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MAJOR SECTIONS We Are Penn State..............................................1-63 2017 Season Preview....................................... 64-73 2017 Player Bios............................................. 74-132 Coaching Staff.............................................. 133-153 2016 Season Review.................................... 154-192 Records........................................................ 194-231 Awards & Honors.......................................... 232-256 History......................................................... 257-315 Bowl History................................................ 316-338 Penn State University................................... 339-348 Full Table of contents available on page 64

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CREDITS: The 2017 Penn State Football Yearbook was compiled by Kristina Petersen, Layout/Managing Editor; Steve Love, Design & Layout; editorial assistance by Kevin Fiorenzo, Greg Campbell, Arielle Sargent and Mark Brumbaugh. Printed by Josten’s; Clarksville, Tennessee.

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TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE SUCCESS WITH HONOR The true greatness of a program is measured over the long haul and since 1887, Penn State has demonstrated consistency and quality on and off the field. The nation’s second-largest stadium houses a powerhouse that ranks among the elite programs in producing NFL Draft choices and All-Americans, while ranking among the leaders in community service and graduation rates.

61 / 19 Penn State has seen 61 linebackers selected in the NFL Draft and 19 earn first-team All-America honors. Jack Ham is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and won four Super Bowl rings as a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

ALL-TIME AP POLL RANKINGS (TOTAL NO. OF WEEKS RANKED)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. LaVar Arrington & Courtney Brown

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Todd Blackledge & Curt Warner

OHIO STATE MICHIGAN OKLAHOMA NOTRE DAME ALABAMA USC NEBRASKA TEXAS PENN STATE LSU

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BY THE NUMBERS

106,572 867

Capacity of Beaver Stadium

Wins in program history (8th all-time in FBS history)

409

Wins by Joe Paterno (Most in NCAA Division I history)

131st 99 80

Season of football at Penn State

First-team All-America selections

Graduation Rate Percentage of football student-athletes

28 NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS

Of the 28 national award winners that Penn State has had over the years, a record-tying seven Nittany Lions have claimed the Maxwell Award, which is presented annually to the ‘outstanding player in college football.’ The latest Nittany Lion to join the storied list was Carl Nassib, who claimed three national awards in 2015, including the Lott IMPACT Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award and Ted Hendricks Award.

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Lambert Meadowlands Trophies (Best Team in the East)

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National Award Winners

Undefeated seasons

National Championships (1982, 1986)

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Don Graham

Joe Paterno

Matthew Rice & Michael Robinson

BEST OF THE BOWLS Penn State has at least one win in five of the six current College Football Playoff bowl games. (PENN STATE HAS NEVER PLAYED IN THE CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL.)

Heisman Trophy Winner (John Cappelletti, 1973)

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SUCCESS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

An offer was extended in 1990 from the oldest and most storied athletic conference to the iconic Blue and White and since that day the Big Ten Conference and Penn State have been a perfect match. After playing the first 106 seasons of football as an independent, Penn State opened Big Ten play on the first day of the 1993 season vs. Minnesota and enters its 25th season as a marquee player in the conference.

Christian Hackenberg (left) was just the second Penn Stater to win the B1G Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year award after leading the Nittany Lions to a 6-2 conference mark in 2012. That season, Hackenberg set 12 Penn State freshman passing records, including passing yards (2,955), completions (231) and touchdown passes (20).

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First-Team All-Big Ten selections

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First-Team All-Americans since 1993

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Season as a member of the Big Ten

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Big Ten specialty award winners


CATCHING TOP HONORS

AND THE AWARD GOES TO...

MAKING STOPS

Allen Robinson won back-to-back Big Ten RichterHoward Receiver of the Year awards in 2012 and 2013. The wideout was the first player to lead the Big Ten in receptions and yardage since 1985, compiling 2,445 yards on 174 receptions over the two seasons. Robinson’s 97 catches and 1,432 yards in 2013 are both Penn State single season records.

In 24 seasons in the Big Ten, Penn State claimed 24 individual awards, including six Defensive Player of the Year honorees and four Offensive Player of the Year winners (2016 winner, Saquon Barkley, above). The list also includes three Freshmen of the Year and 11 positional award winners.

In 2007, Penn State had the top two tacklers in the Big Ten, with Dan Connor (11.2) and Sean Lee (10.6) each averaging more than 10 tackles per game. Connor earned All-American first team honors that season the second of his career - while Lee was named AllBig Ten second team.

FIRST-TEAM ALL-B1G DEFENSIVE SELECTIONS (SINCE 2005)

1. 2. 3. 4.

OHIO STATE PENN STATE MICHIGAN STATE IOWA MICHIGAN WISCONSIN

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Devon Still

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Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award winners

Mike Hull

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Overtimes played vs. Michigan in 2013 (Longest game in B1G history)

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Chicago Tribune Silver Football winners

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ATOP THE B1G Jason Cabinda & Brandon Bell

HEART OF A CHAMPION The shoulders never slumped after Wisconsin built an early double-digit lead, instead the chinstraps were only cinched tighter and focus locked in by the Blue and White. Like they had all season, the Nittany Lions leaned on one another, offense supported defense and a sideline did everything possible to turn the game in favor of the Blue and White. Outscoring the Badgers, 24-3, in the second half, Penn State rallied to notch its fourth Big Ten crown in 24 seasons as a conference member.

James Franklin & Malik Golden

ADDING A FOURTH Since winning its first Big Ten championship in 1994 - its second season in the conference - Penn State has consistently performed on a high-level in Big Ten play, ranking among the leaders in conference championships. The Nittany Lions brought their fourth Big Ten crown back to Happy Valley in 2016 with a victory over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game, making them one of just four teams to win at least four B1G titles since 1993.

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GET UP, IT’S GAMEDAY For the 16th time since the program first aired in 1993, ESPN’s “College GameDay” was on site for a Penn State football contest. In front of thousands of blue and white clad supporters, Penn State alum Keegan-Michael Key represented the Nittany Lions as the show’s guest picker - it was no surprise that he picked his Nittany Lions as the victor.

384

Yards passing by Trace McSorley vs. Wisconsin in 2016 (Big Ten Championship Game record)

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Receiving yards for Saeed Blacknall vs. Wisconsin in 2016 (Big Ten Championship Game record)

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Yards on the first play of the second half on a touchdown pass from Trace McSorley to Saeed Blacknall

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Straight points for Penn State erased an early Wisconsin lead

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Tackles by Brandon Bell vs. Wisconsin in 2016 (Big Ten Championship Game record)

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AIR RAID Quarterback Trace McSorley lit up the Indianapolis skyline to the tune of a Big Ten-record 384 yards passing and a Championship Game-record four touchdown passes. It started with a scoring strike to Mike Gesicki, followed by a pair of touchdown passes to Saeed Blacknall and an 18-yard drop-in-a-bucket to Saquon Barkley that gave Penn State the lead for good. Blacknall accounted for 155 of McSorley’s 384 yards passing, setting a Big Ten Championship Game record. On Penn State’s final offensive play of the first half, Blacknall hauled in a 40-yard touchdown reception and, on PSU’s next offensive play, caught a 70-yard scoring strike from McSorely to start the second half.

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Catches for DaeSean Hamilton vs. Wisconsin in 2016 (2nd in B1G Championship Game history)

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Time on the clock when Grant Haley stopped Corey Clement on fourth-and-1 to seal the victory

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Big Ten Championships (1994, 2005, 2008, 2016)

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POSTSEASON PROWESS Playing on New Year’s Day is a dream of any college football student-athlete, and Penn State has a track record of being among the last teams on the annual bowl schedule. The Nittany Lions own 29 all-time appearances in January bowl games, including wins in five different New Year’s bowl games since joining the Big Ten.

WALK-OFF IN THE BRONX Penn State earned its stripes in its first visit to the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, toppling Boston College, 31-30, in overtime in 2014. The game began with a bowl-recordtying 72-yard touchdown pass from Christian Hackenberg to Chris Godwin and ended when Sam Ficken converted his extra point attempt in overtime following a Kyle Carter scoring grab. The Pinstripe Bowl win gave Penn State a win in its 13th different bowl game in school history.

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1923

First bowl appearance in the first official Rose Bowl Game

.617

Winning percentage in 47 bowl appearances (6th in NCAA history)

FORTY-SIX & COUNTING The tradition began in 1923 with a trip to the West Coast and a berth in the Rose Bowl and continued in 2017 with Penn State’s fourth appearance in the “Granddaddy of Them All.” The 2017 Rose Bowl marked the 47th overall appearance in the school’s bowl history, which is tied for No. 9 in NCAA history.

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Fiesta Bowl record for longest run from scrimmage by Chafie Fields in 1997

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Bowl Appearances in school history (T-9th in NCAA history)

Jared Odrick

WINNING PERCENTAGE IN NEW YEARS SIX BOWL GAMES (SINCE 1940 - MINIMUM 10 GAMES PLAYED)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

USC PENN STATE MISSISSIPPI LSU OKLAHOMA WASHINGTON

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SIX VICTORIES Penn State is one of only two teams with an unblemished record in the desert (at least three games played). The six wins in the Fiesta Bowl are the most by any team in the bowl’s history.

Penn State victories in bowl games (T-5th in NCAA history)

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Fiesta Bowl record for tackles set by Matt Millen in 1977

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Different bowl games won

Tackles for loss by NaVorro Bowman in 2009 Rose Bowl (Rose Bowl Game Record)

THAT TOOK A WHILE The first triple overtime contest in BCS history ended with Kevin Kelly’s 29-yard field goal, as Penn State toppled Florida State in 2006, 26-23, in the longest game in Orange Bowl history.

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Ki-Jana Carter

Penn State is the only team in Rose Bowl history with multiple scoring drives of 15-seconds or less. Two came against Oregon in the 1995 Rose Bowl, with Ki-Jana Carter breaking an 84-yard touchdown run and Jon Witman rumbled in from nine yards out after a Ducks turnover for the scores. In the 2017 Rose Bowl, Trace McSorley found Chris Godwin for a 72-yard scoring strike, before McSorley converted a USC turnover into six points on the next snap.

Consecutive plays scoring a touchdown in the 2017 Rose Bowl, marking only second time in the last 10 seasons an FBS team has scored on four-straight plays

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National Championships

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SMELL THE ROSES Bobby Engram - 1995 Rose Bowl

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Penn State is one of only three Big Ten institutions to appear in the Rose Bowl three-or-more times since the Nittany Lions joined the Big Ten Conference.

NaVorro Bowman - 2009 Rose Bowl

HOMETOWN GUY Koa Farmer grew up just 15 miles from the Rose Bowl, but on February 5, 2014, the Lake View Terrace, California native decided to travel 2,500 miles to be a member of the Penn State football program with the hope of playing in the “Granddaddy of the Them All.” On Jan. 2, 2017, the Nittany Lions, with Farmer starting at linebacker, gave him a homecoming he will never forget. Chris Godwin - 2017 Rose Bowl

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BY THE NUMBERS: LONG BEFORE KEITH JACKSON DUBBED IT THE GRANDDADDY OF THEM ALL, PENN STATE’S HISTORY IN THE NATION’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS POSTSEASON GAME BEGAN. THE 1923 INVITATION TO THE ROSE BOWL STARTED PENN STATE’S LEGACY AS ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER BOWL PARTICIPANTS IN THE COUNTRY.

95,128

Attendance at the 2017 Rose Bowl Game (highest of any 2016-17 bowl game)

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Penn State is the first team to have a 175-yard rusher (Saquon Barkley, 194) and receiver (Chris Godwin, 187) in the game’s history. (Both totals are PSU bowl records)

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Points scored by Penn State (49) and USC (52) in the 2017 game (Rose Bowl Game record)

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Penn State is the only team in Rose Bowl history with two scoring plays of 60-plus yards in a game

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QUICK STRIKE In only four appearances, Penn State’s offense has been as fast at scoring as any other program in Rose Bowl history. Of the 12 fastest scoring drives, the Nittany Lions own five of them. The Blue and White are the only program with multiple scoring efforts in 15 seconds or fewer, including the quickest time to pay dirt - a 5-second touchdown run by Trace McSorley in the 2017 edition. 0:05 2017 vs. USC TD Trace MsSorley 3-yard run 0:11 2017 vs. USC TD Chris Godwin 72-yard pass from Trace McSorley 0:12 1995 vs. Oregon TD Ki-Jana Carter 83-yard run 0:13 1995 vs. Oregon TD Jon Witman 9-yard run 0:17 2017 vs. USC TD Saquon Barkley 79-yard run Ki-Jana Carter

Third quarter points in 2017 (Rose Bowl Game record)

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Extra points made by Tyler Davis in the 2017 contest (Ties Rose Bowl Game record)

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All-time appearances in the Rose Bowl, including three since joining the Big Ten

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Game played in the current Rose Bowl Stadium came on Jan. 1, 1923 between Penn State and USC

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Saquon Barkley

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Donovan Smith

A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Since Elgie Tobin won the first NFL Championship in 1920, Penn Staters have dotted NFL rosters. With 344 players drafted all-time, Penn State is among the top-10 NCAA institutions in producing professional talent. There has been a Nittany Lion in 46 of the 51 Super Bowl games, with 55 total rings won by football lettermen. Being prepared in life is paramount to success, and when polled by Sporting News, NFL General Managers and Player Personnel Directors ranked Penn State the clear-cut winner as the collegiate program that best prepares pupils for the NFL.

BY THE NUMBERS

Jesse James

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Austin Johnson

20,731

NFL games played by Nittany Lions (4th all-time)

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Allen Robinson

344

Total Nittany Lions selected in the NFL Draft (7th all-time)

Cameron Wake

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Super Bowl rings won by Penn State football lettermen

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First Round Picks


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1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Sean Lee

Paul Posluszny

PENN STATE USC OHIO STATE OKLAHOMA NEBRASKA

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NaVarro Bowman

TO THE HALL Penn State has produced six Pro Football Hall of Famers over the years, with (top left to bottom right) Jack Ham, Franco Harris, Mike Michalske, Lenny Moore, Mike Munchak and Dave Robinson all earning a bust in Canton’s hallowed halls.

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Times Penn State has seen at least five players drafted

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Pro Football Hall of Fame selections

Courtney Brown

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First Round picks in 2003

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THOSE HALLOWED HALLS When you walk around the Pro Football Hall of Fame, you will find the bronze profiles of six Nittany Lions. Inside the College Football Hall of Fame, you will view 24 individuals with Penn State ties. Penn State is one of 12 schools to have six or more representatives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Jack Ham, Franco Harris, Mike Michalske, Lenny Moore, Mike Munchak and Dave Robinson are all enshrined in Canton, Ohio, for their accomplishments on the field of play.

THE LEGACY CONTINUES With Shane Conlan’s induction in 2014, Penn State now has 23 players and coaches who are members of the College Football Hall of Fame. Five coaches and 18 players have earned their way into college football’s Hall of Fame, with five of them being running backs and four more playing on both offense and defense during their careers. The 24th inductee with Penn State ties is former Nittany Lion Bill Bowes, who was enshrined in 2016 for his accomplishments as the head coach at New Hampshire.

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TOP OF THE LIST Penn State ranks tied for 10th among college programs in producing both College Football Hall of Famers and Pro Football Hall of Famers. The Nittany Lion program is tied with four other programs in College Football Hall of Famers, while they are all square with Illinois, Miami (Fla.), Oregon and UCLA in Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees.

BIG TIME IN THE BOWLS One of the nation’s most sought after postseason programs also has its fair share of student-athletes enshrined in bowl game Halls of Fame. Most notable are Ki-Jana Carter (Rose), Lydell Mitchell (Cotton) and Dave Robinson (Gator). Penn State also has five honorees in the Orange Bowl Hall of Fame, including Joe Paterno, who is also a member of the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame.

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NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS A STANDARD OF SUCCESS When Richie Lucas claimed the Maxwell Award, given to the outstanding player in college football, in 1959, he set the standard for success at Penn State. Since that season, 32 Nittany Lions have either won or been named finalists for 60 major college football awards.

NASSIB ADDS TO HARDWARE

Devon Still (center) Carl Nassib

John Cappelletti

In 2015, Carl Nassib exploded onto the college football scene, as the former walk-on led the NCAA in sacks and forced fumbles, setting the school standard for sacks in a season with 15.5. For his efforts on the field and in the classroom, Nassib claimed a trio of national awards, winning the Lott IMPACT Trophy, Rotary Lombardi Award and the Ted Hendricks Award. He was named a finalist for six awards in 2015, the secondmost all-time by a Penn State football student-athlete.

HEISMAN INSPIRATION A running back built in steel country, Pennsylvania, John Cappelletti’s 1973 season was highlighted by winning the Heisman Trophy. In what is considered the most moving speech ever given at the ceremonies, Cappelletti spoke from the heart about his brother, Joey, who was battling leukemia at the time, “A lot of people think I go through a lot...Only for me it is on Saturdays and it’s only in the fall. For Joseph, it is all year round and it is a battle that is unending...He has always been a great inspiration to me.”

MAXWELL AWARD WINNERS ALL-TIME (OUTSTANDING PLAYER IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL)

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1959: RICH LUCAS, QB

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1964: GLENN RESSLER, C/G

1969: MIKE REID, DT


SEVEN-TIME FINALIST

THREE FOR THREE

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

Paul Posluszny made things happen on the field for the Blue and White and for that he was named a finalist for national awards a schoolrecord seven times. He was a three-time winner, twice claiming the Bednarik Award for Defensive Player of the Year and earning one Butkus Award for the nation’s top linebacker.

Running back Larry Johnson broke the Penn State single game rushing record on three occasions in 2002, helping him win all three major awards in which he was named a finalist - Doak Walker, Maxwell and Walter Camp. He also finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting that season behind a pair of quarterbacks in Carson Palmer (winner) and Brad Banks.

Offensive linemen don’t often get the credit they deserve on and off the field. John Urschel changed that, as he earned a pair of the most distinguished awards a college student-athlete can attain. He was named the William V. Campbell Trophy winner, the academic Heisman, and earned the James E. Sullivan Award, bestowed upon to the nation’s top amateur athlete by the AAU.

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On 60 occasions, Nittany Lions have been named finalists for major national awards. Of those 60 finalists, 28 of them have walked away with the hardware. Kerry Collins

1973: JOHN CAPPELLETTI, RB

A.Q. Shipley

1978: CHUCK FUSINA, QB

Carl Nassib

1994: KERRY COLLINS, QB

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ALL-AMERICANS LaVar Arrington

Michael Mauti

Tamba Hali

Larry Johnson

Paul Posluszny

THE CENTURY MARK The next Penn Stater to be selected a first-team All-American will be the 100th in Penn State history. In 128 years of playing football in Happy Valley, there have been 99 All-America first team selections, with 85 different student-athletes earning the honor, most recently by defensive end Carl Nassib in 2015.

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Total All-America selections in school history (1st, 2nd & 3rd team)

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Student-athletes selected as an All-American Matt Millen

Chuck Fusina, Ken Dorsey and team

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MULTIPLE FIRST-TEAMERS

The 1978 team watched as a school-record six studentathletes were named first-team All-Americans. Ken Dorney earned his second-straight first-team nod, while Bruce Clark earned his first of two selections. Matt Bahr, Chuck Fusina, Pete Harris and Matt Millen also garnered the most heralded distinction in college football.

Having one first-team All-American is a big deal, however, on 11 occasions the Penn State football program has placed three-or-more student-athletes on the top All-America squad. It first happened in 1969 and last occurred during the 2002 campaign.

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First-team All-America selections in school history

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Of the last 50 years with an All-American for Penn State (1st, 2nd & 3rd team)

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Consensus All-Americans

First-team All-Americans since 2000

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First-team All-American linebackers from Linebacker U.

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The list reads like a veritable who’s who of college football lore. From W.T. “Mother” Dunn in 1906 to Glenn Ressler in 1964. Ted Kwalick in 1967 & 1968 to Kyle Brady in 1994. It’s names like Arrington, Bahr, Collins, Mauti and Zordich. The list goes on and on, and college football’s best continually put on the blue and white uniform to play for those who have come before them and continue laying the foundation for one of college football’s most storied programs.

Penn State student-athletes have earned All-America and Academic All-America honors

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Penn Staters have earned multiple All-America first team honors

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LIVING UP TO THE MONIKER Many times when college athletics are mentioned, the term student-athlete is used and at Penn State that is held with the highest regard. Seventeen different Penn Staters have earned both Academic All-America honors and on-field All-America honors (1st, 2nd or 3rd team) during their respective careers.

Kurt Allerman, LB

Chris Bahr, K

Jack Balorunos, OL

Bruce Bannon, DL *

Rich Buzin, OL

Keith Dorney, OL *

Jeff Hartings, OL *

Dave Joyner, OL *

Mark Markovich, OL

Dan Natale, TE

Dennis Onkotz, LB *

Charlie Pittman, RB *

Paul Posluszny, LB *

Scott Radecic, LB

Mark Robinson, DB

John Urschel, OL

Stefen Wisniewski, OL *

* Earned first-team All-American honors

W.T. “Mother� Dunn led Penn State to an 8-1-1 record, as the center captained a team that shut out nine of its 10 opponents. Dunn was selected a first-team All-American by Walter Camp at the age of 29.

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Courtney Brown

THREE IN A ROW

THIRTY-EIGHT

The latest in the line of two-time first-team All-Americans is Dan Connor, who earned the honors in 2006 and 2007. A year after he watched teammate Paul Posluszny win the Bednarik Award in 2006, Connor claimed the award given to the Nation’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2007.

Penn State has seen 38 different student-athletes named consensus All-American for 41 honors, including eight since 2000. Of those 38, there have been 13 Penn Staters to earn unanimous All-America selection, with Carl Nassib doing so in 2015.

HIGH FIVE

DEFENSE AND OFFENSE

The 1994 squad placed an NCAA-best five student-athletes on the All-America first team, including unanimous pick Ki-Jana Carter, consensus selection Kerry Collins, along with Kyle Brady, Bobby Engram and Jeff Hartings.

Linebacker Dennis Onkotz and tight end Ted Kwalick each earned All-America first team honors in 1968 and both were two-time first team selections in their respective careers. Kwalick earned his second nod in 1967, while Onkotz was also a first-teamer in 1969.

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GAME DAY IN HAPPY VALLEY

“IF THIS ISN’T ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN AMERICA, I DON’T KNOW THE OTHER ONE.” — Lee Corso, ESPN’s “College GameDay”

IT TAKES A VILLAGE It isn’t just about the team arrival or the battle on the field; game day is about the cumulative efforts of everyone involved. From Nittanyville to the Penn State Blue Band, the spirit squads to the ‘S’ Zone, or the tailgaters to the ticket takers, every Penn Stater has a hand in making Happy Valley the best show in college football.

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TRADITION CONTINUES As they have for years, the Penn State football team arrives at Beaver Stadium via the classic Blue Buses, however, they no longer take the left-hand turn onto Curtin Road. The team now exits the caravan at the corner of Porter and Curtin and the team walks through a sea of cheering fans on the way into Beaver Stadium.

GET UP...IT’S GAMEDAY ESPN’s “College GameDay” made the trek to Happy Valley for the first time in 1999 for the season-opening contest between No. 3 Penn State and No. 4 Arizona. The Nittany Lions have hosted the GameDay crew on four occasions. Sports Illustrated dubbed it “Greatest Show in College Football,” however Penn State fans refer to it simply as Saturday. Other than packing the nation’s second-largest stadium with nearly 107,000 screaming fans, many more make the trek to campus to enjoy tailgating and camaraderie and maybe some Creamery ice cream.

107K When 107,000 fans reach full throat inside Beaver Stadium, the defense must have forced a third down or the Nittany Lion is dancing around celebrating a score. However, with so many fans, tickets are not easy to come by. More than 85,000 seats are sold on a season ticket basis each year including 21,000 student season ticket holders.

NITTANYVILLE It’s not the postal service, but Nittanyville’s dedication to make Beaver Stadium the toughest venue in college football is unmatched. No matter sun, rain, snow or dead of night, Nittanyville is always there to create an avalanche of sound.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S UNRIVALED SETTING

107K STRONG Penn State fans fill Beaver Stadium to the brim every fall, providing an electric and exciting atmosphere for the Nittany Lions each Saturday inside the nation’s second-largest venue. The eruption of 107,000 blue and white clad fans fill the valley as the team emerges from the South Tunnel and the steel foundation of the stadium shakes when “Zombie Nation” pumps through the speakers on a pivotal third-down stand.

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The University Park campus becomes the third largest city in Pennsylvania on game days, driving the local economy to the tune of $40 million annually.

2016 NCAA ATTENDANCE LEADERS (AVERAGE ATTENDANCE)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

MICHIGAN OHIO STATE TEXAS A&M ALABAMA LSU TENNESSEE PENN STATE TEXAS GEORGIA NEBRASKA

110,468 107,278 101,917 101,821 101,231 100,968 100,257 97,881 92,746 90,200

PENN STATE WHITE OUT On October 9, 2004, 21,000 students clad in white set the wheels in motion for one of the most replicated experiences in college sports, the Penn State White Out. The phenomenon evolved from a student-only event into a full stadium White Out in 2007.

278-72

Penn State has won nearly 80 percent of its games in front of the Nittany Lion faithful, compiling an all-time mark of 278-72 at Beaver Stadium, including an unblemished 7-0 mark during the 2016 campaign and 13-1 mark in the last two seasons.

LARGEST NCAA FOOTBALL STADIUMS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

MICHIGAN PENN STATE OHIO STATE TEXAS A&M TENNESSEE

107,601 106,572 102,854 102,733 102, 455

“THAT’S THE BEST STUDENT SECTION IN THE COUNTRY.” Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN

GONE IN A FLASH The No. 1 student section in the nation [NCAA.com, 2014] has sold out consistently for over four decades, with many of those sellouts occurring in just minutes. The 2008 allotment sold out in under 20 minutes, with the freshman, sophomore and junior classes taking just nine minutes total to gather up nearly 15,000 tickets.

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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. The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts (Arts Fest) brings more than 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 a unique cultural experience.

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. 15 College Town, including the top campus in the Commonwealth. The University Park campus was also rated as the No. 13 public university in the country.

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THERE FROM THE START “The Corner Room” located on the corner of Pugh Street and College Avenue has been a State College staple since 1855. Originally named “Jack’s Roadhouse,” the establishment became the “The Corner Room” in 1926 and has been going strong ever since.

“Old Willow,” planted in 1859 by William Waring, was revered for its ties to several campus traditions and lived on The Mall until 1976. Though the original tree perished in 1921, it was replaced multiple times by cuttings grown from it, until disease took the last tree at the spot in 1976. A Penn State historical marker sits at the site of “Old Willow” to highlight its place on the National Register of Historic Places.

Fans pack the Bryce Jordan Center for special events and athletic contests. Acts have included Garth Brooks, Brantley Gilbert, Billy Joel, Kevin Hart, Bruce Springsteen and Jay Z. In 2013, a thenNCAA record crowd of 15,996 spectators watched the three-time defending National Champion Penn State wrestling squad take down Pittsburgh in the venue.

From Eisenhower Auditorium to Beaver Stadium, Penn Staters flock to every speaker, performance and event on campus. The Nittany Lion faithful enjoy some of the most historic venues, like Rec Hall, while laying claim to the most state-of-the-art buildings, like Pegula Ice Arena, as well. A classic college town located in the Nittany Valley, State College is renowned for its beauty, charm and youthful lifestyle. Quaint shops and popular restaurants share the cozy downtown area with contemporary retail stores and gathering spots for locals and students alike. And it all lies in the shadow of the legendary Mt. Nittany in what is affectionately known as “Happy Valley.”

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WE ARE... TRUE COLORS Penn State’s student-athletes are instantly identified by their blue and white uniforms — but those weren’t the original school colors. In October 1887, the student body unanimously chose dark pink and black. After the pink faded to white on many of the uniforms, the students opted for blue in place of black and white as the official school colors. The iconic blue and white became official on March 18, 1890. 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 bears the school’s original colors of pink and black to pay homage.

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 by renowned sculpture Heinz Warneke. A gift of the Class of 1940, it rests in a natural setting of trees near the Recreation Building (Rec Hall) and is the second-most photographed landmark in the state of Pennsylvania. The Lion Shrine’s home was improved and enhanced thanks to a gift from the Class of 2012.

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WE ARE In the 1970s, the cheerleaders sought out a new cheer and so was born, “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.” The first use of the phrase “We are Penn State” is often attributed to football AllAmerican Steve Suhey. A captain on the 1947 Cotton Bowl team, Suhey used the phrase as the team, an early racially-integrated unit, was faced with several situations in which Penn State’s African-American players were not welcome to participate. Pointing at all of his teammates, Suhey, a team captain, said “We’re Penn State and we play together or we don’t play.” The Class of 2013 chose to have this slogan immortalized with a sculpture serving as a visual representation of what it means to be a Penn Stater. Created by Penn State alumnus Johnathan Cramer, the sculpture is made out of mirror-polished, stainless steel. The 12-foot-tall sculpture rests on a stone base and is located in the shadow of Beaver Stadium at the corner of Curtin Road and University Drive.

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Berkey Creamery

Old Main: Originally erected in the 1850s, the current Old Main has been in use since 1930. Used as student and staff housing in the early days, Old Main is now the administrative hub of the University Park campus. The clock tower was a gift from the Class of 1904 and was moved from the original building to the top of Old Main. Protecting Our Turf: It is often said that the sun never sets on Penn State turfgrass surfaces. This is made possible through the Penn State Center for Turfgrass Science, a program that has been at the forefront of cutting edge research in its field since 1929. Berkey Creamery: Dairy research began at Penn State in 1865, and the Creamery has been setting milestones ever since. From Baskin-Robbins to Haagen-Dazs, industry pros flock to Penn State to learn how to craft ice cream perfection. THON: A student-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer, the Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon is a year-long effort, which culminates with a 46-hour dance marathon. The event has raised more than $147 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital in its history. The HUB: Since the 1920s, Penn State students had been clamoring for a central gathering place, but it wasn’t until 1953 that vision became reality in what was know as the Hetzel Union Building. After a handful of temporary locations, the University broke ground on what is now named the HUB-Robeson Center, the most highly trafficked building on campus, spanning 305,000 square feet.

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FRONT PAGE PROGRAM WALL-TO-WALL COVERAGE Penn State has long been a media darling, as the Nittany Lions’ program prestige and performance on the field make them a weekly choice for national television coverage. The black shoes and basic blues can be found on channels from ABC to FOX, and the Big Ten Network to ESPN, along with coverage from the biggest print media organizations in the nation.

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Penn State has had 280 of its last 282 games overall televised including 173 consecutive games.

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Or more credentialed media members for each home game

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Over the last 13 seasons, every Penn State game has aired on either ABC, FOX, the Big Ten Network, NBC or one of the ESPN, Inc. family of channels.

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Radio affiliates make up the Penn State Sports Network

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B1G TELEVISION In 2007, the Big Ten Conference embarked on a joint venture with the FOX Entertainment Group to begin the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering a single collegiate athletic conference. The Big Ten Network continues to lead the charge in promoting the nation’s oldest athletic conference through live events, studio shows, documentaries and other related programming.

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ON THE COVER A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS When a dramatic image graces the cover of a national publication, you no doubt find yourself immersed in the story. Penn State football is among the select few universities to have the staying power to continually see their images grace the covers of numerous national publications, continually creating memories for Nittany Nation.

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THE SPREAD Penn State was a spread team well before the offensive scheme became mainstream, gracing the pages of ESPN The Magazine, Sporting News and Sports Illustrated with some of the most polarizing figures and stories on the national scene.

LOCAL COVERAGE Along with national attention, Penn State is covered extensively throughout the state and region. Among the 80+ credentialed media outlets that cover the Nittany Lions when at home, the program also boasts the largest traveling media contingent in the Big Ten, with 1520 daily newspapers, along with multiple radio and television outlets following the Blue and White around Big Ten country.

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SUCCESS WITH HONOR COMPETE IN THE CLASSROOM Head coach James Franklin has always said his teams compete in everything they do, and the classroom is no exception. In three years on the University Park campus, Franklin’s team has had 50 or more student-athletes with a 3.0 semester GPA in seven of the last nine semesters (including summer).

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WELL-ROUNDED STUDENT-ATHLETE An All-American on the field and in the classroom, linebacker Paul Posluszny is the only defensive player to ever win National Defensive Player of the Year and CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year honors in the same season (2006). Posluszny was a two-time first-team Academic All-American and earned a pair of first-team AllAmerican nods on the field, doing so in 2005 and 2006.

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ALL-TIME COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

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Repeat first-team Academic All-American selections in program history Austin Johnson, Anthony Zettel John Urschel

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Tyler Yazujian Coach Joe Paterno, Todd Blackledge, Dick Enberg

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GIVING BACK IN THE COMMUNITY The Penn State football program has long prided itself on being active in the community and giving back to those that give so much to Penn State University. From participating in THON and Special Olympics, Penn State also volunteers countless hours to making sure the community knows their daily efforts are appreciated.

RECORD-BREAKING SERVICE For the second-straight season in 2016-17, the offensive unit (above) claimed Penn State’s CHAMPS Cup for community outreach. As a team, the Nittany Lions have compiled more than 6,100 hours of community service related activities since James Franklin arrived on campus, including a program record 2,200 hours in 2015-16. In each of the last two seasons, Penn State has accumulated more than 2,000 hours of community service.

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HELPING OTHERS WITH NEEDS The initiatives that Penn State football studentathletes are active with include Special Olympics, THON, United Way Day of Caring and Giving Tuesday. Along with those - and many others - the Blue and White consistently host groups at Lasch Building as a way of reaching out to the local community.

STILL GIVING Staying connected is also something Penn Staters do and that is no different with football alumni. Devon Still and his daughter, Leah, came back to THON in 2016 to speak to the crowd. Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma in 2015. She battled and beat cancer.

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LIFT FOR LIFE

A CALL FOR ACTION When Scott Shirley’s father was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2003, his family was told the disease didn’t typically respond to traditional treatments, which made it rare and therefore didn’t attract research and development. That wasn’t good enough for his teammates, who used the platform as student-athletes to give the fight against rare diseases a voice - thus Lift For Life was born. Lift For Life is organized and run by Uplifting Athletes, a non-profit organization that inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. The national network of chapters is run by current football student-athletes, providing them with an opportunity to gain practical job skills while learning how to leverage their assets and abilities to make a positive and lasting impact.

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For 14 summers the Penn State football team has gathered for Lift For Life, and though the format has changed from strictly weight lifting-based to a team fitness test format, the fans continue to come out and support. A program-record $150,990 was raised during the 2014 event and after bringing in $73,000 in 2016, the all-time total has been pushed to nearly $1.2 million raised to benefit kidney cancer research and the rare disease community.

With a master’s in engineering, Scott Shirley (3rd from left) began his professional career designing buildings - his dream job - but upon his father’s passing from kidney cancer in 2005, Uplifting Athletes became his mission. First, as a hobby, Shirley soon realized that the cause needed full time attention, so he packed up and moved home to get the non-profit off the ground in 2007. From two schools in 2007, Uplifting Athletes now has 24 chapters from coast-to-coast.

While the event was fun to watch, the Uplifting Athletes leadership thought there might be a way to get the younger fans more involved. So, in 2015 they decided to add the first ever Kids Combine, where the newest Nittany Lions - incoming freshmen - interacted with boys and girls, while running them through an NFL Combinestyle event.

LIFT FOR LIFE PRESIDENTS 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

JASON CABINDA, TRACE MCSORLEY GARRETT SICKELS BEN KLINE BEN KLINE ERIC SHRIVE MIKE FARRELL MIKE FARRELL BRETT BRACKETT BRETT BRACKETT BRETT BRACKETT KEVIN SUHEY KEVIN SUHEY MATT CAMPOLONGO, LANCE ANTOLICK, CURT REESE ROBBIE GOULD, JONATHAN NABAVI DAVE COSTLOW, DAMONE JONES, SCOTT SHIRLEY

RARE DISEASE CHAMPION AWARD Presented annually to recognize a leader in the world of college football to make a positive and lasting impact on the rare disease community, the 2013 Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award was bestowed upon Nittany Lion offensive lineman Eric Shrive (above). During his Penn State career, Shrive personally raised more than $112,000 to benefit the fight against kidney cancer.

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MORE THAN A DEGREE

NATION’S LARGEST The Penn State Alumni Association ranks as the largest organization of its kind among colleges and universities. There are more than 660,000 Penn State alumni worldwide and they do not sit on their hands. They are active in their University and they love football. 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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KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY Earning his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University Park campus, Keegan-Michael Key may have done his best impression when playing head coach James Franklin during a team meeting in 2015. Key returned to campus as the Grand Marshall of Penn State’s Homecoming in 2015. The actor, writer and comedian is best known for his roles on “MADtv” and “Key & Peele”, while also appearing on shows like “ER,” “Fargo,”and “Whose Line is it Anyway?”.


NOTABLE ALUMNI

PROMINENT PENN STATE ALUMNI

(Left to right, top row to bottom row) LARA SPENCER — B.A. in Broadcast, Cable (‘91). “Good Morning America” co-anchor. MARK PARKER — B.A. in Political Science (‘91). President and CEO of NIKE, Inc. GUION BLUFORD — B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (‘64). NASA Specialist on Challenger and Discovery. MIKE MUNCHAK — B.S. in Business Logistics (‘82). Pro Football Hall of Fame/Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach. DONALD P. BELLISARIO — B.A. in Journalism (‘61). Namesake for Penn State’s Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications and noted writer, producer and director. 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. LISA SALTERS — B.A. in Journalism (‘88). “ESPN Monday Night Football” and NBA Reporter.

JOHN ANISTON B.A. in Liberal Arts, ‘55

MATT MILLEN B.S. in Marketing, ‘80

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.

Matt Millen played in the NFL for 12 years and earned four Super Bowl rings. The former president of the Detroit Lions, he currently serves as an analyst on FOX and Big Ten Network football productions.

JESSE ARNELLE B.A. in Liberal Arts, ‘55 Juris Doctorate, ‘62

DANA O’NEIL B.A. in Print Journalism, ‘90

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.

A former lead NCAA basketball reporter for ESPN, Dana O’Neil also served as president of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

ALLISON BAVER B.S. in Business, ‘03 Allison Baver is the American speed skating record-holder in the 1,5000m and won a bronze medal in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

TY BURRELL Master of Theatre Arts, ‘97 Ty Burrell is an actor and comedian, best known for his role as Phil Dunphy in ABC’s primetime comedy, “Modern Family.”

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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. He is also a contributor for MLB Network and the TBS coverage of the MLB postseason.

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LEADER OF THE PRIDE PENNSYLVANIA KID WITH A PENN STATE HEART From Langhorne, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suburb, James Franklin spent many summers in Pittsburgh during his youth, and graduated from East Stroudsburg University. He was a two-time All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) selection at quarterback, breaking or tying 23 school records during his career. Franklin coached one season at his alma mater and one year at Kutztown University, another PSAC institution. The passion and vision that Franklin has for the Penn State program is built on a foundation of four core values: a positive attitude, unrivaled work-ethic, compete in everything you do and the willingness to sacrifice for the good of the group. Just days before he was named the Nittany Lions’ head coach, the engaging Franklin was in Pasadena, California, 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. He also provided analysis for the FOX’s pregame, halftime and postgame coverage of the Big Ten Championship Game in 2015.

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HEAD COACHING SUCCESS

When you are a football coach, you spend a lot of time at the office and on the field, however, James Franklin likes to say he has two daughters - Shola & Addison - and 95 sons and every decision he makes is based on that premise.

In his six years as a head coach, Franklin has guided each of his teams to the postseason, including the 2017 Rose Bowl. In 2014, Franklin led Penn State to an overtime victory in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl, claiming a 31-30 victory inside Yankee Stadium, and guided the Blue and White to the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl. Additionally, Franklin led Vanderbilt to three bowl appearances, including consecutive bowl wins for the first time in program history, winning the Music City Bowl over NC 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. 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 two 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 program 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.

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Franklin still owns the single game record for rushing yards by a quarterback at East Stroudsburg, piling up 150 yards on 28 carries vs. Southern Connecticut State in 1994. Franklin left as East Stroudsburg’s single season total offense (3,129) and passing yardage (2,586) record holder. He finished his career as the all-time leader in quarterback rushing yards (1,077), becoming the first quarterback in school history to ever rush for 1,000 yards.

Franklin enters his 23rd season in coaching, with 22 years at the collegiate level. He also spent one season with the NFL’s Green Bay Packers as the wide receivers coach.

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BUILDING THE PRIDE NITTANY LION COACHING STAFF

Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach Brent Pry hails from just 40 miles southwest of State College in Altoona. Pry first met head coach James Franklin at East Stroudsburg when Franklin was a quarterback and Pry served as an assistant coach.

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Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Joe Moorhead built Fordham into an FCS playoff regular, earning a 38-13 overall record in four seasons as head coach. Moorhead then transformed Penn State’s offense into one of the best in the nation in 2016, setting or tying 31 offensive records during the Big Ten Championship campaign.


Special Teams Coordinator and Running Backs Coach Charles Huff spent the 2012 season with the Buffalo Bills, tutoring C.J. Spiller to his first 1,000-yard rushing season and a Pro Bowl invitation. Huff has watched Saquon Barkley break the 1,000-yard mark in both 2015 and 2016.

Co-Defensive Coordinator and Safeties Coach Tim Banks was a two-time All-Mid-American Conference cornerback at Central Michigan. Banks led CMU with 105 tackles in 1993 and served as co-captain on the Chippewas’ 1994 MAC Championship team.

Offensive Recruiting Coordinator and Wide Receivers Coach Josh Gattis has coached the all-time leading pass catcher in two different conferences. Gattis’ pupils lead the SEC (J. Matthews) and Mid-American Conference (J. White) in career receiving yardage.

Offensive Line Coach Matt Limegrover has 16 years of experience as an offensive coordinator. While at Minnesota, Limegrover’s offense increased its scoring average by 10 points from 2011-14, which included three consecutive bowl games.

Passing Game Coordinator and Tight Ends Coach Ricky Rahne was a three-time team MVP as a quarterback at Cornell. A 2002 graduate, Rahne threw for 7,710 yards and set 33 Cornell passing records during his career. He was inducted into the Cornell Hall of Fame in 2014.

Run Game Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach Sean Spencer nicknames his D-line unit the “Wild Dogs” for its relentless pursuit of the offensive ball carrier. Spencer has mentored six different Nittany Lion defensive linemen to All-Big Ten honors in three seasons.

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As a player and coach, Terry Smith has spent eight years with the Blue and White. Smith tallied 108 receptions and scored 15 touchdowns as a player before being drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1992.

Assistant Head Coach, Defensive Recruiting Coordinator and Cornerbacks Coach Terry Smith played for the Nittany Lions from 1988-91 and remains as one of the program’s most decorated wide receivers.

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LASCH FOOTBALL COMPLEX THE LASCH LEGACY The Mildred & Louis Lasch Football Complex is the headquarters for Penn State football. The complex houses everything that the coaching staff and student-athletes need to be successful - on and off the field - on a daily basis. From the pristinely manicured outdoor practice fields to the Morgan Academic Center and everything in between, the Lasch Football Complex is a one-stop shop.

SECOND TO NONE

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The Lasch Football Complex houses two full-size natural grass surfaces, one full-sized turf field outdoor and a full-sized turf surface inside Holuba Hall, as well as a player’s lounge, fully-stocked nutrition bar, coaches offices, meeting rooms, athletic training facilities, whirlpool therapy room and a newly-renovated team locker room.

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8,900 Square foot locker room

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Square foot equipment room

700

Pound “We Are” sign suspended in the front entrance

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Square-foot Motivational Pass-Thru


UPGRADING THE LIONS’ LAIR Opened in 2000, the Lasch Football Complex received a face lift prior to the 2016 season, with modern updates being completed in the lobby, team locker room, athletic training facilities and various other corridors of the structure. The 21st century design features powerful and progressive themes that keep in line with the clean, classic Penn State tradition. The team auditorium showcases the Penn State football core values with imagery displayed throughout the room, while the locker room concept continues the classic Penn State theme and features a new ceiling design with an integrated logo and new multi-functional lockers.

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Custom designed lockers with USB power outlets and dedicated ventilation in each locker

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Full-size football fields (2 natural, 2 turf)

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Hydrotherapy pools

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FOLLOWING THE MASTER

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another, and the John and Willie Leone Family Strength and Conditioning Center is where the Nittany Lions lay the foundation for success on the field. The veterans lead the newcomers in showing them exactly what is expected on a daily basis.

Dwight Galt, the Assistant Athletics Director for Performance Enhancement, earned the prestigious distinction as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach, while also holding his certification from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches’ Association.

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HITTING THE WEIGHTS & REFUELING More than 20,000 pounds of free weights stack on 24 stations inside the walls of the strength and conditioning center. Each station is prepared for every rep and set and contains equipment for full body workouts.

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Master Strength and Conditioning coaches on Penn State’s football staff.

Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement Chuck Losey earned the distinction as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association in 2016, joining Assistant Athletics Director for Performance Enhancement Dwight Galt on the Nittany Lion football staff. Additionally, former Nittany Lion and current women’s basketball performance enhancement coach Brad Pantall also owns the Master Strength and Conditioning Coach title.

A state-of-the-art nutrition bar facility sits adjacent to the 13,000-square-foot strength and conditioning center, which is designed to provide pre- and post-workout fueling. The station features six Vitamix blenders for high volume smoothie making, refrigerators, coolers, shelves and display areas for more than 20 different products for pre- and post-workout nutrition.

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PURSUING A DEGREE “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 Todd Kulka, ‘95 & ‘00 Assistant Director of the Morgan Center - Football Academic Support Service Coordinator - 25th Year B.S. in Hotel Restaurant & Institutional Management Master of Education in Counselor Education

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The Morgan Academic Center is a vital component in keeping Penn State’s academic services and the academic performance of its 800 student-athletes at the forefront among the nation’s premier Division I institutions. Todd Kulka and his staff keep the Penn State football program among the nation’s top performers in the classroom with an 80 percent graduation rate.

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Molly Tye Academic Counselor - Fourth Year Bachelor of Social Work, University of Kansas Master of Social Work, Howard University


UNDER ONE ROOF The $7.2 million renovation of the former Greenberg Ice Pavilion gave the building new life and now serves as the 32,000-square-foot Morgan Academic Center. The academic services and support hub and its staff serve all 800 Penn State student-athletes in one physical location for the first time. Among the numerous features in the new Morgan Academic Center are: staff offices for the student-athlete development and welfare unit, academic counselors, learning specialists and a sports psychologist; 15 collaborative learning rooms; two conference rooms; classroom space; three large study rooms; two open reading rooms; computer lab; student lounge; fueling station and displays of student-athlete academic recognition through the years and benefactor recognition.

“TODD KULKA AND THE MORGAN CENTER STAFF HAVE BEEN A KEY PART NOT ONLY TO THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS I HAVE HAD, BUT ALSO FOR THE MAN I HAVE BECOME. WITH THE UNCONDITIONAL SUPPORT AND NUMEROUS RESOURCES I HAVE RECEIVED FROM THE MORGAN CENTER, I TRULY FEEL PREPARED FOR LIFE BEYOND COLLEGE.” - SENIOR GRANT HALEY

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Glenn Ressler - 1962-64 1964 Maxwell Award Winner 2001 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee

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MAXWELL AWARD WINNERS Glenn Ressler

1964

RIMINGTON TROPHY WINNER A.Q. Shipley

2008

RIMINGTON TROPHY FINALIST Matt Stankiewitch

2012

WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY WINNER John Urschel

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JAMES E. SULLIVAN AWARD WINNER John Urschel

2013

ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD FINALISTS Sean Farrell

1981

WUERFFEL TROPHY FINALISTS Stefen Wisniewski

2010

SENIOR CLASS AWARD WINNER John Urschel

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SENIOR CLASS TEAM Stefen Wisniewski John Urschel

2010 2013

ALLSTATE/AFCA GOOD WORKS TEAM Wayne Holmes Stefen Wisniewski

1994 2010

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Steve Suhey Glenn Ressler Keith Dorney

1985 2001 2005

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Mike Michalske Mike Munchak

1964 2001

ALL-AMERICANS C.A. “Brute” Randolph 1898 (3) W.T. “Mother” Dunn 1906 (1) Percy W. “Red” Griffiths 1909 (1) Stan Czarnecki 1917 (2) Ray Baer 1921 (2) Joe Bedenk 1921 (2), 1922 (3), 1923 (1) Jules Prevost 1924 (2) Leon Gajecki 1940 (1) John Jaffurs 1943 (2) Steve Suhey 1947 (1) Jim Dooley 1952 (2) Sam Valentine 1956 (1) Charlie Janerette 1959 (2) Chuck Sieminski 1962 (2) Glenn Ressler 1964 (1) Rich Buzin 1967 (2) Dave Joyner 1971 (1) Charlie Getty 1973 (2) Mark Markovich 1973 (2) John Nessel 1974 (1) Jack Baiorunos 1974 (3) Tom Rafferty 1975 (1) Keith Dorney 1977 (1), 1978 (1) Randy Sidler 1977 (1) Irv Pankey 1979 (2) Bill Dugan 1980 (1) Sean Farrell 1980 (1), 1981 (1) Mike Munchak 1981 (2) Todd Moules 1985 (3) Chris Conlin 1986 (1)

Steve Wisniewski Jeff Hartings Levi Brown A.Q. Shipley Rich Ohrnberger Dennis Landolt Stefen Wisniewski John Urschel

1987 (1), 1988 (1) 1994 (1), 1995 (1) 2005 (2), 2006 (2) 2008 (1) 2008 (3) 2009 (3) 2010 (1) 2013 (3)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS Joe Bellas 1965 (1) Rich Buzin 1967 (1) Dave Joyner 1971 (1) Mark Markovich 1972 (2), 1973 (1) Jack Balorunos 1973 (2) Keith Dorney 1978 (1) Jeff Hartings 1994 (1), 1995 (1) Jordan Caruso 1999 (2), 2000 (2) Joe Iorio 2002 (1) Dave Costlow 2003 (2) Gerald Cadogan 2007 (1), 2008 (1) Andrew Pitz 2008 (1), 2009 (1) Stefen Wisniewski 2008 (2), 2009 (1), 2010 (1) John Urschel 2012 (1), 2013 (1) Tyler Yazujian 2015 (2), 2016 (1) BIG TEN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR A.Q. Shipley 2008 ALL-BIG TEN Jeff Hartings 1993 (1), 1994 (1), 1995 (1) Derick Pickett 1993 (HM) Bucky Greeley 1994 (2) Marco Rivera 1994 (2), 1995 (HM) Keith Conlin 1995 (2) Andre Johnson 1995 (2) Phil Ostrowski 1997 (1) Eric Cole 1998 (HM), 1999 (2) Kareem McKenzie 1998 (2), 1999 (1), 2000 (2) Floyd Wedderburn 1998 (1) John Blick 1999 (HM) Gus Felder 2002 (HM) Joe Iorio 2002 (HM) Tyler Lenda 2002 (HM) Levi Brown 2005 (1), 2006 (2) A.Q. Shipley 2006 (HM), 2007 (1), 2008 (1) Gerald Cadogan 2007 (HM), 2008 (1) Rich Ohrnberger 2007 (2), 2008 (1) Dennis Landolt 2008 (HM), 2009 (1) Stefen Wisniewski 2008 (2), 2009 (1), 2010 (1) Quinn Barham 2010 (HM), 2011 (HM) Chima Okoli 2011 (HM) Johnnie Troutman 2011 (HM) Mike Farrell 2012 (HM) Matt Stankiewitch 2012 (1) John Urschel 2012 (1), 2013 (1) Ty Howell 2013 (HM) Donovan Smith 2013 (HM) Angelo Mangiro 2014 (HM) Brian Gaia 2016 (HM)


LEADING THE CHARGE NFL PLAYERS Elgie Tobin Larry Conover Red Griffiths Rudy Kraft Duke Osborn Clarence Beck Saville Crowther Dick Rauch Dick Schuster Ernie McCann John Filak Mike Michalske Roger Mahoney Ernie Cuneo Herb Eschbach Tony Panaccion Donn Greenshields Chuck Cherundolo Bob Wear Len Frketich Johnny Jaffurs Lou Palazzi Red Moore Leo Nobile John Nolan Steve Suhey Charlie Janerette Stew Barber Glenn Ressler Rich Buzin Bill Lenkaitis Dave Bradley Warren Koegel Charlie Getty Phil LaPorta Mark Markovich Jeff Bleamer Carl Schaukowitch Ron Coder Tom Rafferty George Reihner Brad Benson Eric Cunningham Keith Dorney Chuck Correal Irv Pankey Sean Farrell Mike Munchak Jim Romano Bill Contz Ron Heller Nick Haden Chris Conlin Mitch Frerotte Dan Morgan Keith Radecic Stan Clayton Steve Wisniewski Roger Duffy Dave Szott John Gerak

1920-21 1921-25 1921 1921 1921-28 1925 1925 1925-29 1925 1926 1927-29 1927-37 1928-30 1929-30 1930-31 1930 1932-33 1937-48 1942 1945 1946 1946-47 1947-49 1947-49 1948-50 1948-49 1960-65 1961-69 1965-74 1968-72 1968-81 1969-72 1971-74 1974-83 1974-75 1974-77 1975-77 1975 1976-80 1976-89 1977-82 1978-87 1979-80 1979-87 1980 1980-92 1982-92 1982-93 1982-86 1983-88 1984-95 1986 1987-91 1987-92 1987 1987 1988-90 1989-2001 1990-2001 1990-2003 1993-97

Greg Huntington Eric Jonassen Sean Love Todd Rucci Todd Burger Greg Truitt Jeff Hartings Bucky Greeley Andre Johnson Marco Rivera Phil Ostrowski Floyd Wedderburn Kareem McKenzie Levi Brown Rich Ohrnberger A.Q. Shipley Johnnie Troutman John Urschel Stefen Wisniewski Garry Gilliam Donovan Smith

1993-98 1993-94 1993-95 1993-99 1994-98 1994-98 1996-06 1997 1997-98 1997-2006 1999-2000 2000-02 2001-11 2007-13 2009-14 2012-pres. 2012-15 2013-pres. 2013-pres. 2014-pres. 2015-pres.

PRO BOWL PLAYERS Mike Munchak 9 times (1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993) Steve Wisniewski 8 times (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000) Stew Barber 5 times (1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967) Marco Rivera 3 times (2002, 2003, 2004) Chuck Cherundolo 2 times (1941, 1942) Jeff Hartings 2 times (2004, 2005) Keith Dorney 1 time (1982) Brad Benson 1 time (1986) ALL-PRO FIRST TEAM PLAYERS Mike Michalske 5 times (1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931) Stew Barber 2 times (1963, 1964) Mike Munchak 2 times (1987, 1991) Steve Wisniewski 2 times (1991, 1992) Duke Osborn 1 time (1922) Dave Szott 1 time (1997) Jeff Hartings 1 time (2004) SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS Glenn Ressler Tom Rafferty Jim Romano Brad Benson Marco Rivera Jeff Hartings Kareem McKenzie

1971 1978 1984 1987 1997 2006 2008, 2012

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Stefen Wisniewski - 2007-10 Three-time CoSIDA Academic All-American Three-time All-Big Ten

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PASS HAPPY VALLEY HEISMAN TROPHY TOP 10 FINISHES Richie Lucas John Hufnagel Chuck Fusina Todd Blackledge Kerry Collins Michael Robinson

1959 1972 1978 1982 1994 2005

MAXWELL AWARD WINNERS Richie Lucas Chuck Fusina Kerry Collins

1959 1978 1994

DAVEY O’BRIEN AWARD WINNERS Todd Blackledge Kerry Collins

1982 1994

DAVEY O’BRIEN AWARD FINALISTS John Schaffer

1986

BURLSWORTH TROPHY WINNER Matt McGloin

2012

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Eugene “Shorty” Miller Richie Lucas

1974 1986

ALL-AMERICANS Eugene “Shorty” Miller Richie Lucas John Hufnagel Chuck Fusina Kerry Collins

1913 (3) 1959 (1) 1972 (1) 1978 (1) 1994 (1)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS Todd Blackledge John Shaffer

1982 (1) 1986 (1)

BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Kerry Collins 1994 Michael Robinson 2005 CHICAGO TRIBUNE SILVER FOOTBALL (Big Ten’s Best Player) Kerry Collins 1994 Michael Robinson 2005 Daryll Clark 2009 (shared) BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Christian Hackenberg

Kerry Collins - 1992-94 1994 Maxwell Award Winner 1994 Davey O’Brien Award Winner

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ALL-BIG TEN Kerry Collins Wally Richardson Mike McQueary Zach Mills Michael Robinson Daryll Clark Matt McGloin Christian Hackenberg Trace McSorley

2013

1994 (1) 1996 (HM) 1997 (HM) 2002 (HM) 2005 (2) 2008 (1), 2009 (1) 2012 (HM) 2013 (HM) 2016 (2)

NFL PLAYERS Mike Palm Milt Plum Bob Scrabis Rich Lucas Galen Hall Pete Liske Tom Sherman John Hufnagel Steve Joachim Chuck Fusina Todd Blackledge Tony Sacca Kerry Collins Wally Richardson Kevin Thompson Michael Robinson Matt McGloin Christian Hackenberg PRO BOWL PLAYERS Milt Plum Kerry Collins Michael Robinson

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS Michael Robinson

1925-33 1957-69 1960-62 1960-61 1962-63 1964-72 1968-69 1974-75 1976 1979-86 1983-89 1992 1995-2011 1998 2000 2006-13 (as a FB) 2013-pres. 2016-pres. 2 times (1960, 1961) 2 times (1996, 2008) 1 time (2011 – as a FB) 2014 (as a FB)


RECEIVER TRADITION

PLAYMAKERS HEISMAN TROPHY TOP 10 FINISHES Ted Kwalick, te

1968

BILETNIKOFF AWARD WINNER Bobby Engram, wr

1994

BILETNIKOFF AWARD FINALIST Bobby Engram, wr

1995

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Ted Kwalick, te

1989

ALL-AMERICANS Ted Kwalick, te 1967 (1), 1968 (1) Dan Natale, te 1973 (2) Mickey Shuler, te 1977 (2) Kenny Jackson, wr 1982 (1), 1983 (1) Troy Drayton, te 1992 (3) O.J. McDuffie, wr 1992 (1) Bobby Engram, wr 1993 (3), 1994 (1), 1995 (2) Kyle Brady, te 1994 (1) Derrick Williams, wr 2008 (2) Allen Robinson, wr 2013 (1) ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS Dan Natale, te Scott Fitzkee, wr Brian Siverling, te BIG TEN RECEIVER OF THE YEAR Allen Robinson, wr

1974 (2) 1978 (2) 1986 (2) 2012, 2013

ALL-BIG TEN Kyle Brady, te 1993 (1), 1994 (1) Bobby Engram, wr 1993 (1), 1994 (1), 1995 (1) Freddie Scott, wr 1994 (2) Keith Olsommer, te 1996 (2) Joe Jurevicius, wr 1997 (2) Chafie Fields, wr 1999 (2) Tony Stewart, te 2000 (2) John Gilmore, te 2001 (HM) Bryant Johnson, wr 2001 (HM), 2002 (1) Casey Williams, te 2002 (HM) Deon Butler, wr 2005 (HM), 2006 (HM), 2008 (2) Jordan Norwood, wr 2008 (HM) Derrick Williams, wr 2008 (1) Derek Moye, wr 2009 (HM), 2010 (HM), 2011 (HM) Andrew Quarless, te 2009 (HM) Kyle Carter, te 2012 (1) Allen Robinson, wr 2012 (1), 2013 (1) Jesse James, te 2013 (HM), 2014 (HM) DaeSean Hamilton, wr 2014 (2), 2015 (HM) Chris Godwin, wr 2015 (2), 2016 (3) Mike Gesicki, te 2016 (2)

NFL PLAYERS Bob Campbell, wr Ted Kwalick, te Bob Parsons, te Rich Mauti, wr Jimmy Cefalo, wr Mickey Shuler, te Scott Fitzkee, wr Tom Donovan, wr Ron LaPointe, te Vyto Kab, te Gregg Garrity, wr Mike McCloskey, te Kenny Jackson, wr Ray Roundtree, wr Mike Alexander, wr Bob Mrosko, te Michael Timpson, wr David Daniels, wr Troy Drayton, te O.J. McDuffie, wr Kyle Brady, te Bobby Engram, wr Freddie Scott, wr Joe Jurevicius, wr Tony Stewart, te Eddie Drummond, wr John Gilmore, te Bryant Johnson, wr Matt Kranchick, te John Bronson, te Ethan Kilmer, wr Isaac Smolko, te Deon Butler, wr Jordan Norwood, wr Derrick Williams, wr Andrew Quarless, te Mickey Shuler Jr., te Brett Brackett, te Derek Moye, wr Andrew Szczerba, te Allen Robinson, wr Jesse James, te

1969 1969-77 1972-83 1977-84 1978-84 1978-91 1979-82 1980 1980 1982-87 1983-89 1983-87 1984-91 1988 1989-91 1989-91 1989-97 1991-92 1993-2000 1993-2000 1995-2007 1996-2009 1996-98 1998-2007 2001-09 2002-07 2002-11 2003-11 2004-05 2005-06 2006 2007 2009-12 2009-16 2009-10 2010-16 2010-15 2012-14 2012-13 2012 2014-pres. 2015-pres.

PRO BOWL PLAYERS Ted Kwalick, te 3 times (1971, 1972, 1973) Mickey Shuler, te 2 times (1986, 1988) Eddie Drummond, wr 1 time (2002) Allen Robinson, wr 1 time (2015) ALL-PRO FIRST TEAM PLAYERS Ted Kwalick, te Eddie Dummond, wr SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS Ted Kwalick, te Bob Mrosko, te Joe Jurevicius, wr Andrew Quarless, te Jordan Norwood, wr

1 time (1972) 1 time (2002) 1977 1991 2003 2011 2015

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Ted Kwalick - 1966-68 Two-time All-American 1989 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee

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John Cappelletti - 1971-73 1973 Heisman Trophy Winner 1973 Walter Camp Player of the Year

HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER John Cappelletti

1973

HEISMAN TROPHY TOP 10 FINISHES Lydell Mitchell Curt Warner D.J. Dozier Blair Thomas Ki-Jana Carter Curtis Enis Larry Johnson

1971 1982 1986 1989 1994 1997 2002

BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Curtis Enis 1997 Saquon Barkley 2016

WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS John Cappelletti 1973 Larry Johnson 2002

2016

MAXWELL AWARD WINNERS John Cappelletti Larry Johnson

1973 2002

MAXWELL AWARD FINALIST Ki-Jana Carter

1994

DOAK WALKER AWARD WINNER Larry Johnson

2002

DOAK WALKER AWARD FINALISTS Ki-Jana Carter Curtis Enis

1994 1997

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Pete Mauthe Glenn Killinger Harry “Lighthorse” Wilson John Cappelletti Lydell Mitchell Curt Warner

1957 1971 1973 1993 2004 2009

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Lenny Moore Franco Harris

1975 1990

ALL-AMERICANS Bob “Punk” Berryman Charley Way Henry “Hinkey” Haines Glenn Killinger Joe Lightner Harry “Lighthorse” Wilson Joe Roepke Fran Rogel Elwood Petchel Lenny Moore Roger Kochman Charlie Pittman Lydell Mitchell John Cappeletti Curt Warner D.J. Dozier Blair Thomas Ki-Jana Carter Curtis Enis Larry Johnson Saquon Barkley

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1915 (3) 1919 (3), 1920 (1) 1920 (2) 1921 (1) 1921 (2) 1923 (1) 1927 (3) 1948 (2) 1948 (3) 1954 (2), 1955 (2) 1962 (1) 1969 (1) 1971 (1) 1973 (1) 1981 (1), 1982 (1) 1986 (1) 1987 (3), 1989 (1) 1994 (1) 1997 (1) 2002 (1) 2016 (2)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS Charlie Pittman Mike Gusman

1969 (1) 1979 (2)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE SILVER FOOTBALL (Big Ten’s Best Player) Saquon Barkley 2016 (shared) BIG TEN RUNNING BACK OF THE YEAR Saquon Barkley

BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Curtis Enis 1995 (media) ALL-BIG TEN Ki-Jana Carter Curtis Enis Eric McCoo Larry Johnson Tony Hunt Rodney Kinlaw Evan Royster Silas Redd Zach Zwinak Saquon Barkley

1993 (2), 1994 (1) 1996 (1), 1997 (1) 1999 (HM) 2002 (1) 2005 (2), 2006 (2) 2007 (HM) 2008 (2), 2009 (1), 2010 (2) 2011 (2) 2012 (HM) 2015 (2), 2016 (1)


OFF AND RUNNING NFL PLAYERS Glenn Killinger Harry Robb Charlie Way Stan Mills Jiggs Ullery Ruel Redinger Hinkey Haines Jimmy Tays Barney Wentz George Snell Bill Pritchard Johnny Roepke Steve Hamas Cliff Moore Bud Cooper Pepper Petrella Jeff Durkota Larry Joe Wally Triplett Fran Rogel Lenny Moore Dick Hoak Lew Luce Don Jonas Roger Kochman Charlie Pittman Franco Harris Lydell Mitchell John Cappelletti Gary Hayman Tom Donchez Bob Torrey Mike Guman Matt Suhey Mike Meade Booker Moore Curt Warner Jon Williams Tony Mumford D.J. Dozier Tim Manoa Steve Smith Blair Thomas Gary Brown Leroy Thompson Sam Gash Richie Anderson Brian O’Neal Mike Archie Ki-Jana Carter Brian Milne Jon Witman Curtis Enis Omar Easy Kenny Watson Larry Johnson Eric McCoo Sean McHugh Tony Hunt Evan Royster

1921-26 1921-26 1921-24 1922-24 1922 1925 1925-31 1925-30 1925-28 1926-27 1927-28 1928 1929 1934 1937 1945 1948 1949 1949-53 1950-57 1956-67 1961-70 1961 1962 1963 1970-71 1972-84 1972-80 1974-83 1974-75 1975 1979-80 1980-88 1980-89 1982-85 1982-85 1983-90 1984 1985 1987-91 1987-91 1987-95 1990-95 1991-99 1991-96 1992-2003 1993-2004 1994-95 1996-98 1996-2004 1996-2000 1996-2001 1998-2000 2002-05 2002-08 2003-11 2004 2004-08 2007-08 2011-13

PRO BOWL PLAYERS Franco Harris 9 times (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980) Lenny Moore 7 times (1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964) Lydell Mitchell 3 times (1975, 1976, 1977) Curt Warner 3 times (1983, 1986, 1987) Sam Gash 2 times (1998, 1999) Larry Johnson 2 times (2005, 2006) Fran Rogel 1 time (1956) Dick Hoak 1 time (1967) Richie Anderson 1 time (2000) ALL-PRO FIRST TEAM PLAYERS Lenny Moore 5 times (1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964) Harry Robb 1 time (1922) Charlie Way 1 time (1924) Franco Harris 1 time (1977) Larry Johnson 1 time (2006)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS Franco Harris 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980 Matt Suhey 1986 Sam Gash 2001 Sean McHugh 2009

PENN STATE FOOTBALL

Franco Harris - 1969-71 2,002 career rushing yards at Penn State Four-time Super Bowl Champion

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Mike Reid - 1966, 68-69 1969 Maxwell Award Winner 1969 Outland Trophy Winner

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HEISMAN TROPHY TOP 10 FINISH Mike Reid

1969

MAXWELL AWARD WINNER Mike Reid

1969

ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD WINNERS Bruce Clark Carl Nassib

1978 2015

ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD FINALISTS Matt Millen Courtney Brown

1978 1999

OUTLAND TROPHY WINNER Mike Reid

1969

OUTLAND TROPHY FINALIST Devon Still

2011

TED HENDRICKS AWARD WINNER Carl Nassib

2015

TED HENDRICKS AWARD FINALISTS Michael Haynes Tamba Hali Maurice Evans Aaron Maybin

2002 2005 2007 2008

LOTT IMPACT AWARD WINNER Carl Nassib

2015

BEDNARIK AWARD FINALISTS Courtney Brown Aaron Maybin Devon Still Carl Nassib

1999 2008 2011 2015

BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY FINALISTS Courtney Brown Tamba Hali Devon Still Carl Nassib

1999 2005 2011 2015

BURLSWORTH TROPHY FINALIST Carl Nassib

2015

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Dexter Very Mike Reid Dave Robinson

1976 1987 1997

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Dave Robinson

2013

ALL-AMERICANS Dexter Very Bob Higgins George Brown Stan McCollum Sam Tamburo Les Walters Bob Mitinger Dave Robinson Mike Reid Steve Smear Bruce Bannon Randy Crowder Mike Hartenstine Greg Murphy Bruce Clark Matt Millen Walker Lee Ashley Tim Johnson Pete Curkendall Frank Giannetti Lou Benfatti Courtney Brown Michael Haynes Jimmy Kennedy Tamba Hali Jay Alford Aaron Maybin Jared Odrick Devon Still Jordan Hill Carl Nassib

1911 (2), 1912 (2) 1915 (1), 1919 (1) 1920 (2) 1921 (2) 1948 (1) 1957 (2) 1961 (1) 1962 (1) 1968 (2), 1969 (1) 1969 (2) 1972 (1) 1973 (1) 1974 (1) 1974 (2) 1978 (1), 1979 (1) 1978 (1) 1982 (1) 1985 (3), 1986 (1) 1987 (3) 1990 (3) 1992 (2), 1993 (1) 1999 (1) 2002 (1) 2002 (1) 2005 (1) 2006 (3) 2008 (1) 2009 (1) 2011 (1) 2012 (2) 2015 (1)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS Bruce Bannon John Quinn Chuck Benjamin Tim Shaw Pete Massaro

1971 (2), 1972 (1) 1975 (2) 1976 (1) 2006 (1) 2010 (1), 2012 (1)

BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Courtney Brown Michael Haynes Jared Odrick Devon Still Carl Nassib

1999 2002 2009 2011 2015

BIG TEN DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR Courtney Brown Jimmy Kennedy Tamba Hali Jared Odrick Devon Still

1999 2002 2005 2009 2011

BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Deion Barnes

2012


THE ART OF CHAOS ALL-BIG TEN Lou Benfatti 1993 (2) Tyoka Jackson 1993 (1) Todd Atkins 1994 (2), 1995 (HM) Chris Mazyck 1994 (HM) Terry Killens 1995 (2) Brandon Noble 1996 (2) Courtney Brown 1997 (2), 1998 (1), 1999 (1) Matt Fornadel 1997 (HM) Brad Scioli 1998 (1) Justin Kurpeikis 1999 (HM), 2000 (1) Jimmy Kennedy 2000 (HM), 2001 (1), 2002 (1) Anthony Adams 2001 (HM), 2002 (HM) Michael Haynes 2002 (1) Tamba Hali 2004 (2), 2005 (1) Jay Alford 2005 (2), 2006 (2) Scott Paxson 2005 (1) Matthew Rice 2005 (2) Ed Johnson 2006 (HM) Tim Shaw 2006 (HM) Maurice Evans 2007 (1) Josh Gaines 2007 (HM), 2008 (HM) Aaron Maybin 2008 (1) Jared Odrick 2008 (1), 2009 (1) Jack Crawford 2009 (HM), 2011 (2) Ollie Ogbu 2009 (HM), 2010 (2) Devon Still 2010 (HM), 2011 (1) Jordan Hill 2011 (HM), 2012 (1) Deion Barnes 2012 (HM), 2014 (HM) Sean Stanley 2012 (HM) DaQuan Jones 2013 (1) C.J. Olaniyan 2013 (HM) Austin Johnson 2014 (HM), 2015 (2) Anthony Zettel 2014 (1), 2015 (3) Carl Nassib 2015 (1) Parker Cothren 2016 (HM) Evan Schwan 2016 (3) Garrett Sickels 2016 (2)

NFL PLAYERS Bob Higgins Whitey Thomas Rae Crowther Al Olszewski Bob Davis Bill Smyth Dan Orlich Sam Tamburo Rosey Grier Maury Schleicher Andy Stynchula Dave Robinson Chuck Sieminski Hatch Rosdahl Dave Rowe Mike McBath Mike Reid Bruce Bannon Randy Crowder Mike Hartenstine Matt Millen

1920-21 1924 1925-26 1945 1946-50 1947-50 1949-51 1949 1955-66 1959-62 1960-68 1963-74 1963-68 1964-66 1967-78 1968-72 1970-74 1973-74 1974-80 1975-87 1980-87

Frank Case Pete Kugler Bruce Clark Leo Wisniewski Walker Lee Ashley Tim Johnson Dave Opfar Frank Giannetti Mark Flythe Lou Benfatti Tyoka Jackson Brandon Noble Brad Scioli Courtney Brown Justin Kurpeikis Bob Jones Anthony Adams Michael Haynes Jimmy Kennedy Tamba Hali Jay Alford Edward Johnson Scott Paxson Aaron Maybin Jared Odrick Jack Crawford Devon Still Jordan Hill DaQuan Jones Brad Bars Austin Johnson Carl Nassib Anthony Zettel

1981 1981-90 1982-89 1982-84 1983-90 1987-96 1987 1991 1993 1994-95 1994-2006 1999-2004 1999-2004 2000-05 2001-04 2002 2003-11 2003-05 2003-11 2006-pres. 2007-10 2007-10 2008-11 2009-12 2010-pres. 2012-pres. 2012-16 2013-pres. 2014-pres. 2015 2016-pres. 2016-pres. 2016-pres.

Tamba Hali - 2002-05 2005 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year 2005 All-American

PRO BOWL PLAYERS Tamba Hali 5 times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) Dave Robinson 3 times (1966, 1967, 1969) Rosey Grier 2 times (1956, 1960) Mike Reid 2 times (1972, 1973) Bruce Clark 1 time (1984) Matt Millen 1 time (1988) ALL-PRO FIRST TEAM PLAYERS Rosey Grier Dave Robinson Mike Reid

1 time (1956) 1 time (1967) 1 time (1972)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS Dave Robinson 1967, 1968 Bruce Bannon 1973, 1974 Dave Rowe 1977 Matt Millen 1981, 1984, 1990, 1992 Pete Kugler 1982, 1989, 1990 Mike Hartenstine 1986 Tim Johnson 1992 Justin Kurpeikis 2005 Jay Alford 2008 Scott Paxson 2009 Jimmy Kennedy 2012 Jordan Hill 2014

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PENN STATE FOOTBALL HEISMAN TROPHY TOP 10 FINISH LaVar Arrington

1999

BEDNARIK AWARD WINNERS LaVar Arrington Paul Posluszny Dan Connor

1999 2005, 2006 2007

BEDNARIK AWARD FINALIST Dan Connor

2006

BUTKUS AWARD WINNERS LaVar Arrington Paul Posluszny

1999 2005

BUTKUS AWARD FINALISTS Shane Conlan Andre Collins Brandon Short Paul Posluszny Dan Connor

1986 1989 1999 2006 2007

BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY FINALISTS LaVar Arrington

1999

ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD FINALISTS LaVar Arrington 1999 Paul Posluszny 2005, 2006

ALL-AMERICANS Paul Kelly 1948 (3) Dennis Onkotz 1967 (2), 1968 (1), 1969 (1) Jack Ham 1970 (1) Charlie Zapiec 1971 (1) John Skorupan 1972 (1) Ed O’Neil 1973 (1) Greg Buttle 1975 (1) Kurt Allerman 1976 (1) Lance Mehl 1979 (2) Chet Parlavecchio 1981 (2) Scott Radecic 1982 (2) Harry Hamilton 1983 (3) Shane Conlan 1985 (1), 1986 (1) Trey Bauer 1987 (3) Andre Collins 1989 (1) LaVar Arrington 1998 (1), 1999 (1) Brandon Short 1999 (1) Paul Posluszny 2005 (1), 2006 (1) Dan Connor 2006 (1), 2007 (1) NaVorro Bowman 2009 (2) Michael Mauti 2012 (1) Mike Hull 2014 (2)

LOTT IMPACT TROPHY FINALIST Paul Posluszny

2006

ALLSTATE/AFCA GOOD WORKS TEAM Ben Kline

2015

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Jack Ham Dennis Onkotz Shane Conlan

1990 1995 2014

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS John Runnells Dennis Onkotz Gary Gray Douglas Allen Kurt Allerman Scott Radecic Carmen Masciantonio Paul Posluszny Josh Hull Chris Colasanti

1988

BIG TEN DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR LaVar Arrington 1998

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME Jack Ham

1965 (1), 1966 (1) 1969 (1) 1971 (2) 1973 (2) 1976 (2) 1982 (1), 1983 (2) 1984 (1) 2005 (1), 2006 (1) 2008 (1), 2009 (1) 2010 (1)

BIG TEN LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR Michael Mauti Mike Hull

Dennis Onkotz - 1967-69 Three-time All-American 1995 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee

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2012 2014

ALL-BIG TEN Brian Gelzheiser 1993 (2), 1994 (1) Willie Smith 1994 (2) Phil Yeboah-Kodie 1994 (2) Aaron Collins 1996 (2), 1997 (2) Gerald Filardi 1996 (HM) Jim Nelson 1997 (2) Brandon Short 1997 (HM), 1998 (1), 1999 (1) LaVar Arrington 1998 (1), 1999 (1) Mac Morrison 1998 (HM), 1999 (HM) Gino Capone 2002 (2), 2003 (HM) Paul Posluszny 2004 (2), 2005 (1), 2006 (1) Dan Connor 2006 (2), 2007 (1) Sean Lee 2007 (2), 2009 (2) NaVorro Bowman 2008 (1), 2009 (1) Tyrell Sales 2008 (HM) Josh Hull 2009 (2) Chris Colasanti 2010 (HM) Gerald Hodges 2011 (1), 2012 (2) Nate Stupar 2011 (HM) Michael Mauti 2012 (1) Glenn Carson 2013 (HM) Mike Hull 2014 (1) Jason Cabinda 2015 (HM), 2016 (3) Brandon Bell 2016 (HM)


LINEBACKER U. NFL PLAYERS Chuck Drazenovich Bob Mitinger Bill Saul Albert Gursky Ralph Baker John Ebersole Dennis Onkotz Jack Ham Jim Laslavic John Skorupan Doug Allen Tom Hull Ed O’Neil Chris Devlin Dave Graf Greg Buttle Jim Rosecrans Kurt Allerman Ron Crosby Tom DePaso Rich Milot Lance Mehl Larry Kubin Chet Parlavecchio Scott Radecic Rogers Alexander Shane Conlan Don Graham Bob Ontko Brad Saar Keith Karpinski Quintus McDonald Andre Collins Mark D’Onofrio Keith Goganious Andre Powell Rob Holmberg Eric Ravotti Rich McKenzie Terry Killens Phil Yeboah-Kodie Reggie Givens Jim Nelson LaVar Arrington Brandon Short Tim Shaw Paul Posluszny Dan Connor Cameron Wake NaVorro Bowman Josh Hull Sean Lee Nathan Stupar Gerald Hodges Michael Mauti Glenn Carson Mike Hull

1950-59 1962-68 1962-70 1963 1964-74 1970-77 1970 1971-82 1973-82 1973-80 1974-75 1974-75 1974-80 1975-78 1975-81 1976-84 1976 1977-85 1978-83 1978 1979-87 1980-87 1982-85 1983 1984-95 1986-87 1987-95 1987-89 1987 1987 1989 1989-91 1990-99 1992 1992-96 1993-94 1994-2001 1994-96 1995 1996-2002 1996 1998-2000 1998-2005 2000-06 2000-06 2007-12 2007-pres. 2008-13 2009-pres. 2010-pres. 2010-13 2010-pres. 2012-pres. 2013-pres. 2013-pres. 2014 2015-pres.

PRO BOWL PLAYERS Jack Ham 8 times (1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980) Cameron Wake 5 times (2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016) Chuck Drazenovich 4 times (1955, 1956, 1957, 1958) Shane Conlan 3 times (1988, 1989, 1990) LaVar Arrington 3 times (2001, 2002, 2003) NaVorro Bowman 3 times (2012, 2013, 2015) Sean Lee 2 times (2015, 2016) Lance Mehl 1 time (1985) Paul Posluszny 1 time (2013) ALL-PRO FIRST TEAM PLAYERS Jack Ham 6 times (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979) NaVorro Bowman 4 times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015) Sean Lee 1 time (2016) Cameron Wake 1 time (2012) SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS Ralph Baker 1969 Jack Ham 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980 Larry Kubin 1983 Rich Milot 1983, 1988 Andre Collins 1992

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Paul Posluszny - 2003-06 2005 & 2006 Bednarik Award Winner 2006 Academic All-American of the Year

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BALL HAWKS

ALL-AMERICANS Tim Montgomery Neal Smith Pete Harris Mark Robinson Michael Zordich Ray Isom Eddie Johnson Darren Perry Kim Herring David Macklin James Boyd Alan Zemaitis

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS John Walsh Mark Robinson Harry Hamilton Lance Hamilton Tony Pittman Andrew Guman Mark Rubin Nolan McCready

Alan Zemaitis - 2002-05 2005 All-American Three-time All-Big Ten

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WE ARE

1967 (2) 1969 (1) 1978 (1) 1982 (1) 1985 (1) 1986 (2) 1988 (3) 1991 (1) 1996 (1) 1998 (3) 2000 (3) 2005 (2) 1980 (2) 1982 (2) 1982 (1), 1983 (1) 1984 (1), 1985 (1) 1994 (1) 2004 (1) 2008 (1) 2006 (2)

ALL-BIG TEN Derek Bochna 1993 (2) Shelly Hammonds 1993 (2) Lee Rubin 1993 (HM) Brian Miller 1994 (1), 1995 (1), 1996 (1) Tony Pittman 1994 (2) Kim Herring 1995 (HM), 1996 (1) Shawn Lee 1997 (HM), 1998 (HM) Anthony King 1998 (HM) David Macklin 1998 (1), 1999 (2) Askari Adams 1999 (HM) James Boyd 2000 (1) Bhawoh Juh 2000 (HM) Bruce Branch 2001 (HM) Rich Gardner 2002 (HM), 2003 (HM) Shawn Mayer 2002 (2) Bryan Scott 2002 (HM) Yaacov Yisrael 2003 (2) Alan Zemaitis 2003 (2), 2004 (2), 2005 (1) Andrew Guman 2004 (HM) Chris Harrell 2005 (HM) Calvin Lowry 2005 (1) Justin King 2006 (2), 2007 (1) Anthony Scirrotto 2006 (1), 2007 (HM), 2008 (1) Tony Davis 2008 (HM) Mark Rubin 2008 (HM) Lydell Sargeant 2008 (2) Drew Astorino 2009 (HM), 2010 (HM), 2011 (HM) D’Anton Lynn 2009 (HM), 2010 (HM), 2011 (HM) Chaz Powell 2011 (HM) Nick Sukay 2011 (2) Adrian Amos 2012 (HM), 2013 (HM), 2014 (HM) Stephon Morris 2012 (HM) Jordan Lucas 2013 (HM), 2014 (HM) Trevor Williams 2014 (HM), 2015 (HM) Marcus Allen 2015 (HM), 2016 (3) Grant Haley 2015 (HM) John Reid 2016 (HM)

NFL PLAYERS John Patrick Les Walters Jim Kerr Bob Riggle Chuck Crist Paul Lankford Harry Hamilton Mark Robinson Duffy Cobbs Ray Isom Sid Lewis Mike Zordich Darren Perry Leonard Humphries Shelly Hammonds Marlon Forbes Kim Herring David Macklin James Boyd Bruce Branch Shawn Mayer Bryan Scott Rich Gardner Calvin Lowry Anwar Phillips Justin King Bhawoh Jue Chaz Powell Adrian Amos Jordan Lucas Trevor Williams

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS Kim Herring Shawn Mayer

1941-46 1958 1961-62 1966-67 1972-78 1982-91 1984-91 1984-90 1987 1987-88 1987 1987-98 1992-2000 1994 1995 1996-99 1997-2004 2000-08 2001-02 2002 2003-04 2003-12 2004-06 2006-08 2008 2009-12 2001-07 2012 2015-pres. 2016-pres. 2016-pres. 2001 2004


SPECIAL TEAMS TRADITION

KICKIN’ IT RAY GUY AWARD FINALIST Jeremy Kapinos, p

2006

VLADE AWARD WINNER Tyler Davis, k

2016

ALL-AMERICANS Chris Bahr, k Matt Bahr, k Jeremy Kapinos, p

1975 (1) 1978 (1) 2006 (3)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS Chris Bahr, k Craig Fayak, k Travis Forney, k

1975 (2) 1993 (2) 1999 (1)

ALL-BIG TEN Craig Fayak, k 1993 (HM) Brett Conway, k 1994 (HM), 1995 (2), 1996 (1) Pat Pidgeon, p 1997 (HM), 1998 (HM), 1999 (HM) Travis Forney, k 1999 (HM) Ryan Primanti, k 2000 (HM) David Royer, p 2002 (HM) Jeremy Kapinos, p 2004 (HM), 2005 (HM), 2006 (2) Jeremy Boone, p 2007 (1), 2008 (HM), 2009 (2) Kevin Kelly, k 2007 (HM), 2008 (1) Colin Wagner, k 2010 (HM) Anthony Fera, k/p 2011 (2) Sam Ficken, k 2013 (HM), 2014 (2) Tyler Davis, k 2016 (1) Blake Gillikin, p 2016 (HM)

NFL PLAYERS Chris Bahr, k Matt Bahr, k Ralph Giacomarro, p John Bruno, p Brian Franco, k Massimo Manca, k Greg Montgomery, p Brett Conway, k Robbie Gould, k Jeremy Kapinos, p

1976-89 1979-95 1983-87 1987 1987 1987 1988-97 1998-2003 2005-pres. 2007-11

PRO BOWL PLAYERS Robbie Gould, k Greg Montgomery, p

1 time (2006) 1 time (1993)

ALL-PRO FIRST TEAM PLAYERS Robbie Gould, k Greg Montgomery, p

1 time (2006) 1 time (1993)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS Matt Bahr, k Chris Bahr, k

1980, 1991 1981, 1984

Jeremy Kapinos - 2003-06 2006 All-American 2006 Ray Guy Award Finalist

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TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL We Are...Penn State Football.........................................1-63 Schedule.......................................................................... 64 Quick Facts....................................................................... 65 Future Schedules.............................................................. 66 Players to Watch..........................................................66-68 2017 Outlook Notes....................................................66-68 2017 Squad Breakdown................................................... 69 Roster..........................................................................70-71 Pronunciation Guide........................................................ 71 2017 Big Ten Schedule..................................................... 72 Opponent Information..................................................... 72 2017-18 Bowl Schedule................................................... 73 PLAYER BIOS Returning Nittany Lion Bios......................................74-127 Nittany Lions Newcomer Bios..................................127-132 PENN STATE FOOTBALL STAFF Head Coach James Franklin.....................................133-139 Coaching Staff.........................................................140-149 Administrative & Support Staff...............................150-152 Athletics Endowments................................................... 153

2017 SCHEDULE Sept. 2

AKRON Beaver Stadium

noon (ABC)

Sept. 9 PITTSBURGH Beaver Stadium

3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Sept. 16 GEORGIA STATE (1) 7:30 p.m. (BTN) Beaver Stadium Sept. 23 at Iowa * Kinnick Stadium (70,585)

TBA

Sept. 30 INDIANA ** Beaver Stadium

TBA

Oct. 7

at Northwestern * Ryan Field (47,330)

noon (TBA)

Oct. 21 MICHIGAN ** Beaver Stadium

TBA

Oct. 28 at Ohio State ** 3:30 p.m. (FOX) Ohio Stadium (104,944) Nov. 4

at Michigan State ** Spartan Stadium (75,005)

TBA

Nov. 11 RUTGERS ** (2) Beaver Stadium

noon (TBA)

Nov. 18 NEBRASKA * (3) Beaver Stadium

TBA

Nov. 25 at Maryland ** Maryland Stadium (51,802)

TBA

(1) All-U Day; (2) Homecoming/Varsity “S” 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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SEASON IN REVIEW 2016 Season in Review...........................................154-189 Big Ten Conference..................................................190-192 RECORDS Rushing Records......................................................194-198 Passing Records.......................................................199-202 Receiving Records...................................................203-206 Total Offense Records..............................................207-208 All-Purpose Records................................................209-210 Punt Return Records................................................211-212 Kickoff Return Records............................................213-214 Punting Records......................................................215-216 Kicking Records.......................................................217-218 Scoring Records.......................................................218-219 Defensive Records...................................................220-221 Interception Records...............................................222-223 Team Year-by-Year Stats..........................................224-226 Team Records & Streaks..........................................227-230 Opponent Records.......................................................... 231 AWARDS & HONORS National Awards......................................................232-238 Big Ten Honors........................................................239-241 Team Awards...........................................................242-243 Postseason All-Star Games......................................244-245 Hall of Fame Inductees............................................246-247 Hall of Fame Bios.....................................................248-250 All-American Bios...................................................251-256 HISTORY All-Time Lettermen.................................................257-262 Coaching History.....................................................263-265 Nittany Lions in the NFL..........................................266-272 Beaver Stadium.......................................................273-276 Year-by-Year Record................................................277-278 Homecoming Games...................................................... 278 Night Games.................................................................. 279 Television Appearances...........................................280-282 Year-by-Year Results...............................................283-289 Penn State vs. Opponents........................................290-297 Poll History..............................................................298-301 Penn State vs. the Top 25................................................ 302 Dates in Penn State Football History.......................303-315 BOWL HISTORY Bowl History.................................................................. 316 Bowl Records..........................................................317-322 Bowl Recaps............................................................323-338 PENN STATE Penn State Athletics................................................339-341 Penn State University..................................................... 342 President Eric Barron...................................................... 342 Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour............................... 343 Athletics Department..................................................... 344 Penn State Head Coaches............................................... 345 Strategic Communications......................................346-347 Penn State Sports Network............................................ 348


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➤ QUICK FACTS Location: University Park, Pa. 16802 Enrollment: 41,359 (undergraduate); 47,261 (UP overall) 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 Football Coach: James Franklin Chief of Staff: Jemal Griffin Director of Football Administration: Kevin Threlkel Director of Football Operations: Michael Hazel Football Office Phone: (814) 865-0412 Penn State Athletics Website: GoPSUsports.com Football Twitter Account: @PennStateFBall ➤ TEAM OVERVIEW 2016 Record: 11-3 2016 Big Ten Conference Record (finish): 7-1 (T-1st East) Lettermen Returning/Lost: 44/18 Starters Returning/Lost: 18/8 Additional Returnees with Starting Experience: 17 ➤ COACHING STAFF Head Football Coach: James Franklin Franklin’s Penn State Record: 25-15, three seasons Franklin’s Career Record: 49-30, six seasons Franklin's Twitter: @coachjfranklin Assistant Coaches: Brent Pry - Assoc. Head Coach/Defensive Coord./Linebackers Joe Moorhead - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Charles Huff - Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Tim Banks - Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Josh Gattis - Off. Recruiting Coord./Asst. Special Teams Coord./WR Matt Limegrover - Offensive Line Ricky Rahne - Passing Game Coordinator/Tight Ends Terry M. Smith - Asst. Head Coach/Def. Recruiting Coord./Cornerbacks Sean Spencer - Run Game Coordinator/Defensive Line ➤ STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS Primary Football Contact: Kristina Petersen (@GoPSUKris) Petersen Cell: 814-883-4581 Petersen Email: kap18@psu.edu Secondary Football Contacts: Greg Campbell (@SID_Greg; gxc35@psu.edu) Mark Brumbaugh (@markbrumbaugh; mgb28@psu.edu) Arielle Sargent (@arielle_sargent; ans26@psu.edu) Associate AD for Strategic Communications: Jeff Nelson Strategic Communications Telephone: 814-865-1757 Strategic Communications Fax: 814-863-3165 Strategic Communications Address: 101-D Bryce Jordan Center University Park, PA 16802 Press Box Phone: 814-863-1121 ➤ HISTORY First Year of Football: 1887 All-Time Record: 867-385-42, 130 seasons, 8th in victories. All-Time Big Ten Record: 119-73, 24 seasons All-Time Bowl Record: 28-17-2, t-5th in bowl victories. Years In Postseason Play: 47, t-9th in bowl appearances.

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PLAYERS TO WATCH 26 SAQUON BARKLEY

52 RYAN BATES

Jr. — Running Back Claimed Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Running Back of the Year and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football as a sophomore...Ranks 12th on Penn State's career rushing yardage list with 2,572 yards...Has 80 rushes of 10 or more yards in his career.

So. — Offensive Line Earned freshman All-America honors from the Football Writers Association of America and USA Today...Was one of two offensive linemen to start every game in 2016 (Brian Gaia)....Helped block for 3,000-yard passer Trace McSorley and 1,000-yard rusher Saquon Barkley in 2016.

2016 Stats

2016 Stats Games Played: 14; Games Started: 14

Att.: 272; Rushing Yds.: 1,496; Rushing TDs: 18; All-Purpose Yds.: 1,972

13 SAEED BLACKNALL

88 MIKE GESICKI

Sr. — Wide Receiver Made a career-high 15 catches for 347 yards with three scores...Had six catches of 20 or more yards in 2016, including 40- and 70-yard touchdown catches in the Big Ten Championship Game...Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career.

Sr. — Tight End Had a stellar junior campaign, breaking the Penn State record for receptions (48), yardage (679) and touchdowns (5; tied) by a tight end...Claimed All-Big Ten second team accolades from the media...Led the Big Ten in receptions and yardage by a tight end.

2016 Stats

2016 Stats

Receptions: 15; Receiving Yards: 347; Receiving TDs: 3

Receptions: 48; Receiving Yards: 679; Receiving TDs: 5

5 DaeSEAN HAMILTON

70 BRENDAN MAHON

Sr. — Wide Receiver Has been a mainstay on the Nittany Lion offense for three seasons, earning a team-high 38 starts since 2014...Ranks tied for fourth on Penn State's alltime receptions list (161) and 10th in yardage (1,985)...Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the third time in his career.

Sr. — Offensive Line Is the most experienced member of the offensive line with 29 career starts... Earned weekly honors from Pro Football Focus three times before being sidelined by injury...Has played both guard and tackle during his career... Named All-Big Ten first team by Pro Football Focus.

2016 Stats

2016 Stats

Receptions: 34; Receiving Yards: 506; Receiving TDs: 1

FUTURE SCHEDULES 2018 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

APPALACHIAN STATE at Pittsburgh KENT STATE at Illinois* OHIO STATE* MICHIGAN STATE* at Indiana* IOWA* at Michigan* WISCONSIN* at Rutgers* MARYLAND*

2019 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23 Nov. 30

IDAHO BUFFALO PITTSBURGH at Maryland* PURDUE* at Iowa* MICHIGAN* at Michigan State.* at Minnesota* INDIANA* at Ohio State* RUTGERS*

*Big Ten games; schedule subject to change.

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Games Played: 9; Games Started: 9

2017 OUTLOOK NOTES FORTY-FOUR LETTERWINNERS RETURN

TRIO NAMED TEAM CAPTAINS

• Penn State returns 44 lettermen from last year’s Big Ten Championship squad – 24 on defense, 18 on offense and two on special teams. • Of the 44 overall lettermen returning, 35 have starting experience – 17 on defense, 15 on offense and three on special teams. • The Nittany Lions lost the services of 18 lettermen – nine on defense, five on offense and four specialists.

• Penn State football head coach James Franklin announced that senior Jason Cabinda and juniors Trace McSorley and Nick Scott have been voted as team captains for the 2017 season by their teammates.

EIGHTEEN STARTERS RETURNING • The Nittany Lions return 18 starters – nine on offense, six on defense and three on special teams. • Seventeen additional Penn Staters have starting experience – six on offense, 10 on defense and one on special teams. • Among the returning starters are 2016 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Saquon Barkley, All-Big Ten first team selection Tyler Davis, All-Big Ten second team honorees Trace McSorley and Mike Gesiski, as well as All-Big Ten third team choices Marcus Allen and Jason Cabinda. NITTANY LION POSITION CHANGES • Among the Penn State players who played new positions heading into the fall are: Josh McPhearson (WR to RB), Jarvis Miller (S to LB) and Jonathan Thomas (LB to RB). PENN STATE NUMBER CHANGES • Two Nittany Lions are wearing new numbers in 2017, including Steven Gonzalez (74) and Shaka Toney (18).

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL ANNOUNCED • Head coach James Franklin announced the members of his 2017 Leadership Council, which consists of 30 members of the Penn State football team. • The Council, which is comprised of 21 seniors, four juniors, three sophomores and two freshmen, serves as the voice for the team. • This year’s Leadership Council members are: seniors Marcus Allen, Troy Apke, Saeed Blacknall, Jason Cabinda, Christian Campbell, Tyrell Chavis, Curtis Cothran, Parker Cothren, Desi Davis, Tyler Davis, Mike Gesicki, Grant Haley, DaeSean Hamilton, Cody Hodgens, Brendan Mahon, Josh McPhearson, Andrew Nelson, Tom Pancoast, Daniel Pasquariello, Brandon Smith and Mitchell Vallone; juniors Saquon Barkley, Trace McSorley, John Reid and Nick Scott; sophomores Ryan Bates, Juwan Johnson and Tommy Stevens; and freshmen Michal Menet and Jake Zembiec. • This group is not only charged with leading the team, but the expectation is to also uphold the program’s four core values: positive attitude, great work ethic, compete in everything and must be willing to sacrifice. The Leadership Council meets at least twice a month in Franklin’s office.


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PLAYERS TO WATCH 9 TRACE McSORLEY

59 ANDREW NELSON

Jr. — Quarterback Broke the Penn State record for passing yards (3,614) and passing touchdowns (29) in a season...Has thrown a TD pass in a school-record 15 consecutive games...Garnered All-Big Ten second team honors...Was the B1G Championship Game MVP (384 passing yards, 4 TD).

Sr. — Offensive Line One of the veterans of the offensive line group with 27 career starts...Started six games in 2016, before being injured and missing the remainder of the season...Was a Freshman All-American in 2014...Named Academic All-Big Ten three times in his career.

2016 Stats

2016 Stats Games Played: 6; Games Started: 6

Completions-Attempts: 224-387; Passing Yards: 3,614; Passing TDs: 29

95 TYLER DAVIS

93 BLAKE GILLIKIN

Sr. — Kicker Won the 2016 Vlade Award, given to the nation's most accurate kicker...Was 22-of-24 on field goals and 62-of-62 on extra points in 2016...Has made all 73 extra points attempts in his career...Tied the B1G kick scoring record with 128 points...Set school record with 18-straight fields goals made.

So. — Punter Broke the school's freshman season punting record with a 42.8 average... Earned All-Big Ten honorable mention accolades from the coaches and media...Set the Penn State freshman game punting record vs. USC in the Rose Bowl (50.8)...Posted perfect 4.0 GPAs in his first two semesters on campus.

2016 Stats

2016 Stats

FG-FGA: 22-24; XP-XPA: 62-62; Points: 128

Punts: 61; Yards: 2,611; Average: 42.8; I20: 22; 50+: 13

2 MARCUS ALLEN

Sr. — Safety Tallied the most tackles by a Penn State safety since 2002 with a team-best 110 stops...Had six outings with eight or more tackles...Gained third-team All-Big Ten recognition...Blocked the field goal that led to the game-winning TD vs. No. 2 Ohio State...On the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list.

43 MANNY BOWEN

Jr. — Linebacker Started 12 of 13 games in 2016...Had six games with six or more tackles... Had a career-high 12 tackles against No. 2 Ohio State...Has gained seven pounds of muscle since coming to campus...Had a team-best13 special teams tackles in 2015.

2016 Stats

2016 Stats

Tackles: 110; TFL: 6.0; PBU: 3; Fumble Recoveries: 2; Blocked Kick: 1

Tackles: 68; Sacks: 2.0; TFL: 8.5; PBU: 2; QBH: 3

2017 OUTLOOK NOTES VETERAN O-LINE

EIGHT BOWL TEAMS HIGHLIGHT SCHEDULE

• The Nittany Lions return 87 starts on the offensive line, which ranks 19th in the country and third in the B1G, per Phil Steele. • Brendan Mahon leads all offensive linemen with 29 career starts at guard and tackle, while Andrew Nelson has 27 starts at guard and tackle. • The other Nittany Lions with starting experience in the trenches are: sophomores Ryan Bates (14), Connor McGovern (9) and Steven Gonzalez (3), as well as junior Chasz Wright (5).

• The Nittany Lions will face eight teams which participated in a bowl game during the 2016 campaign. • Northwestern topped Pitt in the Pinstripe Bowl, 31-24. • Ohio State earned the No. 3 seed in the College Football Playoff and lost to Clemson, 31-0, in the Fiesta Bowl. • Iowa fell to Florida, 30-3, in the Outback Bowl; Indiana dropped a tough 26-24 decision to Utah in the Foster Farms Bowl; Michigan lost to Florida State, 33-32, in the Orange Bowl; Nebraska suffered a 38-24 loss to Tennessee in the Music City Bowl and Maryland suffered a 36-30 loss to Boston College in the Quick Lane Bowl.

STAYING INTACT • The Nittany Lions will be in a position that it has not been in several years with lots of experience back in the fold. • Offensively, the Nittany Lions return: • 99.2 percent of their rushing yards. • 72.8 percent of their receiving yards. • 87.4 percent of their scoring. • Defensively, Penn State returns: • 72.1 percent of its tackles. • 52.5 percent of its sacks. • 64.2 percent of its tackles for loss. • 71.4 percent of its defensive turnovers. • On special teams, the Nittany Lions return: • 100 percent of their punting yardage. • 100 percent of their kicking points. • 100 percent of their kickoff return yardage. • 83.5 percent of their punt return yardage.

GENERATIONS OF GREATNESS • The Penn State football team will turn back the clock for a special “Generations of Greatness” game against Indiana Sept. 30 in Beaver Stadium. Elements of the game against the Hoosiers will take fans back in time, while the Nittany Lions will don uniforms with designs elements from uniforms past. Game Day Elements • Videoboard – The Beaver Stadium scoreboards in the North and South end zone will be a flipboard display from the 1950s. • Music – The in-game music will be a variety of hits from the 1950s to today. • Cheer and Dance Teams – The Penn State cheerleaders and Lionettes will wear historic outfits. • Honorary Captains – The coin toss is slated to have honorary captains to represent the 1950s to today. • Blue Band – The Blue Band will perform music throughout the game from 1950s to today.

Uniform Elements • Numbers on Helmets – The Nittany Lions had the number on the side of their helmet from 1959-61 and then again from 1967-74. A No. 42 also appeared on the side of every Penn State helmet in the season finale against Wisconsin in 2012 to honor injured senior Michael Mauti. • Block Uniform Numbers – The block uniform numbers are similar to those uniform numbers that donned the Blue & White from mid-1950s-66. • White Stripe on Sleeve – Penn State’s uniform had a white stripe on the sleeve several times, including 1957-66, 1982-89 and 1992-2011. • Stripe on the Pants – The Nittany Lions had a blue stripe on their pants from 1952-68. • Striped Socks – The striped sock pays tribute to those worn on game days from 1970-72. • Gray Facemask – The gray facemask was donned by the Nittany Lions from 1959-86. • White Cleats – The white cleats were worn by the Nittany Lions in the 1979 Sugar Bowl. • Gloves – The gloves for the Indiana game will feature the Lion Shrine on the palm of the hands. • Lion Shrine – The image of Lion Shrine appears on the “home plate” of the front of the jersey. It is an original element of the “Generations of Greatness” uniform to pay homage to the Lion Shrine that was a gift from the Class of 1940. • Back Inside Collar – The back inside collar of the jersey reads “Penn State 1959” in recognition of the first Liberty Bowl game, played in Philadelphia. Penn State defeated Alabama, 7-0.

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PLAYERS TO WATCH 40 JASON CABINDA

1 CHRISTIAN CAMPBELL

Sr. — Linebacker Named third-team All-Big Ten by the coaches...Led the LBs in winter conditioning in pro agility, vertical jump, broad jump, power clean and squat...Has logged eight-or-more tackles in 11 of his last 13 games...On the Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list.

Sr. — Cornerback Had a superb spring and is expected to challenge for time in the backfield... Had a career-high 32 tackles in 12 games last season...Led the team in vertical jump and broad jump in winter workouts...Has two career starts... Had a personal-best six tackles in the Rose Bowl.

2016 Stats

2016 Stats

Tackles: 81; Sacks: 1.0; TFL: 4.0; PBU: 3

Tackles: 32; TFL: 1.0; Interceptions: 1; PBU: 6; Fumble Recoveries: 1

52 CURTIS COTHRAN

41 PARKER COTHREN

Sr. — Defensive Tackle Successfully transitioned from defensive end to defensive tackle in 2016... Appeared in 10 games with eight starts...Had a career-high five tackles, including 3.0 tackles for loss, in the Big Ten Championship Game...On pace to graduate in August with a degree in criminology.

Sr. — Defensive Tackle Named All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches...Started 13 games last season...Had a career-best 26 tackles in 2016...Made a personal-best seven tackles against Temple...One pace to graduate in August with a degree in recreation, parks and tourism management.

2016 Stats

2016 Stats

Tackles: 21; TFL: 4.5; Sacks: 0.5

Tackles: 26; Sacks: 2.0; TFL: 5.5

15 GRANT HALEY

Sr. — Cornerback Is the first player in program history to return a blocked field goal for a touchdown with a 60-yard game-winning return vs. No. 2 Ohio State...Had a career-high seven tackles against Minnesota and USC...Named All-Big Ten honorable mention in 2015...Selected CoSIDA Academic All-District. 2016 Stats

48 SHAREEF MILLER

So. — Defensive End Selected BTN.com All-Freshman honorable mention...Added 17 pounds of muscle and lost 3 percent body fat since coming to campus...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following the Indiana game. 2016 Stats Tackles: 22; TFL: 5.5; Sacks: 2.0; Fumble Recoveries: 1

Tackles: 39; TFL: 1.5; PBU: 4

2017 OUTLOOK NOTES RUTGERS IS HOMECOMING FOE

LIONS HOST PANTHERS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1999

PENNSYLVANIA TIES

• When the alumni return to Happy Valley for the 2017 Homecoming game, the Penn State faithful will cheer their Nittany Lions against Rutgers. • The Scarlets Knights will provide the opponent for the 2017 Homecoming contest on Nov. 11 at noon. • This is the third time that Penn State will meet Rutgers in a Homecoming game. The Nittany Lions defeated the Scarlet Knights in 1987 (35-21) and 1991 (37-17) in Homecoming contests. • Penn State owns a 70-22-5 record all-time on Homecoming, including wins in 10 of its last 12 games.

• Penn State welcomes Pittsburgh to Beaver Stadium for the first time since 1999 when the Panthers visit Happy Valley Sept. 9 at 3:30 p.m. This is the second game of a four-game series. • The Nittany Lions have met the Panthers more than any other opponent – 97 times – with Penn State owning a 50-43-4 series advantage. • The teams first met in 1893 and played every season from 1900-31 and 1935-92, often in a compelling final game of the regular season. • The teams did not meet from 1993-96, when Penn State began play in the Big Ten Conference, and then played a four-game series from 1997-2000, with the Nittany Lions winning the 1997-99 contests. • The Panthers have won the two last meetings, including a 4239 decision at Heinz Field in 2016. • Penn State owns a 17-6 record against Pitt in State College, while the Panthers have a 35-29-4 advantage in games played on their home field. • Penn State leads, 5-1, in neutral site games, the majority of which were played in Pittsburgh.

• The Penn State coaching staff is deeply rooted in Pennsylvania, with half of the 10-man coaching staff originally hailing from the Keystone state. • Central PA • Defensive Coordinator Brent Pry - Altoona • Eastern PA • Head Coach James Franklin - Langhorne • Western PA • Offensive Line Matt Limegrover - Pittsburgh • Offensive Coordinator Joe Moorhead - Pittsburgh • Cornerbacks Terry M. Smith - Aliquippa

HOME SWEET HOME With a 278-72 all-time record in Beaver Stadium, Penn State owns the seventh-best winning percentage (.794) in its current home venue amongst current FBS schools and leads the Big Ten. Only Alabama (.822) and Oklahoma (.809) have higher winning percentages in facilities older than Beaver Stadium. School Stadium Name (Opened) Rec. Win % 1. Houston TDECU Stadium (2014) 18-3 .857 2. Ga. Southern Paulson Stadium (1984) 186-36 .838 3. Marshall Joan C. Edwards Stadium (1991) 151-30 .834 4. Boise State Albertsons Stadium (1970) 254-53 .827 5. Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium (1929) 252-53-3 .823 6. Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (1923) 385-85-15 .809 7. Penn State Beaver Stadium (1960) 278-72 .794 8. Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium (1939) 312-81-7 .789 9. Ohio State Ohio Stadium (1922) 430-111-20 .784 10. Tennessee Neyland Stadium (1921) 460-124-17 .780

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NITTANY LIONS GRADUATE • Five Penn State student-athletes enter the summer of 2017 having earned their undergraduate degrees: Cody Hodgens (exercise science at Florida International), DaeSean Hamilton (advertising and public relations), Andrew Nelson (kinesiology), Daniel Pasquariello (economics) and Brandon Smith (kinesiology). • Three more Nittany Lions are on pace to graduate in August: Mark Allen (criminology), Curtis Cothran (criminology) and Parker Cothren (recreation, parks and tourism management).

LIONS IN THE NFL • Thirty-three former Penn State football players are on the rosters of 23 NFL teams heading into July. The Nittany Lions are perennially a top-15 program in producing players in the NFL. • Four players from Penn State’s 2016 squad are on NFL roster as rookies: Chris Godwin (Tampa Bay), Brandon Bell (Cincinnati), Evan Schwan (New York Giants) and Garrett Sickels (Indianapolis). • There are also two Nittany Lions on NFL rosters that did not play football at Penn State in Chris Hogan (New England) and Ross Travis (Kansas City). Hogan, a wide receiver in his sixth NFL season, played lacrosse for the Nittany Lions and went to play football at Monmouth after earning his Penn State degree. Travis, a tight end, was a standout men’s basketball player and is in his second NFL season.


2017 SEASON PREVIEW 2017 SQUAD BREAKDOWN LETTERMEN RETURNING FROM 2016 (44)

LETTERMEN LOST FROM 2016 (18)

STARTERS BREAKDOWN

Offense (18) Quarterback Trace McSorley Offensive Line Ryan Bates, Steven Gonzalez, Brendan Mahon, Connor McGovern, Andrew Nelson, Zach Simpson, Chasz Wright Mike Gesicki, Jonathan Holland, Tom Pancoast Tight End/H Running Back Saquon Barkley, Miles Sanders Receiver Saeed Blacknall, Irvin Charles, DaeSean Hamilton, Juwan Johnson, DeAndre Thompkins

Offense (5) Offensive Line Tom Devenney, Derek Dowrey, Brian Gaia, Paris Palmer Chris Godwin Receiver

Defense (24) End Tackle

Cornerback Safety

Linebacker Cornerback Safety

Torrence Brown, Ryan Buchholz, Shareef Miller Tyrell Chavis, Curtis Cothran, Parker Cothren, Kevin Givens, Robert Windsor Manny Bowen, Cam Brown, Jason Cabinda, Jake Cooper, Koa Farmer, Jarvis Miller, Brandon Smith Christian Campbell, Grant Haley, Amani Oruwariye, John Reid Marcus Allen, Troy Apke, Ayron Monroe, Nick Scott, Garrett Taylor

Defense (9) End Tackle Linebacker

Evan Schwan, Garrett Sickels Antoine White Brandon Bell, Von Walker, Nyeem WartmanWhite Kyle Alston, Jordan Smith Malik Golden

Saquon Barkley, RB (14); Ryan Bates, OL (14); Saeed Blacknall, WR (7); Mike Gesicki, TE/H (14); DaeSean Hamilton, WR (13); Brendan Mahon, OL (9); Connor McGovern, OL (9); Trace McSorley, QB (14); Andrew Nelson, OL (6)

Defense (7):

Marcus Allen, S (14); Jason Cabinda, LB (9); John Reid, CB (14); Parker Cothren, DT (13); Manny Bowen, LB (12); Grant Haley, CB (11); Curtis Cothran, DT (8)

(Number of 2016 starts in parenthesis) Offense (2):

Brian Gaia, OL (14); Chris Godwin, WR (14)

Defense (4):

Brandon Bell, LB (10); Malik Golden, S (13); Evan Schwan, DE (12); Garrett Sickels, DE (12)

Special Teams (2): Joe Julius, KO (14); Tyler Yazujian, LS (14) OTHER RETURNEES WITH STARTING EXPERIENCE (17) (Number of career starts in parenthesis)

Mark Allen Brandon Polk

Special Teams (1) Daniel Pasquariello Punter

LETTERMEN AT A GLANCE Returning: 18 Returning: 24 Returning: 2 Returning: 44

Offense (9):

STARTERS LOST (8)

LETTERMEN RETURNING FROM 2015 (3)

Offense Defense Specialists Total

(Number of 2016 starts in parenthesis)

Special Teams (2): Tyler Davis, K (14); Blake Gillikin, P (14)

Special Teams (4) Placekicker Joe Julius Punter/Holder Chris Gulla Long Snapper Zach Ladonis, Tyler Yazujian

Special Teams (2) Tyler Davis Placekicker Punter Blake Gillikin

Offense (2) Running Back Receiver

STARTERS RETURNING (18)

Offense Defense Specialists Total

Returning: Returning: Returning: Returning:

Sophomore offensive lineman Ryan Bates was one of two players to start every game on the offensive line in 2016. He was named a Freshman All-American by USA Today and the Football Writers Association of America.

9 7 2 18

Mark Allen, RB (1); Steven Gonzalez, OL (2); Juwan Johnson, WR (1); Brandon Polk, WR (3); DeAndre Thompkins, WR (6); Chasz Wright, OL (4)

Defense (10):

Troy Apke, S (2); Cam Brown, LB (2); Torrence Brown, DE (4); Christian Campbell, CB (4); Jake Cooper, LB (3); Koa Farmer, LB (2); Kevin Givens, DT (6); Nick Scott, S (1); Brandon Smith, LB (2); Robert Windsor, DT (1)

Specialists (1): Daniel Pasquariello, P (9)

STARTERS AT A GLANCE Lost: 5 Lost: 9 Lost: 4 Lost: 18

Offense (6):

Lost: Lost: Lost: Lost:

2 4 2 8

Senior cornerback Grant Haley made two of the more notable plays for the Nittany Lions during the 2016. He scooped up Marcus Allen’s blocked field goal and returned it 60 yards for the game-winning touchdown versus No. 2 Ohio State. He also stopped Corey Clement on fourth down in the Big Ten Championship Game to seal the win.

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2017 SEASON PREVIEW 2017 ROSTERS NUMERICAL ROSTER 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 18 18 19 20 20 21 23 24 24 25 26 26 27 28 29 30 31 31 32 32 33 34 36 36 38 39 39 40 40

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Campbell, Christian *** Hamler, KJ Allen, Marcus *** Stevens, Tommy Johnson, Donovan Thompkins, DeAndre ** Scott, Nick ** Castro-Fields, Tariq Hamilton, DaeSean *** Robinson, Andre Farmer, Koa ** Zembiec, Jake Allen, Mark * McSorley, Trace ** Miller, Jarvis * Polk, Brandon * Charles, Irvin * Davis, Desi Hippenhammer, Mac Blacknall, Saeed *** Brooks, Ellis Clifford, Sean McPhearson, Zech Haley, Grant *** Shuster, Michael Fessler, Billy Petrishen, John Taylor, Garrett * Holland, Jonathan * Toney, Shaka Brown, Torrence ** Butler, Jabari Thomas, Johnathan Oruwariye, Amani ** Monroe, Ayron * Brown, DJ Sanders, Miles * Faison-Walden, Brelin Barkley, Saquon ** Sutherland, Jonathan Johnson, T.J. Apke, Troy *** Reid, John ** Givens, Kevin * Brown, Cam * Welde, Christopher Brown, Journey Vallone, Mitchell Cooper, Jake ** Simmons, Shane Johnson, Jan Shorts, Troy Wade, Lamont Di Leo, Frank McPhearson, Josh Cabinda, Jason *** Eury, Nick

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER CB WR S QB CB WR S CB WR RB LB QB RB QB LB WR WR CB WR WR LB QB CB CB QB QB S S TE/H DE DE CB RB CB S CB RB LB RB S CB S. CB DT LB WR RB S LB DE LB S CB LB RB LB RB

No. 2 8 28 41 90 90 26 52 13 47 92 43 83 13 24 31 32 19 97 20 40 1 46 5 11 56 14 33 52 41 80 87 12 95 39 45 40 25 7 16 44 71 51 88 93 30 74 81 99 15 5 1 53 12 86 18 75 96 76 3 36 84 27 42 49

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Name Allen, Marcus *** Allen, Mark * Apke, Troy *** Arcangelo, Joe Barber, Damion Barbir, Alex Barkley, Saquon ** Bates, Ryan * Blacknall, Saeed *** Blair, Will Bolds, Corey Bowen, Manny ** Bowers, Nick Brooks, Ellis Brown, DJ Brown, Cam * Brown, Journey Brown, Torrence ** Buchholz, Ryan * Butler, Jabari Cabinda, Jason *** Campbell, Christian *** Castagna, Colin Castro-Fields, Tariq Charles, Irvin * Chavis, Tyrell * Clifford, Sean Cooper, Jake ** Cothran, Curtis ** Cothren, Parker *** Dalton, Danny Darien, Dae’Lun Davis, Desi Davis, Tyler ** Di Leo, Frank DuMond, Joe Eury, Nick Faison-Walden, Brelin Farmer, Koa ** Fessler, Billy Franklin, Brailyn Fries, Will Gellerstedt, Alex Gesicki, Mike *** Gillikin, Blake * Givens, Kevin * Gonzalez, Steven * Grampp, Steven Gross-Matos, Yetur Haley, Grant *** Hamilton, DaeSean *** Hamler, KJ Hansard, Fred Hippenhammer, Mac Hodgens, Cody Holland, Jonathan * Holmes, Des Iyke, Immanuel Jenkins, Sterling Johnson, Donovan Johnson, Jan Johnson, Juwan * Johnson, T.J. Jordan, Ellison Joseph, Daniel

Pos. S RB S TE DE K RB OL WR S DT LB TE/H LB CB LB RB DE DE CB LB CB DE CB WR DT QB LB DT DT TE/H WR CB K/P LB LB RB LB LB QB LB OL OL TE/H P/K DT OL TE/H DE CB WR WR DT WR WR TE/H OL DT OL CB LB WR CB DT DE

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

Ht. 6-2 5-6 6-1 6-4 6-3 5-9 5-11 6-4 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-1 6-4 6-1 5-10 6-5 5-11 6-3 6-6 5-11 6-1 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-4 5-11 5-11 5-9 5-10 5-9 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-1 6-6 6-6 6-6 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-5 5-9 6-1 5-9 6-3 5-11 5-7 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-8 5-9 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-3

Wt. 205 185 200 247 245 195 228 310 208 219 285 226 268 220 175 222 194 254 273 181 234 191 257 185 223 295 211 225 295 302 235 210 181 189 219 232 215 212 231 190 204 305 303 257 196 281 339 234 242 185 204 170 302 175 171 240 325 280 326 175 226 227 185 290 250

High School or C.C./Coach Hometown Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr./Dalawn Parrish Upper Marlboro, Md. DeMatha/Elijah Brooks Hyattsville, Md. Mount Lebanon/Mike Melnyk Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Abington Heights/Joe Repshis Clarks Summit, Pa. Harrisburg/Calvin Everett Harrisburg, Pa. South Forsyth/Jeff Arnette Cumming, Ga. Whitehall/Brian Gilbert Coplay, Pa. Archbishop Wood/Steve Devlin Warrington, Pa. Manalapan/Ed Gurrieri Manalapan, N.J. Hempfield/Ron Zeiber Lancaster, Pa. Paramus Catholic/Dan Sabella Paterson, N.J. Barnegat/Rob Davis Barnegat, N.J. Kittanning Senior/Frank Fabian Kittanning, Pa. Benedictine College Prep/Greg Lilly Mechanicsville, Va. Creekside/Will Rogers College Park, Ga. The Bullis School/Patrick Cilento Burtonsville, Md. Meadville/Ray Collins Meadville, Pa. Tuscaloosa Academy/Robert Johnson Tuscaloosa, Ala. Great Valley/Dan Ellis Malvern, Pa. Abilene Christian University/Ken Collums Potomac, Md. Hunterdon Central/Matthew Perotti Flemington, N.J. Central/Woodrow Lowe Phenix City, Ala. Barrington/Joe Sanchez Barrington, Ill. Riverdale Baptist School/Caesar Nettles Upper Marlboro, Md. Paul VI/John Doherty Sicklerville, N.J. Nassau C.C./Joe Osovet Richmond, Va. Saint Xavier/Steve Specht Cincinnati, Ohio Archbishop Wood/Steve Devlin Doylestown, Pa. Council Rock North/Adam Collachi Newtown, Pa. Hazel Green/Matthew Putnam Huntsville, Ala. Marshfield/Lou Silva Marshfield, Mass. Dunbar/Lawrence Smith Baltimore, Md. Harriton/Matthew Bahr Ardmore, Pa. North/-- St. Charles, Ill. Saint Ignatius College Prep/John O’Connor Elmhurst, Ill. St. Joseph’s Prep/Gabe Infante Philadelphia, Pa. Lake-Lehman/Jerry Gilsky Shavertown, Pa. Grimsley/Darrel Brown Greensboro, N.C. Notre Dame/Kevin Rooney Lake View Terrace, Calif. Erie Cathedral Prep/Mike Mischler Erie, Pa. Battlefield (Va.)/Jared Van Acker Arlington, Texas Cranford/Erik Rosenmeier Cranford, N.J. Dublin Coffman/Mark Crabtree Dublin, Ohio Southern Regional/Chuck Donahue Manahawkin, N.J. The Westminster Schools/Gerry Romberg Smyrna, Ga. Altoona Area/John Franco Altoona, Pa. Union City/Wil Valdez Union City, N.J. East Stroudsburg North/Chuck Dailey East Stroudsburg, Pa. Chancellor/Bob Oliver Spotsylvania, Va. The Lovett School/Mike Muschamp Atlanta, Ga. Mountain View/Lou Sorrentino Fredericksburg, Va. IMG Academy (Fla.)/Kevin Wright Pontiac, Mich. The Hun School/Todd Smith Burlington, N.J. R. Nelson Snider/Kurt Tippmann Fort Wayne, Ind. Robinson/Mike DePue Wesley Chapel, Fla. The Bullis School/Patrick Cilento Brandywine, Md. Cardinal O’Hara/BJ Hogan Norristown, Pa. Parsippany Hills/Dave Albano Hackettstown, N.J. Baldwin/Pete Wagner Pittsburgh, Pa. Cass Tech/Thomas Wilcher Detroit, Mich. Governor Mifflin/Dominic Vecchio Mohnton, Pa. Glassboro/Mark Maccarone Glassboro, N.J. Euclid/Jeff Rotsky Cleveland, Ohio Gilman School/Biff Poggi Upper Marlboro, Md. Lake Forest Academy (Ill.)/Robin Bowkett Brampton, Ontario


2017 SEASON PREVIEW 2017 ROSTERS ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 68 85 70 72 89 66 39 14 9 62 9 48 73 91 23 59 21 89 92 16 10 29 6 24 4 55 82 36 79 15 34 64 47 2 81 26 17 20 3 61 18 32 96 51 38 31 54 77 7

Name Kelly, Hunter Lutz, Isaac Mahon, Brendan *** Martin, Robbie Maxwell, Colton McGovern, Connor * McPhearson, Josh McPhearson, Zech McSorley, Trace ** Menet, Michal Miller, Jarvis * Miller, Shareef * Miranda, Mike Monk, Ryan Monroe, Ayron * Nelson, Andrew *** Oruwariye, Amani ** Pancoast, Tom * Pasquariello, Daniel ** Petrishen, John Polk, Brandon * Reid, John ** Robinson, Andre Sanders, Miles * Scott, Nick ** Shelton, Antonio Shoop, Tyler Shorts, Troy Shuman, Charlie Shuster, Michael Simmons, Shane Simpson, Zach * Smith, Brandon * Stevens, Tommy Sullivan-Brown, Cam Sutherland, Jonathan Taylor, Garrett * Thomas, Johnathan Thompkins, DeAndre ** Thorpe, C.J. Toney, Shaka Vallone, Mitchell Vasey, Kyle Vranic, Jason Wade, Lamont Welde, Christopher Windsor, Robert * Wright, Chasz ** Zembiec, Jake

* - Letters won Roster as of June 30, 2017

Pos. OL WR OL OL WR OL RB CB QB OL LB DE OL DT S OL CB TE/H P S WR CB RB RB S DT WR S OL QB DE OL LB QB WR S S RB WR OL DE S SN LB CB WR DT OL QB

NUMERICAL ROSTER Cl./El. So./Fr. So./Fr. Sr.^/Sr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. So./So. Sr.^/Sr. So./Fr. Sr./Jr. So./Fr. Jr./So. Jr./So. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. Jr./So. Gr./Sr. Sr./Jr. Sr.^/Sr. Gr./Sr. Jr./So. Jr./So. Jr./Jr. Jr./So. So./So. Sr./Jr. So./Fr. Jr./So. Jr./So. Sr./Jr. So./Fr. So./Fr. Jr./So. Gr./Sr. Jr./So. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. Sr./Jr. Sr./Jr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. Sr.^/Sr. Sr./Jr. Sr./Sr. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. Jr./So. Sr./Jr. So./Fr.

Ht. 6-2 5-11 6-4 6-4 6-0 6-5 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-6 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-0 5-9 5-10 5-9 5-11 5-11 6-2 5-11 5-10 6-8 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-11 5-11 6-3 6-3 5-9 6-2 6-0 5-9 5-7 6-4 6-7 6-3

Wt. 298 181 312 280 187 307 197 181 202 301 222 255 291 282 207 305 205 236 196 208 181 187 216 209 199 291 184 193 307 210 250 301 227 224 182 191 194 211 189 314 218 199 237 222 196 172 295 345 213

High School or C.C./Coach Hometown Neshaminy/Steve Wilmot Langhorne, Pa. Berks Catholic/Rick Keeley Reading, Pa. Randolph/Joe Lusardi Randolph, N.J. Saint Joseph Regional/Augie Hoffmann Sparta, N.J. Northampton/Mark Scisly Northampton, Pa. Lake-Lehman/Jerry Gilsky Larksville, Pa. Annapolis Area Christian/Ken Lucas Columbia, Md. Riverdale Baptist School/Caesar Nettles Columbia, Md. Briar Woods/Charlie Pierce Ashburn, Va. Exeter Township Senior/Matt Bauer Birdsboro, Pa. Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby/Jason Qua Suffield, Conn. George Washington/Ronald Cohen Philadelphia, Pa. Stow-Munroe Falls/Mark Nori Stow, Ohio Dallas/Bob Zaruta Dallas, Pa. Saint Johns College H.S./Joe Patterson Largo, Md. Hershey/Mark Painter Hershey, Pa. Gaither/Jason Stokes Tampa, Fla. 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. St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.)/Gabe Infante Mount Laurel, N.J. Bishop McDevitt/Jeff Weachter Mechanicsburg, Pa. Woodland Hills/George Novak Pittsburgh, Pa. Fairfax/Kevin Simonds Fairfax, Va. Westerville-North/Rodger Elander Westerville, Ohio Father Ryan/Bruce Lussier Nashville, Tenn. Woodbury/Al Mailahn Sicklerville, N.J. Pittsford Sutherland/Keith Molinich Pittsford, N.Y. Camp Hill/Frank Gay Camp Hill, Pa. DeMatha/Elijah Brooks Laurel, Md. Hollidaysburg Area/Homer DeLattre Hollidaysburg, Pa. Lewisburg/Jeremy Winn Winfield, Pa. Decatur Central/Justin Dixson Indianapolis, Ind. Saint Vincent Pallotti/Ian Thomas Bowie, Md. Episcopal (Va.)/Panos Voulgaris Ottawa, Ontario Saint Christopher’s/Lance Clelland Richmond, Va. St. John’s Prep/Jim O’Leary Peabody, Mass. Swansboro/Tim Laspada Hubert, N.C. Central Catholic/Terry Totten Glenshaw, Pa. Imhotep Charter/Albie Crosby Philadelphia, Pa. Elk County Catholic/Travis Skrzypek Johnsonburg, Pa. Wallenpaupack/Mark Watson Hawley, Pa. Erie C.C./Scott Pilkey Wheatfield, N.Y. Clairton/Wayne Wade Clairton, Pa. Council Rock North/Adam Collachi Newtown, Pa. Fond Du Lac/Mike Gnewuch Fond Du Lac, Wis. Milford Academy/Bill Chaplick Woodbridge, Va. Aquinas Institute/Chris Battaglia Rochester, N.Y.

^ - 5th-year senior

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Troy Apke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy App-KEY Saquon Barkley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAY-kwon Barkley Saeed Blacknall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sah-eed Black-NALL Ryan Buchholz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan BUCK-holez Colin Castagna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin CAST-on-yah (like lasagna) Tyrell Chavis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TIE-rell CHAY-viss Curtis Cothran. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Curtis CAW-thren Parker Cothren. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parker CAW-thren Dae’Lun Darien . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAY-lawn Darien Brelin Faison-Walden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BREY-lynn FACE-in Walden Koa Farmer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CO-uh Farmer

Will Fries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will FRY-z Mike Gesicki. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Guh-sick-E DaeSean Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAY-shawn Hamilton Brendan Mahon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brendan MANN Zech McPhearson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zack McPhearson Michael Menet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael men-NET Ayron Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AIR-en Monroe Amani Oruwariye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . UH-monn-E O-rue-waar-ee-A Daniel Pasquariello. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel pass-KAH-rello Chris Welde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris WELL-dee Jake Zembiec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jake ZEM-beck

41 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 47 48 49 51 51 52 52 53 54 55 56 59 61 62 64 66 68 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 79 80 81 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 89 90 90 91 92 92 93 95 96 96 97 99

Arcangelo, Joe Cothren, Parker *** Jordan, Ellison Bowen, Manny ** Franklin, Brailyn DuMond, Joe Castagna, Colin Blair, Will Smith, Brandon * Miller, Shareef * Joseph, Daniel Gellerstedt, Alex Vranic, Jason Bates, Ryan * Cothran, Curtis ** Hansard, Fred Windsor, Robert * Shelton, Antonio Chavis, Tyrell * Nelson, Andrew *** Thorpe, C.J. Menet, Michal Simpson, Zach * McGovern, Connor * Kelly, Hunter Mahon, Brendan *** Fries, Will Martin, Robbie Miranda, Mike Gonzalez, Steven * Holmes, Des Jenkins, Sterling Wright, Chasz ** Shuman, Charlie Dalton, Danny Grampp, Steven Sullivan-Brown, Cam Shoop, Tyler Bowers, Nick Johnson, Juwan * Lutz, Isaac Hodgens, Cody Darien, Dae’Lun Gesicki, Mike *** Maxwell, Colton Pancoast, Tom * Barber, Damion Barbir, Alex Monk, Ryan Bolds, Corey Pasquariello, Daniel ** Gillikin, Blake * Davis, Tyler ** Iyke, Immanuel Vasey, Kyle Buchholz, Ryan * Gross-Matos, Yetur

TE DT DT LB LB LB DE S LB DE DE OL LB OL DT DT DT DT DT OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL TE/H TE/H WR WR TE/H WR WR WR WR TE/H WR TE/H DE K DT DT P P/K K/P DT SN DE DE

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2017 SEASON PREVIEW

2017 BIG TEN SCHEDULE Thursday, Aug. 31

Saturday, Oct. 7

OHIO STATE at INDIANA Buffalo at MINNESOTA

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

Friday, Sept. 1 Washington at RUTGERS Utah State at WISCONSIN Saturday, Sept. 2 Ball State at ILLINOIS Wyoming at IOWA Florida vs. MICHIGAN [1] Bowling Green at MICHIGAN STATE Arkansas State at NEBRASKA Nevada at NORTHWESTERN Akron at PENN STATE Louisville vs. PURDUE [2] Friday, Sept. 8 Ohio at PURDUE Saturday, Sept. 9 Western Kentucky at ILLINOIS INDIANA at Virginia IOWA at Iowa State Cincinnati at MICHIGAN Western Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE MINNESOTA at Oregon State NEBRASKA at Oregon NORTHWESTERN at Duke Oklahoma at OHIO STATE Pittsburgh at PENN STATE Eastern Michigan at RUTGERS Florida Atlantic at WISCONSIN Friday, Sept. 15 ILLINOIS at South Florida Saturday, Sept. 16 Florida International at INDIANA North Texas at IOWA Air Force at MICHIGAN Middle Tennessee State at MINNESOTA Northern Illinois at NEBRASKA Bowling Green State at NORTHWESTERN Army West Point at OHIO STATE Georgia State at PENN STATE PURDUE at Missouri Morgan State at RUTGERS WISCONSIN at BYU Saturday, Sept. 23 Georgia Southern at INDIANA MICHIGAN AT PURDUE Notre Dame at MICHIGAN STATE UNLV at OHIO STATE PENN STATE at IOWA RUTGERS at NEBRASKA Friday, Sept. 29 NEBRASKA at ILLINOIS Saturday, Sept. 30 INDIANA at PENN STATE IOWA at MICHIGAN STATE MARYLAND at MINNESOTA NORTHWESTERN at WISCONSIN OHIO STATE at RUTGERS

Saturday, Oct. 14 MICHIGAN at INDIANA MICHIGAN STATE at MINNESOTA NORTHWESTERN at MARYLAND OHIO STATE at NEBRASKA PURDUE at WISCONSIN RUTGERS at ILLINOIS Saturday, Oct. 21 ILLINOIS at MINNESOTA INDIANA at MICHIGAN STATE IOWA at NORTHWESTERN MARYLAND at WISCONSIN MICHIGAN at PENN STATE PURDUE at RUTGERS Saturday, Oct. 28 INDIANA at MARYLAND MICHIGAN STATE at NORTHWESTERN MINNESOTA at IOWA NEBRASKA at PURDUE PENN STATE at OHIO STATE RUTGERS at MICHIGAN WISCONSIN at ILLINOIS Saturday, Nov. 4 ILLINOIS at PURDUE MARYLAND at RUTGERS MINNESOTA at MICHIGAN NORTHWESTERN at NEBRASKA OHIO STATE at IOWA PENN STATE at MICHIGAN STATE WISCONSIN at INDIANA Saturday, Nov. 11 INDIANA at ILLINOIS IOWA at WISCONSIN MICHIGAN at MARYLAND MICHIGAN STATE at OHIO STATE NEBRASKA at MINNESOTA PURDUE at NORTHWESTERN RUTGERS at PENN STATE Saturday, Nov. 18 ILLINOIS at OHIO STATE MARYLAND at MICHIGAN STATE MICHIGAN at WISCONSIN MINNESOTA at NORTHWESTERN NEBRASKA at PENN STATE PURDUE at IOWA RUTGERS at INDIANA Friday, Nov. 24 IOWA at NEBRASKA Saturday, Nov. 25 INDIANA at PURDUE MICHIGAN STATE at RUTGERS NORTHWESTERN at ILLINOIS OHIO STATE at MICHIGAN PENN STATE at MARYLAND WISCONSIN at MINNESOTA Saturday, Dec. 2 Big Ten Championship Game [2]

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OPPONENT INFORMATION

Sept. 2, Beaver Stadium 2016 Record: 5-7 Series History: Penn State, 5-0 Last Meeting: 2014; Penn State, 21-3 Football SID: Cathy Bongiovi Phone: 330-972-6106 Email: cathyb@uakron.edu Website: www.GoZips.com

PITTSBURGH

MICHIGAN

Oct. 21, Beaver Stadium 2016 Record: 10-3 (7-2) Series History: Michigan, 13-7 Last Meeting: 2016; Michigan, 49-10 Football SID: David Ablauf Phone: 734-764-6456 Email: dablauf@umich.edu Website: www.MGoBlue.com

OHIO STATE

Sept. 9, Beaver Stadium 2016 Record: 8-5 Series History: Penn State, 50-43-4 Last Meeting: 2016; Pittsburgh, 42-39 Football SID: E.J. Borghetti Phone: 412-648-8240 Email: eborghetti@athletics.pitt.edu Website: www.pittsburghpanthers.com

Oct. 28, Ohio Stadium 2016 Record: 11-2 (8-1) Series History: Ohio State, 18-14 Last Meeting: 2016; Penn State, 24-21 Football SID: Jerry Emig Phone: 614-688-0343 Email: emig.2@osu.edu Website: www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com

GEORGIA STATE

MICHIGAN STATE

Sept. 16, Beaver Stadium 2016 Record: 3-9 Series History: First Meeting Last Meeting: n/a Football SID: Allison George Phone: 404-413-4032 Email: ageorge@gsu.edu Website: www.GeorgiaStateSports.com

Nov. 4, Spartan Stadium 2016 Record: 3-9 (1-8) Series History: Tied, 15-15-1 Last Meeting: 2016; Penn State, 45-12 Football SID: Ben Phlegar Phone: 517-355-2271 Email: phlegarb@ath.msu.edu Website: www.MSUSpartans.com

IOWA

RUTGERS

Sept. 23, Kinnick Stadium 2016 Record: 8-5 (6-3) Series History: Penn State, 14-12 Last Meeting: 2016; Penn State, 41-14 Football SID: Steve Roe Phone: 319-335-9425 Email: steven-roe@uiowa.edu Website: www.Hawkeyesports.com

Nov. 11, Beaver Stadium 2016 Record: 2-10 (0-9) Series History: Penn State, 25-2 Last Meeting: 2016; Penn State, 39-0 Football SID: Hasim Phillips Phone: 732-445-6069 Email: hphillips@scarletknights.com Website: www.ScarletKnights.com

INDIANA

NEBRASKA

Sept. 30, Beaver Stadium 2016 Record: 6-7 (4-5) Series History: Penn State, 19-1 Last Meeting: 2016; Penn State, 45-31 Football SID: Jeff Keag Phone: 812-855-6209 Email: jkeag@indiana.edu Website: www.IUHoosiers.com

Nov. 18, Beaver Stadium 2016 Record: 9-4 (6-3) Series History: Nebraska, 9-7 Last Meeting: 2013; Nebraska, 23-20 (OT) Football SID: Keith Mann Phone: 402-540-0274 Email: kmann@huskers.com Website: www.Huskers.com

NORTHWESTERN

MARYLAND

Oct. 7, Ryan Field 2016 Record: 7-6 (5-4) Series History: Penn State, 13-5 Last Meeting: 2015; Northwestern, 23-21 Football SID: Paul Kennedy Phone: 847-467-2028 Email: pkennedy@northwestern.edu Website: www.NUsports.com

Nov. 25, Maryland Stadium 2016 Record: 6-7 (3-6) Series History: Penn State, 37-2-1 Last Meeting: 2016; Penn State, 38-14 Football SID: Dustin Semonavick Phone: 301-314-7065 Email: dustin@umd.edu Website: www.UMTerps.com


2017 SEASON PREVIEW

2017-18 BOWL SCHEDULE

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana Saturday, Dec. 16, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium Fort Worth, Texas Saturday, Dec. 23, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Camping World Bowl Orlando Citrus Bowl Orlando, Florida Thursday, Dec. 28, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Arizona Stadium Tucson, Arizona Saturday, Dec. 30, TBA (CBSSN)

AutoNation Cure Bowl Camping World Stadium Orlando, Florida Saturday, Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Dollar General Bowl Ladd-Peebles Stadium Mobile, Alabama Saturday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California Thursday, Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (FS1)

Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida Monday, Jan. 1, noon (ESPN2)

Las Vegas Bowl Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday, Dec. 16, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)

Hawai’i Bowl Aloha Stadium Honolulu, Hawai’i Sunday, Dec. 24, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Valero Alamo Bowl Alamodome San Antonio, Texas Thursday, Dec. 28, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia Monday, Jan. 1, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Gildan New Mexico Bowl University Stadium Albuquerque, New Mexico Saturday, Dec. 16, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Quick Lane Bowl Ford Field Detroit, Michigan Tuesday, Dec. 26, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Belk Bowl Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, North Carolina Friday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m. (ESPN)

Citrus Bowl Camping World Stadium Orlando, Florida Monday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC)

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Cramton Bowl Montgomery, Alabama Saturday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl Cotton Bowl Stadium Dallas, Texas Tuesday, Dec. 26, TBA (ESPN)

Hyundai Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, Texas Friday, Dec. 29, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Boca Raton Bowl FAU Stadium Boca Raton, Florida Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Cactus Bowl Chase Field Phoenix, Arizona Tuesday, Dec. 26, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Nissan Stadium Nashville, Tennessee Friday, Dec. 29, 4:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Rose Bowl Game Playoff Semifinal Rose Bowl Pasadena, California Monday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN)

Frisco Bowl Toyota Stadium Frisco, Texas Wednesday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Independence Bowl Independence Stadium Shreveport, Louisiana Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Goodyear Cotton Bowl AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas Friday, Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

St. Petersburg Bowl Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, Florida Thursday, Dec. 21, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

New Era Pinstripe Bowl Yankee Stadium Bronx, New York Wednesday, Dec. 27, 5:15 p.m. (ESPN)

TaxSlayer Bowl EverBank Field Jacksonville, Florida Saturday, Dec. 30, noon (ESPN)

Popeyes Bahamas Bowl Thomas Robinson Stadium Nassau, Bahamas Friday, Dec. 22, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Foster Farms Bowl Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara, California Wednesday, Dec. 27, 8:30 p.m. (FOX)

AutoZone Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Memphis, Tennessee Saturday, Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m. (ABC)

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Alberton’s Stadium Boise, Idaho Friday, Dec. 22, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Texas Bowl NRG Stadium Houston, Texas Wednesday, Dec. 27, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona Saturday, Dec. 30, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Birmingham Bowl Legion Field Birmingham, Alabama Saturday, Dec. 23, noon (ESPN)

Military Bowl presented by Northwest Grumman Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, Maryland Thursday, Dec. 28, 1:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Capital One Orange Bowl Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, Florida Saturday, Dec. 30, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Allstate Sugar Bowl Playoff Semifinal Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana Monday, Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. (ESPN) College Football Playoff National Championship Game Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia Monday, Jan. 8, 8 p.m (ESPN) As of July 1, 2017

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS MARCUS ALLEN

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Safety | 6-2 | 205 Senior/Senior Upper Marlboro, Md./Dr. Henry Wise High School Major: Broadcast Journalism • Tallied the most tackles by a Penn State safety (110) in a season since Shawn Mayer had 144 stops in 2002. • Had six outings with eight or more tackles in the secondary in 2016. • Garnered All-Big Ten third team recognition from the coaches and media as a junior after an honorable mention appearance as a sophomore. • Burst onto the scene as a true freshman with 11 tackles in his first career start against No. 13 Ohio State after a season-ending injury to senior Ryan Keiser. • On pace to graduate in December with a degree in broadcast journalism. • Among the 42 student-athletes on the Lott IMPACT Trophy preseason watch list for distinguished young men who represent the qualities embodied by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott – Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. • One of 10 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. • One of three Nittany Lions to hail from Upper Marlboro, Maryland (Ellison Jordan, Tariq Castro-Fields). ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Selected All-Big Ten third team by the conference coaches...Earned All-Big Ten honorable mention from the media panel...Named to Phil Steele and Athlon Sports All-Big Ten third team...Selected Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 3 for his 22-tackle effort vs. Minnesota on Oct. 1... Earned Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week on Oct. 3 for his efforts vs. the Golden Gophers... Earned Co-Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his blocked field goal attempt vs. No. 2 Ohio State (10/22), sharing with teammate Grant Haley. Season: Started all 14 games...Posted three games with 10-plus tackles...Made a career-high 110 tackles...Is the first safety to lead the team in tackles since Shawn Mayer (144) in 2002...Tallied the most tackles by a Penn State safety in a season since Mayer's 2002 effort and are the second-most by a Nittany Lion safety since at least 1969...His 22 tackles vs. Minnesota were the most by a Penn State player since Paul Posluszny made 22 stops at Northwestern in 2005...The 22 stops are tied with Posluszny and Ron Crosby (vs. Ohio, 1974) for No. 4 on the Penn State single-game tackles list...His 22 tackles are the most by a Big Ten player since Wisconsin’s Mike Taylor had 22 stops at Ohio State on Oct. 29, 2011.

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versus FIU in 2007...Helped the Nittany Lion defense generate nine tackles for loss, marking the seventh time in 2016 the unit posted at least 9.0 TFL in a game. at Rutgers (11/19): Made one tackle...Helped hold Rutgers to just 87 yards of total offense, the fewest given up by Penn State in its Big Ten history and the fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (74)...The five first downs allowed are the fewest in B1G play in Penn State history and fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (2). Michigan State (11/26): Posted seven stops... Combined with Brandon Bell on a first-quarter tackle for loss...Broke up a pass late in the third quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Logged 11 tackles - six solo. vs. USC (1/2): Made nine tackles. ➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named All-Big Ten honorable mention by both the coaches and media. Season: Started 12 games, missing the Army contest due to injury...Recovered his first career fumble vs. Maryland (10/24)...Forced his first career fumble at Northwestern (11/7)...Ranked second on the team with 81 tackles. at Temple (9/5): Made three tackles. Buffalo (9/12): Had six stops. Rutgers (9/19): Had a gamebest 11 tackles...Part of a defense that held Rutgers to just three points, the fewest in a Big Ten opener since limiting Minnesota to three points in 1994...Helped hold Rutgers to 43 rushing yards, the fewest since giving up just 33 yards to Maryland in 2014. San Diego State (9/26): Made one tackle. Indiana (10/10): Recorded nine tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss...Helped snap Indiana’s string of nine games in which the Hoosiers scored 20-plus points...Part of a defense that held Indiana to 234 yards of total offense, the fewest allowed by PSU since giving up 221 at Indiana in 2014...Led a secondary that limited the Hoosiers’ 155 passing yards, the fewest allowed by Penn State in a Big Ten game since allowing 68 to Indiana in 2014. at Ohio State (10/17): Made eight tackles...Logged one tackle for loss. vs. Maryland (10/24): Made his first career fumble recovery in Penn State territory on Maryland’s third possession of the game...Tallied nine tackles...Recorded 1.0 sack...Helped the Nittany Lions force a season-high five turnovers. Illinois (10/31): Recorded three tackles...Added one pass breakup...Part of a defense that recorded its first Big Ten shutout since blanking Minnesota in 2009 (20-0)...Helped hold Illinois to just 167 yards (37 rushing, 130 passing), the fewest allowed since holding Minnesota to 138 yards (37 rushing, 101 passing) in 2009...As a unit, the defense forced a punt on 12 of Illinois’ 15 possessions, with two ending with a turnover on downs and the other halted by an interception. at Northwestern (11/7): Recorded seven tackles...Forced his first career fumble in the first quarter. Michigan (11/21): Made a career-high 12 tackles...Had one pass breakup...Helped hold Michigan to less than 100 yards rushing, the fifth Penn State opponent that failed to reach 100 rushing yards (87 on 30 carries). at Michigan State (11/28): Made six tackles. vs. Georgia (1/2): Collected six stops, including 1.5 tackles for loss...Forced a third quarter fumble that was recovered by the Bulldogs. ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Final Rankings: No. 16 in the Big Ten with 7.9 tackles per game...No. 3 in the Big Ten and tied for No. 30 in the FBS with two fumble recoveries...The 22-tackle effort vs. Minnesota (10/1) ranked No. 3 on the FBS single-game list in 2016 (24 - Obi Melifonwu, UConn & Rodney Butler, NMSU).

Awards: Selected to Athlon Sports third-team Freshman All-American...Named to BTN.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

Kent State (9/3): Logged five stops...Forced and recovered a fumble at the Kent State 20 in the second quarter that led to a Saquon Barkley touchdown to give Penn State the lead for good. at Pitt (9/10): Netted eight stops - including four solo...Made a fourth-quarter tackle for loss. Temple (9/17): Recorded eight tackles with six solo stops...Had 1.0 tackle for loss. at Michigan (9/24): Made seven tackles...Had two pass breakups. Minnesota (10/1): Became the second FBS player to record 20-plus tackles, making a career-high 22 stops...Eight of his 22 tackles were solo stops...Made one tackle for loss, a third-quarter stop behind the line of scrimmage to force a punt that eventually led to a Trace McSorley rushing touchdown...Was the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. Maryland (10/8): Totaled seven tackles...Made a solo tackle for loss on fourth-and-2 late in the third quarter to end a Maryland scoring threat...A part of a defense that allowed 11 first downs...Helped limit Maryland to 14 points - all in the first half - 170 rushing yards and 270 yards of total offense, after the Terps entered averaging 43.2 points, 300.0 rushing and 466.2 yards of total offense per game. Ohio State (10/22): Posted six tackles...Blocked his first career kick on a 45-yard field goal attempt in the fourth quarter, which was returned 60 yards by Grant Haley for the game-winning touchdown...It was Penn State’s first blocked field goal since Kyle Baublitz blocked a field goal try in the four-overtime victory against Michigan in the 2013 Penn State White Out game...The block was one of two blocked kicks in the game (Cam Brown - punt) and helped Penn State block two kicks in a game for the first time since blocking two against FIU in the 2007 season opener (FG & punt)...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss. at Purdue (10/29): Made six tackles - five solo...Helped the defense hold Purdue to just 46 yards rushing, the second opponent held under 50 yards rushing in 2016. Iowa (11/5): Made three tackles...Helped the defense hold Iowa to just 30 yards rushing, which was 137.9 yards below the Hawkeyes’ season average (167.9 ypg) entering the game...It was the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn State since holding Massachusetts to three yards in 2014...It marked the first time Penn State held consecutive opponents to 50 yards rushing or fewer since 2007 (Notre Dame, zero yards; FIU, minus-3 yards)...It was the first time since Penn State joined the Big Ten that it held consecutive conference opponents to 50 yards or less of rushing. at Indiana (11/12): Boasted a game-high 10 stops - including five solo...Tied his career high with 1.5 tackles for loss...Recovered his second fumble of the season near the end of the first quarter...Was a part of a defense that forced a season-high five turnovers, the most since forcing five against Maryland in 2015...Penn State’s five fumble recoveries were its most since recovering five

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...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 (10/25): 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 season-high 11 tackles (four solo). Maryland (11/1): Equaled his season-high with 11 stops (six solo) in the one-point loss...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 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 (8). 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.

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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.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ HIGH SCHOOL 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 and 247Sports and a three-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as a Top 30 prospect at safety nationally by Scout and 247Sports...Was rated the No. 6 prep player in Maryland by 247Sports. ➤ 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...Majoring in broadcast journalism...Born August 7, 1996 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

2014

35-23 58

- - - 3 1.0-11 2.0-13

2015

43-38 81

2 1 - 2 1.0-9 5.0-19

2016

57-53 110

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2 - 3

3

3 -

SACK

TFL

- 6.0-15

8 2.0-20 13.0-47

➤ ALLEN’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles................................................................................................................. 22; Minnesota, 10/1/16 Sacks............................................................................................. 1.0; Twice: Last at Maryland, 10/24/15 Tackles for Loss....................................................................... 1.5; Three Times: Last at Indiana, 11/12/16 Forced Fumbles............................................................................. 1; Three Times: Last Kent State, 9/3/16 Fumble Recoveries.................................................................... 1; Three Times: Last at Indiana, 11/12/16 Pass Breakups.....................................................................................2; Twice: Last at Michigan, 9/24/16 Blocked Kicks................................................................................................ 1 (FG); Ohio State, 10/22/16

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➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL

ALLEN’S CAREER STATISTICS

CAREER 135-114 249

at Temple (9/5): Ran for seven yards on two rushing attempts...Returned four punts for 33 yards... Four punt returns were the most by a single Nittany Lion since Justin Brown returned five punts on Oct. 29, 2011 (vs. Illinois). Buffalo (9/12): Made one rush for two yards...Also returned one punt. Rutgers (9/19): Rushed the ball three times. San Diego State (9/26): Caught his first career pass, a 13-yard touchdown reception on a swing pass in the second quarter...Pulled in two passes in the game for 29 yards...Gained five yards on five rushes...Had a long run of six yards in the fourth quarter...Combined with Saquon Barkley to become the first Penn State running back duo to have touchdown receptions in the same game since 2006 at Minnesota (Tony Hunt & Matt Hahn). Army (10/3): Carried six times for 17 yards in his first career start. Indiana (10/10): Rushed the ball eight times for career-high 45 yards... Had a career-long 28-yard rush in the second quarter...Caught two passes for 15 yards. Illinois (10/31): Rushed twice for 23 yards...Second run of the game went for 20 yards and a touchdown.

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 and 247Sports...Ranked as a Top 40 recruit in the state of Maryland by ESPN and 247Sports. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Clarence Marquette Allen...Son of Clarence and Shanita Allen...Has two brothers, Maquette and Marquise, and one sister, Makayla...Majoring in criminology...Born February 10, 1996 in Washington, D.C.

ALLEN’S CAREER STATISTICS

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG

2015

27-98

3.6 1 28

4-44 11.0 1 16

2016

29-115

4.0 1 17

4-24 6.0 1 27

CAREER 56-213

3.8 2 28

8-68 8.5 2 27

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Running Back | 5-6 | 185 Senior/Junior Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Major: Criminology • Primed to be firmly in the running back rotation following a strong winter conditioning period and a stout set of spring practices. • Is a member of the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute. • On pace to graduate in August with a degree in criminology. • Attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland, along with redshirt freshman Shane Simmons. • Is one of 10 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games. at Pitt (9/10): Made one carry for two yards...Caught one pass for four yards. Temple (9/17): Rushed six times for 17 yards...Had one catch for one yard. at Michigan (9/24): Had one carry. Maryland (10/8): Carried seven times for 31 yards. at Purdue (10/29): Carried the ball once, scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Iowa (11/5): Carried five times for 30 yards. at Rutgers (11/19): Carried the ball five times for 26 yards...Caught a swing pass and went 27 yards for his second career receiving touchdown. Michigan State (11/26): Toted the ball twice for eight yards. vs. USC (1/2): Carried the ball once for no gain and caught one pass.

ALLEN’S PUNT RETURN STATISTICS

No. Yds AVG TD LG

2015

5 33 6.6 0 14

2016

- - - - -

CAREER

5 33 6.6 0 14

➤ ALLEN’S CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts.....................................................................................................8; Indiana, 10/10/15 Rushing Yards..........................................................................................................45; Indiana, 10/10/15 Rushing Touchdowns...........................................................................1; Twice: Last at Purdue, 10/29/16 Longest Rush.................................................................................................28 yards; Indiana, 10/10/15 Receptions................................................................................................................2; Indiana, 10/10/15 Receiving Yards............................................................................................ 29; San Diego State, 9/26/15 Receiving Touchdowns........................................................................ 1; Twice: Last at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Longest Reception.....................................................................................27 yards; at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Punt Returns..............................................................................................................4; at Temple, 9/5/15 Punt Return Yards.........................................................................................................33; Temple, 9/5/15 Longest Punt Return.......................................................................................... 14 yards; Temple, 9/5/15

➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in eight games with one start...Made first career start vs. Army (10/3)...Was one of seven freshmen (3 redshirt, 4 true) to start a game...Saw time on offense and special teams, including time as a punt returner...Was one of 17 redshirt freshmen to see action.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS TROY APKE

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Safety | 6-1 | 200 Senior/Senior Mt. Lebanon, Pa./Mount Lebanon Major: Criminology • Was a key contributor on the special teams units with five tackles in coverage in 2016. • Comes from an athletic family as he is the fifth member of his immediate family to play a sport in college, joining his parents and two sisters. • Had a career-high seven tackles in the Big Ten East-clinching win over Michigan State. • On pace to graduate in December with a degree in criminology. • One of six returnees from western Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Season: Appeared in all 14 games, making his second career start vs. Minnesota (10/1)...Made a careerbest 28 stops...Tied for sixth on the team in special teams tackles (5). Kent State (9/3): Recorded one tackle. at Pitt (9/10): Made a combined special teams stop (N. Scott) in the first quarter. at Michigan (9/24): Posted four tackles. Minnesota (10/1): Logged six stops. Maryland (10/8): Made two tackles. at Purdue (10/29): Had one stop. Iowa (11/5): Grabbed his first career interception on the second play of the fourth quarter...Made one tackle. at Indiana (11/12): Made three stops...One stop came on kickoff coverage. at Rutgers (11/19): Made two tackles. Michigan State (11/26): Totaled a career-best seven tackles...Recovered his first career fumble late in the third quarter, which led to a Penn State touchdown two plays later.

➤ 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 to 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 firstteam 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...Majoring in criminology...Born April 11, 1995 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

APKE’S CAREER STATISTICS

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

SACK

TFL

2014

2-0 2 - - - -

-

-

2015

14-12 26 1 - - 1

-

-

2016

11-17 28 - 1 1 -

-

-

CAREER

27-29 56 1 1 1 1

-

-

➤ APKE’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.......................................................................................................... 7; Michigan State, 11/26/16 Forced Fumbles...........................................................................................................1; Rutgers, 9/19/15 Fumble Recoveries........................................................................................ 1; Michigan State, 11/26/16 Interceptions................................................................................................................... 1; Iowa, 11/5/16 Long Interception Return.....................................................................................10 yards; Iowa, 11/5/16 Pass Breakups........................................................................................................ 1; Michigan, 11/21/15

➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games with one start...Started his first career game vs. Army (10/3)...Tied third on the team with eight special teams tackles (J. Dudas). at Temple (9/5): Had one tackle on punt coverage. Buffalo (9/12): Recorded three tackles. Rutgers (9/19): Forced his first career fumble in the fourth quarter...Made one tackle. San Diego State (9/26): Saw his most extensive action on defense...Logged three tackles. Army (10/3): Made a season-high five tackles in his first collegiate start...Was a part of a defensive that limited Army to one pass attempt, the fewest by a Penn State opponent since at least 1966, and one completion, the fewest since 1976 (Ohio State)...The one completion tied for the fewest by a team in FBS in 2015 (by Georgia Southern vs. Western Michigan & by Boston College vs. Syracuse)...Helped hold Army to just 32 passing yards, the fewest against the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten era (since 1993). Indiana (10/10): Made three tackles...Helped snap Indiana’s string of nine games in which the Hoosiers scored 20-plus points...Part of a defense that held Indiana to 234 yards of total offense, the fewest allowed by PSU since giving up 221 at Indiana in 2014...Led a secondary that limited the Hoosiers’ 155 passing yards, the fewest allowed by Penn State in a Big Ten game since allowing 68 to Indiana in 2014. at Ohio State (10/17): Made one tackle on punt coverage. vs. Maryland (10/24): Had one tackle. Illinois (10/31): Made two tackles. Michigan (11/21): Had one pass breakup. at Michigan State (11/28): Tied a season high with five tackles. vs. Georgia (1/2): Made one tackle. ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

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Tight End | 6-4 | 247 Junior/Sophomore Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights Major: Economics • Joined the team as a run-on during the Spring 2017. • Played in six games, primarily on special teams, for Bucknell in 2015. • Owns a 3.78 cumulative GPA following the spring semester. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (AT BUCKNELL) Saw time in six games, primarily on special teams...Earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL

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.

A three-time letterwinner for head coach Joe Repshis at the Abington Heights High School...Was a team captain his senior year...Helped the Comets to the 2012 District 2 Championship with a 10-3 record... Guided Abington Heights to a runner-up finish in District 2 in 2013...Selected to all-region second team as a defensive end as a senior...Named to the Lackawanna Football Conference Coaches’ All-Star second team as a tight end in 2014...Invited to the Pennsylvania East/West Game...Caught 12 passes for 203 yards as a senior...Was considered one of the top blocking tight ends in the Lackawanna Football Conference...Rated a two-star prospect by 247Sports...Rated as the No. 73 recruit in Pennsylvania by 247Sports.

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➤ PERSONAL

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...Invited to play in the Big 33 Classic following his senior season...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 all-state, 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 (9th)...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.

Full name is Joseph Michael Arcangelo...Son of Karen and Michael Arcangelo...Has one brother, Matthew, and one sister, Kristen...Parents and sister attended Penn State...Hobbies include hanging with friends, reading and lifting...Born October 28, 1996 in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.

Season: 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.

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Kicker | 5-9 | 195 Sophomore/Freshman Cumming, Ga./South Forsyth Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Will compete with Tyler Davis as the kickoff/field goal specialist. • Cousin, Danny Barbir, plays soccer and is a member of the under-23 team for West Bromwich Albion in England. • One of three returning Nittany Lions from Georgia. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman for head coach Jeff Arnette at South Forsyth High School...Helped the War Eagles reach state elite eight as a senior...Converted 14-of-19 field goal attempts during junior and senior seasons...Had 125-of-140 kickoff attempts go for touchbacks during his junior and senior years...Twotime all-state selection...Three-time all-county and All-Region 6 selection...Converted on a schoolrecord 56-yard field goal in his junior year...Played in Elite Jr. Classic and Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...Ranked as a One on One Kicking Camps five-star kicker...Rated a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...At kicker nationally, ranked seventh by 247Sports, No. 15 by ESPN and No. 17 by Scout...Ranked as the second-best kicker in the state of Georgia and sixth-best in the south by Scout...Also earned one letter each in track and soccer. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Alex Daniel Barbir...Son of Daniel and Hope Barbir...Has two brothers, Joshua and Timothy... Cousin, Danny Barbir, plays soccer and is a member of the under-23 team for West Bromwich Albion in England...Played soccer with Danny for the Lehigh Valley United...Plans on majoring in law...Born August 17, 1997 in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

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Running Back | 5-11 | 228 Junior/Junior Coplay, Pa./Whitehall Major: Journalism • Set the program record for rushing yards by a freshman (1,076) and sophomore (1,496), while ranking 12th on the career rushing yards list (2,572). • Claimed the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Running Back of the Year and Chicago Tribune Silver Football for the conference's best player as sophomore. • Became the first Penn State player to rush for 200 yards in a game since 2002. • Combination of strength and speed with a 4.33 40-yard dash and 4.00 pro agility to go along with a 390 power clean and 600-pound squat. He was also one of just three players to squat 600 pounds in 2015. • Has added more than 15 pounds of muscle since arriving in July 2015. • Is one of four Mr. PA Football winners on the team (Miles Sanders, 2015; Michael Shuster, 2015; Lamont Wade, 2016). • Is one of 17 returning Nittany Lions from eastern of Pennsylvania. ➤ CAREER NOTES AND RECORDS Career: Ranks 12th on Penn State’s career rushing list with 2,572 yards...Is just the eighth player in Penn State history with multiple 1,000-yard seasons...Sits tied for No. 10 on the career rushing touchdowns chart (25), trailing the 26 rushing scores by Matt Suhey (1976-79) and Larry Johnson (1999-2002) for No. 9...Ranks tied for No. 12 with 10 career 100-yard games (five in 2015, five in 2016), including two 200-yard efforts...Has 80 rushes of 10 or more yards in his career (34 in 2015, 46 in 2016)...Had a streak of 14 consecutive games with at least one rush of 20 yards snapped at Rutgers (11/19), a streak that was the second-longest in college football in the last 20 years (19 - LaMichael James, Oregon (2008-10)). Season: Finished No. 5 on Penn State's single-season rushing yardage chart with 1,496 yards in 2016... Broke the sophomore rushing record formerly held by Evan Royster (1,236; 2008) with 1,496 yards in 2016...Owns the sophomore scoring record and ranked No. 4 on the single-season scoring list with 132 points, passing Kevin Kelly’s sophomore mark of 96 points (2006)...Barkley and Tyler Davis (128) became the first set of teammates to score 100 points in the same season in Penn State history...Broke the sophomore rushing touchdowns record with his 14th score of 2016 at Rutgers (11/19) in the third quarter and finished with 18 rushing scores...Became the first Nittany Lion since Zach Zwinak (12; 2013) to score 10-plus touchdowns in a season...His 22 overall touchdowns (18 rushing, 4 receiving) are No. 4 on the single-season charts...The 22 total touchdowns are the most since Larry Johnson scored 23 in 2002...His 18 rushing touchdowns tied Richie Anderson (1992) for No. 5 on Penn State’s single-season charts...Finished No. 2 on Penn State’s single-season all-purpose yards list with 1,927 yards in 2016, the highest total since Larry Johnson’s school-record 2,655 yards in 2002...Broke Penn State’s freshman (true or redshirt) season record with 1,076 rushing yards in 2015, surpassing D.J. Dozier’s mark of 1,002 set in 1983...His 2015 season effort ranks 17th on the Penn State single-season rushing charts...Finished tied for first place on the Penn State true freshman season rushing touchdown (Dozier, 7) and 100yard rushing games lists (Dozier, 5)...Broke Penn State freshman (true or redshirt) season record for all-purpose yards with 1,237, surpassing the mark set by Dozier (1,191; 1983). Game: Produced the fourth 300-plus all-purpose yard game in Penn State history with 306 yards against USC (1/2/17) in the 2017 Rose Bowl...Became the 15th different Penn Stater with a 200-yard rushing game vs. Maryland (10/8/16) with 202 yards, which ranks No. 24 on Penn State’s single-game rushing charts...His 207 yards rushing at Purdue (10/29/16) rank No. 21 on the single-game charts and are the most since Larry Johnson’s 279 yards vs. Michigan State in 2002...Twice broke the Penn State sophomore record for all-purpose yards, first with 277 (207 rushing, 70 receiving) at Purdue (10/29/16) and again vs. USC (1/2/17) in the Rose Bowl with 306 (194 rushing, 55 receiving, 54 kick return)...Tallied 30 points at Pitt (9/10/16), which is tied for No. 4 in Penn State history (fifth occasion). ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

Junior running back Saquon Barkley set sophomore season records for rushing yards (1,496), all-purpose yards (1,972), points (132) and rushing touchdowns (18).

Awards: Earned second-team All-American honors from The Sporting News and College Sports Madness...Named third-team All-American by the Associated Press, Athlon and Phil Steele...Selected to Campus Insiders Sophomore All-America first team...Earned All-Bowl Team honors from Associated Press (all-purpose), Sports Illustrated, Athlon Sports and NCAA.com...Named to the ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team...Shared the illustrious Chicago Tribune Silver Football for the Big Ten’s best player with J.T. Barrett of Ohio State...Is the first Penn State running back and fourth Nittany Lion overall to win the Silver Football, joining Daryll Clark (2009), Michael Robinson (2005) and Kerry Collins (1994)...Named the Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year...Is the eighth sophomore to win Offensive Player of the Year in Big Ten history, most recently by Ohio State’s Braxton Miller in 2012...Is one of 17 running backs to win Offensive Player of the Year in Big Ten history...Is the third-straight running back to win Offensive Player of the Year (Melvin Gordon, WIS; Ezekiel Elliott, OSU)...Is the fourth Nittany Lion to win Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, joining Kerry Collins (1994), Curtis Enis (1997) and Michael Robinson (2005)...Is the first Penn State player to

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score of 1-yard came following a Penn State blocked punt...Caught two passes for 25 yards. Michigan State (11/26): Carried 12 times for 14 yards...Caught two passes for 11 yards...Did not play in the fourth quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Totaled 103 all-purpose yards...Rushed 19 times for 83 yards and one touchdown...Scored on 1-yard plunge in the third quarter to knot the game at 28-28...Caught two passes for 20 yards...Hauled in an 18-yard touchdown grab for the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter. vs. USC (1/2): Set the Penn State sophomore record and ranks No. 3 all-time on the single-game charts with 306 all-purpose yards - marking just the fourth game in Penn State history of 300-plus all-purpose yards...Totaled three touchdowns in the game...Rushed for a Penn State bowlrecord 194 yards and two touchdowns on 25 attempts...His 79-yard rushing score in the third quarter is the second-longest offensive scoring play in Penn State bowl history, behind Ki-Jana Carter’s 83-yard rushing TD in the 1995 Rose Bowl...Had a 24-yard touchdown run in the second quarter...Caught five passes for 55 yards and one score...Hauled in an over-the-shoulder touchdown pass near the end of the third quarter...Returned two kickoffs for 57 yards.

Season: Started all 14 games...Became the first Penn State player since Larry Johnson in 2002 (289 yards vs. Michigan State and 327 yards at Indiana) to post back-to-back game with 200-plus allpurpose yards, gaining 211 vs. Iowa (11/5) and 277 at Purdue (10/29)...Became the first Penn Stater with multiple 200-yard rushing games in a season since Larry Johnson (4) in 2002 when he rushed for 202 yards versus Maryland (10/8) and 207 yards at Purdue (10/29)...Six rushing touchdowns in the first three games of the season were the most by a Penn State player since Evan Royster (6) in 2008...Seven combined offensive touchdowns (6 rushing, 1 receiving) were the most by a Penn State player since Lydell Mitchell had seven to begin the 1971 season.

Awards: Named second-team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media...Named to Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Sporting News and USA Today’s Freshman All-America team...Earned ESPN.com True Freshman All-America honors...Selected BTN.com Big Ten Freshman of the Year and earned BTN.com All-Freshman Team laurels...Named Athlon Sports Big Ten Offensive Freshman of the Year...Selected as the ECAC Rookie of the Year...Garnered second-team All-Big Ten honors from the Associated Press and Athlon Sports...Earned ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman team accolades...Named Sports on Earth’s Best Offensive Freshman...Selected as Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week (Sept. 14) after his performance against Buffalo...Claimed second-straight Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week (Sept. 21) honor after his effort versus Rutgers...Four-time ECAC Freshman of the Week selection (9/22, 10/20, 11/3, 11/10).

Final Rankings: Led the Big Ten and was No. 5 in the FBS in total touchdowns (22)...No. 9 nationally and No. 1 in the Big Ten in rushing touchdowns (18) and total points (132)...Paced the Big Ten and was No. 12 nationally in scoring (9.4 ppg)...No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 21 nationally in all-purpose yards (140.86 ypg)...No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 14 in the FBS in total rushing yards (1,496)...No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 24 in the FBS in rushing yards per game (106.9 ypg)...No. 4 in the Big Ten and No. 58 nationally in yards per carry (5.50 ypc). Kent State (9/3): Posted his first 100-yard game of the season and sixth for his career with 105 yards on 22 carries...Made one catch for 17 yards...Scored his first touchdown of the season on a 7-yard burst to the pylon off the right side in the second quarter...Was the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Week. at Pitt (9/10): Accounted for 147 all-purpose yards...Carried 20 times for 85 yards and four touchdowns...Caught two passes for 45 yards and a touchdown...Returned one kickoff for 17 yards... Had rushing scores of 3, 1, 1 and 2 yards in the game...Caught a 40-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter...Accounted for 30 points in the game...The 30 points are tied for No. 4 in Penn State history (fifth occasion)...First Nittany Lion with 30 points since Ki-Jana Carter vs. Michigan State in 1994...His 30 points are the most by a Big Ten player since Melvin Gordon had 30 tallies against Bowling Green in 2014...The four rushing touchdowns are the most by a Nittany Lion since Larry Johnson had four vs. Michigan State in 2002. Temple (9/17): Carried nine times for 68 yards and one touchdown... Touchdown run covered 55 yards...Caught two passes for seven yards. at Michigan (9/24): Carried the ball 15 times for 59 yards...Made five receptions for a career-high 77 yards...The 77 receiving yards are the most for a running back since Stephfon Green had one catch for 80 yards and a touchdown against Michigan in 2008...Totaled 136 all-purpose yards...Led Penn State in rushing and receiving, the first player to do so since 2014 (Akeel Lynch; at Illinois). Minnesota (10/1): Rushed for 63 yards on 20 carries...Juked his way to a 25-yard touchdown run on the first play of overtime to help Penn State reclaim the Governor’s Victory Bell...Caught one pass. Maryland (10/8): Logged his first career 200yard rushing game and became the 15th Penn Stater to eclipse the 200-yard mark with 202 yards and one touchdown on 31 carries...Scored on a 45-yard burst late in the second quarter...His 202 rushing yards were the most since Larry Johnson’s 279 yards vs. Michigan State in 2002...The 202 yards rushing rank No. 24 on the single-game Penn State charts, tied with John Cappelletti (vs. Maryland; 1972)...Was the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Week. Ohio State (10/22): Carried the ball 12 times for 99 yards...Posted three carries of 10 yards or more, including a 37-yard tote in the fourth quarter that set up Trace McSorley’s 2-yard touchdown run. at Purdue (10/29): Totaled a then-Penn State sophomorerecord 277 all-purpose yards (207 rushing, 70 receiving), which ranks No. 15 all-time at Penn State...The 207 yards rushing is a career high...His 207 rushing yards marked his second 200-yard rushing effort of the year and the first time since 2002 a Penn Stater posted multiple 200-yard rushing games in a single season (4; Larry Johnson)...Posted seven rushes of 10 yards or more, including a career-long 81-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter...The 81-yard run is the ninth-longest rush in school history and eighth-longest touchdown rush in the Penn State record books...Caught three passes for 70 yards... Was the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Week. Iowa (11/5): Carried the ball 18 times for 167 yards and one touchdown...Caught one pass for 44 yards and a touchdown...Accumulated 211 total yards in the game, making him the first Penn State player with back-to-back games of 200-plus total yards since Larry Johnson in 2002...Hauled in a 44-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter, a careerlong reception and the longest TD catch by a running back since Evan Royster in 2009 (49 yards; vs. Syracuse)...Broke a 57-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, his longest career scoring rush at Beaver Stadium...Was the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Week. at Indiana (11/12): Carried the ball a career-high 33 times for 58 yards and two scores...Scored both touchdowns in the fourth quarter, coming on runs of 4 and 2 yards...Caught two passes for 34 yards, including a long of 32. at Rutgers (11/19): Toted the ball 16 times for 92 yards and one touchdown...His third-quarter rushing

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Final Rankings: Ranked 34th in the FBS and fourth in the Big Ten in yards per carry (5.9 ypc)...Ranked 34th in the NCAA and third in the conference with 97.8 rushing yards per game, which was skewed by having just one carry in the season opener vs. Temple and missing nearly three quarters in the San Diego State game...Ranked second in the nation among true freshmen running backs with 1,076 yards... Ranked 64th nationally and fifth in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards per game (112.45)...Ranked 11th in the FBS and No. 1 in the Big Ten in rushes of 20 or more yards (16)...Tied for 24th in the FBS and second in the conference in rushes of 30 or more yards (6). Season: Appeared in 11 games with six starts, missing two games due to injury...Made his first career start at Maryland (10/24)...Was one of seven freshmen (3 redshirt, 4 true) to start a game...Was one of five true freshmen to see action...Had five 100-yard rushing performances...Had 34 rushes of 10 or more yards with season-long runs of 56 yards at Ohio State and vs. Michigan...Logged runs of 54 and 40 yards against Rutgers...Had 310 yards in back-to-back games against Buffalo and Rutgers, which was the highest total by a true freshman RB in a two-game span since D.J. Dozier had 359 in 1983 (vs. Rutgers and Alabama)...Is only the second true freshman to have back-to-back 100-yard games, joining Dozier, who had four consecutive 100-yard games in 1983...Is the first PSU RB to have back-to-back games (Buffalo & Rutgers) with a 100-yard rushing quarter since Larry Johnson in 2002 against Indiana and Michigan State. at Temple (9/5): Rushed one time for one yard. Buffalo (9/12): Rushed 12 times for a team-best 115 yards and his first career touchdown...Carried the ball eight times for 101 yards in the fourth quarter...Became the first true freshman to rush for more than 100 yards in a game since Silas Redd had 131 yards on 11 carries and one touchdown against Northwestern in 2010...Scored his first career touchdown on a 9-yard scamper in the fourth quarter...Had a 33-yard burst on Penn State’s first play of the fourth quarter...Teamed with Brandon Polk to become the first true freshmen duo to score touchdowns in the same game since Justin King and Derrick Williams both had touchdown receptions in 2005 at Northwestern...Named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week. Rutgers (9/19): Ran for a team-best 195 yards and two touchdowns...His 195 rushing yards were the most by a Penn State true freshman since Eric McCoo had 206 against Michigan State in 1998...Had 119 yards rushing on seven carries in the fourth quarter...Teamed with Akeel Lynch (120 yards) to mark the first Big Ten Conference game that Penn State had two 100-yard rushers since Evan Royster (134) and Silas Redd (131) topped the mark vs. Northwestern in 2010...Was a part of a backfield that rushed for 330 yards, the most by Penn State since the Nittany Lions ran for 338 at Illinois in 2009...Became the first Penn State back to rush for more than 100 in a quarter in back-to-back games since Larry Johnson in 2002...Selected as Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week. San Diego State (9/26): Caught his first career pass, a 22-yard touchdown reception on a screen pass to open the scoring in the first quarter...Was the first Penn State player to have a touchdown on his first career reception since Jesse James (Navy; 2012)...His receiving touchdown was the first by a PSU running back since Bill Belton (Akron; 2014)...Gained 62 yards on eight rushes...Played the first quarter and just one series in the second quarter before leaving the game with an injury... Paired with Mark Allen to become the first Penn State running back duo to have touchdown receptions in the same game since 2006 at Minnesota (Tony Hunt & Matt Hahn). at Ohio State (10/17): Rushed for 194 yards on 26 carries...Posted a season-long 56-yard rush in the fourth quarter...Posted his third 100-yard rushing game of the season to tie him for second on the Penn State true freshman list with Eric McCoo and Curtis Enis...His 194 rushing yards rank third on the true freshman rushing list, behind his 195 yards vs. Rutgers and McCoo’s 206 yards vs. Michigan State in 1998...Was just the second player to rush for more than 175 yards at Ohio Stadium since 2000 (Indiana's Tevin Coleman; 2014). vs. Maryland


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS (10/24): Made his first career start...Gained 65 yards on 20 carries...Scored his fourth rushing TD of the season in the first quarter – a 6-yard scamper. Illinois (10/31): Ran the ball 20 times for 84 yards, including a long of 13 yards...Caught three passes for 58 yards...Scored on a 7-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, hurdling two defenders to get into the end zone. at Northwestern (11/7): Posted his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season with 120 yards on 25 carries...Scored two rushing touchdowns...Had 50 receiving yards on a career-high six catches...Led the team with 170 all-purpose yards. Michigan (11/21): Rushed for 68 yards on 15 carries...Tied a season-long with a 56-yard run in the first quarter...Caught two passes for 19 yards. at Michigan State (11/28): Broke the Penn State freshman (true or redshirt) rushing record with his fifth 100-yard rushing effort of the season...Gained 103 yards on 17 carries...Caught three passes for minus-one yard...Broke D.J. Dozier's freshman season rushing record with his performance. vs. Georgia (1/2): Carried the ball 17 times for 69 yards...Caught five passes for 13 yards...Ranked second on the team with 82 all-purpose yards. ➤ 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...Selected as 2014 Mr. PA Football for Class AAA/AAAA...Participated in The Opening, held on Nike’s campus in summer 2014...Played in Offense-Defense Bowl...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, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the ninth-best running back in the nation and the top prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Rated by Scout among the top five prospects in the state...Lettered in basketball and track...Won the gold medal in the eastern Pennsylvania Conference boys 100 meters. ➤ 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...Great uncle is former WBC middleweight champion Iran Barkley...Hobbies include working out, hanging out with friends and reading...Majoring in journalism...Born February 7, 1997 in Bronx, New York.

BARKLEY’S CAREER STATISTICS

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG

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182-1,076 5.9 7 56 20-161 8.1 1 32

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272-1,496 5.5 18 81 28-402 14.4 4 44

CAREER 454-2,572 5.7 25 81 48-563 11.7 5 44

BARKLEY'S KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS 2015

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3 74 24.7 0 33

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3 74 24.7 0 33

➤ BARKLEY’S CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts...............................................................................................33; at Indiana, 11/12/16 Rushing Yards.....................................................................................................207; at Purdue, 10/29/16 Rushing Touchdowns.................................................................................................... 4; at Pitt, 9/10/16 Longest Rush..............................................................................................81 yards; at Purdue, 10/29/16 Receptions.................................................................................................... 6; at Northwestern, 11/7/15 Receiving Yards.................................................................................................. 77; at Michigan, 9/24/16 Receiving Touchdowns.........................................................................1; Four Times: Last vs. USC, 1/2/17 Longest Reception...............................................................................................44 yards; Iowa, 11/5/16 Kick Returns...................................................................................................................2; vs. USC, 1/2/17 Kick Return Yards..........................................................................................................57; vs. USC, 1/2/17 Long Kick Return.................................................................................................33 yards; vs. USC, 1/2/17 All-Purpose Yards.......................................................................................................306; vs. USC, 1/2/17

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Offensive Line | 6-4 | 310 Junior/Sophomore Warrington, Pa./Archbishop Wood Major: Labor & Employment Relations • One of two offensive linemen to start every game last season (Brian Gaia). • Attended Archbishop Wood High School in suburban Philadelphia, alongside linebacker Jake Cooper. • Serving as the secretary for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise more than $1.2 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. • One of 17 returnees from eastern Pennsylvania and one of 11 returning Nittany Lions from the greater Philadelphia area. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Selected as a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of American and USA Today...Named honorable mention Campus Insiders Freshman All-America...Named to the ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team...Named to the BTN.com and ESPN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Teams...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following his performance vs. Iowa (11/5). Season: Started all 14 games...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...One of two offensive linemen to start all 14 games (Brian Gaia)...Started games at left guard and left tackle. Kent State (9/3): Made his first career start in his first career game...Helped pave the way for Saquon Barkley’s 105-yard rushing effort and protected Trace McSorley, who posted his first career 200-yard passing game. at Pitt (9/10): Part of an offensive line that cleared the way for Saquon Barkley’s four rushing touchdowns...Blocked for Trace McSorley’s 332 passing yards, which ranks tied for No. 16 in Penn State single-game history. Temple (9/17): Part of a line that didn’t allow a sack...Paved the way for three rushing touchdowns...Protected Trace McSorley in his third career 200-yard passing effort. at Michigan (9/24): Helped Saquon Barkley move into the top-30 on the career rushing list...Protected Trace McSorley, who threw a touchdown pass in his fifth straight game. Minnesota (10/1): Helped Penn State to 471 yards of total offense, the most since racking up an identical total vs. Rutgers in 2015...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 408 yards of total offense (335 passing, 73 rushing), the third-highest total in school history...Opened up the left side on Saquon Barkley’s game-winning 25-yard touchdown run in overtime. Maryland (10/8): Paved the way for 372 total rushing yards, the third-highest total for a Penn State team in Big Ten play and fourth-most in any game for Penn State in the last 20 years...Guided the offense to 524 total yards, the most since 2014 vs. UCF (511) and the most in Big Ten play since 2012 vs. Indiana (546). Ohio State (10/22): Cleared the way for Saquon Barkley’s 99 rushing yards. at Purdue (10/29): Helped Penn State gain more than 500 total yards, ending the game with 511...Blocked for Saquon Barkley’s 207 rushing yards and Trace McSorley’s 228 yards passing...Had a key downfield block that helped spring Barkley on his 81-yard touchdown run... Helped Penn State score eight offensive touchdowns in the game...Integral part of Penn State scoring 62 points, its most points since scoring 66 vs. Coastal Carolina in 2006 and the most in a Big Ten game since tallying 63 vs. Illinois in 2005. Iowa (11/5): Blocked for a 167-yard rushing effort by Saquon Barkley and a 240-yard passing night for Trace McSorley...Helped Penn State to 599 yards of total offense, the most since recording 661 yards at Rutgers (1995) and the highest total offense output by Penn State against a Big Ten team since 653 yards against Michigan State (1994)...Overall, Penn State rushed for 359 yards... His efforts enabled the Nittany Lions to go 7-of-14 on third down and the offense did not have a single three-and-out in the game. at Indiana (11/12): Helped protect Trace McSorley during his 332-yard passing game...Started at left guard before moving to left tackle after Paris Palmer left the game. at Rutgers (11/19): Helped Penn State pile up its eighth game of 400-plus yards and fourth game in 2016 with at least 500 yards...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 210 yards passing. Michigan State (11/26): Instrumental in Penn State gaining 463 yards of total offense...Helped Trace McSorley pile up 389 yards of total offense, the fifth-most in program history...McSorley threw for 376 yards - the sixthhighest total in school history - with four touchdown passes and rushed for 13 yards. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Helped Penn State score 38 points, the most scored by a Wisconsin opponent since 2014 (Ohio State; 59)...Protected quarterback Trace McSorley, who threw for 384 yards, which ranks No. 4 in Penn State history and broke the Big Ten Championship Game passing record...Also gave McSorley time to connect on a Big Ten Championship Game-record four passing touchdowns...Paved the way for Saquon Barkley’s 83 yards rushing, which enabled him to break Evan Royster’s Penn State sophomore rushing record. vs. USC (1/2): Helped Penn State become the first team in Rose Bowl history with a 175-yard rusher and receiver in a game (Chris Godwin; 187 receiving yards and Saquon Barkley; 194 rushing yards)...Barkley and Godwin broke the Penn State bowl records for rushing yards and receiving yards in a bowl game, respectively...Penn State’s 465 yards of total offense are fourth in the school’s bowl history and the most since the 1996 Outback Bowl (487)...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 254 yards, including a Penn State bowl-record-tying four touchdown passes.

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Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in his career. Season: Appeared in 13 games with three starts.

➤ 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...Played in Under Armour All-American Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida...Rated four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked 13th-best offensive tackle in the nation and 129th overall prospect by ESPN...Rated among top five prospects in Pennsylvania by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Ryan William Bates...Son of Norman Bates and Theresa Strocen-Bates...Has one sister, Anna...Enjoys playing basketball...Majoring in labor & employment relations...Born February 14, 1997 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

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Wide Receiver | 6-3 | 208 Senior/Senior Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan Major: Telecommunications • Poised to be a leader in the wide receiver room with the departure of Chris Godwin. • Tallied six catches of 20 or more yards in 2016, including 40- and 70-yard touchdown catches in the Big Ten Championship Game. • Presented the 2016 Red Worrell Award for the offensive player who has best demonstrated exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement during spring practice. • Clocked as the team’s fifth-fastest 40-yard dash during winter testing (4.39). • On pace to graduate in December with a degree in telecommunications. • Interned with Penn State football video production department during the summer. • Is one of 12 returning Nittany Lions hailing from New Jersey. ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career. Season: Appeared in nine games with seven starts...Owned six catches of 20-plus yards in 2016... Posted career highs with 15 receptions, 347 yards and three touchdown catches. Kent State (9/3): Made two catches for 24 yards...Had a 21-yard grab on the left sideline on the first play of Penn State’s third scoring drive of the game. Ohio State (10/22): Made a great back-shoulder catch for 37 yards to set up first-and-goal at the OSU 2-yard line, which led to a Trace McSorley 2-yard touchdown scamper. at Purdue (10/29): Caught one pass for 42 yards...His 42-yard reception came on the first play of a drive that eventually ended in a 29-yard field goal by Tyler Davis. Iowa (11/5): Made his lone catch in the first quarter, a 19-yard touchdown grab to open the scoring. at Indiana (11/12): Caught a 43-yard pass from Trace McSorley near the end of the third quarter to set up Penn State’s third score of the game. Michigan State (11/26): Had three catches for 29 yards...Converted a second-andlong with a 16-yard catch on Penn State’s first touchdown drive of the game...Made an 8-yard grab on third-and-3 during Penn State’s opening drive of the second half, a drive it scored the go-ahead touchdown on. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Posted career highs in catches (6), receiving yards (155) and touchdown catches (2)...All six of his catches gained at least 10 yards...Hauled in a 40-yard touchdown pass for his first score of the game late in the second quarter...Had a career-long 70-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown on the first play of Penn State’s first second half possession...The 70-yard reception is the third-longest passing play in Big Ten Championship Game history...His 155 receiving yards are a Big Ten Championship Game record, surpassing Ohio State’s Devin Smith’s 137 yards in 2014...Was the coaching staff’s Offensive Co-Player of the Week with Trace McSorley.

San Diego State (9/26): Collected his first career 100-yard receiving game with a career-high 101 yards on four grabs...Had a career-long 46-yard reception in the second quarter to help set up the Joey Julius 24-yard field goal. Army (10/3): Made his second career start. vs. Maryland (10/24): Caught one pass for 38 yards...Reception was a part of a two-play, 75-yard touchdown drive, in the second quarter that was capped by a 37-yard touchdown reception by Chris Godwin. Michigan (11/21): Only catch was a 25-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter for his second career TD reception...His first two career touchdown catches came in White Out games. at Michigan State (11/28): Made a season-long 59-yard catch in the third quarter that led to Penn State’s second touchdown of the game... Totaled 77 yards on his one reception, recovering his own fumble for 18 yards on his 59-yard catch. vs. Georgia (1/2): Made one catch for seven yards. ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 spring semester. 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 four passes for 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. ➤ 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... Selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American game and the USA U-19 All-American Game...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...Rated a four-star recruit by all four major recruiting services and was ranked among the top 150 recruits nationally by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports...Rated a Top 5 recruit in the state of New Jersey by ESPN (3rd), Rivals (4th) and 247Sports (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...Majoring in telecommunications...Born March 17, 1996 in Long Branch, New Jersey.

BLACKNALL’S CAREER STATISTICS 2014 2015 2016 CAREER

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG 1-(-1)

(-1.0) - (-1)

11-112 10.2 1 24

-

- - - 8-248 31.0 1 59

-

- - - 15-347 23.1 3 70

1-(-1) (-1.0) - (-1)

34-707 20.8 5 70

➤ BLACKNALL’S CAREER HIGHS Receptions......................................................................................................... 6; vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/16 Receiving Yards.............................................................................................. 155; vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/16 Receiving Touchdowns....................................................................................... 2; vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/16 Longest Reception..................................................................................70 yards; vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/16 Rushing Attempts.....................................................................................1; vs. Boston College, 12/27/14 Rushing Yards.......................................................................................... -1; vs. Boston College, 12/27/14

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Safety | 5-11 | 219 Sophomore/Freshman Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • • • •

Joined the team as a run-on in August 2016. Multi-sport athlete in high school, playing football, lacrosse and basketball. Earned all-conference accolades in high school in both football and lacrosse. One of 18 returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania.

MANNY BOWEN

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Linebacker | 6-1 | 226 Junior/Junior Barnegat, N.J./Barnegat Major: Media Studies Continued to grow his role in the linebacking corps, starting 12 of 13 games last season. Had six games with six or more tackles in 2016. Has gained nearly seven pounds of muscle since coming on campus in June 2015. One of 12 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey.

➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

Redshirt season.

Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Season: Appeared in 13 games with 12 starts...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...Made his first career start at Pitt (9/10).

Three-year letterman and 2015 team captain at Hempfield High School for head coach Ron Zeiber... Was a two-time team MVP...Named all-conference first team on both offense and defense for three seasons...Selected Class AAAA All-State by the Pennsylvania football writers as a running back in 2015... Garnered Lancaster-Lebanon League Section One Back of the Year after rushing for 1,792 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior...Grabbed 10 receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown as a senior...Had 90 tackles and an interception on defense in 2015...Selected to the Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star game...Recorded 540 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on offense to go along with 85 tackles, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in his junior season...Had 737 rushing yards, 376 receiving yards and 10 total touchdowns (8 rushing, 2 receiving) as a sophomore...Lettered four times in lacrosse and twice in basketball...Captured first team all-league accolades in lacrosse as a junior and second team honors as a senior. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is William White Blair...Son of Christine and Steven Blair...Has two brothers, Jack and Patrick... Brother, Jack, graduated from Penn State...Plans to major in business...Would like to work in the front office of an NFL team...Born November 20, 1997 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Kent State (9/3): Totaled one tackle...Added his first career pass breakup. at Pitt (9/10): Made his first career start...Collected five tackles, all solo...Posted his first career solo tackle for loss in the first quarter. Temple (9/17): Notched three tackles...Logged his first career sack with a takedown of Phillip Walker in the second quarter...Had one pass breakup...A part of a front seven that limited Temple to just 38 rushing yards, the fewest since holding Illinois to 37 yards on the ground in 2015. at Michigan (9/24): Totaled seven tackles, including a stop behind the line of scrimmage on Michigan’s first offensive play of the game. Minnesota (10/1): Contributed seven tackles (five solo)...Made a career-best 2.0 tackles for loss, including a fourth-quarter takedown behind the line on third down to force a Minnesota field goal. Maryland (10/8): Made his first career start at middle linebacker...Totaled five stops...A part of a defense that allowed 11 first downs...Helped limit Maryland to 14 points - all in the first half - 170 rushing yards and 270 yards of total offense, after the Terps entered averaging 43.2 points, 300.0 rushing and 466.2 yards of total offense per game. Ohio State (10/22): Notched his first double-digit tackle effort with 12 stops...Added one tackle for loss and one quarterback hurry...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss...Helped the defense to a season-high 11.0 tackles for loss, the most TFLs since posting 11.0 vs. Maryland in 2015...The 11.0 tackles for loss were the most yielded by the Buckeyes since giving up 11.0 vs. Alabama (2015). at Purdue (10/29): Totaled six tackles - five solo...Helped the defense hold Purdue to just 46 yards rushing, the second opponent held under 50 yards rushing in 2016. Iowa (11/5): Made four tackles...Helped the defense hold Iowa to just 30 yards rushing, which was 137.9 yards below the Hawkeyes’ season average (167.9 ypg) entering the game...It was the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn State since holding Massachusetts to three yards in 2014...It marked the first time Penn State held consecutive opponents to 46 yards rushing or fewer since 2007 (Notre Dame, zero yards; FIU, minus-3 yards)...It was the first time since Penn State joined the Big Ten that it held consecutive conference opponents to 50 yards or less of rushing. at Indiana (11/12): Made a pair of stops...Had a second-quarter tackle for loss. at Rutgers (11/19): Had one assisted tackle...Helped hold Rutgers to just 87 yards of total offense, the fewest given up by Penn State in its Big Ten history and the fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (74)...The five first downs allowed are the fewest in B1G play in Penn State history and fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (2). Michigan State (11/26): Logged nine tackles...Sacked Tyler O’Conner for a loss of nine yards in the second quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Totaled six tackles... Combined with Malik Golden on a second-quarter tackle for loss. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Selected as ECAC FBS Rookie of the Week (Oct. 4)...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 fall semester. Season: Appeared in 13 games...Was one of five true freshmen to see action...Led the team with 13 special teams tackles, including a team-best eight on kickoff coverage.

Senior Saeed Blacknall had career highs in receptions (15), yards (347) and touchdowns (3) in 2016. He broke the Big Ten Championship game record with 155 receiving yards in the title tilt. His 70-yard touchdown reception against the Badgers is the third-longest in Big Ten Championship game history.

Rutgers (9/19): Recorded two tackles for his first career stats...Notched half-tackle for loss. Army (10/3): Made his first career fumble recovery in the second quarter, which led to a Penn State field goal...Recorded a season-high six tackles, five being solo...Was a part of a defensive that limited Army to one pass attempt, the fewest by a Penn State opponent since at least 1966, and one completion, the fewest since 1976 (Ohio State)...The one completion tied for the fewest by a team in FBS in 2015 (by Georgia Southern vs. Western Michigan & by Boston College vs. Syracuse)...The one pass attempt was the fewest by an FBS team in 2015...Helped hold Army to just 32 passing yards, the fewest against the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten era (since 1993)...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Indiana (10/10): Made one tackle. at Ohio State (10/17): Made one tackle on punt coverage. vs. Maryland (10/24): Registered two tackles. Illinois (10/31): Had one tackle. at Northwestern (11/7): Made two tackles. at Michigan State (11/28): Forced his first career fumble in the fourth quarter...Recorded three tackles.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS CAM BROWN

➤ 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, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Scout ranked him among the top 10 prospects in New Jersey...Rated as the 14th-best linebacker in the class by ESPN.

Linebacker | 6-5 | 222 Sophomore/Sophomore Burtonsville, Md./The Bullis School Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

➤ PERSONAL 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...Majoring in media studies...Born November 21, 1996 in Lakewood, New Jersey.

BOWEN’S CAREER STATISTICS

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

2015

12-6 18 1 1 - -

SACK

TFL

- 0.5-2

• • • •

Called into action as a true freshman after injuries decimated the linebacking corps. Played high school football with tight end Jonathan Holland. Led the linebacking corps in winter workouts in the 40-yard dash (4.69). Had 10 tackles at Michigan, marking the most stops for a true freshman linebacker since Khairi Fortt notched 11 tackles vs. Illinois in 2010. • One of 10 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

2016

35-33 68

- - - 2 2.0-16 8.5-30

Awards: Selected to the BTN.com and ESPN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team.

CAREER

47-39 86

1

Season: Appeared in 12 games with two starts...Ranked No. 5 on the team in special teams tackles (6)...Made his first collegiate start vs. Minnesota (10/1)...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016.

1 - 2 2.0-16 9.0-32

➤ BOWEN’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles................................................................................................................12; Ohio State, 10/22/16 Sacks.........................................................................................1.0; Twice: Last Michigan State, 11/26/16 Tackles for Loss.................................................................................................... 2.0; Minnesota, 10/1/16 Fumble Recoveries..........................................................................................................1; Army, 10/3/15 Forced Fumbles......................................................................................... 1; at Michigan State, 11/28/15 Pass Breakups............................................................................................1; Twice: Last Temple, 9/17/16

NICK BOWERS

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Tight End | 6-4 | 268 Junior/Sophomore Kittanning, Pa./Kittanning Major: Labor & Employment Relations • Is primed to add depth to the tight end position after missing the 2016 season due to injury. • Has added nearly 14 pounds of muscle to his frame since he arrived on campus. • Is a third-generation collegiate football player, joining his grandfather (Wilbur; Duquesne) and father (Brad; Edinboro). • Made an appearance on SportsCenter's "Top 10" in 2016 with his dunk jumping over teammate Tyler Shoop. • Among six returning Nittany Lions from western Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Missed the season due to injury. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ 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 regularseason since 1976...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked among the top 25 tight ends in the nation by ESPN (14th) and 247Sports (18th)...Also lettered in basketball and track and field...Owns the school record in the shot put. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Nicholas Lee Bowers...Son of Brad and Kathy Bowers...Has one sister, Ali...Father, Brad, grandfather, Wilbur, and uncle, Curt, played football in college...Grandfather, Lee Rettig, played basketball in college...Two cousins attended Penn State...Hobbies include comic books, fishing and hunting...Majoring in labor and employment relations...Wants to work in the environmental field after college...Born May 26, 1996 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania.

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at Pitt (9/10): Made his first collegiate appearance...Notched his first tackle on defense in the third quarter. Temple (9/17): Appeared mostly on special teams...Played three defensive snaps. at Michigan (9/24): Made 10 tackles - four solo...His 10 stops are the most for a true freshman linebacker since Khairi Fortt notched 11 tackles vs. Illinois in 2010...Last true freshman with double-digit tackles was Marcus Allen (10, vs. Ohio State) in 2014...Posted his first career tackle for loss in the third quarter. Minnesota (10/1): Ranked second on the team with nine tackles - six solo. Ohio State (10/22): Blocked his first career kick, a fourth-quarter punt that led to a 34-yard Tyler Davis field goal...The block was one of two blocked kicks in the game (Marcus Allen - FG) and helped Penn State block two kicks in a game for the first time since blocking two against FIU in the 2007 season opener (FG & punt). at Purdue (10/29): Made three stops...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Iowa (11/5): Logged three stops, including two on kickoff coverage. at Rutgers (11/19): Made three assisted tackles, including a combined sack of Gio Rescigno in the fourth quarter...One stop came on kickoff coverage...Aided the Nittany Lions in compiling nine tackles for loss, the eighth time in 2016 they recorded at least 9.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage. vs. USC (1/2): Made four tackles. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterman for head coach Pat Cilento at The Bullis School...Three-time team captain...Played with Nittany Lion tight end Jonathan Holland...Helped lead the Bulldogs to back-to-back Interstate Athletic Conference titles in 2014 and 2015...Played in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl... Was selected as the Maryland MVP in the Big 33 Game...Recorded 260 tackles in three seasons...Named all-conference first team as a junior...Had an interception and caught 16 receptions for 350 yards and six touchdowns as a senior...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout, and three stars by Rivals...Ranked in ESPN300 at 240th overall, 26th in the region, eighth in the state of Maryland and No. 13 at outside linebacker...Ranked as the second-best outside linebacker in Maryland and the East by Scout, as well as, No. 263 overall and No. 15 at position...Ranked No. 22 at position and No. 10 in Maryland by 247Sports...Ranked No. 28 at position and No. 13 in Maryland by Rivals...Also a member of the track and field team. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Cameron Courtney Brown...Son of Desmond Brown and Susan Giscombe...Has two brothers, D. Greyson and Brandon, and two sisters, Simone and Candice...Cousin, Andre Davis, was a wide receiver at Virginia Tech and for nine seasons in the NFL...Hobbies include watching movies and playing basketball...Considering finance or kinesiology as majors...Born April 1, 1998 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

BROWN'S CAREER STATISTICS

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

2016

14-19 33 - - - - 0.5-1 1.5-2

SACK

TFL

CAREER

14-19 33 - - - - 0.5-1 1.5-2

➤ BROWN'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles............................................................................................................... 10; at Michigan, 9/24/16 Sacks..................................................................................................................0.5; at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Tackles for Loss.................................................................................................. 1.0; at Michigan, 9/24/16 Blocked Kicks.............................................................................................1 (punt); Ohio State, 10/22/16


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS TORRENCE BROWN

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Defensive End | 6-3 | 254 Senior/Junior Tuscaloosa, Ala./Tuscaloosa Academy Major: Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management • Made four starts and is primed to challenge for a permanent starting position with Garrett Sickels and Evan Schwan moving on to the NFL. • Was a multi-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football and basketball. • Helped his high school to the basketball state championship and was named AISA Player of the Year as a senior. • Added more than 10 pounds of muscle to his frame. • Is among a trio of returnees from Alabama, which includes fellow defensive lineman Parker Cothren and cornerback Christian Campbell. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in all 14 games with four starts...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...Made his first collegiate start vs. Temple (9/17).

➤ 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 All-American Senior game...Rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports...Ranked among the top 50 prospects in Alabama by ESPN and 247Sports... 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... Majoring in recreation, parks and tourism management...Born April 29, 1996 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Final Rankings: No. 3 in the Big Ten and tied for No. 30 in the FBS with two fumble recoveries. Kent State (9/3): Combined on three tackles. at Pitt (9/10): Collected a career-high six stops...Tied a career-best 2.0 tackles for loss with a pair of solo TFLs in the third quarter...Forced his first career fumble in the fourth quarter that led to a Tyler Davis field goal. Temple (9/17): Made four tackles...Forced his second fumble of the season in the fourth quarter...Had 1.0 tackle for loss, which included combining with Robert Windsor on a fourth-quarter sack...A part of a front seven that limited Temple to just 38 rushing yards, the fewest since holding Illinois to 37 yards on the ground in 2015. at Michigan (9/24): Notched three stops...Made 1.0 tackle for loss for five yards in the first quarter. Minnesota (10/1): Made one tackle. Maryland (10/8): Made one tackle...Recovered Koa Farmer’s forced fumble in the second quarter for his second career fumble recovery. Ohio State (10/22): Made three stops, including combining with Jason Cabinda on a tackle for loss in the second quarter...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss...Helped the defense to a season-high 11.0 tackles for loss, the most TFLs since posting 11.0 vs. Maryland in 2015...The 11.0 tackles for loss were the most yielded by the Buckeyes since giving up 11.0 vs. Alabama (2015). at Purdue (10/29): Made three stops...Helped the defense hold Purdue to just 46 yards rushing, the second opponent held under 50 yards rushing in 2016. at Indiana (11/12): Scored his first career touchdown on a fourth-quarter fumble recovery, returning it nine yards for the final score of the game for Penn State...Was a part of a defense that forced a season-high five turnovers, the most since forcing five against Maryland in 2015...Penn State’s five fumble recoveries were its most since recovering five versus FIU in 2007. at Rutgers (11/19): Had two tackles...Posted a tackle for loss in the fourth quarter, a stop of RU running back Justin Goodwin for a 1-yard loss...Aided the Nittany Lions in compiling nine tackles for loss, the eighth time in 2016 they recorded at least 9.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage. Michigan State (11/26): Made two stops...Combined with Jason Cabinda on a third-quarter tackle for loss. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Made three tackles...Forced a first quarter fumble. vs. USC (1/2): Totaled two tackles. ➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games...Was one of 17 redshirt freshmen to see action. at Temple (9/5): Recovered his first career fumble in the second quarter. Rutgers (9/19): Made two tackles...Logged his first career TFL and sack...Made 1.0 TFL, which included combining with Antoine White for a sack in the fourth quarter. Army (10/3): Made a season-best four tackles...Recorded 1.0 tackle for loss. Illinois (10/31): Made three tackles...Had 2.0 tackles for loss. Michigan (11/21): Recorded two tackles...Collected 1.0 sack for a loss of three yards...Logged 1.5 tackles for loss...Helped Penn State record at least one sack in its 33rd consecutive games, the Nittany Lions’ longest streak since sacks became an official statistic in 2000, including 11 consecutive games with multiple sacks...Helped hold Michigan to less than 100 yards rushing, the fifth Penn State opponent that failed to reach 100 rushing yards (87 on 30 carries). ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season.

BROWN’S CAREER STATISTICS 2015

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU 5-6 11

SACK

TFL

- 1 - - 1.5-4 5.5-14

2016

16-17 33

3 2 - - 0.5-4 6.0-18

CAREER

21-23 44

3

3 -

-

2.0-8 11.5-32

➤ BROWN’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.......................................................................................................................... 6; at Pitt, 9/10/16 Sacks................................................................................................................... 1.0; Michigan, 11/21/15 Tackles for Loss..........................................................................................2.0; Twice: Last at Pitt, 9/10/16 Forced Fumbles..........................................................................................1; Twice: Last Temple, 9/17/16 Fumble Recoveries.................................................................... 1; Three Times: Last at Indiana, 11/12/16 Note: Has one career touchdown - a 9-yard fumble recovery for a score at Indiana (11/12/16).

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Defensive End | 6-6 | 273 Junior/Sophomore Malvern, Pa./Great Valley Major: Media Studies • Looking to compete for time at defensive end after the Garrett Sickels and Evan Schwan moved on to the NFL. • Is the third member of his immediate family to play collegiate football, joining brothers, Carl, who played fullback at Maryland and Erik, who played guard at James Madison. • One of 18 returnees from eastern Pennsylvania and one of 11 returning Nittany Lions from the Philadelphia area. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in 13 games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. Kent State (9/3): Made two tackles, including his first career sack...Combined with Brandon Bell for his first career stop in the first quarter...Sacked Kent State quarterback Mylik Mitchell to end KSU’s final drive of the game for a loss of seven yards...Penn State’s seven sacks were the most since logging seven at Northwestern in 2011. at Pitt (9/10): Made two stops - both solo. Temple (9/17): Had one tackle... Combined with Parker Cothren on a second-quarter tackle for loss...A part of a front seven that limited Temple to just 38 rushing yards, the fewest since holding Illinois to 37 yards on the ground in 2015. at Michigan (9/24): Made one tackle. Maryland (10/8): Made two assisted tackles. Ohio State (10/22): Made a career-high three tackles, including two solo. at Purdue (10/29): Took down Purdue quarterback David Blough on the first play of the fourth quarter for his second career sack, his lone stop of the game. Iowa (11/5): Made one tackle, a solo sack of C.J. Beathard for a loss of seven yards in the fourth quarter. at Indiana (11/12): Made two tackles. Michigan State (11/29): Dropped running back LJ Scott for a loss of five yards for his only tackle of the game in the first quarter.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL 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 All-American 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 and a three-star player by 247Sports, ESPN and Scout...Ranked as the 15th-best defensive end in the nation and the seventhbest player in Pennsylvania by 247Sports and Scout 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. ➤ PERSONAL 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...Majoring in media studies...Born April 8, 1997 in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

BUCHHOLZ'S CAREER STATISTICS

2016 Career

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SACK

TFL

10-6 16 - - - - 3.0-20 4.5-26 10-6 16 - - - - 3.0-20 4.5-26

➤ BUCHHOLZ'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles..................................................................................................................3; Ohio State, 10/22/16 Sacks.................................................................................................1.0; Three Times: Last Iowa, 11/5/16 Tackles for Loss................................................................. 1.0; Four Times: Last Michigan State, 11/26/16

JABARI BUTLER

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Cornerback | 5-11 | 181 Junior/Junior Potomac, Md./Bishop Gorman (Nev.)/Abilene Christian University Major: Telecommunications

➤ HIGH SCHOOL A two-time letterwinner for head coach Tony Sanchez at the Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada...Also played one season at Churchill High School in Potomac, Maryland...Was a two-time Nevada State Champion and 2014 USA Today National Champion with Bishop Gorman...Guided the Gaels to the Nevada State Championship and a National Championship in 2014 with a perfect 15-0 record... Helped Bishop Gorman to a 13-2 record and a Nevada State Championship in 2013...Selected first-team All-City by the Las Vegas Sun as a senior...Earned All-District honors as a junior and a senior...Had three interceptions, 11 pass breakups and 31 tackles as a senior...Recorded four interceptions, 10 pass breakups and 36 tackles as a junior...Rated a three-star prospect ESPN and Rivals and a two-star recruit by Scout... Rated as the 11th-ranked player in Nevada by ESPN...Ranked No. 7 in the state of Nevada by Rivals...Ran track for four years in high school...Set the 100-meter record at Bishop Gorman as a sophomore (10.85)... Set the Churchill 100-meter record (10.65)...Named team MVP at Churchill High School. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Jabari Jamaal Joseph Butler...Son of Yvette and Duane Butler...Has one brother, Khari, and one sister, Aliyah...Father played football and ran track and field at Long Beach State University... Hobbies include watching movies, reading, traveling and playing video games...Majoring in telecommunications...Born April 12, 1997.

JASON CABINDA

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Linebacker | 6-1 | 234 Senior/Senior Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central Major: Economics

Awards: Selected preseason All-Southland Conference first team.

• Earned third-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches in 2016 after an honorable mention appearance as a sophomore. • Led the linebacker unit in winter conditioning in the pro agility (4.15), vertical jump (34"), broad jump (10'6"), power clean (370) and squat (520). • Spent summer of 2016 interning in the Penn State Customer Relations office. • Serving as the co-president for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise more than $1.2 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. • On pace to graduate in December with a degree in economics. • Among the 42 student-athletes on the Lott IMPACT Trophy preseason watch list for distinguished young men who represent the qualities embodied by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott – Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. • Is among 12 returnees from the state of New Jersey.

Season: Saw time in six games with two starts.

➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON

• Transferred from Abilene Christian University in January 2017 and will have to sit out the 2017 season due to NCAA transfer rules. • Named Southland Freshman of the Year and first-team all-conference as a freshman at Albilene Christian in 2015. • Ran the fastest 40-yard dash (4.34) among cornerbacks during winter conditioning. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON (AT ABELIENE-CHRISTIAN)

at Air Force (9/3): Had four solo tackles. Northern Colorado (9/10): Made five stops and recovered a fumble. at Houston Baptist (9/17): Registered two tackles. at Stephen F. Austin (9/24): Tallied on tackle and had pass breakup. Central Arkansas (10/1): Made one stop. Lamar (10/8): Had one tackle. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (AT ABELIENE-CHRISTIAN) Awards: Selected Southland Conference Freshman of the Year...Named first-team All-Southland Conference...Tabbed Southland Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 2, 2015) after collecting two interceptions, two pass breakups and three tackles against McNeese State...Finished sixth in the voting for FCS National Freshman of the Year. Season: Led the team with six interceptions and 114 interception return yards...Had 40 tackles on the season to finish fifth on the team...Registered a team-best nine pass breakups...Appeared in 11 games, starting the final 10 games of the season.

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Houston Baptist (9/19): Had three tackles...Grabbed two interceptions and returned them for 56 yards. Stephen F. Austin (9/26): Registered three solo tackles. at Central Arkansas (10/3): Accounted for two stops. at Lamar (10/10): Made three solo tackles...Pulled in one interception. Sam Houston State (10/17): Made six stops, including five solo. at Incarnate World (10/25): Had three tackles...Nabbed an interception. McNeese State (10/31): Recorded two interceptions with 61 return yards...Had three solo tackles and two pass breakups en route to winning Southland Defensive Player of the Week. at Northwestern State (11/7): Tallied a career-high nine tackles...Recovered a fumble and returned it 21 yards. Southeastern Louisiana (11/14): Registered five tackles. at Northern Colorado (11/21): Had three stops.

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Awards: Named All-Big Ten third team by the conference coaches...Selected All-Big Ten honorable mention by the media panel...Selected to the Bednarik Award, Butkus Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy Preseason Watch Lists...Awarded a Helmet Sticker by ESPN's "College Football Final" following 13-tackle effort vs. Ohio State (10/22)...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week after his showing at Rutgers (11/19). Season: Started nine games...Posted eight-or-more tackles in eight of the nine games he played in 2016...Logged eight-or-more stops in 11 of his last 13 games dating back to 2015. Kent State (9/3): Made a team-high 11 tackles for his fourth career double-digit tackle game. Ohio State (10/22): Returned after missing five games to make 13 tackles, including a career-high-tying 2.0 tackles for loss...His fourth-quarter takedown of J.T. Barrett for a loss of 13 yards to force fourthand-23 on the Buckeyes final drive...Broke up one pass...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss...Helped the defense to a season-high 11.0 tackles for loss, the most TFLs since posting 11.0 vs. Maryland in 2015...The 11.0 tackles for loss were the most yielded by the Buckeyes since giving up 11.0 vs. Alabama (2015)...The 6.0 sacks given up by Ohio State are the most since yielding 7.0 against Virginia Tech (2014). at Purdue (10/29): Boasted a game-high nine tackles - six solo...Helped the defense hold


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS Purdue to just 46 yards rushing, the second opponent held under 50 yards rushing in 2016. Iowa (11/5): Posted nine tackles...Made a leaping stop of C.J. Beathard to end Iowa’s opening drive on a fourth-and-1 attempt, combining with Brandon Bell on the stop...Helped the defense hold Iowa to just 30 yards rushing, which was 137.9 yards below the Hawkeyes’ season average (167.9 ypg) entering the game...It was the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn State since holding UMass to three yards in 2014...It marked the first time Penn State held consecutive opponents to 46 yards rushing or fewer since 2007 (Notre Dame, zero yards; FIU, minus-3 yards)...It was the first time since Penn State joined the Big Ten that it held consecutive conference opponents to 50 yards or less of rushing. at Indiana (11/12): Totaled nine tackles, including eight solo...Had a solo tackle for loss in the third quarter. at Rutgers (11/19): Had three solo stops and a career-high two pass breakups...Helped hold Rutgers to just 87 yards of total offense, the fewest given up by Penn State in its Big Ten history and the fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (74)...The five first downs allowed are the fewest in B1G play in Penn State history and fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (2). Michigan State (11/26): Totaled eight stops...Combined with Torrence Brown on a third-quarter tackle for loss. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Logged eight tackles. vs. USC (1/2): Logged a game-high 11 tackles, including seven solo.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL 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 TriState 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 North-South 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.

➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

➤ PERSONAL

Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media...Selected as an ECAC first-team All-Star.

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...Majoring in economics...Interested in a career in investment banking...Born March 17, 1996 in Buena Park, California.

Final Rankings: Led the team and ranked 15th in the Big Ten with 7.7 tackles per game. Season: Started all 13 games...Started at the mike and will linebacker spots...Had three 10-plus tackle efforts in 2015. at Temple (9/5): Ranked second on the team with seven tackles...Recorded one pass breakup. Buffalo (9/12): Started in the mike linebacker spot...Recorded six tackles...Had one pass breakup. Rutgers (9/19): Recorded six tackles, including 0.5 tackle for loss...Also broke up one pass...Part of a defense that held Rutgers to just three points, the fewest in a Big Ten opener since limiting Minnesota to three points in 1994...Helped hold Rutgers to 43 rushing yards, the fewest since giving up just 33 yards to Maryland in 2014. San Diego State (9/26): Recorded four tackles, including a half-tackle for loss. Army (10/3): Made a career-high 14 tackles...Recorded his first career sack and forced fumble on the same play in the first quarter...Notched 2.0 sacks total in the game for a loss of 33 yards...Sacked Army quarterback A.J. Schurr on fourth-and-5 on the Black Knights final drive of the game to seal the victory...Was a part of a defensive that limited Army to one pass attempt, the fewest by a Penn State opponent since at least 1966, and one completion, the fewest since 1976 (Ohio State)...The one completion tied for the fewest by a team in FBS in 2015 (by Georgia Southern vs. Western Michigan & by Boston College vs. Syracuse)... Helped hold Army to just 32 passing yards, the fewest against the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten era (since 1993)...Was the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. Indiana (10/10): Tied for the team lead with nine tackles...Added one pass breakup...Helped snap Indiana’s string of nine games in which the Hoosiers scored 20-plus points...Part of a defense that held Indiana to 234 yards of total offense, the fewest allowed by PSU since giving up 221 at Indiana in 2014...Played a major role in limiting IU to just 79 rushing yards, the second-straight B1G opponent with less than 80 yards rushing vs. Penn State. at Ohio State (10/17): Recorded five tackles. vs. Maryland (10/24): Notched 10 tackles for his second career 10-plus tackle game...Also had one quarterback hurry. Illinois (10/31): Recorded a team-high seven tackles...Part of a defense that recorded its first Big Ten shutout since blanking Minnesota in 2009 (20-0)...Helped hold Illinois to just 167 yards (37 rushing, 130 passing), the fewest allowed since holding Minnesota to 138 yards (37 rushing, 101 passing) in 2009...As a unit, the defense forced a punt on 12 of Illinois’ 15 possessions, with two ending with a turnover on downs and the other halted by an interception. at Northwestern (11/7): Grabbed his first career interception in the third quarter... Recorded three tackles...Had a half-sack. Michigan (11/21): Recorded eight tackles...Helped hold Michigan to less than 100 yards rushing, the fifth Penn State opponent that failed to reach 100 rushing yards (87 on 30 carries). at Michigan State (11/28): Led all players with 13 tackles. vs. Georgia (1/2): Piled up eight tackles - three solo...Made 1.5 tackles for loss, including a combined stop behind the line with Garrett Sickels on fourth-and-2 in the fourth quarter to give Penn State the ball with a chance to tie the game with under two minutes remaining.

CABINDA’S CAREER STATISTICS 2014

UT-AT TT FR FC I PB SACK TFL 7-10 17 - - - -

- 0.5-1

2015

39-61 100

1

2016

36-45 81

- - - 3 1.0-13 4.0-20

CAREER

82-116 198

1

- 1 5 2.5-33 5.5-37 - 1

8 3.5-46 10.0-58

➤ CABINDA’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles..........................................................................................................................14; Army, 10/3/15 Sacks............................................................................................................................2.0; Army, 10/3/15 Tackles for Loss.................................................................................2.0; Twice: Last Ohio State, 10/22/16 Forced Fumbles...............................................................................................................1; Army, 10/3/15 Interceptions................................................................................................. 1; at Northwestern, 11/7/15 Pass Breakups.......................................................................................................2; at Rutgers, 11/19/16

➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON 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 2-of-16 on third down conversions. Boston College (12/27): Closed the season with one tackle.

The leader of the Nittany Lion defense, senior linebacker Jason Cabinda finished third on the team with 81 tackles, despite missing five games due to injury.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS CHRISTIAN CAMPBELL

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Cornerback | 6-1 | 191 Senior/Senior Phenix City, Ala./Central Major: Journalism • Will compete for time in the cornerback slot. • Had a career-high 32 tackles in 12 appearances last season. • Put in work in the weight room in the off-season, gaining 12 pounds of muscle and losing 3.0 percent body fat. • Led the team with a 39" vertical and 11'6" broad jump during winter workouts. • One of three returnees from Alabama, which includes defensive linemen Torrence Brown and Parker Cothren. ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON

CAMPBELL’S CAREER STATISTICS

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TFL

9-1 10 - - 1 2

- 1.0-1

2015

6-10 16 - - - 2

- 1.0-2

2016

17-14 31 1 - 1 6

- 1.0-4

CAREER

35-25 57 1 - 2 10

- 3.0-7

➤ CAMPBELL’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles...........................................................................................................................6; vs. USC, 1/2/17 Tackles for Loss........................................................................... 1.0; Three Times: Last Kent State, 9/3/16 Fumble Recoveries................................................................................................1; at Indiana, 11/12/16 Interceptions........................................................................................1; Twice: Last at Purdue, 10/29/16 Pass Breakups.......................................................................................................2; at Indiana, 11/12/16

Season: Appeared in 12 games with two starts...Made his first start of the season and second of his career vs. Temple (9/17).

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Kent State (9/3): Recorded three stops...Notched a tackle for loss in the third quarter on a wide receiver screen. at Pitt (9/10): Had two tackles, both solo...Had Penn State’s only pass breakup. Temple (9/17): Had two tackles. at Michigan (9/24): Totaled two tackles...Had one pass breakup. Minnesota (10/1): Made three tackles in the first half, before leaving the game midway through the second quarter. at Purdue (10/29): Made three tackles...Pulled in his second career interception in the fourth quarter to set up Penn State’s final score of the game. Iowa (11/5): Logged two solo hits. at Indiana (11/12): Had one tackle...Posted a career-high two pass breakups...Recovered his first career fumble on a muffed punt at the IU 6-yard line in the second quarter, which led to a Penn State touchdown. at Rutgers (11/19): Totaled three stops. Michigan State (11/29): Made two tackles... Added a pass breakup in the fourth quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Collected a pair of stops. vs. USC (1/2): Totaled a career-high six tackles - including three on kickoff coverage...Had one pass breakup.

• Joined the program as a run-on as an early enrollee at the start of the 2015 spring semester. • Led the defensive end unit in power clean (355), squat (505) and bench press (455) in winter conditioning. • Was a standout volleyball player in high school, earning league MVP honors as a senior. • One of three returnees from Illinois and the Chicagoland area.

➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

Season: Appeared in eight games, missing the last five games due to injury...Tied for fifth on the team with seven special teams tackles (V. Walker).

Season: Appeared in seven games.

at Temple (9/5): Logged three tackles. Buffalo (9/12): Posted three stops...Recorded one pass breakup. San Diego State (9/26): Made two tackles. Indiana (10/10): Made a career-high five tackles...Added one pass breakup. at Ohio State (10/17): Made two tackles...Registered his second career tackle for loss in the fourth quarter...The 10.0 tackles for loss were the most surrendered by Ohio State in 2015. vs. Maryland (10/24): Made one tackle.

Defensive End | 6-4 | 257 Junior/Junior Barrington, Ill./Barrington Major: Kinesiology

at Michigan (9/24): Made his season debut. at Purdue (10/29): Made his first career tackle in the fourth quarter, a tackle for loss. at Rutgers (11/19): Had one tackle. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Made collegiate debut at Michigan State (11/28).

➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Season: 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.

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, all-region, all-area and allconference...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...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 All-MSL selection in volleyball.

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 UMass' 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 season-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. Boston College (12/27): Made one tackle. ➤ 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 threestar prospect by all four major recruiting services...Ranked as a Top 30 recruit in the state of Alabama by 247Sports. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Christian Campbell...Son of Leonard and Pamela Campbell...Has one sister, Sharnae... Majoring in journalism...Born November 27, 1995 in Phenix City, Alabama.

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➤ PERSONAL Full name is Colin William Castagna...Son of Gary and Teresa Castagna...Has one brother, Aaron, and one sister, Alina...Majoring in kinesiology and would like to pursue a career as a physical therapist...Born Sept. 22, 1995 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

CASTANGA'S CAREER STATISTICS 2015

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SACK

- - - - - -

-

TFL -

2016

1-1 2 - - - -

- 1.0-2

CAREER

1-1 2 - - - -

- 1.0-2

➤ CASTAGNA'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles................................................................................................ 1; Twice: Last at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Tackles for Loss....................................................................................................1.0; at Purdue, 10/29/16


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS IRVIN CHARLES

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TYRELL CHAVIS

Wide Receiver | 6-4 | 223 Junior/Sophomore Sicklerville, N.J./Paul VI Major: Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management • • • •

Made great strides in 2016 and is primed to contend for playing time with the departure of Chris Godwin. Saw time in all 14 games on offense and special teams in 2016. Has added nearly 19 pounds of muscle since he arrived on campus in the summer of 2015. Is one of 12 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey.

➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in all 14 games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...Saw time on offense and special teams...Made four special teams tackles. Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut. Minnesota (10/1): Made his first career reception, an 80-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter...Is the first Penn State wide receiver to catch a touchdown for his first career reception since Justin King’s 59-yard scoring grab on his first reception vs. Cincinnati in 2005...The 80-yard catch is the longest for a Penn State player since Derek Moye’s 80-yarder from Rob Bolden vs. Illinois on Oct. 9, 2010. Maryland (10/8): Made a big special teams tackle on a punt return late in the third quarter. Ohio State (10/22): Made a solo stop on kickoff return in the third quarter. at Purdue (10/29): Made one reception, a 26-yarder which set up Penn State with first-and-goal from the Purdue 2-yard line in the fourth quarter. at Indiana (11/12): Made two tackles, including one on kickoff coverage...Returned one kickoff for 11 yards. at Rutgers (11/19): Posted one special teams tackle. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-year letterman and two-year captain at Paul VI High School for head coach John Doherty...Firstteam 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 and Scout and three-star player by 247Sports and ESPN...Ranked among the top 10 prospects in the state by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Also ran track. ➤ PERSONAL 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...Majoring in recreation, parks and tourism management...Born April 13, 1997 in Sicklerville, New Jersey.

CHARLES' CAREER STATISTICS

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG

2016

-

- - - 2-106 53.0 1 80

CAREER

-

- - - 2-106 53.0 1 80

Defensive Tackle | 6-3 | 295 Senior/Senior Richmond, Va./Fork Union Military Academy/Nassau C.C. Major: African American Studies • Was in the defensive line rotation in 2016, appearing in all 14 games, and is expected to challenge for additional playing time this season. • Attended Fork Union Military Academy, the same school that former Nittany Lion quarterback Christian Hackenberg attended. • Is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Season: Appeared in all 14 games. Kent State (9/3): Made his Penn State debut...Totaled two tackles. at Pitt (9/10): Had one stop. at Michigan (9/24): Tied a career high with two stops. Minnesota (10/1): Made one tackle. Maryland (10/8): Recorded his first career tackle for loss late in the third quarter for his only stop of the game. Ohio State (10/22): Made one tackle. Iowa (11/5): Notched one tackle. at Indiana (11/12): Made one tackle. Michigan State (11/26): Made one tackle. vs. USC (1/2): Had two tackles. ➤ 2014-15 ➤ NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE Helped Nassau Community College to the Northeast Football Conference Championship with a perfect 10-0 record...Selected All-Northeast Football Conference first team at defensive tackle as a sophomore...Collected all-conference second team accolades as a freshman...Was the Sept. 22, 2014 Northeast Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week...Recorded 39 tackles, including 26 solo, with 12.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks in his sophomore season...Forced two fumbles in 2015...Had a season-high 3.0 sacks against Monroe College...Made 23 tackles with 6.0 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and one pass breakup as a freshman... Ranked as the No. 3 recruit in Virginia, No. 4 defensive tackle and No. 38 player overall by 247Sports...Rated as the No. 12 Junior College prospect by Scout...Ranked 32nd in the ESPN JC50, including being the No. 4 DT. ➤ 2013 ➤ VIRGINIA Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Played a post-graduate season at Fork Union Military Academy under head coach John Shuman...Saw time on both sides of the ball as an offensive guard and defensive tackle for head coach Stu Brown at Varina High School...Earned All-District first team honors as an offensive lineman as a senior...Was an All-Region first team selection on both the offensive and defensive lines in his final season at Varina... Selected as a Touchdown Club of Richmond first-team defensive lineman...Claimed All-Metro first team accolades on both the offensive and defensive line...Was a four-star recruit with a rating of the No. 9 prep player in the country by 247Sports...Three-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Tyrell D. Chavis...Son of Marie Chavis...Has one brother, Robert Chavis...Majoring in African American studies...Born June 15, 1994 in Richmond, Virginia.

CHAVIS' CAREER STATISTICS

➤ CHARLES' CAREER HIGHS Receptions...........................................................................................1; Twice: Last at Purdue, 10/29/16 Receiving Yards.................................................................................................... 80; Minnesota, 10/1/16 Receiving Touchdowns........................................................................................... 1; Minnesota, 10/1/16 Longest Reception............................................................................................... 80; Minnesota, 10/1/16 Note: Has five tackles, including four on special teams in 2016...Has one kickoff return for 11 yards at Indiana (11/12/16).

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UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

SACK

TFL

2016

2-11 13 - - - -

- 1.0-2

CAREER

2-11 13 - - - -

- 1.0-2

➤ CHAVIS' CAREER HIGHS Tackles............................................................................................... 2; Three Times: Last vs. USC, 1/2/17 Tackles for Loss......................................................................................................1.0; Maryland, 10/8/16

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS JAKE COOPER

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CURTIS COTHRAN

Linebacker | 6-1 | 225 Junior/Junior Doylestown, Pa./Archbishop Wood Major: Telecommunications

Defensive Tackle | 6-5 | 295 Senior^/Senior Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North Major: Criminology

• Stepped into a starting role for two games in 2016, but missed essentially the final nine games of the season due to injury. • Following in the footsteps of his parents as collegiate athletes, father played football and mother played volleyball in college. • Was high school teammates with current Nittany Lion teammate Ryan Bates at Archbishop Wood. • One of 18 returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania and one of 11 returnees from the Philadelphia area.

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➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

Season: Appeared in 10 games with eight starts...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...Made his first career start vs. Ohio State (10/22).

Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in six games with two starts...Made his first start of the season and second of his career vs. Temple (9/17)...Missed nine games due to injury, including the final six games of the season. at Pitt (9/10): Made two stops. Temple (9/17): Collected five tackles...A part of a front seven that limited Temple to just 38 rushing yards, the fewest since holding Illinois to 37 yards on the ground in 2015. at Michigan (9/24): Tied a career high with six tackles. Minnesota (10/1): Notched two tackles. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 12 games with one start...Made his first career start vs. Georgia in the TaxSlayer Bowl...Was one of seven freshmen (3 redshirt, 4 true) to start a game...Was one of five true freshmen to see action. Buffalo (9/12): Made three stops, including his first career sack in the fourth quarter. Rutgers (9/19): Broke up one pass. Army (10/3): Made two tackles. Indiana (10/10): Had one tackle. vs. Maryland (10/24): Made two tackles, including 1.0 tackle for loss. vs. Georgia (1/2): Made a career-high six stops (three solo)...Had 0.5 tackle for loss. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman and two-year captain at Archbishop Wood High School with fellow Nittany Lion Ryan Bates for head coach Steve Devlin...Three-time first-team All-Philadelphia Catholic League...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Selected for Offense-Defense All-American Game, Team USA U-19 Team and Big 33 Classic...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...Also wrestled two years in high school. ➤ PERSONAL 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...Majoring in telecommunications...Would like to become a sports broadcaster...Born November 27, 1995 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

COOPER’S CAREER STATISTICS 2015 2016 CAREER

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU 9-5 14 13-16 29

SACK

TFL

- - - 1 1.0-11 2.5-15

4-11 15 - - - - -

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-

- - 1 1.0-11 2.5-15

Tackles................................................................................................6; Twice: Last at Michigan, 9/24/16 Sacks.........................................................................................................................1.0; Buffalo, 9/12/15 Tackles for Loss............................................................................. 1.0; Twice: Last vs. Maryland, 10/24/15 Pass Breakups.............................................................................................................1; Rutgers, 9/19/15

2017 PENN STATE FOOTBALL YEARBOOK

Made the transition from defensive end to defensive tackle in the spring of 2016. Appeared in 10 games last season with eight starts in his first season at defensive tackle. On pace to graduate in August with a degree in criminology. One of 18 returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania and one of 11 returnees from the Philadelphia area.

➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON

Minnesota (10/1): Made one tackle. Maryland (10/8): Had one assisted stop. Ohio State (10/22): Had one assisted stop...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss. Iowa (11/5): Made three tackles, including a half-tackle for loss...Helped the defense hold Iowa to just 30 yards rushing, which was 137.9 yards below the Hawkeyes’ season average (167.9 ypg) entering the game...It was the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn State since holding Massachusetts to three yards in 2014...It marked the first time Penn State held consecutive opponents to 46 yards rushing or fewer since 2007 (Notre Dame, zero yards; FIU, minus-3 yards)...It was the first time since Penn State joined the Big Ten that it held consecutive conference opponents to 50 yards or less of rushing. at Indiana (11/22): Had one tackle. at Rutgers (11/19): Posted two tackles...Helped hold Rutgers to just 87 yards of total offense, the fewest given up by Penn State in its Big Ten history and the fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (74)...The five first downs allowed are the fewest in B1G play in Penn State history and fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (2). Michigan State (11/26): Logged four tackles, including 1.0 tackle for loss...Combined with Evan Schwan on a third-quarter sack of Tyler O’Connor. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Made a career-high five tackles...Had a career-best three solo tackles for loss in the game...Made a stop behind the line of scrimmage on Bradrick Shaw to force a field goal attempt - which Wisconsin missed - on the Badgers’ opening drive of the third quarter, leading to Trace McSorley’s 70-yard touchdown pass to Saeed Blacknall...Was the coaching staff’s Defensive Co-Player of the Week with Brandon Bell. vs. USC (1/2): Made three tackles. ➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in all 13 games. at Temple (9/5): Made one tackle...Combined with Tarow Barney for a TFL in the fourth quarter... Helped Penn State pile up 15.0 TFL, its most since posting 15.0 vs. Michigan on Sept. 22, 2007. Buffalo (9/12): Made one stop. Rutgers (9/19): Recorded two tackles...Notched a fourth quarter sack of Chris Laviano. San Diego State (9/26): Had two tackles...Collected his second sack in as many games with a 7-yard takedown in the fourth quarter as part of a five-sack performance for the Nittany Lion defense. Army (10/3): Made a season-best four stops. Indiana (10/10): Had one tackle. at Ohio State (10/17): Logged one tackle, which was a first-quarter tackle for loss...Helped the Penn State defense accumulate 10.0 tackles for loss...The 10.0 tackles for loss were the most surrendered by Ohio State in 2015. Illinois (10/31): Made two tackles...Had 0.5 tackle for loss...His TFL was a combined sack with Parker Cothren. at Northwestern (11/7): Recorded one tackle. Michigan (11/21): Recorded one tackle. ➤ 2014 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: 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.

➤ COOPER’S CAREER HIGHS

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➤ 2013 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON 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...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...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...Totaled 18 career sacks...Added 11 quarterback hurries, two pass deflections, one forced fumble and a fumble recovery during his final prep season...Recorded four sacks, forced two fumbles and blocked a kick as a junior...Ranked among the nation’s Top 40 prep defensive ends by Rivals (21st), Scout (35th) and 247Sports (36th)...Also lettered in track and field.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ PERSONAL

➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

Full name is Curtis Alexander Cothran...Son of Gregory and Janice Cothran...Has one brother, Gregory, and one sister, Tamika...Enjoys music...Majoring in criminology...Born February 24, 1995 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Season: Appeared in all 13 games.

COTHRAN’S CAREER STATISTICS 2014

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU 1-0 1 - - - -

SACK

TFL

- 1.0-2

Buffalo (9/12): Recorded two tackles. Rutgers (9/19): Made one tackle. San Diego State (9/26): Made two tackles. Army (10/3): Recorded one tackle. Indiana (10/10): Made one tackle. at Ohio State (10/17): Had one tackle. Illinois (10/31): Made one tackle...Had 0.5 tackle for loss...His TFL was a combined sack with Curtis Cothran. at Northwestern (11/7): Blocked an extra point attempt in the second quarter. Michigan (11/21): Recorded one tackle. at Michigan State (11/28): Made two tackles. vs. Georgia (1/2): Had one tackle.

2015

5-11 16

- - - - 2.5-27 4.0-31

➤ 2014 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

2016

11-10 21

- - - - 0.5-5 4.5-15

CAREER

17-21 38

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Awards: Selected honorable-mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team by BTN.com...Named Academic AllBig Ten for the first time in his career.

- - - 3.0-32 9.5-48

➤ COTHRAN’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles............................................................................................................... 5; vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/16 Sacks......................................................................................... 1.0; Twice: Last San Diego State, 9/26/15 Tackles for Loss................................................................................................ 3.0; vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/16

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Defensive Tackle | 6-4 | 302 Senior^/Senior Huntsville, Ala./Hazel Green Major: Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management • One of the veteran members of the defensive line and started 13 games in 2016. • Collected All-Big Ten honorable mention accolades from the coaches for the first time in his career last season. • On pace to graduate in August with a degree in recreation, parks and tourism management. • Among a trio of returnees from Alabama, which include fellow defensive lineman Torrence Brown and cornerback Christian Campbell. ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Earned All-Big Ten honorable mention from the conference coaches. Season: Started 13 games...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016. Kent State (9/3): Made his first career start...Made two tackles...Combined with Antoine White for a fourth-quarter sack...Penn State’s seven sacks were the most since logging seven at Northwestern in 2011. at Pitt (9/10): Made one stop. Temple (9/17): Totaled a career-high seven tackles...Added a career-best 2.5 tackles for loss...Combined with Ryan Buchholz for a second-quarter sack...A part of a front seven that limited Temple to just 38 rushing yards, the fewest since holding Illinois to 37 yards on the ground in 2015...Was the coaching staff’s Defensive Co-Player of the Week with Brandon Smith. at Michigan (9/24): Had one tackle. Minnesota (10/1): Had two tackles...Combined with Brandon Smith for a tackle for loss in the first quarter. Maryland (10/8): Logged two tackles...A part of a defense that allowed 11 first downs...Helped limit Maryland to 14 points - all in the first half - 170 rushing yards and 270 yards of total offense, after the Terps entered averaging 43.2 points, 300.0 rushing and 466.2 yards of total offense per game. Ohio State (10/22): Notched one tackle, a combined tackle for loss with Jason Cabinda in the first quarter...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss...Helped the defense to a season-high 11.0 tackles for loss, the most TFLs since posting 11.0 vs. Maryland in 2015...The 11.0 tackles for loss were the most yielded by the Buckeyes since giving up 11.0 vs. Alabama (2015). at Indiana (11/22): Had one tackle. at Rutgers (11/19): Ranked second on the team with four tackles... Combined with Koa Farmer on a tackle for loss in the second quarter...Helped hold Rutgers to just 87 yards of total offense, the fewest given up by Penn State in its Big Ten history and the fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (74)...The five first downs allowed are the fewest in B1G play in Penn State history and fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (2)...Aided the Nittany Lions in compiling nine tackles for loss, the eighth time in 2016 they recorded at least 9.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage...Was the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week, along with the entire defensive backs unit. Michigan State (11/26): Sacked Tyler O’Conner in the fourth quarter for his lone stop of the game. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Had two tackles. vs. USC (1/2): Made two stops.

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 season-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 2-of-16 on third down conversions. ➤ 2013 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ 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...Earned AHSAA 6A all-state honors during his final prep season...Was an AHSAA 6A All-Region 8 selection as a junior...As a senior, totaled 32 tackles with one forced fumble...Tallied 69 tackles, 5.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery 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...Majoring in recreation, parks and tourism management...Born January 23, 1994 in Huntsville, Alabama.

COTHREN’S CAREER STATISTICS 2014 2015 2016 CAREER

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

SACK

TFL

8-3 11 - - - - 0.5-1 2.5-6 4-9 13 - - - 1 0.5-2 0.5-2 9-17 26 21-29 50

- - - - 2.0-6 5.5-13 -

- - 1 3.0-9 8.5-21

➤ COTHREN’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.........................................................................................................................7; Temple, 9/17/16 Sacks.......................................................................................................... 1.0; Michigan State, 11/26/16 Tackles for Loss..........................................................................................................2.5; Temple, 9/17/16 Pass Breakups........................................................................................................ 1; Michigan, 11/21/15

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS DANNY DALTON

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Tight End | 6-4 | 235 Sophomore/Freshman Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield Major: Communications

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Dae’lun Dyrai Darien...Son of Sabrina Hill and Lawrence Darien...Has two older brothers, Donyae Darien and Demitric Darien, and one younger brother, Dashawn Darien...Hobbies include playing with his nephews...Considering majoring in sports management...Born September 2, 1998 in East Baltimore, Maryland.

DESI DAVIS

• Joined the Nittany Lions as an early enrollee in the spring of 2016. • Was rated as the top overall player in Massachusetts by all four major recruiting outlets – ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports. • Joins junior Jonathan Thomas as the only Nittany Lions from Massachusetts.

Cornerback | 5-11 | 181 Senior/Junior Ardmore, Pa./Harriton Major: Psychology

➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL A three-year letterman for head coach Lou Silva at Marshfield High School...Was a team captain his senior season...Selected for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl...Named Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior...Was selected to the Parade All-America honorable mention team as a senior...Selected first-team All-State in 2014 and 2015...Was a Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic choice as a junior and senior...Collected Atlantic Coast League All-Star honors as a junior and senior...Claimed ESPNBoston.com All-Star honors in 2014 and 2015...Was ESPNBoston.com’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Had 49 catches for 702 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior to lead the Rams to the ACL title and D2 South Sectional Championship with an 11-1 record...As a junior, had 51 catches for 766 yards and nine scores as Marshfield finished 12-1 mark en route to the D2 Massachusetts State Championship...Set school season records for receptions (51), receiving yards (766), receiving touchdowns (11)...Broke school career records for receptions (135), receiving yards (2,002) and receiving touchdowns (23)...Recorded three interceptions, including returning one for a touchdown, 57 tackles, 4.0 sacks and six pass deflections as a linebacker in 2015...Rated as the top overall player in the state of Massachusetts by all four major recruiting services - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Rated a three-star prospect by all four recruiting services - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Was the eighth-ranked tight end according to 247Sports... Rated as the No. 14 tight end by ESPN...Ranked 21st overall and fourth among East tight ends by Scout... Ranked as the No. 30 tight end by Rivals...Also played lacrosse for three years, basketball for two and track for one year...Was an ACL All-Star in lacrosse as a sophomore and a junior.

• Earned a spot with the Nittany Lions after an impressive showing during the 2014 spring run-on tryouts. • After playing wide receiver during 2014 spring practice, shifted to the defensive backfield prior to the 2014 campaign to add depth to the unit. • Has been a solid contributor on the scout team each of the last three years and was honored as the Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year in 2016. • On pace to graduate in December with a degree in psychology. • One of 18 returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania and one of 11 returnees from the greater Philadelphia area. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named the Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet. ➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Did not see any game action. ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ 2013

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Daniel Padraic Dalton...Son of Marybeth and Tom Dalton...Has an older sister, Meghan, and a younger brother, Bobby...Hobbies include reading...Majoring in communications...Born September 3, 1997 in Newtown, Massachusetts.

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Wide Receiver | 6-4 | 210 Sophomore/Freshman Baltimore, Md./Dunbar Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Benefitted from time in the weight room and on the scout team during his redshirt season in 2016. • Multi-sport athlete in high school, participating in basketball and track & field, in addition to football. • One of 10 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterwinner for head coach Lawrence Smith at Dunbar...Team captain as a senior...Helped the Owls to the State Championship game as a junior...Dunbar finished with a 10-4 record in 2014... The Owls were 10-3 in 2015...Selected to the Small School All-State first team as a senior...Claimed MarylandPreps.com All-Metro first team honors in 2015...Invited to the Big 33, Maryland Bowl and Offense-Defense All-Star games...Registered a 35-yard touchdown catch for Maryland's only offensive score in the Big 33 Game...Had 50 catches for 700 yards as a senior...Was a three-star recruit according to ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports and a two-star prospect by Scout...Rated as the No. 23 prospect in Maryland by ESPN...Ranked as the 24th-best player in Maryland by 247Sports...Ranked 31st among Maryland prospects by Rivals...Also participated in basketball and track and field.

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Davis attended classes on the University Park campus, but did not compete in football...Made the squad during run-on tryouts during the 2014 spring semester. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL 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. ➤ 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, Pennsylvania.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS TYLER DAVIS

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Kicker/Punter | 5-11 | 189 Senior/Senior St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles Major: Economics • Won the Vlade Award for the nation's most accurate kicker in 2016, after making 22-of-24 field goal attempts and 62-of-62 extra point attempts. • Spent two years as a part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and was named the Chicago SunTimes Player of the Year in soccer as a junior. • Began his collegiate career as a soccer player at Bradley University, scoring the game-winning goal in overtime during his second collegiate game. • On pace to graduate in December with a degree in economics. • Is among three returning Nittany Lions from Illinois and the Chicagoland area. ➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Career: Ranks No. 12 on Penn State’s career field goals made charts with 30...Owns the school record for consecutive field goals made with 18, breaking Sam Ficken’s mark of 15 straight makes between the 2012 and 2013 seasons...Had his consecutive field goals made streak snapped on a first quarter blocked kick vs. Ohio State...The 18-straight made field goals were tied for the longest streak in the Big Ten since Brad Craddock (UMD) converted 24-straight in from 2013-14...The 18 consecutive field goals are tied for the fourth-longest streak in Big Ten history. Season: Tied the Penn State single-season record with 62 converted extra points attempts, equaling Brett Conway’s mark from 1994...Joins Brett Conway (62; 1994) and Kevin Kelly (60; 2008) as the only place kickers with 50-plus made extra points in a single season...Tied for No. 2 on Penn State’s singleseason field goals made charts (22), trailing only Sam Ficken’s 24 makes from 2014...Finished No. 5 on the PSU single-season scoring charts (128 points)...Davis and Saquon Barkley (132) became the first set of teammates to score 100 points in the same season...Tied the Big Ten single-season kick scoring record with 128 points, equaling the mark set by Ohio State’s Sean Nuernberger in 2014. ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Earned the Vlade Award (most accurate collegiate kicker) from the Columbus Touchdown Club...Named All-Big Ten first team by the conference coaches...Earned All-Big Ten second team from the media...Is the first Nittany Lion kicker to earn first team honors since Kevin Kelly in 2008...Selected to Phil Steele’s All-Big Ten first team...Earned a spot on the Athlon Sports All-Big Ten second team...Named Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten second team...Selected to the All-ECAC first team...Named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award...Named one of three Lou Groza Award Stars of the Week on Oct. 3, 2016, following his effort vs. Minnesota, which included a game-tying field goal in the final seconds of regulation...Earned Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week (McCarron - Iowa) following a 4-for4 effort on field goal attempts and a career-high 15 points at Rutgers (11/19)...Earned the John Bruno Memorial Award (outstanding member of special teams) at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet.

The 15 points scored are a career high. Michigan State (11/26): Scored nine points with one field goal and six extra points...Connected on a 35-yard field goal in the second quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Tallied eight points in the game...Converted his only field goal attempt, a 24-yard attempt...Hit all five extra points. vs. USC (1/2): Converted all seven extra point attempts...Hit eight kickoffs for an average of 57.6 yards and one touchback ➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in seven games with five starts...Made his Penn State debut against Army (10/3) after transferring from Bradley in 2014...Finished perfect on the season, going 8-for-8 on field goals and 11-for-11 on extra points. Army (10/3): Had on 62-yard kickoff. Indiana (10/10): Connected on his first career field goal – a 30-yard attempt in the fourth quarter...Also converted his first extra point attempt. Illinois (10/31): Converted both field goal attempts and all three extra point attempts...Knocked through field goals of 42 yards in the second quarter and 28 yards in the third quarter...Averaged 61.2 yards on five kickoffs. at Northwestern (11/7): Connected on all three extra point attempts...Averaged 56.8 yards on four kickoffs. Michigan (11/21): Connected on a season-high three field goal attempts (3-for-3) and his only extra point attempt...Converted field goal tries from 23, 24 and 18 yards. at Michigan State (11/28): Connected on his only field goal (29 yards) in the second quarter...Converted his lone extra point attempt. vs. Georgia (1/2): Was successful on his only field goal attempt (34 yards) in the second quarter...Also connected on both extra point attempts. ➤ 2014 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Joined the program as a run-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...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 TopDrawerSoccer...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. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Tyler Dale Davis...Son of Tim and Sharon Davis...Has one brother, Joe...Majoring in economics and would like to own his own company one day...Born September 29, 1994 in St. Charles, Illinois.

Season: Started all 14 games at place kicker...Off to the best kicking start in Penn State history. Final Rankings: Led the Big Ten and was No. 8 nationally with a .917 field goal percentage...No. 2 in the B1G and No. 17 in the FBS in field goals per game (1.57 fgpg)...No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 19 nationally in scoring (9.1 ppg)...No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 11 nationally in total points (128)...Had the third-most extra point makes among kicker with a perfect percentage. Kent State (9/3): Converted on all five kicks for nine points...Was 3-for-3 on extra points...Connected on field goals of 29 and 28 yards. at Pitt (9/10): Connected on a 38-yard field goal in the fourth quarter...Nailed all four extra point attempts. Temple (9/17): Tallied 10 points...Knocked in both field goal attempts and all four extra points...Converted field goals of 30 and a season-long 40 yards...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. at Michigan (9/24): Connected on a 21-yard field goal in the third quarter...Converted his only extra point attempt. Minnesota (10/1): Converted three field goals (19, 27, 40 yards) to push his streak to 17 straight makes to begin his career and set the school record...Made both extra point attempts to account for 11 points...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Maryland (10/8): Handled five PAT attempts and converted his only field goal of the game for eight points...Connected on a 30-yard field goal in the second quarter to extend his school-record streak to 18 straight makes. Ohio State (10/22): Had his consecutive field goals made streak snapped on a blocked first-quarter attempt from 39 yards...Converted a field goal in the fourth quarter from 34 yards out...Hit all three extra point attempts. at Purdue (10/29): Converted all 10 of his kicks...Scored 14 points, with a pair of field goals and a career-best eight extra points... Connected on field goals of 29 and 33 yards. Iowa (11/5): Converted all five extra point attempts and was 2-of-3 on field goals...Scored 11 points...His unsuccessful field goal attempt was blocked in the first quarter...Converted field goals of 30 and 37 yards. at Indiana (11/12): Converted all seven kicks on the afternoon...Hit his only field goal attempt, a 39-yarder...Was 6-for-6 on extra points. at Rutgers (11/19): Connected on all seven kicks in wet and windy conditions...Converted field goals of 32, 34, 40 and 32 yards...His four made field goals are a career high total...Made all three extra point attempts...

DAVIS’ SCORING STATISTICS 2015

FGM-A

% 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG XP PTS

8-8 100.0 2-2 3-3 2-2 1-1 - 42 11-11 35

2016 22-24 .917 1-1 6-6 12-14 3-3 - 40 62-62 128 CAREER 30-32 .938 3-3 9-9 14-16 4-4 - 42 73-73 163

DAVIS’ KICKOFF STATISTICS

No. Yds. Avg. TB OB

2015

10 595 59.5 3 1

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8 461 57.6 1 1

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NICK EURY

Linebacker | 5-9 | 219 Junior/Sophomore Elmhurst, Ill./Saint Ignatius College Prep Major: Business Administration • • • •

Running Back | 5-9 | 215 Sophomore/Freshman Shavertown, Pa./Lake-Lehman Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

Joined the Nittany Lions after a solid performance during 2016 spring tryouts. Has a 3.38 cumulative GPA through the spring semester. Was a multi-sport athlete in high school, earning letters in football, track & field and baseball. Is among three returning Nittany Lions from Illinois and the Chicagoland area.

Joined the team as a run-on in the summer of 2016. Played at Lake-Lehman High School, alongside sophomore offensive lineman Connor McGovern. Was a multi-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football, track & field and baseball. One of five returning Nittany Lions from northeast Pennsylvania.

➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Season: Appeared in one game...Made his collegiate debut vs. Michigan State (11/26)...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016.

Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterman at Saint Ignatius College Prep for head coach John O'Connor...Selected as a team captain a junior and senior...Three-time all-conference selection in the Chicago Catholic League... Registered 93 tackles, including a team-best 11 for a loss, with two interceptions and seven pass breakups as a senior...Also accounted for 11 touchdowns with one passing score...Had 84 tackles with five behind the line of scrimmage as a junior...Helped the Wolfpack to the Chicago Catholic League Red Division title as a sophomore with 76 tackles, three interceptions and four pass breakups...The title was the first for Saint Ignatius since 1946...Lettered in track & field once as a sprinter and was a two-time letterman in baseball for the Wolfpack. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Frank Anthony Di Leo...Son of Theresa and Frank...Has two brothers, Rocco and Luca, and one sister, Annamarie...Hobbies include taking pizza orders at their family restaurant and playing catch...Majoring in business administration with plans to become a restaurant owner or pursing real estate as a career...Born January 9, 1997 in Elmhurst, Illinois.

JOE DuMOND

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Linebacker | 5-10 | 232 Sophomore/Sophomore Philadelphia, Pa./St. Joseph's Prep Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies Joined the Nittany Lions as a run-on in the summer of 2016. Made his collegiate debut in the Big Ten East-clinching win over Michigan State. Attended St. Joseph's Prep alongside junior cornerback John Reid. One of 18 returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania and one of 11 returnees from the Philadelphia area.

➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in one game...Made his collegiate debut vs. Michigan State (11/26)...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman and 2015 team captain at St. Joe’s Prep for head coach Gabe Infante...Played with fellow Nittany Lion, John Reid, for the Hawks...Was Pennsylvania Football News All-State AAAA first team honoree in 2015...Selected EasternPAFootball.com's Class AAAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2015... Was a first team All-Southeastern Region selection as a senior and a second team honoree as a junior... Selected to the PSFCA East-West Football Game...Collected all-conference accolades on both sides of the ball as a junior and a senior...Selected as the All-Catholic League Class AAAA MVP by Philly.com...Named 2015 Class 4A EasternPAFootball.com Defensive Player of the Year... Claimed a 2015 Pennsylvania Mini Max Award from the Maxwell Football Club...Helped the Hawks to back-to-back State Championships in 2013 and 2014. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Joseph Thomas DuMond...Son of Susan and Joseph DuMond...Has one brother, Matthew... Enjoys going down to the shore...Born December 10, 1997 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Two-year letterman and 2015 team captain at Lake-Lehman High School for head coach Jerry Gilsky... Played with fellow Nittany Lion, Connor McGovern, for the Black Knights...Had 1,868 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior...Averaged 10.5 yards per carry in 2015...Returned one punt and two kickoffs for touchdowns as a senior...Had seven touchdowns (6 rushing, 1 receiving) with 222 rushing yards on 12 carries as the Black Knights topped Hanover Area in 2015...Also ran track and played baseball at LakeLehman...Was a member of the District Champion 4x100 team as a senior. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Nicholas Eury...Son of Donna and Dave Eury...Has two brothers, David and Jake, and one sister, Jackie...Sister graduated from Penn State in 2015...Plans to major in business or finance...Would like to become a financial advisor...Enjoys hunting, playing video games and hanging out with friends... Born October 20, 1997 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

KOA FARMER

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Linebacker | 6-1 | 231 Senior/Junior Lake View Terrace, Calif./Notre Dame Major: Criminology & Sociology • One of the most athletic and versatile members of the Nittany Lions’ defensive unit. • Moved from safety to linebacker in the spring of 2016. • Was presented with the 2017 Jim O’Hora Award, which is presented annually to a defensive player for “exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement” during spring practice. • Following in the footsteps of his father, Jamal, who played football at Hawaii and Cal State Northridge and was the Western Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year in 1989, setting the then-NCAA freshman scoring record with 18 rushing touchdowns. • On pace to graduate in December with degrees in criminology and sociology. • For the second-straight summer, shadowed various federal and local agencies, including the FBI, ATF, DEA and Metropolitan Police Department under the direction of Dr. Jenny Smith, the director of the department of forensic sciences in Washington D.C. • Lone returnee from California and the only Nittany Lion to hail from the West Coast. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named to the Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week following his performance at Purdue (10/29). Season: Appeared in all 14 games with two starts...Moved from safety to linebacker following the Temple game...Made his first career start vs. Maryland (10/8) at linebacker and his second in a homecoming game vs. USC at the Rose Bowl (1/2)...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016. Kent State (9/3): Made his first career tackle in the fourth quarter, a combined stop with Jason Cabinda. at Michigan (9/24): Made three tackles. Minnesota (10/1): Had three tackles...Made his first career tackle for loss on a combined stop with Shareef Miller. Maryland (10/8): Notched a career-high five tackles...Logged his first career sack and forced fumble on the same play in the second quarter...Combined with Brandon Smith on a third-quarter TFL to give him a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss on the day...A part of a defense that allowed 11 first downs...Helped limit Maryland to 14 points - all in the first half - 170 rushing yards and 270 yards of total offense, after the Terps entered averaging 43.2 points, 300.0 rushing and 466.2 yards of total offense per game. Ohio State (10/22): Made two tackles, one on special teams and one on defense. at Purdue (10/29): Made three stops...Added his first career


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS pass breakup in the second quarter...Returned one kickoff for three yards. Iowa (11/5): Totaled three stops, including a fourth-quarter sack of C.J. Beathard on third-and-2. at Indiana (11/12): Had three tackles. at Rutgers (11/19): Made one stop, a combined tackle for loss with Parker Cothren in the second quarter...Aided the Nittany Lions in compiling nine tackles for loss, the eighth time in 2016 they recorded at least 9.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage. Michigan State (11/26): Made two tackles. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Recorded a fourth-quarter sack of Bart Houston for his lone stop. vs. USC (1/2): Posted two stops in a game played less than 20 miles from his hometown.

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➤ PERSONAL Full name is Joshua-Kekoa Jamal Farmer...Son of Jamal and Shirley Farmer...Has one younger sister, Ka’ena...Father played football at Hawaii and Cal State Northridge...Father was the Western Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year in 1989 and set the then-NCAA freshman scoring record with 18 rushing touchdowns...Enjoys boogie boarding...Majoring in criminology and sociology...Would like to pursue a career as a pathologist...Born February 21, 1996 in Glendale, California.

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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 All-Section, 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 second-team 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 and 247Sports and a three-star recruit by ESPN and Scout...Ranked among the top 30 players in California and was among the top 50 nationally at three positions — linebacker (43rd; Scout), athlete (21st; Rivals) and safety (38th; 247Sports)...Was a four-year letterman in track...Helped the Knights win the 2012 CIF State Championship...Lettered in basketball as a sophomore...Was 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.

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at Temple (9/5): Returned five kickoffs for 128 yards...Led the team with 128 all-purpose yards...Posted four kickoff returns of 20-plus yards, including a long return of 35 yards on his first career return. San Diego State (9/26): Returned one kickoff for 26 yards. Army (10/3): Returned one kickoff for 14 yards. Illinois (10/31): Returned one kickoff for a career-long 57 yards...Was the coaching staff’s co-Special Teams Player of the Week with Nick Scott. at Northwestern (11/7): Returned two kickoffs for 56 yards, including a long of 37 yards in the second quarter. Michigan (11/21): Returned four kickoffs for an average of 15.2 yards, including a long of 20 yards. at Michigan State (11/28): Returned four kickoffs for an average of 15.7 yards...Had a long return of 31 yards in the second quarter.

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➤ FARMER’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.....................................................................................................................5; Maryland, 10/8/16 Sacks....................................................................................1.0; Three Times: Last vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/16 Tackles for Loss......................................................................................................1.5; Maryland, 10/8/16 Forced Fumbles........................................................................................................1; Maryland, 10/8/16 Pass Breakups........................................................................................................1; at Purdue, 10/29/16 Kick Returns...............................................................................................................5; at Temple, 9/5/15 Kick Return Yards....................................................................................................128; at Temple, 9/5/15 Long Kick Return........................................................................................ 57 yards; vs. Illinois, 10/31/15

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Quarterback | 5-11 | 190 Senior/Junior Erie, Pa./Erie Cathedral Prep Major: Finance • Has played an integral role on the scout team during the past three seasons, helping the Nittany Lion defense prepare for each opponent. • Saw his first collegiate action as a holder on all placements in four games last season. • Is a member of the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute. • Excels in the classroom with a 3.44 cumulative GPA in finance following the spring semester. • Is a three-time Dean's List honoree. • One of six returning Nittany Lions from western Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in four games...Held on all placements from Nov. 12 -26. at Purdue (10/29): Made his collegiate debut in the fourth quarter. at Indiana (11/12): Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week ➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Did not see any game action... Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 fall and 2016 spring semesters. ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2014 fall semester. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL A four-year letterman at Erie Cathedral Prep, playing for head coach Mike Mischler...Named first-team All-District 10 and first-team All-Region 6 as a standout scholastic athlete...Selected as the 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

Koa Farmer moved from safety to linebacker during the 2016 season and excelled with a career-high 29 tackles. He was also selected as the 2017 Jim O'Hora Award winner, presented annually to a defensive player for “exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement” during spring practice.

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...Majoring in finance...Born August 6, 1995 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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Offensive Line | 6-6 | 305 Sophomore/Freshman Cranford, N.J./Cranford Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Tight End/H-Back | 6-6 | 257 Senior/Senior Manahawkin, N.J./Southern Regional Major: Advertising & Public Relations

• Gained valuable experience during his redshirt season and is in position to challenge for playing time during the 2017 campaign. • Was a multi-sport athlete in high school, earning letters in football, track & field and basketball. • One of 12 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

• Had a stellar junior campaign, breaking the Penn State record for receptions (48), yardage (679) and touchdowns (5) by a tight end in a season. • Described by Assistant Athletics Director of Performance Enhancement Dwight Galt as a "freak" for his efforts in the weight room. • On pace to graduate in December with a degree in advertising and public relations. • Is one of 12 returning Nittany Lions hailing from New Jersey.

Redshirt season.

➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Season: Owns the single-season record for receptions by a tight end with 48, passing Andrew Quarless (41; 2009), and yardage by a tight end at 679, besting Mickey Shuler’s single-season record of 600 receiving yards (1977)...Tied the Penn State season record for touchdown catches for a tight end (5).

Three-year letterman for head coach Erik Rosenmeier at Cranford High School...Team captain as a senior...Helped lead the Cougars to the Mid-State 38 Conference Championship in 2014 and North 2 Group 3 State Championship in 2015...Played on both the offensive and defensive lines...Selected to the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl...Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and a three-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports and Scout...Ranked No. 17 at offensive guard and No. 9 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals...Ranked as the No. 38 offensive tackle, No. 11 prospect in state and No. 52 in region by ESPN... Ranked as the No. 41 offensive tackle and No. 11 in New Jersey by 247Sports...Ranked No. 47 at offensive guard overall, seventh in the East and second in New Jersey by Scout...Also a four-year letterman for the track and field team in the shot put and discus and a one-year letterman in basketball...Academic Honor Roll all four years.

➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Earned third-team All-American honors from College Sports Madness...Named All-Big Ten second team by the media panel...Selected All-Big Ten honorable mention by the conference coaches... First Penn State tight end to earn All-Big Ten first or second team honors since Kyle Carter (first team) in 2012...Selected to the Athlon Sports All-Big Ten second team...Named to Phil Steele’s All-Big Ten third team...Earned All-ECAC honorable mention honors...Selected to the Mackey Award Preseason Watch List and Mackey Midseason Watch List...Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career.

➤ PERSONAL

Season: Started all 14 games...Had four or more catches in seven of the last 12 games...Doubled his career receiving yardage total entering the season.

Full name is William Connor Fries...Son of Harold and Maureen Fries...Has two sisters, Mallory and Kristen, and a brother, Matthew...Hobbies include fishing and working out...Plans on majoring in finance...Born April 4, 1998 in Staten Island, New York.

Final Rankings: Led the Big Ten and was tied for No. 7 nationally in receptions by a tight end (48)... Ranked No. 1 in the B1G and No. 7 in FBS in receiving yards by a tight end (679)...Led the Big Ten and was tied for No. 13 in FBS in touchdowns by a tight end (5).

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Offensive Line | 6-6 | 303 Sophomore/Freshman Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Coffman Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Joined the Nittany Lions as an early enrollee in the spring of 2016. • Gained valuable experience on the scout team last year and will challenge for playing time in 2017. • Earned Associated Press All-Ohio Division I first team honors as a senior at Dublin Coffman High School in suburban Columbus, Ohio. • Is one of three returning Nittany Lions from the state of Ohio, joining fellow redshirt freshmen T.J. Johnson and Antonio Shelton. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-year letterman for head coach Mark Crabtree at Dublin Coffman High School...Served as team captain as senior...Helped lead the Rocks to the Ohio Capital Conference title in 2014...Earned All-Ohio Division I first team honors from the Associated Press as a senior...Also earned Ohio-South All-Region and Columbus Dispatch All-City honors in 2015...Started his high school career as a defensive lineman... Consensus three-star tackle...Ranked No. 34 prospect in Ohio and No. 73 offensive tackle by 247Sports... Ranked as the 43rd-best offensive tackle in the country and 17th-ranked recruit in Ohio by ESPN...Rated as the 46th-ranked player in Ohio by Rivals...Ranked by Scout as 58th-best offensive tackle prospect, 16th offensive tackle in the Midwest and third-ranked offensive tackle in Ohio...Also played power forward for the Dublin Coffman basketball team as a sophomore and junior. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Alexander Konrad Gellerstedt...Son of Stephanie and Steve Gellerstedt...Has one brother, Jack...Hobbies include fishing and playing basketball...Planning to major in accounting...Born February 14, 1998 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Kent State (9/3): Made three receptions including a touchdown grab...Totaled 49 yards receiving. at Pitt (9/10): Caught four passes for 47 yards. Temple (9/17): Logged 62 receiving yards on two catches...Hauled in a 52-yarder with a one-handed grab in the third quarter. at Michigan (9/24): Grabbed a career-high five passes for 23 yards. Minnesota (10/1): Tied a career high with five grabs for 70 yards...Hauled in a career-long 53-yard reception to set up first-and-goal, eventually leading to a Trace McSorley touchdown run. Maryland (10/8): Pulled in four receptions for 26 yards and one touchdown...Capped Penn State opening drive with a 5-yard catch-and-run that ended in a dive into the end zone. Ohio State (10/22): Caught four passes for 46 yards...Had a 16-yard grab on Penn State's fourth quarter touchdown drive...Pulled in a 26-yarder on his first catch of the game on Penn State’s opening drive. at Purdue (10/29): Made one catch, a 23-yard grab on third-and-10 on Penn State’s opening drive, which eventually ended in a Saquon Barkley touchdown run. Iowa (11/5): Pulled down four catches for 65 yards...Caught three passes on Penn State’s third scoring drive of the game, including a 43-yard catch-and-run that set up Trace McSorley’s 1-yard touchdown run. at Indiana (11/12): Tied a career high with five catches for a career-best 88 yards...Made a 45-yard reception in the first quarter. at Rutgers (11/19): Tied his career high for the second-straight week with five grabs...Totaled a game-high 47 receiving yards. Michigan State (11/26): Pulled in two passes for 65 yards and one touchdown...Made a leaping 45-yard grab and fell backwards into the end zone for a touchdown in the third quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Caught three passes for 58 yards and one touchdown...Hauled in a 33-yard touchdown grab to open the scoring for Penn State in the first quarter, his first TD reception outside of Beaver Stadium. vs. USC (1/2): Made one catch for 11 yards..Lone reception was an 11-yard touchdown grab with 54 seconds remaining in the second quarter to pull Penn State within six points at the half. ➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in his career. Season: Appeared in 12 games with eight starts. Buffalo (9/12): Tied for second on the team with three catches...Gained 14 yards. Rutgers (9/19): Made one catch for six yards. San Diego State (9/26): Had two catches for 11 yards. Army (10/3): Made one catch, 33-yard reception for his first career touchdown in the third quarter...Reception capped a three-play touchdown drive to end the third quarter, all three plays were completions by Christian Hackenberg. Indiana (10/10): Caught two passes for 21 yards...Notched a 16-yard grab during Penn State’s third scoring drive of the game. Illinois (10/31): Caught two passes for 26 yards...Both catches came during Penn State scoring drives...Had a long catch of 17 yards. at Northwestern (11/7): Made one catch for five yards. Michigan (11/21): Made one catch for nine yards.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named to the BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team... Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 spring semester. 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): Collected his first career catch, a 9-yard reception in the opening quarter, of his first collegiate game. 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 season-high two receptions (10 yards). 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 season high with two snags for 33 yards, including a season-long 30-yard reception. ➤ 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’ alltime 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...Played in the U.S. Army All-American Game following his senior season...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...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 as a sophomore...Played on the defensive side of the ball and corralled six interceptions and 23 tackles...Rated as a four-star recruit by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports and a three-star prospect by ESPN...Rated as the top tight end recruit in the class of 2014 by 247Sports and was a Top 15 tight end prospect nationally according to ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Also was rated a Top 15 recruit in the state of New Jersey by ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports...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...Was named the 2013 New Jersey Player of the Year.

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Punter | 6-2 | 196 Sophomore/Sophomore Smyrna, Ga./The Westminster Schools Major: Kinesiology • Earned the starting punter role as a true freshman, garnering ESPN.com True Freshman AllAmerican honors. • Was presented with the President's Freshman Award, given annually to undergraduate degree candidates who have earned a 4.0 cumulative GPA based on at least 12 graded Penn State credits completed in their first semester of admission. • Owns a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA in the Schreyer Honors College following the spring semester. • Twin brother, Tyler, is a long snapper at Northwestern University. • One of three Nittany Lion returnees from Georgia. ➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Season: Broke the Penn State freshman season punting average record with 42.8 yards per punt, surpassing the record set by Jeremy Kapinos in 2003 (41.9)...Ranks No. 7 on Penn State’s single-season chart. Game: Set the Penn State freshman record for punting average in a game with five kicks for an average of 50.8 yards in the Rose Bowl against USC. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Selected to the ESPN.com True Freshman All-America Team...Named Campus Insiders Freshman All-America honorable mention...Named to the ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team...Earned All-Big Ten honorable mention from the conference coaches & media panel...Named to the BTN.com and ESPN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team...Was a candidate for the Ray Guy Award, given to the nation’s top collegiate punter...Earned The President’s Freshman Award, which recognizes Penn State students for academic excellence...Had perfect 4.0 grade-point averages in both the fall and spring semesters. Season: Started all 14 games at punter...Became just the third true freshman to start at punter since 1946 (1979, Ralph Giacomarro; 2014, Daniel Pasquariello)...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...Had seven kicks downed inside the opponent’s 10-yard line.

➤ PERSONAL

Final Rankings: No. 30 in the NCAA and No. 3 in the Big Ten in punting average (42.8 ypp).

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...Majoring in advertising and public relations...Born October 3, 1995 in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Kent State (9/3): Hit six punts for 282 yards...Averaged 47.0 yards per punt, which is the sixth-best performance by a freshman in Penn State history...Booted a long punt of 58 yards...Pinned two punts inside the 20...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. at Pitt (9/10): Punted five times - four in the first half - for 233 yards...Averaged 46.6 yards per punt...His 69-yard punt in the fourth quarter was a career long and Penn State’s longest punt since Anthony Fera had a 69-yard punt (vs. Purdue, 2011)...The 69-yard punt is the second-longest punt by a freshman in Penn State history behind Fera’s 74-yarder (2010)...Pinned the Panthers inside their own 20-yard line on three occasions, including two inside the 10...Pinned Pitt at its own 1-yard line with his first punt of the game. Temple (9/17): Hit three punts, including just one in the second half, averaging 35.0 yards per punt...Pinned Temple at its own 1-yard line on his first punt...Had two punts downed inside the Temple 20. at Michigan (9/24): Punted six times for an average of 45.0 yards...Pinned Michigan inside its own 10-yard line on a third quarter punt. Minnesota (10/1): Punted six times for an average of 39.2 yards...Dropped one punt inside the Minnesota 20. Maryland (10/8): Hit three punts for an average of 34.0 yards...Downed two punts inside the Maryland 20...Pinned Maryland at its own 7-yard line on his second punt of the afternoon...Had a punt blocked in the second quarter...Did not handle punting duties in the second half. Ohio State (10/22): Hit a career-high seven punts for 264 yards...Pinned three punts inside the OSU 20, including his sixth punt inside an opponent’s 10-yard line in the first quarter... Four punts were fair caught by the Buckeyes. at Purdue (10/29): Punted three times for an average of 41.3 yards...Had one punt of 50-plus yards. Iowa (11/5): Averaged 40.5 yards on two punts...Had two punts inside the Iowa 20-yard line...One punt was downed at the Iowa 11-yard line and one was fair caught at the 14-yard line. at Indiana (11/12): Booted six punts for an average of 38.8 yards... Had three kicks end in fair catches...Hit a long punt of 50 yards. at Rutgers (11/19): Hit three punts for an average of 47.7 yards...Knocked one punt inside the RU 20-yard line...Had one punt of 50 yards... One punt was fair caught. Michigan State (11/26): Averaged 46.8 yards per punt on four kicks...Had two punts downed inside the MSU 20-yard line, including one at the Spartan 2-yard line...Recorded one 50-plus yard punt with a 54-yard effort on his second kick of the game...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Hit a pair of punts for an average of 49.0 yards per punt...Had one punt land inside the Wisconsin 20-yard line...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. vs. USC (1/2): Averaged 50.8 yards per punt, which is sixth-best in Penn State history...Had a long punt of 65 yards, which ranks No. 3 by a freshman punter in school history...Had one punt downed inside the USC 20-yard line...Made his first career tackle on a first quarter punt.

GESICKI’S CAREER STATISTICS

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG

2014

-

- - - 11-114 10.4 - 30

2015

-

- - - 13-125 9.6 1 33

2016

-

- - - 48-679 14.1 5 53

CAREER

-

- - - 72-918 12.8 6 53

➤ GESICKI’S CAREER HIGHS Receptions..................................................................................5; Four Times: Last at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Receiving Yards...................................................................................................88; at Indiana, 11/12/16 Receiving Touchdowns........................................................................... 1; Six Times: Last vs. USC, 1/2/17 Longest Reception......................................................................................53 yards; Minnesota, 10/1/16

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS KEVIN GIVENS

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterwinner for head coach Gerry Romberg at Westminster High School...Helped Westminster School to its first Class AAA Georgia State Championship since 1978 by kicking three field goals, including a 53-yard boot, and had two punts of 60 yards in the air in the final...Set a school record with a 56-yard field goal in a win over Adairsville...Rated as a five-star punter and a five-star kicker by the Kohl’s Professional Camp...Named to the MaxPreps 2015 Medium Schools All-American first team as a punter...Earned first-team All-State honors as a placekicker in 2015...Claimed first-team South Fulton All-Metro and first-team Atlanta All-Metro by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as a senior...Was a firstteam All-Region 4-AAA Punter and first team Atlanta All-Metro by the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 2014...Claimed second-team All-State accolades in 2014...Claimed Touchdown Club of Atlanta All Metro All-Star Team honors as a senior...Invited to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...Selected for the Florida-Georgia High School All-Star Game...Had 41 punts with an average of 45.2 yards per punt...Had 19 punts downed inside the 20 as a senior...Was 54-for-54 on extra points in 2015...Has the three longest field goals in Westminster history (56, 53, 52)...Was 16-for-26 on field goals as a senior...Rated a fourstar prospect by Scout and a three-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports...Was the third-ranked punter in the country by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 3 punter in the country and No. 2 punter in the South region by Scout...Rated the No. 8 kicker/punter by ESPN...Was a four-time letterwinner in soccer and a two-time letterman basketball at Westminster...Helped the Wildcats to the 2013 Georgia State High School Association Class AA Soccer Championship and a runner-up finish in 2014...Was a member of the National Honor Society...Was an AP Scholar and a member of the Discipline Council...Earned Honor Roll accolades. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Blake Thomas Gillikin...Son of Taryn and Walt Gillikin...Has a twin brother, Tyler...Mother was a swimmer at the University of Kansas...Father was a swimmer at the University of North Carolina...Tyler is a long snapper at Northwestern...Hobbies include skiing and traveling...Majoring in kinesiology...Is enrolled in Schreyer's Honors College...Born January 21, 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia.

GILLIKIN’S PUNTING STATISTICS

Punts Yards Avg. I-20 FC 50+

LG BLK

2016

61 2,611 42.8 21 18 10 69 1

CAREER

61 2,611 42.8 21 18 10 69 1

➤ GILLIKIN'S CAREER HIGHS Punt Attempts.......................................................................................................7; Ohio State, 10/22/16 Punt Yards.............................................................................................................282; Kent State, 9/3/16 Punt Average............................................................................................................50.8; vs. USC, 1/2/17 Longest Punt............................................................................................................... 69; at Pitt, 9/10/16 Note: Has one career tackle; vs. USC (1/2/17).

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Defensive Tackle | 6-1 | 281 Junior/Sophomore Altoona, Pa./Altoona Area Major: Criminology • Started six games as a redshirt freshman, earning All-Big Ten freshman team honors from BTN.com and ESPN.com. • Grew up just 40 miles away from State College in Altoona. • Showed well in the weight room during winter workouts, leading the defensive tackle group in agility (4.28), vertical jump (31.5"), power clean (375), squat (605) and bench press (420). He also cleared 10 feet in the broad jump. • One of seven Nittany Lion returnees from central Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named to Campus Insiders Freshman All-America second team...Selected to the BTN.com and ESPN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following his performance vs. No. 2 Ohio State (10/22). Season: Appeared in all 14 games with six starts...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. Final Rankings: No. 3 in the Big Ten and tied for No. 30 in the FBS with two fumble recoveries. Kent State (9/3): Started his first career game...Made three stops...Recorded his first career tackle in the first quarter, a combined stop with Christian Campbell. Temple (9/17): Collected two tackles... Recorded his first career tackle for loss, a third-quarter solo takedown behind the line...A part of a front seven that limited Temple to just 38 rushing yards, the fewest since holding Illinois to 37 yards on the ground in 2015. at Michigan (9/24): Tied a career high with three stops. Minnesota (10/1): Recorded a career-high-tying three tackles...Had one tackle for loss, including a combined sack with Robert Windsor in the fourth quarter. Maryland (10/8): Had one tackle...Made the first full sack of his career with a solo takedown of Tyrrell Pigrome in the fourth quarter...A part of a defense that allowed 11 first downs...Helped limit Maryland to 14 points - all in the first half - 170 rushing yards and 270 yards of total offense, after the Terps entered averaging 43.2 points, 300.0 rushing and 466.2 yards of total offense per game. Ohio State (10/22): Made two tackles...Combined with Evan Schwan on a fourth down sack of J.T. Barrett to seal Penn State’s first win over a top-2 team since 1990 (at No. 1 Notre Dame) and the first at home since 1982 (No. 2 Nebraska)...Helped the defense to a season-high 11.0 tackles for loss, the most TFLs since posting 11.0 vs. Maryland in 2015...The 11.0 tackles for loss were the most yielded by the Buckeyes since giving up 11.0 vs. Alabama (2015)...The 6.0 sacks given up by Ohio State are the most since yielding 7.0 against Virginia Tech (2014). at Purdue (10/29): Recovered his first career fumble in the fourth quarter...Helped Penn State force four turnovers. Iowa (11/5): Made three hits, including a third-quarter sack of C.J. Beathard. at Indiana (11/12): Logged one tackle... Combined with Garrett Sickels on a first quarter sack of Richard Lagow...Broke up his first career pass in the fourth quarter...Recovered the second of Penn State’s five fumbles...Was a part of a defense that forced a season-high five turnovers, the most since forcing five against Maryland in 2015...Penn State’s five fumble recoveries were its most since recovering five versus FIU in 2007...Helped the Nittany Lion defense generate nine tackles for loss, marking the seventh time in 2016 the unit posted at least 9.0 TFL in a game. at Rutgers (11/19): Notched two stops...Made a solo tackle for loss in the second quarter... Aided the Nittany Lions in compiling nine tackles for loss, the eighth time in 2016 they recorded at least 9.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage. Michigan State (11/26): Made two tackles...Sacked Tyler O’Conner for a loss of eight yards on the final play of the third quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Had two solo stops...Made a solo stop on third down to force a Badger punt in the fourth quarter. vs. USC (1/2): Had two tackles. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ 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 Pennsylvania Football News first-team all-state (AAAA) honors as a senior...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, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the 16th-best prospect in the state by 247Sports...Selected to play in the 2015 Big 33 Classic.

Blake Gillikin averaged 42.8 yards per punt in 2016, which ranks No. 7 on Penn State’s single-season chart. He also posted a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the fall semester in the Schreyer Honors College.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ PERSONAL

➤ PERSONAL

Full name is Kevin Rashawn Givens...Son of Ralphia Guthrie...Majoring in criminology...Born March 1, 1997 in Newark, New Jersey.

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...Majoring in history...Would like to work in the sports industry...Born May 11, 1997 in Union City, New Jersey.

GIVENS' CAREER STATISTICS

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

2016

12-14 26

- 2 - 1 4.5-28 7.0-33

SACK

TFL

CAREER

12-14 26

-

STEVEN GRAMPP

2 - 1 4.5-28 7.0-33

Tight End/H-Back | 6-3 | 234 Sophomore/Freshman East Stroudsburg, Pa./East Stroudsburg North Major: Engineering

➤ GIVEN'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.................................................................................................. 3; Four Times: Last Iowa, 11/5/16 Sacks...............................................................................1.0; Three Times: Last Michigan State, 11/26/16 Tackles for Loss.................................................................. 1.0; Five Times: Last Michigan State, 11/26/16 Fumble Recoveries.............................................................................. 1; Twice: Last at Indiana, 11/12/16 Pass Breakup:........................................................................................................1; at Indiana, 11/12/16

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Offensive Line | 6-4 | 339 Junior/Sophomore Union City, N.J./Union City Major: History • Gained valuable experience as a redshirt freshman, earning three starts in 11 appearances, with the offensive line battling through injuries. • Will challenge for playing time on a veteran offensive line. • Is one of 12 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 11 games with three starts...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...Made his first career start at Rutgers (11/19). Kent State (9/3): Made his first career appearance. at Indiana (11/12): Saw his most extensive action of the season after Paris Palmer left the game in the first quarter. at Rutgers (11/19): Helped Penn State pile up its eighth game of 400-plus yards and the fourth game in 2016 with at least 500 yards... Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 210 yards passing. Michigan State (11/26): Instrumental in Penn State gaining 463 yards of total offense...Helped Trace McSorley pile up 389 yards of total offense, the sixth-most in program history...McSorley threw for 376 yards - the fifth-highest total in school history - with four touchdown passes and rushed for 13 yards. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Helped Penn State score 38 points, the most scored by a Wisconsin opponent since 2014 (Ohio State; 59)... Protected quarterback Trace McSorley, who threw for 384 yards, which ranks No. 4 in Penn State history and broke the Big Ten Championship Game passing record...Also gave McSorley time to connect on a Big Ten Championship Game-record four passing touchdowns...Paved the way for Saquon Barkley’s 83 yards rushing, which enabled him to break Evan Royster’s Penn State sophomore rushing record. vs. USC (1/2): Helped Penn State become the first team in Rose Bowl history with a 175-yard rusher and receiver in a game (Chris Godwin; 187 receiving yards and Saquon Barkley; 194 rushing yards)...Barkley and Godwin broke the Penn State bowl records for rushing yards and receiving yards in a bowl game, respectively...Penn State’s 465 yards of total offense are fourth in the school’s bowl history and the most since the 1996 Outback Bowl (487)...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 254 yards, including a Penn State bowl-record-tying four touchdown passes. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL

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• Joined the Nittany Lions as a run-on in late August 2016. • One of five Nittany Lion returnees from northeastern Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterman and 2015 team captain at East Stroudsburg North High School for head coach Chuck Dailey...Earned all-league honors as an offensive tackle one season. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Steve Joseph Grampp...Son of Nelly and Steve Grampp...Has two brothers, Mike and Kyle... Majoring in engineering...Born October 10, 1997 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Cornerback | 5-9 | 185 Senior/Senior Atlanta, Ga./The Lovett School Major: Advertising & Public Relations • Teamed with Marcus Allen to make one of the most memorable plays in Penn State history as he scooped up Allen's blocked field goal and ran 60 yards for the game-winning touchdown against No. 2 Ohio State in 2016. • Is the most experienced member of the cornerback room with 22 career starts. • Owns a 3.38 cumulative grade-point average following the spring semester and took home CoSIDA Academic All-District honors for the first time in his career. • Is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. • Is a member of the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute. • On pace to graduate in December with a degree in advertising and public relations. • Was a standout baseball player in high school and had Scouting workouts with Major League Baseball teams before opting to concentrate on playing collegiate football. • One of three Nittany Lion returnees from Georgia. ➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Career: Became the first player in school history to return a blocked field goal for a touchdown vs. Ohio State (10/22), taking it back 60 yards following a Marcus Allen block. Season: Broke the Penn State season record with 32 kickoff returns in 2014 (Chaz Powell, 27; 2011), a mark since topped by Miles Sanders (33; 2016)...His 659 kickoff return yards in 2014 rank third on the school season list behind Powell (733 yards; 2011) and Sanders (688; 2016).

Three-year letterman and two-year captain at Union City High School 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...Selected first-team all-conference as a senior...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 and ESPN and a three-star player by Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the seventh-best offensive guard and 79th overall prospect in the class by 247Sports, as well as a Top 5 prospect in New Jersey...Rated as a Top 5 prospect in the state by ESPN, seventh by Scout and 11th by Rivals.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON

➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Awards: Named CoSIDA Academic All-District...Earned Co-Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Marcus Allen, PSU) and Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week after returning a blocked field goal for the game-winning touchdown vs. No. 2 Ohio State (10/22)...Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career.

Awards: BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team honorable mention selection...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2014 fall semester.

Season: Appeared in 12 games with 11 starts. Minnesota (10/1): Totaled a career-high-tying seven stops. Maryland (10/8): Posted two tackles... Part of a defense that allowed a 11 first downs...Helped limit Maryland 14 points - all in the first half 170 rushing yards and 270 yards of total offense, after the Terps entered averaging 43.2 points, 300.0 rushing and 466.2 yards of total offense per game. Ohio State (10/22): Made three assisted tackles... Returned Marcus Allen’s blocked field goal for 60 yards and the game-wining score with 4:27 to play in the fourth quarter...The return marked the first field goal return for a touchdown in Penn State history... Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss. at Purdue (10/29): Made three tackles...Helped the defense hold Purdue to just 46 yards rushing, the second opponent held under 50 yards rushing in 2016. Iowa (11/5): Totaled three tackles...Helped the defense hold Iowa to just 30 yards rushing, which was 137.9 yards below the Hawkeyes’ season average (167.9 ypg) entering the game...It was the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn State since holding Massachusetts to three yards in 2014...It marked the first time Penn State held consecutive opponents to 46 yards rushing or fewer since 2007 (Notre Dame, zero yards; FIU, minus-3 yards)...It was the first time since Penn State joined the Big Ten that it held consecutive conference opponents to 50 yards or less of rushing. at Indiana (11/12): Made three solo stops...Broke up a career-high-tying two passes. at Rutgers (11/19): Made a pair of stops, including a solo tackle for loss in the third quarter...Aided the Nittany Lions in compiling nine tackles for loss, the eighth time in 2016 they recorded at least 9.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage. Michigan State (11/26): Logged four tackles...Combined with Evan Schwan on a fourth-quarter tackle for loss. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Made five tackles - four solo...Had three tackles on Wisconsin’s final drive...Made the final Penn State stop of the game on fourth-and-1 from the Penn State 24, holding first-team All-Big Ten running back Corey Clement to no gain. vs. USC (1/2): Equaled his career high with seven tackles - five solo - and two pass breakups...Made two stops on punt coverage. ➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named All-Big Ten honorable mention from the media...Earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades. Season: Started 11 games...Appeared in his first game of the season vs. Rutgers (9/19) after missing the first two games due to injury...Forced his first career fumble at Northwestern (11/7). Rutgers (9/19): Grabbed the second interception of his career late in the second quarter...Recorded two tackles...Part of a defense that held Rutgers to just three points, the fewest in a Big Ten opener since limiting Minnesota to three points in 1994...Helped hold Rutgers to 43 rushing yards, the fewest since giving up just 33 yards to Maryland in 2014. San Diego State (9/26): Logged three stops, all solo tackles. Army (10/3): Recorded four tackles...Was a part of a defensive that limited Army to one pass attempt, the fewest by a Penn State opponent since at least 1966, and one completion, the fewest since 1976 (Ohio State)...The one completion tied for the fewest by a team in FBS in 2015 (by Georgia Southern vs. Western Michigan & by Boston College vs. Syracuse)...The one pass attempt was the fewest by an FBS team in 2015...Helped hold Army to just 32 passing yards, the fewest against the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten era (since 1993). Indiana (10/10): Made three tackles...Helped snap Indiana’s string of nine games in which the Hoosiers scored 20-plus points...Part of a defense that held Indiana to 234 yards of total offense, the fewest allowed by PSU since giving up 221 at Indiana in 2014...Led a secondary that limited the Hoosiers’ 155 passing yards, the fewest allowed by Penn State in a Big Ten game since allowing 68 to Indiana in 2014. at Ohio State (10/17): Had four stops...Added one pass breakup. vs. Maryland (10/24): Recorded two tackles...Added one pass breakup...Collected his second interception of the season and third of his career to end Maryland’s first drive of the game...Grabbed one of three Penn State interceptions, its most in a game since picking off Rutgers five times in the Big Ten opener (9/13/14)...Helped the Nittany Lions force a season-high five turnovers. Illinois (10/31): Made two stops...Had 1.0 tackle for loss...Part of a defense that recorded its first Big Ten shutout since blanking Minnesota in 2009 (20-0)...Helped hold Illinois to just 167 yards (37 rushing, 130 passing), the fewest allowed since holding Minnesota to 138 yards (37 rushing, 101 passing) in 2009...As a unit, the defense forced a punt on 12 of Illinois’ 15 possessions, with two ending with a turnover on downs and the other halted by an interception. at Northwestern (11/7): Tallied four tackles...Forced his first career fumble in the first quarter. Michigan (11/21): Had six tackles...Notched two pass breakups... Helped hold Michigan to less than 100 yards rushing, the fifth Penn State opponent that failed to reach 100 rushing yards (87 on 30 carries). at Michigan State (11/28): Made five tackles...Recorded one pass breakup. vs. Georgia (1/2): Made a career-high seven tackles (six solo)...Added his second career tackle for loss in the fourth quarter.

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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... 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 second 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, which 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...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 season-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 season 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... 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 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...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... Returned two kickoffs for a 19.0-yard average, with a long return of 24 yards. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL 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 and ESPN...Also lettered four times in baseball, twice in basketball and twice in track and field...Earned a bronze medal on the National Latin Exam. ➤ 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... Majoring in advertising and public relations...Would like to pursue a career in sports broadcasting or network television administration...Born January 6, 1996 in Southfield, Michigan.

HALEY’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS 2014

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU 12-6 18 - - 1 2

SACK -

TFL -

2015

27-15 42

1 - 2 7

- 2.0-10

2016

23-16 39 - - - 4

- 1.5-4

CAREER

62-37 99 1 - 3 13

- 3.5-14


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS HALEY’S KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS

Returns Yards Avg. TD

2014

➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON LG

2015

0 0 0 0 0

2016

- - - - -

CAREER

Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten for the third time in his career.

32 659 20.6 0 44

32 659 20.6

Season: Appeared in all 14 games with 13 starts.

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➤ HALEY’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles................................................................................................7; Three Times: Last vs. USC,1/2/17 Tackles for Loss................................................................................. 1.0; Twice: Last at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Forced Fumbles............................................................................................. 1; at Northwestern, 11/7/15 Interceptions......................................................................... 1; Three Times: Last vs. Maryland, 10/24/15 Long Interception Return............................................................................... 30 yards; Temple, 11/15/14 Pass Breakups.....................................................................................2; Three Times: Last vs. USC,1/2/17 Kick Returns............................................................................................. 5; vs. Michigan State, 11/29/14 Kick Return Yards...................................................................................................... 118; vs. UCF, 8/30/14 Long Kick Return............................................................................................... 44 yards; vs. UCF, 8/30/14 Rush Attempts................................................................................................... 1; at Michigan, 10/11/14 Rush Yards.........................................................................................................-2; at Michigan, 10/11/14 Note: Has two career touchdowns - returned a blocked kick 60 yards for a touchdown vs. Ohio State in 2016 and returned an interception 30 yards for a score against Temple in 2014.

Kent State (9/3): Had two catches for nine yards and one touchdown. at Pitt (9/10): Hauled in a game-high eight receptions for 82 yards...Caught the 2-point conversion pass from Trace McSorley that pulled Penn State within three points with 5:00 to play in the game...Had one tackle. Temple (9/17): Collected two catches for 50 yards...Closed the third quarter with a 45-yard catch-and-run to set up a 30-yard Tyler Davis field goal...Recovered a Temple on-side kick attempt late in the fourth quarter. at Michigan (9/24): Made one catch for 11 yards...Gained 11 yards and a first down on Penn State’s touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. Minnesota (10/1): Pulled down three passes for 17 yards. Maryland (10/8): Made two grabs for 35 yards. Ohio State (10/22): Had one catch for 34 yards on Penn State’s first scoring drive. at Purdue (10/29): Made one catch for 14 yards. at Indiana (11/12): Caught three passes for 85 yards...Hauled in a career-long 54-yard catch to set up the first rushing touchdown of the game for Saquon Barkley. at Rutgers (11/19): Caught two passes for 35 yards. Michigan State (11/26): Got Penn State’s second scoring drive started with a leaping grab for 16 yards on the sideline for his only catch of the game. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Pulled down a game-high eight catches, which ranks second in Big Ten Championship Game history (9; Keshawn Martin, MSU)... Totaled 118 yards receiving on the night for his fifth career 100-yard game...Caught all eight targets, with five of his catches going for first downs...Had receptions of 38 and 25 yards on Penn State’s goahead scoring drive in the fourth quarter. ➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Big Ten from the media...Named Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in 13 games with 12 starts.

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Wide Receiver | 6-1 | 204 Graduate/Senior Fredericksburg, Va./Mountain View Major: Telecommunications (2nd degree) • Enters the season as the team’s active leader in career receptions with 161 catches for 1,985 yards. • Is tied for fourth on Penn State’s all-time receptions list. • Shared the 2016 Frank Patrick Memorial "Total Commitment" Award with Brandon Smith. The award goes to the squad members who consistently follow through with their responsibilities in all facets of the football program and does so in an exemplary manner. • Added nearly 15 pounds of muscle and lost 3 percent body fat during the offseason. • Spent the summer interning in the video production department of the State College Spikes, the St. Louis Cardinals' Short-Season A affiliate. • Graduated in December with his degree in advertising and public relations and is one of five Nittany Lions to have their degree. • On pace to graduate in December with his second degree in telecommunications. • Born in Okinawa, Japan while his parents served in the United States Marine Corps. • Is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Career: Caught at least one pass in 34-straight games to begin his career, a streak that was snapped vs. Iowa (11/5)...Has at least one catch in 38 of 40 career games...Ranks tied for No. 4 on Penn State’s all-time receptions list with 161 catches...Ranks 10th on Penn State’s all-time receiving yardage list (1,985)...Has 16 career games with five-plus receptions...Is one of just 14 Nittany Lions with 100-plus career receptions, joining former teammate Chris Godwin (154; 2014-16) and current assistant coach Terry Smith (108; 1989-91)...Hamilton and Godwin were just the second set of teammates with 100plus career receptions, joining Derrick Williams, Jordan Norwood and Deon Butler (2005-08). Season: His 82 catches in 2014 rank second on Penn State’s single-season charts, trailing only Allen Robinson (97 in 2013)...Broke the Penn State freshman season records for receptions and receiving yards in 2014...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. Game: Broke the Penn State freshman records for receptions (14) and receiving yards (165) in a game in 2014...Broke the Penn State game reception record with 14 catches against No. 13 Ohio State.

at Temple (9/5): Made one catch for five yards. Buffalo (9/12): Tied for second on the team with three catches for 15 yards...Caught a 5-yard touchdown pass to begin the fourth quarter. Rutgers (9/19): Made a team-high five grabs for 86 yards...Caught a 48-yard pass from Christian Hackenberg in the second quarter, the longest pass play of the season for Penn State. San Diego State (9/26): Tied for game high with five receptions (Godwin)...Totaled 40 yards on his five receptions. Army (10/3): Grabbed one pass for 12 yards...Made his lone catch on third-and-4 to move the chains prior to Nick Scott’s 11-yard touchdown run. Indiana (10/10): Caught two passes for 49 yards...Had a 39-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. at Ohio State (10/17): Caught two passes for 13 yards, including an 8-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. vs. Maryland (10/24): Caught five passes for 96 yards and one touchdown...Had three catches of 20-plus yards...Made a 20-yard touchdown grab midway through the third quarter...Hauled in a 38-yard reception on Penn State’s first scoring drive of the game...Had a 24-yard reception that helped set up Joe Julius’ 40-yard field goal late in the second quarter. Illinois (10/31): Caught four passes for 54 yards...Had three third down catches to extend two of Penn State’s scoring drive...Grabbed a 19-yard pass to convert on third-and-16 on the opening drive of the third quarter, leading to the Nick Scott completion to Christian Hackenberg for a touchdown. at Northwestern (11/7): Grabbed three passes for 56 yards and one touchdown...Made a 32-yard reception on a reverse pass from fellow wide receiver Geno Lewis, diving into the end zone for the score. Michigan (11/21): Caught one pass for five yards. at Michigan State (11/28): Grabbed eight passes for 78 yards. vs. Georgia (1/2): Grabbed five passes for 71 yards and one touchdown...Caught a 20-yard touchdown pass in the back of the end zone in the fourth quarter to pull Penn State within seven points with 6:14 to play. ➤ 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 honorable-mention All-Big Ten by the coaches...Named All-Big Ten second team by Phil Steele’s College Football...Selected to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team by BTN.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports...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. Final Rankings: 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... Became the first Nittany Lion freshman since 2005 to eclipse 100 receiving yards in a game (Deon Butler and Jordan Norwood)...His 165-yard performance ranks tied for 13th 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...Caught a 47-yard pass in the third quarter that led to a field goal...Combined

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS with Geno 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, 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 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 seven-catch, 58-yard effort...With his second of seven receptions at Michigan, moved past Deon 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 Deon 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). Michigan State (11/29): Hauled in six passes for 55 yards. Boston College (12/27): One of three receivers with seven catches, which tied him for second 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. Wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton returns for his senior season. He ranks tied for No. 4 on Penn State’s all-time receptions list with 161 catches and No. 10 in career receiving yardage with 1,985 yards.

➤ 2013 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season due to a wrist injury.

CODY HODGENS

➤ HIGH SCHOOL One of the top playmakers in Virginia, a four-year letterman at wide receiver for head coach Lou Sorrentino at Mountain View High School...As a senior, named honorable-mention all-state and earned first-team all-district, all-area and all-region honors...Made 64 catches for 1,073 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior to earn Commonwealth District Offensive Player of the Year...A two-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 and a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...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 DaeSean Kameron Hamilton...Son of Johnie and Madgeline Hamilton...Has two brothers, Ahmad and Darius, and two sisters, Danielle and Jasmine...Both parents were members of the United States Marine Corps...Enjoys strength conditioning, video games and reading...Graduated in December with his degree in advertising and public relations...Is working on his second degree in telecommunications...Born March 10, 1995 in Okinawa, Japan.

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Wide Receiver | 5-7 | 171 Graduate/Senior Wesley Chapel, Fla./Robinson Major: Educational Leadership (master's) • Joined the team as a graduate transfer the summer of 2016. • Graduated from Florida International in May 2016 with his degree in physical education and sports and fitness and is one of five Nittany Lions to have their degree. • On pace to graduate in December with his master's degree in educational leadership. • Brother, Blake, is a sophomore pitcher on the Penn State baseball team. • Joins Amani Oruwariye as the lone returning Nittany Lions from Florida. ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Season: Appeared in one game...Made his Penn State debut vs. Michigan State (11/26)...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 fall semester...Posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in the 2017 spring semester. ➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON (AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL) Appeared in two games...Made season debut versus Old Dominion (10/24).

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➤ 2014 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL) Appeared in two games...Registered one reception for 16 yards versus Wagner (9/6)...Made season debut versus Bethune-Cookman (8/30)...Missed the final 10 games of the season due to injury...Named to the 2014-15 C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. ➤ 2013 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON (AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL) Redshirt Season.

➤ HAMILTON’S CAREER HIGHS Receptions..........................................................................................................14; Ohio State, 10/25/14 Receiving Yards........................................................................................................ 165; vs. UCF, 8/30/14 Receiving Touchdowns................................................................... 1; Nine Times: Last Kent State, 9/3/16 Longest Reception.....................................................................................54 yards; at Indiana, 11/12/16

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Tackles..............................................................................................1; Twice: Last at Pittsburgh, 9/10/16

Four-year letterman and 2012 team captain at Robinson High School for head coach Mike Depue... Selected as 2013 Tampa Bay Times All-Hillsborough County honorable mention...Named 2012 Florida High School Football Class 5A Elite Team honorable mention...Selected as one of the Top 10 punters in the Tampa Bay Area by BigCountyPreps.com...Was a wide receiver, kicker and punter in high school... Helped the Knights to the 2012 Regional Championship and the Class 5A State Semifinal...Grabbed 13 receptions for 243 yards as a senior...As a punter in 2012, had 30 attempts for a 37.6 average...Named team Wide Receiver of the Year in 2012...Was the 2010 Student-Athlete of the Year...Also played soccer and baseball and ran track...Member of the National Honor Society...Graduated with a 5.2 GPA from the honor’s program.

Note: Has two career tackles

➤ PERSONAL

Rushing Attempts...................................................................................................3; at Illinois, 11/22/14 Rushing Yards........................................................................................................14; at Illinois, 11/22/14 Longest Rush.............................................................................................. 11 yards; at Illinois, 11/22/14 All-Purpose Yards..................................................................................................... 165; vs. UCF, 8/30/14

Full name is Cody Austin Hodgens...Son of Jenna and Bud Hodgens...Has one brother, Blake...Blake is a member of the Penn State baseball team...Father played football at East Tennessee State...Mother was a swimmer at Penn State...Earned his degree in physical education and sports and fitness at Florida International in 2016...Working on his master's in educational leadership...Enjoys boating and golfing... Born July 28, 1995 in Tampa, Florida.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS JONATHAN HOLLAND

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Tight End/H-Back | 6-4 | 240 Junior/Sophomore Brandywine, Md./The Bullis School Major: Labor & Employment Relations • • • • •

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Offensive Line | 6-8 | 326 Junior/Sophomore Pittsburgh, Pa./Baldwin Major: English

Made significant strides during spring practice and is in line to become a contributor for the tight ends. Added 12 pounds of muscle and trimmed 5 percent body fat since arriving on campus in July 2015. Led all receivers in the Blue-White Game with eight catches for 62 yards for the Blue squad. Attended The Bullis School with sophomore linebacker Cam Brown. Is one of 10 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland.

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Saw time on special teams as a redshirt freshman. At 6-feet-8, is equal with Charlie Shuman as the tallest player on the team. Is a relative of Chappie Hill, who was a letterman on the 1956 Penn State football team Is one of six returning players on the roster from western Pennsylvania.

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➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 12 games, primarily on special teams...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016.

Season: Appeared in 11 games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut.

Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut.

➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Played for head coach Pete Wagner at Baldwin High School...Earned prep All-American honors as an offensive tackle...Played in the Under Armour All-American Game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida...Rated as a four-star prospect by all four of the major recruiting services: 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the top player in the state of Pennsylvania by ESPN and Scout...Ranked fourth among offensive line prospects by Scout and ninth by ESPN...Tabbed as the No. 57 player nationally by Scout and No. 105 by ESPN.

Three-year letterman and captain his senior year at the Bullis School for head coach Patrick Cilento... Played with fellow Nittany Lion Cam Brown...Named 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 all-conference honors both years...Selected to play in the Crab Bowl and Big 33 Classic...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, Rivals and Scout...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...Also wrestled in high school. ➤ PERSONAL

➤ 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... Majoring in English...Born December 5, 1996 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Full name is Jonathan Kacela Holland...Son of Robert and LaShawne Holland...Has a brother, Adam, and a sister, Zoe Lynn...Hobbies include ceramics...Majoring in labor and employment relations...Would like to become an entrepreneur...Born December 13, 1996 in Laurel, Maryland.

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Defensive Tackle | 6-2 | 280 Junior/Sophomore Hackettstown, N.J./Parsippany Hills Major: Telecommunications • • • • •

Joined the Nittany Lions as a run-on in the summer of 2016. Will add depth to the defensive tackle position after a productive redshirt season on the scout team. Served in the United State Marines for nearly five years, rising to the rank of corporal. Was born in Benin City, Edo, Nigeria. Is one of 12 returning players on the roster from New Jersey.

➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in one game...Made his collegiate debut vs. Michigan State (11/26)...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...A former United States Marine, Iyke led the team onto the field carrying the American flag on Nov. 5 vs. Iowa during Penn State’s Military Appreciation Game. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Earned one letter at Parsippany Hills High School under head coach Dave Albano...Claimed all-district first team accolades as a senior...Named to the All-Northwest Jersey National Division Football Second Team as a linebacker in 2010...Was honorable mention all-region as a senior. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Immanuel Iyke...Son of Bennita and Timmi Iyke...Has one sister, Glory...Majoring in telecommunications...Served in the United State Marines for nearly five years, rising to the rank of corporal...Born May 25, 1992 in Benin City, Edo, Nigeria.

Former Marine Immanuel Iyke led the Nittany Lions onto the field during the team’s Military Appreciation game against Iowa.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS JAN JOHNSON

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JUWAN JOHNSON

Linebacker | 6-2 | 226 Junior/Sophomore Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin Major: Psychology

Wide Receiver | 6-4 | 227 Junior/Sophomore Glassboro, N.J./Glassboro Major: Telecommunications

• Wrestled at heavyweight in eight duals for the 2016 NCAA Champion Penn State wrestling team. • Comes from a family of Penn State athletes as his father (1981-84) and uncle (1979-82) wrestled and mother (1983-86) and aunt (1986-89) swam for the Nittany Lions. • One of 18 returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in one game...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...Was one of three Penn State linebackers to suffer a season-ending injury...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 fall semester. at Michigan (9/24): Made his collegiate debut in the second quarter...Totaled his first two career tackles...Left the game in the second quarter with a season-ending injury. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Was a member of Penn State’s National Championship wrestling team...Wrestled at heavyweight in eight duals. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman for head coach Dominic Vecchio at Governor Mifflin High School...Was team captain his senior year...Helped lead the Mustangs to four consecutive Berks County Championships...Played linebacker for three years and quarterback for two seasons...Named to 2014 Pennsylvania Football Writers’ All-State Team Class AAAA...Selected to the Big 33 Classic and the Berks County All-Star game... Had 1,200 rushing yards with 20 touchdowns and 900 passing yards with 12 touchdowns as a senior... Accounted for 800 rushing yards and 600 passing yards as a junior...Totaled 900 ruhsing yards, 850 passing yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore...Also lettered in wrestling (four times), track & field (three times) and lacrosse (one time) at Governor Mifflin...Was a two-time Class AAA State Champion, a two-time District 3 Champion in wrestling and a four-time Berks County Champion in wrestling at the 145-pound weight class. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Jan Curtis Johnson Jr....Son of Jan and Theresa Johnson...Has two sisters, Gabriella and Rachel...Father was a wrestler at Penn State from 1981-84 and mother was a swimmer for the Nittany Lions from 1983-86...Also has an uncle, Joel Johnson, who wrestled at Penn State (1979-82) and an aunt, Deborah Hayes, who was a swimmer at Penn State (1986-89)...Aunt, Kerry Johnson, attend Penn State... Enjoys hunting and fishing...Majoring in psychology...Born April 9, 1996 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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• Had an outstanding spring and is primed to join the rotation in a deeply-talented receiving corps. • Presented the 2017 Red Worrell Award for the offensive player who has best demonstrated exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement during spring practice. • Saw extensive time on special teams, finishing second on the team with nine special teams tackles, eight of which came on kickoffs. • Had a game-high 81 yards and a touchdown on seven catches for the Blue team in the Blue-White Game. • Is one of 12 returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in all 14 games, primarily on special teams...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016... Made his first career start at Purdue (10/29)...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...Ranked second on the team with nine special teams tackles (8 kickoff, 1 punt). Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut. at Pitt (9/10): Collected his first collegiate reception, a 27-yard grab from Trace McSorley on Penn State’s final scoring drive of the game. Minnesota (10/1): Made one special teams tackle. Maryland (10/8): Had one special teams tackle. at Purdue (10/29): Made two special teams tackles. at Indiana (11/12): Had one stop on kickoff return. at Rutgers (11/19): Blocked a third-quarter punt that set up Penn State’s first touchdown of the game...Made one tackle on special teams...Returned one punt for 20 yards...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Michigan State (11/26): Lone reception came in the fourth quarter, going for 43 yards. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Made one solo stop on kickoff coverage. vs. USC (1/2): Made two special teams tackles. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ 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, in 2014 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, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as a Top 25 receiver in the class by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals and the 134th overall player in the class by Rivals...Also played basketball. ➤ PERSONAL

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Full name is Juwan Perry Johnson...Son of George and Ida Johnson...Has two older brothers, Darreus and George Jr....Majoring in telecommunications...Born September 13, 1996 in Stratford, New Jersey.

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➤ JOHNSON'S CAREER HIGHS Receptions...................................................................................1; Twice: Last Michigan State, 11/26/16 Receiving Yards........................................................................................... 43; Michigan State, 11/26/16 Longest Reception............................................................................. 43 yards; Michigan State, 11/26/16 Tackles.........................................................................................................2; Twice: Last vs. USC, 1/2/17 Blocked Punt.........................................................................................................1; at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Note: Has nine career tackles.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ELLISON JORDAN

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Defensive Tackle | 6-0 | 290 Sophomore/Freshman Upper Marlboro, Md./Gilman School Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Was a multi-sport athlete at the Gilman School, earning letters in football track & field and wrestling. • Is among 10 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. • One of three Nittany Lions to hail from Upper Marlboro, Maryland (Marcus Allen, Tariq Castro-Fields). ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Juwan Johnson had a stellar spring and was named the 2017 Red Worrell Award for the offensive player who has best demonstrated exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement during spring practice.

T.J. JOHNSON

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Cornerback | 6-2 | 185 Sophomore/Freshman Cleveland, Ohio/Euclid Major: Liberal Arts • Was a valuable member of the scout team during his redshirt season in 2016. • Had five tackles, including 1.5 stops for a loss, and an interception, which he returned for six yards, for the white team in the 2017 Blue-White Game. • One of three returning Nittany Lions from Ohio.

Was a four-time letterwinner for head coach Biff Poggi at the Gilman School...Served as team captain as a senior...Played in the Under Armour All-American Game...Helped the Greyhounds to the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference Championship...Gilman finished 10-1, ranking No. 1 in Maryland and No. 13 in the USA Today Top 25 in 2015...Garnered 2015 Maryland State Defensive Player of the Year honors...Named as the 2015 Baltimore Sun All-Metro Defensive Player of the Year...Selected as VarsitySportsNetwork.com Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Was a MaxPreps Freshman AllAmerica second team selection...Claimed MaxPreps Sophomore All-America second team honors...Twotime consensus all-state selection (2015, 2014)...Garnered first-team all-state accolades in 2013...Was a three-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro first team selection...Earned first-team All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...Set the Gilman School record with 52 career sacks...Registered 71 tackles, 17 sacks, 19 TFLs, three forced fumbles and a safety as a senior...Had 60 tackles, including 16 sacks as a junior...Tallied 50 tackles, 11 sacks and a forced fumble as a sophomore...Set the school record for sacks in a game with 5.5 against Friendship Collegiate as a junior...Selected to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl...Rated as a four-star recruit by all four major recruiting services - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Ranked as 10th-best player in Maryland and 30th-best defensive tackle by 247Sports...Ranked 155th among the ESPN300...Rated as the seventhranked player in Maryland and 20th-ranked defensive tackle by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 1 defensive tackle in Maryland, the No. 9 defensive tackle overall and No. 71 overall recruit by Scout...Ranked as the No. 11 player in Maryland and the No. 40 defensive tackle by Rivals...Was a member of the track & field team for two years and wrestled for one year...Won the JV championship for the shot put and discus as a freshman...Helped the Greyhounds to the MIAA Championship as a sophomore. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Ellison Omari Jordan...Son of Deborah and Ronald Jordan...Has one brother, Terrence...Hobbies include watching movies, playing video games, chilling with friends and family and, most importantly, eating...Considering finance and communication as majors...Born April 25, 1997 in Washington, D.C.

DANIEL JOSEPH

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Defensive End | 6-3 | 250 Sophomore/Freshman Brampton, Ontario, Canada/Lake Forest Academy (Ill.) Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Named to All-Ohio Division I first team as a senior...Selected to the Cleveland.com Football All-Star first team...Earned Northeast Ohio Lakes All-District football first team honors in 2015...Had 31 tackles, five interceptions and 13 passes defended in 2015...Registered 50 tackles and an interception as a junior... Rated as a three-star recruit by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports, while earning two stars from Rivals...Ranked as No. 38 recruit in Ohio and No. 59 cornerback overall by Rivals...Ranked as the 39th-best recruit in Ohio and No. 87 cornerback by 247Sports...Rated No. 72 prospect in the state of Ohio by ESPN.

• Was a two-sport athlete at Lake Forest Academy, playing football and basketball. • Comes from a football family, brother, Faith Ekakite, played defensive line at Iowa and was the No. 1 pick of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2017 CFL Draft and cousin, Ese Mrabure-Ajufo, played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League in 2015. • Is one of two Nittany Lions hailing from Canada, joining incoming freshman Jonathan Sutherland.

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Full name is Anthony Terrence Johnson Jr....Son of Naomi Rembert and Anthony Johnson-Motley Sr.... Has three brothers, Ricardo Rembert, Carl Johnson and Darius Lewis, and two sisters, Kiara Johnson and Carrington Johnson-Motley...Hobbies include working out, playing basketball and playing the trumpet...Majoring in liberal arts...Would like to become a sports agent or sports analyst on television or radio...Born April 10, 1997 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL Won three letters for head coach Robin Bowkett at Lake Forest Academy...Selected as captain his senior year...Invited to the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl...Selected to the 2015 News-Gazette All-State special mention team...Named 2015 Chicago Tribune’s All-State special mention...Was the Catholic Red Division Defensive MVP in 2015...Selected as Team MVP as a senior...Had 72 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 25 tackles for loss and two interceptions as a defensive lineman and had 10 receiving touchdowns as as tight end... Caught 26 pass for 498 yards and eight touchdowns as a tight end during his junior season...Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports and a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Scout...Ranked by ESPN as the No. 1 player in Illinois, No. 6 regional player and No. 11 defensive end in the country... Rated as the third-ranked player in Illinois and 11th-ranked strong-side defensive end in the country by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 13 recruit in Illinois by Rivals and the No. 7 defensive end in the Midwest by Scout...Played varsity basketball for four years...Served as team captain his senior year.

• Joined the team as a run-on in the summer of 2016. • Was a two-sport athlete at Berks Catholic and earned all-conference honors in both football and basketball. • Posted a 3.84 cumulative GPA in his first year on campus, earning Dean's List honors in both semesters. • One of 18 Nittany Lion returnees from eastern Pennsylvania.

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Full name is Daniel Joseph...Son of Grace Ekakitie and Charles Joseph...Has two brothers, Love Joseph and Faith Ekakite and one sister, Anniemarie Joseph...Brother, Faith Ekakite, played defensive line at Iowa and was the No. 1 pick of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 2017 CFL Draft...Cousin, Ese MrabureAjufo, played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League in 2015...Hobbies include watching "Grey's Anatomy" and "Friday Night Lights," cooking, going for walks and watching movies...Intends on majoring in business with a concentration in accounting or finance...Would like to work as a consultant for a firm in Chicago or be an accountant or personal management advisory for businesses...Born March 12, 1997 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 fall and 2017 spring semesters.

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Offensive Line | 6-2 | 298 Sophomore/Freshman Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Joined the Nittany Lions as a run-on in the summer of 2016. • Was active in his high school theatre group and was inducted into the Pennsylvania Thespian Society in December 2015. • Attended the same high school as Head Coach James Franklin. • Posted a 3.37 cumulative GPA through the spring semester. • Is one of 18 returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania and one of 11 returnees from the greater Philadelphia area.

Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 181 Sophomore/Freshman Reading, Pa./Berks Catholic Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman and two-time team captain at Berks Catholic High School for head coach Rick Keeley...Was a two-time all-league selection...Named all-county by Penn Live twice...Selected Class 2A All-State as a junior and senior...Played in the East vs. West all-star game...Garnered 2015 Pennsylvania Mini Max Award honors...Established 20 program records during his career...Produced 32 touchdowns as a senior to lead the Saint Bernard to a 12-2 record...Had 565 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014... Grabbed 28 receptions for 495 yards and 10 scores as a junior...Defensively, had 60 tackles and four interceptions as a junior...Also played basketball...Captured All-Berks accolades in basketball as junior and senior. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Isaac Matthew Lutz...Son of Tiffany and Jason Lutz...Has three brothers, Blake, Cooper and Lincoln, and one sister, Morgan...Brother, Blake, is a senior at Lebanon Valley College where he is a football and track athlete...Uncle, Jared Sadlowski, played baseball at Penn State and is among the all-time leaders in games played, hits, doubles, home runs and RBI...Planning to major in business... Born May 4, 1998 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

BRENDAN MAHON Offensive Line | 6-4 | 312 Senior^/Senior Randolph, N.J./Randolph Major: Landscape Contracting

➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman and 2015 team captain at Neshaminy High School for head coach Steve Wilmont... Attended the same high school as head coach James Franklin...Earned second team all-district honors as a senior and third team accolades as a junior...Claimed first team all-conference honors as a senior after appearances on the second (junior) and honorable mention (sophomore) teams the previous two years...Was Pennsylvania Football News Honorable Mention all-state selection as a senior and earned fourth team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania honors...Earned Distinguished Honor Roll all four years of high school...Was a Gold Team All-Academic honoree in 2015 and claimed Silver Team All-Academic accolades in 2014...Helped Neshaminy to the District One Championship in 2013 with a 13-2 record. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Hunter Daniel Kelly...Son of Dawn and Dan Kelly...Has one sister, Sierra...Mother attended Penn State...Enjoys acting and singing...Born May 21, 1998 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS Started at left tackle before moving to right tackle following Andrew Nelson’s second quarter injury... Paved the way for 372 total rushing yards, the third-highest total for a Penn State team in Big Ten play and fourth-most in any game for Penn State in the last 20 years...Guided the offense to 524 total yards, the most since 2014 vs. UCF (511) and the most in Big Ten play since 2012 vs. Indiana (546). Ohio State (10/22): Cleared the way for Saquon Barkley’s 99 rushing yards. at Purdue (10/29): Helped Penn State gain more than 500 total yards, ending the game with 511...Blocked for Saquon Barkley’s 207 rushing yards and Trace McSorley’s 228 yards passing...Helped Penn State score eight offensive touchdowns in the game...Integral part of Penn State scoring 62 points, its most points since scoring 66 vs. Coastal Carolina in 2006 and the most in a Big Ten game since tallying 63 vs. Illinois in 2005. Iowa (11/5): Made the start, but left the game after the third play and did not return. ➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games with 11 starts...Started games at left guard and right tackle. at Temple (9/5): Helped Akeel Lynch run for 78 yards and one touchdown. Buffalo (9/12): Aided Penn State in piling up 200 yards rushing...Was a part of an offensive line that did not allow a sack for the first time since the 2013 season finale victory at Wisconsin. Rutgers (9/19): Paved the way for a pair of 100-yard rushers: Saquon Barkley (195 yards) and Akeel Lynch (120)...Helped Barkley and Lynch become first Penn State tandem to rush for 100-yard since Lynch (108) and Bill Belton (108) passed the century mark against Eastern Michigan...Helped the backfield collect a pair of 100-yard rushers in a Big Ten game for the first time since 2010 (Northwestern) when Evan Royster (134) and Silas Redd (131) topped the mark...The 330 yards rushing by Penn State were the most since the Nittany Lions ran for 338 at Illinois in 2009...The Nittany Lions rushed for 200 or more yards in consecutive games for the first time since 2009 at Illinois (338) and vs. Eastern Illinois (285)...The 471 yards of total offense were the most since Penn State had 511 in 2014 against UCF in the Croke Park Classic. San Diego State (9/26): Helped protect Christian Hackenberg, who threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns. Indiana (10/10): Protected Christian Hackenberg during his 17th career 200-yard passing game (262 yards), which allowed him to become the second quarterback in Penn State history to amass 7,000 yards passing in a career...Helped Penn State control the ball for 35:35, its most in a Big Ten game since having 36:29 against Purdue in 2013. at Ohio State (10/17): Helped pave the way for Saquon Barkley’s 194 yards rushing, the third-highest total by a true freshman...Protected Christian Hackenberg who threw for 120 yards and one touchdown. vs. Maryland (10/24): Entered as the full-time right tackle after an injury in the second half...Protected Christian Hackenberg to the tune of 315 yards and three touchdown passes...Helped the offense pile up 363 yards of total offense...The offense posted nine pass plays of 20-plus yards, including all three touchdown passes. Illinois (10/31): Started on the offensive line that helped Christian Hackenberg throw for 266 yards and break a tie with Matt McGloin for the most 200yard passing games in school history with his 19th career 200-yard passing effort. at Northwestern (11/7): Blocked for 100-yard rusher Saquon Barkley and 200-yard passer Christian Hackenberg...The 205 yards passing by Hackenberg extended his school record to 20 such contests. Michigan (11/21): Helped protect Christian Hackenberg, who threw his school-record-tying 46th career touchdown pass...Blocked for Saquon Barkley, who rushed for 68 yards, including a 56-yard scamper. at Michigan State (11/28): Blocked for Saquon Barkley’s fifth 100-yard rushing effort of the season...Barkley broke the Penn State freshman season rushing record and surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season...Protected Christian Hackenberg for his school-record extending 21st career 200-yard passing effort...Hackenberg also tossed two touchdown passes to take over the top spot on PSU’s career passing touchdowns list with his 47th and 48th career scoring strikes, breaking a tie with Matt McGloin (46; 2009-12).

➤ 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, Rivals and 247Sports 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...Tabbed the top offensive lineman in the state by The Newark Star-Ledger following the 2012 season. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Robert Brendan Mahon...Son of Robert and Jeni Mahon...Has two older sisters, Ashley and Chelsea...Enjoys hunting and fishing...Majoring in landscape contracting and wants to have his own business upon graduation...Born January 17, 1995 in Livingston, New Jersey.

Offensive lineman Brendan Mahon was selected All-Big Ten first team by Pro Football Focus, despite missing five games due to injury. He leads the veteran offensive line with 29 career starts.

COLTON MAXWELL Wide Receiver | 6-0 | 187 Sophomore/Freshman Northampton, Pa./Northampton Major: Business Administration

➤ 2014 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 12 games and made his first nine career starts at left guard...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 Christian Hackenberg. Akron (9/6): Helped the Nittany Lions total 425 yards of total offense, including 319 yards passing by Christian Hackenberg, who broke the school record with 773 yards passing in consecutive games. at Rutgers (9/13): Protected Christian 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 Christian 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 Christian 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 Penn State’s offense gain 453 total yards, including 371 yards through the air...Instrumental in helping Christian Hackenberg break or tie nine Penn State bowl records with his 34-of-50, 371-yard, four-touchdown performance.

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➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Added as a run-on in September...Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL A three-time letterwinner for head coach Mark Scisly at the Northampton High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Ran track for four years...Was a league and district runner-up in the 400-meters... Set the school record in the 4x100 and 4x200. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Colton Donald Maxwell...Son of Donna and James Maxwell...Has two brothers, James and Schyler, and one sister, Kelly...Brother, James, also attends Penn State...Hobbies include snowboarding and dirtbiking...Majoring in business administration...Born December 28, 1997 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Offensive Line | 6-5 | 307 Sophomore/Sophomore Larksville, Pa./Lake-Lehman Major: Agribusiness Management • • • •

Was an early enrollee for the Nittany Lions in 2016. Appeared in 13 games with nine starts on the offensive line as a true freshman. Slated to move from guard to center, following the graduation of Brian Gaia. Became only the third offensive lineman in Big Ten history to claim a weekly award after claiming Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors in November 2016. • Played at Lake-Lehman High School, alongside redshirt freshman running back Nick Eury. • Is one of five returning Nittany Lions hailing from northeastern Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team honorable mention...Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week following his efforts in helping Penn State pile up 599 yards of total offense vs. Iowa (11/5)... Is only the third offensive lineman in Big Ten history to claim a weekly award and first since 2004...Is the first offensive lineman to earn B1G FOTW. Season: Appeared in 13 games with nine starts...Made his first collegiate start vs. Minnesota (10/1)... One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut. Temple (9/17): Part of a line that didn’t allow a sack... Paved the way for three rushing touchdowns...Protected Trace McSorley in his third career 200-yard passing effort. at Michigan (9/24): Helped Saquon Barkley move into the top-30 on the career rushing list...Protected Trace McSorley, who threw a touchdown pass in his fifth straight game. Minnesota (10/1): Helped Penn State to 471 yards of total offense, the most since racking up an identical total vs. Rutgers in 2015...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 408 yards of total offense (335 passing, 73 rushing), the third-highest total in school history...Opened up the left side on Saquon Barkley’s gamewinning 25-yard touchdown run in overtime. Maryland (10/8): Paved the way for 372 total rushing yards, the third-highest total for a Penn State team in Big Ten play and fourth-most in any game for Penn State in the last 20 years...Guided the offense to 524 total yards, the most since 2014 vs. UCF (511) and the most in Big Ten play since 2012 vs. Indiana (546). Ohio State (10/22): Cleared the way for Saquon Barkley’s 99 rushing yards. at Purdue (10/29): Helped Penn State gain more than 500 total yards, ending the game with 511...Blocked for Saquon Barkley’s 207 rushing yards and Trace McSorley’s 228 yards passing...Helped Penn State score eight offensive touchdowns in the game...Integral part of Penn State scoring 62 points, its most points since scoring 66 vs. Coastal Carolina in 2006 and the most in a Big Ten game since tallying 63 vs. Illinois in 2005. Iowa (11/5): Blocked for a 167-yard rushing effort by Saquon Barkley and a 240-yard passing night for Trace McSorley...Helped Penn State to 599 yards of total offense, the most since recording 661 yards at Rutgers (1995) and the highest total offense output by Penn State against a Big Ten team since 653 yards against Michigan State (1994)...Overall, Penn State rushed for 359 yards...His efforts enabled the Nittany Lions to go 7-of-14 on third down and the offense did not have a single three-and-out in the game. at Indiana (11/12): Helped protect Trace McSorley during his 332-yard passing game. Michigan State (11/26): Instrumental in Penn State gaining 463 yards of total offense...Helped Trace McSorley pile up 389 yards of total offense, the fifthmost in program history...McSorley threw for 376 yards - the sixth-highest total in school history - with four touchdown passes and rushed for 13 yards. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Helped Penn State score 38 points, the most scored by a Wisconsin opponent since 2014 (Ohio State; 59)...Protected quarterback Trace McSorley, who threw for 384 yards, which ranks No. 4 in Penn State history and broke the Big Ten Championship Game passing record...Also gave McSorley time to connect on a Big Ten Championship Game-record four passing touchdowns...Paved the way for Saquon Barkley’s 83 yards rushing, which enabled him to break Evan Royster’s Penn State sophomore rushing record. vs. USC (1/2): Helped Penn State become the first team in Rose Bowl history with a 175-yard rusher and receiver in a game (Chris Godwin; 187 receiving yards and Saquon Barkley; 194 rushing yards)...Barkley and Godwin broke the Penn State bowl records for rushing yards and receiving yards in a bowl game, respectively...Penn State’s 465 yards of total offense are fourth in the school’s bowl history and the most since the 1996 Outback Bowl (487)...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 254 yards, including a Penn State bowlrecord-tying four touchdown passes.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman for head coach Jerry Gilsky at Lake-Lehman High School...Was a two-time team captain...Played with Nittany Lion running back Nick Eury at Lake-Lehman...Selected to the 2016 Army All-American Game...Named to Scout All-America team...Finalist for Pennsylvania Mr. Football...Earned Wyoming Valley Football Conference first team All-League honors in 2013, 2014 and 2015...Selected as the Wyoming Valley Football Conference Most Valuable Player as a senior...Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior...Played in the 2015 UNICO All-Star Game...Named to the 2015 WNEP Dream Team... Selected as team MVP in 2015...Helped the Black Knights to the Wyoming Valley Football Conference title in 2015 with a 10-2 record...Was also a member of the squad that won the Wyoming Valley Football Conference title and the District 2 Championship in 2013 with a 9-3 mark...Ranked as a four-start recruit by all four major recruiting services - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 3 center in the country and No. 7 overall prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Rated as the fourth-best center in the country and the eight-best overall player in Pennsylvania by ESPN...Ranked as the top offensive guard in Pennsylvania and the No. 2 guard in the East by Scout...Rated No. 2 among centers in the country and No. 6 among overall prospects in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Also earned two letters each in basketball and track and field...Was an all-conference selection in basketball as a junior...Was District 2 shot put champion in 2015...Set school strength records in bench press, squat, deadlift and power clean...Part of National Honor Society in grades 7-12. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Connor James McGovern...Son of Maureen and Jim McGovern...Has two brothers, AJ and Tyler...Mother, Maureen, played basketball at King’s College...Father, Jim, played football at Colgate... Hobbies include weightlifting and Xbox...Majoring in agribusiness management...Born November 3, 1997 in Larksville, Pennsylvania.

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Running Back | 5-10 | 197 Senior^/Senior Columbia, Md./Annapolis Area Christian Major: Telecommunications • Has made several transitions during his time at Penn State, starting as a running back, then moving to wide receiver in 2016, before returning to running back in spring of 2017. • Was a key member of the scout team in 2016, earning the Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year. • Shared the 2017 Frank Patrick Memorial "Total Commitment" Award with Trace McSorley and Tommy Stevens. The award goes to squad members who consistently follow through with their responsibilities in all facets of the football program and do so in exemplary manner. • On pace to graduate in December with a degree in telecommunications. • Spent the summer of 2016 interning with television station WPSU. • Has seven siblings, including brother, Zech, who is a redshirt freshman cornerback for the Nittany Lions. • Is one of 10 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Named the Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet. Season: Appeared six games...Made his Penn State debut against Maryland (10/8). Maryland (10/8): Made his first tackle on kickoff coverage in the fourth quarter. ➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Sat out the 2015 season. ➤ 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.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ 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...Father, Gerrick Sr., played defensive back at Boston College and went on to play for the New England Patriots...Brother, Zech, is a member of the Penn State football team...Brother, Gerrick Jr., played football at Maryland and was selected by the New York Giants in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft...Brother, Derrick, played football at Illinois and played minor league baseball in the Brewers organization...Brother, Emmanuel, played football at New Mexico...Brother, Jeremiah, played football at Indiana (Pa.)...Brother, Matthew, was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft...Enjoys reading...Majoring in telecommunications...Born April 27, 1994 in Columbia, Maryland.

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Cornerback | 5-11 | 181 Sophomore/Freshman Columbia, Md./Riverdale Baptist School Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Poised to add depth to the cornerback position for the Nittany Lions in 2017 after a productive redshirt season on the scout team. • Played with incoming freshman Tariq Castro-Fields at Riverdale Baptist School. • Has seven siblings, including brother, Josh, who is a senior running back for the Nittany Lions. • Posted a 3.44 cumulative GPA through the spring semester. • Is one of 10 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterman for head coach Caesar Nettles at Riverdale Baptist School...Played with Nittany Lion teammate Tariq Castro-Fields at Riverdale Baptist...Was named team captain as a senior...Earned team MVP honors as a senior...Selected to the 2016 Semper Fidelis Bowl...Helped the Crusaders to the 2013 Independent Athletics Conference Championship and an 11-0 record...Named first team All-State at cornerback by Maryland Pigskin as a senior...Named the Capitol Area District MVP as a senior...Notched firstteam All-Capitol Area Conference as a junior and senior...Ended his prep career with 14 interceptions and 37 pass breakups...Gained more than 1,000 all-purpose yards during his junior and senior seasons, scoring 17 touchdowns...Had at least four interceptions in each of his varsity prep seasons...Rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports, while earning a three-star rating from Rivals and Scout...Was an ESPN 300 recruit, ranking No. 129 nationally...Rated the No. 6 recruit in Maryland and the No. 12 cornerback prospect nationally by ESPN...Ranked No. 11 in Maryland and No. 32 nationally at cornerback by 247Sports...Slotted as the No. 1 cornerback prospect in the state of Maryland and No. 33 cornerback nationally by Scout... Ranked as the No. 19 prospect in Maryland and No. 39 cornerback in the nation by Rivals...Also lettered four times in baseball...Guided the Crusader baseball team to back-to-back National Association of Christian Athletes National Championships in 2014 and 2015...Six-time Honor Roll student.

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Quarterback | 6-0 | 202 Senior/Junior Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods Major: Accounting • Was named the Penn State starter in late August and never looked back, breaking the Penn State single-season records for passing yards (3,614), passing touchdowns (29) and total offense (3,979). • Has thrown a touchdown pass in a school-record 15 consecutive games. • Threw TD passes to 10 different receivers in 2016, marking the first time since 1971 a Penn State quarterback found 10-plus pass catchers for scores. • Shared the 2017 Frank Patrick Memorial "Total Commitment" Award with Josh McPhearson and Tommy Stevens. The award goes to squad members who consistently follow through with their responsibilities in all facets of the football program and do so in exemplary manner. • Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career in 2016. • Led Briar Woods High School to four-straight State Championship games, winning three of them. He was high school teammates with Nittany Lion wideout Brandon Polk. • Serving as the co-president for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise more than $1.2 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. • Is a member of the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute. • Spent the summer interning for Merrill Lynch and Bank of America in State College. • Is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Career: One of five quarterbacks in Penn State history with multiple 300-yard passing games in a career, joining Christian Hackenberg (9), Matt McGloin (6), Kerry Collins (4) and Daryll Clark (3)...His five 300-yard passing games rank No. 3 on the Penn State career charts...Owns 11 200-yard passing games to rank tied for No. 6 on the career ledger...Has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 15-straight games, breaking Kerry Collins’ the school record streak of 14 from 1993-94...Became the first Penn State quarterback with three consecutive games scoring both a rushing touchdown and passing touchdown since Matt McGloin in 2012 (vs. Temple, at Illinois, vs. Northwestern)...With 396 passing yards in two bowl games, McSorley ranks No. 6 on the Penn State bowl career charts...The six career touchdown passes in bowl games rank No. 2 on the Penn State career bowl list, trailing only Tony Sacca’s seven career scoring passes in three bowl games. Season: Owns Penn State’s single-season passing yards (3,614), passing touchdowns (29) and total offense records (3,979)...Ranked No. 6 on the completions charts (224) and No. 5 on the Penn State single-season pass attempts (387) list...Is No. 2 in Penn State single-season pass efficiency rating at 156.9 (Kerry Collins, 172.86; 1994)...His 9.34 yards per pass attempt are No. 3 in a single-season at Penn State...Owns the Penn State record for 300-yard passing games in a single-season record with five in 2016...Tied the Penn State record for 200-yard passing games in a season with 11 in 2016 to equal the mark set by Matt McGloin in 2012...Became just the fourth Penn State quarterback to lead his team to 10 wins (11-3) in his first year as the starting quarterback, joining Daryll Clark in 2008 (11-2), Tom Shuman in 1973 (12-0) and Chuck Burkhart in 1968 (11-0)...Broke the sophomore season passing record previously held by Christian Hackenberg (2,977; 2014) with 3,614 passing yards. Game: Became just the third Penn State quarterback to register more than 400 yards of total offense in a game, logging 408 total offense yards (335 passing, 73 rushing) vs. Minnesota (10/1)...Set Big Ten Championship Game records for passing yards (384) and passing touchdowns (4).

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Zechariah McPhearson...Son of Kim and Gerrick McPhearson...Has six brothers, Gerrick Jr., Derrick, Emmanuel, Jeremiah, Matthew and Josh, and a sister, Kimberly...Father, Gerrick Sr., played defensive back at Boston College and went on to play for the New England Patriots...Brother, Josh, is a running back at Penn State...Brother, Gerrick Jr., played football at Maryland and was selected by the New York Giants in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft...Brother, Derrick, played football at Illinois and played minor league baseball in the Brewers organization...Brother, Emmanuel, played football at New Mexico...Brother, Jeremiah, played football at Indiana (Pa.)...Brother, Matthew, was selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft...Enjoys photography and baseball...Plans to major in business... Would like to develop viable strip malls in urban areas across the United States...Born March 21, 1998 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Trace McSorley had a record-setting season for the Nittany Lions, breaking the Penn State record for passing yards (3,614), passing touchdowns (29) and total offense (3,979). He has thrown a touchdown pass in each of his last 15 games to break Kerry Collins’ school record.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named to the ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team...Earned Grange-Griffin Most Valuable Player award as MVP of the Big Ten Championship Game...Selected All-Big Ten second team by the conference coaches & media panel...First Penn State quarterback to earn All-Big Ten first or second team honors since Daryll Clark (first team) in 2009...Named to Phil Steele’s and the Athlon Sports All-Big Ten second team...Earned Big Ten Breakout Player distinction from Athlon Sports...Named honorable mention Campus Insiders Sophomore All-America...Named Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten second team...Earned All-ECAC honorable mention honors...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week after his showing vs. Maryland (10/8)...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week after his showing at Rutgers (11/19)...Was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, the Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week, earned a Helmet Sticker from ESPN’s "College Football Final" and was one of eight quarterbacks named to the Manning Award Stars of the Week list following his effort vs. Michigan State (11/26)...Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career...Named Most Valuable Offensive Player at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet. Season: Started all 14 games...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...Is the first Penn State quarterback with three-straight games throwing four touchdown passes since Todd Blackledge in 1982 (vs. Temple, Maryland and Rutgers)...Threw TD passes to 10 different receivers, marking the first time since 1971 a Penn State quarterback found 10-plus pass catchers for scores...His seven rushing touchdowns were the most by a Penn State quarterback since Daryll Clark had seven in 2009...His 365 rushing yards in 2016 were the most by a Penn State quarterback since Michael Robinson (806 yards) in 2005. Final Rankings: Led all FBS passers in yards per completion (16.13 ypc)...Paced the Big Ten and was No. 13 in the FBS in passing efficiency (156.9)...No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 25 nationally in total offense (284.2 ypg)...Finished atop the Big Ten and No. 18 in the FBS with 29 passing touchdowns...Led the Big Ten and No. 13 in the FBS in total passing yards (3,614)...No. 29 nationally and No. 3 in the Big Ten in passing yards per game (258.1)...No. 6 in the FBS and No. 1 in the Big Ten in yards per pass attempt (9.34 ypa)...Had seven games with a passing and rushing touchdown in 2016, ranked second nationally to Lamar Jackson of Louisville (9). Kent State (9/3): Made his first collegiate start...Recorded his first career 200-yard passing game... Completed 16-of-31 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns...Ran the ball 14 times for 47 yards... Connected with DaeSean Hamilton and Mike Gesicki on touchdown passes. at Pitt (9/10): Recorded his first career 300-yard passing game with 332 yards - a total that ranks No. 16 on Penn State’s singlegame passing charts...Became just the 12th quarterback in Penn State history to register a 300-yard passing game and accounted for the 30th 300-yard game in Penn State history...Was 24-of-35 passing... Connected with Saquon Barkley on a 40-yard touchdown pass, his only scoring throw of the game...Had 17 completions of 10-plus yards, including seven of 20-plus yards...Completed passes to eight different pass catchers in the game...Rushed nine times, including a scamper of 17 yards. Temple (9/17): Recorded his third 200-yard passing game with 287 yards on 18-of 24 passing...Hooked up on 52-yard scoring strike pass to Chris Godwin in the first quarter...Later completed a 52-yard strike to Mike Gesicki in the third quarter...Netted his first career rushing touchdown with a 2-yard scamper in the second quarter...Had nine rushes for eight yards. at Michigan (9/24): Completed 16-of-27 passes for 121 yards and one touchdown...Completed a long pass of 30 yards to Saquon Barkley. Minnesota (10/1): Completed 19 passes on a career-high 41 attempts for 335 yards...Passing total marks the second 300yard passing game of his career and the 335 passing yards are No. 15 in a single-game in Penn State history...Accounted for 408 yards of total offense -- 335 passing and 73 rushing -- to mark the thirdhighest total in school history, the most since Christian Hackenberg posted a school-record 454 yards against UCF in the 2014 Croke Park Classic vs. UCF...The 80-yard touchdown completion to Irvin Charles is a career long...Led the team with 73 rushing yards on only eight attempts...Was the first Penn State quarterback to lead the team in rushing since Michael Robinson (90 yards, 1 TD) at Michigan State on Nov. 19, 2005...Was the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Week. Maryland (10/8): Threw for 152 yards and two touchdowns on 10-of-19 passing...Connected with Mike Gesicki on a 5-yard touchdown pass on Penn State first drive of the game and later found DeAndre Thompkins for a 70-yard scoring strike...Rushed 18 times for a career-high 81 yards...His 81 rushing yards are the most by a quarterback since Daryll Clark had 83 against Illinois in 2009. Ohio State (10/22): Completed 8-of-23 passes for 154 yards and a touchdown...Rushed a career-high 19 times for 63 yards and one touchdown. at Purdue (10/29): Threw three touchdown passes on 12-of-23 passing for 228 yards...Threw scoring strikes of 38, 21 and 1 yards...Ran five times for two yards. Iowa (11/5): Completed 11-of-18 passes for 240 yards... Compiled his sixth career 200-yard passing game...Rushed for 40 yards on 14 carries and one rushing touchdown...Logged his fourth career game with a rushing and passing touchdown. at Indiana (11/12): Accounted for 345 yards of total offense and three touchdowns in the game...Completed 16of-30 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns...Completed eight passes longer than 20 yards in the game...Carried the ball eight times for 13 yards and one score. at Rutgers (11/19): Posted his eighth 200-yard passing game of the season with 210 yards through the air on 17-of-33 passing...Connected with Mark Allen on a fourth-quarter touchdown pass of 27 yards...Carried the ball 11 times for 55 yards. Michigan State (11/29): Completed 17-of-23 for 376 yards and a career-high four touchdowns... Rushed for 13 yards on 10 carries...The 376 passing yards rank No. 6 on the single-game charts...His 389 yards of total offense rank tied for No. 5 in a single-game at Penn State...Was the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Week. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Set a Big Ten Championship Game record with career-best 384 passing yards and a career-high-tying four touchdown passes...The 384 yards rank No. 4 on Penn State’s single-game list...Completed 22-of-31 passes in the game...His 70-yard completion to

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Saeed Blacknall is the third-longest pass play in Big Ten Championship Game history...Was the coaching staff’s Offensive Co-Player of the Week with Saeed Blacknall. vs. USC (1/2): Completed 18-of-29 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns...The four touchdown passes tied a career high and equaled the Penn State bowl game record, also accomplished by Tony Sacca (1992 Fiesta), Wally Richardson (1996 Outback) and Christian Hackenberg (2014 Pinstripe)...The 254 yards passing rank No. 3 in Penn State single-game bowl history...Rushed for 13 yards on six carries with one touchdown...Rushed for a 3-yard touchdown in the third quarter...The five touchdowns responsible for (4 passing, 1 rushing) are tied for the most in Rose Bowl history and break the Penn State bowl record. ➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Selected Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in seven games...Made his collegiate debut vs. Rutgers...Threw his first career touchdown pass to Geno Lewis in the TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Georgia (1/2)...Was one of 17 redshirt freshmen to see action. Indiana (10/10): Attempted his first career pass – a 4-yard completion to Gregg Garrity...Rushed once for a 5-yard gain. vs. Maryland (10/24): Played one snap. Illinois (10/31): Threw three passes (0for-3) and ran the ball three times for 15 yards. Michigan (11/21): Attempted one pass. at Michigan State (11/28): Completed 5-of-8 passes for 39 yards. vs. Georgia (1/2): Saw his first career extended action after Christian Hackenberg left the game in the second quarter due to injury...Completed 14-of-27 passes for 142 yards and two touchdown passes...Connected with Geno Lewis on a 17-yard touchdown pass for his first career scoring strike...Hooked up with DaeSean Hamilton for a 20-yard touchdown pass...Found Chris Godwin on a 21-yard completion, for his longest completion of the season...Ran for 31 yards on seven carries...Selected as Penn State’s TaxSlayer Bowl MVP. ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2014 fall semester. ➤ 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...Selected to play in the Chesapeake Bowl after his senior season...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, 23 passing touchdowns, 264 rushing yards and 10 rushing 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...Played with current Nittany Lion wideout Brandon Polk at Briar Woods...Rated a three-star recruit by all four major recruiting services...Was a Top 25 recruit out of the state of Virginia according to ESPN, Rivals and 247Sports...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... Majoring in accounting...Born August 23, 1995 in Centreville, Virginia.

McSORLEY’S PASSING STATISTICS

C-A

2015

20-40

Yds.

% TD-INT YPG LG

185 50.0 2-0 26.4 21

2016

224-387 3,614 57.9 29-8 258.1 80

CAREER

244-427 3,799 57.1 31-8 180.9 80

McSORLEY'S OFFENSIVE STATISTICS 2015

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG 13-43 3.3 - 14

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2016 146-365 2.5 7 26

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CAREER 159-408 2.6 7 26

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS Pass Completions........................................................................................................ 24; at Pitt, 9/10/16 Pass Attempts...................................................................................................... 41; Minnesota, 10/1/16 Passing Yards.................................................................................................. 384; vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/16 Passing Touchdowns.........................................................................4; Twice: Last vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/16 Long Pass....................................................................................................80 yards; Minnesota, 10/1/16 Rush Attempts....................................................................................................19; Ohio State, 10/22/16 Rush Yards..............................................................................................................81; Maryland, 10/8/16 Rushing Touchdowns.................................................................... 1; Six Times: Last at Indiana, 11/12/16 Long Rush...................................................................................................26 yards; Minnesota, 10/1/16 Total Offense Yards............................................................................................. 408; Minnesota, 10/1/16 All-Purpose Yards...................................................................................................81; Maryland, 10/8/16

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Offensive Line | 6-4 | 301 Sophomore/Freshman Birdsboro, Pa./Exeter Township Senior Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Will compete for playing time and add depth to the offensive line for the Nittany Lions in 2017 after a productive redshirt season on the scout team. • Was two-sport athlete at Exeter Township Senior, earning all-conference honors in both football and basketball. • Is one of 18 returning players on the roster from eastern Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman for head coach Matt Bauer at Exeter Township Senior High School...Was a two-time team captain...Helped the Eagles to the Berks Inter-County Football Conference title in 2015 with an 11-1 record... Selected to the 2016 Under Armour All-American Game...Earned first-team All-State AAAA honors following his sophomore, junior and senior seasons...Selected as the Berks Inter-County Football Conference Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year as a junior and a senior...Earned Conference Most Valuable Player honors as a senior...Three-time Berks Inter-County Football Conference first-team All-League selection (2013, 2014, 2015)...Selected to the MaxPreps Junior All-American Team in 2014...Named the PA Preps Underclassman Offensive Lineman MVP in 2014...Played on both sides of the ball for the Eagles...Registered 75 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two blocked punts in 2015...Totaled 71 tackles, 6.5 sacks and two forced fumbles as a junior...Posted 74 tackles, 11.5 sacks and a fumble recovery as a sophomore...Ranked as a fivestar recruit by Scout and 247Sports and a four-start recruit by ESPN and Rivals...Rated as a top-100 recruit nationally, a top-five recruit in the state of Pennsylvania and a top-two recruit on the offensive line by the four major recruiting services...Rated 58th in the ESPN300...Ranked as the No. 2 offensive guard in the country and No. 2 overall prospect in Pennsylvania by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 1 offensive tackle in Pennsylvania and the No. 2 tackle in the nation by Scout...Rated No. 1 among offensive guards in the country and No. 2 among overall prospects in Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 3 prospect in Pennsylvania and No. 5 offensive guard nationally by Rivals...Also earned three letters in basketball...Earned all-conference basketball honors as a sophomore and junior...Made the All-Academic team four consecutive years.

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JARVIS MILLER

➤ McSORLEY’S CAREER HIGHS

Linebacker | 6-2 | 222 Junior/Sophomore Suffield, Conn./Windsor Locks/Suffield/East Granby Major: Criminology • • • •

Shifted from safety to linebacker during the 2016 season. Spent significant time on special teams in 2016, contributing five tackles on kickoffs. Earned his black belt in karate when he was five years old. Is the only Nittany Lion from Connecticut.

➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in al 14 games, primarily on special teams...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...Moved to linebacker following the Minnesota (10/1) game. Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut. at Pitt (9/10): Made his first career stop on kickoff coverage in the fourth quarter. Maryland (10/8): Made one tackle. at Rutgers (11/19): Made two tackles - both on kickoff coverage. vs. USC (1/2): Made one tackle on kickoff coverage. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL 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, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the third-best player in the state by 247Sports...Finished third at the Nike SPARQ Combine in New Jersey in February 2013. ➤ 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...Majoring in criminology...Born July 29, 1997 in Springfield, Massachusetts.

MILLER'S CAREER STATISTICS

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

SACK

TFL

2016

2-3 5 - - - -

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-

CAREER

2-3 5 - - - -

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➤ MILLER'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles..................................................................................................................2; at Rutgers, 11/19/16

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Michal James Menet...Son of Sherry Graffius and Brian Menet...Has two brothers, Christian Menet and Joseph Schlaffer...Would like to major in business or engineering...Born August 8, 1997 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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RYAN MONK

Defensive End | 6-5 | 255 Junior/Sophomore Philadelphia, Pa./George Washington Major: Rehabilitation Human Services

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Defensive Tackle | 6-1 | 282 Junior/Sophomore Dallas, Pa./Dallas Major: Rehabilitation & Human Services

• Had a successful redshirt freshman campaign, appearing in all 14 games, and should contend for a starting spot with Garrett Sickels and Evan Schwan moving on to the NFL. • Added 17 pounds of muscle, while losing 3 percent body fat since June 2015. • One of 18 returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania and one of 11 returnees from the greater Philadelphia area. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Selected BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team honorable mention...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week after his showing at Indiana (11/12). Season: Appeared in all 14 games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut...Totaled five tackles...Made his first collegiate tackle in the second quarter...Picked up his first career sack in the third quarter with a 10-yard takedown of Justin Agner to force a punt...Sacked Agner later in the third quarter for his second of the game...Penn State’s seven sacks were the most since logging seven at Northwestern in 2011. at Pitt (9/10): Had one assisted tackle. Minnesota (10/1): Made four stops...Had 1.5 tackles for loss, including a solo takedown behind the line of scrimmage in the fourth quarter. Maryland (10/8): Made two tackles, including one tackle for loss...Made a solo stop behind the line in the fourth quarter. Ohio State (10/22): Made four tackles...Had one tackle for loss, a third quarter stop of Mike Weber behind the line...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss...Helped the defense to a season-high 11.0 tackles for loss, the most TFLs since posting 11.0 vs. Maryland in 2015...The 11.0 tackles for loss were the most yielded by the Buckeyes since giving up 11.0 vs. Alabama (2015). at Purdue (10/29): Made one tackle. at Indiana (11/12): Recorded four tackles...Forced the third fumble of the game by Indiana, his first career forced fumble, which was recovered by Malik Golden...Was a part of a defense that forced a season-high five turnovers, the most since forcing five against Maryland in 2015...Penn State’s five fumble recoveries were its most since recovering five versus FIU in 2007. at Rutgers (11/19): Had a quarterback hurry in the third quarter. Michigan State (11/26): Made two tackles. vs. USC (1/2): Notched one stop.

• Will vie for playing time at defensive tackle after another solid season as a scout team contributor. • Was a mutli-sport athlete in high school, earning letters in football and wrestling. • Collected 140 wins, two district championships and a regional championship as a wrestler in the 285-pound weight class at Dallas High School. • Part of an athletic family with grandfather (wrestling at Penn State), mother (field hockey at Misercordia), brother (football at Lock Haven) and aunt (basketball at Pitt) playing collegiate sports. • One of five returning Nittany Lions from Northeast Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in five games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Four-year letterman for head coach Bob Zarula at Dallas High School...Was a two-time team captain... Earned honorable-mention all-state AAA honors as a senior...Was a three-time All-Wyoming Valley Conference selection...Claimed WVC Big School Defensive MVP as a senior...Two-time first-team alldistrict in junior and senior years...As a senior, had 60 tackles, 7.0 sacks, 11.0 tackles for loss, three blocked field goals and a forced fumble...Recorded 45 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 11.0 tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a blocked punt as a junior...Had 42 tackles, 4.0 sacks, 9.0 TFLs, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery during his sophomore season...Played on the offensive line as a freshman, helping a rushing attack that averaged 10.2 yards per carry...Helped the Mountaineers to a 10-2 record and a WVC Championship as a freshman...Earned four letters as a wrestler in the 285-pound weight class... Was 140-34 during his wrestling career, including two WVC championships (2014, 2015), two district titles (2014, 2015), a regional championship (2015), a PIAA AAA third-place finish (2015) and a PIAA AAA sixth-place finish (2014).

Redshirt season.

➤ PERSONAL

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Full name is Ryan Daniel Monk...Son of Holly and Dan Monk...Has two brothers, Robert and Jim... Grandfather, Francis Fry, wrestled at Penn State (1947-48)...Mother, Holly, played field hockey at Misercordia (1980-81)...Brother, Robert, played football at Lock Haven (2008-09)...Aunt, Robin Cumming, played basketball at Pitt (1975-79)...Enjoys fishing and spending time with family and friends...Majoring in rehabilitation & human services...Born October 3, 1996 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

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 All-Southeastern 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, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked a Top 50 defensive end by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Shareef Abdul Miller...Son of Tekeya Cook...Has five siblings: Najier, Destiny, Sharde, Tayda and Jaydua...Majoring in rehabilitation human services...Born March 14, 1997 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

MILLER'S CAREER STATISTICS

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

SACK

TFL

2016

13-9 22

1 - - - 2.0-18 5.5-27

CAREER

13-9 22

1

- - - 2.0-18 5.5-27

➤ MILLER'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles......................................................................................................................5; Kent State, 9/3/16 Sacks......................................................................................................................2.0; Kent State, 9/3/16 Tackles for Loss.......................................................................................................2.0; Kent State, 9/3/16 Forced Fumbles.....................................................................................................1; at Indiana, 11/12/16

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Shareef Miller earned BTN.com All-Freshman team honors last season after recording 22 tackles, 2.0 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss.


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AYRON MONROE

ANDREW NELSON

Safety | 5-11 | 207 Junior/Sophomore Largo, Md./Saint Johns College H.S. Major: Information Sciences & Technology

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Offensive Line | 6-6 | 305 Graduate/Senior Hershey, Pa./Hershey Major: Nutritional Sciences (2nd degree)

• Was a standout on special teams as a redshirt freshman, leading the team with 12 special teams tackles in 10 games. • Paced the safeties in winter conditioning in the 40-yard dash (4.54) and broad jump (10'9"). His broad jump ranked third on the team. • Comes from a football family as his father played at Virginia State and his brother, Andre, played at Maryland, where he was second in the Big Ten in sacks as a senior. • One of 10 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland.

• Returns to the starting lineup as an anchor for the Penn State offensive line. • Started six games in 2016 (missed eight due to injury) and has 27 career starts (8 in 2015; 13 in 2014). • Serving as the vice president for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise more than $1.2 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. • Is a member of the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute. • Graduated in May with his degree in kinesiology and is one of five Nittany Lions to have their degree. • Is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania.

➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON

Season: Appeared in 10 games...Made his collegiate debut vs. Minnesota (10/1)...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...Led the team with 12 special teams tackles...Had 10 stops on kickoff coverage and two on punt coverage.

Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten for the third time.

Minnesota (10/1): Made his collegiate debut...Registered one tackle on special teams. Maryland (10/8): Made three special teams tackles...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Co-Player of the Week with Nick Scott. Ohio State (10/22): Assisted on tackles on back-to-back kickoffs to end the second quarter and begin the third quarter...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Co-Player of the Week with Von Walker. at Purdue (10/29): Logged his lone stop on punt coverage. Iowa (11/5): Both tackles came on kickoff coverage. Michigan State (11/26): Made his first career pass breakup. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Tallied a pair of assisted stops on kickoff coverage. vs. USC (1/2): Made one stop on punt coverage. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ 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...Participated in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl... 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, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as a Top 6 player in Washington, D.C., by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated the 21st-best safety by 247Sports, 40th at safety by ESPN and 55th at the position by Rivals. ➤ 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...Majoring in information sciences & technology...Born March 22, 1997 in Washington, D.C.

MONROE'S CAREER STATISTICS

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

SACK

TFL

2016

3-9 12 - - - 1

-

-

CAREER

3-9 12 - - - 1

-

-

Season: Started six games...Was injured vs. Maryland (10/8) and missed the final eight games. Kent State (9/3): Helped pave the way for Saquon Barkley’s 105-yard rushing effort and protected Trace McSorley, who posted his first career 200-yard passing game. at Pitt (9/10): Part of an offensive line that cleared the way for Saquon Barkley’s four rushing touchdowns...Blocked for Trace McSorley’s 332 passing yards, which ranks tied for No. 16 in Penn State single-game history. Temple (9/17): Part of a line that didn’t allow a sack...Paved the way for three rushing touchdowns...Protected Trace McSorley in his third career 200yard passing effort. at Michigan (9/24): Helped Saquon Barkley move into the top-30 on the career rushing list...Protected Trace McSorley, who threw a touchdown pass in his fifth straight game. Minnesota (10/1): Helped Penn State to 471 yards of total offense, the most since racking up an identical total vs. Rutgers in 2015...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 408 yards of total offense (335 passing, 73 rushing), the third-highest total in school history. Maryland (10/8): Paved the way for 372 total rushing yards, the thirdhighest total for a Penn State team in Big Ten play and fourth-most in any game for Penn State in the last 20 years...Guided the offense to 524 total yards, the most since 2014 vs. UCF (511) and the most in Big Ten play since 2012 vs. Indiana (546). ➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career. Season: Appeared in nine games with eight starts, missing four games due to injury...Started games at left and right tackle. at Temple (9/5): Helped Akeel Lynch run for 78 yards and one touchdown. Buffalo (9/12): Started at left tackle. Indiana (10/10): Returned to the lineup after missing three games...Started at right tackle... Protected Christian Hackenberg during his 17th career 200-yard passing game (262 yards), which allowed him to become the second quarterback in Penn State history to amass 7,000 yards passing in a career... Helped Penn State control the ball for 35:35, its most in a Big Ten game since having 36:29 against Purdue in 2013. at Ohio State (10/17): Helped pave the way for Saquon Barkley’s 194 yards rushing, the thirdhighest total by a true freshman...Protected Christian Hackenberg who threw for 120 yards and one touchdown. vs. Maryland (10/24): Protected Christian Hackenberg to the tune of 315 yards and three touchdown passes...Helped the offense pile up 363 yards of total offense...The offense posted nine pass plays of 20-plus yards, including all three touchdown passes. Michigan (11/21): Helped protect Christian Hackenberg, who threw his school-record-tying 46th career touchdown pass...Blocked for Saquon Barkley, who rushed for 68 yards, including a 56-yard scamper. at Michigan State (11/28): Blocked for Saquon Barkley’s fifth 100-yard rushing effort of the season...Barkley broke the Penn State freshman season rushing record and surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season...Protected Christian Hackenberg for his school-record extending 21st career 200-yard passing effort...Hackenberg also tossed two touchdown passes to take over the top spot on PSU’s career passing touchdowns list with his 47th and 48th career scoring strikes, breaking a tie with Matt McGloin (46; 2009-12).

➤ MONROE'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.....................................................................................................................3; Maryland, 10/8/16 Pass Breakups............................................................................................... 1; Michigan State, 11/26/16

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS Awards: Named second-team Freshman All-America by Athlon Sports and Scout, and honorablemention Freshman All-America by College Football News...Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection by BTN. com, ESPN.com and 247Sports...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 Christian Hackenberg. Akron (9/6): Helped the Nittany Lions total 425 yards of total offense, including 319 yards passing by Christian Hackenberg, who broke the school record with 773 yards passing in consecutive games. at Rutgers (9/13): Protected Christian 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 Christian Hackenberg log his fourth 200-yard passing game of the season as he threw for 216 yards. Ohio State (10/25): Blocked for Christian 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...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. Boston College (12/27): Helped Penn State’s offense gain 453 total yards, including 371 yards through the air...Instrumental in helping Christian Hackenberg break or tie nine Penn State bowl records with his 34-of-50, 371-yard, four-touchdown performance.

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AMANI ORUWARIYE

➤ 2014 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Cornerback | 6-1 | 205 Senior/Junior Tampa, Fla./Gaither Major: Telecommunications • • • •

Expected to vie for time in the secondary as his length makes him a tough matchup on the outside. Is a member of the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute. On pace to graduate in December with a degree in telecommunications. One of two returning Nittany Lions from the state of Florida, joining wide receiver Cody Hodgens.

➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in 11 games. Kent State (9/3): Made two tackles...Recorded his first career interception in the third quarter and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown...It was the first interception return for a touchdown since 2014 vs. Temple (Haley). at Pitt (9/10): Logged two solo stops. Temple (9/17): Made one assisted tackle. at Michigan (9/24): Made three stops. at Purdue (10/29): Logged one tackle. Iowa (11/5): Logged two solo stops. at Indiana (11/12): Made one tackle...Had one pass breakup. at Rutgers (11/19): Had three tackles. Michigan State (11/26): Logged a career-high seven stops - including four solo stops. vs. USC (1/2): Made one stop on kickoff coverage. ➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games...Was one of 17 redshirt freshmen to see action.

Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2013 fall semester.

Rutgers (9/19): Recorded his first career tackle on kickoff coverage to start the third quarter. Army (10/3): Made two tackles. vs. Maryland (10/24): Made one tackle. Illinois (10/31): Made one tackle...Had one pass breakup.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

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 and earned a three-star ranking from Rivals and Scout...Lettered in track and field, wrestling and volleyball.

Redshirt season.

➤ 2013 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ 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...Graduated in May with a degree in kinesiology...Working on a second degree in nutritional sciences...Wants to pursue a career as a physical therapist...Born January 5, 1995 in Baltimore, Maryland.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL 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...Was invited to play in the Hillsborough County All-Star Game following his senior season...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 and 247Sports. ➤ PERSONAL 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... Majoring in telecommunications...Born February 9, 1996 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

ORUWARIYE’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS 2015

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

SACK

1-4 5 - - - 1

TFL

-

-

2016

13-10 23 - - 1 1

-

-

CAREER

14-14 28 - - - 2

-

-

➤ ORUWARIYE’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.......................................................................................................... 7; Michigan State, 11/26/16 Interceptions.............................................................................................................1; Kent State, 9/3/16 Long Interception Return...............................................................................30 yards; Kent State, 9/3/16 Pass Breakups..................................................................................... 1; Twice: Last at Indiana, 11/12/16 Note: Has one career touchdown - a 30-yard interception return vs. Kent State.

Andrew Nelson returns from an injury and will be a leader on the offensive line with 27 career starts.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS TOM PANCOAST

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Tight End/H-Back | 6-3 | 236 Senior^/Senior West Chester, Pa./Unionville Major: Economics

➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten for the first time in his career...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 fall semester. Season: Appeared in 11 games with nine starts at punter.

Season: Appeared in one game...Made his collegiate debut vs. Illinois (10/31).

at Temple (9/5): Tied his career high with nine punts (at Indiana; 2014)...Averaged 39.0 yards per punt...Hit a pair of 50-plus yard punts, including a 55-yarder on his first kick of the game...Placed three kicks inside the 20. Buffalo (9/12): Hit three punts for an average of 38.3 yards per punt...Hit a 55-yard punt on his first punt of the second quarter. Army (10/3): Hit a 35-yard punt in the fourth quarter, forcing Army to start their final drive of the game inside their 25-yard line. Indiana (10/10): Had seven punts for an average of 44.3 yards...Had three punts of 50-plus yards (54, 50, 51)...Had one punt inside the IU 10-yard line. at Ohio State (10/17): Hit three punts for an average of 35.3...Pinned Ohio State inside its own 5-yard line on his first punt of the game. vs. Maryland (10/24): Booted six punts for an average of 39.0 yards...Hit one 50-yard punt, a 55-yarder in the first quarter. Illinois (10/31): Averaged 41.0 yards on five punts...Had two punts downed inside the 20-yard line. at Northwestern (11/7): Averaged 41.6 yards on nine punts...Pinned the Wildcats inside their own 10-yard line once...Had a 60yard punt in the first quarter. Michigan (11/21): Hit six punts for an average of 37.5 yards...Had one punt downed inside the Michigan 10-yard line. at Michigan State (11/28): Booted three punts for an average of 46.7 yards...Had one punt downed at the Michigan State 5-yard line. vs. Georgia (1/2): Punted six times for an average of 36.5 yards per punt...Had two punts downed inside the UGA 15-yard line, including one that pinned the Bulldogs at their own 5-yard line.

➤ 2014 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Did not see any game action.

Awards: BTN.com, ESPN.com and 247Sports Big Ten All-Freshman Team...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2014 fall semester.

• • • • •

Enters 2017 looking to work into the tight end rotation for the Nittany Lions. Spent significant time on special teams in 2016. On pace to graduate in December with a degree in economics. Has seven sisters, including two who ran track for Penn State. One of 18 returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania and one of 11 returnees from the greater Philadelphia area.

➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Season: Appeared in all 14 games. ➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

➤ 2013 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

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 37.3-yard average, with a long of 63 yards...Had 13 punts downed inside the 20.

Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Was a three-year starter for coach Pat Clark’s Unionville High School squad, playing safety and quarterback during his career...Was a team captain as a senior...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...Named the Ches-Mont League Player of the Year as a senior and 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, Susan, was a member of the Nittany Lion women’s track and field team and competed in throwing events...Sisters, Mattie and Susie, attended Penn State...Majoring in economics...Born June 21, 1994 in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

DANIEL PASQUARIELLO

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Punter | 6-1 | 196 Graduate/Senior Melbourne, Victoria, Australia/Xavier College HS Major: Labor Studies & Employment Relations (2nd degree) • • • • •

Traveled more than 10,000 miles from his hometown in Australia to attend college at Penn State. Boasts a 3.52 cumulative GPA following the spring semester and is a three-time Dean's List recipient. Graduated in December with his degree in economics and is one of five Nittany Lions with their degree. Is a member of the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute. Spent the summer interning at Geller & Company in New York City.

➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Career: Ranks 13th on Penn State’s career punting list with a 38.7 career yards per punt average. ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Season: Appeared in one game...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2017 spring semester. Maryland (10/8): Hit two punts for an average of 37.5 yards...Pinned two punts inside the Maryland 20...Both punts came in the second half.

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...Graduated in December with a degree in economics... Working on a second degree in labor studies & employment relations...Intends on pursuing a career in investment banking, finance or accounting...Born March 2, 1995 in Melbourne, Australia.

PASQUARIELLO’S CAREER STATISTICS

Punts Yards Avg. I-20 FC 50+ LG BLK

2014

47 1,754 37.3 13 11 1 63 -

2015

58 2,314 39.9 12 10 9 60 -

2016 CAREER

2 75 37.5 2 1 - 38 107 4,143 38.7 27 22 10 63 -

➤ PASQUARIELLO’S CAREER HIGHS Punt Attempts............................................................................. 9; Twice: Last at Northwestern, 11/7/15 Punt Yards................................................................................................. 374; at Northwestern, 11/7/15 Longest Punt................................................................................. 63 yards; vs. Michigan State, 11/29/14 Tackles.....................................................................................................1; Twice: Last at Temple, 9/5/15

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS

Did not see any game action.

at Temple (9/5): Rushed for 50 yards on two carries...Caught one pass for no gain...Took the handoff on the jet sweep on Penn State’s first play from scrimmage and raced 33 yards down the right sideline...Had a 17-yard rush in the second quarter. Buffalo (9/12): Rushed three times for 45 yards and his first career touchdown... Took his first rush of the game 33 yards over the left side of the offensive line for a score...Also rushed for 20 yards on a third quarter carry...Teamed with Saquon Barkley to become the first true freshmen duo to score touchdowns in the same game since Justin King and Derrick Williams both had touchdown receptions in the 2005 at Northwestern. Rutgers (9/19): Rushed one time for six yards. San Diego State (9/26): Had one rush for a 1-yard gain. Army (10/3): Rushed one time for 14 yards. Indiana (10/10): Caught his first career touchdown pass, a 39-yard reception along the visiting sideline in the first quarter to open the scoring... Had two receptions for 45 yards...Returned one kickoff for 21 yards. at Ohio State (10/17): Caught one pass for four yards and rushed once for six yards...Returned four kickoffs for 79 yards (19.7 ypr), with a long of 30 yards. vs. Maryland (10/24): Rushed once for eight yards in a start. Illinois (10/31): Caught one pass for six yards...Rushed three times. Michigan (11/21): Had one rush for five yards. at Michigan State (11/28): Had one rush for 25 yards...His 25-yard rush came in the first quarter on Penn State’s first scoring drive. vs. Georgia (1/2): Returned three kickoffs for 69 yards, including a long return of 33 yards in the second quarter...Had three rushes for 10 yards and caught one pass for one yard.

➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Redshirt season.

Three-year letterman at Briar Woods High School for head coach Charlie Pierce...Named All-Loudoun 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 and Scout and a three-star player by ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the top receiver in the state and the 17th-best wideout in the nation by Rivals...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.

JOHN PETRISHEN

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Safety | 6-0 | 208 Junior/Sophomore Lower Burrell, Pa./Pittsburgh Central Catholic Major: Communications Arts & Sciences • Comes from a Penn State football family as great grandfather, Pop Ellwood, and great uncle, Bill (W.T.) Ellwood, both played for the Nittany Lions. • Was a multi-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football, basketball and track & field. • One of six returning Nittany Lions from western Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ 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...Selected to play in the Big 33 Classic...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, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the second-best safety in Pennsylvania by Scout...Lettered three years in basketball and one year in track. ➤ 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... Majoring in communications arts & sciences...Born June 1, 1996 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

BRANDON POLK

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Wide Receiver | 5-9 | 181 Junior/Sophomore Ashburn, Va./Briar Woods Major: Criminology • Appeared in the first three games of 2016 before being sidelined with an injury. Was granted a medical redshirt. • Expected to challenge for a central role in the receiving rotation with the departure of Chris Godwin. • Played with Nittany Lion quarterback Trace McSorley at Briar Woods High School. • Was a Virginia State Champion in the 200-meter dash as a sophomore. • Is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in three games...Missed the final 11 games of the season due to injury...Given a medical redshirt. at Pitt (9/10): Made one catch for four yards. Temple (9/17): Had one catch for 14 yards...Returned the opening kickoff for 35 yards, a career long effort. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games with three starts...Started his first career game in the season opener at Temple...Was one of seven freshmen (3 redshirt, 4 true) to start a game...Was one of five true freshmen to see action...With DeAndre Thompson scoring a rushing TD vs. Rutgers, the duo was the first Penn State wide receiver pair with rushing scores in the same season since 2008 when Derrick Williams and Chaz Powell both had rushing touchdowns...Was the first Penn State wide receiver to have rushing and receiving touchdowns in the same season since Derrick Williams had three rushing touchdowns and four receiving touchdowns in the 2008 season.

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➤ PERSONAL 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...Majoring in criminology...Born December 10, 1996 in Ashburn, Virginia.

POLK’S CAREER STATISTICS

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG

2015

18-159

2016

-

CAREER 18-159

8.8 1 33

6-57 9.5 1 39

- - - 2-18 9.0 - 14 8.8 1 33

8-75 9.4 1 39

POLK’S KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS

Returns Yards Avg. TD

2015 2016 CAREER

LG

10 209 20.9 0 33 - - - - 10 209 20.9

0 33

➤ POLK’S CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts........................................................................3; Three Times: Last vs. Georgia, 1/2/16 Rushing Yards...........................................................................................................50; at Temple, 9/5/15 Rushing Touchdowns...................................................................................................1; Buffalo, 9/12/15 Longest Rush................................................................................................. 33 yards; at Temple, 9/5/15 Receptions................................................................................................................2; Indiana, 10/10/15 Receiving Yards.......................................................................................................46; Indiana, 10/10/15 Receiving Touchdowns..............................................................................................1; Indiana, 10/10/15 Longest Reception.........................................................................................39 yards; Indiana, 10/10/15 All-Purpose Yards............................................................................................89; at Ohio State, 10/17/15 Kick Returns......................................................................................................4; at Ohio State, 10/17/15 Kick Return Yards.............................................................................................79; at Ohio State, 10/17/15 Long Kick Return....................................................................................33 yards; at Ohio State, 10/17/15


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS JOHN REID

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Cornerback | 5-10 | 187 Junior/Junior Mount Laurel, N.J./St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.) Major: Data Sciences • Gained All-Big Ten honorable mention accolades in 2016 and was Campus Insiders Sophomore AllAmerica honorable mention. • Turned in the squad's fastest pro agility time (4.00) and led the cornerback corps in power clean (320), squat (490) and bench press (370) during winter conditioning. • Enjoys working on computers and built a computer from scratch when he was in high school. • Spent the summer interning for Intel in the datacenter engineering group in Oregon. • Attended St. Joseph's Prep alongside sophomore linebacker Joe DuMond. • One of 12 returnees from New Jersey. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named All-Big Ten honorable mention by the conference coaches and media panel...Named Campus Insiders Sophomore All-America honorable mention...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week after his showing vs. Maryland (10/8)...Named to the Pro Football Focus National Team of the Week following his performance at Purdue (10/29). Season: Started all 14 games. Finals Rankings: No. 39 in the NCAA and No. 3 in the Big Ten in punt return average (7.5 ypr). Kent State (9/3): Totaled four tackles...Combined with Antoine White for his first career sack, a takedown of Mylik Mitchell in the fourth quarter...Returned four punts for 22 yards...Posted a long return of 21 yards in the third quarter...Penn State’s seven sacks were the most since logging seven at Northwestern in 2011. at Pitt (9/10): Tied his career high with five stops...Recovered his second career fumble in the fourth quarter, helping lead to a Tyler Davis field goal...Returned four punts for 61 yards... Broke a career-long 59 yard return in the first quarter, the longest punt return for the Nittany Lions since Derrick Williams’ 63-yard return for a TD at Wisconsin in 2008. Temple (9/17): Sealed the game with an interception of Phillip Walker, returning it 14 yards...Logged four tackles...Combined with Parker Cothren on a tackle for loss in the third quarter...Returned five punts for 32 yards, including a 29-yarder in the first quarter. at Michigan (9/24): Posted three tackles. Minnesota (10/1): Registered one tackle...Added one pass breakup...Returned two punts. Maryland (10/8): Tied his career high with five tackles...Had a career-high tying two pass breakups...Logged one tackle for loss on a second quarter stop behind the line of scrimmage on a wide receiver screen in the second quarter...A part of a defense that allowed 11 first downs...Helped limit Maryland to 14 points - all in the first half - 170 rushing yards and 270 yards of total offense, after the Terps entered averaging 43.2 points, 300.0 rushing and 466.2 yards of total offense per game...Returned one punt for eight yards. Ohio State (10/22): Made three stops...Added two pass breakups...Returned two punts for four yards with a long of nine yards...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss. at Purdue (10/29): Made one tackle...Had one pass breakup...Helped the defense hold Purdue to just 46 yards rushing, the second opponent held under 50 yards rushing in 2016...Was the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. Iowa (11/5): Made two solo tackles... Helped the defense hold Iowa to just 30 yards rushing, which was 137.9 yards below the Hawkeyes’ season average (167.9 ypg) entering the game...It was the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn State since holding Massachusetts to three yards in 2014...It marked the first time Penn State held consecutive opponents to 46 yards rushing or fewer since 2007 (Notre Dame, zero yards; FIU, minus-3 yards)...It was the first time since Penn State joined the Big Ten that it held consecutive conference opponents to 50 yards or less of rushing. at Indiana (11/12): Made two tackles...Returned three punts for 32 yards.... Had a long return of 19 yards in the first quarter. at Rutgers (11/19): Totaled three tackles...Made a career-high two solo tackles for loss - both coming in the third quarter...Helped hold Rutgers to just 87 yards of total offense, the fewest given up by Penn State in its Big Ten history and the fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (74)...The five first downs allowed are the fewest in B1G play in Penn State history and fewest since 2006 vs. Temple (2)...Aided the Nittany Lions in compiling nine tackles for loss, the eighth time in 2016 they recorded at least 9.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage. Michigan State (11/26): Had one tackle. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): His lone stop was a tackle for loss in the first quarter...Returned one punt for five yards. vs. USC (1/2): Totaled one tackle...Added two pass breakups. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named to ESPN.com’s Big Ten All-Freshman team...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 fall semester. Season: Appeared in 13 games with two starts...Started his first career game in the season opener at Temple...Was one of seven freshmen (3 redshirt, 4 true) to start this season...Was one of five true freshmen see action.

at Temple (9/5): Made five tackles, including a pair of solo stops. Buffalo (9/12): Recorded one tackle. Rutgers (9/19): Grabbed his first career interception in the third quarter, returning it 44 yards... Recorded his first fumble recovery in the fourth quarter and returned it 19 yards...Made two tackles... Part of a defense that held Rutgers to just three points, the fewest in a Big Ten opener since limiting Minnesota to three points in 1994...Helped limit Rutgers to 43 rushing yards, the fewest since giving up just 33 yards to Maryland last season...Was the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. San Diego State (9/26): Recorded two solo tackles...Had one pass breakup. Army (10/3): Was a part of a defensive that limited Army to one pass attempt, the fewest by a Penn State opponent since at least 1966, and one completion, the fewest since 1976 (Ohio State)...The one completion tied for the fewest by a team in FBS in 2015 (by Georgia Southern vs. Western Michigan & by Boston College vs. Syracuse)... The one pass attempt was the fewest by an FBS team in 2015...Helped hold Army to just 32 passing yards, the fewest against the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten era (since 1993). Indiana (10/10): Grabbed the second interception of his career in the fourth quarter...Recorded one tackle...Helped snap Indiana’s string of nine games in which the Hoosiers scored 20-plus points...Part of a defense that held Indiana to 234 yards of total offense, the fewest allowed by PSU since giving up 221 at Indiana in 2014...Led a secondary that limited the Hoosiers’ 155 passing yards, the fewest allowed by Penn State in a Big Ten game since allowing 68 to Indiana in 2014. at Ohio State (10/17): Made four tackles. vs. Maryland (10/24): Had three tackles...Forced his first career fumble to help the Nittany Lions force a season-high five turnovers. Illinois (10/31): Made two tackles. at Northwestern (11/7): Recorded one tackle. Michigan (11/21): Registered one tackle...Had one pass breakup. at Michigan State (11/28): Tied a career high with five tackles. vs. Georgia (1/2): Collected two tackles...Had two pass breakups. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL 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...Played with current Nittany Lion linebacker Joe DuMond at St. Joe's...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, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked among the top five prospects in the state by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the top cornerback in Pennsylvania by Scout as well as the 13thbest cornerback and 95th overall player nationally...Tabbed as the 16th-best corner by ESPN and Rivals. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is John Earl Reid...Son of John Reid and Lakita Purcell...Has two brothers, Aaron and Amari, and two sisters, Ariayana and Michaela...Majoring in data sciences...Born May 15, 1996 in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

REID’S CAREER STATISTICS

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

2015

18-11 29 1 1 2 5

SACK

TFL

2016

23-13 36

- 1 1 9 0.5-3 5.0-19

CAREER

41-24 65

1

- 1.0-2

2 3 114 0.5-3 6.0-21

REID'S PUNT RETURN STATISTICS

Returns Yards Avg. TD

2015

LG

- - - - -

2016

22 166 7.5 - 59

CAREER

22 166 7.5

- 59

➤ REID’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles......................................................................................... 5; Three Times: Last Maryland, 10/8/16 Sacks......................................................................................................................0.5; Kent State, 9/3/16 Tackles for Loss...................................................................................................2.0; at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Forced Fumbles.................................................................................................1; vs. Maryland, 10/24/15 Fumble Recoveries.......................................................................................1; Twice: Last at Pitt, 9/10/16 Interceptions....................................................................................1; Three Times: Last Temple, 9/17/16 Long Interception Return.................................................................................44 yards; Rutgers, 9/19/15 Pass Breakups......................................................................................2; Four Times: Last vs. USC, 1/2/17 Punt Returns................................................................................................................5; Temple, 9/17/16 Punt Return Yards........................................................................................................ 61; at Pitt, 9/10/16 Longest Punt Return.......................................................................................... 59 yards; at Pitt, 9/10/16 All-Purpose Yards........................................................................................................ 61; at Pitt, 9/10/16

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MILES SANDERS

Running Back | 5-9 | 216 Junior/Sophomore Mechanicsburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt Major: Economics • Will vie for time in the running back rotation after a solid redshirt freshman campaign. • Has a nose for the end zone, scoring six times (5 rushing, 1 receiving) on 31 touches (29 rushing, 2 receiving) in 2016. • Is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania. ➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 12 games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut...Rushed one time for a loss of two yards. at Pitt (9/10): Had one rush for four yards. Temple (9/17): Rushed a career-high six times for 24 yards...Scored first career touchdown on a 3-yard plunge in the first quarter. at Michigan (9/24): Had one carry for three yards. Minnesota (10/1): Registered his first career reception for two yards in the second quarter. at Purdue (10/29): Registered a career-high two rushing touchdowns...Scored on each of his two carries, totaling 23 yards...Had a career-long 19-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Iowa (11/5): Carried three times for 18 yards. at Indiana (11/12): Carried the ball twice for eight yards. at Rutgers (11/19): Gained 20 yards on six carries, scoring his fourth touchdown of the season on a 2-yard run in the third quarter. Michigan State (11/26): Rushed three times for a team- and career-high 32 yards and a score...Caught one pass for a career-high 40 yards and a touchdown...Logged a receiving and rushing touchdown in the game - both coming in the fourth quarter...Scampered for a 14-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter...Caught his lone pass and went 40 yards for his first career touchdown reception. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Carried three times for seven yards. vs. USC (1/2): Gained four yards on his lone carry.

Running Back | 5-11 | 209 Sophomore/Sophomore Pittsburgh, Pa./Woodland Hills Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Owns the Penn State season record with 33 kickoff returns in 2016, passing teammate Grant Haley’s mark of 32 from 2014. • Ranks second on the school's single-season kickoff return yardage list with 688 yards in 2016, just behind Chaz Powell (733 yards; 2011). • Is one of four Mr. PA Football winners on the team (Saquon Barkley, 2014; Michael Shuster, 2015; Lamont Wade, 2016). • Among six returning Nittany Lions from western Pennsylvania. ➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Season: Owns the Penn State season record with 33 kickoff returns in 2016, passing teammate Grant Haley’s mark of 32 from 2014...His 688 kickoff return yards in 2016 rank No. 2 on the school season list behind Chaz Powell (733 yards; 2011). ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Selected BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team honorable mention. Season: Appeared in 13 games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. Final Rankings: No. 84 in the NCAA and No. 7 in the Big Ten in kickoff return average (20.8 ypr).

➤ PERSONAL

Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut...Returned two kickoffs for 36 yards...Posted a long kickoff return of 19 yards in the second quarter. at Pitt (9/10): Returned two kickoffs for 50 yards...Had a long return of 33 yards. Temple (9/17): Carried three times for 27 yards...Made his first career carry early in the second quarter, gaining six yards...Had a long rush of 19 yards in the second quarter...Returned one kickoff for 31 yards. at Michigan (9/24): Carried twice for 14 yards...Made his first career reception for three yards on Penn State’s fourth quarter touchdown drive...Returned three kickoffs for 67 yards. Maryland (10/8): Carried the ball just once in the game, scoring his first career touchdown on a 25yard burst in the fourth quarter...Returned three kickoffs for 50 yards. Ohio State (10/22): Returned four kickoffs for a career-best 89 yards...Had a long return of 27 yards in the in the third quarter... Rushed once for minus-10 yards. at Purdue (10/29): Caught his first career touchdown pass on his lone reception, a 21-yard catch-and-run in the third quarter...Carried the ball three times for six yards... Returned two kickoffs for 24 yards. Iowa (11/5): Set a career high with five carries and 34 yards... Returned two kicks for 72 yards, including a career-long return of 48 yards on the opening kickoff... Totaled 106 all-purpose yards. at Indiana (11/12): Returned three kickoffs for 57 yards...Had a long return of 31 yards on the games opening kickoff...Carried the ball once for minus-2 yards. at Rutgers (11/19): Totaled 97 all-purpose yards...Rushed for a career-high 85 yards on five attempts...Returned one kickoff for 12 yards. Michigan State (11/26): Rushed four times for five yards...Returned three kickoffs for 63 yards. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Returned four kickoffs for 83 yards...Had a long return of 29 yards on the games opening kickoff. vs. USC (1/2): Returned three kickoffs for 54 yards...Had a long return of 23 yards in the first quarter.

Full name is Andre David Robinson...Son of Jennifer Mellinger...Majoring in economics...Born September 30, 1996 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 fall semester. ➤ 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, ESPN and Scout and a three-star prospect by Rivals...Ranked 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 by Scout.

ROBINSON'S CAREER STATISTICS 2016

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG 29-141

4.9 5 19

2-42 21.0 1 40

CAREER 29-141

4.9 5 19

2-42 21.0 1 40

➤ ROBINSON'S CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts............................................................................... 6; Twice: Last at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Rushing Yards.............................................................................................. 32; Michigan State, 11/26/16 Rushing Touchdowns.............................................................................................2; at Purdue, 10/29/16 Longest Rush..............................................................................................19 yards; at Purdue, 10/29/16 Receptions...................................................................................1; Twice: Last Michigan State, 11/26/16 Receiving Yards........................................................................................... 40; Michigan State, 11/26/16 Receiving Touchdowns.................................................................................. 1; Michigan State, 11/26/16 Longest Receptions............................................................................ 40 yards; Michigan State, 11/26/16

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A four-year letterwinner for head coach George Novak at Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh... Named a team captain in 2015...Helped lead the Wolverines to an 11-1 mark and a WPIAL runnerup finish to eventual PIAA AAAA State Champion Pittsburgh Central Catholic in 2015...Helped lead Woodland Hills to 39 victories during his career, finishing a stellar career at Woodland Hills with 4,573 yards on 508 carries and 59 touchdowns...A four-year starter, ranks fifth in WPIAL Class AAAA history with 4,573 rushing yards...Participated in the Under Armour All-America Game as a representative on the Armour team in Orlando...Named to Scout All-America team...Selected as 2015 Mr. PA Football for Class AAA/AAAA...Tabbed as PIAA Class AAA All-State first team in 2014 and 2015...Named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 Team and earned the Post-Gazette’s East Player of the Year honors in 2015...Selected to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Terrific 25 in 2015...Was named the Pennsylvania MVP of the Big 33 Game after scoring three touchdowns...Invited to Nike’s “The Opening” and Rivals Five Star Challenge in the summer of 2015...Selected to the Daily News Dynamic 33 in 2015...Rushed for more than 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons...Tallied 1,523 yards and 16 touchdowns while averaging 11.2 yards per carry as a senior...Tallied 1,132 yards on just 97 carries and scored 18 touchdowns as a junior...Rushed for 1,064 yards and 14 rushing touchdowns as a sophomore in 2013...Scored 12 touchdowns and rushed for 641 yards as a freshman in 2012...Rated the No. 1 running back in the nation by Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Consensus No. 1 prospect in Pennsylvania by all four major recruiting outlets - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Tabbed as a five-star prospect by Scout and 247Sports... Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 20 overall prospect by 247Sports, No. 25 on the Scout300 list, No. 39 on the Rivals100 2016 list and No. 43 overall prospect on the ESPN300 list for the Class of 2016...Also ran track for Woodland Hills, competing in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ PERSONAL

➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Full name is Miles Sanders...Son of Marlene Sanders...Has one older brother, Brian, and one younger brother, Kobe...Hobbies include playing video games, training and watching Netflix...Intends to major in kinesiology to pursue a career as an athletic trainer or head coach...Born May 1, 1997 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Season: Appeared in 13 games with one start...Was one of 17 redshirt freshmen to see action...Was one of seven freshmen (3 redshirt, 4 true) to start...Made his first career start vs. Indiana (10/10)...Selected as the John Bruno Memorial Award winner for the team’s outstanding member of special teams.

SANDERS' CAREER STATISTICS 2016

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG 25-184

7.4 1 57

2-24 12.0 1 21

CAREER 25-184

7.4 1 57

2-24 12.0 1 21

SANDERS' KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS

Returns Yards Avg. TD

LG

2016

33 688 20.8

- 48

CAREER

33 688 20.8

- 48

➤ SANDERS' CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts............................................................................... 5; Twice: Last at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Rushing Yards......................................................................................................85; at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Rushing Touchdowns...............................................................................................1; Maryland, 10/8/16 Longest Rush.............................................................................................57 yards; at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Receptions...........................................................................................1; Twice: Last at Purdue, 10/29/16 Receiving Yards....................................................................................................21; at Purdue, 10/29/16 Receiving Touchdowns...........................................................................................1; at Purdue, 10/29/16 Longest Receptions.....................................................................................21 yards; at Purdue, 10/29/16 Kickoff Returns........................................................................4; Three Times: Last vs. Wisconsin, 12/3/16 Kickoff Return Yards............................................................................................89; Ohio State, 10/22/16 Longest Kickoff Return.........................................................................................48 yards; Iowa, 11/5/16 All-Purpose Yards........................................................................................................ 106; Iowa, 11/5/16

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Safety | 5-11 | 199 Senior/Junior Fairfax, Va./Fairfax Major: Psychology

at Temple (9/5): Made two tackles on special teams...Combined with Matt Zanellato for the stop on the game’s opening kickoff...Made a solo stop on a first quarter punt. Buffalo (9/12): Returned his first career kickoff...Took the opening kickoff 58 yards...His 58-yard kick return was the longest for a Penn State player since Chaz Powell had a 92-yard return against Purdue in 2011...Made one special teams tackle on a kickoff coverage. Rutgers (9/19): Rushed one time for five yards...Returned two kickoffs for 57 yards (28.0 ypr), with a long of 34 yards. San Diego State (9/26): Completed his first career passing attempt for 32 yards to Chris Godwin...Was the longest completion by a non-quarterback since RB Eric McCoo threw a 63-yard touchdown pass against Illinois in 2001...The completion was the first for a non-quarterback since 2011 (Curtis Drake; Nebraska)...Rushed six times for nine yards...Returned three kickoffs for 72 yards...All three kickoff returns were for 20-plus yards (20, 24, 28). Army (10/3): Rushed 12 times for 54 yards – with no negative yard carries – and one touchdown...Scored his first career touchdown on Penn State’s second series of the game with an 11-yard rush...Caught a screen pass for 22 yards in the fourth quarter for his first career reception...Made one special teams tackle...Was the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Week. Indiana (10/10): Led the team with eight rushes for a career-high 57 yards...Had a career-long 35-yard rush on the second play of the game...Caught three passes for 21 yards, including a 10-yard grab during Penn State’s first touchdown drive. at Ohio State (10/17): Returned three kicks for 38 yards, including a long of 19...Carried the ball once for three yards. vs. Maryland (10/24): Returned four kickoffs for 85 yards (21.2 ypr), with a long return of 27 yards... Had one carry for one yard. Illinois (10/31): Completed his second career pass, a 14-yard touchdown pass to Christian Hackenberg on a throw-back pass...Had one tackle on special teams...Was the coaching staff’s co-Special Teams Player of the Week with Koa Farmer. at Michigan State (11/28): Made two special teams tackles. vs. Georgia (1/2): Carried one time for four yards. ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL 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 and 247Sports... Lettered twice in track and field and once in basketball.

• Made the move from running back to safety during the spring of 2016. • Excelled in his role on special teams and was named the 2015 John Bruno Memorial Award winner for the team’s outstanding member of special teams. • Was a multi-sport athlete in high school, earning letters in football, track & field and basketball. • Finished tops among the safeties during winter conditioning in pro agility (4.04; third on team), vertical jump (35"), power clean (325), squat (500) and bench press (370). • One of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games...Wore No. 25 in the regular season final to honor injured senior Von Walker...Ranked No. 3 on the team in special teams tackles (8). Kent State (9/3): Made one tackle...Returned two kickoffs for 52 yards, including a long of 30 in the second quarter. at Pitt (9/10): Made one stop, an assisted special team stop with Troy Apke...Returned two kickoffs for 43 yards...Had a long return of 29 yards. Temple (9/17): Returned one kickoff for 17 yards. Minnesota (10/1): Returned one kickoff for 26 yards. Maryland (10/8): Logged a career-high three stops, all coming on special teams...Was the coaching staff’s Special Teams Co-Player of the Week with Ayron Monroe. Michigan State (11/26): Lone stop came on kickoff coverage...Added his first career pass breakup in the fourth quarter. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Made an assisted tackle on kickoff coverage. vs. USC (1/2): Logged his lone hit on a kickoff coverage.

Nick Scott finished third on the team with eight special teams tackles in 2016

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➤ PERSONAL 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...Majoring in psychology and is interested in a possible career as a sports psychologist...Born May 17, 1995 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

SCOTT’S OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG

2015

30-133

2016

-

4.4 1 35

4-43 10.8 0 22

- - -

CAREER 30-133

4.4 1 35

-

- - -

4-43 10.8 0 22

SCOTT’S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

SACK

TFL

2015

5-3 8 - - - -

-

-

2016

3-5 8 - - - 1

-

-

CAREER

8-8 16 - - - 1

-

-

SCOTT’S KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS 2015 2016 CAREER

Defensive Tackle | 6-2 | 291 Sophomore/Freshman Westerville, Ohio/Westerville-North Major: Communications • Will vie for time as part of the defensive tackle rotation after a successful season on the scout team. • Among three redshirt freshmen from Ohio (Alex Gellerstedt, T.J. Johnson). ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Note: Is 2-for-2 passing in his career for 46 yards and one touchdown pass.

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No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 13 310 23.8

- 58

6 138 23.0

- 30

19 448 23.6

- 58

Was a three-time letterwinner for head coach Rodger Elander at Westerville-North High School...Served as a team captain in 2015...Named to Associated Press All-Ohio Division II second team as a senior... Selected to the 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Ohio Football second team...Earned first-team All-Central honors from the Associated Press as a senior...Had 54 tackles, 10.5 sacks and two forced fumbles his senior year...Recorded 31 tackles, 3.0 sacks and one forced fumble as a junior...Rated as a three-star recruit by all four major recruiting services - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Is the 52ndranked player in the state of Ohio by Rivals...Rated as the third-best defensive tackle in Ohio and the 11th-ranked defensive tackle in the Midwest by Scout...Ranked as the No. 60 player in Ohio by ESPN... Rated as the No. 69 player in Ohio by 247Sports...Lettered one year in wrestling. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Antonio Valentino Shelton II...Son of Kathryn Gresham and Antonio Shelton Sr...Has four brothers, Shay, Wes, Jordan and Andre...Hobbies include writing music, watching music videos and filming...Majoring in communications...Born on August 1, 1997 in Columbus, Ohio.

TYLER SHOOP

➤ SCOTT’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.....................................................................................................................3; Maryland, 10/8/15 Pass Breakups............................................................................................... 1; Michigan State, 11/26/16 Rushing Attempts.........................................................................................................12; Army, 10/3/15 Rushing Yards..........................................................................................................57; Indiana, 10/10/15 Rushing Touchdowns......................................................................................................1; Army, 10/3/15 Longest Rush.................................................................................................35 yards; Indiana, 10/10/15 Receptions................................................................................................................3; Indiana, 10/10/15 Receiving Yards.............................................................................................................22; Army, 10/3/15 Longest Reception...............................................................................................22 yards; Army, 10/3/15 Pass Attempts...........................................................................................1; Twice: Last Illinois, 10/31/15 Pass Completions......................................................................................1; Twice: Last Illinois, 10/31/15 Passing Yards................................................................................................ 32; San Diego State, 9/26/15 Passing Touchdowns...................................................................................................1; Illinois, 10/31/15 Long Pass........................................................................................... 32 yards ; San Diego State, 9/26/15 Kick Returns...........................................................................................................4; Maryland, 10/24/15 Kick Return Yards..................................................................................................85; Maryland, 10/24/15 Long Kick Return...............................................................................................58 yards; Buffalo, 9/12/15 All-Purpose Yards.................................................................................................86; Maryland, 10/24/15 Total Offense Attempts..................................................................................................12; Army, 10/3/15 Total Offense Yards..................................................................................................57; Indiana, 10/10/15

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Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 184 Junior/Sophomore Nashville, Tenn./Father Ryan Major: Recreation, Parks & Tourism Management • Made good strides as a key member of the scout team offense during the 2016 season. • Made his first collegiate appearance in the Big Ten East-clinching win against Michigan State. • Is the lone Nittany Lion on the roster from Tennessee. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in one game...Made his collegiate debut vs. Michigan State (11/26)...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterman for head coach Bruce Lussier at Father Ryan High School...Had 30 catches and five touchdowns as a junior...Registered 35 catches for 330 yards and four scores as a senior...Also participated in track & field, earning two letters. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Tyler James Shoop...Son of Bob and Maura Shoop...Has one brother, Jay...Father is the defensive coordinator at the University of Tennessee...Father played football and baseball at Yale University...Brother plays football at Tennessee...Enjoys playing video games and hanging out with friends...Majoring in recreation, parks and tourism management...Would like to be a coach...Born May 19, 1997 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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CHARLIE SHUMAN

Safety | 5-10 | 193 Junior/Sophomore Sicklerville, N.J./Woodbury Major: Media Studies • Joined the Nittany Lions as a run-on prior to the 2015 season. • Hails from the same hometown as former Nittany Lion running back Bill Belton. • One of 12 returning Nittany Lions from the state of New Jersey. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in one game...Made his collegiate debut vs. Michigan State (11/26)...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterman for head coach Al Mailahn at Woodbury High School...Two-time team captain and two-time Team MVP...Earned first team All-Colonial Conference honors as a senior...Claimed third team All-State accolades as a senior...Was invited to the Adam Taliaferro All-Star Game...Named the South Jersey Back of the Week three times during his career...Helped the Thundering Herd to a 10-2 record as a sophomore.

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Offensive Line | 6-8 | 307 Senior/Junior Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland Major: Kinesiology • Represented SAAB as a dancer for THON in 2017, the 46-hour student-run dance marathon which is committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. • Earned a 3.61 cumulative GPA through the spring semester as a kinesiology major. • Is a five-time Dean's List recipient. • Selected as the treasurer for the Student-Athlete Advisory Board (SAAB) for 2017-18. • Is a member of the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute. • Spent the summer interning at Drayer Physical Therapy. • Is one of three returning Nittany Lions from New York. • Joins Jake Zembiec as Nittany Lions to hail from Rochester, New York. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Did not see any game action...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 fall and 2017 spring semesters. ➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Did not see any game action...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 fall and 2016 spring semesters. ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2014 fall semester.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Troy Jonathan Shorts Jr....Son of Angelic and Troy Shorts Sr....Has one sister, Dominique Merchant, and one brother, Julian...Father attended Penn State...Cousin, Darrell Bush, was a track athlete at Ohio State in 2016...Bush was 2014 NCAA Indoor Champion in the 4x400 relay and four-time All-American at LSU, prior to transferring to OSU...Enjoys playing pick-up basketball...Majoring in media studies...Born March 6, 1997 in Sicklerville, New Jersey.

➤ 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. ➤ 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...Helped create the foundation "Big Helping Little" in Rochester, New York while he was in high school..."Big Helping Little" helps raise awareness and funds for rare diseases...Majoring in kinesiology...Interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy...Born October 6, 1995 in Pittsford, New York.

MICHAEL SHUSTER

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Quarterback | 6-2 | 210 Sophomore/Freshman Camp Hill, Pa./Camp Hill Major: Business Administration • Is one of four Mr. PA Football winners on the team (Saquon Barkley, 2014; Miles Sanders, 2015; Lamont Wade, 2016). • Posted a 3.72 cumulative GPA in his first year on campus and earned Dean's List honors in both semesters. • Is the grandson of former Nittany Lion Dick Hoak, who played 10 years for the Steelers and when on to coach the Steeler running backs from 1972-2007. • Is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 fall and 2017 spring semesters. Charlie Shuman represented SAAB as a dancer for THON in 2017, the 46-hour student-run dance marathon which is committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ZACH SIMPSON

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman and was captain as a senior at Camp Hill High School for head coach Frank Gay... Named first-team Class A All-State by three services as a junior and senior...Selected as small school Mr. PA Football 2015 for Class A/AA...Won the 2016 John Travers Award for the Pennsylvania high school student-athletes that excel in competition, in the classroom and in the community...Claimed a 2015 Pennsylvania Mini Max Award from the Maxwell Football Club...Registered 2,683 passing yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior to lead the Lions to their second-straight District 3 Class A title and an 11-2 record...Guided Camp Hill to a District 3 Championship with a 10-3 record as a junior with 3,484 passing yards and 42 touchdowns...Finished his career with 9,717 passing yards and 108 touchdowns, both of which rank fourth all-time in Pennsylvania...Lettered four years in basketball and baseball...Helped the Lion basketball team a runner-up finish in the District 3 tournament as a senior...Was a Mid-Penn Conference all-star as a right fielder as a junior when Camp Hill won the District 3 title. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Michael Hoak Shuster...Son of Kelly and Bob Shuster...Has two brothers, Jonathan and Daniel...Both parents attended Penn State...Maternal grandfather, Dick Hoak, played football at Penn State from 1956-60...Hoak played 10 seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1961-70) and then became the longest-tenured coach in Steelers’ history, serving as the running backs coach from 1972-2007... Majoring in business administration with plans to work on Wall Street...Born March 15, 1998 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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Offensive Line | 6-3 | 301 Junior/Sophomore Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg Area Major: Economics • Hails from just 40 miles outside of the University Park campus in Hollidaysburg. • Saw time in 12 games, primarily on kickoff return. • Is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 12 games, primarily on kickoff return...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. Temple (9/17): Made his collegiate debut on special teams. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL

SHANE SIMMONS

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Defensive End | 6-3 | 250 Sophomore/Freshman Laurel, Md./DeMatha Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Likely to challenge for time in the defensive end rotation with Garrett Sickels and Evan Schwan moving on to the NFL. • Added six pounds of muscle and trimmed 4 percent body fat since coming to campus in July 2016. • Attended DeMatha Catholic High School in Maryland, along with junior running back Mark Allen. • Is one of 10 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL A four-year letterwinner for head coach Elijah Brooks at DeMatha Catholic...Played with Mark Allen at DeMatha Catholic...Named team captain as a senior in 2015...Helped lead the Stags to an 11-1 mark and their third-straight Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) title in 2015...Selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando...Voted captain of Team Armour at the All-America Game...Invited to play in the U.S. All-America Game...Named All-USA Defense second team by USA Today...Named U.S. Army National Player of the Year in 2013...Washington Post All-Met Defensive Player of the Year...Two-time consensus all-state pick in Maryland in 2014 and 2015...Two-time first-team Washington Post All-Met honoree...First-team All-WCAC as a junior and senior in 2014 and 2015...Invited to Nike’s “The Opening” in 2015...Had 82 tackles, 16 sacks, 23 tackles for loss and forced three fumbles as a senior...Played both ways for DeMatha, also lining up as a tight end...A consensus four-star recruit by all four major recruiting outlets - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Tabbed as the No. 14 prospect on the ESPN300 list for the 2016 class...Ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the state of Maryland by ESPN... Named as the No. 6 defensive end in the nation by Rivals...Ranked No. 75 in the Scout100 list...Ranked as the No. 9 defensive end in the 2016 class by Scout...Rated the No. 41 prospect in the nation and No. 1 in the state of Maryland by 247Sports...Earned Dean’s List honors in the first quarter of 2015 Honor Roll student. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Shane Mychal Simmons...Son of Walter and Jennifer Simmons...Hobbies include hanging out with friends and family in his spare time...Has aspirations of one day owning his own business...Born on June 26, 1997 in Laurel, Maryland.

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Was a three-year letterwinner at Hollidaysburg Area High School for head coach Home DeLattre...Was a captain for the Golden Tigers as a senior...Was a two-year all-conference first team honoree...Selected to the PSFCA East/West All-Star Game...Named team MVP as a senior...Was a two-year letterwinner as a first baseman for the baseball team...Earned one letter for the basketball team. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Zachary Benjamin Simpson...Son of Sheri and Randy Simpson...Has an older brother, Brandon...Brother and uncle, John Cottle Jr., attended Penn State...Majoring in economics...Born June 22, 1997 in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

BRANDON SMITH

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Linebacker | 6-0 | 227 Graduate/Senior Winfield, Pa./Lewisburg Major: Health Policy & Administration (2nd degree) • 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. • Shared the 2016 Frank Patrick Memorial "Total Commitment" Award with DaeSean Hamilton. The award goes to the squad members who consistently follow through with their responsibilities in all facets of the football program and do so in exemplary manner. • Earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the 2017 spring semester to boost his cumulative GPA to a 3.81. • Is a seven-time Dean's List honoree and was a 2016-17 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. • Graduated in December with his degree in kinesiology and is one of five Nittany Lions to have their degree. • Among seven returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Named CoSIDA Academic All-District...Was a finalist for the Pop Warner Award...Selected Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 10 after his 14-tackle effort vs. Maryland...Selected as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 fall semester and a perfect 4.0 GPA in the 2017 spring semester. Season: Appeared in all 14 games with two starts...Made his first career start at Michigan (9/24)...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...Played just three defensive snaps in his career (all in 2016) and just 44 career snaps prior to playing 68 snaps vs. Temple (9/17). Temple (9/17): Made eight tackles - four solo - after entering the game midway through the second quarter...Combined with Torrence Brown for his first career tackle for loss...Logged first career pass breakup...A part of a front seven that limited Temple to just 38 rushing yards, the fewest since holding Illinois to 37 yards on the ground in 2015...Was the coaching staff’s Defensive Co-Player of the Week with Parker Cothren. at Michigan (9/24): Made two tackles...Had a career-high 1.0 tackle for loss, a solo stop behind the line of scrimmage in the first quarter...Missed the final three quarters after being disqualified from the game near the start of the second quarter. Minnesota (10/1): Notched seven stops...Had one pass breakup. Maryland (10/1): Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 10


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS after logging a career-high 14 tackles...Made his first career interception in the first quarter...Combined with Koa Farmer on a third-quarter tackle for loss and Jordan Smith on a fourth-quarter takedown behind the line of scrimmage...Was the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. Ohio State (10/22): Totaled four tackles...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015, which was Ohio State’s last loss. at Purdue (10/29): Pulled in his second career interception, returning it 22 yards to set up Penn State’s opening score of the second half... Logged four tackles. Iowa (11/5): Ranked second on the team with four tackles...Helped the defense hold Iowa to just 30 yards rushing...It was the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn State since holding Massachusetts to three yards in 2014...It marked the first time Penn State held consecutive opponents to 46 yards rushing or fewer since 2007 (Notre Dame, zero yards; FIU, minus-3 yards)...It was the first time since Penn State joined the Big Ten that it held consecutive conference opponents to 50 yards or less of rushing. at Indiana (11/12): Notched three tackles...Added a pass breakup on fourth-and-goal at the IU 1-yard line. at Rutgers (11/19): Made three stops...Combined with Cam Brown on a fourth-quarter sack of Gio Rescigno...Aided the Nittany Lions in compiling nine tackles for loss, the eighth time in 2016 they recorded at least 9.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage. Michigan State (11/26): Made five tackles... Combined with Curtis Cothran for a tackle for loss in the fourth quarter.

• Enrolled in classes in January 2015 after playing at Decatur Central High School outside of Indianapolis. He was a finalist for Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year. • Shared the 2017 Frank Patrick Memorial "Total Commitment" Award with Trace McSorley and Josh McPhearson. The award goes to squad members who consistently follow through with their responsibilities in all facets of the football program and do so in exemplary manner. • Went 17-for-24 for 216 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue-White Game in April 2017. • Is the lone returning Nittany Lion on the roster from the state of Indiana. • Joined by incoming freshman Mac Hippenhammer as Nittany Lions from Hoosier state.

➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Season: Appeared in three games...Made his collegiate debut against Indiana (10/10)...Named Scout Team Co-Defensive Player of the Year with defensive tackle Ryan Monk...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 fall and 2016 spring semesters..

Season: Appeared in seven games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016.

Illinois (10/31): Made his first career tackle ➤ 2014 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Did not see any game action...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 spring semester. ➤ 2013 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the 2013 fall semester and Dean's List accolades in the 2014 spring semester. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Quarterback | 6-4 | 224 Junior/Sophomore Indianapolis, Ind./Decatur Central Major: Telecommunications

Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut. Maryland (10/1): Saw snaps at quarterback in the fourth quarter, but did not throw a pass...Carried the ball four times for 36 yards. at Purdue (10/29): Attempted his first passes as a collegiate quarterback, completing his first career pass to Irvin Charles for 26 yards...Was 1-of-2 passing...Rushed five times for 31 yards, including an 18-yard rush in the fourth quarter. Iowa (11/5): Ran five times for a career-best 70 yards...Lined up at wide receiver and took the handoff on the jet sweep, rumbling 13 yards for his first career touchdown in the fourth quarter...Added a career-long 45-yard rush in the fourth quarter. at Indiana (11/12): Had one first-quarter rush for no gain. at Rutgers (11/19): Rushed six times for 62 yards...Scampered for a 12-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter...Had a long rush of 31 yards. Michigan State (11/26): Completed his only pass attempt for 10 yards in the fourth quarter. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season.

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 fourtime All-Heartland athletics Conference honoree...Garnered first-team All-HAC 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 Played 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, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the No. 17 dual-threat quarterback and the seventh-best player in Indiana by 247Sports...Rivals tabbed him as the 18th-ranked dual-threat quarterback and the No. 5 player in Indiana. ➤ PERSONAL

Full name is Brandon Smith...Son of Jeffrey and Deborah Smith...Has two brothers, Jared and Tyler, and one sister, Bethany...Married to wife, Andrea...Brother, Tyler, attended Penn State...Brother, Jared, played football for one season at Susquehanna University...Enjoys Bible study and fishing...Brought a 3.81 cumulative grade-point average into the summer semester...Graduated in December with a degree in kinesiology and is working on a second degree in health policy & administration...Would like to pursue a career as a pediatric oncologist...Born May 23, 1994 in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

SMITH’S CAREER STATISTICS

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TOMMY STEVENS

UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

SACK

TFL

Full name is Thomas Mason Stevens...Son of Tom and Misty Stevens...Has two sisters, Kayla and Livia, and two brothers, Cameron and Aycen...Majoring in telecommunications...Born December 15, 1996 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

STEVENS' PASSING STATISTICS

C-A Yds.

2016

2-3

36

66.7

% TD-INT YPG LG - 5.1 26

CAREER

2-3

36 66.7

- 5.1 26

2014 DNP 2015

0-1 1 - - - -

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STEVENS' OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

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2016

21-33 54 - - 2 3 0.5-2 4.0-7

CAREER

21-34 55

2016

- - 2 3 0.5-2 4.0-7

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG 21-198 9.4 2 45

-

- - -

CAREER 21-198 9.4 2 45

-

- - -

➤ SMITH’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................................................................................................................14; Maryland, 10/8/16 Sacks..................................................................................................................0.5; at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Tackles for Loss.................................................................................... 1.0; Twice: Last Maryland, 10/8/16 Interceptions........................................................................................1; Twice: Last at Purdue, 10/29/16 Pass Breakups........................................................................... 1; Three Times: Last at Indiana, 11/12/16

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS JOHNATHAN THOMAS

➤ STEVENS' CAREER HIGHS Pass Completions.........................................................................1; Twice: Last Michigan State, 11/26/16 Pass Attempts........................................................................................................2; at Purdue, 10/29/16 Passing Yards........................................................................................................26; at Purdue, 10/29/16 Long Pass....................................................................................................26 yards; at Purdue, 10/29/16 Rushing Attempts.................................................................................................6; at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Rushing Yards................................................................................................................ 70; Iowa, 11/5/16 Rushing Touchdowns.......................................................................... 1; Twice: Last at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Longest Rush.......................................................................................................45 yards; Iowa, 11/5/16 All-Purpose Yards.......................................................................................................... 70; Iowa, 11/5/16 Total Offense................................................................................................................. 70; Iowa, 11/5/16

Made the transition from cornerback to safety in the spring of 2017. Earned a 3.37 cumulative GPA through the spring semester. Is a two-time Dean's List recipient. Was a multi-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football, track & field and basketball at St. Christopher's. One of seven returning Nittany Lions to matriculate from the state of Virginia.

➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 fall semester. Season: Appeared in 12 games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016. Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut. Maryland (10/1): Made his first collegiate tackle in the second quarter on kickoff coverage. Ohio State (10/22): Made a solo stop on punt return in the second quarter to pin Ohio State at its own 11-yard line to start the drive. at Rutgers (11/19): Recovered Juwan Johnson’s blocked punt in the third quarter at the Rutgers 10-yard line, which led to Penn State’s first touchdown of the game. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 spring semester. ➤ 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 AllAmerican 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 four-star player, ranking as the 86thbest prospect in the nation by Rivals, fourth-best player in the state and the eighth-best cornerback... Rated as the top cornerback in Virginia by Scout, 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.

Season: Appeared in three games...Made his collegiate debut against Army (10/3)...Was one of 17 redshirt freshmen to see action. Army (10/3): Rushed seven times for 28 yards...First career rush came in the first quarter – a 2-yard carry. Indiana (10/10): Rushed twice for nine yards. Illinois (10/31): Carried twice for five yards. ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 spring semester. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL 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... Compiled 1,812 rushing yards, 153 receiving yards and 18 total touchdowns at running back as a junior... Added 25 tackles and two interceptions as a defensive back...ESPNBoston.com all-state selection as a junior after leading the Eagles to the MIAA Division I State Championship...Finalist for ESPNBoston. com’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...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, Rivals and Scout...Ranked among the top 50 running backs in the nation by 247Sports, Rivals and ESPN...Ranked as the top player in the state of Massachusetts by 247Sports 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...Majoring in sociology...Born June 7, 1995 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

THOMAS’ CAREER STATISTICS 2015

Full name is Garrett Benjamin Taylor...Son of Irving and Sandy Taylor...Has a brother, Aaron, and a sister, Austin...Sister played basketball at Neumann University...Hobbies include fishing...Majoring in advertising & public relations...Born November 7, 1996 in Richmond, Virginia.

TAYLOR'S CAREER STATISTICS UT-AT TT FR FC I PBU

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TFL

2016

1-1 2 - - - 1

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-

CAREER

1-1 2 - - - 1

-

-

Tackles................................................................................................1; Twice: Last Ohio State, 10/22/16 Pass Breakups.......................................................................................................1; at Rutgers, 11/19/16

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2016

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG 11-42 3.8 0 11 0-0 0.0 0 0 0-0

0.0 0 0 0-0 0.0 0 0

CAREER 11-42 3.8 0 11 0-0 0.0 0 0 ➤ THOMAS’ CAREER HIGHS

➤ TAYLOR'S CAREER HIGHS

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➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

➤ PERSONAL

• Returns to the running back unit after moving to linebacker for the 2016 campaign. • Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2015 spring semester. • Joins redshirt freshman tight end Danny Dalton as the returning Nittany Lions from Massachusetts.

➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Safety | 6-0 | 194 Junior/Sophomore Richmond, Va./Saint Christopher's Major: Advertising & Public Relations (Smeal Business Cert.) • • • • •

Running Back | 5-11 | 211 Senior/Junior Peabody, Mass./St. John's Prep Major: Sociology

Season: Appeared in five games.

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Rush Attempts...........................................................................................................7; vs. Army, 10/3/15 Rush Yards................................................................................................................28; vs. Army, 10/3/15 Long Rush...................................................................................................... 11 yards; vs. Army, 10/3/15 Total Offense Yards...................................................................................................28; vs. Army, 10/3/15 All-Purpose Yards.....................................................................................................28; vs. Army, 10/3/15


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS DeANDRE THOMPKINS

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Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 189 Senior/Junior Hubert, N.C./Swansboro Major: Psychology • Has the type of game-changing speed and big play ability that can play a key role on the Nittany Lion offense in 2017. • Led the wide receivers in 40-yard dash (4.34; tied for second on team), pro agility (4.08; fourth on team), vertical jump (35.5") and broad jump (10'8") • On pace to graduate in December with a degree in psychology. • Is the lone returning Nittany Lion from North Carolina.

➤ PERSONAL 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...Majoring in psychology to pursue a career in neuropsychology...Born October 1, 1995 in Pensacola, Florida.

THOMPKINS’ CAREER STATISTICS

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG

2015

5-12

2016

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CAREER 5-12

2.4 1 6 3-33 11.0 - 31 - - - 27-440 16.3 1 70 2.4 1 6 30-473 15.8 1 70

THOMPKINS’ PUNT RETURN STATISTICS

➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games with seven starts...Made his first career start at Pitt...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016.

No. Yards Avg. TD LG

Final Rankings: No. 70 nationally and No. 4 in the Big Ten in yards per reception (16.30 ypr).

2015

23 178 7.7 0 58

2016

1 2 2.0 0 2

Kent State (9/3): Made one catch for 43 yards. at Pitt (9/10): Made his first collegiate start...Made three receptions for 87 receiving yards...On Penn State’s third scoring drive, made a 14-yard grab on third-and-8 and a 39-yard catch to set up first-and-goal from the Pitt 2-yard line...Had a 34-yard catch and run on fourth-and-16 in the fourth quarter. Temple (9/17): Made three grabs for 36 yards. at Michigan (9/24): Made three catches...Netted minus-1 yards...Had two tackles. Minnesota (10/1): Made a career-high four catches...Totaled 72 yards on the day...Made a then-career-long 53 yard reception in the first quarter. Maryland (10/1): Led all players with a career-high 91 receiving yards on four receptions...Hauled in a career-long 70-yard catch for his first career touchdown catch to end the third quarter. Iowa (11/5): Had one catch for 25 yards...Returned one punt for two yards...Returned his first career kickoff for five yards. at Rutgers (11/19): Tied his career high with four catches...Totaled 40 yards receiving. Michigan State (11/26): Caught two passes for 38 yards. vs. USC (1/2): Made two grabs for nine yards.

CAREER 24 180 7.5 0 58 Note: Has one kickoff return for five yards (vs. Iowa, 11/5/16). ➤ THOMPKINS’ CAREER HIGHS Rush Attempts........................................................................................ 2; Twice: Last Indiana, 10/10/15 Rush Yards...............................................................................................................11; Indiana, 10/10/15 Rushing Touchdowns..................................................................................................1; Rutgers, 9/19/15 Long Rush .......................................................................................................6 yards; Indiana, 10/10/15

➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Receptions................................................................................ 4; Three Times: Last at Rutgers, 11/19/16 Receiving Yards......................................................................................................91; Maryland, 10/8/16 Receiving Touchdowns.............................................................................................1; Maryland, 10/8/16 Long Reception.............................................................................................70 yards; Maryland, 10/8/16

Season: Appeared in 13 games...Was one of 17 redshirt freshmen to see action...Combined with Brandon Polk (vs. Buffalo) to become the first Penn State wide receiver pair with rushing touchdowns in the same season since 2008 when Derrick Williams and Chaz Powell both had rushing scores.

Punt Returns.............................................................................................................5; Indiana, 10/10/15 Punt Return Yards.......................................................................................................71; Buffalo, 9/12/15 Long Punt Return..............................................................................................58 yards; Buffalo, 9/12/15

Final Rankings: Ranked 38th in the FBS and seventh in the Big Ten with 7.7 yards per punt return.

Total Offense Yards ................................................................................................91; Maryland, 10/8/16 All-Purpose Yards...................................................................................................91; Maryland, 10/8/16

at Temple (9/5): Had one rush for no gain. Buffalo (9/12): Logged four punt returns for 71 yards (14.2 ypr)...Ran back his first career punt 58 yards to set up Penn State’s first score of the game...His 58-yard return was the longest by a Nittany Lion since Derrick Williams’ 63-yard punt return for a touchdown at Wisconsin in 2008...The 58-yard return was also the longest non-scoring punt return since Mike Archie had a 62-yard return at Michigan State in 1993. Rutgers (9/19): Scored his first career touchdown on a 6-yard rush in the second quarter...Returned three punts for 20 yards (6.7 ypr). San Diego State (9/26): Returned four punts for 17 yards...Had a long punt return of 10 yards in the second quarter. Army (10/3): Returned one punt for 25 yards. Indiana (10/10): Had two rushing attempts for 11 yards...Returned five punts for 32 yards (6.4 ypr) with a long return of 19 yards in the fourth quarter. vs. Maryland (10/24): Made his first career reception – a 2-yard grab – in the second quarter. Illinois (10/31): Caught two passes for 31 yards...Grabbed a career-long 31-yard reception on Penn State’s first scoring drive. at Northwestern (11/7): Returned two punts for nine yards...Had a long punt return of eight yards. Michigan (11/21): Had one punt return for one yard. ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL 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...Played in the Under Armour All-America Game...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 and 247Sports...Ranked 66th in the ESPN300...Was a Top 10 recruit in North Carolina by ESPN (5th) and 247Sports (10th)...Was rated among the nation's Top 40 prep wide receivers by three of the major recruiting services.

DeAndre Thompkins has the type of game-changing speed and big play ability that can play a key role on the Nittany Lion offense.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS SHAKA TONEY

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Defensive End | 6-3 | 218 Sophomore/Freshman Philadelphia, Pa./Imhotep Charter Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

➤ HIGH SCHOOL A four-time letterwinner for head coach Travis Skrzypek at the Elk County Catholic High School...Named team captain as a junior and senior...Selected All-Allegheny Mountain League All-Star as a senior... Named Team MVP as a senior...Invited to the Big 33 All-Star game...Earned three varsity letters in basketball and one in baseball. ➤ PERSONAL

• Was a multi-sport athlete at Imhotep Charter, earning letters in football and track & field. • Led all defensive ends in winter conditioning in the 40-yard dash (4.54), vertical jump (38"; second on team) and broad jump (10'6"). • One of 18 returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania and one of 11 returnees from the Philadelphia area.

Full name is Mitchell Stephen Vallone...Son of Renee and Robert Vallone...Has one sister, Sara...Had two aunts who attended Penn State...Hobbies include hunting and fishing...Majoring in toxicology...Born October 7, 1994 in St. Mary’s, Pennsylvania.

KYLE VASEY

➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season.

Long Snapper | 6-2 | 237 Senior/Junior Hawley, Pa./Wallenpaupack Major: Rehabilitation & Human Services

➤ HIGH SCHOOL A four-year letterwinner for head coach Albie Crosby at Imhotep Institute Charter School in Philadelphia...Elected team captain as a senior in 2015...Helped lead the Panthers to the school’s first PIAA AAA State Championship in 2015 during an undefeated season (15-0)...Guided Imhotep to Philadelphia’s first PIAA football title at any classification...Helped Imhotep to win four consecutive Philadelphia Public League Championships...Guided the Panthers to PIAA District 12 Championships in 2012, 2013 and 2015...Helped Imhotep to a PIAA runner-up finish in 2013...Named Pennsylvania Football News Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2015...Selected EasternPAFootball.com Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Earned PIAA Class AAA first-team All-State honors as a senior... Named to the Philadelphia Daily News All-City first team in 2015...Earned Daily News All-City third team honors in 2014...Tabbed as Big 33 Game selection...Made 97 tackles and tallied a school-record 21 sacks in 2015...Finished with 11 pass break-ups as a senior...Recorded 80 tackles, 20 tackles for loss and 15 sacks as a junior in 2014...Tallied 79 tackles, 20 sacks and returned an interception for a touchdown as a sophomore...Made 40 tackles and tallied eight sacks as a freshman in 2013...Rated as a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting outlets - ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports...Tabbed as the No. 2 outside linebacker in the 2016 class by Scout...Rated the No. 20 prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports... Ran track at Imhotep Charter, competing in the 400 and 4x100 relay...Instrumental in helping the 4x100 relay team to a Philadelphia public league title in 2015. ➤ PERSONAL

MITCHELL VALLONE

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Safety | 5-9 | 199 Senior^/Senior Johnsonburg, Pa./Elk County Catholic Major: Toxicology Joined the Nittany Lions in the fall of 2016 as a run-on. Played three seasons at Ashland University and was a two-time GLIAC All-Academic Team choice. Was a multi-sport athlete at Elk County Catholics, lettering in football, basketball and baseball. Had six tackles for the white team in the 2017 Blue-White Game. Is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania.

➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Added as a run-on in September...Did not see any game action. ➤ 2013-15 ➤ ASHLAND UNIVERSITY Did not see any game action...Two-time Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Football AllAcademic Team choice.

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• Will look to compete for the starting long snapping job with the graduation of Tyler Yazujian and Zach Ladonis. • Is the first Division I FBS commit in Wallenpaupak High School history. • Honored as the Coaches Special Team Award recipient at the 2016 Blue-White Game for being the specialist who demonstrated loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement in spring practice. • One of five returnees from northeastern Pennsylvania. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Did not see any game action. ➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Did not see any game action. ➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season.

Full name is Shaka Felton Toney...Son of Deborah Toney-Moore and Anthony George Toney (deceased)... Has one older brother, Eli, and two older sisters, Nettie and Noel...Hobbies include small architecture projects with clay...Born on January 7, 1998 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL 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...Helped the Terriers to backto-back Skyland Conference championships in three seasons at Delaware Valley...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 time with his family...Majoring in rehabilitation and human services...Born April 20, 1996 in Flemington, New Jersey.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS JASON VRANIC

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CHRISTOPHER WELDE

Linebacker | 6-0 | 222 Senior/Senior Wheatfield, N.Y./Niagara-Wheatfield/Erie C.C. Major: Kinesiology • Joined the squad as a run-on in January 2016 after spending two seasons at Erie Community College. • Collected NJCAA All-America honorable mention accolades as a true freshman with a team-best 77 tackles, including 20.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage. • Had seven tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, for the white team in the 2017 Blue-White Game. • Is one of three returning Nittany Lions on the roster from New York. ➤ 2016 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Missed season due to injury.

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Wide Receiver | 5-7 | 172 Junior/Sophomore Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North Major: Mechanical Engineering • Joined the Nittany Lions in the fall of 2016 as a run-on. • Was among the team leaders in the pro agility in winter conditioning with a time of 4.14. • Earned Dean's list honors in the 2017 spring semester with a 3.90 GPA and owns a 3.94 cumulative GPA through the spring semester. • One of 18 returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania and one of 11 returnees from the Philadelphia area. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Added as a run-on in September...Did not see any game action.

➤ 2015 ➤ SOPHOMORE ➤ ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Led the team in tackles for the second-straight season with 69 stops, including 39 solo...Had one sack for a 4-yard loss...Registered 12.5 tackles for loss...Forced one fumble and grabbed two interceptions...Had four games with nine or more tackles.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Was honorable-mention NJCAA All-America...Had a team-high 77 tackles, including 20.5 tackles for loss...Registered 5.0 sacks...Had one forced fumble, three fumble recoveries and one interception... Recorded eight or more tackles in the last seven games of the season, including two double-digit performances.

A three-time letterwinner for head coach Adam Collachi at the Council Rock High School North...Was team captain as a senior...Named first-team All-Suburban One as a senior...Selected as a 2014 Mini Max High School Award winner...Was invited to the Bucks County Lions Football All-Star Classic...Selected as the team’s Most Outstanding Offensive Player in 2014...Accounted for 837 rushing yards, 406 receiving yards and 445 return yards with 16 total touchdowns as a senior...Registered 427 rushing yards and 213 return yards with four total touchdowns as a junior...Ran indoor track for three years and outdoor track for two...Played baseball...Was a state qualifier in track all five seasons...Set the school record in the 55-, 60- and 110-meters...Was a member of the National Honor Society and the Science National Honor Society.

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➤ PERSONAL

Played two seasons for head coach Brent Tylec at Niagara-Wheatfield...Was a team captain both seasons...Selected as the Section VI Class A North Defensive Player of the Year and first team allconference as a senior...Played in the Kennsington Lions All-Star game...Had 104 tackles, 8.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interception as a senior...Also rushed for 534 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior...Collected 70 tackles, including 4.0 sacks, and a forced fumble as a junior in 2012...Also wrestled for three seasons in high school...Was the 2014 Section VI Champion in the 182 weight class.

Full name is Christopher Michael Welde...Son of Michelle and Joel Welde...Has a younger brother, Michael, and older sister, Brittany...Father, Joel, played football at the University of Dayton...Hobbies include drawing, listening to music and working out...Majoring in mechanical engineering...Born February 9, 1997 in New Haven, Connecticut.

➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN ➤ ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Jason Darko Vranic...Son of Erica and Darko Vranic...Has an older sister, Samantha, and older brother, Alex...Hobbies include working out, paint ball and off-roading...Majoring in kinesiology...Born January 2, 1996 in Buffalo, New York.

The Nittany Lions won their fourth Big Ten Championship and first since 2008 with a come-from-behind 38-31 win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ROBERT WINDSOR

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CHASZ WRIGHT

Defensive Tackle | 6-4 | 295 Junior/Sophomore Fond Du Lac, Wis./Fond Du Lac Major: Telecommunications • • • •

Offensive Line | 6-7 | 345 Senior/Junior Woodbridge, Va./Milford Academy Major: Telecommunications

Will compete for time at defensive tackle after a strong redshirt freshman campaign, including one start. Was a multi-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football and basketball. Is the lone returning Nittany Lion to hail from the state of Wisconsin. One of eight returnees from the Midwest.

➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

• Appeared in all 14 games, earning the start in the final five due to injuries on the offensive line. Will be a contender for time in the offensive line rotation. • Cousin, James Wright, was a four-year letterman at LSU and was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2014 NFL Draft. • On pace to graduate in December with a degree in telecommunications. • Is one of seven returning Nittany Lions from Virginia.

Awards: Selected BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team honorable mention.

➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

Season: Appeared in all 14 games with one start...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear in 2016...Made his first career start at Purdue (10/29). Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut. at Pitt (9/10): Collected a career-high four tackles... Combined with Malik Golden on a TFL in the second quarter. Temple (9/17): Had two tackles... Combined with Torrence Brown on a sack of Phillip Walker in the fourth quarter, his first career quarterback takedown...A part of a front seven that limited Temple to just 38 rushing yards, the fewest since holding Illinois to 37 yards on the ground in 2015. Minnesota (10/1): Had two tackles...Combined with Kevin Givens on a fourth-quarter sack. Maryland (10/1): Collected three tackles, including a pair of fourth quarter stops. Ohio State (10/22): Logged two tackles...Made the push up front to open gap on Marcus Allen’s blocked field goal in the fourth quarter, which was returned by Grant Haley for the game-winning touchdown. at Purdue (10/29): Made his first career start...Totaled three tackles... Helped the defense hold Purdue to just 46 yards rushing, the second opponent held under 50 yards rushing in 2016. Iowa (11/5): Posted three tackles. at Rutgers (11/19): Made one tackle. Michigan State (11/26): Had one tackle. vs. USC (1/2): Logged one tackle. ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterman at Fond du Lac High School for head coach Mike Gnewuch...Earned first-team 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, ESPN, Rivals and Scout... Played two years of basketball.

Season: Appeared in all 14 games, starting the final five games of the season...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...Made his first career at Indiana (11/12). Iowa (11/5): Saw the most extensive action of his career, after entering the game at left tackle on the third offensive play of the game after Brendan Mahon left the game...Blocked for a 167-yard rushing effort by Saquon Barkley and a 240-yard passing night for Trace McSorley...Helped Penn State to 599 yards of total offense, the most since recording 661 yards at Rutgers (1995) and the highest total offense output by Penn State against a Big Ten team since 653 yards against Michigan State (1994)...Overall, Penn State rushed for 359 yards. at Indiana (11/12): Helped protect Trace McSorley during his 332yard passing game. at Rutgers (11/19): Helped Penn State pile up its eighth game of 400-plus yards and fourth game in 2016 with at least 500 yards...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 210 yards passing. Michigan State (11/26): Instrumental in Penn State gaining 463 yards of total offense... Helped Trace McSorley pile up 389 yards of total offense, the sixth-most in program history...McSorley threw for 376 yards - the fifth-highest total in school history - with four touchdown passes and rushed for 13 yards. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Helped Penn State score 38 points, the most scored by a Wisconsin opponent since 2014 (Ohio State; 59)...Protected quarterback Trace McSorley, who threw for 384 yards, which ranks No. 4 in Penn State history and broke the Big Ten Championship Game passing record...Also gave McSorley time to connect on a Big Ten Championship Game-record four passing touchdowns... Paved the way for Saquon Barkley’s 83 yards rushing, which enabled him to break Evan Royster’s Penn State sophomore rushing record. vs. USC (1/2): Made one tackle following a Trace McSorley interception in the first quarter...Helped Penn State become the first team in Rose Bowl history with a 175-yard rusher and receiver in a game (Chris Godwin; 187 receiving yards and Saquon Barkley; 194 rushing yards)...Barkley and Godwin broke the Penn State bowl records for rushing yards and receiving yards in a bowl game, respectively...Penn State’s 465 yards of total offense are fourth in the school’s bowl history and the most since the 1996 Outback Bowl (487)...Protected Trace McSorley to the tune of 254 yards, including a Penn State bowl-record-tying four touchdown passes. ➤ 2015 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ PERSONAL

Season: Appeared in 10 games...Was one of 17 redshirt freshmen to see action...Saw time on special teams.

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...Cousin, Charlie Stahl, ran cross country and track & field at Princeton...Hobbies include fishing, hunting and video games...Majoring in telecommunications...Born January 15, 1997 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

➤ 2014 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

WINDSOR'S CAREER STATISTICS

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9-14 23 - - - - 1.0-6 1.5-6

➤ WINDSOR'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.......................................................................................................................... 4; at Pitt, 9/10/16 Sacks................................................................................................. 0.5; Twice: Last Minnesota, 10/1/16 Tackles For Loss........................................................................0.5; Three Times: Last Minnesota, 10/1/16

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 Virginia by 247Sports. ➤ PERSONAL 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...Majoring in telecommunications...Would like to pursue a career in a video department with an NFL franchise...Born March 18, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Note: Has one career tackle (vs. USC, 1/2/17).

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Quarterback | 6-3 | 213 Sophomore/Freshman Rochester, N.Y./Aquinas Institute Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Joined the Nittany Lions in the spring of 2016 as an early enrollee. • Was named the 2015 New York Gatorade Player of the Year, selected to play in the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and was an Elite 11 Finalist. • Earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the 2017 spring semester to bolster his cumulative GPA to a 3.78. • Has received Dean's List recognition all three semesters on campus. • Is one of three returning Nittany Lions from New York. • Joins Charlie Shuman as Nittany Lions to hail from Rochester, New York. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 spring, 2016 fall and 2017 spring semesters.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL A four-time letterwinner for head coach Chris Battaglia at the Aquinas Institute...Two-time team captain...Led the Little Irish to New York State Class AA State Championships as a sophomore and a senior with perfect 13-0 records in each season...Chosen for the 2016 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl...Was a 2015 Elite 11 Finalist...Selected for Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...Selected as the 2015 New York State Gatorade Player of the Year...Named 2015 American Family Insurance ALL-USA New York Football Offensive Player of the Year, as selected by USA Today...Two time New York State Player of the Year (2013, 2015) as selected by the New York State Sports Writers Association...Named All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year in 2013 and 2015...Set the Section V record for season passing yards (3,030), passing touchdowns (37), as well as career passing yards (6,375) and passing touchdowns (76)...Threw four touchdown passes and was 18-for-23 for 462 yards in a 44-19 win over Saratoga Springs in the 2015 State Championship game...Two-time All-Greater Rochester selection...Connected on 184-of269 attempts (68.4 percent) for 3,030 yards and 37 touchdowns as a senior...Was 132-of-223 for 1,932 yards and 26 touchdowns as a sophomore...Was 91-for-136 for 1,427 yards and 15 touchdowns in six postseason games as a senior...Missed junior season due to a wrist injury...Tabbed a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals...Earned three stars from Scout and 247Sports...Rated the No. 10 quarterback in the country and No. 1 player in New York State by Rivals...Ranked as the 18th-best quarterback recruit in the country and the No. 2 overall player out of New York by ESPN...Maintained an A average throughout high school. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Jake Thomas Zembiec...Son of Maureen and Thomas Zembiec...Has a younger sister, Abigail...Volunteered at the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester and Muddy’s Buddies, which supports children whose lives have been touched by cancer...Born September 10, 1997 in Rochester, New York.

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COREY BOLDS

Defensive End | 6-3 | 245 Freshman/Freshman Harrisburg/Harrisburg Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Defensive Tackle | 6-3 | 285 Freshman/Freshman Paterson, N.J./Paramus Catholic Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Three-year letterman for head coach Calvin Everett at Harrisburg High School...Served as 2016 team captain...Guided the Cougars to an 11-4 record and an appearance in the 2016 PIAA Class 5A State Championship game...Named first-team All-State by the Pennsylvania Football Writers in 2016...Named to EasternPAFootball.com’s All-State first team as a senior...Selected to PennLive’s 2016 All-Star High School Team...Named Pennsylvania Football News’ 2016 Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year...Selected to Pennsylvania Football News’ Class 5A All-State in 2016...Selected as the Mid-Penn Commonwealth CoDefensive Player of the Year as a senior...Was a three-time all-conference honoree...Was a candidate for Pennsylvania’s 2016 Mr. Football Class 4A-6A...Tallied 67 tackles as a senior...Led the Mid-Penn League with 27 tackles for loss and was second in the league with 13 sacks in 2016...Recorded 13 sacks and 47 tackles in 2015...Had 38 career sacks with double-digit totals each of the last three years...Rated a fourstar prospect by 247Sports and Scout, and three stars by ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 7 player in Pennsylvania, No. 7 strong-side defensive end in the country and No. 190 player overall by 247Sports... Ranked No. 65 in the region, No. 11 in the state of Pennsylvania and No. 43 at defensive end by ESPN... Ranked as the top defensive end in Pennsylvania, No. 6 defensive end in the East and No. 28 defensive end in the country by Scout...Rated as the No. 287 overall prospect by Scout...Ranked No. 32 at position and No. 10 in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Was a four-year letterwinner for the basketball team...Lettered in track & field three times.

Four-year letterman for head coach Dan Sabella at Paramus Catholic...Was team captain his senior season...Helped the Paladins win the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 4 Championship with a 10-2 record in 2016...Had eight tackles in the title game...Paramus Catholic finished ranked No. 1 in New Jersey and No. 36 in the country in 2016...Part of a Paramus Catholic team that finished as the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 4 runner-up in 2014...Named to NJ.com’s All-State third team as a senior...Selected to NJ.com’s All-Non Public first team in 2016...Earned a spot on NorthJersey.com’s All-North Jersey defense first team...Finished with 79 tackles, including four tackles for loss, as a senior...Tabbed a four-star recruit by ESPN...Earned three stars from 247Sports, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the No. 11 player in New Jersey and No. 35 defensive tackle by 247Sports...Ranked as No. 3 in New Jersey, No. 13 in the East and No. 67 overall among defensive tackles by Scout...Rated the No. 46 defensive tackle in the country and No. 18 player in New Jersey by Rivals...Ranked the No. 8 player in New Jersey, No. 34 defensive tackle and No. 52 prospect in the region by ESPN.

➤ PERSONAL

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Corey Izel Bolds Jr....Son of Tanya Thompson and Corey Bolds Sr...Has two brothers, LaQuon Bolds and Jordan Glascow...Hobbies include playing basketball...Intends on majoring in criminology or sports management...Would like to pursue a career in forensics...Born September 28, 1998 in Paterson, New Jersey.

Full name is Damion Lamar Barber Jr....Son of Maria and Lamont Lewis and Damion Barber Sr....Has one brother, Quinton Sullivan, and one sister, Tatiana Barber...Plans to major in criminal justice or broadcasting...Born September 17, 1998.

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JOURNEY BROWN

Linebacker | 6-1 | 220 Freshman/Freshman Mechanicsville, Va./Benedictine College Prep Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

Running Back | 5-11 | 194 Freshman/Freshman Meadville, Pa./Meadville Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

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Four-year letterman for head coach Greg Lilly at Benedictine College Preparatory...Two-time team captain...Helped the Cadets to the VISAA State Championship game with a 9-3 record in 2016...Led Benedictine to back-to-back VISAA Division I State Championships in 2014 and 2015 with identical 10-2 records...Went 29-7 in his final three seasons at Benedictine...Participated in the Under Armour All-America Game...Started the UA All-America Game for Team Highlight and tied for the team lead with six tackles, including four solo...Selected first-team USA Today All-State as a senior...Named VISAA firstteam All-State selection three times...Earned first-team All-Region honors as a senior and second team accolades as a junior...Selected Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro first team as a senior after earning second team honors as a junior...Claimed all-conference laurels three times...Selected to participate in the I-64 Bowl and the Big River Rivalry...Recorded 54 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks as a senior...Had 51 rushes for 345 yards and seven touchdowns in 2016...Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout and a three-star prospect by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 18 player in Virginia and No. 29 inside linebacker by 247Sports...Ranked as No. 1 in Virginia, No. 4 in the East and No. 15 overall among inside linebackers by Scout...Rated the No. 201 overall prospect, No. 6 inside linebacker in the country and No. 8 player in Virginia by Rivals...Rated as the No. 215 overall prospect by ESPN...Ranked the No. 5 player in Virginia, No. 8 inside linebacker and No. 23 prospect in the region by ESPN...Lettered in baseball, basketball and track & field...Was promoted to first lieutenant.

Four-year letterman for head coach Ray Collins at Meadville High School...Helped the Bulldogs win 11-straight games before falling in PIAA 5A State Quarterfinals in 2016...Named first-team All-State by the Pennsylvania Football Writers as a senior...Selected to Pennsylvania Football News’ 5A All-State first team in 2016...Named WesternPAFootball.net first team as a junior...Was a three-time all-region honoree, claiming first team honors in 2015 and 2016 and second team accolades in 2014...Was a candidate for Pennsylvania’s 2016 Mr. Football Class 4A-6A...Rushed for 2,791 yards and 45 touchdowns in 2016...Led the state in total touchdowns (51) and scoring (320) in 2016...Finished 16th in the state with 2,971 all-purpose yards as a senior...Averaged 12.8 yards per carry as a senior...Accounted for 2,300 yards and 39 touchdowns as a junior...Tallied 1,600 yards and 22 scores as a sophomore...Broke all Meadville High School rushing records, finishing his career with 7,027 yards and 106 touchdowns... Set the Pennsylvania high school single-game rushing record with 722 yards and 10 touchdowns in a 107-90 win over DuBois in 2015...Broke the 90-year-old Pennsylvania single-game scoring record with 68 points against DuBois, besting the mark of 66 points by Shippensburg’s Galen Warren in 1925...Rated a three-star prospect by all four major recruiting outlets - 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked No. 53 running back and No. 16 prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 19 prospect in Pennsylvania, No. 85 running back and No. 143 in the East region by ESPN...Rated as the No. 15 recruit in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Played basketball and ran track for the Bulldogs...Won the 2016 PIAA Class AAA State Championship in the 100-meter with a time of 10.73 in the final...Ran the fastest time in Pennsylvania and 10th-best time in the country with a 6.87 mark in the 60-meter dash in the 2016-17 indoor season...Finished 11th in the 2016 PIAA Class AAA State Championship in the long jump...Won his second-straight 100-meter outdoor PIAA Class AA State Championship with a state-record time of 10.43 seconds, breaking the record set in 1985 by U.S. Olympian Leroy Burrell.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Ellis Madison Brooks...Son of Jessica and Keith Brooks Sr....Has two brothers, Adam Randolph and Keith Brooks Jr., and one sister, Alexis Brooks...Former Nittany Lion quarterback Michael Robinson is a close family friend...Hobbies include playing Madden and fishing...Would like to major in business with aspirations of owning his own business...Born June 12, 1999 in Richmond, Virginia.

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➤ PERSONAL Full name is Journey Jay Brown...Son of Buffy Brown and Larry Quinn...Has two sisters, Bailey Brown and Music Brown...Born March 19, 1999 in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Cornerback | 5-10 | 175 Freshman/Freshman College Park, Ga./Creekside Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Four-year letterman for head coach Will Rogers at Creekside High School...Served as team captain as a junior...The Seminoles claimed regional championships in 2014 and 2015 with identical 8-2 records... Selected to play in for the U.S. U19 National Team the inaugural North American Championship (formerly the International Bowl) in Orlando...Named All-Region honorable mention in three consecutive seasons (2014, 2015, 2016)...Selected as the team’s Defensive Player of the Year...Registered 136 career tackles, 27 pass breakups, 17 interceptions and four forced fumbles in his high school career...Had 53 tackles, five interceptions and nine pass breakups as a junior to help Creekside to an 8-2 record...Rated a threestar prospect by all four major recruiting outlets - 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked the No. 92 cornerback by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 9 cornerback in Georgia, No. 29 in the South and No. 78 in the country at cornerback by Scout...Ranked No. 121 cornerback and No. 122 prospect in Georgia by 247Sports...Ranked No. 56 at position and No. 58 in Georgia by Rivals...Lettered twice in track & field while running the 100 and 200...Was a member of the National Honor Society...Belonged to the Beta Club, Creekside Ambassadors Club and Spanish Club. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is DJ Brown...Son of Vivian and Dwayne Brown...Has one younger brother, Blake...Hobbies include reading, playing video games and listening to music...Intends on majoring in forensic science or criminology...Would like to work for a state or Federal organization as an investigator or psychologist... Born October 15, 1998.

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Cornerback | 6-0 | 185 Freshman/Freshman Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist School Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL Played for head coach Caesar Nettles at Riverdale Baptist...Served as team captain as a senior...Played with Nittany Lion teammate Zech McPhearson at Riverdale Baptist...Helped the Crusaders to the 2013 Independent Athletics Conference Championship and an 11-0 record...Selected first-team USA Today AllState as a senior...Named Washington Post All-Met first team in 2106...Selected DMVelite All-Maryland honorable mention in 2015...Participated in The Opening’s regional camp where he was named the top defensive back...Selected to participate in the Crab Bowl...Tabbed a four-star recruit by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout and a three-star prospect from ESPN...Ranked as the No. 5 player in Maryland, No. 26 cornerback and No. 236 overall prospect by 247Sports...Ranked as No. 2 in Maryland, No. 3 in the East and No. 29 overall among cornerbacks by Scout...Ranked No. 283 overall prospect on the Scout 300 list... Rated the No. 26 safety in the country and No. 4 player in Maryland by Rivals...Ranked the No. 10 player in Maryland, No. 40 cornerback and No. 61 prospect in the region by ESPN...Lettered in track & field three years...Had the fastest 4x400 time in the state of Maryland during the indoor season of his sophomore year. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Tariq Quinton Castro-Fields...Son of Erlinda Fields...Has one brother, Darrell...Undecided on a major...Born January 14, 1999 in Alexandria, Virginia.


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BRAILYN FRANKLIN

Quarterback | 6-2 | 211 Freshman/Freshman Saint Xavier/Cincinnati, Ohio Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Linebacker | 6-1 | 204 Freshman/Freshman Arlington, Texas/Battlefield (Va.) Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Four-year letterman for head coach Steve Specht at St. Xavier High School...Two-time team captain... Is the first player in program history to be a two-time team captain...Led the Bombers to the Division I Ohio State Championship with a double overtime win over St. Ignatius as a senior...St. X is the first 5-loss team (10-5) in OHSAA history to win a state title in any division...Guided the Bombers to three consecutive Greater Catholic South titles in three seasons as a starting quarterback...Invited to the Under Armour All-American Game and the Army All-American Game...Attended the 2017 Under Armour Game, but was unable to play due to injury...Was a 2016 Elite 11 Finalist...Named Most Accurate Passer at Elite 11 competition in June...Selected MaxPreps/JJHuddle first-team All-State in 2016...Garnered All-Greater Catholic League accolades as a junior...Earned All-City and All-District first team laurels as a senior... Tabbed Team MVP as a senior...Was 123-for-216 (56.2 percent) for 1,426 yards and nine touchdowns through the air and had 152 rushes for 571 yards and 12 scores as a senior...Accounted for 1,746 passing yards, 225 rushing yards and 18 total touchdowns (12 passing, 6 rushing) in 2015...Accumulated 832 passing yards, 314 rushing yards and 11 total touchdowns (9 passing, 2 rushing) as a sophomore... Finished career ranked fourth in St. Xavier history with 4,004 career passing yards...Broke the school record for rushing yards (1,110) and rushing touchdowns (20) by a quarterback...Is a consensus four-star prospect by all four recruiting services – 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the 80th overall prospect by ESPN...Rated as the No. 1 prospect in Ohio, No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the country and No. 4 player in the region by ESPN...Is the 11th-ranked pro-style quarterback and 18th-ranked player in the state of Ohio according to 247Sports...Ranked as the top quarterback in Ohio, No. 2 QB in the Midwest and No. 24 overall quarterback by Scout...Ranked as the No. 161 overall recruit by Rivals, as well as the No. 8 quarterback and No. 5 prospect in Ohio...Lettered in basketball as a freshman and track and field as a junior.

Two-year letterman for head coach Jared Van Acker at Battlefield High School in Virginia...Won a varsity letter as a sophomore at Bowie High School in Texas...The Bobcats went 9-3 and won the Cedar Run Conference 8 Championship in 2015...Named first-team All-State by USA Today and VHSL as a senior... Selected second-team All-State by VHSCA as a junior...Earned All-Met honors from the Washington Post in 2016...Was a two-time first-team All-NOVA Region selection in 2015 and 2016...Named 2016 Cedar Run Conference 8 Player of the Year...Claimed all-conference first team accolades in junior and senior seasons...Selected as the Battlefield High School Defensive Lineman of the Year as a junior and senior... Inducted into the Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame in 2016...Tallied 42 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, eight sacks, two blocked kicks and four forced fumbles as a senior...Had a touchdown as a wide receiver, running back, quarterback, linebacker, defensive lineman, kick returner and punt returner in 2016... Recorded 32 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, 17 sacks and three pass deflections as a junior...Rated a threestar prospect by all four major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked No. 57 at outside linebacker and No. 24 prospect in Virginia by Rivals...Ranked as the No. 67 outside linebacker and No. 29 prospect in Virginia by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 71 athlete and No. 26 prospect in Virginia by 247Sports...Ranked No. 52 at outside linebacker overall, No. 8 in the East and No. 2 in Virginia by Scout... Was a three-time letterwinner in track & field...Participated in wrestling and cross country...Won the Principal’s Award in 2015...Was a Math Award nominee in 2016.

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➤ PERSONAL Full name is Brailyn Isaiah-Lawrence Franklin...Son of LaTamra Sells and Angelic and Broderick Franklin... Has one brother, Desmond Davis, and three sisters, Keran Franklin, Kynnedi Franklin and Kai Franklin... Hobbies include snowboarding, DJing, shooting pool, dancing and drawing...Planning to major in sports psychology...Would like to become a sports psychologist after a career in the NFL...Would also like to host football camps and give back to the community...Born February 10, 1999.

Full name is Sean Burke Clifford...Son of Kelly Burke and John Clifford...Has one younger brother, Liam Clifford...Cousin, Ann White, is currently attending Penn State...Hobbies include youth quarterback training, golf and playing basketball...Intends to major in business with plans to go into sports management...Born July 14, 1998 in Barrington, Illinois.

BRELIN FAISON-WALDEN

YETUR GROSS-MATOS Defensive End | 6-5 | 242 Freshman/Freshman Spotsylvania, Va./Chancellor Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Linebacker | 6-1 | 212 Freshman/Freshman Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies ➤ HIGH SCHOOL A four-year letterman for head coaches Darryl Brown and Pat Neal at Grimsley High School...Was a team captain his junior and senior seasons...Selected for Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and helped North Carolina to a 17-10 win over South Carolina...Named to USA Today North Carolina All-State first team as a senior...Earned Metro 4-A All-Conference first team accolades as a senior...Selected as Grimsley High School team MVP as a senior...Registered 75 tackles, 5.0 sacks and one interception his senior season...Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and earned three stars from 247Sports, ESPN and Scout... Ranked No. 19 at his position and No. 5 in North Carolina by Rivals...Ranked as the second-best safety in North Carolina, 18th in the East and No. 33 in the country at safety by Scout...Ranked No. 33 at outside linebacker and No. 20 in North Carolina by 247Sports...Ranked No. 38 at safety and No. 18 in North Carolina by ESPN...Lettered in track & field and wrestling one time each. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Brelin Faison-Walden...Son of Angelia Faison and Shawn Walden...Has an older sister, Kendra Bass...Cousin, Jimmy Walden, was a running back at East Carolina in the early 1980s and was on two NFL rosters...Cousin, Keenan Allen, is a wide receiver for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers and played collegiately at the University of California-Berkeley...Hobbies include playing football...Intends on majoring in psychology with plans on working for the government...Born January 20, 1999 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman for head coach Bob Oliver at Chancellor High School... Capped his high school career by helping the Chargers go 9-3 as a senior...Selected second-team USA Today All-State as a senior... Named Conference 19-Battlefield District Defensive Player of the Year and Co-Player of the Year as a senior...Garnered Region 4A first team honors in 2016...Selected to the all-conference first team in 2015 and 2016...Named Chancellor’s defensive MVP in 2016...Logged 272 tackles, forced six fumbles and broke up five passes in three seasons for the Chargers...Registered 130 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss, as a senior...Totaled 18.5 sacks in his senior season for a combined three-year total of 37 sacks to become the career sacks leader at Chancellor...Rated as a four-star prospect by all four major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Was an ESPN300 recruit, ranking No. 247th nationally... Rated the No. 7 recruit in Virginia, No. 28 prospect in the region and the No. 17 defensive end nationally by ESPN...Ranked No. 5 in Virginia, No. 5 nationally at strong-side defensive end and No. 186 overall by 247Sports...Ranked as No. 3 in Virginia, No. 4 in the East and No. 24 overall among defensive ends by Scout...Rated No. 264 on the Scout 300 list...Rated as the No. 136 overall recruit by Rivals...Ranked as the No. 5 prospect in Virginia and No. 5 strong-side defensive end in the nation by Rivals...Also lettered in basketball and track. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Yetur Akkub Gross-Matos...Son of Sakinah and Robert Matos...Has one brother, Robby, and two sisters, Qeturah and Cristina...Hobbies include drawing and music...Has career ambitions to serve underprivileged youth in some capacity...Born February 26, 1998 in New Jersey.

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MAC HIPPENHAMMER

Wide Receiver | 5-9 | 170 Freshman/Freshman Pontiac, Mich./IMG Academy (Fla.) Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 175 Freshman/Freshman Fort Wayne, Ind./R. Nelson Snider Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Played for head coach Kevin Wright at IMG Academy in 2016...Two-year letterman at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, which is also the alma mater of Nittany Lion great Allen Robinson, in Michigan...Missed the 2016 season due to injury, but IMG Academy went 12-0 and won the national championship...Competed at The Opening in 2016...Won the MVP award at the Rivals Camp Series in 2016...Helped Orchard Lake St. Mary’s to the Division 3 State Championship in his sophomore and junior years...Guided the Eaglets to the 2014 and 2015 district and regional championships, as well as the 2015 Catholic Prep Bowl title... Earned All-State Division 3 first team accolades as a junior...Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and Scout and a three-star prospect by 247Sports...Ranked No. 55 at wide receiver and No. 58 in Florida by 247Sports...Ranked as No. 7 in Florida, No. 21 in the South and No. 54 overall among wide receivers by Scout...Ranked No. 45 at wide receiver and No. 48 in Florida by Rivals...Ranked No. 59 at wide receiver and No. 60 in Florida by ESPN...Ran track for two seasons and was the Team MVP...Earned the Screaming Eagle Award.

Four-year letterman for head coach Kurt Tippmann at Snider High School...Helped the Panthers to the league championship and an ISHAA regional title with a 12-1 record and perfect 9-0 league record... Led Snider to a 64-61 victory over New Palestine in the 2015 ISHAA State Championship game with six receptions, 190 all-purpose yards (109 rec., 71 KR, 10 PR) and a touchdown in the title contest...In 2015, the Panthers went 13-1 and won their first state championship since 1992 and second overall...Guided the Panthers to the Summit Athletic Conference championship and an ISHAA regional title with a 10-3 overall record and 6-1 mark in league play...Posted a 53-4 record in four seasons at Snider...Selected Associated Press All-State first team as a senior...Selected as an IFCA Top 50 honoree in 2015 and 2016... Named to Indiana Football Coaches Association’s first-team All-State in 2015...Was a three-time All5AC selection...Tallied 620 receiving yards, 350 rushing yards, 1,720 all-purpose yards and scored 18 total touchdowns as a senior...Returned three kickoffs and one punt for touchdowns in 2016...Had 953 receiving yards, 1,727 all-purpose yards and 13 total touchdowns in 2015...Broke the Snider High School record with 67 receptions as a junior...Registered 1,521 all-purpose as a sophomore...Finished his career with 1,788 receiving yards, 3,744 all-purpose yards and 24 total touchdowns...Broke the Snider High School career record for receptions...Rated as a three-star recruit by all four major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as No. 5 recruit in Indiana and No. 61 wide receiver overall by Rivals...Ranked as the fifth-best recruit in Indiana and No. 68 wide receiver by 247Sports...Ranked as the top wide receiver in Indiana, No. 9 in the Midwest and No. 65 wide receiver overall by Scout... Rated No. 8 player in the state of Indiana and No. 79 regional prospect by ESPN...Earned three letters for playing shortstop for the Snider baseball team...Helped the Panthers to the 2017 Class 4A sectional championship...He batted .431 with 19 runs scored and 15 stolen bases in 2017.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Kahlee Jacoby Hamler...Son of Latonya Gooding and Thomas Hamler...Has one older sister, Michelle Hamler...Hobbies include drawing...Born July 8, 1999 in Pontiac, Michigan.

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Defensive Tackle | 6-3 | 302 Freshman/Freshman Burlington, N.J./The Hun School Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Mac Elijah Hippenhammer...Son of Joan and Dave Hippenhammer...Has one brother, Alex, and one sister, Casey...Anticipating on majoring in business...Born November 5, 1998 in Virginia.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterman for head coach Todd Smith at The Hun School...Two-time team captain...Guided the Raiders to their third-straight Mid-Atlantic Prep League Championship with a perfect 8-0 record in 2016...Helped The Hun School to a perfect 8-0 record and a Mid-Atlantic Prep League title in 2015...Led the Raiders to the MAPL Championship with a 7-1 record...Went 23-1 in three seasons at The Hun School...Selected to play in for the U.S. U19 National Team at the inaugural North American Championship (formerly the International Bowl) in Orlando...Selected first-team USA Today All-State as a senior...Earned a spot on the Prep “A” All-State first team in 2014, 2015 and 2016...Named All-MidAtlantic Prep League Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Tabbed NJ.com All-Prep A Defensive Player of the Year and first team honoree as a senior...Selected to Times of Trenton All-Area first team three times...Was on the All-MAPL first team in junior and senior seasons...Named Team MVP as a senior... Recorded 59 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 14 tackles for loss with two forced fumbles as a senior...Had 39 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and three forced fumbles as a junior...Tallied 41 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, 5.0 sacks and two pass deflections as a sophomore...Returned a fumble recovery 52 yards for a touchdown in 2014...Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals and Scout and a three-star prospect by 247Sports...Ranked No. 137 overall, No. 8 at defensive tackle and No. 2 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals... Ranked No. 143 in the ESPN300...Ranked as the No. 12 defensive tackle, No. 4 prospect in New Jersey and No. 16 in region by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 32 defensive tackle and No. 13 in New Jersey by 247Sports... Ranked No. 19 at defensive tackle overall, second in the East and No. 1 in New Jersey by Scout. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Frederick Josiah Hansard...Son of Roxanne and Frederick James Hansard...Hobbies include football and basketball...Interested in majoring in communications with career aspirations to become a sports broadcaster...Born May 14, 1998 in Staten Island, New York.

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Offensive Line | 6-5 | 325 Freshman/Freshman Norristown, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman for head coach BJ Hogan at Cardinal O’Hara High School...Served as team captain in his senior year...Helped the Lions to the Catholic League Blue Division title with a 10-1 mark in his senior season...Named Pennsylvania Football News’ 2016 Class 4A Lineman of the Year...Selected to Pennsylvania Football News’ Class 4A All-State first team as a senior...Earned Pennsylvania Football Writers first-team All-State honors, as well as USA Today All-State first team accolades...Earned AllSoutheastern and All-Delco first team selections as a senior...Garnered first-team All-Philadelphia and first-team All-Catholic honors in 2016...Rated as a three-star recruit by all four major recruiting services – 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as 13th-best player in Pennsylvania and 64thbest offensive tackle by 247Sports...Rated as the No. 14 player in Pennsylvania, No. 94 prospect in the region and No. 62 offensive tackle by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 2 offensive tackle in Pennsylvania, the No. 14 offensive tackle in the East and No. 107 overall at position by Scout...Ranked as the No. 16 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Played basketball for the Lions...Named to the Cardinal O’Hara honor roll. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Gillis Desmond Holmes...Son of Deborah Walker-Holmes and G. Lee Holmes Jr....Has one brother, J. Lee Holmes...Hobbies are hanging out with friends and playing basketball...Planning to pursue a career in the financial field...Born July 28, 1999.

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NITTANY LION NEWCOMERS DONOVAN JOHNSON

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MIKE MIRANDA

Cornerback | 5-9 | 175 Freshman/Freshman Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Offensive Line | 6-3 | 291 Freshman/Freshman Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Four-year letterman for head coach Thomas Wilcher at Cass Tech High School...Named team captain in 2016...Helped the Technicians to a perfect 14-0 record and the MHSAA Division I Championship in his senior season...Guided the Technicians to three city titles, four consecutive district and regional titles... Led Cass Tech to a 50-5 record in four seasons...Selected as a 2016 Army All-American...Had one tackle for the East squad in the Army All-American Game...Selected first-team USA Today All-State in 2016... Selected to the Detroit News All-State Dream Team as a senior...Named the captain of the Detroit Free Press All-Division I team in 2016...Named Associated Press All-State honorable mention as a specialist in 2016...Earned first-team All-Region, All-District and All-Conference honors in his senior year...Garnered second-team All-City and All-Conference accolades in his junior season...Earned back-to-back Cass Tech MVP honors in 2015 and 2016...Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and Scout and a three-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN...Ranked as the No. 18 player in Michigan and No. 78 cornerback in the country by ESPN...Rated as a the seventh-ranked player in Michigan and 34th-ranked cornerback in the country by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 224 overall recruit by Rivals, as well as No. 4 prospect in Michigan and No. 18 in the country among cornerbacks...Rated No. 2 in Michigan, No. 3 in the Midwest and No. 37 overall among cornerbacks by Scout...Earned four varsity letters in track and field...Received All-State honors in the 4x100 in 2015 and 2016 and in the 4x200 in 2016.

Four-year letterman for head coach Mark Nori at Stow-Munroe High School...Was a team captain his senior year...Helped Stow-Munroe Falls to a 10-2 record and a state playoff appearance as a senior... Guided the Bulldogs to a 13-1 record and a bid in the state semifinals as a junior...Had a 41-7 record in four years of high school football...Selected as Offensive Player of the Year in the Suburban League as a senior...Earned All-State first team honors as a senior and second team accolades as a junior...Was named Beacon Journal Top 25 in 2015 and 2016...Selected All-Ohio Inland Division first team as a junior and senior and was a second team choice as a sophomore...Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and a three-star prospect by 247Sports, Rivals and Scout...Ranked No. 277 among the ESPN300...Rated as the 10th-ranked player in Ohio and 21st-ranked offensive guard by ESPN...Ranked No. 4 at center and No. 20 in Ohio by 247Sports...Ranked as No. 6 in Ohio, No. 12 in the Midwest and No. 40 in the country among offensive guards by Scout...Ranked No. 19 in the country at offensive guard and No. 15 in Ohio by Rivals... Played baseball as a freshman and sophomore...Was a letterman on the basketball team as a freshman.

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➤ PERSONAL Full name is Michael Ray Miranda...Son of Teresa and Raymond Miranda...Has one brother, Chris... Hobbies include video games and cooking...Intends on majoring in business management...Born March 14, 1999.

Full name is Donovan Ivan Johnson...Son of Evangeline and Darryl Johnson...Has one brother, Darrell... Hobbies are football and track...Undecided on a major...Born April 8, 1999 in Livonia, Michigan.

ROBBIE MARTIN

CAM SULLIVAN-BROWN Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 191 Freshman/Freshman Bowie, Md./Saint Vincent Pallotti Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Offensive Line | 6-4 | 280 Freshman/Freshman Sparta, N.J./Saint Joseph Regional Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-year letterman for head coach Augie Hoffmann at Saint Joseph Regional High School...Played on the East team in the 2016 Blue/Grey All-American Bowl in Dallas Texas...Helped the Green Knights to a 9-2 record and the NJSIAA Non-Public Group III Championship in 2016...Saint Joseph’s finished No. 1 in New Jersey, No. 6 in the East and No. 18 in the country according to HSFB America...Had a combined 26-9 record in four seasons...Named to NJ.com’s second-team All-State as a senior...Selected second-team USA Today All-State in 2016...Garnered second-team All-Region accolades in 2016...Collected first-team All-North Jersey Super Football Conference honors in 2016...Was a three-time all-conference first team selection...Registered 16 pancake blocks in seven games as a senior...Ranked as a three-star recruit by all four major recruiting services – 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as the No. 18 overall prospect in New Jersey and the No. 48 offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports...Rated as the No. 63 offensive tackle, No. 95 regional prospect and No. 20 player in New Jersey by ESPN...Ranked as No. 1 in New Jersey, No. 6 in the East and No. 53 overall among offensive guards by Scout...Rated No. 20 among prospects in New Jersey and No. 39 offensive guard overall by Rivals. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Robert Francis Martin...Son of Jacqueline Allen and Gregory Martin...Has one older sister, Marissa...Hobbies include fishing...Considering a career in law enforcement...Born October 26, 1998 in New Jersey.

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterman for head coach Ian Thomas at Saint Vincent Pallotti High School...Served as team captain during senior season...Led the Panthers to a 10-2 mark in his senior season on the way to an MIAA “B” Championship...Guided Pallotti to a 10-3 record and an MIAA “C” Championship as a sophomore...Garnered USA Today All-State second team honors as a senior...Earned All-Maryland second team honors as a sophomore...Garnered Baltimore Sun All-Metro first team accolades in 2016...Claimed all-conference first team honors in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons...Named to the Prince George’s Sentinel second team in 2014 and the Baltimore All-Metro first team in 2016...Invited to the Maryland Crab Bowl and the Big 33 Football Classic...Owns the school career record for receptions and receiving yards, totaling 149 catches and 2,846 yards in four seasons...Rated as a three-star recruit by all four major recruiting services – 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Is the 10th-ranked player in the state of Maryland and the No. 68 wide receiver in the class by Rivals...Ranked as No. 1 in Maryland, No. 5 in the East and No. 90 overall among wide receivers by Scout...Ranked as the No. 12 player in Maryland and No. 87 prospect in the region by ESPN...Rated as the No. 12 player in Maryland and No. 83 wide receiver by 247Sports...On track to graduate Saint Vincent Pallotti with high honors. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Cameron Sullivan-Brown...Son of Linda Esquivel and Roderick Brown...Has one brother, Roderick...Hobbies include basketball and video games...Intends to major in broadcast journalism... Plans to pursue a career in radio or television...Born December 13, 1998.

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LAMONT WADE

Safety | 5-11 | 191 Freshman/Freshman Ottawa, Ontario/Episcopal (Va.) Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Cornerback | 5-9 | 193 Freshman/Freshman Clairton, Pa./Clairton Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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A two-time letterwinner for head coach Panos Voulgaris at Episcopal High School in Virginia...Named team captain as a senior in 2016...Helped lead the Maroon to an 8-1 mark and the outright Interstate Athletic Conference Championship in 2016...Guided Episcopal to the IAC crown in 2015 with a 7-1-1 record...Earned All-State first team honors as a junior and a senior...Selected first-team USA Today AllState as a senior...Selected as the 2016 Interstate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year... Garnered first-team All-IAC accolades as a junior and a senior...Named second-team All-Met by The Washington Post as a senior...Participated in The Opening regional in Washington D.C....Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals and Scout, and a three-star prospect by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 12 prospect in the state of Virginia, No. 37 player in the region and No. 23 safety by ESPN...Named as the No. 27 defensive back and the No. 12 overall prospect in Virginia in the nation by Rivals...Ranked No. 152 in the Scout 300 list...Ranked as No. 2 in Virginia, No. 3 in the East and No. 16 overall among safeties by Scout... Rated the No. 19 prospect in Virginia and No. 50 safety in the 2017 class by 247Sports.

A four-time letterwinner for head coach Wayne Wade at the Clairton High School...Two-time team captain...Led the Bears to the Pennsylvania State Championship game with a 14-1 record as a senior... Returned interceptions for touchdowns in three consecutive playoff games to lead the Bears to the 2016 WPIAL Championship...Guided Clairton to three consecutive WPIAL titles...Posted a 51-5 record in four seasons in high school...Participated in the 2017 Under Armour All-American game...Was selected as a captain of Team Armour...Invited to the 2017 Army All-American game...Participated in The Opening...Named 2016 Gatorade Player of the Year in Pennsylvania...Is a finalist for Pennsylvania’s 2016 Mr. Football Class 1A-3A...Selected as the 2016 Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class A Player of the Year...Named Pittsburgh Post-Gazette WPIAL Co-Player of the Year...Earned a spot on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Fabulous 22 team...Selected All-State first team for three consecutive seasons...Named USA Today All-State first team as a senior...Selected Pennsylvania Football News’ Class 1A Offensive Player of the Year...Named to Pennsylvania Football News’ Class 1A All-State first team on offense...Was a three-time All-Region first team choice his final three years and was a second team selection as a freshman...Ran for 2,368 yards and 40 touchdowns as a running back and grabbed four interceptions as a cornerback in his senior season...Was tied for eighth in the state in scoring with 192 points as a senior...Finished his career with 7,079 rushing yards, which is third in WPIAL history, and a WPIAL-record 117 career touchdowns...Had 14 career interceptions...Rated a five-star prospect by Rivals and Scout and four-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN...Ranked No. 11 in the country by Rivals...Rated as the No. 1 cornerback in the 2017 recruiting class, as well as the No. 1 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals... Ranked No. 17 overall, No. 3 cornerback and No. 1 in Pennsylvania in the 2017 class by Scout...Ranked No. 85 overall, No. 11 at cornerback and No. 3 in Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Ranked 112th among the ESPN300...Rated as the fourth-ranked player in Pennsylvania, 12th-ranked prospect in the region and 10th-ranked cornerback by ESPN...Multi-sport athlete, participating in basketball, baseball and track and field for two seasons apiece...Was the 2016 WPIAL long jump champion...Helped the Bears to the Eastern A Championship in basketball in 2016.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Jonathan Anthony Sutherland...Son of Sylvie and Everton Sutherland...Has one brother, Liam...Hobbies include snowboarding...Plans to major in business...Has aspirations of being the CEO of a company...Born on August 9, 1998 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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➤ PERSONAL Full name is Lamont Carlton Wade...Son of Joy and Carlton Wade Sr....Has one older brother, Carlton Wade Jr., and one younger sister, Iyanna...Cousin, Courtney Fisher, attends Penn State...Hobbies include playing and listening to music...Born January 14, 1999 in Clairton, Pennsylvania.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Christopher Neal Thorpe Jr....Son of Nikki and Chris Thorpe...Has one sister, Christin, and one brother, Niko...Father, Chris Thorpe, played for the Nittany Lion football team from 1985-88 as a linebacker and halfback...Brother, Niko Thorpe, plays football at Fordham...Cousin, Geno Thorpe, played basketball for one season at Penn State and is currently playing for South Florida...Cousins, Summer and Aja Thorpe, run track at Notre Dame and Yale, respectively...Cousin, LaRue Bradley, played football at Trinity...Planning to major in history or political science...Intends to pursue a career in the field of law... Born March 3, 1999 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lamont Wade was an early enrollee for the Nittany Lions. He is one of four Mr. PA Football award winners on the team, joining Saquon Barkley, Miles Sanders and Michael Shuster.

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CAREER AT A GLANCE • Franklin enters his seventh year as a collegiate head coach, leading his first six squads to a bowl game with victories in three. • Franklin is one of 12 current FBS head coaches to lead his teams to a bowl game in each of his first six seasons as a head coach. • He owns a 49-30 career record, with five consecutive winning seasons. • Franklin has led his teams to one Top 10 finish (Penn State) and three Top 25 finishes (2 at Vanderbilt; 1 at Penn State). • Franklin has 22 years of coaching experience at the collegiate and NFL level. • In his first six years as a head coach, Franklin mentored 44 players that have gone on to the NFL ranks. • Franklin has secured Top 25 recruiting classes each of his last five seasons, including backto-back Top 20 classes at Penn State. NITTANY LIONS ON THE FIELD • Franklin was named the 16th head football coach in the storied history of the Nittany Lion program on January 11, 2014. • The Nittany Lions surged in 2016, winning nine consecutive games en route to the Big Ten Championship, a Rose Bowl berth and an 11-3 overall record. • Penn State finished the season ranked No. 5 in the College Football Playoff rankings and No. 7 in the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls. It was Penn State’s highest finish in the polls since 2005. • The Nittany Lions claimed their fourth overall Big Ten Championship and first outright title since 1994 with a thrilling 38-31 comeback win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game. • In 2016, Franklin was honored as the Sporting News National Coach of the Year and the Woody Hayes National Coach of the Year, as well as the Dave McLain Big Ten Coach of the Year and Associated Press Big Ten Coach of the Year. • Franklin was also a finalist for the Paul “Bear” Bryant, Eddie Robinson and Associated Press National Coach of the Year awards. • The 2016 season brought record-breaking performances from the Nittany Lions as the offense set marks for total offense (6,056), passing yards (3,650), points scored (526) and double-digit comeback wins (4). • The Nittany Lions’ +14.4 scoring improvement in 2016 ranked fourth in FBS and second among Autonomy 5 schools. • Sophomore running back Saquon Barkley was selected as the Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Running Back of the Year and Chicago Tribune Silver Football winner for the conference’s top player. He is the fourth Nittany Lion to win the Silver Football and first since 2009. • First-year starting quarterback Trace McSorley was named the Grange-Griffin Big Ten Championship Game MVP, as well as earning Maxwell Club Tri-State Player of the Year and All-Big Ten second team honors. He was the first Penn State quarterback to win allconference honors since Daryll Clark in 2009.

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• Not to be outdone, the Nittany Lion defense finished seventh in FBS in tackles for loss (8.1) and 19th in sacks (2.86). • Penn State posted back-to-back 40-sack seasons for the first time since 2005-07. • Franklin guided the Nittany Lions to a 7-6 record in 2015 and a berth in the TaxSlayer Bowl. • Under Franklin’s tutelage, Carl Nassib claimed a trio of national awards – Lombardi Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy and Ted Hendricks Award – and became Penn State’s 13th unanimous Consensus All-American. • Nassib also led the nation in sacks with a school-record 15.5 in 2015. • The 2015 season also saw Christian Hackenberg break every Penn State career passing record, including passing yards, passing touchdowns and completions, and true freshman Saquon Barkley break the freshman season rushing record with a 1,000-yard campaign. • Barkley was named the Big Ten Network’s Freshman of the Year and claimed second team All-Big Ten honors, while wide receiver Chris Godwin (second team) and defensive tackles Austin Johnson (second team) and Anthony Zettel (third team) also earned All-Big Ten accolades. • Franklin’s first season was bookended with a pair of thrilling victories for the Nittany Lions. The Penn State head coach’s inaugural season began with a final-play 26-24 victory over UCF in Dublin, Ireland in Penn State’s first-ever international game and ended with a 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). • Franklin guided the Nittany Lions to a 4-0 start, joining Harlow as the only first-year Penn State coaches to win their initial four games. • In Franklin’s first season at Penn State, he helped Mike Hull to the Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year award to carry on the “Linebacker U” tradition. • Zettel earned All-Big Ten first team honors, while receiver DaeSean Hamilton garnered All-Big Ten second team accolades after pulling in 82 catches for 899 yards. NITTANY LIONS IN THE CLASSROOM • Tyler Yazujian collected a berth on the CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team in 2016 after an appearance on the second team in 2015. • The 2015 fall semester saw the Nittany Lions post a record 56 squad members with at least a 3.0 grade-point average (GPA), marking the fifth consecutive semester (including summer sessions) the Nittany Lions have had more than 50 student-athletes with a 3.0 GPA or better. • The 56 Nittany Lions with a 3.0 GPA or higher surpasses the mark of 55 set by the 2008 fall semester for the most 3.0 students in a semester in football program history. • Additionally, 22 Nittany Lions earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition in 2015.


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• The Class of 2016 at Penn State finished in the Top 20, ranking as high as 18th by ESPN, and featured a pair of five-star recruits. • In 2016, Franklin secured the No. 1 player in the state of Pennsylvania (Sanders) for the first time since Jared Odrick (2006). • The Nittany Lions laid claim to the No. 1 running back in the state of Pennsylvania in 2015 (Saquon Barkley) and 2016 (Sanders). • 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. • Franklin and his staff organized a Top 25 recruiting class in short order after being hired at Penn State in January 2014. • While at Vanderbilt, Franklin assembled a recruiting class that finished as high as 19th in 2014. • In each of his three seasons in Nashville, Franklin signed classes that finished in the Top 50 nationally. Prior to Franklin’s arrival, the Commodores average class rank was 64.6 since 2000 (based on 247Sports composite).

• A total of 23 Nittany Lions posted a 3.5 GPA or higher in the 2015 fall semester, with 19 earning Dean’s List recognition for having 3.5 GPA or higher with 12 credits earned in undergraduate work. • The Nittany Lion freshmen were impressive in the 2015 fall semester with 14 posting a 3.0 or higher. • During Franklin’s first fall semester on campus, the football student-athletes set program records with 25 student-athletes earning Dean’s List recognition (3.5 GPA) and 57 players owning a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher after the 2014 fall semester. • Additionally, 51 squad members compiled at least a 3.0 GPA in the fall of 2014, the thirdhighest 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. NITTANY LIONS IN THE COMMUNITY • In the last three years, the Nittany Lions have completed more than 6,100 hours of community service. • The Nittany Lions’ community service activities include: Uplifting Athletes, THON, Pennsylvania Special Olympics Summer Games, State College Area Food Bank and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital visits. • The football team’s 2,100 hours of community service in 2014-15 equated to nearly 40 percent of the 5,300 community service hours by Penn State student-athletes. • The engaging and enthusiastic Franklin is a popular speaker and media interview subject. 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 in 2013 and 2014. In 2015, Franklin joined the FOX studio crew for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage of the Big Ten Championship Game. • In February 2015, 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 ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols. RECRUITING SUCCESS • Franklin’s recruiting classes in the last three years have been ranked an average of 17.0, which is a significant jump from the 40.8 average from 2012-14. • Fifty-six of the 91 signees under Franklin are from within a 350-mile radius of State College. • In 2017, the newest set of Nittany Lions finished in the Top 15 in the country, ranking as high as 12th by Rivals. • The 3.57 average star ranking for the 2017 class was the highest since 2010 (3.89) according to Scout. • Penn State signed Rivals No. 1 Pennsylvania recruit in back-to-back years (2017 – Lamont Wade; 2016 – Miles Sanders) for the first time since 2004 (Anthony Morelli) and 2005 (Justin King).

HELPING THE COMMODORES GET THEIR WINGS • Franklin directed Vanderbilt to consecutive Top 25 finishes for the first time in the 124-year history of the program (No. 23/24 – 2013 & No. 23/20 – 2012). • The Commodores finished 23rd in the final 2012 Associated Press poll, marking their 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.

THE FRANKLIN FILE 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 COACHING CAREER RECORD: Year School Record Conference Finish Bowl 2011 Vanderbilt 6-7 T-4th (East) Liberty: Lost to Cincinnati, 31-24 2012 Vanderbilt 9-4 4th (East) Music City: Beat N.C. State, 38-24 2013 Vanderbilt 9-4 4th (East) BBVA Compass: Beat Houston, 41-24 2014 Penn State 7-6 6th (East) Pinstripe: Beat Boston College, 31-30 (OT) 2015 Penn State 7-6 4th (East) TaxSlayer: Lost to Georgia, 24-17 2016 Penn State 11-3 T-1st (East); B1G Champions Rose: Lost to USC, 52-49 Totals 49-30 1 B1G Championship Bowls: Won 3, Lost 3

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• 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 guided the Commodores to a 6-6 regular-season record and earned a berth in the Liberty Bowl during his first season after inheriting a Vanderbilt team that finished 2-10 in both 2009 and 2010, including a combined 1-15 SEC mark. • 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, and a berth in the Music City Bowl, which VU defeated N.C. State, 38-24. • 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. • Franklin was among five finalists for the Bear Bryant National Coach of the Year award in 2012. • Stacy became the first player in Vanderbilt history to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons, gaining 1,141 yards to finish his career with a school-record 3,143 yards and 30 rushing touchdowns. • Wide receiver Jordan Matthews broke the Vanderbilt season receiving record with 1,363 yards on 94 catches. • 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 program history, winning in Gainesville and Knoxville. • Franklin helped Matthews develop into a two-time All-American and the SEC’s career leader in receptions (262) and receiving yardage (3,759). 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. RISING UP THE RANKS • 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.) University 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.

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• 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. PLAYING CAREER • 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 was inducted into the East Stroudsburg Athletics Hall of Fame October 15, 2016. PERSONAL • 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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2013 6-7, 2-6 (T-4th SEC)

S 9 S 10 S 17 S 24 O 8 O 15 O 22 O 29 N 5 N 12 N 19 N 26

at Elon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 45-24 Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 24-21 Mississippi* . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 30-7 at South Carolina [12]* . L . . . . . . . . . . . 3-21 at Alabama [2]* . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 0-34 Georgia* . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 28-33 Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 44-21 Arkansas [8]* . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 28-31 at Florida* . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 21-26 Kentucky* . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 38-8 at Tennessee* . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . 21-27 (OT) Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 41-7 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tenn.) D 31 Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 24-31 SEC: Tied for third in East Division

2012

9-4, 5-3 (4th SEC)

S 3 S 10 S 17 S 24 O 8 O 15 O 22 O 29 N 5 N 12 N 19 N 26

South Carolina [9]* . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 13-17 at Northwestern . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 13-23 Presbyterian . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 58-0 at Georgia [5]* . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 3-48 at Missouri* . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 19-15 Florida [4]* . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 17-31 Auburn* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 17-13 UMass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 49-7 at Kentucky* . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 40-0 at Mississippi* . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 27-26 Tennessee* . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 41-18 at Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 55-21 Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tenn.) D 31 [23] NC State . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 38-24 SEC: Fourth in East Division

9-4, 4-4 (T-4th SEC)

A 29 Mississippi* . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 35-39 S 7 Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 38-3 S 14 at South Carolina* . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 25-35 S 21 at UMass . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 24-7 S 28 UAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 52-24 O 5 Missouri* . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 28-51 O 19 Georgia [15]* . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 31-27 O 26 at Texas A&M [16]* . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 24-56 N 9 at Florida* . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 34-17 N 16 Kentucky* . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 22-6 N 23 at Tennessee* . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 14-10 N 30 Wake Forest . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 23-21 BBVA Compass Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.) J 4 Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 41-24 SEC: Tied for fourth in East Division

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2015

S 5 at Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 10-27 S 12 Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 27-14 S 19 Rutgers* . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 28-3 S 26 San Diego State . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 37-21 O 3 Army . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 20-14 O 10 Indiana* . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 29-7 O 17 at Ohio State [1]* . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 10-38 O 24 Maryland* . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 31-30 (Baltimore, M&T Bank Stadium) O 31 Illinois* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 39-0 N 7 at Northwestern [21]* . . L . . . . . . . . . . 21-23 N 21 Michigan [13]* . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 16-28 N 28 at Michigan State* . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 16-55 TaxSlayer Bowl (Jacksonville, Fla.) J 2 Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 17-24 Big Ten: Fourth in East Division

2016 7-6, 4-4 (3rd B1G)

Croke Park Classic (Dublin, Ireland) A 30 UCF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 26-24 S 6 Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 21-3 S 13 at Rutgers* . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-10 S 20 UMass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 48-7 S 27 Northwestern* . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 6-29 O 11 at Michigan* . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 13-18 O 25 Ohio State [13]* . . . . . . . L . . . . . 24-31 (2OT) N 1 Maryland* . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 19-20 N 8 at Indiana* . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7 N 15 Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 30-13 N 22 at Illinois* . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 14-16 N 29 Michigan State* . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 10-34 Pinstripe Bowl (New York, N.Y.) D 27 Boston College . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . 31-30 (OT) Big Ten: Third in Leaders Division

7-6, 4-4 (4th B1G)

11-3, 8-1 (1st B1G)

S 3 Kent State . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 33-13 S 10 at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 39-42 S 17 Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 34-27 S 24 at Michigan* [4] . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 10-49 O 1 Minnesota* . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . 29-26 (OT) O 8 Maryland* . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 38-14 O 22 Ohio State* [2] . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 24-21 O 29 [24] at Purdue* . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 62-24 N 5 [20] Iowa* . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 41-14 N 12 [12] at Indiana* . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 45-31 N 19 [9] at Rutgers* . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 39-0 N 26 [8] Michigan State* . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 45-12 Big Ten Championship Game (Indianapolis, Ind.) D 3 [8] vs. Wisconsin [6] . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 38-31 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, Calif.) J 2 [5] vs. USC [9] . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 49-52 Big Ten: Tied for first in East Division Final Rankings: CFP 5th, AP 7th, Coaches 7th

FRANKLIN RECORDS VS. OPPONENTS Akron Alabama Arkansas Army Auburn Austin Peay Boston College Buffalo Cincinnati Connecticut Elon

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Florida Georgia Houston Illinois Indiana Iowa Kent State Kentucky Maryland Michigan Michigan State

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Minnesota Mississippi Missouri NC State Northwestern Ohio State Pittsburgh Presbyterian Purdue Rutgers San Diego State

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South Carolina Temple Tennessee Texas A&M UAB UCF UMass USC Wake Forest Wisconsin Total

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COACHING STAFF STATISTICAL HIGHS & LOWS UNDER JAMES FRANKLIN Penn State Total Offense Highs 599....................................................Iowa, 2016 549........................................... at Rutgers, 2016 524............................................ Maryland, 2016 511.................................................vs. UCF, 2014 511................................................ Purdue, 2016 471............................................... Rutgers, 2015 471...........................................Minnesota, 2016 465................................................ vs. USC, 2016 464................................................. UMass, 2014 463....................................Michigan State, 2016

Opponent First Down Lows 5............................................... at Rutgers, 2016 8....................................................Temple, 2014 11...................................................vs. UCF, 2014 11.............................................. Maryland, 2016 12...........................................at Michigan, 2014 12...................................................Illinois, 2015 13................................................... UMass, 2014 13............................................. at Indiana, 2014 13.........................................San Diego St., 2015 13..................................................Temple, 2016

Penn State Rushing Attempts Lows 22......................................Michigan State, 2014 22...............................................Michigan, 2015 25........................................Northwestern, 2014 27.............................................. at Temple, 2015 28...................................................vs. UCF, 2014 28...........................................at Michigan, 2016 28.............................................Minnesota, 2016 29.................................vs. Boston College, 2014 29.........................................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 30....................................at Northwestern, 2015

Opponent Passing Attempt Highs 55.................................................. Purdue, 2016 54.................................................. vs. USC, 2016 46....................................................Akron, 2014 46......................................Michigan State, 2016 44...................................................Illinois, 2015 43............................................. Ohio State, 2016 42...............................................at Illinois, 2014 42................................................. Rutgers, 2015 41.............................................Minnesota, 2016 41............................................. at Indiana, 2016

Opponent Total Offense Highs 575................................................ vs. USC, 2016 515.........................................at Michigan, 2016 469...........................................Minnesota, 2016 466....................................... vs. Maryland, 2015 454........................................... at Indiana, 2016 436................................at Michigan State, 2015 432..................................................at Pitt, 2016 429....................................... at Ohio State, 2015 415.......................................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 413........................................... Ohio State, 2016

Penn State Rushing Yardage Highs 372............................................ Maryland, 2016 359....................................................Iowa, 2016 340........................................... at Rutgers, 2016 330............................................... Rutgers, 2015 257................................................ Purdue, 2016 254................................................Temple, 2014 228................................................. UMass, 2014 211................................................ vs. USC, 2016 200................................................ Buffalo, 2015 195....................................... at Ohio State, 2015

Penn State Total Offense Lows 180............................................ at Temple, 2015 191.........................................at Michigan, 2016 207.............................................Michigan, 2015 214.........................................at Michigan, 2014 219............................................ Maryland, 2014 233....................................Michigan State, 2014 240........................................... Ohio State, 2014 264................................................... Army, 2015 265.............................................at Illinois, 2014 266......................................Northwestern, 2014

Opponent Rushing Yardage Highs 341..................................................at Pitt, 2016 326.........................................at Michigan, 2016 315....................................... at Ohio State, 2015 285...............................vs. Boston College, 2014 261................................................... Army, 2015 241....................................... vs. Maryland, 2015 241.......................................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 228...........................................Minnesota, 2016 227..................................at Northwestern, 2015 219........................................... Ohio State, 2014

Opponent Rushing Attempts Lows 20..................................................Temple, 2014 25....................................................Akron, 2014 26.................................................. Purdue, 2016 26......................................................Iowa, 2016 27...............................................at Illinois, 2014 27...................................................Illinois, 2015 28................................................... UMass, 2014 28............................................. vs. Temple, 2016 29...................................................vs. UCF, 2014 30.............................................. Maryland, 2014 30...............................................Michigan, 2015

Penn State Passing Attempt Lows 13......................................... at Ohio State, 2015 16...............................................at Illinois, 2014 18......................................................Iowa, 2016 19................................................. Rutgers, 2015 19..................................................... Army, 2015 19.............................................. Maryland, 2016 23............................................. Ohio State, 2016 24..................................................Temple, 2016 24......................................Michigan State, 2016 25.............................................. at Temple, 2015 25.................................................. Purdue, 2016

Opponent Total Offense Lows 87............................................. at Rutgers, 2016 167.................................................Illinois, 2015 194............................................ Maryland, 2014 221........................................... at Indiana, 2014 234............................................... Indiana, 2015 234....................................................Iowa, 2016 242.......................................San Diego St., 2015 246.................................................vs. UCF, 2014 248................................................Temple, 2014 256.........................................at Michigan, 2014

Penn State Rushing Yardage Lows 16............................................. Ohio State, 2014 38......................................Michigan State, 2014 42.............................................. Maryland, 2014 48.......................................... at Maryland, 2015 50........................................Northwestern, 2014 51.........................................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 54...........................................at Michigan, 2014 57...................................................vs. UCF, 2014 64............................................. at Rutgers, 2014 70...............................................Michigan, 2015 70...........................................at Michigan, 2016

Penn State Passing Yardage Highs 454.................................................vs. UCF, 2014 386....................................Michigan State, 2016 384.......................................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 371...............................vs. Boston College, 2014 335...........................................Minnesota, 2016 332..................................................at Pitt, 2016 332........................................... at Indiana, 2016 328.......................................San Diego St., 2015 319..................................................Akron, 2014 315....................................... vs. Maryland, 2015

Opponent Passing Attempt Lows 1....................................................... Army, 2015 15....................................................at Pitt, 2016 16.............................................. Maryland, 2016 17............................................. at Rutgers, 2016 19............................................. Ohio State, 2014 19......................................... at Ohio State, 2015 20.................................vs. Boston College, 2014 21.............................................. at Temple, 2015 21.........................................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 22...................................................vs. UCF, 2014

Opponent Passing Yardage Highs 453................................................ vs. USC, 2016 344........................................... at Indiana, 2016 295................................................ Purdue, 2016 286........................................... vs. Temple, 2016 263................................................. UMass, 2014 258......................................Northwestern, 2014 256.............................................Michigan, 2015 251............................................... Rutgers, 2015 248................................at Michigan State, 2015 245........................................... Ohio State, 2016

Penn State Passing Completion Highs 34.................................vs. Boston College, 2014 32...................................................vs. UCF, 2014 31............................................. Ohio State, 2014 27..................................at Michigan State, 2015 25............................................. at Rutgers, 2014 24....................................................at Pitt, 2016 22....................................................Akron, 2014 22........................................Northwestern, 2014 22.........................................San Diego St., 2015 22................................................. Indiana, 2015 22...................................................Illinois, 2015 22....................................at Northwestern, 2015 22............................................ vs. Georgia, 2015 22.........................................vs. Wisconsin, 2016

Penn State First Down Highs 28.............................................. Maryland, 2016 27....................................................Akron, 2014 25.................................vs. Boston College, 2014 25............................................. at Rutgers, 2016 24...................................................vs. UCF, 2014 24.................................................. Purdue, 2016 24......................................................Iowa, 2016 23................................................... UMass, 2014 23...................................................Illinois, 2015 23.................................................. vs. USC, 2016 Opponent First Down Highs 33.................................................. vs. USC, 2016 31.............................................Minnesota, 2016 26......................................Michigan State, 2016 25......................................... at Ohio State, 2015 25...........................................at Michigan, 2016 24..................................at Michigan State, 2015 22....................................at Northwestern, 2015 22.........................................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 21......................................... vs. Maryland, 2015 20................................................. Rutgers, 2015 20.................................................. Purdue, 2016 20............................................. at Indiana, 2016 Penn State First Down Lows 9................................................ at Temple, 2015 12..................................................... Army, 2015 12...........................................at Michigan, 2016 13............................................. Ohio State, 2016 14........................................Northwestern, 2014 14......................................... at Ohio State, 2015 14...............................................Michigan, 2015 15............................................. at Indiana, 2014 15...............................................at Illinois, 2014 15.................................................. Buffalo, 2015

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Opponent Rushing Yardage Lows 3..................................................... UMass, 2014 24...................................................vs. UCF, 2014 30......................................................Iowa, 2016 33.............................................. Maryland, 2014 37...................................................Illinois, 2015 38............................................. vs. Temple, 2016 39............................................. at Rutgers, 2016 43................................................. Rutgers, 2015 46.................................................. Purdue, 2016 61..................................................Temple, 2014

Penn State Passing Yardage Lows 93...............................................at Illinois, 2014 103............................................ at Temple, 2015 112................................................Temple, 2014 120....................................... at Ohio State, 2015 121.........................................at Michigan, 2016 128................................................ Buffalo, 2015 137.............................................Michigan, 2015 141............................................... Rutgers, 2015 152............................................ Maryland, 2016 154........................................... Ohio State, 2016

Penn State Rushing Attempts Highs 62.............................................. Maryland, 2016 52......................................................Iowa, 2016 49............................................. at Rutgers, 2016 47..................................................Temple, 2014 47...............................................at Illinois, 2014 45................................................... UMass, 2014 45............................................. at Indiana, 2016 41.............................................. Maryland, 2014 41................................................. Rutgers, 2015 40......................................... at Ohio State, 2015

Opponent Passing Yardage Lows 32..................................................... Army, 2015 48............................................. at Rutgers, 2016 68............................................. at Indiana, 2014 74............................................. Ohio State, 2014 91....................................................at Pitt, 2016 97.................................vs. Boston College, 2014 100............................................ Maryland, 2016 114....................................... at Ohio State, 2015 129........................................... Kent State, 2016 130.................................................Illinois, 2015

Opponent Rushing Attempts Highs 57............................................. Ohio State, 2014 56....................................................at Pitt, 2016 55..................................................... Army, 2015 50......................................... at Ohio State, 2015 49...........................................at Michigan, 2016 49.........................................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 48......................................... vs. Maryland, 2015 48.............................................Minnesota, 2016 47....................................at Northwestern, 2015 46.................................vs. Boston College, 2014

Penn State Passing Attempt Highs 50............................................. Ohio State, 2014 50.................................vs. Boston College, 2014 47...................................................vs. UCF, 2014 47..................................at Michigan State, 2015 46........................................Northwestern, 2014 45......................................Michigan State, 2014 44............................................. at Rutgers, 2014 42.............................................. Maryland, 2014 42............................................ vs. Georgia, 2015 42.............................................Minnesota, 2016

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Opponent Passing Completion Highs 36.................................................. Purdue, 2016 33.................................................. vs. USC, 2016 28............................................. Ohio State, 2016 27................................................. Rutgers, 2015 26...............................................at Illinois, 2014 25...............................................Michigan, 2015 25..................................................Temple, 2016 25......................................Michigan State, 2016 24....................................................Akron, 2014 24.................................................. Buffalo, 2015 24.............................................Minnesota, 2016 24............................................. at Indiana, 2016 Penn State Passing Completion Lows 7........................................... at Ohio State, 2015 8.................................................at Illinois, 2014 8............................................... Ohio State, 2016 10................................................. Rutgers, 2015 10..................................................... Army, 2015 10.............................................. Maryland, 2016 11.............................................. at Temple, 2015 11......................................................Iowa, 2016 12............................................. at Indiana, 2014 12..................................................Temple, 2014

Opponent Passing Completion Lows 1....................................................... Army, 2015 7............................................... at Rutgers, 2016 10.........................................San Diego St., 2015 10.............................................. Maryland, 2016 11.................................vs. Boston College, 2014 11....................................................at Pitt, 2016 12...................................................vs. UCF, 2014 12............................................. Ohio State, 2014 12............................................ vs. Georgia, 2015 13............................................. at Indiana, 2014 13......................................Michigan State, 2014 13......................................... at Ohio State, 2015 Penn State Scoring Highs 62.................................................. Purdue, 2016 49.................................................. vs. USC, 2016 45............................................. at Indiana, 2016 45......................................Michigan State, 2016 41......................................................Iowa, 2016 39...................................................Illinois, 2015 39....................................................at Pitt, 2016 39............................................. at Rutgers, 2016 38.............................................. Maryland, 2016 38.........................................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 Opponent Scoring Highs 55..................................at Michigan State, 2015 52.................................................. vs. USC, 2016 49...........................................at Michigan, 2016 42....................................................at Pitt, 2016 38......................................... at Ohio State, 2015 34......................................Michigan State, 2014 31............................................. Ohio State, 2014 31............................................. at Indiana, 2016 31.........................................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 30.................................vs. Boston College, 2014 30......................................... vs. Maryland, 2015 Penn State Scoring Lows 6..........................................Northwestern, 2014 10......................................Michigan State, 2014 10.............................................. at Temple, 2015 10......................................... at Ohio State, 2015 10...........................................at Michigan, 2016 13............................................. at Rutgers, 2014 13...........................................at Michigan, 2014 13............................................. at Indiana, 2014 14...............................................at Illinois, 2014 16..................................at Michigan State, 2015 Opponent Scoring Lows 0.....................................................Illinois, 2015 0............................................... at Rutgers, 2016 3................................................... Rutgers, 2015 3......................................................Akron, 2014 7..................................................... UMass, 2014 7............................................... at Indiana, 2014 7................................................... Indiana, 2015 10............................................. at Rutgers, 2014 12......................................Michigan State, 2016 13..................................................Temple, 2014 13............................................. Kent State, 2016


COACHING STAFF COACHING HONORS

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH

2016 2012

As a Head Coach: 2017 Rose Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Penn State. . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-49 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Penn State. . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-17 2014 Pinstripe Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Penn State. . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-30 (OT) 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt. . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-24 2012 Music City Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt. . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-24 2011 Liberty Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanderbilt. . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-24

Sporting News National Coach of the Year Woody Hayes National Coach of the Year Maxwell Club Tri-State Coach of the Year College Sports Madness National Coach of the Year Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Finalist Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Finalist Associated Press Coach of the Year Finalist George Munger College Coach of the Year Semifinalist Big Ten Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media vote) Associated Press Big Ten Coach of the Year Athlon Sports Big Ten Coach of the Year ECAC Division I FBS Coach of the Year The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week. (Oct. 24) Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Finalist

As an Assistant Coach: 2010 Military Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-20 2008 Humanitarian Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-35 2006 Texas Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kansas State. . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-10 2002 Orange Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-23 2002 Peach Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-3 2004 Gator Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maryland. . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-7

ALL-AMERICANS AS A HEAD COACH 2016 2015 2014

Saquon Barkley . . . . . . . 3rd Team Carl Nassib . 1st Team (Consensus) Mike Hull . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Team

2013 2012 2011

Jordan Matthews . . . . . . . 1st Team Jordan Matthews . . . . . . 3rd Team Casey Hayward . . . . . . . 2nd Team

AWARD WINNERS AS A HEAD COACH 2016

Saquon Barkley . . . . . . . . . . . . Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Saquon Barkley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year Saquon Barkley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award Tyler Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vlade Award

2015

Carl Nassib . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rotary Lombardi Award Carl Nassib . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ted Hendricks Award Carl Nassib . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lott IMPACT Award Carl Nassib . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CBS Sports National Defensive Player of the Year Carl Nassib . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nagurski-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Ben Kline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allstate AFCA Good Works Teams

2014

Mike Hull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year

ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS AS A HEAD COACH 2016

Saquon Barkley . . . . . . . 1st Team Tyler Davis . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Team Trace McSorley . . . . . . . . 2nd Team Garrett Sickels . . . . . . . . 2nd Team Mike Gesicki . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Team Evan Schwan . . . . . . . . . 3rd Team Jason Cabinda . . . . . . . . 3rd Team Marcus Allen . . . . . . . . . 3rd Team Chris Godwin . . . . . . . . . 3rd Team Brandon Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HM Parker Cothren . . . . . . . . . . . . . HM Brian Gaia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HM Blake Gillikin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HM John Reid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HM

2015

Carl Nassib . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Team Saquon Barkley . . . . . . . 2nd Team Chris Godwin . . . . . . . . . 2nd Team Austin Johnson . . . . . . . 2nd Team Anthony Zettel . . . . . . . . 3rd Team Marcus Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HM Jason Cabinda . . . . . . . . . . . . . HM Grant Haley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HM DaeSean Hamilton . . . . . . . . . HM Trevor Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . HM

2014

Mike Hull . . . . . . . . . . . . 1st Team Anthony Zettel . . . . . . . . 1st Team Sam Ficken . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Team DaeSean Hamilton . . . . 2nd Team Adrian Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HM Deion Barnes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HM Jesse James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HM Austin Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . HM Jordan Lucas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HM Angelo Mangiro . . . . . . . . . . . . HM Trevor Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . HM

2013

Kenny Ladler . . . . . . . . . 1st Team Jordan Matthews . . . . . . 1st Team Andre Hal . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Team Wesley Johnson . . . . . . . 2nd Team

2012

Jordan Matthews . . . . . . 1st Team Richard Kent . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Team Zac Stacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Team

2011

Tim Fugger . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Team Casey Hayward . . . . . . . 2nd Team Zac Stacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Team

NFL DRAFT PICKS As a Head Coach: 2017 Zach Cunningham (V) . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . 57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston Texans Chris Godwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . 84 . . . . . . . . . Tampa Bay Buccaneers Will Holden (V) . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . 157. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arizona Cardinal 2016

Austin Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian Hackenberg . . . . . . . Carl Nassib . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Zettel . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Lucas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen Weatherly (V) . . . . . .

2 . . . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tennessee Titans 2 . . . . . . . . . . 51 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York Jets 2 . . . . . . . . . . 65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cleveland Browns 6 . . . . . . . . . 202. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Detroit Lions 6 . . . . . . . . . 204. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miami Dolphins 7 . . . . . . . . . 227. . . . . . . . . . . . . Minnesota Vikings

2015

Donovan Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . 34 . . . . . . . . . Tampa Bay Buccaneers Adrian Amos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . 142. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago Bears Jesse James . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . 160. . . . . . . . . . . . . Pittsburgh Steelers

2014

Jordan Matthews . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . 42 . . . . . . . . . . . . Philadelphia Eagles Wesley Johnson . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . 173. . . . . . . . . . . . . Pittsburgh Steelers Andre Hal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . 216. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Houston Texans

2013

Zac Stacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . 160. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Louis Rams Ryan Seymour . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . 220. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seattle Seahawks

2012

Casey Hayward . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . 62 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green Bay Packers Tim Fugger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . 214. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indianapolis Colts

As an Assistant Coach: 2010 Bruce Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . 106. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oakland Raiders 2009

Darrius Heyward-Bey . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oakland Raiders Jaimie Thomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . 236. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indianapolis Colts Dan Gronkowski . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . 255. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Detroit Lions

2007

Yamon Figurs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . 74 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baltimore Ravens Thomas Clayton . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . 186. . . . . . . . . . . . San Francisco 49ers

2006

Jeromey Clary . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . 187. . . . . . . . . . . . San Diego Chargers

(V) - indicates Franklin coached NFL Draft pick while at Vanderbilt.

HM - honorable mention

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COACHING STAFF ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH/DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/LINEBACKERS COACH

BRENT PRY @CoachPry_LBU

THE PRY FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2014-)

• Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (2016-) • Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (2014-15)

VANDERBILT (2011-13)

• Assistant Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (2013) • Co-Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (2011-12)

GEORGIA SOUTHERN (2010) • Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

MEMPHIS (2007-09) • Defensive Line

LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE (2002-06)

• AssistantHeadCoach/DefensiveCoordinator/ Linebackers (2004-06) • Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (2002-03)

WESTERN CAROLINA (1998-2001) • Defensive Backs/Special Teams (2000-01) • Defensive Line (1998-99)

VIRGINIA TECH (1995-97)

• Graduate Assistant/Defensive Line

EAST STROUDSBURG (1993-94) • Outside Linebackers/Defensive Backs

BUFFALO (1992)

• Undergraduate Assistant Coach

PERSONAL Years at Penn State: Fourth Hometown: Altoona, Pennsylvania Education: University of Buffalo, 1993 B.A. History Family: Wife: Amy Son: Colby; Daughters: Madeline, Catherine

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH 2017 Rose Bowl..................................Penn State 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl...........................Penn State 2014 Pinstripe Bowl............................Penn State 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl................... Vanderbilt 2012 Music City Bowl.......................... Vanderbilt 2011 Liberty Bowl............................... Vanderbilt 2007 New Orleans Bowl........................Memphis 2008 St. Petersburg Bowl......................Memphis 1998 Gator Bowl..............................Virginia Tech 1996 Orange Bowl...........................Virginia Tech 1995 Sugar Bowl..............................Virginia Tech

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • A native of Altoona, Pa., Brent Pry’s coaching career has spanned 26 years and began during James Franklin’s final two seasons as an All-PSAC quarterback at East Stroudsburg University. • Pry has helped each program he’s coached to success, including 11 bowl appearances, with Top 25 finishes in total defense in six of his last seven seasons (two at Penn State; three at Vanderbilt; 1 at Georgia Southern). • He has played an instrumental role in working with Top 10 defenses at Penn State, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, Georgia Southern and Western Carolina. • Pry was promoted to associate head coach and defensive coordinator at Penn State Jan. 10, 2016. • In his first season as defensive coordinator, Pry helped the Nittany Lions to the 2016 Big Ten Championship by guiding a defense that finished 37th in FBS total defense (367.9), seventh in tackles for loss (8.1) and 19th in sacks (2.86) despite a significant number of injuries to the linebacking corps. • As co-defensive coordinator for Penn State, Pry helped direct a unit that had back-to-back Top 15 finishes in total defense. In 2015, the Nittany Lions finished 14th, giving up 324.5 yards per game. Under Pry’s tutelage in 2014, the Penn State defense finished second in FBS in total defense, allowing just 278.7 yards per game, improving 46 spots from the 2013 season when the Lions finished 48th while giving up 381.3 yards per game. • In 2014, 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. The linebackers led the team in tackles for loss during each of Pry’s three seasons and he helped Chris Marve earn All-SEC honors in 2011. • While at Georgia Southern in 2010, his defensive unit helped the Eagles to a win over No. 1 Appalachian State and an appearance in the NCAA FCS semifinals. • A member of the Memphis staff from 2007-09, Pry’s defensive line corps helped the Tigers to back-to-back bowl appearances. • He also coached at Louisiana-Lafayette (2002-06), boosting the Ragin’ Cajuns to their first Sun Belt Conference championship, Western Carolina (1998-2001) and Virginia Tech (1995-97), helping the Hokies to three bowl games as a graduate assistant, including a win in the 1995 Sugar Bowl. • Pry coached the East Stroudsburg outside linebackers and defensive backs in 1993-94. Pry’s father, Jim, has been a college football coach for 40 years and was Franklin’s offensive coordinator at East Stroudsburg.

PRY BY THE NUMBERS

26 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 10 Years at a Power Five Program 11 Bowls Games Coached 14 NFL Players Coached 2 Super Bowl Champions Coached PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Mike Hull (Penn State) - Miami Dolphins; 2014 Big Ten Linebacker of the Year Zach Cunningham (Vanderbilt) - Houston Texans; 2017 NFL Draft second round pick Brandon Bell (Penn State) - Cincinnati Bengals Clinton McDonald (Memphis) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Dontari Poe (Memphis) - Atlanta Falcons; Kansas City Chiefs (2012-16); 2012 NFL Draft first round pick Charles Tillman (Louisiana-Lafayette) - NFL (2003-15); Two-time Pro Bowler Ike Taylor (Louisiana-Lafayette) - Two-time Super Bowl Champion; Pittsburgh Steelers (2003-14) Chris Marve (Vanderbilt) - Three-time All-SEC C.C. Brown (Louisana-Lafayette) - NFL (2005-11); Two-Time All-Sun Belt Michael Adams (Louisana-Lafayette) - NFL (2007-14) Antwain Spann (Louisana-Lafayette) - NFL (2005-09) Darius Eubanks (Georgia Southern) - NFL (2013-15) Brent Russell (Georgia Southern) - 2010 Consensus All-American Lavelle Westbrooks (Georgia Southern) - 2014 NFL Draft seventh round pick Laron Scott (Georgia Southern) - NFL (2012-13); CFL (2014)

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.

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COACHING STAFF OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/QUARTERBACKS COACH

JOE MOORHEAD @BallCoachJoeMo

THE MOORHEAD FILE

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • In his 20th year in college coaching, Joe Moorhead is in his second season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach after spending four seasons as the head coach of the Fordham Rams. • Moorhead was named the 2016 National Offensive Coordinator of the Year by 247Sports. • Moorhead’s offensive juggernaut, which broke the Penn State record for total offense (6,056) and passing yards (3,650) and tied the school record for points scored (526), helped the Nittany Lions to the 2016 Big Ten Championship. • Penn State improved its scoring average by 14.4 points from 2015 to 2016, which ranked fourth in FBS and second among Autonomy 5 schools. • The Nittany Lions scored 30 or more points in 11 games in 2016, which was the most since the 1994 squad did it in all 12 contests. • Offensive general Trace McSorley threw for a school-record 29 touchdown passes en route to earning All-Big Ten second team honors, Big Ten Championship Game MVP and Maxwell Club Tri-State Player of the Year. • After inheriting a program that went 1-10, Moorhead steadily built Fordham into a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoff regular, along the way, leading the Rams to their best season in program history in 2013 and the Patriot League title in 2014. • Moorhead earned a 38-13 record as the Rams’ head coach with three consecutive berths in the FCS playoffs. • During his tenure, Moorhead produced the highest ranking in program history (No. 5 in 2013), highest final ranking in program history (No. 9 in 2013 and 2014), the first two wins over FBS schools in program history and the first two wins over Top 10 opponents in school history. • Moorhead guided the 2014 Jerry Rice Award for the NCAA FCS Rookie of the Year, three consecutive Patriot League Offensive Players of the Year, 11 AllAmericans, five CoSIDA Academic All-Americans and 55 All-Patriot League performers (37 first team, 18 second team) while with the Rams. • Under Moorhead, the Rams were consistently one of the top offensive teams in FCS. The Moorhead-led offense set 16 school records (individual and team) in 2013 and 2014. • In 2014, Moorhead led the Rams to their first Patriot League title since 2007 with a perfect 6-0 mark in league play and an 11-3 record overall. • In one of the most impressive seasons in school history, Moorhead guided the Rams to a 12-2 record in 2013, which included the program’s first win over an FBS opponent (Temple) and the school’s first two wins over Top 10 opponents (Villanova, Lehigh). • For his efforts, Moorhead was named the 2013 AFCA Regional Co-Coach of the Year and Patriot League Coach of the Year. He was also a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award and the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year. • Before returning to take the helm at his alma mater, Moorhead spent three seasons at Connecticut, including two as the offensive coordinator. He helped lead the Huskies to 2010 Big East Championship and a berth in the 2011 Fiesta Bowl. • Additionally, Moorhead was at Akron for five seasons, Georgetown for four seasons and a pair of seasons as a graduate assistant at Pitt.

COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2016-)

• Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks

FORDHAM (2012-15) • Head Coach

CONNECTICUT (2009-11)

• Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks (2011) • Quarterbacks (2009-10)

AKRON (2004-08)

• Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks (2006-08) • Assistant Head Coach/Pass Game & Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers (2005) • Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator/ Punt Return (2004)

MOORHEAD BY THE NUMBERS

GEORGETOWN (2000-03)

19 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 4 Years as a Head Coach

PITTSBURGH (1998-99)

31 Penn State Offensive School Records Set in 2016 16 Offensive School Records Set at Fordham 15 All-Americans Coached 55 All-Patriot League Players Coached PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Domenik Hixon (Akron) - NFL (2006-13); 2006 NFL Draft fourth round pick • Andy Allenman (Akron) - NFL (2007-10); 2007 NFL Draft third round pick • Jordan Todman (Connecticut) - NFL (2011-16); All-American; 2011 NFL Draft sixth round pick; • Marcus Easley (Connecticut) - NFL (2010-16); 2010 NFL Draft fourth round pick • Ryan Griffin (Connecticut) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 2013 NFL Draft sixth round pick • Greg Wilson (Fordham) - CFL’s Calgary Stampeders; NFL (2014) • Michael Nebrich (Fordham) - Two-time Patriot League Offensive POY; Two-time All-American • Dan Light (Fordham) - Two-time All-American; NFL (2014) • Chase Edmonds (Fordham) - 2014 Jerry Rice Award winner (top FCS rookie); 2015 Patriot Offensive POY; Three-time Consensus All-American • Tebucky Jones Jr. (Fordham) - NFL (2015); Two-time All-American

• • • •

Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks (2003) Pass Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks (2002) Quarterbacks (2001) Running Backs (2000)

• Graduate Assistant/Defense (1999) • Graduate Assistant/Recruiting (1998)

PERSONAL Years at Penn State: Second Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Education: Fordham University, 1996 B.A. English Family: Wife: Jennifer Daughter: Kyra; Sons: Mason, Donovan

BOWL/PLAYOFF GAMES AS A COACH 2017 Rose Bowl..................................Penn State 2015 FCS First Round..............................Fordham 2014 FCS First, Second Round................Fordham 2013 FCS First, Second Round................Fordham 2011 Fiesta Bowl...............................Connecticut 2010 PapaJohns.com Bowl................Connecticut 2005 Motor City Bowl................................. Akron

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER • As a collegiate player at Fordham, Moorhead was a three-year starting quarterback and team captain as a senior. • He was a second-team All-Patriot League selection in 1995 after finishing 13th in FCS in total offense. • Was inducted into the Fordham Athletic Hall of Fame as part of the 2017 class.

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COACHING STAFF SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR/RUNNING BACKS COACH

CHARLES HUFF @CoachHuff

THE HUFF FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2014-)

• Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs

WESTERN MICHIGAN (2013) • Running Backs

BUFFALO BILLS (2012) • Assistant Running Backs

VANDERBILT (2011)

• Offensive Quality Control

HAMPTON (2010) • Offensive Line

MARYLAND (2009)

• Assistant Offensive Line

TENNESSEE STATE (2006-08)

• Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends • Offensive Line

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PERSONAL Years at Penn State: Fourth Hometown: Denton, Maryland Education: Hampton University, 2005 B.S. in Physical Education

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH 2017 Rose Bowl..................................Penn State 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl...........................Penn State 2014 Pinstripe Bowl............................Penn State 2011 Liberty Bowl............................... Vanderbilt

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Charles Huff is in his 13th season of coaching and fourth at Penn State as the special teams coordinator and running backs coach. • Huff was a versatile player and team captain at Hampton University, playing multiple positions on offense, which has greatly assisted him during his college and NFL coaching career. • In the 2016 Big Ten Championship season, Huff mentored a pair of Penn State record breakers in sophomore running back Saquon Barkley, junior kicker Tyler Davis and true freshman punter Blake Gillikin. • Barkley broke the Penn State sophomore record for rushing yards (1,496), all-purpose yards (1,972) and points scored (132) on the way to winning Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and Big Ten Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year. • Davis collected All-Big Ten first team honors after tying the Big Ten season record for kicking points (128) and breaking the school record for field goals by a junior (22) and consecutive field goals made (18). Davis also won the Vlade Award for the nation’s most accurate kicker, given by the Touchdown Club of Columbus. • Huff guided freshman punter Blake Gillikin, who was All-Big Ten honorable mention and ESPN.com True Freshman All-America, after averaging 42.8 yards per punt to rank seventh on Penn State’s season list. • In 2015, Huff was instrumental in the breakout season of Barkley. The Freshman All-American broke the Penn State freshman season rushing record with 1,076 yards en route to being named the Big Ten Network’s Big Ten Freshman of the Year. • In 2014, he guided Sam Ficken to All-Big Ten and Lou Groza Award semifinalist accolades, connecting on a Penn State season record 24 field goals (in 29 attempts). • Huff spent the 2013 season at Western Michigan as the running backs coach and helped the unit nearly double its rushing yards from 2012. The Broncos ran for 1,394 yards in 2013 after running for just 735 yards the year before. • Huff 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. • Huff was a member of James Franklin’s 2011 staff at Vanderbilt as the offensive quality control coach and they worked together at Maryland in 2009, when Huff was the assistant offensive line coach. • He also worked at Hampton (2010) as the offensive line/running game coordinator. • Huff was the tight ends/special teams coach at Tennessee State (2007-08), working with NFL first-round draft pick Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. • From Denton, Maryland, Huff began his coaching career as the Tennessee State offensive line coach in 2006 and also had duties in football operations in 2007-08.

HUFF BY THE NUMBERS

11 Years of Coaching Experience 5 Years at a Power Five Program 8 Penn State Rushing Records Set by Saquon Barkley 4 NFL Draft Picks Coached 24 Field Goals by Sam Ficken in 2014 (School Record) PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Tennessee State) - New York Giants; 2008 NFL Draft first round pick • Cecil Newton (Tennessee State) - NFL (2009-12); 2006 All-OVC first team • Kenrick Ellis (Hampton) - NFL (2011-15); 2011 NFL Draft third round pick; 2009 All-MEAC first team • Carey Spear (Vanderbilt) - NFL (2014-15); 2012 All-SEC second team • Sam Ficken (Penn State) - 2014 All-Big Ten second team; Lou Groza Award semifinalist • C.J. Spiller (Buffalo Bills) - 1st Pro Bowl appearance; 1,000-yard rushing season

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER • Huff played tight end, fullback, center and guard at Hampton and was a team captain in 2005, helping the Pirates to an unbeaten regular season. • He lettered all four years at Hampton University, playing center, fullback, guard and tight end. • Huff helped the Pirates to the Black College National Championship in 2004 and 2005. • He 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. • Huff played for legendary head coach Joe Taylor at Hampton University.

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COACHING STAFF CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/SAFETIES COACH

TIM BANKS @CoachTimBanks

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Banks is in his second season with the Nittany Lions as the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach after spending four seasons at Illinois. • In his first season at Penn State, Banks helped the Nittany Lions to the Big Ten Championship by guiding a unit that finished 37th in FBS total defense (367.9), seventh in tackles for loss (8.1) and 19th in sacks (2.86). • Under Banks’ tutelage, junior safety Marcus Allen garnered 2016 All-Big Ten third team honors after leading the team with 110 tackles, including 6.0 tackles for loss, and two fumble recoveries. • Allen also blocked the field goal attempt that led to Grant Haley’s scoopand-score for the game-winning touchdown against No. 2 Ohio State. • As the co-defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Illinois in 2015, Banks led the Fighting Illini to a 15th-place finish in FBS in passing yards allowed (184.4) and 21st in team passing efficiency defense (112.24). • He helped the Fighting Illini to the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl in 2014. • Three players from the 2012 Illini defense were selected in the 2013 NFL Draft - Akeem Spence (4th round; Tampa Bay Buccaneers), Terry Hawthorne (5th round; Pittsburgh Steelers) and Michael Buchanan (7th round; New England Patriots). • Prior to his time in Champaign, Banks spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons as the co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Cincinnati, helping the Bearcats to the 2011 Big East Co-Championship. • During his tenure, the Bearcats made significant improvement on defense, including finishing sixth in rushing defense the country, ninth in turnover margin and second in sacks in 2011. • The defensive success helped propel Cincinnati to a win in the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. • Banks coached 2011 Big East Co-Defensive Player of the Year and 2012 NFL Draft second round pick Derek Wolfe, as well as first-team All-Big East selections Drew Frey and JK Schaefer. • Following the 2011 season, he was nominated for the Broyles Award for Assistant Coach of the Year. • Additionally, Banks spent three seasons as the defensive coordinator at his alma mater, Central Michigan, helping the Chippewas win two MidAmerican Conference titles and three bowl appearances. • Banks spent four seasons at Maryland, serving as the inside linebackers coach from 2003-05 and the defensive backs coach in 2006. • Under Banks’ guidance, linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was a two-time AllAtlantic Coast Conference first team selection (2004-05), ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2005) and a Bednarik Award finalist (2005). • Banks and Franklin worked together for two seasons (2003-04) at Maryland when Franklin was the wide receivers coach and Banks was the inside linebackers coach. • Banks has also made coaching stops at Memphis as the defensive backs coach (2002) and outside linebackers coach (2001), Bowling Green as the defensive backs coach (2000) and running backs coach (1999), Ferris State as the defensive backs coach (1997-98) and Bowling Green as a graduate assistant (1996).

THE BANKS FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2016-)

• Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties

ILLINOIS (2012-15)

• Defensive Coordinator/Secondary

CINCINNATI (2010-11)

• Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs

CENTRAL MICHIGAN (2007-09) • Defensive Coordinator

MARYLAND (2003-06)

• Defensive Backs (2006) • Inside Linebackers (2003-05)

MEMPHIS (2001-02)

BANKS BY THE NUMBERS

22 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 11 Years at a Power Five/BCS Program 8 Bowls Games Coached 10 Years as a Defensive Coordinator 10 NFL Draft Picks Coached PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Clayton Fejedelem (Illinois) - Cincinnati Bengals; 2016 NFL Draft seventh round pick; Led Big Ten in tackles in 2015; All-Big Ten second team • JiHad Ward (Illinois) - Oakland Raiders; 2016 NFL Draft second round pick • Akeem Spence (Illinois) - Detroit Lions; 2013 NFL Draft fourth round pick • Mike Buchanan (Illinois) - 2013 NFL Draft seventh round pick; NFL (2013-15); Two-time All-Big Ten • Derek Wolfe (Cincinnati) - Denver Broncos; All-American; Super Bowl 50 Champion; 2012 NFL Draft second round pick; Co-Big East Defensive Player of the Year • John Hughes (Cincinnati) - NFL (2012-16); 2012 NFL Draft third round pick • J.K. Schaffer (Cincinnati) - NFL (2012-14); Two-time All-Big East; 2011 Big East Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year • Jahleel Addae (CMU) - Los Angeles Chargers; Three-time All-MAC • Frank Zombo (CMU) - Kansas City Chiefs; Second in CMU history with 25.5 sacks • Nick Bellore (CMU) - Detroit Lions; Three-time All-MAC first team • Josh Wilson (Maryland) - NFL (2007-15); 2007 NFL Draft second round pick; • D’Qwell Jackson (Maryland) - NFL (2006-16); 2014 NFL Pro Bowl; 2006 NFL Draft second round pick • Erin Henderson (Maryland) - NFL (2008-16); Two-time All-ACC

• Defensive Backs (2002) • Outside Linebackers (2001)

BOWLING GREEN (1999-2000) • Defensive Backs (2000) • Running Backs (1999)

FERRIS STATE (1997-98) • Defensive Backs

BOWLING GREEN (1996) • Graduate Assistant

PERSONAL Years at Penn State: Second Hometown: Detroit, Michigan Education: Central Michigan University, 1995 B.A. Industrial Management Family: Wife: Robin

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH 2017 Rose Bowl..................................Penn State 2014 Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl............. Illinois 2011 Liberty Bowl................................Cincinnati 2010 GMAC Bowl..................................Cincinnati 2008 Motor City Bowl................Central Michigan 2007 Motor City Bowl................Central Michigan 2006 Champs Sports Bowl................... Maryland 2004 Gator Bowl.................................. Maryland

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER • Banks was a four-year letterwinner at Central Michigan. • A cornerback, he was a two-time All-MAC second team selection (1993-94) and was a co-captain on the Chippewas’ 1994 MAC Championship team. • He led CMU in tackles in 1993 with 105 stops.

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COACHING STAFF OFFENSIVE RECRUITING COORD./ASSISTANT SPECIAL TEAMS COORD./WIDE RECEIVERS COACH

JOSH GATTIS

@Coach_Gattis

THE GATTIS FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2014-)

• Offensive Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers

VANDERBILT (2012-13)

• Offensive Recruiting Coordinator/ Wide Receivers

WESTERN MICHIGAN (2011) • Wide Receivers

NORTH CAROLINA (2010)

• Offensive Graduate Assistant/Wide Receivers

PERSONAL Years at Penn State: Fourth Hometown: Durham, North Carolina Education: Wake Forest University, 2006 B.S. in Sociology Family: Wife: Tessa Son: Jace; Daughter: Reece (due in Sept.)

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH 2017 Rose Bowl..................................Penn State 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl...........................Penn State 2014 Pinstripe Bowl............................Penn State 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl................... Vanderbilt 2012 Music City Bowl.......................... Vanderbilt 2011 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl....Western Michigan 2010 Music City Bowl....................North Carolina

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Josh Gattis is in his fourth season as Penn State’s offensive recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach. He also works closely with Charles Huff as assistant special teams coordinator. • He is entering his eighth season in the coaching ranks and is in his sixth year as a member of James Franklin’s staff. • In his role as the offensive recruiting coordinator, Gattis has helped the Nittany Lions secure four consecutive Top 25 classes, including Top 15 classes in two of the last three seasons. • Gattis’ receivers were an impressive group that helped the Nittany Lions claim the 2016 Big Ten Championship, led by junior Chris Godwin, who claimed All-Big Ten accolades for the second-straight season with an appearance on the third team in 2016. • Godwin broke the Penn State junior record and was second on the program’s season charts with 11 touchdowns catches. He also finished sixth in Penn State history with 982 receiving yards in his junior season. • He finished his career ranked fourth on Penn State’s receiving yardage chart (2,404) and touchdowns (18), as well as sixth in receptions (153). • Gattis guided a strong group of wideouts in 2015 with Godwin (second team) and DaeSean Hamilton (honorable mention) earning All-Big Ten honors. • Godwin became the third player in Penn State history (Bobby Engram & Allen Robinson) to have 1,000 receiving yards in a season with 69 catches for 1,101 yards. • Under Gattis’ tuteldge, Hamilton has moved into Penn State’s career Top 10 in receptions (T-4th; 161 rec.) and receiving yards (10th; 1,985). • Named the 2015 Scout.com Big Ten Recruiter of the Year, Gattis was instrumental in Penn State signing a Top 15 recruiting class in 2015. • In 2014, Gattis mentored Hamilton, who led the Big Ten in receptions en route to all-conference accolades, Freshman All-America honors and Big Ten All-Freshman team awards. Hamilton’s 82 receptions in 2014 rank second in Penn State season annals. • Gattis has coached a pair of All-America wideouts. • He helped Western Michigan’s Jordan White earn the All-America honors in 2011 when he led the NCAA with 140 receptions for 1,911 yards. White’s totals broke the Western Michigan and Mid-American Conference records and he broke the MAC career receiving yardage record. • Gattis joined Franklin’s staff at Vanderbilt in 2012 and tutored Jordan Matthews to All-America accolades twice. Matthews ended his career as the Southeastern Conference’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 also is 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 (2010) on the offensive staff.

GATTIS BY THE NUMBERS

7 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 2 Conference Career Receiving Record Holders Coached 7 Bowls Games Coached (every year as a coach) 4 All-America Honors for Wide Receivers Coached 8 All-Conference Honors for Wide Receivers Coached 4 NFL Draft Picks as a Wide Receivers Coach PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Chris Godwin (Penn State) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 2017 NFL Draft third round pick • Jordan White (Western Michigan) - 2012 NFL Draft seventh round choice; 2011 Consensus All-American • Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt) - Philadelphia Eagles; 2014 NFL Draft second round pick; Two-time All-American • Greg Little (North Carolina) - NFL (2011-16); 2011 NFL Draft second round pick • Chleb Ravenell (Western Michigan) - All-MAC third team • Dwight Jones (North Carolina) - NFL (2012-14); All-ACC second team • Johnathan Krause (Vanderbilt) - Tennessee Titans; Super Bowl XLIX Champion

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER • Gattis was a three-year starter and two-time All-ACC safety. He earned All-ACC first team honors in 2006 and second team accolades 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 Bowl. The ACC title was Wake’s second in program history (1970). • Gattis grabbed 12 career interceptions and forced six fumbles for the Demon Deacons. • He played in the 2007 Senior Bowl. • Gattis was a fifth-round selection by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2007 NFL Draft and played with the Chicago Bears (2007-08).

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COACHING STAFF OFFENSIVE LINE COACH

MATT LIMEGROVER @CLimegrover

THE LIMEGROVER FILE

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Matt Limegrover is in for his second season as offensive line coach for the Nittany Lions and has 26 years of collegiate coaching experience. • Limegrover’s offensive line battled injuries, but was the cornerstone for Penn State’s record-breaking offense and 2016 Big Ten Championship run. • In 2016, the Nittany Lions broke the Penn State record for total offense (6,056) and passing yards (3,650) and tied the school record for points scored (526). • Senior center Brian Gaia claimed All-Big Ten honorable mention laurels, while redshirt-freshman lineman Ryan Bates was named to the USA Today and FWAA Freshman All-America teams. • Limegrover spent five seasons at Minnesota as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. He held the title of assistant head coach his last two seasons with the Gophers. • During Limegrover’s tenure, the Golden Gopher offense had steady growth, increasing their scoring average by 10 points from 2011-14. • He helped Minnesota to three consecutive bowls and eight wins in 2013 and 2014 after a 3-9 mark in 2011. • In 2014, Minnesota had its first offensive lineman receive All-Big Ten first team honors since 2005 when Zac Epping claimed the recognition. • Limegrover spent 16 seasons working under former Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill, following him along four stops at Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois and Emporia State. • Limegrover started his time with Kill as the offensive line coach at Emporia State for two seasons (1999-2000) and then served as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach under Kill at Southern Illinois (2001-07) and Northern Illinois (2008-10). • During his tenure at Northern Illinois, Limegrover produced seven AllMid-American Conference offensive linemen during his time with the Huskies, including two first team selections in 2010. • Limegrover helped Northern Illinois to three consecutive bowl appearances and the 2010 MAC West title. • The Huskie line gave up only 15 sacks in 2009. NIU also led the MAC and ranked 19th nationally in rushing with 202.42 yards per game that year. • At Southern Illinois, Limegrover helped the Salukis win three conference championships and guided an offense that ranked in the Top 10 in scoring in the NCAA for six consecutive seasons (2002-07). • Limegrover also made coaching stops at Ferris State (1997-98) as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator, Northwestern (1995-96) as a graduate assistant and his alma mater, the University of Chicago (1991-94) serving in a variety of roles, spanning interim head coach, offensive coordinator, offensive line coach and tight ends coach. • Limegrover was part of two Big Ten Championship teams while at Northwestern.

COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2016-) • Offensive Line

MINNESOTA (2011-15)

• Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line (2014-15) • Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line (2011-13)

NORTHERN ILLINOIS (2008-10) • Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (2001-07) • Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line

EMPORIA STATE (1999-2000) • Offensive Line

LIMEGROVER BY THE NUMBERS

26 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 16 Years as an Offensive Coordinator 10 Bowl Appearances as a Coach 6 Straight Seasons Finishing in the FCS Top 10 in Scoring 3 Big Ten Championships Won PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • • • • • • • • • • •

Jonah Pirsig (Minnesota) - 2015 All-Big Ten Tommy Olson (Minnesota) - 2014 All-Big Ten; Three-time Academic All-Big Ten Caleb Bak (Minnesota) - 2013 All-Big Ten Zac Epping (Minnesota) - Two-time All-Big Ten Maxx Williams (Minnesota) - Baltimore Ravens; 2015 NFL Draft second round pick; Kwalick-Clark Big Ten Tight End of the Year; All-American Scott Wedige (Northern Illinois) - NFL (2012-13); All-American; Two-time All-MAC first team selection Jason Schepler (Northern Illinois) - NFL (2012-13); Academic All-American; All-MAC selection Braden Jones (Southern Illinois) - NFL (2007-08) Elmer McDaniel (Southern Illinois) - 2003 All-American; All-Gateway Conference selection Will Justice (Southern Illinois) - 2006 All-American; Two-time All-Gateway Conference selection Darren Marquez (Southern Illinois) - NFL (2008); CFL (2009); Gateway Conference All-Newcomer team

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER

NORTHWESTERN (1995-96) • Graduate Assistant

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (1991-94) • • • •

Interim Head Coach (1994) Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line (1993) Offensive Line (1992) Tight Ends (1991)

PERSONAL Years at Penn State: Second Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Education:

University of Chicago, 1994 B.A. Public Policy Studies Northwestern University, 2000 M.A. Liberal Studies

Family: Wife: Ann Daughter: Emma; Son: T.J.

BOWL/PLAYOFF GAMES AS A COACH 2016 Rose Bowl..................................Penn State 2015 Quick Lane Bowl.......................Minnesota* 2015 Citrus Bowl.................................Minnesota 2013 Texas Bowl..................................Minnesota 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl...............Minnesota 2010 Humanitarian Bowl.........Northern Illinois* 2009 International Bowl............Northern Illinois 2008 Independence Bowl..........Northern Illinois 2007 FCS First, Second, Semifinals.... Southern Illinois 2006 First, Second Rounds.........Southern Illinois 2005 First, Second Rounds.........Southern Illinois 1997 Citrus Bowl............................Northwestern 1995 Rose Bowl.............................Northwestern * - did not coach

• Limegrover played offensive line at the University of Chicago from 1987-90. • He was an honorable mention All-UAA lineman as a senior.

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COACHING STAFF PASSING GAME COORDINATOR/TIGHT ENDS COACH

RICKY RAHNE @RickyRahne

THE RAHNE FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2014-)

• Passing Game Coordinator/Tight Ends (2016-) • Passing Game Coordinator/Quarterbacks (2014-15)

VANDERBILT (2011-13) • Quarterbacks

KANSAS STATE (2006-10)

• Tight Ends (2009-10) • Running Backs (2007-08) • Offensive Graduate Assistant (2006)

CORNELL (2005) • Running Backs

HOLY CROSS (2004)

• Assistant Defensive Line

PERSONAL Years at Penn State: Fourth Hometown: Morrison, Colorado Education: Cornell University, 2002 B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations Family: Wife: Jennifer Sons: Ryder, Jake

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH 2017 Rose Bowl..................................Penn State 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl...........................Penn State 2014 Pinstripe Bowl............................Penn State 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl................... Vanderbilt 2012 Music City Bowl.......................... Vanderbilt 2011 Liberty Bowl............................... Vanderbilt 2010 Pinstripe Bowl.........................Kansas State 2006 Texas Bowl...............................Kansas State

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Ricky Rahne is in his fourth season as the Nittany Lions’ passing game coordinator and second as tight ends coach after spending his first two seasons at Penn State as quarterbacks coach. • Rahne made a strong impression on James Franklin when they coached together at Kansas State in 2006-07 and he joined the Vanderbilt staff as quarterbacks coach in 2011. • In 2016, Rahne’s tight end corps played an integral role in the Nittany Lions claiming their first Big Ten Championship since 1994. • Rahne’s tight end protege Mike Gesicki collected All-Big Ten second team accolades after setting the Penn State record for receptions (48), receiving yards (679) and touchdown catches (5) by a tight end. The tight end receiving yardage record was set by All-American Ted Kwalick in 1977. • Rahne worked with Christian Hackenberg, helping him break every major Penn State career passing records. • Hackenberg is the only 8,000-yard passer in program history and finished his career as Penn State’s leader in career 300-yard passing games (9), 200-yard passing games (21), passing yards (8,457), attempts (1,235), completions (693), passing touchdowns (48) and total offense (8,215). • Rahne’s passing attacks helped Vanderbilt wide receivers set SEC records and running backs post a pair of 1,000-yard seasons from 2011-13. • In 2013, Austyn Carta-Samuels completed a superlative 68.7 percent of his passes (193-of-281), good for third nationally among FBS Autonomy 5 quarterbacks. He entered the Top 10 in Vanderbilt season history with 2,383 yards of total offense, despite missing three games. • In 2012, Jordan Rodgers posted the fourth-highest passing yardage total in school history and logged the eighth-highest total offense yardage. • Rahne spent five seasons at Kansas State, serving as the offensive graduate assistant (2006), where he worked with quarterback Josh Freeman, helping him become a first-round NFL draft choice. • He also served as the Wildcats’ running backs (2007-08) and tight ends coach (2009-10) and helped the Wildcats earn two bowl berths. • A former pupil, tight end Jeron Masturd, spent three seasons with the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. • Masturd was an All-Big 12 first team selection in 2009 and graduated as K-State’s all-time leader in receiving yards and receptions by a tight end. • Rahne also has coached at Cornell, his alma mater, and Holy Cross, where he worked with Sean Spencer.

RAHNE BY THE NUMBERS

13 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 11 Years at a Power Five Program 8 Bowls Games Coached 2 NFL Draft Picks Coached 16 Passing Records Set While at Cornell PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Christian Hackenberg (Penn State) - New York Jets; 2016 NFL Draft second round pick • Jeron Mastrud (Kansas State) - NFL (2010-13); 2009 All-Big 12 first team • Luke Siwula (Cornell) - Two-time All-Ivy League (2006-07) • Josh Freeman (Kansas State) - NFL (2009-15); 2009 NFL Draft first round pick; Two-time All-American honorable mention • Jordan Rodgers (Vanderbilt) - NFL (2013); CFL (2015) • James Johnson (Kansas State) - NFL (2008-11); 2007 All-Big 12 second team

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER • Rahne was a three-year starter at quarterback at Cornell University. • He left as Cornell’s all-time leader in completions (678), passing yards (7,710), touchdown passes (54) and total offense (7,994). His records were broken during the 2013 season. • Rahne earned honorable-mention All-America laurels in 2000 and was a two-time honorable-mention All-Ivy League pick. • He 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. • Rahne was inducted into the Cornell Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.

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COACHING STAFF ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/DEFENSIVE RECRUITING COORDINATOR/CORNERBACKS COACH

TERRY M. SMITH @CoachTerryPSU

THE SMITH FILE

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • A standout wide receiver at Penn State, Terry M. Smith is in his fourth season as the Nittany Lions’ defensive recruiting coordinator and cornerbacks coach. • Smith added the title of assistant head coach following the 2015 season. • From Aliquippa, Pa., Smith returned to his alma mater in 2014 after successful high school and college coaching stops and playing professional football. • In his role as the defensive recruiting coordinator, Smith has helped the Nittany Lions secure four consecutive Top 25 classes, including Top 15 classes in two of the last three seasons. • The cornerbacks made several key plays to help the Nittany Lions to the 2016 Big Ten Championships. Grant Haley scooped up the blocked field goal attempt and returned it 60 yards for the game-winning touchdown in the upset win over No. 2 Ohio State. Haley made the game-sealing tackle on fourth-and-1 on Wisconsin’s final drive of the Big Ten Championship Game. • Under Smith’s guidance, sophomore John Reid earned All-Big Ten honorable mention accolades after leading the Nittany Lions with 10 passes defended. • The cornerback room was also successful in the classroom in 2016 as Haley earning CoSIDA Academic All-District accolades. Haley and Garrett Taylor also garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors. • Smith’s second season saw the secondary rank eighth in the FBS in passing yards allowed (173.5). • Cornerbacks Trevor Williams and Grant Haley each earned honorablemention All-Big Ten accolades in 2015. • In his first year back at Penn State, he helped develop a secondary that boosted the Nittany Lions to second nationally in pass efficiency defense. • Smith was the wide receivers coach at Temple in 2013 and helped the Owls’ passing game reach new heights. • Temple set a school record for passing yards (2,996) and tied the school standard with 23 receiving touchdowns in 2013, with future New York Jet Robby Anderson gaining a school game-record 249 yards. • A standout player at Gateway High School near Pittsburgh, Smith was a highly successful head coach at his alma mater from 2002-12, compiling a record of 101-30 and posting four WPIAL AAAA runner-up finishes. • He has mentored six NFL players, including former Nittany Lions Trevor Williams, Jordan Lucas, Justin King and Lydell Sargeant. • Smith coached in three U.S. Army All-America and Semper Fidelis AllAmerica games. • Smith also coached at Duquesne University (four years) and Hempfield (Pa.) High School after completing his playing career, which spanned the National Football League, Arena Football League and Canadian Football League.

COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2014-)

• Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Recruiting Coordinator/Cornerbacks (2016-) • Defensive Recruiting Coordinator/ Cornerbacks (2014-15)

TEMPLE (2013) • Wide Receivers

GATEWAY HIGH SCHOOL (2001-12) • Athletics Director (2003-12) • Head Coach (2002-12; 101-30 record) • Offensive Coordinator (2001)

DUQUESNE (1997-2000) • Passing Game Coordinator

HEMPFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (1996)

SMITH BY THE NUMBERS

21 Years of Coaching Experience 101 Wins as Head Coach at Gateway High School NO. 8 Ranking in NCAA in Passing Yards Allowed in 2015 8 NFL Players Coached NO. 13 Rank in PSU history in career receiving yards PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • • • • • • • • • • •

• Assistant Coach

PERSONAL Years at Penn State: Fourth Hometown: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania Education: Penn State University, 1991 B.S. in Business Management Family: Wife: Alison Son: Justin King; Daughter: Haley

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH 2017 Rose Bowl..................................Penn State 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl...........................Penn State 2014 Pinstripe Bowl............................Penn State

Jordan Lucas (Penn State) - Miami Dolphins; 2016 NFL Draft sixth round pick Trevor Williams (Penn State) - Los Angeles Chargers Robby Anderson (Temple) - New York Jets Nate Hairston (Temple) - Indianapolis Colts; 2017 NFL Draft fifth round pick Justin King (Gateway) - NFL (2008-13); 2008 NFL Draft fourth round pick Lydell Sargeant (Gateway) - NFL (2009) Mortty Ivy (Gateway) - Saskatchewan Roughriders; NFL (2009-12) Dayonne Nunley (Gateway) - Three-time All-MAC (2011-13) Dorian Bell (Gateway) - 2012 All-American third-team Delbert Tyler (Gateway) - Two-time All-MEAC (2012-13) Montae Nicholson (Gateway) - Washington Redskins; 2017 NFL Draft fourth round pick

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER • Smith was a four-year letterman and three-year starter at wide receiver at Penn State. • He still dots the Penn State record books, ranking tied for eighth in career receiving touchdowns (15), 13th in career receiving yardage (1,825) and 13th in career receptions (108). • He 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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COACHING STAFF RUN GAME COORDINATOR/DEFENSIVE LINE COACH

SEAN SPENCER

@SpenceChaos

THE SPENCER FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2014-)

• Run Game Coordinator/Defensive Line (2016-) • Defensive Line (2014-15)

VANDERBILT (2011-13) • Defensive Line

BOWLING GREEN (2009-10) • Defensive Line

MASSACHUSETTS (2007-08)

• Special Teams Coordinator/ Defensive Line

HOFSTRA (2006) • Defensive Line

VILLANOVA (2005) • Linebackers

HOLY CROSS (2004) • Defensive Line

MASSACHUSETTS (2001-03) • Defensive Line

TRINITY (1998-2000)

• Running Backs/Passing Game Coordinator/ Defensive Line

SHIPPENSBURG (1996-97) • Running Backs

WESLEYAN (1995) • Tight Ends

PERSONAL Years at Penn State: Fourth Hometown: Hartford, Connecticut Education: Clarion University, 1995 B.S. in Political Science Family: Allyson Daughter: Alysia

BOWL/PLAYOFF GAMES AS A COACH

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Sean Spencer is in his fourth season as the Nittany Lions’ defensive line coach. He added the title of run game coordinator in 2016. • The Wild Dogs reloaded after graduating three players to the NFL and did not miss a step in 2016, finishing seventh in FBS in tackles for loss (8.1) and 19th in sacks (2.86) to play a pivotal role in Penn State’s Big Ten Championship run. • The Nittany Lions posted back-to-back 40-sack seasons (2015, 2016) for the first time since 2005-07. • Junior defensive end Garrett Sickels (second team) and senior defensive end Evan Schwan (third team) collected All-Big Ten laurels after tying for the team lead with 6.0 sacks apiece. Sickels had 12.5 tackles for loss, while Schwan had 8.5 hits behind the line. • Spencer’s influence was front and center in 2015 as the defensive line paced a defense that led the FBS in sacks (3.54 spg), was sixth in tackles for loss (8.2) and 14th in total defense (324.5). • Under Spencer’s guidance former walk-on Carl Nassib burst onto the national scene, winning the Rotary Lombardi Award, Lott IMPACT Trophy, Hendricks Award and Woodson-Nagurski Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year while breaking the Penn State single-season sacks record with 15.5 in 2015. Nassib also became Penn State’s 13th unanimous Consensus All-American. • Defensive tackles Austin Johnson (second team) and Anthony Zettel (third team) garnered 2015 All-Big Ten honors. • Spencer was 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 the FBS rushing defense (100.5) and second in total defense (278.7). • Spencer mentored Zettel to first-team All-Big Ten honors in 2014 after recording 17.0 tackles for loss, including 8.0 sacks, and a team-best tying three interceptions. • During his 2011-13 tenure at Vanderbilt, Spencer’s defensive lines helped Vanderbilt finish in the Top 25 in total defense all three years. • The Commodores recorded 28, 31 and 28 sacks under Spencer, with the defensive line posting 42.5 tackles for loss in 2013. • Spencer mentored defensive end Caleb Azubike, who set a Vanderbilt true freshman record with four sacks in 2012 and was named to the ESPN. com SEC All-Freshman team. • Spencer coached the Bowling Green defensive line in 2009-10, where he mentored Chris Jones to All-Mid-American Conference honors and helped the Falcons to the 2009 Humanitarian Bowl, despite not returning a single starter on the defensive line. • Spencer has had two stints at Massachusetts, coaching the defensive line in 2007-08 and in 2001-03, also coordinating the special teams during his second stint with the Minutemen. • He also has coached at Hofstra (2006), Villanova (2005), Holy Cross (2004), where he worked with Ricky Rahne, Trinity College (1998-2000), Shippensburg (1996-97) and Wesleyan (1995).

2017 Rose Bowl..................................Penn State 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl...........................Penn State 2014 Pinstripe Bowl............................Penn State 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl................... Vanderbilt 2012 Music City Bowl.......................... Vanderbilt 2011 Liberty Bowl............................... Vanderbilt 2009 Humanitarian Bowl............. Bowling Green 2007 FCS First & Second Round................. UMass 2003 FCS First Round................................. UMass

SPENCER BY THE NUMBERS

23 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience NO. 1 Rank in NCAA in Sacks Per Game in 2015 3 Players Selected in 2016 NFL Draft 3 National Awards Won by Carl Nassib in 2015 5 All-Americans Coached PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Carl Nassib (Penn State) - Cleveland Browns; 2016 NFL Draft third round pick; Lombardi, Lott & Hendricks Award winner; Consensus All-American • Austin Johnson (Penn State) - Tennessee Titans; 2016 NFL Draft second round pick; 2015 All-Big Ten second team • Anthony Zettel (Penn State) - Detroit Lions; 2016 NFL Draft sixth round pick; Two-time All-Big Ten honoree • Garrett Sickels (Penn State) - Indianapolis Colts • Evan Schwan (Penn State) - New York Giants • Chris Jones (Bowling Green) - San Francisco 49ers; 2012 All-American first team • Valdamar Brower (Massachusetts) - 2002 All-American second team; 2001 All-ECAC first team • David Burris (Massachusetts) - 2007 All-American honorable mention • Tim Fugger (Vanderbilt) - 2012 NFL Draft seventh round pick; 2011 All-SEC second team • Rob Lohr (Vanderbilt) - CFL (2014); NFL (2013) • Brian Hulea (Villanova) - 2005 All-American first team • Keron Williams (Massachusetts) - CFL (2006-13); 2005 All-Atlantic 10 first team

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER • Spencer was a three-year starter at safety at Clarion (Pa.) University. • He was named to the 1992 NCAA Division II Preseason All-America team by The Sporting News.

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COACHING STAFF ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT

DWIGHT GALT

THE GALT FILE

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • In his fourth year with the Nittany Lions, Dwight Galt was promoted to Assistant Athletics Director, Performance Enhancement in March 2015. • He oversees the performance enhancement regimen for all of Penn State’s 31 varsity programs and works directly with the football program. • With more than 32 years of strength and conditioning experience at the collegiate level. Galt worked with James Franklin at Maryland for eight years, before joining him at Vanderbilt from 2011-13. • Galt has played a significant role in the Nittany Lions’ 2016 Big Ten Championship run, as well as a trio of nine-plus win seasons under Franklin (1 at Penn State; 2 at Vanderbilt). • Galt and his performance enhancement staff design and administer dynamic and diverse strength and power training, speed enhancement, flexibility, conditioning, and agility training programs to maximize each athlete’s athleticism. • To bridge the gap between preparation and competition, Galt and his staff also focus on sport specificity, nutrition, and injury prevention to aggressively prepare each athlete for competition. • He has helped train more than 30 former student-athletes who are active in the National Football League. • Galt-trained athletes have consistently impressed NFL scouts, including tight end Vernon Davis, defensive end Shawn Merriman and receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. • Galt worked with a pair of Maryland’s ACC Championship football teams and also served as the conditioning coach for the Terps’ men’s basketball program. • From 1993-2011, Galt was responsible for the strength and conditioning for the student-athletes in all 27 Maryland sports. • Galt is a prestigious Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC), certified with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches’ Association. • One of his twin sons, Dwight Galt IV, is in his sixth year at Penn State as a Performance Enhancement coach with the football program. His other twin son, Tommy, is the offensive line coach at Fordham after spending two seasons as a graduate assistant football coach with the Nittany Lions.

COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2014-)

• Assistant Athletics Director, Performance Enhancement (2015-) • Director of Performance Enhancement (2014)

VANDERBILT (2011-13)

• Director of Performance Enhancement

MARYLAND (1989-2011)

• Director of Strength & Conditioning (1993-2011) • Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach (1989-93)

PERSONAL Years at Penn State: Fourth Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland

GALT BY THE NUMBERS

32 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 29 Years at a Power Five Program 31 Number of Varsity Sports Galt Oversees 30+ Active NFL Players Coached

Education: University of Maryland B.S. in Business Mangement, 1981 M.S. in Exercise Physiology, 1989 Family: Wife: Janice Daughters: Angie, Teri Sons: Dwight IV, Tommy

PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Vernon Davis (Maryland) - Washington Redskins; 2006 NFL Draft sixth overall pick; Super Bowl 50 Champion; Consensus All-American • Shawne Merriman (Maryland) - NFL (2005-12); 2005 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year; Three-time All-Pro; 2005 NFL Draft first round pick; All-ACC selection • E.J. Henderson (Maryland) - NFL (2003-11); 2003 NFL Draft second round pick; Two-time ACC Defensive POY; Two-time Consensus All-American • Torrey Smith (Maryalnd) - Philadelphia Eagles; 2011 NFL Draft second round pick; Super Bowl XLVII Champion; Two-time All-ACC selection • D’Qwell Jackson (Maryland) - NFL (2006-2016); 2014 NFL Pro Bowl; 2006 NFL Draft second round pick • Darrius Heyward Bey (Maryland) - Pittsburgh Steelers; 2009 NFL Draft seventh overall pick; All-ACC selection • Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt) - Philadelphia Eagles; 2014 NFL Draft second round pick; Two-time All-American • Casey Hayward (Vanderbilt) - Los Angeles Chargers; 2012 NFL Draft second round pick; All-SEC selection • Carl Nassib (Penn State) - Cleveland Browns; 2016 NFL Draft third round pick; Lombardi, Lott & Hendricks Award winner; Consensus All-American • Austin Johnson (Penn State) - Tennessee Titans; 2016 NFL Draft second round pick; 2015 All-Big Ten second team • Christian Hackenberg (Penn State) - New York Jets; 2016 NFL Draft second round pick • Chris Godwin (Penn State) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 2017 NFL Draft third round pick

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SUPPORT STAFF JEMAL GRIFFIN

KEVIN THRELKEL

ANDY FRANK

CHIEF OF STAFF

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL

• Jemal Griffin is in his fourth year as Chief of Staff for Penn State Football. • 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 200607. 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 six 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 AllAmericans, 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 four-year starter on the baseball team and was named to the MEAC All-Tournament team as a senior. 
 • He was honored by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) as the 2017 Distinguished Alumni for Coppin State University. • Griffin and his wife, Carla, are the parents of two sons, Brandon and Joshua, and a daughter, Billie Grace. Brandon is an inside linebacker on the Morgan State University football team.

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• Kevin Threlkel is in his fourth year as Penn State’s Director of Football Administration. • In his capacity, Threlkel handles daily internal operations, team travel logistics, preseason camp 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 from 2011-13. • Prior to Vanderbilt, Threlkel was at the University of Maryland for two seasons, serving as the football operations intern in 2009 and program management specialist in 2010. • The ties between Threlkel and Franklin date to Kansas State in 2006 and 2007, when the Wildcat undergraduate worked as the team’s offensive and recruiting assistant. • During 2008 and the spring of 2009, Threlkel served as a development assistant with the Ahearn Fund, Kansas State’s athletic development organization. • A native of Hays, Kansas, Threlkel earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Kansas State University in December 2007 and obtained a master’s degree in counseling and student development from Kansas State University in May 2009.

MICHAEL HAZEL DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

• Michael Hazel is in his fourth 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 was a finalist for the Football Scoop Director of Operations of the Year in 2015 and 2016. • 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, South Carolina, 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, have a son, Ezra, and reside in State College.

• Andy Frank is in his fourth year as the Director of Player Personnel for the football program. He oversees all aspects of the program’s recruiting department. • Frank has helped the Nittany Lions secure Top 25 recruiting classes each of the last four years, including Top 15 classes in two of the last three seasons. • Frank was a member of James Franklin’s Vanderbilt staff, serving as the Player Personnel Coordinator for three years. • In his role at Vanderbilt, Frank oversaw the two highest ranked recruiting classes in Vanderbilt history (2012 ranked No. 29; 2013 ranked No. 19 nationally by Rivals.com). • Frank was a member of the Vanderbilt 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 an assistant football coach at Lincoln High School in Warren, Michigan. • A native of Sterling Heights, Michigan, he played running back at Stevenson High School. He then went on to play 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.

WILL FLAHERTY DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY RELATIONS • Will Flaherty is in his first full season as the Director of Player Development and Community Relations and his second season overall with the Nittany Lions. • Flaherty’s primary responsibilities include assisting in all aspects of on-campus recruiting, planning all appearances and speaking requests for the players, coordinating the team’s extensive community outreach initiatives, creating professional development programs for the players and overseeing the transition/application process to Penn State. • Prior to moving into his current role, Flaherty was an assistant recruiting coordinator for the Nittany Lions beginning in August 2016. • As an assistant recruiting coordinator, he assisted with oncampus prospect visits, maintained statistics and information on prospective student-athletes and assisted in the planning of the coaches’ off-campus recruiting visit schedule. • Prior to coming to Penn State, Flaherty spent three seasons as the defensive line coach, recruiting coordinator and co-academic coordinator at Iowa Western Community College. • Flaherty also spent five seasons as co-defensive coordinator and running backs coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland. During that time span, he helped 34 studentathletes earn full scholarships and had eight players participate in the Army or Under Armour All-American games. • Flaherty gained familiarity with James Franklin and members of the Penn State coaching staff when he spent nearly three years at the University of Maryland as an offensive/special teams intern. • He graduated from Maryland with his degree in kinesiology in May 2013.


SUPPORT STAFF TIM BREAM

TODD KULKA

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, SPORTS MEDICINE SUPPORT SERVICES/HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER FOR FOOTBALL

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, FOOTBALL ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES & ACADEMIC COUNSELOR

• Tim Bream is in his sixth 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 (1998-92), Vanderbilt (1986-88), Syracuse (1984-86) and West Virginia (1983-84). • Bream has also 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, Pennsylvania, he earned his master’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in sports science from West Virginia. • He has served as an instructor and lecturer in collegiate and professional settings, co-authored articles for national publications and been a presenter at numerous national athletic training seminars and symposia. • Bream has two daughters, Rebecca and Elizabeth.

JAY TAKACH

• In his 25th year with the Penn State football program, both as a player and academic counselor, Todd Kulka is in his 14th year directing the Penn State Football Academic Support Center. • Kulka works with the underclassmen in their transition from high school to college and 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 20th 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 19 first-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors during Kulka’s tenure as director, including Penn State’s first three-time recipient Stefen Wisniewski (200810) and first Campbell Trophy recipient John Urschel (2013). • 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 (9), Connor (7), and Cole (5).

GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACHES

Sean Cascarano

Offensive Graduate Assistant

Mark Dupuis

Offensive Graduate Assistant

Matt Fleischacker

Defensive Graduate Assistant

MOLLY TYE ACADEMIC COUNSELOR

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, EQUIPMENT SERVICES

• Takach is in his third year as the assistant athletics director for equipment services. • He came to Happy Valley after serving 10 years at the University of Houston, including his last nine as the assistant athletics director for equipment operations. • In his role with equipment operations, Takach managed the dayto-day relationship with Nike and supervised a staff of two fulltime assistants and 13 managers that handled the equipment needs for Houston’s 17 sports. • A native of Houston, Takach spent three years at Virginia Tech before joining the Cougars’ staff. He was responsible for inventory, away game travel, equipment maintenance and student manager supervision while with the Hokies. • During his time at Houston and Virginia Tech, Takach was part of 12 teams that competed in bowl games. • Takach earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Michigan State in 2000. • He also received his master’s degree in health and physical education from Virginia Tech.

• Molly Tye is in her fourth year as an academic counselor working with the Penn State football program. • In her role at Penn State, Tye supports the academic progress of student-athletes on the football team, communicates with students about degree programs, registration procedures and graduation requirements and monitors student-athlete eligibility and progresstoward-degree according to NCAA, B1G and PSU requirements. • Additionally, Tye organizes the Summer Bridge program for incoming freshmen football student-athletes including arranging guest speakers, planning orientation, and scheduling study hall. • She is a member of the President’s Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity (CORED). • She joined the Nittany Lions staff in May 2014, after serving as assistant athletics director for Student-Athlete Support at Bethune-Cookman University since 2011. • At B-CU, 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. Under her leadership, 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, Kansas, 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.

Kevin Smith

Defensive Graduate Assistant

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SUPPORT STAFF

FOOTBALL SUPPORT STAFF PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT STAFF

VIDEO STAFF

Jevin Stone Video Director

Blake Newsock

Dave Hamilton

Farrell Frankel

Assistant Sports Nutritionist

Barry Gant Jr.

Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement

Performance Enhancement Coach

SPORTS SCIENCE & NUTRITION STAFF

Assistant AD, Applied Health and Performance Science

Dwight Galt IV

Alvin Futrell

Assistant Video Director, Productions

Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement

Chuck Losey

Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement

SPORTS MEDICINE STAFF

Superman Berrow

Football Athletic Trainer

Madeleine Scaramuzzo Football Athletic Trainer

Wes Sohns

Dr. Scott Lynch

Football Athletic Trainer

Director of Athletic Medicine

Dr. Peter Seidenberg Team Physician

RECRUITING STAFF

E.J. Barthel

Recruiting Coordinator

EQUIPMENT STAFF

Stewart Carter

Assistant Equipment Manager

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Mike Villagrana

Recruiting Coordinator

Kenny Sanders

Assistant Director of Player Personnel

Justin King

SOCIAL MEDIA/COMMUNICATIONS STAFF

Lauren Campbell

Social Community Manager

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Andrew Goodman

Assistant Recruiting Coordinator Assistant Recruiting Coordinator

Kristina Petersen

Associate Director of Strategic Communications/ Primary Football Contact

Samuel Williams

Special Teams/Recruiting Assistant for Quality Control

Lauren Geppert

Administrative Support Assistant

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT STAFF

Wally Richardson Director of Football Letterman’s Club

Angie Hummel

Administrative Support Assistant

Dianna Weaver

Administrative Support Assistant


NITTANY LION CLUB

FOREVER BLUE & WHITE Athletics 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 March 2017, 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 previously created 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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PSU Rank

Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 24/- Nov. 5 20/23/12 Nov. 12 12/14/10 Nov. 19 9/10/8 Nov. 26 8/8/7 Dec. 3 8/8/7 Jan. 2 5/5/5

Opponent

Score

Attendance Big Ten Overall

KENT STATE at Pittsburgh TEMPLE at Michigan * (4/5) MINNESOTA * MARYLAND * OHIO STATE * (2/2) at Purdue * IOWA * at Indiana * at Rutgers * MICHIGAN STATE * vs. Wisconsin $ (6/5/6) vs. USC % (9/9/9)

W, 33-13 L, 39-42 W, 34-27 L, 10-49 W, 29-26 (OT) W, 38-14 W, 24-21 W, 62-24 W, 41-14 W, 45-31 W, 39-0 W, 45-12 W, 38-31 L, 49-52

94,378 69,983 100,420 110,319 95,332 100,778 107,280 33,153 106,194 40,678 51,366 97,418 65,018 95,128

0-0 1-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 2-1 0-1 2-2 1-1 3-2 2-1 4-2 3-1 5-2 4-1 6-2 5-1 7-2 6-1 8-2 7-1 9-2 8-1 10-2 8-1 11-2 8-1 11-3

($) Big Ten Championship Game; Indianapolis, Ind.; (%) Rose Bowl; Pasadena, Calif.; (*) Big Ten Conference game; Rankings - AP/Coaches/CFP.

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SCORING Points Per Game Points Off Turnovers FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards Gained Rushing Yards Lost Rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-Lost PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average KICKOFFS-Yards Average Per Kick Net Kick Average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS (Pct.) 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS (Pct.) SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS RED ZONE SCORES RED ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE

526 356 37.6 25.4 83 69 285 274 122 109 134 140 29 25 2406 2118 2903 2603 497 485 540 551 4.5 3.8 171.9 151.3 34 22 3650 3033 226-391-8 292-472-10 9.3 6.4 16.2 10.4 260.7 216.6 29 18 6056 5151 931 1023 6.5 5.0 432.6 367.9 49-965 50-941 30-194 21-146 10-126 8-142 19.7 18.8 6.5 7.0 12.6 17.8 22-12 22-11 68-622 101-884 44.4 63.1 64-2686 80-3215 42.0 40.2 37.8 36.5 101-6236 74-4372 61.7 59.1 41.0 39.6 27:44 32:16 56/172 (33%) 84/219 (38%) 10/20 (50%) 8/21 (38%) 40-270 24-161 72 -2 66 42 22-24 20-28 (58-67) 87% (43-48) 90% (37-67) 55% (29-48) 60% (62-62) 100% (40-41) 98% 701800 305503

2

3

SCORE BY QUARTERS

1

Penn State Opponents

68 126 160 166 6 526 88 135 58 72 3 356

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OT

Opponent

Total

Average 37.6 25.4

PASSING

G Rating

McSorley, Trace Stevens, Tommy TEAM Penn State Opponents

14 156.92 224-387-8 57.9 3614 29 7 167.47 2-3-0 66.7 36 0 9 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 14 156.60 226-391-8 57.8 3650 29 14 124.19 292-472-10 61.9 3033 18

C-A-I Pct. Yards TD

LP Avg./G 80 258.1 26 5.1 0 0.0 80 260.7 67 216.6

Statistician’s Note Passing rating formula: [ (8.4 x yards) + (330 x touchdowns) — (200 x interceptions) + (100 x completions) ] /attempts.

RUSHING

G Att. Yards Avg./Att. TD LG Avg./G

Barkley, Saquon McSorley, Trace Stevens, Tommy Sanders, Miles Robinson, Andre Allen, Mark Godwin, Chris Paye, Irvine Hamilton, DaeSean TEAM Penn State Opponents

14 272 14 146 7 21 13 25 12 29 13 29 14 1 1 1 14 1 9 15 14 540 14 551

1496 365 198 184 141 115 13 7 -12 -101 2406 2118

5.5 18 81 106.9 2.5 7 26 26.1 9.4 2 45 28.3 7.4 1 57 14.2 4.9 5 19 11.8 4.0 1 17 8.8 13.0 0 13 0.9 7.0 0 7 7.0 -12.0 0 0 -0.9 -6.7 0 0 -11.2 4.5 34 81 171.9 3.8 22 74 151.3

RECEIVING

G No. Yards Avg./Rec.

TD LG Avg./G

Godwin, Chris Gesicki, Mike Hamilton, DaeSean Barkley, Saquon Thompkins, DeAndre Blacknall, Saeed Allen, Mark Charles, Irvin Johnson, Juwan Robinson, Andre Sanders, Miles Polk, Brandon Paye, Irvine Penn State Opponents

14 14 14 14 13 9 13 14 14 12 13 3 1 14 14

59 48 34 28 27 15 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 226 292

11 5 1 4 1 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 29 18

TOTAL OFFENSE

G

Plays

McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon Stevens, Tommy Sanders, Miles Robinson, Andre Allen, Mark Godwin, Chris Paye, Irvine Hamilton, DaeSean TEAM Penn State Opponents

14 533 14 272 7 24 13 25 12 29 13 29 14 1 1 1 14 1 9 16 14 931 14 1023

KICKOFF RETURNS Sanders, Miles Scott, Nick Barkley, Saquon Polk, Brandon Charles, Irvin Pancoast, Tom Thompkins, DeAndre Farmer, Koa Buchholz, Ryan Hamilton, DaeSean Penn State Opponents

PUNT RETURNS Reid, John Garrity, Gregg Johnson, Juwan Brown, Cam Thompkins, DeAndre Oruwariye, Amani Penn State Opponents

No. 33 6 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 49 50

No. 22 4 1 1 1 1 30 21

982 679 506 402 440 347 24 106 70 42 24 18 10 3650 3033

Rushing

16.6 14.1 14.9 14.4 16.3 23.1 6.0 53.0 35.0 21.0 12.0 9.0 10.0 16.2 10.4

Passing

72 70.1 53 48.5 54 36.1 44 28.7 70 33.8 70 38.6 27 1.8 80 7.6 43 5.0 40 3.5 21 1.8 14 6.0 10 10.0 80 260.7 67 216.6

Total

Avg./G

365 3614 3979 284.2 1496 0 1496 106.9 198 36 234 33.4 184 0 184 14.2 141 0 141 11.8 115 0 115 8.8 13 0 13 0.9 7 0 7 7.0 -12 0 -12 -0.9 -101 0 -101 -11.2 2406 3650 6056 432.6 2118 3033 5151 367.9

Yards 688 138 74 35 11 11 5 3 0 0 965 941

Yards 166 32 20 0 2 -26 194 146

Avg./Ret. 20.8 23.0 24.7 35.0 11.0 11.0 5.0 3.0 0.0 0.0 19.7 18.8

Avg./Ret. 7.5 8.0 20.0 0.0 2.0 -26.0 6.5 7.0

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

LG 48 30 33 35 11 11 5 0 0 0 48 84

LG 59 18 0 0 2 0 59 53


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G

Barkley, Saquon Godwin, Chris Sanders, Miles Gesicki, Mike Hamilton, DaeSean Thompkins, DeAndre McSorley, Trace Blacknall, Saeed Stevens, Tommy Robinson, Andre Reid, John Allen, Mark Scott, Nick Charles, Irvin Johnson, Juwan Polk, Brandon Garrity, Gregg Bell, Brandon Smith, Brandon Campbell, Christian Paye, Irvine Pancoast, Tom Apke, Troy Golden, Malik Oruwariye, Amani Farmer, Koa TEAM Penn State Opponents

14 14 13 14 14 13 14 9 7 12 14 13 13 14 14 3 9 10 14 13 1 14 14 13 11 14 9 14 14

Rushing

Receiving

1496 13 184 0 -12 0 365 0 198 141 0 115 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 -101 2406 2118

Punt Returns

402 982 24 679 506 440 0 347 0 42 0 24 0 106 70 18 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 3650 3033

KO Returns

0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 166 0 0 0 20 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -26 0 0 194 146

Int. Returns

74 0 688 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 138 11 0 35 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 3 0 965 941

SCORING TD FG

............... Points After Touchdown ............... Kick Rush Rec. Pass

Barkley, Saquon Davis, Tyler Godwin, Chris McSorley, Trace Robinson, Andre Gesicki, Mike Blacknall, Saeed Stevens, Tommy Allen, Mark Sanders, Miles Hamilton, DaeSean Brown, Torrence Haley, Grant Thompkins, DeAndre Oruwariye, Amani Charles, Irvin Fessler, Billy Penn State Opponents

0-0 62-62 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 62-62 40-41

PUNTING Gillikin, Blake Pasquariello, Daniel TEAM PENN STATE Opponents

22 0 11 7 6 5 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 66 42

No.

0-0 22-24 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 22-24 20-28

FG

Davis, Tyler

22-24

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Avg./G

DXP

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

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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

132 128 66 42 36 30 18 12 12 12 8 6 6 6 6 6 0 526 356

Yards Average LG TB FC I-20 50+ Blk.

61 2611 2 75 1 0 64 2686 80 3215

FIELD GOALS

0-0 0-0 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 0-1 0-0

Total

0 1972 140.9 0 995 71.1 0 896 68.9 0 679 48.5 0 494 35.3 0 447 34.4 0 365 26.1 0 347 38.6 0 198 28.3 0 183 15.2 14 180 12.9 0 139 10.7 0 138 10.6 0 117 8.4 0 90 6.4 0 53 17.7 0 32 3.6 24 24 2.4 22 22 1.6 18 18 1.4 0 17 17.0 0 11 0.8 10 10 0.7 8 8 0.6 30 4 0.4 0 3 0.2 0 -101 -11.2 126 7341 524.4 142 6380 455.7

Pct. 91.7

42.8 69 6 18 22 13 0 37.5 38 0 1 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 42.0 69 6 19 24 13 1 40.2 61 5 30 16 8 2

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

LG Blk.

1-1 6-6 12-14 3-3 0-0 40 2

KICKOFFS

No. Yards Average

TB

Julius, Joe Davis, Tyler Penn State Opponents

93 8 101 74

45 1 46 19

5775 461 6236 4372

62.1 57.6 61.7 59.1

OB 4 1 5 3

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DEFENSE

No. Yards Average 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 8

22 24 30 18 14 10 8 0 126 142

11.0 12.0 30.0 18.0 14.0 10.0 8.0 0.0 12.6 17.8

TD 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

LG

FUMBLE RETURNS

22 24 30 18 14 10 8 0 30 34

Brown, Torrence Allen, Marcus Reid, John Haley, Grant Penn State Opponents

No. 1 1 1 0 3 4

Yards 9 6 4 0 19 50

Average 9.0 6.0 4.0 0.0 6.3 12.5

TD 1 0 0 1 2 2

LG 9 6 4 0 9 20

G-GS Solo Assist Total TFL-Yards Sacks-Yards Int.-Yards PBU QBH FR-Yards FF

Allen, Marcus 14-14 57 53 110 6.0-15 0 0 3 0 2-6 1 Bell, Brandon 10-10 40 48 88 7.5-39 4.0-33 2-24 3 1 0 3 Cabinda, Jason 9-9 36 45 81 4.0-20 1.0-13 0 3 1 0 0 Golden, Malik 13-13 48 27 75 6.0-15 0 1-8 3 0 1-0 1 Bowen, Manny 13-12 35 33 68 8.5-30 2.0-16 0 2 3 0 0 Smith, Brandon 14-2 21 33 54 4.0-7 0.5-2 2-22 3 0 0 0 Sickels, Garrett 14-12 23 24 47 12.5-59 6.0-42 0 0 4 0 0 Haley, Grant 12-11 23 16 39 1.5-4 0 0 4 0 0 0 Reid, John 14-14 23 13 36 5.0-19 0.5-3 1-14 9 0 1-4 0 Brown, Cam 13-2 14 19 33 1.5-2 0.5-1 0 0 0 0 0 Brown, Torrence 14-4 16 17 33 6.0-18 0.5-4 0 0 0 2-9 3 Schwan, Evan 13-12 16 16 32 8.5-47 6.0-43 0 2 2 0 1 Campbell, Christian 13-3 17 14 31 1.0-4 0 1-18 6 0 1-0 0 Farmer, Koa 14-2 14 15 29 4.5-16 3.0-13 0 1 1 0 1 Apke, Troy 14-1 11 17 28 0 0 1-10 0 0 1-0 0 Cothren, Parker 13-13 9 17 26 5.5-13 2.0-6 0 0 0 0 0 Givens, Kevin 14-6 12 14 26 7.0-33 4.5-28 0 1 0 2-0 0 Oruwariye, Amani 11-0 13 10 23 0 0 1-30 1 0 0 0 Windsor, Robert 14-1 9 14 23 1.5-6 1.0-6 0 0 1 0 0 Miller, Shareef 14-0 13 9 22 5.5-27 2.0-18 0 0 1 0 1 Cothran, Curtis 10-8 11 10 21 4.5-15 0.5-5 0 0 0 0 0 Smith, Jordan 13-0 12 7 19 1.0-5 0 1-0 4 0 1-0 0 White, Antoine 14-0 6 11 17 1.5-10 1.5-10 0 0 1 0 0 Buchholz, Ryan 13-0 10 6 16 4.5-26 3.0-20 0 0 1 0 0 Cooper, Jake 6-2 4 11 15 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Wartman-White, Nyeem 3-3 8 6 14 3.5-8 0.5-4 0 2 0 0 0 Chavis, Tyrell 14-0 2 11 13 1.0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Monroe, Ayron 10-0 3 9 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Johnson, Juwan 14-1 7 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Scott, Nick 13-0 3 5 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Walker, Von 11-0 6 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Charles, Irvin 14-0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miller, Jarvis 14-0 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Julius, Joe 13-0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Castagna, Colin 7-0 1 1 2 1.0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dowrey, Derek 14-6 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Johnson, Jan 1-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Taylor, Garrett 12-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Thompkins, DeAndre 13-7 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bates, Ryan 14-14 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Bentley, Gordon 8-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Gillikin, Blake 14-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Hamilton, DeAndre 14-13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 McPhearson, Josh 6-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wright, Chasz 14-5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Penn State 14-0 542 542 1084 113-442 40-270 10-126 50 17 11-19 11 Opponents 14-0 537 354 891 89.0-380 24-161 8-142 41 23 12-50 11

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2016 SEASON IN REVIEW SCORING SUMMARY Plays Yds

Scoring Play

Plays Yds

Time Result Qtr.

KENT STATE (6) 9 79 3:23 TD 1 Hamilton 4-yard pass from McSorley (McSorley rush failed) 2 13 0:41 TD 2 Barkley 7-yard run (Davis, T. kick) 12 49 4:18 FG 2 Davis, T. 29-yard field goal - - - TD 3 Oruwariye 30-yard interception return (Davis, T. kick) 8 49 2:39 FG 3 Davis, T. 28-yard field goal 8 67 2:38 TD 4 Gesicki 30-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick)

Time Result Qtr.

IOWA (7) 6 52 6 80 4 62 10 63 11 31 1 44 6 58

2:17 3:07 1:21 4:13 4:20 0:08 3:26

TD TD TD FG FG TD TD

1 2 2 2 3 4 4

Blacknall 19-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Barkley 57-yard run (Davis, T. kick) McSorley 1-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Davis, T. 30-yard field goal Davis, T. 37-yard field goal Barkley 44-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Stevens 13-yard run (Davis, T. kick)

INDIANA (7) 7 60 1 6 4 70 5 74 7 57 4 0 - -

3:32 0:06 2:04 2:06 2:53 1:42 -

TD TD TD TD TD FG TD

1 2 3 4 4 4 4

McSorley 10-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Godwin 6-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Godwin 21-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Barkley 4-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Barkley 2-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Davis, T. 39-yard field goal Brown, T. 9-yard fumble recovery (Davis, T. kick)

RUTGERS (8) 11 46 11 64 7 6 3 10 8 41 6 63 12 95 4 74

4:14 2:27 1:41 1:20 3:54 2:01 5:54 2:03

FG FG FG TD FG TD TD TD

1 1 2 3 3 3 4 4

Davis, T. 32-yard field goal Davis, T. 34-yard field goal Davis, T. 40-yard field goal Barkley 1-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Davis, T. 32-yard field goal Robinson 2-yard run (Fessler pass failed) Allen, Mark 27-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Stevens 12-yard run (Davis, T. kick)

MICHIGAN STATE (7) 10 60 4:24 10 78 4:57 5 52 2:11 5 69 1:51 2 62 0:49 4 42 1:49 4 83 0:46

FG TD TD TD TD TD TD

2 2 3 3 3 4 4

Davis, T. 35-yard field goal Barkley 1-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Godwin 34-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Gesicki 45-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Godwin 59-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Robinson 14-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Robinson 40-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick)

WISCONSIN (6) 5 75 1:56 8 90 1:27 1 70 0:11 8 63 3:17 4 81 1:30 9 58 4:38

TD TD TD TD TD FG

1 2 3 3 4 4

Gesicki 33-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Blacknall 40-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Blacknall 70-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Barkley 1-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Barkley 18-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Davis, T. 24-yard field goal

USC (7) 9 70 4 71 13 75 1 79 1 72 1 3 8 82

TD TD TD TD TD TD TD

2 2 2 3 3 3 3

Barkley 24-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Godwin 30-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Gesicki 11-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Barkley 79-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Godwin 72-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) McSorley 3-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Barkley 7-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick)

PITT (6) 1 15 8 83 2 46 7 68 4 -9 6 60

0:09 2:35 0:39 2:04 1:31 1:30

TD TD TD TD FG TD

1 2 3 4 4 4

Barkley 3-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Barkley 1-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Barkley 40-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Barkley 1-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Davis, T. 38-yard field goal Barkley 2-yard run (Hamilton pass from McSorley)

TEMPLE (6) 2 55 13 69 9 53 6 48 7 71 2 75

0:42 5:57 3:14 3:50 4:05 0:50

TD TD TD FG FG TD

1 1 2 3 4 4

Godwin 52-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Robinson 3-yard run (Davis, T. kick) McSorley 2-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Davis, T. 40-yard field goal Davis, T. 30-yard field goal Barkley 55-yard run (Davis, T. kick)

MICHIGAN (2) 8 71 2:01 13 75 6:20

FG TD

3 4

Davis, T. 21-yard field goal Godwin 8-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick)

MINNESOTA (6) 7 73 3:49 3 80 0:52 5 33 0:57 6 85 2:06 8 53 0:52 1 25 ----

FG TD FG TD FG TD

2 3 3 3 4 OT

Davis, T. 19-yard field goal Charles 80-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Davis, T. 27-yard field goal McSorley 6-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Davis, T. 40-yard field goal Barkley 25-yard run

MARYLAND (6) 7 84 2:27 12 42 4:46 10 67 4:18 3 70 0:26 2 70 0:42 5 51 2:25

TD FG TD TD TD TD

1 2 2 2 3 4

Gesicki 5-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Davis, T. 30-yard field goal McSorley 9-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Barkley 45-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Thompkins 70-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) Sanders 25-yard run (Davis, T. kick)

OHIO STATE (4) 7 74 1:00 5 90 1:20 6 12 2:09 - - -

TD FG FG TD

2 4 4 4

Godwin 20-yard pass from McSorley (Davis, T. kick) McSorley 2-yard run (Davis, T. kick) Davis, T. 34-yard field goal Haley 60-yard blocked FG return (Davis, T. kick)

PURDUE (10) 8 85 5 82 11 72 4 24 2 24 6 61 3 40 1 81 7 58 4 28

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3:27 1:09 4:21 1:18 0:39 1:42 1:14 0:13 3:07 2:16

3:37 1:31 5:22 0:17 0:11 0:05 4:46

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2016 SEASON IN REVIEW PENN STATE GAME-BY-GAME KSU at PITT TEM at MICH MINN UMD OSU at PUR IOWA at IND at RU MSU WIS USC First Downs 19 20 21 12 19 28 13 24 24 18 25 18 21 23 Rushing 9 6 8 3 7 21 6 11 15 5 16 4 3 8 Passing 9 12 8 6 8 5 6 10 9 11 8 14 16 12 Penalty 1 2 5 3 4 2 1 3 0 2 1 0 2 3 Net Yards Rushing 145 74 116 70 136 372 122 257 359 77 339 77 51 211 Rushing Attempts 38 31 37 28 28 62 37 38 52 45 49 33 29 33 Average Per Rush 3.8 2.4 3.1 2.5 4.9 6.0 3.3 6.8 6.9 1.7 6.9 2.3 1.8 6.4 Rushing Touchdowns 1 4 3 0 2 3 1 5 3 3 3 2 1 3 Yards Gained 176 114 173 108 162 415 186 291 371 137 340 106 102 222 Yards Lost 31 40 57 38 26 43 64 34 12 60 1 29 51 11 Net Yards Passing 209 332 287 121 335 152 154 254 240 332 210 386 384 254 Completions 16 24 18 16 19 10 8 13 11 16 17 18 22 18 Attempts 31 35 24 27 42 19 23 25 18 30 33 24 31 29 Interceptions 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 Yards Per Attempt 6.7 9.5 12.0 4.5 8.0 8.0 6.7 10.2 13.3 11.1 6.4 16.1 12.4 8.8 Yards Per Completion 13.1 13.8 15.9 7.6 17.6 15.2 19.2 19.5 21.8 20.8 12.4 21.4 17.5 14.1 Passing Touchdowns 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 1 4 4 4 Total Offensive Yards 354 406 403 191 471 524 276 511 599 409 549 463 435 465 Plays 69 66 61 55 70 81 60 63 70 75 82 57 60 62 Yards Per Play 5.1 6.2 6.6 3.5 6.7 6.5 4.6 8.1 8.6 5.5 6.7 8.1 7.2 7.5 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 5-3 5-2 1-1 0-0 2-1 2-1 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 2-2 1-0 Penalties-Yards 5-55 4-35 7-62 2-13 5-65 7-50 1-5 11-91 9-86 5-40 3-15 1-15 3-25 5-65 Punts-Yards 6-282 5-233 3-105 6-270 6-235 6-177 7-264 3-124 2-81 6-233 3-143 4-187 2-98 5-254 Yards Per Punt 47.0 46.6 35.0 45.0 39.2 29.5 37.7 41.3 40.5 38.8 47.7 46.8 49.0 50.8 Net Yards Per Punt 43.3 42.4 28.3 36.0 33.7 25.3 38.3 34.0 40.5 35.5 43.0 46.8 49.0 43.0 Inside 20 2 3 2 1 1 4 3 0 2 1 1 2 1 1 50+ Yard Kicks 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 3 Touchbacks 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 Fair Catch 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 0 1 4 1 1 1 0 Kickoffs-Yards 7-453 7-424 7-451 3-159 6-372 7-428 6-356 11-705 7-450 8-491 9-523 8-513 7-450 8-461 Yards Per Kickoff 64.7 60.6 64.4 53.0 62.0 61.1 59.3 64.1 64.3 61.4 58.1 64.1 64.3 57.6 Net Yards Per Kickoff 40.1 32.3 43.0 44.0 40.8 42.0 41.8 43.9 42.4 42.4 36.2 45.0 41.1 40.2 Touchbacks 6 4 6 0 3 2 1 5 3 3 4 4 4 1 Punt Returns 4 4 6 0 2 1 5 0 1 4 1 0 1 1 Yards 22 61 6 0 2 8 15 0 2 35 20 0 5 18 Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yards Per Return 5.5 15.2 1.0 0.0 1.0 8.0 3.0 0.0 2.0 8.8 20.0 0.0 5.0 18.0 Kickoff Returns 4 5 4 3 2 3 4 3 3 5 1 3 4 5 Yards 88 110 83 67 26 50 89 27 77 79 12 63 83 111 Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yards Per Return 22.0 22.0 20.8 22.3 13.0 16.7 22.2 9.0 25.7 15.8 12.0 21.0 20.8 22.2 Interceptions 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 Yards 30 8 14 0 0 0 0 40 10 0 0 0 0 24 Touchdowns 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fumble Recoveries 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 5 0 1 0 0 Returns-Yards 1-6 1-4 - - - - - - - 1-9 - - - Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possession Times 27:04 24:31 28:33 24:11 23:11 35:00 22:52 25:13 35:03 33:39 33:42 25:36 23:03 26:39 1st Quarter 6:34 4:57 10:05 6:30 6:58 9:08 7:45 4:57 8:27 9:06 8:21 6:08 5:05 4:26 2nd Quarter 8:05 6:21 7:29 4:04 6:07 10:02 5:32 7:23 8:46 8:58 6:31 7:02 7:16 10:14 3rd Quarter 5:47 4:31 5:56 6:16 5:10 8:12 4:53 5:46 7:46 5:48 8:34 4:51 3:44 5:25 4th Quarter 6:38 8:42 5:03 7:21 4:56 7:38 4:42 7:07 10:04 9:47 10:16 7:35 6:58 6:34 3rd-Down Conversions 5-of-14 2-of-10 2-of-9 2-of-12 4-of-15 5-of-13 2-of-13 2-of-9 7-of-14 4-of-14 10-of-19 4-of-10 3-of-10 4-of-10 4th-Down Conversions 0-of-1 1-of-1 2-of-2 2-of-3 1-of-2 1-of-1 0-of-1 1-of-1 1-of-1 0-of-2 1-of-2 0-of-0 0-of-3 0-of-0 Red Zone Scoring 4-5 5-5 4-6 2-2 3-3 3-4 3-4 8-8 5-7 5-5 7-8 3-4 3-3 3-3 Touchdowns 2-5 4-5 2-6 1-2 1-3 2-4 2-4 6-8 3-7 4-5 3-8 2-4 2-3 3-3 Field Goals 2-5 1-5 2-6 1-2 2-3 1-4 1-4 2-8 2-7 1-5 4-8 1-4 1-3 0-3 Sacks By-Yards 7-54 0-0 3-19 0-0 2-8 4-27 6-38 1-6 4-22 3-37 3-15 4-29 2-12 1-3 PAT Kicks 3-3 4-4 4-4 1-1 2-2 5-5 3-3 8-8 5-5 6-6 3-3 6-6 5-5 7-7 Field Goals 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 3-3 1-1 1-2 2-2 2-3 1-1 4-4 1-1 1-1 0-0 Total Points 33 39 34 10 29 38 24 62 41 45 39 45 38 49 Touchdowns Rushing 1 4 3 0 2 3 1 5 3 3 3 2 1 3 Touchdowns Passing 2 1 1 1 1 2 1 3 2 2 1 4 4 4 Touchdown Returns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Other Touchdowns 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Safeties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kick PAT-Attempts 3-3 4-4 4-4 1-1 2-2 5-5 3-3 8-8 5-5 6-6 3-3 6-6 5-5 7-7 2pt PAT-Attempts 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Field Goals-Attempts 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 3-3 1-1 1-2 2-2 2-3 1-1 4-4 1-1 1-1 0-0 Points Off Turnovers 14 3 0 0 0 3 0 28 7 14 0 7 0 7

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2016 SEASON IN REVIEW OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME KSU at PITT TEM at MICH MINN UMD OSU at PUR IOWA at IND at RU MSU WIS USC First Downs 16 19 13 25 31 11 19 20 14 20 5 26 22 33 Rushing 8 13 2 14 13 8 9 4 2 5 3 11 11 6 Passing 6 6 9 10 14 3 9 12 8 15 2 14 9 23 Penalty 2 0 2 1 4 0 1 4 4 0 0 1 2 4 Net Yards Rushing 150 341 38 326 228 170 168 46 30 110 39 109 241 122 Rushing Attempts 41 56 28 49 48 38 40 26 26 41 33 42 49 34 Average Per Rush 3.7 6.1 1.4 6.7 4.8 4.5 4.2 1.8 1.2 2.7 1.2 2.6 4.9 3.6 Rushing Touchdowns 0 3 3 6 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 Yards Gained 219 359 70 340 247 212 220 82 56 164 84 151 271 128 Yards Lost 69 18 32 14 19 42 52 36 26 54 45 42 30 6 Net Yards Passing 129 91 286 189 241 100 245 295 204 344 48 234 174 453 Completions 14 11 25 21 24 10 28 36 18 24 7 25 16 33 Attempts 28 15 34 35 41 16 43 55 26 41 17 46 21 54 Interceptions 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 Yards Per Attempt 4.6 6.1 8.4 5.4 5.9 6.2 5.7 5.4 7.8 8.4 2.8 5.1 8.3 8.4 Yards Per Completion 9.2 8.3 11.4 9.0 10.0 10.0 8.8 8.2 11.3 14.3 6.9 9.4 10.9 13.7 Passing Touchdowns 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 5 Total Offensive Yards 279 432 324 515 469 270 413 341 234 454 87 343 415 575 Plays 69 71 62 84 89 54 83 81 52 82 50 88 70 88 Yards Per Play 4.0 6.1 5.2 6.1 5.3 5.0 5.0 4.2 4.5 5.5 1.7 3.9 5.9 6.5 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 2-0 3-2 0-0 5-5 3-0 1-1 2-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 6-47 10-79 13-118 7-80 8-83 5-54 8-45 8-76 4-24 8-80 6-50 4-23 4-40 10-85 Punts-Yards 6-246 5-213 6-225 1-44 6-239 7-279 8-318 5-234 6-241 5-218 12-410 5-232 4-139 4-177 Yards Per Punt 41.0 42.6 37.5 44.0 39.8 39.9 39.8 46.8 40.2 43.6 34.2 46.4 34.8 44.2 Net Yards Per Punt 37.3 30.4 36.5 44.0 32.8 38.7 37.9 42.8 39.8 36.6 30.8 42.4 33.5 39.8 Inside 20 0 1 1 0 3 0 3 0 1 1 3 1 2 0 50+ Yard Kicks 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 Touchbacks 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 Fair Catch 1 0 0 1 1 6 2 3 2 0 6 3 2 3 Kickoffs-Yards 4-242 7-430 6-295 8-518 6-351 3-177 5-300 5-226 3-194 6-344 1-58 5-288 6-386 9-563 Yards Per Kickoff 60.5 61.4 49.2 64.8 58.5 59.0 60.0 45.2 64.7 57.3 58.0 57.6 64.3 62.6 Net Yards Per Kickoff 38.5 38.6 31.2 40.8 41.7 42.3 37.2 39.8 39.0 40.0 46.0 40.0 42.2 41.9 Touchbacks 0 2 1 5 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 Punt Returns 2 1 0 2 1 4 2 2 0 1 2 0 1 3 Yards 2 1 0 54 13 25 -4 22 0 0 14 0 0 19 Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yards Per Return 1.0 1.0 0.0 27.0 13.0 6.2 -2.0 11.0 0.0 0.0 7.0 0.0 0.0 6.3 Kickoff Returns 1 3 0 3 3 5 5 5 4 4 5 3 3 6 Yards 22 98 0 27 52 84 80 97 78 77 97 53 62 114 Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yards Per Return 22.0 32.7 0.0 9.0 17.3 16.8 16.0 19.4 19.5 19.2 19.4 17.7 20.7 19.0 Interceptions 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 Yards 0 0 17 22 0 0 0 0 0 50 0 0 0 53 Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fumble Recoveries 1 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 Returns-Yards 1-20 1-9 - 1-9 - - - - - - - - 1-12 Touchdowns 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Possession Times 32:56 35:29 31:27 35:49 36:49 25:00 37:08 34:47 24:57 26:21 26:18 34:24 36:57 33:21 1st Quarter 8:26 10:03 4:55 8:30 8:02 5:52 7:15 10:03 6:33 5:54 6:39 8:53 9:55 10:34 2nd Quarter 6:55 8:39 7:31 10:56 8:53 4:58 9:28 7:37 6:14 6:02 8:29 7:58 7:44 4:46 3rd Quarter 9:13 10:29 9:04 8:44 9:50 6:48 10:07 9:14 7:14 9:12 6:26 10:09 11:16 9:35 4th Quarter 8:22 6:18 9:57 7:39 10:04 7:22 10:18 7:53 4:56 5:13 4:44 7:25 8:02 8:26 3rd-Down Conversions 5-of-17 4-of-12 3-of-13 11-of-16 6-of-17 4-of-13 9-of-22 9-of-21 2-of-10 8-of-17 1-of-14 9-of-20 5-of-12 8-of-15 4th-Down Conversions 0-of-1 0-of-0 2-of-3 2-of-4 1-of-1 0-of-2 1-of-2 1-of-1 1-of-2 0-of-2 0-of-0 0-of-2 0-of-1 0-of-0 Red Zone Scoring 2-3 6-6 4-4 6-6 4-5 1-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 3-4 0-1 4-4 3-3 5-5 Touchdowns 0-3 6-6 3-4 6-6 1-5 1-2 0-2 2-2 1-1 3-4 0-1 0-4 2-3 4-5 Field Goals 2-3 0-6 1-4 0-6 3-5 0-2 2-2 0-2 0-1 0-4 0-1 4-4 1-3 1-5 Sacks By-Yards 1-11 4-33 0-0 6-27 0-0 3-30 1-1 1-10 1-7 3-23 1-1 1-8 1-7 1-3 PAT Kicks 1-1 6-6 3-3 7-7 2-2 2-2 1-2 3-3 2-2 4-4 0-0 0-0 4-4 5-5 Field Goals 2-3 0-1 2-2 0-0 4-4 0-0 2-3 1-2 0-0 1-1 0-1 4-4 1-2 3-5 Total Points 13 42 27 49 26 14 21 24 14 31 0 12 31 52 Touchdowns Rushing 0 3 3 6 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 1 Touchdowns Passing 0 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 5 Touchdown Returns 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Other Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Safeties 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kick PAT-Attempts 1-1 6-6 3-3 7-7 2-2 2-2 1-2 3-3 2-2 4-4 0-0 0-0 4-4 5-5 2pt PAT-Attempts 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 Field Goals-Attempts 2-3 0-1 2-2 0-0 4-4 0-0 2-3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 4-4 1-2 3-5 Points Off Turnovers 7 14 14 7 0 0 3 0 0 7 0 0 7 10

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2016 SEASON IN REVIEW INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING (ATT-YDS-TD) Allen, Mark Barkley, Saquon Godwin, Chris Hamilton, DaeSean McSorley, Trace Paye, Irvine Robinson, Andre Sanders, Miles Stevens, Tommy TEAM

KSU at PITT TEM at MICH MINN UMD OSU at PUR IOWA at IND at RU MSU WIS USC --- 1-2-0 6-17-0 1-0-0 --- 7-31-0 DNP 1-1-1 5-30-0 --- 5-26-0 2-8-0 --- 1-0-0 22-105-1 20-85-4 9-68-1 15-59-0 20-63-1 31-202-1 12-99-0 18-207-2 20-167-1 33-58-2 16-92-1 12-14-1 19-83-1 25-194-2 --- --- --- --- --- --- 1-13-0 --- --- --- --- --- --- ----- --- 1-(-12)-0 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --14-47-0 9-(-17)-0 9-8-1 9-(-6)-0 8-73-1 18-81-1 19-63-1 5-2-0 14-40-1 8-13-1 11-55-0 10-13-0 6-(-20)-0 6-13-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-7-0 DNP DNP 1-(-2)-0 1-4-0 6-24-1 1-3-0 --- DNP DNP 2-23-2 3-18-0 2-8-0 6-20-1 3-32-1 3-7-0 1-4-0 --- --- 3-27-0 2-14-0 DNP 1-25-1 1-(-10)-0 3-6-0 5-34-0 1-(-2)-0 5-85-0 4-5-0 --- ----- DNP DNP DNP DNP 4-36-0 DNP 5-31-0 5-70-1 1-0-0 6-61-1 --- DNP DNP 1-(-5)-0 --- 3-(-16)-0 --- --- 1 -(-3)-0 4-(-43)-0 4-(-13)-0 --- --- --- 1-(-2)-0 1-(-19)-0 ---

RECEIVING (REC-YDS-TD) Allen, Mark Barkley, Saquon Blacknall, Saeed Charles, Irvin Gesicki, Mike Godwin, Chris Hamilton, DaeSean Johnson, Juwan Paye, Irvine Polk, Brandon Robinson, Andre Sanders, Miles Thompkins, DeAndre

KSU at PITT TEM at MICH MINN UMD OSU at PUR IOWA at IND at RU MSU WIS USC --- 1-4-0 1-1-0 --- --- --- DNP --- --- --- 1-27-1 --- --- 1-(-8)-0 1-17-0 2-45-1 2-7-0 5-77-0 1-(-3)-0 --- --- 3-70-0 1-44-1 2-34-0 2-25-0 2-11-0 2-20-1 5-55-1 2-24-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP --- 1-35-0 1-42-0 1-19-1 1-43-0 --- 3-29-0 6-155-2 DNP --- --- --- --- 1-80-1 --- --- 1-26-0 --- --- --- --- --- --3-49-1 4-47-0 2-62-0 5-23-0 5-70-0 4-26-1 4-46-0 1-23-0 4-65-0 5-88-0 5-47-0 2-64-1 3-58-1 1-11-1 7-67-0 4-36-0 7-117-1 1-8-1 4-97-0 --- 2-39-1 5-58-2 4-87-0 5-82-2 3-36-0 5-135-2 3-33-0 9-187-2 2-9-1 8-82-0 2-50-0 1-11-0 3-17-0 2-35-0 1-34-0 1-14-0 --- 3-85-0 2-35-0 1-16-0 8-118-0 ----- 1-27-0 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1-43-0 --- --DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-10-0 DNP DNP --- 1-4-0 1-14-0 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ --- --- --- --- 1-2-0 DNP DNP --- --- --- --- 1-40-1 --- ----- --- --- 1-3-0 DNP --- --- 1-21-1 --- --- --- --- --- --1-43-0 3-87-0 3-36-0 3-(-1)-0 4-72-0 4-91-1 --- DNP 1-25-0 --- 4-40-0 2-38-0 --- 2-9-0

PASSING Trace McSorley C-A-I Pct. Yards TD Long Sack-Yards Efficiency KENT STATE 16-31-0 51.6 209 2 43 1-11 129.54 at Pitt 24-35-1 68.6 332 1 40 4-33 151.97 TEMPLE 18-24-1 75.0 287 1 52 0-0 180.87 at Michigan 16-27-1 59.3 121 1 30 6-27 101.72 MINNESOTA 19-41-0 46.3 335 1 80 0-0 123.02 MARYLAND 10-19-0 52.6 152 2 70 3-30 154.57 OHIO STATE 8-23-0 34.8 154 1 35 1-1 105.37 at Purdue 12-23-0 52.2 228 3 42 1-10 178.49 IOWA 11-18-0 61.1 240 2 45 1-7 209.78 at Indiana 16-30-2 53.3 332 2 54 3-23 154.96 at Rutgers 17-33-0 51.5 210 1 28 0-0 114.97 MICHIGAN STATE 17-23-0 73.9 376 4 59 1-8 268.63 vs. Wisconsin 22-31-0 71.0 384 4 70 1-7 217.60 vs. USC 18-29-3 62.1 254 4 72 1-3 160.47

Tommy Stevens C-A-I Pct. Yards TD Long Sack-Yards Efficiency KENT STATE -- -- -- -- -- -- -at Pitt DNP TEMPLE DNP at Michigan DNP MINNESOTA DNP MARYLAND -- -- -- -- -- -- -OHIO STATE DNP at Purdue 1-2-0 50.0 26 0 26 0-0 159.20 IOWA -- -- -- -- -- -- -at Indiana -- -- -- -- -- -- -at Rutgers -- -- -- -- -- -- -MICHIGAN STATE 1-1-0 100.0 10 0 10 0-0 184.00 vs. Wisconsin DNP vs. USC DNP

KICKING & PUNTING KICKOFFS

Total Kick Rtn. Yds./ Season KO Yards TB OB Avg. Returns Yds. Rtn. Julius, Joe 93 5775 45 4 62.1 Davis, Tyler 8 461 1 1 57.6

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PUNTING

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Gillikin, Blake 61 2611 42.8 69 18 22 13 0 Pasquariello, Daniel 2 75 37.5 38 1 2 0 0 Team 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1

Total Kick Rtn. Yds./ Season KO Yards TB OB Avg. Returns Yds. Rtn.

Total Game No. Yds Avg. Long FC

KENT STATE at Pitt TEMPLE at Michigan MINNESOTA MARYLAND OHIO STATE at Purdue IOWA at Indiana at Rutgers MICHIGAN STATE vs. Wisconsin vs. USC

KENT STATE 6 282 47.0 58 1 2 1 0 at Pitt 5 233 46.6 69 1 3 2 0 TEMPLE 3 105 35.0 41 0 2 0 0 at Michigan 6 270 45.0 61 3 1 1 0 MINNESOTA 6 235 39.2 56 1 1 1 0 MARYLAND 6 177 29.5 44 1 4 0 1 OHIO STATE 7 264 37.7 47 3 3 0 0 at Purdue 3 124 41.3 52 0 0 1 0 IOWA 2 81 40.5 42 1 2 0 0 at Indiana 6 233 38.8 50 4 1 0 0 at Rutgers 3 143 47.7 50 1 1 1 0 MICHIGAN STATE 4 187 46.8 54 1 2 1 0 vs. Wisconsin 2 98 49.0 53 1 1 1 0 vs. USC 5 254 50.8 65 1 1 3 0

7 453 6 0 64.7 7 424 4 0 60.6 7 451 6 1 64.4 3 159 0 0 53.0 6 372 3 0 62.0 7 428 2 0 61.1 6 356 1 0 59.3 11 705 5 1 64.1 7 450 3 0 64.3 8 491 3 1 61.4 9 523 4 0 58.1 8 513 4 1 64.1 7 450 4 0 64.3 8 461 1 0 57.6

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22 22.0 98 33.0 0 0.00 27 9.00 52 17.3 84 16.8 80 16.0 97 19.4 78 19.5 77 19.3 97 19.4 53 17.7 62 20.7 114 19.0

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INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES (UT-AT-TT) UT-AT TT KSU at PITT TEM at MICH MINN UMD OSU at PUR IOWA at IND at RU MSU WIS USC Allen, Marcus 57-53 110 2-3 4-4 6-2 7-0 8-14 3-4 2-4 5-1 1-2 5-5 1-0 2-5 6-5 5-4 Bell, Brandon 40-48 88 3-5 5-4 DNP DNP DNP DNP 7-11 3-2 1-2 5-3 3-2 3-15 10-3 0-1 Cabinda, Jason 36-45 81 5-6 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 3-10 6-3 1-8 8-1 3-0 0-8 3-5 7-4 Golden, Malik 48-27 75 3-0 3-3 3-6 8-3 DNP 3-3 3-3 5-3 0-1 6-0 1-0 2-3 4-2 7-0 Bowen, Manny 35-33 68 0-1 5-0 2-1 3-4 5-2 1-4 4-8 5-1 1-3 2-0 0-1 4-5 3-3 DNP Smith, Brandon 21-33 54 -- -- 4-4 1-1 2-5 2-12 1-3 3-1 2-2 1-2 2-1 3-2 -- -Sickels, Garrett 23-24 47 1-5 3-0 2-1 1-1 0-1 1-0 3-6 3-0 0-3 1-2 1-0 4-4 2-1 1-0 Haley, Grant 23-16 39 -- -- DNP DNP 2-5 1-1 0-3 2-1 2-1 3-0 2-0 2-2 4-1 5-2 Reid, John 23-13 36 2-2 3-2 2-2 1-2 1-0 3-2 1-2 1-0 2-0 2-0 3-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 Brown, Cam 14-19 33 DNP 0-1 -- 4-6 6-3 -- -- 1-2 2-1 -- 0-3 -- -- 1-3 Brown, Torrence 16-17 33 0-3 5-1 1-3 2-1 1-0 0-1 1-2 2-1 -- -- 1-1 0-2 2-1 1-1 Schwan, Evan 16-16 32 2-2 -- DNP -- 3-0 2-2 1-2 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-0 0-3 1-2 3-1 Campbell, Christian 17-14 31 1-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-2 DNP -- 1-2 2-0 1-0 1-2 1-1 1-1 3-3 Farmer, Koa 14-15 29 0-1 -- -- 2-1 2-1 1-4 1-1 2-1 3-0 0-3 0-1 0-2 1-0 2-0 Apke, Troy 11-17 28 1-0 0-1 -- 1-3 3-3 1-1 -- 0-1 0-1 3-0 1-1 1-6 -- -Cothren, Parker 9-17 26 0-2 0-1 2-5 0-1 0-2 1-1 0-1 DNP -- 1-0 3-1 1-0 1-1 0-2 Givens, Kevin 12-14 26 0-3 -- 1-1 2-1 1-2 1-0 0-2 -- 2-1 0-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 Oruwariye, Amani 13-10 23 0-2 2-0 0-1 2-1 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-2 4-3 -- 0-1 Windsor, Robert 9-14 23 0-1 2-2 0-2 -- 1-1 2-1 0-2 2-1 1-2 -- 1-0 0-1 -- 0-1 Miller, Shareef 13-9 22 4-1 0-1 -- -- 1-3 2-0 2-2 1-0 -- 2-1 -- 1-1 -- -Cothran, Curtis 11-10 21 DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-1 0-1 0-1 -- 2-1 1-0 1-1 0-4 5-0 2-1 Smith, Jordan 12-7 19 0-1 DNP -- -- 2-2 0-2 -- -- 1-0 2-0 2-1 -- 2-1 3-0 White, Antoine 6-11 17 1-4 1-2 -- 3-1 1-1 0-1 -- -- 0-1 -- -- -- 0-1 -Buchholz, Ryan 10-6 16 1-1 2-0 0-1 0-1 -- 0-2 2-1 1-0 1-0 2-0 DNP 1-0 -- -Cooper, Jake 4-11 15 -- 0-2 1-4 2-4 1-1 DNP DNP -- INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ Wartman-White, Nyeem 8-6 14 1-4 7-2 -- INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ Chavis, Tyrell 2-11 13 0-2 0-1 -- 0-2 0-1 1-0 0-1 -- 0-1 0-1 -- 0-1 -- 1-1 Monroe, Ayron 3-9 12 DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 1-2 0-2 0-1 1-1 -- -- -- 0-2 0-1 Johnson, Juwan 7-2 9 -- -- -- -- 1-0 0-1 -- 1-1 -- 1-0 1-0 -- 1-0 2-0 Scott, Nick 3-5 8 0-1 0-1 -- -- -- 1-2 -- DNP -- -- -- 1-0 0-1 1-0 Walker, Von 6-1 7 -- 1-0 -- -- 1-0 1-0 2-0 -- 1-0 0-1 -- INJ INJ INJ Charles, Irvin 5-0 5 -- -- -- -- -- 1-0 1-0 -- -- 2-0 1-0 -- -- -Miller, Jarvis 2-3 5 -- 1-0 -- -- -- 0-1 -- -- -- -- 1-1 -- -- 0-1 Julius, Joe 2-1 3 1-0 -- -- 1-0 -- -- 0-1 -- -- -- -- -- -- DNP Castagna, Colin 1-1 2 DNP DNP DNP -- DNP -- DNP 1-0 DNP DNP 0-1 -- -- -Dowrey, Derek 1-1 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0-1 -- 1-0 -- -- -- -Johnson, Jan 1-1 2 DNP DNP DNP 1-1 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ Taylor, Garrett 1-1 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0-1 1-0 -- DNP DNP -- -- -- -Thompkins, DeAndre 2-0 2 -- -- -- 2-0 -- -- -- DNP -- -- -- -- -- -Bates, Ryan 1-0 1 -- -- 1-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -Bentley, Gordon 1-0 1 DNP DNP -- DNP -- -- DNP -- -- DNP 1-0 -- DNP -Gillikin, Blake 1-0 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1-0 Hamilton, DaeSean 1-0 1 -- 1-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -McPhearson, Josh 0-1 1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 0-1 DNP -- -- DNP -- -- DNP -Wright, Chasz 1-0 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1-0

TFL & SACKS TFL (Sacks) KSU at PITT TEM at MICH MINN UMD OSU at PUR IOWA at IND at RU MSU WIS USC Allen, Marcus --- 1.0 (-) 1.0 (-) --- 1.0 (-) 1.0 (-) --- --- --- 1.5 (-) --- 0.5 (-) --- --Bell, Brandon --- --- DNP DNP DNP DNP 1.0 (1.0) 1.0 (-) 0.5 (-) 2.5 (1.0) 1.0 (1.0) 0.5 (-) 1.0 (1.0) --Bowen, Manny --- 1.0 (-) 1.0 (1.0) 1.0 (-) 2.0 (-) --- 1.0 (-) --- --- 1.0 (-) --- 1.0 (1.0) 0.5 (-) DNP Brown, Cam DNP --- --- 1.0 (-) --- --- --- --- --- --- 0.5 (0.5) --- --- --Brown, Torrence --- 2.0 (-) 1.0 (0.5) 1.0 (-) --- --- 0.5 (-) --- --- --- 1.0 (-) 0.5 (-) --- --Buchholz, Ryan 1.0 (1.0) --- 0.5 (-) --- --- --- --- 1.0 (1.0) 0.5 (0.5) --- DNP 1.0 (-) --- --Cabinda, Jason --- DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 2.0 (1.0) --- 0.5 (-) 1.0 (-) --- 0.5 (-) --- --Campbell, Christian 1.0 (-) --- --- --- --- DNP --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --Costagna, Colin DNP DNP DNP --- DNP --- DNP 1.0 (-) DNP DNP --- --- --- --Cothran, Curtis DNP DNP DNP DNP --- --- --- --- 0.5 (-) --- --- 1.0 (0.5) 3.0 (-) --Cothren, Parker 0.5 (0.5) --- 2.5 (0.5) --- 0.5 (-) --- 0.5 (-) DNP --- --- 0.5 (-) 1.0 (1.0) --- --Chavis, Tyrell --- --- --- --- --- 1.0 (-) --- --- 0.5 (0.5) --- --- --- --- --Farmer, Koa --- --- --- --- 0.5 (-) 1.5 (1.0) --- --- 1.0 (1.0) --- 0.5 (-) --- 1.0 (1.0) --Givens, Kevin --- --- 1.0 (-) --- 1.0 (0.5) 1.0 (1.0) 0.5 (0.5) --- 1.0 (1.0) 0.5 (0.5) 1.0 (-) 1.0 (1.0) --- --Golden, Malik --- 1.5 (-) --- 1.0 (-) DNP --- --- 1.0 (-) --- --- 1.0 (-) --- 0.5 (-) 1.0 (-) Haley, Grant --- --- DNP DNP --- --- --- --- --- --- 1.0 (-) 0.5 (-) --- --Miller, Shareef 2.0 (2.0) --- --- --- 1.5 (-) 1.0 (-) 1.0 (-) --- --- --- --- --- --- --Reid, John 0.5 (0.5) --- 0.5 (-) --- --- 1.0 (-) --- --- --- --- 2.0 (-) --- 1.0 (-) --Schwan, Evan 1.0 (-) --- DNP --- 1.0 (1.0) 1.0 (1.0) 1.0 (1.0) --- 1.0 (1.0) 0.5 (0.5) 1.0 (1.0) 1.0 (0.5) 1.0 (-) --Sickels, Garrett 1.5 (1.0) --- 0.5 (0.5) --- 0.5 (-) 1.0 (1.0) 3.5 (2.5) 1.0 (-) 0.5 (-) 2.0 (1.0) 1.0 (-) 1.0 (-) --- --Smith, Brandon --- --- 0.5 (-) 1.0 (-) 0.5 (-) 1.0 (-) --- --- --- --- 0.5 (0.5) 0.5 (-) --- --Smith, Jordan 0.5 (-) DNP --- --- --- 0.5 (-) --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --Wartman-White, Nyeem 0.5 (0.5) 3.0 (-) --- INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ White, Antoine 1.5 (1.5) --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --Windsor, Robert --- 0.5 (-) 0.5 (0.5) --- 0.5 (0.5) --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --Team Total 10.0 (7.0) 9.0 (-) 9.0 (3.0) 5.0 (-) 9.0 (2.0) 10.0 (4.0) 11.0 (6.0) 5.0 (1.0) 6.0 (4.0) 9.0 (3.0) 11.0 (3.0) 10.0 (4.0) 8.0 (2.0) 1.0 (-)

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2016 SEASON IN REVIEW INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME ALL-PURPOSE YARDS TOTAL KSU at PITT TEM at MICH MINN UMD OSU at PUR IOWA at IND at RU MSU WIS USC Barkley, Saquon 1972 122 147 75 136 60 202 99 277 211 92 117 25 103 306 Godwin, Chris 995 67 36 117 8 97 -- 52 58 87 82 36 135 33 187 Sanders, Miles 896 36 50 58 84 DNP 75 79 51 106 55 97 68 83 54 Gesicki, Mike 679 49 47 62 23 70 26 46 23 65 88 47 64 58 11 Hamilton, DaeSean 494 9 82 38 11 17 35 34 14 -- 85 35 16 118 -Thompkins, DeAndre 447 43 87 36 -1 72 91 -- DNP 32 -- 40 38 -- 9 McSorley, Trace 365 47 -17 8 -6 73 81 63 2 40 13 55 13 -20 13 Blacknall, Saeed 347 24 DNP DNP DNP DNP -- 35 42 19 43 -- 29 155 DNP Stevens, Tommy 198 -- DNP DNP DNP DNP 36 DNP 31 70 -- 61 -- DNP DNP Robinson, Andre 183 -2 4 24 3 2 DNP DNP 23 18 8 20 72 7 4 Reid, John 180 22 61 46 -- 2 8 4 -- -- 32 -- -- 5 -Allen, Mark 139 -- 6 18 -- -- 31 DNP 1 30 -- 53 8 -- -8 Scott, Nick 138 52 43 17 -- 26 -- -- DNP -- -- -- -- -- -Charles, Irvin 117 -- -- -- -- 80 -- -- 26 -- 11 -- -- -- -Johnson, Juwan 90 -- 27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 20 43 -- -Polk, Brandon 53 -- 4 49 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ Garrity, Gregg 32 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP -- 11 -- -- 3 -- -- -- 18 Bell, Brandon 24 -- -- DNP DNP DNP DNP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 24 Smith, Brandon 22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 22 -- -- -- -- -- -Campbell, Christian 18 -- -- -- -- -- DNP -- 18 -- -- -- -- -- -Paye, Irvine 17 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 17 DNP DNP Pancoast, Tom 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 11 -- -- -- -Apke, Troy 10 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 10 -- -- -- -- -Golden, Malik 8 -- 8 -- -- DNP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -Oruwariye, Amani 4 30 -- (-26) -- DNP DNP DNP -- -- -- -- -- -- -Farmer, Koa 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- -TEAM (-101) (-5) -- (-16) -- -- (-3) (-43) (-13) -- -- -- (-2) (-19) --

RED ZONE RECAP PENN STATE

Opponent Series Result KENT STATE 5 2 TD, 2 FG, 1 TO on downs at Pitt 5 4 TD, 1 FG TEMPLE 6 2 TD, 2 FG, 1 Fumble, 1 Half at Michigan 2 1 TD, 1 FG MINNESOTA 3 1 TD, 2 FG MARYLAND 4 2 TD, 1 FG, 1 Fumble OHIO STATE 4 2 TD, 1 FG, 1 FG Blocked at Purdue 8 6 TD, 2 FG IOWA 7 3 TD, 2 FG, 1 FG Blocked, 1 Half at Indiana 5 4 TD, 1 FG at Rutgers 8 3 TD, 4 FG, 1 TO on downs MICHIGAN STATE 4 2 TD, 1 FG, 1 Half vs. Wisconsin 3 2 TD, 1 FG vs. USC 3 3 TD TOTAL 67 37 TD, 21 FG, 2 Downs, 2 Fumbles, 3 End of Half, 2 FG Blocked

Pct. 80% 100% 66.7% 100% 100% 75% 75% 100% 71% 100% 88% 75% 100% 100% 86.6%

OPPONENT

Opponent Series Result KENT STATE 3 2 FG, 1 INT at Pitt 6 6 TD TEMPLE 4 3 TD, 1 FG at Michigan 6 6 TD MINNESOTA 5 1 TD, 3 FG, 1 INT MARYLAND 2 1, TD, 1 Fumble OHIO STATE 2 2 FG at Purdue 2 2 TD IOWA 1 1 TD at Indiana 4 3 TD, 1 TO on downs at Rutgers 1 1 Missed FG MICHIGAN STATE 4 4 FG vs. Wisconsin 3 2 TD, 1 FG vs. USC 5 4 TD, 1 FG TOTAL 48 29 TD, 14 FG, 2 INT, 1 Fumble, 1 Downs, 1 Missed FG

Pct. 66.7% 100% 100% 100% 80% 50% 100% 100% 100% 75% 0% 100% 100% 100% 89.6%

GAME LEADERS Opponent KENT STATE at Pitt TEMPLE at Michigan MINNESOTA MARYLAND OHIO STATE at Purdue IOWA at Indiana at Rutgers MICHIGAN STATE vs. Wisconsin vs. USC

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Rushing Rushing Receptions Attempts Yards 22 - Barkley 105 - Barkley 7 - Godwin 20 - Barkley 85 - Barkley 8 - Hamilton 9 - Barkley 68 - Barkley 7 - Godwin 15 - Barkley 59 - Barkley 5 - Barkley & Gesicki 20 - Barkley 73 - McSorley 5 - Gesicki 31 - Barkley 202 - Barkley 4 - Thompkins & Gesicki 19 - McSorley 99 - Barkley 4 - Gesicki 18 - Barkley 207 - Barkley 5 - Godwin 20 - Barkley 167 - Barkley 4 - Godwin & Gesicki 33 - Barkley 58 - Barkley 5 - Godwin & Gesicki 16 - Barkley 92 - Barkley 5 - Gesicki 12 - Barkley 32 - Robinson 5 - Godwin 19 - Barkley 83 - Barkley 8 - Hamilton 25 - Barkley 194 - Barkley 9 - Godwin

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Receiving Yards 67 - Godwin 82 - Hamilton 117 - Godwin 77 - Barkley 97 - Godwin 91 - Thompkins 46 - Gesicki 70 - Barkley 87 - Godwin 88 - Gesicki 47 - Gesicki 135 - Godwin 155 - Blacknall 187 - Godwin

All-Purpose Yards 122 - Barkley 147 - Barkley 117 - Godwin 136 - Barkley 97 - Godwin 202 - Barkley 99 - Barkley 277 - Barkley 211 - Barkley 92 - Barkley 117 - Barkley 135 - Godwin 155 - Blacknall 306 - Barkley

Tackles 11 - Cabinda 9 - Wartman-White 9 - Golden 11 - Golden 22 - Allen 14 - Smith, B. 18 - Bell 9 - Cabinda 8 - Cabinda 10 - Allen, Marcus 5 - Bell 18 - Bell 13 - Bell 11 - Cabinda


2016 SEASON IN REVIEW TURNOVER BY GAME PENN STATE: 21 GAINED

TYPE QTR PLAYER

PLAYS/ 1st YDS DOWNS RESULT

KENT STATE (3) Fumble 2 Washington by Allen, Marcus Interception 3 Oruwariye of Agner Interception 3 Bell of Agner

2/13 1 - - 6/20 1

TD TD Punt

PITT (2) Interception 2 Golden of Peterman Fumble 4 Conner by Reid

5/23 - 1/2 -

Punt FG

TEMPLE (1) Interception

2/4

4

Reid of Walker

-

End of Game

MICHIGAN (0)

MINNESOTA (1) Interception

4

Smith, J. of Leidner

6/23

1

Punt

MARYLAND (2) Interception Fumble

1 1

Smith, B. of Hills Hills by Brown, T.

12/42 3/(-7)

3 -

FG Punt

PLAYS/ 1st YDS DOWNS RESULT

KENT STATE (1) Fumble

2

McSorley by Refuge

PITT (4) Fumble Fumble Fumble Interception

1 2 3 4

TEMPLE (3) Fumble Interception Fumble MICHIGAN (2) Interception Fumble

-

-

TD

McSorley by Caprara McSorley by Whitehead Barkley by Caprara Lewis of McSorley

1/(-6) 2/15 7/18 7/40

1 1 1 -

TD TD Missed FG End of Game

2 3 4

Sanders by Williams Randall of McSorley Oruwariye by Randall

7/41 1/0 0/(-26)

- - -

Punt TD TD

4 4

McCray of McSorley Sanders by Hill

4/31 2/(-3)

1 -

TD End of Game

MARYLAND (1) Fumble

3

Barkley by Likely

7/62

2

TO on Downs

OHIO STATE (1) Fumble

1

Reid by McLaurin

5/22

1

FG

INDIANA (2) Interception Interception

2 3

Fant of McSorley Fields of McSorley

5/32 7/28

2 2

TD TO on Downs

RUTGERS (1) Fumble

1

Sanders by Gray

4/(-7)

-

Missed FG

MINNESOTA (0)

OHIO STATE (0)

PURDUE (4) Interception Fumble Fumble Interception

3 3 4 4

Smith, B. of Blough Marshall by Smith, J. Blough by Givens Campbell of Sindelar

4/24 2/24 7/58 4/28

1 1 3 1

TD TD TD TD

IOWA (1) Interception

4

Apke of Beathard

1/44

1

TD

INDIANA (5) Fumble Fumble Fumble Fumble Fumble

1 2 2 2 4

Paige by Allen, Marcus Williams by Givens Michell by Golden James by Campbell Lagow by Brown, T.

3/(-2) 4/5 7/11 1/6 -

- - 1 - -

Punt Punt Punt TD TD

PURDUE (0)

IOWA (0)

RUTGERS (0)

MICHIGAN STATE (1) Fumble 3

MICHIGAN STATE (0) O’Connor by Apke

2/62

1

TD

WISCONSIN (0)

USC (1) Interception

OPPONENT: 20 GAINED

TYPE QTR PLAYER

3

Bell of Darnold

1/3

-

TD

WISCONSIN (2) Fumble Fumble

2 2

Team by Connelly McSorley by Watt

1/12 3/3

- -

TD Punt

USC (3) Interception Interception Interception

1 1 4

McSorley by Marshall McSorley by Jackson McSorley by McQuay

4/2 5/51 3/5

- 2 -

Missed FG TD FG

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2016 SEASON IN REVIEW TURNOVERS BY PLAYER FUMBLES (#-Lost) Barkley, Saquon Farmer, Koa McSorley, Trace Oruwariye, Amani Reid, John Sanders, Miles TEAM

KSU at PITT TEM at MICH MINN UMD OSU at PUR IOWA at IND at RU MSU WIS USC -- 1-1 -- -- -- 1-1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1-0 -- -- -- -- -- -2-1 4-2 2-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1-1 1-0 -- -- 1-1 -- DNP DNP DNP -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- 1-1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- 1-1 1-1 DNP 1-0 -- -- -- -- 1-1 -- -- --- -- 1-0 -- -- -- 1-0 -- -- -- -- 1-1 -- --

FORCED FUMBLES Allen, Marcus Bell, Brandon Brown, Torrence Farmer, Koa Golden, Malik Miller, Shareef Schwan, Evan

KSU at PITT TEM at MICH MINN UMD OSU at PUR IOWA at IND at RU MSU WIS USC 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- DNP DNP DNP DNP -- -- -- 1 1 -- 1 --- 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 --- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- DNP -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- -- --- -- DNP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- -- --

FUMBLES RECOVERED (#-Yards) Allen, Marcus Apke, Troy Brown, Torrence Campbell, Christian Givens, Kevin Golden, Malik Reid, John Smith, Jordan

KSU at PITT TEM at MICH MINN UMD OSU at PUR IOWA at IND at RU MSU WIS USC 1-6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1-0 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1-0 -- --- -- -- -- -- 1-0 -- -- -- 1-9 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- DNP -- -- -- 1-0 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1-0 -- 1-0 -- -- -- --- -- -- -- DNP -- -- -- -- 1-0 -- -- -- --- 1-4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- DNP -- -- -- -- -- 1-0 -- -- -- -- -- --

INTERCEPTIONS (#-Yards) Apke, Troy Bell, Brandon Campbell, Christian Golden, Malik Oruwariye, Amani Reid, John Smith, Brandon Smith, Jordan

KSU at PITT TEM at MICH MINN UMD OSU at PUR IOWA at IND at RU MSU WIS USC -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1-10 -- -- -- -- -1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1-24 -- -- -- -- -- DNP -- 1-18 -- -- -- -- -- --- 1-8 -- -- DNP -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -1-30 -- -- -- DNP DNP DNP -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- 1-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --- -- -- -- -- 1-0 -- 1-22 -- -- -- -- -- --- DNP -- -- 1-0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

SCORING BREAKDOWN PENN STATE DRIVES Totals: 88 scoring drives (64 TD, 22 FG) Special Teams/Defensive Touchdown: 3 Oruwariye - 30-yard Interception Return; KSU Haley - 60-yard Blocked FG Return; OSU Brown, T. - 9-yard Fumble Recovery; IND

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LONGEST DRIVES BY: Plays: 13, 3x 12, 3x

Last: vs. USC (1/2) Last: at Rutgers (11/19)

Yards:

95 90, 2x

at Rutgers (11/19) Last: vs. Wisconsin (12/3)

Time:

6:20 5:57

at Michigan (9/24) TEMPLE (9/17)

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OPPONENT DRIVES Totals: 60 scoring drives (40, TD, 20 FG) Special Teams/Defensive Touchdown: 1 Connelly, R. - 12-yard Fumble Recovery; WIS LONGEST DRIVES BY: Plays: 14, 2x 13, 3x

Last: Wisconsin (12/3) Last: Michigan State (11/26)

Yards:

99 87

Pitt (9/10) Minnesota (10/1)

Time:

8:00 6:15

Wisconsin (12/3) Michigan (9/24)


2016 SEASON IN REVIEW LONG PLAY BREAKDOWN BY YARDAGE OFFENSE Yards Type Player(s) *81 *80 *79 *72 *70 *70 *59 57 *57 *55 54 53 53 *52 52 45 45 45 *45 45 *45 *44 43 43 43 43 42 *40 *40 *40 39 *38 38 37 37 36 35 *34 34 34 *33 33 32 32 31 *30 *30 30 29 29 28 28 *27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 25 25 25

Rush Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Rush Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Rush Pass Rush

Barkley, Saquon Charles, Irvin from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Blacknall, Saeed from McSorley, Trace Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles Barkley, Saquon Barkley, Saquon Hamilton, DaeSean from McSorley, Trace Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley, Trace Gesicki, Mike from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Gesicki, Mike from McSorley, Trace Stevens, Tommy Gesicki, Mike from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon Hamilton, DaeSean from McSorley, Trace Gesicki, Mike from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon from McSorley, Trace Blacknall, Saeed from McSorley, Trace Gesicki, Mike from McSorley, Trace Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley, Trace Johnson, Juwan from McSorley, Trace Blacknall, Saeed from McSorley, Trace Robinson, Andre from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon from McSorley, Trace Blacknall, Saeed from McSorley, Trace Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Hamilton, DaeSean from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Blacknall, Saeed from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Hamilton, DaeSean from McSorley, Trace Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley, Trace Gesicki, Mike from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon Barkley, Saquon from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Stevens, Tommy Gesicki, Mike from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon Hamilton, DaeSean from McSorley, Trace Allen, Mark from McSorley, Trace Johnson, Juwan from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon Charles, Irvin from Stevens, Tommy Gesicki, Mike from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Hamilton, DaeSean from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace McSorley, Trace Gesicki, Mike from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon Hamilton, DaeSean from McSorley, Trace McSorley, Trace

Opponent Purdue Minnesota USC USC Wisconsin Maryland Michigan State Rutgers Iowa Temple Indiana Minnesota Minnesota Temple Temple Iowa Indiana Iowa Maryland Temple Michigan State Iowa Indiana Iowa Kent State Michigan State Purdue Michigan State Pitt Wisconsin Pitt Purdue Wisconsin Purdue Ohio State Minnesota Ohio State Michigan State Ohio State Pitt Wisconsin Michigan Indiana Minnesota Rutgers Kent State USC Michigan Pitt USC Kent State Rutgers Rutgers Pitt Ohio State Purdue Ohio State Kent State Indiana Indiana Minnesota Rutgers Maryland Wisconsin Maryland

*25 25 25 24 24 23 23 23 22 22 22 22 21 21 21 21 *21 *21 21 20 20 20 *20 20

Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Rush Rush Rush Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Rush

Sanders, Miles Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley, Trace Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley, Trace Gesicki, Mike from McSorley, Trace Hamilton, DaeSean from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon Gesicki, Mike from McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles Barkley, Saquon Barkley, Saquon Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon from McSorley, Trace Hamilton, DaeSean from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon Blacknall, Saeed from McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Gesicki, Mike from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Godwin, Chris from McSorley, Trace Barkley, Saquon

Maryland Iowa Michigan Stat Pitt Pitt Temple Minnesota Purdue Rutgers Purdue Wisconsin Rutgers Purdue Maryland Indiana Kent State Purdue Indiana Indiana Maryland Michigan State Minnesota Ohio State Purdue

DEFENSE Yards Type Player(s) *30 24 22

INT INT INT

Oruwariye, Amani Bell, Brandon Smith, Brandon

Opponent Kent State USC Purdue

SPECIAL TEAMS Yards Type Player(s) *60 59 48 35 33 33 31 31 30 29 29 29 27 27 26 26 25 24 24 24 24 24 23 23 23 22 22 21 21 20

FGR PR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR PR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR KR PR KR

Haley, Grant Reid, John Sanders, Miles Polk, Brandon Sanders, Miles Barkley, Saquon Sanders, Miles Sanders, Miles Scott, Nick Sanders, Miles Reid, John Scott, Nick Sanders, Miles Sanders, Miles Sanders, Miles Scott, Nick Sanders, Miles Sanders, Miles Sanders, Miles Sanders, Miles Sanders, Miles Barkley, Saquon Sanders, Miles Sanders, Miles Sanders, Miles Scott, Nick Sanders, Miles Sanders, Miles Reid, John Sanders, Miles

Opponent Ohio State Pitt Iowa Temple Pitt USC Indiana Temple Kent State Wisconsin Temple Pitt Indiana Ohio State Ohio State Minnesota Michigan Michigan Iowa Michigan State Purdue USC Wisconsin Maryland USC Kent State Michigan State Ohio State Kent State USC

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LONG PLAYS BY THE NUMBERS BY YARDAGE Yards 100+ 90-99 80-89 70-79 60-69 50-59 40-49 30-39 20-29

BY TYPE No. TD 0 0 0 0 2 2 4 4 0 0 10 4 16 6 25 6 66 7

Type No. TD Rushing 26 8 Passing 65 20 Punt returns 3 0 Kick returns 26 0 Interceptions 3 1 Fumble returns 0 0 Other 1 1 TOTAL 124 30

20+ YARD PLAYS BY PLAYER Player No. TD R P KR PR IR FR Barkley, Saquon 27 9 19 6 2 0 0 0 Sanders, Miles 23 2 3 1 19 0 0 0 Godwin, Chris 18 8 0 18 0 0 0 0 Gesicki, Mike 12 3 0 12 0 0 0 0 Hamilton, DaeSean 9 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 Thompkins, DeAndre 7 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 Blacknall, Saeed 6 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 Scott, Nick 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 Reid, John 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Charles, Irvin 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 McSorley, Trace 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 Johnson, Juwan 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 Stevens, Tommy 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 Allen, Mark 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Bell, Brandon 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Haley, Grant 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 Oruwariye, Amani 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 Polk, Brandon 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Robinson, Andre 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Smith, Brandon 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 TOTAL 124 30 26 65 26 3 3 1

LONGEST PLAYS OF THE YEAR Rushing 81 Barkley, Saquon Rushing Touchdown 81 Barkley, Saquon Passing 80 Charles, Irvin from McSorley, Trace Passing Touchdown 80 Charles, Irvin from McSorley, Trace Punt Return 59 Reid, John Kick Return 48 Sanders, Miles Interception Return 30 Oruwariye, Amani Fumble Return 9 Brown, Torrence Field Goal Return 60 Haley, Grant Punt 69 Gillikin, Blake Field Goal 40 Davis, Tyler 40 Davis, Tyler 40 Davis, Tyler

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Play Passing: KR: Rushing: INT: PR: FR: Other:

# Long Play 65 80* Charles, Irvin from McSorley, Trace 26 48 Sanders, Miles 26 81* Barkley, Saquon 3 30* Oruwariye, Amani 3 59 Reid, John - - - 1 60* Haley, Grant

Opp. KENT STATE at Pitt TEMPLE at Michigan MINNESOTA MARYLAND OHIO STATE at Purdue IOWA at Indiana at Rutgers MICHIGAN STATE vs. Wisconsin vs. USC

# Long Play 9 43 Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley 10 59 Reid, John 8 55* Barkley, Saquon 4 33 Barkley, Saquon 10 80* Charles, Irvin from McSorley 8 70* Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley 10 60* Haley, Grant 12 81* Barkley, Saquon 8 57* Barkley, Saquon 11 54 Hamilton, DaeSean from McSorley 7 57 Sanders, Miles 9 59* Godwin, Chris from McSorley 8 70* Blacknall, Saeed from McSorley 10 79* Barkley, Saquon

Opponent Minnesota Iowa Purdue Kent State Pitt Ohio State Type Pass PR Rush Rush Pass Pass FGR Rush Rush Pass Rush Pass Pass Rush

OPPONENTS (84 PLAYS) Play Passing: Rushing: KR: FR: INT: PR: Opp. Kent State at Pitt TEMPLE at Michigan MINNESOTA MARYLAND OHIO STATE at Purdue IOWA at Indiana at Rutgers MICHIGAN STATE vs. Wisconsin vs. USC

# Long Play 33 66* Johnson, Ty from Hills, Perry 22 74* Samuel, Curtis 15 84 Henderson, Quadree 1 20* Refuge, Elcee 2 34 Fant, Rashard 2 53 Peppers, Jabrill # Long Play 5 37 James, Raekwon from Mitchell, Mylik 9 84 Henderson, Quadree 1 67 Deloatch, Romond 8 53 Peppers, Jabrill 4 37* Brooks, Shannon 6 66* Johnson, Ty from Hills, Perry 6 74* Samuel, Curtis 5 62* Yancey, DeAngelo from Blough, David 5 36* Smith, Jerminic from Beathard, C.J. 9 52 Patrick, Camion from Diamont, Zander 1 51 Goodwin, Justin 3 39 Shelton, R.J. from Terry, Damion 6 67* Clement, Corey 16 36 Smith-Schuster from Darnold, Sam

* - touchdown scored on play

Opponent Maryland Ohio State Pitt Kent State Indiana Michigan Type Pass KR Pass KR Rush Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass KR Pass Rush Pass


2016 SEASON IN REVIEW OFFENSIVE STARTERS OPPONENT KENT STATE at Pittsburgh TEMPLE at Michigan MINNESOTA MARYLAND OHIO STATE at Purdue IOWA at Indiana at Rutgers MICHIGAN STATE vs. Wisconsin vs. USC

LT LG Mahon Bates Mahon Bates Mahon Bates Mahon Bates Mahon Bates Mahon Bates Palmer Bates Palmer Bates Palmer Bates Palmer Bates Bates Gonzalez Bates Dowrey Bates Gonzalez Bates Gonzalez

C RG RT Gaia Dowrey Nelson Gaia Dowrey Nelson Gaia Dowrey Nelson Gaia Dowrey Nelson Gaia McGovern Nelson Gaia McGovern Nelson Gaia McGovern Mahon Gaia McGovern Mahon Gaia McGovern Mahon Gaia McGovern Wright Gaia Dowrey Wright Gaia McGovern Wright Gaia McGovern Wright Gaia McGovern Wright

TE Gesicki Gesicki Gesicki Gesicki Gesicki Gesicki Gesicki Gesicki Gesicki Gesicki Gesicki Gesicki Gesicki Gesicki

QB McSorley McSorley McSorley McSorley McSorley McSorley McSorley McSorley McSorley McSorley McSorley McSorley McSorley McSorley

RB Barkley Barkley Barkley Barkley Barkley Barkley Barkley Barkley Barkley Barkley Barkley Barkley Barkley Barkley

WR (X) Godwin Godwin Godwin Godwin Godwin Godwin Godwin Johnson Godwin Godwin Godwin Godwin Godwin Godwin

WR (H) WR (Z) Hamilton Blacknall Hamilton Thompkins Hamilton Thompkins Hamilton Thompkins Hamilton Thompkins Hamilton Thompkins Hamilton Thompkins Godwin Blacknall Hamilton Blacknall Hamilton Blacknall Hamilton Blacknall Hamilton Blacknall Hamilton Blacknall Hamilton Thompkins

DEFENSIVE STARTERS OPPONENT KENT STATE at Pittsburgh TEMPLE at Michigan MINNESOTA MARYLAND OHIO STATE at Purdue IOWA at Indiana at Rutgers MICHIGAN STATE vs. Wisconsin vs. USC

DE DT DT DE SLB MLB WLB Schwan Givens Cothren Sickels Bell Cabinda Wartman-White Schwan Givens Cothren Sickels Bell Wartman-White Bowen Brown, T. Givens Cothren Sickels Cooper Wartman-White Bowen Brown, T. Givens Cothren Sickels Cooper Smith, B. Bowen Schwan Givens Cothren Sickels Brown, C. Smith, B. Bowen Schwan Givens Cothren Sickels Brown, C. Bowen Farmer Schwan Cothran Cothren Brown, T. Bell Cabinda Bowen Schwan Cothran Windsor Brown, T. Bell Cabinda Bowen Schwan Cothran Cothren Sickels Bell Cabinda Bowen Schwan Cothran Cothren Sickels Bell Cabinda Bowen Schwan Cothran Cothren Sickels Bell Cabinda Bowen Schwan Cothran Cothren Sickels Bell Cabinda Bowen Schwan Cothran Cothren Sickels Bell Cabinda Bowen Schwan Cothran Cothren Sickels Bell Cabinda Farmer

CB FS Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus Reid Allen, Marcus

SS CB Golden Haley Golden Haley Golden Campbell Golden Campbell Apke Campbell Golden Haley Golden Haley Golden Haley Golden Haley Golden Haley Golden Haley Golden Haley Golden Haley Golden Haley

CAREER STARTS Player Gaia, Brian (G/C) Hamilton, DaeSean (WR) Allen, Marcus (S) Bell, Brandon (LB) Mahon, Brendan (G/T) Godwin, Chris (WR) Nelson, Andrew (T/G) Wartman-White, Nyeem (LB) Sickels, Garrett (DE) Cabinda, Jason (LB) Gesicki, Mike (TE/H) Haley, Grant (CB) Barkley, Saquon (RB) Golden, Malik (S) Reid, John (CB) Palmer, Paris (T) Bates, Ryan (G) McSorley, Trace (QB) Cothren, Parker (DT) Bowen, Manny (LB) Dowrey, Derek (G) Schwan, Evan (DE)

‘13 - - - 1 - - - 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

‘14 12 13 7 10 9 3 13 12 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - 1 -

‘15 13 12 12 11 11 11 8 1 12 13 8 11 6 4 2 11 - - - - 5 -

‘16 Total 14 39 13 38 14 33 10 32 9 29 14 28 6 27 3 24 12 24 9 23 14 23 11 22 14 20 13 17 14 16 4 15 14 14 14 14 13 13 12 12 6 12 12 12

Player Blacknall, Saeed (WR) McGovern, Connor (G) Cothran, Curtis (DT) Laurent, Wendy (C) Thompkins, DeAndre (WR) Givens, Kevin (DT) Wright, Chasz (T) Brown, Torrence (DE) Campbell, Christian (CB) Cooper, Jake (LB) Gonzalez, Steven (G) Polk, Brandon (WR) Walker, Von (LB) Apke, Troy (S) Brown, Cam (LB) Farmer, Koa (LB) Smith, Brandon (LB) Allen, Mark (RB) Johnson, Juwan (WR) Scott, Nick (S) Windsor, Robert (DT)

‘13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

‘14 ‘15 ‘16 Total 1 3 7 11 - - 9 9 - - 8 8 3 5 - 8 - - 7 7 - - 6 6 - - 5 5 - - 4 4 1 - 3 4 - 1 2 3 - - 3 3 - 3 - 3 1 2 - 3 - 1 1 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 2 - - 2 2 - 1 - 1 - - 1 1 - 1 - 1 - - 1 1

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2016 SEASON IN REVIEW THE LAST TIME... PENN STATE 100+ Yards Rushing: 150+ Yards Rushing: 200+ Yards Rushing: 300+ Yards Rushing: 30-34 Rushing Attempts: 35+ Rushing Attempts: Three Touchdowns Rushing: Four Touchdowns Rushing: Five Touchdowns Rushing: 60+ Yard Run: 70+ Yard Run: 80+ Yard Run: 90+ Yard Run: Two Players Rush For 100 Yards: Four Rushing TD in One Quarter:

OPPONENT 194, Saquon Barkley vs. USC, 2016 ^ 194, Saquon Barkley vs. USC, 2016 ^ 207, Saquon Barkley at Purdue, 2016 327, Larry Johnson at Indiana, 2002 33, Saquon Barkley at Indiana, 2016 35, Zach Zwinak vs. Nebraska, 2013 Saquon Barkley (4) at Pitt, 2016 Saquon Barkley at Pitt, 2016 Ki-Jana Carter vs. Michigan State, 1994 79, Saquon Barkley vs. USC, 2016 ^ 79, Saquon Barkley vs. USC, 2016 ^ 81, Saquon Barkley at Purdue, 2016 92, Bill Belton at Indiana, 2014 Saquon Barkley (195) & Akeel Lynch (120) vs. Rutgers, 2015 vs. UMass, 2014 (2nd; Belton (2), Zwinak (2))

300+ Yards Passing: 350+ Yards Passing: 400+ Yards Passing: 20-24 Pass Completions: 25-29 Pass Completions: 30-34 Pass Completions: 35+ Pass Completions: 30-39 Pass Attempts: 40-49 Pass Attempts: 50+ Pass Attempts: Four Touchdown Passes: Five Touchdown Passes: Four Interceptions Thrown:

384, Trace McSorley vs. Wisconsin, 2016 & 384, Trace McSorley vs. Wisconsin, 2016 & 454, Christian Hackenberg vs. UCF, 2014 # 22, Trace McSorley vs. Wisconsin, 2016 & 25, Christian Hackenberg at Rutgers, 2014 34, Christian Hackenberg vs. Boston College, 2014 % 35, Matt McGloin vs. Northwestern, 2012 31, Trace McSorley vs. Wisconsin, 2016 & 41, Trace McSorley vs. Minnesota, 2016 50, Christian Hackenberg vs. Boston College, 2014 % Trace McSorley vs. USC, 2016 ^ Rashard Casey vs. Louisiana Tech, 2000 Zack Mills at Boston College, 2004

300+ Yards Total Offense: 350+ Yards Total Offense: 400+ Yards Total Offense:

364, Trace McSorley (384 P, -20 R) vs. Wisconsin, 2016 & 364, Trace McSorley (384 P, -20 R) vs. Wisconsin, 2016 & 408, Trace McSorley (335 P, 73 R) vs. Minnesota, 2016

100+ Yards Receiving: 150+ Yards Receiving: 200+ Yards Receiving: Two Players w/ 100 Yards Receiving: Two Players w/ 150 Yards Receiving: Back-to-Back 100 Yards Receiving Games: Three Straight 100-yard Receiving Games: 10+ Receptions: 50+ Yard Reception: 60+ Yard Reception: 70+ Yard Reception: 80+ Yard Reception: Three Touchdowns Receiving: Four Touchdowns Receiving: 150+ All-Purpose Yards: 200+ All-Purpose Yards: 250+ All-Purpose Yards: Five Touchdowns Scored:

187, Chris Godwin vs. USC, 2016 ^ 187, Chris Godwin vs. USC, 2016 ^ 216, Deon Butler vs. Northwestern, 2006 Saeed Blacknall (155) & DaeSean Hamilton (118) vs. Wisconsin, 2016 & Geno Lewis (173) & DaeSean Hamilton (165) vs. UCF, 2014 # Chris Godwin, 2015 (103 at Ohio State; 135 vs. Maryland) Allen Robinson, 2013 (133 vs. Syracuse; 129 vs. Eastern Michigan; 143 vs. UCF) 14, DaeSean Hamilton vs. Ohio State, 2014 72, Chris Godwin from Trace McSorley vs. USC, 2016 ^ 72, Chris Godwin from Trace McSorley vs. USC, 2016 ^ 72, Chris Godwin from Trace McSorley vs. USC, 2016 ^ 80, Irvin Charles from Trace McSorley vs. Minnesota, 2016 Allen Robinson vs. Indiana, 2012 Bobby Engram vs. Minnesota, 1993 306, Saquon Barkley vs. USC, 2016 ^ 306, Saquon Barkley vs. USC, 2016 ^ 306, Saquon Barkley vs. USC, 2016 ^ 5 (4 rushing, 1 receiving) Saquon Barkley at Pitt, 2016

Kickoff Return For Touchdown: Rushing, Receiving & Kickoff Return TDs: 100-Yard Kickoff Return: Punt Return For Touchdown: 80-Yard Punt Return: Zero Punts in a Game: Multiple Interceptions: 90-Yard Interception Return: Interception Return For Touchdown: Five Interceptions in a Game (Team): Fumble Return For Touchdown: Blocked Field Goal: Blocked Field Goal For Touchdown: Blocked Extra Point: Blocked Punt: Blocked Punt For Touchdown: Safety:

95, Chaz Powell vs. Indiana State, 2011 Derrick Williams vs. Illinois, 2008 100, Chaz Powell vs. Youngstown State, 2010 63, Derrick Williams at Wisconsin, 2008 81, Bryant Johnson vs. Michigan State, 2002 Purdue, 2013 2, Trevor Williams, at Rutgers, 2014 99, Michael Mauti, at Illinois, 2012 30, Amani Oruwariye vs. Kent State, 2016 at Rutgers, 2014 9 yards, Torrence Brown at Indiana, 2016 Marcus Allen vs. Ohio State, 2016 60 yards, Grant Haley vs. Ohio State, 2016 (Marcus Allen block) Parker Cothren at Northwestern, 2015 Juwan Johnson at Rutgers, 2016 0 yards, Michael Yancich vs. Ohio State, 2012 (Mike Hull block) Devon Still (sack in end zone) at Minnesota, 2010

50-Yard Field Goal: Four Field Goals: Five Field Goals:

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50, Sam Ficken vs. Temple, 2014 Tyler Davis at Rutgers, 2016 Collin Wagner vs. Temple, 2010

100+ Yards Rushing: 150+ Yards Rushing: 200+ Yards Rushing: 30-34 Rushing Attempts: 35+ Rushing Attempts: Three Touchdowns Rushing: Four Touchdowns Rushing: 50+ Yard Run: 60+ Yard Run: 70+ Yard Run: Two Players Rush For 100 Yards: 300+ Yards Passing: 400+ Yards Passing: 500+ Yards Passing: 25-29 Pass Completions: 30-44 Pass Completions: 45+ Pass Completions: 30-39 Pass Attempts: 40-49 Pass Attempts: 50+ Pass Attempts: 60+ Pass Attempts: Four Touchdown Passes: Five Touchdown Passes: Four Interceptions Thrown: Five Interceptions Thrown: 300+ Yards Total Offense: 400+ Yards Total Offense: 500+ Yards Total Offense:

164, Corey Clement, Wisconsin, 2016 & 164, Corey Clement, Wisconsin, 2016 & 203, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Indiana, 2003 30, Jeremy Langford, Michigan State, 2014 44, Mike Hart, Michigan, 2007 (OR) Trevor Siemian, Northwestern, 2014 Montee Ball, Wisconsin, 2011 67, Corey Clement, Wisconsin, 2016 & 67, Corey Clement, Wisconsin, 2016 & 74, Curtis Samuel, Ohio State, 2016 Rodney Smith (104) & Shannon Brooks (100), Minnesota, 2016 453, Sam Darnold, USC, 2016 ^ 453, Sam Darnold, USC, 2016 ^ 532, Case Keenum, Houston, 2011 (OR) * 28, J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, 2016 33, Sam Darnold, USC, 2016 ^ 45, Case Keenum, Houston, 2011 (OR) * 34, Wilton Speight, Michigan, 2016 40, Richard Lagow, Indiana, 2016 53, Sam Darnold, USC, 2016 ^ 61, Brian Hoyer, Michigan State, 2006 Sam Darnold (5), USC, 2016 ^ Sam Darnold, USC, 2016 ^ P.J. Walker, Temple, 2014 Gary Nova, Rutgers, 2014 473, Sam Darnold (453 P, 20 R), USC, 2016 ^ 473, Sam Darnold (453 P, 20 R), USC, 2016 ^ 542, C. Keenum (532 P, 10 R), Houston, 2011 (OR) *

100+ Yards Receiving: 150+ Yards Receiving: 200+ Yards Receiving: 10+ Receptions: 70+ Yard Reception: 80+ Yard Reception: 90+ Yard Reception: Three Touchdown Receptions:

164, Deonta Burnett & 133, JuJu Smith-Schuster, USC, 2017 ^ 164, Deonta Burnett, USC, 2017 ^ 228, Patrick Edwards, Houston, 2011 * 13, Deonta Burnett, USC, 2017 ^ 75, Jalen Fitzpatrick from P.J. Walker, Temple, 2014 80, D. Barnes from K. Hess, Youngstown State, 2010 99, Thomas Lewis from John Paci, Indiana, 1993 Deonta Burnett, USC, 2017 ^

Kickoff Return For Touchdown: 90-Yard Kickoff Return: 100-Yard Kickoff Return: Punt Return For Touchdown: 70-Yard Punt Return: 80-Yard Punt Return:

96, Solomon Vault, Northwestern, 2015 96, Solomon Vault, Northwestern, 2015 100, Rashaad Penny, San Diego State, 2015 75, Venric Mark, Northwestern, 2012 75, Venric Mark, Northwestern, 2012 87, Willie Reid, Florida State, 2005 !

Interception Return For Touchdown: Fumble Return For Touchdown: Blocked Punt: Blocked Punt For Touchdown: Blocked Field Goal: Blocked Extra Point: Safety: Defensive Extra Point: 50-Yard Field Goal: Four Field Goals: ^ - Rose Bowl $ - Outback Bowl * - TicketCity Bowl # - Croke Park Classic (Dublin, Ireland) % - Pinstripe Bowl ! - Orange Bowl & - Big Ten Championship Game (OR) - Opponent Record

13, Malik McDowell, Michigan State, 2015 12, Ryan Connelly, Wisconsin, 2016 & Lorenzo Harrison, Maryland, 2016 27, Lerentee McCray, Florida, 2011 $ Josey Jewell, Iowa, 2016 Rob Bain (2X), Illinois, 2015 Team (snap out of the end zone on punt), Ohio State, 2016 99, D.J. Johnson, Iowa, 2002 50, Derek Dimke, Illinois, 2010 Michael Geiger, Michigan State, 2016


2016 SEASON IN REVIEW TACKLE BREAKDOWN RUSHING TACKLES

PASSING TACKLES

SPECIAL TEAMS TACKLES

Allen, Marcus 74 Bell, Brandon 57 Cabinda, Jason 55 Bowen, Manny 39 Golden, Malik 39 Smith, Brandon 36 Sickels, Garrett 30 Brown, Torrence 24 Schwan, Evan 22 Cothren, Parker 21 Windsor, Robert 21 Brown, Cam 18 Miller, Shareef 17 Reid, John 17 Apke, Troy 16 Cothran, Curtis 16 Givens, Kevin 16 Campbell, Christian 15 White, Antoine 13 Buchholz, Ryan 12 Chavis, Tyrell 12 Farmer, Koa 12 Cooper, Jake 11 Haley, Grant 11 Wartman-White, Nyeem 11 Oruwariya, Amani 10 Smith, Jordan 10 Castagna, Colin 2 Johnson, Jan 1 TOTAL 634

Allen, Marcus 35 Golden, Malik 35 Bell, Brandon 26 Bowen, Manny 26 Haley, Grant 26 Cabinda, Jason 25 Reid, John 18 Smith, Brandon 16 Campbell, Christian 13 Farmer, Koa 9 Oruwariye, Amani 9 Smith, Jordan 9 Brown, Cam 8 Apke, Troy 7 Sickels, Garrett 7 Brown, Torrence 5 Cooper, Jake 4 Cothran, Curtis 4 Givens, Kevin 4 Cothren, Parker 2 Miller, Shareef 2 Schwan, Evan 2 Wartman-White, Nyeem 2 Buchholz, Ryan 1 Chavis, Tyrell 1 Johnson, Jan 1 White, Antoine 1 TOTAL 298

Monroe, Ayron Johnson, Juwan Scott, Nick Walker, Von Brown, Cam Apke, Troy Farmer, Koa Miller, Jarvis Charles, Irvin Oruwariye, Amani Smith, Jordan Campbell, Christian Julius, Joe Haley, Grant Taylor, Garrett Bell, Brandon Bentley, Gordon Bowen, Manny Dowrey, Derek Gillikin, Blake McPhearson, Josh Smith, Brandon Sickels, Garrett TOTALS

Total KO Punt

12 10 2 9 8 1 8 6 2 7 6 1 6 6 0 5 4 1 5 5 0 5 5 0 4 2 2 4 4 0 4 3 1 3 3 0 3 3 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 87 69 18

NATIONAL NITS Below is a list of Penn State players that rank among the top-100 individuals and top-50 teams in the most recent season statistical rankings. Rankings listed NCAA/Big Ten • S Marcus Allen • Fumbles Recovered - 2 (30/3) • Total Tackles - 7.9 (93/16) • RB Saquon Barkley • All-Purpose - 140.86 (21/1) • Points Responsible For - 132 (60/5) • Points Responsible For Per Game - 9.4 (87/8) • Rush Yards Per Carry - 5.50 (58/4) • Rushing Touchdowns - 18 (7/1) • Rushing Yards - 1,496 (14/2) • Rushing Yards Per Game - 106.9 (24/2) • Scoring - 9.4 (12/1) • Total Points Scored - 132 (7/1) • Total Touchdowns - 22 (5/1) • DE Torrence Brown • Fumbles Recovered - 2 (30/3) • K Tyler Davis • Field Goal Percentage - .917 (8/1) • Field Goals Per Game - 1.57 (17/2) • Points Responsible For - 128 (67/8) • Points Responsible For Per Game - 9.1 (98/9) • Scoring - 9.1 (19/2) • Total Points Scored - 128 (11/2) • P Blake Gillikin • Punting - 42.8 (30/3)

• DT Kevin Givens • Fumbles Recovered - 2 (30/3) • WR Chris Godwin • Receiving TDs - 11 (22/2) • Receiving Yards - 982 (40/3) • Receiving Yards Per Game - 70.1 (63/4) • Total Touchdowns - 11 (94/9) • Yards Per Reception - 16.64 (54/3) • QB Trace McSorley • Completion Percentage - .579 (76/6) • Completions Per Game - 16.0 (70/6) • Passing Efficiency - 156.9 (13/1) • Passing TDs - 29 (18/1) • Passing Yards - 3,614 (13/1) • Passing Yards Per Game - 258.1 (29/3) • Passing Yards Per Completion - 16.13 (1/1) • Points Responsible For - 218 (16/1) • Points Responsible For Per Game - 15.6 (27/1) • Total Offense - 284.2 (25/1) • Yards Per Pass Attempt - 9.34 (6/1) • CB John Reid • Punt Returns - 7.5 (39/3) • RB Miles Sanders • Combined Kick Returns - 688 (30/3) • Kickoff Returns - 20.8 (84/7) • WR DeAndre Thompkins • Yards Per Reception - 16.30 (70/4)

• TEAM • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Fewest Penalties - 68 (39/7) Fewest Penalties Per Game - 4.86 (21/5) Fewest Penalty Yards - 622 (41/7) Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game - 44.43 (41/6) First Down Offense - 285 (47/2) Passes Had Intercepted - 8 (21/4) Passing Offense - 260.7 (36/3) Passing Yards per Completion - 16.15 (5/1) Red Zone Offense - .866 (43/5) Sacks Allowed - 1.71 (41/5) Scoring Offense - 37.6 (21/3) Team Passing Efficiency - 156.6 (14/1) Total Offense - 432.6 (49/2) Winning Percentage - .786 (8/2) 4th Down Conversion Pct Defense - .381 (22/4) Blocked Kicks - 3 (23/4) Blocked Punts - 2 (8/3) Defensive TDs - 3 (19/2) Fumbles Recovered - 11 (24/2) Kickoff Return Defense - 18.82 (28/4) Passing Yards Allowed - 216.6 (50/11) Rushing Defense - 151.3 (48/8) Scoring Defense - 25.4 (47/8) Team Passing Efficiency Defense - 124.19 (44/9) Team Sacks - 2.86 (19/3) Team Tackles for Loss - 8.1 (7/2) Total Defense - 367.9 (37/8)

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2016 SEASON IN REVIEW AWARDS & HONORS MARCUS ALLEN, SAFETY All-Big Ten Third Team (Coaches), Honorable Mention (Media) Phil Steele All-Big Ten Third Team Athlon Sports All-Big Ten Third Team Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 24) Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 3) Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week (Oct. 3) SAQUON BARKLEY, RUNNING BACK Sporting News All-America Second Team Associated Press All-America Third Team Athlon Sports All-America Third Team Phil Steele All-America Third Team Campus Insiders Sophomore All-America First Team Maxwell Award Semifinalist (Nat’l Player of the Year) Doak Walker Award Semifinalist (Top RB) Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year Big Ten Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year Chicago Tribune Silver Football All-Big Ten First Team Associated Press All-Big Ten First Team ESPN.com All-Big Ten Team Phil Steele All-Big Ten First Team Athlon Sports All-Big Ten First Team ECAC Division I FBS All-Star First Team Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten Second Team College Sports Madness All-America Second Team Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 7) CBS National Player of the Week (Oct. 30) Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 10 & Oct. 31) Associated Press All-Bowl Team (all-purpose) Sports Illustrated All-Bowl Team Athlon Sports All-Bowl Team NCAA.com All-Bowl Team ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team Big Ten Preseason Honors List RYAN BATES, OFFENSIVE LINE FWAA Freshman All-America Team USA Today Freshman All-America Team Campus Insiders Freshman All-America Team Honorable Mention BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team BRANDON BELL, LINEBACKER All-Big Ten Honorable Mention Athlon Sports All-Big Ten Third Team Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 28) Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 24) College Sports Madness Ntl. Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 23) Bednarik Award National Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 27) GORDON BENTLEY, WIDE RECEIVER Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Academic All-Big Ten SAEED BLACKNALL, WIDE RECEIVER Academic All-Big Ten MANNY BOWEN, LINEBACKER Academic All-Big Ten CAM BROWN, LINEBACKER BTN.com All-Freshman Team ESPN.com All-Freshman Team RYAN BUCHHOLZ, DEFENSIVE TACKLE Academic All-Big Ten JASON CABINDA, LINEBACKER All-Big Ten Third Team (Coaches), Honorable Mention (Media) Phil Steele All-Big Ten Third Team JAKE COOPER, LINEBACKER Academic All-Big Ten PARKER COTHREN, DEFENSIVE TACKLE All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Coaches)

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TYLER DAVIS, KICKER Vlade Award (Most Accurate Kicker) Lou Groza Semifinalist (Top Kicker) All-Big Ten First Team (Coaches), Second Team (Media) Phil Steele All-Big Ten First Team Associated Press All-Big Ten Second Team Athlon Sports All-Big Ten Second Team Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten Second Team ECAC Division I FBS All-Star First Team Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 21) Lou Groza Ntl. Collegiate Place Kicker Award “Stars of the Week” (Oct. 3) JAMES FRANKLIN, HEAD COACH Sporting News Coach of the Year Woody Hayes Coach of the Year Maxwell Club Tri-State Coach of the Year Athlon Sports Big Ten Coach of the Year College Sports Madness Coach of the Year Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Finalist Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Finalist Associated Press Coach of the Year Finalist Big Ten Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media vote) Associated Press Big Ten Coach of the Year ECAC Division I FBS Coach of the Year George Munger College Coach of the Year Semifinalist The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week. (Oct. 24) BRIAN GAIA, CENTER All-Big Ten Honorable Mention Pro Football Focus Team of the Week, Center (Nov. 14) Academic All-Big Ten GREGG GARRITY, WIDE RECEIVER Academic All-Big Ten MIKE GESICKI, TIGHT END All-Big Ten Second Team (Media), Honorable Mention (Coaches) Phil Steele All-Big Ten Third Team Athlon Sports All-Big Ten Second Team College Sports Madness All-America Second Team ECAC Division I FBS All-Star Honorable Mention BLAKE GILLIKIN, PUNTER All-Big Ten Honorable Mention ESPN.com True Freshman All-America Team Campus Insiders Freshman All-America Team Honorable Mention BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team KEVIN GIVENS, DEFENSIVE TACKLE Campus Insiders Freshman All-America Second Team BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team ESPN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team CHRIS GODWIN, WIDE RECEIVER All-Big Ten Third Team (Media), Honorable Mention (Coaches) Phil Steele All-Big Ten Third Team Athlon Sports All-Big Ten Third Team Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten Second Team NCAA.com All-Bowl Team Sports Illustrated All-Bowl Team Athlon Sports All-Bowl Second Team Associated Press All-Bowl Team Honorable Mention ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team Academic All-Big Ten CHRIS GULLA, PUNTER Academic All-Big Ten GRANT HALEY, CORNERBACK Big Ten Co-Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 24) Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week (Oct. 24) CoSIDA Academic All-District™ Academic All-Big Ten DAESEAN HAMILTON, WIDE RECEIVER Academic All-Big Ten CHARLES HUFF, SPECIAL TEAMS COACH Coaching Search Special Teams Coach of the Week (Oct. 24)

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JUWAN JOHNSON, WIDE RECEIVER Academic All-Big Ten ZACH LADONIS, SNASSOCIATED PRESSPER Academic All-Big Ten MATT LIMEGROVER, OFFENSIVE LINE COACH Coaching Search Offensive Line Coach of the Week (Nov. 7) BRENDAN MAHON, TACKLE Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten First Team Pro Football Focus Team of the Week (Oct. 5) Pro Football Focus Team of the Week (Oct. 25) CONNOR McGOVERN, GUARD BTN.com All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 7) TRACE McSORLEY, QUARTERBACK Grange-Griffin Most Valuable Player (B1G Championship) Campus Insiders Sophomore All-America Team Honorable Mention Maxwell Club Tri-State Player of the Year All-Big Ten Second Team Associated Press All-Big Ten Second Team Phil Steele All-Big Ten Second Team Athlon Sports All-Big Ten Second Team Athlon Sports Big Ten Breakout Player of the Year Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten Second Team ECAC Division I FBS All-Star Honorable Mention CFPA National Performer of the Week (Dec. 4) Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (Nov. 28) Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week (Nov. 28) Manning Stars of the Week (Nov. 28) ESPN.com Big Ten All-Bowl Team Academic All-Big Ten SHAREEF MILLER, DEFENSIVE END BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention JOE MOORHEAD, OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR 247Sports Offensive Coordinator of the Year Athlon Sports Big Ten Offensive Coordinator of the Year Football Scoop Offensive Coordinator of the Year Finalist Frank Broyles Award Nominee (Top Assistant Coach) ANDREW NELSON, TACKLE Academic All-Big Ten PARIS PALMER, TACKLE Pro Football Focus Team of the Week (Nov. 1) BRENT PRY, DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR Athlon Sports Coordinator of the Week, Defense (Oct. 23) JOHN REID, CORNERBACK Campus Insiders Sophomore All-America Team Honorable Mention All-Big Ten Honorable Mention MILES SANDERS, RUNNING BACK BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention EVAN SCHWAN, DEFENSIVE END All-Big Ten Third Team Phil Steele All-Big Ten Third Team GARRETT SICKELS, DEFENSIVE END All-Big Ten Second Team (Coaches), Third Team (Media) Phil Steele All-Big Ten Third Team Athlon Sports All-Big Ten Third Team ECAC Division I FBS All-Star Honorable Mention BRANDON SMITH, LINEBACKER Pop Warner Award Finalist Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 10) CoSIDA Academic All-District™ Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Academic All-Big Ten SEAN SPENCER, DEFENSIVE LINE COACH Coaching Search Defensive Line Coach of the Week (Oct. 24) GARRETT TAYLOR, CORNERBACK Academic All-Big Ten ROBERT WINDSOR, DEFENSIVE TACKLE BTN.com Big Ten All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention

TYLER YAZUJIAN, SNASSOCIATED PRESSPER CoSIDA Academic All-America™ First Team CoSIDA Academic All-District™ Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Campbell Trophy Semifinalist (Top Scholar-Athlete) Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Academic All-Big Ten TEAM Lambert Trophy Athlon Sports Team of the Week (Oct. 23) FWAA Team of the Week (Oct. 24) United States Sports Academy’s Game of the Week (Dec. 5)

STATE COLLEGE QUARTERBACK CLUB AWARDS Lions’ Pride Outstanding Senior Player Award Brandon Bell, linebacker Most Valuable Player Saquon Barkley, running back Most Valuable Offensive Player Trace McSorley, quarterback Most Valuable Defensive Player Garrett Sickels, defensive end CAssociated Presstain’s Award Brandon Bell, linebacker Brian Gaia, offensive lineman Von Walker, linebacker Ridge Riley Award Gregg Garrity, wide receiver Dick Maginnis Memorial Award Brian Gaia, offensive lineman Bob Mitinger Memorial Award Von Walker, linebacker Reid-Robinson Award Evan Schwan, defensive end John Bruno Memorial Award Tyler Davis, kicker Iron Lion Award Derek Dowrey, offensive lineman Outstanding Run-on Award Tom Devenney, offensive lineman Quarterback Club Special Awards Malik Golden, safety Jordan Smith, cornerback Paris Palmer, offensive lineman Football Letterman’s Club Joe and Sue Paterno Post-Graduate Scholarship Gordon Bentley, wide receiver Nittany Lion Club Academic Achievement Award Tyler Yazujian, long snAssociated Pressper Highest Academic Average Gordon Bentley, wide receiver Public Service Award Charlie Shuman, offensive lineman Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year Josh McPhearson, wide receiver Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year Shaka Toney, defensive end Desi Davis, cornerback Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year Alex Gellerstedt, offensive lineman Irvine Paye, running back Football Support Staff Member of the Year Jevin Stone, video director


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2016 SEASON NOTES BIG TEN CHAMPIONS • Penn State defeated Wisconsin, 38-31, in the Big Ten Championship Game Dec. 3 in Lucas Oil Stadium to win its first Big Ten Championship since 2008 and fourth overall (1994, 2005). • It was Penn State’s first appearance in the Big Ten Championship Game since the game’s inception in 2011. • Finishing at 8-1 in Big Ten play during the regular season, Penn State clinched a share of the Big Ten East Division title with Ohio State. It was the first divisional title for the Nittany Lions since sharing the Leaders Division crown with Wisconsin in 2011. WINNING B1G • Penn State earned eight Big Ten wins for just the second time in program history with the other being the 8-0 conference mark in 1994. • The Nittany Lions won eight consecutive Big Ten games for the first time since 1994. • The Nittany Lions finished Big Ten play at 8-1 for the first time, as Penn State had never played nine Big Ten games in a season. • Penn State’s 8-1 Big Ten record represents its third one-loss Big Ten season (7-1; 2005 & 2008). SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE • Penn State and Wisconsin are the only Big Ten teams that have posted a winning season the last 12 consecutive years. • Penn State is one of eight teams (USC, LSU, Florida State, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Oregon, Virginia Tech) in the Autonomy Five that has had a winning record each of the last 12 years. • Overall in the FBS, Penn State is one of nine teams with a winning record in each of the last 12 years (Boise State). SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM • The Penn State football team continued to excel in the classroom during the 2016 fall semester with 51 squad members earning at least a 3.0 grade-point average. • The fall effort marks the seventh time in the last eight semesters (including summer sessions) the Nittany Lions have had more than 50 student-athletes with a 3.0 GPA or better. • The Lions have had 50 or more student-athletes with a 3.0 GPA or higher in each of the last three fall semesters. • A total of 19 Nittany Lions posted a 3.5 GPA or higher in the fall semester, with 15 earning Dean’s List recognition for having 3.5 GPA or higher with 12 credits earned in undergraduate work. • Overall, 48 football student-athletes own a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher after the fall semester, with 16 posting a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. • The 2016-17 academic year also saw true freshman punter Blake Gillikin and graduate student Cody Hodgens posted perfect 4.0 GPAs in both the fall and the spring semesters. • Gillikin is enrolled in the Schreyer Honors College. • In addition to Gillikin and Hodgens, Brandon Smith and Jake Zembiec earned perfect 4.0 GPAs in the spring semester. • Additionally, 19 Nittany Lions earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition last fall. • Three Nittany Lions earned Big Ten Distinguished Scholar accolades for 2016-17: Gordon Bentley, Brandon Smith and Tyler Yazujian. • The Nittany Lion freshmen were impressive in the fall semester with 15 posting a 3.0 or higher.

Senior safety Marcus Allen made arguably the defining play of the Penn State football season when he blocked Ohio State’s field goal attempt in the fourth quarter, which was picked up by Grant Haley and returned 60 yards for the game-winning touchdown.

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SECOND HALF SUCCESS

• A total of 31 Penn State football alumni populated the rosters of 22 National Football League teams in 2016. • Of those 31 Nittany Lions playing in the NFL, two – Sean Lee and Cameron Wake – were selected to the NFL Pro Bowl in Orlando. • Wake made his fifth Pro Bowl appearance and fourth in the last five years. • He also collected his fourth career Associated Press All-NFL honor (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016) with a second team appearance after ranking sixth in the NFL with 11.5 sacks. • Lee made his second consecutive Pro Bowl appearance and earned his first All-Pro honor after finishing fourth in the NFL in total tackles with a career-high 145 stops. • He reached the 100-tackle mark for the third time in his career and second-straight season (105 in 2011; 128 in 2015).

• The Nittany Lion offense ranked second in FBS in second half scoring (23.29) and third in fourth quarter scoring (11.86). • Penn State led FBS in second half scoring differential (+14.00) and fourth quarter scoring differential (+6.71). Courtesy of SportSource Analytics • Penn State outscored its opponents in the second half, 326-130. • In the final nine games of the season, Penn State outscored opponents 149-39 in the fourth quarter. • Just 133 of the 356 points allowed by Penn State were after halftime. • Seven of Penn State’s 11 wins were either one possession games at halftime (six occasions) or Penn State was down by two scores (Big Ten Championship Game). In total Penn State was trailing at halftime on four occasions. • Penn State shut out four teams in the second half: Kent State, Maryland, Rutgers (entire game) and Michigan State. • Only two teams outscored Penn State in the second half last season: Temple and Michigan. Those games were the third and fourth of the season.

COMEBACKS • Penn State had arguably one of its most exciting seasons, posting a program-high four double-digit comebacks in 2016. • The comeback trend started vs. Minnesota. Penn State trailed by 10 at halftime (13-3) but rallied to win 29-26 in overtime. • Against Ohio State, Penn State trailed by 14 points entering the fourth quarter, but scored 17 unanswered to win. • The Ohio State win marked the first time that PSU won when trailing going into the fourth quarter by 14 points since at least 1967. The Nittany Lions trailed Michigan State by 13 points (37-24) in 1993 entering the fourth quarter. Penn State won the game, 38-37. • The Nittany Lions trailed by 10 points (24-14) in the third quarter at Indiana, but rallied to outscore the Hoosiers 31-7 over the final 16:09 for their third double-digit comeback of the season. • The Nittany Lions’ rallied from 21 points down with 5:31 remaining in the second quarter in the Big Ten Championship Game. The Lions scored a touchdown before halftime to trail by 14 points at the break, and then outscored Wisconsin, 24-3 in the second half. • The Big Ten Championship Game comeback was the biggest for Penn State since rallying from a 21-0 deficit in the second quarter for a 35-21 win over Northwestern on Nov. 6, 2010.

3,500 & 1,000 • Penn State was one of 11 FBS teams to boast a 3,500-yard passer (Trace McSorley) and a 1,000-yard rusher (Saquon Barkley) in 2016. Furthermore, Penn State was one of six teams in the Autonomy Five and the only Big Ten school to accomplish the feat last year. • McSorley owns the Penn State season passing yards record at 3,614. Only two other Penn State quarterbacks eclipsed 3,000 yards passing in a single season: Matt McGloin (3,266 yds; 2012) and Daryll Clark (3,003 yds; 2009). • Barkley tallied 1,496 rushing yards to rank fifth in program history. It was also the highest total by a Penn State back since Larry Johnson’s record-breaking campaign in 2002. • Penn State’s had two other seasons with a 3,000-yard passer also featured a 1,000-yard rusher. Zach Zwinak rushed for 1,000 yards in 2012 and Evan Royster totaled 1,169 yards in 2009.

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FRANKLIN CLAIMS COACH OF THE YEAR HONORS

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• Saquon Barkley was named to the Sporting News AllAmerica second team and the Associated Press, Athlon and Phil Steele All-America third teams. • He is the first Penn State running back to garner All-America accolades since Larry Johnson captured first team laurels in 2002. • He is also the first offensive player to take home All-America honors since Allen Robinson (first team) and John Urschel (third team) in 2013.

• Penn State head coach James Franklin was named the Sporting News National Coach of the Year, as well as the Woody Hayes National Coach of the Year. • He is the second Penn State head coach to win the Sporting News honor, joining Joe Paterno, who claimed the award in 2005. • Franklin joins Paterno as Penn State coaches to win the Woody Hayes Award. Paterno was a four-time recipient in 1978, 1982, 1986 and 2005. • Franklin was also selected as the College Sports Madness National Coach of the Year. Additionally, he was a finalist for the 2016 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award as presented by the Football Writers Association of America and the Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award. • Franklin earned his first conference Coach of the Year accolade, winning Big Ten Coach of the Year from the Associated Press and the conference’s media. • Franklin’s Dave McLain Big Ten Coach of the Year marks the fifth time a Penn State head coach has won the honor, joining Paterno (1994, 2005, 2008) and Bill O’Brien (2012).

• On defense, junior defensive end Garrett Sickels garnered second-team All-Big Ten accolades from the coaches and third-team honors from the media to lead the unit. • Senior defensive end Evan Schwan was also a first-time allconference pick, as he was selected to the All-Big Ten third team by both the coaches and media, • Linebacker Jason Cabinda and safety Marcus Allen each claimed third team honors from the coaches and were named to the media’s honorable mention team. It’s their second allconference selection, after an appearance on the honorable mention team (coaches and media) last season. • Also on the Big Ten honorable mention squad were senior linebacker Brandon Bell, junior defensive tackle Parker Cothren and sophomore cornerback John Reid. It was the first selection for all three.

BARKLEY CLAIMS B1G AWARDS • Saquon Barkley was the 2016 Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and the 2016 Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year. • Barkley is the fourth Lion to win Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors, joining Kerry Collins (1994), Curtis Enis (1997) and Michael Robinson (2005). • Barkley is the first Penn State player to win Running Back of the Year (award established in 2011) and the first sophomore to win it in Big Ten history. • Barkley is the eighth sophomore to win Offensive Player of the Year in Big Ten history, most recently by Ohio State’s Braxton Miller in 2012. • He is one of 17 running backs to win Offensive Player of the Year in Big Ten history. • Barkley is the third-straight running back to win Offensive Player of the Year (Melvin Gordon, WIS; Ezekiel Elliott, OSU). DAVIS WINS VLADE AWARD • Tyler Davis was recognized as the NCAA’s most accurate kicker, as he was named the winner of the 2016 Vlade Award presented by The Touchdown Club of Columbus. • The award is named for former Ohio State kicker Vlade Janakievski, who was one of the most accurate placekickers in Ohio State football history. • In 2016, Davis was perfect on 62 PAT attempts and accurate on 91.7 percent (22-of-24) of field goal tries, with both of his failed conversions coming on blocks.

ALL-BIG TEN TEAM - OFFENSE • Sophomore Saquon Barkley was named to the All-Big Ten first team by the coaches and media, which made him a unanimous first team choice. It is his second career All-Big Ten honor (second team in 2015). • Sophomore quarterback Trace McSorley garnered All-Big Ten second team accolades from both the coaches and the media. It was his first all-conference selection. McSorley is the first Penn State quarterback to earn All-Big Ten first or second team honors since Daryll Clark (first team) in 2009. • Junior tight end Mike Gesicki was a second team selection by the media and honorable mention pick by the coaches. It’s his first all-conference selection. He is the first Penn State tight end to earn All-Big Ten first or second team honors since Kyle Carter (first team) in 2012. • Junior wide receiver Chris Godwin was an All-Big Ten third team honoree for the media and honorable mention for the coaches. It’s his second career All-Big Ten honor (second team in 2015). • Senior center Brian Gaia made the honorable mention list for the coaches and media for his first all-conference honors.

ALL-BIG TEN TEAM - SPECIAL TEAMS • Kicker Tyler Davis was selected to the All-Big Ten first team by the coaches and second team by the media. It was his first all-conference selection, and he is the first Nittany Lion kicker to earn first team honors since Kevin Kelly in 2008. • True freshman punter Blake Gillikin was recognized as an honorable mention. He ranked third in the Big Ten with a punt average of 42.8 yards per punt and was also named an ESPN. com True Freshman All-American. • Senior long snapper Tyler Yazujian was Penn State’s sportsmanship selection. BARKLEY WINS CHICAGO TRIBUNE SILVER FOOTBALL • RB Saquon Barkley added the illustrious Chicago Tribune Silver Football for the Big Ten’s best player to his résumé. He shared the honor with Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett. • Barkley is the fourth Lion to win the Silver Football and is the first since Daryll Clark shared the honor with Michigan defensive end Brandon Graham in 2009. • Barkley is the first Penn State running back to win the award, joining quarterbacks Clark, Michael Robinson (2005) and Kerry Collins (1994) as Penn Staters to win the accolade.

RECORD BREAKDOWN Overall Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-3 Day Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Night Games (6 p.m. or later) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 TV Games ABC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 BTN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 ESPN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 FOX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Scoring First. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 Opponent Scoring First. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Leading at the Half. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 Trailing at the Half. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-3 Tied at the Half . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Leading after Third Quarter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1 Trailing after Third Quarter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Tied after Third Quarter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 Overtime Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Scoring less than 20 points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Scoring 20-29 points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-0 Scoring 30-39 Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1 Scoring 40+ Points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1

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Allowing 10 points or less . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Allowing 11-20 points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Allowing 21-30 points. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Allowing 31+ points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Rushing for less than 100 yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Rushing for 100-199 yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Rushing for 200-299 yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Rushing for 300+ yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Passing for less than 200 yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Passing for 200-299 yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 Passing for 300-399 yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Passing for 400+ yards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 Totaling less than 300 yards total offense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 300-399 yards of total offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 400-499 yards of total offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 500+ yards of total offense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Allowing less than 100 yards rushing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Allowing more than 100 yards rushing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Allowing less than 300 yards total offense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Allowing 300+ yards total offense. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 Having a 100-yard rusher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1 Not having a 100-yard rusher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2 Opponent having a 100-yard rusher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2

No turnovers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 1-3 turnovers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 3+ turnovers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 No takeaways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 1 or 2 takeaways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 3 or more takeaways. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 More than 30:00 of possession. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-0 Less than 30:00 of possession. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 PENN STATE’S WINS VS. LOSSES (AVG.) Wins Losses Points Scored 38.9 32.7 First Downs 20.9 18.3 Total Offense 454.0 354.0 Rushing Yards 186.5 118.3 Passing Yards 267.5 235.7 Time of Possession 28:27 25:07 3rd Down Conv. Pct. 34% 25% Points Allowed 19.4 47.7 Total Offense Allowed 329.9 507.3 Rushing Yards Allowed 120.8 263.0 Passing Yards Allowed 209.1 244.3


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Led by junior running back Saquon Barkley and junior quarterback Trace McSorley, the Penn State offense set 21 season school records in 2016, including team marks for passing yards, points scored and total offense.

FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICANS • A pair of Nittany Lions earned freshman All-America honors. • Offensive lineman Ryan Bates was named to the USA Today Freshman All-America team, as well as the Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America squad. • Bates was one of two offensive linemen to start every game this season for the Nittany Lions. • Punter Blake Gillikin was named to the ESPN.com True Freshman All-America team. He ranked third in the Big Ten with a punt average of 42.8 yards per punt. BTN.COM ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM • Four Nittany Lions were named to the BTN.com All-Freshman Team: G/T Ryan Bates, LB Cam Brown, P Blake Gillikin and DT Kevin Givens. • An additional four were named honorable mentions: G Connor McGovern, DE Shareef Miller, RB Miles Sanders and DT Robert Windsor. YAZUJIAN NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA • For a second consecutive season, Tyler Yazujian was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America™ team. He was a first team selection in 2016 after earning second team honors in 2015. • Penn State football student-athletes have earned 65 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections all-time, the second-highest total among all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) institutions, trailing only Nebraska. • A trio of Nittany Lions – Yazujian, Grant Haley, and Brandon Smith – were selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District™. BARKLEY IN THE RECORD BOOKS • Running back Saquon Barkley has placed his name in the Penn State record books in two short seasons. • His 1,496 rushing yards during his sophomore campaign rank fifth on the Penn State single-season charts. • Barkley is in 12th place on Penn State’s career rushing yardage list with 2,572 yards. • Barkley’s two rushing touchdowns in the Rose Bowl brought his season total to 18, which ranks tied for fifth place in the Penn State record books • With 25 career rushing scores, Barkley is tied for 10th place in program history with Lenny Moore (1953-55), D.J. Dozier (1983-86) and Tony Hunt (2003-06). • Barkley ranks tied for 12th with 10 career 100-yard games (five in 2015, five in 2016), including two 200-yard efforts. He is one of just eight Nittany Lions to post multiple 200-yard rushing games.

BREAKING RECORDS

McSORLEY = McRECORDS

• The Nittany Lions had a record-breaking 2016. All totaled, 33 school records were eclipsed or tied during the Big Ten Championship season. TEAM • Passing yards - 3,650 yards (3,278 in 2012) • Total offense - 6,056 yards (5,863 in 2008) • Points scored - 526 points (tied record set in 1994) • Passing touchdowns - 29 touchdowns (25 in 2009) • First downs via penalty - 29 (28 in 2014)

• In addition to setting Penn State records for passing yards in a season, passing touchdowns in a season and total offense in a season, Trace McSorley ranks sixth on Penn State’s singleseason pass completions list (224) and fifth in season pass attempts (387). • McSorley had one of the most productive games by a Nittany Lion ever against Minnesota. He accounted for 408 yards of total offense -- 335 passing and 74 rushing -- to mark the third-highest total in school history. It was the most yards of total offense since Christian Hackenberg posted a schoolrecord 454 yards against UCF in the 2014 Croke Park Classic vs. UCF. McSorley also had his longest career completion, an 80yard touchdown to Irvin Charles. • McSorley set Big Ten Championship Game records for passing yards (384) and passing touchdowns (4). • He became the first Penn State quarterback with three consecutive games with both a rushing touchdown and passing touchdown since Matt McGloin in 2012 (vs. Temple, at Illinois, vs. Northwestern). • McSorley had four passing touchdowns in each of the final three games of the season. He joins Todd Blackledge (1982 – vs. Temple, Maryland, Rutgers) as the only Penn State quarterback to have at least four passing scores in threestraight games.

TRACE McSORLEY • Season passing yards - 3,614 (3,266; Matt McGloin, 2012) • Season passing touchdowns - 29 (24; Daryll Clark, 2009 & McGloin, 2012) • Season total offense - 3,979 (3,215; McGloin, 2012) • Season touchdowns responsible for - 36 (31; Clark, 2009) • Consecutive games with a TD pass in a season - 14 (12; McGloin, 2012) • Consecutive games with a TD pass over multiple seasons - 15 (14; Kerry Collins, 1993-94) • 300-yard passing games in a season - 5 (4; McGloin, 2012 & Christian Hackenberg, 2013 & 2014) • 200-yard passing games in a season - 11 (tied record set by McGloin in 2012) • Career yards per attempt - 8.90 (8.69; John Hufnagel, 1970-72) • Career completion percentage - 57.1 (56.5; McGloin, 2009-12) • Career interception percentage - 1.87 (2.02; Wally Richardson, 1992, 1994-96) • Career passing efficiency - 152.09 (145.57; Mike McQueary, 1994-97) SAQUON BARKLEY • Sophomore season rushing yards - 1,496 (1,236; Evan Royster, 2008) • Receiving yards by a RB in a season - 402 (349; Larry Johnson, 2002) • All-purpose yards in a game by a sophomore - 306 vs. USC (265; Charlie Pittman vs. West Virginia, 1967) • Sophomore season all-purpose yards - 1,972 (1,363; Curt Warner, 1980) • Rushing touchdowns by a sophomore - 18 (13; Bull McCleary, 1907; Harry Robb, 1917 & Curtis Enis, 1996) • Points in a season by a sophomore - 132 (96; Kevin Kelly, 2006) TYLER DAVIS • Field goal accuracy in a season - 91.7 (22-24) (83.3 (10-12); Brett Conway, 1994 & Joe Julius, 2015). • Consecutive field goals made - 18 (15; Sam Ficken, 2012-13) • Extra point accuracy in a season - 100.0 (62-62) (tied with eight others) • Extra point accuracy in a career - 100.0 (73-73) (tied with Herb Menhardt, 54-54 from 1978-80 & Collin Wagner, 83-83 from 2007-10) • Kicking points in a season - 128 (120; Kevin Kelly, 2008) • Big Ten record kicking points in a season - 128 (tied record by Ohio State’s Sean Nuernberger, 2014) MIKE GESICKI • Receiving yards in a season by a TE - 679 (600; Mickey Shuler, 1977) • Receptions in a season by a TE - 48 (41; Andrew Quarless, 2009) • Touchdown receptions in a season by a TE - 5 (tied record set by Bob Parsons, 1971; Dan Natale, 1972 & Jesse James, 2012) BLAKE GILLIKIN • Freshman season punting yardage average - 42.8 (41.9; Jeremy Kapinos, 2003) • Freshman game punting yardage average - 50.8 vs. USC (48.8; Chris Gulla vs. Akron, 2014)

B1G DEFENSIVE PERFORMANCES • Penn State did not allow a touchdown in its last two regularseason Big Ten Conference games (Michigan State and Rutgers). The Nittany Lions yielded four field goals in the first half against the Spartans and shutout the Scarlet Knights. • It is the first time since 2009 that Penn State has held teams out of the end zone in back-to-back games. It held Eastern Illinois to three points (October 10; 52-3) before shutting out Minnesota (October 17; 20-0) on Homecoming. • Moreover, the last time Penn State held back-to-back Big Ten opponents without a touchdown was Oct. 21, 2006 (vs. Illinois; 26-12) and Oct. 28, 2006 (at Purdue; 12-0). • Penn State shutout Rutgers 39-0 for its first shutout since a 39-0 home victory over Illinois in 2015. The last time Penn State shutout an opponent in back-to-back seasons was 2009 and 2010. • The 39-point shutout win was Penn State’s largest road shutout victory since joining the Big Ten in 1993. • It was the largest road shutout since blanking Navy, 39-0, in 1973. • It was Penn State’s seventh Big Ten shutout (against 6 different teams) and the first time doing so in consecutive seasons: Big Ten Shutouts 1993, 31-0 at Iowa 1998, 27-0 vs. Illinois 2002, 49-0 vs. Northwestern 2006, 12-0 at Purdue 2009, 20-0 vs. Minnesota 2015, 39-0 vs. Illinois 2016, 39-0 at Rutgers • The Nittany Lions allowed just 87 yards of offense to the Scarlet Knights, the fewest given up in a Big Ten game by a Penn State team. • The 87 yards allowed were the fewest in a game overall since giving up 74 yards versus Temple in 2006. • Penn State gave up just five first downs to Rutgers, the fewest surrendered in a Big Ten game in program history. • The five first downs allowed were the fewest in any game since giving up two first downs versus Temple in 2006. • Penn State posted its first first-half shutout of the season at Rutgers.

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Penn State defense shut down Kent State in the second half, led by six sacks and an Amani Oruwariye interception return for a touchdown, as the Nittany Lions defeated the Golden Flashes in their 2016 season opener, 33-13, in Beaver Stadium. Penn State held a 16-13 lead at the half, but Oruwariye’s 30-yard picksix set the tone for the final two quarters, as the Nittany Lion defense held Kent State to just 118 yards the rest of the way. Linebacker Brandon Bell added an interception in Penn State territory, and seven different Lions combined for seven sacks for the game - the most by Penn State in a single game since the Northwestern game in 2011. Sophomore quarterback Trace McSorley enjoyed a successful first career start at the helm of Penn State’s new-look offense. He threw touchdown passes to DaeSean Hamilton and Mike Gesicki, connecting on 16-of-31 pass attempts for 209 yards, while also adding 47 yards on the ground. Classmate Saquon Barkley led the rushing attack, totaling 105 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown. Penn State improves to 107-21-2 in season openers and has won 13 of its last 15. Six Nittany Lions made their first career starts (OG Ryan Bates, QB Trace McSorley, DE Evan Schwan, DT Kevin Givens, DT Parker Cothren, P Blake Gillikin), while 19 played in their first collegiate game for Penn State. Turning Point After a back-and-forth first half, Oruwariye’s interception return for a touchdown - Penn State’s first since 2014 - gave the Nittany Lions their first two-score lead of the game.

1st 5:25 KSU 11-64/4:31/3-0 Shane Hynes 26 yd field goal Difference Makers 1:56 PSU 9-79/3:23/3-6 Penn State DaeSean Hamilton 4 yd pass from McSorley (PAT rush fail) 2nd 11:33 KSU 10-49/5:23/6-6 • Defense - Limited Kent State’s three quarterbacks to 129 yards Shane Hynes 43 yd field goal 8:02 PSU 2-13/0:41/6-13 passing and 14 completions on 28 attempts with two interceptions. Seven different Kent State rushers were limited to 150 yards on 41 Saquon Barkley 7 yd rush (Davis kick) 6:12 KSU 13-13 attempts. The Nittany Lions did not allow a touchdown on defense Elcee Refuge 20 yd fumble recovery (Hynes kick) against Kent State for at least the fourth consecutive game. 1:47 PSU 12-49/4:18/13-16 • QB Trace McSorley - McSorley completed 16-of-31 pass attempts Tyler Davis 29 yd field goal 3rd 14:05 PSU 13-23 for 209 yards (both career highs) and two touchdowns in his first Amani Oruwariye 30 yd INT return (Davis kick) start. He connected on a career-long pass of 43 yards to DeAndre 4:22 PSU 8-49/2:39/13-26 Thompkins and was sacked just once. McSorley also added 47 yards Tyler Davis 28 yd field goal rushing on 14 carries - the most by a Penn State quarterback in a 4th 1:53 PSU 8-67/2:38/13-33 Mike Gesicki 30 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) game since Kevin Newsome had 49 yards rushing against Eastern

TEAM STATS First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Passing (C-A-Int) Total Offense Plays Fumbles (#-Lost) Penalties (#-Yards) Possession Time 3rd-Down Conv. Red Zone Touchdowns Field goals

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Illinois in 2009. • RB Saquon Barkley - Rushed for 105 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and also caught one pass for 17 yards. It was his sixth career 100-yard rushing game.

• WR Chris Godwin - Godwin continued his consistent play catching seven passes for 67 yards. He has caught at least four passes in 13 of his last 16 games, and at least six in five of his last six games. • TE Mike Gesicki - Gesicki enjoyed a career day, matching his career high of three receptions while totaling a career-best 42 yards receiving and making his second career touchdown reception. • CB Amani Oruwariye - Returned an interception 30-yards for a touchdown and made two tackles. The interception and touchdown were career firsts. • LB Brandon Bell - Second on the team with eight tackles and made an interception at the Penn State 13 at the end of the third quarter. • DE Shareef Miller - Had 2.0 sacks and five tackles in first career game. • S Marcus Allen - Forced the third fumble of his career and recovered the second of his career in the second quarter, leading to a Barkley touchdown. Kent State • S Nate Holley - Made a game-high 17 tackles. • DE Terrance Waugh - Stripped McSorley of the ball in the second quarter, leading to a fumble recovery for a touchdown. Also made seven tackles. Key Drives PENN STATE 1st Qtr, 5:19-1:56 - TOUCHDOWN The Nittany Lions answered a Kent State field goal with a touchdown drive after taking over at their own 21. Barkley and McSorley picked up a first down on the ground, and then McSorley found Godwin along the sidelines for a 26-yard pick-up to the Kent State 41. Back-to-back rushes by Barkley netted 13 more yards and another first down. McSorley then found Godwin for seven and rushed for nine more himself to reach the Kent State 12. Barkley rushed to the four and then McSorley connected with Hamilton in the end zone on a slant over the middle for a touchdown. PENN STATE 2nd Qtr, 8:43-8:02 - TOUCHDOWN After Marcus Allen forced and recovered a fumble in Kent State territory. Barkley rushed for six yards and then scampered down the right sideline, diving inside the pylon to complete a 7-yard touchdown run for a 13-6 lead. The Rest Kent State tied the game midway through the second quarter with a fumble recovery for a touchdown, but a pair of Tyler Davis field goals, Oruwariye’s pick six and Gesicki’s touchdown iced the win.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Kent State-Rankin, Justin 13-82; Price, Kavious 2-31; Mitchell, Mylik 10-27; Agner, Justin 12-7; Matthews, Will 2-6; Holley, Nick 1-4; Bollas, George 1-minus 7. Penn State-Barkley, Saquon 22-105; McSorley, Trace 14-47; Robinson, Andre 1-minus 2; TEAM 1-minus 5. PASSING Kent State-Agner, Justin 8-15-2-64; Mitchell, Mylik 6-12-0-65; Bollas, George 0-1-0-0. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 16-31-0-209.

RECEIVING Kent State-Holley, Nick 4-45; James, Raekwon 2-44; Rankin, Justin 2-15; White, Kris 1-12; Washington, Myles 1-9; Fackler, Brice 1-7; Calhoun, Ernest 1-4; Harrell, Trey 1-minus 3; Price, Kavious 1-minus 4. Penn State-Godwin, Chris 7-67; Gesicki, Mike 3-49; Blacknall, Saeed 2-24; Hamilton, DaeSean 2-9; Thompkins, DeAndre 1-43; Barkley, Saquon 1-17. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Kent State-Holley, Nate 17-5-12; McRae, Juantez 8-4-4; Waugh, Terence 7-4-3; Monday, Demetrious 6-6-0; Cuthbert, Nick 6-2-4. Penn State-Cabinda, Jason 11-5-6; Bell, Brandon 8-3-5; Sickels, Garrett 6-1-5; Miller, Shareef 5-4-1; Allen, Marcus 5-2-3; WartmanWhite, Nyeem 5-1-4; White, Antoine 5-1-4.


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GAME RECAP PITTSBURGH - A 332-yard passing day for quarterback Trace McSorley and five total touchdowns by running back Saquon Barkley wasn’t enough to overcome the strong rushing attack of Pitt in a 42-39 setback for the Nittany Lions in Heinz Field. The 69,983 in attendance marked the largest crowd ever at a city of Pittsburgh sporting event. Barkley scored a career high five touchdowns and totaled 147 allpurpose yards, but the Pitt rushing attack, led by 117 yards from James Connor, was too much to overcome. Barkley’s five touchdowns including four of the rushing variety, accounted for 30 points in the game. The 30 points rank tied for No. 4 in school history and is the first 30-point game for Penn State since Ki-Jana Carter had 30 points against Michigan State on Nov. 26, 1994. He is the first Big Ten player since Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon scored 30 points vs. Bowling Green in 2014. The 81 points scored were the most combined points in the history of the 97-game Penn State-Pitt series.

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8:03 Pitt 10-99/4:43/0-7 George Aston 1 yd run (Blewitt kick) 7:16 Pitt 2-12/0:38/0-14 Quadree Henderson 7 yd pass from Peterman (Blewitt kick) 2:42 PSU 1-15/0:09/7-14 Saquon Barkley 3 yd run (Davis kick) 13:38 Pitt 9-74/4:04/7-21 Scott Orndoff 2 yd pass from Peterman (Blewitt kick) 11:54 Pitt 3-30/1:07/7-28 George Aston 3 yd run (Blewitt kick) 0:42 PSU 8-83/2:35/14-28 Saquon Barkley 1 yd run (Davis kick) 11:54 PSU 2-46/0:39/21-28 Saquon Barkley 40 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) 7:24 Pitt 11-75/4:30/21-35 James Conner 1 yd run (Blewitt kick) 13:42 PSU 7-68/2:04/28-35 Saquon Barkley 1 yd run (Davis kick) 12:04 PSU 4--9/1:31/31-35 Tyler Davis 38 yd field goal 10:24 Pitt 3-10/1:40/31-42 James Conner 12 yd pass from Peterman (Blewitt kick) 5:00 PSU 6-60/1:30/39-42 Saquon Barkley 2 yd run (Hamilton pass from McSorley)

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PSU PITT 20 19 74 341 332 91 24-35-1 11-15-1 406 432 66 71 5-3 2-1 4-35 10-79 24:31 35:29 2-10 4-12 5-5 6-6 4 6 1 0

Turning Point Pitt led by as many as 21 points in the first half, but the game was in the hands of the Penn State offense trailing by three points with 3:56 remaining. After driving to the Pitt 32, McSorley’s pass was intercepted in the end zone by Ryan Lewis and Pitt was able to kneel out the clock for the win. Difference Makers Penn State • RB Saquon Barkley - Toted the ball 20 times for 85 yards, caught two passes for 45 yards and returned one kickoff for 17 yards to total 147 all-purpose yards. Netted five total touchdowns - four rushing - to become the first Big Ten player since 2014 (Melvin Gordon, vs. Bowling Green) to account for 30 points in a game. Is the first Nittany Lion with 30 points since Ki-Jana Carter (1994, vs. Michigan State) and his total is tied for No. 4 in single game scoring at Penn State. • QB Trace McSorley - Set career-highs for completions (24), attempts (35) and passing yards (332). The 332 passing yards are No. 13 on the Penn State single season charts and mark his first career 300yard passing game. • WR DaeSean Hamilton - Brought in eight passes for 82 yards and caught a two-point conversion from McSorley in the fourth quarter. • WR DeAndre Thompkins - Entered the season with three career grabs for 33 yards and made three catches for 87 yards vs. the Panthers. Now has four catches for 130 yards through two games in 2016.

• LB Nyeem Wartman-White - Posted nine tackles, including a careerhigh 3.0 tackles-for-loss. Of his nine hits, seven were of the solo variety. • DE Torrence Brown - A career-high six tackles and 2.0 tackles-forloss were not enough for Brown vs. Pitt, as he added his first career forced fumble against the Panthers. • CB John Reid - Recovered his second career fumble and added a career-high-tying five stops. Also returned four punts for 61 yards - including a career-long 59 yard scamper. Pitt • RB James Conner - Gained 117 yards on 22 carries and added a team-high-tying four catches for 29 yards, scoring one on the ground and once through the air. • Pitt Rushing Attack - The Panthers watched as eight different players rushed the ball, with seven of them averaging more than 4.0 yards per carry. • WR Quadree Henderson - Henderson was effective through the air and on the ground, catching three passes for a team-high 47 yards, returning two kickoffs for 96 yards - including an 84-yarder that set up the eventual winning score - and rushing for 58 yards. Key Drives PENN STATE, 4th Qtr, 6:30-5:00 - TOUCHDOWN Starting near midfield, Penn State drove it down to the Pitt two yard line, in large part on the arm of McSorley. A 27 yard completion to Juwan Johnson kick started the drive and a 19-yard connection with Hamilton pushed the Nittany Lions just three yards from paydirt. Barkley capitalized on the short yardage, needing two carries for his fourth rushing score of the game. Down four points after the touchdown, Penn State went for the two-point conversion, and McSorley found Hamilton on a scramble to make it a three-point game. PENN STATE, 4th Qtr, 3:56-1:15 - INTERCEPTION Penn State took the field with 3:56 to play and a chance to tie the game or take the lead for the first time. A Barkley rush for 11 yards started the drive and two plays later it looked as if McSorley had Hamilton down the home sideline for a score, but the ball fell to the turf. After a Pitt sack made it 4th-and-16, McSorley found Thompkins across the middle for a 34-yard gain to move the Nittany Lions to the Pitt 32. After a Barkley rush for one yard, McSorley looked towards the end zone, but his pass - intended for Irvin Charles - was intercepted by Ryan Lewis. Pitt knelled three times to run out the clock on the ensuing drive.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State-Barkley, Saquon 20-85; Robinson, Andre 1-4; Allen, Mark 1-2; McSorley, Trace 9-minus 17. PITT-Conner, James 22-117; Henderson, Quadree 4-58; Peterman, Nathan 8-52; Ollison, Qadree 9-36; Hall, Darrin 4-33; Whitehead, Jordan 1-28; Aston, George 4-14; Ford, Dontez 1-6; TEAM 3-minus 3.

RECEIVING Penn State-Hamilton, DaeSean 8-82; Gesicki, Mike 4-47; Godwin, Chris 4-36; Thompkins, DeAndre 3-87; Barkley, Saquon 2-45; Johnson, Juwan 1-27; Allen, Mark 1-4; Polk, Brandon 1-4. PITT-Conner, James 4-29; Orndoff, Scott 4-15; Henderson, Quadree 3-47.

PASSING Penn State-McSorley, Trace 24-35-1-332. PITT-Peterman, Nathan 11-15-1-91.

TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State-Wartman-White, Nyeem 9-7-2; Bell, Brandon 9-5-4; Allen, Marcus 8-4-4; Brown, Torrence 6-5-1; Golden, Malik 6-3-3; Bowen, Manny 5-5-0; Reid, John 5-3-2. PITT-Lewis, Ryan 9-9-0; Whitehead, Jordan 7-4-3; Idowu, Oluwaseun 6-4-2; Webb, Terrish 5-5-0; Maddox, Avonte 5-4-1.

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2-55/0:42/0-7 2-75/0:41/7-7 13-69/5:57/7-14 9-53/3:14/7-21 6-52/0:34/10-21 6-48/3:50/10-24 4-9/2:09/17-24 7-71/4:05/17-27 3-1/1:44/24-27 2-75/0:50/24-34 12-48/5:10/27-34

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TEM PSU 13 21 38 116 286 287 25-34-1 18-24-1 324 403 62 61 1-0 5-2 13-118 7-62 31:27 28:33 3-13 2-9 4-4 4-6 3 2 1 2

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Trace McSorley connected on 18-of-24 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown, including a pair of 52-yard throws, and the Penn State defense held Temple to 38 yards rushing, as the Nittany Lions defeated Temple, 34-27, in front of a “Stripe Out” crowd. Penn State led Temple by as many as two touchdowns in the first half, as Chris Godwin totaled 111 yards and a touchdown in the first 30 minutes. The Owls capitalized on Nittany Lion miscues in the second half to pull within three, 27-24, midway through the fourth quarter, but running back Saquon Barkley answered for Penn State by breaking off a 55-yard touchdown run with 7:20 remaining. Penn State jumped out to a 21-7 lead in the first half. A 52-yard touchdown strike to Godwin for the game’s first score was quickly answered by a 67-yard reception by Temple’s Romond Deloatch, setting up an 8-yard touchdown run for running back Jahad Thomas. However, Penn State went back ahead with 2:50 remaining in the first quarter, as running back Andre Robinson capped a 13-play, 69-yard drive with three consecutive runs, including a 3-yard plunge into the end zone for his first career touchdown. McSorley capped a drive midway through the second quarter with a dive into the end zone for a 21-7 advantage. Temple assembled a field goal drive just before the break to head into the locker room trailing 21-10. The Nittany Lions restored their 14-point lead with a 40-yard Tyler Davis field goal just under six minutes into the second half. However, Penn State allowed a 9-yard touchdown drive and a 1-yard touchdown drive with only a Davis field goal in between after turnovers gave the Owls short fields. Penn State’s lead was down to 27-24, but Barkley’s touchdown scamper resulted in a 34-24 lead that proved to be enough, as Temple could only muster a field goal for the final margin. The 106 points scored by Penn State through three games is the most by a Nittany Lion team since the 2008 squad put up 166 points in that span (Coastal Carolina - 66; Oregon State - 45; at Syracuse - 55). Turning Point Temple appeared to have the momentum after an interception late in the third quarter and a fumble on a punt return midway through the fourth quarter resulted in two short touchdown drives. With the Penn State lead down to just three points, Barkley restored the Nittany Lions’ two-score advantage with a 55-yard touchdown down run with 7:20 to go. Difference Makers Penn State • LB Brandon Smith - The junior entered the game with just one tackle, but he made eight tackles, including on assisting on a stop behind the line, and broke up a pass for a career day.

• Rushing Attack - Barkley, McSorley and Andre Robinson each rushed for a touchdown, marking the first time since last season’s Rutgers contest that three different Lions rushed across the goal line. • Run Defense - Penn State only yielded 38 yards on the ground for their best performance against the run since limiting Illinois to 37 yards last season. Temple • SS Delvon Randall - Randall setup both of Temple’s second half touchdown drives. In the third quarter, he picked off McSorley at the Penn State 26 and returned it to the 9. The ensuing Temple offensive possession resulted in a touchdown and shrunk Penn State’s lead to 24-17. Randall also recovered a fumble on a punt return at the Penn State 1 in the fourth quarter, setting up another touchdown drive that pulled the Owls within a field goal, 27-24. • RB Jahad Thomas - Thomas was both Temple’s leading receiver and rusher in his first game of the season. On the ground, Thomas scored two touchdowns and totaled 52 yards on 14 carries. He also caught six passes for 48 yards. Key Drives PENN STATE 1st Qtr, 8:47-2:50 - TOUCHDOWN Penn State used the ground game for its next score rushing eight times for 47 yards on the drive. Once Penn State broke into the red zone, Robinson took it from there, rushing 12 yards to the Temple 6, before back-to-back 3-yard rushes resulting in his first career touchdown and 14-7 lead. PENN STATE 2nd Qtr, 10:29-7:15 - TOUCHDOWN After Robinson converted a fourth-and-1 at Temple’s 44 with a 1-yard rush, McSorley connected with Godwin for 23-yard gain to the Temple 20. After a 2-yard Robinson rush, Polk hauled in a 14-yard pass at the 4. McSorley then took it himself after a holding penalty took out the intended receiver. McSorley just continued to roll right on the play and dove for the pylon for his first career rushing score and a 21-7 lead. TEMPLE 4th Qtr, 7:20-2:10 - FIELD GOAL Penn State only yielded three double-digit plays, the longest being a 13-yard reception on third-and-19, as Temple burned 5 minutes and 11 seconds to move within one score. The Rest DaeSean Hamilton recovered an onside kick but Penn State went three-and-out, giving Temple the ball after a punt with 37 seconds remaining. Walker’s second pass attempt was intercepted by John Reid though to end the game.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Temple-Thomas, Jahad 14-52; Sharga,Nick 3-4; Simpson, Cortrelle 1-minus 1; Armstead,Ryquell 2-minus 4; Walker, Phillip 8-minus 13. Penn State-Barkley, Saquon 9-68; Sanders, Miles 3-27; Robinson, Andre 6-24; Allen, Mark 6-17; McSorley, Trace 9-8; Hamilton, DaeSean 1-minus 12; TEAM 3-minus 16. PASSING Temple-Walker,Phillip 25-34-1-286. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 18-24-1-287.

RECEIVING Temple-Thomas, Jahad 6-48; Kirkwood,Keith 5-57; Yancy, Brodrick 4-31; Ellick, Marshall 3-41; Jennings, Adonis 3-23; Deloatch, Romond 1-67; Myarick, Chris 1-15; Armstead, Ryquell 1-2; Sharga, Nick 1-2. Penn State-Godwin, Chris 7-117; Thompkins, DeAndre 3-36; Gesicki, Mike 2-62; Hamilton, DaeSean 2-50; Barkley, Saquon 2-7; Polk, Brandon 1-14; Allen, Mark 1-1. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Temple-Chandler, Sean 8-4-4; Reddick, Haason 7-5-2; Randall, Delvon 7-3-4; Williams, Avery 6-1-5; Marshall, Stephaun 5-2-3. Penn State-Golden, Malik 9-3-6; Allen, Marcus 8-6-2; Smith, Brandon 8-4-4; Cothren, Parker 7-2-5; Cooper, Jake 5-1-4; Reid, John 4-2-2; Brown, Torrence 4-1-3.


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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Saquon Barkley totaled 136 all-purpose yards for Penn State, but an all-around performance by No. 4/5 Michigan gave the Wolverines a 49-10 victory over the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten football opener for both teams in Michigan Stadium. Michigan built a 28-0 lead in the first half, while Penn State’s lone touchdown came in the second half, an 8-yard completion from quarterback Trace McSorley to wide receiver Chris Godwin. Barkley posted a career-high 77 yards receiving on five receptions and rushed for 59 yards on 15 carries. McSorley completed 16-of-27 pass attempts for 121 yards and a touchdown with one interception. Seven different Michigan rushers totaled 329 yards and six touchdowns, led by De’Veon Smith’s 107 yards and a touchdown on 12 attempts and Karan Higdon’s 81 yards and two touchdowns on nine attempts. Penn State was playing short-handed as all three starting linebackers Brandon Bell, Jason Cabinda and Nyeem Wartman-White- were unavailable due to injury. The Nittany Lions’ starting linebacker trio featured just three career combined starts as opposed to the 63 represented by the opening day trio. Starting middle linebacker Brandon Smith was then disqualified on the first play of the second quarter for targeting and his replacement, Jan Johnson, suffered a season-ending injury in the second quarter. Safety Malik Golden led Penn State with a career-high 11 tackles, including eight solo and one for loss. True freshman linebacker Cam Brown made 10 stops in his first significant action. Sophomore linebacker Manny Bowen also had a career high of seven stops, while safety Marcus Allen had seven solo stops and two pass breakups.

9:35 MICH 7-41/3:11/0-7 Khalid Hill 1 yd run (Allen kick) Turning Point 3:57 MICH 9-54/3:30/0-14 Michigan’s defense was able to pin Penn State in its own end and stop De’Veon Smith 2 yd run (Allen kick) the Nittany Lions on fourth down near midfield early, giving its offense 14:09 MICH 9-64/3:14/0-21 short fields. Michigan took advantage of the field position for touchdowns Deven Asiasi 3 yd pass from Speight (Allen kick) 0:46 MICH 13-80/7:01/0-28 on each of their first three drives for a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter. Karan Higdon 2 yd run (Allen kick) Difference Makers 9:03 PSU 8-71/2:01/3-28 Tyler Davis 21 yd field goal Penn State 2:42 MICH 9-80/3:42/3-35 • RB Saquon Barkley - Barkley totaled 136 all-purpose yards as Penn Chris Evans 3 yd run (Allen kick) State’s leading rusher and receiver. He rushed 15 times for 59 yards 11:22 PSU 13-75/6:20/10-35 Chris Godwin 8 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) and caught five passes for a career-high 77 yards. 6:11 MICH 10-76/5:11/10-42 • S Malik Golden - Golden made a career-high 11 tackles, including Karan Higdon 40 yd run (Allen kick) eight solo and one for loss. 2:04 MICH 4-31 yards/1:13/10-49 Ty Isaac 3 yd run (Allen kick) • LB Cam Brown - The true freshman playing just his second game

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First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Passing (C-A-Int) Total Offense Plays Fumbles (#-Lost) Penalties (#-Yards) Possession Time 3rd-Down Conv. Red Zone Touchdowns Field goals

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PSU MICH 12 25 70 326 121 189 16-27-1 21-35-0 191 515 55 84 1-1 0-0 2-13 7-80 24:11 35:49 2-12 11-16 2-2 6-6 1 6 1 0

made 10 stops in his first significant action. • WR Chris Godwin- Godwin scored Penn State’s lone touchdown on an 8-yard pass reception.

• QB Trace McSorley- McSorley completed 16-of-27 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown with one interception. He has thrown at least one touchdown in each of the last five games, dating back to the TaxSlayer Bowl. Michigan • Michigan Rushing Attack - Seven different rushers combined for 326 yards on 49 attempts, with five different rushers combining for six touchdowns. • Michigan Defense - Held Penn State to 199 total yards and five different players totaled six sacks. • QB Wilton Speight - Speight completed 15-of-24 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown in the first half and finished with 21 completions on 34 attempts for 189 yards. • LB Ben Gedeon - Gedeon made 11 tackles including 1.5 for loss. • LB/DB Jabrill Peppers - Peppers returned a punt 53 yards, setting up a touchdown drive. Key Drives MICHIGAN 1st Qtr, 13:02-9:51 - TOUCHDOWN The Wolverines started their first offensive possession at the Penn State 24 after Jabrill Peppers returned a 61-yard Blake Gillikin punt 53 yards to the 9, only to have a personal foul move the ball back to the 24. QB Wilton Speight went 4-for-5 on passing attempts, guiding Michigan to the 1-yard line. Khalid Allen then punched it in on fourth-and-1 for the touchdown. MICHIGAN 1st Qtr, 7:27-3:57 - TOUCHDOWN Michigan once again benefited from good field position as is defense stopped Penn State on fourth down at the Michigan 46. Speight once again engineered the drive, completing 4-of-5 passes for 45 yards, including a long of 25 to Jake Butt to convert a third-and-6 and move Michigan inside the red zone at the 14. De’Veon Smith rushed it in from two yards out for the touchdown and a 14-0 lead. PENN STATE 2:42 (3rd Qtr)-11:22 (4th Qtr) - TOUCHDOWN McSorley rushed for a yard on fourth-and-1 at his own 35 and a pass interference penalty on third-and-14 moved Penn State to midfield. McSorley then found Gesick on third-and-7 for a 12-yard gain to the Michigan 39. Another pass interference put Penn State just outside the red zone at the 21. An 11-yard reception by DaeSean Hamilton, a 2-yard rush by Barkley setup an 8-yard touchdown completion to Chris Godwin, but Michigan still led, 35-10. The Rest Michigan added a pair of rushing touchdowns late, taking advantage of an interception, for the final margin.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State-Barkley, Saquon 15-59; Sanders, Miles 2-14; Robinson, Andre 1-3; Allen, Mark 1-0; McSorley, Trace 9-minus 6. Michigan-Smith, De’Veon 12-107; Higdon, Karan 9-81; Isaac, Ty 1174; Evans, Chris 8-56; Speight, Wilton 2-9; Hill, Khalid 2-2; McDoom, Eddie 2-1; TEAM 3-minus 4. PASSING Penn State-McSorley, Trace 16-27-1-121. Michigan-Speight, Wilton 21-34-0-189; O’Korn, John 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING Penn State-Barkley, Saquon 5-77; Gesicki, Mike 5-23; Thompkins, DeAndre 3-minus 1; Hamilton, DaeSean 1-11; Godwin, Chris 1-8; Sanders, Miles 1-3. Michigan-Darboh, Amara 7-44; Butt, Jake 4-42; Smith, De’Veon 3-16; Perry, Grant 2-22; Chesson, Jehu 1-18; Hill, Khalid 1-15; Poggi, Henry 1-15; Evans, Chris 1-14; Asiasi, Devin 1-3. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State-Golden, Malik 11-8-3; Brown, Cam 10-4-6; Allen, Marcus 7-7-0; Bowen, Manny 7-3-4; Cooper, Jake 6-2-4. Michigan-Gedeon, Ben 11-3-8; Thomas, Dymonte 8-7-1; Hurst, Maurice 6-3-3; Peppers, Jabrill 5-3-2; Godin, Matt 4-3-1.

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First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Passing (C-A-Int) Total Offense Plays Fumbles (#-Lost) Penalties (#-Yards) Possession Time 3rd-Down Conv. Red Zone Touchdowns Field goals

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Saquon Barkley broke through the Minnesota defense on Penn State’s first offensive snap in overtime, allowing the Nittany Lions to reclaim the Governor’s Victory Bell with a 29-26 win over the Golden Gophers in Big Ten football action in Beaver Stadium. Penn State was also led by sophomore quarterback Trace McSorley, who accounted for 408 yards of total offense - 335 passing and 74 rushing - to mark the third-highest total in school history. Minnesota led 13-3 at halftime, but the Nittany Lions rallied with 17 points on three consecutive possessions in the third quarter. Minnesota fought back as running back Shannon Brooks broke free for 37 yards to tie the game with 13:29 to go, and Emmit Carpenter scored the go-ahead points with a 37-yard field goal with 54 seconds remaining in regulation. Penn State started at its own 25 after a touchback, and got rolling on third-and-10 on a 20-yard pass to Chris Godwin. A 7-yard reception by DeAndre Thompkins to the Minnesota 48 and a spike by McSorley stopped the clock with 20 seconds. The Nittany Lions looked to throw on the ensuing play, but the Gophers left the left side of the field open and McSorley scrambled for 26 yards out-of-bounds to the Minnesota 22 with 11 seconds remaining. McSorley took one shot at the end zone, but his pass for Godwin fell incomplete. After a Minnesota timeout. Davis drilled a 40-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to force overtime. Penn State won the coin toss and elected to play on defense first. Nittany Lion defensive end Evan Schwann sacked quarterback Mitch Leidner on second down for a 4-yard loss, and pressure from Garrett Sickels forced an incompletion and fourth down. Carpenter drilled a 46yard field goal attempt down the middle to give Minnesota a 23-20 lead. The lead was short-lived though, as Barkley found a hole, juked a Minnesota defender and outran the rest for a touchdown on Penn State’s first snap. Penn State totaled 471 yards of total offense, it’s most since racking up an identical total against Rutgers in 2015. Turning Point Minnesota seemed to have all of the momentum after scoring 10 points in the final 2:06 of the second quarter. Both teams traded punts to start the third quarter, but then Penn State scored on its next three consecutive possessions. Wide receiver Irvin Charles broke a tackle for an 80-yard touchdown reception to cut the deficit to three, Tyler Davis connected on a 27-yard field goal to tie it, and then quarterback Trace McSorley used his feet on a 6-yard touchdown for Penn State’s first lead, 20-13, with 2:27 to go in the third quarter.

Difference Makers Penn State • QB Trace McSorley - McSorley connected on 19-of-41 pass attempts for a career-high 335 yards. He also had a team-high and careerhigh 73 on the ground on eight attempts. • RB Saquon Barkley - Barkley rushed for 63 yards on 20 attempts. Minnesota contained him for much of the second half, but Barkley’s 25-yard touchdown run was his longest of the game and clinched the victory. • TE Mike Gesicki - Gesicki finished with five catches for 73 yards, including a career-long 53-yard reception that setup McSorley’s third quarter touchdown run. • WR Chris Godwin - Caught four passes for 97 yards, with his biggest being a 36-yard reception to setup a third quarter field goal and a 20-yard reception on the game-tying drive in the final minute of the fourth. • S Marcus Allen - Allen made a career-high 22 stops in the game, the most by a Penn State player since Paul Posluszny made 22 stops at Northwestern in 2005. • K Tyler Davis - Converted all three field goal attempts, matching his season high of 40 yards to force overtime. He has now made 17 consecutive field goals for a Penn State record. • CB Jordan Smith - Smith earned his first career interception in the third quarter, picking off Leidner in the end zone. It was the first time this season Minnesota had broken into the red zone and failed to score. Minnesota • QB Mitch Leidner - Leidner completed 24-of-40 passes for 241 yards and one touchdown. • RBs Shannon Brooks and Rodney Smith - Brooks and Smith both broke 100 yards rushing each. Smith rushed for 104 yards on 23 carries, and Smith rushed for 100 yards on 14 carries and found the end zone once. • WR Brian Smith - Smith caught seven passes for 101 yards. • WR Drew Wolitarsky - Wolitarsky caught seven passes for 69 yards and a touchdown.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Minnesota-Smith, Rodney 23-104; Brooks, Shannon 14-100; McCrary, Kobe 4-18; Leidner, Mitch 7-6. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 8-73; Barkley, Saquon 20-63. PASSING Minnesota-Leidner, Mitch 24-40-1-241; TEAM 0-1-0-0. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 19-41-0-335; TEAM 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING Minnesota-Smith, Brian 7-101; Wolitarsky, Drew 7-69; Smith, Rodney 4-39; Johnson, Tyler 2-17; Beebe, Colton 2-10; Brooks, Shannon 1-3; Wozniak, Nate 1-2. Penn State-Gesicki, Mike 5-70; Godwin, Chris 4-97; Thompkins, DeAndre 4-72; Hamilton, DaeSean 3-17; Charles, Irvin 1-80; Robinson, Andre 1-2; Barkley, Saquon 1-minus 3. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Minnesota-Travis, Damarius 9-4-5; Winfield, Antoine 8-6-2; Celestin, Jonathan 8-4-4; Myrick, Jalen 6-5-1; Lynn, Jack 5-2-3; McGhee, Duke 5-0-5. Penn State-Allen, Marcus 22-8-14; Brown, Cam 9-6-3; Bowen, Manny 7-5-2; Haley, Grant 7-2-5; Smith, Brandon 7-2-5; Apke, Troy 6-3-3.


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Time of Game Maryland Penn State

MD PSU 11 28 170 372 100 152 10-16-1 10-19-0 270 524 54 81 1-1 2-1 5-54 7-50 25:00 35:00 4-13 5-13 1-2 3-4 1 2 0 1

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Trace McSorley combined for 283 of Penn State’s 372 rushing yards to lead the Nittany Lions past Maryland, 38-14. It was Penn State’s most prolific rushing game against an FBS or Big Ten opponent since posting 390 against Michigan State in 2002, and the 372 yards rank as its third-most against a Big Ten opponent. Barkley posted a career-high 202 yards and a touchdown on a careerhigh 31 carries to lead Penn State, while McSorley set career highs on the ground with 18 carries for 81 yards and a touchdown. He also added two more touchdowns through the air, including a 70-yarder to DeAndre Thompkins, and finished the game completing 10-of-19 attempts for 152 yards. The Nittany Lions essentially flipped the script on offense. Entering the contest, Penn State was only averaging 108.2 yards rushing per game while Maryland was averaging 300.0, but the Lions held the Terrapins to just 170 yards on the ground. Maryland was also averaging 466.2 yards of total offense to Penn State’s 365.0, but the Nittany Lions held the advantage in the category, 524-270. Maryland was also averaging 43.2 points per game and just 14.5 points allowed. Penn State’s 524 yards of total offense was its most since 2013 against Eastern Michigan (574), as the Nittany Lions ran 81 plays to Maryland’s 54. A total of 62 of Penn State’s plays were on the ground - it’s the most ever in a Big Ten game. Penn State never trailed, receiving the opening kickoff and marching 84 yards on seven plays for an eventual 5-yard touchdown reception by tight end Mike Gesicki, largely on the feet of Barkley and McSorley. A short pass from Maryland quarterback Perry Hills to Ty Johnson turned into a 66yard touchdown reception to tie the game at 7-7 midway through the first quarter, but a Tyler Davis field goal and rushing touchdowns by McSorley and Barkley overcame Maryland’s only other score in the second quarter, and the Lions never looked back from a 24-14 halftime lead. Turning Point Maryland looked to have the momentum moving into the halftime break after covering 37 yards on three plays for a touchdown, pulling within three points and leaving just 41 seconds on the clock after the kickoff. However, Saquon Barkley needed only three plays to cover 70 yards. He rushed for 25 yards on his first carry and was stuffed for no gain on the next, but he broke free for a 45-yard touchdown run on the next to give Penn State a 24-14 lead. The Nittany Lions shutout Maryland in the second half and added two more touchdowns.

Difference Makers Penn State • QB Trace McSorley - McSorley totaled 233 yards of total offense and accounted for three touchdowns. He gained a career-high 81 yards on a career-high 18 carries with one touchdown, while also throwing a 70-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Thompkins and a 5-yard touchdown pass to Mike Gesicki. McSorley completed 10-of19 passed for 152 yards. Four of McSorley’s carries were for 12 or more yards, including a long of 25, and his 81 rushing yards were the most by a Penn State QB since Daryll Clark rushed for 83 against Illinois in 2009. • RB Saquon Barkley - Barkley received a career-high 31 carries for 202 yards and a 45-yard touchdown. Six of his carries went for 13 or more yards. • LB Brandon Smith - Smith came off the bench to make a career-high 14 tackles and his first career interception. • WR DeAndre Thompkins - Thompkins matched his career high with four receptions and set a career high with 91 yards receiving, including a career-best 70-yard touchdown grab. • Penn State Defense - Ten different Lions combined for 10.0 tackles for loss. Linebacker Koa Farmer, who made his first career start, led with 1.5 TFLs, a forced fumble and a sack. Key Drives PENN STATE, 1st Qtr, 15:00-12:33 - TOUCHDOWN Penn State marched down the field on its opening drive with big plays. McSorley opened the drive with a 21-yard completion to DaeSean Hamilton. The ground game then took over as Barkley followed a 3-yard rush with a 17-yarder. McSorley then found space for 17 yards and Barkley followed with a 20-yard rush to the Maryland 6-yard line. After a rush for no gain, McSorley connected with Gesicki for a 5-yard touchdown completion. PENN STATE, 2nd Qtr, 10:24-6:06 - TOUCHDOWN Penn State’s two pass attempts on the drive fell incomplete, but it’s nine rushing plays were good enough. McSorley got the drive rolling on the second play with a 25-yard run to the Maryland 43. Mark Allen gained 10 yards on two rushes for a first down, and two runs each by McSorley and Barkley advanced the ball to the 14. A Barkley touchdown run on thirdand-7 was called back on a holding penalty, but a pass interference penalty on the next play gave Penn State first-and-goal at the nine. McSorley called his own number on the next snap and threaded his way through the Maryland defense for a touchdown.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

RECEIVING

Maryland-Harrison, Lorenzo 6-76; Pigrome, Tyrrell 10-39; Morgan, Teldrick 2-24; Hills, Perry 9-16; Johnson, Ty 5-11; Edmunds, Trey 3-8; Goins, Kenneth 1-2; TEAM 1-minus 1; Funk, Jake 1-minus 5. Penn State-Barkley, Saquon 31-202; McSorley, Trace 18-81; Stevens, Tommy 4-36; Allen, Mark 7-31; Sanders, Miles 1-25; TEAM 1-minus 3.

Maryland-Moore, D.J. 4-15; Johnson, Ty 2-69; Jacobs, Levern 2-13; Morgan, Teldrick 2-3. Penn State-Thompkins, DeAndre 4-91; Gesicki, Mike 4-26; Hamilton, DaeSean 2-35.

PASSING

Maryland-Cockerille, Shane 13-7-6; Woods, Josh 9-5-4; Braglio, Roman 8-5-3; Keihn, Melvin 8-2-6; Carter, Jermaine 7-3-4; Savage, Darnell 6-5-1; Opara, Kingsley 6-3-3. Penn State-Smith, Brandon 14-2-12; Allen, Marcus 7-3-4; Golden, Malik 6-3-3; Reid, John 5-3-2; Farmer, Koa 5-1-4; Bowen, Manny 5-1-4.

TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A)

Maryland-Pigrome, Tyrrell 5-9-0-28; Hills, Perry 5-7-1-72. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 10-19-0-152

3:14 4-1, 1-1 B1G 4-2, 2-1 B1G

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GAME RECAP UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Grant Haley returned a field goal blocked by Marcus Allen 60 yards for the game-winning touchdown, as Penn State erased a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat No. 2 Ohio State, 24-21 in front of a Penn State White Out crowd of 107,280 in Beaver Stadium. The Buckeyes had won 78 straight games when leading by 14 or more points in the fourth quarter. Penn State used big plays on offense and a pair of special teams plays to score 17 points in the fourth quarter. It marked the first time Penn State defeated a Top 2 team since winning at No. 1 Notre Dame in 1990, and the first win at home over a Top 2 team since downing No. 2 Nebraska, 27-24, in 1982. The victory was also Penn State’s first over a ranked opponent since 2013 (Wisconsin). Penn State also snapped Ohio State’s streak of 20 consecutive road wins, and it was the first road loss under head coach Urban Meyer. Ohio State punted to start the fourth quarter and pinned the Nittany Lions on their own 10, but the Nittany Lions covered 90 yards on just five plays, highlighted by running back Saquon Barkley breaking free for 37 yards, and then quarterback Trace McSorley finding wide receiver Saeed Blacknall down the left sideline for 35 yards to the 2. McSorley rushed it 1 2 3 4 OT F himself on second-and-goal to pull within a touchdown, 21-14. The Lion defense forced an Ohio State three-and-out and freshman OSU 0 12 9 0 - 21 linebacker Cam Brown blocked the Buckeyes’ punt, setting up a Tyler Davis goal with 9:33 remaining, cutting the deficit to just four. PSU 0 7 0 17 - 24 fieldOhio State reached the Penn State 28 on its ensuing possession and attempted a 45-yard field goal, but it was blocked by Allen and Haley 2nd 14:55 OSU 5-22/0:43/3-0 scooped it and scored, running 60-yards down the sideline to give Penn Tyler Durbin 33 yd field goal State a 24-21 lead. 4:53 OSU 11-78/5:09/9-0 The Buckeyes took over from their own 11 with 4:21 remaining, but Marcus Baugh 26 yd pass from Barrett (Durbin kick failed) 1:14 OSU 9-58/2:22/12-0 did not get past their own 42. Jordan Smith broke up a deep pass on Tyler Durbin 30 yd field goal second-and-10 from the 42, and then Jason Cabinda sacked quarterback 0:09 PSU 7-74/1:00/12 -7 J.T. Barrett for a loss of 13 yards on third down. On fourth-and-23, Evan Chris Godwin 20 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) 3rd 10:10 OSU 3-82/1:24/19-7 Schwan and Kevin Givens sacked Barrett again to seal the win. Curtis Samuel 74 yd run (Durbin kick) Ohio State had not relinquished the lead until Haley’s touchdown score. 8:31 OSU 21-7 The first quarter was scoreless as Ohio State was limited to two first TEAM safety 4th 13:32 PSU 5-90/1:20/21-14 downs and Penn State had four. It was the first time Ohio State had been held scoreless all season. The Buckeyes used a field goal to get on the Trace McSorley 2 yd run (Davis kick) 9:33 PSU 6-12/2:09/21-17 scoreboard at the start of the second quarter, and extended the lead to Tyler Davis 34 yd field goal 12-0 on a 26-yard touchdown pass to tight end Marcus Baugh and another 4:27 PSU 21-24 field goal. Grant Haley 60 yd blocked FG return (Davis kick) Penn State managed to get on the scoreboard just before the halftime break. The Lions drove 74 yards on seven plays in just one minute, as Chris Godwin hauled in a 20-yard touchdown reception with just nine seconds remaining.

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Ohio State took a 19-7 lead early in the third quarter on a 74-yard touchdown run by Curtis Samuel and a safety on a bad snap extended the lead to 21-7 before Penn State rallied in the fourth. Difference Makers Penn State • S Marcus Allen and CB Grant Haley - Allen and Haley teamed up for the game-winning touchdown, as Allen’s field goal block was scooped up by Haley, who took it 60 yards for a touchdown. • QB Trace McSorley - McSorley rushed and threw for a touchdown for a third consecutive game. He completed 8-of-23 passing attempts for 154 yards, and rushed for 63 yards on 19 attempts. • RB Saquon Barkley - Barkley totaled 99 yards on 12 carries with a long of 37. • LB Brandon Bell - Bell returned from injury and led the Nittany Lions with 18 tackles, including a sack. • LB Jason Cabinda - Cabinda, playing in his first game since the season opener due to injury, made 13 tackles, a sack and 2.0 tackles for loss. • DE Garrett Sickels - Sickels made a career-high nine tackles, 2.5 sacks and 3.5 TFLs, all in the second half. • Defense - Led by Sickels, defense had a season-high 11.0 tackles for loss. It was also the most TFLs for Penn State since Maryland (11.0) last season. Key Drives PENN STATE, 1st Qtr, 1:09-0:09 - TOUCHDOWN Not content to run the clock out, Penn State drove 74-yards on seven plays in exactly one minute, as Chris Godwin hauled in a 20-yard touchdown pass. A 19-yard completion to Godwin on third-and-8 from Penn State’s 28 moved the Nittany Lions to midfield at the 47, and then after a 1-yard sack, McSorley found DaeSean Hamilton down the right sideline for 34 yards to the 20. After an incompletion, McSorley found Godwin who out-fought his defender for the ball. OHIO STATE, 4th Qtr, 9:28-4:27 - BLOCKED FG RETURNED FOR TOUCHDOWN Ohio State started at its own 13, but methodically moved down the field, aided by a 34-yard reception by Noah Brown to the Penn State 42. The drive stalled at the 28 though, and Marcus Allen blocked the 45-yard field goal attempt and returned it 60 yards for the game-winning touchdown.

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3:32 6-1, 3-1 B1G 5-2, 3-1 B1G

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Ohio State-Weber, Mike 21-71; Samuel, Curtis 2-71; Barrett, J.T. 17-26. Penn State-Barkley, Saquon 12-99; McSorley, Trace 19-63; Godwin, Chris 1-13; Sanders, Miles 1-minus 10; TEAM 4-minus 43. PASSING Ohio State-Barrett, J.T. 28-43-0-245. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 8-23-0-154.

RECEIVING Ohio State-Samuel, Curtis 8-68; Weber, Mike 8-36; Baugh, Marcus 5-55; Brown, Noah 3-45; Wilson, Dontre 2-16; McLaurin, Terry 1-19; Campbell, Parris 1-6. Penn State-Gesicki, Mike 4-46; Godwin, Chris 2-39; Blacknall, Saeed 1-35; Hamilton, DaeSean 1-34. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Ohio State-Hooker, Malik 7-2-5; McMillan, Raekwon 6-5-1; Hubbard, Sam 6-4-2; Holmes, Jalyn 4-2-2; Baker, Jerome 4-2-2. Penn State-Bell, Brandon 19-8-11; Cabinda, Jason 12-2-10; Bowen, Manny 11-4-7; Sickels, Garrett 9-3-6; Allen, Marcus 7-2-5; Golden, Malik 6-3-3.


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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - After heading into halftime tied at 17, No. 24 Penn State scored 17 straight to open the third quarter and outscored Purdue 45-7 in the second half on its way to a 66-24 victory inside RossAde Stadium. The Nittany Lions had six scoring drives of under two minutes on their way to the first 60-point scoring game since the 2008 season (66 vs. Coastal Carolina). Their 62 points scored are the most against a Big Ten opponent since 2005 when Penn State claimed a 63-10 victory at Illinois. Saquon Barkley racked up career highs with 207 rushing yards and 277 (207 rushing, 70 receiving) all-purpose yards. His 277 all-purpose yards are a Penn State sophomore record and his 207 rushing yards make him the first Penn Stater since Larry Johnson (four times, 2002) to eclipse the 200yard mark twice in the same season since 2002. The rushing total ranks No. 21 on the school single game rushing charts and are the most by a Nittany Lion since Larry Johnson had 279 against Michigan State in 2002. The backfield carried the load for Penn State, as six Nittany Lions combined for 257 yards on just 38 carries, led by Barkley’s 207 yards on 18 totes (11.5 ypc). Barkley and redshirt-freshman Andre Robinson each scored twice on the ground, with Mark Allen adding another rushing OT F score in the fourth quarter. Miles Sanders added his first career receiving - 62 touchdown to give the backfield six total scores on the day. The defense and special teams forced four turnovers in the game, the - 24 most by Penn State since pressuring Maryland into five turnovers in 2015. Brandon Smith and Christian Campbell each pulled down their second 8-85/3:27/7-0 career interceptions, with Kevin Givens and Jordan Smith each posting their first career fumble recoveries. Jason Cabinda led the charge with a 10-77/5:07/7-7 game-high nine tackles.

1st 11:33 PSU Saquon Barkley 3 yd run (Davis kick) 6:26 PUR Markell Jones 1 yd run (Dellinger kick) 2nd 14:32 PUR 13-55 5:24 7 - 14 Turning Point Cameron Posey 1 yd pass from Blough (Dellinger kick) 12:33 PSU 5-82/1:59/14-14 Brandon Smith started the second half at middle linebacker and Chris Godwin 38 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) pulled down his second career interception on the third play from 6:57 PUR 12-50/5:36/14-17 J.D. Dellinger 42 yd field goal scrimmage. Smith returned the interception 22 yards and four plays later, 2:36 PSU 11-72/4:21/17-17 Trace McSorley found Chris Godwin for a 1-yard touchdown pass to make Tyler Davis 33 yd field goal 3rd 12:29 PSU 4-24/1:18/24-17 it 24-17 in favor of the Blue and White. The Nittany Lions would go on to Chris Godwin 1 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) outscore Purdue by 38 points, 45-7, in the second half. 8:17 PSU 2-24/0:39/31-17 Andre Robinson 4 yd run (Davis kick) Difference Makers 4:21 PSU 6-61/1:42/34-17 Tyler Davis 29 yd field goal Penn State 2:32 PUR 4-75/1:49/34-24 • RB Saquon Barkley – Carried 18 times for a career-high 207 yards DeAngelo Yancey 62 yd pass from Blough (Dellinger kick) 1:18 PSU 3-40/1:14/41-24 and two touchdowns, while adding 70 yards receiving on three Miles Sanders 21 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) catches. The 207 rushing yards rank No. 21 on Penn State’s single 4th 13:56 PSU 1-81/0:13/48-24 Saquon Barkley 81 yd run (Davis kick) game rushing charts and are his second 200-yard effort of the 6:09 PSU 7-58/3:07/55-24 season. His 277 all-purpose yards mark a career high, as well, and Mark Allen 1 yd run (Davis kick) 2:25 PSU 4-28/2:16/62-24 set the Penn State sophomore record. He had an 81-yard touchdown Andre Robinson 19 yd run (Davis kick) run in the fourth quarter.

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PSU PUR 24 20 257 46 254 295 13-25-0 36-55-2 511 341 63 81 1-0 3-2 11-91 8-76 25:13 34:47 2-9 9-21 8-8 2-2 6 2 2 0 3:33 6-2, 4-1 B1G 3-5, 1-4 B1G

• Penn State RBs – The quartet of Barkley, Mark Allen, Andre Robinson and Miles Sanders combined for 328 yards of total offense (237 rushing, 91 receiving) and six touchdowns. Barkley and Robinson each rushed for two scores, while Sanders caught a 21-yard touchdown pass and Allen rumbled in from 1-yard out for a score. • Trace McSorley – Posted his fifth career 200-yard passing game with 228 yards through the air. He is tied for 14th with Doug Strang (1982-83) in the Penn State career ledger and ninth in the season ledger, also with Strang (1983). • WR Chris Godwin – Caught five passes for 58 yards, including two touchdown grabs, which tie a career high (Michigan State, 2015). His two scoring grabs give him 12 for his career and move him into the No. 10 spot on the career touchdown receptions list. He also moved into the Top 10 in career receiving yardage (1,844), passing current assistant head coach and cornerbacks coach Terry Smith (1988-91) and Jack Curry (1965-67) to move into 10th. • LB Jason Cabinda – Posted a game-high nine tackles – six solo – to give him at least nine stops in all three games he has appeared in this season. • LB Brandon Smith – Nabbed his second career interception and returned it 22 yards to set up Penn State’s first touchdown of the season half. Also added four tackles. • Fumble Recoveries – Jordan Smith and Kevin Givens each posted their first career fumble recoveries in the game. Smith fell on a muffed punt in the third quarter, while Givens corralled his fumble recovery early in the fourth quarter. Purdue • QB David Blough – Accounted for 281 yards through the air on 34of-50 passing with two touchdown passes and one interception. Connected with DeAngelo Yancey for a 62-yard scoring strike in the third quarter. • RB Markell Jones – Compiled 105 yards of total offense with 46 rushing yards and 59 receiving yards. Added a rushing touchdown in the game. • WR DeAngelo Yancey – Caught two passes for 66 yards, including the 62-yard catch-and-run down the sidelines for Purdue’s lone second half score. • Purdue Pass Catchers – Eleven different players caught passes for Purdue, including eight grabs from Cameron Posey, seven by Cole Herdman and six for Markell Jones.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State-Barkley, Saquon 18-207; Stevens, Tommy 5-31; Robinson, Andre 2-23; Sanders, Miles 3-6; McSorley, Trace 5-2; Allen, Mark 1-1; TEAM 4-minus 13. Purdue-Jones, Markell 7-46; Worship, Richie 6-23; Marshall, Bilal 5-1; Kimbrough 2-0; Fuller, Tario 1-minus 2; Sindelar 2-minus 2; Blough, David 3-minus 20. PASSING Penn State-McSorley, Trace 12-23-0-228; Stevens, Tommy 1-2-0-26. Purdue-Blough, David 34-50-1-281; Sindelar 0-3-1-0; Marshall, Bilal 2-2-0-14.

RECEIVING Penn State-Godwin, Chris 5-58; Barkley, Saquon 3-70; Blacknall, Saeed 1-42; Charles, Irvin 1-26; Gesicki, Mike 1-23; Sanders, Miles 1-21; Hamilton, DaeSean 1-14. Purdue-Posey, Cameron 8-50; Herdman, Cole 7-33; Jones, Markell 6-59; Marshall, Bilal 4-26; Kimbrough, Malik 3-8; Yancey, DeAngelo 2-66; Hopkins, Brycen 2-16; Yancey, David 1-19; Phillips, Grergory 1-10; Worship, Richie 1-7; Mahoungou, Anthony 1-1. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State-Cabinda, Jason 9-6-3; Golden, Malik 8-5-3; Allen, Marcus 6-5-1; Bowen, Manny 6-5-1; Bell, Brandon 5-3-2; Smith, Brandon 4-3-1. Purdue-Bailey, Markus 7-6-1; Bentley, Ja’Whaun 6-6-0; Hunte, Da’Wan 5-3-2; Clark, Leroy 4-4-0; Robinson, Gelen 4-1-3.

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GAME RECAP UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - No. 12 Penn State led from the game’s opening drive to the finish, as another 200-plus all-purpose yard performance by Saquon Barkley and a staunch run defense that yielded just 30 yards carried Penn State to a 41-14 victory over Iowa. Penn State totaled 599 yards of total offense, its most since totaling 661 against Rutgers in 1995, and its most in a Big Ten game since totaling 653 against Michigan State in 1994. Barkley paced a Penn State rushing attack that totaled 359 yards, as he rushed for 167 yards, including a 57yard touchdown run. He also added a 44-yard touchdown reception to total 211 all-purpose yards. The Nittany Lions defense limited Iowa to just 234 yards, including just 30 on the ground. The last time Penn State held a Big Ten team to 30 yards rushing or fewer was Indiana in 2012 (24 yards). It was also the fewest rushing yards allowed by Penn State since holding Massachusetts to three yards in 2014. It marked the second consecutive week Penn State held the opposition to 46 yards or less.

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12:43 PSU Saeed Blacknall 19 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) 10:28 PSU Saquon Barkley 57 yd run (Davis kick) 7:58 PSU Trace McSorley 1 yd run (Davis kick) 4:18 IOWA Akrum Wadley 12 yd pass from Beathard (Duncan kick) 0:00 PSU Tyler Davis 30 yd field goal 2:48 PSU Tyler Davis 37 yd field goal 14:41 PSU Saquon Barkley 44 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) 9:28 PSU Tommy Stevens 13 yd run (Davis kick) 6:30 IOWA Jerminic Smith 36 yd pass from Beathard (Duncan kick)

6-52/2:17/0 - 7 6-80/3:07/0-14 4-62/1:21/0-21 7-75/3:40/7 - 21 10-63/4:13/7-24 11-31/4:20/7-27 1-44/0:08/7-34 6-58/3:26/7-41 9-81/2:54/14-41

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IOWA PSU 14 24 30 359 204 240 18-26-1 11-18-0 234 599 52 70 0-0 0-0 4-24 9-86 24:57 35:03 2-10 7-14 1-1 5-7 1 3 0 2

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Turning Point Penn State took control of the game from the start, building a 21-0 lead by the midpoint of the second quarter. Wide receiver Saeed Blacknall pulled in a 19-yard touchdown reception on the game’s opening drive, and then the Nittany Lions found the end zone on consecutive drives in the second quarter. Barkley broke free for a 57-yard touchdown run on Penn State’s first drive of the second quarter, and after an Iowa threeand-out, three consecutive completions to tight end Mike Gesicki placed the Lions at the 1, where McSorley took it across the goal line himself. Difference Makers Penn State • RB Saquon Barkley - Barkley totaled 211 all-purpose yards rushing 20 times for 169 yards and a 57-yard touchdown and catching a career-long 44-yard touchdown reception on wheel route. He now has 1,055 rushing yards for the season and he is the eighth Penn State player to have multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons in his career. It was his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season. • QB Trace McSorley - McSorley was successful in the air and on the ground, completing 11-of-18 pass attempts for 240 yards and two touchdowns, while adding 40 yards and a touchdown on 14 keepers on the ground. It was his sixth 200-yard passing game of the season. • WR Chris Godwin - Godwin caught four passes for 87 yards. • TE Mike Gesicki - Gesicki caught four passes for 65 yards, with three coming consecutively on one drive in the second quarter, setting up a 1-yard touchdown run for McSorley. Gesicki caught a 43-yard pass that was originally ruled a 44-yard touchdown, but the officials ruled his knee was down at the 1 after a review.

• QB Tommy Stevens - Stevens totaled 71 yards and a touchdown on five carries, all in the fourth quarter. • Penn State Defense - The Nittany Lions held Iowa to just 234 yards of offense, and just 30 yards on the ground. • LB Jason Cabinda - Cabinda led Penn State with eight tackles and made a key fourth down stop in the fourth quarter to prevent the Hawkeyes from gaining early momentum. • DT Kevin Givens, LB Koa Farmer, DE Evan Schwan - The trio accounted for three of Penn State’s four sacks as the Nittany Lions also totaled six tackles for loss. Iowa • QB C.J. Beathard - Beathard totaled 204 yards and two touchdowns on 18 completions on 26 attempts. He was intercepted once and sacked four times. • WR Jerminc Smith - Smith tied for the team lead with five receptions and a touchdown, totaling a team-best 85 yards receiving. • DB Brandon Snyder - Snyder posted a game-high 12 tackles (eight solo), as well as two behind the line. • LB Josey Jewell - Jewell made 10 tackles and blocked a field goal in the first quarter. Key Drives PENN STATE, 1st Qtr, 15:00-12:43 - TOUCHDOWN A career-long 48-yard kickoff return by Miles Sanders gave Penn State the ball at its own 48 to start the game. Barkley rushed for 19 yards over three carries and McSorley broke-off a 14-yard run on third-and-2 to the Iowa 19. On the very next play, McSorley went to the air and four Saeed Blacknall in the back corner of the end zone for a 19-yard touchdown reception. PENN STATE, 2nd Qtr, 9:19-7:58 - TOUCHDOWN The drive was all Mike Gesicki until his apparent touchdown was overturned on video review. Starting at the Penn State 38, McSorley connected with Gesicki for 13 yards and five yards before finding him wide open down the right sideline. Gesicki lunged for the end zone and it was called a touchdown on the field, but moved back to the 1 on review. McSorley took it himself for a 21-0 lead. PENN STATE, 4th Qtr, 14:49-14:41 - TOUCHDOWN Troy Apke’s first career interception gave Penn State the ball on the Iowa 44. On the first play, McSorley connected with Saquon Barkley on a wheel route down the right sideline, and Barkley scampered into the end zone untouched for the 44-yard score and 34-7 advantage.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Iowa-Wadley, Akrum 9-28; Daniels, LeShun 10-18; Beathard, C.J. 7-minus 16. Penn State-Barkley, Saquon 20-167; Stevens, Tommy 5-70; McSorley, Trace 14-40; Sanders, Miles 5-34; Allen, Mark 5-30; Robinson, Andre 3-18. PASSING Iowa-Beathard, C.J. 18-26-1-204. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 11-18-0-240.

RECEIVING Iowa-Smith, Jerminic 5-85; Wadley, Akrum 5-32; McCarron, Riley 4-42; Daniels, LeShun 2-36; Kittle, George 2-9. Penn State-Godwin, Chris 4-87; Gesicki, Mike 4-65; Barkley, Saquon 1-44; Thompkins, DeAndre 1-25; Blacknall, Saeed 1-19. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Iowa-Snyder, Brandon 12-8-4; Jewell, Josey 10-5-5; Bower, Bo 7-5-2; Johnson, Jaleel 6-4-2; Taylor, Miles 5-3-2; Hesse, Parker 5-2-3. Penn State-Cabinda, Jason 9-1-8; Bowen, Manny 4-1-3; Smith, Brandon 4-1-3; Eight Tied with 3


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Time of Game Penn State Indiana

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PSU IND 18 20 77 110 332 344 16-30-2 24-41-0 409 454 75 82 0-0 5-5 5-40 8-80 33:39 26:21 4-14 8-17 5-5 3-4 4 3 1 0 3:40 8-2, 6-1 B1G 5-5, 3-4 B1G

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Trailing by 10 points late in the third quarter, No. 10 Penn State outscored Indiana, 31-7, in the final 16:09, to earn a 45-31 victory in Big Ten football action in Memorial Stadium. The win extended Penn State’s winning streak to six games, marking the first time since 1994 that it has won six straight against conference opponents in the same season. Trace McSorley led the Penn State comeback, completing 6-of-9 pass attempts for 183 yards and a touchdown after Indiana went ahead 24-14 with 3:13 remaining in the third quarter. He finished the day with 332 yards passing and two passing touchdowns, completing 16-of-30 passing attempts. He also scored the game’s first touchdown on the ground. Despite being limited to 58 yards rushing on a career-high 33 carries, Saquon Barkley scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including the game-winner. Aiding McSorley were three receivers totaling 80-plus yards receiving. Chris Godwin caught five receptions for 82 yards and two touchdowns to lead the group, while tight end Mike Gesicki caught five passes for a career-high 88 yards and DaeSean Hamilton caught three passes for 83 yards, including a 54-yard catch that set up a touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Turnovers were a factor, as Penn State was able to recover all five of Indiana’s fumbles, including four in the first half. The fifth fumble was scooped up by Torrence Brown, who returned it nine yards for a touchdown to seal the win. The Lions had a pair of turnovers of their own on a pair of McSorley interceptions. The game featured five lead changes and two ties. Turning Point Penn State answered after Indiana went ahead by 10 late in the third quarter. McSorley flipped the field on the second play of the ensuing possession, finding Saeed Blacknall for 43 yards to the Indiana 31. After a 10-yard rush by the Lions and an Indiana offsides penalty, McSorley hit Godwin in the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown, slicing the deficit to three. The Penn State defense forced a three-and-out and Penn State scored promptly, as a 54-yard toss to Hamilton on a flea-flicker highlighted the drive, putting Barkley to in position to score from just four yards out and give Penn State a 28-24 lead. Indiana answered with a 40-yard touchdown pass from Richard Lagow to Nick Westbrook to retake the lead 31-28, but it would be the Hoosiers’ last score. After both teams traded punts, Penn State took over from its own 43 with 6:51 remaining. McSorley and Barkley led the Lions down the field, and Barkley scored from two yards out for the game-winning score. A field goal and fumble return for a touchdown put the game out of reach.

Difference Makers Penn State • QB Trace McSorley – McSorley posted his third 300-yard passing game of the season, throwing for 332 yards, which is tied for 14th on Penn State’s single game list, and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 13 yards and a touchdown. • RB Saquon Barkley – Barkley totaled 92 all-purpose yards, rushing a career-high 33 times for 58 yards and catching two passes for 34 yards, including a 32-yarder that ignited the game-opening touchdown drive. His two rushing touchdowns in the fourth quarter proved to be decisive in the game. • WR Chris Godwin – Godwin caught five passes for 82 yards and two touchdowns. He became the eighth player in Penn State history to reach 2,000-career receiving yards. • Fumble Forcers and Recoverees – Brandon Bell and safety Malik Golden both recovered and forced a fumble each. Bell’s forced fumble led to defensive end Torrence Brown’s scoop-and-score. Brown was joined by cornerback Christian Campbell and defensive tackle Kevin Givens in recovering fumbles. • LB Brandon Bell – In addition to factoring in on two turnovers, Bell tied for second on the team with nine tackles, including 2.5 stops behind the line and the sack-fumble that led to Brown’s touchdown. • DE Garrett Sickels – Sickels matched Bell’s 2.5 stops behind the line and factored in on 1.5 sacks. Penn State totaled nine TFLs and three sacks. Indiana • QB Richard Lagow – Lagow led a Hoosier passing attack that totaled 344 yards, as he completed 23-of-40 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. Zander Diamont completed a 52-yard pass on his lone attempt. • RB Devine Redding – Redding totaled 108 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. • Receivers – Eight different Hoosiers caught a pass, with all eight catching at least two balls. Mitchell Paige led in receptions with six for 43 yards, while Camion Patrick led in yardage with 91 on three catches. Nick Westbrook caught three passes for 85 yards and a 40-yard score in the fourth quarter, while Ricky Jones caught three passes for 32 yards and a touchdown. • LBs Tegray Scales and Marcus Oliver – Scales and Oliver tallied 3.5 and 3.0 tackles for loss, respectively, as Indiana totaled 16 for the game. • DB Tony Fields – Fields posted eight tackles, including 1.5 for loss, and hauled in an interception.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State-Barkley, Saquon 33-58; McSorley, Trace 8-13; Robinson, Andre 2-8; Stevens, Tommy 1-0; Sanders, Miles 1-minus 2. Indiana-Redding, Devine 23-108; Natee, Tyler 6-27; Rodriguez, Alex 5-8; Paige, Mitchell 1-5; Brookins, Ricky 1-2; Williams, D. 2-minus 3; Lagow, Richard 3-minus 37.

RECEIVING Penn State-Gesicki, Mike 5-88; Godwin, Chris 5-82; Hamilton, DaeSean 3-85; Barkley, Saquon 2-34; Blacknall, Saeed 1-43. Indiana-Paige, Mitchell 6-43; Patrick, Camion 3-91; Westbrook, Nick 3-85; Jones, Ricky 3-32; Redding, Devine 3-8; Hale, Donavan 2-45; Timian, Luke 2-35; Brookins, Ricky 2-5.

PASSING Penn State-McSorley, Trace 16-30-2-332. Indiana-Lagow, Richard 23-40-0-292; Diamont, Zander 1-1-0-52.

TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State-Allen, Marcus 10-5-5; Cabinda, Jason 9-8-1; Bell, Brandon 9-6-3; Golden, Malik 6-6-0. Indiana-Fields, Tony 8-8-0; Scales, Tegray 8-6-2; Oliver, Marcus 7-6-1; Dutra, Chase 4-4-0; Gooch, Greg 4-3-1

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PISCATAWAY, N.J. – No. 8 Penn State held Rutgers to 87 yards and five first downs as the Nittany Lions shutout the Scarlet Knights, 39-0, in Big Ten football action in High Point Solutions Stadium. It was Penn State’s first shutout since blanking Illinois last season and is the largest road shutout victory since joining the Big Ten in 1993. The 87 yards and five first downs allowed are both Big Ten records for Penn State. Penn State used the leg of Tyler Davis, a productive rushing attack and another strong game from quarterback Trace McSorley, as the Nittany Lions totaled 549 yards of offense against Rutgers. The 549 yards of offense are the sixth-most in a Big Ten game by Penn State. It was Penn State’s fourth game with 500 or more yards off offense this season for its most since 2009. Davis kicked a career-high four field goals, including three in the first half to give Penn State a 9-0 lead at the halftime break. Running back Saquon Barkley totaled 92 yards and a touchdown to lead six rushers that totaled 339 yards. McSorley completed 17-of-33 pass attempts for 210 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for 55 yards on 11 carries for 265 yards of total offense. The Nittany Lions were unable to find the end zone in the first half, OT F but Barkley scored the Nittany Lions’ first touchdown of the of the game in the third quarter after a blocked punt by Juwan Johnson. Davis - 39 early added another field goal and Andre Robinson rushed into the end zone from two yards out for a 25-0 lead at the end of the third quarter. 0 Running back Mark Allen scampered down the sideline for a 27-yard touchdown reception with 7:59 remaining, and quarterback Tommy 11-46/4:14/3-0 Stevens scored from 12 yards out with 4:07 remaining for the game’s final score. 11-64/2:27/6-0 7-6/1:41/9-0 Turning Point 3-10/1:20/16-0 8-41/3:54/19-0 6-63/2:01/25-0

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Rutgers started with the ball in the second half, but the Penn State defense forced a three-and-out, and then Juwan Johnson blocked the ensuing punt. Garrett Taylor recovered it at the Rutgers 10-yard line, setting up the first Nittany Lion touchdown drive of the game. Penn State scored 30 points in the second half to put the game out of reach.

PSU RU 25 5 339 39 210 48 17-33-0 7-17-0 549 87 82 50 1-1 3-0 3-15 6-50 33:42 26:18 10-19 1-14 7-8 0-1 3 0 4 0

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Penn State • QB Trace McSorley – Trace McSorley totaled 265 yards of total offense, completing 17-of-33 passes for 210 yards and a touchdown and also rushing for 55 yards, with a long of 28, on 11 carries. It was his eighth game with 200 or more passing yards of the season and 12th consecutive with a touchdown pass.

• RB Saquon Barkley – Barkley totaled 117 all-purpose yards, rushing 16 times for 92 yards and a touchdown and catching two passes for 25 yards. It was his 14th rushing touchdown of the season, giving him the Penn State sophomore record and the most for a Nittany Lion since Larry Johnson had 20 in 2002. However, Barkley had his streak of 14 consecutive games with at least one run of 20+ yards snapped. It was the second-longest streak in college football in the last 20 years (LaMichael James - 19), according to the Big Ten Network. • K Tyler Davis – Davis scored 15 of Penn State’s 39 points, converting a career-high four field goal attempts and three extra points. Four of Penn State’s first five scores were field goals. • Rushing Attack – Led by Barkley, Penn State totaled 339 yards rushing. In addition to Barkley and McSorley, Miles Sanders was second on the ledger with a career-high 85 yards on five carries, including career-long run of 57 yards. Tommy Stevens rushed for 61 yards on six carries and a touchdown. Mark Allen added 26 yards on five carries and Andre Robinson rushed for 20 yards and a touchdown on six carries. • TE Mike Gesicki – Gesicki led all receivers with five catches for 47 yards. It gave him a Penn State tight end record for receptions in a season with 42. • LB Brandon Bell – Bell led the Nittany Lion defense with five tackles and a strip-sack. It was his sixth career forced fumble and second this season. • Defense – Over 20 different Nittany Lions recorded a tackle, as the Nittany Lions held Rutgers to five first downs and 87 yards of offense (48 pass, 39 rush). Key Drives PENN STATE, 3rd Qtr, 13:53-12:33 - TOUCHDOWN After Juwan Johnson blocked a Rutgers punt, Penn State’s first drive of the second half started at the Rutgers 10. McSorley rushed for 5 yards, and then Barkley rushed for 4 and then into the end zone from 1-yard out. PENN STATE, 3rd Qtr, 5:33-3:32 - TOUCHDOWN Barkley started the drive off with an 18-yard run to the Rutgers 45, and two plays later, Godwin caught a 22-yard reception to move Penn State to the 14. Barkley rushed to the 5, and Andre Robinson took it from there for the touchdown. The Rest Mark Allen added a 27-yard touchdown reception with 7:59 remaining to cap a 12-play, 95-yard drive, and Tommy Stevens rushed for a 12-yard touchdown with 4:07 remaining to end a four-play, 74-yard drive that included Miles Sanders’ 57-yard run.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Penn State-Barkley, Saquon 16-92; Sanders, Miles 5-85; Stevens, Tommy 6-61; McSorley, Trace 11-55; Allen, Mark 5-26; Robinson, Andre 6-20. Rutgers-Goodwin, Justin 10-20; Oden, Tylin 7-19; Rescigno, Giovanni 9-10; Martin, Robert 2-5; Bailey, Dacoven 1-2; TEAM 2-minus 8; Hicks, Josh 2-minus 9. PASSING Penn State-McSorley, Trace 17-33-0-210; Stevens, Tommy 0-0-0-0. Rutgers-Rescigno, Giovanni 7-16-0-48; Oden, Tylin 0-1-0-0.

RECEIVING Penn State-Gesicki, Mike 5-47; Thompkins, DeAndre 4-40; Godwin, Chris 3-36; Hamilton, DaeSean 2-35; Barkley, Saquon 2-25; Allen, Mark 1-27. Rutgers-Patton, Andre 4-29; Harris, Jawuan 1-19; Tsimis, John 1-3; Goodwin, Justin 1-minus 3. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Penn State-Bell, Brandon 5-3-2; Cothren, Parker 4-3-1; Cabinda, Jason 3-3-0; Reid, John 3-3-0; Smith, Brandon 3-2-1; Smith, Jordan 3-2-1; Oruwariye, Amani 3-1-2; Brown, Cam 3-0-3. Indiana-Rutgers-Hampton, Saquan 11-7-4; Morris, Trevor 10-6-4; Cioffi, Anthony 10-6-4; Roberts, Deonte 8-3-5; Hamilton, Darius 7-43; Pinnix-Odrick, Julian 6-4-2; Wharton, Isaiah 5-2-3.


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MSU PSU 26 18 109 77 234 386 25-46-0 18-24-0 343 463 88 57 1-1 3-0 4-23 1-15 34:24 25:36 9-20 4-10 4-4 3-4 0 2 4 1 3:31 3-9, 1-8 B1G 10-2, 8-1 B1G

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - It was a historic Saturday night in Beaver Stadium, led by a 376-yard, four-touchdown passing performance by quarterback Trace McSorley and a second-half shutout on defense, No. 7 Penn State defeated Michigan State, 45-12, to clinch a share of the Big Ten East Division title and earn a trip to the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis. It’s Penn State’s second Big Ten divisional championship and it will be its first championship game appearance since the conference adopted the format in 2011. Penn State owns three overall Big Ten titles and two divisional crowns since joining the conference in 1993. The victory extended Penn State’s winning streak to eight for its longest since tallying nine in a row in 2008. It’s also Penn State’s sixth 10-win regular season since joining the Big Ten and its first since 2009. Penn State has eight Big Ten wins for just the second time, and the Nittany Lions also finished the regular season 7-0 at home for the first time since 2008. Penn State trailed Michigan State, 12-10 at halftime, but true to form, the Nittany Lions rallied in the second half, outscoring the Spartans, 35-0. McSorley led an offensive onslaught in the third quarter on Penn State’s first three offensive possessions, throwing touchdown passes of 34 yards to Chris Godwin, 45 yards to Mike Gesicki and 59 yards again to Godwin to build a 31-12 lead. Senior linebacker Brandon Bell led the Penn State defense with 18 tackles. The unit surrendered 256 yards and four field goals in the first half, but yielded just 87 yards and no scores in the second half. The Nittany Lion defense held opponents without a touchdown in back-toback games for the first time since 2009 and the first time since 2006 in Big Ten games. Turning Point The Penn State defense failed to get a stop in the first half, but did not allow a touchdown, and the Nittany Lions only trailed by two at the break. The defense forced a three-and-out after Michigan State received the kickoff to open the second half, and it was all Penn State from there, as McSorley threw touchdowns on the Lions’ next three drives to open a 31-12 lead. Difference Makers Penn State • QB Trace McSorley - McSorley completed 17-of-23 passes for a career-high 376 yards and a personal-best four touchdowns, going 10-for-14 for 265 yards and the four touchdowns after halftime. He extended his consecutive games with a touchdown pass streak to 13, dating back to last season’s TaxSlayer Bowl, and his 12-straight

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games this season ties a program record first set by Matt McGloin in 2012. It was his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season, tying a program mark held by Matt McGloin (2012) and Christian Hackenberg (2013 and 2014). WR Chris Godwin - Godwin enjoyed his first 100-plus receiving yard game since the Temple game in September and the eighth of his career, finishing with five catches for 135 yards. He had touchdowns of 34 and 59 yards, and his nine touchdowns this season break the Penn State record for touchdown receptions by a junior. TE Mike Gesicki - Gesicki hauled in a pair of passes to total 64 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown in the third quarter. With the 64 yards, he set a Penn State record for receiving yards in a season by tight end with 610. RB Andre Robinson - Robinson scored the game’s final two touchdowns, scoring a 14-yard rush and a career-long 40-yard reception. He led Penn State with 32 rushing yards on three carries. RB Saquon Barkley - In the second quarter, Barkley scored Penn State’s first touchdown of the game, leaping over a Michigan State defender for a 1-yard score. It was his 22nd career rushing touchdown to give him sole possession of 15th place on the Penn State career list. His 14 rushing yards in the game gave him 1,219 for the season, moving him into 12th place all-time at Penn State LB Brandon Bell - Bell tied his career high for tackles of 18. His other 18-tackle game came against Ohio State earlier this season. Pass Rush - Defensive tackles Kevin Givens and Parker Cothren and linebacker Manny Bowen recorded a sack each, while defensive linemen Curtis Cothran and Evan Schwan combined for a sack.

Key Drives PENN STATE, 3rd Qtr, 13:13-11:02 - TOUCHDOWN Michigan State received the kickoff to start the half but was stopped for the first time, going three-and-out after a third-down sack by Curtis Cothran and Evan Schwan moved the Spartans back to their own 8. The ensuing punt went 44 yards to the Penn State 48. The Lions advanced to the 34 over the next four plays, and then McSorley found a wide-open Chris Godwin in the end zone on a play-action pass to give Penn State a lead it would not relinquish. PENN STATE, 3rd Qtr, 2:54-2:05 - TOUCHDOWN With Penn State leading 24-12, Michigan State appeared poised to make it a one-score game, but a botched snap was recovered by Troy Apke at the Penn State 41. After Barkley carried the ball for three yards, McSorley found Godwin behind the secondary on a post route for a 59yard touchdown.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Michigan State-Scott, LJ 16-59; Holmes, Gerald 6-23; Shelton, R.J. 3-15; Terry, Damion 4-13; Williams, Delton 3-10; Corley, Donnie 2-8; O’Connor, Tyler 8-minus 19. Penn State-Robinson, Andre 3-32; Barkley, Saquon 12-14; McSorley, Trace 10-13; Allen, Mark 2-8; Paye, Irvine 1-7; Sanders, Miles 4-5; TEAM 1-minus 2. PASSING Michigan State-O’Connor, Tyler 17-33-0-118; Terry, Damion 7-12-0101; Shelton, R.J. 1-1-0-15. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 17-23-0-376; Stevens, Tommy 1-1-0-10.

RECEIVING Michigan State-Price, Josiah 6-63; Shelton, R.J. 5-74; Corley, Donnie 4-33; Madaris, Monty 4-30; Lyles, Jamal 2-13; Holmes, Gerald 2-5; Terry, Damion 1-15; Williams, Delton 1-1. Penn State-Godwin, Chris 5-135; Blacknall, Saeed 3-29; Gesicki, Mike 2-64; Thompkins, DeAndre 2-38; Barkley, Saquon 2-11; Johnson, Juwan 1-43; Robinson, Andre 1-40; Hamilton, DaeSean 1-16; Paye, Irvine 1-10. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Michigan State-Nicholson, Montae 8-5-3; Bullough, Riley 8-2-6; Frey, Chris 6-4-2; Dowell, Andrew 6-1-5; Miller, Grayson 5-3-2. Penn State-Bell, Brandon 18-3-15; Bowen, Manny 9-4-5; Sickels, Garrett 84-4; Cabinda, Jason 8-0-8; Oruwariye, Amani 74-3; Allen, Marcus 7-2-5; Apke, Troy 7-1-6.

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INDIANAPOLIS - No. 7 Penn State stayed true to form with a sensational second half, as quarterback Trace McSorley led a thrilling 21-point comeback to defeat No. 6 Wisconsin, 38-31, to win the 2016 Big Ten Championship. McSorley threw for a Big Ten Championship Game-record 384 yards and a record four touchdown passes, including three in the final 31 minutes, to lead Penn State to its fourth Big Ten Championship and first since 2008. Accordingly, McSorley was named the Grange-Griffin Most Valuable Player. Penn State fell behind 28-7 with 5:15 remaining in the second quarter but rallied for its fourth double-digit comeback of the season - a program first - and its largest since rallying from 21 points down against Northwestern in 2010. The Lions continued their second-half success, outscoring Wisconsin, 24-3 in the second half. The win also extended the Nittany Lions’ winning streak to nine games, its longest since 2008, and gave Penn State its sixth 11-win season in the Big Ten era. DaeSean Hamilton and Saeed Blacknall were McSorley’s top targets, as Hamilton caught eight passes for 118 yards and Blacknall caught six passes for a Big Ten Championship Game record 155 yards and two touchdowns. Blacknall had a 40-yard touchdown reception with 58 seconds remaining in the first half to bring the Lions within two touchdowns, 28-14, and then he caught a 70-yard touchdown on Penn State’s first play of the second half to bring the Lions within one score, 28-21. Saquon Barkley, who finished with 83 yards on 19 carries, scored the game-clinching touchdowns, rushing for a yard to the goal line with 4:22 remaining in the third quarter to tie the game at 28-28, and then hauling in the go-ahead score on an over-the-shoulder 18-yard touchdown pass with 13:41 to go to put the Lions ahead for good, 35-31. Tyler Davis added a field goal with 5:14 remaining for a 38-31 lead, and the Nittany Lions withstood the Badgers’ last offensive push, as Grant Haley stopped Wisconsin’s Corey Clement on fourth-and-1 at the Penn State 24 with 1:01 remaining. Turning Point The Nittany Lions turned the momentum in their favor late in the first half, driving 90 yards on eight plays in just 1:27. McSorley found Blacknall for a 40-yard touchdown to cap the drive and pull Penn State within two scores before the halftime break. Penn State had to kickoff to start the second half, but stopped Wisconsin at the Penn State 30 and Andrew Endicott missed wide right on a 48-yard field goal attempt. McSorley then found Blacknall for a 70-yard touchdown on Penn State’s first play from scrimmage, and the comeback was on.

Difference Makers Penn State • QB Trace McSorley - McSorley completed 22-of-31 passes for a Big Ten Championship Game-record 384 yards and a record four touchdowns. It ranks as the fourth-most prolific single game passing yardage effort in Penn State history. Despite losing 20 yards rushing on the night, including 18 on the game’s final play as he ran out the clock, his 364 yards of total offense were a Big Ten Championship Game record. It marked the second week in a row throwing for at least 376 yards and two touchdowns for McSorley. He also set the Penn State season passing yards record, reaching 3,360 to pass the record of 3,266 set by Matt McGloin in 2012 and the season passing touchdowns record, reaching 25 to pass the record of 24 set by Daryll Clark (2009) and McGloin (2012). • WR Saeed Blacknall - Touchdowns of 40 and 70 yards highlighted a six-catch, Big Ten Championship Game-record 155 yards receiving. • WR DaeSean Hamilton - Hamilton kept the chains moving all night, catching eight passes for 118 yards. • RB Saquon Barkley - Barkley rushed for 83 yards on 19 carries, bringing his season total to a Penn State sophomore record 1,302 yards, and scored the game’s last two touchdowns with one on the ground and one through the air. • TE Mike Gesicki - Gesicki caught Penn State’s first score on a 33-yard play and finished with three catches for 58 yards. • CB Grant Haley - Haley sealed Penn State’s win with a fourth-down tackle with 1:01 remaining and made five tackles on the night. • LB Brandon Bell - Bell made a game-high 13 tackles (10 solo), forced a fumble and recorded one sack. The 13 tackles and 10 solo tackles tie the Big Ten Championship Game record. Key Drive PENN STATE, 3rd-4th Qtr, 0:11-13:41 - TOUCHDOWN McSorley opened the drive with a 38-yard completion to Hamilton on the final play of the third quarter and a 25-yard completion to Hamilton again to start the fourth quarter to move Penn State to the Wisconsin 18. Barkley was stopped at the line on a rush, but then McSorley hit him in stride with an 18-yard touchdown pass for the go-ahead score, 35-31. The Rest Tyler Davis kicked a 24-yard field goal with 5:14 remaining and Grant Haley brought down Corey Clement on fourth-and-1 at the Penn State 24 with 1:01 remaining.

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WIS PSU 22 21 241 51 174 384 16-21-0 22-31-0 415 435 70 60 2-0 2-2 4-40 3-25 36:57 23:03 5-12 3-10 3-3 3-3 2 2 1 1 3:29 10-3, 7-2 B1G 11-2, 8-1 B1G

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INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Wisconsin-Clement, Corey 21-164; Shaw, Bradrick 15-62; Ogunbowale, Dare 6-26; Peavy, Jazz 1-5; Ramesh, Austin 1-1; Cephus, Quintez 1-minus 3; Houston, Bart 4-minus 14. Penn State-Barkley, Saquon 19-83; Robinson, Andre 3-7; TEAM 1-minus 19; McSorley, Trace 6-minus 20. PASSING Wisconsin-Houston, Bart 16-21-0-174. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 22-31-0-384.

RECEIVING Wisconsin-Peavy, Jazz 4-53; Ogunbowale, Dare 4-28; Clement, Corey 3-43; Fumagalli, Troy 3-30; Steffes, Eric 1-14; Penniston, Kyle 1-6. Penn State-Hamilton, DaeSean 8-118; Blacknall, Saeed 6-155; Gesicki, Mike 3-58; Godwin, Chris 3-33; Barkley, Saquon 2-20. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A) Wisconsin-Connelly, Ryan 8-6-2; Biegel, Vince 8-6-2; Musso, Leo 6-4-2; Tindal, Derrick 5-4-1; Watt, T.J. 4-3-1; Dixon, D’Cota 4-3-1; Edwards, T.J. 4-1-3. Penn State-Bell, Brandon 13-10-3; Allen, Marcus 11-6-5; Cabinda, Jason 8-3-5; Golden, Malik 6-4-2; Bowen, Manny 6-3-3; Cothran, Curtis 5-5-0; Haley, Grant 5-4-1.


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1st 10:31 USC 5-51/1:44/7-0 Deonta Burnett 26 yd pass from Darnold (Boermeester kick) 4:42 USC 12-53/4:52/10-0 Matt Boermeester 22 yd field goal 0:21 USC 10-54/3:00/13-0 Matt Boermeester 44 yd field goal 2nd 11:44 PSU 9-70/3:37/13-7 Saquon Barkley 24 yd rush (Davis kick) 10:15 USC 5-60/1:25/20-7 Deonta Burnett 3 yd pass from Darnold (Boermeester kick) 8:39 PSU 4-71/1:31/20-14 Chris Godwin 30 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) 6:16 USC 6-75/2:23/27-14 Darreus Rogers 3 yd pass from Darnold (Boermeester kick) 0:54 PSU 13-75/5:22/27-21 Mike Gesicki 11 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) 3rd 13:05 PSU 1-79/0:17/27-28 Saquon Barkley 79 yd rush (Davis kick) 11:27 PSU 1-72/0:11/27-35 Chris Godwin 72 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) 10:26 PSU 1-3/0:05/27-42 Trace McSorley 3 yd rush (Davis kick) 6:47 USC 10-65/3:39/35-42 JuJu Smith-Schuster 13 yd pass from Darnold (Boermeester kick) 1:55 PSU 8-82/4:46/35-49 Saquon Barkley 7 yd pass from McSorley (Davis kick) 4th 8:15 USC 10-83/4:29/42-49 Ronald Jones 3 yd rush (Boermeester kick) 1:20 USC 3-80/0:39/49-49 Deonta Burnett 27 yd pass from Darnold (Boermeester kick) 0:00 USC 3-5/0:27/52-49 Matt Boermeester 46 yd field goal

TEAM STATS

First Downs Rushing Yards Passing Yards Passing (C-A-Int) Total Offense Plays Fumbles (#-Lost) Penalties (#-Yards) Possession Time 3rd-Down Conv. Red Zone Touchdowns Field goals

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Time of Game USC Penn State

USC PSU 33 23 122 211 453 254 33-54-1 18-29-3 575 465 88 62 0-0 1-0 10-85 5-65 33:21 26:39 8-15 4-10 5-5 3-3 4 3 1 0

PASADENA, Calif. - Penn State running back Saquon Barkley totaled a career-high 306 all-purpose yards and scored three touchdowns and wide receiver Chris Godwin caught nine passes for a career-high 187 yards and two touchdowns, but No. 9 USC rallied in the fourth quarter to win the 103rd annual Rose Bowl Game on a 46-yard field goal as time expired, 52-49. With 101 combined points, it was the highest-scoring game in the storied history of the Rose Bowl, and both teams trailed by double-digit margins in the thriller. No. 5 Penn State trailed USC by 13, 27-14, with 6:16 remaining in the second quarter, but scored touchdowns on four consecutive offensive plays from its final play of the first half to its first three plays of the second half, building a 42-27 lead. Tight end Mike Gesicki caught an 11-yard touchdown pass to start the run and pull Penn State within six before the halftime break. Barkley crisscrossed the field and eluded multiple Trojan defenders for a 79-yard touchdown run on the Nittany Lions’ first offensive play of the third quarter, giving Penn State its first lead of the game, 28-27. On Penn State’s next possession, quarterback Trace McSorley connected with Godwin for a 72-yard touchdown pass down the sideline. A Brandon Bell interception that he returned 24 yards to the USC 3 then set up a McSorley touchdown run for a game-high 15-point advantage. The drives ranked as three of the 12 fastest scoring drives in Rose Bowl history, with McSorley’s five-second touchdown run setting a record. Both teams would trade touchdowns before the quarter ended, resulting in a 49-35 Penn State lead, but USC would score 17 points in the fourth quarter to inch back in front. Turning Point The USC defense was able to keep Penn State off of the scoreboard in the fourth quarter and defensive back Leon McQuay III intercepted a McSorley pass with 50 seconds remaining, setting up the Trojans’ gamewinning field goal by Matt Boermeester. USC scored twice in the final 1:20 of the game. Difference Makers Penn State • RB Saquon Barkley – Barkley rushed for 194 yards, setting a Penn State bowl record, and two touchdowns on 25 carries, caught five passes for 55 yards and a touchdown and returned two kickoffs for 57 yards to total a career-high 306 all-purpose yards. Barkley’s 79-yard rushing touchdown was the seventh-longest in Rose Bowl history and second-longest scoring run in Penn State bowl history. His 18 points scored are tied for second in Penn State bowl history with Ki-Jana Carter’s 1995 Rose Bowl performance.

• WR Chris Godwin – Godwin caught nine passes for a career-high 187 yards and two touchdowns. His 72-yard touchdown reception was his second in a bowl game after he did the same in last season’s TaxSlayer Bowl, tying a Penn State record. The other 72yard touchdown catch in Penn State bowl history was from Tom Shuman to Chuck Herd in the 1974 Orange Bowl. Godwin’s 187yard performance is his third 100-yard game of the season and the ninth of his career. He has registered a 100-yard effort in each of his three bowl games (140 in 2014 Pinstripe Bowl; 133 in 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl) to extend his Penn State bowl career record to 460 yards, which is 188 yards more than second-place Bobby Engram at 272 yards. • QB Trace McSorley – McSorley completed 18-of-29 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns, but was intercepted three times. He also rushed six times for 13 yards and a touchdown. McSorley’s 72-yard touchdown pass to is tied for the third-longest scoring pass in Rose Bowl history and tied for the longest in Penn State bowl history. His five touchdowns responsible for (4 passing, 1 rushing) are tied for the most in Rose Bowl history and break the Penn State bowl record. McSorley he has thrown for a touchdown pass in 15 consecutive games, breaking the school record of 14 set by Kerry Collins over the 1993 and 1994 seasons. • LB Brandon Bell – Bell made an interception and returned it 24 yards to the USC 3-yard line, setting up a Nittany Lion touchdown drive early in the third quarter. USC • QB Sam Darnold – Darnold completed 33-of-53 pass attempts for 453 yards and a Rose Bowl record five touchdowns. He threw one interception. • DB Leon McQuay III – McQuay hauled in USC’s third interception of the night at the USC 35 and returned it 32 yards to the Penn State 33, setting up Matt Boermeester’s game-winning 46-yard field goal. Key Drives PENN STATE 2nd Qtr, 6:16-0:54 - TOUCHDOWN McSorley completed 6-of-7 passes for 47 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown pass to Mike Gesicki. Gesicki’s catch was another just barely in-bounds in the back right corner of the end zone. USC 4th Qtr, 0:27-0:00 - FIELD GOAL After a Leon McQuay interception, USC took over from the Penn State 33. Ronald Jones rushed for five yards and Matt Boermeester kicked a game-winning 46-yard field goal.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING USC-Jones, Ronald 20-55; Davis, Justin 6-43; Dar