific playing or coaching position on a team of your choice, you will help ensure that the University always will have funds available for expenses such as room and board, tuition and books; and that Penn State will be able to employ a first-rate coaching staff that will set a positive example for our young men and women. As of June 2015, 27 benefactors already have seized the chance to endow a football position for the White Squad (see diagram below). Most of the Blue Squad remains available. This program is open to all positions on any of Penn State’s 31 intercollegiate athletic teams in

consideration of a gift of $300,000 and for a minimum commitment of $50,000 you can establish a named endowed scholarship to support the team of your choice. Coaching endowments also are available in all 31 sports, with gift levels for assistant coaches starting at $500,000 and head coaches starting at $1 million. Patrick and Candace Malloy committed $5 million to create the Malloy Paterno Head Football Coach Endowment at Penn State. The Malloys’ gift will provide important resources for the football program. Income from the Malloy Paterno Head Football Coach Endowment will be directed, at the head coach’s discretion and with approval from the director of athletics, to purposes ranging from academic support and special medical

care for team members, to expenses associated with recruitment of student-athletes and coaching expenses, excluding salary supplements. Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics receives no state support for its programs and must cover the cost of fielding 31 varsity teams from ticket revenues and private giving. The University invests endowed gifts in perpetuity and uses a portion of the annual income for the purposes intended by the donor. The remaining income is added to the principal to protect it from inflation and ensure its growth. For more information on becoming a part of Penn State’s proud athletic tradition, please call the Nittany Lion Club Office of Major Gifts at 814-863-GIFT (4438).

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2014 RESULTS & STATISTICS ➤ Date Penn State Opponent Aug. Sept. Sept. Sept. Sept. Oct. Oct. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Nov. Dec.

30 6 13 20 27 11 25 1 8 15 22 29 27

26 21 13 48 6 13 24 19 13 30 14 10 31

Score

UCF (1) Akron at Rutgers* Massachusetts Northwestern* at Michigan* Ohio State* [13] (OT) Maryland* at Indiana* Temple at Illinois* Michigan State* [10] Boston College (OT) (2)

Attendance Big Ten Overall

24 3 10 7 29 18 31 20 7 13 16 34 30

53,304 97,354 53,774 99,155 102,910 113,085 107,895 103,969 42,683 100,173 35,172 99,902 49,012

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

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

Associated Press ranking in brackets; (1) Croke Park Classic; Dublin, Ireland; (2) New Era Pinstripe Bowl; Yankee Stadium; New York, N.Y.; *Big Ten Conference game.

➤ TEAM STATISTICS

Penn State

Opponent

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

249 84 137 28 1325 451 2.9 101.9 3034 276 497 55.5 15 6.1 11.0 233.4 4359 948 4.6 335.3 77/36.6/1 19/130/6.8 35/731/20.9 16/143/8.9 31/206 15/11 74/600 85/215/39.5 7/19/36.9 31:16

190 79 96 15 1302 443 2.9 100.2 2317 215 406 53.0 16 5.7 10.8 178.2 3619 849 4.3 278.4 84/41.3/0 21/94/4.5 36/884/24.6 15/257/17.1 44/277 13/5 89/761 61/202/30.2 5/19/26.3 28:44

➤ SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 PENN STATE Opponents

2

3

4

OT

Total

Average

46 51

60 47

82 54

66 70

14 20

268 242

20.6 18.6

➤ PASSING

G

Comp.

Att.

Int.

Pct.

Yards

TD

LP

Rating

Christian Hackenberg D.J. Crook Bill Belton Team PENN STATE Opponents

13 2 13

270 6 0 0 276 215

484 9 3 1 497 406

15 0 0 0 15 16

55.8 66.7 0.0 0.0 55.5 53.0

2977 57 0 0 3034 2317

12 1 0 0 13 10

79 12 0 0 79 77

109.44 156.53 0.00 0.00 109.41 101.14

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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

G

Att.

Yards

Avg.

TD

LG

Akeel Lynch Bill Belton Zach Zwinak Cole Chiappialle Brad Bars DaeSean Hamilton Geno Lewis Chris Godwin Saeed Blacknall Grant Haley Christian Hackenberg Team PENN STATE Opponents

13 13 7 10 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

147 125 40 22 1 8 1 2 1 1 93 10 451 443

678 526 112 68 32 32 1 1 -1 -2 -94 -28 1325 1302

4.6 4.2 2.8 3.1 32.0 4.0 1.0 0.5 -1.0 -2.0 -1.0 -2.8 2.9 2.9

4 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 14

47 92 18 10 32 11 1 1 -1 -2 17 — 92 49

➤ RECEIVING

G

No.

Yards

Avg.

TD

LG

DaeSean Hamilton Geno Lewis Jesse James Bill Belton Chris Godwin Kyle Carter Mike Gesicki Saeed Blacknall Akeel Lynch Brent Wilkerson PENN STATE Opponents

13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13 13

82 55 38 26 25 16 11 11 10 2 276 215

899 751 396 201 321 153 114 112 69 18 3034 2317

11.0 13.7 10.4 7.7 12.8 9.6 10.4 10.2 6.9 9.0 11.0 10.8

2 2 3 1 2 1 0 1 0 1 13 10

51 79 44 24 72 23 30 24 16 11 79 77

➤ TOTAL OFFENSE

G

Plays

Rushing

Passing

Total

Avg./G

Christian Hackenberg Akeel Lynch Bill Belton Zach Zwinak Cole Chiappialle D.J. Crook Brad Bars DaeSean Hamilton Geno Lewis Chris Godwin Saeed Blacknall Grant Haley Team PENN STATE Opponents

13 13 13 7 10 2 13 13 13 13 13 13

577 147 128 40 22 9 1 8 1 2 1 1 11 948 849

-94 678 526 112 68 0 32 32 1 1 -1 -2 -28 1325 1302

2977 0 0 0 0 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3034 2317

2883 678 526 112 68 57 32 32 1 1 -1 -2 -28 4359 3619

221.8 52.2 40.5 16.0 6.8 28.5 2.5 2.5 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 -3.1 335.3 278.4

No.

Yards

Average

TD

LG

32 2 1 35 36

659 61 11 731 884

20.6 30.5 11.0 20.9 24.6

0 0 0 0 1

44 35 11 44 90

No.

Yards

Average

TD

LG

17 1 1 19 21

129 1 0 130 94

7.6 1.0 0.0 6.8 4.5

0 0 0 0 0

41 1 0 41 42

➤ KICKOFF RETURNS Grant Haley Von Walker Akeel Lynch PENN STATE Opponents

➤ PUNT RETURNS Jesse Della Valle Jordan Lucas Gregg Garrity PENN STATE Opponents

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G

No.

Yards

Average

TD

LG

Anthony Zettel Adrian Amos Trevor Williams Jesse Della Valle Grant Haley Nyeem Wartman-White Mike Hull Brandon Bell Ryan Keiser Christian Campbell PENN STATE Opponents

13 13 12 13 13 12 13 11 6 10 13 13

3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 16 15

52 35 3 0 30 13 12 0 0 -2 143 257

17.3 11.7 1.5 0.0 30.0 13.0 12.0 0.0 0.0 -2.0 8.9 17.1

1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

40 33 3 0 30 13 12 0 0 0 40 51

➤ ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE DaeSean Hamilton Akeel Lynch Geno Lewis Bill Belton Grant Haley Jesse James Chris Godwin Kyle Carter Jesse Della Valle Mike Gesicki Zach Zwinak Saeed Blacknall Cole Chiappialle Von Walker Anthony Zettel Adrian Amos Brad Bars Brent Wilkerson Nyeem Wartman-White Mike Hull Trevor Williams Jordan Lucas Christian Campbell Christian Hackenberg Team PENN STATE Opponents

➤ SCORING

Receiving

Punt Returns

KO Returns

Int. Returns

Total

32 678 1 526 -2 0 1 0 0 0 112 -1 68 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 -94 -28 1325 1302

899 69 751 201 0 396 321 153 0 114 0 112 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3034 2317

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 129 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 130 94

0 11 0 0 659 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 731 884

0 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 35 0 0 13 12 3 0 -2 0 0 143 257

931 758 752 727 687 396 322 153 129 114 112 111 68 61 52 35 32 18 13 12 3 1 -2 -94 -28 5363 4854

FG

0 7 4 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 28 27

24-29 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 24-29 18-26

............... Points After Touchdown ............... Kick Rush Rec. Pass 28-28 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 28-28 24-27

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

DXP

Saf

Points

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

100 42 24 18 18 12 12 12 6 6 6 6 6 268 242

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Sam Ficken Bill Belton Akeel Lynch Jesse James Zach Zwinak Chris Godwin DaeSean Hamilton Geno Lewis Saeed Blacknall Kyle Carter Grant Haley Brent Wilkerson Anthony Zettel PENN STATE Opponents

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➤ PUNTING

G

No.

Yards

Daniel Pasquariello Chris Gulla Christian Hackenberg Team PENN STATE Opponents

9 13 13

47 28 1 1 77 84

1754 1045 5 14 2818 3473

➤ FIELD GOALS Sam Ficken PENN STATE Opponents

136

13 13

Average 37.3 37.3 5.0 14.0 36.6 41.3

LG

TB

FC

I-20

50+

Blk

63 53 5 14 63 71

3 1 0 0 4 10

13 11 0 0 24 30

13 9 0 0 22 19

1 4 0 0 5 10

0 1 0 0 1 0

FG

Pct.

1-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50+

LG

Blk

24-29 24-29 18-26

82.8 82.8 69.2

0-0 0-0 0-0

8-9 8-9 7-7

7-9 7-9 7-9

8-9 8-9 4-8

1-2 1-2 0-2

50 50 49

4 4 0

➤ KICKOFFS

G

No.

Yards

Sam Ficken PENN STATE Opponents

13 13 13

62 62 54

3722 3722 3402

➤ DEFENSE

G

Solo

Assists

Total

Mike Hull Nyeem Wartman-White Jordan Lucas Marcus Allen Austin Johnson Brandon Bell Deion Barnes C.J. Olaniyan Adrian Amos Anthony Zettel Trevor Williams Ryan Keiser Jesse Della Valle Grant Haley Jason Cabinda Von Walker Gary Wooten Parker Cothren Garrett Sickels Christian Campbell Brad Bars Malik Golden Carl Nassib Tarow Barney Evan Schwan Tyrone Smith Akeel Lynch Jordan Dudas Sam Ficken Da’Quan Davis Matt Zanellato Troy Apke Jack Haffner Deron Thompson Bill Belton Cole Chiappialle Curtis Cothran Mike Gesicki Christian Hackenberg DaeSean Hamilton Zach Zwinak Daniel Pasquariello Tyler Yazujian Team PENN STATE Opponents

13 12 13 13 13 11 13 13 13 13 12 6 13 13 8 12 11 13 13 10 13 8 13 12 13 12 13 10 13 5 7 6 9 9 13 10 1 13 13 13 7 9 13

75 32 37 35 19 23 20 15 30 28 22 17 13 12 7 5 5 8 7 9 6 4 4 2 4 1 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 465 541

65 43 21 23 30 24 24 28 12 14 5 8 9 6 10 7 7 3 4 1 4 3 3 5 2 5 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 374 332

140 75 58 58 49 47 44 43 42 42 27 25 22 18 17 12 12 11 11 10 10 7 7 7 6 6 4 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 839 873

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Average 60.0 60.0 63.0

TFL-Yards

Sacks-Yards

10.5-28 3.5-5 4-10 2-13 6-18 7-43 12.5-63 5.5-24 2.5-3 17-72 1.5-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 1-2 1.5-3 2.5-6 3-12 1-1 2-7 0.5-1 3.5-22 2.5-15 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 92-357 98-406

2-12 0-0 2-8 1-11 1-10 2-17 6-50 3-19 0-0 8-46 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.5-1 2-10 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-5 2-14 0-0 0.5-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 31-206 44-277

PBU 3 0 9 3 3 3 1 0 7 5 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 50

TB

OB

21 21 17

3 3 2

FR-Yards 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-7 0-0 0-0 1-0 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 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 5-7 11-0

FF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7


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2014 SEASON SUPERLATIVES ➤ PENN STATE INDIVIDUAL

➤ OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL

Rushes: 28, Akeel Lynch at Illinois Rushing Yards: 137, Bill Belton at Indiana; Akeel Lynch at Illinois Rushing Touchdowns: 2, Bill Belton vs. Massachusetts; Zach Zwinak vs. Massachusetts Longest Rush: 92, Bill Belton at Indiana Pass Attempts: 50, Christian Hackenberg vs. Boston College (Pinstripe Bowl) Pass Completions: 34, Christian Hackenberg vs. Boston College (Pinstripe Bowl) Passing Yards: 454, Christian Hackenberg vs. UCF (Croke Park Classic) Touchdown Passes: 4, Christian Hackenberg vs. Boston College (Pinstripe Bowl) Longest Pass Play: 79, Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis vs. UCF (Croke Park Classic) Receptions: 14, DaeSean Hamilton vs. Ohio State Yards Receiving: 173, Geno Lewis vs. UCF (Croke Park Classic) Touchdown Receptions: 2, Jesse James vs. Akron Longest Reception: 79, Geno Lewis from Christian Hackenberg vs. UCF (Croke Park Classic) Field Goals: 4, Sam Ficken vs. UCF (Croke Park Classic); vs. Maryland Longest Field Goal: 50, Sam Ficken vs. Temple Punts: 9, Daniel Pasquariello at Indiana Punting Average: 48.8, Chris Gulla vs. Akron Longest Punt: 63, Daniel Pasquariello vs. Michigan State Longest Punt Return: 41, Jesse Della Valle vs. Northwestern Longest Kickoff Return: 44, Grant Haley vs. UCF (Croke Park Classic) Tackles: 19, Mike Hull vs. Ohio State Sacks: 2.0, Deion Barnes vs. Maryland Tackles For Loss: 3.0, Anthony Zettel vs. UCF (Croke Park Classic); at Rutgers; vs. Michigan State Interceptions: 2, Trevor Williams at Rutgers

Rushes: 30, Jeremy Langford, Michigan State Rushing Yards: 148, Jon Hilliman, Boston College (Pinstripe Bowl) Rushing Touchdowns: 3, Trevor Siemian, Northwestern Longest Rush: 49, Jon Hilliman, Boston College (Pinstripe Bowl) Pass Attempts: 46, Kyle Pohl, Akron Pass Completions: 24, Kyle Pohl, Akron Passing Yards: 263, Blake Frohnapfel, Massachusetts Touchdown Passes: 2, Tyler Murphy, Boston College (Pinstripe Bowl) Longest Pass Play: 77, Blake Frohnapfel to Tajae Sharpe, Massachusetts Receptions: 11, Mike Dudek, Illinois Yards Receiving: 115, Mike Dudek, Illinois Touchdown Receptions: 1, 10 times; last: Shakim Phillips & David Dudeck, Boston College Longest Reception: 77, Tajae Sharpe from Blake Frohnapfel, Massachusetts Field Goals: 3, Matt Wile, Michigan; David Reisner, Illinois Longest Field Goal: 49, Sean Nuernberger, Ohio State Punts: 11, Nathan Renfro, Maryland; Erich Toth, Indiana Punting Average: 47.3, Zach Paul, Akron Longest Punt: 71, Justin DuVernois, Illinois Longest Punt Return: 42, Miles Shuler, Northwestern Longest Kickoff Return: 90, R.J. Shelton, Michigan State Tackles: 18, Joshua Perry, Ohio State Sacks: 2.5, Joey Bosa, Ohio State Tackles For Loss: 3.0, Jake Ryan, Michigan Interceptions: 1, 15 times; last: Trae Waynes, Michigan State

➤ PENN STATE TEAM HIGHS & LOWS

➤ OPPONENT TEAM HIGHS & LOWS Rushes Rushing Yards Rushing Average Rushing Touchdowns Pass Attempts Pass Completions Passing Yards Yards Per Completion Touchdown Passes Total Offense Total Plays Yards Per Play Points Sacks Made First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions Made Punts Punting Average

Highs 57, vs. Ohio State 285, vs. Boston College 6.2, vs. Boston College 3, vs. Northwestern; vs. Ohio State 46, vs. Akron 26, at Illinois 263, vs. Massachusetts 18.5, vs. UCF 2, vs. Boston College 382, vs. Boston College 76, vs. Ohio State 5.8, vs. Boston College 34, vs. Michigan State 6, vs. Michigan 19, vs. Ohio State 10, at Indiana; vs. Temple 89, vs. Maryland 5, at Rutgers; vs. Temple 2, 5 games; last: vs. Temple 11, vs. Maryland; at Indiana 47.3, vs. Akron

Lows 20, vs. Temple 3, vs. Massachusetts 0.1, vs. Massachusetts 0, 6 games; last: at Illinois 19, vs. Ohio State 11, vs. Boston College 68, at Indiana 5.2, at Indiana 0, 4 games; last: at Indiana 194, vs. Maryland 51, vs. UCF 2.9, vs. Maryland 3, vs. Akron 1, vs. Akron 8, vs. Temple 3, at Michigan; at Illinois 30, 4 games; last: vs. Mich. St. 0, 3 games; last: vs. Boston Col. 0, 3 games; last: vs. Boston Col. 3, vs. Michigan State 36.7, at Indiana

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Lows 22, vs. Michigan State 16, vs. Ohio State 0.5, vs. Ohio State 0, 5 games; last: vs. Boston Col. 16, at Illinois 8, at Illinois 93, at Illinois 7.2, vs. Ohio State 0, 5 games; last: vs. Michigan St. 214, at Michigan 63, at Illinois 2.6, vs. Maryland 6, vs. Northwestern 1, 5 games; last: vs. Boston Col. 14, vs. Northwestern 3, vs. Akron 23, at Michigan 0, vs. Massachusetts 0, 6 games; last: vs. Boston Col. 1, vs. UCF 27.1, at Rutgers

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

Highs 47, vs. Temple; at Illinois 254, vs. Temple 5.4, vs. Temple 5, vs. Massachusetts 50, vs. Ohio State; vs. Boston College 34, vs. Boston College 454, vs. UCF 14.5, vs. Akron 4, vs. Boston College 511, vs. UCF 83, vs. Maryland 6.8, vs. UCF 48, vs. Massachusetts 6, vs. Maryland 27, vs. Akron 9, vs. UCF; vs. Boston College 90, vs. UCF 4, vs. Maryland 5, at Rutgers 9, at Indiana 48.8, vs. Akron

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2014 PENN STATE GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS 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

UCF

24 7 14 3 10/18 1/2 511 75 6.8 57 28 2.0 454 32 47 2 2/17 1/41.0 9/90 1/1 26 1 1 0 0 0 2/2 0/0 4/4 34:07

AK

27 7 16 4 4/10 0/0 425 68 6.3 106 31 3.4 319 22 37 2 1/8 5/48.8 3/25 1/1 21 0 3 0 0 0 3/3 0/0 0/0 30:39

RUT

19 4 13 2 9/20 0/0 373 77 4.8 64 33 1.9 309 25 44 1 5/17 8/27.1 5/40 1/0 13 1 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 2/3 33:23

MASS

NW

23 11 11 1 10/17 1/1 464 77 6.0 228 45 5.1 236 18 32 0 2/10 3/40.7 6/52 0/0 48 5 1 0 0 0 6/6 0/0 2/2 37:32

14 3 9 2 3/17 1/4 266 71 3.8 50 25 2.0 216 22 46 1 4/20 7/35.7 4/35 1/1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 2/3 29:37

MICH

16 7 8 1 6/17 0/3 214 68 3.1 54 35 1.5 160 21 33 1 6/40 5/33.4 5/23 0/0 13 0 1 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 2/2 31:00

OSU

20 5 11 4 8/18 0/1 240 81 3.0 16 31 0.5 224 31 50 2 5/35 8/34.5 4/42 1/0 24 1 1 0 1 0 3/3 0/0 1/1 25:27

MD

IND

16 4 10 2 6/20 1/2 219 83 2.6 42 41 1.0 177 18 42 1 5/40 8/36.8 8/64 4/3 19 0 1 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 4/4 32:13

15 6 7 2 4/17 0/0 330 66 5.0 162 37 4.4 168 12 29 2 5/23 9/37.3 7/55 1/0 13 1 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 2/3 31:05

TEM

19 13 5 1 4/13 1/1 366 73 5.0 254 47 5.4 112 12 26 2 2/7 5/38.0 5/45 1/1 30 2 0 0 1 0 3/3 0/0 3/4 35:42

ILL

15 8 5 2 6/15 1/2 265 63 4.2 172 47 3.7 93 8 16 0 2/20 7/39.1 5/34 1/1 14 1 1 0 0 0 2/2 0/0 0/0 32:51

MSU

16 4 11 1 6/16 1/3 233 67 3.5 38 22 1.7 195 21 45 1 3/26 5/40.0 4/35 1/1 10 1 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 1/2 25:05

BC

25 5 17 3 9/17 0/0 453 79 5.7 82 29 2.8 371 34 50 0 2/14 6/34.5 9/60 2/2 31 0 4 0 0 0 4/4 0/0 1/1 27:41

Freshman Chris Godwin made seven receptions for 140 yards in the Pinstripe Bowl, including a 72-yard touchdown catch (above).

Mike Gesicki recorded 11 catches for 114 yards in his freshman season.

2014 OFFENSIVE STARTERS ➤ OPPONENT

vs. UCF Akron at Rutgers Massachusetts Northwestern at Michigan Ohio State Maryland at Indiana Temple at Illinois Michigan State vs. Boston College

138

LT

D. Smith D. Smith D. Smith D. Smith D. Smith D. Smith D. Smith Nelson Nelson D. Smith D. Smith D. Smith D. Smith

LG

Mahon Mahon Mahon Mahon Mahon Mahon Mahon Mahon Mahon Mangiro Dieffenbach Dieffenbach Dieffenbach

C

Mangiro Mangiro Mangiro Mangiro Mangiro Mangiro Mangiro Laurent Laurent Laurent Mangiro Mangiro Mangiro

RG

Gaia Gaia Gaia Dowrey Gaia Gaia Gaia Gaia Gaia Gaia Gaia Gaia Gaia

RT

Nelson Nelson Nelson Nelson Nelson Nelson Nelson Mangiro Mangiro Nelson Nelson Nelson Nelson

(1) Opened with two tight ends; (2) opened with three wide receivers; (3) opened with three tight ends.

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TE

James James James James James James James James James James James James James

QB

Hackenberg Hackenberg Hackenberg Hackenberg Hackenberg Hackenberg Hackenberg Hackenberg Hackenberg Hackenberg Hackenberg Hackenberg Hackenberg

RB

Belton Belton Belton Belton Belton Belton Belton Lynch Lynch Belton Belton Belton Belton

FB

Carter (1) Carter (1) Carter (1) Carter (1) Carter (1) Blacknall (2) Godwin (2) Carter (3) Carter (1) Godwin (2) Carter (1) Carter (1) Garrity (2)

WR

Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton Hamilton

WR

Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Godwin Lewis Gesicki (3) Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis


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2014 OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS UCF

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

11 1 8 2 5/13 1/2 246 51 4.8 24 29 0.8 222 12 22 0 2/17 4/46.2 8/47 1/1 24 2 1 0 0 0 3/3 0/0 1/1 25:53

AK

17 4 12 1 5/17 0/2 277 71 3.9 69 25 2.8 208 24 46 0 4/14 7/47.3 7/64 0/0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 1/2 29:21

RUT

15 7 8 0 5/14 0/1 294 62 4.7 102 31 3.3 192 15 31 5 3/19 7/38.9 9/75 1/0 10 1 0 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 1/1 26:37

MASS

13 5 7 1 3/13 1/4 266 61 4.4 3 28 0.1 263 17 33 0 3/25 5/38.2 4/30 4/1 7 0 1 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/1 22:28

NW

17 3 14 0 7/17 0/2 361 75 4.8 103 38 2.7 258 21 37 1 1/13 6/37.2 8/75 0/0 29 3 0 0 1 0 2/4 0/0 1/2 30:23

MICH

12 5 7 0 6/15 0/1 256 57 4.5 64 31 2.1 192 16 26 1 3/14 5/43.8 3/30 0/0 18 0 1 0 0 1 1/1 0/0 3/3 29:00

OSU

MD

19 14 4 1 7/18 1/2 293 76 3.9 219 57 3.8 74 12 19 2 3/19 6/45.0 8/70 1/0 31 3 1 0 0 0 4/4 0/0 1/2 34:33

15 5 7 3 1/14 0/0 194 68 2.9 33 30 1.1 161 18 38 0 6/48 11/44.3 6/89 4/2 20 1 1 0 0 0 2/2 0/0 2/2 27:47

IND

13 9 2 2 3/17 0/1 221 68 3.2 153 40 3.8 68 13 28 2 1/8 11/36.7 10/82 1/0 7 0 0 0 1 0 1/1 0/0 0/1 28:55

TEM

8 4 4 0 3/16 0/1 248 58 4.3 61 20 3.0 187 17 38 4 1/2 5/41.0 10/69 1/1 13 0 1 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 2/3 24:18

ILL

16 5 8 3 2/16 0/0 283 69 4.1 68 27 2.5 215 26 42 0 2/14 8/41.2 3/30 0/0 16 0 1 0 0 0 1/1 0/0 3/4 27:09

MSU

18 6 11 1 9/16 0/0 298 67 4.4 118 41 2.9 180 13 26 1 1/7 3/42.0 5/30 0/0 34 2 1 1 0 0 4/4 0/0 2/3 34:55

BC

16 11 4 1 5/16 2/3 382 66 5.8 285 46 6.2 97 11 20 0 1/6 6/38.3 8/70 0/0 30 2 2 0 0 0 3/4 0/0 1/1 32:19

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Freshman Grant Haley returned a school-record 32 kickoffs for 659 yards last season, an average of 20.6 yards per return.

Brandon Bell registered 47 tackles, seven tackles for loss and two sacks during the 2014 season.

2014 DEFENSIVE STARTERS ➤ OPPONENT

DE

DT

Zettel Zettel Zettel Zettel Zettel Zettel Zettel Zettel Zettel Zettel Zettel Zettel Zettel

DT

Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson Johnson

DE

Olaniyan Olaniyan Olaniyan Olaniyan Olaniyan Olaniyan Olaniyan Olaniyan Olaniyan Olaniyan Olaniyan Olaniyan Olaniyan

LB

Wartman-White Wartman-White Wartman-White Wartman-White Walker Wartman-White Wartman-White Wartman-White Wartman-White Wartman-White Wartman-White Wartman-White Wartman-White

LB

Hull Hull Hull Hull Hull Hull Hull Hull Hull Hull Hull Hull Hull

LB

Bell Bell Bell Bell Bell Bell Bell Della Valle (1) Bell Bell Cabinda Wooten Bell

CB

Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Williams Campbell Williams Williams Williams

SAFETY Amos Amos Amos Amos Amos Amos Amos Amos Amos Amos Amos Amos Amos

SAFETY Keiser Keiser Keiser Keiser Keiser Keiser Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen Allen

CB

Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas Lucas

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Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes Barnes

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vs. UCF Akron at Rutgers Massachusetts Northwestern at Michigan Ohio State Maryland at Indiana Temple at Illinois Michigan State vs. Boston College

(1) Opened with five defensive backs.

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2014 INDIVIDUAL OFFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS ➤ RUSHING (Attempts-Yards-TD)

UCF

Akeel Lynch Bill Belton Zach Zwinak Cole Chiappialle Brad Bars DaeSean Hamilton Chris Godwin Geno Lewis Saeed Blacknall Grant Haley Christian Hackenberg Team

AK

1-7-0 10-16-0 12-32-1 — — — — — — — 5-2-0 —

➤ RECEIVING (Catches-Yards-TD)

7-45-0 9-36-0 10-30-0 — — 1-1-0 — — — — 2-1-0 2-(-7)-0

UCF

DaeSean Hamilton Geno Lewis Jesse James Bill Belton Chris Godwin Kyle Carter Mike Gesicki Saeed Blacknall Akeel Lynch Brent Wilkerson

AK

11-165-0 8-173-1 7-60-0 1-13-0 2-13-0 2-21-0 1-9-0 — — —

RU

MASS

1-(-2)-0 15-36-1 2-7-0 — — 1-9-0 — — — — 12-18-0 2-(-4)-0

8-81-1 7-76-2 9-28-2 16-35-0 — — — — — — 5-8-0 —

RU

MASS

7-69-0 6-98-0 2-57-2 4-49-1 1-12-0 1-23-0 1-11-0 — — —

8-103-0 6-109-0 1-3-0 4-52-0 3-22-0 2-13-0 1-7-0 — — —

4-65-0 5-82-0 2-26-0 — 2-18-0 1-6-0 — 2-21-0 — 2-18-1

TD 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 4

Bill Belton vs. UCF Akron at Rutgers Massachusetts Northwestern at Michigan Ohio State Maryland at Indiana Temple at Illinois Michigan State vs. Boston College

NW

MICH

1-2-0 8-25-0 4-8-0 1-10-0 — — — — — — 11-5-0 —

5-16-0 14-69-0 3-7-0 DNP — 1-1-0 — — — 1-(-2)-0 10-(-34)-0 1-(-3)-0

NW

MICH

6-100-0 4-33-0 3-32-0 5-15-0 1-14-0 — 1-6-0 1-5-0 1-11-0 —

7-58-1 3-17-0 3-25-0 4-26-0 — 1-7-0 2-10-0 1-17-0 — —

OSU

13-38-0 9-8-1 — DNP — 1-(-3)-0 — — — — 8-(-27)-0 —

MD

21-51-0 8-14-0 INJ — — — — — — — 11-(-22)-0 1-(-1)-0

OSU

MD

14-126-0 1-11-0 4-22-0 2-5-0 3-16-0 1-4-0 1-3-0 4-34-1 1-3-0 —

5-42-0 5-54-0 5-48-1 — 1-12-0 2-21-0 — — — —

IND

13-47-0 16-137-1 INJ — — — — — — — 8-(-22)-0 —

IND

2-33-0 4-39-0 2-32-0 — 2-25-0 — 1-28-0 1-11-0 — —

TEM

18-130-1 19-92-1 INJ 2-15-0 — 1-10-0 — — — — 5-10-0 2-(-3)-0

ILL

28-137-1 6-6-0 INJ 3-8-0 1-32-0 3-14-0 — 1-1-0 — — 3-(-16)-0 2-(-10)-0

TEM

ILL

4-26-0 2-15-0 2-30-0 1-6-0 2-31-0 — — — 1-4-0 —

1-6-0 1-9-0 1-9-0 1-9-0 1-18-1 — 1-7-0 — 2-35-0 —

MSU

14-51-1 1-3-0 INJ — — — 2-1-0 — — — 5-(-17)-0 —

MSU

6-55-0 3-29-0 3-25-0 1-12-0 — 3-28-0 2-33-0 1-9-0 2-4-0 —

BC

17-75-0 3-8-0 INJ DNP — — — — 1-(-1)-0 — 8-0-0 —

BC

7-51-1 7-82-1 3-27-0 3-14-0 7-140-1 3-30-1 — 1-15-0 3-12-0 —

➤ PASSING Christian Hackenberg Comp. vs. UCF 32 Akron 22 at Rutgers 25 Massachusetts 12 Northwestern 22 at Michigan 21 Ohio State 31 Maryland 18 at Indiana 12 Temple 12 at Illinois 8 Michigan State 21 vs. Boston College 34

Att. 47 36 44 23 45 32 49 42 29 26 16 45 50

Yds. 454 319 309 179 216 160 224 177 168 112 93 195 371

Int. 2 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 2 0 1 0

Comp. — 0 — — 0 0 — — — — — — —

Att. — 1 — — 1 1 — — — — — — —

Yds. — 0 — — 0 0 — — — — — — —

Int. — 0 — — 0 0 — — — — — — —

TD — 0 — — 0 0 — — — — — — —

D.J. Crook vs. UCF Akron at Rutgers Massachusetts Northwestern at Michigan Ohio State Maryland at Indiana Temple at Illinois Michigan State vs. Boston College

Comp. — — — 6 — — — — — — — — —

Att. — — — 9 — — — — — — — — —

Yds. — — — 57 — — — — — — — — —

Int. — — — 0 — — — — — — — — —

TD — — — 1 — — — — — — — — —

2014 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICAL LEADERS Game

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vs. UCF Akron at Rutgers Massachusetts Northwestern at Michigan Ohio State Maryland at Indiana Temple at Illinois Michigan State vs. Boston College

Rushing Attempts Zwinak (12) Zwinak (10) Belton (15) Chiappialle (16) Hackenberg (11) Belton (14) Lynch (13) Lynch (21) Belton (16) Belton (19) Lynch (28) Lynch (14) Lynch (17)

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Rushing Yards Zwinak (32) Lynch (45) Belton (36) Lynch (81) Belton (25) Belton (69) Lynch (38) Lynch (51) Belton (137) Lynch (130) Lynch (137) Lynch (51) Lynch (75)

Receptions Hamilton (11) Hamilton (7) Hamilton (8) Lewis (5) Hamilton (6) Hamilton (7) Hamilton (14) Hamilton, James, Lewis (5) Lewis (4) Hamilton (4) Lynch (2) Hamilton (6) Godwin, Hamilton, Lewis (7)

Receiving Yards Lewis (173) Lewis (98) Lewis (109) Lewis (82) Hamilton (100) Hamilton (58) Hamilton (126) Lewis (54) Lewis (39) Godwin (31) Lynch (35) Hamilton (55) Godwin (140)

All-Purpose Yards Lewis (173) Lewis (98) Hamilton (112) Lewis (82) Hamilton (100) Belton (95) Hamilton (123) Haley (76) Belton (137) Lynch (134) Lynch (172) Haley (107) Godwin (140)

Tackles Hull (11) Hull (11) Hull (9) Hull (6) Hull (16) Hull (11) Hull (19) Allen (11) Hull (9) Hull (10) Hull (10) Hull (13) Wartman-White (11)


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2014 INDIVIDUAL DEFENSIVE GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS ➤ TACKLES (Unassisted-Assists-Total) Mike Hull Nyeem Wartman-White Jordan Lucas Marcus Allen Austin Johnson Brandon Bell Deion Barnes C.J. Olaniyan Adrian Amos Anthony Zettel Trevor Williams Ryan Keiser Jesse Della Valle Grant Haley Jason Cabinda Von Walker Gary Wooten Parker Cothren Garrett Sickels Christian Campbell Brad Bars Malik Golden Carl Nassib Tarow Barney Evan Schwan Tyrone Smith Akeel Lynch Jordan Dudas Sam Ficken Da’Quan Davis Matt Zanellato Troy Apke Jack Haffner Deron Thompson Bill Belton Cole Chiappialle Curtis Cothran Mike Gesicki Christian Hackenberg DaeSean Hamilton Zach Zwinak Daniel Pasquariello Tyler Yazujian

UCF

4-7-11 1-5-6 1-1-2 — 2-1-3 1-0-1 1-3-4 2-0-2 1-0-1 3-3-6 2-0-2 3-4-7 1-0-1 — DNP — — — — DNP 1-1-2 1-0-1 — DNP 1-0-1 — — — 1-0-1 2-1-3 DNP DNP 1-0-1 — — — DNP — — — — DNP —

AK

8-3-11 3-3-6 6-1-7 — 2-2-4 2-2-4 2-2-4 0-2-2 2-1-3 2-1-3 — 4-0-4 1-0-1 1-1-2 DNP 1-0-1 — 0-1-1 — DNP — 3-1-4 1-1-2 0-1-1 — — — — — — — DNP 1-0-1 — — — DNP — 1-0-1 — — DNP —

RU

6-3-9 2-1-3 2-1-3 — 0-1-1 1-0-1 2-0-2 3-1-4 2-0-2 4-0-4 5-0-5 3-0-3 — 1-0-1 DNP — 1-0-1 2-0-2 — 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-1-1 1-0-1 — — — 1-0-1 — — — — DNP — — — — DNP — — — 1-0-1 DNP —

MASS

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

NW

9-7-16 DNP 0-2-2 1-0-1 1-4-5 0-2-2 3-3-6 0-3-3 2-1-3 2-2-4 1-1-2 3-3-6 2-1-3 1-0-1 3-5-8 0-3-3 1-0-1 — 0-1-1 2-0-2 0-1-1 — — 0-1-1 0-2-2 0-1-1 — — 1-0-1 DNP — DNP DNP 0-1-1 — — DNP — — — — — —

MICH

8-3-11 3-3-6 7-0-7 1-0-1 0-2-2 2-1-3 3-4-7 1-1-2 2-0-2 1-1-2 3-0-3 1-1-2 — — — — — 2-0-2 — — 1-0-1 — — 1-0-1 1-0-1 — — — — — 1-0-1 DNP DNP — — DNP DNP — — — — DNP —

OSU

7-12-19 2-7-9 0-2-2 4-7-11 0-4-4 5-8-13 1-6-7 2-7-9 3-4-7 1-1-2 1-2-3 INJ 2-2-4 1-1-2 — 1-0-1 — 0-1-1 — — 0-1-1 — 1-0-1 — — — 2-0-2 — — DNP 0-1-1 DNP DNP — — DNP DNP — — — — — —

Player Sam Ficken

Game

TEM

3-7-10 0-2-2 3-0-3 2-0-2 3-1-4 1-4-5 1-0-1 — 3-0-3 1-2-3 DNP INJ 0-2-2 0-3-3 — 1-1-2 1-1-2 1-0-1 0-1-1 3-0-3 — DNP — 0-2-2 — 1-0-1 1-0-1 DNP — DNP DNP 1-0-1 — DNP — — DNP — — 1-0-1 INJ — 0-1-1

ILL

MSU

7-3-10 4-5-9 2-4-6 8-1-9 1-4-5 DNP 1-0-1 2-1-3 2-2-4 1-2-3 2-0-2 INJ 3-0-3 — 2-3-5 1-0-1 0-2-2 0-1-1 0-1-1 — 1-0-1 DNP 0-1-1 — — 0-1-1 — DNP — DNP DNP — — DNP — — DNP — — — INJ 0-1-1 —

BC

7-6-13 3-5-8 5-2-7 4-5-9 — DNP 1-1-2 0-4-4 2-1-3 4-1-5 1-0-1 INJ 1-1-2 0-1-1 DNP — 1-2-3 — — DNP 0-1-1 DNP — — — — — 0-1-1 — DNP DNP — — 0-1-1 — — DNP — — — INJ — —

2-4-6 5-6-11 5-2-7 2-4-6 4-3-7 2-2-4 2-1-3 1-3-4 6-1-7 5-1-6 2-1-3 INJ 1-1-2 — 1-0-1 — DNP — 1-1-2 1-0-1 — DNP — — — DNP — 1-0-1 1-0-1 DNP DNP — — — — DNP DNP — — — INJ — —

SEASON PUNTING

Yards

TB

OB

Avg.

Returns

Yards

Avg.

62

3722

21

3

60.0

36

9740

26.1

KO

Yards

TB

OB

Avg.

Returns

Yards

Avg.

6 4 4 9 3 5 4 6 4 6 3 3 5

366 247 246 576 191 270 246 366 233 380 160 180 261

1 1 2 8 1 2 1 2 — 2 1 — —

— 1 — — — — — — — — 1 — 1

61.0 61.8 61.5 64.0 63.7 54.0 61.5 61.0 58.2 63.3 53.3 60.0 52.2

5 2 2 1 2 2 3 4 3 4 1 3 4

142 36 42 20 56 52 81 75 58 87 7 135 149

28.4 18.0 21.0 20.0 28.0 28.0 27.0 18.7 19.3 21.8 7.0 45.0 37.2

Player

No.

Yards

Avg.

Long

FC

I-20

50+

Blk

Daniel Pasquariello 47 Chris Gulla 28 Christian Hackenberg 1

1754 1045 5

37.3 37.3 5.0

63 53 5

13 11 0

13 9 0

1 4 0

0 1 0

Yards

Avg.

Long

FC

I20

50+

Blk

41 244 217 122 250 167 276 294 336 190 274 200 207

41.0 48.8 27.1 40.7 35.7 33.4 34.5 36.8 37.3 38.0 39.1 40.0 34.5

41 53 40 45 52 42 45 47 48 49 49 63 42

— — 2 2 4 3 1 1 5 — 2 2 2

— 3 3 1 — 2 1 — 5 2 — 3 2

— 3 — — 1 — — — — — — 1 —

— — 1 — — — — — — — — — —

Game

No.

vs. UCF Akron at Rutgers Massachusetts Northwestern at Michigan Ohio State Maryland at Indiana Temple at Illinois Michigan State vs. Boston College

1 5 8 3 7 5 8 8 9 5 7 5 6

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vs. UCF Akron at Rutgers Massachusetts Northwestern at Michigan Ohio State Maryland at Indiana Temple at Illinois Michigan State vs. Boston College

IND

4-5-9 3-5-8 4-1-5 5-1-6 1-5-6 5-1-6 1-2-3 3-4-7 4-0-4 3-0-3 2-1-3 INJ 1-0-1 2-0-2 1-0-1 DNP — — 1-0-1 1-0-1 1-0-1 DNP 1-0-1 — — 0-1-1 — 1-0-1 — DNP DNP 1-0-1 — DNP — 1-0-1 DNP — — — INJ — —

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MD

5-4-9 1-1-2 1-3-4 6-5-11 3-3-6 2-3-5 2-2-4 0-1-1 0-1-1 1-0-1 2-0-2 INJ 0-1-1 3-0-3 0-2-2 1-0-1 DNP — 3-0-3 1-0-1 1-0-1 — 0-1-1 0-1-1 — 0-2-2 — 1-0-1 — DNP 1-0-1 — DNP DNP 1-0-1 — DNP 1-0-1 — — INJ — —

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2014 SCORING DRIVES ➤ GAME Plays Yards Time Result Qtr.

Score

UCF (6)

➤ GAME Plays Yards Time Result Qtr.

Score

Indiana (3) 10 15 5 3 10 8

80 72 43 72 58 55

5:07 6:00 1:56 1:38 4:44 1:08

TD FG FG TD FG FG

1 2 3 3 4 4

Zach Zwinak, 1, run Sam Ficken, 22, FG Sam Ficken, 33, FG Geno Lewis, 79, pass from Christian Hackenberg Sam Ficken, 24, FG Sam Ficken, 36, FG

4 10 2

58 79 60

1:40 5:26 0:25

TD TD TD

1 3 4

Bill Belton, 22, pass from Christian Hackenberg Jesse James, 13, pass from Christian Hackenberg Jesse James, 44, pass from Christian Hackenberg

13 9 6

72 68 80

5:18 3:42 1:49

FG FG TD

3 4 4

Sam Ficken, 32, FG Sam Ficken, 25, FG Bill Belton, 5, run

Massachusetts (8) 15 5 8 2 6 5 10 11

53 45 69 20 64 56 72 41

5:30 2:37 3:07 0:12 3:02 1:25 5:38 4:57

FG FG TD TD TD TD TD TD

1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3

Sam Ficken, 42, FG Sam Ficken, 40, FG Bill Belton, 24, run Bill Belton, 20, run Zach Zwinak, 5, run Zach Zwinak, 1, run Akeel Lynch, 15, run Brent Wilkerson, 11, pass from D.J. Crook

Northwestern (2) 10 5

55 11

1:23 0:38

FG FG

2 3

Sam Ficken, 42, FG Sam Ficken, 36, FG

10 11 4

57 60 28

5:32 5:45 2:00

FG FG TD

1 Sam Ficken, 35, FG 1 Sam Ficken, 32, FG 2 DaeSean Hamilton, 10, pass from Christian Hackenberg

Ohio State (4) — 8 19 7

— 45 77 25

— 2:16 2:49 —

TD TD FG TD

3 Anthony Zettel, 40, interception return 4 Saeed Blacknall, 24, pass from Christian Hackenberg 4 Sam Ficken, 31, FG OT Bill Belton, 1, run

36 49 16 51 33

4:04 6:15 1:34 2:55 2:47

FG FG FG TD FG

1 9 5

92 39 13

0:20 3:49 1:31

TD FG FG

2 3 4

Bill Belton, 92, run Sam Ficken, 27, FG Sam Ficken, 28, FG

12 9 2 1 — 6

64 55 75 8 — 20

6:59 0:53 0:37 0:03 — 2:26

FG FG TD TD TD FG

1 2 3 3 4 4

Sam Ficken, 29, FG Sam Ficken, 50, FG Akeel Lynch, 38, run Bill Belton, 8, run Grant Haley, 30, interception return Sam Ficken, 21, FG

9 8

52 77

4:49 4:14

TD TD

1 4

Chris Godwin, 18, pass from Christian Hackenberg Akeel Lynch, 47, run

Michigan State (2) 5 10

17 79

2:16 2:46

FG TD

2 3

Sam Ficken, 41, FG Akeel Lynch, 3, run

Boston College (5) 3 6 6 8 6

70 63 55 49 25

1:01 2:04 1:44 1:45 —

TD TD TD FG TD

Temple (6)

Akron (3)

Rutgers (3)

Illinois (2)

Michigan (3)

Maryland (5) 9 13 7 8 8

1 2 2 3 4

Sam Ficken, 47, FG Sam Ficken, 25, FG Sam Ficken, 46, FG Jesse James, 8, pass from Christian Hackenberg Sam Ficken, 48, FG

1 Chris Godwin, 72, pass from Christian Hackenberg 3 Geno Lewis, 7, pass from Christian Hackenberg 4 DaeSean Hamilton, 16, pass from Christian Hackenberg 4 Sam Ficken, 45, FG OT Kyle Carter, 10, pass from Christian Hackenberg

Total: 50 scoring drives (26 touchdowns, 24 field goals) Defensive/Special Teams Touchdowns: 40-yard interception return by Anthony Zettel vs. Ohio State; 30-yard interception return by Grant Haley vs. Temple Breakdown of Penn State Drives Most Plays: 19 (77 yards, 2:49, FG) vs. Ohio State Most Yards: 92 (1 play, 0:20, TD) at Indiana Most Time: 6:59 (12 plays, 64 yards, FG) vs. Temple

OPPONENT SCORING DRIVES

Total: 42 scoring drives (24 touchdowns, 18 field goals) Defensive/Special Teams Touchdowns: 49-yard interception return by Northwestern’s Anthony Walker; safety by Michigan; 47-yard interception return by Indiana’s Mark Murphy; 90-yard kickoff return by Michigan State’s R.J. Shelton Breakdown of Opponent Drives Most Plays: 14 (59 yards, 7:31, FG) by Ohio State; (78 yards, 4:53, FG) by Rutgers Most Yards: 80 (10 plays, 5:08, TD) by Rutgers Most Time: 7:31 (14 plays, 59 yards, FG) by Ohio State

RED ZONE RECAP PENN STATE ➤ Opponent Series Result vs. UCF 5 Akron 3 at Rutgers 4 Massachusetts 6 Northwestern 2 at Michigan 3 Ohio State 3 Maryland 2 at Indiana 3 Temple 3 at Illinois 2 Michigan State 1 vs. Boston College 3 TOTAL 33/40

142

1 TD, 4 FG 1 TD, 2 INT 1 TD, 2 FG, 1 FG Blocked 5 TD, 1 FG 1 FG, 1 FG Blocked 1 TD, 2 FG 1 TD, 1 FG, 1 Downs 1 TD, 1 FG 2 FG, 1 FG Blocked 1 TD, 2 FG 1 TD, 1 Downs 1 TD 3 TD 17 TD, 16 FG, 2 INT, 3 FG Blocked, 2 Downs

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

OPPONENT Pct. 100.0 33.3 75.0 100.0 50.0 100.0 66.7 100.0 66.7 100.0 50.0 100.0 100.0 82.5

➤ Opponent Series Result vs. UCF 5 Akron 3 at Rutgers 2 Massachusetts 1 Northwestern 6 at Michigan 2 Ohio State 5 Maryland 3 at Indiana — Temple 2 at Illinois 4 Michigan State 4 vs. Boston College 2 TOTAL 32/39

3 TD, 1 FG, 1 Downs 1 FG, 1 MFG, 1 Downs 1 TD, 1 FG 1 Downs 3 TD, 1 FG, 2 Downs 1 FG, Half 4 TD, 1 FG 2 TD, 1 FG — 2 FG 1 TD, 3 FG 3 TD, 1 FG 1 TD, 1 FG 18 TD, 14 FG, 5 Downs, 1 MFG, Half

Pct. 80.0 33.3 100.0 0.0 66.7 50.0 100.0 100.0 — 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 82.1


PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

2014 LONG PLAYS FROM SCRIMMAGE Yards

Type

Player(s)

92 (TD) 79 (TD) 72 (TD) 53 51 47 46 44 44 (TD) 41 38 38 38 (TD) 37 35 35 33 32 31 30 29 29 28 28 27 26 26 25 25 24 24 (TD) 24 (TD)

Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Rush Pass Rush Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Rush Pass Pass Rush Pass

Bill Belton Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Christian Hackenberg to Chris Godwin Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Christian Hackenberg to DaeSean Hamilton Christian Hackenberg to DaeSean Hamilton Akeel Lynch Christian Hackenberg to DaeSean Hamilton Christian Hackenberg to Jesse James Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Christian Hackenberg to DaeSean Hamilton Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Akeel Lynch Bill Belton Christian Hackenberg to DaeSean Hamilton Akeel Lynch Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Bill Belton Christian Hackenberg to Mike Gesicki Christian Hackenberg to DaeSean Hamilton Christian Hackenberg to DaeSean Hamilton Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Christian Hackenberg to Mike Gesicki Christian Hackenberg to DaeSean Hamilton Christian Hackenberg to Jesse James Akeel Lynch Akeel Lynch Christian Hackenberg to Chris Godwin Christian Hackenberg to Bill Belton Bill Belton Christian Hackenberg to Saeed Blacknall

Opponent

Yards

Type

Player(s)

at Indiana vs. UCF vs. Boston College at Rutgers Northwestern at Rutgers Massachusetts vs. UCF Akron vs. UCF vs. UCF Massachusetts Temple Temple Massachusetts vs. Boston College Maryland vs. Boston College at Michigan Michigan State Northwestern at Indiana Akron at Indiana vs. UCF at Indiana Michigan State Temple vs. Boston College at Rutgers Massachusetts Ohio State

23 23 23 23 22 22 (TD) 21 20 20 20 (TD) 20 20 20

Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Rush

Bill Belton Christian Hackenberg to Kyle Carter Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Christian Hackenberg to Jesse James Christian Hackenberg to Bill Belton Christian Hackenberg to Chris Godwin Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Bill Belton Christian Hackenberg to DaeSean Hamilton Christian Hackenberg to Jesse James Akeel Lynch

Opponent Akron Akron at Rutgers at Indiana vs. UCF Akron Temple Akron Akron Massachusetts at Michigan Maryland Indiana

Penn State Offense (45)

Most Plays of 20 or More Yards: 10, vs. UCF Play

No.

Passing Rushing

33 12

Long

Opponent

79 (TD) 92 (TD)

Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Bill Belton

vs. UCF at Indiana

Opponent Offense (38) Play

No.

Passing Rushing

28 10

Long

Opponent

77 (TD) 49 (TD)

Blake Frohnnapfel to Tajae Sharpe Jon Hilliman

Massachusetts vs. Boston College

2014 TACKLES FOR LOSS, SACKS & INTERCEPTIONS ➤ TFL/SACKS/INT

UCF

AK

RU

— 1/0/1 1/1/0 — — 0/0/1 DNP — DNP — — — — — — 0/0/1 — — 1/1/0 — — — 1/0/0 0/0/2 — 3/1/0

MASS

— — — 1/1/0 — 1/1/0 DNP — 1/0/0 1/0/0 — 0.5/0/0 — — 1/0/0 — — — 1/0/0 1/1/0 — 1/0/0 — — 1.5/0/0 —

NW

— 0/0/1 1/1/0 — — — — — DNP — — — — 1/0/0 0.5/0/0 — — — 0.5/0/0 — — — DNP — — —

MICH

— — 1/1/0 1/1/0 — — — — DNP 1/0/0 — — — 2/1/0 — — — — — — — — — — — 0/0/1

OSU

— — 1.5/1/0 — — 1/1/0 — — DNP — — — — 2.5/0/1 — INJ — 1/0/0 — — — — — — — 1/1/1

MD

1/1/0 — 2/2/0 — — 1/0/0 — — DNP — — — — — 1/1/0 INJ — 0.5/0.5/0 — 2/1/0 0.5/0.5/0 — — — DNP 1/0/0

IND

1/0/0 — — — 1/0/0 2/0/0 — 1/0/0 DNP — 0/0/1 DNP — 1.5/0/0 — INJ — 1/0/0 — — — DNP 0/0/1 1.5/0/0 — 1/1/0

TEM

— 1/0/1 1/0/0 0.5/0/0 — 0.5/0/0 — 0/0/1 DNP — 0/0/1 DNP 0/0/1 0.5/0/0 1/0/0 INJ 1/0/0 — — — — — 0.5/0/0 DNP — 1/1/0

ILL

— 0.5/0/0 1/0/0 — 1/0/0 DNP 0.5/0/0 — DNP — — DNP — — 0.5/0/0 INJ 0.5/0/0 0.5/0/0 1/1/0 — 0.5/0/0 — 1/0/0 — — 1/1/0

MSU

— — 1/0/0 — — DNP — DNP DNP — — DNP — 1.5/0/0 — INJ 0.5/0/0 — — — — — 1/0/0 — — 3/1/1

BC

— — 1/0/0 — — — — — DNP — — DNP — — 1/0/0 INJ 1/1/0 — — — DNP — — — DNP 2/0/0

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— — 1/0/0 DNP — 1/0/0 DNP DNP DNP — — — — 0.5/0/0 0.5/0/0 — — — 1/1/0 — — — — — — 3/1/0

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Marcus Allen Adrian Amos Deion Barnes Tarow Barney Brad Bars Brandon Bell Jason Cabinda Christian Campbell Curtis Cothran Parker Cothren Jesse Della Valle Malik Golden Grant Haley Mike Hull Austin Johnson Ryan Keiser Jordan Lucas Carl Nassib C.J. Olaniyan Garrett Sickels Tyrone Smith Von Walker Nyeem Wartman-White Trevor Williams Gary Wooten Anthony Zettel

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2015 SEASON

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2014 TURNOVER CHART ➤ PENN STATE: 21 Gained

➤ OPPONENTS: 24 Gained Plays/Yards

First Downs

Result

Turnover

2/9

0

Fumble

UCF (3) Interception Interception Fumble

1 4 4

Jacoby Glenn of Christian Hackenberg Jordan Ozerities of Christian Hackenberg Clayton Geathers by Chris Godwin

3/5 7/12 13/72 5/10 1/3

0 1 4 1 0

Punt Missed FG FG Punt Game End

Akron (3) Interception Fumble Interception

2 3 4

Massachusetts (1) Fumble 2 Austin Johnson by Tajae Sharpe

Rutgers (1) Interception

3

2/20

0

TD

Northwestern (1) Interception 3

Adrian Amos of Trevor Siemian

9/53

2

Downs

Michigan (1) Interception 2

Northwestern (2) Interception 4 Fumble 4

Anthony Walker of Christian Hackenberg Connor Mahoney by Christian Hackenberg

Anthony Zettel of Devin Gardner

4/28

1

TD

Ohio State (2) Interception 3 Interception 4

Michigan (1) Interception 3

Anthony Zettel of J.T. Barrett Mike Hull of J.T. Barrett

—/40 8/45

0 2

TD TD

Maryland (2) Fumble 2 Fumble 3

Mike Hull by Brandon Ross C.J. Olaniyan by Wes Brown

0 3

Fumble TD

Indiana (2) Interception Interception

2 4

Jesse Della Valle of Zander Diamont Nyeem Wartman-White of Zander Diamont

— 5/13

0 1

Halftime FG

Temple (5) Interception Interception Interception Fumble Interception

3 3 4 4 4

Adrian Amos of P.J. Walker Christian Campbell of P.J. Walker Grant Haley of P.J. Walker Austin Johnson by Jahad Thomas Jesse Della Valle of P.J. Walker

1/8 5/21 —/30 6/20 6/15

0 1 0 1 1

TD Punt TD FG Missed FG

Turnover UCF (1) Fumble

Qtr.

Player

4

Anthony Zettel by Justin Holman

1 1 3 4 4

Trevor Williams of Gary Nova Adrian Amos of Gary Nova Trevor Williams of Gary Nova Brandon Bell of Gary Nova Ryan Keiser of Gary Nova

Akron (0) Rutgers (5) Interception Interception Interception Interception Interception

2/(-12) 8/51

Illinois (0) Michigan State (1) Interception 2 Anthony Zettel of Connor Cook Boston College (0)

5/13

1

INT

First Downs

Result

7/18 1/(-1) 3/(-5)

1 0 0

FG Fumble Punt

Martel Durant of Christian Hackenberg Alfonso Horner by Team Bre Ford of Christian Hackenberg

7/33 6/30 4/7

2 2 0

Punt FG Downs

Lorenzo Waters of Christian Hackenberg

1/0

0

INT

—/49 4/8

0 0

TD FG

Jourdan Lewis of Christian Hackenberg

4/3

0

FG

Ohio State (2) Interception 1 Interception 3

Vonn Bell of Christian Hackenberg Tyvis Powell of Christian Hackenberg

7/39 3/(-8)

2 0

TD Punt

Maryland (4) Interception Fumble Fumble Fumble

1 2 4 4

William Likely of Christian Hackenberg L.A. Goree by Christian Hackenberg Alex Twine by Grant Haley L.A. Goree by Christian Hackenberg

4/17 3/0 4/24 1/(-1)

1 0 1 0

Punt Punt TD Game End

Indiana (2) Interception Interception

2 4

Mark Murphy of Christian Hackenberg Greg Gooch of Christian Hackenberg

—/47 3/(-8)

0 0

TD Punt

Temple (3) Fumble Interception Interception

1 2 3

Nate D. Smith by Bill Belton Tavon Young of Christian Hackenberg Tyler Matakevich of Christian Hackenberg

7/33 3/(-5) 4/8

2 0 0

FG Punt FG

Illinois (1) Fumble

2

Darius Mosley by Akeel Lynch

3/6

0

Punt

Michigan State (2) Interception 2 Trae Waynes of Christian Hackenberg Fumble 3 Taiwan Jones by Christian Hackenberg

1/(-1) 5/18

0 1

Halftime TD

Boston College (2) Fumble 2 Truman Gutapfel by Christian Hackenberg Fumble 3 Matt Milano by Christian Hackenberg

9/43 4/63

4 1

Punt TD

Qtr.

Player

Massachusetts (0)

Trevor Williams recorded two interceptions in the Nittany Lions’ victory at Rutgers in the 2014 Big Ten-opener.

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PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

INDIVIDUAL CAREER-HIGHS ➤ PASSING CHRISTIAN HACKENBERG Completions 34 Attempts 55 Yards 454 Touchdowns 4 Long 79 Interceptions 2

5

Yards 52 Touchdowns 1 Long

30

Two times; last: Northwestern, Sept. 27, 2014 at Rutgers, Sept. 13, 2014 Three times; last: Akron, Sept. 6, 2014 at Minnesota, Nov. 9, 2013

SAEED BLACKNALL Receptions 4 Yards 34 Touchdowns 1 Long 24

ADAM BRENEMAN Receptions 4 Yards 78 Touchdowns 1 Long

68

KYLE CARTER Receptions

6

Yards 85 Touchdowns 1 Long

34

MIKE GESICKI Receptions

2

Yards 33 Touchdowns 0 Long 30

CHRIS GODWIN

UCF, Sept. 14, 2013 at Wisconsin, Nov. 30, 2013 Three times; last: at Wisconsin, Nov. 30, 2013 at Wisconsin, Nov. 30, 2013

Four times; last: at Indiana, Oct. 5, 2013 at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012 Four times; last: vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014 at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012

Two times; last: Michigan State, Nov. 29, 2014 Michigan State, Nov. 29, 2014 Michigan State, Nov. 29, 2014

vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014 vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014 vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014 vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014

DaeSEAN HAMILTON Receptions 14 Yards 165 Touchdowns 1 Long

51

Ohio State, Oct. 25, 2014 Ohio State, Oct. 25, 2014 Ohio State, Oct. 25, 2014 Ohio State, Oct. 25, 2014

Michigan, Oct. 12, 2013 Eastern Michigan, Sept. 7, 2013 at Iowa, Oct. 20, 2012 at Indiana, Nov. 8, 2014

SAEED BLACKNALL Carries 1 Yards (-1) Touchdowns 0 Long (-1)

JESSE JAMES Receptions 7 Yards 90 Touchdowns 2 Long 58

vs. UCF, Aug. 30, 2014 Wisconsin, Nov. 24, 2012 Akron, Sept. 6, 2014 Purdue, Nov. 16, 2013

GENO LEWIS

Receptions 8 Yards 173 Touchdowns 2 Long 79

AKEEL LYNCH Receptions 3 Yards 35 Touchdowns 0 Long 16

vs. UCF, Aug. 30, 2014 vs. UCF, Aug. 30, 2014 at Wisconsin, Nov. 30, 2013 vs. UCF, Aug. 30, 2014

at Illinois, Nov. 22, 2014

Massachusetts, Sept. 20, 2014 Massachusetts, Sept. 20, 2014 Massachusetts, Sept. 20, 2014 Massachusetts, Sept. 20, 2014

2

Yards 22 Touchdowns 0 Long 17

MATT ZANELLATO Receptions 2 Yards 21 Touchdowns 0 Long 18

ZACH ZWINAK Receptions 6 Yards 52 Touchdowns 0 Long 31

Carries Yards Touchdowns Long

2 1 0 1

CHRISTIAN HACKENBERG Carries 12 Yards 18 Touchdowns 1

at Rutgers, Sept. 13, 2014 at Rutgers, Sept. 13, 2014 Four times; last: Nebraska; Nov. 23, 2013 Two times; last: Maryland, Nov. 1, 2014

17

DEFENSIVE LINE DEION BARNES 7

BRAD BARS 2

7

3

vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014

4

at Indiana, Oct. 5, 2013

C.J. OLANIYAN 9

Ohio State, Oct. 25, 2014

EVAN SCHWAN 2

Three times; last: Northwestern, Sept. 27, 2014

GARRETT SICKLES 3

TYRONE SMITH 2

Ohio State, Oct. 25, 2014 vs. UCF, Aug. 30, 2014 Two times; last: vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014 Northwestern, Sept. 27, 2014

Carries Yards Touchdowns Long

1 1 0 1

at Illinois, Nov. 22, 2014 at Illinois, Nov. 22, 2014 at Illinois, Nov. 22, 2014

AKEEL LYNCH Carries 28 Yards 137 Touchdowns 1 Long

at Illinois, Nov. 22, 2014 at Illinois, Nov. 22, 2014 Five times; last: Michigan State, Nov. 29, 2014 at Illinois, Nov. 22, 2014

47

ZACH ZWINAK Carries 36 Yards 179 Touchdowns 3 Long

Wisconsin, Nov. 24, 2012 Wisconsin, Nov. 24, 2012 Four times; last: Purdue, Nov. 16, 2013 Wisconsin, Nov. 30, 2013

61

Maryland, Nov. 1, 2014 Three times; last: at Indiana, Nov. 8, 2014

ANTHONY ZETTEL 6

Three times; last: vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014

8

MIKE HULL 19

BEN KLINE 8

vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014

3

Three times; last: Michigan State, Nov. 29, 2014

DEFENSIVE BACKS MARCUS ALLEN 11

ADRIAN AMOS 10

Northwestern, Sept. 27, 2014 Ohio State, Oct. 25, 2014 Illinois, Nov. 2, 2013

Ohio, Sept. 1, 2012

CHRISTIAN CAMPBELL 3

DA’QUAN DAVIS 3

JESSE DELLA VALLE 9

MALIK GOLDEN 4

GRANT HALEY 3

11

Ohio State, Oct. 25, 2014

Two times; last: Maryland, Nov. 1, 2014

RYAN KEISER 7

JESSE MERISE 2

TREVOR WILLIAMS 6

Temple, Nov. 15, 2014 vs. UCF, Aug. 30, 2014

at Ohio State, Oct. 26, 2013 Akron, Sept. 6, 2014 Three times; last: Temple, Nov. 15, 2014 at Ohio State, Oct. 26, 2013 Three times; last: vs. UCF, Aug. 30, 2014

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11

GARY WOOTEN

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13

NYEEM WARTMAN-WHITE

JORDAN LUCAS

LINEBACKERS BRANDON BELL

Two times; last: Northwestern, Sept. 27, 2014

Massachusetts, Sept. 20, 2014

AUSTIN JOHNSON CARL NASSIB

at Nebraska, Nov. 10, 2012

GENO LEWIS

3

Two times; last: vs. UCF, Aug. 30, 2014

at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012

Northwestern, Oct. 6, 2012 Northwestern, Oct. 6, 2012

at Illinois, Nov. 22, 2014 at Illinois, Nov. 22, 2014 at Illinois, Nov. 22, 2014

VON WALKER Two times; last: Ohio State, Oct. 25, 2014

PARKER COTHREN

vs. Syracuse, Aug. 31, 2013

Carries 3 Yards 14 Touchdowns 0 Long 11

➤ TACKLES

Two times; last: at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012 at Purdue, Nov. 3, 2012

vs. Syracuse, Aug. 31, 2013 vs. Syracuse, Aug. 31, 2013

Michigan State, Nov. 29, 2014 Michigan State, Nov. 29, 2014 Michigan State, Nov. 29, 2014

vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014 at Illinois, Nov. 22, 2014

TREVOR WILLIAMS Receptions

vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014

CHRIS GODWIN

Long

BRENT WILKERSON Receptions 2 Yards 18 Touchdowns 1 Long 11

vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014 vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014

DaeSEAN HAMILTON

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Receptions 7 Yards 140 Touchdowns 1 Long 72

Carries 36 Yards 201 Touchdowns 3 Long 92

vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014 at Indiana, Oct. 5, 2013 vs. UCF, Aug. 30, 2014 at Wisconsin, Nov. 30, 2013; vs. Boston College, Dec. 27, 2014 vs. UCF, Aug. 30, 2014 Eight times; last: Temple, Nov. 15, 2014

➤ RECEIVING BILL BELTON Receptions

➤ RUSHING BILL BELTON

Purdue, Nov. 16, 2013 UCF, Sept. 14, 2013

Carl Nassib posted one sack and 3.5 tackles for loss in 2014.

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2015 SEASON

TM

CAREER STARTS ➤ Player

‘11

‘12

‘13

‘14

Total

Adrian Amos (S) 1 Deion Barnes (DE) Jesse James (TE) Donovan Smith (T) Miles Dieffenbach (G) C.J. Olaniyan (DE) Christian Hackenberg (QB) Jordan Lucas (CB) Mike Hull (LB) Bill Belton (RB) Nyeem Wartman-White (LB) Trevor Williams (CB) Kyle Carter (TE) Austin Johnson (DT) Geno Lewis (WR) Anthony Zettel (DE) DaeSean Hamilton (WR) Angelo Mangiro (C) Andrew Nelson (T) Zach Zwinak (RB)

12 8 6 9 11 1

12 10 12 11 12 12 12 12 9 4 8 6 4 2 4 2

13 13 13 11 3 13 13 12 13 11 12 12 10 13 11 13 13 13 13 —

38 31 31 31 26 26 25 24 23 20 20 19 16 15 15 15 13 13 13 12

1 5 1 2

4

8

➤ Player

‘11

‘12

Brian Gaia (G) Brandon Bell (LB) Ryan Keiser (S) Brendan Mahon (G) Marcus Allen (S) Adam Breneman (TE) Jesse Della Valle (S) Chris Godwin (WR) Wendy Laurent (C) Ben Kline (LB) Akeel Lynch (RB) Saeed Blacknall (WR) Jason Cabinda (LB) Christian Campbell (CB) Derek Dowrey (G) Mike Gesicki (TE) Grant Haley (CB) Von Walker (LB) Gary Wooten (LB)

‘13 1 5

5 2

2

‘14

Total

12 10 6 9 7 — 1 3 3 — 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

12 11 11 9 7 5 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Defensive tackle Austin Johnson started every game in 2014 and has 15 career starts.

TACKLE BREAKDOWN ➤ RUSHING TACKLES

➤ PASSING TACKLES

Mike Hull Nyeem Wartman-White Austin Johnson Deion Barnes Marcus Allen C.J. Olaniyan Brandon Bell Anthony Zettel Adrian Amos Jordan Lucas Jason Cabinda Ryan Keiser Parker Cothren Trevor Williams Gary Wooten Brad Bars Jesse Della Valle Tarow Barney Evan Schwan Tyrone Smith Von Walker Christian Campbell Malik Golden Grant Haley Carl Nassib Garrett Sickels Curtis Cothran TOTAL

105 58 44 37 35 35 31 31 25 20 12 11 10 9 8 7 7 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 1 518

➤ SPECIAL TEAMS TACKLES

Jordan Lucas Mike Hull Marcus Allen Adrian Amos Nyeem Wartman-White Trevor Williams Brandon Bell Ryan Keiser Jesse Della Valle Jason Cabinda Christian Campbell Grant Haley C.J. Olaniyan Malik Golden Austin Johnson Gary Wooten Brad Bars Da’Quan Davis Von Walker Anthony Zettel Deion Barnes Carl Nassib Evan Schwan Garrett Sickels Tyrone Smith TOTAL

34 30 20 17 17 16 14 14 7 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 216

TOTAL (KO-PUNT)

Grant Haley Jesse Della Valle Garrett Sickels Von Walker Jordan Dudas Sam Ficken Akeel Lynch Matt Zanellato Marcus Allen Troy Apke Christian Campbell Jack Haffner Mike Hull Jordan Lucas Deron Thompson Cole Chiappialle Mike Gesicki Daniel Pasquariello Evan Schwan Trevor Williams Tyler Yazujian TOTALS

10 (4-6) 8 (7-1) 6 (3-3) 5 (4-1) 4 (3-1) 3 (3-0) 3 (2-1) 3 (3-0) 2 (2-0) 2 (2-0) 2 (1-1) 2 (2-0) 2 (0-2) 2 (1-1) 2 (2-0) 1 (0-1) 1 (1-0) 1 (0-1) 1 (1-0) 1 (1-0) 1 (0-1) 62 (42-20)

2014 GAME-BY-GAME DEFENSIVE FUMBLE STATISTICS ➤ FORCED/RECOVERED

146

Barney, Tarow Deion Barnes Mike Hull Austin Johnson Carl Nassib C.J. Olaniyan Trevor Williams Anthony Zettel

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RU — — — — — 1/0 — —

MASS 1/0 — 1/0 0/1 — — — —

NW

— — — — — — — —

MICH

— — — — — — — —

OSU

— — — — — — — —

MD

— 1/0 0/1 — — 0/1 1/0 1/0

IND

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TEM

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MSU

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2014 RECORDS REVIEW ➤ RUSHING YARDAGE, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 15. 22.

Evan Royster, 2007-10 Curt Warner, 1979-82 Tony Hunt, 2003-06 Blair Thomas, 1985-87, 89 Curtis Enis, 1995-97 D.J. Dozier, 1983-86 Larry Johnson, 1999-2002 Lydell Mitchell, 1969-71 Ki-Jana Carter, 1992-94 Matt Suhey, 1976-79 Zach Zwinak, 2011-14 Bill Belton, 2011-14 Rodney Kinlaw, 2004-07

➤ 200-YARD PASSING GAMES, CAREER 3,932 3,398 3,320 3,301 3,256 3,227 2,953 2,934 2,829 2,818 2,108 1,657 1,657

➤ 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES, CAREER 1. Curt Warner, 1979-82 2. Blair Thomas, 1985-87, 89 Ki-Jana Carter, 1992-94 Curtis Enis, 1995-97 5. Lydell Mitchell, 1969-71 Tony Hunt, 2003-06 Evan Royster, 2007-10 8. John Cappelletti, 1972-73 9. Lenny Moore, 1953-55 10. D.J. Dozier, 1983-86 Zach Zwinak, 2011-14

18 17 17 17 15 15 15 13 12 11 11

➤ PASSING YARDAGE, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Zack Mills, 2001-04 Matt McGloin, 2009-12 Christian Hackenberg, 2013-present 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 Matt McGloin, 2012 Daryll Clark, 2009 Christian Hackenberg, 2014 Christian Hackenberg, 2013 Kerry Collins, 1994

3,266 3,003 2,977 2,955 2,679

➤ PASSING YARDAGE, GAME

➤ 200-YARD PASSING GAMES, SEASON 1. 2. 3. 4.

Matt McGloin, 2012 Kerry Collins, 1994 Christian Hackenberg, 2013 Daryll Clark, 2009

11 10 9 8

➤ PASSING ATTEMPTS, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Zack Mills, 2001-04 Matt McGloin, 2009-12 Christian Hackenberg, 2013-present Tony Sacca, 1988-91 Anthony Morelli, 2004-07 Daryll Clark, 2006-09 Wally Richardson, 1992-96 Chuck Fusina, 1975-78 Todd Blackledge, 1980-82 Kerry Collins, 1991-94

1,082 894 876 824 821 738 692 665 658 657

Christian Hackenberg vs. UCF, 2014 Zack Mills vs. Iowa, 2002 Matt McGloin vs. Indiana, 2012 Michael Robinson vs. Wisconsin, 2003 Christian Hackenberg vs. Boston Col., 2014 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 Christian Hackenberg at Indiana, 2013 Christian Hackenberg at Wisconsin, 2013

454 399 395 379 371 366 358 353 352 341 340 339

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Christian Hackenberg, 2014 Matt McGloin, 2012 Anthony Morelli, 2007 Christian Hackenberg, 2013 Anthony Morelli, 2006

484 446 402 392 386

➤ PASSING ATTEMPTS, GAME 1. Christian Hackenberg at Indiana, 2013 2. Kerry Collins at BYU, 1992 3. Matt McGloin vs. Northwestern, 2012 Rashard Casey vs. Iowa, 2000 5. Christian Hackenberg vs. Boston Col., 2014

55 54 51 51 50

➤ PASSING COMPLETIONS, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Zack Mills, 2001-04 Matt McGloin, 2009-12 Christian Hackenberg, 2013-present 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

606 513 501 460 444 401 378 371 370 341

➤ PASSING COMPLETIONS, SEASON 1. Matt McGloin, 2012 Christian Hackenberg, 2014 3. Anthony Morelli, 2007 4. Daryll Clark, 2009 5. Christian Hackenberg, 2013

270 270 234 232 231

➤ 300-YARD PASSING GAMES, CAREER ➤ PASSING COMPLETIONS, GAME Christian Hackenberg, 2013-present Matt McGloin, 2009-12 Kerry Collins, 1991-94 Daryll Clark, 2006-09

8 6 4 3

➤ 300-YARD PASSING GAMES, SEASON 4 4 2 2

Matt McGloin vs. Northwestern, 2012 Christian Hackenberg vs. Boston Col., 2014 Wally Richardson vs. Wisconsin, 1995 Christian Hackenberg vs. UCF, 2014 Christian Hackenberg vs. Ohio State, 2014 Christian Hackenberg at Indiana, 2013

35 34 33 32 31 30

46 43 41 41 41 39 37 32 31 28

➤ PASSING TOUCHDOWNS, SEASON 1. Daryll Clark, 2009 Matt McGloin, 2012 3. Todd Blackledge, 1982 4. Tony Sacca, 1991 Kerry Collins, 1994 6. Christian Hackenberg, 2013 7. Doug Strang, 1983 Anthony Morelli, 2007 Daryll Clark, 2008 10. Wally Richardson, 1995

24 24 22 21 21 20 19 19 19 18

➤ PASSING TOUCHDOWNS, GAME 1. Tony Sacca vs. Georgia Tech, 1991 5 Rashard Casey vs. Louisiana Tech, 2000 5 3. Christian Hackenberg at Wisconsin, 2013; 4 Christian Hackenberg vs. Boston Col., 2014 15 Others; Last: Matt McGloin vs. Ind., 2012

TOTAL OFFENSE, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Zack Mills, 2001-04 Daryll Clark, 2006-09 Tony Sacca, 1988-91 Christian Hackenberg, 2013-present Matt McGloin, 2009-12 Kerry Collins, 1991-94 Michael Robinson, 2002-05 Chuck Fusina, 1975-78 Anthony Morelli, 2004-07 Todd Blackledge, 1980-82

7,796 6,361 6,000 5,932 5,745 5,300 5,168 5,162 5,154 4,911

➤ TOTAL OFFENSE, SEASON 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Matt McGloin, 2012 Daryll Clark, 2009 Michael Robinson, 2005 Christian Hackenberg, 2014 Christian Hackenberg, 2013

3,215 3,214 3,156 2,977 2,887

➤ RECEPTIONS, SEASON 1. 2. 3. 4.

Allen Robinson, 2013 DaeSean Hamilton, 2014 Allen Robinson, 2012 O.J. McDuffie, 1992 Bobby Engram, 1995

97 82 77 63 63

➤ FIELD GOALS MADE, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Kevin Kelly, 2005-08 Sam Ficken, 2011-14 Craig Fayak, 1990-93 Travis Forney, 1996-99 Brett Conway, 1993-96 Massimo Manca, 1982, 84-86 Matt Bahr, 1976-78 Robbie Gould, 2001-04 9. Nick Gancitano, 1981-84 10. Collin Wagner, 2007-10

78 54 50 47 45 40 39 39 38 36

➤ FIELD GOALS MADE, SEASON 1. Sam Ficken, 2014 2. Matt Bahr, 1978 Kevin Kelly, 2006 4. Massimo Manca, 1985 Travis Forney, 1999 6. Travis Forney, 1998 Kevin Kelly, 2007 Kevin Kelly, 2008 Collin Wagner, 2010 10. Ray Tarasi, 1989

24 22 22 21 21 20 20 20 20 19

➤ CONSECUTIVE FIELD GOALS MADE 1. Sam Ficken, 2012-13 2. Craig Fayak, 1992

15 13

➤ LONGEST FIELD GOAL MADE 1. Chris Bahr at Temple, 1975 Chris Bahr at Ohio State, 1975 Chris Bahr at Syracuse, 1975 4. Herb Menhardt at North Carolina State, 1979 Sam Ficken vs. Kent State, 2013 16. Sam Ficken vs. Temple, 2014

55 55 55 54 54 50

➤ SCORING, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Kevin Kelly, 2005-08 Craig Fayak, 1990-93 Brett Conway, 1993-96 Sam Ficken, 2011-14 Travis Forney, 1996-99

425 282 276 271 258

➤ TACKLES, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Dan Connor, 2004-07 Paul Posluszny, 2003-06 Greg Buttle, 1973-75 Sean Lee, 2005-07, 09 Brian Gelzheiser, 1991-94 Mike Hull, 2010-14 Dennis Onkotz, 1967-69 John Skorupan, 1970-72 Shane Conlan, 1983-86 10. Brandon Short, 1996-99 11. Glenn Carson, 2010-13

419 372 343 325 315 294 287 274 274 273 261

➤ TACKLES, SEASON 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 10.

Greg Buttle, 1974 Dan Connor, 2007 Shawn Mayer, 2002 Greg Buttle, 1975 Mike Hull, 2014 Sean Lee, 2007 Andre Collins, 1989 Ed O’Neil, 1972 Brian Gelzheiser, 1994 Dennis Onkotz, 1967

165 145 144 140 140 138 130 126 126 118

➤ SACKS, CAREER 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Courtney Brown, 1996-99 Larry Kubin, 1977-80 Michael Haynes, 1999-2002 Tyoka Jackson, 1990-93 Matt Millen, 1976-79 Todd Atkins, 1992-95 Rich McKenzie, 1989-92 Bruce Clark, 1976-79 LaVar Arrington, 1997-99 Jay Alford, 2003-06 11. Don Graham, 1983-86 Bob White, 1983-86 13. Justin Kurpeikis, 1997-2000 Maurice Evans, 2006-08 15. Shane Conlan, 1983-86 Anthony Zettel, 2012-present

33.0 30.0 25.5 24.5 22.0 21.0 20.0 19.0 19.0 19.0 18.0 18.0 17.0 17.0 16.0 16.0

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1. Matt McGloin, 2012 Christian Hackenberg, 2013; 2014 3. Kerry Collins, 1994 Daryll Clark, 2009

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

1. Matt McGloin, 2009-12 2. Daryll Clark, 2006-09 3. Todd Blackledge, 1980-82 Tony Sacca, 1988-91 Zack Mills, 2001-04 6. Kerry Collins, 1991-94 7. Chuck Fusina, 1975-78 8. Christian Hackenberg, 2013-present 9. Anthony Morelli, 2004-07 10. Tom Shuman, 1972-74

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1. 2. 3. 4.

➤ PASSING TOUCHDOWNS, CAREER

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

18 16 16 14 14 11 11 11

➤ PASSING ATTEMPTS, SEASON 7,212 6,390 5,932 5,869 5,742 5,382 5,304 5,275 4,812 4,419

➤ PASSING YARDAGE, SEASON 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. Matt McGloin, 2009-12 2. Kerry Collins, 1991-94 Zack Mills, 2001-04 4. Daryll Clark, 2006-09 Christian Hackenberg, 2013-present 6. Chuck Fusina, 1975-78 Tony Sacca, 1988-91 Anthony Morelli, 2004-07

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2014 AWARDS & HONORS ➤ ALL-AMERICA TEAMS/ CoSIDA ALL-DISTRICT Associated Press All-America Team Mike Hull, lb, third-team Athlon Sports All-America Team Mike Hull, lb, third-team Anthony Zettel, dt, fourth-team FoxSports.com All-America Team Mike Hull, lb, second-team FWAA All-America Team Mike Hull, lb, second-team Phil Steele’s College Football All-America Team Mike Hull, lb, second-team Scout All-America Team Mike Hull, lb, second-team Sporting News All-America Team Mike Hull, lb, second-team USA Today All-America Team Mike Hull, lb, second-team Athlon Sports Freshman All-America Team Andrew Nelson, t, second-team Marcus Allen, s, third-team DaeSean Hamilton, wr, third-team College Football News Freshman All-America Team DaeSean Hamilton, wr, second-team Andrew Nelson, t, honorable-mention Scout Freshman All-America Team Andrew Nelson, t, second-team CoSIDA Academic All-District Brad Bars, de Ryan Keiser, s Tyler Yazujian, ks

➤ ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS/AWARDS All-Big Ten Coaches Team Mike Hull, lb, first-team Anthony Zettel, dt, first-team Sam Ficken, k, second-team Adrian Amos, s, honorable-mention Deion Barnes, de, honorable-mention DaeSean Hamilton, wr, honorable-mention Jesse James, te, honorable-mention Jordan Lucas, cb, honorable-mention All-Big Ten Media Team Mike Hull, lb, first-team Anthony Zettel, dt, first-team Sam Ficken, k, second-team DaeSean Hamilton, wr, second-team Adrian Amos, s, honorable-mention Deion Barnes, de, honorable-mention Jesse James, te, honorable-mention Austin Johnson, dt, honorable-mention Jordan Lucas, cb, honorable-mention Angelo Mangiro, c, honorable-mention Trevor Williams, cb, honorable-mention

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Academic All-Big Ten Brad Bars, de Kyle Carter, te Parker Cothren, dt Jesse Della Valle, s Miles Dieffenbach, g Jordan Dudas, lb Sam Ficken, k Brian Gaia, g Chris Gulla, p Albert Hall, t DaeSean Hamilton, wr Mike Hull, lb Ryan Keiser, s Angelo Mangiro, c Carl Nassib, de Andrew Nelson, t Deron Thompson, rb Von Walker, lb Tyler Yazujian, ks Matt Zanellato, wr Big Ten Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year Mike Hull, lb Big Ten Coaches Sportsmanship Award Ryan Keiser, s

➤ MEDIA ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS/AWARDS Athlon Sports All-Big Ten Team Mike Hull, lb, first-team Anthony Zettel, dt, first-team Sam Ficken, k, second-team BTN.com All-Big Ten Team Mike Hull, lb Anthony Zettel, dt ESPN.com All-Big Ten Team Mike Hull, lb Anthony Zettel, dt Phil Steele College Football All-Big Ten Team Mike Hull, lb, first-team Anthony Zettel, dt, first-team Sam Ficken, k, second-team DaeSean Hamilton, wr, second-team Deion Barnes, de, third-team Jordan Lucas, cb, third-team BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team Marcus Allen, s Mike Gesicki, te DaeSean Hamilton, wr Andrew Nelson, t Daniel Pasquariello, p Jason Cabinda, lb, honorable-mention Parker Cothren, dt, honorable-mention Chris Godwin, wr, honorable-mention Grant Haley, cb, honorable-mention ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team Marcus Allen, s DaeSean Hamilton, wr Andrew Nelson, t Daniel Pasquariello, p 247Sports Big Ten All-Freshman Team Marcus Allen, s DaeSean Hamilton, wr Andrew Nelson, t Daniel Pasquariello, p

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

➤ PLAYER OF THE WEEK

➤ COACHES AWARDS

Big Ten Player of the Week Defense: Trevor Williams, cb, vs. Rutgers

247Sports Defensive Coordinator of the Year Bob Shoop, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach

Special Teams Sam Ficken, k, vs. UCF; vs. Maryland Freshman DaeSean Hamilton, wr, vs. UCF; vs. Ohio State Athlon Sports Big Ten Player of the Week Christian Hackenberg, qb, vs. UCF Anthony Zettel, dt, vs. Rutgers Bednarik Award National Player of the Week Mike Hull, lb, vs. Ohio State

Football Scoop Linebackers Coach of the Year Finalist Brent Pry, Assistant Head Coach/ Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach Football Scoop Defensive Line Coach of the Year Finalist Sean Spencer, Defensive Line Coach Scout.com Big Ten Recruiter of the Year Josh Gattis, Offensive Recruiting Coordinator/ Assistant Special Teams Coordinator/ Wide Receivers Coach

ESPN College Football Final Helmet Sticker Sam Ficken, k, vs. UCF

➤ STATE COLLEGE QUARTERBACK CLUB AWARDS

ESPN.com Big Ten Helmet Sticker Sam Ficken, k, vs. UCF Christian Hackenberg, qb, vs. UCF; vs. Rutgers Mike Hull, lb, vs. Akron Jordan Lucas, cb, vs. Akron Anthony Zettel, dt, vs. Akron; vs. Rutgers

Outstanding Senior Player Award Mike Hull, lb

Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award Star of the Week Sam Ficken, k, vs. UCF; vs. Maryland Reese’s Senior Bowl Player of the Week Mike Hull, lb, vs. Ohio State Uplifting Athletes Player of the Week Christian Hackenberg, qb, vs. UCF

➤ BOWL AWARDS New Era Pinstripe Bowl MVP Christian Hackenberg, qb Associated Press All-Bowl Team Sam Ficken, k BTN.com All-Bowl Team Christian Hackenberg, qb Anthony Zettel, dt ESPN.com All-Bowl Team Chris Godwin, wr Christian Hackenberg, qb Jordan Lucas, cb Anthony Zettel, dt

Most Valuable Player Mike Hull, lb Most Valuable Defensive Player Mike Hull, lb Most Valuable Offensive Player Christian Hackenberg, qb John Bruno Jr. Memorial Award Sam Ficken, k Richard Maginnis Memorial Award Angelo Mangiro, c Robert B. Mitinger Jr. Award Ryan Keiser, s Reid-Robinson Award Anthony Zettel, dt Ridge Riley Award Miles Dieffenbach, g Outstanding Run-On Award Cole Chiappialle, rb Von Walker, lb Iron Lion Award Deion Barnes, de Quarterback Club Special Awards Adrian Amos, s Bill Belton, rb Zach Zwinak, rb

SI.com All-Bowl Team Sam Ficken, k

Football Letterman’s Club Award Joe & Sue Paterno Post-Graduate Scholarship Ryan Keiser, s

➤ AWARD/WATCH LISTS

Nittany Lion Club Academic Achievement Award Brad Bars, de

John Mackey Award Mid-Season Watch List Jesse James, te

Highest Academic Average Brandon Smith, fb

Lou Groza Collegiate Placekicker Award Semifinalist Sam Ficken, k

Public Service Award Angelo Mangiro, c

Touchdown Club of Southern New Jersey Division I College Player of the Year Bill Belton, rb

Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year Mark Allen, rb Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year Antoine White, dt Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year Dom Salomone, fb


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SCORING SUMMARY 1

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3

4

F

PSU

7

3

10

6

26

UCF

3

14

0

7

24

SCORING SUMMARY

TEAM STATISTICS

Time of Game Penn State UCF

UCF 11 24 222 12-22-0 246 51 1-1 8-47 25:53 5-13 4-5 3 1

3:20 1-0, 0-0 Big Ten 0-1, 0-0 AAC

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State — Zwinak, Zach 12 for 32, 1 TD; Belton, Bill 10 for 16; Lynch, Akeel 1 for 7; Hackenberg, Christian 5 for 2. UCF — Wilson, Dontravious 21 for 34; Holman, Justin 5 for (-5), 2 TD; DiNovo, Pete 3 for (-5). PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 32 of 47 for 454 yds., 1 TD, 2 Int. UCF — Holman, Justin 9 of 14 for 204 yds., 1 TD; DiNovo, Pete 3 of 8 for 18 yds.

RECEIVING Penn State — Hamilton, DaeSean 11 for 165; Lewis, Geno 8 for 173, 1 TD; James, Jesse 7 for 60; Carter, Kyle 2 for 21; Godwin, Chris 2 for 13; Belton, Bill 1 for 13; Gesicki, Mike 1 for 9. UCF — Worton, J.J. 5 for 83; Perriman, Breshad 3 for 81; Reese, Josh 2 for 47, 1 TD; Wilson, Dontravious 2 for 11.

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PSU 24 57 454 32-47-2 511 75 1-1 9-90 34:07 10-18 5-5 1 4

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First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Passing (Comp-Att-Int) Total Offense Plays Fumbles (No/Lost) Penalties (No/Yards) Possession Time Third Down Conversions Red Zone Touchdowns Field Goals

The Nittany Lions’ opening drive was extended by a roughing the kicker penalty, then Hackenberg dropped a 44-yard pass between two defenders to Hamilton. Zwinak punched the ball in from the 1-yard line to put Penn State up 7-0. A 68-yard kickoff return by Jordan Akins gave UCF the ball on Penn State’s 23, but the Nittany Lions held on fourth-andgoal on the Penn State 1-yard line. The defense made four stops inside their own 4-yard line on the goal-line stand. UCF cornerback Jacoby Glenn made a diving interception on Hackenberg’s next possession, but the Knights could manage only a 36-yard Shawn Moffitt field goal to make the score 10-3. Justin Holman entered the game for UCF in the second half and ran for two touchdowns, the first a 1-yard plunge to pull UCF within 13-10 with 2:39 left in the third quarter. Holman also threw for a touchdown, a 10-yarder to Josh Reese with 11:31 left in the game to narrow Penn State’s lead to 20-17. Between those two UCF scores, Hackenberg pulled off the longest play of the game. On third-and-17 deep in his own half, he lobbed a bomb to Lewis, who ran untouched for a 79-yard score. UCF’s defense forced Penn State to settle for a third field goal with 3:30 left to make it 23-17. Holman, who finished 9-of-14 for 204 yards, then led the Knights down the field — straight into a fourth-and-10 crisis on the Penn State 37. Holman connected on a long pass down the left sideline, a leaping grab by Reese at the Penn State 6. Holman scored on the ground the next play, leaving too much time on the clock for Hackenberg, who led the Nittany Lions down the field to set up Ficken’s 36-yard boot. Hackenberg was 4-of-6 passing for 47 yards and ran for 8 yards on the final drive of the game.

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8:20 Penn State 10-80/5:07 Zwinak 1 yd run (Ficken kick) 12:26 UCF 7-18/2:56 Moffitt 36 yd field goal 6:20 Penn State 15-72/6:00 Ficken 22 yd field goal 6:56 Penn State 5-43/1:56 Ficken 33 yd field goal 2:39 UCF 7-70/4:11 Holman 1 yd run (Moffitt kick) 0:55 Penn State 3-72/1:38 Lewis 79 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick) 11:31 UCF 7-78/4:19 Reese 10 yd pass from Holman (Moffitt kick) 3:30 Penn State 10-58/4:44 Ficken 24 yd field goal 1:13 UCF 8-75/2:17 Holman 6 yd run (Moffitt kick) 0:00 Penn State 8-55/1:08 Ficken 36 yd field goal

DUBLIN, Ireland — Senior Sam Ficken’s 36-yard field goal as time expired capped a memorable ending to a historic day in Penn State football history, as the Nittany Lions claimed a 26-24 victory over UCF in the Croke Park Classic to open their 2014 campaign. It was the second game-ending kick in Ficken’s career (Wisconsin, 2012) and gave head coach James Franklin his first win as the head coach of the Nittany Lion program. Sophomore Christian Hackenberg threw for a school-record 454 yards on a career-high 32 completions on 47 attempts in the game. He became the first player in school history to throw for 400 yards, breaking Zack Mills’ record of 399 yards against Iowa in 2002. Redshirt freshman wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton was on the receiving end of a freshman-record 11 of those passes and amassed a rookie-record 165 yards. He topped Deon Butler’s 125 yards against Wisconsin in 2005 and moved past Maurice Humphrey’s eight catches against Northwestern in 2003. Geno Lewis set career-highs with eight catches for 173 yards against the Knights, including a personal-best 79-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. The 79-yard pass play also was the longest of Hackenberg’s career. The Penn State 2,000-yard rushing club gained a member in Dublin, as senior Zach Zwinak’s 32 yards on the day pushed his career total to 2,028. He passed Franco Harris for 17th place on the all-time charts. The day, however, would belong to Ficken, who made a career-best four field goals, going four-for-four in the game. He connected on attempts of 22, 33, 24 and 36 yards. Ficken’s four field goals were the most since Collin Wagner had five successful attempts against Temple in 2010. Brian Gaia, Hamilton, Brendan Mahon, Angelo Mangiro and Andrew Nelson all made their first career starts, while 12 players made their first career appearances against the Knights. Of the 12 first-time participants, five were true freshmen: Marcus Allen, Saeed Blacknall, Chris Godwin, Mike Gesicki and Grant Haley. Penn State received the Dan Rooney Trophy, a football made of ancient Irish bog wood and steel from the construction of Heinz Field that was specially commissioned for the game. Penn State ended the first half up 10-3, as both teams looked a little jet-lagged in what was the first overseas game in either school’s history.

TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Hull, Mike 11-4-7; Keiser, Ryan 7-3-4; Zettel, Anthony 6-3-3; Wartman-White, Nyeem 6-1-5; Barnes, Deion 4-1-3. UCF— Geathers, Clayton 15-10-5; Alexander, Brandon 13-6-7; Glenn, Jacoby 11-9-2; Plummer, Terrance 9-3-6.

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SCORING SUMMARY F

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2

3

4

UA

0

0

3

0

3

PSU

7

0

7

7

21

SCORING SUMMARY

2:58 Penn State 4-58/1:40 Belton 22 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick) 11:11 Akron 6-30/2:27 Stein 28 yd field goal 2:38 Penn State 10-79/5:26 James 33 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick) 8:58 Penn State 2-60/0:25 James 44 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick)

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Passing (Comp-Att-Int) Total Offense Plays Fumbles (No/Lost) Penalties (No/Yards) Possession Time Third Down Conversion Red Zone Touchdowns Field Goals

OTHER

Time of Game Penn State Akron

PSU 27 106 319 22-37-2 425 68 1-1 3-25 30:39 4-10 1-3 1 0

UA 17 69 208 24-46-0 277 71 0-0 7-64 29:21 5-17 1-3 0 1

3:15 2-0, 0-0 Big Ten 1-1, 0-0 MAC

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Junior tight end Jesse James corralled two touchdown catches and the Nittany Lion defense swarmed for seven tackles for a loss, including four sacks, as Penn State improved to 2-0 with a 21-3 victory over Akron. James finished with 57 yards on two catches, both of which went for touchdowns. It was the first time in James’ career that he logged two touchdown catches in a game and brought his career total to 10. Sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg passed for 319 yards and three touchdowns. With his performance, Hackenberg broke the Penn State record for most passing yards in consecutive games. His 773 passing yards in the first two games of the season surpassed the mark of 686 set by Zack Mills in 2002. Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Geno Lewis had another solid outing with six catches for 98 yards, while redshirt freshman wideout DaeSean Hamilton pulled in seven throws for 69 yards. Akeel Lynch paced the ground game with 45 yards. Bill Belton added 36 rushing yards and four catches for 49 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Nittany Lions held the Zips to 69 rushing yards and 208 in total offense. Redshirt senior linebacker Mike Hull was the heartbeat of the Penn State defense with 11 tackles, including a sack, for his second straight doubledigit tackle performance. Junior cornerback Jordan Lucas notched seven tackles and had his second career sack. The Zips sprinted out of the gates needing just seven plays to move into a first-and-goal situation at the Penn State 7. However, a quarterback pressure by Anthony Zettel forced an incomplete pass and back to back sacks by Zettel and Lucas forced Akron into a 31-yard field goal attempt by Tom O’Leary, which sailed wide left to keep the game scoreless. Penn State collected a pair of first downs in its first four plays of the drive, but was unable to capitalize on the Zips’ miscue. After forcing a three-and-out, the Nittany Lions quickly went on the attack as they put together a four-play, 58-yard drive. Hackenberg opened the drive by finding Lewis for 20 yards. After a 1-yard run by Zack Zwinak, Hamilton pulled in a 15-yard toss from Hackenberg. The Nittany Lions got on

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State — Lynch, Akeel 7 for 45; Belton, Bill 9 for 36; Zwinak, Zach 10 for 30; Hackenberg, Christian 2 for 1; Hamilton, DaeSean 1 for 1; team 2 for (-7). Akron — Chisholm, Jawon 7 for 30; Hundley, Conor 7 for 18; Lawrence, Hakeem 1 for 13; Pohl, Kyle 10 for 8. PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 22 of 36 for 319 yds., 3 TD, 2 Int; Belton, Bill 0 of 1. Akron — Pohl, Kyle 24 of 46 for 208 yds.

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the scoreboard as Hackenberg found Belton for a 22-yard touchdown completion to give Penn State a 7-0 lead with less than three minutes left in the first quarter. Neither team could sustain much offensive momentum for the remainder of the first half as the Nittany Lions went into the break with a 7-0 lead. In its first possession of the second half, Akron took advantage of a drive starting from the Penn State 41. The Zips moved the ball into field goal range and connected on a 28-yard kick to cut the Nittany Lions’ lead to 7-3 with 11:11 left in the third quarter. The Nittany Lions found an offensive rhythm with a 10play, 79-yard drive over a 5:26 span to extend their advantage with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Hackenberg to James for the 14-3 lead with 2:38 remaining in the third. Hackenberg was stellar on the drive, connecting on all six of his passes for a total of 81 yards. The Penn State defense held strong and forced an Akron punt on the ensuing possession. The Nittany Lions took over at their own 20 and moved the ball well on the ground to the Akron 16. However, Hackenberg was intercepted by Bre’ Ford at the 2-yard line. Ford then returned it 51 yards to the Penn State 45 with 10:58 remaining. The Lion D held strong again, forcing a turnover on downs that included a stop for a 2-yard loss on fourth-and-one by C.J. Olyanian and Brandon Bell. On the ensuing possession, Penn State started the drive with a 1-yard rush by Zwinak and added a 15-yard facemask penalty on the end of the run. Hackenberg then found James for his second score of the day on a 44-yard pitch-and-catch to give the Nittany Lions the 21-3 lead with 8:58 remaining.

RECEIVING Penn State — Hamilton, DaeSean 7 for 69; Lewis, Geno 6 for 98; Belton, Bill 4 for 49, 1 TD; James, Jesse 2 for 57, 2 TD; Carter, Kyle 1 for 23; Godwin, Chris 1 for 12; Gesicki, Mike 1 for 11. Akron — D’Orazio, Zach 5 for 61; Bickley, Fransohn 5 for 45; Traylor-Bennett, Mykel 3 for 22; Davis, Imani 3 for 15; Smith, L.T. 2 for 27; Chisholm, Jawon 2 for 8; Williams, Tyler 1 for 10; Sconiers, Keith 1 for 10; Lawrence, Hakeem 1 for 7; Lewis, Jerome 1 for 3. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Hull, Mike 11-8-3; Lucas, Jordan 7-6-1; Wartman-White, Nyeem 6-3-3. Akron — Morgan, Devonte 7-5-2; Givens, Kris 7-4-3; Brown, Jatavis 6-3-3; March, Justin 6-1-5; Grice, Cody 5-2-3; Robinson, Johnny 5-2-3.


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11:32 Rutgers Nova 14 yd run (Federico kick) 0:12 Rutgers Federico 32 yd field goal 3:45 Penn State Ficken 32 yd field goal 13:00 Penn State Ficken 25 yd field goal 1:13 Penn State Belton 5 yd run (Ficken kick)

TEAM STATISTICS

Time of Game Penn State Rutgers

13-72/5:18 9-68/3:42 6-80/1:49

PSU 19 64 309 25-44-1 373 77 1-0 5-40 33:23 9-20 3-4 1 2

RU 15 102 192 15-31-5 294 62 1-0 9-75 26:37 5-14 2-2 1 1

3:20 3-0, 1-0 Big Ten 2-1, 0-1 Big Ten

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PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 25 of 44 for 309 yds., 1 Int. Rutgers — Nova, Gary 15 of 30 for 192 yds., 5 Int.; team 0 of 1.

RECEIVING Penn State — Hamilton, DaeSean 8 for 103; Lewis, Geno 6 for 109; Belton, Bill 4 for 52; Godwin, Chris 3 for 22; Carter, Kyle 2 for 13; Gesicki, Mike 1 for 7; James, Jesse 1 for 3. Rutgers — Carroo, Leonte 6 for 84; Kroft, Tyler 4 for 45; Grant, Janarion 2 for 34; James, Paul 1 for 13; Tsimis, John 1 for 11; Burton, Michael 1 for 5.

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RUSHING Penn State — Belton, Bill 15 for 36, 1 TD; Hackenberg, Christian 12 for 18; Hamilton, DaeSean 1 for 9; Zwinak, Zach 2 for 7; Lynch, Akeel 1 for (-2); team 2 for (-4). Rutgers — James, Paul 14 for 51; Peoples, Desmon 8 for 32; Nova, Gary 9 for 19, 1 TD.

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Amos’ interception was the fifth of his career. The Williams and Amos picks came on back to back passes by Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova in the first quarter. After Amos’ interception, the Nittany Lions drove the ball to the Rutgers’ 17-yard line, but Ficken’s 34-yard attempt was blocked by Kemoko Turay. Rutgers capitalized on the next possession with a 10-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a 14-yard touchdown run by Nova with 11:32 left in the first half. After the teams traded punts, the Scarlet Knights started with the ball on their own 8-yard line. A 14-play, 78-yard drive ended with a Kyle Federico 32-yard field goal to give Rutgers a 10-0 lead at the break. The Nittany Lions got on the board in the third quarter with a 32-yard field goal by Ficken. On the second play of the drive, Hackenberg hit Belton for an 18-yard completion, one of three completions over 10 yards on the drive. Consecutive completions to freshman Chris Godwin and another to Hamilton got Penn State down to the Rutgers 14-yard line. Ficken’s kick completed a 13-play, 72-yard drive. A 47-yard pass to Hamilton at the end of the third quarter jump-started another scoring drive. The reception got the Nittany Lions down to the Rutgers 26-yard line. Three runs by Bill Belton and completions to Belton and Mike Gesicki set up a 25-yard kick for Ficken, finishing a nine-play, 68-yard drive. With 3:02 left in the game, the Nittany Lions started with the ball at their own 20-yard line. On the first play of the drive, Hackenberg hit Lewis on a comeback route. Lewis broke a tackle and took the ball 53 yards, down to the Rutgers 27-yard line. Two plays later, Hackenberg hit Hamilton on an 8-yard strike. A holding penalty brought the ball back to the Rutgers 29-yard line, but Hackenberg responded by completing a 23yard toss to Lewis. With the ball at the Rutgers 6-yard line, Belton was held to a 1-yard gain on his first rushing attempt. On the next play, Belton took a handoff up the middle into the end zone to give Penn State its first lead of the game. The run capped a six-play, 80-yard drive in only 1:51. It was Hackenberg’s fourth comeback win in the fourth quarter or overtime in his 15-game career. Rutgers’ final possession began with Zettel sacking Nova for an 8-yard loss and, on fourth-and-12, Keiser intercepted Nova to seal the win.

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Senior Bill Belton scored on a 5-yard run up the middle with 1:13 left to play to give the Nittany Lions a 13-10 lead, completing a Penn State comeback from a 10-point halftime deficit. An interception by senior Ryan Keiser, the Nittany Lions’ fifth pick of the night, sealed the victory at High Point Solutions Stadium. Penn State was 3-0 to start a season for the first time since 2009 and the 52nd time in school history. Head coach James Franklin became the sixth first-year Penn State coach to start 3-0. The Blue and White also improved to 23-2 all-time against Rutgers and won the first Big Ten meeting between the schools. The Nittany Lions’ offense gained 373 total yards, including 309 through the air as sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg completed 25-of-44 passes, including three-offour on the game-winning drive. It marked the seventh time in his career that Hackenberg had thrown for over 300 yards. He secured the school-record mark only 15 games into his career, breaking a tie with Matt McGloin (2009-12). Hackenberg also became the first Nittany Lion signal caller to throw for 300 yards in three consecutive games in a season. Penn State allowed 294 yards, forced five interceptions and recorded three sacks. Junior cornerback Trevor Williams picked off two passes, while Keiser, Adrian Amos and Brandon Bell all recorded an interception. Defensive tackle Anthony Zettel had three tackles for loss, including a sack. The Nittany Lions gave up only three first downs and 95 yards in the second half, allowing for the comeback. Senior Sam Ficken hit field goals of 32 and 25 yards in the second half. Ficken was tied with Colin Wagner (2007-10) for ninth on the career list. Freshman DaeSean Hamilton and sophomore Geno Lewis both topped 100 yards receiving. Hamilton hauled in eight passes for 103 yards, while Lewis had six receptions for 109. It marked the second time in 2014 that the duo both eclipsed 100 yards receiving in a game. Belton caught four passes for 52 yards to go along with 36 yards rushing on 15 carries. Seven Nittany Lions caught a pass. Senior linebacker Mike Hull led the defense with nine tackles, including six solo. Williams added five stops to his first career multi-interception performance. With three tackles for loss, Zettel moved his season total to seven, which tied his season careerhigh for TFL.

TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Hull, Mike 9-6-3; Williams, Trevor 5-5-0; Zettel, Anthony 4-4-0; Olaniyan, C.J. 4-3-1; Keiser, Ryan 3-3-0; Lucas, Jordan 3-2-1; Wartman-White, Nyeem 3-2-1. Rutgers — Snyder, Kevin 9-7-2; Longa, Steve 9-4-5; Gause, Quentin 8-5-3; Glashen, Gareef 7-4-3; Barnwell, Nadir 5-4-1.

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6:17 Penn State Ficken 42 yd field goal 2:38 Penn State Ficken 40 yd field goal 10:11 Penn State Belton 24 yd run (Ficken kick) 8:48 Penn State Belton 20 yd run (Ficken kick) 3:37 Penn State Zwinak 5 yd run (Ficken kick) 1:24 Penn State Zwinak 1 yd run (Ficken kick) 8:10 Penn State Lynch 15 yd run (Ficken kick) 0:17 Penn State Wilkerson 11 yd pass from Crook (Ficken kick) 14:47 Massachusetts Sharpe 77 yd pass from Frohnapfel (Wylie kick)

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Time of Game Penn State Massachusetts

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15-53/5:30 5-45/2:37 8-69/3:07 2-20/0:12 6-64/3:02 5-56/1:25 10-72/5:38 11-41/4:57 3-75/0:30

UM 13 3 263 17-33-0 266 61 4-1 4-30 22:28 3-13 0-1 0 0

3:00 4-0, 1-0 Big Ten 0-4, 0-0 MAC

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Nittany Lions used a balanced offensive attack and relentless defense on the way to a 48-7 win over Massachsuetts in front of 99,155 fans at Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions rushed for 228 yards, led by Bill Belton, who scored twice and had 76 yards on seven carries. Zach Zwinak also scored twice, while Akeel Lynch added a team-best 81 yards and one touchdown. Christian Hackenberg threw for 179 yards to lead the air attack. Redshirt freshman D.J. Crook saw his first collegiate action, going six-for-nine for 57 yards and a touchdown. Geno Lewis continued his strong start with five catches for 82 yards, while DaeSean Hamilton added four catches for 65 yards. The Nittany Lion defense was stellar, holding UMass to 3 yards rushing thanks in part to 10 tackles for a loss, including three sacks. The 3 rushing yards allowed were the fewest since the Nittany Lions held Notre Dame without a rushing yard in 2007. Mike Hull led the unit again with six tackles and one forced fumble, while Nyeem Wartman-White added five stops. Placekicker Sam Ficken connected on field goals of 42 and 40 yards and moved into a tie for eighth place on Penn State’s career field goals list with Nick Gancitano (1981-84). Ficken had 38 career field goals. Additionally, Ficken became the 11th player in school history with 200 points. He moved into eighth in program history with 207 points. Penn State improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2008. Head coach James Franklin became the first Penn State first-year coach to start 4-0 since Dick Harlow in 1915. After the Minutemen missed a 39-yard field goal, Penn State put together a 53-yard drive over 15 plays that led to a 42-yard field goal by Ficken. Belton had the key play of the drive with a 14-yard run on second down to position the Nittany Lions for the field goal. The Penn State defense forced a three-and-out on the next UMass drive and Lynch reeled off a 46-yard run, the Lions’ longest rush of the season to that point, to kick-start the Penn State drive. The Lions advanced the ball 4 more yards before yielding to Ficken for his second field goal of the game, this time from 40 yards out, to take a 6-0 lead with 2:38 left in the first quarter. After a turnover on downs for the Minutemen, the Penn State offense was clicking on all cylinders as the Lions turned in an eightplay, 69-yard drive. Hackenberg threw for 39 yards and Belton rushed for 30 yards, capped off with a 24-yard run for his second

rushing touchdown of the season to give Penn State a 13-0 lead with 10:11 remaining in the second quarter. On the ensuing UMass drive, Hull forced a fumble by Tajae Sharp and it was recovered by Austin Johnson to give the Nittany Lions the ball at the UMass 20. On the second play from scrimmage, Belton found a gap and ran 20 yards to paydirt and a 20-0 Penn State lead with 8:48 remaining in the first half. The Nittany Lion defense continued to impress as Tarow Barney sacked and stripped UMass quarterback Blake Frohnapfel on third down to force another Minuteman punt. After advancing the ball to the Penn State 45, Hackenberg hit Lewis for a 38yard completion to move to the UMass 10. Following an illegal procedure penalty on the Minutemen, Zwinak scampered in from 5 yards out for the touchdown with 3:37 left in the opening half. Following a three-and-out for UMass, the Nittany Lions capped the first-half scoring with Zwinak’s second touchdown of the half on a 1-yard run to make it 34-0 Penn State with 1:24 on the clock. Hackenberg hit Hamilton for 35 yards and Lewis for 11 yards to propel the drive for the Lions. The 28 points scored by the Nittany Lions in the second quarter were the most for a Penn State team since notching 28 in the third quarter against Michigan in 2009. Penn State picked up in the second half where it left off in the first with a defensive three-and-out to open the frame. In the first offensive series of the second half, Hackenberg rushed for a career-long 17 yards on third-and-12 to keep the Penn State drive alive. Lynch then rushed for 13 yards on three carries before Hackenberg hit Hamilton for a 13-yard gain to the UMass 17. Lynch’s number was called again as he rushed for 2 yards and then broke free for a 15-yard touchdown run to give the Lions the 41-0 lead with 8:10 left in the third quarter. The Lions added to their lead with D.J. Crook as he connected with Brent Wilkerson for an 11-yard touchdown catch to increase the lead to 48-0. Crook was four-for-six on the drive for 39 yards. The Minutemen got on the board to open the fourth quarter with a 77-yard touchdown to cut the Penn State lead to 48-7.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State — Lynch, Akeel 8 for 81, 1 TD; Belton, Bill 7 for 76, 2 TD; Chiappialle, Cole 16 for 35; Zwinak, Zach 9 for 28, 2 TD; Hackenberg, Christian 5 for 8. UMass — Kenney, Alex 2 for 22; Blyden, J.T. 10 for 20; Michel, Marken 3 for 6; Woodley, Lorenzo 1 for 3; Libby, Andrew 2 for 3; Broadnax, Jordan 5 for (-7); Frohnapfel, Blake 4 for (-31); team 1 for (-13). PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 12 of 23 for 179 yds.; Crook, D.J. 6 of 9 for 57 yds., 1 TD. UMass — Frohnapfel, Blake 17 of 33 for 263 yds., 1 TD.

RECEIVING Penn State — Lewis, Geno 5 for 82; Hamilton, DaeSean 4 for 65; James, Jesse 2 for 26; Blacknall, Saeed 2 for 21; Godwin, Chris 2 for 18; Wilkerson, Brent 2 for 18, 1 TD; Carter, Kyle 1 for 6. UMass — Michel, Marken 6 for 104; Sharpe, Tajae 4 for 99, 1 TD; Blyden, J.T. 1 for 11; Williams, Jalen 1 for 11; Woodley, Lorenzo 1 for 10; Sifrin, Jean 1 for 9; Libby, Andrew 1 for 7; Mills, Rodney 1 for 7; Broadnax, Jordan 1 for 5. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Hull, Mike 6-5-1; Wartman-White, Nyeem 5-5-0; seven others with 3. UMass — Andre, Stanley 8-5-3; Jette, Randall 8-5-3; BaileySmith, Khary 6-5-1; Messiah, Kassan 6-3-3.


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9:29 Northwestern Siemian 1 yd run (Mitchell kick) 4:38 Northwestern Siemian 1 yd run (Mitchell kick) 0:05 Penn State Ficken 42 yd field goal 11:17 Penn State Ficken 36 yd field goal 14:49 Northwestern Walker 49 yd interception return (kick failed) 13:06 Northwestern Mitchell 23 yd field goal 07:22 Northwestern Siemian 1 yd run (kick failed)

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5-11/0:38 — 4-8/1:36 7-28/3:55

NU 17 103 258 21-37-1 361 75 0-0 8-75 30:23 7-17 4-6 3 1

3:26 4-1, 1-1 Big Ten 2-2, 1-0 Big Ten

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State — Belton, Bill 8 for 25; Chiappialle, Cole 1 for 10; Zwinak, Zach 4 for 8; Hackenberg, Christian 11 for 5; Lynch, Akeel 1 for 2. Northwestern — Jackson, Justin 15 for 50; Long, Warren 9 for 49; Green, Treyvon 6 for 13; Salem, Christian 1 for 0; Vitale, Dan 1 for 0; Siemian, Trevor 5 for (-8), 3 TD; team 1 for (-1). PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 22 of 45 for 216 yds., 1 Int.; Belton, Bill 0 of 1. Northwestern — Siemian, Trevor 21 of 37 for 258 yds., 1 Int.

RECEIVING Penn State — Hamilton, DaeSean 6 for 100; Belton, Bill 5 for 15; Lewis, Geno 4 for 33; James, Jesse 3 for 32; Godwin, Chris 1 for 14; Lynch, Akeel 1 for 11; Gesicki, Mike 1 for 6; Blacknall, Saeed 1 for 5. Northwestern — Vitale, Dan 7 for 113; Jones, Tony 3 for 31; Shuler, Miles 2 for 18; Jackson, Justin 2 for 17; Prater, Kyle 2 for 13; McHugh, Mike 1 for 28; Szott, Mark 1 for 22; Dickerson, Cameron 1 for 9; Green, Treyvon 1 for 8; Long, Warren 1 for (-1).

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Time of Game Penn State Northwestern

10-55/1:23

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State 29. Siemian found Mark Stotz for a 22-yard pitch-andcatch to the Penn State 7. The Nittany Lion defense stood tall and stopped the Wildcats on a fake field goal to take over on downs. Neither team could sustain offensive momentum in the second quarter until Penn State’s final drive of the half. Hackenberg led the Lions on a 10-play, 55-yard drive that resulted in a 42-yard field goal by Ficken with five seconds left in the half. Hackenberg threw for 45 yards and rushed for 5 on the drive. The squads hit the locker rooms with Penn State trailing 14-3. After the teams swapped drives to open the second half, Jesse Della Valle returned the Northwestern punt 41 yards to the Wildcats 30. Hackenberg found Akeel Lynch for 11 yards, which led to a 36-yard field goal by Ficken to cut the deficit to 14-6 with 11:17 left in the third quarter. On the ensuing Northwestern possession, Adrian Amos picked off Siemian’s pass deep in Nittany Lion territory to foil a Wildcat drive. Hackenberg opened the drive with a 3-yard rush and followed it with a 29-yard pass to Hamilton to continue the offensive momentum. The Nittany Lions would advance to the Northwestern 35-yard line, but turned the ball over on downs. The fourth quarter opened with Hackenberg being intercepted by Anthony Walker, who returned it 49 yards for the touchdown. However, the Wildcats missed the extra point to take a 20-6 lead, just 11 seconds into the fourth quarter. On the first play of Penn State’s next possession, Hackenberg was sacked and fumbled, which was recovered by Northwestern at the Penn State 15. The Wildcats advanced the ball 8 yards and converted on a 23-yard field goal to increase the margin to 23-6 with 13:06 left. Another rushing touchdown for Siemian in the fourth quarter extended the Wildcats’ lead, but the extra point failed again to make the final margin 29-6.

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4-31/1:27

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Senior linebacker Mike Hull recorded a then-career-high 16 tackles, including one for a loss, but Penn State dropped a 29-6 decision to Northwestern. The Homecoming contest brought in a then-season-high 102,910 fans to Beaver Stadium. With his performance, Hull surpasses his previous personal-best of 13 stops set against Illinois on Nov. 2, 2013. Freshman linebacker Jason Cabinda finished second on the team with eight tackles in his collegiate debut. Junior defensive end Deion Barnes added six tackles, including his fourth sack of the season. Senior kicker Sam Ficken accounted for all of Penn State’s points with a pair of field goals to move him into a tie for fifth place in school history for career field goals with Massimo Manca (1982, 1984-86). Ficken ended the day with 40 career field goals. Sophomore Christian Hackenberg threw for 216 yards for his seventh 200-yard game in his last eight outings. Freshman receiver DaeSean Hamilton pulled in six passes for 100 yards. His 51-yard reception in the second quarter was a career-long catch. It was Hamilton’s third 100-yard receiving performance in five career games. On the opening drive, the Wildcats drove down to the Penn State 27-yard line, but a personal foul penalty on Northwestern backed the Wildcats up to the Penn State 42. The Nittany Lion defense made three consecutive stops and forced Northwestern into a 44-yard field goal attempt, which went wide right. After a three-and-out for the Lions, Northwestern’s Miles Shuler returned a punt 42 yards to put the Wildcats in prime position to start their next drive at the Penn State 31. On thirdand-eight, Trevor Siemian found Mike McHugh for a 28-yard gain to the 1-yard line and Siemian ran it in for the score on the next play to put Northwestern up 7-0 with 9:29 left in the first quarter. Northwestern engineered another drive, going 60 yards in 10 plays for another Siemian touchdown from 1-yard out to make it 14-0 with 3:59 left in the opening quarter. The Wildcats again started in great field position, taking over at the Penn

TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Hull, Mike 16-9-7; Cabinda, Jason 8-3-5; Keiser, Ryan 6-3-3; Barnes, Deion 6-3-3; Johnson, Austin 5-1-4. Northwestern — Walker, Anthony 8-4-4; Ariguzo, Chi Chi 7-4-3; VanHoose, Nick 6-6-0.

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9:28 Penn State 10-57/5:32 Ficken 35 yd field goal 6:37 Michigan 6-75/2:51 Funchess 43 yd pass from Gardner (Wile kick) 0:52 Penn State 11-60/5:45 Ficken 32 yd field goal 11:58 Penn State 4-28/2:00 Hamilton 10 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick) 5:08 Michigan 11-48/6:50 Wile 45 yd field goal 2:30 Michigan 4-3/1:32 Wile 42 yd field goal 11:24 Michigan 6-29/2:15 Wile 37 yd field goal 1:41 Michigan — Team safety

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3:15 4-2, 1-2 Big Ten 3-4, 1-2 Big Ten

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Penn State scored on its first three possessions and took a 13-7 lead in the second quarter on a 10-yard strike from sophomore Christian Hackenberg to redshirt freshman DaeSean Hamilton, but Michigan scored the final 11 points of the game to win 18-13 in Ann Arbor. The loss snapped the Nittany Lions’ four-game winning streak against Michigan and ended a three-game victory streak in games away from Beaver Stadium. Penn State gained 214 total yards, including 160 through the air. Hackenberg completed 21-of-32 passes, with a touchdown and an interception. Senior Bill Belton gained 69 yards rushing on 14 carries, including a then-season-long 31-yard run on the opening drive, and added four catches for 26 yards. Hamilton led the Nittany Lion receivers with seven receptions for 58 yards and his first career touchdown. Hamilton was one of seven players to catch a pass. With 43 receptions, Hamilton broke the freshman record for receptions in a season, topping 37 catches by Deon Butler in 2005. Senior Sam Ficken connected on 35- and 32-yard kicks in the first quarter and moved into sole possession of fifth place on Penn State’s career field goals made list, passing Massimo Manca. Penn State held the Wolverines to just 256 yards, including just 64 rushing, and 12 first downs. Linebacker Mike Hull once again led the team in tackles with 11, including eight solo and 2.0 for loss. Hull added a sack and a pass breakup. Hull hit the double-digit tackle mark for the second straight game and fourth time in the season, leading the Nittany Lions in tackles in each of the team’s first six games. Defensive end Anthony Zettel picked off a pass for his second career interception. Each of his first two career picks came against the Wolverines, with the first coming in the 43-40 fourovertime win in Beaver Stadium in 2013. The Nittany Lions got their opening drive jump-started with a 31-yard run by Belton on the third play of the drive. Belton also had a 13-yard burst and a 10-yard reception to help Penn State reach the Michigan 7-yard line. Ficken hit a 35-yard kick to give Penn State the first points of the game. However, the Wolverines responded with their own scoring drive. Quarterback Devin Gardner went four-for-four on the drive, with his final completion a 43-yard touchdown pass to Devin Funchess, who came up with the ball after safety Ryan Keiser narrowly missed grabbing an interception.

Belton got the Nittany Lions going again, starting the second drive of the night with a 9-yard run. He ran the ball on four straight plays to start the drive and also grabbed an 11-yard pass to set up Penn State in Michigan territory. Back to back 13-yard completions to Hamilton moved the ball to the Michigan 23-yard line. The Nittany Lions gained 8 more yards on the drive and with 52 seconds left in the opening quarter, Ficken drilled a 32-yard kick to pull the Nittany Lions within one, 7-6. Zettel’s interception on the next Michigan possession set up another scoring drive for Penn State. Starting with the ball at Michigan’s 28-yard line, Hackenberg connected with Hamilton for a 20-yard pass to open the drive. On third-and-goal from the Michigan 10, Hackenberg found Hamilton again, this time in the end zone, to give Penn State a 13-7 lead early in the second quarter. On the following drive, Gardner connected with four different receivers as he drove Michigan down to the Penn State 28-yard line. Matt Wile hit a 45-yard field goal to narrow the Nittany Lion lead to three. Penn State entered halftime with a 13-10 advantage. A Jourdan Lewis interception set up the Wolverines at Penn State’s 28-yard line with 4:02 left in the third quarter. After a pair of runs and an incomplete pass, Wile connected on a 42-yard field goal attempt to tie the game at 13. Michigan’s opening drive of the fourth quarter featured a 24yard completion to Devin Norfleet and Wile would hit his third field goal of the day, a 37-yard kick, with 11:24 left in the quarter to move Michigan ahead, 16-13. Backed up inside their own 3-yard line with 1:41 left in the game, the Nittany Lions decided to take a safety to give them an opportunity to get the ball back. The Nittany Lions attempted an onside kick and Mike Hull recovered it, but Penn State was called for an offsides penalty. Michigan would recover the second attempt and seal the win with four straight run plays.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State — Belton, Bill 14 for 69; Lynch, Akeel 5 for 16; Zwinak, Zach 3 for 7; Hamilton, DaeSean 1 for 1; Haley, Grant 1 for (-2); Hackenberg, Christian 10 for (-34); team 1 for (-3). Michigan — Smith, De’Veon 12 for 24; Hayes, Justice 7 for 20; Gardner, Devin 10 for 18; Norfleet, Dennis 1 for 3; team 1 for (-1). PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 21 of 32 for 160 yds., 1 TD, 1 Int.; Belton, Bill 0 of 1. Michigan — Gardner, Devin 16 of 24 for 192 yds., 1 TD, 1 Int.; Bellomy, Russell 0 of 2.

RECEIVING Penn State — Hamilton, DaeSean 7 for 58, 1 TD; Belton, Bill 4 for 26; James, Jesse 3 for 25; Lewis, Geno 3 for 17; Gesicki, Mike 2 for 10; Blacknall, Saeed 1 for 17; Carter, Kyle 1 for 7. Michigan — Funchess, Devin 7 for 69, 1 TD; Darboh, Amara 4 for 66; Smith, De’Veon 2 for 21; Butt, Jake 2 for 12; Norfleet, Dennis 1 for 24. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Hull, Mike 11-8-3; Lucas, Jordan 7-7-0; Barnes, Deion 7-3-4; Wartman-White, Nyeem 6-3-3. Michigan — Ryan, Jake 10-7-3; Wilson, Jarrod 8-5-3; Clark, Frank 7-6-1; Lewis, Jourdan 5-2-3.


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10:15 Ohio State 7-39/2:52 Elliott 10 yd run (Nuernberger kick) 11:07 Ohio State 14-59/7:31 Nuernberger 49 yd field goal 3:58 Ohio State 6-39/2:20 Heuerman 1 yd pass from Barrett (Nuernberger kick) 13:37 Penn State — Zettel 40 yd interception return (Ficken kick) 11:08 Penn State 8-45/2:16 Blacknall 24 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick) 0:09 Penn State 19-77/2:49 Ficken 31 yd field goal OT Penn State 7-25/— Belton 1 yd run (Ficken kick) OT Ohio State 3-25/— Barrett 5 yd run (Nuernberger kick) 2OT Ohio State 3-25/— Barrett 4 yd run (Nuernberger kick)

Time of Game Penn State Ohio State

OSU 19 219 74 12-19-2 293 76 1-0 8-70 34:24 7-18 5-5 4 1

3:52 4-3, 1-3 Big Ten 6-1, 3-0 Big Ten

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State — Lynch, Akeel 13 for 38; Belton, Bill 9 for 8, 1 TD; Hamilton, DaeSean 1 for (-3); Hackenberg, Christian 8 for (-27). Ohio State — Elliott, Ezekiel 26 for 109, 1 TD; Barrett, J.T. 20 for 75, 2 TD; Wilson, Dontre 5 for 20; Marshall, Jalin 3 for 19; Jones, Cardale 1 for 0; team 2 for (-4). PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 31 of 49 for 224 yds., 1 TD, 2 Int.; team 0 of 1. Ohio State — Barrett, J.T. 12 of 19 for 74 yds., 1 TD, 2 Int.

RECEIVING Penn State — Hamilton, DaeSean 14 for 126; Blacknall, Saeed 4 for 34, 1 TD; James, Jesse 4 for 22; Godwin, Chris 3 for 16; Belton, Bill 2 for 5; Lewis, Geno 1 for 11; Carter, Kyle 1 for 4; Gesicki, Mike 1 for 3; Lynch, Akeel 1 for 3. Ohio State — Heuerman, Jeff 3 for 19, 1 TD; Marshall, Jalin 2 for 9; Wilson, Dontre 1 for 14; Samuel, Curtis 1 for 9; Smith, Devin 1 for 8; Elliott, Ezekiel 1 for 7; Vannett, Nick 1 for 6; Thomas, Michael 1 for 3; Spencer, Evan 1 for (-1).

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PSU 20 16 224 31-50-2 240 81 1-0 4-42 25:36 8-18 1-3 0 1

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13:37 remaining in the third quarter. It is the first interception returned for a touchdown for the Nittany Lions since NaVorro Bowman had a pick-six against Indiana in 2009. The interception was the second of the season for Zettel and third of his career. After an exchange of possessions, the Buckeyes methodically marched down the field over 12 plays, but Nuernberger’s 41-yard field goal attempt went wide right to keep the margin at 10 with 5:09 remaining in the third quarter. Hull nabbed his first interception of the season and second of his career to jump-start the Penn State offense and the sold out Beaver Stadium crowd. After a first down via a roughing the passer penalty, Akeel Lynch clicked off runs of 8 and 4 yards to push the Lions to the Ohio State 28. Hackenberg completed passes to Blacknall for 3 yards and Chris Godwin for 1 yard to move to the 24-yard line. On the ensuing play, Hackenberg found Blacknall for a 24-yard leaping grab for his first career touchdown to make it 17-14 Ohio State with 11:08 left in the contest. The Penn State defense held strong as the clock wound down in the fourth quarter and forced a punt with 2:58 remaining. Hackenberg came out strong and marched the Lions down the field in an 18-play drive, going nine-of-13 for 63 yards with two rushes for 6 yards to put Penn State in field goal position. Ficken connected on a 31-yard field goal to cap the drive with nine seconds remaining to tie the game at 17-17. Ohio State won the toss in the first overtime and elected to start on defense. A 12-yard pitch-and-catch from Hackenberg to Hamilton highlighted the Penn State overtime drive that ended with a 1-yard run by Bill Belton for the touchdown and a 24-17 lead for Penn State, the first of the game for the Lions. The Buckeyes responded with a 5-yard TD run by Barrett to force a second overtime period. During the extra point, Penn State was flagged for leaping, a penalty that was assessed on the Buckeyes’ possession in the second overtime. It took just three plays for the Buckeyes, who started from the 12yard line, to score a touchdown on a 4-yard run by Barrett and take a 31-24 lead. Penn State advanced the ball 5 yards on its possession, but a sack of Hackenberg on fourth down ended the game and sealed the win for the Buckeyes.

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TEAM STATISTICS

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The packed Penn State White Out crowd of 107,895 watched as senior linebacker Mike Hull and junior defensive end Anthony Zettel paced a fantastic Penn State defensive effort as the Nittany Lions battled No. 13 Ohio State in a double-overtime thriller. The Buckeyes used a 4-yard run from J.T. Barrett in the second overtime to secure the 31-24 victory. Hull made a career-high 19 tackles, including 2.5 for a loss, and nabbed his second career interception to lead the defensive effort. Hull’s 19 stops are the most by a Penn State player since Gerald Hodges made 19 against Illinois in 2011. Zettel grabbed his second interception of the season and returned it 40 yards for the first touchdown of his career. In his first career start, Marcus Allen was solid with 11 tackles and two pass breakups, while sophomore Brandon Bell added 13 tackles, including a sack for a 7-yard loss. Redshirt freshman DaeSean Hamilton broke the Penn State game record for receptions with 14 catches for 126 yards. He topped the record of 13 catches held by Freddie Scott against Wisconsin in 1995. Sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg was 31-for-49 for 224 yards and a touchdown. Freshman receiver Saeed Blacknall pulled in his first career touchdown and finished with four catches for 34 yards. The Buckeyes’ first possession started in Penn State territory after an interception of Hackenberg by Vonn Bell at the Penn State 39. Ohio State needed just seven plays to score, capped off by a 10-yard run by Ezekiel Elliot for the touchdown and a 7-0 lead for the Buckeyes less than five minutes into the game. After an exchange of three-and-outs, the Nittany Lions put together a seven-play, 37-yard drive, but were forced to punt. Ohio State took over at their own 9-yard line and drove down to the Penn State 17-yard line before the raucous crowd forced the Buckeyes into a pair of false start penalties, a timeout and a sack to help hold Ohio State to a 49-yard field goal by Sean Nuernberger to extend the Buckeyes’ lead to 10-0 with 11:07 left in the second quarter. Ohio State again started in prime field position at the Penn State 39 after a Nittany Lion punt. The Buckeyes needed six plays to reach the end zone via a 1-yard pass from J.T. Barrett to Jeff Heuerman to make it 17-0 with 3:58 remaining in the opening half. The Buckeyes opened the second half with the ball and after modest gains on their first two plays, Zettel intercepted Barrett and returned it 40 yards for the touchdown to make it a 17-7 game with

TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Hull, Mike 19-7-12; Bell, Brandon 13-5-8; Allen, Marcus 11-4-7; Wartman-White, Nyeem 9-2-7; Olaniyan, C.J. 9-2-7. Ohio State — Perry, Joshua 18-12-6; Powell, Tyvis 7-5-2; Bosa, Joey 6-4-2; Lee, Darron 5-4-1.

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10:56 Penn State 9-36/4:04 Ficken 47 yd field goal 13:52 Maryland 8-43/3:23 Gallo 2 yd pass from Brown, C.J. (Craddock kick) 5:06 Penn State 13-49/6:15 Ficken 25 yd field goal 1:30 Penn State 7-16/1:34 Ficken 46 yd field goal 3:18 Penn State 8-51/2:55 James 8 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick) 13:11 Maryland 7-48/2:55 Craddock 25 yd field goal 11:30 Maryland 4-24/1:32 Brown, Wes 1 yd run (Craddock kick) 6:52 Penn State 8-33/2:47 Ficken 48 yd field goal 0:51 Maryland 5-17/1:25 Craddock 43 yd field goal

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Passing (Comp-Att-Int) Total Offense Plays Fumbles (No/Lost) Penalties (No/Yards) Possession Time Third Down Conversions Red Zone Touchdowns Field Goals

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Time of Game Penn State Maryland

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PSU 16 42 177 18-42-1 219 83 4-3 8-64 32:13 6-20 2-2 1 1

MD 15 33 161 18-38-0 194 68 4-2 6-89 27:47 1-14 3-3 2 1

3:33 4-4, 1-4 Big Ten 6-3, 3-2 Big Ten

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Senior kicker Sam Ficken connected on four field goals, including three from beyond 46 yards, and the Penn State defense held Maryland to 196 yards of total offense, but Brad Craddock’s 43-yard field goal in the final minute lifted the Terps to a 20-19 win over the Nittany Lions. With the effort, Ficken moved into a tie for third on Penn State’s career field goals list with 47 (Travis Forney, 1996-99). The Penn State defense was stellar yet again, holding Maryland to just 33 net rushing yards, recording six sacks and three turnovers. Freshman Marcus Allen posted his second straight double-digit tackle performance with 11 stops, including his first career sack. Senior Mike Hull continued his solid play with nine tackles, including five solo, and a fumble recovery, while Austin Johnson added six tackles with a sack. Deion Barnes also stood out with two sacks and a forced fumble. Redshirt freshman DaeSean Hamilton had five catches for 42 yards. With his performance, Hamilton broke the Penn State freshman season receiving yardage record set by Deon Butler (691) in 2005. Hamilton ended the game with 728 receiving yards on the season. Jesse James scored the lone touchdown for the Nittany Lions on an 8-yard grab. He snagged five catches for 48 yards, including a long of 20 yards. The Nittany Lion offense came out of the gates strong with a 14-yard return by Grant Haley on the kickoff. Christian Hackenberg found a rhythm as he completed five-of-six pass attempts to lead Penn State on a nine-play, 36-yard drive that resulted in a 47-yard field goal by Ficken for the 3-0 lead with 11 minutes left in the opening half. The teams exchanged possession over the next 10 minutes until Maryland took advantage of good starting field position at the Penn State 43 to put together an eight-play 43-yard drive that ended with a 2-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Brown to P.J. Gallo to give the Terps a 7-3 lead with 13:52 left in the second quarter. Neither team would score on their next two opportunities until the Nittany Lions started a drive on their own 43. Penn State went to the run game to move the ball to the Maryland 8-yard line and produce a 25-yard Ficken field goal to cut the deficit to one point (7-6) with five minutes left in the first half. The Penn State defense came out strong on the ensuing Maryland possession, forcing a three-and-out that included a sack for Barnes. The Nittany Lions took over on the Maryland 45 and

got an 8-yard run from Belton and a 9-yard catch by Hamilton to advance the ball to the Maryland 29. Ficken converted on a 46yard field goal, his third of the game and second from beyond 46 yards, to give Penn State the 9-7 lead with 1:30 left in the second quarter. Neither team could sustain offensive momentum to start the second half. Anthony Zettel hit Wes Brown in the backfield and forced a fumble, which was recovered by C.J. Olaniyan to give the Nittany Lions the ball at their own 49-yard line. Hackenberg marched the offense down the field, going six-for-six for 54 yards and found James for an 8-yard touchdown catch to extend Penn State’s lead to 16-7 with 3:18 left in the third quarter. Hamilton nabbed two passes for 27 yards and Kyle Carter had two catches for 21 yards during the eight-play, 51-yard drive. The Terrapins responded with a drive of their own, going seven plays for 48 yards down to the Penn State 1-yard line before settling for a 25-yard field goal to make it a 16-10 Penn State lead with 13:11 remaining in the game. On the ensuing kickoff, Haley fumbled and Maryland recovered the ball at the Penn State 24. The Nittany Lion defense pushed Maryland back with a 10-yard sack by Johnson on the opening play of the drive. However, Brown hit Amba Etta-Tawo for a 25yard gain and then found Stefon Diggs for an 8-yard catch to put the Terps on the end zone’s doorstep. On the next play, Wes Brown punched it in from the half-yard line to give Maryland the 17-16 lead with 11:30 left in the fourth quarter. Following an exchange of possessions, the Penn State offense took the field with 9:39 remaining. After an illegal procedure penalty, Hackenberg rushed for a career-long 17-yard gain for a first down near midfield. The Nittany Lions retreated on their next two plays to the Penn State 35. On third-and-23, Hackenberg found Lewis for a 33-yard gain to the Maryland 32. Penn State advanced the ball 1 yard before Ficken hit his fourth field goal of the day from 48 yards with 6:52 remaining to give the Nittany Lions a 19-17 lead. Penn State was forced to punt with 1:06 on the clock and Diggs returned the ball to the Penn State 42. The Terps got a pass from C.J. Brown to Wes Brown for a 13-yard gain on first down and followed that with a pair of 2-yard runs by Wes Brown to set up a 43-yard field goal by Craddock to give Maryland the 20-19 lead. The Nittany Lions had one last opportunity, but were unable to record a first down and turned the ball over on downs to the Terps.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State — Lynch, Akeel 21 for 51; Belton, Bill 8 for 14; Hackenberg, Christian 11 for (-22); team 1 for (-1). Maryland — Brown, Wes 10 for 24, 1 TD; Brown, C.J. 13 for 4; Goins, Kenneth 1 for 3; Veii, Jaquilee 1 for 2; Ross, Brandon 4 for 1; team 1 for (-1). PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 18 of 42 for 177 yds., 1 TD, 1 Int. Maryland — Brown, C.J. 18 of 38 for 161 yds., 1 TD.

RECEIVING Penn State — Lewis, Geno 5 for 54; James, Jesse 5 for 48, 1 TD; Hamilton, DaeSean 5 for 42; Carter, Kyle 2 for 21; Godwin, Chris 1 for 12. Maryland — Diggs, Stefon 6 for 53; Ross, Brandon 3 for 10; Etta-Tawo, Amba 2 for 31; Leak, Marcus 2 for 23; Long, Deon 2 for 23; Brown, Wes 1 for 13; Winfree, Juwann 1 for 6; Gallo, P.J. 1 for 2, 1 TD. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Allen, Marcus 11-6-5; Hull, Mike 9-5-4; Johnson, Austin 6-3-3; Bell, Brandon 5-2-3. Maryland — Davis, Sean 11-10-1; Brooks, Jalen 7-5-2; Monroe, Andre 6-6-0; Goree, L.A. 6-4-2; Farrand, Cole 6-1-5.


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3:57 Indiana Murphy 47 yd Interception return (Oakes kick) 3:37 Penn State Belton 92 yd run (Ficken kick) 9:28 Penn State Ficken 27 yd field goal 0:55 Penn State Ficken 28 yd field goal

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9-39/3:49 5-13/1:31

IU 13 153 68 13-28-2 221 68 1-0 10-82 28:55 3-17 0 0 0

3:28 5-4, 2-4 Big Ten 3-6, 0-5 Big Ten

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 12 of 29 for 168 yds., 2 Int. Indiana — Diamont, Zander 13 of 27 for 68 yds., 2 Int.; team 0 of 1.

RECEIVING Penn State — Lewis, Geno 4 for 39; Hamilton, DaeSean 2 for 33; James, Jesse 2 for 32; Godwin, Chris 2 for 25; Gesicki, Mike 1 for 28; Blacknall, Saeed 1 for 11. Indiana — Booth, Dominique 4 for 33; Coleman, Tevin 4 for (-8); Wynn, Shane 3 for 12; Fuchs, Jordan 1 for 24; Cobbs, Simmie 1 for 7.

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RUSHING Penn State — Belton, Bill 16 for 137, 1 TD; Lynch, Akeel 13 for 47; Hackenberg, Christian 8 for (-22). Indiana — Coleman, Tevin 20 for 71; Diamont, Zander 14 for 58; Wynn, Shane 1 for 16; Roberts, D’Angelo 4 for 10; Harris II, J-Shun 1 for (-2).

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Time of Game Penn State Indiana

PSU 15 162 168 12-29-2 330 66 1-0 7-55 31:05 4-17 2-3 0 2

1-92/0:20

Ficken extended the Penn State lead to 10-7 with a 27yard field goal midway through the third quarter and the Nittany Lion defense continued to hold the Hoosiers at bay. Indiana’s Oakes Griffin missed a 51-yard field goal attempt with a chance to tie the game early in the fourth quarter. After exchanging possessions over the next nine minutes, Penn State took over with 4:55 on the clock and an opportunity to burn time, but the Lions could only expunge two minutes before Daniel Pasquariello booted his ninth punt of the day, which was downed at the Indiana 22. The Hoosiers would have 2:55 to get into field goal range to tie or score a touchdown to take the lead. On the second play of the drive, however, Wartman-White stepped in front of a Diamont pass and returned it 13 yards to set up Ficken’s 28-yard field goal with 55 seconds left in the game. The Hoosiers had one last opportunity, but the Penn State defense held on fourth-and-10 from the Indiana 33-yard line as the clock expired.

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Senior Bill Belton bolted through a crease up the middle, side-stepped one defender and was off on a 92-yard touchdown run that propelled Penn State to a 13-7 victory over Indiana at Memorial Stadium. Belton ended the afternoon with 137 yards to post his fourth career 100-yard rushing effort. His 92-yard touchdown scamper marked the longest rushing score in school history by one player and is tied for the longest offensive touchdown in Penn State history (Higgins to Hess at Pittsburgh, 1919). It was the longest rush in the Big Ten in the 2014 season and is tied for the ninth-longest in Big Ten history. Sam Ficken added two field goals and an extra point, moving into a tie for fifth place on the Penn State career scoring charts with Lydell Mitchell (1969-71) with 276 points. The defense stood tall against the nation’s leading rusher, Tevin Coleman, who entered the afternoon averaging 162.5 yards per game on the ground. Coleman logged just 71 yards and finished with less than 100 rushing yards for the first time in 10 games. The defense piled up 10.0 tackles for loss and Anthony Zettel logged the only sack of the afternoon, his fifth of the season. Safety Jesse Della Valle and linebacker Nyeem WartmanWhite each grabbed their first career interceptions in the game. Linebacker Mike Hull led all players with nine stops on the afternoon, leading the team in tackles for the eighth time in nine games. He had made at least nine stops in all nine games of the season to date. Indiana defensive lineman Mark Murphy opened the scoring with an interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter. The 47-yard interception return gave the Hoosiers a 7-0 lead. The lead didn’t last long, as Belton took the next play from scrimmage 92 yards to tie the game with 3:37 remaining in the half. With Indiana looking to put points on the scoreboard before the half, Zander Diamont threw his first interception, a leaping grab by Della Valle along the Penn State sideline.

TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Hull, Mike 9-4-5; Wartman-White, Nyeem 8-3-5; Olaniyan, C.J. 7-3-4; Allen, Marcus 6-5-1; Bell, Brandon 6-5-1; Johnson, Austin 6-1-5. Indiana — Simmons, T.J. 6-4-2; Cooper, David 6-3-3; Hardin, Forisse 6-3-3; Murphy, Mark 5-5-0; Allen, Antonio 5-4-1.

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8:01 Penn State Ficken 29 yd field goal 3:13 Temple Jones 31 yd field goal 0:00 Penn State Ficken 50 yd field goal 6:52 Temple Jones 25 yd field goal 6:13 Penn State Lynch 38 yd run (Ficken kick) 5:19 Penn State Belton 8 yd run (Ficken kick) 5:08 Temple FItzpatrick 75 yd pass from Walker (Jones kick) 13:57 Penn State Haley 30 yd interception return (Ficken kick) 10:36 Penn State Ficken 21 yd field goal

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Time of Game Penn State Temple

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PSU 19 254 112 12-26-2 366 73 1-1 5-45 35:42 4-13 3-3 1 2

12-64/6:59 7-33/2:21 9-55/0:53 4-8/2:06 2-75/0:37 1-8/0:03 1-75/0:11 — 6-20/2:26

TU 8 61 187 17-38-4 248 58 1-1 10-69 24:18 3-16 2-2 0 2

3:28 6-4, 2-4 Big Ten 5-5, 3-3 AAC

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State used complementary football with stellar performances on both sides of the ball to post a 30-13 win over Temple to become bowl eligible for the first time since the 2011 season. The Nittany Lions rushed for a season-high 254 yards, led by Akeel Lynch and Bill Belton, while the defense forced five turnovers. Lynch ran for 130 yards on 18 carries for an average of 7.2 yards. He also rushed for his first touchdown of the season and second of his career. The 254-yard team rushing total was the highest since a 289yard afternoon against Purdue in 2013. The defense’s five forced turnovers tied the season-high set against Rutgers. Seniors Adrian Amos and Jesse Della Valle and true freshmen Christian Campbell and Grant Haley each registered interceptions on the day. Haley returned his first career pick 30 yards for the touchdown. His touchdown was the first defensive TD by a true freshman since Paul Posluszny returned an interception against Indiana Nov. 15, 2003. It also was the first interception returned for a TD since Anthony Zettel’s picksix against Ohio State in October. Penn State’s defense notched two defensive scores in a season for the first time since 2009 when NaVorro Bowman had a pair of touchdowns (fumble return and interception). Senior linebacker Mike Hull had his sixth double-digit tackle game of the season with 10 stops, including a half-tackle for a loss. With his effort, Hull moved into 10th place on Penn State’s career tackles chart with 265 tackles, passing Glen Carson (261, 2010-13) for the position. Zettel recorded his sixth sack of the year with a stop for a 2-yard loss. Senior kicker Sam Ficken connected on three field goal attempts, including a 50-yard attempt. It was the second make of Ficken’s career from beyond 50 yards, joining his 54-yarder against Kent State in 2013. With the two kicks, Ficken moved into second place on Penn State’s career field goals list with 52, passing Craig Fayak (50; 1990-93). Ficken also moved up the school career scoring charts and into a tie for fourth place with Travis Forney (1996-99) with 258 career points. The Penn State offense sprinted out of the gates, marching down to the Temple 8-yard line in just eight plays. Belton and Lynch combined for 32 rushing yards in the first eight plays. After a 1-yard loss, Belton advanced to the 3-yard line, but Penn State could not find the end zone and settled for a 29-yard Ficken field goal for the 3-0 lead midway through the first quarter. The squads exchanged possessions before Temple found success through the air on the way to a game-tying field goal. P.J. Walker completed three passes for 36 yards on the drive that ended with a 31yard field goal by Austin Jones with 2:27 left in the first quarter.

Neither team could establish offensive momentum as they combined for seven punts and an interception over the next eight drives. After forcing a Temple punt, Penn State took over at its own 12 and put together another long drive to end the half. Christian Hackenberg hit Chris Godwin for a 21-yard completion to spark the drive. A 19-yard personal foul call and a 12-yard rush by Hackenberg advanced the Lions to the Temple 32. Hackenberg connected with Lynch for a 4-yard gain to set up a 50-yard field goal by Ficken to end the opening frame and give Penn State a 6-3 lead. The Owls came out strong to open the second half with a nine-play, 48-yard drive. However, Austin Jones’ 42-yard field goal fell short to turn the ball over to the Lions at the Penn State 25. A Todd Matakevich interception ended that drive, but the Nittany Lions held Temple to a 25-yard field goal by Jones to tie the game at 6-6 with 11:04 left in the third quarter. Penn State responded with the run game on its ensuing possession. Belton opened the drive with a 37-yard run and Lynch followed with a 38-yard TD run to give the Nittany Lions a 13-6 lead. After a 3-yard rush by Temple’s Jahad Thomas, Amos made his team-high third interception of the season and returned it 33 yards to the Temple 8. On the first play from scrimmage, Belton ran it up the middle for the TD and a 20-6 Penn State lead with 5:19 left in the third. The Owls responded with a 75-yard pitch-and-catch from Walker to Jalen Fitzpatrick for a TD to cut the lead to 20-13. The squads swapped possessions until Haley intercepted Walker and returned it 30 yards for the TD and a 27-13 Penn State lead with 13:57 left in the game. It was the first interception returned for a touchdown since Zettel’s pick-six against Ohio State in October. The Penn State defense continued to shine as Austin Johnson recovered a fumble on the next Temple drive to give the Nittany Lions prime starting position at the Owls’ 23. Lynch ran for 20 yards on the drive, but Penn State was forced to settle for a 21-yard Ficken field goal for a 30-13 lead with 10:36 remaining. The Temple offense again turned the ball over as Della Valle made a leaping interception and managed to get his elbow down inbounds before his momentum took him out of bounds. It was Della Valle’s second pick of the season. The Nittany Lions were unable to capitalize on the Della Valle interception as Ficken’s 42-yard field goal attempt was blocked. All four of Ficken’s misses to that point had been blocked. Penn State’s defense forced the Owls to turn the ball over on downs and the offense ran the clock out to secure the 30-13 win to become bowl eligible.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State — Lynch, Akeel 18 for 130, 1 TD; Belton, Bill 19 for 92, 1 TD; Chiappialle, Cole 2 for 15; Hamilton, DaeSean 1 for 10; Hackenberg, Christian 5 for 10; team 2 for (-3). Temple — Walker, P.J. 5 for 32; Gilmore, Jamie 7 for 23; Thomas, Jahad 4 for 5; Harper, Kenneth 3 for 3; team 1 for (-2). PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 12 of 26 for 112 yds., 2 Int. Temple — Walker, P.J. 17 of 38 for 187 yds., 1 TD, 4 Int.

RECEIVING Penn State — Hamilton, DaeSean 4 for 26; Godwin, Chris 2 for 31; James, Jesse 2 for 30; Lewis, Geno 2 for 15; Belton, Bill 1 for 6; Lynch, Akeel 1 for 4. Temple — Fitzpatrick, Jalen 4 for 113, 1 TD; Christopher, John 2 for 25; Omuso, Wanemi 2 for 12; Thompson, Colin 2 for 10; Yancy, Brodrick 2 for 10; Harper, Kenneth 2 for 6; Shippen, Brandon 1 for 13; Thomas, Jahad 1 for 0; Gilmore, Jamie 1 for (-2). TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Hull, Mike 10-3-7; Bell, Brandon 5-1-4; Johnson, Austin 4-3-1. Temple — Matakevich, Todd 13-5-8; Smith, Nate D. 9-7-2; Wells, Alex 9-5-4; Reddick, Haason 6-2-4; Chandler, Sean 5-4-1; Hayes, Will 4-3-1.


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SCORING SUMMARY 1

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3

4

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PSU

7

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0

7

14

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7

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16

SCORING SUMMARY

8:24 Penn State 9-52/4:49 Godwin 18 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick) 0:25 Illinois 12-68/2:27 LaCosse 1 yd pass from O’Toole (Reisner kick) 12:26 Illinois 6-19/2:34 Reisner 28 yd field goal 13:37 Penn State 8-77/4:14 Lynch 47 yd run (Ficken kick) 8:43 Illinois 11-58/4:54 Reisner 25 yd field goal 0:08 Illinois 7-54/1:40 Reisner 36 yd field goal

TEAM STATISTICS

3:11 6-5, 2-5 Big Ten 5-6, 2-5 Big Ten

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State — Lynch, Akeel 28 for 137, 1 TD; Bars, Brad 1 for 32; Hamilton, DaeSean 3 for 14; Chiappialle, Cole 3 for 8; Belton, Bill 6 for 6; Lewis, Geno 1 for 1; Hackenberg, Christian 3 for (-16); team 2 for (-10). Illinois — Young, Donovonn 14 for 62; Ferguson, Josh 5 for 9; O’Toole, Reilly 4 for 8; Church, Devin 1 for 2; Bailey, Aaron 1 for 1; Lunt, Wes 2 for (-14).

RECEIVING Penn State — Lynch, Akeel 2 for 35; Godwin, Chris 1 for 18, 1 TD; Belton, Bill 1 for 9; James, Jesse 1 for 9; Lewis, Geno 1 for 9; Gesicki, Mike 1 for 7; Hamilton, DaeSean 1 for 6. Illinois — Dudek, Mike 11 for 115; Ferguson, Josh 3 for 18; LaCosse, Matt 3 for 14, 1 TD; Allison, Geronimo 3 for 11; Turner, Malik 2 for 19; Young, Donovonn 2 for 12; Murdock, Marchie 1 for 17; Davis, Jon 1 for 9.

PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 8 of 16 for 93 yds., 1 TD. Illinois — O’Toole, Reilly 18 of 25 for 157 yds., 1 TD; Lunt, Wes 8 of 17 for 58 yds.

TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Hull, Mike 10-7-3; Allen, Marcus 9-8-1; Wartman-White, Nyeem 9-4-5; Lucas, Jordan 6-2-4; Cabinda, Jason 5-2-3; Johnson, Austin 5-1-4. Illinois — Fejedelem, Clayton 8-3-5; Barton, Taylor 8-1-7; Neal Jr., T.J. 8-1-7; Teitsma, Austin 7-2-5; Ward, Jihad 6-3-3.

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Time of Game Penn State Illinois

ILL 16 68 215 26-42-0 283 69 0-0 3-30 27:09 2-16 4-4 1 3

PSUFball

OTHER

PSU 15 172 93 8-16-0 265 63 1-1 5-34 32:51 6-15 1-2 1 0

The Nittany Lions opened the scoring with a nine-play, 52-yard touchdown drive that ended with Hackenberg finding Godwin in the back corner of the end zone for the score on third-and-nine. Penn State looked primed to extend its lead on its next drive as the Nittany Lions drove to the Indiana 3-yard line, but the field goal attempt never materialized as the snap was bobbled and Illinois took over on downs. The Illini capitalized on a Penn State mistake on the final drive of the first half. Illinois punted the ball on fourth-andthree, but an offsides against the Lions gave the Illini a new set of downs. After a pair of runs by the Illini, quarterback Reilly O’Toole completed six of his next seven passes, including a 1-yarder to Matt LaCosse to knot the game at 7-7 heading into halftime. The kickoff to open the half was knocked down by a stiff 19-mph wind, falling down at about the Penn State 20. Illinois’ Clayton Fejedelem recovered at the Nittany Lion 28 and four plays later Reisner kicked a 28-yard field goal for a 10-7 Illini lead. Penn State recaptured the lead on Lynch’s 47-yard scamper with 13:37 to play in the fourth quarter, but Illinois trimmed the lead to 14-13 on Reisner’s second field goal of the game with 8:43 to play. The Illini missed a potential 50-yard go-ahead field goal with 6:15 remaining in the game and Penn State took over. On the ensuing drive, Hackenberg was just shy of the first down on a third-and-five rush and the Nittany Lions punted with 1:48 to play. The Illini drive started at their own 28, but a pair of completions from O’Toole moved them to the Penn State 47. Josh Ferguson and Donovan Young carried the ball to the Penn State 18 to set up the game-winning 36-yard field goal by Reisner.

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First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Passing (Comp-Att-Int) Total Offense Plays Fumbles (No/Lost) Penalties (No/Yards) Possession Time Third Down Conversions Red Zone Touchdowns Field Goals

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A 47-yard rushing touchdown by sophomore Akeel Lynch gave Penn State a 14-10 lead early in the fourth quarter, but Illinois placekicker David Reisner connected on a pair of fourth-quarter field goals, including the game-winner with just eight seconds left on the clock, to give Illinois a 16-14 victory inside Memorial Stadium. The Nittany Lion defense limited Illinois to just 283 yards of total offense — their sixth straight opponent held under 300 yards of total offense. On the season, Penn State had held 10 of its 11 opponents to under 300 yards of total offense. Lynch topped his career-highs in rushing attempts (28) and rushing yardage (137) and his 47-yard touchdown run was a career-long carry. He eclipsed his previous career-best of 130 yards, which he set against Temple just one week prior. The 100-yard rushing effort was the fourth of Lynch’s career and gave Penn State a 100-yard rusher for the third straight game. Bill Belton ran for 137 yards at Indiana, while Lynch logged 130 yards on the ground against Temple. Sophomore Christian Hackenberg completed passes to seven individual receivers in the game, finding freshman Chris Godwin for an 18-yard scoring strike on the Nittany Lions’ opening drive of the game. It was the 28th career touchdown pass for Hackenberg and moved him into a tie for ninth with Tom Shuman (1972-74) on the Penn State career charts. It was the first career touchdown grab for Godwin, who joins Saeed Blacknall as the only two true freshmen to catch touchdown passes in the 2014 season. The grab also extended Godwin’s streak to 11 straight games with at least one catch to open his career. Senior Mike Hull piled up 10 tackles to lead all players in the contest and increased his season total to 121 stops. He moved into ninth place on the Penn State season charts, passing Dan Connor (113; 2006), Brian Gelzheiser (113; 1993), Gary Gray (115; 1971), Josh Hull (116; 2009), Paul Posluszny (116; 2005 & ‘06) and Dennis Onkotz (118; 1967). Penn State forced a punt on the first six Illinois possessions, but could only capitalize with a score on one of the Nittany Lions’ ensuing drives.

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SCORING SUMMARY 1

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3

4

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MSU

13

0

14

7

34

PSU

0

3

7

0

10

SCORING SUMMARY

14:46 Michigan State Shelton 90 yd kickoff return (Geiger kick) 8:41 Michigan State Geiger 36 yd field goal 0:13 Michigan State Geiger 39 yd field goal 4:34 Penn State Ficken 41 yd field goal 7:24 Michigan State Langford 3 yd run (Geiger kick) 4:29 Michigan State Lippett 10 yd pass from Cook (Geiger kick) 1:37 Penn State Lynch 3 yd run (Ficken kick) 2:49 Michigan State Langford 6 yd run (Geiger kick)

TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Passing (Comp-Att-Int) Total Offense Plays Fumbles (No/Lost) Penalties (No/Yards) Possession Time Third Down Conversions Red Zone Touchdowns Field Goals

OTHER

Time of Game Penn State Michigan State

160

PSU 16 38 195 21-45-1 233 67 1-1 4-35 25:05 6-16 1-1 1 0

— 9-47/3:03 10-58/5:35 5-17/2:16 7-63/3:11 5-18/2:43 10-79/2:46 4-20/2:07

MSU 18 118 180 13-26-1 298 67 0-0 5-30 34:55 9-16 4-4 3 1

3:11 6-6, 2-6 Big Ten 10-2, 7-1 Big Ten

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State fell to No. 10 Michigan State, 34-10, to end the regular-season at Beaver Stadium. With the help of a game-high 13 tackles from Mike Hull, Penn State held Michigan State to just 298 yards of total offense, 216.5 yards below the Spartans’ season average of 514.5 yards. Sam Ficken kicked his 23rd field goal of the season late in the second quarter and moved into sole possession of the No. 1 spot on Penn State’s season field goals made chart, breaking a tie with Matt Bahr (1978) and Kevin Kelly (2006). Prior to the game, Hull, Ficken and 15 of their fellow seniors were honored for their contributions to the program throughout their careers. The Spartans scored on all three of their first-quarter drives, including a 90-yard kickoff return by R.J. Shelton to open the game. It was the first kickoff return for a touchdown by a Penn State opponent since Nov. 3, 2007, when Dorien Bryant of Purdue returned the ball 98 yards for the score. Penn State took the ensuing possession 41 yards, punctuated by a 17-yard pass from Christian Hackenberg to DaeSean Hamilton, who finished the day with a game-high six receptions for 55 yards. After a pair of incomplete passes from the Michigan State 34-yard line, Ficken took the field to attempt a 51-yard field goal, but had it come up short for his first miss that was not blocked of the season. The Spartans’ next two trips downfield ended with field goals by Michael Geiger, as the sophomore kicker converted on attempts from 36 and 39 yards, respectively, to give Michigan State a 13-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Penn State defense forced back to back three-andouts from Michigan State to start the second period. On the second Spartan drive, defensive tackle Anthony Zettel came up with his 16th career sack after taking down Spartan quarterback Connor Cook. Zettel came up big on Michigan State’s third drive as well, intercepting Cook’s pass on the Michigan State 43-yard line and returning it seven yards to set up the offense on the Spartans’ 36. With the play, the West Branch, Mich., native became the first Penn State defensive lineman to have at least three interceptions in a season since at least 1982.

Penn State picked up a first down with the help of a 9-yard reception by Jesse James. Following an incomplete pass, Hackenberg’s next attempt was intercepted and the Spartans took their 13-3 lead into the half. Michigan State increased its lead to 27-3 in the third quarter with a pair of touchdowns. Jeremy Langford rushed 3 yards for a TD at 7:24, capping off a seven-play, 63-yard drive. Michigan State added another just under three minutes later after forcing a fumble off a sack and recovering the ball at Penn State’s 18. Cook took four plays before hitting Tony Lippett for a 10-yard TD. Akeel Lynch produced Penn State’s lone touchdown run of the game late in the third quarter with a 3-yard rush at the end of a 10-play drive. It was the fourth rushing TD of the season for Lynch. In the fourth quarter, Langford capped the scoring for the Spartans with a 6-yard run that made it 34-10 with 2:49 to play. Michigan State ate up over nine minutes of possession time between two drives sandwiching a three-and-out by Penn State before picking up its fourth touchdown of the game.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State — Lynch, Akeel 14 for 51, 1 TD; Belton, Bill 1 for 3; Godwin, Chris 2 for 1; Hackenberg, Christian 5 for (-17). Michigan State — Langford, Jeremy 30 for 118, 2 TD; Kings, Macgarrett 1 for 4; Williams, Delton 2 for 2; Cook, Connor 4 for 0; Shelton, R.J. 1 for (-2); team 3 for (-4). PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 21 of 45 for 195 yds., 1 Int. Michigan State — Cook, Connor 13 of 25 for 180 yds., 1 TD, 1 Int.; Terry, Damion 0 of 1.

RECEIVING Penn State — Hamilton, DaeSean 6 for 55; Lewis, Geno 3 for 29; Carter, Kyle 3 for 28; James, Jesse 3 for 25; Gesicki, Mike 2 for 33; Lynch, Akeel 2 for 4; Belton, Bill 1 for 12; Blacknall, Saeed 1 for 9. Michigan State — Lippett, Tony 4 for 53, 1 TD; Mumphery, Keith 3 for 46; Burbridge, Aaron 3 for 32; Kings, Macgarrett 2 for 49; Langford, Jeremy 1 for 0. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Hull, Mike 13-7-6; Allen, Marcus 9-4-5; Wartman-White, Nyeem 8-3-5; Lucas, Jordan 7-5-2; Zettel, Anthony 5-4-1. Michigan State — Drummond, Kurtis 6-6-0; Bullough, Riley 5-1-4; Thomas, Lawrence 5-1-4; Calhoun, Shilique 4-3-1; Waynes, Trae 4-3-1; Cox, Demetrious 4-3-1.


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SCORING SUMMARY 1

2

3

4

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F

BC

7

0

14

3

6

30

PSU

7

0

7

10

7

31

SCORING SUMMARY

TEAM STATISTICS

Time of Game Penn State Boston College

BC 16 285 97 11-20-0 382 66 0-0 8-70 32:19 5-16 2-2 1 1

3:54 7-6, 2-6 Big Ten 7-6, 4-4 ACC

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State — Lynch, Akeel 17 for 75; Belton, Bill 3 for 8; Hackenberg, Christian 8 for 0; Blacknall, Saeed 1 for (-1). Boston College — Hilliman, Jon 25 for 148, 1 TD; Murphy, Tyler 11 for 105, 1 TD; Willis, Myles 4 for 19; Outlow, Marcus 5 for 15; team 1 for (-2). PASSING Penn State — Hackenberg, Christian 34 of 50 for 371 yds., 4 TD. Boston College — Murphy, Tyler 11 of 19 for 97 yds., 2 TD; team 0 of 1.

RECEIVING Penn State — Godwin, Chris 7 for 140, 1 TD; Lewis, Geno 7 for 82, 1 TD; Hamilton, DaeSean 7 for 51, 1 TD; Carter, Kyle 3 for 30, 1 TD; James, Jesse 3 for 27; Belton, Bill 3 for 14; Lynch, Akeel 3 for 12; Blacknall, Saeed 1 for 15. Boston College — Phillips, Shakim 3 for 40, 1 TD; Outlow, Marcus 3 for 18; Crimmins, Dan 2 for 8; Dudeck, David 1 for 21, 1 TD; Alston, Sherman 1 for 6; Bordner, Josh 1 for 4.

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OTHER

PSU 25 82 371 34-50-0 453 79 2-2 9-60 27:41 9-17 3-3 3 0

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First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Passing (Comp-Att-Int) Total Offense Plays Fumbles (No/Lost) Penalties (No/Yards) Possession Time Third Down Conversions Red Zone Touchdowns Field Goals

Hilliman also found an opening late in the first quarter for a 49-yard touchdown run that tied the game at 7-7. Hilliman, who led the team with 12 rushing touchdowns, broke through early with a 44-yard run that gave him more yards on one carry than three teams had in a game this season against Penn State: Central Florida (24), Massachusetts (3) and Maryland (25). Murphy found Shakim Phillips in the corner of the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown and a 14-7 lead early in the third. He then showed how he set the ACC’s season record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,079 yards in 2014 with a 40-yard dash that put the Eagles ahead 21-7. That is when Hackenberg went to work on the Eagles’ defense. He led Penn State on a six-play, 63-yard scoring drive that ended with a Lewis 7-yard touchdown grab with no time left in the third quarter. Lewis’ catch pulled Penn State within seven points, 21-14, and was his second TD of the year. Hackenberg threw his third touchdown pass of the game to rally the Nittany Lions from a 21-7 deficit and tie the game. His pass over the middle to Hamilton threaded the needle between a pair of Boston College defenders to make it 21-21 with 6:48 left in the fourth quarter. Mike Knoll put the Eagles back in the lead, 24-21, on a 20-yarder with 2:10 left in the fourth quarter, which set up Ficken’s game-tying kick with 0:20 remaining. Ficken, who won Penn State’s season-opener in Dublin with a 36-yard field goal as time expired, bookended the season with his biggest kick yet. The 45-yarder landed near the iconic NY logo, which was nestled behind a goalpost instead of home plate on this night, and sent the game into overtime. Murphy hit David Dudeck for a 21-yard touchdown pass on Boston College’s overtime drive, but Knoll missed the extra point for the Eagles and that was the opening Penn State needed to complete its comeback. On the overtime drive, Hackenberg missed on his first two pass attempts, but was true on his final three throws of the game. On third-and-15, Hackenberg connected with James for a 17-yard catch-and-run, that ended with James running through an Eagle defender to gain the first down. He then found Lewis for 5 yards before arching a perfect ball into the hands of Carter for a 10-yard touchdown. Carter’s first TD grab of the season set up Ficken’s automatic kick that sent the Nittany Lions dancing on top of the Yankees’ dugout.

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5:22 Penn State 3-70/1:01 Godwin 72 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick) 4:39 Boston College 2-52/0:42 Hilliman 49 yd run (Knoll kick) 8:07 Boston College 11-60/6:45 Phillips 19 yd pass from Murphy (Knoll kick) 2:12 Boston College 4-63/1:58 Murphy 40 yd run (Knoll kick) 0:00 Penn State 6-63/2:04 Lewis 7 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick) 6:48 Penn State 6-55/1:44 Hamilton 16 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick) 2:10 Boston College 11-69/4:31 Knoll 20 yd field goal 0:20 Penn State 8-49/1:45 Ficken 45 yd field goal OT Boston College 3-25/— Dudeck 21 yd pass from Murphy (kick failed) OT Penn State 6-25/— Carter 10 yd pass from Hackenberg (Ficken kick)

BRONX, N.Y. — On the hallowed grounds of Yankee Stadium, The Captain did it again. Senior placekicker Sam Ficken hit a pair of pressure filled kicks to send Penn State to a 31-30 overtime win over Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Ficken, who used Derek Jeter’s old locker, converted a 45yard field goal with just 20 seconds left in regulation to tie the game, 24-24, and was true on the game-winning extra point to lift the Nittany Lions to their 28th bowl victory in school history. The Valparaiso, Ind., native connected on his 24th field goal of the season, extending his school record, and 54th of his career. He finished his career ranked second in career field goals made, trailing only Kevin Kelly’s 78 (2005-08). His seven points against Boston College (4 XP, 1 FG) pushed his season total to 100 points and his career total to 271. FIcken ended his career ranked fourth on Penn State’s all-time scoring list. Sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg earned MVP honors after he produced one of the finest passing games in Penn State bowl history. He set or tied nine Penn State bowl game records, including completions (34), attempts (50), passing yards (371), total offense (371) and offensive plays (58). His 72-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to Chris Godwin tied the record for longest pass and longest touchdown pass, while his four touchdown throws in the game tied Tony Sacca’s (1992) and Wally Richardson’s (1996) bowl record. Hackenberg spread his completions around in the game, finding eight different pass catchers, seven of whom caught at least three passes. Godwin had a career-day with seven receptions for 140 yards — with both totals ranking second in Penn State bowl history — including his second TD catch of the season. Geno Lewis and DaeSean Hamilton also caught seven passes and pulled in a TD grab. Lewis ended the day with 82 receiving yards and Hamilton tallied 51. Bill Belton, Kyle Carter, Jesse James and Akeel Lynch each caught three passes, while Saeed Blacknall made one grab in the game. Boston College’s Tyler Murphy threw for two touchdowns and ran for 105 yards and Jon Hilliman had 148 yards rushing and one score for the Eagles. The Nittany Lions scored first on Hackenberg’s 72-yard TD pass to Godwin down the right sideline with 5:22 left in the first quarter. The play is tied for the longest pass and touchdown pass in Penn State’s illustrious bowl history, tying the Tom Shuman to Chuck Herd connection in the 1974 Orange Bowl.

TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State — Wartman-White, Nyeem 11-5-6; Amos, Adrian 7-6-1; Lucas, Jordan 7-5-2; Johnson, Austin 7-4-3; Zettel, Anthony 6-5-1; Hull, Mike 6-2-4; Allen, Marcus 6-2-4. Boston College — Asprilla, Manuel 9-8-1; Simmons, Justin 6-6-0; Duggan, Sean 5-3-2; Moore, Kamrin 5-2-3.

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2014 BIG TEN CONFERENCE STANDINGS ➤ EAST DIVISION

W

Ohio State Michigan State Maryland Rutgers Michigan Penn State Indiana

➤ WEST DIVISION Wisconsin Nebraska Minnesota Iowa Illinois Northwestern Purdue

CONFERENCE GAMES L Pct.

W

ALL GAMES L

Pct.

SCORING Avg. Opp.

8 7 4 3 3 2 1

0 1 4 5 5 6 7

1.000 .875 .500 .375 .375 .250 .125

14 11 7 8 5 7 4

1 2 6 5 7 6 8

.933 .846 .538 .615 .417 .538 .333

44.8 43.0 28.5 26.7 20.9 20.6 25.1

22.0 21.5 30.2 30.2 22.4 18.6 32.8

W

L

Pct.

W

L

Pct.

Avg.

Opp.

7 5 5 4 3 3 1

1 3 3 4 5 5 7

.875 .625 .625 .500 .375 .375 .125

11 9 8 7 6 5 3

3 4 5 6 7 7 9

.786 .692 .615 .538 .462 .417 .250

34.6 37.8 28.4 28.2 25.9 23.0 23.8

20.8 26.4 24.2 25.6 34.0 25.2 31.7

BIG TEN INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS (NCAA RANKING) ➤ RUSHING PER GAME 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin (1) Tevin Coleman, Indiana (2) Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State (3) David Cobb, Minnesota (11) Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska (12)

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TD

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14 12 15 13 13

343 270 273 314 264

2587 2036 1878 1626 1611

7.5 7.5 6.9 5.2 6.1

29 15 18 13 19

88 90 85 67 57

184.8 169.7 125.2 125.1 123.9

➤ PASSING EFFICIENCY

Cl.

G

Comp.

Att.

Int.

Yards

TD

Efficiency

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 10.

Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. So.

12 13 13 12 13 13

203 212 187 213 184 270

314 365 327 345 345 484

10 8 12 5 12 15

2834 3214 2851 2436 2695 2977

34 24 22 16 22 12

169.8 149.4 145.3 133.5 133.0 109.4

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State (2) Connor Cook, Michigan State (19) Gary Nova, Rutgers (28) Jake Rudock, Iowa Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska Christian Hackenberg, Penn State

➤ TOTAL OFFENSE PER GAME 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

J.T. Barrett, Ohio State (10) Tommy Armstrong Jr., Nebraska Connor Cook, Michigan State Christian Hackenberg, Penn State Gary Nova, Rutgers

➤ RECEPTIONS PER GAME 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8.

DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State (28) Stefon Diggs, Maryland Mike Dudek, Illinois Devin Funchess, Michigan Tony Lippett, Michigan State Geno Lewis, Penn State Leonte Carroo, Rutgers

➤ RECEIVING YARDS PER GAME 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Tony Lippett, Michigan State (19) Leonte Carroo, Rutgers (24) Mike Dudek, Illinois Stefon Diggs, Maryland DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State

➤ PUNTING AVERAGE

162

Cl.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Peter Mortell, Minnesota (7) Cameron Johnston, Ohio State Justin DuVernois, Illinois (18) Will Hagerup, Michigan (29) Sam Foltz, Nebraska

Cl.

G

Rushing

Passing

Plays

Total

Yards/G

Fr. So. Jr. So. Sr.

12 13 13 13 13

938 705 80 -94 -5

2834 2695 3214 2977 2851

485 490 416 577 372

3772 3400 3294 2883 2846

314.3 261.5 253.4 221.8 218.9

Cl.

G

No.

Yards

TD

LG

Yards/G

Rec./G

Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr.

13 10 13 11 13 13 13

82 62 76 62 65 55 55

899 792 1038 733 1198 751 1086

2 5 6 4 11 2 10

51 77 56 45 71 79 78

69.2 79.2 79.8 66.6 92.2 57.8 83.5

6.3 6.2 5.8 5.6 5.0 4.2 4.2

Cl.

G

No.

Yards

TD

LG

Avg.

Yards/G

Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr.

13 13 13 10 13

65 55 76 62 82

1198 1086 1038 792 899

11 10 6 5 2

71 78 56 77 51

18.4 19.7 13.7 12.8 11.0

92.2 83.5 79.8 79.2 69.2

Cl.

G

No.

Yards

LG

I20

50+

TB

Avg.

Jr. So. Sr. Sr. So.

13 15 13 12 13

67 48 77 53 63

3025 2164 3388 2274 2659

64 73 74 63 70

25 26 20 16 26

21 16 20 9 18

12 5 7 9 5

45.1 45.1 44.0 42.9 42.2

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➤ SCORING PER GAME 1. 2.

Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin (2) Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska (9t) Jeremy Langford, Michigan State (9t) Rafael Gaglianone, Wisconsin (21) Michael Geiger, Michigan State (24) Sam Ficken, Penn State

4. 5. 8.

➤ KICK SCORING PER GAME 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Rafael Gaglianone, Wisconsin Michael Geiger, Michigan State Sean Nuernberger, Ohio State Drew Brown, Nebraska Sam Ficken, Penn State

➤ PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

De’Mornay Pierson-El, Nebraska (2) Jalin Marshall, Ohio State (9) William Likely, Maryland (12) Kenzel Doe, Wisconsin (16) Craig James, Minnesota Jesse Della Valle, Penn State

➤ KICKOFF RETURN AVERAGE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

William Likely, Maryland (4) Jalen Myrick, Minnesota (9) R.J. Shelton, Michigan State (24) Janarion Grant, Rutgers (26) Stefon Diggs, Maryland

➤ ALL-PURPOSE YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin (1) Tevin Coleman, Indiana (2) Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska (4) Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State (21) David Cobb, Minnesota (25)

➤ TACKLES/GAME Mike Hull, Penn State (9) Jake Ryan, Michigan Damien Wilson, Minnesota Cole Farrand, Maryland Sean Davis, Maryland Nyeem Wartman-White, Penn State

➤ TACKLES FOR LOSS/GAME Joey Bosa, Ohio State (15) Frank Clark, Michigan (19) Anthony Zettel, Penn State (24t) Vince Biegel, Wisconsin Jake Ryan, Michigan Deion Barnes, Penn State Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State Taiwan Jones, Michigan State

TD

FG

XPT

2XP

Points

Points/G

14 13 13 13 13 13

32 22 22 0 0 0

0 0 0 19 14 24

0 0 0 59 72 28

0 0 0 0 0 0

192 132 132 116 114 100

13.7 10.2 10.2 8.9 8.8 7.7

Cl.

G

PAT

FG

Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Sr.

13 13 15 13 13

59-61 72-72 89-89 59-59 28-28

19-22 14-22 13-20 14-21 24-29

Points/G

116 114 128 101 100

8.9 8.8 8.5 7.8 7.7

Cl.

G

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Yards/G

Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr.

13 15 13 14 13 13

34 24 19 24 16 17

596 283 210 253 139 129

3 1 1 0 0 0

86 54 69 40 32 41

17.5 11.8 11.1 10.5 8.7 7.6

Cl.

G

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Yards/G

So. So. So. So. Jr.

13 13 13 13 10

16 18 31 36 20

496 508 793 910 478

1 1 1 0 0

100 100 90 71 59

31.0 28.2 25.6 25.3 23.9

Cl.

G

Rush

Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr.

14 12 13 15 13

2587 2036 1611 1878 1626

Receiving 153 141 269 220 162

Cl.

G

S

A

Total

Avg.

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So.

13 12 13 13 13 12

75 67 63 70 80 32

65 45 56 48 35 43

140 112 119 118 115 75

10.8 9.3 9.2 9.1 8.8 6.2

Cl.

G

S

A

Total

Avg.

So. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr.

15 10 13 14 12 13 13 13

18 11 16 14 13 12 10 10

6 5 2 5 2 1 5 5

21.0 13.5 17.0 16.5 14.0 12.5 12.5 12.5

1.40 1.35 1.31 1.18 1.17 0.96 0.96 0.96

Rushing Defense Passing Defense Total Defense Scoring Defense Sacks Red Zone Defense

KOR

Yards

Yards/G

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 392 16 0

2740 2177 2272 2114 1788

195.7 181.4 174.8 140.9 137.5

➤ QUARTERBACK SACKS/GAME Cl. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Joey Bosa, Ohio State (10) Andre Monroe, Maryland (19) Derek Landisch, Wisconsin Randy Gregory, Nebraska Anthony Zettel, Penn State Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State Drew Ott, Iowa 14. Deion Barnes, Penn State Yannick Ngakoue, Maryland Darius Hamilton, Rutgers

➤ INTERCEPTIONS/GAME 1. 2. 3. 4.

So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr.

G

S

A

Total

Avg.

15 13 14 11 13 13 13 13 13 13

12 10 9 6 8 7 7 6 5 5

3 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 2 2

13.5 10.5 9.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 6.0 6.0 6.0

0.90 0.81 0.64 0.64 0.62 0.62 0.62 0.46 0.46 0.46

Cl.

G

No.

Yards

TD

LG

Avg.

William Likely, Maryland (13t) So. Landon Feichter, Purdue (19t) Sr. Vonn Bell, Ohio State (23) So. Nate Gerry, Nebraska (24t) So. Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Minnesota (24t) Jr.

13 12 15 13 13

6 5 6 5 5

170 59 29 92 59

2 0 0 0 0

88 23 15 54 56

0.46 0.42 0.40 0.38 0.38

➤ TEAM DEFENSE 14th, 101.9 5th, 233.4 13th, 335.3 14th, 20.6

PR

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➤ TEAM OFFENSE Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Scoring

Points

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 11.

G

Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr.

@PennStateFBall

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 28.

Cl.

➤ SPECIAL TEAMS 2nd, 100.5 (3) 3rd, 178.2 (9) 1st, 278.7 (2) 1st, 18.6 (7) 6th, 2.38 5th, 82.1 pct.

Punting Punt Return Average Kickoff Return Average Turnover Margin

9th, 34.3 10th, 6.8 7th, 20.9 10th, (-0.38)

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BIG TEN CHAMPIONS Big Ten Headquarters & Conference Center 5440 Park Place; Rosemont, Ill. 60018 Telephone: 847-696-1010 www.bigten.org ➤ Big Ten Staff — Rosemont

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BIG TEN CONFERENCE

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 standard of competing at the highest level in athletics also endures as an important component of the Big Ten experience. Striking that balance between academics and athletics is integral to the Big Ten’s identity. Recognized as one of intercollegiate sports’ most successful undertakings, the Big Ten strives for success from its students not only on the field and in the classroom, but around the world as well.

PREMIER ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is an academic consortium of all 14 Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago, which is widely considered to be the model for effective and voluntary collaboration among top research universities. Every CIC institution ranks among the top 78 universities in the nation according to the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities, including six in the top 25. The Big Ten leads all conferences with more than 1,600 Academic All-Americans, including 45 honorees in the 2014-15 academic year. CIC schools had over $10 billion in 2013 funded research, $4 billion more than any other conference.

A HISTORY OF ATHLETIC SUCCESS

Big Ten schools won 10 team national championships in 2014-15, breaking the previous conference season record of nine national titles in 1999-2000. In the last two academic years, current Big Ten institutions have claimed 17 team national championships in 12 different sports. Over the last 10 years, current Big Ten institutions have won 78 team national titles in 23 different sports, including at least seven in each of the last seven academic years.

BROAD-BASED PROGRAMMING

The Big Ten administers nearly $200 million in direct financial aid to almost 9,500 students competing in intercollegiate athletics for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 sports. The Big Ten sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse the last two years. The Big Ten leads the nation in total students competing in intercollegiate athletics and participation opportunities, and sponsors more official sports than all conferences other than the Ivy League. Almost 1,400 Big Ten competitors have participated in the Olympics, winning more than 600 medals, including nearly 300 gold.

PASSIONATE FOLLOWING

The Big Ten leads all conferences with 5.7 million alumni and nearly 580,000 students.

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Each year more than 11 million patrons attend Big Ten home contests, as the conference leads the nation in attendance for men’s basketball, hockey, volleyball and wrestling.

LEADERS IN INNOVATION

✓ Took part in the nation’s first bowl game, winning the 1902 Rose Bowl Game, and signed an exclusive contract with the Tournament of Roses in 1946, making it the first bowl with permanent conference affiliations. ✓ Awarded the first Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1915, honoring outstanding seniors who demonstrated excellence in academics and athletics. ✓ Formed the Big Ten Advisory Commission in 1972, enlisting former students that competed in conference athletics to serve as liaisons to the NCAA’s Diversity and Inclusion Department, the Big Ten Student-Athlete Advisory Commission and other organizations. ✓ Became the first conference to voluntarily adopt male and female participation goals with its Gender Equity Action Plan in 1992. ✓ Implemented the first collegiate football system of instant replay in 2004. The NCAA approved its use among all conferences in 2006. ✓ Launched the Big Ten Network (BTN) in 2007, the first national conference-owned television network. ✓ Began partnering with the Ivy League to study the effects of head injuries in sports in 2012. ✓ Accepted Johns Hopkins University as the conference’s first sport affiliate members in men’s and women’s lacrosse in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

EXTENSIVE TELEVISION EXPOSURE

Through the Big Ten’s media agreements with BTN, ABC/ ESPN, CBS and FOX, nearly 1,400 Big Ten events are produced and distributed nationally and globally on an annual basis. BTN is in more than 60 million homes across the United States and Canada. BTN2Go is BTN’s digital extension, delivering live and on-demand programming to computers, smartphones and tablets. BTN Plus within BTN2Go streams hundreds of additional events each season.

Commissioner James E. Delany Deputy Commissioner, CFO/COO Brad Traviolia Deputy Commissioner, Public Affairs Diane Dietz Senior Associate Commissioner, Television Administration Mark D. Rudner Associate Commissioner, Championships Wendy Fallen Associate Commissioner, Communications Scott Chipman Associate Commissioner, Compliance Chad Hawley Associate Commissioner, Football & Basketball Operations Andrea Williams Associate Commissioner, Governance TBD Associate Commissioner, Men’s Basketball Rick Boyages Associate Commissioner, Technology Mike McComiskey Assistant Commissioner, Branding Robin Jentes Controller Julie Suderman Director, Accounting Bill Siitari Director, Building Services Brenda Hilton Director, Human Resources Kimberly Smith Director, Information Technology Brandon Winbush Director, Video Services Tony Buyniski Associate Director, Communications Adam Augustine Associate Director, Communications Brett McWethy Associate Director, Football & Basketball Operations Eddie Thiebe Assistant Director, Championships Mabrie Hermann Assistant Director, Championships TBD Assistant Director, Communications Katie Kane Assistant Director, Communications TBD Assitant Director, Compliance Kristina Minor Assistant Director, Video Services Matt Braunscheidel Building Manager W.T. Robinson Executive Assistant to the Commissioner Barbara Greenbaum Executive Assistant Sandra Morgan Administrative Assistant Linda Arnold Administrative Assistant Sue Immekus Administrative Assistant Janelle McDaniel Administrative Assistant Mary Jo O’Donohue Administrative Assistant Madeline Russell Bob Hammel Communications Intern Mary Kate Campbell Branding Intern Ketrell Marshall C.D. Henry Championships Intern TBD Video Interns Ben McNally & Satvik Patel Coordinator of Football Officials Bill Carollo

New York City Office 900 Third Ave., 36th Floor; New York, N.Y. 10022 Telephone: 212-243-3290 ➤ Big Ten Staff — New York Director, Branding Director, Championships Director, Compliance Administrative Assistant

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EAST DIVISION

WEST DIVISION

Beginning in 2014, the Big Ten football division alignments featured 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 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 cross-division games will include one protected meeting on an annual basis between Indiana and Purdue.


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➤ 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.

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014

Penn State, 38-37 Penn State, 59-31 Penn State, 24-20 Penn State, 32-29 Michigan State, 49-14 Penn State, 51-28 Michigan State, 35-28 Penn State, 42-23 Penn State, 42-37 Penn State, 61-7 Michigan State, 41-10 Penn State, 37-13 Penn State, 31-22 Penn State, 17-13 Michigan State, 35-31 Penn State, 49-18 Penn State, 42-14 Michigan State, 28-22 Michigan State, 34-10

1993 1994 1997 1998 1999 2000 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2013

➤ Land Grant Trophy

Penn State, 38-20 Penn State, 56-3 Penn State, 16-15 Penn State, 27-17 Minnesota, 24-23 Minnesota, 25-16 Minnesota, 20-14 Minnesota, 16-7 Penn State, 44-14 Penn State, 28-27 (OT) Penn State, 20-0 Penn State, 33-21 Minnesota, 24-10

➤ Governor’s Victory Bell

➤ Courtney Brown (from left), Devon Still and Ted Kwalick at the 2011 Big Ten Awards Gala.

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME @PennStateFBall

The winners of the East and West divisions will play in the Big Ten Conference Championship game in primetime on Saturday, December 5, 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 2011-21 Big Ten Championship games. The winner of the Big Ten Championship game will play in either the Rose Bowl game or the College Football Playoff. 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 5, 2015 December 3, 2016 December 2, 2017 December 1, 2018 December 7, 2019

➤ Lucas Oil Stadium, in downtown Indianapolis, Ind., is the site of the Big Ten Conference Championship game from 2011-21.

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BIG TEN HONOREES ➤ Big Ten Dave McClain Coach of the Year

➤ Big Ten Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year

1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Paterno 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Paterno 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Paterno 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bill O’Brien

2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen Robinson 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allen Robinson

➤ 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)

➤ CHICAGO TRIBUNE Silver Football Nominees (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 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DaQuan Jones, dt 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Hull, 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 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Hull

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➤ Big Ten Media Freshman of the Year 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis Enis, tb

➤ Big Ten Thompson-Randel El Freshman of the Year 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Deion Barnes, de 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . Christian Hackenberg, qb

➤ 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, s 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, s 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, s Scott Paxson, dt Paul Posluszny, olb Alan Zemaitis, cb 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Posluszny, lb Anthony Scirrotto, s 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, k Aaron Maybin de Jared Odrick, dt Rich Ohrnberger, g Anthony Scirrotto, s A.Q. Shipley, c Derrick Williams, wr

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➤ Jeff Hartings was a three-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree. 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 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Carter, te Jordan Hill, dt Michael Mauti, lb Allen Robinson, wr Matt Stankiewitch, c John Urschel, g 2013 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DaQuan Jones, dt Allen Robinson, wr John Urschel, g 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Hull, lb Anthony Zettel, dt

➤ 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, s

2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yaacov Yisrael, s 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, s 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerald Hodges, lb 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Ficken, k DaeSean Hamilton, wr

➤ All-American Tamba Hali was selected the 2005 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year.


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➤ Player of the Week

➤ Academic All-Big Ten 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 2013 O. . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Belton vs. Illinois D C.J. Olaniyan vs. Michigan S Sam Ficken vs. Syracuse 2014 D . . . . . . .Trevor Williams vs. Rutgers S Sam Ficken vs. UCF S Sam Ficken vs. Maryland

➤ Wally Richardson was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. 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, s Rod Perry, wr Matt Schmitt, c Brandon Steele, mlb Ricky Upton, tb Casey Williams, te 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, s Chris Ganter, qb Andrew Guman, s Joe Iorio, c Paul Jefferson, fb Mike Lukac, te Jon Nabavi, g Jesse Neumyer, s 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, s Chris Ganter, qb Andrew Guman, s Mike Lukac, te Michael Pawlikowski, te Michael Robinson, qb Andy Ryland, mlb Adam Senk, fb Scott Shirley, wr Gio Vendemia, cb Casey Williams, te

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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, s 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, s 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 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, s Matt Schmitt, t Rich Stankewicz, c Andrew Stewart, wr Gabe Tincher, g

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➤ Linebacker LaVar Arrington was a two-time first-team All-Big Ten honoree.

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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

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2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Baird, wr Chris Ganter, qb Jason Ganter, s Andrew Guman, s Paul Jefferson, fb Andy Kubic, lb Nick Marmo, g Nolan McCready, s 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, s Andrew Kubic, olb Nolan McCready, s Mike Pawlikowski, de Paul Posluszny, olb Curt Reese, s 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, s Josh Hull, lb Kevin Kelly, k Justin King, cb Andy Kubic, lb Lee Kuzemchak, t Sean Lee, lb Nolan McCready, s 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, s 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

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2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jesse Alfreno, cb Drew Astorino, s 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 2010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brett Brackett, wr Chris Colasanti, lb Andrew Dailey, s Emery Etter, ks Mike Farrell, t Garry Gilliam, te Ty Howle, ks Kyle Johnson, s Kevion Latham, de Pete Massaro, de Shelton McCullough, cb Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, s David Soldner, k Nate Stupar, lb Joe Suhey, rb John Urschel, g Jamie Van Fleet, lb Mike Wallace, cb Stefen Wisniewski, g 2011 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drew Astorino, s 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, k 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

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➤ John Urschel was a four-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree. 2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Bars, de Kyle Baublitz, dt Glenn Carson, lb Kyle Carter, te Cody Castor, de Jesse Della Valle, s Miles Dieffenbach, g Emery Etter, ks Mike Farrell, t Sam Ficken, k Garry Gilliam, te Ty Howle, c/g Mike Hull, lb Brian Irvin, te Ryan Keiser, s 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 2013 Brad Bars, de Kyle Baublitz, dt Glenn Carson, lb Kyle Carter, te Jesse Della Valle, s Miles Dieffenbach, g Sam Ficken, k Brian Gaia, dt Garry Gilliam, te Jack Haffner, fb Albert Hall, te Ty Howle, c Mike Hull, lb Ryan Keiser, s Alex Kenney, wr Ben Kline, lb Matt Lehman, te Geno Lewis, wr Akeel Lynch, rb Angelo Mangiro, g Carl Nassib, de Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, s/lb Deron Thompson, rb John Urschel, g Nyeem Wartman-White, lb

2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Bars, de Kyle Carter, te Parker Cothren, dt Jesse Della Valle, s Miles Dieffenbach, g Jordan Dudas, lb Sam Ficken, k Brian Gaia, g Chris Gulla, p Albert Hall, t DaeSean Hamilton, wr Mike Hull, lb Ryan Keiser, s Angelo Mangiro, c Carl Nassib, de Andrew Nelson, t Deron Thompson, rb Von Walker, lb Tyler Yazujian, ks Matt Zanellato, wr


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BIG TEN STANDINGS SINCE 1993 ➤ 1993 Ohio State Wisconsin Penn State Indiana Michigan Illinois Michigan St. Iowa Minnesota Northwestern Purdue

Big Ten 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 3 3 0 0

➤ 1994 Penn State Ohio State Michigan Wisconsin Illinois Michigan St. Iowa Indiana Purdue Northwestern Minnesota

0 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 4 6 7

0 1 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 7 8

7 7 6 6 5 5 3 2 1 1 1

2 2 4 3 5 4 5 5 6 8 9

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1 1 3 4 3 6 6 7 8 8 9

.917 .917 .769 .692 .750 .500 .455 .364 .273 .273 .250

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2 2 2 3 4 4 4 5 6 6 6

.750 .750 .750 .625 .500 .500 .500 .375 .250 .250 .250

1 2 3 4 4 4 4 5 5 6 6

.875 .750 .625 .500 .500 .500 .500 .375 .375 .250 .250

8 8 6 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1

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1 2 2 3 3 3 4 4 7 7 8

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1 1 2 3 4 4 4 5 6 7 7

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.667 .750 .667 .667 .500 .471 .692 .250 .455 .273 .455

2 4 5 5 6 6 6 5 7 7 7

.833 .667 .583 .583 .500 .455 .455 .583 .417 .364 .364

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0 1.000 2 .846 3 .769 4 .692 6 .538 7 .417 5 .615 6 .571 8 .333 9 .250 9 .250

Overall 10 3 11 2 9 4 10 3 8 5 10 3 6 7 7 6 3 9 2 10 1 11

Big Ten 7 7 6 5 4 4 4 3 2 1 1

4 3 4 4 6 7 4 9 6 8 6

Overall 10 8 7 7 6 5 5 7 5 4 4

Big Ten 7 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 1 1 0

.833 .833 .833 .667 .769 .667 .583 .500 .363 .273 .090

Overall 8 9 8 8 6 5 9 3 5 3 5

Big Ten

➤ 2004 Iowa Michigan Wisconsin Northwestern Ohio State Purdue Michigan State Minnesota Penn State Illinois Indiana

Overall 10 2 10 2 10 2 8 4 10 3 8 4 7 5 6 6 4 7 3 8 1 10

Big Ten 7 6 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 2 2

➤ 2003 Michigan Ohio State Purdue Iowa Michigan State Minnesota Northwestern Wisconsin Penn State Indiana Illinois

.875 .750 .750 .625 .626 .500 .500 .375 .375 .125 .000

Big Ten 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 3 2 2 2

➤ 2002 Ohio State Iowa Michigan Penn State Purdue Illinois Minnesota Wisconsin Michigan State Indiana Northwestern

1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 7 8

.769 .846 .692 .769 .615 .769 .462 .538 .250 .167 .083

➤ 2005 Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Iowa Michigan Northwestern Minnesota Purdue Michigan State Indiana Illinois

Big Ten 7 7 5 5 5 5 4 3 2 1 0

➤ 2006 Ohio State Wisconsin Michigan Penn State Purdue Minnesota Indiana Iowa Northwestern Michigan State Illinois

0 1.000 1 .875 1 .875 3 .625 3 .625 5 .375 5 .375 6 .250 6 .250 7 .125 7 .125

1 2 2 3 4 4 5 5 5 5 8

.875 .750 .750 .625 .500 .500 .375 .375 .375 .375 .000

7 7 6 5 5 3 3 3 2 2 1

1 1 2 3 3 5 5 5 6 6 7

.875 .875 .750 .625 .625 .375 .375 .375 .250 .250 .125

1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 7 7

.875 .750 .750 .625 .625 .500 .500 .375 .250 .125 .125

.917 .833 .769 .583 .583 .583 .583 .455 .455 .364 .182

Overall .923 .923 .846 .692 .571 .462 .417 .462 .333 .333 .167

Overall 11 2 9 4 9 4 9 4 9 4 6 6 7 6 7 6 8 5 6 6 1 11

.846 .692 .692 .692 .692 .500 .538 .538 .615 .500 .083

Overall 11 10 9 9 9 7 7 5 4 3 3

Big Ten 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 1

1 2 3 5 5 5 5 6 6 7 9

12 1 12 1 11 2 9 4 8 6 6 7 5 7 6 7 4 8 4 8 2 10

Big Ten

➤ 2009 Ohio State Iowa Penn State Wisconsin Northwestern Michigan State Purdue Minnesota Illinois Michigan Indiana

Overall 11 10 10 7 7 7 7 5 5 4 2

Big Ten 7 6 6 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 0

➤ 2008 Penn State Ohio State Michigan State Iowa Northwestern Minnesota Wisconsin Illinois Purdue Michigan Indiana

.875 .875 .625 .625 .625 .625 .500 .375 .250 .125 .000

Big Ten 8 7 7 5 5 3 3 2 2 1 1

➤ 2007 Ohio State Illinois Michigan Wisconsin Penn State Iowa Indiana Michigan State Purdue Northwestern Minnesota

1 1 3 3 3 3 4 5 6 7 8

2 3 4 4 4 6 6 7 8 9 9

.846 .769 .692 .692 .692 .538 .538 .417 .333 .250 .250

Overall 11 11 11 10 8 6 5 6 3 5 4

2 2 2 3 5 7 7 7 9 7 8

.846 .846 .846 .769 .615 .462 .417 .462 .250 .417 .333

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2 3 3 6 4 5 7 5 7 8 8

.833 .750 .750 .500 .667 .583 .417 .583 .364 .273 .273

➤ 2010 Ohio State Michigan State Wisconsin Iowa Penn State Illinois Michigan Northwestern Purdue Minnesota Indiana

Big Ten 7 7 7 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 1

➤ 2011

1 1 1 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 7

.875 .875 .875 .500 .500 .500 .375 .375 .250 .250 .125

Overall 12 11 11 8 7 7 7 7 4 3 5

Big Ten

1 2 2 5 6 6 6 6 8 9 7

.923 .846 .846 .615 .538 .538 .538 .538 .333 .250 .417

Overall

Leaders Division Wisconsin Penn State Purdue Ohio State Illinois Indiana

6 6 4 3 2 0

2 2 4 5 6 8

.750 .750 .500 .375 .250 .000

11 3 9 4 7 6 6 7 7 6 1 11

.786 .692 .538 .462 .538 .083

Legends Division Michigan State Michigan Nebraska Iowa Northwestern Minnesota

7 6 5 4 3 2

1 2 3 4 5 6

.875 .750 .625 .500 .375 .250

11 11 9 7 6 3

.786 .846 .692 .538 .462 .250

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Big Ten

3 2 4 6 7 9

Overall

Leaders Division Ohio State Penn State Wisconsin Purdue Indiana Illinois

8 6 4 3 2 0

0 1.000 2 .750 4 .500 5 .375 6 .250 8 .000

12 0 1.000 8 4 .667 8 6 .571 6 7 .462 4 8 .333 2 10 .167

Legends Division Nebraska Michigan Northwestern Michigan State Minnesota Iowa

7 6 5 3 2 2

1 2 3 5 6 6

10 8 10 7 6 4

➤ 2013

.875 .750 .625 .375 .250 .250

Big Ten

4 5 3 6 7 8

.714 .615 .769 .538 .462 .333

Overall

Leaders Division Ohio State Wisconsin Penn State Indiana Illinois Purdue

8 6 4 3 1 0

0 1.000 2 .750 4 .500 5 .375 7 .125 8 .000

12 2 9 4 7 5 5 7 4 8 1 11

.857 .692 .583 .417 .333 .083

Legends Division Michigan State Nebraska Iowa Minnesota Michigan Northwestern

8 5 5 4 3 1

0 1.000 3 .625 3 .625 4 .500 5 .375 7 .125

13 9 8 8 7 5

.929 .692 .615 .615 .538 .417

➤ 2014

Big Ten

1 4 5 5 6 7

Overall

8 7 4 3 3 2 1

0 1.000 1 .875 4 .500 5 .375 5 .375 6 .250 7 .125

14 11 7 8 5 7 4

1 2 6 5 7 6 8

.933 .846 .538 .615 .417 .438 .333

West Division Wisconsin Nebraska Minnesota Iowa Illinois Northwestern Purdue

7 5 5 4 3 3 1

1 3 3 4 5 5 7

11 9 8 7 6 5 3

3 4 5 6 7 7 9

.786 .692 .615 .538 .462 .417 .250

.875 .625 .625 .500 .375 .375 .125

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.917 .750 .846 .750 .667 .500 .615 .273 .364 .273 .182

12 0 1.000 10 3 .769 9 3 .750 9 3 .750 8 5 .615 7 5 .583 7 5 .583 5 7 .416 3 9 .250 2 9 .250 0 11 .000

Big Ten 7 7 7 6 5 4 2 2 2 2 0

1 3 2 3 4 6 5 8 7 8 9

Purdue Michigan Northwestern Ohio State Minnesota Penn State Wisconsin Iowa Illinois Indiana Michigan State

➤ 2001 .833 .846 .692 .750 .542 .667 .500 .455 .409 .273 .182

Overall 11 9 11 9 8 6 8 3 4 3 2

Big Ten 7 6 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 1 0

➤ 2000

0 1.000 0 .692 0 .667 1 .625 0 .583 0 .455 1 .500 0 .545 2 .455 1 .318 0 .273

0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0

Wisconsin Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Penn State Illinois Purdue Ohio State Indiana Northwestern Iowa

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➤ 1998 Ohio State Wisconsin Michigan Purdue Penn State Michigan State Minnesota Indiana Illinois Iowa Northwestern

0 4 4 4 5 6 5 5 5 7 8

Big Ten 8 6 6 6 5 4 4 3 1 1 0

➤ 1999 .875 .875 .833 .667 .667 .455 .500 .500 .364 .182 .091

Overall

0 1.000 10 0 .875 11 0 .625 9 0 .625 9 1 .563 6 0 .500 8 1 .438 5 1 .438 4 1 .313 4 0 .125 3 0 .000 2

1 1 2 2 3 3 5 6 7 7 7

1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Overall

0 1.000 12 0 .750 9 0 .625 8 1 .563 7 0 .500 7 0 .500 5 1 .438 5 0 .375 6 2 .375 4 0 .250 3 0 .125 3

Big Ten

➤ 1997 Michigan Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin Iowa Michigan State Northwestern Minnesota Indiana Illinois

Overall

.813 10 1 .813 10 1 .750 10 2 .625 8 4 .625 8 4 .625 5 6 .500 6 6 .375 6 6 .375 4 7 .000 2 9 .000 1 10

Big Ten 8 7 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 1 0

➤ 1996 Ohio State Northwestern Penn State Iowa Michigan Michigan State Wisconsin Purdue Minnesota Indiana Illinois

1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Big Ten 8 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 1

➤ 1995 Northwestern Ohio State Michigan Penn State Michigan St. Iowa Illinois Wisconsin Purdue Minnesota Indiana

1 1 2 3 3 3 4 5 5 8 8

➤ Michael Robinson was the 2005 Big Ten Silver Football winner.

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AWARDS & HONORS ➤ 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 December 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. Sixteen other Penn State players have finished in the Top 10 in Heisman Trophy balloting. Quarterback Michael Robinson placed fifth in 2005. ➤ Bednarik Award 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.

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Year

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Rich Lucas, qb (2) Ted Kwalick, te (4) Mike Reid, dt (5) Lydell Mitchell, rb (5) John Hufnagel, qb (6)

1986 1989 1994 1997 1999 2002 2005

Chuck Fusina, qb (2) Todd Blackledge, qb (6) Curt Warner, rb (10) D.J. Dozier, rb (8) Blair Thomas, tb (10) Ki-Jana Carter, tb (2) Kerry Collins, qb (4) Curtis Enis, tb (6) LaVar Arrington, olb (9) Larry Johnson, tb (3) Michael Robinson, qb (5)

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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

the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The award is sponsored by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation of Tallahassee, Fla. 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.

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➤ 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. 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 tailback Larry Johnson was the recipient of the 2002 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award. First presented in 1967, the senior 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


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➤ William V. Campbell Trophy

➤ Maxwell Award

➤ Outland Trophy

➤ Doak Walker Award

Penn State All-America guard John Urschel was the recipient, as a senior, of the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by the National Football Foundation to the nation’s premier college football Scholar-Athlete. Urschel was the first Penn State student-athlete to win the Campbell Trophy, which was first presented in 1990, and received $25,000 for postgraduate work. Urschel was the 17th Nittany Lion to be selected a National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete.

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 Hall of Fame in 1987, was an All-Pro performer for the Cincinnati Bengals.

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 Ki-Jana 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.

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➤ O’Brien Award Penn State senior Kerry Collins received 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.

James E. Sullivan Award Penn State’s John Urschel was the recipient of the 84th James E. Sullivan Award, presented by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) to America’s top amateur athlete. Urschel, the 2013 recipient as a senior, became the second Penn State studentathlete to win the Sullivan Award, joining Olympic track champion Horace Ashenfelter (1952). First presented in 1930, the Sullivan Award honors an athlete who demonstrates the qualities of leadership, character, sportsmanship, and the ideals of amateurism. Notable past Sullivan Award recipients include: Bruce Jenner, Jackie Joyner-Kersey, Michelle Kwan, Greg Louganis, Peyton Manning, Michael Phelps, Wilma Rudolph, Mark Spitz and Charlie Ward.

➤ John Bruno Jr. Memorial 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 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pat Zerbe 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Ficken

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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.

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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.

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

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➤ Mitinger Award

➤ Outstanding Senior Player

The Coaches’ Award, initiated in 2012, honors a Penn State senior who “exhibits pride, dedication, commitment and exemplary leadership in addition to outstanding performance.”

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.

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.

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. 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emery Etter 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Baublitz 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Keiser

➤ Maginnis Memorial Award 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 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . .Ty Howle, John Urschel 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angelo Mangiro

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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 2013. Glenn Carson, Eric Shrive, Malcolm Willis 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Keiser

➤ Jim O’Hora Award 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. 1977. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Lally 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 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Zettel 2015. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garrett Sickels

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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 Sacca 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .O.J. McDuffie 1993. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lou Benfatti 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerry Collins 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bobby Engram 1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brandon Noble 1997. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike McQueary 1998. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Scioli 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Courtney Brown 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Kurpeikis 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Gilmore 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Johnson 2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean McHugh 2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zack Mills 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Robinson 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Posluszny 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Connor 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Derrick Williams 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daryll Clark 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brett Brackett 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devon Still 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Mauti 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DaQuan Jones 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Hull

➤ Frank Patrick Total Commitment Award The Frank Patrick Total Commitment Award is presented to a junior who consistently displays a total commitment to academics, off-season preparation, in-season commitment and community service. The award honors Frank Patrick, a member of the Penn State coaching staff from 1949-73, who was instrumental in the academic advising of players and held an advisory role with the program after his retirement in 1973. 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff Davis, Carl Gray, Jeff Hartings, Andre Johnson 1996. . .Jason Henderson, Wally Richardson 1997. . . . . Mike McQueary, Bob Stephenson 1998. . . . . . . . Maurice Daniels, Chad Kroell, Jon Sandusky 1999. . . . .Courtney Brown, Justin Kurpeikis, Brandon Steele, Andrew Stewart 2000. . . . . . . . . . . Joe Hartings, Bob Jones, Josh Mitchell 2001. . . . . . . . Shamar Finney, Matt Schmitt 2002. . . . . . . Dave Costlow, Damone Jones, Mike Lukac, Bryan Scott, Scott Shirley 2003. . . . . . . . . . . .Robbie Gould, Zack Mills 2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Senk 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Shaw 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Weber 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross Muir 2008. . . . . . . . . . . .Jeremy Boone, Josh Hull 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brett Brackett 2010. . . . Chris Colasanti, Andrew Szczerba 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Farrell, Ty Howle 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Urschel 2013. . . . . . . . . Miles Dieffenbach, Mike Hull 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Deion Barnes 2015. . . . .Adam Breneman, Dom Salomone

➤ Reid-Robinson Award The Reid-Robinson Award is presented to the outstanding senior defensive lineman. The award is named in honor of two of Penn State’s most acclaimed defensive linemen, Mike Reid and Dave Robinson. 2012. . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Hill, Sean Stanley 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DaQuan Jones 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Zettel

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➤ Ridge Riley Award

➤ Red Worrell Award

➤ Blue-Gray Game

➤ East-West Shrine Game

The Ridge Riley Award honors a senior member of the team for “sportsmanship, scholarship, leadership and friendship.” Named in honor of the late executive director of the Penn State Alumni Association and author of the Football Letter for 38 years, the award is sponsored by Richard and Arlene Small, owners of Alumni Holidays, Inc.

The Red Worrell Award is presented to an offensive player “for exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement” during spring practice. The award honors freshman fullback Robert T. “Red” Worrell, who was electrocuted at his home in Denbo, Pa., in December 1957. The Worrell Award was restricted to offensive players with the inception of the Jim O’Hora Award for defensive players in 1977. Both offensive and defensive players were eligible for the Worrell Award from 1958 to 1976.

1942. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenneth Schoonover 1944. . John Chuckran, Donald Miltenberger 1945. . . Al Bellas, Bob Davis, Sam Tamburo 1946 . . . . . . . . . . .Larry Joe, Bucky Walters 1949. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Drazenovich 1950. . . . . . . . . . .Bill Mathers, Vince O’Bara 1951. . . . . . . . . . . . . Len Bartek, Ed Hoover 1952. . . . . . . . . . . . Don Barney, Jim Dooley, Bill Leonard, Bob Smith 1953 . . . . . . . . . Fred Prender, Tony Rados, Pete Schoderbek 1954. . . . . . . . . . Gene Danser, Jack Sherry 1955. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Walt Mazur 1956. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Radakovich 1957. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul North 1958 . . Dave Kasperian, Charles Ruslavage, Maurice Schleicher 1959. . . . . . . Earl Kohlhass, Andy Stynchula 1960. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stew Barber 1963. . . . . . . . . . Dick Anderson, Don Caum 1964. . . . . . . . . . .Billy Bowes, Ed Stuckrath, Gary Wydman 1965. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Robert Riggle 1970. . . . . . . Greg Edmonds, Robert Holuba 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Mumford 1988. . . . . . . . . Keith Karpinski, Bob Mrosko 2000. . . . . . Mike Cerimele, Titcus Pettigrew 2001. . . . . . . Eddie Drummond, Omar Easy, Shamar Finney 2003. . . . . . . Tony Johnson, Matt Kranchick, Chris McKelvy, Deryck Toles Coach: Rip Engle. . . . . .1951, 52, 53, 54, 62

1927. . . . . . .Bill Pritchard, b; Ken Weston, e 1928 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Delp, e 1930. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Skip Stahley, e 1941. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leon Gajecki, c 1942 . . . . . . . . Len Krouse, b; Bill Smaltz, b 1944. . . . . . . Aldo Cenci, qb; John Jaffurs, g 1946. . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Drazenovich, qb; Bronco Kosanovich, c 1947. . . . . .William Moore, t; Paul Weaver, b 1949. . . . . . . Larry Cooney, b; John Finlay, t; John Simon, g 1955. . . . . . . . Don Bailey, qb; Jim Garrity, e; Otto Kneidinger, t; Lenny Moore, b; Frank Reich, c 1957 . . . . . . .Ray Alberigi, fb; Milt Plum, qb; Sam Valentine, g 1958 . . . . . Babe Caprara, b; Les Walters, e 1960. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Kerr, b 1963. . . . . . . . Ralph Baker, c; Pete Liske, b 1965. . . . .Dick Gingrich, b; Glenn Ressler, g 1966. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Rowe, g 1971. . . . . . Jack Ham, lb; Warren Koegel, c 1978. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chuck Correal, c; Eric Cunningham, g; Keith Dorney, t 1979. . . . . . . . Mike Guman, rb; Irv Pankey, t 1981. . . . . . . Bill Dugan, t; Booker Moore, rb 1982. . Sean Farrell, g; Chet Parlavecchio, lb 1983 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walker Lee Ashley, lb; Joel Coles, rb; Bill Contz, t 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Gattuso, dt 1986. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lance Hamilton, dhb 1987. . . . . . D.J. Dozier, rb; Don Graham, lb; Steve Smith, rb 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pete Curkendall, dt 1989. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eddie Johnson, dhb 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . Leonard Humphries, cb 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lou Benfatti, dt 1997. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pete Marczyk, t 1998. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Nelson, lb 2001. .Justin Kurpeikis, de; Kenny Watson, rb 2002. . . . . Bruce Branch, cb; Eric McCoo, tb 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Guman, s 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Morelli, qb 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deon Butler, wr 2010. . . . Jeremy Boone, p; Daryll Clark, qb; Andrew Quarless, te 2011. . . . . . Ollie Ogbu, dt; Evan Royster, tb 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick Sukay, s 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Stankiewitch, c 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Glenn Carson, lb; Stephen Obeng-Agyapong, s; John Urschel, g 2015. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miles Dieffenbach, g

1976. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Benjamin 1977. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom DePaso 1978. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Suhey 1979. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Guman 1980. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Walsh 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leo Wisniewski 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stuart McMunn 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Radecic 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carmen Masciantonio 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lance Hamilton 1986 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Siverling 1987. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darryl Washington 1988. . . . . . . . John Greene, Eddie Johnson 1989. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scott Gob 1990. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Brzenchek 1991. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Al Golden 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E.J. Sandusky 1993. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee Rubin 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Smith 1995 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carl Gray 1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wally Richardson 1997. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Fornadel 1998. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shawn Lee 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maurice Daniels 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Gatten 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Jones 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Matt Schmitt 2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Damone Jones 2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Ganter 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charles Rush 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tim Shaw 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Hahn 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerald Cadogan 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Lee 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Colasanti 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drew Astorino 2012. . . . . . . . . Pete Massaro, Matt McGloin 2013. Garry Gilliam, Stephen Obeng-Agyapong 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miles Dieffenbach

➤ Run-on Award

2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drew Astorino, s; Quinn Barham, t; Stephfon Green, rb 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Farrell, t

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2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nate Glunt 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Benfatti 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . .Eric Dare, James Millon 2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Shirley 2004. . . . . . . . . . Mike Baird, Tom Lundquist 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Pawlikowski 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Kubic 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Ganter 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Greg Miskinis 2009. . . . . . . . . . . Tom Golarz, Patrick Mauti 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jonathan Stewart 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Rohrbaugh 2012. . . . . . . . Michael Fuhrman, J.R. Refice 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Lehman 2014. . . . . . . . Cole Chiappialle, Von Walker

➤ Casino Del Sol All-Star Game

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1958. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Stynchula 1959. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Korbini 1960. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Popp 1961. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Galardi 1962. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ralph Baker 1963. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Urbanik 1964. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Ehinger 1965. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed Lenda 1966. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim McCormick 1967. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom McGrath 1968. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Smear 1969. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Edmonds 1970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fran Ganter 1971. . . . . . . . . . . Mike Botts, Lydell Mitchell 1972. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Ludwig 1973. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Murphy 1974. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Bleamer 1975. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Stutts 1976. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mickey Shuler 1977. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Bassett 1978. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kip Vernaglia 1979. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Dugan 1980. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Wojtowicz 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vyto Kab 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Herina 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stan Short 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Smith 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Smith 1986. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Wolf 1987. . . . . . . . . .Tim Freeman, John Greene 1988. . . . . . . . . Ed Monaghan, Odell Wilson 1989. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Luedeke 1990. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Gash 1991. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Todd Rucci 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E.J. Sandusky 1993. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Brady 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Keith Olsommer 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Henderson 1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Sload 1997. . . . . . Ryan Fagan, Floyd Wedderburn 1998. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Blick 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garrett Watkins 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyler Lenda 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryant Johnson 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Matt Schmitt 2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Costlow 2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Bronson 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BranDon Snow 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rodney Kinlaw 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terrell Golden 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .James McDonald 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graham Zug 2010. . . . . . . . Quinn Barham, Brett Brackett 2011. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devon Smith 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Stankiewitch 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ty Howle 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Gaia 2015. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brendan Mahon

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1949. . . Elwood Petchel, b; Sam Tamburo, e 1960. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rich Lucas, b 1961. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Kerr, b 1962. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bob Mitinger, e 1963. . Roger Kochman, b; Dave Robinson, b 1964. . . . . . . . Ralph Baker, c; Pete Liske, b; Harrison Rosdahl, c 1965. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glenn Ressler, g 1966. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Bellas, t 1967. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Rowe, t 1968. . . . . . . . .Rich Buzin, t; Bill Lenkaitis, c 1970. . . . . Jim Kates, mg; Dennis Onkotz, lb 1971. . . . . . Jack Ham, lb; Warren Koegel, c 1972. . . . . Dave Joyner, t; Lydell Mitchell, rb 1973. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bruce Bannon, de; John Hufnagel, qb; John Skorupan, lb 1974. . John Cappelletti, rb; Randy Crowder, dt 1976. . . . . . . Greg Buttle, lb; Tom Rafferty, g 1977. . . . . . . Brad Benson, t; Ron Crosby, lb 1978. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Cefalo, wr; Mickey Shuler, te; Randy Sidler, dt 1979. . . . . . . Matt Bahr, k; Scott Fitzkee, wr; Chuck Fusina, qb 1980. . . . . . . Lance Mehl, lb; Matt Suhey, rb 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pete Kugler, dt 1982. .Matt Bradley, dhb; Leo Wisniewski, dt 1983. . . . . . . Pete Speros, t; Curt Warner, rb 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harry Hamilton, dhb; Kenny Jackson, wr 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick Haden, g 1986. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rogers Alexander, ilb 1987. . . . . . . Chris Conlin, t; Tim Manoa, fb; Keith Radecic, c 1988. . . .Pete Giftopoulos, lb; Mark Sickler, t 1989. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steve Wisniewski, g 1990. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rich Schonewolf, dt 1991. . . Frank Giannetti, dt; Willie Thomas, s 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keith Goganious, lb 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shelly Hammonds, cb 1996. . . . . . Terry Killens, de; Brian Milne, fb; Freddie Scott, wr 1997. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kim Herring, s 1998. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Jurevicius, wr 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brad Scioli, de 2001. . Justin Kurpeikis, de; Tony Stewart, te 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Jones, de 2003. . . . . . . . . . . Gus Felder, t; Joe Iorio, c; Shawn Mayer, s 2004. . . . Gino Capone, lb; Yaacov Yisrael, s 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Wake, lb 2006. . . . . Calvin Lowry, s; Scott Paxson, dt; Matthew Rice, de 2007. . . . . . . .Jay Alford, dt; Ed Johnson, dt; Tim Shaw, lb

1976. . . . . . . Greg Buttle, lb; Tom Rafferty, g 1977. . . . . . Brad Benson, t; Ron Crosby, de 1978. . . Jimmy Cefalo, flk; Neil Hutton, dhb; Mickey Shuler, te; Randy Sidler, dt 1979. . . . . . . Matt Bahr, k; Scott Fitzkee, flk; Chuck Fusina, qb 1980. . . . . . . Mike Guman, rb; Irv Pankey, te 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pete Harris, dhb; Pete Kugler, dt; Booker Moore, rb 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Farrell, g; Chet Parlavecchio, lb; Leo Wisniewski, t 1983. . . .Mike McCloskey, te; Ken Kelley, lb; Dave Paffenroth, dt 1984. . Kenny Jackson, wr; Scott Radecic, lb 1986. . . Todd Moules, g; Michael Zordich, cb 1987. . . . . . . Shane Conlan, lb; Ray Isom, s; Tim Johnson, de; Brian Siverling, te 1988. . . . . . . . . . . Marques Henderson, dhb 1989. . Keith Karpinski, lb; Steve Wisniewski, g 1990. . . Brian Chizmar, lb; Andre Collins, lb; Roger Duffy, c; Blair Thomas, rb 1991. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Giannetti, dt; Leroy Thompson, rb 1992. . . . . Darren Perry, dhb; Paul Siever, g 1993. . Reggie Givens, olb; O.J. McDuffie, wr

1953. . . . . . . . Don Barney, g; Jim Dooley, c; Stew Scheetz, t 1954. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Don Malinak, e 1955. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Garrity, e 1957. . . . . . . . . . .Walt Mazur, t; Milt Plum, b 1958. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Les Walters, e 1959. . Charles Ruslavage, c; Maury Schleicher, e 1960. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andy Stynchula, t 1962. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Smith, t 1963. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charlie Sieminski, g 1966. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Don Kunit, b 1968. . Mike McBath, t; Tim Montgomery, dhb 1969 . . . Dave Bradley, t; Bob Campbell, rb; Ted Kwalick, te 1970. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chuck Burkhart, qb; Charlie Pittman, rb; Mike Reid, dt 1972. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Franco Harris, rb 1973. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gregg Ducatte, dhb 1974. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Cappelletti, rb; Gary Hayman, wr; Phil LaPorta, t; Mark Markovich, c; Ed O’Neil, lb 1976. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Bahr, k 1977. . . Kurt Allerman, lb; George Reihner, t 1979. . Chuck Correal, c; Eric Cunningham, g; Keith Dorney, t; Bob Torrey, rb 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Herb Menhardt, k 1982. . . . . Vyto Kab, te; Paul Lankford, dhb; Jim Romano, c 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ralph Giacomarro, p 1984. . . . . . . Kevin Baugh, wr; Ron Heller, t; Jon Williams, rb 1985. . . . . . .Tony Mumford, rb; Stan Short, t 1987. . . . . . . . Tim Manoa, fb; Bob White, dt 1988. . . . . . . .Trey Bauer, lb; Stan Clayton, t 1989. . Eddie Johnson, dhb; Quintus McDonald, lb 1990. . Andre Collins, lb; Sherrod Rainge, dhb; Dave Szott, g; Blair Thomas, tb 1991. . . . . . Gary Brown, tb; Matt McCartin, t 1992. . .Keith Goganious, lb; Tony Sacca, qb 1993. . . .John Gerak, g; Reggie Givens, olb; Greg Huntington, t 1994. . . . Lou Benfatti, dt; Tyoka Jackson, dt 1995. . Kerry Collins, qb; Brian Gelzheiser, lb 1996. . . . . . . Mike Archie, tb; Keith Conlin, t; Bobby Engram, wr; Andre Johnson, t; Marco Rivera, g; Jon Witman, fb 1997. . . Brett Conway, k; Brandon Noble, dt 1998. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Collins, olb; Mike McQueary, qb; Phil Ostrowski, g 1999. . Cuncho Brown, te; Floyd Wedderburn, t

➤ Las Vegas All-American Classic 2004. . . . Dave Costlow, c; Sean McHugh, fb 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Zack Mills, qb

➤ NFLPA Collegiate Bowl 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Rohrbaugh, ks; Andrew Szczerba, te 2013. . Pete Massaro, de; Sean Stanley, de; Michael Zordich, rb

➤ North-South Shrine Game 1957. . . . . . . . . .Jack Farls, e; Joe Sabol, g 1960. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hank Oppermann, e

➤ Olympia Gold Bowl

2000. . .Chafie Fields, flk; David Macklin, cb; Brandon Short, ilb 2001. . . .James Boyd, s; Rashard Casey, qb; Mike Cerimele, fb; Bhawoh Jue, cb; Kareem McKenzie, t 2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Adams, dt; Michael Haynes, de; Bryant Johnson, wr; Larry Johnson, tb; Bryan Scott, cb 2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rich Gardner, cb 2006. . . . Tamba Hali, de; Anwar Phillips, cb; Michael Robinson, qb 2007. . . . . . . . . Levi Brown, t; Tony Hunt, tb; Paul Posluszny, lb 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Connor, lb 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derrick Williams, wr 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jared Odrick, dt 2012. . Jack Crawford, de; D’Anton Lynn, cb; Johnnie Troutman, g 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Hill, dt 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DaQuan Jones, dt 2015. . . . Adrian Amos, s; Deion Barnes, de; Mike Hull, lb; Donovan Smith, t

➤ Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Challenge 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rodney Kinlaw, rb 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerald Cadogan, t; Jordan Norwood, wr; Rich Ohrnberg, g; Lydell Sargeant, cb; Anthony Scirrotto, s 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt McGloin, qb

➤ The Villages Gridiron Classic 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mac Morrison, olb 2001. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rashard Casey, qb 2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deryck Toles, lb 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Paul Jefferson, fb

1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Munchak, g

➤ Butkus Award winner Paul Posluszny

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➤ Academic All-Americans Forty-one Penn State players have attained first-team Academic All-American recognition by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A nominee must be a starter or an important reserve, carry at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for an entire academic career, and have completed at least one full year at their current institution. 1965. . . . . . . Joe Bellas, t; John Runnells, lb 1966. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Runnells, lb 1967. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rich Buzin, t 1969. . Dennis Onkotz, lb; Charlie Pittman, rb 1971. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Joyner, t 1972. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Bannon, de 1973. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Markovich, g 1976. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Benjamin, dt 1978. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keith Dorney, t 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Todd Blackledge, qb; Harry Hamilton, dhb; Scott Radecic, lb 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Harry Hamilton, dhb 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lance Hamilton, dhb; Carmen Masciantonio, ilb 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lance Hamilton, dhb 1986. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Shaffer, qb 1994. . . . . Jeff Hartings, g; Tony Pittman, cb 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Hartings, g 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travis Forney, k 2002. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Iorio, c 2004. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Guman, s 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Posluszny, lb 2006. . . . . Paul Posluszny, lb; Tim Shaw, de 2007. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerald Cadogan, t 2008. . . . . .Gerald Cadogan, t; Josh Hull, lb; Andrew Pitz, ks; Mark Rubin, s 2009. . . . . . . . Josh Hull, lb; Andrew Pitz, ks; Stefen Wisniewski, c 2010. .Chris Colasanti, lb; Pete Massaro, de; Stefen Wisniewski, g 2012. . . . Pete Massaro, de; John Urschel, g 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Urschel, g

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➤ NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships

➤ NCAA Silver Anniversary Award

The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame honors the nation’s outstanding scholar-athletes annually with graduate school fellowships. A recipient must be a senior and in his final year of eligibility, have shown outstanding football ability and performance, exhibited academic application and performance, demonstrated outstanding leadership and citizenship, and be a candidate for graduate study and must not have received his diploma. Recipients of the prestigious honor receive an $18,000 fellowship. Penn State is tied for third nationally with its 17 NFF honorees.

Forty-six Penn State studentathletes, including 18 football players, have received NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. The award carries a $7,500 scholarship for postgraduate study at the university or professional school of the student-athlete’s choice. To qualify for consideration, each recipient must have earned at least a “B” cumulative average (3.0 on Penn State’s 4.0 grade-point scale) and also must have performed with distinction in his or her sport, thus epitomizing the term “student-athlete.” Penn State’s recipients and year of graduation:

1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Reid 1997. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Joyner 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Todd Blackledge

1971. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Joyner, t 1972. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Bannon, de 1973. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Markovich, g 1974. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Baiorunos, c 1978. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Correal, c 1980. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Walsh, dhb 1984. . . . . . . . . . . Carmen Masciantonio, ilb 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lance Hamilton, dhb 1986. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Siverling, te 1987. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Johnson, dt 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Pittman, cb 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Hartings, g 1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wally Richardson, qb 1997. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Collins, olb 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Posluszny, lb 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stefen Wisniewski, g 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Urschel, g

➤ NACDA Postgraduate Scholarships 1991. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rudy Glocker 1996. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wally Richardson 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Travis Forney 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Steele

➤ Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Tony Pittman

The Penn State general scholarship fund received more than $100,000 due to the success of the football team in televised games sponsored by Chevrolet. The total includes Player of the Game awards worth $1,000 each during ABC and CBS telecasts. ➤ Coach of the Year 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joe Paterno

➤ Offensive Player of the Year 1973 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Cappelletti, rb 1994 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerry Collins, qb 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry Johnson, tb

➤ Defensive Player of the Year 1974 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Hartenstine, dt 1978 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Clark, dt 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Connor, lb

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1966. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Bellas, football 1967. . . . . Steve Cohen, men’s gymnastics; John Runnells, football 1971. . . . . . . .Tom Dunn, men’s gymnastics; Bob Holuba, football 1972. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Joyner, football 1973. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Bannon, football 1974. . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Markovich, football 1975. . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Baiorunos, football 1979. . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Correal, football; Mike Guman, football 1980. . . . . . . . . Doug King, men’s swimming 1980. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Walsh, football 1981. . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Scott, men’s soccer 1982. . . . . Mike Edelman, men’s basketball; Bobbi Millard, women’s swimming 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . Harry Hamilton, football; Scott Lynch, wrestling 1984. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Doug Strang, football 1986. . . . . Pam Loree, women’s gymnastics 1987. . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Siverling, football 1989. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Martin, wrestling 1990. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Duffy, football 1994. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Craig Fayak, football 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Pittman, football; John Amaechi, men’s basketball; Jake Bartholomy, men’s track/cross country; Kim Kelly, women’s track/cross country 1996. . Olga Kalinovskaya, women’s fencing 1997. . . . . . .Joe Roemer, men’s gymnastics 1999. . . . .Ellen Casey, women’s gymnastics 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . Travis Forney, football; Andrea Garner, women’s basketball 2002. . . . . Stephanie Eim, women’s fencing 2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Iorio, football; Jose Palacios, men’s gymnastics; Martin Schierhorn, men’s swimming 2004. . . . . Joanna Lohman, women’s soccer 2005. . . . . . . . . .Clint Keithley, men’s tennis; Deirdre Dlugonski, women’s swimming 2006. . . . . Sarah Haupt, women’s swimming 2008. . . . Molly Crispell, women’s swimming; Melissa Walbridge, women’s volleyball 2013. . . Scott Rosenthal, men’s gymnastics; Quentin Wright, wrestling 2015. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Brown, wrestling

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1978. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Fitzkee, wr 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Robinson, db 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Radecic, lb 1986. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Siverling, te 1993. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Craig Fayak, k 1999. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Caruso, g 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Caruso, g 2003. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dave Costlow, c 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nolan McCready, s 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stefen Wisniewski, g

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➤ Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Aaron Collins

➤ Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Stefen Wisniewski

➤ NCAA Silver Anniversary Award winner Dave Joyner

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98 FIRST-TEAM SELECTIONS

W.T. “Mother” Dunn

Center; 1906

End; 1915, 1919

Bob Higgins

Percy W. “Red” Griffiths

Charley Way

Glenn Killinger

Joe Bedenk

Leon Gajecki

Steve Suhey

Sam Tamburo

Sam Valentine

Bob Mitinger

Dave Robinson

Roger Kochman

Mike Reid

Charlie Pittman

Neal Smith

Guard; 1923

End; 1961

Defensive Tackle; 1969

Charlie Zapiec

Linebacker; 1971

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Center; 1940

End; 1962

Halfback; 1969

Bruce Bannon

Defensive End; 1972

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Guard; 1929

Guard; 1947

Halfback; 1962

Halfback; 1920

End; 1948

Glenn Ressler

Halfback; 1921

Guard; 1956

Ted Kwalick

Halfback; 1923

Rich Lucas

Quarterback; 1959

Dennis Onkotz

Center/Middle Guard; 1964

Tight End; 1967, 1968

Linebacker; 1968, 1969

Lydell Mitchell

Safety; 1969

Linebacker; 1970

Jack Ham

Dave Joyner

John Hufnagel

John Skorupan

John Cappelletti

Quarterback; 1972

Harry “Light Horse” Wilson

Linebacker; 1972

Tackle; 1971

Halfback; 1973

Halfback; 1971

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Ed O’Neil

Linebacker; 1973

Kurt Allerman

Linebacker; 1976

Pete Harris

John Nessel

Tackle; 1974

Keith Dorney

Tackle; 1977, 1978

Matt Millen

Safety; 1978

Defensive Tackle; 1978

Kenny Jackson

Mark Robinson

Tim Johnson

Steve Wisniewski

Flanker; 1982, 1983

Safety; 1982

Mike Hartenstine

Defensive End; 1974

Randy Sidler

Middle Guard; 1977

Bill Dugan

Tackle; 1980

Michael Zordich

Chris Bahr

Kicker; 1975

Matt Bahr

Kicker; 1978

Sean Farrell

Greg Buttle

Linebacker; 1975

Bruce Clark

Tom Rafferty

Guard; 1975

Chuck Fusina

Defensive Tackle; 1978, 1979

Quarterback; 1978

Curt Warner

Walker Lee Ashley

Guard; 1980, 1981

Tailback; 1981, 1982

Strong Safety; 1985

Outside Linebacker; 1985, 1986

Shane Conlan

Chris Conlin

Andre Collins

Blair Thomas

Darren Perry

Tackle; 1986

Defensive End; 1982

D.J. Dozier

Halfback; 1986

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Defensive Tackle; 1986

Guard; 1987, 1988

Inside Linebacker; 1989

Tailback; 1989

Hero; 1991

O.J. McDuffie

Wide Receiver; 1992

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Lou Benfatti

Defensive Tackle; 1993

Kyle Brady

Tight End; 1994

Ki-Jana Carter

Running Back; 1994

Kerry Collins

Quarterback; 1994

Bobby Engram

Wide Receiver; 1994

Jeff Hartings

Guard; 1994, 1995

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Kim Herring

Free Safety; 1996

Larry Johnson

Tailback; 2002

A.Q. Shipley

Curtis Enis

Tailback; 1997

Jimmy Kennedy

LaVar Arrington

Linebacker; 1998, 1999

Tamba Hali

Defensive Tackle; 2002

Defensive End; 2005

Center; 2008

Defensive Tackle; 2009

Jared Odrick

Stefen Wisniewski

Devon Still

Michael Mauti

Allen Robinson

Defensive Tackle; 2011

Linebacker; 2012

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Paul Posluszny

Linebacker; 2005, 2006

Brandon Short

Middle Linebacker; 1999

Dan Connor

Linebacker; 2006, 2007

Michael Haynes

Defensive End; 2002

Aaron Maybin

Defensive End; 2008

Guard; 2010

Wide Receiver; 2013

➤ Second-Team All-Americans 1911. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dexter Very, e 1912. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dexter Very, e 1915. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Higgins, e 1917. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stan Czarnecki, g 1920. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *George Brown, e 1920. . . . . . . . . . Henry “Hinkey” Haines, hb 1921. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *Ray Baer, g 1921. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Bedenk, g 1921. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Lightner, b 1921. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stan McCollum, e 1924. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jules Prevost, t 1943. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Jaffurs, g 1948. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fran Rogel, rb 1952. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Dooley, c 1954. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *Lenny Moore, rb 1955. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lenny Moore, rb 1957. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Les Walters, e 1959. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlie Janerette, t 1962. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . *Chuck Sieminski, t 1967. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rich Buzin, t 1967. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Montgomery, s 1967. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis Onkotz, lb 1968. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Reid, dt

Courtney Brown

Defensive End; 1999

➤ Hall of Fame linebacker Shane Conlan was a two-time first-team All-American.

➤ Third-Team All-Americans 1969. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Smear, dt 1973. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Charlie Getty, t 1973. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Markovich, g 1973. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Natale, te 1974. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Murphy, de 1977. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mickey Schuler, te 1979. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lance Mehl, lb 1979. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Irv Pankey, g 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Munchak, g 1981. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chet Parlavecchio, lb 1982. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Radecic, lb 1986. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Isom, db 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lou Benfatti, dt 1995. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bobby Engram, wr 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Levi Brown, t 2005. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Alan Zemaitis, db 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Levi Brown, t 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derrick Williams, wr 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NaVorro Bowman, lb 2012. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jordan Hill, dt 2014. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Hull, lb *Selected first-team by an agency not recognized by the NCAA.

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1898. . . . . . . . . . . . C.A. “Brute” Randolph, g 1913. . . . . . . . . . . Eugene “Shorty” Miller, qb 1915. . . . . . . . . . . . Bob “Punk” Berryman, b 1919. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charley Way, b 1922. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Bedenk, g 1927. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Roepke, b 1948. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Kelly, lb 1948. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elwood Petchel, b 1974. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Baiorunos, c 1983. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harry Hamilton, lb 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Todd Moules, g 1985. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Johnson, dt 1987. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trey Bauer, lb

1987. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pete Curkendall, dt 1987. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blair Thomas, tb 1988. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Eddie Johnson, db 1990. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Giannetti, dt 1992. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Troy Drayton, te 1993. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bobby Engram, wr 1998. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Macklin, cb 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Boyd, fs 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jay Alford, dt 2006. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeremy Kapinos, p 2008. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rich Ohrnberger, g 2009. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis Landolt, t 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Urschel, g


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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Hugo Bezdek

Inducted: 1954

Dick Harlow

John Cappelletti

Shane Conlan

Inducted: 1993

Inducted: 2014

Inducted: 1954

Inducted: 1954

Bob Higgins

Glenn Killinger

Shorty Miller

Lydell Mitchell

Dennis Onkotz

Glenn Ressler

Dave Robinson

Steve Suhey

Dexter Very

Curt Warner

Harry Wilson

Inducted: 1974

Inducted: 2004

Inducted: 1971

Inducted: 1995

Keith Dorney

Inducted: 2005

Ted Kwalick

Inducted: 1989

Joe Paterno

Inducted: 2007

Rip Engle

Jack Ham

Inducted: 1974

Inducted: 1990

Rich Lucas

Pete Mauthe

Inducted: 1986

Inducted: 1957

Mike Reid

Inducted: 1987

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Inducted: 2001

Inducted: 1997

Inducted: 1985

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Inducted: 1976

Inducted: 2009

Inducted: 1973

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BOWL GAMES

PENN STATE APPEARANCES 1923 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose: Jan. 1, 1923 Southern California 14, Penn State 3 1948 T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cotton: Jan. 1, 1948 Penn State 13, Southern Methodist U. 13 1959 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liberty: Dec. 19, 1959 Penn State 7, Alabama 0 Leftwich Memorial Trophy: Jay Huffman 1960 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liberty: Dec. 17, 1960 Penn State 41, Oregon 12 Leftwich Memorial Trophy: Dick Hoak 1961 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gator: Dec. 30, 1961 Penn State 30, Georgia Tech 15 Burkhalter Award: Galen Hall 1962 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gator: Dec. 29, 1962 Florida 17, Penn State 7 Miller Award: Dave Robinson 1967 T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gator: Dec. 30, 1967 Penn State 17, Florida State 17 Burkhalter Award: Tom Sherman 1969 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange: Jan. 1, 1969 Penn State 15, Kansas 14 1970 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange: Jan. 1, 1970 Penn State 10, Missouri 3 Most Valuable Back: Chuck Burkhart Most Valuable Lineman: Mike Reid 1972 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cotton: Jan. 1, 1972 Penn State 30, Texas 6 Outstanding Offensive Player: Lydell Mitchell Outstanding Defensive Player: Bruce Bannon 1972 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sugar: Dec. 31, 1972 Oklahoma 14, Penn State 0 1974 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange: Jan. 1, 1974 Penn State 16, LSU 9 Most Valuable Back: Tom Shuman Most Valuable Lineman: Randy Crowder 1975 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cotton: Jan. 1, 1975 Penn State 41, Baylor 20 Outstanding Offensive Player: Tom Shuman 1975 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sugar: Dec. 31, 1975 Alabama 13, Penn State 6 1976 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gator: Dec. 27, 1976 Notre Dame 20, Penn State 9 Outstanding Penn State Player: Jimmy Cefalo 1977 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiesta: Dec. 25, 1977 Penn State 42, Arizona State 30 Outstanding Defensive Player: Matt Millen 1979 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sugar: Jan. 1, 1979 Alabama 14, Penn State 7 1979 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liberty: Dec. 22, 1979 Penn State 9, Tulane 6

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Fiesta: Dec. 26, 1980 Penn State 31, Ohio State 19 Outstanding Offensive Player: Curt Warner Outstanding Defensive Player: Frank Case Sportsmanship Award: Frank Case

1982 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiesta: Jan. 1, 1982 Penn State 26, Southern California 10 Outstanding Offensive Player: Curt Warner Outstanding Defensive Player: Leo Wisniewski 1983 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sugar: Jan. 1, 1983 Penn State 27, Georgia 23 Outstanding Player: Todd Blackledge

1998 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Citrus: Jan. 1, 1998 Florida 21, Penn State 6 Team Offensive Most Valuable Player: Chris Eberly Team Defensive Most Valuable Player: Brandon Short 1999 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outback: Jan. 1, 1999 Penn State 26, Kentucky 14 Most Valuable Player: Courtney Brown 1999 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alamo: Dec. 28, 1999 Penn State 24, Texas A&M 0 Offensive Most Valuable Player: Rashard Casey Defensive Most Valuable Player: LaVar Arrington

1983 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aloha: Dec. 26, 1983 Penn State 13, Washington 10 Outstanding Defensive Player: George Reynolds

2003 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Capital One: Jan. 1, 2003 Auburn 13, Penn State 9 Offensive Most Valuable Player: Michael Robinson Defensive Most Valuable Player: Anthony Adams

1986 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange: Jan. 1, 1986 Oklahoma 25, Penn State 10

2006 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange: Jan. 3, 2006 Penn State 26, Florida State 23 (3 OT)

1987 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiesta: Jan. 2, 1987 Penn State 14, Miami (Fla.) 10 Most Valuable Offensive Player: D.J. Dozier Most Valuable Defensive Player: Shane Conlan

2007 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outback: Jan. 1, 2007 Penn State 20, Tennessee 10 Most Valuable Player: Tony Hunt

1988 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Citrus: Jan. 1, 1988 Clemson 35, Penn State 10 1989 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holiday: Dec. 29, 1989 Penn State 50, Brigham Young 39 Player-of-the-Game: Blair Thomas, Ty Detmer (BYU) 1990 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blockbuster: Dec. 28, 1990 Florida State 24, Penn State 17 1992 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiesta: Jan. 1, 1992 Penn State 42, Tennessee 17 Most Valuable Offensive Player: O.J. McDufďŹ e Most Valuable Defensive Player: Reggie Givens 1993 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blockbuster: Jan. 1, 1993 Stanford 24, Penn State 3 1994 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Citrus: Jan. 1, 1994 Penn State 31, Tennessee 13 Most Valuable Offensive Player: Bobby Engram Most Valuable Defensive Player: Lee Rubin 1995 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose: Jan. 2, 1995 Penn State 38, Oregon 20 Most Valuable Players: Ki-Jana Carter, Danny O’Neil (Oregon) 1996 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outback: Jan. 1, 1996 Penn State 43, Auburn 14 Most Valuable Player: Bobby Engram 1997 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiesta: Jan. 1, 1997 Penn State 38, Texas 15 Offensive Player-of-the-Game: Curtis Enis Defensive Player-of-the-Game: Brandon Noble

2007 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alamo: Dec. 29, 2007 Penn State 24, Texas A&M 17 Offensive Most Valuable Player: Rodney Kinlaw Defensive Most Valuable Player: Sean Lee 2009 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rose: Jan. 1, 2009 Southern California 38, Penn State 24 2010 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Capital One: Jan. 1, 2010 Penn State 19, LSU 17 Most Valuable Player: Daryll Clark 2011

L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Outback: Jan. 1, 2011 Florida 37, Penn State 24

2012 L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TicketCity: Jan. 2, 2012 Houston 30, Penn State 14 2014 W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pinstripe: Dec. 27, 2014 Penn State 31, Boston College 30 (OT) Most Valuable Player: Christian Hackenberg


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ALL-TIME BOWL LEADERS BOWL APPEARANCES School Alabama Texas Nebraska Georgia Tennessee USC Oklahoma LSU Penn State Ohio State Georgia Tech Michigan Florida State

BOWL VICTORIES Bowls 61 53 51 50 50 49 48 46 45 45 43 43 42

BOWL WINNING PERCENTAGE

School Alabama Southern California Penn State Georgia Oklahoma Texas Tennessee Florida State Nebraska Georgia Tech LSU Mississippi Auburn

Wins 34 33 28 28 28 27 26 25 25 24 23 23 22

School

Record

(Minimum 20 Appearances)

Southern California Penn State Oklahoma State Mississippi Syracuse Florida State Oklahoma Georgia Auburn Alabama Georgia Tech North Carolina State

Pct.

33-16-0 28-15-2 16-9-0 23-13-0 15-9-1 25-15-2 28-19-1 28-19-3 22-15-2 34-24-3 14-19-0 15-12-1

67.3 64.4 64.0 63.9 62.0 61.9 59.4 59.0 59.0 58.2 55.8 55.3

PENN STATE BOWL CAREER LEADERS RUSHING YARDAGE Bowls Att. Curt Warner Matt Suhey Evan Royster Charlie Pittman Ki-Jana Carter Steve Geise Blair Thomas D.J. Dozier Bob Torrey Leroy Thompson Tony Hunt Stephfon Green Tom Donchez

4 4 4 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3

76 51 52 54 40 46 36 47 23 34 31 32 37

Yards 474 276 262 250 249 193 183 178 177 169 158 158 152

PASSING YARDAGE

Avg. TD 6.2 5.4 5.0 4.6 6.2 4.2 5.1 3.7 7.7 5.0 5.1 4.9 4.1

5 2 1 1 5 1 1 2 0 2 0 1 1

Bowls Tony Sacca Todd Blackledge Kerry Collins Daryll Clark Tom Shuman Christian Hackenberg Chuck Fusina Chuck Burkhart Anthony Morelli Wally Richardson John Hufnagel Michael Robinson Galen Hall

3 3 3 3 2 1 3 2 2 3 2 2 3

RECEPTIONS

Att. Cmp. Yards TD 73 69 84 71 37 50 86 49 56 44 43 42 35

33 32 46 39 16 34 38 23 29 25 19 23 17

550 520 507 489 383 371 363 341 340 312 284 284 240

7 2 2 3 2 4 3 1 2 5 1 1 4

TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS No. Bobby Engram Roger Kochman Gregg Garrity David Daniels Terry Smith Derek Moye

3 2 2 2 2 2

Bowls 1994 Citrus (1), 1996 Outback (2) 1959 Liberty, 1961 Gator 1982 Fiesta, 1983 Sugar 1989 Holiday, 1990 Blockbuster 1989 Holiday, 1990 Blockbuster 2010 Capital One, 2011 Outback

Bowls Bobby Engram Jimmy Cefalo Jordan Norwood Deon Butler O.J. McDuffie Andrew Quarless Derrick Williams Dean DiMidio David Daniels Tony Stewart Derek Moye Kevin Baugh Ted Kwalick Brad Scovill Freddie Scott Stephfon Green Terry Smith Chris Godwin Geno Lewis DaeSean Hamilton

4 4 4 4 3 4 3 3 2 2 4 4 2 3 3 3 2 1 1 1

No. Yards 16 13 13 12 12 12 12 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7

Avg. TD

272 219 177 242 225 117 100 85 218 98 132 124 99 97 77 74 129 140 82 51

17.0 16.8 13.6 20.2 18.8 9.8 8.3 8.5 24.2 10.9 16.5 15.5 12.4 12.1 9.6 9.3 18.4 20.0 11.7 7.3

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

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INDIVIDUAL BOWL RECORDS RUSHING

➤ YARDAGE Blair Thomas Tony Hunt Ki-Jana Carter Curl Warner Lydell Mitchell

1989 Holiday 2007 Outback 1995 Rose 1980 Fiesta 1972 Cotton

➤ ATTEMPTS Blair Thomas Tony Hunt Lydell Mitchell John Cappelletti Steve Geise Curt Warner Austin Scott

1989 Holiday 2006 Orange 1972 Cotton 1974 Orange 1977 Fiesta 1982 Fiesta 2006 Orange

➤ LONGEST RUN 1980 Fiesta 1996 Outback 1980 Fiesta 1995 Rose 1996 Outback 2007 Alamo

➤ TOUCHDOWNS 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Ki-Jana Carter Dick Hoak Matt Suhey Curt Warner Curt Warner Leroy Thompson Ki-Jana Carter Curtis Enis Austin Scott

1995 Rose 1960 Liberty 1977 Fiesta 1982 Fiesta 1983 Sugar 1989 Holiday 1994 Citrus 1997 Fiesta 2006 Orange

84 83 64 43 38

Chafie Fields Ki-Jana Carter Curt Warner Stephen Pitts Evan Royster

1997 Fiesta 1995 Rose 1980 Fiesta 1996 Outback 2007 Alamo

➤ LONGEST TOUCHDOWN RUN 83 64 38 37 21

Ki-Jana Carter Curt Warner Evan Royster Booker Moore Curt Warner

1995 Rose 1980 Fiesta 2007 Alamo 1980 Fiesta 1982 Fiesta

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35 31 27 26 26 26 26

(Minimum 10 Attempts) 8.6 Curt Warner 7.9 Stephen Pitts 7.6 Booker Moore 7.4 Ki-Jana Carter 6.8 Brian Milne 6.8 Rodney Kinlaw

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186 158 156 155 146

➤ AVERAGE

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PASSING

➤ RECEPTIONS

➤ YARDAGE 371 273 253 228 226 217

Christian Hackenberg Daryll Clark Michael Robinson Todd Blackledge Tom Shuman Wally Richardson

2014 Pinstripe 2009 Rose 2006 Orange 1983 Sugar 1975 Cotton 1996 Outback

➤ COMPLETIONS 34 21 21 19 18 17 15 15

Christian Hackenberg Michael Robinson Daryll Clark Kerry Collins Daryll Clark Matt McGloin Chuck Fusina Kerry Collins

2014 Pinstripe 2006 Orange 2009 Rose 1995 Rose 2010 Capital One 2011 Outback 1979 Sugar 1993 Blockbuster

➤ ATTEMPTS 50 41 39 36 35 34

Christian Hackenberg Matt McGloin Michael Robinson Daryll Clark Daryll Clark Doug Strang

2014 Pinstripe 2011 Outback 2006 Orange 2009 Rose 2010 Capital One 1983 Aloha

8 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6

1986 Orange 2014 Pinstripe 1995 Rose 1994 Citrus 1997 Fiesta 1988 Citrus

➤ LONGEST COMPLETION 72 72 69 65 56 56 52 52

Tom Shuman to Chuck Herd 1974 Orange Christian Hackenberg to Chris Godwin 2014 Pinstripe Rob Bolden to Justin Brown 2012 TicketCity John Hufnagel to Scott Skarzynski 1972 Cotton Tony Sacca to David Daniels 1990 Blockbuster Kevin Thompson to Joe Nastasi 1999 Outback Todd Blackledge to Greg Garrity 1982 Fiesta Tony Sacca to David Daniels 1989 Holiday

➤ TOUCHDOWN PASSES 4 4 4 3 2 2 2

Tony Sacca Wally Richardson Christian Hackenberg Galen Hall Tom Sherman Tony Saaca Daryll Clark

1992 Fiesta 1996 Outback 2014 Pinstripe 1961 Gator 1967 Gator 1989 Holiday 2009 Rose

➤ LONGEST TOUCHDOWN PASS 72 72 65 56 56 52 52

Tom Shuman to Chuck Herd 1974 Orange Christian Hackenberg to Chris Godwin 2014 Pinstripe John Hufnagel to Scott Skarzynski 1972 Cotton Tony Sacca to David Daniels 1990 Blockbuster Kevin Thompson to Joe Nastasi 1999 Outback Todd Blackledge to Gregg Garrity 1982 Fiesta Tony Sacca to David Daniels 1989 Holiday

➤ INTERCEPTIONS THROWN 5 4 3 3 3 3

Matt McGloin Chuck Fusina Harry “Light Horse” Wilson John Shaffer Mike McQueary Rob Bolden

2011 Outback 1979 Sugar 1923 Rose 1986 Orange 1998 Florida Citrus 2012 TicketCity

RECEIVING

72 72

182

David Daniels Chris Godwin Gregg Garrity Bobby Engram O.J. McDuffie Jordan Norwood

Chuck Herd from Tom Shuman Chris Godwin from Christian Hackenberg

1974 Orange 2014 Pinstripe

➤ YARDS PER RECEPTION (Minimum 3 Receptions) 34.0 Jimmy Cefalo 29.0 Gregg Garrity 28.3 Bobby Engram 24.3 Deon Butler 24.2 Deon Butler

1975 Cotton 1983 Sugar 1996 Outback 2007 Outback 2009 Rose

➤ TOUCHDOWNS 2

Bobby Engram

1996 Outback

TOTAL OFFENSE ➤ TOTAL YARDAGE 371 290 274 240 236 232 217

Christian Hackenberg Daryll Clark Michael Robinson Tom Shuman Daryll Clark Blair Thomas Wally Richardson

2014 Pinstripe 2009 Rose 2006 Orange 1975 Cotton 2010 Capital One 1989 Holiday 1996 Outback

➤ TOUCHDOWNS RESPONSIBLE 4 4 4 3 3 3 3

Tony Sacca Wally Richardson Christian Hackenberg Dick Hoak Galen Hall Ki-Jana Carter Daryll Clark

1992 Fiesta 1996 Outback 2014 Pinstripe 1960 Liberty 1961 Gator 1995 Rose 2009 Rose

➤ OFFENSIVE PLAYS 58 56 46 44 43 43 38 37

Christian Hackenberg Michael Robinson Daryll Clark Doug Strang Daryll Clark Matt McGloin Mike McQueary John Hufnagel

2014 Pinstripe 2006 Orange 2010 Capital One 1983 Aloha 2009 Rose 2011 Outback 1998 Citrus 1972 Sugar

SCORING ➤ POINTS 20 18 14 13 13 12

Curtis Enis Ki-Jana Carter Travis Forney Brett Conway Collin Wagner 10 times; last: Austin Scott

1997 Fiesta 1995 Rose 1999 Outback 1996 Outback 2010 Capital One 2006 Orange

➤ TOUCHDOWNS 3 3 2

Ki-Jana Carter Curtis Enis Nine times; last: Austin Scott

1995 Rose 1997 Fiesta 2006 Orange

➤ KICKING POINTS

➤ YARDAGE 154 140 116 113 111 110

➤ EXTRA POINTS 2010 Capital One 1990 Blockbuster 1994 Citrus 1999 Outback 2014 Pinstripe 2014 Pinstripe 2014 Pinstripe 1969 Orange 1986 Orange 1993 Blockbuster 2006 Orange

➤ LONGEST RECEPTION

➤ COMPLETION PERCENTAGE (Minimum 10 Attempts) 72.7 Matt Knizner 68.0 Christian Hackenberg 63.3 Kerry Collins 62.5 Kerry Collins 60.0 Wally Richardson 59.1 Matt Knizner

Andrew Quarless David Daniels Bobby Engram Tony Stewart Chris Godwin DaeSean Hamilton Geno Lewis Ted Kwalick Dean DiMidio O.J. McDuffie Jordan Norwood

1990 Blockbuster 2014 Pinstripe 1983 Sugar 1983 Sugar 1993 Blockbuster 2006 Orange

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14 13 13 12 12 10

Travis Forney Brett Conway Collin Wagner Alberto Vitiello Ray Tarasi Matt Bahr

1999 Outback 1996 Outback 2010 Capital One 1972 Cotton 1989 Holiday 1977 Fiesta

6 5 4 4 4 4 4 4

Craig Fayak John Reihner Henry Oppermann Herb Mendhart Craig Fayak Brett Conway Brett Conway Sam FIcken

1992 Fiesta 1975 Cotton 1960 Liberty 1980 Fiesta 1994 Citrus 1995 Rose 1996 Outback 2014 Pinstripe

➤ FIELD GOALS 4 4 3 3 3 3 3

Travis Forney Collin Wagner Alberto Vitiello Herb Mendhart Ray Tarasi Brett Conway Robbie Gould

1999 Outback 2010 Capital One 1972 Cotton 1979 Liberty 1983 Aloha 1996 Outback 2003 Capital One

➤ FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS 5 5 4 4 4 4

Travis Forney Kevin Kelly Herb Mendhart Brett Conway Robbie Gould Collin Wagner

1999 Outback 2007 Outback 1979 Liberty 1996 Outback 2003 Capital One 2010 Capital One

➤ LONGEST FIELD GOAL 51 49 45 45 44 43 43

Ray Tarasi Nick Gancitano Nick Gancitano Sam Ficken Chris Bahr Brett Conway Travis Forney

1989 Holiday 1983 Aloha 1983 Sugar 2014 Pinstripe 1974 Orange 1995 Rose 1999 Outback

➤ DEFENSIVE SCORE 102 88 53 34 23

Andre Collins 1989 Holiday (Interception return of pass for two-point conversion) Tony Davis 2007 Outback (fumble) Gary Brown 1989 Holiday (fumble) Derek Fox 1999 Alamo (interception) Reggie Givens 1992 Fiesta (fumble)

PUNT RETURNS ➤ RETURNS 5 3 3 3 3 3 3

Kevin Baugh Rich Mauti Jim Coates Jim Coates Bobby Engram Mike Archie Justin Brown

1983 Sugar 1975 Sugar 1986 Orange 1987 Fiesta 1994 Citrus 1996 Outback 2010 Capital One

➤ YARDAGE 106 71 67 61 53 52

Kevin Baugh O.J. McDuffie Jimmy Cefalo Gary Hayman Terry Smith Kenny Watson

1983 Sugar 1992 Fiesta 1977 Fiesta 1974 Orange 1990 Blockbuster 1998 Citrus

➤ AVERAGE (Minimum 3 Returns) 21.2 Kevin Baugh 20.3 Gary Hayman 17.8 O.J. McDuffie 14.0 Bobby Engram 10.0 Mike Archie

1983 Sugar 1974 Orange 1992 Fiesta 1994 Citrus 1996 Outback

➤ LONGEST RETURN 67 52 42 39 36

Jimmy Cefalo Kenny Watson Terry Smith O.J. McDuffie Gary Hayman

1977 Fiesta 1998 Citrus 1990 Blockbuster 1992 Fiesta 1974 Orange


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KICKOFF RETURNS ➤ RETURNS 6 5 4 4

Leroy Thompson O.J. McDuffie Chaz Powell Silas Redd

1988 Citrus 1989 Holiday 2010 Capital One 2011 Outback

O.J. McDuffie Leroy Thompson Ambrose Fletcher Kenny Watson Chaz Powell Silas Redd

1989 Holiday 1988 Citrus 1995 Rose 1997 Fiesta 2010 Capital One 2011 Outback

➤ AVERAGE (Minimum 3 Returns) 25.6 O.J. McDuffie 23.0 Curt Warner 21.3 Eddie Drummond 21.2 Leroy Thompson 20.3 Jim Coates

1989 Holiday 1980 Fiesta 1999 Outback 1988 Citrus 1986 Orange

➤ LONGEST RETURN 81 72 50 46 42 42

Kenny Watson Ambrose Fletcher Joe Jackson O.J. McDuffie D.J. Dozier Shelly Hammonds

1997 Fiesta 1995 Rose 1975 Cotton 1989 Holiday 1983 Aloha 1992 Fiesta

PUNTING ➤ PUNTS 12 12 11 10 10

Mike Palm Bob Parsons Jeremy Kapinos Brian Masella Scott Fitzkee

1923 Rose 1970 Orange 2006 Orange 1972 Sugar 1979 Sugar

➤ AVERAGE (Minimum 3 Punts) 51.4 Jeremy Boone 51.0 Chris Clauss 50.8 Ralph Giacomarro 48.5 Chris Bahr 47.9 Doug Helkowski

2007 Alamo 1988 Citrus 1982 Fiesta 1975 Sugar 1992 Fiesta

➤ LONGEST PUNT 68 63 62 62 62 59

Bob Campbell Ralph Giacomarro Pete Liske Ralph Giacomarro George Reynolds Scott Fitzkee

1967 Gator 1982 Fiesta 1961 Gator 1983 Sugar 1983 Aloha 1977 Fiesta

➤ INTERCEPTIONS

1989 Holiday 1979 Sugar 1995 Rose 1967 Gator

TACKLES

Andre Collins Chuck Penzenik George Landis Rich Milot Shane Conlan

1989 Holiday 1995 Rose 1970 Orange 1979 Sugar 1987 Fiesta

Matt Millen Lance Mehl Kurt Allerman Keith Goganious Gary Gray Ron Coder Randy Sidler Tom DePaso Scott Radecic Carmen Masciantonio Scott Radecic LaVar Arrington Sean Lee

1977 Fiesta 1979 Sugar 1976 Gator 1992 Fiesta 1972 Cotton 1975 Sugar 1976 Gator 1977 Fiesta 1983 Sugar 1983 Aloha 1983 Aloha 1999 Alamo 2007 Alamo

➤ TACKLES FOR LOSS 5.0 4.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.5

NaVorro Bowman Courtney Brown Justin Kurpeikis Devon Still Bruce Clark Frank Case Gene Gladys Leo Wisniewski Trey Bauer Todd Atkins Courtney Brown Jay Alford Paul Posluszny

2009 Rose 1999 Outback 1999 Alamo 2011 Outback 1977 Fiesta 1980 Fiesta 1980 Fiesta 1982 Fiesta 1988 Citrus 1995 Rose 1999 Alamo 2006 Orange 2007 Outback

➤ TACKLES FOR LOSS, YARDAGE 26 21 21 20 17 17 14

Courtney Brown Justin Kurpeikis NaVorro Bowman Todd Atkins Phil Yeboah-Kodie Brad Scioli Shane Conlan

1999 Outback 1999 Alamo 2009 Rose 1995 Rose 1995 Rose 1999 Outback 1986 Orange

➤ SACKS 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0

Todd Burger Todd Atkins Phil Yeboah-Kodie Terry Killens Courtney Brown Brad Scioli Justin Kurpeikis

1989 Holiday 1995 Rose 1995 Rose 1996 Outback 1999 Outback 1999 Outback 1999 Alamo

➤ SACK YARDAGE 19 18 17 17 17 16 16 12 12

Terry Killens Justin Kurpeikis Todd Atkins Phil Yeboah-Kodie Brad Scioli Courtney Brown Jared Odrick Chris Synder Shawn Lee

1996 Outback 1999 Alamo 1995 Rose 1995 Rose 1999 Outback 1999 Outback 2010 Capital One 1996 Outback 1997 Fiesta

TEAM RECORDS Points: 50 1989 Holiday vs. Brigham Young. Fewest Points Allowed: 0 1959 Liberty vs. Alabama; 1999 Alamo vs. Texas A&M.

Most Third-Quarter Points: 27 1996 Outback vs. Auburn. Most Fourth-Quarter Points: 24 1975 Cotton vs. Baylor. Most First-Half Points: 21 1960 Liberty vs. Oregon. Most Second-Half Points: 38 1975 Cotton vs. Baylor; 1989 Holiday vs. BYU. First Downs: 26 1989 Holiday vs. Brigham Young. Most Combined First Downs: 61 1989 Holiday vs. Brigham Young. Rushing Yards: 351 1980 Fiesta vs. Ohio State. Rushing Yards Combined: 486 1996 Outback vs. Auburn. Rushing Yardage Average: 7.5 1996 Fiesta vs. Texas. Rushing Attempts: 75 2014 Pinstripe vs. Boston College. Passing Yards: 371 2014 Pinstripe vs. Boston College. Passing Yards Combined: 791 1989 Holiday vs. Brigham Young. Pass Completions: 34 2014 Pinstripe vs. Boston College. Pass Attempts: 50 2014 Pinstripe vs. Boston College. Touchdown Passes: 4 1992 Fiesta vs. Tennessee; 1996 Outback vs. Auburn; 2014 Pinstripe vs. Boston College. Interceptions Thrown: 5 2011 Outback vs. Florida. Total Offense: 491 1975 Cotton vs. Baylor. Total Offense Combined: 1,115 1989 Holiday vs. Brigham Young. Total Plays: 87 1960 Liberty vs. Oregon; 2006 Orange vs. Florida State. Fumbles Lost: 4 1959 Liberty vs. Alabama; 1972 Sugar vs. Oklahoma. Turnovers: 5 1962 Gator vs. Florida; 1972 Sugar vs. Oklahoma; 1986 Orange vs. Oklahoma; 2011 Outback vs. Florida. Penalties: 12 1977 Fiesta vs. Arizona State. Penalty Yardage: 126 1977 Fiesta vs. Arizona State. Punts: 12 1923 Rose vs. Southern Cal; 1970 Orange vs. Missouri. Fewest Punts: 2 1975 Cotton vs. Baylor; 1989 Holiday vs. Brigham Young.

Fewest Combined Points: 7 1959 Liberty vs. Alabama (W, 7-0).

Largest Comeback Win: 14 2007 Alamo vs. Texas A&M (Trailed 14-0; won 24-17); 2014 Pinstripe vs. Boston College (Trailed 21-7; won 31-30 in OT).

Most First-Quarter Points: 14 1977 Fiesta vs. Arizona State.

Attendance: 102,247 1995 Rose vs. Oregon.

Most Combined Points: 89 1989 Holiday vs. Brigham Young (W, 50-39).

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1967 Gator 1970 Orange 1970 Orange 1970 Orange 1983 Sugar 1987 Fiesta 1987 Fiesta 1989 Holiday 1992 Fiesta 1995 Rose 1996 Outback 1999 Outback 1999 Alamo

18 17 16 15 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14

Most Second-Quarter Points: 21 1960 Liberty vs. Oregon.

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Tim Montgomery George Landis Dennis Onkotz Neal Smith Mark Robinson Shane Conlan Pete Giftopoulos Sherrod Rainge Reggie Givens Chuck Penzenik Kim Herring Anthony King Derek Fox

➤ RETURN YARDAGE 102 58 56 55 46

Andre Collins Rich Milot Chuck Penzenik Tim Montgomery

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102 55 44 42

➤ TACKLES

➤ YARDAGE 128 127 85 81 78 74

➤ LONGEST RETURN

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HEAD COACHES

16 MENTORS SINCE 1887 George Hoskins

Pop Golden

Bill Hollenback

1892-95

1900-02

1909, 1911-14

George “Doc” Hoskins served as Penn State’s first head coach, while also a player for the Nittany Lions. A three-year letterman at center, he was the athletic trainer at Vermont before being appointed Penn State’s first director of physical training and first instructor of physical education. His duties included coaching the football team to a record of 17-4-4. He later was head coach at Bucknell and served as a trainer for the Cincinnati Reds during baseball spring training for 23 years. He died in Cincinnati in 1957.

Samuel Newton

Dan Reed

1896-98

1903

Dr. Samuel Newton was Penn State’s second head coach. He posted a 12-14 record, while also serving as the director of physical training. A native of Yarmouth, Maine, and a graduate of Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, he was a physician and assistant coach at Pennsylvania, when named to the Penn State post. He also compiled a record of 57-28-2 at Lafayette and Lehigh. He retired from coaching after the 1905 season at Lehigh to devote full time to his medical practice.

Sam Boyle 1899 Sam Boyle coached Penn State for just one season, but led the Nittany Lions to a 6-0 victory at Army to highlight a 4-6-1 campaign. It would be 60 years before Penn State won again at West Point. A three-year letterman at Pennsylvania, he coached at Dickinson the following season (1900), during which his squad downed Penn State, 18-0.

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William Nelson “Pop” Golden compiled a 16-12-1 record in three seasons before being named Penn State’s first athletic director. A Chicago native, he remained on the football staff as an assistant coach until 1909 and served as a recruiter for two years. He was the athletic trainer at Purdue and was in charge of physical education at YMCAs in Syracuse, N.Y., and Johnstown and Williamsport, Pa., before taking the Penn State position. He died in 1949 at the age of 81 in Pittsburgh after enjoying a successful career in insurance sales.

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Dan Reed led Penn State to a 5-3 record in his only season as head coach, including wins over Pittsburgh (59-0) and Navy (17-0). A two-year letterman at Cornell for the legendary Pop Warner, Reed later served as a Cornell assistant coach (191011). Reed, who also was on the Cornell track and wrestling teams, turned to politics after his coaching career. He was elected to Congress, where he served on the Ways and Means Committee. He died in 1959.

Tom Fennell 1904-08 Tom Fennell was named Penn State’s first full-time head coach in 1904 and compiled a 33-17-1 record in five seasons. He was hired exclusively to coach football and held no additional duties. A graduate of Cornell, where he was a standout in football, Fennell gave up the Penn State post after the 1908 season. He returned to law practice in Elmira, N.Y., and later become a judge.

Bill Hollenback became the youngest head coach in the nation, when, at 23, he was named Penn State’s head coach in 1909. He capped his senior year at Pennsylvania the previous season as captain and being named to the Walter Camp All-America team at fullback. He guided Penn State, in its initial year of play at Beaver Field, to its first unbeaten season (5-0-2) since 1893. He was lured to Missouri in 1910, but returned to lead the Nittany Lions to undefeated records in 1911 and 1912. He ended his Penn State career after the 1914 season with a record of 28-9-4.

Jack Hollenback 1910 Jack Hollenback coached Penn State for one season (1910), when his brother, Bill, took the head position at Missouri. The Nittany Lions were 5-2-1 in a season which saw admission charged for the first time when Penn State met Bucknell on Nov. 12 at Beaver Field. A Pennsylvania graduate in dentistry, Hollenback also coached at Franklin & Marshall (1908-09) and at the Pennsylvania Military College (Widener) in 1911 before opening a dental practice in Philipsburg, Pa. He later joined his brother in the coal brokerage business in Philadelphia. Hollenback died in 1959 at the age of 75.

Dick Harlow 1915-17 Dick Harlow was the first Penn State graduate to serve as head coach, compiling a 20-8 record in three seasons. A two-year letterman, he also was a member of the baseball and track teams. He later served as head coach at Colgate (1922-25), Western Maryland (1926-34) and Harvard (193542, 45-47). He was recognized as Coach of the Year in 1936. A Philadelphia native, Harlow, who died in 1962, was named to the Helms Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1954.


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Hugo Bezdek

Charles A. “Rip” Engle

Bill O’Brien

1918-29

1950-65

2012-13

Hugo Bezdek, a native of Prague, Czechoslovakia, posted a 65-30-11 record in 12 seasons (1918-29) as head coach, including consecutive undefeated seasons (1920-21). He also served as athletic director from 1918-36. Bezdek gained All-American status at Chicago, where he was a fullback in football and second baseman in baseball. His collegiate coaching experience included head jobs at Oregon (1906, 13-17), where his team defeated Pennsylvania, 14-0, in the 1917 Rose Bowl; and Arkansas (1908-12). He also managed the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball club (1917-19) and was head coach of the NFL’s Cleveland Rams (1937-38). Bezdek, who died in 1952, was named to the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1954 and the Helms Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1960.

“Rip” Engle achieved national prominence as Penn State’s 13th head coach, compiling a record of 104-48-4 over 16 seasons (1950-65). His teams won three of four bowl games and the Lambert Trophy three times. A native of Salisbury, Pa., Engle was a four-sport standout at Western Maryland, graduating in 1930. He posted an 86-17-5 record in 11 seasons at Waynesboro (Pa.) High School, before joining the staff at Brown in 1942. He was named head coach in 1944 and led the Bears until coming to Penn State in 1950. Engle won the Amos Alonzo Stagg Award for his contributions to football and was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1974. Following his retirement, he lived in State College, Pa., until his death on March 7, 1983.

Bob Higgins

Joe Paterno

1930-48

1966-2011

Bob Higgins served 19 years as head coach, compiling a record of 91-57-11, including an unbeaten season in 1947. A native of Corning, N.Y., he entered Penn State in 1914 and became one of only five players in school history to letter five years. He served as captain of the team as a senior when he was named to the 1919 Walter Camp All-American team. He also lettered in baseball, boxing and wrestling. Following two years of professional football with the Canton Bulldogs, he began his coaching career, which included stops at West Virginia Wesleyan and Washington University in St. Louis. He joined the Penn State staff in 1928 as an assistant coach. Higgins, who died in 1969, was named to the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 1954.

1949

2014James Franklin was named Penn State’s 16th head coach on January 11, 2014. Franklin daily reinforces the four core values for the program to return to national championship contention and “Dominate The State.” A native of Langhorne, Pa., Franklin led Penn State to its first bowl appearance since 2011 with an overtime win over Boston College in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. Prior to coming to Penn State, Franklin led Vanderbilt University to unprecedented success from 2011-13 as head coach, including consecutive ninewin seasons and bowl wins in 2012 and ‘13 and back to back Top 25 finishes, all for the first time in Vanderbilt history. He was a two-time All-PSAC quarterback at East Stroudsburg, where he set or tied 23 school records. He graduated in 1995 and has been on the sidelines every season since, with 20 of his 21 years in college football.

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Won

Lost

Tied

Pct.

17 12 4 16 5 33 28 5 20 65 91 5 104 409 1 15 7

4 14 6 12 3 17 9 2 8 30 57 4 48 136 3 9 6

4 0 1 1 0 1 4 1 0 11 11 0 4 3 0 0 0

82.6 46.2 40.9 56.9 62.5 65.7 73.2 68.8 71.4 66.5 60.7 55.6 67.9 74.9 25.0 62.5 53.9

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Joe Bedenk led Penn State to a record of 5-4 in his only season as head coach. A 1924 Penn State graduate from Williamsport, Pa., he lettered three years at guard and captained the 1923 squad. He also served as baseball coach, compiling a record of 410-161-6 from 1931-62. Nine of his baseball teams played in the NCAA Tournament and three appeared in the College World Series, including 1957, when the Nittany Lions placed second. Bedenk was elected to the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966 and was one of the founders of the American Association of College Baseball Coaches. He lived in State College, Pa., following his retirement in 1963, until his death in 1978.

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An assistant coach on Rip Engle’s staff for 16 years, Joe Paterno was named Penn State’s 14th head coach on February 19, 1966. Paterno was the Nittany Lions’ head coach for 46 years, the longest tenure by a major college coach at one institution, and a member of the Lions’ coaching staff for an unprecedented 62 years. He was among the first three active coaches to be inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 2007. Paterno is the winningest coach in major college football history, compiling a 409-136-3 career record (74.9). He led Penn State to national championships in 1982 and 1986, Big Ten titles in 1994, 2005 and 2008 and seven unbeaten, untied regular-seasons. Creator of “The Grand Experiment,” his teams annually were among the national leaders in graduation rates and 47 of the studentathletes who played under his direction earned Academic AllAmerica honors. Paterno passed away on January 22, 2012.

Bill O’Brien was named the Nittany Lions’ 15th head coach on January 6, 2012 and quickly established his vision and continued the program’s athletic and academic success during the most challenging period in the University’s history. Amidst an unprecedented situation in college athletics, O’Brien’s work-ethic and no-nonsense approach guided the team to two of the most rewarding seasons in program history. The Nittany Lions posted records of 8-4 and 7-5 during his two seasons, with a 10-6 Big Ten record, including a 6-2 mark in 2012. O’Brien’s eight wins in 2012 were the most by a first-year coach in school history and led to numerous honors, including Bear Bryant and ESPN Coach of the Year and the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year. He also was the Big Ten Dave McClain Coach of the Year. O’Brien came to Penn State after helping the New England Patriots to two Super Bowls from 2007-11, serving as quarterbacks coach the last three years. O’Brien was named head coach of the NFL’s Houston Texans on January 3, 2014.

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ASSISTANT COACHES

PENN STATE GRADUATES IN COACHING ALL-TIME NITTANY LION ASSISTANT COACHES Listing includes only full-time staff members; Graduate Assistants not included. Anderson, Dick; 1973-83, 90-2011 Baer, Ray; 1924-25 Bedenk, Joe; 1929-51 Bentz, Newsh; 1926 Bove, John; 1979-84 Bradley, Tom; 1980-2011 Brooks, Booker; 1972-83 Bruce, Earl; 1946-69 Buggs, Kermit; 2007-11 Butler, John; 2012-13 Caldwell, Jim; 1986-92 Carter, Kenny; 2001-03 Cartmell, N.J.; 1923-24 Chuckran, John; 1970-76 Cirbus, Craig; 1987-89, 92-94 Conover, Larry; 1926-30 Crowder, Randy; 1983-84 Davis, E.C.; 1932-35 Dickerson, Ron; 1985-90 Donovan, John; 2014-present Ducatte, Gregg; 1974-77 Dunn, W.T.; 1907 Edwards, Earle; 1936-48

Edwards, W.D.; 1930-31 Everhardus, Herman; 1934-35 Fisher, Charlie; 2012-13 Flock, Freddie; 1925 Ganter, Fran; 1974-2003 Gasparato, Nick; 1984-88 Gattis, Josh; 2014-present Golden, Al; 2000 Golden, “Pop” W.N.; 1903-05 Gray, Bas; 1926 Griffith, Red; 1927-28 Haines, H.L.; 1922 Hall, Galen; 2004-11 Hand, Herb; 2014-present Harlow, Dick; 1912-14, 19-21 Heckel, Fred; 1910 Helbig, William; 1926 Hermann, B.M.; 1915, 22-23, 25-31 Higgins, Bob; 1928-29 Hixon, Stan; 2012-13 Houck, Leo; 1923-31 Huff, Charles; 2014-present Hulme, J.W.; 1937 Jackson, Kenny; 1993-2000 Johnson, Larry; 1996-2013 Kenney, Bill; 1989-91, 93-2011

Killinger, Glenn; 1923-25 Leslie, Spike; 1932-35 London, Charles; 2012-13 Martin, C.W.; 1922 Mauthe, Pete; 1915 McAndrews, Marty; 1936, 41-45 McCleary, E.H.; 1911 McIlveen, H.C.; 1906-09 McMahon, Tiny; 1923 McMullen, Joe; 1963-68 McQueary, Mike; 2004-11 McWhorter, Mac; 2012-13 Michaels, Al; 1935-52 Midget, Anthony; 2013 Moscrip, A.L.; 1905 Norwood, Brian; 2001-07 O’Hora, Jim; 1946-76 Paterno, Jay; 1995-2011 Paterno, Joe; 1950-65 Patrick, Frank; 1949-73 Phillips, Bob; 1966-86 Prevost, Jules; 1925 Pry, Brent; 2014-present Radakovich, Dan; 1960-69 Rahne, Ricky; 2014-present Rauch, R.H.; 1921

Rocco, Frank; 1985 Roof, Ted; 2012 Rosenberg, John; 1975-82 Sarra, Joe; 1985-99 Schiano, Greg; 1991-95 Scholl, L.R.; 1910 Scott, Zen; 1917 Shoop, Bob; 2014-present Slusser, T.A.; 1936 Smith, Terry M.; 2014-present Snell, George; 1922 Speidel, Charles; 1929-35 Spencer, Sean; 2014-present Strollo, John; 2012-13 Toretti, Sever; 1949-62 Vanderlinden, Ron; 2001-13 Walke, Nels; 1932-35 Weaver, Jim; 1969-72 Welsh, George; 1964-72 White, Bob; 2000 White, J.T.; 1954-79 Whitney, L.W.; 1915-16 Williams, Jim; 1978-92 Wood, E.K.; 1910 Yeckley, E.G.; 1906-08 Yerger, H.C.; 1918

PENN STATE GRADUATES IN FOOTBALL COACHING Name

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Quinn Barham Tom Barr Dave Benfatti Tom Bill Derek Bochna Gary Brown Dave Clark Stan Clayton Kevin Conlin Dan Connor Steve Davis Troy Davis Mark D’Onofrio Bobby Engram Matt Evancho Gus Felder Jason Gallucci Sam Gash Greg Gattuso Charlie Getty Frank Giannetti Nate Glunt Keith Goganious Al Golden Mike Heller Ty Howle John Hufnagel Tim Janocko Gary Klingensmith Chip LaBarca

Class 2011 1983 2001 1991 1994 1991 1987 1987 1997 2007 1972 1989 1992 1995 1996 2003 2000 1991 1983 1974 1991 2001 1992 1991 1992 2013 1973 1981 1965 1994

Position Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach; North Carolina State Head Coach; Owen J. Roberts HS, Pottstown, Pa. Assistant Coach; Mount Olive HS, Mount Olive, N.J. Assistant Coach; Hunterdon Central HS, Hunterdon, N.J. Head Coach; McGuffey HS, Claysville, Pa. Running Backs Coach; Dallas Cowboys Assistant Coach; Edison HS, Edison, Va. Assistant Coach; Lafayette College Assistant Coach; Abington HS, Abington, Pa. Linebackers Coach; West Chester University Assistant Coach; St. Thomas More School, Oakdale, Conn. Assistant Head Coach; East Coast Prep, Great Barrington, Mass. Assistant Head Coach; University of Miami Wide Receivers Coach; Baltimore Ravens Head Coach; Saucon Valley HS, Hellertown, Pa. Assistant Strength Coach; University of Georgia Strength Coach; Princeton University Running Backs Coach; Green Bay Packers Head Coach; University of Albany Strength Coach; Evangel University Assistant Coach; Toms River North HS, Toms River, N.J. Assistant Coach; Clearfield HS, Clearfield, Pa. Head Coach; Bishop McNamara HS, Forestville, Md. Head Coach; University of Miami Assistant Coach; Plainview HS, Babylon, N.Y. Offensive Graduate Assistant Coach; North Carolina State Head Coach/General Manager; Calgary Stampeders Head Coach; Clearfield HS, Clearfield, Pa. Head Coach; Juniata County HS, Mifflintown, Pa. Head Coach; Toms River North HS, Toms River, N.J.

PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

Name George Landis Sean Love Joe Markiewicz John McNulty Rob Mikulski Pat Monroe Mike Munchak Jeff Nixon Tom Oldziejewski Keith Olsommer Ed O’Neil Irv Pankey Paul Pasqualoni Darren Perry Eric Ravotti Matt Rhule Andrew Richardson Elijah Robinson Dan Rocco Dave Rocco Frank Rocco Jr. Tony Sacca Matt Senneca Terry M. Smith David Van Dyke Mark Wateska Patrick Weber Justin Williams Yaacov Yisrael Alan Zemaitis

Class 1971 1991 1991 1990 1987 1982 1982 1997 1976 1997 1974 1980 1972 1992 1993 1998 2005 2008 1981 1997 1982 1996 2002 1991 1998 1989 2007 1996 2004 2005

Position Assistant Coach; Middletown HS, Middletown, Pa. Assistant Coach; H.B. Plant HS, Tampa, Fla. Assistant Coach; Steel Valley HS, Munhall, Pa. Quarterbacks Coach; Tennessee Titans Strength Coach; East Stroudsburg University Head Coach; South Allegheny HS, McKeesport, Pa. Offensive Line Coach; Pittsburgh Steelers Running Backs Coach; Miami Dolphins Assistant Coach; Kings College Head Coach; Delaware Valley HS, Milford, Pa. Assistant Coach; Niagara Wheatfield HS; Niagara Falls, N.Y. Assistant Head Coach; College of the Sequoias Defensive Line Coach; Chicago Bears Secondary/Safeties Coach; Green Bay Packers Head Coach; Fox Chapel HS, Pittsburgh, Pa. Head Coach; Temple University Assistant Coach; Robert Morris University Assistant Coach; Temple University Head Coach; Liberty University Assistant Coach; Jefferson Forest HS, Forest, Va. Head Coach/Athletic Director; Lynchburg Christian Academy, Lynchburg, Va. Head Coach; Burlington City HS, Burlington, N.J. Assistant Coach; Parkland HS, Allentown, Pa. Assistant Coach; Penn State University Strength Coach; Stony Brook University Athletic Performance Director; Indiana University Assistant Coach; North Hills HS, Pittsburgh, Pa. Head Coach; Uniondale HS, Uniondale, N.Y. Assistant Coach; Halifax HS, Halifax, Pa. Assistant Coach; Susquehanna University


PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

NITTANY LION TRADITION

PENN STATE FOOTBALL SINCE 1887 YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORD T

Pts.

Opp.

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

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

78 6 32 91 174 108 92 179 92 63 69 174 104 84 112 219 182 195 195 93 251 153 166 243 199 285 78 121 147 348 267 22 173 259 251 185 159 202 67 200 163 93 101 142 69 82 117 115 76 109 133 138 114 135 200 91 124 207 173 192 332

0 52 138 30 46 20 36 18 60 128 141 91 176 144 90 34 77 72 34 10 64 51 11 24 15 6 94 52 51 62 61 66 33 35 56 62 46 65 66 83 81 68 75 111 167 115 66 58 70 86 114 87 77 46 78 70 53 141 89 48 25

Coach None None None None None George Hoskins George Hoskins George Hoskins George Hoskins Dr. Samuel Newton Dr. Samuel Newton Dr. Samuel Newton Sam Boyle Pop Golden Pop Golden Pop Golden Dan Reed Tom Fennell Tom Fennell Tom Fennell Tom Fennell Tom Fennell Bill Hollenback Jack Hollenback Bill Hollenback Bill Hollenback Bill Hollenback Bill Hollenback Dick Harlow Dick Harlow Dick Harlow Hugo Bezdek Hugo Bezdek Hugo Bezdek Hugo Bezdek Hugo Bezdek Hugo Bezdek Hugo Bezdek Hugo Bezdek Hugo Bezdek Hugo Bezdek Hugo Bezdek Hugo Bezdek Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins Bob Higgins

Captain(s) George Linsz George Linsz James Mock Harvey McLean Charles Aull Gus Reed Ed Haley Benjamin Fisher Walter McCaskey James Dunsmore Joe Curtin Lalon Hayes Brute Randolph Henny Scholl Earl Hewitt Ralph Cummings Ed Whitworth Carl Forkum Ed Yeckley Mother Dunn Harry Burns Bull McCleary Larry Vorthis Alex Gray Dexter Very Pete Mauthe Shorty Miller Yegg Tobin Bill Wood Harold Clark Larry Conover, Bob Higgins Harry Robb, Frank Unger Bob Higgins Bill Hess George Snell Newsh Bentz Joe Bedenk Bas Gray Bas Gray Ken Weston Johnny Roepke Don Greenshields, Steve Hamas Jack Martin Frank Diedrich George Lasich George Collins Tom Slusser M.B. Morrison Robert Weber Chuck Cherundolo Sam Donato, John Economos Dean Hanley Spike Alter Leon Gajecki Lenny Krouse Lou Palazzi John Jaffurs John Chuckran None Red Moore, Bucky Walters John Nolan, John Potsklan

Year

W

L

T

Pts.

Opp.

1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972

7 5 5 5 7 6 7 5 6 6 6 9 7 8 9 7 6 5 5 8 11 11 7 11 10

1 4 3 4 2 3 2 4 2 3 3 2 3 3 2 3 4 5 5 2 0 0 3 1 2

1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

219 162 141 155 172 207 206 163 177 167 237 262 228 261 256 165 189 202 193 299 354 322 300 484 358

55 175 155 161 149 148 92 150 60 135 97 112 113 143 119 114 111 151 208 158 120 90 163 137 189

1973

12

0

0

447

129

1974 1975 1976

10 9 7

2 3 5

0 0 0

322 240 241

142 123 173

1977

11

1

0

390

187

1978 1979 1980 1981

11 8 10 10

1 4 2 2

0 0 0 0

333 257 321 371

111 178 158 162

1982

11

1

0

395

196

1983

8

4

1

320

312

1984

6

5

0

209

230

1985

11

1

0

275

153

1986

12

0

0

340

133

1987

8

4

0

286

244

1988

5

6

0

231

201

1989

8

3

1

209

130

1990

9

3

0

280

155

1991

11

2

0

432

167

Coach

Captain(s)

Bob Higgins Joe Bedenk Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Rip Engle Joe Paterno Joe Paterno Joe Paterno Joe Paterno Joe Paterno Joe Paterno Joe Paterno

Joe Colone Bob Hicks, Neg Norton Owen Dougherty Art Betts, Len Shephard Joe Gratson, Stewart Scheetz Don Malinak, Tony Rados Don Balthaser, Jim Garrity Otto Kneidinger, Frank Reich Sam Valentine Joe Sabol Steve Garban Pat Botula Hank Oppermann Jim Smith Joe Galardi Ralph Baker Bill Bowes Bob Andronici Mike Irwin, John Runnells Bill Lenkaitis, Jim Litterelle John Kulka, Mike Reid, Steve Smear Tom Jackson, Mike Reid, Steve Smear Jack Ham, Warren Koegel Dave Joyner, Charlie Zapiec Gregg Ducatte, Jim Heller, John Hufnagel, Carl Schaukowitch Joe Paterno John Cappelletti, Randy Crowder, Mark Markovich, Ed O’Neil Joe Paterno Jack Baiorunos, Jim Bradley Joe Paterno Greg Buttle, John Quinn, Tom Rafferty Joe Paterno Kurt Allerman, John Andress, Chuck Benjamin, Brad Benson, Ron Crosby, George Reihner, Bernard Robinson Joe Paterno John Dunn, Steve Geise, Ron Hostetler, Randy Sidler Joe Paterno Chuck Fusina, Paul Suhey Joe Paterno Lance Mehl, Matt Millen, Irv Pankey Joe Paterno Bob Jagers, Greg Jones Joe Paterno Sean Farrell, Chet Parlavecchio, Leo Wisniewski Joe Paterno Walker Lee Ashley, Ken Kelley, Stuart McMunn, Pete Speros Joe Paterno Ron Heller, Kenny Jackson, Scott Radecic, Mark Robinson Joe Paterno Bill Emerson, Nick Haden, Carmen Masciantonio, Stan Short, Doug Strang Joe Paterno Rogers Alexander, Todd Moules, Michael Zordich Joe Paterno Shane Conlan, John Shaffer, Steve Smith, Bob White Joe Paterno Trey Bauer, Marques Henderson, Matt Knizner Joe Paterno John Greene, Eddie Johnson, Keith Karpinski, Steve Wisniewski Joe Paterno Brian Chizmar, Andre Collins, Blair Thomas Joe Paterno Matt McCartin, Willie Thomas, Leroy Thompson Joe Paterno Mark D’Onofrio, Sam Gash, Keith Goganious, Al Golden, Darren Perry, Terry Smith

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T

Pts.

Opp.

Coach

1992

7

5

0

388

210

Joe Paterno

1993 1994

10 12

2 0

0 0

357 526

202 232

Joe Paterno Joe Paterno

1995

9

3

0

356

245

Joe Paterno

1996

11

2

0

362

188

Joe Paterno

1997

9

3

0

366

254

Joe Paterno

1998

9

3

0

317

183

Joe Paterno

1999 2000

10 5

3 7

0 0

417 264

234 293

Joe Paterno Joe Paterno

2001 2002

5 9

6 4

0 0

248 446

281 227

Joe Paterno Joe Paterno

2003

3

9

0

233

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Captain(s) John Gerak, Reggie Givens, O.J. McDuffie, Brett Wright Lou Benfatti, Mike Malinoski, Brian O'Neal Kerry Collins, Brian Gelzheiser, Bucky Greeley, Willie Smith, Vin Stewart Todd Atkins, Bobby Engram, Jeff Hartings, Terry Killens Kim Herring, Brandon Noble, Wally Richardson, Barry Tielsch Aaron Collins, Matt Fornadel, Mike McQueary, Phil Ostrowski Shawn Lee, Joe Nastasi, Brad Scioli, Floyd Wedderburn Brandon Short, Kevin Thompson James Boyd, Rashard Casey, Mike Cerimele, Justin Kurpeikis John Gilmore, Bob Jones Anthony Adams, Larry Johnson, Shawn Mayer, Matt Schmitt Sean McHugh, Deryck Toles

Year

W

L

T

Pts.

Opp.

2004 2005

4 11

7 1

0 0

195 413

168 204

2006 2007

9 9

4 4

0 0

290 394

187 228

2008

11

2

0

506

187

2009 2010 2011

11 7 9

2 6 4

0 0 0

375 319 251

159 308 218

2012

8

4

0

349

229

2013

7

5

0

344

314

2014

7

6

0

268

242

Totals

849

376

42

28,591

15,794

Coach

Captain(s)

Joe Paterno Joe Paterno

Zack Mills, Derek Wake Paul Posluszny, Michael Robinson, Alan Zemaitis Joe Paterno Levi Brown, Paul Posluszny Joe Paterno Dan Connor, Terrell Golden, Anthony Morelli Joe Paterno Josh Gaines, Anthony Scirrotto, A.Q.Shipley, Derrick Williams Joe Paterno Daryll Clark, Sean Lee Joe Paterno Brett Brackett, Ollie Ogbu Joe Paterno/Tom Bradley Drew Astorino, Quinn Barham, Derek Moye, Devon Still Bill O’Brien Jordan Hill, Michael Mauti, Matt McGloin Michael Yancich, Michael Zordich Bill O’Brien Glenn Carson, Ty Howle, DaQuan Jones, John Urschel, Pat Zerbe James Franklin Jesse Della Valle, Miles Dieffenbach, Sam Ficken, Christian Hackenberg, Mike Hull, Ryan Keiser, CJ. Olaniyan

PENN STATE VS. OPPONENTS Opponent

188

Air Force Akron Alabama Allegheny Altoona Athletic Association Arizona Arizona State Army Army Ambulance Corps Auburn Baylor Bellefonte Academy Bloomsburg Boston College Boston U. Bowling Green Brigham Young Brown Bucknell Buffalo California-Berkeley California State (Pa.) Carlisle Indians Carnegie Tech Central Florida Central Michigan Cincinnati Clemson Coastal Carolina Colgate Colorado Columbia Cornell Dartmouth Dickinson Dickinson Seminary Duquesne Athletic Club East Carolina Eastern Illinois Eastern Michigan Florida Florida International Florida State Fordham Franklin & Marshall Furman Geneva Georgetown George Washington Georgia Georgia Tech Gettysburg

First Last Game Game W 1962 1999 1959 1903 1890 1999 1977 1899 1917 1995 1975 1890 1897 1949 1951 1987 1989 1983 1887 1900 1961 1905 1896 1910 2002 2005 1981 1988 2008 1911 1969 1933 1895 1917 1888 1902 1898 1985 2009 1992 1962 2007 1967 1946 1890 1958 1904 1950 1926 1982 1921 1891

1973 2014 2011 1906 1907 1999 1977 1979 1917 2002 1975 1908 1897 2014 1961 1998 1992 1983 1948 2007 1966 1905 1909 1924 2014 2005 2005 1988 2008 1980 1970 1934 1943 1920 1931 1903 1900 1986 2009 2013 2010 2007 2005 1953 1925 1958 1916 1950 1928 1982 1991 1937

3 5 5 3 2 1 1 13 1 1 1 2 1 20 8 2 2 1 28 1 3 1 1 6 3 1 8 0 1 9 1 0 4 1 11 2 0 2 1 3 0 1 1 3 2 1 7 1 3 1 4 27

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T

Opponent

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0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Grove City Harrisburg Athletic Club Harvard Haverford Holy Cross Homestead Athletic Club Houston Illinois Indiana Indiana State Iowa Jersey Shore Johns Hopkins Kansas Kansas State Kent State Kentucky Lafayette Lebanon Valley Lehigh Louisiana State Louisiana Tech Louisville Mansfield Marietta Marquette Marshall Maryland Massachusetts Miami (Fla.) Michigan Michigan State Middlebury Minnesota Missouri Muhlenberg Navy Nebraska New York U. Niagara North Carolina North Carolina State Northern Illinois Northwestern Notre Dame Oberlin Ohio State Ohio U. Oklahoma Oregon Oregon State Pennsylvania

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First Last Game Game W 1907 1910 1913 1891 1954 1901 1964 1954 1993 2011 1930 1904 1933 1968 1968 1965 1975 1889 1905 1888 1974 2000 1996 1899 1924 1957 1929 1917 2014 1961 1993 1914 1922 1993 1959 1914 1894 1920 1927 1929 1943 1920 1996 1993 1913 1894 1912 1967 1972 1960 2008 1890

1909 1910 1932 1891 1963 1901 2011 2014 2014 2011 2012 1904 1933 1968 1969 2013 1999 1938 1935 1942 2009 2002 1997 1899 1926 1958 1930 2014 2014 2001 2014 2014 1922 2013 1980 1945 2012 2013 1941 1930 1943 1982 1996 2014 2007 1894 2014 2012 1985 1994 2008 1958

3 1 0 1 9 0 2 17 17 1 13 1 1 1 2 4 3 10 20 16 2 2 2 1 3 2 2 35 1 7 7 14 1 8 3 5 19 7 2 2 0 17 1 13 9 1 13 5 0 3 1 18

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T

Opponent

0 0 3 0 0 1 1 5 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 11 14 0 5 1 1 17 9 1 0 1 2 0 4 9 0 17 1 2 1 0 25

0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Athletic Club Princeton Purdue Rice Rutgers St. Bonaventure Sewanee South Carolina South Florida Southern California Southern Methodist U. Southern Mississippi Stanford Steelton YMCA Sterling Athletic Club Susquehanna Swarthmore Syracuse Temple Tennessee Texas Texas A & M Texas Christian U. Texas Tech Toledo Tulane UCLA Ursinus Utah State Vanderbilt Villanova Virginia VMI Wake Forest Washington Washington & Jefferson Washington State Waynesburg Western Maryland Western Reserve Westminster West Virginia West Virginia Wesleyan William & Mary Wisconsin Wissahickon Barracks Wyoming Seminary Yale Youngstown State

First Last Game Game W 1893 1892 1896 1951 1962 1918 1910 1932 1940 2005 1923 1948 1998 1973 1902 1910 1898 1889 1922 1931 1971 1972 1979 1953 1995 2000 1979 1963 1914 1977 1957 1902 1893 1959 1974 1921 1894 1947 1931 1935 1895 1914 1904 1915 1922 1953 1918 1892 1899 2006

2000 1895 1900 2013 1963 2014 1922 1932 1941 2005 2008 1978 2001 1992 1902 1910 1926 1891 2013 2014 2006 1996 2007 1978 1995 2000 1979 1968 1919 1977 1957 1951 2012 1959 1974 1983 1917 1948 1932 1935 1895 1916 1992 1917 1984 2013 1918 1892 1906 2010

50 3 0 13 2 23 4 1 2 1 4 1 2 4 0 1 6 2 43 39 3 3 3 3 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 5 5 1 1 2 5 2 0 1 0 3 48 3 4 8 0 1 0 2

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T

42 1 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 23 3 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 9 0 0 9 0 0 7 0

4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0


PENN STATE FOOTBALL 2015

GAME-BY-GAME

128 SEASONS OF FOOTBALL National ranking in brackets. ➤ 1887

Won 2, Lost 0

Coach: None Captain: George Linsz N 5 W at Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-0 N 19 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-0

➤ 1888

Won 0, Lost 2, Tied 1

Coach: None Captain: George Linsz O 31 T Dickinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 N 7 L at Dickinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-16 N L Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-30

➤ 1894

Won 6, Lost 0, Tied 1

Coach: George Hoskins Captain: Benjamin Fisher O 13 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-0 O 20 W Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72-0 N 10 T at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 N 17 W Bucknell (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . . 12-6 N 23 W at Washington & Jefferson . . . . . . . . . 6-0 N 24 W at Oberlin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6 N 29 W at Pittsburgh Athletic Club . . . . . . . . . 14-0

➤ 1895

Won 2, Lost 2, Tied 3

Coach: None Captain: James Mock O 26 W Swarthmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-6 N 9 L at Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-26 N 11 L at Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-106 N 25 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0

Coach: George Hoskins Captain: Walter McCaskey S 25 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-0 O 5 T at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 O 26 W Bucknell (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . . 16-0 N 9 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-35 N 16 L at Pittsburgh Athletic Club . . . . . . . . . 10-11 N 18 T at Washington & Jefferson . . . . . . . . . 6-6 N 28 T at Western Reserve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8

➤ 1890

➤ 1896

➤ 1889

Won 2, Lost 2

Won 2, Lost 2

Coach: None Captain: Harvey McLean O 10 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-20 O 12 L at Franklin & Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 N 15 W Altoona Athletic Association . . . . . . . 68-0 N W at Bellefonte Academy . . . . . . . . . . . 23-0

➤ 1891

Won 6, Lost 2

➤ 1892

➤ 1897

Won 5, Lost 1

➤ 1898

Won 4, Lost 1

Coach: George Hoskins Captain: Ed Haley O 14 W at Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 O 25 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18 N 6 W Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-0 N 11 W at Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-18 N 30 W at Pittsburgh Athletic Club . . . . . . . . . 12-0

Coach: Dr. Samuel Newton Captain: Joe Curtin S 25 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-0 O 2 L at Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-24 O 13 L at Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-34 O 16 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-24 O 20 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-4 O 30 L at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-45 N 13 W Bucknell (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . . 27-4 N 20 W Bloomsburg Normal . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-0 N 25 L Dickinson (Sunbury) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6

Won 6, Lost 4

Coach: Dr. Samuel Newton Captain: Lalon Hayes S 24 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-0 O 1 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-40 O 8 W at Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 O 15 W Susquehanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-6 O 22 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-16 O 26 L at Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 O 29 L at Duquesne Athletic Club . . . . . . . . . . 5-18 N 5 W Bucknell (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . . 16-0 N 19 W at Washington & Jefferson . . . . . . . . 11-6 N 26 W Dickinson (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . 34-0

➤ 1900

Won 4, Lost 6, Tied 1

Coach: Pop Golden Captain: Henny Scholl S 23 W Susquehanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-0 S 30 W Pittsburgh (at Bellefonte). . . . . . . . . . 12-0 O 6 T at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 O 10 L at Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-26 O 17 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17 O 20 L at Dickinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-18 O 27 L at Duquesne Athletic Club . . . . . . . . . . 0-29 N 3 W Bucknell (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 N 10 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-44 N 17 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-0 N 29 L at Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10

➤ 1901

1,000

Won 5, Lost 3

Coach: Pop Golden Captain: Earl Hewitt S 22 W Susquehanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-0 S 28 W Pittsburgh (at Bellefonte). . . . . . . . . . 37-0 O 5 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-23 O 19 L at Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-22 O 26 W at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-6 N 2 L at Homestead Athletic Club . . . . . . . . . 0-39 N 16 W Lehigh (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . . . 38-0 N 23 W Dickinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0

➤ 1902

3,000 3,000

1,500 1,500

Won 7, Lost 3

Coach: Pop Golden Captain: Ralph Cummings S 20 W Dickinson Seminary . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 S 27 W Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 O 4 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-17 O 11 W Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-0 O 18 L at Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-11 O 25 W Susquehanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-0 N 1 W at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 N 8 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-0 N 22 W at Dickinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-0 N 27 L at Steelton YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6

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➤ 1893

Won 3, Lost 6

Coach: Sam Boyle Captain: Brute Randolph S 23 W Mansfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-0 S 30 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-0 O 7 W at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 O 13 T Washington & Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 O 18 L at Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12 O 21 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 O 28 W Dickinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-0 N 4 L Bucknell (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 N 11 L at Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-42 N 17 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-47 N 25 L at Duquesne Athletic Club . . . . . . . . . . 5-64

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Coach: George Hoskins Captain: Gus Reed O 1 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-20 O 27 W at Wyoming Seminary . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-0 N 5 W at Pittsburgh Athletic Club . . . . . . . . . 16-0 N 12 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-0 N 23 W Lafayette (at Wilkes-Barre) . . . . . . . . 18-0 N 25 W Dickinson (at Harrisburg) . . . . . . . . . 16-0

Won 3, Lost 4

Coach: Dr. Samuel Newton Captain: James Dunsmore S 26 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-0 O 3 W Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-4 O 10 W Dickinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 O 24 L at Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-39 O 31 L Bucknell (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 N 14 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-27 N 28 L Carlisle Indians (at Harrisburg) . . . . . . 5-48

Won 4, Lost 6, Tied 1

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Coach: None Captain: Charles Aull O 2 W at Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-4 O 3 L at Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-24 O 17 W at Swarthmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-0 O 24 W at Franklin & Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-6 O 27 W at Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-0 N 7 L at Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12 N 26 W Dickinson (forfeit) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 D 5 W at Haverford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-0

1,000 4,000 5,000 2,000

➤ 1899

2,000

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➤ 1903

Won 5, Lost 3

Coach: Dan Reed Captain: Ed Whitworth S 19 W Dickinson Seminary . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-0 O 3 W Allegheny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-5 O 10 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-39 O 17 L at Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-27 O 24 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59-0 O 31 W at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-0 N 14 L Dickinson (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . . 0-6 N 26 W Washington & Jefferson (at Pittsburgh). 22-0

➤ 1904

Won 6, Lost 4

Coach: Tom Fennell Captain: Carl Forkum S 24 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 O 1 W Allegheny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-0 O 8 L at Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-24 O 15 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-0 O 22 W Washington & Jefferson (at Pittsburgh). 12-0 O 29 W Jersey Shore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-0 N 5 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-20 N 12 W Dickinson (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . 11-0 N 19 W Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-0 N 24 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22

➤ 1905

8,000 2,400

5,000 8,000

Won 6, Lost 4

Coach: Tom Fennell Captain: Harry Burns S 21 W at Altoona Athletic Association . . . . . 27-0 S 28 W Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-0 O 5 L Carlisle Indians (at Williamsport). . . . . 5-18 O 12 W Grove City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-0 O 19 W at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6 O 26 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-0 N 2 W Dickinson (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . 52-0 N 9 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-28 N 16 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 N 28 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6

190

8,000

Won 8, Lost 1, Tied 1

Coach: Tom Fennell Captain: Mother Dunn S 22 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-0 S 29 W Allegheny . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 O 6 W Carlisle Indians (at Williamsport). . . . . 4-0 O 13 T Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 O 20 L at Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 N 3 W at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 N 12 W Bellefonte Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 N 17 W Dickinson (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . . 6-0 N 24 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-0 N 29 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0

➤ 1907

8,500

➤ 1910

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12,000

18,000

Won 8, Lost 0, Tied 1

Coach: Bill Hollenback Captain: Dexter Very S 30 W Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-0 O 7 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 O 14 W at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 O 21 W Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-0 O 28 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-6 N 4 W St. Bonaventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-0 N 11 W Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-9 N 18 T at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 N 30 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0

➤ 1912

10,000

Won 5, Lost 2, Tied 1

Coach: Jack Hollenback Captain: Alex Gray O 1 W Harrisburg Athletic Club . . . . . . . . . . 58-0 O 8 W Carnegie Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-0 O 15 W Sterling Athletic Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-0 O 22 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 O 29 T Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 N 5 W St. Bonaventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-0 N 12 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-3 N 24 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-11

➤ 1911

10,000 7,000

Won 5, Lost 0, Tied 2

Coach: Bill Hollenback Captain: Larry Vorthis O 2 W Grove City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 O 9 T Carlisle Indians (at Wilkes-Barre) . . . . 8-8 O 16 W Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-0 O 23 T at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3 N 6 W at Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-0 N 13 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-0 N 25 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0

15,000

15,000

15,000 3,500

7,000

Won 5, Lost 3, Tied 1

Coach: Bill Hollenback Captain: Yegg Tobin S 26 W Westminster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 O 3 W Muhlenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-0 O 10 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 O 17 W Ursinus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-0 O 24 T at Harvard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-13 O 31 W at Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-0 N 7 L at Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-20 N 13 L Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 N 26 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13

➤ 1915

➤ 1916

22,000 10,000 17,000

Won 7, Lost 2

Coach: Dick Harlow Captain: Bill Wood S 25 W Westminster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 O 2 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 O 9 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-3 O 16 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-12 O 23 W West Virginia Wesleyan . . . . . . . . . . 28-0 O 30 L at Harvard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 N 5 W Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 N 13 W at Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-3 N 25 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-20

22,000 30,000

Won 8, Lost 2

Coach: Dick Harlow Captain: Harold Clark S 23 W Susquehanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 S 30 W Westminster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-0 O 7 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-7 O 14 W West Virginia Wesleyan . . . . . . . . . . 39-0 O 21 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-15 O 28 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-2 N 4 W Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79-0 N 11 W at Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-7 N 17 W Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-0 N 30 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-31

Won 5, Lost 4

Coach: Dick Harlow Captains: Larry Conover, Bob Higgins S 29 W Army Ambulance Corps (at Allentown) . 10-0 O 6 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-0 O 13 W St. Bonaventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99-0 O 20 L at Washington & Jefferson . . . . . . . . . 0-7 O 27 W West Virginia Wesleyan . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7 N 3 L at Dartmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 N 10 L Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9 N 17 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-0 N 29 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-28

➤ 1918 4,000

Won 2, Lost 6

Coach: Bill Hollenback Captain: Shorty Miller O 4 W Carnegie Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-0 O 11 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-0 O 18 L at Washington & Jefferson . . . . . . . . . 0-17 O 25 L at Harvard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-29 N 1 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-17 N 7 L Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 N 15 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 N 27 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7

➤ 1914

➤ 1917

Won 8, Lost 0

Coach: Bill Hollenback Captain: Pete Mauthe O 5 W Carnegie Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-0 O 12 W Washington & Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . 30-0 O 19 W at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-6 O 26 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-0 N 2 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 N 9 W Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71-0 N 16 W at Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-0 N 28 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-0

➤ 1913

11,000

Won 5, Lost 5

Coach: Tom Fennell Captain: Bull McCleary S 19 L Bellefonte Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 S 26 W Grove City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 O 3 L Carlisle Indians (at Wilkes-Barre) . . . . 5-12 O 10 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 O 17 W Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-0 O 24 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 O 31 L at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10 N 7 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-6 N 14 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-5 N 26 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-6

➤ 1909

Won 8, Lost 3

Coach: Tom Fennell Captain: Ed Yeckley S 16 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-0 S 30 W California State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-0 O 7 L Carlisle Indians (at Harrisburg) . . . . . . 0-11 O 14 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-0 O 21 L at Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12 O 28 W Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-0 N 4 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-11 N 11 W Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73-0 N 18 W Dickinson (at Williamsport) . . . . . . . . . 6-0 N 24 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 N 30 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0

➤ 1906

7,000

➤ 1908

20,000

Won 1, Lost 2, Tied 1

Coach: Hugo Bezdek Captains: Harry Robb, Frank Unger N 2 T Wissahickon Barracks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 N 9 L Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-26 N 16 W at Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6 N 28 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-28

➤ 1919

Won 7, Lost 1

Coach: Hugo Bezdek Captain: Bob Higgins O 4 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-0 O 11 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-0 O 18 L at Dartmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-19 O 25 W Ursinus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-7 N 1 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-0 N 8 W Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-7 N 15 W at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-0 N 27 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-0

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➤ 1920

Won 7, Lost 0, Tied 2

Coach: Hugo Bezdek Captain: Bill Hess S 25 W Muhlenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 O 2 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 O 9 W Dartmouth (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . 14-7 O 16 W North Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-0 O 23 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109-7 O 30 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-7 N 6 W Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-0 N 13 T at Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7 N 25 T at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0

➤ 1921

Won 8, Lost 0, Tied 2

Coach: Hugo Bezdek Captain: George Snell S 24 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-0 O 1 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-0 O 8 W North Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 O 15 W Lehigh (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-7 O 22 T at Harvard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-21 O 29 W Georgia Tech (New York, Polo Grounds) . . 28-7 N 5 W Carnegie Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-7 N 12 W Navy (Philadelphia, Franklin Field) . . 13-7 N 24 T at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 D 3 W at Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-7

➤ 1922

3,000 3,000 3,000 3,000 4,000 25,000 30,000 17,000 50,000 35,000 43,000

Won 6, Lost 2, Tied 1 3,000 3,000 3,000 20,000 50,000 25,000 10,000 56,000 33,000

Won 6, Lost 3, Tied 1 3,500 3,500 6,000 6,000

➤ 1926

3,500 3,500 4,000 28,000 8,000 3,500 55,000 6,000 42,915

3,500 4,000 5,000 60,000 25,000 11,000 3,500 9,000 57,051

Won 3, Lost 5, Tied 1

Coach: Hugo Bezdek Captains: Don Greenshields, Steve Hamas S 29 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-0 O 6 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 O 13 L Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 O 20 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 O 27 T Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 N 3 L Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9 (Philadelphia, Franklin Field) N 10 W George Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-0 N 17 L at Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7 N 29 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-26

➤ 1929

20,000 20,000 34,715

Won 6, Lost 2, Tied 1

Coach: Hugo Bezdek Captain: Johnny Roepke S 24 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 O 1 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-13 O 8 L Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 O 15 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-0 O 22 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6 O 29 W Lafayette (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . 40-6 N 5 W George Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 N 12 T New York U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-13 N 24 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-30

➤ 1928

3,500 4,000

Won 5, Lost 4

Coach: Hugo Bezdek Captain: Ken Weston S 25 W Susquehanna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-0 O 2 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 O 9 W Marietta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-6 O 16 L at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-28 O 23 L Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 O 30 W George Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-12 N 6 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 N 13 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-0 N 25 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24

➤ 1927

3,500 3,500 8,000

4,000 5,000 12,000 65,000 15,000 35,000 5,000 32,209

Won 6, Lost 3

Coach: Hugo Bezdek Captain: Jack Martin S 28 W Niagara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-0 O 5 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-0 O 12 W Marshall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-7 O 19 L at New York U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7 O 26 W Lafayette (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 N 2 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4 N 9 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-7 N 16 L Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-27 N 28 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-20

4,000 4,000 5,000 35,000 10,000 60,000 12,000 25,755

Won 3, Lost 4, Tied 2

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: Frank Diedrich S 27 W Niagara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-14 O 4 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 O 11 W Marshall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65-0 O 18 T at Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 O 25 L Colgate (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-40 N 1 L at Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-19 N 8 T Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 N 15 L at Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 N 26 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-19

➤ 1931

7,000 5,000 6,500 2,500

2,500 4,000 15,000 6,000 4,000 5,500 15,000

3,000 4,000 5,000 5,000 20,000

Won 4, Lost 4

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: M.B. Morrison O 6 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 O 13 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-6 O 20 W at Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 O 27 L at Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 N 3 L Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . . 0-16 N 10 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 N 17 W Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-6 N 24 L at Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13

➤ 1935

3,000 4,000 20,000 5,000

Won 3, Lost 3, Tied 1

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: Tom Slusser O 7 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-6 O 14 L Muhlenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 O 21 W Lehigh (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-0 O 28 L at Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-33 N 4 L at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12 N 11 W Johns Hopkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-6 N 18 T at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6

➤ 1934

7,000 20,000 15,816

Won 2, Lost 5

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: George Collins O 1 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 O 8 L Waynesburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 O 15 L at Harvard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-46 O 22 L Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . . 6-12 O 29 L at Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-31 N 5 W Sewanee (U. of the South) . . . . . . . . 18-6 N 12 L at Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13

➤ 1933

8,000

Won 2, Lost 8

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: George Lasich S 26 L Waynesburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7 O 3 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-6 O 10 L at Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12 O 17 L Dickinson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10 O 24 L at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7 O 31 L Pittsburgh (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . 6-41 N 8 L Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-32 N 14 L at Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-33 N 21 L at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 N 28 W Lehigh (Philadelphia, Franklin Field) . . 31-0

➤ 1932

4,000 4,000 5,000

5,422 6,797 8,013 35,000 5,775 10,000

Won 4, Lost 4

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: Robert Weber O 5 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-6 O 12 W Western Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 O 19 W Lehigh (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 O 26 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9 N 2 L at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7 N 9 W Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-13 N 16 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-33 N 23 L at Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2

5,848 7,140 7,113 17,310 12,000 8,150 40,000 8,500

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7,000 52,000 3,500 33,000

Coach: Hugo Bezdek Captain: Baz Gray S 26 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 O 3 W Franklin & Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 O 10 L Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-16 (New York, Yankee Stadium) O 17 W Marietta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 O 24 W Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-6 O 31 L at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7 N 7 T Notre Dame (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . 0-0 N 14 L at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 N 26 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-23

➤ 1930

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Coach: Hugo Bezdek Captain: Bas Gray S 27 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-3 O 4 W North Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-6 O 11 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 O 18 L at Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-15 O 25 L Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . . 6-10 N 1 W at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 N 8 W Carnegie Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-7 N 15 T at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 N 22 W Marietta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-0 N 27 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24

Won 4, Lost 4, Tied 1

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Coach: Hugo Bezdek Captain: Joe Bedenk S 29 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-0 O 6 W North Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-0 O 13 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-0 O 20 W Navy (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-3 O 27 T West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-13 (New York, Yankee Stadium) N 3 L at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 N 10 W Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 N 17 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-0 N 29 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-20

➤ 1924

2,500 2,500 3,000 4,000 30,000 30,000 6,000 25,000 34,000 35,000

Won 6, Lost 4, Tied 1

Coach: Hugo Bezdek Captain: Newsh Bentz S 23 W St. Bonaventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-0 S 30 W William & Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 O 7 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-0 O 14 W Lebanon Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-6 O 21 W Middlebury (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . 33-0 O 28 T Syracuse (New York, Polo Grounds). . 0-0 N 3 L Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 (Washington, D.C., American League Park) N 11 W Carnegie Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-0 N 18 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 N 30 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 J 1 L Southern California (Rose Bowl) . . . . . 3-14

➤ 1923

2,500 2,500 6,000 3,500 2,500 30,000 9,000 5,000

➤ 1925

191 TM


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➤ 1936

Won 3, Lost 5

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: Chuck Cherundolo O 3 W Muhlenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-0 O 10 L Villanova (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 O 17 L at Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 O 24 L at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 O 31 W Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-0 N 7 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-34 N 14 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-19 N 21 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-0

➤ 1937

7,000 10,659 8,274 50,000 16,881

11,143 9,419 5,099 7,690 40,000 7,412 20,000

12,091 10,574 13,078 9,346 9,449 30,083

Won 7, Lost 2

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: Lenny Krouse O 4 L at Colgate (Buffalo, Civic Stadium) . . . 0-7 O 11 W Bucknell (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . 27-13 O 18 L at Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 O 25 W Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-6 O 31 W at New York U. (Polo Grounds)* . . . . 42-0 N 8 W Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-19 N 15 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 N 22 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-7 N 29 W at South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-12

23,467 16,000 25,000 10,690 16,000 30,696

Won 6, Lost 1, Tied 1

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: Lou Palazzi O 3 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 O 10 W at Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-3 O 17 T at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 O 24 W Colgate (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . 13-10 O 31 L at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-24 N 7 W Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-13 N 14 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7 N 21 W Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-6 Wire Service Ranking: AP 19th

➤ 1943

6,639 9,983 6,933 5,000 4,494 6,617 4,142 12,242

2,799 4,753 3,000 5,534 12,000 8,840

Won 5, Lost 3

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: None S 29 W Muhlenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-7 O 6 W Colgate (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 O 13 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-28 O 20 W at Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-7 N 3 W Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 N 10 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 N 17 L at Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-33 N 24 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7

➤ 1946

5,000 11,510 12,000 8,856 50,000 11,710

Won 6, Lost 3

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: John Chuckran S 30 W Muhlenberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-13 O 7 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-55 O 14 W Bucknell (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . 20-6 O 21 W at Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 O 28 L West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-28 N 4 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-0 N 11 W at Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6 N 18 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-19 N 25 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14

➤ 1945

10,303

Won 5, Lost 3, Tied 1

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: John Jaffurs S 25 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 O 2 L at North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 O 9 T Colgate (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 O 16 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14 O 23 W at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-0 O 30 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-7 N 6 L at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 N 13 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 N 20 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-0

➤ 1944 9,846 12,071

Won 6, Lost 1, Tied 1

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: Leon Gajecki O 5 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-0 O 12 W West Virginia (Homecoming). . . . . . . 17-13 O 19 W at Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-0 O 26 W at Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-0 N 2 W South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 N 9 T at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-13 N 16 W New York U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-0 N 23 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-20

➤ 1941

50,000 7,535 19,936

Won 5, Lost 1, Tied 2

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: Spike Alter O 7 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-3 O 14 W Lehigh (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-7 O 21 L at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-47 O 28 T at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 N 4 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 N 11 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-0 N 18 T at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-14 N 25 W Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-0

➤ 1940

6,000 8,919 11,376 7,660

Won 3, Lost 4, Tied 1

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: Dean Hanley O 1 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-0 O 8 L Bucknell (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 O 15 W at Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59-6 O 22 L at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-21 O 29 W Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-6 N 5 L Lafayette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7 N 12 T at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7 N 19 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-26

➤ 1939

6,000 7,137 15,692 40,000 9,227

Won 5, Lost 3

Coach: Bob Higgins Captains: Sam Donato, John Economos S 25 L at Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-26 O 2 W Gettysburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-6 O 9 W Bucknell (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . 20-14 O 16 W Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 O 30 L at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-19 N 6 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 N 13 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-14 N 20 L at Pittsburgh [1] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28

➤ 1938

7,535 9,593

➤ 1942

5,048 9,619 16,148 5,319 8,505 13,135 11,354

Won 6, Lost 2

Coach: Bob Higgins Captains: Red Moore, Bucky Walters O 5 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-6 O 12 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-0 O 19 L Michigan State (Homecoming) . . . . . 16-19 O 26 W at Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 N 2 W Fordham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-0 N 9 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 N 16 W at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-7 N 23 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14

12,401 12,000 17,149 13,500 10,305 13,536 22,000 42,124

➤ 1947

Coach: Bob Higgins Captains: John Nolan, John Potsklan S 20 W Washington State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-6 (Hershey, HersheyPark Stadium) O 4 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-0 O 11 W at Fordham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75-0 O 18 W Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . 40-0 O 25 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-14 N 1 W Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-0 N 8 W [7] at Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 N 15 W [8] Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-7 (Baltimore, Memorial Stadium) N 22 W [5] at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-0 J 1 T [4] Southern Methodist [3] . . . . . . . . . 13-13 (Cotton Bowl) Wire Service Ranking: AP 4th

➤ 1948

➤ 1949

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16,632 20,313 14,014 20,000 25,000 47,822 43,000

14,423 14,000 17,814 24,579 10,000 71,180 16,555 49,444 18,000

22,080 27,000 18,041 23,956 44,746 18,758 21,000 18,000 43,308

Won 5, Lost 3, Tied 1

Coach: Rip Engle Captain: Owen Dougherty S 30 W Georgetown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-14 O 7 L at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-41 O 14 L at Syracuse* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-27 O 21 L at Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 O 28 T Temple (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7 N 4 W at Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-13 N 11 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 N 18 W Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-14 D 2 W at Pittsburgh (Forbes Field). . . . . . . . 21-20

➤ 1951

12,294

Won 5, Lost 4

Coach: Joe Bedenk Captains: Bob Hicks, Neg Norton S 24 L Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-27 O 1 L at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-42 O 8 W Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-14 O 15 W Nebraska (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . 22-7 O 22 L at Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-24 O 29 W Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-21 N 5 W at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-14 N 12 W at Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-7 N 19 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-19

➤ 1950

15,000

Won 7, Lost 1, Tied 1

Coach: Bob Higgins Captain: Joe Colone O 2 W Bucknell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 O 8 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-14 O 16 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-7 O 23 T Michigan State (Homecoming) . . . . . 14-14 O 30 W at Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-13 N 6 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 N 13 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-0 N 20 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7 N 27 W at Washington State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 (Tacoma, Tacoma Stadium) Wire Service Ranking: AP 18th

16,617 26,252 17,500 38,000 20,782 8,000 16,338 15,299 12,250

Won 5, Lost 4

Coach: Rip Engle Captains: Art Betts, Len Shephard S 29 W Boston U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-34 15,536 O 6 L Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 (Allentown, Allentown High School Stadium) O 13 W at Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-7 39,000 O 20 L Michigan State (Homecoming) . . . . . 21-32 30,321 O 27 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7 17,206 N 3 L at Purdue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-28 21,000 N 10 W Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-13 16,612 N 17 W at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7 15,000 N 24 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 22,771

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➤ 1952

Won 7, Lost 2, Tied 1

Coach: Rip Engle Captains: Joe Gratson, Stewart Scheetz S 20 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-13 S 27 T Purdue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-20 O 4 W William & Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-23 O 11 W at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-21 O 18 W Nebraska (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . 10-0 O 25 L at Michigan State [1] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-34 N 1 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 N 8 L at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-25 N 15 W Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6 N 22 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-0

➤ 1953

Won 6, Lost 3

Coach: Rip Engle Captains: Don Malinak, Tony Rados S 26 L at Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-20 O 3 L at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 O 10 W at Boston U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-13 O 17 W Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-14 O 24 W Texas Christian U. (Homecoming) . . 27-21 O 31 L West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-20 N 7 W Fordham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 N 14 W at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-26 N 21 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-0

➤ 1954

54,094 18,000 21,820 32,384 15,000 33,125 25,383 16,623 47,266

Won 5, Lost 4

Coach: Rip Engle Captains: Otto Kneidinger, Frank Reich S 24 W Boston U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 O 1 L at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-35 O 8 W Virginia (Richmond, City Stadium) . . 26-7 O 15 L Navy (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-34 O 22 L at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-21 O 29 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-0 N 5 W Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-20 N 12 W at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-13 N 19 L Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-20

20,150 24,200 20,000 32,209 34,400 28,000 30,321 12,000 29,361

Won 6, Lost 2, Tied 1 23,390 24,195 25,828 82,584 29,244 35,475 29,094 22,864 51,308

Coach: Rip Engle Captain: Joe Sabol S 28 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-14 O 5 L Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-27 O 12 W William & Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-13 O 19 L Vanderbilt (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . 20-32 O 26 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-12 N 2 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-6 N 9 W at Marquette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-7 N 16 W at Holy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-10 N 23 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14

➤ 1958

Won 6, Lost 3, Tied 1

Coach: Rip Engle Captain: Steve Garban S 20 L at Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 S 27 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-0 O 4 L at Army [3] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-26 O 11 W Marquette (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . 40-8 O 18 W at Boston U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-0 O 25 L Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14 N 1 W Furman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-0 N 8 T at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-14 N 15 W Holy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-0 N 27 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-21

➤ 1959

28,000 19,800 27,500 15,045 34,000 46,104 36,211

Won 7, Lost 3

Coach: Rip Engle Captain: Hank Oppermann S 17 W Boston U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-0 O 1 L Missouri (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21 O 8 W at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-16 O 15 L at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-21 O 22 L at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10 O 29 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-13 N 5 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-9 N 12 W at Holy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-8 N 19 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-3 D 17 W Oregon (Liberty Bowl) . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-12 (Philadelphia, Municipal Stadium) Wire Service Ranking: AP 16th

➤ 1961

30,000 19,549 27,250 22,000 11,000 27,000 28,000 26,000 20,000 39,479

Won 9, Lost 2

Coach: Rip Engle Captain: Pat Botula S 19 W at Missouri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-8 S 26 W VMI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-0 O 3 W Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-20 O 10 W at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-11 O 17 W Boston U. (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . 21-12 O 24 W Illinois (Cleveland, Municipal Stadium) . . 20-9 O 31 W at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-10 N 7 L [7] Syracuse [4] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-20 N 14 W Holy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-0 N 21 L [5] at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-22 D 19 W Alabama [10] (Liberty Bowl) . . . . . . . . 7-0 (Philadelphia, Municipal Stadium) Wire Service Rankings: AP 11th, UPI 14th

➤ 1960

21,150 31,979 30,462 26,781 35,000 28,712 4,719 18,000 44,710

➤ 1963

Won 7, Lost 3

Coach: Rip Engle Captain: Ralph Baker S 21 W at Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-7 S 28 W UCLA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-14 O 5 W Rice (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-7 O 12 L Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 O 19 L at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-9 O 26 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-9 N 2 W at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-15 N 9 W at Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-7 N 16 W Holy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-14 D 7 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-22 Wire Service Ranking: UPI 16th

➤ 1964

33,220 36,327 38,275 49,389 39,209 45,159 35,500 83,519 24,644 51,477

Won 6, Lost 4

Coach: Rip Engle Captain: Bill Bowes S 19 L Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21 S 26 L at UCLA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-21 O 3 L Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-22 O 10 W at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 O 17 L Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . 14-21 O 24 W at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-8 O 31 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-9 N 7 W at Ohio State [2] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 N 14 W at Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-7 N 21 W Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-0 Wire Service Ranking: UPI 14th

44,800 34,636 44,803 32,268 47,998 26,000 33,500 84,279 25,000 50,144

Won 5, Lost 5

Coach: Rip Engle Captain: Bob Andronici S 25 L Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-23 O 2 L UCLA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-24 O 9 W at Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-0 O 16 L at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-28 O 23 W West Virginia (Homecoming). . . . . . . 44-6 O 30 L at California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-21 N 6 W Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-6 N 13 W Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-6 N 20 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-30 D 4 W at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-7

➤ 1966

42,653 45,200 35,982 31,000 48,356 31,500 41,834 33,212 11,825 45,149 45,248

46,121 46,429 24,300 39,000 44,230 36,418 30,323 47,163 35,576 24,000

Won 5, Lost 5

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Mike Irwin, John Runnells S 17 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-7 S 24 L at Michigan State [1] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-42 O 1 L at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-11 O 8 W Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-21 O 15 L at UCLA [4] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-49 O 22 W at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-6 O 29 W California (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . 33-15 N 5 L Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-12 N 12 L at Georgia Tech [5] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-21 N 19 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-24

40,911 64,860 31,112 30,924 37,271 15,835 33,332 45,126 50,172 30,467

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38,437 45,687 10,150 45,306 44,674 32,497 34,000 30,000 32,746 37,261 50,000

Won 9, Lost 2

Coach: Rip Engle Captain: Joe Galardi S 22 W Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-7 S 29 W Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-6 O 6 W [4] at Rice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-7 O 13 L [3] at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9 O 20 W Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . 20-19 O 27 W at California . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-21 N 3 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-7 N 10 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-6 N 17 W at Holy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-20 N 24 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-0 D 29 L [9] Florida (Gator Bowl) . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-17 Wire Service Rankings: AP 9th, UPI 9th

➤ 1965 22,559 33,613 27,150 40,617 51,459 37,715 30,126 14,856 45,023 16,697

Won 8, Lost 3

Coach: Rip Engle Captain: Jim Smith S 23 W Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-10 S 29 L at Miami (Fla.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-25 O 6 W at Boston U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-0 O 14 L Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10 O 21 W Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 O 28 W California (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . 33-16 N 4 L at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-21 N 11 W at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-6 N 18 W Holy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-14 N 25 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-26 D 30 W Georgia Tech (Gator Bowl) . . . . . . . . 30-15 Wire Service Rankings: AP 18th, UPI 19th

➤ 1962

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Coach: Rip Engle Captain: Sam Valentine S 29 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-0 O 8 L at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 O 13 W Holy Cross (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . 43-0 O 20 W at Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6 O 27 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-6 N 3 L at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13 N 10 W Boston U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-7 N 17 W North Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 N 24 T at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7

Won 6, Lost 3

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➤ 1956

49,000 51,000 12,000 20,712 27,966 24,670 13,897 9,500 39,642

Won 7, Lost 2

Coach: Rip Engle Captains: Don Balthaser, Jim Garrity S 25 W at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-12 O 2 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 O 9 W Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-7 O 16 L West Virginia (Homecoming). . . . . . . 14-19 O 23 L at Texas Christian U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-20 O 30 W at Pennsylvania . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-13 N 6 W Holy Cross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-7 N 13 W Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-14 N 20 W at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 Wire Service Rankings: AP 20th, UPI 16th

➤ 1955

15,889 20,506 22,848 18,500 28,551 51,162 67,000 16,000 15,957 53,766

➤ 1957

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➤ 1967

Won 8, Lost 2, Tied 1

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Bill Lenkaitis, Jim Litterelle S 23 L at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 S 29 W at Miami (Fla.)* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-8 O 7 L UCLA [3] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-17 O 14 W at Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-28 O 21 W West Virginia (Homecoming). . . . . . . 21-14 O 28 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-20 N 4 W at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-3 N 11 W North Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-8 N 18 W Ohio U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-14 N 25 W Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-6 D 30 T Florida State (Gator Bowl). . . . . . . . . 17-17 Wire Service Ranking: AP 10th

➤ 1968

Won 11, Lost 0

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: John Kulka, Mike Reid, Steve Smear S 21 W [10] Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-6 S 28 W [4] Kansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-9 O 5 W [3] at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-20 O 12 W [3] at UCLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-6 O 26 W [4] at Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-0 N 2 W [4] Army (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . 28-24 N 9 W [4] Miami (Fla.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-7 N 16 W [3] at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-13 N 23 W [3] at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65-9 D 7 W [3] Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-12 J 1 W [3] Kansas [6] (Orange Bowl)*. . . . . . 15-14 Wire Service Rankings: AP 2nd, UPI 3rd

➤ 1969

49,273 45,024 34,500 35,772 25,272 49,653 50,132 30,000 31,224 41,393 77,719

Won 11, Lost 0

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Tom Jackson, Mike Reid, Steve Smear S 20 W [2] at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-22 S 27 W [2] Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-3 O 4 W [2] at Kansas State [20] . . . . . . . . . . . 17-14 O 11 W [5] West Virginia [17] (Homecoming) . . 20-0 O 18 W [5] at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-14 O 25 W [8] Ohio U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-3 N 1 W [5] Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-16 N 15 W [5] Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-0 N 22 W [5] at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 N 29 W [3] at North Carolina State. . . . . . . . . 33-8 J 1 W [2] Missouri [6] (Orange Bowl)* . . . . . 10-3 Wire Service Rankings: AP 2nd, UPI 2nd

➤ 1970

20,101 39,516 46,007 15,500 44,460 41,750 34,700 46,497 29,556 36,008 68,019

28,796 51,402 37,000 52,713 42,291 49,069 46,652 46,106 39,517 24,150 77,282

48,566 42,850 55,204 25,252 50,540 41,062 49,932 23,400 43,000 50,017

Won 11, Lost 1

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Dave Joyner, Charlie Zapiec S 18 W [14] at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-3 S 25 W [12] at Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-14 O 2 W [9] Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-14 O 9 W [9] Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-0 O 16 W [9] at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 O 23 W [7] Texas Christian U. (Homecoming) . . 66-14 O 30 W [6] at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-7 N 6 W [6] Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63-27 N 13 W [5] North Carolina State. . . . . . . . . . . 35-3 N 20 W [6] at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-18 D 4 L [5] at Tennessee [11] . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-31 J 1 W [10] Texas [12] (Cotton Bowl) . . . . . . 30-6 Wire Service Rankings: AP 5th, UPI 11th

➤ 1972

26,855 44,303 50,459 49,887 41,382 51,896 37,000 50,144 50,477 39,539 59,542 72,000

Won 10, Lost 2

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Gregg Ducatte, Jim Heller, John Hufnagel, Carl Schaukowitch S 16 L [6] at Tennessee [7]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-28 71,647 S 23 W Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-10 50,547 S 30 W [13] Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-10 58,065 O 7 W at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-17 60,349 O 14 W at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-0 42,352 O 21 W Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . 17-0 60,465 O 28 W at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-19 37,000 N 4 W [10] Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-16 58,171 N 11 W [8] North Carolina State. . . . . . . . . . . 37-22 54,274 N 18 W [7] at Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-26 23,119 N 25 W [6] Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-27 38,600 D 31 L [5] Oklahoma [2] (Sugar Bowl)*. . . . . . 0-14 80,123 Wire Service Rankings: AP 10th, UPI 8th

➤ 1973

Won 7, Lost 3

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Jack Ham, Warren Koegel S 19 W Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-7 S 26 L [4] at Colorado [18] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-41 O 3 L at Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-29 O 10 W at Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-3 O 17 L Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . . 7-24 O 24 W at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-14 O 31 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-8 N 7 W at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-0 N 14 W [20] Ohio U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-22 N 21 W Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-15 Wire Service Rankings: AP 18th, UPI 19th

➤ 1971

Won 12, Lost 0

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: John Cappelletti, Randy Crowder, Mark Markovich, Ed O’Neil S 15 W [7] at Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-6 57,000 S 22 W [7] at Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-0 28,383 S 29 W [6] Iowa (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . 27-8 59,980 O 6 W [7] at Air Force . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-9 37,077 O 13 W [7] Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-3 58,194 O 20 W [5] at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-6 27,595 O 27 W [5] West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-14 59,138 N 3 W [6] at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-22 44,135 N 10 W [6] North Carolina State. . . . . . . . . . . 35-29 59,424 N 17 W [6] Ohio U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-10 51,804 N 24 W [6] Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-13 56,600 J 1 W [6] Louisiana State [13]* . . . . . . . . . . 16-9 60,477 (Orange Bowl) Wire Service Rankings: AP 5th, UPI 5th

➤ 1974

Won 10, Lost 2

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Jack Baiorunos, Jim Bradley S 14 W [8] Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-20 S 21 L [8] Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 S 28 W [19] at Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 O 5 W [15] at Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-14 O 12 W [15] Wake Forest (Homecoming) . . . 55-0 O 19 W [11] Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-14 O 26 W [10] at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-12 N 2 W [10] Maryland [15] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-17 N 9 L [7] at North Carolina State. . . . . . . . . . 7-12 N 16 W [11] Ohio U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-16 N 28 W [10] at Pittsburgh* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-10 (Three Rivers Stadium) J 1 W [10] Baylor [16] (Cotton Bowl) . . . . . . 41-20 Wire Service Rankings: AP 7th, UPI 7th

58,200 42,000 46,500 41,221 56,500 59,100 34,500 60,125 47,700 58,700 48,895 67,500

➤ 1975

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Greg Buttle, John Quinn, Tom Rafferty S 6 W at Temple (Franklin Field)* . . . . . . . . 26-25 S 13 W Stanford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-14 S 20 L [7] at Ohio State [3] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17 S 27 W at Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-10 O 4 W [10] Kentucky (Homecoming) . . . . . . 10-3 O 11 W [9] West Virginia [10] . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-0 O 18 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-7 O 25 W Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 N 1 W at Maryland [14] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-13 N 8 L North Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 N 22 W at Pittsburgh (Three Rivers Stadium)* . . 7-6 D 31 L [8] Alabama [4] (Sugar Bowl)* . . . . . . . 6-13 Wire Service Rankings: AP 10th, UPI 10th

➤ 1976

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57,112 61,325 88,093 52,780 60,225 59,658 28,153 59,381 59,973 59,536 46,846 75,212

Won 7, Lost 5

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Kurt Allerman, John Andress, Chuck Benjamin, Brad Benson, Ron Crosby, George Reihner, Bernard Robinson S 11 W Stanford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-12 61,645 S 18 L [7] Ohio State [2] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12 62,503 S 25 L Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 61,268 O 2 L at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-22 57,723 O 9 W Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-16 60,436 O 16 W Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . 27-3 61,474 O 23 W at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-0 37,762 O 30 W at Temple (Veterans Stadium) . . . . . . 31-30 42,005 N 6 W North Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-20 60,426 N 13 W at Miami (Fla.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 19,627 N 26 L at Pittsburgh [1]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-24 50,360 (Three Rivers Stadium) D 27 L Notre Dame [15] (Gator Bowl)* . . . . . . 9-20 67,827

➤ 1977

Won 11, Lost 1

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: John Dunn, Steve Geise, Ron Hostetler, Randy Sidler S 2 W at Rutgers* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-7 64,790 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) S 17 W [10] Houston [9] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-14 62,554 S 24 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-9 62,079 O 1 L Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-24 62,196 O 8 W Utah State (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . 16-7 62,015 O 15 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-24 27,029 O 22 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-28 62,108 O 29 W Miami (Fla.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-7 61,853 N 5 W at North Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . 21-17 44,800 N 12 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-7 61,327 N 26 W [9] at Pittsburgh [10] . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-13 56,500 D 25 W [6] Arizona State [15] (Fiesta Bowl) . . 42-30 57,766 Wire Service Rankings: AP 5th, UPI 4th

➤ 1978

Won 11, Lost 1

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Chuck Fusina, Paul Suhey S 1 W at Temple (Veterans Stadium)* . . . . . 10-7 S 9 W Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-10 S 16 W [5] at Ohio State [6] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-0 S 23 W Southern Methodist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-21 S 30 W Texas Christian U. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-0 O 7 W at Kentucky* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-0 O 21 W Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . 45-15 O 28 W at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-21 N 4 W [2] Maryland [5] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-3 N 11 W [2] North Carolina State. . . . . . . . . . . 19-10 N 24 W [1] Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-10 J 1 L [1] Alabama [2] (Sugar Bowl)* . . . . . . . 7-14 Wire Service Rankings: AP 4th, UPI 4th

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Won 9, Lost 3

53,103 77,154 88,202 77,704 76,832 58,068 77,827 34,010 78,019 77,043 77,465 76,824


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➤ 1979

Won 8, Lost 4

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Lance Mehl, Matt Millen, Irv Pankey S 15 W Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-10 S 22 L Texas A & M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-27 S 29 L at Nebraska [6] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-42 O 6 W at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 O 13 W Army (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-3 O 20 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-7 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) O 27 W West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-6 N 3 L Miami (Fla.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-26 N 10 W at North Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7 N 17 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-7 D 1 L Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-29 D 22 W Tulane (Liberty Bowl, Memphis) . . . . . 9-6 Wire Service Rankings: AP 20th, UPI 18th

➤ 1980

78,926 66,234 84,585 75,298 48,123 84,000 49,000 83,661 83,847 49,313 82,459 66,738

Won 10, Lost 2

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Sean Farrell, Chet Parlavecchio, Leo Wisniewski S 12 W [5] Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-0 S 26 W [3] at Nebraska [15] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-24 O 3 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-0 O 10 W Boston College (Homecoming) . . . . . 38-7 O 17 W [2] at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-16 O 24 W [1] West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-7 O 31 L [1] at Miami (Fla.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17 N 7 W [6] at North Carolina State. . . . . . . . . 22-15 N 14 L [5] Alabama [6] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-31 N 21 W [13] Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-21 N 28 W [11] at Pittsburgh [1] . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-14 J 1 W [7] Southern California [8] . . . . . . . . 26-10 (Fiesta Bowl) Wire Service Rankings: AP 3rd, UPI 3rd

84,342 76,308 84,562 84,473 50,037 85,012 32,117 48,800 85,133 84,175 60,260 71,053

Won 11, Lost 1

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Ron Heller, Kenny Jackson, Scott Radecic, Mark Robinson A 29 L Nebraska [1]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-44 71,123 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) S 10 L Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14 83,683 S 17 L Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-42 84,628 S 24 W at Temple (Veterans Stadium) . . . . . . 23-18 35,760 O 1 W at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-25 32,804 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) O 8 W Alabama [3] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-28 85,614 O 15 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-6 50,010 O 22 W West Virginia [5] (Homecoming) . . . . 41-23 86,309 O 29 L at Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-27 56,188 (Foxboro, Sullivan Stadium) N 5 W Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-21 84,670 N 12 W Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-30 85,899 N 19 T at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-24 60,283 D 26 W [22] Washington (Aloha Bowl) . . . . . . 13-10 37,212 Wire Service Ranking: UPI 17th

➤ 1984

Won 6, Lost 5

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Bill Emerson, Nick Haden, Carmen Masciantonio, Stan Short, Doug Strang S 8 W Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-12 S 15 W at Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-17 S 22 W William & Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-18 S 29 L [4] Texas [2] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) O 6 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-24 O 13 L at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 O 20 W Syracuse (Homecoming). . . . . . . . . . 21-3 O 27 L at West Virginia* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17 N 3 W Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-30 N 17 L at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-44 N 24 L Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-31

➤ 1985

85,486 60,210 85,850 64,879 85,690 59,075 85,499

Won 11, Lost 1

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Rogers Alexander, Todd Moules, Michael Zordich S 7 W at Maryland [7] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-18 S 14 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-25 S 21 W East Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-10 S 28 W at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-10 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) O 12 W [8] Alabama [10] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-17 O 19 W at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-20 O 26 W West Virginia (Homecoming). . . . . . . 27-0 N 2 W Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-12 N 9 W [2] at Cincinnati (Riverfront Stadium). . 31-10 N 16 W [1] Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-6 N 23 W [1] at Pittsburgh* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 J 1 L [1] Oklahoma [2] (Orange Bowl)* . . . 10-25 Wire Service Rankings: AP 3rd, UPI 3rd

➤ 1986

84,409 66,145 84,704 76,883

50,750 84,651 84,266 54,560 85,444 50,021 85,534 82,000 33,528 84,000 60,134 74,148

Won 12, Lost 0

Won 8, Lost 4

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Trey Bauer, Marques Henderson, Matt Knizner S 5 W Bowling Green. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-19 S 12 L [11] Alabama [19]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-24 S 19 W [20] Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-0 S 26 W [15] at Boston College* . . . . . . . . . . . 27-17 (Foxboro, Sullivan Stadium) O 3 W [14] Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-13 O 10 W [14] Rutgers (Homecoming) . . . . . . . 35-21 O 17 L [10] at Syracuse [13] . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-48 O 31 W [18] West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-21 N 7 W [16] at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-16 (Baltimore, Memorial Stadium) N 14 L [15] at Pittsburgh* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 N 21 W Notre Dame [7] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-20 J 1 L [20] Clemson [14] (Citrus Bowl) . . . . 10-35

➤ 1988

56,500 84,000 53,152

45,000 84,000 85,531 66,592 85,693 85,916 75,808 66,811 78,000 85,701 59,075

Won 8, Lost 3, Tied 1

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Brian Chizmar, Andre Collins, Blair Thomas S 9 L [12] Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-14 S 16 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-3 S 23 W Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 S 30 W at Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-12 O 7 W at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-0 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) O 14 W [23] at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-12 O 28 L [14] Alabama [6] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 N 4 W [16] West Virginia [13] (Homecoming) . 19-9 N 11 T [13] at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-13 (Baltimore, Memorial Stadium) N 18 L [17] Notre Dame [1] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-34 N 25 W [22] at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-13 D 29 W Brigham Young [19] (Holiday Bowl)* . . 50-39 Wire Service Rankings: AP 15th, UPI 14th

➤ 1990

84,000 85,376 50,011 85,108 62,500

Won 5, Lost 6

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: John Greene, Eddie Johnson, Keith Karpinski, Steve Wisniewski S 10 W [20] at Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-14 S 17 W [15] Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-20 S 24 L [15] Rutgers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-21 O 1 W at Temple (Veterans Stadium) . . . . . . 45-9 O 8 W Cincinnati (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . 35-9 O 15 L Syracuse* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-24 O 22 L at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8 (Birmingham, Legion Field) O 29 L at West Virginia [7] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-51 N 5 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-10 N 12 L Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 N 19 L at Notre Dame [1] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21

➤ 1989

84,574 85,619 82,000 50,267

85,956 84,790 85,651 75,232 57,688 49,876 85,975 85,911 61,215 86,016 57,158 61,113

Won 9, Lost 3

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Matt McCartin, Willie Thomas, Leroy Thompson S 8 L [21] Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-17 S 15 L at Southern California [6] . . . . . . . . . 14-19 S 22 W Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-0 O 6 W Temple (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . 48-10 O 13 W Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-21 O 20 W at Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-21 O 27 W at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-0 N 3 W [24] at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-19 N 10 W [21] Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-10 N 17 W [18] at Notre Dame [1] . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-21 N 24 W [11] Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-17 D 28 L [7] Florida State [6]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-24 (Blockbuster Bowl) Wire Service Rankings: AP 11th, UPI 10th

85,973 70,594 85,194 85,874 86,002 32,000 70,123 66,461 83,000 59,075 85,180 74,021

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Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Shane Conlan, John Shaffer, Steve Smith, Bob White S 6 W [6] Temple* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-15 85,732 S 20 W [6] at Boston College* . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-14 42,329 (Foxboro, Sullivan Stadium) S 27 W [7] East Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-17 84,774 O 4 W [5] Rutgers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-6 84,000 O 11 W [5] Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-17 84,812 O 18 W [6] Syracuse (Homecoming) . . . . . . . 42-3 85,512 O 25 W [6] at Alabama [2] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-3 60,210 N 1 W [2] at West Virginia* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-0 59,184 N 8 W [2] Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-15 85,561 N 15 W [2] at Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-19 59,075 N 22 W [2] Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-14 85,722 J 2 W [2] Miami (Fla.) [1] (Fiesta Bowl)* . . . 14-10 73,098 Wire Service Rankings: AP 1st, UPI 1st

➤ 1987

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Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Walker Lee Ashley, Ken Kelley, Stuart McMunn, Pete Speros S 4 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-14 80,000 S 11 W Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-31 84,597 S 18 W Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-14 83,268 S 25 W [8] Nebraska [2] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-24 85,304 O 9 L [3] at Alabama [4] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-42 76,821 (Birmingham, Legion Field) O 16 W [8] Syracuse (Homecoming) . . . . . . . 28-7 84,762 O 23 W [8] at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-0 60,958 O 30 W [7] at Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-17 33,205 N 6 W [7] North Carolina State. . . . . . . . . . . 54-0 84,837 N 13 W [5] at Notre Dame [13] . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-14 59,075 N 26 W [2] Pittsburgh [5] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-10 85,522 J 1 W [2] Georgia [1] (Sugar Bowl)* . . . . . . 27-23 78,124 Wire Service Rankings: AP 1st, UPI 1st

Won 8, Lost 4, Tied 1

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➤ 1982

77,923 75,332 51,200 76,000 76,958 50,021

Won 10, Lost 2

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Bob Jagers, Greg Jones S 6 W Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-10 S 20 W [12] at Texas A & M* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-9 S 27 L [11] Nebraska [3] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-21 O 4 W [17] at Missouri [9] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-21 O 11 W [12] at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-10 O 18 W [12] Syracuse (Homecoming) . . . . . . 24-7 O 25 W [13] at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-15 N 1 W [12] Miami (Fla.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-12 N 8 W [10] North Carolina State. . . . . . . . . . 21-13 N 15 W at Temple (Veterans Stadium) . . . . . . 50-7 N 28 L [5] Pittsburgh [4] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-14 D 26 W [10] Ohio State [14] (Fiesta Bowl) . . . 31-19 Wire Service Rankings: AP 8th, UPI 8th

➤ 1981

77,309 77,575 76,151 52,348 77,157 53,789

➤ 1983

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➤ 1991

Won 11, Lost 2

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Mark D’Onofrio, Sam Gash, Keith Goganious, Al Golden, Darren Perry, Terry Smith A 28 W [7] Georgia Tech [8]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-22 77,409 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) S 7 W [5] Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81-0 94,000 S 14 L [5] at Southern California* . . . . . . . . . 10-21 64,758 S 21 W [12] Brigham Young* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-7 96,304 S 28 W [10] Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 95,927 O 5 W [12] at Temple (Veterans Stadium) . . 24-7 43,808 O 12 L [9] at Miami (Fla.) [2] . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-26 75,723 O 19 W [10] Rutgers (Homecoming) . . . . . . . 37-17 95,729 O 26 W [8] West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-6 96,445 N 9 W [8] at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-7 57,416 (Baltimore, Memorial Stadium) N 16 W [8] Notre Dame [12] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-13 96,672 N 28 W [6] at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-20 52,519 J 1 W [6] Tennessee [10] (Fiesta Bowl) . . . . 42-17 71,133 Wire Service Rankings: AP 3rd, UPI 3rd, USA Today/CNN 3rd

➤ 1992

Won 7, Lost 5

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: John Gerak, Reggie Givens, O.J. McDuffie, Brett Wright S 5 W [8] at Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-20 29,099 S 12 W [10] Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-8 94,892 S 19 W [10] Eastern Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-7 94,578 S 26 W [9] Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-13 95,891 O 3 W [8] at Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-24 61,562 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) O 10 L [7] Miami (Fla.) [2] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17 96,704 O 17 L [9] Boston College (Homecoming) . . 32-35 96,130 O 24 W [14] at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-26 66,663 O 31 L [14] at Brigham Young . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-30 66,016 N 14 L [22] at Notre Dame [8] . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 59,075 N 21 W [23] Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-13 91,000 J 1 L [21] Stanford [13] (Blockbuster Bowl) . . 3-24 45,554 Wire Service Rankings: UPI 24th, USA Today/CNN 24th

Penn State begins play in the Big Ten Conference. ➤ 1993

Won 10, Lost 2; 6-2, 3rd

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Lou Benfatti, Mike Malinoski, Brian O’Neal, Lee Rubin S 4 W [17] Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-20 95,387 S 11 W [15] Southern California . . . . . . . . . . 21-20 95,992 S 18 W [14] at Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 70,397 S 25 W [9] Rutgers* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-7 95,092 O 2 W [9] at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-7 42,008 O 16 L [7] Michigan [18] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-21 96,719 O 30 L [12] at Ohio State [3] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24 95,060 N 6 W [19] Indiana [13] (Homecoming) . . . . 38-31 91,000 N 13 W [16] Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-14 90,000 N 20 W [14] at Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-21 30,355 N 27 W [14] at Michigan State [24] . . . . . . . . 38-37 53,482 J 1 W [13] Tennessee [6] (Citrus Bowl) . . . . 31-13 72,456 Wire Service Rankings: AP 8th, UPI 7th, USA Today/CNN 7th

➤ 1994

Won 12, Lost 0; 8-0, 1st

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Kerry Collins, Brian Gelzheiser, Bucky Greeley, Willie Smith, Vin Stewart S 3 W [9] at Minnesota* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-3 51,134 S 10 W [9] Southern California [14] . . . . . . . . 38-14 96,463 S 17 W [8] Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-21 95,834 S 24 W [6] Rutgers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-27 95,379 O 1 W [5] at Temple (Franklin Field). . . . . . . 48-21 38,410 O 15 W [3] at Michigan [5] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-24 106,832 O 29 W [1] Ohio State [21] (Homecoming). . . 63-14 97,079 N 5 W [1] at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-29 47,754 N 12 W [2] at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-31 72,364 N 19 W [2] Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-17 96,383 N 26 W [2] Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59-31 96,493 J 2 W [2] Oregon [12] (Rose Bowl) . . . . . . . 38-20 102,247 Wire Service Rankings: AP 2nd, UPI 2nd, USA Today/CNN 2nd

➤ 1995

Won 9, Lost 3; 5-3, 3rd

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Todd Atkins, Bobby Engram, Jeff Hartings, Terry Killens S 9 W [4] Texas Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-23 96,035 S 16 W [7] Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-14 95,926 S 23 W [6] at Rutgers* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59-34 58,870 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) S 30 L [6] Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-17 96,540 O 7 L [12] Ohio State [5] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-28 96,655 O 14 W [20] at Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-23 60,445 O 21 W [19] at Iowa [18]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-27 70,397 O 28 W [16] Indiana (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . 45-21 96,391 N 4 L [12] at Northwestern [6] . . . . . . . . . . . 10-21 49,256 N 18 W [19] Michigan [13] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-17 80,000 N 25 W [14] at Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-20 66,189 J 1 W [15] Auburn [12] (Outback Bowl) . . . . 43-14 65,313 Wire Service Rankings: AP 13th, UPI 12th, USA Today/CNN 12th

➤ 1996

Won 11, Lost 2; 6-2, 3rd

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Kim Herring, Brandon Noble, Wally Richardson, Barry Tielsch A 25 W [11] Southern California [7] . . . . . . . . 24-7 77,716 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) S 7 W [7] Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-7 95,670 S 14 W [6] Northern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-0 95,589 S 21 W [5] Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-0 24,847 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) S 28 W [3] at Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-20 79,607 O 5 L [4] at Ohio State [3] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-38 94,241 O 12 W [10] Purdue (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . 31-14 96,653 O 19 L [10] Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 96,230 O 26 W [17] at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-26 37,354 N 2 W [15] Northwestern [11] . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-9 96,596 N 16 W [11] at Michigan [16] . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-17 105,898 N 23 W [7] Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-29 96,263 J 1 W [7] Texas [20] (Fiesta Bowl)* . . . . . . . 38-15 65,106 Wire Service Rankings: AP 7th, USA Today/CNN 7th

➤ 1997

Won 9, Lost 3; 6-2, 3rd

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Aaron Collins, Matt Fornadel, Mike McQueary, Phil Ostrowski S 6 W [1] Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-17 97,115 S 13 W [1] Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-10 96,735 S 20 W [1] at Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-21 39,826 O 4 W [2] at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-6 51,523 O 11 W [2] Ohio State [7] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-27 97,282 O 18 W [1] Minnesota (Homecoming) . . . . . . 16-15 96,953 N 1 W [2] at Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-27 47,129 N 8 L [2] Michigan [4] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-34 97,498 N 15 W [6] at Purdue [19]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-17 52,156 N 22 W [6] Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-10 96,934 N 29 L [4] at Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-49 73,623 J 1 L [11] Florida [6] (Citrus Bowl) . . . . . . . . 6-21 72,940 Wire Service Rankings: AP 16th, ESPN/USA Today 17th

➤ 1998

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Shawn Lee, Joe Nastasi, Brad Scioli, Floyd Wedderburn S 5 W [13] Southern Mississippi [21] . . . . . . 34-6 96,616 S 12 W [9] Bowling Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-3 96,291 S 19 W [8] at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-13 56,743 O 3 L [7] at Ohio State [1] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-28 93,479 O 10 W [11] at Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-17 40,546 O 17 W [12] Purdue (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . 31-13 97,034 O 31 W [20] Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 96,508 N 7 L [9] at Michigan [22] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-27 111,019 N 14 W [19] Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-10 96,382 N 21 L [16] at Wisconsin [13] . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24 78,964 N 28 W [23] Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-28 96,358 J 1 W [22] Kentucky (Outback Bowl) . . . . . . 26-14 66,005 Wire Service Rankings: AP 17th, ESPN/USA Today 15th

➤ 1999

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Won 10, Lost 3; 5-3, 5th

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Brandon Short, Kevin Thompson A 28 W [3] Arizona [4] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-7 S 4 W [2] Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70-24 S 11 W [2] Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-17 S 18 W [3] at Miami (Fla.) [8] . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-23 S 25 W [2] Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-24 O 9 W [2] at Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-7 O 16 W [2] Ohio State [18] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-10 O 23 W [2] at Purdue [16]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-25 O 30 W [2] at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 N 6 L [2] Minnesota (Homecoming) . . . . . . 23-24 N 13 L [6] Michigan [16] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-31 N 20 L [13] at Michigan State [15] . . . . . . . . 28-35 D 28 W [13] Texas A&M [18] (Alamo Bowl)* . . 24-0 Wire Service Rankings: AP 11th, ESPN/USA Today 11th

➤ 2000

97,168 95,192 96,127 74,427 96,416 66,398 97,007 68,355 50,014 96,753 96,840 74,231 65,380

Won 5, Lost 7; 4-4, 5th (t)

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: James Boyd, Rashard Casey, Mike Cerimele, Justin Kurpeikis A 27 L [22] Southern California [15] . . . . . . . . 5-29 78,902 (E. Rutherford, N.J., Giants Stadium) S 2 L Toledo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-24 94,296 S 9 W Louisiana Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-7 94,555 S 16 L at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-12 61,221 S 23 L at Ohio State [14] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-45 98,144 S 30 W Purdue [19] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-20 96,023 O 7 L at Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-25 44,439 O 21 W Illinois (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-25 96,475 O 28 W at Indiana* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-24 43,122 (Indianapolis, RCA Dome) N 4 L Iowa (2 OT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-26 95,437 N 11 L at Michigan [20] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-33 110,803 N 18 W Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-23 96,070

➤ 2001

Won 5, Lost 6; 4-4, 4th (t)

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: John Gilmore, Bob Jones S 1 L Miami (Fla.) [2]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-33 S 22 L Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18 S 29 L at Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-24 O 6 L Michigan [15] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-20 O 20 W at Northwestern [22] . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-35 O 27 W Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-27 N 3 W Southern Mississippi (Homecoming). . 38-20 N 10 L at Illinois [15] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-33 N 17 W Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-14 N 24 W at Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-37 D 1 L at Virginia (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 (1) Postponed from Sept. 13.

*Night game. .

Won 9, Lost 3; 5-3, 5th

109,313 107,253 69,422 107,879 42,512 108,327 106,158 70,904 106,527 72,658 57,005


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➤ 2002

Won 9, Lost 4; 5-3, 4th

➤ 2006

Won 9, Lost 4; 5-3, 4th (t)

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Anthony Adams, Larry Johnson, Shawn Mayer, Matt Schmitt A 31 W [24] Central Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-24 103,029 S 14 W [25] Nebraska [8]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-7 110,753 S 21 W [15] Louisiana Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-17 103,987 S 28 L [12] Iowa (OT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-42 108,247 O 5 W [20] at Wisconsin [19] . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-31 79,403 O 12 L [15] at Michigan [13] (OT) . . . . . . . . . 24-27 111,502 O 19 W [20] Northwestern (Homecoming) . . . 49-0 108,853 O 26 L [18] at Ohio State [4] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 105,103 N 2 W [20] Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-7 105,589 N 9 W [19] Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-14 108,698 N 16 W [16] at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-25 27,454 N 23 W [15] Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-7 108,755 J 1 L [10] Auburn [19] (Capital One Bowl) . . 9-13 66,334 Wire Service Rankings: AP 16th, ESPN/USA Today 15th

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Levi Brown, Paul Posluszny S 2 W [19] Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-16 S 9 L [19] at Notre Dame [4] . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-41 S 16 W [25] Youngstown State . . . . . . . . . . . 37-3 S 23 L [24] at Ohio State [1] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-28 S 30 W Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-7 O 7 W at Minnesota (OT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-27 O 14 L Michigan [4]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-17 O 21 W Illinois (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-12 O 28 W at Purdue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 N 4 L at Wisconsin [17] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 N 11 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-0 N 18 W Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-13 J 1 W Tennessee [17] (Outback Bowl) . . . . 20-10 Wire Service Rankings: AP 24th, ESPN/USA Today 25th

➤ 2003

➤ 2007

Won 3, Lost 9; 1-7, 9th (t)

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Sean McHugh, Deryck Toles A 30 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-10 S 6 L [25] Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-27 S 13 L at Nebraska [18]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-18 S 20 W Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-10 S 27 L Minnesota [24]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 O 4 L Wisconsin (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . 23-30 O 11 L at Purdue [18] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28 O 25 L at Iowa [16] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-26 N 1 L Ohio State [8] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 N 8 L at Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-17 N 15 W Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-7 N 22 L at Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-41

➤ 2004

Won 4, Lost 7; 2-6, 9th

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Zack Mills, Derek Wake S 4 W Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-10 S 11 L at Boston College* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-21 S 18 W Central Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-13 S 25 L at Wisconsin [20] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16 O 2 L at Minnesota [18]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-16 O 9 L Purdue [9] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-20 O 23 L Iowa [25] (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6 O 30 L at Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-21 N 6 L Northwestern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 N 13 W at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-18 N 20 W Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-13

➤ 2005

101,553 106,445 78,008 102,078 106,735 107,851 59,720 70,397 108,276 26,188 106,465 72,119

Won 11, Lost 1; 7-1, 1st (t)

Won 11, Lost 2; 7-1, 1st (t)

Coach: Joe Paterno Captains: Josh Gaines, Anthony Scirrotto, A.Q. Shipley, Derrick Williams A 30 W [22] Coastal Carolina. . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-10 106,577 S 6 W [19] Oregon State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-14 108,159 S 13 W [17] at Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-13 45,795 S 20 W [16] Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-3 105,106 S 27 W [12] Illinois [22]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-24 109,626 O 4 W [6] at Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-6 57,215 O 11 W [6] at Wisconsin* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-7 81,524 O 18 W [3] Michigan (Homecoming) . . . . . . . 46-17 110,017 O 25 W [3] at Ohio State [9]* . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-6 105,711 N 8 L [3] at Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-24 70,585 N 15 W [7] Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-7 108,445 N 22 W [7] Michigan State [17] . . . . . . . . . . . 49-18 109,845 J 1 L [8] Southern California [5] . . . . . . . . . 24-38 93,293 (Rose Bowl) Wire Service Rankings: AP 8th, ESPN/USA Today 8th

➤ 2009

Won 11, Lost 2; 6-2, 2nd (t) 104,968 106,387 105,514 109,316 62,870 104,488 107,981 110,377 30,546 110,033 107,379 73,771 63,025

➤ 2011

101,213 101,821 100,610 104,840 70,585 107,638 48,479 108,539 104,147 105,466 78,790 102,649 60,574

Won 9, Lost 4; 6-2, 1st (t)

Coach: Joe Paterno (9 games); Tom Bradley (4 games) Captains: Drew Astorino, Quinn Barham, Derek Moye Devon Still S 3 W [25] Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-7 96,461 S 10 L [20] Alabama [2] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-27 107,846 S 17 W at Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-10 57,323 S 24 W Eastern Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-6 95,636 O 1 W at Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-10 42,621 O 8 W Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-3 103,497 O 15 W [25] Purdue (Homecoming) . . . . . . . . 23-18 100,820 O 22 W [21] at Northwestern* . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-24 40,004 O 29 W [19] Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-7 97,828 N 12 L [12] Nebraska [19] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-17 107,903 N 19 W [21] at Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-14 105,493 N 26 L [20] at Wisconsin [15] . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-45 79,708 J 2 L [22] Houston [19] (TicketCity Bowl) . . 14-30 46,817 Big Ten: Tied for first in Leaders Division.

➤ 2012

Won 8, Lost 4; 6-2, 2nd

Coach: Bill O’Brien Captains: Jordan Hill, Michael Mauti, Matt McGloin, Michael Yancich, Michael Zordich S 1 L Ohio University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-24 97,186 S 8 L at Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 56,087 S 15 W Navy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-7 98,792 S 22 W Temple. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-13 93,680 S 29 W at Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-7 46,734 O 6 W Northwestern [24] (Homecoming) . . . 39-28