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THE PENN STATE FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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MAJOR SECTIONS We Are Penn State..............................................1-63 2019 Season Preview....................................... 64-73 2019 Player Bios............................................. 74-126 Coaching Staff.............................................. 127-148 2018 Season Review.................................... 149-186 Records........................................................ 187-234 Awards & Honors.......................................... 236-261 History......................................................... 262-319 Bowl History................................................ 320-342 Penn State University................................... 343-352 Full table of contents available on page 64.


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TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

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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 is home to a powerhouse that ranks among the elite programs in producing NFL Draft choices and All-Americans, while ranking among the leaders in graduation rates and community service.

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 and College Football Halls 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

902 849 830 799 791 767 728 720 631 617


BY THE NUMBERS

106,572 Capacity of Beaver Stadium

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

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

133rd Season of football at Penn State

100 First-team All-America selections

84 Graduation Rate Percentage of football student-athletes

29 NATIONAL AWARD WINNERS

Of the 29 national award winners 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 Saquon Barkley, who claimed the Paul Hornung Award, given to ‘the most versatile player in major college football’ following the 2017 season.

31 Lambert Meadowlands Trophies (Best Team in the East)

29 National Award Winners

14 Straight winning seasons

13 Undefeated seasons

2 National Championships

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.

(1982, 1986)

1 Heisman Trophy Winner (John Cappelletti, 1973) (PENN STATE HAS NEVER PLAYED IN THE CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL.)

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SUCCESS INTO THE B1G

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

BY THE NUMBERS

An offer was extended in 1990 from the oldest and most storied athletic conference to the iconic Blue & White. 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 27th season as a marquee player in the conference.

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Christian Hackenberg (left) was just the third 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-Americans since 1993

Season as a member of the Big Ten

Big Ten individual award winners

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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 26 seasons in the Big Ten, Penn State has claimed 27 individual awards, including six Defensive Player of the Year honorees and five Offensive Player of the Year winners (2016 & 2017 winner, Saquon Barkley, above). The list also includes three Freshmen of the Year and 13 positional award winners.

In 2007, Penn State had the top two tacklers in the Big Ten, with Dan Connor (11.2, above right) and Sean Lee (10.6, above left) 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. 4. 5.

OHIO STATE PENN STATE MICHIGAN STATE MICHIGAN IOWA WISCONSIN

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Devon Still

Mike Hull

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Chicago Tribune Silver Football winners

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

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2 B1G Awards named for Penn State student-athletes

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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 & White. Like they had all season, the Nittany Lions leaned on one another, offense supported defense and the sideline did everything possible to turn the game in favor of the Blue & White. Outscoring the Badgers, 24-3, in the second half, Penn State rallied to notch its fourth Big Ten crown since joining the conference in 1993.

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 Big Ten titles since 1993.

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GET UP, IT’S GAMEDAY ESPN’s “College GameDay” was on site for a Penn State football contest at the 2016 Big Ten Championship Game. 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 and it was no surprise that he picked his Nittany Lions as the victor.

BY THE NUMBERS

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

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

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

Saeed Blacknall

21 Straight points for Penn State erased an early Wisconsin lead

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

8 Catches for DaeSean Hamilton vs. Wisconsin in 2016 Trace McSorley

AIR RAID Quarterback Trace McSorley lit up the Indianapolis skyline to the tune of a Big Ten Championship Gamerecord 384 passing yards and four touchdown passes, also a championship game record. 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 on a wheel route 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 McSorley to start the second half.

(2nd in Big Ten Championship Game history)

1:01 Time on the clock when Grant Haley stopped Corey Clement on fourth-and-1 to seal the victory

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

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POSTSEASON PROWESS B2B NEW YEAR’S SIX 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 2016 and 2017 seasons marked the 10th time the Blue & White played in back-to-back New Year’s Six bowl games and the first since the 1985 and 1986 seasons. 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.

PERFECT IN THE DESERT Penn State capped the 2017 season with a 35-28 victory over Washington to keep its record perfect in seven Fiesta Bowl appearances. Quarterback Trace McSorley earned Offensive MVP and Marcus Allen claimed Defensive MVP in the thrilling victory at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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 all-time.

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BY THE NUMBERS

1923 First bowl appearance in the first official Rose Bowl Game

.612 Winning percentage in 49 bowl appearances

FORTY-EIGHT & COUNTING

(6th in NCAA history)

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 2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl marked the 49th overall appearance in the school’s bowl history, which is tied for No. 9 in NCAA history.

92 Fiesta Bowl record for longest run from scrimmage by Saquon Barkley in 2017

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WINNING PERCENTAGE IN NEW YEAR’S SIX BOWL GAMES (SINCE 1940 - MINIMUM 10 GAMES PLAYED)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

PENN STATE USC MISSISSIPPI LSU OHIO STATE

.705 .688 .688 .648 .613

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

29 Penn State victories in bowl games (T-4th in NCAA history) Shane Conlan

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

18 Fiesta Bowl record for tackles set by Matt Millen in 1977

6 One of six teams to finish in the Top 15 of the College Football Playoff Rankings in each of the last three seasons

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

Ki-Jana Carter

Penn State is one of two teams in Rose Bowl history (Georgia) with multiple scoring drives of 15 seconds or less. Two came against Oregon in the 1995 Rose Bowl, with KiJana Carter breaking an 84-yard touchdown run and Jon Witman rumbled in from 9 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.

4 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.

Consecutive plays scoring a touchdown in the 2017 Rose Bowl, marking only second time from 2007-16 an FBS team has scored on four-straight plays

2 National Championships Trace McSorley

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SMELL THE ROSES Bobby Engram - 1995 Rose Bowl

1 of 3 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)

175 Penn State is the only team to have a 175-yard rusher (Saquon Barkley, 194) and receiver (Chris Godwin, 187) in the same game over the event’s 104-year history (Both totals are PSU bowl records)

101 Points scored by Penn State (49) and USC (52) in the 2017 game, the most in regulation in Rose Bowl history

60 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 15 fastest scoring drives, the Nittany Lions own five of them. The Blue & White and Georgia are the only programs with multiple scoring efforts in 15 seconds or fewer, with Trace McSorley’s 5-second touchdown run in the 2017 contest the fastest score in the event’s history. 0:05 0:11 0:12 0:13 0:17

2017 vs. USC 2017 vs. USC 1995 vs. Oregon 1995 vs. Oregon 2017 vs. USC

TD TD TD TD TD

Trace McSorley 3-yard run Chris Godwin 72-yard pass from Trace McSorley Ki-Jana Carter 83-yard run Jon Witman 9-yard run Saquon Barkley 79-yard run

Third-quarter points in 2017 (Rose Bowl Game record)

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

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

Ki-Jana Carter

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

1 Saquon Barkley

Kerry Collins is one of nine quarterbacks to play in the Rose Bowl and Super Bowl

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THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Since Elgie Tobin won the first NFL Championship in 1920, Penn Staters have dotted NFL rosters. With 356 players drafted all-time, Penn State is among the top-10 NCAA institutions in producing professional talent. There has been a Nittany Lion in 48 of the 53 Super Bowl games, with 56 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

DaeSean Hamilton

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Trevor Williams

Chris Godwin

Adrian Amos

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Total Nittany Lions selected in the NFL Draft

Super Bowl rings won by Penn State football lettermen

First-round picks, including five top-2 selections

(4th all-time)

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Jason Cabinda

Cameron Wake

PENN STATE USC OHIO STATE NOTRE DAME OKLAHOMA

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Sean Lee

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.

Courtney Brown

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Pro Football Hall of Fame selections

First-round picks in the 2003 NFL Draft

Picks used to select teammates Courtney Brown and LaVar Arrington in the 2000 NFL Draft

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Kerry Collins

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 25 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 Kerry Collins a member of the 2018 class, Penn State now has 24 players and coaches who are members of the College Football Hall of Fame. Five coaches and 19 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 25th inductee with Penn State ties was former Nittany Lion Bill Bowes, who was enshrined in 2016 for his accomplishments as the head coach at New Hampshire.

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David Robinson

Lydell Mitchell

TOP OF THE LIST Penn State ranks among the top-10 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, 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), Wally Triplett (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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24 College Football Hall of Fame inductees for their Nittany Lion careers

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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, 36 Nittany Lions have either won or been named finalists for 68 major college football awards.

NASSIB ADDS TO HARDWARE

Saquon Barkley (right) 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 RICHIE 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 & 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 or 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 by the AAU upon the nation’s top amateur athlete.

68/29 On 67 occasions, Nittany Lions have been named finalists for major national awards. Of those 68 finalists, 29 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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2002 LARRY JOHNSON, RB

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Saquon Barkley

ALL-AMERICANS

LaVar Arrington

Carl Nassib

Larry Johnson

THE CENTURY MARK With Saquon Barkley’s selection as a first-team All-American, the Penn State All-American tree grew, as he was the 100th Nittany Lion to earn first-team honors in program history. In 132 years of playing football in Happy Valley, 86 different studentathletes have combined for the 100 first-team All-America selections.

Tamba Hali

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BY THE NUMBERS

171 Total All-America selections in school history by NCAA recognized outlets (1st, 2nd & 3rd team)

144 Student-athletes selected as an All-American Matt Millen

Chuck Fusina, Ken Dorney and team

SIX IN ’78

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.

100 First-team All-America selections in school history

47 Of the last 52 years with an All-American for Penn State (1st, 2nd & 3rd team)

42 Consensus All-Americans

27 First-team All-Americans since 2000

19 First-team All-America linebackers from Linebacker U.

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

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 and 1968 to Kyle Brady in 1994. It’s names like Arrington, Bahr, Barkley, 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.

14 Penn Staters have earned multiple All-America first-team honors

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ALL-AMERICANS 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 AllAmerica 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-NINE

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 39 different student-athletes named consensus All-American for 42 honors, including nine since 2000. Of those 39, there have been 14 Penn Staters to earn unanimous All-America selection, with Saquon Barkley doing so in 2017.

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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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.


Ki-Jana Carter and the College GameDay crew

GAMEDAY BUILT IN HAPPY VALLEY 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 seven occasions, including the 2018 Penn State White Out game vs. Ohio State. Sports Illustrated dubbed it the “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 of the famous Berkey 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. 2007

THE TRADITION CONTINUES

2017

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.

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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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3rd The University Park campus becomes the third-largest city in Pennsylvania on game days, contributing to the local economy to the tune of $40 million annually.

2018 NCAA ATTENDANCE LEADERS (AVERAGE ATTENDANCE)

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

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

110, 737 105,485 101,947 101,562 100,819 99,844 97,713 92,984 92,746 89,034

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.

290-74 Penn State has won nearly 80 percent of its games in front of the Nittany Lion faithful, compiling an all-time mark of 290-74 at Beaver Stadium, including unblemished 7-0 marks for the 2016 and 2017 campaigns.

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

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

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107,601 106,572 104,944 102,733 102, 455

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, Penn State’s central Pennsylvania positioning makes Happy Valley 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, BusinessInsider.com rated State College as the No. 15 College Town, including the top campus in the Commonwealth. The University Park campus is also known as a top-25 public university and one of the top destinations for student-athletes in the country via Niche.com.

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16,000+ THERE FROM THE START “The Corner Room” located on the corner of South Allen 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 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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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 $157 million in its history for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. 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 known 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 299 of its last 301 games overall televised, including 186 consecutive games.

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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 its images grace the covers of numerous national publications, creating memories for its student-athletes and all of 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 & 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. During his tenure on the University Park campus, Franklin’s program has had 50 or more student-athletes with a 3.0 semester GPA on nine occasions.

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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 AllAmerica nods on the field, doing so in 2005 and 2006.

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Academic All-Big Ten performers since joining the conference in 1993 Curtis Cothren, Mark Allen, Parker Cothran

82 Percent Graduation Success Rate for Penn State football

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National Football Foundation Scholar Athletes (3rd Nationally)

13 2011 Graduates

Pete Massaro

Repeat first-team Academic All-America selections in program history

2 CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame members

Austin Johnson, Anthony Zettel John Urschel

1 Ranking by USA Today in 2014 Best School for Student-Athlete Academic Success

Blake Gillikin 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 In 2016-17, the offensive unit claimed Penn State’s CHAMPS Cup for community outreach for the second-straight year. As a team, the Nittany Lions have compiled more than 10,000 hours of community servicerelated activities since head coach James Franklin arrived on campus, including a program record 2,200 hours in 2015-16. In each of the last four 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 & 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 — and 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 17 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. After bringing in $93,685 in 2018, the all-time total has been pushed to nearly $1.4 million raised to benefit patient-focused programs and rare disease research.

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 Combine-style event.

LIFT FOR LIFE PRESIDENTS 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

SEAN CLIFFORD RYAN BATES, STEVEN GONZALEZ 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 Todd Blackledge (center)

NATION’S LARGEST The Penn State Alumni Association ranks as the largest organization of its kind among colleges and universities. There are more than 673,000 Penn State alumni worldwide. 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. In 2018, LinkedIn named Penn State University as the No. 2 institution in the country for graduating CEOs. Penn State has three current CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

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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 Marshal of Penn State’s Homecoming in 2015 and again mimicked Coach Franklin during the 2018 Blue-White Game, leading the team out of the tunnel from halftime. 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” personality. 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/Denver Broncos 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. STEVE JONES & JACK HAM — 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. DAVE ROBINSON — B.S. in Civil Engineering (‘62). Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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.

Senior writer for The Athletic’s college basketball coverage, Dana O’Neil also served as president of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

ALLISON BAVER B.S. in Business, ‘03

MIKE REID B.A. in Music, ‘69

Three-time Olympian Allison Baver is the American speed skating record-holder in the 1,5000m and won a bronze medal in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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

TY BURRELL Master of Theatre Arts, ‘97

TOM VERDUCCI B.A.in Journalism, ‘82

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

Tom Verducci is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated 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 125 sons and every decision he makes is based on that premise.

In his seven years as a head coach, Franklin has guided each of his teams to the postseason, including a victory in the 2017 PlayStation Fiesta 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, he guided the Blue & White to the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl and arrived at the 2017 Rose Bowl as the Big Ten champion. The Nittany Lions concluded the 2018 season at the VRBO Citrus 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 to 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.

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.

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Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Coach Brent Pry hails from just 40 miles southwest of State College in Altoona. His defensive units have finished among the top 25 in total defense in seven of the last nine seasons. 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 Ricky Rahne has coached record-breakers at nearly every offensive position in his coaching career. A three-time team MVP as a quarterback at Cornell, the 2002 Big Red graduate 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.

Special Teams Coordinator and Defensive Assistant Joe Lorig owns 22 years of college coaching experience, including six years as a special teams coordinator. His “Change The Game� vision helped his units to rank among the top five in the FBS in kick return average twice in the last three years and return eight kickoffs for touchdowns in the past three seasons.


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 Tight Ends Coach Tyler Bowen returned to Happy Valley after spending two seasons at Fordham - one as the offensive coordinator and then one year at Maryland. Bowen was a graduate assistant for the Nittany Lions in 2014.

Wide Receivers Coach Gerad Parker joins the program with eight years of coaching experience at the FBS level, including the last two seasons at Duke. Parker is familiar with the Big Ten, spending four seasons at Purdue, including serving as Interim Head Coach for the final six games of the 2016 season.

Run Game Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Matt Limegrover has 17 years of experience as an offensive coordinator. Limegrover helped tutor Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern to third-team All-Big Ten selections in 2018.

Running Backs Coach Ja’Juan Seider arrived on the University Park campus in 2018 and immediately made his mark on the field and recruiting. Rated as the No. 8 recruiter in 2019 by 247Sports.com, Seider guided Miles Sanders to a 1,000-yard season and an All-Big Ten selection.

Associate Head Coach, Run Game Coordinator and Defensive Line Coach Sean Spencer dubbed his D-line unit the “Wild Dogs” for its relentless pursuit of the offensive ball carrier. Spencer has mentored 10 different Nittany Lion defensive linemen to All-Big Ten honors in four seasons.

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As a player and coach, Terry Smith has spent 10 years with the Blue & White. Smith tallied 108 receptions and scored 15 touchdowns as a student-athlete 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. His passion for the Blue & White shows in his coaching and recruiting, working with nine All-Big Ten selections and helping secure fourconsecutive Top 25 recruiting classes.

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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.

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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 newly-renovated player’s lounge, fully-stocked nutrition bar, coaches offices, meeting rooms, athletic training facilities, whirlpool therapy room and a recently-renovated team locker room.

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UPGRADING THE LAIR Opened in 2000, the Lasch Football Complex has received a face lift each year since 2016. In 2016, modern updates were 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 locker room concept continues the classic Penn State theme and features a new ceiling design with an integrated logo and new multi-functional lockers. The team auditorium was upgraded during the spring of 2018 and showcases the Penn State football core values with imagery displayed throughout the room, along with branding and a display for Penn State’s National Championship trophies, which is a visual reminder of the on and off field expectations that head coach James Franklin has for his program. Recent projects have included renovations to the players’ lounge, position rooms and hallways, as well as the addition of an influencer chamber.

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THE SAYING GOES... 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.

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FOLLOWING A MASTER 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. Galt has worked with some of the top testers at the NFL Combine, including Saquon Barkley, Vernon Davis, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Shawn Merriman.


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.

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.

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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.

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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 STUDENTATHLETES LEAVE HERE WITH A VALUABLE EDUCATION AND A DEGREE.” — Todd Kulka Todd Kulka, ‘95 & ‘00 Associate Director of the Morgan Center Football Academic Support Services - 27th Year B.S. in Hotel Restaurant & Institutional Management M.E. in Counselor Education Cheryl Anderson, ‘97 Assistant Director of the Morgan Center Learning Services Specialist - 12th Year B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies M.S. in Special Education, Johns Hopkins University

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Rosie Tarnowski Assistant Director of Football Support Services - Second Year B.S. in Education, Washington State University M.S. in Educational Leadership - Higher Education, TCU Nicole Rao Learning Specialist - Third Year B.S. in Education, Central Michigan University M.S. in Education, Buffalo State College Rasheed Ward Learning Specialist - Third Year B.S. in Education, Northwestern 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.

“STUDENT-ATHLETES TAKE MANY DIFFERENT ACADEMIC AVENUES AND HAVE SO MANY INTERESTS, SO WHAT THE OUTSTANDING STAFF IN THE MORGAN CENTER DOES IS WORK WITH YOU TO FIND THE PERFECT FIT TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS. FOR ME, THAT IS WORKING AS FBI/DEA AGENT, SO THE STAFF HELPED SET UP MEETINGS WITH DEANS, PROFESSORS AND ADVISORS TO PUT ME IN CLASSES THAT WOULD PREPARE ME FOR THAT CAREER PATH. I TOOK GRADUATE CLASSES FROM ALL FROM ALL DIFFERENT COLLEGES THAT WERE AIMED AT GIVING ME THE SKILLS NEEDED ATTAIN MY DREAM.” - KOA FARMER CLASS OF 2018 GRADUATED WITH DEGREES IN CRIMINOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY

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OFFENSIVE LINE TRADITION MAXWELL AWARD WINNER

Glenn Ressler

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

1964

RIMINGTON TROPHY WINNER

A.Q. Shipley

2008

RIMINGTON TROPHY FINALIST

Matt Stankiewitch

2012

WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY WINNER

John Urschel

2013

JAMES E. SULLIVAN AWARD WINNER

John Urschel

2013

ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD FINALISTS

Sean Farrell

1981

WUERFFEL TROPHY FINALISTS

Stefen Wisniewski

2010 2013 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

Glenn Ressler - 1962-64

1964 Maxwell Award Winner 2001 College Football Hall of Fame Inductee

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A.Q. Shipley

2008

ALL-BIG TEN

SENIOR CLASS TEAM

Stefen Wisniewski John Urschel

1965 (1) 1967 (1) 1971 (1) 1972 (2), 1973 (1) 1973 (2) 1978 (1) 1994 (1), 1995 (1) 1999 (2), 2000 (2) 2002 (1) 2003 (2) 2007 (1), 2008 (1) 2008 (1), 2009 (1) 2008 (2), 2009 (1), 2010 (1) 2012 (1), 2013 (1) 2015 (2), 2016 (1)

BIG TEN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR

SENIOR CLASS AWARD WINNER

John Urschel

Joe Bellas Rich Buzin Dave Joyner Mark Markovich Jack Balorunos Keith Dorney Jeff Hartings Jordan Caruso Joe Iorio Dave Costlow Gerald Cadogan Andrew Pitz Stefen Wisniewski John Urschel Tyler Yazujian

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 1987 (1), 1988 (1) Jeff Hartings 1994 (1), 1995 (1) Levi Brown 2005 (2), 2006 (2) A.Q. Shipley 2008 (1) Rich Ohrnberger 2008 (3) Dennis Landolt 2009 (3) Stefen Wisniewski 2010 (1) John Urschel 2013 (3)

Jeff Hartings Derick Pickett Bucky Greeley Marco Rivera Keith Conlin Andre Johnson Phil Ostrowski Eric Cole Kareem McKenzie Floyd Wedderburn John Blick Gus Felder Joe Iorio Tyler Lenda Levi Brown A.Q. Shipley Gerald Cadogan Rich Ohrnberger Dennis Landolt Stefen Wisniewski Quinn Barham Chima Okoli Johnnie Troutman Mike Farrell Matt Stankiewitch John Urschel Ty Howell Donovan Smith Angelo Mangiro Brian Gaia Ryan Bates Steven Gonzalez Connor McGovern

1993 (1), 1994 (1), 1995 (1) 1993 (HM) 1994 (2) 1994 (2), 1995 (HM) 1995 (2) 1995 (2) 1997 (1) 1998 (HM), 1999 (2) 1998 (2), 1999 (1), 2000 (2) 1998 (1) 1999 (HM) 2002 (HM) 2002 (HM) 2002 (HM) 2005 (1), 2006 (2) 2006 (HM), 2007 (1), 2008 (1) 2007 (HM), 2008 (1) 2007 (2), 2008 (1) 2008 (HM), 2009 (1) 2008 (2), 2009 (1), 2010 (1) 2010 (HM), 2011 (HM) 2011 (HM) 2011 (HM) 2012 (HM) 2012 (1) 2012 (1), 2013 (1) 2013 (HM) 2013 (HM) 2014 (HM) 2016 (HM) 2017 (3), 2018 (3) 2018 (HM) 2018 (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 Greg Huntington Eric Jonassen Sean Love Todd Rucci Todd Burger Greg Truitt Jeff Hartings Bucky Greeley

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 1993-98 1993-94 1993-95 1993-99 1994-98 1994-98 1996-06 1997

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

1997-98 1997-2006 1999-2000 2000-02 2001-11 2007-13 2009-14 2012-pres. 2012-15 2014-16 2013-pres. 2014-18 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 Stew Barber Mike Munchak Steve Wisniewski Duke Osborn Dave Szott Jeff Hartings

5 times (1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931) 2 times (1963, 1964) 2 times (1987, 1991) 2 times (1991, 1992) 1 time (1922) 1 time (1997) 1 time (2004)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

Glenn Ressler Tom Rafferty Jim Romano Brad Benson Marco Rivera Jeff Hartings Kareem McKenzie Stefen Wisniewski

1971 1978 1984 1987 1997 2006 2008, 2012 2018

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

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QUARTERBACK TRADITION

PASS HAPPY VALLEY HEISMAN TROPHY TOP 10 FINISHES

ALL-BIG TEN

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

MANNING AWARD FINALISTS

John Schaffer

1986

JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD FINALIST

Trace McSorley

2017

BURLSWORTH TROPHY WINNER

Matt McGloin

2012

WILLIAM V. CAMPBELL TROPHY FINALIST

Trace McSorley

2018

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

Eugene “Shorty” Miller Richie Lucas Kerry Collins

1974 1986 2018

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 Michael Robinson

1994 2005

CHICAGO TRIBUNE SILVER FOOTBALL

(Big Ten’s Best Player) Kerry Collins Michael Robinson Daryll Clark

1994 2005 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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2013

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

1994 (1) 1996 (HM) 1997 (HM) 2002 (HM) 2005 (2) 2008 (1), 2009 (1) 2012 (HM) 2013 (HM) 2016 (2), 2017 (2), 2018 (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

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) 2013-17 2016-18

PRO BOWL PLAYERS

Milt Plum Kerry Collins Michael Robinson

2 times (1960, 1961) 2 times (1996, 2008) 1 time (2011 – as a FB)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

Michael Robinson

2014 (as a FB)


RECEIVER TRADITION

PLAYMAKERS HEISMAN TROPHY TOP 10 FINISHES

Ted Kwalick, te

NFL PLAYERS

1968

BILETNIKOFF AWARD WINNER

Bobby Engram, wr

1994

BILETNIKOFF AWARD FINALIST

Bobby Engram, wr

1995

JOHN MACKEY AWARD FINALIST

Mike Gesicki, te

2017

PAUL HORNUNG AWARD FINALIST

KJ Hamler, wr/rs

2018

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

Ted Kwalick, te

1989

ALL-AMERICANS

Ted Kwalick, te Dan Natale, te Mickey Shuler, te Kenny Jackson, wr Troy Drayton, te O.J. McDuffie, wr Bobby Engram, wr Kyle Brady, te Derrick Williams, wr Allen Robinson, wr Mike Gesicki, te

1967 (1), 1968 (1) 1973 (2) 1977 (2) 1982 (1), 1983 (1) 1992 (3) 1992 (1) 1993 (3), 1994 (1), 1995 (2) 1994 (1) 2008 (2) 2013 (1) 2017 (2)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

Dan Natale, te Scott Fitzkee, wr Brian Siverling, te

1974 (2) 1978 (2) 1986 (2)

BIG TEN RECEIVER OF THE YEAR

Allen Robinson, wr

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), 2017 (2) Chris Godwin, wr 2015 (2), 2016 (3) Mike Gesicki, te 2016 (2), 2017 (1) Juwan Johnson, wr 2017 (HM) DeAndre Thompkins, wr 2017 (2, RS) Pat Freiermuth, te 2018 (HM) KJ Hamler, wr 2018 (HM, wr & rs)

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 Kyle Carter, te Chris Godwin, wr Saeed Blacknall, wr Mike Gesicki, te DaeSean Hamilton, wr

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. 2017-18 2017-pres. 2018-pres. 2018-pres. 2018-pres.

PRO BOWL PLAYERS

Ted Kwalick, te Mickey Shuler, te Eddie Drummond, wr Allen Robinson, wr

3 times (1971, 1972, 1973) 2 times (1986, 1988) 1 time (2002) 1 time (2015)

ALL-PRO FIRST TEAM PLAYERS

Ted Kwalick, te Eddie Dummond, wr

1 time (1972) 1 time (2002)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

Ted Kwalick, te Bob Mrosko, te Joe Jurevicius, wr Andrew Quarless, te Jordan Norwood, wr

1977 1991 2003 2011 2016

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

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RUNNING BACK TRADITION HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER

John Cappelletti

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

ALL-AMERICANS

1973

HEISMAN TROPHY TOP 10 FINISHES

Lydell Mitchell Curt Warner D.J. Dozier Blair Thomas Ki-Jana Carter Curtis Enis Larry Johnson Saquon Barkley

1971 1982 1986 1989 1994 1997 2002 2017

WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNERS

John Cappelletti Larry Johnson

1973 2002

WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIST

Saquon Barkley

2017

MAXWELL AWARD WINNERS

John Cappelletti Larry Johnson

1973 2002 1994 2017

Curtis Enis Saquon Barkley

1994 1997 2017

CHICAGO TRIBUNE SILVER FOOTBALL

LOMBARDI PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIST

Saquon Barkley

2017

PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WINNER

Saquon Barkley

2017

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

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1969 (1) 1979 (2)

2002

DOAK WALKER AWARD FINALISTS

Ki-Jana Carter Curtis Enis Saquon Barkley

Charlie Pittman Mike Gusman

BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

DOAK WALKER AWARD WINNER

Larry Johnson

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), 2017 (1)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

MAXWELL AWARD FINALIST

Ki-Jana Carter Saquon Barkley

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

1975 1990

(Big Ten’s Best Player) Saquon Barkley

1997 2016, 2017

2016 (shared), 2017

BIG TEN RUNNING BACK OF THE YEAR

Saquon Barkley

2016, 2017

BIG TEN RETURN SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR

Saquon Barkley

2017

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 Miles Sanders

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), 2017 (1) 2018 (2)


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 Saquon Barkley

PRO BOWL PLAYERS

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 t1987-91 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 2018-pres.

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) Saquon Barkley 1 time (2018) ALL-PRO FIRST TEAM PLAYERS

Lenny Moore Harry Robb Charlie Way Franco Harris Larry Johnson

5 times (1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964) 1 time (1922) 1 time (1924) 1 time (1977) 1 time (2006)

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

Franco Harris Matt Suhey Sam Gash Sean McHugh

1975, 1976, 1979, 1980 1986 2001 2009

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

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DEFENSIVE LINE TRADITION HEISMAN TROPHY TOP 10 FINISH

Mike Reid

ALL-AMERICANS

1969

MAXWELL AWARD WINNER

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

2011 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 1976 1987 1997

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

Dave Robinson

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

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

Dexter Very Mike Reid Dave Robinson

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

2013

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

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THE ART OF CHAOS ALL-BIG TEN

Lou Benfatti Tyoka Jackson Todd Atkins Chris Mazyck Terry Killens Brandon Noble Courtney Brown Matt Fornadel Brad Scioli Justin Kurpeikis Jimmy Kennedy Anthony Adams Michael Haynes Tamba Hali Jay Alford Scott Paxson Matthew Rice Ed Johnson Tim Shaw Maurice Evans Josh Gaines Aaron Maybin Jared Odrick Jack Crawford Ollie Ogbu Devon Still Jordan Hill Deion Barnes Sean Stanley DaQuan Jones C.J. Olaniyan Austin Johnson Anthony Zettel Carl Nassib Parker Cothren Evan Schwan Garrett Sickels Curtis Cothran Shareef Miller Yetur Gross-Matos Robert Windsor

1993 (2) 1993 (1) 1994 (2), 1995 (HM) 1994 (HM) 1995 (2) 1996 (2) 1997 (2), 1998 (1), 1999 (1) 1997 (HM) 1998 (1) 1999 (HM), 2000 (1) 2000 (HM), 2001 (1), 2002 (1) 2001 (HM), 2002 (HM) 2002 (1) 2004 (2), 2005 (1) 2005 (2), 2006 (2) 2005 (1) 2005 (2) 2006 (HM) 2006 (HM) 2007 (1) 2007 (HM), 2008 (HM) 2008 (1) 2008 (1), 2009 (1) 2009 (HM), 2011 (2) 2009 (HM), 2010 (2) 2010 (HM), 2011 (1) 2011 (HM), 2012 (1) 2012 (HM), 2014 (HM) 2012 (HM) 2013 (1) 2013 (HM) 2014 (HM), 2015 (2) 2014 (1), 2015 (3) 2015 (1) 2016 (HM), 2017 (HM) 2016 (3) 2016 (2) 2017 (HM) 2017 (3), 2018 (3) 2018 (1) 2018 (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 Frank Case Pete Kugler Bruce Clark Leo Wisniewski Walker Lee Ashley Tim Johnson

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 1981 1981-90 1982-89 1982-84 1983-90 1987-96

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 Garrett Sickels

1987 1991 1993 1994-95 1994-2006 1999-2004 1999-2004 2000-05 2001-04 2002 2003-11 2003-05 2003-11 2006-17 2007-10 2007-10 2008-11 2009-12 2010-16 2012-pres. 2012-16 2013-17 2014-pres. 2015 2016-pres. 2016-pres. 2016-pres. 2017-18

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

PRO BOWL PLAYERS

Tamba Hali Dave Robinson Rosey Grier Mike Reid Bruce Clark Matt Millen

5 times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015) 3 times (1966, 1967, 1969) 2 times (1956, 1960) 2 times (1972, 1973) 1 time (1984) 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 Bruce Bannon Dave Rowe Matt Millen Pete Kugler Mike Hartenstine Tim Johnson Justin Kurpeikis Jay Alford Scott Paxson Jimmy Kennedy Jordan Hill

1967, 1968 1973, 1974 1977 1981, 1984, 1990, 1992 1982, 1989, 1990 1986 1992 2005 2008 2009 2012 2014

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ALL-AMERICANS

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 Paul Posluszny

1999 2005, 2006

LOTT IMPACT TROPHY FINALIST

Paul Posluszny

2006

ALLSTATE/AFCA GOOD WORKS TEAM

Ben Kline Brandon Smith

2015 2017

COLLEGE FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

Jack Ham Dennis Onkotz Shane Conlan

1990 1995 2014

1948 (3) 1967 (2), 1968 (1), 1969 (1) 1970 (1) 1971 (1) 1972 (1) 1973 (1) 1975 (1) 1976 (1) 1979 (2) 1981 (2) 1982 (2) 1983 (3) 1985 (1), 1986 (1) 1987 (3) 1989 (1) 1998 (1), 1999 (1) 1999 (1) 2005 (1), 2006 (1) 2006 (1), 2007 (1) 2009 (2) 2012 (1) 2014 (2)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

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

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 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME

Jack Ham

Paul Kelly Dennis Onkotz Jack Ham Charlie Zapiec John Skorupan Ed O’Neil Greg Buttle Kurt Allerman Lance Mehl Chet Parlavecchio Scott Radecic Harry Hamilton Shane Conlan Trey Bauer Andre Collins LaVar Arrington Brandon Short Paul Posluszny Dan Connor NaVorro Bowman Michael Mauti Mike Hull

1988

LaVar Arrington

1998

BIG TEN LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR

Michael Mauti Mike Hull

2012 2014

ALL-BIG TEN

Brian Gelzheiser Willie Smith Phil Yeboah-Kodie Aaron Collins Gerald Filardi Jim Nelson Brandon Short LaVar Arrington Mac Morrison Gino Capone Paul Posluszny Dan Connor Sean Lee NaVorro Bowman Tyrell Sales Josh Hull Chris Colasanti Gerald Hodges Nate Stupar Michael Mauti Glenn Carson Mike Hull Jason Cabinda Brandon Bell Micah Parsons

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

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WE ARE

1993 (2), 1994 (1) 1994 (2) 1994 (2) 1996 (2), 1997 (2) 1996 (HM) 1997 (2) 1997 (HM), 1998 (1), 1999 (1) 1998 (1), 1999 (1) 1998 (HM), 1999 (HM) 2002 (2), 2003 (HM) 2004 (2), 2005 (1), 2006 (1) 2006 (2), 2007 (1) 2007 (2), 2009 (2) 2008 (1), 2009 (1) 2008 (HM) 2009 (2) 2010 (HM) 2011 (1), 2012 (2) 2011 (HM) 2012 (1) 2013 (HM) 2014 (1) 2015 (HM), 2016 (3), 2017 (2) 2016 (HM) 2018 (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 Brandon Bell Jason Cabinda

PRO BOWL PLAYERS

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 2007-17 2008-13 2009-pres. 2010-17 2010-13 2010-pres. 2012-pres. 2013-18 2013-17 2014 2015-pres. 2017-pres. 2018-pres.

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 Jack Ham Larry Kubin Rich Milot Andre Collins

1969 1975, 1976, 1979, 1980 1983 1983, 1988 1992

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

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DEFENSIVE BACK TRADITION

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

NFL PLAYERS

1967 (2) 1969 (1) 1978 (1) 1982 (1) 1985 (1) 1986 (2) 1988 (3) 1991 (1) 1996 (1) 1998 (3) 2000 (3) 2005 (2)

ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS

John Walsh Mark Robinson Harry Hamilton Lance Hamilton Tony Pittman Andrew Guman Mark Rubin Nolan McCready

1980 (2) 1982 (2) 1982 (1), 1983 (1) 1984 (1), 1985 (1) 1994 (1) 2004 (1) 2008 (1) 2006 (2)

ALL-BIG TEN

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

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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), 2017 (1) Grant Haley 2015 (HM), 2017 (HM) John Reid 2016 (HM), 2018 (HM) Troy Apke 2017 (HM) Christian Campbell 2017 (HM) Amani Oruwariye 2017 (2), 2018 (1) Garrett Taylor 2018 (HM)

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 Marcus Allen Troy Apke Grant Haley

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. 2018-pres. 2018-pres. 2018-pres.

SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS

Kim Herring Shawn Mayer

2001 2004


SPECIAL TEAMS TRADITION

KICKIN’ IT NFL PLAYERS

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 Blake Gillikin, p

1975 (2) 1993 (2) 1999 (1) 2018 (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), 2017 (2)

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 Sam Ficken, k

1976-89 1979-95 1983-87 1987 1987 1987 1988-97 1998-2003 2005-pres. 2007-11 2017-pres.

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................................................65 Quick Facts.............................................65 Future Schedules....................................66 Players to Watch................................66-68 2019 Outlook Notes..........................66-68 2019 Squad Breakdown.........................69 Roster................................................70-71 Pronunciation Guide..............................71 2019 Big Ten Schedule...........................72 Opponent Information...........................72 2019-20 Bowl Schedule.........................73 PLAYER BIOS Returning Nittany Lion Bios............74-118 Nittany Lions Newcomer Bios........119-125 Athletics Endowments.........................126 PENN STATE FOOTBALL STAFF Head Coach James Franklin...........127-133 Coaching Staff...............................134-144 Administrative & Support Staff.....145-148 SEASON IN REVIEW 2018 Season in Review.................149-183 Big Ten Conference........................184-186 RECORDS Rushing Records............................188-193 Passing Records.............................194-199 Receiving Records.........................200-203 Total Offense Records....................204-205 All-Purpose Records......................206-207 Punt Return Records......................208-209 Kickoff Return Records..................210-211 Punting Records............................212-213 Kicking Records.............................214-215 Scoring Records.............................216-217 Defensive Records.........................218-220 Interception Records.....................221-222 Team Year-by-Year Stats................223-225 Team Records & Streaks................226-233 Opponent Records................................234

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AWARDS & HONORS National Awards............................236-239 Postseason All-Star Games............240-241 All-Americans...............................242-250 Big Ten Honors..............................251-254 Team Awards.................................255-256 Hall of Fame Inductees..................257-258 Hall of Fame Bios...........................259-261 HISTORY All-Time Lettermen.......................262-267 Coaching History...........................268-270 Nittany Lions in the NFL................271-277 Beaver Stadium.............................278-281 Year-by-Year Record......................282-283 Homecoming Games............................283 Night Games........................................284 Television Appearances.................285-287 Year-by-Year Results.....................288-294 Penn State vs. Opponents..............295-302 Poll History....................................303-306 Penn State vs. the Top 25......................307 Dates in PSU Football History........308-319 BOWL HISTORY Bowl History........................................320 Bowl Records................................321-326 Bowl Recaps..................................326-342 PENN STATE Penn State University...........................343 President Eric Barron............................343 Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour.....344 Athletics Department...........................345 Penn State Head Coaches.....................346 Penn State Athletics......................347-349 Strategic Communications............350-351 Penn State Sports Network..................352

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➤ QUICK FACTS Location: University Park, Pa. 16802 Enrollment: 40,363 (undergraduate); 46,270 (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 Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics: Sandy Barbour Deputy Athletic Director - External: Scott Sidwell Football Coach: James Franklin Assistant Athletics Director/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 2018 Record: 9-4 2018 Big Ten Conference Record (finish): 6-3 (3rd East) Lettermen Returning/Lost: 39/29 Starters Returning/Lost: 14/12 Additional Returnees with Starting Experience: 8 ➤ COACHING STAFF Head Football Coach: James Franklin Franklin’s Penn State Record: 45-21, five seasons Franklin’s Career Record: 69-36, eight seasons Franklin's Twitter: @coachjfranklin Assistant Coaches: Brent Pry - Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Ricky Rahne - Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Joe Lorig - Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Assistant Tim Banks - Co-Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Tyler Bowen - Offensive Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends Matt Limegrover - Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Gerad Parker - Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers Ja’Juan Seider - Running Backs Terry M. Smith - Asst. Head Coach/Def. Recruiting Coord./Cornerbacks Sean Spencer - Assoc. Head Coach/Run Game Coord./Defensive Line

➤ STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Aug. 31

IDAHO Beaver Stadium

3:30 p.m. BTN

Oct. 19

MICHIGAN ** Beaver Stadium

TBA

Sept. 7

BUFFALO Beaver Stadium

7:30 p.m. FOX

Oct. 26

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

TBA

Sept. 14

PITTSBURGH Beaver Stadium

noon ABC

Nov. 9

at Minnesota * TCF Bank Stadium (50,805)

TBA

Fri., Sept. 27

at Maryland ** Maryland Stadium (51,802)

8 p.m. FS1

Nov. 16

INDIANA ** (2) Beaver Stadium

TBA

Assistant AD for Strategic Communications/ Primary Football Contact: Kristina Petersen (@GoPSUKris) Petersen Cell: 814-883-4581 Petersen Email: kap18@psu.edu Secondary Football Contacts: Paul Marboe (@pmarboe33; prm5118@psu.edu) Mark Brumbaugh (@markbrumbaugh; mgb28@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

Oct. 5

PURDUE * (1) noon Beaver Stadium ABC/ESPN/ESPN2

Nov. 23

at Ohio State ** Ohio Stadium (104,944)

TBA

➤ HISTORY

Oct. 12

at Iowa * Kinnick Stadium (70,585)

Nov. 30

RUTGERS ** (3) Beaver Stadium

TBA

2019 SCHEDULE

TBA

(1) Homecoming/Varsity “S” Day; (2) All-U Day; (3) Senior Day. Times Eastern & subject to change.

* - Big Ten Conference games; ** - Big Ten East Division games All games can be heard on the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.

First Year of Football: 1887 All-Time Record: 887-391-42, 132 seasons, 8th in victories. All-Time Big Ten Record: 132-78, 26 seasons All-Time Bowl Record: 29-18-2, t-4th in bowl victories. Years In Postseason Play: 49, t-9th in bowl appearances.

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PLAYERS TO WATCH 6 CAM BROWN

99 YETUR GROSS-MATOS

Sr. — Linebacker Made 13 appearances, including 12 starts, in 2018...Led the team with three forced fumbles...Finished fifth on the team with a career-high 63 tackles...Was fifth on the team with a personalbest six pass breakups...Had a team-high seven tackles, including a career-high two tackles for loss against Kent State... Collected eight tackles at Indiana...Selected to the BTN.com and ESPN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team in 2016...Made 10 tackles as a true freshman at Michigan in 2016.

Jr. — Defensive End Became the 11th Nittany Lion to record 20 tackles for loss in a season (12th time)...Is tied for No. 8 on Penn State’s season tackles for loss list...Voted first-team All-Big Ten by the media... Selected third-team All-Big Ten by the coaches...Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following the Iowa (10/27) game... Ranked No. 2 in the Big Ten and ranked No. 12 in the nation with 1.5 tackles for loss per game...Finished No. 8 in the Big Ten and No. 47 in FBS with 0.62 sacks per game.

2018 Stats

2018 Stats

Tackles: 63; Sacks: 2.0; Tackles for Loss: 6.5; Forced Fumbles: 3; Pass Breakups: 6

36 JAN JOHNSON

29 JOHN REID

Sr. — Linebacker Made 13 starts...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week (11/6) following the Michigan game...Earned a scholarship on October 18, 2018...Led the Nittany Lions with a career-high 11 tackles against Appalachian State in 2018...Twotime Academic All-Big Ten selection...Graduated with degree in psychology in August 2018 and a master's in management and organizational leadership in May 2019.

Sr. — Cornerback Made 11 starts...Earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten laurels from the league’s coaches and media in 2018...Was a nominee for the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year...Finished second on the team with eight pass breakups...Was third on the team with two interceptions...Led the team in pro agility (3.98) and paced the cornerbacks in vertical jump (35.5") in 2019 winter conditioning...Interned at Blizzard Entertainment in California (summer 2019) and Intel in Oregon (summer 2017).

2018 Stats

2018 Stats

Tackles: 72; Sacks: 0.5; Tackles for Loss: 1.5; Interceptions: 1; Pass Breakups: 1

Tackles: 24; Tackles for Loss: 1.0; Interceptions: 2; Pass Breakups: 8

2019 OUTLOOK NOTES

FUTURE SCHEDULES 2020 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Nov. 28

NEVADA at Virginia Tech SAN JOSE STATE NORTHWESTERN* at Michigan* IOWA* OHIO STATE* at Indiana* at Nebraska* MICHIGAN STATE* MARYLAND* at Rutgers*

2021 Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Nov. 27

at Wisconsin* BALL STATE AUBURN VILLANOVA at Iowa* ILLINOIS* at Michigan State* INDIANA* at Maryland* MICHIGAN* at Ohio State* RUTGERS*

THIRTY-EIGHT LETTERWINNERS RETURN FROM 2018 • Penn State returns 38 lettermen from last year’s Top 25 squad – 13 on offense, 22 on defense and three on special teams. • A total of 39 lettermen are returning for the Nittany Lions. In addition to the 38 lettermen returning from 2018, Ellison Jordan (2017) also has letterman status. • The Nittany Lions lost the services of 30 lettermen – 15 on offense, 14 on defense and one specialist. FOURTEEN STARTERS RETURNING • The Nittany Lions return 14 starters – five on offense, six on defense and three on special teams. • Eleven additional Penn Staters have starting experience – five on offense, five on defense and one specialist. • Among the returning starters are 2018 All-Big Ten first team honoree Yetur Gross-Matos, as well as honorable mention selections Steven Gonzalez, KJ Hamler, Micah Parsons, John Reid, Garrett Taylor and Robert Windsor. • Freiermuth, Hamler and Parsons were also Freshman AllAmericans. PENN STATE NUMBER CHANGES • Six Nittany Lions are wearing new numbers in 2019: Journey Brown (4), Daniel George (11), C.J. Holmes (48), Grayson Kline (17), Will Levis (7) and Ricky Slade (3). In addition, Donovan Johnson returns to No. 3 this season after wearing No. 2 in 2018.

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POSITION CHANGES • Sophomore C.J. Thorpe returns to the offensive line after spending much of the 2018 season on the defensive line. • In addition, Grayson Kline moved from quarterback to tight end/h-back and C.J. Holmes switched sides of the ball, moving from running back to safety. EIGHT BOWL TEAMS HIGHLIGHT SCHEDULE • The Nittany Lions will face eight teams that participated in a bowl game during the 2018 campaign. • Three of Penn State’s 2019 opponents won their respective conference divisions last season. • Buffalo won the MAC East Division title and lost to Troy in the Dollar General Bowl (42-32). • Pittsburgh won the ACC Coastal Division crown and lost to Stanford in the Hyundai Sun Bowl (14-13). • Ohio State won the Big Ten East Division and went on to defeat Northwestern in the Big Ten Championship Game (45-24). The Buckeyes defeated No. 9 Washington in the Rose Bowl (28-23). • Iowa defeated No. 18 Mississippi State in the Outback Bowl (2722), while Minnesota defeated Georgia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl (34-10). • Michigan lost to No. 10 Florida in the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl (4115), Michigan State lost to Oregon in the Redbox Bowl (7-6) and Purdue lost the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl to Auburn (63-14).


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PLAYERS TO WATCH 17 GARRETT TAYLOR

54 ROBERT WINDSOR

Sr. — Safety Appeared in 13 games, making 12 starts...Named honorablemention All-Big Ten by the league’s coaches and media in 2018...Ranked No. 8 in the Big Ten with three interceptions in 2018...Registered a career-high 10 tackles, including six solo, against Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl...Three-time Academic AllBig Ten honoree...Is a two-time Dean's List recipient...Graduated in December 2018 with a degree in telecommunications with a Smeal Business Certificate.

Sr. — Defensive Tackle Made 12 starts...Named second-team All-Big Ten by the Associated Press in 2018...Selected honorable-mention All-Big Ten by the league’s coaches and media...Finished No. 6 in the Big Ten and No. 42 in the FBS with 0.63 sacks per game...Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following the Wisconsin (11/10) game...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week after the Wisconsin and Rutgers games...Graduated in December 2018 with a degree in telecommunications.

2018 Stats

2018 Stats

Tackles: 71; Tackles for Loss: 2.5; Interceptions: 3; Pass Breakups: 7; Forced Fumbles: 1; Fumble Recoveries: 1

Tackles: 39; Sacks: 7.5; Tackles for Loss: 11.0; Forced Fumbles: 2

87 PAT FREIERMUTH

71 WILL FRIES

So. — Tight End/H-Back Appeared in 13 games, making nine starts...Selected Freshman All-America by The Athletic, 247Sports and ESPN...Named honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media...Had 14 catches of 15 or more yards...Registered a first down on 62 percent (16-26) of receptions...Ranked second among all FBS tight ends and led Big Ten tight ends with eight touchdown receptions...Was fifth in the Big Ten and 50th in the nation in overall receiving touchdowns...Ranks No. 2 among tight ends and tied for No. 10 overall in season receiving touchdowns.

Jr. — Offensive Lineman Appeared in 13 games...Made 11 starts with seven at right tackle and four at left tackle...Helped the Nittany Lion offense finish No. 16 in FBS in red zone offense (.897), No. 18 in passing yards per completion (13.83), No. 29 in FBS in rushing yards per game (204.9) and No. 32 in scoring offense (33.8)...Named honorable-mention All-Freshman Team by BTN.com in 2017... Earned a spot on the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following his performance vs. Nebraska (11/18/17).

2018 Stats

2018 Stats Games: 13; Starts: 11

Receptions: 26; Rec. Yds.: 368; Rec. TDs: 4

2019 OUTLOOK NOTES PURDUE IS HOMECOMING FOE

COACHING STAFF CHANGES

• When the alumni return to Happy Valley for the 2019 Homecoming game, the Penn State faithful will cheer their Nittany Lions on against Purdue on Oct. 5. • This is the fifth time Penn State will square off against Purdue in a Homecoming game. The Nittany Lions are a perfect 4-0 against the Boilermakers with wins in 1996 (31-14), 1998 (3113), 2005 (33-15) and 2011 (23-18). • Penn State owns a 71-23-5 record all-time on Homecoming, including wins in 11 of its last 14 games.

• The Nittany Lion coaching staff will have a pair of new faces for the 2019 season. • Penn State added passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach Gerad Parker and special teams coordinator and defensive assistant Joe Lorig. • Parker joins the Nittany Lions after two seasons at Duke, most recently as the wide receivers coach in 2018. He has familiarity with the Big Ten, having served as offensive coordinator at Purdue for four seasons. • Lorig has 22 years of collegiate coaching experience, including six seasons as a special teams coordinator and eight years as a defensive coordinator. He most recently spent three seasons at Memphis where his special teams unit finished in the top 5 in FBS in kick return average twice and in the top 20 in kick return defense every year.

SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE • Penn State and Wisconsin are the only Big Ten teams to have posted a winning season the last 14 consecutive years. • Penn State is one of five teams (Penn State, Boise State, LSU, Oklahoma, Wisconsin) in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) to have a winning record each of the last 14 years. NON-CONFERENCE SUCCESS • Penn State went 3-0 in non-conference play in 2018. • Penn State has won seven consecutive games over nonconference opponents during the regular season, dating back to a win over Temple in 2016. • Under James Franklin (since 2014), Penn State is 15-2 against non-conference opposition during the regular season and 17-5 when including bowl games.

FANS FLOCK TO BEAVER STADIUM • Penn State averaged 105,485 fans per game in the 2018 season to rank second in the NCAA in attendance. • The second-place finish is the highest for the Nittany Lions in Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) attendance since a second place finish in 2009. • The 2018 season saw the largest home crowd in Penn State history as a record-breaking 110,889 fans filled the stadium against No. 4/4 Ohio State. The previous record was 110,823 set against No. 19/15 Michigan on Oct. 21, 2017. • The Penn State-Ohio State crowd was the fourth-largest crowd in FBS in 2018. • Penn State participated in seven of the top 14 single-game attendance marks in FBS in 2018, including the No. 1 attended game of 111,747 fans at Michigan.

BEAVER STADIUM WINS 2019 ULTIMATE STADIUM BRACKET • Beaver Stadium was the winner of For the Win/USA Today's 2019 Ultimate Stadium Bracket. • The competition pitted venues from college football, college basketball, the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball against each other in a bracket-style tournament with the winner of each round advancing based on fan votes. • The home of the Nittany Lions topped Kansas' Allen Fieldhouse in the final, earning 78.64 percent of the vote (14,026 votes to 3,810). Beaver Stadium's route to the final included wins over LSU's Tiger Stadium, UCLA's Rose Bowl and the Atlanta Falcons' Mercedes Benz Stadium. 2019 GAME THEMES • The 2019 Penn State Football season will once again have a plethora of themes to go along with their home games. • The 2019 game themes are as follows: • Idaho, August 31: Youth Sports; Spirit Day; Penn State Faculty/ Staff Day • Buffalo, September 7: Blue Band Jam; Scout Day; THON; 25th Reunion of the 1994 Team • Pittsburgh, September 14: Penn State Stripe Out; State of Excellence; Keystone Classic Presented by People’s Natural Gas • Purdue, October 5: Homecoming; Generations of Greatness; Varsity ‘S’ Day; Faculty & Staff Day • Michigan, October 19: Penn State White Out • Indiana, November 16: Military Appreciation Day; Seats for Servicemembers; All-U Day • Rutgers, November 30: Senior Day; Penn State Parents & Families Tailgate; Educator Appreciation; Penn State Faculty/ Staff Day

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1 KJ HAMLER

Sr. — Offensive Lineman Made 13 starts at left guard...Has 29 career starts, which is the most among returning Nittany Lions...Named honorablemention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media in 2018...Helped the Nittany Lion offense finish No. 16 in FBS in red zone offense (.897), No. 18 in passing yards per completion (13.83), No. 29 in FBS in rushing yards per game (204.9) and No. 32 in scoring offense (33.8)...Garnered first-team All-Big Ten from Pro Football Focus in 2017...Graduated with a degree in history in December 2018.

So. — Wide Receiver Made 13 starts...Broke the Penn State freshman record for allpurpose yards with 1,417 yards...Named Freshman All-America by the FWAA as a kick returner in 2018...Selected Freshman AllAmerica by The Athletic as a returner/all-purpose player...Was an honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection as a receiver and kick returner by the coaches and media...Selected as a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award for major college football’s Most Versatile Player...Registered a first down on 71 percent (30-42) of receptions. 2018 Stats

2018 Stats

Rec.: 43; Rec. Yds.: 754; Rec. TD: 5; Kick Returns: 20; KR Yds.: 523; Punt Returns: 13; PR Yds.: 96

Games: 13; Starts: 13

93 BLAKE GILLIKIN

92 JAKE PINEGAR

Sr. — Punter Owned the top punt average (44.0) in the Big Ten and ranked No. 22 in the country in 2018...Set a program record with a 44.0 punting average in 2018...Ranks No. 1 on Penn State’s career punting average charts (43.3 ypp)...Has 37 career punts downed inside the opponent’s 10-yard line...Is the only player in program history with six punts of 65 or more yards...Is the only player in Penn State history with three punt of 70 or more yards in a season or career... Named to the 2018 CoSIDA Academic All-America first team.

So. — Kicker Made 13 starts as placekicker...Led the Big Ten in total points (101) in 2018...Ranked No. 2 in the conference in scoring average (7.8)...Is No. 15 on PSU’s career extra points made list with 53... Ranks No. 9 in extra point percentage (.963)...Is the first Nittany Lion freshman and 13th player overall (15th occasion) to score 100 points in a season...Broke the Penn State freshman scoring record with 101 points...Sits No. 6 at PSU in extra points made in a season with 53...Ranks No. 14 in a season with 101 points. 2018 Stats

2018 Stats

FGM-FGA: 16-24; XP: 53-55; Points: 101 Kickoffs: 3; KO Yards: 184

Punts: 64; Yards: 2,813; Punting Average: 44.0; Long: 74; Inside 20: 20; 50+: 15

2019 OUTLOOK NOTES IN THE POLLS • Following another season with nine or more wins, Penn State finished in the Top 25 of both polls for the third-straight season. The Nittany Lions came in No. 17 in the final Associated Press (AP) and Amway Coaches polls. • Additionally, Penn State was No. 12 in the final College Football Playoff Rankings, announced in December. • Penn State finished in the AP Top 25 for the 41st time in program history. • The Nittany Lions ended the season in the AP Top 25 in three consecutive seasons for the first time since a seven-year stint from 1993-99. • Penn State has been ranked in the AP Top 25 for the last 40 weeks, dating back to the 2016 season, marking the fifthlongest streak in program history and longest streak since 19932000 when PSU was ranked for 121-straight weeks. • The Nittany Lions completed the season in the Coaches Top 25 for the 21st time in program history and the third-straight season. • This is the first time Penn State has had three consecutive Top 25 finishes in the Coaches Poll since 2005-09. • Penn State is one of six teams (Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Washington) to rank in the Top 15 of the CFP final rankings in each of the last three seasons (2016-18).

COMPLEMENTARY BALL OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS • The Nittany Lion have played complementary football over the last three years and it shows in the national landscape. • Over the last three years the Penn State offense is: • Tied for sixth in FBS in points per possession (2.34). • Fourth in FBS in points per play (1.84). • 11th in FBS in scoring offense (37.47). • Ninth in FBS in scoring percentage (43.31). • Ninth in FBS in touchdown percentage (34.57). • 12th in FBS in turnover percentage (12.83). • Over the last three years the Penn State defense is: • Fifth in FBS in three-and-out percentage (28.41). • Sixth in FBS in yards per play (4.85). • Ninth in FBS in points per possession (1.29). • 12th in FBS in second half points allowed (9.78). • Sixth in FBS in scoring percentage (25.09). • 12th in FBS in touchdown percentage (17.90). • Fifth in FBS in punt percentage (47.42). • Has 40 or more sacks in four-straight seasons for the first time since sacks were recorded starting in 1988. CONTROLLING THE GAME • The Nittany Lions have held a lead for 71.7 percent (3234 of 4511) of their plays over the last two years (2017-18) to rank third in FBS, behind only Alabama and Clemson. • Over a three-year span (2016-18), Penn State has held the lead for 62.1 percent (4312 of 6945) of the plays, which is 10th among FBS schools. • By comparison, from 2013-15, Penn State led for 42.8 percent (2760 of 6453) of its plays, to rank 69th in FBS.

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PRESEASON HONORS • The following Penn Staters were honored by Athlon: • DE Yetur Gross-Matos (All-America 2nd team; All-Big Ten 1st team) • TE Pat Freiermuth (All-Big Ten 1st team) • DT Robert Windsor (All-Big Ten 2nd team) • LB Micah Parsons (All-Big Ten 2nd team) • WR/KR KJ Hamler (All-Big Ten 2nd team as KR; All-Big Ten 3rd team as WR) • C Michal Menet (All-Big Ten 3rd team) • OL Steven Gonzalez (All-Big Ten 3rd Team) • CB John Reid (All-Big Ten 3rd Team) • The following Nittany Lions were selected by Lindy's: • LB Micah Parsons (All-America 1st team; All-Big Ten 1st team) • DE Yetur Gross-Matos (All-Big Ten 2nd team) • CB John Reid (All-Big Ten 2nd team) • OL Will Fries (All-Big Ten 3rd team) • AP KJ Hamler (All-Big Ten 3rd team) • The following Lions were named by Phil Steele: • LB Micah Parsons (All-America 4th team; All-Big Ten 1st team) • DE Yetur Gross-Matos (All-America 4th team; All-Big Ten 1st team) • TE Pat Freiermuth (All-Big Ten 2nd team) • OL Steven Gonzalez (All-Big Ten 2nd team) • DT Robert Windsor (All-Big Ten 2nd team) • RB Ricky Slade (All-Big Ten 3rd team) • WR KJ Hamler (All-Big Ten 3rd team) • LB Cam Brown (All-Big Ten 3rd team) • CB John Reid (All-Big Ten 3rd team) • C Michal Menet (All-Big Ten 4th team)


2019 SEASON PREVIEW 2019 SQUAD BREAKDOWN STARTERS BREAKDOWN

LETTERMEN RETURNING FROM 2018 (38)

LETTERMEN LOST FROM 2018 (30)

Offense (13) Offensive Line Will Fries, Steven Gonzalez, Michal Menet, Mike Miranda, C.J. Thorpe (DT in 2018) Nick Bowers, Pat Freiermuth Tight End/H Running Back Ricky Slade Receiver Jahan Dotson, KJ Hamler, Mac Hippenhammer, Isaac Lutz, Cam Sullivan-Brown

Offense (15) Quarterback Trace McSorley, Tommy Stevens Offensive Line Ryan Bates, Sterling Jenkins, Connor McGovern, Charlie Shuman, Zach Simpson, Chasz Wright Tight End/H Jonathan Holland Running Back Miles Sanders, Johnathan Thomas Receiver Juwan Johnson, Brandon Polk, Tyler Shoop, DeAndre Thompkins

Defense (22) End Tackle Linebacker Cornerback Safety Specialists (3) Punter Kicker

Yetur Gross-Matos, Daniel Joseph, Shane Simmons, Shaka Toney Fred Hansard, PJ Mustipher, Antonio Shelton, Robert Windsor Ellis Brooks, Cam Brown, Jan Johnson, Jesse Luketa, Micah Parsons Tariq Castro-Fields, Trent Gordon, Donovan Johnson, John Reid Drew Hartlaub, John Petrishen, Jonathan Sutherland, Garrett Taylor, Lamont Wade

Defense (14) End Tackle Linebacker Cornerback Safety

Shareef Miller Kevin Givens Jake Cooper, Dae’Lun Darien, Frank Di Leo, Koa Farmer, Jarvis Miller, Jason Vranic Jabari Butler, Zech McPhearson, Amani Oruwariye, Christopher Welde Ayron Monroe, Nick Scott

Special Teams (1) Long Snapper Kyle Vasey

STARTERS RETURNING (14) (Number of 2018 starts in parenthesis) Offense (5):

Will Fries, OL (11); Steven Gonzalez, OL (13); Michal Menet, OL (12); Pat Freiermuth, TE/H (9); KJ Hamler, WR (13)

Defense (6):

Robert Windsor, DT (12); Yetur Gross-Matos, DE (13); Cam Brown, LB (12); Jan Johnson, LB (13); Garrett Taylor, S (12); John Reid, CB (11)

Specialists (3): Blake Gillikin, P (13); Rafael Checa, K (12); Jake Pinegar, K (13) STARTERS LOST (12) (Number of 2018 starts in parenthesis) Offense (6):

Ryan Bates, OL (13); Connor McGovern, OL (13); Trace McSorley, QB (13); Miles Sanders, RB (13); Juwan Johnson, WR (7); Brandon Polk, WR (7)

Defense (5):

Shareef Miller, DE (13); Kevin Givens, DT (12); Koa Farmer, LB (13); Amani Oruwariye, CB (13); Nick Scott, S (13)

Blake Gillikin Rafael Checa, Jake Pinegar

Specialists (1): Kyle Vasey, LS (13)

OTHER RETURNING LETTERMEN (1) Defense (1) Tackle

OTHER RETURNEES WITH STARTING EXPERIENCE (10)

Ellison Jordan

2018 LETTERMEN AT A GLANCE Offense Returning: 13 Lost: 15 Defense Returning: 22 Lost: 14 Specialists Returning: 3 Lost: 1 Total Returning: 38 Lost: 30

(Number of career starts in parenthesis)

2018 STARTERS AT A GLANCE Offense Returning: 5 Lost: 6 Defense Returning: 6 Lost: 5 Specialists Returning: 3 Lost: 1 Total Returning: 14 Lost: 12

Junior defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos finished eighth on Penn State’s single-season tackles for loss list with 20 TFLs in 2018. He ranked No. 2 in the Big Ten and No. 12 in the nation with 1.5 tackles for loss per game and was No. 47 in FBS with 0.62 sacks per game.

Offense (4):

Jahan Doston, WR (4); Mac Hippenhammer, WR (1); Mike Miranda, OL (1); Cam Sullivan-Brown, WR (1)

Defense (5):

Tariq Castro-Fields, CB (2); Fred Hansard, DT (1); Antonio Shelton, DT (1); Micah Parsons, LB (1); Jonathan Sutherland, S (1)

Specialists (1): Justin Tobin, K (1)

Senior offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez was honorable-mention All-Big Ten in 2018 after helping the Nittany Lions average 423.0 yards of total offense and 33.8 points per game.

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2019 SEASON PREVIEW 2019 ROSTERS NUMERICAL ROSTER 1 2 3 3 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 15 16 17 17 18 19 19 20 21 21 23 24 25 26 27 27 28 28 29 29 34 35 36 36 37 38 39 40 40 42 43 44

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Hamler, KJ * Ellis, Keaton Johnson, Donovan * Slade, Ricky * Brown, Journey Castro-Fields, Tariq ** Dotson, Jahan * Brown, Cam *** Shorter, Justin Brisker, Jaquan Levis, Will Dunmore, John Wilson, Marquis Porter Jr., Joey Roberson, Ta’Quan Dixon, Lance Jones, TJ George, Daniel Parsons, Micah * Hippenhammer, Mac * Smith, Brandon Brooks, Ellis * Johnson Jr., Michael Clifford, Sean Shuster, Michael Petrishen, John * Kline, Grayson Taylor, Garrett *** Toney, Shaka ** Gordon, Trent * Rumery, Isaac Isaac, Adisa Cain, Noah Rudolph, Tyler Carr, Weston Brown, DJ Hardy, Daequan Sutherland, Jonathan * Hawkins, Aeneas Romano, Cody Ford, Devyn Oweh, Jayson Fessler, Henry Reid, John *** Simmons, Shane ** Neff, Justin Johnson, Jan * Self, Makai Hartlaub, Drew * Wade, Lamont ** Dwyer, Robbie Eury, Nick Luketa, Jesse * Jordan, Ellison * Baker, Trevor Darkwa, Joseph

WR CB CB RB RB CB WR LB WR S QB WR CB CB QB LB WR WR LB WR LB LB QB QB QB S TE/H S DE CB QB DE RB S WR CB CB S DT S RB DE WR CB DE S LB CB S S LB RB LB DT TE/H DT

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 43 90 51 86 83 7 13 6 24 4 21 94 23 5 90 88 50 14 88 44 63 10 5 8 39 72 91 2 40 29 28 87 71 11 93 74 19 99 1 53 25 37 27 95 12 83 48 75 20 3 36 13 10 42 49 45 68 17 50 59 82 97 7 40 85 89

Name Baker, Trevor Barber, Damion Beamon, Hakeem Berger, Alec Bowers, Nick * Brisker, Jaquan Brooks, Ellis * Brown, Cam *** Brown, DJ Brown, Journey Cain, Noah Calcagno, Joe Carr, Weston Castro-Fields, Tariq ** Checa, Rafael * Chisena, Dan Chizmar, Max Clifford, Sean Culpepper, Judge Darkwa, Joseph De Boef, Collin Dixon, Lance Dotson, Jahan * Dunmore, John Dwyer, Robbie Effner, Bryce Ellies, Dvon Ellis, Keaton Eury, Nick Fessler, Henry Ford, Devyn Freiermuth, Pat * Fries, Will ** George, Daniel Gillikin, Blake *** Gonzalez, Steven *** Gordon, Trent * Gross-Matos, Yetur ** Hamler, KJ * Hansard, Fred * Hardy, Daequan Hartlaub, Drew * Hawkins, Aeneas Hilling, Vlad Hippenhammer, Mac * Hoenstine, Alex Holmes, C.J. Holmes, Des Isaac, Adisa Johnson, Donovan * Johnson, Jan * Johnson Jr., Michael Jones, TJ Jordan, Ellison * Joseph, Daniel * Katshir, Charlie Kelly, Hunter Kline, Grayson Knutsson, Will Konigus, Kaleb Kuntz, Zack Landis, Carson Levis, Will Luketa, Jesse * Lutz, Isaac * Maxwell, Colton

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

Cl./El. Jr./So. Jr./So. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. 5th/Sr. Jr./Jr. Jr./So. Sr./Sr. Jr./So. Jr./So. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. Gr./Sr. Jr./Jr. So./So. 5th/Sr. Jr./So. Jr./So. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./So. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Jr. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./So. Sr./Jr. So./Fr. Sr./Sr. Gr./Sr. So./Fr. Jr./Jr. Jr./So. Jr./So. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. So./Fr. So./Fr. Jr./So. Jr./So. Jr./So. Jr./So. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. Gr./Sr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Jr. Sr./Jr. So./Fr. Sr./Jr. So./Fr. So./Fr. So./Fr. So./Fr. Jr./So. So./Fr. So./So. Sr./Jr. Sr./Jr.

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

Wt. 227 290 259 175 260 210 234 233 183 206 206 279 202 197 201 202 230 216 284 272 258 213 175 179 235 297 304 190 212 172 194 256 313 220 196 341 188 264 176 316 170 183 272 226 182 190 216 315 241 185 231 199 196 320 260 229 309 239 296 302 243 205 229 247 193 194

High School or C.C./Coach Hometown Lewis S. Mills (Conn.)/Jose Santana Easton, Pa. Harrisburg/Calvin Everett Harrisburg, Pa. Manchester/Tom Hall Midlothian, Va. McKinney/Jeff Smith McKinney, Texas Kittanning Senior/Frank Fabian Kittanning, Pa. Lackawanna C.C./Mark Duda Pittsburgh, Pa. Benedictine College Prep/Greg Lilly Mechanicsville, Va. The Bullis School/Patrick Cilento Burtonsville, Md. Creekside/Will Rogers College Park, Ga. Meadville/Ray Collins Meadville, Pa. IMG Academy (Fla.)/Kevin Wright Baton Rouge, La. Fenwick/Gene Nudo Elmhurst, Ill. Azusa Pacific University/Victor Santa Cruz Benicia, Calif. Riverdale Baptist School/Caesar Nettles Upper Marlboro, Md. St. John’s College H.S./Joe Casamento Chevy Chase, Md. Downingtown-East/Michael Matta Dowingtown, Pa. Mars Area/Scott Heinauer Mars, Pa. St. Xavier/Steve Specht Cincinnati, Ohio H.B. Plant/Robert Weiner Tampa, Fla. Don Bosco Gymnasium/-- North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany State College Area/Matt Lintal State College, Pa. West Bloomfield/Ron Bellamy West Bloomfield, Mich. Nazareth Area/Tom Falzone Nazareth, Pa. Chaminade-Madonna College Prep/Dameon Jones Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Wyoming Valley West/Pat Keating Pringle, Pa. Metea Valley/Ben Kleinhans Aurora, Ill. McDonogh School/Hakeem Sule Burtonsville, Md. State College Area/Matt Lintal State College, Pa. Lake-Lehman/Jerry Gilsky Shavertown, Pa. Cathedral Prep/Mike Mischler Erie, Pa. North Stafford/Joe Mangano Stafford, Va. Brooks School/Patrick Foley Merrimac, Mass. Cranford/Erik Rosenmeier Cranford, N.J. Oxon Hill/Craig Jefferies Fort Washington, Md. The Westminster Schools/Gerry Romberg Smyrna, Ga. Union City/Wil Valdez Union City, N.J. Manvel/Kirk Martin Spring, Texas Chancellor/Bob Oliver Spotsylvania, Va. IMG Academy (Fla.)/Kevin Wright Pontiac, Mich. The Hun School/Todd Smith Burlington, N.J. Penn Hills/Jon LeDonne Pittsburgh, Pa. South Western/Chris Heilman Hanover, Pa. Moeller/John Rodenberg Cincinnati, Ohio Hollidaysburg/Homer Delatre Hollidaysburg, Pa. R. Nelson Snider/Kurt Tippmann Fort Wayne, Ind. Central/Dave Baker East Freedom, Pa. Notre Dame/Brian Kelly Hamden, Conn. Cardinal O’Hara/BJ Hogan Norristown, Pa. Canarsie/Brian Ellis Brooklyn, N.Y. Cass Tech/Thomas Wilcher Detroit, Mich. Governor Mifflin/Dominic Vecchio Mohnton, Pa. Sheldon/Josh Line Eugene, Ore. Columbia/Brian Allen Lake City, Fla. Gilman School/Biff Poggi Upper Marlboro, Md. Lake Forest Academy (Ill.)/Robin Bowkett Brampton, Ont. Cumberland Valley/Michael Whitehead Camp Hill, Pa. Neshaminy/Steve Wilmot Langhorne, Pa. Warwick/Bob Locker Sinking Spring, Pa. McDonogh School/Dom Damico Fredericksburg, Va. Lake-Lehman/Jerry Gilsky Lehman, Pa. Camp Hill/Tim Bigelow Camp Hill, Pa. Emmaus/Harold Fairclough Macungie, Pa. Xavier/Andy Guyon Madison, Conn. Mercyhurst Prep (Pa.)/Jeff Root Ottawa, Ont. Berks Catholic/Rick Keeley Reading, Pa. Northampton/Mark Scisly Northampton, Pa.


2019 SEASON PREVIEW 2019 ROSTERS ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 62 73 93 35 28 11 16 44 92 49 9 58 29 9 27 21 19 70 36 55 6 15 34 3 12 91 98 86 81 26 46 17 69 99 18 98 92 38 53 79 80 55 84 8 54 77

Name Menet, Michal ** Miranda, Mike * Mustipher, PJ * Neff, Justin Oweh, Jayson Parsons, Micah * Petrishen, John * Pica, Cameron Pinegar, Jake * Pollard, Cade Porter Jr., Joey Presta, Evan Reid, John *** Roberson, Ta’Quan Romano, Cody Rudolph, Tyler Rumery, Isaac Scruggs, Juice Self, Makai Shelton, Antonio * Shorter, Justin Shuster, Michael Simmons, Shane ** Slade, Ricky * Smith, Brandon Stoll, Chris Stout, Jordan Strange, Brenton Sullivan-Brown, Cam * Sutherland, Jonathan * Tarburton, Nick Taylor, Garrett *** Thorpe, C.J. * Tobin, Justin Toney, Shaka ** Vasey, Dan Vilbert, Smith Wade, Lamont ** Walker, Rasheed Wallace, Caedan Weller, Justin Whigan, Anthony Wilson, Benjamin Wilson, Marquis Windsor, Robert *** Wormley, Sal

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

Cl./El. Sr./Jr. Jr./So. So./So. Jr./So. So./Fr. So./So. 5th/Sr. Jr./So. So./So. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. 5th/Sr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. Fr./Fr. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. Sr./Jr. So./Fr. Sr./Jr. Sr./Jr. So./So. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. Jr./So. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. Jr./So. So./Fr. Gr./Sr. Jr./So. Sr./Jr. Sr./Jr. Jr./So. Fr./Fr. Jr./Jr. So./Fr. Fr./Fr. Jr./So. Jr./Jr. Sr./Jr. Fr./Fr. Gr./Sr. Fr./Fr.

NUMERICAL ROSTER Ht. 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-5 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-2 5-11 6-2 6-3 5-10 5-11 6-2 6-0 5-11 6-3 5-9 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-3 5-9 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-0 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-6 5-9 6-6 6-5 6-0 6-4 6-2 5-11 6-4 6-3

Wt. 313 295 311 195 255 245 211 215 195 225 180 288 181 192 209 204 203 285 167 311 235 210 259 198 240 245 205 233 194 201 263 198 322 208 243 252 253 199 324 333 190 301 204 173 285 319

Last School/Coach Hometown Exeter Township Senior/Matt Bauer Birdsboro, Pa. Stow-Munroe Falls/Mark Nori Stow, Ohio McDonogh School/Dom Damico Owings Mills, Md. Central Mountain/James Renninger Mill Hall, Pa. Blair Academy/Jim Saylor Howell, N.J. Harrisburg/Calvin Everett Harrisburg, Pa. Pittsburgh Central Catholic/Terry Totten Lower Burrell, Pa. Hickory/Bill Brest Hermitage, Pa. Ankeny Centennial/Jerry Pezzetti Ankeny, Iowa Samuel V. Boerne Champion/Keith Kaiser Boerne, Texas North Allegheny (Pa.)/Art Walker Bakersfield, Calif. Cathedral Prep/Mike Mischler Erie, Pa. St. Joseph’s Prep (Pa.)/Gabe Infante Mount Laurel, N.J. DePaul Catholic/John McKenna Orange, N.J. Blair Academy/Jim Saylor Newton, N.J. St. Thomas More School/Jeff Moore Waterbury, Conn. Clearfield Area/Tim Janoko Woodland, Pa. Cathedral Prep (Pa.)/Michael Mischler Ashtabula, Ohio IMG Academy (Fla.)/Kevin Wright Upper Marlboro, Md. Westerville-North/Rodger Elander Columbus, Ohio South Brunswick/Joe Goerge Monmouth Junction, N.J. Camp Hill/Frank Gay Camp Hill, Pa. DeMatha/Elijah Brooks Laurel, Md. C.D. Hylton/Tony Lilly Woodbridge, Va. Louisa County/Will Patrick Louisa, Va. St. Francis DeSales/Ryan Wiggins Westerville, Ohio Virginia Tech/Justin Fuente Cedar Bluff, Va. Parkersburg/Mike Byus Parkersburg, W.Va. Saint Vincent Pallotti/Ian Thomas Bowie, Md. Episcopal (Va.)/Panos Voulgaris Ottawa, Ont. Pennridge/Jeff Hollenbach Green Lane, Pa. St. Christopher’s/Lance Clelland Richmond, Va. Central Catholic/Terry Totten Glenshaw, Pa. Neshaminy/-- Langhorne, Pa. Imhotep Charter/Albie Crosby Philadelphia, Pa. Wallenpaupack/Mark Watson Lackawaxen, Pa. St Joseph’s Regional (N.J.)/Augie Hoffman Monsey, N.Y. Clairton/Wayne Wade Clairton, Pa. North Point/Tom Petre Waldorf, Md. The Hun School/Todd Smith Robbinsville, N.J. Wilson/Doug Dahms Sinking Spring, Pa. Lackawanna C.C./Mark Duda Lexington Park, Md. Uniontown/John Fortugna Uniontown, Pa. Windsor/Rob Fleeting Windsor, Conn. Fond Du Lac/Mike Gnewuch Fond Du Lac, Wis. Smyrna (Del.)/Mike Judy Newark, N.J.

* - Letters won

Roster as of June 23, 2018

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Nana Asiedu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nah-Nah AH-suh-do Joe Calcagno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CAL-kag-no Tariq Castro-Fields. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TUH-reek Castro-Fields Joseph Darkwa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph Dark-wha Jahan Dotson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JUH-han DOT-son Dvon Ellies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Duh-von L-ees Devyn Ford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dev-in Ford Pat Freiermuth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat fryer-muth Will Fries. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will FRY-z Yetur Gross-Matos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . YEE-tore Gross-Mah-tose Fred Hansard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hann-SARD Daequan Hardy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAY-kwan hardy Drew Hartlaub. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drew heart-lob Aeneas Hawkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ah-knee-iss HAWK-ins Adisa Isaac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Uh-dee-suh Isaac

Charlie Katshir. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charlie catch-sure Zack Kuntz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zack KOON-ts Will Levis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will lev-iss Jesse Luketa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jesse LUKE-ket-uh Michael Menet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael men-NET Jayson Oweh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Oh-way Jake Pinegar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jake pin-ah-grrr Ta'Quan Roberson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TAY-kwan Roberson Dan Vasey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan/Kyle VAY-see Caedan Wallace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KAY-den Wallace Anthony Whigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wig-en Coaches Ja’Juan Seider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAY-juan cider Gerad Parker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAIR-ed

44 45 46 48 49 49 50 50 51 53 53 54 55 55 58 59 62 63 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 77 79 80 81 82 83 83 84 85 86 86 87 88 88 89 90 90 91 91 92 92 93 93 94 95 97 98 98 99 99

Pica, Cameron Katshir, Charlie Tarburton, Nick Holmes, C.J. Joseph, Daniel * Pollard, Cade Chizmar, Max Knutsson, Will Beamon, Hakeem Hansard, Fred * Walker, Rasheed Windsor, Robert *** Shelton, Antonio * Whigan, Anthony Presta, Evan Konigus, Kaleb Menet, Michal ** De Boef, Collin Kelly, Hunter Thorpe, C.J. * Scruggs, Juice Fries, Will ** Effner, Bryce Miranda, Mike * Gonzalez, Steven *** Holmes, Des Wormley, Sal Wallace, Caedan Weller, Justin Sullivan-Brown, Cam * Kuntz, Zack Bowers, Nick * Hoenstine, Alex Wilson, Benjamin Lutz, Isaac * Berger, Alec Strange, Brenton Freiermuth, Pat * Chisena, Dan Culpepper, Judge Maxwell, Colton Barber, Damion Checa, Rafael * Ellies, Dvon Stoll, Chris Pinegar, Jake * Vilbert, Smith Gillikin, Blake *** Mustipher, PJ * Calcagno, Joe Hilling, Vlad Landis, Carson Stout, Jordan Vasey, Dan Gross-Matos, Yetur ** Tobin, Justin

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

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2019 BIG TEN SCHEDULE THURSDAY, AUG. 29

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

South Dakota State at MINNESOTA

Tulsa at MICHIGAN STATE PURDUE at Nevada Massachusetts at RUTGERS

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

SATURDAY, AUG. 31

FRIDAY, OCT. 18

Akron at ILLINOIS INDIANA at Ball State [1] Miami (Ohio) at IOWA Howard at MARYLAND Middle Tennessee at MICHIGAN South Alabama at NEBRASKA NORTHWESTERN at Stanford Florida Atlantic at OHIO STATE Idaho at PENN STATE WISCONSIN at South Florida

OHIO STATE at NORTHWESTERN

FRIDAY, AUG. 30

SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 ILLINOIS at Connecticut Eastern Illinois at INDIANA RUTGERS at IOWA Syracuse at MARYLAND Army at MICHIGAN Western Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE MINNESOTA at Fresno State NEBRASKA at Colorado Cincinnati at OHIO STATE Buffalo at PENN STATE Vanderbilt at PURDUE Central Michigan at WISCONSIN SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 Eastern Michigan at ILLINOIS OHIO STATE at INDIANA IOWA at Iowa State MARYLAND at Temple Arizona State at MICHIGAN STATE Georgia Southern at MINNESOTA Northern Illinois at NEBRASKA UNLV at NORTHWESTERN Pittsburgh at PENN STATE TCU at PURDUE SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 Connecticut at INDIANA MICHIGAN at WISCONSIN MICHIGAN STATE at NORTHWESTERN NEBRASKA at ILLINOIS Miami (Ohio) at OHIO STATE Boston College at RUTGERS FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 PENN STATE at MARYLAND SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 INDIANA at MICHIGAN STATE Middle Tennessee State at IOWA MINNESOTA at PURDUE NORTHWESTERN at WISCONSIN OHIO STATE at NEBRASKA RUTGERS at MICHIGAN SATURDAY, OCT. 5 ILLINOIS at MINNESOTA IOWA at MICHIGAN MARYLAND at RUTGERS MICHIGAN STATE at OHIO STATE NORTHWESTERN at NEBRASKA PURDUE at PENN STATE Kent State at WISCONSIN

SATURDAY, OCT. 19 INDIANA at MARYLAND MICHIGAN at PENN STATE MINNESOTA at RUTGERS PURDUE at IOWA WISCONSIN at ILLINOIS SATURDAY, OCT. 26 ILLINOIS at PURDUE INDIANA at NEBRASKA IOWA at NORTHWESTERN MARYLAND at MINNESOTA Notre Dame at MICHIGAN PENN STATE at MICHIGAN STATE Liberty at RUTGERS WISCONSIN at OHIO STATE SATURDAY, NOV. 2 MICHIGAN at MARYLAND NEBRASKA at PURDUE NORTHWESTERN at INDIANA RUTGERS at ILLINOIS SATURDAY, NOV. 9 ILLINOIS at MICHIGAN STATE IOWA at WISCONSIN MARYLAND at OHIO STATE PENN STATE at MINNESOTA PURDUE at NORTHWESTERN SATURDAY, NOV. 16 INDIANA at PENN STATE MINNESOTA at IOWA MICHIGAN STATE at MICHIGAN Massachusetts at NORTHWESTERN OHIO STATE at RUTGERS WISCONSIN at NEBRASKA SATURDAY, NOV. 23 ILLINOIS at IOWA MICHIGAN at INDIANA MICHIGAN STATE at RUTGERS MINNESOTA at NORTHWESTERN NEBRASKA at MARYLAND PENN STATE at OHIO STATE PURDUE at WISCONSIN FRIDAY, NOV. 29 IOWA at NEBRASKA SATURDAY, NOV. 30 INDIANA at PURDUE MARYLAND at MICHIGAN STATE NORTHWESTERN at ILLINOIS OHIO STATE at MICHIGAN RUTGERS at PENN STATE WISCONSIN at MINNESOTA SATURDAY, DEC. 7 Big Ten Championship Game [1] [1] Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Ind.

As of June 1, 2019; subject to change.

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OPPONENT INFORMATION IDAHO

MICHIGAN

BUFFALO

MICHIGAN STATE

Sept. 7, Beaver Stadium 2018 Record: 10-4 (7-1 MAC) Series History: Penn State, 2-1 Last Meeting: 2015; Penn State, 27-14 Football SID: Jon Fuller Phone: 716-645-6762 Email: jfuller3@buffalo.edu Website: ubbulls.com

Oct. 26, Spartan Stadium 2018 Record: 7-6 (5-4) Series History: Michigan State, 17-15-1 Last Meeting: 2018; Michigan State, 21-17 Football SID: Ben Phlegar Phone: 517-355-2271 Email: phlegarb@ath.msu.edu Website: MSUSpartans.com

PITTSBURGH

MINNESOTA

Sept. 14, Heinz Field 2018 Record: 7-7 (6-2 ACC) Series History: Penn State, 52-43-4 Last Meeting: 2018; Penn State, 5-16 Football SID: E.J. Borghetti Phone: 412-648-8240 Email: eborghetti@athletics.pitt.edu Website: pittsburghpanthers.com

Nov. 9, Beaver Stadium 2018 Record: 7-6 (3-6) Series History: Penn State, 9-5 Last Meeting: 2016; Penn State, 29-26 (OT) Football SID: Paul Rovnak Phone: 612-625-4090 Email: psrovnak@umn.edu Website: gophersports.com

MARYLAND

INDIANA

Sept. 27, Maryland Stadium 2018 Record: 5-7 (3-6) Series History: Penn State, 39-2-1 Last Meeting: 2018; Penn State, 38-3 Football SID: Dustin Semonavick Phone: 301-314-7065 Email: dustin@umd.edu Website: UMTerps.com

Nov. 16, Beaver Stadium 2018 Record: 5-7 (2-7) Series History: Penn State, 21-1 Last Meeting: 2018; Penn State, 33-28 Football SID: Jeff Keag Phone: 812-855-6209 Email: jkeag@indiana.edu Website: IUHoosiers.com

PURDUE

OHIO STATE

Aug. 31, Beaver Stadium 2018 Record: 4-7 (3-5 Big Sky) Last Meeting: n/a Series History: First Meeting Football SID: Mike Walsh Phone: 208-885-0245 Email: walsh@uidaho.edu Website: govandals.com

Oct. 5, Beaver Stadium 2018 Record: 6-7 (5-4) Series History: Penn State, 14-3-1 Last Meeting: 2016; Penn State, 62-24 Football SID: Matt Rector Phone: 765-494-3196 Email: rector@purdue.edu Website: purduesports.com

Oct. 19, Beaver Stadium 2018 Record: 10-3 (8-1) Series History: Michigan, 14-8 Last Meeting: 2018; Michigan, 42-7 Football SID: David Ablauf Phone: 734-764-6456 Email: dablauf@umich.edu Website: MGoBlue.com

Nov. 23, Ohio Stadium 2018 Record: 13-1 (8-1) Series History: Ohio State, 20-14 Last Meeting: 2018; Ohio State, 27-26 Football SID: Jerry Emig Phone: 614-688-0343 Email: emig.2@osu.edu Website: OhioStateBuckeyes.com

IOWA

RUTGERS

Oct. 12, Kinnick Stadium 2018 Record: 9-4 (5-4) Series History: Penn State, 16-12 Last Meeting: 2018; Penn State, 30-24 Football SID: Steve Roe Phone: 319-335-9425 Email: steven-roe@uiowa.edu Website: Hawkeyesports.com

Nov. 30, Beaver Stadium 2018 Record: 1-11 (0-9) Series History: Penn State, 27-2 Last Meeting: 2018; Penn State, 20-7 Football SID: Hasim Phillips Phone: 732-445-6069 Email: hphillips@scarletknights.com Website: ScarletKnights.com


2019 SEASON PREVIEW

2019-20 BOWL SCHEDULE

Makers Bahamas Bowl Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium Nassau, Bahamas Friday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. (ESPN)

Walk-On's Independence Bowl Independence Stadium Shreveport, Louisiana Thursday, Dec. 26, 4 p.m. (ESPN)

Frisco Bowl Toyota Stadium Frisco, Texas Friday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

Quick Lane Bowl Ford Field Detroit, Michigan Thursday, Dec. 26, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia Saturday, Dec. 21, noon (ABC)

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman Jack Stephens Field at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium Annapolis, Maryland Friday, Dec. 27, noon (ESPN)

Gildan New Mexico Bowl Branch Field at Dreamstyle Stadium Albuquerque, New Mexico Saturday, Dec. 21, 2 p.m. (ESPN) AutoNation Cure Bowl Camping World Stadium Orlando, Florida Saturday, Dec. 21, 2:30 p.m. (CBSSN) Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl Howard Schnellenberger Field at FAU Stadium Boca Raton, Florida Saturday, Dec. 21, 3:30 p.m. (ABC) Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Cramton Bowl Montgomery, Alabama Saturday, Dec. 21, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) Mitsubishi Las Vegas Bowl Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m. (ABC) R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana Saturday, Dec. 21, 9 p.m. (ESPN) Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl Tropicana Field St. Petersburg, Florida Monday, Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Hawai’i Bowl Aloha Stadium Honolulu, Hawai’i Tuesday, Dec. 24, 8 p.m. (ESPN)

New Era Pinstripe Bowl Yankee Stadium Bronx, New York Friday, Dec. 27, 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl NRG Stadium Houston, Texas Friday, Dec. 27, 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, California Friday, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. (FS1)

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl Playoff Semifinal University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, Arizona Saturday, Dec. 28, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN) Servpro First Responders Bowl Ford Stadium Dallas, Texas Monday, Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl Nissan Stadium Nashville, Tennessee Monday, Dec. 30, 4 p.m. (ESPN) Redbox Bowl Levi’s Stadium Santa Clara, California Monday, Dec. 30, 4 p.m. (FOX) Capital One Orange Bowl Hard Rock Stadium Miami Gardens, Florida Monday, Dec. 30, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Belk Bowl Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday, Dec. 31, noon (ESPN)

Cheez-It Bowl Chase Field Phoenix, Arizona Friday, Dec. 27, 10:15 p.m. (ESPN)

Hyundai Sun Bowl Sun Bowl Stadium El Paso, Texas Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2 p.m. (CBS)

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic AT&T Stadium Arlington, Texas Saturday, Dec. 28, noon (ESPN)

AutoZone Liberty Bowl Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium Memphis, Tennessee Tuesday, Dec. 31, 3:45 p.m. (ESPN)

Camping World Bowl Camping World Stadium Orlando, Florida Saturday, Dec. 28, noon (ABC)

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl Arizona Stadium Tucson, Arizona Tuesday, Dec. 31, 4:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Playoff Semifinal Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta, Georgia Saturday, Dec. 28, 4 or 8 p.m. (ESPN)

Valero Alamo Bowl Alamodome San Antonio, Texas Tuesday, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Citrus Bowl Camping World Stadium Orlando, Florida Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida Wednesday, Jan. 1, 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual Rose Bowl Pasadena, California Wednesday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Allstate Sugar Bowl Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana Wednesday, Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. (ESPN) Birmingham Bowl Legion Field Birmingham, Alabama Thursday, Jan. 2, 3 p.m. (ESPN) TaxSlayer Gator Bowl EverBank Field Jacksonville, Florida Thursday, Jan. 2, 7 p.m. (ESPN) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Lyle Smith Field at Albertsons Stadium Boise, Idaho Friday, Jan. 4, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl Amon G. Carter Stadium Fort Worth, Texas Saturday, Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m. (ESPN) Mobile Alabama Bowl Ladd-Peebles Stadium Mobile, Alabama Monday, Jan. 6, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) College Football Playoff National Championship Game Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana Monday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m (ESPN) As of July 1, 2019

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Tight End/H-Back | 6-3 | 227 Junior/Sophomore Easton, Pa./Lewis S. Mills (Conn.) Major: Kinesiology

➤ PERSONAL 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...Majoring in African American studies...Born September 17, 1998.

NICK BOWERS

• Owns a 3.57 cumulative grade-point average following the spring semester. • Is a two-time Dean's List selection. • One of four returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania.

Tight End/H-Back | 6-4 | 260 5th Year/Senior Kittanning, Pa./Kittanning Major: Health Policy & Administration (2nd degree)

➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Season: Did not see any game action. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Jose Santana at Lewis S. Mills High School in Connecticut...Was a team captain as a senior...Named all-conference as a senior...Selected as the team MVP in 2017...Had 1,304 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior...Recorded 914 receiving yards and seven scores as a sophomore...Broke the school record for touchdowns in a season and career...Was a four-time letterman in basketball...Helped the Pequots to a conference championship in 2017. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Trevor Joseph Baker...Son of Alison and Joe Baker...Has one sister, Morgan...Hobbies include outdoors activities...Has volunteered with the Lions Club Basketball Camp and setting up playgrounds at a local elementary school...Majoring in kinesiology...Would like to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant...Born January 6, 1999 in Burlington, Connecticut.

DAMION BARBER

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Defensive Tackle | 6-3 | 290 Junior/Sophomore Harrisburg, Pa./Harrisburg Major: African American Studies • Was high school teammates with linebacker Micah Parsons. • One of 10 returnees from central Pennsylvania and one of five from the Harrisburg area.

• Earned Dean's List honors for the 2018 spring and 2019 spring semesters. • 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. • Graduated in May 2019 with a degree in labor and employment relations. • Among nine returning Nittany Lions from western Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Season: Made nine appearances...Finished with career highs in receptions (6), receiving yards (50) and touchdowns (1). at Illinois (9/21): Saw playing time on offense. Ohio State (9/29): Saw action on offense. Michigan State (10/13): Set a career high with three catches for 18 yards. at Indiana (10/20): Saw playing time on offense. Iowa (10/27): Earned playing time on offense. at Michigan (11/3): Saw action on offense and special teams. Wisconsin (11/10): Earned playing time on offense and special teams. at Rutgers (11/17): Saw playing time on offense and special teams. Maryland (11/24): Participated on offense and special teams. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Matched a career high with three catches and set a career high with 32 yards...Caught a 1-yard touchdown in the first quarter...Added a career-best 25-yard catch. ➤ 2017 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in three games...Made his collegiate debut at Northwestern (10/7)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017...Caught his first career pass, a touchdown grab, vs. Nebraska (11/18). at Northwestern (10/7): Made his collegiate debut. Rutgers (11/11): Appeared on offense. Nebraska (11/18): Caught his first collegiate pass, a 15-yard touchdown pass from Tommy Stevens.

➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in three games...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance. Kent State (9/15): Made collegiate debut...Saw time on defense. at Illinois (9/21): Saw playing time on defense. Maryland (11/24): Appeared on defense.

Missed the season due to injury.

➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Redshirt season.

Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time 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 Co-Defensive 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 four-star 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-time letterman for the basketball team... Lettered in track & field three times.

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time 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...Rushed for 407 yards and seven scores in 2013, leading the Wildcats to a 9-1 record and their first undefeated regular-season since 1976...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked among the top 25 tight ends in the nation by ESPN (14th) and 247Sports (18th)...Lettered in basketball and track & 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...Graduated with a degree in labor and employment relations in May 2019...Working on a second degree in health policy and administration...Wants to work in the environmental field after college...Born May 26, 1996 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS BOWERS' CAREER STATISTICS

➤ PERSONAL

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

2016 Did not see any game action. 2017

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2018

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CAREER

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- - - 7-65 9.3 2 25

➤ BOWERS' CAREER HIGHS Receptions.........................................................................................3; Twice: Last vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 Receiving Yards.................................................................................................32; vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 Receiving Touchdowns....................................................................1; Twice: Last vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 Longest Reception................................................................................. 25 yards; vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 Note: Has one career tackle (vs. Michigan, 2018)

ELLIS BROOKS

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Linebacker | 6-1 | 234 Junior/Sophomore Mechanicsville, Va./Benedictine College Prep Major: Psychology • Was a multi-sport athlete at Benedictine College Prep, lettering in football, baseball, basketball and track & field. • Is close family friends with former Penn State quarterback Michael Robinson. • One of five Nittany Lion returnees from Virginia. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Selected to Pro Football Focus National and Big Ten Teams of the Week following the Pitt (9/8) game...Named to Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following the Illinois (9/21) game. Season: Appeared in 13 games...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance. Appalachian State (9/1): Made collegiate debut, seeing time on defense and special teams... Assisted on one tackle. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Recorded two solo tackles. Kent State (9/15): Made two stops, including one solo. at Illinois (9/21): Set a career high with six tackles...Pulled in first career interception, returning it 28 yards...Assisted on a sack for first career tackle for loss. Michigan State (10/13): Assisted on a tackle. at Indiana (10/20): Registered one tackle. Iowa (10/27): Made three solo stops, including a career-best full tackle for loss. at Michigan (11/3): Recorded three tackles, including two solo. Wisconsin (11/10): Assisted on one tackle. at Rutgers (11/17): Collected four tackles, including two solo. Maryland (11/24): Registered three solo tackles. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Tallied three stops, including one solo.

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...Majoring in psychology...Has aspirations of owning his own business...Born June 12, 1999 in Richmond, Virginia.

BROOKS' CAREER STATISTICS

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TFL

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19-11 30

- - 1 - 0.5-2 1.5-3

➤ BROOKS' CAREER HIGHS Tackles.....................................................................................................................6; at Illinois, 9/21/18 Tackles for Loss....................................................................................................... 1.0; Iowa, 10/27/18 Sacks.....................................................................................................................0.5; at Illinois, 9/21/18 Interceptions.........................................................................................................1; at Illinois, 9/21/18 Interception Return.................................................................................. 28 yards; at Illinois, 9/21/18

CAM BROWN

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Linebacker | 6-5 | 233 Senior/Senior Burtonsville, Md./The Bullis School Major: Kinesiology • Interned at The Bullis School this summer. • One of nine returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2018 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Season: Made 13 appearances, including 12 starts...Led the team with three forced fumbles...Finished fifth on the team with a career-high 63 tackles...Was fifth on the team with a personal-best six pass breakups.

Redshirt season.

Appalachian State (9/1): Recorded four tackles, including one full sack. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Made four stops, including a tackle for loss...Added a QB hurry. Kent State (9/15): Had a team-high seven tackles, including a career-high two tackles for loss. at Illinois (9/21): Made three stops...Forced a fumble...Broke up a pass. Ohio State (9/29): Collected six tackles...Added a pass breakup and a QB hurry. Michigan State (10/13): Tallied four tackles with a tackle for loss...Contributed a pass breakup. at Indiana (10/20): Collected eight tackles, including six solo...Added a pass breakup. Iowa (10/27): Posted six tackles, five of which were solo...Forced a fumble in the first quarter...Added a QB hurry. at Michigan (11/3): Collected six tackles, including five solo, and broke up a pass. Wisconsin (11/10): Recorded five tackles...Added a pass breakup and a QB hurry. at Rutgers (11/17): Made two stops. Maryland (11/24): Tallied five tackles, including four solo...Had 1.5 tackles for loss, including a sack... Forced a fumble in the third quarter. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Made three stops...Added a QB hurry.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ 2017 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

Four-time 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 the No. 1 player 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.

Season: Appeared in 12 games.

➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Akron (9/2): Totaled four tackles...Made solo stop behind the line in the second quarter...Had one quarterback hurry...Part of a defense that logged 14.0 tackles for loss, the most since recording 15.0 vs. Temple in 2015...Part of a defense that posted a season-opening shutout for the first time since 2007 (FIU, 59-0). Pittsburgh (9/9): Logged two tackles. at Iowa (9/23): Had two tackles...Made a second-quarter stop on Akrum Wadley on third down to force an Iowa punt. Indiana (9/30): Made four tackles...Added a pair of quarterback hurries. at Northwestern (10/7): Logged one tackle...Added one quarterback hurry. Michigan (10/21): Made three stops...Two of his tackles came on kickoff coverage. at Ohio State (10/28): Made two tackles...Had one stop on punt coverage. at Michigan State (11/4): Logged three stops. Rutgers (11/11): Contributed two tackles, including one on punt coverage...Part of a defense that allowed just 43 passing yards, the fewest in a game since giving up 32 vs. Army (2015)...The 43 passing yards are the fewest allowed by Penn State in Big Ten play...Held Rutgers to just seven pass completions, the second-fewest allowed by the Nittany Lions in a Big Ten game. Nebraska (11/18): Posted two tackles...Combined with Shareef Miller on a second-quarter takedown of Tanner Lee for his second career sack. at Maryland (11/25): Logged four stops. vs. Washington (12/30): Made a pair of stops, including one on kickoff coverage.

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

Cornerback | 5-10 | 183 Junior/Sophomore College Park, Ga./Creekside Major: Criminology

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. at Pittsburgh (9/10): Made his first collegiate appearance...Notched his first tackle on defense in the third quarter. at Michigan (9/24): Made 10 tackles – four solo...His 10 stops were the most for a true freshman linebacker since Khairi Fortt notched 11 tackles vs. Illinois in 2010...Penn State's 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 which 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 Penn State's defense recorded at least 9.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage. vs. USC (1/2): Made four tackles. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Pat Cilento at The Bullis School...Three-time team captain...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 No. 240 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...Was a member of the track & field team. ➤ PERSONAL

• Was a two-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football and track & field. • Rated with the highest strength index (640) among cornerbacks during 2019 winter workouts. • Joins Blake Gillikin as the only returnees from Georgia. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Did not see any game action. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Will Rogers at Creekside High School...Served as team captain as a junior...Helped the Seminoles claim regional championships in 2014 and 2015 with identical 8-2 records...Selected to play in for the United State 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 as a senior...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...Rated a three-star 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 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...Majoring in kinesiology...Born April 1, 1998 in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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...Majoring in criminology...Would like to work for a state or federal organization as an investigator or psychologist...Born October 15, 1998.

C. BROWN'S CAREER STATISTICS

UT-AT TT

2016

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

FF FF I PBU

SACK

TFL

2017

16-15 31 - - - 1 0.5-4 1.5-8

2018

41-22 63

3 - - 6 2.0-8 6.5-22

Career

71-56 127

3

- - 7 3.0-13 9.5-32

➤ C. BROWN'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.............................................................................................................. 10; at Michigan, 9/24/16 Sacks........................................................................................................ 1.0; Appalachian State, 9/1/18 Tackles for Loss.................................................................................................2.0; Kent State, 9/15/18 Forced Fumbles.......................................................................1; Three Times: Last Maryland, 11/24/18 Pass Breakups........................................................................1; Seven Times: Last Wisconsin, 11/10/18 Blocked Kicks...........................................................................................1 (punt); Ohio State, 10/22/16

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Running Back | 5-11 | 206 Junior/Sophomore Meadville, Pa./Meadville Major: Recreation, Park & Tourism Management • Finished at the top of the charts among running backs in strength index (681), vertical jump (36.5"; tied for third on team), broad jump (10'10"; tied for team lead), triple broad jump (34'6"; led the team) and 40-yard dash (4.29; third on team) during 2019 winter conditioning. • Broke the 90-year-old Pennsylvania high school single-game scoring record with 68 points against DuBois as a senior in 2016, besting the mark of 66 points by Shippensburg’s Galen Warren in 1925. • Won his second-straight 100-meter outdoor PIAA Class AA State Championship in 2017 with a staterecord time of 10.43 seconds, breaking the record set in 1985 by U.S. Olympian Leroy Burrell. • Among nine returning Nittany Lions from western Pennsylvania.

J. BROWN'S CAREER STATISTICS

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

2018

8-44

5.5 1 8 1-9

9 - 9

CAREER 8-44

5.5 1 8 1-9

9 - 9

➤ J. BROWN'S CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts..............................................................................................3; Maryland, 11/24/18 Rushing Yards...................................................................................................17; Maryland, 11/24/18 Rushing Touchdowns............................................................................................1; at Illinois, 9/21/18 Longest Rush............................................................................8 yards; Twice: Last Maryland, 11/24/18 Receptions......................................................................................................... 1; at Michigan, 11/3/18 Receiving Yards................................................................................................. 9; at Michigan, 11/3/18 Longest Reception..................................................................................9 yards; at Michigan, 11/3/18 Note: Has one career tackle (at Illinois, 2018).

➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in eight games...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance.

JOE CALCAGNO

Kent State (9/15): Made collegiate debut...Saw time on special teams. at Illinois (9/21): Gained 10 yards on two carries...Scored on a 6-yard rush. at Indiana (10/20): Had a 5-yard carry in the fourth quarter. at Michigan (11/3): Had an 8-yard carry and caught a 9-yard pass. Maryland (11/24): Rushed for 17 yards on three carries, both career highs. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Had a 4-yard carry in the second quarter.

Long Snapper | 6-0 | 279 Junior/Sophomore Elmhurst, Ill./Fenwick Major: Kinesiology

➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time 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 meters 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 in 2017, breaking the record set in 1985 by U.S. Olympian Leroy Burrell. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Journey Jay Brown...Son of Buffy Brown and Larry Quinn...Has two sisters, Bailey Brown and Music Brown...Majoring in recreation, park and tourism management...Born March 19, 1999 in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

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• Comes from an athletic family, joining his father, Joe, and cousin, Michael Calcagno, as collegiate athletes. Joe played football and wrestled at Columbia, while Michael played football at Bowling Green. • Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2018 spring semester. • Serving as the secretary for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise nearly $1.4 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. • Is among two returning Nittany Lions from Illinois (Bryce Effner). • One of 13 returnees from the Midwest. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Season: Did not see any game action. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL A three-time letterman for head coach Gene Nudo at Fenwick High School...Was a two-time team captain as a junior and senior...Helped the Friars to the Chicago Catholic League title as a senior with a 12-1 record...Was a three-time Chicago Catholic League all-conference choice, including first-team honors as a sophomore...Selected Illinois Academic all-state for football...Invited to the Blue Grey AllAmerican Bowl...Lettered in baseball as a catcher. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Joseph John Calcagno...Son of Julie and Joe Calcagno...Has one brother, Jack, and two sisters, Taylor and Jillian...Father, Joe, played football and wrestled at Columbia University...Cousin, Michael Calcagno, played football at Bowling Green University...Hobbies include weight lifting and participating in barbecue competitions...Majoring in kinesiology...Would like to become an orthopedic surgeon...Born August 24, 1998 in Park Ridge, Illinois.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS TARIQ CASTRO-FIELDS

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Cornerback | 6-0 | 197 Junior/Junior Upper Marlboro, Md./Riverdale Baptist Major: Sociology • One of two Nittany Lions to hail from Upper Marlboro, Maryland (Ellison Jordan). • Is One of nine returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Selected to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following the Kent State (9/15) game. Season: Appeared in 13 games, making three starts...One of 20 Nittany Lions to make their first career start...Tied for second on the team with seven pass breakups. Appalachian State (9/1): Posted four stops and broke up two passes. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Earned first career start...Recorded a career-high five tackles. Kent State (9/15): Made three stops, including one full tackle for loss...Added a pass breakup. at Illinois (9/21): Recorded one tackle...Broke up one pass. Ohio State (9/29): Recorded four tackles...Added one pass breakup. Michigan State (10/13): Posted two tackles and broke up a pass. at Indiana (10/20): Registered four tackles...Made a solo tackle for loss. Iowa (10/27): Collected one solo tackle and a pass breakup. Wisconsin (11/10): Recorded one solo tackle. at Rutgers (11/17): Made one solo tackle. Maryland (11/24): Registered three tackles... Had a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Recorded three tackles...Matched a career high with 1.5 tackles for loss and registered first career sack.

CASTRO-FIELDS' CAREER STATISTICS

UT-AT TT

2017

FF FR I PBU

SACK

9-1 10 1 - 1 3

TFL

- 2.0-8

2018

21-11 32 - - - 7 1.0-2 5.0-8

Career

30-12 42 1 - 1 10 1.0-2 7.0-16

➤ CASTRO-FIELDS' CAREER HIGHS Tackles................................................................................................................ 5; at Pittsburgh, 9/8/18 Tackles for Loss..............................................................................1.5; Twice: Last vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 Sacks..................................................................................................................1.0; vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 Forced Fumbles...............................................................................................1; at Maryland, 11/25/17 Interceptions..................................................................................................1; Georgia State, 9/16/17 Pass Breakups.......................................................................................... 3; at Michigan State, 11/4/17

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RAFAEL CHECA Kicker | 6-2 | 201 Sophomore/Sophomore Chevy Chase, Md./St. John's College H.S. Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • One of nine returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Freshman Team by BTN.com...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week on Nov. 7 following his effort at Michigan State. Season: Appeared in 12 games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017... Forced his first career fumble at Maryland (11/25)...Registered eight of his 10 tackles in the final three games of the season. Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Appeared on defense and special teams. Pittsburgh (9/9): Collected his first career tackle in the fourth quarter, a combined stop with Koa Farmer. Georgia State (9/16): Made his first career interception on a leaping grab in the third quarter...Helped Penn State force five turnovers (three interceptions, two fumble recoveries), the first time since forcing five turnovers at Indiana (five fumble recoveries) in 2016...Part of a secondary that nabbed three interceptions in a game for the first time since doing so at Maryland in 2015. at Ohio State (10/28): Collected one tackle on defense. at Michigan State (11/4): Broke up a career-high three passes in the game. Nebraska (11/18): Posted three stops. at Maryland (11/25): Made a season-high four tackles...Forced his first career fumble...Forced a fumble in the second quarter, which was recovered by Robert Windsor and eventually led to Penn State’s fourth touchdown of the game...Logged his first career tackle for loss on a solo stick in the fourth quarter. vs. Washington (12/30): Collected one tackle, a first-quarter solo tackle for loss. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Played for head coach Caesar Nettles at Riverdale Baptist...Served as team captain as a senior...Played with former 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 All-State as a senior...Named Washington Post All-Met first team in 2106...Selected DMVelite All-Maryland honorable mention in 2015...Participated in Nike's The Opening Regional 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 Scout300 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 Castro...Majoring in sociology...Born January 14, 1999 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Season: Appeared in 12 games...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance...One of 20 players to make their first career start. Appalachian State (9/1): Made college debut...Averaged 60.2 yards on six kickoffs, including two touchbacks. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Averaged 51.0 yards per kickoff on eight kicks, including two touchbacks. Kent State (9/15): Averaged 61.8 yards on 10 kickoffs, including six touchbacks. at Illinois (9/21): Averaged 60.6 yards on 10 kickoffs with five touchbacks. Ohio State (9/29): Averaged 65.0 yards on six kickoffs, recording touchbacks on all of them. Michigan State (10/13): Averaged 64.8 yards on four kickoffs, including three touchbacks. at Indiana (10/20): Averaged 57.9 yards on seven kickoffs, including four touchbacks. Iowa (10/27): Averaged 61.3 yards on nine kickoffs, including five touchbacks...Made first career tackle on a kick return in the second quarter. Wisconsin (11/10): Averaged 55.7 yards on six kickoffs. at Rutgers (11/17): Averaged 56.8 yards on four kickoffs... Made one tackle on a kickoff. Maryland (11/24): Averaged 56.2 yards per kickoff on four kickoffs. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Averaged 62.6 yards per kickoff on five kickoffs, including two touchbacks. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Joe Casamento at St. John's College High School...Helped the Cadets claim the WCAC title as a senior, the school’s first football championship in more than 30 years... Made 11-of-14 field goal attempts and all 44 extra points as a senior...Averaged 42.0 yards per punt in 2017...Earned Washington Post All-Met first-team honors as a junior and senior...Was a three-time firstteam all-conference selection...Won the Fall 2016 Kornblue Kicking and Snapping Challenge...Was the No. 3 kicker in the country according to Kornblue Kicking. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Maurice Rafael Checa...Son of Maria-Victoria and Rafael Checa...Has one sister, Victoria... Hobbies include doing anything outside and playing ping pong...Plans to major in hospitality services... Would like to pursue a career in hotel management...Born January 3, 2000 in Maryland.

CHECA'S KICKOFF STATISTICS

KO Yds. Avg. TB OB

2018

79 4,698 59.5 37

5

CAREER

79 4,698 59.5

5

➤ CHECA'S CAREER HIGHS Kickoffs................................................................................................10; Twice: Last at Illinois, 9/21/18 Kickoff Yards.....................................................................................................618; Kent State, 9/15/18 Kickoff Average...............................................................................................65.0; Ohio State, 9/29/18 Touchbacks.........................................................................................6; Twice: Last Ohio State, 9/29/18 NOTE: Has two career tackles (vs. Iowa and at Rutgers, 2018).

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MAX CHIZMAR

Wide Receiver | 6-3 | 202 5th/Senior Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown-East Major: Security & Risk Analysis • • • •

Earned a football scholarship at the 2019 Blue-White Game following a touchdown catch. Owns a 3.63 cumulative grade-point average following the 2019 spring semester. Posted a perfect 4.0 in the fall of 2018 and was a Dean's List selection in the spring of 2019. Tied for the team lead in the broad jump (10'10") and led the wide receivers in the triple broad jump (33'4"; second on team) during 2019 winter workouts. • Was a scholarship track & field student-athlete at Penn State from 2016-18, including helping the men's squad to the Big Ten Outdoor Championship in 2017. • On pace to graduate in December 2019 with a degree in security and risk analysis. • One of 11 returning Nittany Lions from southeastern Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Selected Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Named Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in two games...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance. Appalachian State (9/1): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week. Illinois (9/21): Selected Scout Team Offensive and Special Teams Player of the Week by the coaching staff. Ohio State (9/29): Saw playing time on special teams. at Rutgers (11/17): Earned the coaching staff’s Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week award. Maryland (11/24): Saw action on special teams...Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week. ➤ 2016-18 ➤ PENN STATE TRACK & FIELD Ran track for Penn State from 2016-18...Competed in the 4x100-meter relay (39.15) and 4x400-meter relay (3:04.17) finishing 13th and ninth, respectively, at the NCAA Championships in 2017 outdoor season...Ran a leg on the school-record 4x100-meter (39.08) and 4x400-meter relay (3:03.48) teams in 2017 outdoor season...Claimed a Big Ten Conference team championship, as well as a conference title in the 4x400 relay at the 2017 Big Ten Outdoor Championships...Recorded 15 top-10 finishes in 2017 outdoor season...Earned 13 top-10 finishes in 2017 indoor campaign...Registered five top-five finishes in 2016 indoor season.

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Linebacker | 6-2 | 230 Junior/Sophomore Mars, Pa./Mars Area Major: Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Participated in the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) job shadowing experience in May 2019. • Father, Brian, was a linebacker/defensive back for the Nittany Lions from 1986-89 and had six career interceptions. • One of nine Nittany Lion returnees from western Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Won the Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year award, along with Justin Neff and Judge Culpepper, at the team’s awards banquet...Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Season: Appeared in two games...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week. Kent State (9/15): Made collegiate debut...Saw time on defense, assisting on one tackle. at Indiana (10/20): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week. Iowa (10/27): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week. at Michigan (11/3): Earned the coaching staff’s Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week award. at Rutgers (11/17): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week. Maryland (11/24): Saw playing time on defense. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

A three-time letterman for head coach Scott Hienuer at Mars High School...Named team captain as a senior...Played running back and linebacker...Helped the Fightin’ Planets to a 29-10 record in three seasons...Guided Mars to the sectional championship with an 11-2 record as a junior in 2015...Two-time first-team all-conference selection in the Northwest Nine as a junior and senior...Led Mars with 109 tackles as a sophomore after being thrust into the starting role due to an injury...Made 111 stops as a junior...Recorded 117 tackles and grabbed two interceptions in 2016...Had four receptions for 81 yards and 15 rushes for 114 yards as a senior...Selected as team MVP in 2016...Was honorable-mention allstate as a linebacker in 2016...Lettered in basketball...Earned high honors in all four years of high school.

Redshirt season.

➤ PERSONAL

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Full name is Max Christian Chizmar...Son of Amy and Brian Chizmar...Has one brother, Ben, and two sisters, Alayna and Amanda...Both parents attended Penn State...Father, Brian, was a linebacker and defensive back for the Nittany Lions from 1986-89 and had six career interceptions...Hobbies include fishing and lifting...Majoring in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship with plans to work on Wall Street...Born January 8, 1999 in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.

Three-time letterman and a captain his senior year at Downingtown East High School for head coach Michael Matta...Earned All-Ches-Mont Conference honors as a senior, as well as all-district and all-region accolades...As a senior, caught 41 passes for 553 yards and three touchdowns...Helped Downingtown East win the Ches-Mont Conference as a junior...Lettering in track & field...Won state titles in the 2015 PIAA Class AAA Outdoor 100 meters, 200 meters and 4x100 relay...Ran a 10.52 in the 100, 21.29 in the 200 and helped the 4x100 team run a 42.01...Earned PFTCA Outdoor first-team all-state honors in those events...Led Downingtown East to a fourth-place finish as a team...At the 2015 PIAA Class AAA Indoor Championships, he placed seventh in the 200-meter and fourth in the 4x200-meter relay. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Daniel David Chisena...Son of Dave and Jody Chisena...Hobbies include biking, golfing and hiking...Father, Dave, played football at the University of Delaware (1979-83)...Great-grandfather, grandparents and cousin all attended Penn State...Great-grandfather, Enos J. Perry, is a distinguished Penn State alum...Majoring in security and risk analysis...Born February 25, 1997 in Paoli, Pennsylvania.

CHIZMAR'S CAREER STATISTICS

UT-AT TT

FF FF I PBU

SACK

TFL

2018

0-1 1 - - - -

-

-

Career

0-1 1 - - - -

-

-

➤ CHIZMAR'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................................................................................................................1; Kent State, 9/15/18

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Quarterback | 6-2 | 216 Junior/Sophomore Cincinnati, Ohio/St. Xavier Major: Advertising and Public Relations • As a senior, led St. Xavier to a state championship, becoming the first five-loss team in Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) history to win a OHSAA title. • Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2018 spring and 2018 fall semesters. • Is a member of the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute (ADLI). • Serving as the president for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise nearly $1.4 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. • One of six returning Nittany Lions from Ohio. • One of 13 returnees from the Midwest. ➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Game: Connected with Daniel George for a 95-yard touchdown pass against Kent State (9/15/18) for the longest pass play and play from scrimmage in program history...Was the longest pass in program history, breaking the previous record of 92 yards from Bill Hess to Bob Higgins in 1919...Broke the longest play from scrimmage record, which was four different 92-yard efforts - a pass from Bill Hess to Bob Higgins in 1919 and rushes by Blair Thomas vs. Syracuse in 1986, Bill Belton vs. Indiana in 2014 and Saquon Barkley vs. Washington in the 2017 Fiesta Bowl. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Season: Appeared in four games...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance... Completed the first five passes of collegiate career for 195 yards.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Sean Burke Clifford...Son of Kelly Burke and John Clifford...Has one younger brother, Liam Clifford...Cousin, Ann, is currently attending Penn State...Hobbies include youth quarterback training, golf and playing basketball...Majoring in advertising and public relations...Would like to pursue a career in sports management...Born July 14, 1998 in Barrington, Illinois.

CLIFFORD'S PASSING STATISTICS

C-A Yds.

2018

5-7 195 71.4 2-0 48.8 95

CAREER

5-7 195 71.4 2-0 48.8 95

CLIFFORD'S OFFENSIVE STATISTICS 2018

Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG 5-(-3) -0.6 - 6

-

- - -

CAREER 5-(-3) -0.6 - 6

-

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➤ CLIFFORD'S CAREER HIGHS Pass Completions................................................................................................3; Kent State, 9/15/18 Pass Attempts......................................................................................................3; Kent State, 9/15/18 Passing Yards...................................................................................................117; Kent State, 9/15/18 Passing Touchdowns.........................................................................1; Twice: Last Kent State, 9/15/18 Long Pass...................................................................................................95 yards; Kent State, 9/15/18 Rushing Attempts...............................................................................2; Twice: Last at Illinois, 9/21/18 Rushing Yards.....................................................................................................10; Kent State, 9/15/18 Longest Rush...............................................................................................6 yards; Kent State, 9/15/18

at Pittsburgh (9/8): Connected with Brandon Polk for a 34-yard touchdown...On first career pass attempt, became the first PSU quarterback to throw for a touchdown on first career completion since Matt McGloin against Minnesota in 2010. Kent State (9/15): Completed all three passes for 117 yards... Connected with Daniel George on a career-long and school-record 95-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter...Pass broke previous record of 92 yards from Bill Hess to Bob Higgins in 1919. at Illinois (9/21): Hooked up with Mac Hippenhammer for a 44-yard completion on only pass attempt. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Attempted two passes. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Steve Specht at St. Xavier High School...Two-time team captain... Was 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 was 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 League 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...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...Was 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...Was 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 & field as a junior.

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JUDGE CULPEPPER

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Defensive Tackle | 6-4 | 284 Sophomore/Freshman Tampa, Fla./H.B. Plant Major: Business Administration • Comes from a football family: father, Brad, played at Florida and in the NFL for nine seasons, brother, Rex, is a quarterback at Syracuse, and grandfather, Bruce Culpepper, and uncle, Blair Culpepper, played at Florida. • Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2018 spring semester. • Rated with the second-highest strength index (615) among defensive tackles during 2019 winter workouts. • Is the lone Nittany Lion returnee from Florida. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Won the Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year award, along with Max Chizmar and Justin Neff, at the team’s awards banquet. Season: Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Robert Weiner at H.B. Plant High School...Was a two-time team captain as a junior and senior...Helped the Panthers to a 45-7 record in four seasons, including four district championships and a state runner-up finish as a junior (13-1) and a berth in the state semifinals as a senior (12-2)...Named to the Tampa Bay Times All-Tampa first team as a senior after an appearance on the honorable mention team as a junior...Garnered Tampa Bay Times All-Hillsborough first-team accolades in 2017 and second-team honors in 2016...Two-time all-district choice...Earned Florida AllState Class 7A second-team accolades in 2016...Selected as team MVP in 2017...Had 84 tackles and 13.0 tackles for loss, including 8.0 sacks, as a senior...Collected 56 tackles, including 30 TFL and eight sacks as a junior...Had 20 tackles and two touchdowns as a sophomore...Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals and a three-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN...Ranked the No. 28 strong-side defensive end and No. 118 prospect in Florida by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 15 tight end and No. 99 prospect in Florida by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 24 strong-side defensive end and No. 62 prospect in Florida by Rivals...Earned high honor roll...Member of National Honor Society...Part of the Beta Club.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Judge Broward Culpepper...Son of Monica and Brad Culpepper...Has one brother, Rex, and one sister, Honor...Father, Brad, was an All-American in football at Florida and helped the Gators to the SEC Championship in 1991...Won the 1991 Drady Trophy (now the William V. Campbell Trophy), which is known as the “Academic Heisman”...Brad played two seasons for former Nittany Lion player and coach, Galen Hall, at Florida...Brad also played nine years in the NFL, including six seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...Brother, Rex, is a quarterback at Syracuse...Grandfather, Bruce Culpepper, and uncle, Blair Culpepper, also played football at Florida...Mother, Monica, was a contestant on “Survivor: One World” and “Survivor: Blood vs. Water”...Father, Brad, joined Monica as a contestant on “Survivor: Blood vs. Water” and also appeared on the “Survivor: Game Changers” season...Hobbies include weight lifting, reading, playing pick-up basketball, wakeboarding and riding dirt bikes...Has spent time as a summer camp counselor for kids with muscular dystrophy...Also volunteered with Feeding America and rebuilt a Little League team’s fieldhouse...Majoring in business administration...Considering pursuing a career as a lawyer...Born November 24, 1999 in Tampa, Florida.

COLLIN DE BOEF

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Offensive Line | 6-5 | 258 Sophomore/Freshman State College, Pa./State College Area Major: Science • Joined the team as a run-on in the summer of 2018. • Is the third De Boef brother to play college football, joining Adam, who played at Penn State, and Jack, who played at Purdue. • Was high school teammates with freshman cornerback Keaton Ellis at State College Area High School. • One of 10 returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterman for head coach Matt Lintal at State College Area High School...Played in the Big 33 Game...Selected to the PSFCA East West All-Star game...Claimed all-district accolades in 2017...Earned all-conference honors as a senior...Earned high honor roll all four years. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Collin Anthony De Boef...Son of Suzanna Linn and Anthony De Boef...Has two brothers, Jack and Adam...Brother, Adam, played football at Penn State...Brother, Jack, played football at Purdue... Majoring in science...Would like to pursue a career as a professor or chemist...Born July 20, 2000 in State College, Pennsylvania.

JAHAN DOTSON

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Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 175 Sophomore/Sophomore Nazareth, Pa./Nazareth Area Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Had first five collegiate catches result in a first down. • Won Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) state championships in the 4x100 relay and the long jump in 2016. • One of four returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in eight games, including four starts...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance...One of 20 Nittany Lions to make their first career start...First five catches all resulted in first downs...Ten of 13 catches (77 percent) resulted in first downs. Kent State (9/15): Made collegiate debut...Saw time on offense and special teams. at Indiana (10/20): Made first career catch, a 10-yard reception in the fourth quarter. Iowa (10/27): Caught two passes for 21 yards, including a 15-yard reception in the first quarter to help PSU convert on fourth down. at Michigan (11/3): Had two catches for 29 yards, including a 19-yard grab. Wisconsin (11/10): Earned first career start, becoming the first true freshman receiver to start since Saeed Blacknall in 2014...Made two grabs for 39 yards, including a 30-yard catch in the second quarter. at Rutgers (11/17): Set career highs with four catches for 58 yards...Made a career-long 35-yard grab in the second quarter. Maryland (11/24): Made a 22-yard catch in the third quarter. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Hauled in a 24-yard reception in the fourth quarter. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Tom Falzone at Nazareth Area High School...Spent junior year at The Peddie School in New Jersey...Served as a team captain as a senior...Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team as a senior...Selected to the Pennsylvania Football Writers Class 4A all-state first team in 2015 and 2017...Named to the Pennsylvania Football News (PFN) All-Class 6A first team as a senior...Garnered Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) South Most Offensive Valuable Player honors in 2017...Claimed EPC South Division All-Star accolades as a wide receiver and in the secondary in 2015 and 2017...Was also an EPC South Division All-Star as a wideout in 2016...Named AllMid-Atlantic Prep League first team offensive utility in 2016...Selected to the Big 33 Game...Named team MVP as a freshman...Set school receiving records for receptions (187), receiving yards (2,755) and receiving touchdowns (40) at Nazareth Area...Had 62 catches for 889 yards and 15 touchdowns as senior...Recorded 23 catches for 503 yards with three touchdowns to go along with 251 rushing yards and four touchdowns in five games before getting injured as a junior...Had 65 receptions for 1,174 yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore...Had one rushing touchdown, two kickoff return touchdowns and four interception returns for scores in 2015...Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals and a three-star recruit by 247Sports... Ranked as the No. 13 player in Pennsylvania and No. 65 wide receiver by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 139 overall prospect, No. 19 wide receiver, No. 4 player in Pennsylvania and No. 18 in the region by ESPN... Ranked the No. 164 overall prospect, No. 5 player in Pennsylvania and No. 29 wide receiver by Rivals... Also lettered in basketball and track & field...Won Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) state championships in the 4x100 relay and the long jump in 2016...Was Nazareth’s first PIAA individual champion since 1970...Won the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference crown in the 100 and 200 meters, as well as the 4x100 relay in 2018...Was an honor roll student. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Jahan Waltè Dotson...Son of Robin and Al Dotson...Has one brother, Al...Hobbies include playing sports, playing video games and hanging out with friends...Planning to major in business management or marketing...Born March 22, 2000 in Newark, New Jersey.

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➤ DOTSON'S CAREER HIGHS Receptions..........................................................................................................4; at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Receiving Yards................................................................................................58; at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Long Reception.......................................................................................35 yards; at Rutgers, 11/17/18 NOTE: Has one career punt return (-2 yards vs. Kent State, 2018).

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS BRYCE EFFNER

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Offensive Line | 6-5 | 297 Sophomore/Freshman Aurora, Ill./Metea Valley Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Is one of two returning Nittany Lions from Illinois (Joe Calcagno). • One of 13 returnees from the Midwest.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterman and 2015 team captain at Lake-Lehman High School for head coach Jerry Gilsky... Played with former Nittany Lion teammate, 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...Ran track and played baseball at Lake-Lehman...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...Enjoys hunting, playing video games and hanging out with friends...Majoring in agribusiness management...Born October 20, 1997 in WilkesBarre, Pennsylvania.

➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Ben Kleinhans at Metea Valley High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Claimed a second-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Illinois Football Team as a senior...Named DuPage Valley All-Conference in 2016 and 2017...Selected as team MVP as a senior...Was a consensus three-star prospect by all three recruiting services – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 16 prospect in Illinois and the No. 73 offensive tackle in the country by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 52 offensive tackle in the country, No. 50 prospect in the region and No. 8 recruit in the state of Illinois by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 46 offensive tackle and No. 10 prospect in Illinois by Rivals.

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➤ PERSONAL Full name is Bryce James Effner...Son of Lynn and Jim Effner...Has two sisters, Brittney and Briana... Hobbies include hunting, off-roading and grilling...Volunteered at Feed My Starving Children and at Hesed House, which is homeless shelter in Aurora...Interested in majoring in business management... Born December 10, 1999 in Chicago, Illinois.

NICK EURY

• Joined the team as a run-on in the summer of 2016. • Earned the 2019 Frank Patrick Memorial "Total Commitment" Award, which is given to squad members in their third spring who consistently follow through with their responsibilities in all facets of the football program and do so in exemplary manner. • Is a three-time Dean's List honoree, including a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in the 2018 fall semester. • Spent the summer of 2018 interning at Trosko Landscape and Architecture. • One of two Nittany Lions to play at Lake-Lehman High School (Kaleb Konigus). • One of three returning Nittany Lions from northeast Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Selected Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Named Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Did not see any game action. ➤ 2017 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in one game...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017... One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017. Georgia State (9/16): Made his collegiate debut...Carried once for 4 yards in the fourth quarter. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season.

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HENRY FESSLER

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Running Back | 5-9 | 212 Senior/Junior Shavertown, Pa./Lake-Lehman Major: Agribusiness Management

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Wide Receiver | 5-10 | 172 Sophomore/Freshman Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Brother, Billy, was a backup quarterback for the Nittany Lions (2014-17) and is currently an offensive graduate assistant at Mississippi State University. • Brother, Charlie, was a wide receiver at Northwestern (2015-18), before transferring to Richmond as a graduate student (2019). • One of nine returning Nittany Lions from western Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Mike Mischler at Cathedral Prep...Played high school football with current Nittany Lion teammate Juice Scruggs...Was a team captain as a senior...Helped the Ramblers to back-to-back Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class 4A State Championships as a junior and senior...Earned all-region 6 honors as a junior and senior...Selected all-conference as a junior and a senior...Named all-city in 2016 and 2017...Had five touchdowns on 16 receptions before being injured as a senior...Registered 43 receptions and seven touchdowns as a junior...Played basketball and baseball...Was a member of National Honor Society. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Henry Thomas Fessler...Son of Alison and James Fessler...Has three brothers, Billy, Charlie and James...Comes from a long line of Penn Staters, including mother, Alison, brother, Billy, grandmother, Patricia Weber Brown, great-grandfather, Herman Weber, and great-great-uncle, Robert Weber...Brother, Billy, played for the Penn State football team from 2014-17...Brother, Charlie, played at Northwestern (2015-18) and is currently a graduate student-athlete at Richmond...Great-greatuncle, Robert Weber, was captain of the Penn State football team and played from 1932-36...Hobbies include water skiing...Plans to major in finance...Would like to pursue a career CFO of a large company... Has volunteered at a soup kitchen, Key Club and in a mentor program...Born August 19, 1999 in Erie, Pennsylvania.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS PAT FREIERMUTH

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Tight End/H-Back | 6-5 | 256 Sophomore/Sophomore Merrimac, Mass./Brooks School Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Selected Freshman All-America by The Athletic, 247Sports and ESPN. • Is one of three freshmen (four occasions) in program history to have two touchdown receptions in a game, joining Kyle Brady (vs. Cincinnati, 1991) and Deon Butler (vs. Central Michigan & Wisconsin, 2005). • Is the lone returning Nittany Lion from Massachusetts. ➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Season: 2018: Ranks No. 2 among tight ends and tied for No. 10 overall in season receiving touchdowns with eight...Set the mark for most receiving touchdowns by a freshman tight end (8). Game: Is one of three freshmen (four occasions) in program history to have two touchdown receptions in a game, joining Kyle Brady (vs. Cincinnati, 1991) and Deon Butler (vs. Central Mich. & Wisconsin, 2005). ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named to the Sports Illustrated All-Bowl team...Selected Freshman All-America by The Athletic, 247Sports and ESPN...Named honorable-mention All-Big Ten by the coaches and media. Season: Appeared in 13 games, making nine starts...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance...One of 20 Nittany Lions to make their first career start...Has a catch in 12-straight games, dating back to the Pitt (9/8) game...Had 14 catches of 15 or more yards...Registered a first down on 62 percent (16-26) of receptions...Ended the season with the most touchdown receptions (8) by a PSU freshman since Deon Butler (9) in 2005. Rankings: Ranked second among all FBS tight ends and led Big Ten tight ends with eight touchdown receptions...Was fifth in the Big Ten and 50th in the nation in overall receiving touchdowns. Appalachian State (9/1): Made first career appearance. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Hauled in first career reception, a 5-yard catch in the fourth quarter. Kent State (9/15): Made two grabs for 35 yards, including a 23-yard reception. at Illinois (9/21): Caught first career touchdown, a 5-yard reception in the second quarter. Ohio State (9/29): Caught three passes for 44 yards...Hauled in a 2-yard touchdown reception...Made a career-long 27-yard catch. Michigan State (10/13): Hauled in three catches for 32 yards...Made a 25-yard grab in the third quarter. at Indiana (10/20): Caught two passes for 32 yards, including a 23-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. Iowa (10/27): Caught an 18yard touchdown in the first quarter. at Michigan (11/3): Hauled in three catches for a career-high 51 yards, including a 25-yard reception on PSU’s opening drive. Wisconsin (11/10): Made three catches for 34 yards, including a 16-yard reception. at Rutgers (11/17): Grabbed in three catches for 47 yards, including touchdown receptions of 6 and 18 yards...Added a 23-yard catch...Named the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Week. Maryland (11/24): Caught two passes for 27 yards...Made a 5-yard touchdown grab in the fourth quarter...Added a 22-yard catch. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Caught two passes for 38 yards...Pulled in an 18-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter...Added a 20-yard catch in the fourth quarter.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Five-year letterman for head coach Patrick Foley at the Brooks School...Was a team captain as a senior...Helped the Bishops to the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class C Championship as a senior with a 7-2 record...Guided Brooks School to a 7-2 record and Independent School League (ISL) Championship as a junior...Led the Bishops to a 10-2 record en route to a Cape Ann League title and North Finals runner-up finish as a freshman...Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Massachusetts Football Team as a senior...Named all-state in 2016 as a linebacker...Earned AllNew England Class B as a junior and senior...Chosen as NEPSAC Class C Player of the Year and ISL coMVP...Selected All-New England and All-ISL three times each...Named to Boston Globe’s All-Scholastics team as a senior...Was on the Boston Herald Super 25 team as a junior...Named to the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association All-State Super 26 Team as a linebacker in 2016...Collected four Eagle Tribune All-Star honors in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017...Was a three-time Boston Herald AllStar (2015, 2016, 2017)...Named team MVP as a senior...Had 26 receptions for 613 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior...Registered 20 rushes for 202 yards and five scores, while also recording three defensive touchdowns...Had 27 receptions for 527 yards and six touchdowns as a junior...Posted nine receptions for 189 yards and three scores as a sophomore...Tabbed a four-star recruit by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 2 player in Massachusetts, No. 13 tight end and No. 323 overall prospect by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 289 overall prospect, No. 8 tight end, No. 1 in Massachusetts and No. 31 in the region by ESPN...Ranked the No. 148 overall prospect in the country, No. 6 tight end and No. 1 player in Massachusetts by Rivals...Was a four-time letterman in basketball as a forward...Selected as the Daily News’ Boys Basketball Player of the Year in 2015...Named to the Eagle Tribune Super Team in 2015...Averaged a double-double as a sophomore. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Patrick John Freiermuth...Son of Dianne and John Freiermuth...Has one brother, Tim, and one sister, Megan...Father, John, played basketball at St. Anselm...Brother, Tim, was an offensive lineman on the Springfield College football team...Hobbies include writing and hanging out with friends and family...Worked with the Special Olympics basketball foundation...Would like to major in criminal justice...Aspiring to become a college football coach or work in law enforcement...Born October 25, 1998 in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

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➤ FREIERMUTH'S CAREER HIGHS Receptions.................................................................................3; Five Times: Last at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Receiving Yards................................................................................................... 51; Michigan, 11/3/18 Receiving Touchdowns.....................................................................................2; at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Long Reception.........................................................................................27 yards; Ohio State, 9/29/18

Sophomore tight end/h-back Pat Freiermuth

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Offensive Line | 6-6 | 313 Senior/Junior Cranford, N.J./Cranford Major: Economics • Earned the 2019 Frank Patrick Memorial "Total Commitment" Award, which is given to squad members in their third spring 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 2019 with a degree in economics. • One of eight returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games...Made 11 starts with seven at right tackle and four at left tackle. Appalachian State (9/1): Saw time on offense and special teams...Helped the Nittany Lion offense to 434 yards, including 204 on the ground...Cleared the way for five rushing touchdowns, including two each by Trace McSorley and Miles Sanders. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Part of an offensive line that aided the Nittany Lions to 390 total yards, including 211 yards on the ground with three rushing touchdowns...Helped Miles Sanders collect his first career 100-yard game. Kent State (9/15): Led the way as the Nittany Lions totaled 643 yards, PSU’s most in a game since 1995...Aided the Nittany Lions to six rushing touchdowns and three through the air...Helped Trace McSorley to find the end zone five total times with three rushing scores and two passing touchdowns. at Illinois (9/21): Paved the way as the Nittany Lions gained 591 yards...Assisted in the offense gaining 387 on the ground, PSU’s third-highest total in a Big Ten game in program history...Helped Miles Sanders to become the sixth Nittany Lion to rush for 200 yards and three touchdowns in a game...Helped McSorley record his ninth game with three or more touchdown passes. Ohio State (9/29): Helped the Nittany Lions to 492 total yards...Led the way as Trace McSorley set a program record with 461 yards of total offense (175 rushing, 317 passing)...Paved the way for McSorley to rush for a career-high 175 yards and KJ Hamler to earn his first 100-yard receiving game. Michigan State (10/13): Helped the Penn State offense to 397 total yards, including 205 on the ground against the nation’s No. 1 rush defense...Blocked for Miles Sanders’ third 100-yard game of the season...Aided Trace McSorley to post his 34th-straight game with a passing touchdown. at Indiana (10/20): Guided the Nittany Lions to post 417 total yards, including 243 through the air...Led the way as Trace McSorley recorded his second career 100-yard rushing game with two rushing touchdowns...Paved the way for Miles Sanders’ 126 all-purpose yards, including 72 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Iowa (10/27): Led the way as Penn State gained 312 total yards...Helped Trace McSorley to post his 20th career game with a passing and a rushing touchdown, including a 51-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. at Michigan (11/3): Helped Tommy Stevens rush for an 8-yard touchdown...Blocked for Trace McSorley as he reached the 9,000 career passing yards mark. Wisconsin (11/10): Helped the Nittany Lions to compile 343 total yards, including 183 on the ground...Paved the way for Miles Sanders’ fourth 100-yard game of the season with 159 yards and a touchdown. at Rutgers (11/17): Led the way as the Nittany Lions tallied 322 total yards, including 183 through the air...Protected Trace McSorley, who completed 17 passes, including two touchdown throws to Pat Freiermuth...Helped McSorley to earn his program-record 30th win as starting quarterback. Maryland (11/24): Led the way as the Nittany Lions compiled 565 total yards, its third 500-yard performance of the season...Helped PSU to rush for 310 yards and four touchdowns, including two each by Trace McSorley and Ricky Slade...Paved the way for Miles Sanders’ 128 rushing yards. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Helped the Nittany Lions to gain 410 total yards, including 246 passing...Led the way for Penn State to earn 22 first downs, its ninth most in a bowl game...Protected Trace McSorley, who threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another, in his final collegiate game.

➤ 2017 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Freshman Team by BTN.com...Earned a spot on the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following his performance vs. Nebraska (11/18). Season: Appeared in all 13 games with nine starts...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2) on special teams...Made his first career start vs. Georgia State (9/16)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear. Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Appeared on both special teams and offense. Georgia State (9/16): Made his first career start at left guard...Guided the offense to 526 yards of total offense, including Trace McSorley’s sixth-career 300-yard passing game (309 yards) and his school-record fourth game with four-or-more touchdown passes...Helped Penn State score eight offensive touchdowns, coming from eight different Penn Staters...Saw Penn State eclipse the 30-point mark for the 10thstraight game, just the fifth streak of 10 or more games in Big Ten history. at Iowa (9/23): Helped Penn State to 579 yards of total offense on a school-record-tying 99 offensive plays...Paved the way for Saquon Barkley’s career-high 211 rushing yards and 94 receiving yards, which helped Barkley to a school-record 358 all-purpose yards...Blocked for McSorley’s 284-yard passing effort. Indiana (9/30): Helped protect McSorley for his seventh career 300-yard passing game...Allowed the passing game time to find DaeSean Hamilton on nine occasions, which led to Hamilton breaking Penn State’s career receptions record. Michigan (10/21): Helped Penn State pile up 506 yards of total offense, the most allowed by Michigan since 2015 vs. Indiana (527 yards)...The 303 yards gained in the first half by Penn State were the most allowed by a Jim Harbaugh-coached Michigan team in any half...Instrumental in the Nittany Lions’ five rushing touchdowns and one receiving score...Protected McSorley on a 282-yard passing night with one scoring strike...McSorley also ran for 76 yards and three scores. at Ohio State (10/28): Part of an offensive line that helped produce 283 yards...Protected McSorley, who threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 49 yards and a score...Helped the offense score 38 points, the most allowed by Ohio State since giving up 41 tallies to Michigan in 2013. at Michigan State (11/4): Helped the offense post 466 yards of total offense, including 401 yards passing...Protected McSorley to the tune of 381 yards passing and three touchdowns...Helped Penn State sustain a 12-play, 95-yard scoring drive – its longest in terms of yards and tied for the longest in terms of plays in 2017. Rutgers (11/11): Protected McSorley to the tune of 16-of-21 passing for 214 yards and two touchdowns...Blocked for a pair of Barkley rushing scores and one McSorley touchdown scamper. Nebraska (11/18): Helped the offense pile up 609 yards of total offense, its most since 1995 vs. Rutgers (661) and the third-most in a Big Ten game...Paved the way for 32 first downs, the fourth-most in Penn State’s Big Ten history and most since gaining 35 first downs vs. Minnesota in 2005...Protected McSorley in his ninth-career 300-yard passing game, throwing for 325 yards and three touchdowns...Opened lanes for Barkley’s 158-yard, three-touchdown contest. at Maryland (11/25): Paved the way for a Penn State Big Tenrecord 66 points, besting the 63 points scored against Ohio State (1994) and Illinois (2005)...Blocked for McSorley’s 21st career 200-yard passing game, as McSorley threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns... Helped three players rush for touchdowns, including three from Tommy Stevens, two by Barkley and one for McSorley...Cleared the way for Stevens’ first career 100-yard rushing game, with 113 yards on the ground. vs. Washington (12/30): Helped the offense to a Penn State bowl-record 545 yards of total offense, which were the most surrendered by Washington since 2014 vs. Oregon (554)...Cleared the way for Barkley’s 137 rushing yards and two scores on the ground...Protected McSorley to the tune of 32-of41 passing for 342 yards and two touchdowns...Helped McSorley go a perfect 12-for-12 for 193 yards on third down, which included 11 first downs and two touchdowns. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time 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, No. 7 in the East and No. 2 in New Jersey by Scout...Was a four-time letterman for the track & field team in the shot put and discus and a one-year letterman in basketball...Earned Academic honor roll all four years. ➤ PERSONAL 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...Majoring in economics... Born April 4, 1998 in Staten Island, New York.

Junior offensive lineman Will Fries

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Wide Receiver | 6-2 | 220 Sophomore/Freshman Fort Washington, Md./Oxon Hill Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Caught a pass from Sean Clifford for a 95-yard touchdown against Kent State (9/15/18) for the longest pass play and play from scrimmage in program history. • Rated with the second-highest strength index (660) among wide receivers, while leading the wideouts and finishing tied for second on the team in pro agility (4.03) during 2019 winter workouts. • One of nine returning Nittany Lions from Maryland.

GEORGE'S OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

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- - - 2-112 56.0 1 95

➤ GEORGE'S CAREER HIGHS Receptions......................................................................................... 1; Twice: Last Maryland, 11/24/18 Receiving Yards..................................................................................................95; Kent State, 9/15/18 Receiving Touchdowns.......................................................................................1; Kent State, 9/15/18 Long Reception.........................................................................................95 yards; Kent State, 9/15/18

➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS

BLAKE GILLIKIN

Game: Caught a pass from Sean Clifford for a 95-yard touchdown against Kent State (9/15/18) for the longest pass play and play from scrimmage in program history...Was the longest pass in program history, breaking the previous record of 92 yards from Bill Hess to Bob Higgins in 1919...Broke the longest play from scrimmage record, which was four different 92-yard efforts - a pass from Bill Hess to Bob Higgins in 1919 and rushes by Blair Thomas in 1986, Bill Belton in 2014 and Saquon Barkley in 2017.

Punter/Kicker | 6-2 | 196 Senior/Senior Smyrna, Ga./The Westminster Schools Major: Kinesiology

➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in three games...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance...Tied for the longest reception in the FBS...One of seven FBS players with a 90-yard catch on the year. Kent State (9/15): Made collegiate debut...Had a school-record 95-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. Michigan State (10/13): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week. at Indiana (10/20): Saw playing time on offense. Iowa (10/27): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week. Maryland (11/24): Made a 17-yard grab. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Craig Jefferies at Oxon Hill High School...Three-time team captain... Helped the Clippers to an 11-1 record and the Prince George’s County Championship as a junior...Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Maryland Football Team as a senior...Named consensus allstate by the Maryland High School Football Foundation in 2016...Garnered Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Small School All-State (Class 4A/3A) first-team accolades as a junior and senior...Was a MPSSAA Small School All-State (Class 4A/3A) honorable-mention selection as a sophomore...Claimed Washington Post All-Met first-team accolades as a junior and a senior...Earned all-conference honors in his sophomore, junior and senior seasons...Participated in the Crab Bowl... Was a three-time team MVP...Had 113 receptions for 1,876 yards and 27 touchdowns in his Clipper career...Grabbed 61 passes for 897 yards and 11 scores as a senior...Had a punt return, kickoff return and interception return for a touchdown in 2017...Caught 29 passes for 498 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior...Had 23 receptions for 472 yards and six scores as a sophomore...Rated a four-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 229 overall prospect, No. 36 wide receiver and No. 8 prospect in the state of Maryland by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 296 overall recruit, No. 49 wide receiver, No. 8 player in Maryland and No. 32 prospect in the region by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 238 overall recruit, No. 41 wide receiver and No. 6 prospect in Maryland by Rivals...Lettered in track & field three times...Won back-to-back Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) 3A State Championships in the 300-meter hurdles in 2017 and 2018 after a second-place finish in 2016...Finished second in the state in the 110-meter hurdles as a junior...Helped the Clippers win the 4x100 relay at the 2016 and 2017 MPSSAA State Outdoor Championships and the 4x200 relay at the 2016 and 2017 MPSSA State Indoor Championships...Was a seven-time All-American...Named to the academic honor roll in 2015 and 2016. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Daniel Isaac George...Son of Arlene George and Robert Green...Has one brother, David George, and one sister, Sarah George...Brother, David, played football at Shepherd University...Hobbies include listening to music, riding bikes and racing cars...Volunteered at food drives at the National Church of God and was a peer mediator at Oxon Hill...Would like to major in civil engineering...Born September 18, 1999 in Washington D.C.

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• Ranks No. 1 in Penn State history in career punting average (43.32 ypp) and broke the program's single-season punting average record (43.95 ypp) in 2018. • Earned the 2019 Frank Patrick Memorial "Total Commitment" Award, which is given to squad members in their third spring who consistently follow through with their responsibilities in all facets of the football program and do so in exemplary manner. • Was presented with the President's Freshman Award, given annually to undergraduate degree candidates who have earned a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average based on at least 12 graded Penn State credits completed in their first semester of admission, in May 2017. • Claimed The Evan Pugh Scholar Award, given to those juniors and seniors who are in the upper 0.5 percent of their respective classes, in May 2018. • Interned at Drayer Physical Therapy in State College in the spring and summer of 2019 and also performed a job shadow at Penn State Heath in State College in the summer of 2019. • Collected CoSIDA Academic All-American first-team accolades in 2018, becoming the first punter in program history to do so. • Owns a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA following the 2019 spring semester. • Twin brother, Tyler, is a long snapper at Northwestern University. • On pace to graduate in December 2019 with a degree in kinesiology. • Joins DJ Brown as only Nittany Lion returnees from Georgia. ➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Career: Ranks No. 1 on Penn State’s career punting average charts (43.32 ypp), passing Jeremy Boone's 43.13 career average from 2007-09...Has 37 career punts downed inside the opponent’s 10-yard line (7 in 2016, 18 in 2017, 12 in 2018)...Is the only player in program history with six punts of 65 or more yards...Is the only player in Penn State history with three punts of 70 or more yards in a season or career. Season: 2018: Set a program record with a 43.95 punting average, breaking the previous standard of 43.55 set by Ralph Giacomarro in 1981...Boomed three punts of 70 or more yards to set the school standard. 2017: Ranks No. 5 in program history with a 43.2 punting average. 2016: 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. 9 on Penn State’s single-season punting average chart with a 42.8 average. 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 (1/2/17)...Hit a career-long punt of 74 yards against Michigan (11/3/18), which is tied with Anthony Fera (2010 vs. Iowa) for the fourth-longest punt in program history...Hit a 70-yard punt at Rutgers (11/17/18), the ninth-longest in program history...Ranked tied for 11th in program history with a 48.7 punt average at Rutgers (11/17/18)...Averaged 51.2 yards per punt in the Citrus Bowl against Kentucky (1/1/19), Penn State’s fifth-highest game punting average...Hit a 71-yard punt against Kentucky (1/1/19), which is tied for the seventh-longest punt in program history with Joe Colone at Syracuse in 1946 and John Bruno Jr. vs. Boston College in 1985. Bowl: Averaged 51.2 yards per punt in the Citrus Bowl vs. Kentucky (1/1/19), which ranks second in Penn State bowl history behind Jeremy Boone’s 51.4 average in the 2007 Alamo Bowl...Hit a 71-yard punt in the Citrus Bowl, the longest punt in the program’s bowl history, breaking the record of 68 yards by Bob Campbell in the 1967 Gator Bowl.

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➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Awards: Earned AP-All Bowl Team honors...Named to the Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I first team...Is the 34th player (44th selection), and first punter, in program history to be a first-team Academic All-American...Selected Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-District...Selected Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Posted a 4.0 GPA in both semesters...Earned the Captain’s Award and the Highest Academic Achievement at the team’s awards banquet...Was among the candidates on the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award, given to the nation’s top punter.

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 and 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: Appeared in 13 games.

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.

Rankings: Owned the No. 2 punt average (44.0) in the Big Ten and ranked No. 22 in the country. Appalachian State (9/1): Hit five punts for 215 yards, averaging 43.0 yards per kick...Had three punts fair caught and one downed. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Averaged 42.6 yards per punt on five kicks...Placed four inside the 20, including three inside the 10...Hit two punts of more than 50 yards...Forced one fair catch and three dropped punts...Named the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Kent State (9/15): Averaged 48.5 yards per punt on two kicks, including a 58-yard punt. Ohio State (9/29): Had eight punts for 312 yards, with a long of 53 yards...Landed three punts inside the 20. Michigan State (10/13): Matched a career high with eight punts for 364 yards...Averaged 45.5 yards per punt with a long of 52 yards. at Indiana (10/20): Averaged 40.2 yards on six punts, including a long of 53... Landed two punts inside the Indiana 10. Iowa (10/27): Averaged 41.8 yards on five punts, including a long of 54 yards. at Michigan (11/3): Set a career high with 370 punt yards while matching a career high with eight punts...Averaged 46.2 yards per punt with a career-long punt of 74 yards, which is tied with Anthony Fera (2010 vs. Iowa) for the fourth-longest punt in program history...Landed one punt at the Michigan 5...Made one tackle on a punt return. Wisconsin (11/10): Averaged 38.0 yards on three punts with a long of 44 yards...Landed one punt at the Wisconsin 6. at Rutgers (11/17): Had six punts for 292 yards, averaging 48.7 yards per punt, which is tied 11th in PSU history with Jeremy Kapinos (vs. Boston College, 2013)...Hit punts of 67 and 70 yards...The 70-yard punt is tied for the 10th-longest in program history and the 67-yard punt is tied for 20th...Dropped one punt inside the 10 and three inside the 20... Named the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. Maryland (11/24): Averaged 39.7 yards on three punts...Landed one punt inside the 20. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Averaged 51.2 yards on five punts, the fifth-best game punt average in Penn State history and the second-best in PSU bowl history...Hit a 71-yard punt in the first quarter, the longest punt in PSU bowl history and the seventhlongest in any game...Landed two punts inside the 20 and one inside the 10. ➤ 2017 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named honorable-mention All-America punter by GPR Punt Rating...Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from both the coaches and media panels...Selected second-team All-Big Ten by the Associated Press...Garnered third-team All-Big Ten from Phil Steele...Earned CoSIDA Academic AllDistrict...Named to the Ray Guy Award preseason watch list...Earned the John Bruno Memorial Award, awarded to the outstanding member of the special teams by the coaches, and the Highest Academic Average Award at the annual team banquet...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Selected as a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Posted a 4.0 GPA in both semesters...Claimed The Evan Pugh Scholar Award, given to those juniors and seniors who are in the upper 0.5 percent of their respective classes, in May 2018. Season: Started all 13 games at punter. Rankings: Finished No. 35 in the FBS and No. 3 in the B1G in punting average (43.2)...Ranked No. 4 in coffin wedge average (89.84) according to GPR Punt Rating. Akron (9/2): Punted twice in the fourth quarter for an average of 50.0 yards per punt. Pittsburgh (9/9): Hit six punts for an average of 43.2 yards...Pinned Pittsburgh inside its own 20-yard line on four occasions, a career high...A career-high three punts finished inside the Panthers’ 10-yard line. Georgia State (9/16): Booted three punts for a 45.3-yard average and landed two punts inside the GSU 20.. Placed one punt at the Panthers’ 10-yard line...Named Co-Special Teams Player of the Week by the coaching staff, along with Tyler Davis. at Iowa (9/23): Hit four punts for an average of 39.8 yards... Placed a career-high-tying three punts inside the Iowa 10-yard line...Garnered the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week award. Indiana (9/30): Hit six punts for an average of 46.5 yards per punt...Placed four punts inside the Indiana 20-yard line, including two inside the IU 10-yard line...Hit a pair of 50-plus yard punts in the game. at Northwestern (10/7): Averaged 43.0 yards per punt on five boots...Placed a career-high-tying three punts inside the NU 10-yard line...Had one touchback and two punts fair caught...Named the coaching staff’s Special Team’s Player of the Week. Michigan (10/21): Hit two punts for an average of 49.5 yards...Had a long punt of 56 yards...Named Co-Special Teams Player of the Week by the coaching staff, along with Tyler Davis. at Ohio State (10/28): Averaged 42.6 yards per punt on five punts...Hit a 57-yarder in the fourth quarter. at Michigan State (11/4): Hit four punts for a 39.0 average...Had two punts land inside the MSU 20-yard line, including one inside the 10. Rutgers (11/11): Averaged 40.6 yards on six punts...Had three of his punts downed inside the Rutgers 10... Named Co-Special Teams Player of the Week by the coaching staff, along with Lamont Wade. Nebraska (11/18): Hit four punts for a 39.5-yard average...Placed two punts inside the Nebraska 10. at Maryland (11/25): Booted four punts for a 45.2-yard average...Had one punt downed inside the Maryland 20-yard line. vs. Washington (12/30): Punted twice for an average of 43.0 yards...Neither punt was returned by Washington’s Dante Pettis, who's the NCAA’s career punt return touchdown record holder...Had one punt downed inside the Husky 10.

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Rankings: No. 30 in the NCAA and No. 3 in the Big Ten in punting average (42.8 ypp). 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 Pittsburgh (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 Pittsburgh 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 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 14yard 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 seventh-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. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Gerry Romberg at Westminster Schools...Helped Westminster 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 first-team 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 four-star 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 letterman in soccer and a two-time letterman in 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.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Blake Thomas Gillikin...Son of Taryn and Walt Gillikin...Has a twin brother, Tyler...Mother, Taryn, was a swimmer at the University of Kansas...Father, Walt, was a swimmer at the University of North Carolina...Brother, Tyler, is a long snapper at Northwestern...Hobbies include skiing and traveling... Majoring in kinesiology...Born January 21, 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia.

GILLIKIN’S PUNTING STATISTICS

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including 183 on the ground...Paved the way for Miles Sanders’ fourth 100-yard game of the season with 159 yards and a touchdown. at Rutgers (11/17): Led the way as the Nittany Lions tallied 322 total yards, including 183 through the air...Protected Trace McSorley, who completed 17 passes, including two touchdown throws to Pat Freiermuth...Helped McSorley to earn his program-record 30th win as starting quarterback. Maryland (11/24): Led the way as the Nittany Lions compiled 565 total yards, its third 500-yard performance of the season...Helped PSU to rush for 310 yards and four touchdowns, including two each by Trace McSorley and Ricky Slade...Paved the way for Miles Sanders’ 128 rushing yards. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Helped the Nittany Lions to gain 410 total yards, including 246 passing...Led the way for Penn State to earn 22 first downs, its ninth most in a bowl game...Protected Trace McSorley, who threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another, in his final collegiate game.

2016

61 2,611 42.8 22 18

13 69 --

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52 2,244 43.2 26 16

14 57

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64 2,813 44.0 20 13

15 74

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42 74

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Awards: Garnered first-team All-Big Ten from Pro Football Focus...Earned a spot on the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week on Sept. 26 following his efforts vs. Iowa (9/23)...Earned Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following his effort vs. Indiana (9/30).

Career

Season: Started all 13 games.

➤ GILLIKIN'S CAREER HIGHS Punt Attempts.......................................................................8; Three Times: Last at Michigan, 11/3/18 Punt Yards..................................................................................................... 370; at Michigan, 11/3/18 Punt Average.................................................................................................51.2; vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 Longest Punt................................................................................................... 74; at Michigan, 11/3/18 Punts Inside the 20...............................................................4; Three Times: Last at Pittsburgh, 9/8/18 Punts Inside the 10................................................................. 3; Five Times: Last at Pittsburgh, 9/8/18 Career 60+ yard punts........................................................................7; Last vs. Kentucky (71), 1/1/19 Career 70+ yard punts........................................................................3; Last vs. Kentucky (71), 1/1/19 Career Punts Inside the 10.................................................................37; Last vs. Kentucky (1), 1/1/19 NOTE: Has one career rush for -10 yards (at Indiana, 2018)...Has two career tackles (vs. USC, 2016 and at Michigan, 2018).

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Offensive Line | 6-4 | 341 Graduate/Senior Union City, N.J./Union City Major: Rehabilitation and Human Services • Has 29 career starts, which is the most among returning Nittany Lions. • Served as the co-president for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes for the 2018-19 school year. • Rated with the highest strength index (697) and power clean (350; third on team) among offensive linemen and led the team in bench press (465) and squat (625) during 2019 winter workouts. • Graduated in December 2018 with a degree in history. • Is one of eight returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ➤ 2018 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media. Season: Made 13 starts at left guard. Appalachian State (9/1): Helped the Nittany Lion offense to 434 yards, including 204 on the ground... Cleared the way for five rushing touchdowns. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Part of an offensive line that aided the Nittany Lions to 390 total yards, including 211 yards on the ground with three rushing touchdowns. Kent State (9/15): Led the way as the Nittany Lions totaled 643 yards, PSU’s most in a game since 1995...Aided the Nittany Lions to six rushing touchdowns and three through the air...Helped Trace McSorley to find the end zone five total times with three rushing scores and two passing touchdowns. at Illinois (9/21): Paved the way as the Nittany Lions gained 591 yards...Assisted in the offense gaining 387 on the ground, PSU’s third-highest total in a Big Ten game in program history...Helped Miles Sanders to become the sixth Nittany Lion to rush for 200 yards and three touchdowns in a game. Ohio State (9/29): Helped the Nittany Lions to 492 total yards...Led the way as Trace McSorley set a program record with 461 yards of total offense (175 rushing, 317 passing)...Paved the way for McSorley to rush for a career-high 175 rushing yards. Michigan State (10/13): Helped the Penn State offense to 397 total yards, including 205 on the ground against the nation’s No. 1 rush defense...Aided Trace McSorley to post his 34th-straight game with a passing touchdown. at Indiana (10/20): Guided the Nittany Lions to post 417 total yards, including 243 through the air...Led the way as Trace McSorley recorded his second career 100-yard rushing game with two rushing touchdowns. Iowa (10/27): Led the way as Penn State gained 312 total yards...Helped Trace McSorley to post his 20th career game with a passing and a rushing touchdown, including a 51-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. at Michigan (11/3): Helped Tommy Stevens rush for an 8-yard touchdown...Blocked for Trace McSorley as he reached the 9,000 career passing yards mark. Wisconsin (11/10): Helped the Nittany Lions to compile 343 total yards,

Akron (9/2): Helped pave the way for 569 total yards...Cleared the way for Saquon Barkley’s 174 rushing yards for his 11th career 100-yard rushing game...Didn’t allow a sack or quarterback hurry...Part of the offensive line unit that was named the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Week. Pittsburgh (9/9): Part of an offensive line that allowed just one sack...Blocked for 148 total rushing yards – including 88 from Barkley – and protected McSorley to the tune of three touchdowns and 164 yards passing. Georgia State (9/16): Guided the offense to 526 yards of total offense, including McSorley’s sixth career 300-yard passing game (309 yards) and his school-record fourth game with four-or-more touchdown passes...Helped Penn State score eight offensive touchdowns, coming from eight different Penn Staters...Saw Penn State eclipse the 30-point mark for the 10th-straight game, just the fifth streak of 10 or more games in Big Ten history. at Iowa (9/23): Helped Penn State to 579 yards of total offense on a school-record-tying 99 offensive plays...Paved the way for Barkley’s career-high 211 rushing yards and 94 receiving yards, which helped Barkley to a school-record 358 all-purpose yards. Indiana (9/30): Helped protect McSorley for his seventh career 300-yard passing game...Allowed the passing game time to find DaeSean Hamilton on nine occasions, which led to Hamilton breaking Penn State’s career receptions record. at Northwestern (10/7): Protected quarterback McSorley to the tune of 245 yards passing and cleared the way for Barkley’s two touchdowns and game-high 75 rushing yards...Aided the team in piling up 381 yards of total offense to earn bowl eligibility. Michigan (10/21): Helped Penn State pile up 506 yards of total offense, the most allowed by Michigan since 2015 vs. Indiana (527 yards)...The 303 yards gained in the first half by Penn State were the most allowed by a Jim Harbaughcoached Michigan team in any half...Instrumental in the Nittany Lions’ five rushing touchdowns and one receiving score. at Ohio State (10/28): Part of an offensive line that helped produce 283 yards... Protected McSorley, who threw for 192 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 49 yards and a score... Helped the offense score 38 points, the most allowed by Ohio State since giving up 41 tallies to Michigan in 2013. at Michigan State (11/4): Helped the offense post 466 yards of total offense, including 401 yards passing...Protected McSorley to the tune of 381 yards passing and three touchdowns...Helped Penn State sustain a 12-play, 95-yard scoring drive – its longest in terms of yards and tied for the longest in terms of plays in 2017. Rutgers (11/11): Protected McSorley to the tune of 16-of-21 passing for 214 yards and two touchdowns...Blocked for a pair of Barkley rushing scores and one McSorley touchdown scamper. Nebraska (11/18): Helped the offense pile up 609 yards of total offense, its most since 1995 vs. Rutgers (661) and the third-most in a Big Ten game...Paved the way for 32 first downs, the fourth-most in Penn State’s Big Ten history and most since 2005...Protected McSorley in his ninth-career 300-yard passing game, throwing for 325 yards and three touchdowns...Opened lanes for Barkley’s 158-yard, three-touchdown contest. at Maryland (11/25): Paved the way for a Penn State Big Tenrecord 66 points, besting the 63 points scored against Ohio State (1994) and Illinois (2005)...Blocked for McSorley’s 21st career 200-yard passing game, as McSorley threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns... Helped three players rush for touchdowns, including three from Tommy Stevens, two by Barkley and one for McSorley...Cleared the way for Stevens’ first career 100-yard rushing game, with 113 yards on the ground. vs. Washington (12/30): Helped the offense to a Penn State bowl-record 545 yards of total offense, which were the most surrendered by Washington since 2014 vs. Oregon (554)...Cleared the way for Barkley’s 137 rushing yards and two scores on the ground...Protected McSorley to the tune of 32-of41 passing for 342 yards and two touchdowns...Helped McSorley go a perfect 12-for-12 for 193 yards on third down, which included 11 first downs and two touchdowns.

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➤ PERSONAL

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).

Full name is Trent Christopher Lavalius Gordon...Son of Tanya and Lavalius Gordon Jr....Has one brother, Grant, and two sisters, Alexa and Bria...Father, Lavalius Jr., played football and basketball at North Texas...Grandfather, Lavalius Sr., was the first African-American player in Oklahoma State basketball history...Hobbies include watching throwback movies...Would like to play professional football or become an anesthesiologist...Born April 28, 2000 in Missouri City, Texas.

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. Michigan State (11/26): Instrumental in Penn State gaining 463 yards of total offense...Helped McSorley gain 389 yards of total offense, including 376 passing yards and four touchdowns. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Helped Penn State score 38 points, the most scored by a Wisconsin opponent since 2014 (Ohio State; 59)...Protected quarterback McSorley, who threw for 384 yards, which ranks No. 4 in Penn State history and broke the Big Ten Championship Game passing record...Gave McSorley time to connect on a Big Ten Championship Game-record four passing touchdowns. 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 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 rank fifth in the school’s bowl history and the most since the 1996 Outback Bowl (487). ➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time 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. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Steven Jorge Gonzalez...Son of Jorge Gonzalez and Marlene Monzon...Has two brothers, Jorge and Jorge Luis, and three sisters, Karissa Prieto, Diana Gonzalez and Jennifer Gonzalez...Graduated with a degree in history in December 2018 and is working on a second degree in rehabilitation and human services...Born May 11, 1997 in Union City, New Jersey.

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Cornerback | 5-11 | 188 Sophomore/Freshman Spring, Texas/Manvel Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Rated with the second-highest strength index (634) among cornerbacks during 2019 winter workouts. • Grandfather, Lavalius Sr., was the first African-American player in Oklahoma State basketball history. • One of two returning Nittany Lions from Texas (Cade Pollard). ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in four games...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance. Kent State (9/15): Made collegiate debut...Earned time on defense and special teams...Assisted on one tackle. at Rutgers (11/17): Saw playing time on special teams. Maryland (11/24): Saw action on defense and special teams. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Earned playing time on defense and special teams. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterman for head coach Kirk Martin at Manvel High School...Two-time team captain...Guided the Mavericks to a 14-1 record in 2017 with the lone loss coming in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) 5A State Championship Game...Helped the Mavericks to a 13-1 record on the way to district and regional championships as a junior...Named second-team all-district as a junior...Accounted for 81 total tackles, including 60 solo, 10 pass breakups, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble as a junior...Had 29 tackles and one pass deflected as a sophomore at Conroe Oak Ridge High School...Tabbed a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals...Earned three stars from 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 56 cornerback and No. 80 player in Texas by 247Sports...Ranked as No. 36 cornerback, No. 50 recruit in Texas and No. 63 prospect in the region by ESPN...Rated the No. 29 safety and No. 45 player in Texas by Rivals...Lettered in track twice.

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YETUR GROSS-MATOS

Redshirt season.

TRENT GORDON

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Defensive End | 6-5 | 264 Junior/Junior Spotsylvania, Va./Chancellor Major: Criminology • Became the 11th Nittany Lion to record 20 tackles for loss in a season (12th time) en route to firstteam All-Big Ten honors in 2018. • Led the defensive ends in the broad jump (10'6") during 2019 winter workouts. • Is a member of the Athletic Director's Leadership Institute (ADLI). • Won the 2019 Jim O'Hora Award, which is presented to a defensive player for “exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement” during spring practice. • Is one of five returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Season: 2018: Became the 11th Nittany Lion to record 20 tackles for loss in a season (12th time)...Tied with Bruce Clark (1978), Todd Atkins (1994), LaVar Arrington (1999) and Aaron Maybin (2008) for No. 8 on Penn State’s season tackles for loss list. ➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Voted first-team All-Big Ten by the media...Selected third-team All-Big Ten by the coaches... Earned the team’s Reid-Robinson Award, as an outstanding defensive lineman, at the team’s awards banquet...Named to the Hendricks Award (Top Defensive End) Watch List...Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following the Iowa (10/27) game. Season: Made 13 starts...One of 20 players to make their first career start...Had at least a half-sack in five-straight games from Michigan State (10/13) until Wisconsin (11/10)...Had at least a full tackle for loss in eight-straight games, from Ohio State (9/29) through Maryland (11/24). Rankings: Ranked No. 2 in the Big Ten and ranked No. 12 in the nation with 1.5 tackles for loss per game...Finished No. 8 in the Big Ten and No. 47 in FBS with 0.62 sacks per game. Appalachian State (9/1): Earned first career start and had three tackles...Registered half a tackle for loss and a QB hurry. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Posted three tackles...Added a half-sack and a QB hurry. Kent State (9/15): Had 2.0 tackles for loss, including a sack...Added a QB hurry. at Illinois (9/21): Assisted on a tackle. Ohio State (9/29): Recorded four tackles, including three solo...Added a tackle for loss and a QB hurry. Michigan State (10/13): Collected four tackles...Had 2.5 tackles for loss, including a halfsack...Forced a fumble for the first time in career...Added a QB hurry. at Indiana (10/20): Registered a career-high 10 tackles, the most tackles by a Penn State a Penn State defensive lineman since Austin Johnson had 10 tackles against Northwestern in 2015...The 10 tackles are the most by a PSU defensive end since Carl Nassib had 10 at Temple in 2015...Had a career-best two sacks. Iowa (10/27): Posted nine tackles, including seven solo...Set a career high with four tackles for loss and tied a career high with two sacks...Named the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. at Michigan (11/3): Collected four tackles...Recorded a solo sack. Wisconsin (11/10): Recorded five tackles, all solo...Made two tackles for loss, including a strip-sack...Forced a fumble and recovered a fumble. at Rutgers (11/17): Registered five tackles, including two solo...Had a tackle for loss...Named the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. Maryland (11/24): Collected four tackles...Made 3.5 tackles for loss...Earned the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week award.


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KJ HAMLER

Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Freshman Team by BTN.com. Season: Appeared in all 13 games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear. Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Logged two stops...Added one quarterback hurry in the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh (9/9): Had a solo stop in the fourth quarter. Georgia State (9/16): Made backto-back big plays early in the fourth quarter...Combined with Antonio Shelton on a tackle for loss, before recovering a fumble that was forced by Daniel Joseph on third down...It was his first career fumble recovery and capped a five-turnover game for the Penn State defense...Helped Penn State force five turnovers (three interceptions, two fumble recoveries), the first time since forcing five turnovers at Indiana (five fumble recoveries) in 2016. Indiana (9/30): Notched a season-high three tackles. at Northwestern (10/7): Had one quarterback hurry. Michigan (10/21): Made two tackles...Part of a defensive line that earned the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. at Michigan State (11/4): Recorded three tackles...Logged his first career sack, a combined takedown of Brian Lewerke with Tyrell Chavis in the second quarter. Rutgers (11/11): Made three tackles. Nebraska (11/18): Had one tackle. vs. Washington (12/30): Took down Jake Browning for a quarterback sack in the fourth quarter for his lone stop of the game. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time 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 Scout300 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...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...Majoring in criminology...Has career ambitions to serve underprivileged youth in some capacity...Born February 26, 1998 in New Jersey.

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- 8.0-58 20.0-88

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- 9.5-65 22.0-96

➤ GROSS-MATOS' CAREER HIGHS Tackles...............................................................................................................10; at Indiana, 10/20/18 Sacks........................................................................................................2.0; Twice: Last Iowa, 10/27/18 Tackles for Loss....................................................................................................... 4.0; Iowa, 10/27/18 Forced Fumbles.................................................................................1; Twice: Last Wisconsin, 11/10/18 Fumble Recoveries.......................................................................... 1; Twice: Last Wisconsin, 11/10/18

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Wide Receiver | 5-9 | 176 Junior/Sophomore Pontiac, Mich./IMG Academy (Fla.) Major: Journalism • Was a two-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football and track & field. • Posted the top mark among wide receivers in the 40-yard dash (4.27; second on team) in 2019 winter workouts. • Joins Donovan Johnson as the only two returning Nittany Lions from Michigan. • One of 13 returnees from the Midwest. ➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Career: Ranks No. 7 on the career kickoff return list with a 26.2 average. Season: 2018: Broke the Penn State freshman record for all-purpose yards with 1,417 yards, topping the previous mark of 1,237 set by Saquon Barkley in 2015...Sits No. 18 on the program’s season allpurpose yardage list with 1,417 yards...Totaled 523 kickoff return yards to rank No. 6 in Penn State history...Ranks No. 18 on program’s season kickoff return average list with a 26.2 mark. Game: Pulled in a 93-yard touchdown pass from Trace McSorley against Ohio State (9/29/18) for the second-longest in program history. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named Freshman All-America by the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) as a kick returner...Selected Freshman All-America by The Athletic as a returner/all-purpose player...Was an honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection as both a receiver and kick returner by the coaches and media...Selected as a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award for major college football’s Most Versatile Player...Named to Paul Hornung Award honor roll (9/10) following the Pittsburgh game...Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (10/1) after the Ohio State game...Selected to the Paul Hornung Award honor roll (10/1) after the Ohio State game...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week (10/1) following the Ohio State game. Season: Made 13 starts...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance...One of 20 players to make their first career start...Had a reception in all 13 games...Had six games with four or more catches and 10 multi-catch games...Had 25 catches of 10 or more yards, 16 catches of 20 or more yards, six catches 30 or more yards and three catches of 40 or more yards...Registered a first down on 71 percent (30-42) of receptions...One of seven FBS players with a 90-yard catch on the season. Rankings: Ranked No. 3 in the Big Ten and No. 18 in the nation with a 26.2 kick return average... Finished No. 4 in the conference and No. 31 in the nation with 619 combined return yards...Was No. 2 in the conference and No. 25 in the country averaging 17.95 yards per catch...Ended the season No. 6 in the Big Ten with 109.0 all-purpose yards per game...Finished No. 8 in the Big Ten in receiving yards (754) and No. 9 in receiving yards per game (58.0). Appalachian State (9/1): Caught three passes for 67 yards, including a 15-yard touchdown to tie the game with 42 seconds left in regulation...Hauled in a 46-yard reception in the fourth quarter... Returned a kickoff 52 yards to spark PSU’s game-tying drive...Became first Penn State freshman to catch a touchdown pass in a season opener since Geno Lewis in 2013 against Syracuse. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Hauled in three receptions for 40 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown...Scored on on first career rush, a 32-yard run...Became the first PSU receiver with a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game since Derrick Williams against Indiana in 2008...Is the first PSU receiver to score on a rush since DeAndre Thompkins against Rutgers in 2015...Had kick returns of 27 and 28 yards for a total of 145 all-purpose yards...Named the coaching staff’s Offensive Player of the Week. Kent State (9/15): Totaled 107 allpurpose yards on three touches...Returned a kickoff 52 yards and a punt 33 yards...Named the coaching staff’s Co-Special Teams Player of the Week. at Illinois (9/21): Hauled in two receptions for 41 yards with a 21-yard TD...Added a 17-yard punt return and a 12-yard kick return. Ohio State (9/29): Earned first career 100-yard receiving game...Caught four passes for 138 yards...Hauled in a 93-yard touchdown catch, the second-longest in program history...Totaled a career-best 195 all-purpose yards, including 47 yards on three kick returns and a 10-yard punt return. Michigan State (10/13): Caught five passes for 66 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown...Returned three kickoffs for 57 yards, including a 24-yard return. at Indiana (10/20): Hauled in four receptions for 27 yards...Returned the opening kickoff 58 yards...Added a 21-yard kick return and a 16-yard punt return. Iowa (10/27): Totaled 188 all-purpose yards...Caught five passes for 96 yards...Had 82 kick return yards, including a career-best 67-yard return in the fourth quarter...Gained 10 yards on three punt returns. at Michigan (11/3): Had a 20-yard catch...Returned two kickoffs for 30 yards. Wisconsin (11/10): Matched a career high with five catches for 35 yards. at Rutgers (11/17): Caught a career-high-tying five passes for 71 yards...Had catches of 20 and 26 yards...Had a 15-yard punt return. Maryland (11/24): Hauled in three catches for 90 yards... Made a 38-yard reception on a lateral from DeAndre Thompkins in the second quarter. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Made a 41-yard reception in the first quarter...Added a 29-yard kick return.

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FRED HANSARD

Redshirt season.

Defensive Tackle | 6-3 | 316 Junior/Sophomore Burlington, N.J./The Hun School Major: Journalism

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Played for head coach Kevin Wright at IMG Academy in Florida in 2016...Two-time letterman at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in Michigan, which is also the alma mater of Nittany Lion great Allen Robinson...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.

• Played for the United States U19 National Team in the inaugural North American Championship. • Is one of eight returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in six games, making one start...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance...One of 20 players to make their first career start...Missed the final seven games due to injury. Appalachian State (9/1): Assisted on one tackle for loss.

➤ PERSONAL

➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Full name is Kahlee Jacoby Hamler...Son of Latonya Gooding and Thomas Hamler...Has one older sister, Michelle Hamler...Hobbies include drawing...Majoring in journalism...Born July 8, 1999 in Pontiac, Michigan.

Redshirt season.

HAMLER'S OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

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2018

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20-523 26.2 - 67 13-96 7.4 - 33

➤ HAMLER'S CAREER HIGHS Receptions................................................................................5; Four Times: Last at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Receiving Yards................................................................................................138; Ohio State, 9/29/18 Receiving Touchdowns.................................................... 1; Five Times: Last Michigan State, 10/13/18 Long Reception.........................................................................................93 yards; Ohio State, 9/29/18 Rushing Attempts..................................................................1; Three Times: Last Wisconsin, 11/11/18 Rushing Yards.................................................................................................. 32; at Pittsburgh, 9/8/18 Rushing Touchdowns....................................................................................... 1; at Pittsburgh, 9/8/18 Longest Rush.......................................................................................... 32 yards; at Pittsburgh, 9/8/18 Kick Returns.......................................................................................3; Twice: Last Ohio State, 9/29/18 Kick Return Yards.................................................................................................... 82; Iowa, 10/27/18 Long Kick Return............................................................................................67 yards; Iowa, 10/27/18 Punt Returns.............................................................................................................. 3; Iowa, 10/27/18 Punt Return Yards.............................................................................................33; Kent State, 9/15/18 Long Punt Return.....................................................................................33 yards; Kent State, 9/15/18 All-Purpose Yards............................................................................................195; Ohio State, 9/29/18

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time 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 (MAPL) 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 United States 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-Mid-Atlantic 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...Majoring in journalism with career aspirations to become a sports broadcaster... Born May 14, 1998 in Staten Island, New York.

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TFL

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- 0.5-1

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1-1 2 - - - -

- 0.5-1

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Safety | 5-11 | 183 Junior/Sophomore Hanover, Pa./South Western Major: Security & Risk Analysis

Defensive Tackle | 6-2 | 272 Sophomore/Freshman Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

• Was a multi-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football, track & field and basketball. • Posted the top mark among safeties in the 40-yard dash (4.25), pro agility (4.03), broad jump (10'9") and triple broad jump (33'1") in 2019 winter workouts. • Led the team in 40-yard dash and was ranked tied for second on the team in pro agility and third in broad jump, during 2019 winter workouts. • Is one of 11 returning Nittany Lions from southeastern Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named the team’s Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Year. Season: Appeared in 10 games...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week. Kent State (9/15): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Defensive and Special Teams Player of the Week. at Illinois (9/21): Made first career appearance...Saw playing time on special teams. Ohio State (9/29): Selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week by the coaching staff. Michigan State (10/13): Assisted on a tackle on a kickoff return. at Rutgers (11/17): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week. Maryland (11/24): Recorded one tackle on punt coverage. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Assisted on a tackle on a kickoff return in the second quarter. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Chris Heilman at South Western High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Garnered three all-conference accolades as a wide receiver, returner and running back in his career...Was a second-team all-city selection as a senior, after first-team honors as a wideout in 2014... Collected three interceptions and seven touchdowns as a senior...Had 1,100 all-purpose yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore...Lettered in track three times as a sprinter and once in basketball...Placed 12th in the 100-meter dash in the state championship meet...Helped the 4x100 team to an eighth-place finish at the PIAA meet. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Andrew Stephen Hartlaub...Son of Stephen Hartlaub...Has one brother, Sammy...Hobbies include working out and hanging out with friends...Majoring in security and risk analysis...Born January 18, 1998 in Hanover, Pennsylvania.

HARTLAUB'S CAREER STATISTICS

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-

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1-2 3 - - - -

-

-

• Continues a long line of collegiate football players in his family. Father, Artrell Jr., played football at the University of Cincinnati and had an 11-year NFL career, grandfather, Artrell Sr., played football at the University of Pittsburgh and for the Pittsburgh Steelers, uncle, Andrew Hawkins, played football at the University of Toledo and for seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns, cousin, Gerry Simon, played football at the University of Maryland and went on to become the all-time Canadian Football League (CFL) receiving leader after a 15-year career and cousin, Jeff Richardson, played football at Michigan State University and then for the New York Jets where he was part of the Super Bowl III Championship team. • Joins quarterback Sean Clifford as Nittany Lions from Cincinnati. • One of six returning Nittany Lions from Ohio. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach John Rodenberg at Moeller High School...Served as team captain in 2017...Helped the Crusaders to a 10-4 record and a Great Catholic League (GCL) title as a freshman... Played for U19 National Team USA in International Bowl IX in January 2018...Earned TriStateFootball. com all-city and all-region honors as a junior and senior...Named to all-district team as a junior... Was a first-team All-GCL South selection...Had 70 tackles with 8.0 sacks and three forced fumbles as a junior...Tallied 60 tackles, 12.0 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles as a sophomore...Had 40 stops and 5.0 sacks as a freshman...Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN and Rivals and a three-star prospect by 247Sports...Ranked No. 46 at defensive tackle and No. 25 prospect in Ohio by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 29 defensive tackle, No. 11 prospect in Ohio and No. 22 in the region by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 22 defensive tackle and No. 13 in Ohio by Rivals...Earned letters in track & field in the shot put and 8-man rugby. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Aeneas James Hawkins...Son of Carrie and Artrell Hawkins Jr....Has four sisters, Makayla Stover, Aria Hawkins, Azarae Hawkins and Atalia Hawkins...Father, Artrell Jr., played football at the University of Cincinnati and had an 11-year NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots...Grandfather, Artrell Sr., played football at the University of Pittsburgh and for the Pittsburgh Steelers...Uncle, Andrew Hawkins, played football at the University of Toledo and for seven seasons with the Cleveland Browns...Cousin, Carlton Haslreig, wrestled at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and also played in the NFL for seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets...Cousin, Gerry Simon, played football at the University of Maryland and went on to become the all-time Canadian Football League (CFL) receiving leader after a 15-year career and was elected to the CFL Hall of Fame... Cousin, Jeff Richardson, played football at Michigan State University and then for the New York Jets where he was part of the Super Bowl III Championship team...Hobbies include playing the piano, boxing and playing chess...Volunteered with Matthew 25 Ministries, Correyville Catholic Partnership and Night for the Fight...Plans to major in communications and would like to become a sports broadcaster...Born May 10, 2000 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

➤ HARTLAUB'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................................................................................... 1; Three times: Last vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19

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MAC HIPPENHAMMER

Kicker | 5-10 | 226 Sophomore/Freshman Hollidaysburg, Pa./Hollidaysburg Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Joined the team as a run-on in the summer of 2018. • One of 10 returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Homer DeLattre at Hollidaysburg Area High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Helped the Golden Tigers to a District 5A title as a senior...Named the Big 33 Game Pennsylvania MVP...Hit a Big 33-record 56-yard field goal, breaking the mark of a 50-yard field goal by Robbie Gould...Chosen first-team all-state as a senior and second team as a junior...Named All-EPA/ WPA All-State Super 25 Class 5A Team in 2017...Garnered Class 5A All WesternPAFootball.net Team firstteam honors in 2016 and 2017...Selected to the Altoona Mirror All-Area team three times, including a first-team berth in 2017...Connected on all 46 extra points and 10-of-12 field goals in 2017...Averaged 40.6 yards per punt as a senior...Was 34-for-36 on extra points and 3-for-5 on field goals as a junior... Made 21-of-22 extra point attempts and 7-of-10 field goal attempts in 2015...Set the Hollidaysburg Area record for kicking points in a season (77), extra point percentage (100%) and field goals made (10)...Ranked as a five-star recruit and No. 19 kicker by Kohl’s Kicking and Punting...Lettered twice in track & field.

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Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 182 Junior/Sophomore Fort Wayne, Ind./R. Nelson Snider Major: Criminology • Is a two-sport athlete at Penn State, playing outfield for the Penn State baseball team, in addition to playing wide receiver for the football team. • Finished second on the baseball team with a .272 average in 2019. • Is the only Nittany Lion returnee from the state of Indiana. • One of 13 returnees from the Midwest. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Season: Appeared in 12 games with one start...One of 40 players to make their Penn State debut...One of 20 players to make their first career start. Appalachian State (9/1): Made first career appearance, seeing time on offense. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Made an 11-yard touchdown grab...Became the first PSU player to have a touchdown on first career reception since Irvin Charles in 2016 against Minnesota. at Illinois (9/21): Made a diving 44-yard catch in the fourth quarter. Ohio State (9/29): Caught a 21-yard pass. Michigan State (10/13): Hauled in a career-high three passes for 27 yards...Had a 21-yard catch in the fourth quarter. at Michigan (11/3): Earned first career start. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Vlad Matthew Hilling...Son of Lindy and Doug Hilling...Has one brother, Jericho, and two sisters, Jamie Brokaw and Erin...Sister, Erin, was the featured twirler at Clarion University...Brother, Jericho, played baseball at Geneva College...Hobbies include swimming, lifting, pickleball and gaming... Has volunteered with Canoe Creek Veteran Memorial and Christian Missionary Alliance...Plans to major in Russian and business...Would like to pursue a career in global business...Born June 2, 1999 in the Ukraine.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Kurt Tippmann at R. Nelson Snider High School...Helped the Panthers to the league championship and an IHSAA 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 IHSAA 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 IHSAA 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 All-5AC 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 Mac Elijah Hippenhammer...Son of Joan and Dave Hippenhammer...Has one brother, Alex, and one sister, Casey...Majoring in criminology...Born November 5, 1998 in Virginia.

HIPPENHAMMER'S OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

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2018

-

- - - 6-103 17.2 1 44

CAREER

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- - - 6-103 17.2 1 44

➤ HIPPENHAMMER'S CAREER HIGHS

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Receptions.................................................................................................. 3; Michigan State, 10/13/18 Receiving Yards....................................................................................................44; at Illinois, 9/21/18 Receiving Touchdowns.................................................................................... 1; at Pittsburgh, 9/8/18 Long Reception.......................................................................................... 44 yards; at Illinois, 9/21/18


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C.J. HOLMES

Wide Receiver | 6-1 | 190 Junior/Sophomore East Freedom, Pa./Central Major: Rehabilitation and Human Services • Was an all-state selection in both football and baseball in high school. • Comes from an athletic family. Father, Dave, played for the Cincinnati Reds organization and brother, A.J., played baseball at Mansfield (Pa.) University. • Is one of 10 returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania.

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Safety | 6-0 | 216 Junior/Sophomore Hamden, Conn./Cheshire Academy/Notre Dame Major: African American Studies • Sister, Alexis, won the 2019 Big Ten Indoor and Outdoor 400-meter title as a member of the Penn State track & field team. • One of two returning Nittany Lions from Connecticut (Will Levis). ➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Did not see any game action.

Redshirt season. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON ➤ NOTRE DAME

➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season.

Played in eight games...Had eight carries for 32 yards, all coming at North Carolina (10/7)...Registered two tackles.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Three-time letterman for head coach Dave Baker at Central Martinsburg High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Helped the Dragons to back-to-back District 6 AAA Championships and threestraight Mountain League titles, as well as consecutive appearances in the PIAA State semifinals...Posted a 34-7 record in three seasons...Selected as the Pennsylvania Football Writers Pennsylvania AAA Player of the Year...Selected first-team all-state by USA Today as a senior...Named to the Pennsylvania Football News all-state team as a junior...Was a two-time all-region honoree as a junior and senior...Named Altoona Mirror Player of the Year...Collected all-district honors in 2015 and 2016...Was a four-time allconference first-team safety...Finished his career with 106 touchdowns, 4,441 rushing yards, 211 tackles and 12 interceptions...Tallied a school-record 2,504 rushing yards, 490 passing yards, 298 receiving yards, 49 total touchdowns, 85 tackles and six interceptions as a senior...Recorded 1,374 rushing yards, 661 receiving yards, 41 touchdowns, 106 tackles and two picks as a junior...Had 563 rushing yards, 16 touchdowns, 589 receiving yards, 93 tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore...Earned four letters in baseball as a shortstop...Was a two-time all-state selection for baseball...Garnered all-district and all-league accolades three times.

Three-time letterman for head coach David Dykeman at Cheshire Academy...Two-time team captain... Participated in Nike’s The Opening in 2016...Helped the Fighting Cats to New England Regional Championships as a freshman and a senior...Selected American Family Insurance first-team All-USA Today Connecticut in 2016...Earned first-team All-New England Preparatory School Athletic Council honors twice...Rushed for 1,169 yards and 13 yards as a senior...Rated as a three-star recruit by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Ranked as No. 258 overall recruit, No. 20 running back and No. 2 player in Connecticut by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 286 overall recruit, No. 21 athlete and No. 2 player in Connecticut by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 203 overall prospect, No. 5 allpurpose back safety and No. 2 player in Connecticut by Rivals...Ranked as the No. 155 overall prospect, No. 9 athlete and No. 2 player in Connecticut by Scout...Lettered in track & field and lacrosse.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Alex Michael Hoenstine...Son of Dave and Libby Hoenstine...Has two brothers, A.J. and Nick...Father, Dave, played minor league baseball in the Cincinnati Reds organization...Brother, A.J., played baseball at Mansfield (Pa.) University...Hobbies include baseball, hunting, riding 4x4s and hanging out with friends...Majoring in rehabilitation and human services...Born February 17, 1999 in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Craig Richmond Holmes Jr....Son of Dawn Stanton-Holmes and Craig Holmes Sr....Has one sister, Alexis...Sister, Alexis, is a collegiate track & field athlete...Hobbies include watching movies and playing video games...Majoring in African American studies...Would like to pursue a career as a professor...Born May 20, 1998.

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DONOVAN JOHNSON

Offensive Line | 6-5 | 315 Junior/Sophomore Norristown, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara Major: Journalism

Cornerback | 5-9 | 185 Junior/Sophomore Detroit, Mich./Cass Tech Major: Rehabilitation and Human Services

• Was a two-sport athlete at Cardinal O'Hara, lettering in football and basketball. • One of 11 returnees from southeastern Pennsylvania and one of four returning Nittany Lions from the greater Philadelphia area.

• Was a two-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football and track & field. • Joins KJ Hamler as the only two returning Nittany Lions from Michigan. • One of 13 returnees from the Midwest.

➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Season: Appeared in five games...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance.

Season: Appeared in 12 games...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance.

at Pittsburgh (9/8): Saw time on offense. Kent State (9/15): Earned playing time on offense and special teams. at Illinois (9/21): Saw game action on offense and special teams. Michigan State (10/13): Saw playing time on special teams. Wisconsin (11/10): Earned playing time on special teams. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Appalachian State (9/1): Made first career appearance, seeing time on defense and special teams... Recorded two tackles and a QB hurry. Kent State (9/15): Made one stop and broke up a pass. at Illinois (9/21): Recorded two tackles. Michigan State (10/13): Tallied a career-high four tackles, making three solo stops...Broke up a pass. at Indiana (10/20): Posted two tackles and broke up a pass. at Michigan (11/3): Recorded one solo tackle.

Redshirt season.

➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Redshirt season.

Four-time 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.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ 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...Majoring in journalism...Born July 28, 1999.

Four-time 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 & field...Received all-state honors in the 4x100 in 2015 and 2016 and in the 4x200 in 2016. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Donovan Ivan Johnson...Son of Evangeline and Darryl Johnson...Has one brother, Darrell... Hobbies are football and track...Majoring in rehabilitation and human services...Born April 8, 1999 in Livonia, Michigan.

D. JOHNSON'S CAREER STATISTICS

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9-3 12 - - - 3

-

-

➤ D. JOHNSON'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles......................................................................................................... 4; Michigan State, 10/13/18 Pass Breakups........................................................................ 1; Three Times: Last at Indiana, 10/20/18

Sophomore cornerback Donovan Johnson

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS JAN JOHNSON

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Linebacker | 6-2 | 231 Graduate/Senior Mohnton, Pa./Governor Mifflin Major: Health Policy and Administration • Earned a scholarship during the 2018 season. • 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. • Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2019 spring semester. • Finished tops among linebackers and fifth on the team in the pro agility (4.08) during 2019 winter workouts. • Graduated in August 2018 with a degree in psychology and in May 2019 with a master's degree in management and organizational leadership. • One of 11 returning Nittany Lions from southeastern Pennsylvania and one of five from Berks County. ➤ 2018 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week (11/6) following the Michigan game. Season: Made 13 starts...One of 20 players to make their first career start...One of five players to have earned their degree entering spring ball...Earned a scholarship on October 18, 2018. Appalachian State (9/1): Made first career start, lining up at middle linebacker...Led the Nittany Lions with a career-high 11 tackles, including four solo. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Recorded five tackles with a half-sack. Kent State (9/15): Collected two tackles. at Illinois (9/21): Tallied six stops...Grabbed first career interception in the fourth quarter. Ohio State (9/29): Recorded five tackles. Michigan State (10/13): Collected five tackles. at Indiana (10/20): Tallied three stops. Iowa (10/27): Registered four tackles. at Michigan (11/3): Collected 10 tackles, including seven solo...Matched a career best with a full tackle for loss and had first career pass breakup. Wisconsin (11/10): Recorded five tackles, including four solo. at Rutgers (11/17): Registered eight tackles. Maryland (11/24): Made two solo stops. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Recorded six tackles.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time 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 the 2014 Pennsylvania Football Writers’ Class AAAA All-State team...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 rushing yards, 850 passing yards and 16 touchdowns as a sophomore...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 195-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, attended Penn State...Enjoys hunting and fishing...Earned a degree in psychology in August 2018 and a master's in management and organizational leadership in May 2019...Working on a third degree in health policy and administration...Born April 9, 1996 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

J. JOHNSON'S CAREER STATISTICS 2016 2017

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6-6 12 - - - -

- 1.0-1

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Career

49-37 86

- - 1 1 0.5-1 2.5-5

➤ J. JOHNSON'S CAREER HIGHS

Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten.

Tackles...................................................................................................... 11; Appalachian State, 9/1/18 Tackles for Loss.............................................................................1.0; Twice: Last at Michigan, 11/3/18 Sacks................................................................................................................ 0.5; at Pittsburgh, 9/8/18 Interceptions.........................................................................................................1; at Illinois, 9/21/18 Pass Breakups................................................................................................... 1; at Michigan, 11/3/18

Season: Appeared in six games.

Note: Has one career kickoff return for 7 yards (Nebraska, 2018).

➤ 2017 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

Akron (9/2): Logged two tackles – both solo. Georgia State (9/16): Made one stop. at Northwestern (10/7): Recorded two stops. Rutgers (11/11): Posted a season-high four tackles. Nebraska (11/18): Saw time on defense and special teams...Returned his first career kickoff for 7 yards. at Maryland (11/25): Logged three tackles...Made his first career tackle for loss, a solo stop behind the line of scrimmage in the fourth quarter. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Presented the 2017 Red Worrell Award for the offensive player who has best demonstrated exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement during spring practice. Season: Appeared in one game...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear...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.

Senior linebacker Jan Johnson

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ELLISON JORDAN

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➤ JORDAN'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.......................................................................................2; Three Times: Last Kent State, 9/15/18 Tackles for Loss.................................................................................................1.0; Kent State, 9/15/18 Sacks...................................................................................................................1.0; Kent State, 9/15/18 Pass Breakups.................................................................................................1; Georgia State, 9/16/17

Defensive Tackle | 6-0 | 320 Senior/Junior Upper Marlboro, Md./Gilman School Major: Communication Arts and Sciences

DANIEL JOSEPH

• Is among 10 returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. • One of two Nittany Lions to hail from Upper Marlboro, Maryland (Tariq Castro-Fields).

Defensive End | 6-3 | 260 Senior/Junior Brampton, Ont./Lake Forest Academy (Ill.) Major: Labor & Employment Relations

➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in three games. Appalachian State (9/1): Played on defense and special teams. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Helped cause a safety in the third quarter as he was held in the end zone. Kent State (9/15): Recorded two tackles, including a full sack. ➤ 2017 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in seven games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear. Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Logged first career tackle in the fourth quarter. Georgia State (9/16): Made two tackles...Added his first career pass breakup in the second quarter. Indiana (9/30): Tied a career high with two stops. Rutgers (11/11): Had one tackle. Nebraska (11/18): Totaled one stop. at Maryland (11/25): Made one tackle...His lone stop was a combined sack of Max Bortenschlager with Daniel Joseph in the fourth quarter, which was his first collegiate quarterback takedown. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman 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... Two-time 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 in track & field 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...Majoring in communications arts and sciences...Born April 25, 1997 in Washington D.C.

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• 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 Canadian Football League (CFL) Draft and cousin, Ese Mrabure-Ajufo, played for the BC Lions of the CFL in 2015. • Rated with the second-highest strength index (639) among defensive ends during 2019 winter workouts. • Spent the summer of 2018 interning for the Midtown Educational Foundation in Illinois. • On pace to graduate in December 2019 with a degree in labor and employment relations. • Is one of three returning Nittany Lions hailing from Canada, joining safety Jonathan Sutherland and linebacker Jesse Luketa. ➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games. Appalachian State (9/1): Played on defense...Assisted on one tackle. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Tied a career high with four tackles...Added a sack, causing a 9-yard loss. Kent State (9/15): Assisted on a tackle and broke up a pass. at Illinois (9/21): Assisted on a tackle. Ohio State (9/29): Made two tackles. at Rutgers (11/17): Recovered a fumble in the third quarter, the first recovery of his career... Assisted on one tackle. Maryland (11/24): Recorded two tackles. ➤ 2017 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in eight games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017. Georgia State (9/16): Totaled three tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss and 1.0 sacks...Forced his first career fumble while sacking Panther quarterback Aaron Winchester in the fourth quarter to cap a five-turnover night for the Penn State defense...Collected his first career tackle for loss in the second quarter. Indiana (9/30): Tallied four stops in the fourth quarter...Logged a solo tackle for loss of Cole Gest on the Hoosiers’ final drive. at Northwestern (10/7): Had one tackle. at Maryland (11/25): Posted three tackles...Had 1.5 tackles for loss, including a combined sack of Max Bortenschlager with Ellison Jordan in the fourth quarter. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman 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 AllState 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 Rivals 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. ➤ PERSONAL

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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 Canadian Football League Draft... Cousin, Ese Mrabure-Ajufo, played for the BC Lions of the CFL in 2015...Hobbies include watching "Grey's Anatomy" and "Friday Night Lights," cooking, going for walks and watching movies...Majoring in labor and employment relations...Would like to work as a consultant for a firm in Chicago or be an accountant or personal management advisor for businesses...Born March 12, 1997 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


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HUNTER KELLY

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Offensive Line/Defensive Line | 6-2 | 309 Senior/Junior Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy Major: Journalism

1 - 1 3.5-18 3.5-18

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Linebacker | 6-3 | 229 Sophomore/Freshman Camp Hill, Pa./Cumberland Valley Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Joined the Nittany Lions as a run-on in the summer of 2016. Earned a scholarship during 2019 spring practice. Spent the summer of 2019 interning at CBS Philly. 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 and kicker Justin Tobin. • Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2017 fall and 2018 fall semesters. • Is one of 11 returning Nittany Lions from southeastern Pennsylvania and one of four returnees from the greater Philadelphia area. ➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Season: Did not see any game action. ➤ 2017 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

• Is the fourth member of his immediate family to play a collegiate sport. Father, Greg, played football and baseball at the University of Pennsylvania, mother, Tracy, played field hockey and lacrosse at the University of Pennsylvania and brother, Riley, played soccer at Lebanon Valley College. • One of 10 returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania and one of three returnees from Camp Hill.

Did not see any game action...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Earned Dean's List accolades in the fall of 2017.

➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Redshirt season.

Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Michael Whitehead at Cumberland Valley High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Had a 31-10 record in high school...Led the Eagles to a Mid-Penn Commonwealth title and District III 4A Championship as a junior...Was a finalist for the 2017 Mr. PA Football Class 4A6A Award...Garnered a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team as a senior... Named to Pennsylvania Football Writers/Broadcasters All-State first team as a defensive back in 2017... Named to the Pennsylvania Football News (PFN) All-Class 6A first team in junior and senior seasons... Selected all-state by the PA Sports Writers in 2016...Garnered 2017 Mini Maxwell Award honors from the Maxwell Football Club...Named to All-EasternPAFootball.com first team in 2016 and honorable mention in 2015...Selected All-Sentinel Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Earned first-team AllSentinel defensive back laurels as a sophomore, junior and senior...Named to PennLive.com first team as a defensive back...Selected to the Big 33 Game...Earned five first-team all-conference honors (two DB, two athlete, one return specialist) and two second-team accolades (one DB, one punter) during his career...Had 37 receptions for 715 yards, seven receiving touchdowns, 53 rushes for 366 yards and eight rushing scores as a senior...Made all 15 PATs...Had 45 tackles and four interceptions in 2017... Registered 38 catches for 524 yards and six scores to complement 75 tackles and three interceptions as a junior...Had three return touchdowns (2 punt, 1 kickoff) in 2016...Had 25 receptions for 371 yards and six touchdowns offensively to go along with 51 tackles and 10 interceptions on defense as a sophomore... Rated as a three-star recruit by all three major recruiting services – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as No. 12 player in Pennsylvania and No. 30 outside linebacker by 247Sports...Rated as the No. 24 player in Pennsylvania, No. 105 prospect in the region and No. 58 outside linebacker by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 43 outside linebacker and No. 20 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Lettered in basketball and track once each.

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman and 2015 team captain at Neshaminy High School for head coach Steve Wilmont... Attended the same high school as head coach James Franklin and fellow Nittany Lion Justin Tobin... 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 honorablemention 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...Majoring in journalism...Born May 21, 1998 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Charles Penn Katshir...Son of Tracy and Gregory Katshir...Has one brother, Riley, and one sister, Hannah...Father, Greg, played football and baseball at the University of Pennsylvania...Mother, Tracy, played field hockey and lacrosse at the University of Pennsylvania...Brother, Riley, played soccer at Lebanon Valley College...Hobbies include playing sports, hanging out with friends and working out...Volunteers as a mentor for The Outreach Program for Soccer (TOPS)...Has also volunteered with Cumberland Valley mini-THON and Cumberland Valley football camp...Anticipates majoring in business with hopes of taking over his parents’ business after an NFL career...Born February 13, 2000 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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KALEB KONIGUS

Tight End/H-Back | 6-5 | 239 Sophomore/Freshman Sinking Spring, Pa./Warwick Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

Offensive Line | 6-2 | 302 Sophomore/Freshman Lehman, Pa./Lake-Lehman Major: Health and Human Development

• Joined the team as a run-on in the summer of 2018. • Was a multi-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football, track & field and basketball. • One of 11 returning Nittany Lions from southeast Pennsylvania.

• Joined the team as a run-on in the summer of 2018. • One of two Nittany Lions to play at Lake-Lehman High School (Nick Eury). • One of three returning Nittany Lions from northeast Pennsylvania.

➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Redshirt season.

Redshirt season.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Four-time letterman for head coach Bob Locker at Warwick High School...Helped the Warriors to the district title and Lancaster Lebanon League Championship with an 11-2 record as a junior...Registered 1,134 passing yards, 10 passing touchdowns and 300 rushing yards in four games as a senior...Had 600 passing yards and six touchdowns as a junior...Was a two-time letterman in track & field and basketball...Garnered second-team All-Berks honors in basketball as a senior...Was the county javelin champion as a senior...academic.

Three-time letterman for head coach Jerry Gilsky at Lake-Lehman High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Helped the Black Knights to the Wyoming Valley Conference title as a sophomore with a 10-2 record...Earned Wyoming Valley Conference first-team honors in 2016 and 2017...Claimed Times Leader and Citizens Voice first-team accolades as a senior...Named to the All-Eastern PA team in 2017... Participated in the Unico Game...Recorded 96 tackles, 19.0 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks as a senior... Lettered three times in wrestling as a heavyweight...Was the Wyoming Valley Conference and District champion in 2017-18...Garnered Times Leader and Citizens Voice first-team honors as a senior...Was a three-time all-academic selection for wrestling...Member of National Honor Society.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Grayson Riley Kline...Son of Lori and Gary Kline...Has three brothers, Trevor, Tanner and Brady, and two sisters, Jessica Giambrone and Toni Hunsinger...Father, Gary, played football at Kutztown University from 1980-83...Hobbies include weightlifting...Plans to major in business administration... Would like to pursue a career corporate management...Volunteered for Big Brothers/Big Sisters...Has served meals at church to the less fortunate...Born September 7, 1999 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

WILL KNUTSSON

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Offensive Line | 6-2 | 296 Sophomore/Freshman Fredericksburg, Va./McDonogh School Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Played at McDonogh School, alongside defensive tackles PJ Mustipher and Dvon Ellies. • One of five returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Dominic Damico at McDonogh School...Was high school teammates with current Nittany Lion PJ Mustipher...Was a team captain as a senior...Garnered first-team all-state honors in 2017...Played in the Big 33 game for Maryland...Selected first-team All-MAC as a senior... Lettered in wrestling. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is William Carter Knutsson...Son of Jennifer Knutsson...Has one brother, Ben...Mother, Jennifer, played basketball at Mary Washington...Hobbies include hunting and fishing...Plans to major in business...Would like to become a CFO...Has volunteered at soup kitchens and local elementary schools... Born February 18, 2000 in Spotsylvania, Virginia.

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➤ PERSONAL Full name is Kaleb Evan Konigus...Son of Allison and JJ Konigus...Has one brother, Mason...Several relatives have attended Penn State, including his mother and grandmother...Father, JJ, played football and wrestled at Clarion University...Hobbies include hunting and fishing...Majoring in health and human development...Would like to pursue a career as a physical therapist or strength & conditioning coach... Born May 19, 2000 in Lehman, Pennsylvania.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ZACK KUNTZ

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CARSON LANDIS

Tight End/H-Back | 6-7 | 243 Sophomore/Freshman Camp Hill, Pa./Camp Hill Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Kicker/Punter | 6-2 | 205 Junior/Sophomore Macungie, Pa./Emmaus Major: Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

• Brother, Christian, played football at Penn State (2009-12). • Led the tight ends in the pro agility (4.07; 4th on team) and vertical jump (36.5"; tied for 3rd on team) during 2019 winter workouts. • One of 10 returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania and one of three returnees from Camp Hill.

• Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2019 spring semester. • Is among four returning Nittany Lions from the Lehigh Valley area. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in one game...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance.

Season: Did not see any game action. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Kent State (9/15): Made his collegiate debut...Caught an 8-yard pass. Iowa (10/27): Named the coaching staff's Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week.

Redshirt season.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Four-time letterman for head coach Tim Bigelow at Camp Hill High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Helped the Lions to back-to-back Division 3 Class A Championships in 2014 and 2015...Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team as a senior...Selected to Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State Class 2A first team as a senior...Collected Pennsylvania Football News (PFN) All-Class 2A first-team accolades as a senior and honorable-mention honors as a junior...Selected allstate in 2015...Earned All-Mid Penn Capital League honors four times, including first-team honors on both offense and defense in 2017...Had 40 catches for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior... Registered 49 receptions for 793 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore...Had 47 receptions for 658 yards and seven scores as a freshman...Rated a four-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 111 overall prospect, No. 4 tight end and No. 2 recruit in Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Rated as the No. 283 overall prospect, No. 7 tight end, No. 9 recruit in Pennsylvania and No. 30 in the region by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 122 overall recruit, No. 4 tight end and No. 3 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Lettered in basketball three times and track & field three times...Won the State Class AA Championship in the 110-meter hurdles in 2017...Claimed district titles in the 110-meter hurdles and 300-meter hurdles three times each...Won district crowns in the high jump as a sophomore and junior, as well as 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay titles in both 2015 and 2016...Was a member of the National Honor Society...Was a four-time distinguished scholar.

Three-time letterman for head coach Harold Fairclough at Emmaus High School...Helped the Green Hornets to the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference title with the game-winning field goal in double overtime...Selected first-team all-state as a senior...Was a two-time first-team all-conference kicker... Garnered Allentown Morning Call all-city honors in back-to-back seasons with a first-team appearance in 2016...Named all-area second team as a punter in 2015 before collecting first-team kicker honors in 2016...Had a school-record nine field goals as a senior...Set Eastern Pennsylvania Conference record for field goals in a game (3), extra points in a game (11), field goals in a season (9) and longest field goal (48)...Selected to the Big 33 Game...Earned three letters playing volleyball...Helped the Green Hornets to the PIAA State Championship in volleyball as a senior...Was an all-conference selection as a senior (first team) and junior (second team)...Selected Eastern Pennsylvania Conference volleyball scholar-athlete. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Carson Tanner Landis...Son of Kimberly and R. Keith Landis...Has two brothers, R. Dalton and Parker...Father, R. Keith, played soccer at St. Joseph’s University...Hobbies include playing sports, spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, fishing and going to the beach...Majoring in corporate innovation and entrepreneurship...Would like to own his own business...Born October 21, 1998.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Zackery Patrick Kuntz...Son of Kitty and Francis Kuntz...Has three brothers, Franny, Christian and Brandon, and one sister, Anna...Brothers, Christian and Brandon, both attended Penn State...Father, Francis, played football at the University of Maryland...Brother, Christian, played football at Penn State... Sister, Anna, played basketball at West Chester University...Hobbies include hanging out with friends and family...Volunteered at the Little Lions Football Camp and Basketball Rising Stars Camp...Planning to major in finance with aspirations of becoming a successful businessman after a long NFL career...Born June 6, 1999 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

KUNTZ'S OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

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➤ KUNTZ'S CAREER HIGHS Receptions............................................................................................................1; Kent State, 9/15/18 Receiving Yards....................................................................................................8; Kent State, 9/15/18 Longest Reception.....................................................................................8 yards; Kent State, 9/15/18

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JESSE LUKETA

Quarterback | 6-3 | 229 Sophomore/Freshman Madison, Conn./Xavier Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • • • •

Owns a 3.97 cumulative grade-point average following the 2019 spring semester. Posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in the 2019 spring semester. Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2018 fall and 2019 spring semesters. One of two returning Nittany Lions from Connecticut (C.J. Holmes).

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Linebacker | 6-3 | 247 Sophomore/Sophomore Ottawa, Ont./Mercyhurst Prep (Pa.) Major: Criminology • Led the linebackers and finished second on the team in the vertical jump (37.0") and was rated with the second-highest strength index (656) among linebackers during 2019 winter workouts. • Is one of three returning Nittany Lions hailing from Canada, joining defensive end Daniel Joseph and safety Jonathan Sutherland.

➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Redshirt season.

Season: Appeared in 12 games...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Appalachian State (9/1): Made collegiate debut on special teams. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Recorded a tackle. Kent State (9/15): Registered three tackles. Michigan State (10/13): Assisted on a tackle on a kick return. Iowa (10/27): Made a tackle on a punt return. Maryland (11/24): Assisted on a tackle on defense.

Three-time letterman for head coach Andy Guyon at Xavier High School...Served as a team captain as a senior...Earned second-team Walter Camp All-Connecticut honors in 2017...Selected to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) Top 25 list as a senior...Was the SPARQ MVP for The Opening Elite 11 event in New Jersey in 2017...Named the Hartford Courant’s Offensive Player of the Year as a senior...Selected to the All-Courant first team in 2017...Garnered All-Southern Connecticut Conference (SCC) Tier 1 accolades as a senior...Chosen as an All-SCC Tier 1 academic athlete in 2017...Broke Xavier High School records for passing yards, passing touchdowns and completions in a season as a senior... Had 2,793 passing yards with 27 passing touchdowns and six rushing scores as a senior...Registered 1,972 passing yards with 19 passing touchdowns and six rushing touchdowns as a junior...Had 676 passing yards and nine scores in six games as a sophomore...Tabbed a three-star recruit by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 2 player in Connecticut and No. 24 pro-style quarterback by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 35 pro-style quarterback, No. 2 recruit in Connecticut and No. 61 prospect in the region by ESPN...Rated the No. 30 pro-style quarterback and No. 2 player in Connecticut by Rivals...Lettered in baseball...Won the Brother Celestine Academic Award... Member of National Honor Society...Was a Ryken Scholar...Won the Fairfield Book Award for the junior who excels academically, is actively involved in the spirit of his school and possesses a genuine sense of concern and responsibility toward others...Carried a 4.0 grade-point average. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Will Levis...Son of Beth and Mike Levis...Has three sisters, Kelley, Jill and Claire...Mother, Beth, was a two-time All-America soccer player at Yale University...Father, Mike, played football at Denison University...Grandfather, David Kelley, was the last three-sport varsity athlete at UMass, playing football and lacrosse and competing in wrestling who went on to be a defensive coach for the football team at Yale University...Great-grandfather, Alva Kelley, was an All-American football player at Cornell University and won a National Championship in 1939...Alva Kelley also went on to be the head football coach at Colgate University, Hobart College and Brown University...Uncle, David Kelley, was an Academic All-American football player at Yale University...Hobbies include pick-up basketball, golfing, hanging out with friends and going to the beach...Made a service trip to Guatemala and built a small domicile for a family in February 2017...Volunteers with a local food pantry...Considering majoring in business...Born June 27, 1999 in Newton, Massachusetts.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Jeff Root at Mercyhurst Prep...Three-time team captain...Helped the Lakers to a 10-1 record and a runner-up finish in the District 10 Class AAA Championship game as a senior...Earned Rivals100 invitation...Named Pennsylvania Football News (PFN) Class 3A Defensive Player of the Year in 2017...Collected PFN All-Class 3A first-team honors in junior and senior seasons... Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team as a senior...Garnered Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class 3A All-State first-team honors in 2016 and 2017...Named AllWesternPAFootball.net first team in 2016...Selected first-team all-region in 2016 and 2017...Earned all-conference accolades twice...Named team MVP twice...Registered 69 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior...Had 88 tackles, 9.0 sacks, 15.0 TFL, five interceptions, including two returned for touchdowns, and three fumble recoveries as a junior...Rated as a four-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated the No. 287 overall recruit, No. 8 prospect in Pennsylvania and No. 17 inside linebacker by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 199 overall prospect, No. 7 inside linebacker, No. 7 recruit in Pennsylvania and No. 23 prospect in the region by ESPN...Ranked the No. 13 outside linebacker and No. 10 recruit in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Lettered in basketball as a junior. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Jesse Shimba Luketa...Son of Rose Luketa...Has two brothers, Joe Betu and Gino, and four sisters, Leslie, Laura, Sandrine and Guylaine...Hobbies include spending time with family and his nephews, reading and working out...Volunteered with the Salvation Army in Canada...Majoring in criminology...Born January 15, 1999 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

LUKETA'S CAREER STATISTICS

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COLTON MAXWELL

Wide Receiver | 5-11 | 193 Senior/Junior Reading, Pa./Berks Catholic Major: Accounting

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Wide Receiver | 6-0 | 194 Senior/Junior Northampton, Pa./Northampton Major: Economics (Smeal Business Certificate)

• Joined the team as a run-on in the summer of 2016. • Earned a scholarship during 2019 spring practice. • Was a two-sport athlete at Berks Catholic and earned all-conference honors in both football and basketball. • Recorded the highest strength index (679) among wide receivers during 2019 winter workouts, including the top mark in the power clean (340). • Is a two-time member of the Dean's List. • On pace to graduate in December 2019 with a degree in accounting. • One of 11 Nittany Lion returnees from southeastern Pennsylvania and one of five from Berks County.

• • • •

➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

Did not see any game action.

Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Joined the team as a run-on in September 2016. Spent the summer of 2019 interning at Victaulic Corporate Finance in Belgium. Helped set the school record in the 4x100 and 4x200 at Northampton High School. Is among four returning Nittany Lions from eastern Pennsylvania.

➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Did not see any game action. ➤ 2017 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Season: Appeared in 12 games, primarily on special teams. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Made season debut with time on special teams. Kent State (9/15): Assisted on two tackles on kickoff coverage...Named the coaching staff’s Co-Special Teams Player of the Week.

Added as a run-on in September...Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Mark Scisly at 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...Was part of the school-record 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams.

➤ 2017 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in one game...Made his collegiate debut vs. Georgia State (9/16)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017. Georgia State (9/16): Made collegiate debut in the fourth quarter on offense. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ 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 dirt biking...Majoring in economics with a Smeal Business Certificate...Born December 28, 1997 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 fall and 2017 spring semesters. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time 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 PennLive 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 Bernards 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...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...Majoring in accounting...Born May 4, 1998 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

LUTZ'S CAREER STATISTICS 2017

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➤ LUTZ'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................................................................................................................2; Kent State, 9/15/18

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Offensive Line | 6-4 | 313 Senior/Junior Birdsboro, Pa./Exeter Township Senior Major: Psychology • Was a two-sport athlete at Exeter Township Senior, earning all-conference honors in both football and basketball. • Claimed the 2019 Red Worrell Award, which is presented to the offensive player who has best demonstrated exemplary conduct, loyalty, interest, attitude and improvement during spring practice. • Served on the executive committee for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes for the 2018-19 school year. • One of 11 Nittany Lion returnees from southeastern Pennsylvania and one of five from Berks County. ➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following the Wisconsin (11/10) game. Season: Made 12 starts at center...One of 20 players to make their first career start. Appalachian State (9/1): Helped the Nittany Lion offense to 434 yards, including 204 on the ground... Cleared the way for five rushing touchdowns, including two each by Trace McSorley and Miles Sanders. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Part of an offensive line that aided the Nittany Lions to 390 total yards, including 211 yards on the ground with three rushing touchdowns...Helped Miles Sanders collect his first career 100-yard game. Kent State (9/15): Led the way as the Nittany Lions totaled 643 yards, PSU’s most in a game since 1995...Aided the Nittany Lions to six rushing touchdowns and three through the air... Helped Trace McSorley to find the end zone five total times with three rushing scores and two passing touchdowns. at Illinois (9/21): Paved the way as the Nittany Lions gained 591 yards...Assisted in the offense gaining 387 on the ground, PSU’s third-highest total in a Big Ten game in program history... Helped Miles Sanders to become the sixth Nittany Lion to rush for 200 yards and three touchdowns in a game...Helped McSorley record his ninth game with three or more touchdown passes. Ohio State (9/29): Helped the Nittany Lions to 492 total yards...Led the way as Trace McSorley set a program record with 461 yards of total offense (175 rushing, 317 passing)...Paved the way for McSorley to rush for a career-high 175 yards and KJ Hamler to earn his first 100-yard receiving game. Michigan State (10/13): Helped the Penn State offense to 397 total yards, including 205 on the ground against the nation’s No. 1 rush defense...Blocked for Miles Sanders’ third 100-yard game of the season...Aided Trace McSorley to post his 34th-straight game with a passing touchdown. at Indiana (10/20): Guided the Nittany Lions to post 417 total yards, including 243 through the air...Led the way as Trace McSorley recorded his second career 100-yard rushing game with two rushing touchdowns...Paved the way for Miles Sanders’ 126 all-purpose yards, including 72 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Iowa (10/27): Led the way as Penn State gained 312 total yards...Helped Trace McSorley to post his 20th career game with a passing and a rushing touchdown, including a 51-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. at Michigan (11/3): Helped Tommy Stevens rush for an 8-yard touchdown...Blocked for Trace McSorley as he reached the 9,000 career passing yards mark. Wisconsin (11/10): Helped the Nittany Lions to compile 343 total yards, including 183 on the ground...Paved the way for Miles Sanders’ fourth 100-yard game of the season with 159 yards and a touchdown. at Rutgers (11/17): Led the way as the Nittany Lions tallied 322 total yards, including 183 through the air...Protected Trace McSorley, who completed 17 passes, including two touchdown throws to Pat Freiermuth...Helped McSorley to earn his programrecord 30th win as starting quarterback. Maryland (11/24): Led the way as the Nittany Lions compiled 565 total yards, its third 500-yard performance of the season...Helped PSU to rush for 310 yards and four touchdowns, including two each by Trace McSorley and Ricky Slade...Paved the way for Miles Sanders’ 128 rushing yards. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Helped the Nittany Lions to gain 410 total yards, including 246 passing...Led the way for Penn State to earn 22 first downs, its ninth most in a bowl game...Protected Trace McSorley, who threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another, in his final collegiate game. ➤ 2017 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 12 games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear. Akron (9/2): Made his collegiate debut. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season.

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time 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 first-team Berks Inter-County Football Conference 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 five-star recruit by Scout and 247Sports and a fourstart 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 No. 58 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...Earned three letters in basketball...Earned all-conference basketball honors as a sophomore and junior...Made the All-Academic team four consecutive years. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Michal James Menet...Son of Sherry Graffius and Brian Menet...Has two brothers, Christian Menet and Joseph Schlaffer...Majoring in psychology...Born August 8, 1997 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Offensive Line | 6-3 | 295 Junior/Sophomore Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls Major: Telecommunications • Had a solid showing in the weight room during 2019 winter conditioning, posting the second-best strength index (674) and bench press (430) among offensive linemen. • Serving as the director of operations for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise nearly $1.4 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. • One of six returning Nittany Lions from Ohio. • One of 13 returnees from the Midwest. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games, primarily on special teams...Had one start at right guard against Maryland (11/24)...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance...One of 20 players to make their first career start. Appalachian State (9/1): Made first career appearance, seeing time on special teams. Maryland (11/24): Led the way as the Nittany Lions compiled 565 total yards, its third 500-yard performance of the season...Helped PSU to rush for 310 yards and four touchdowns, including two each by Trace McSorley and Ricky Slade...Paved the way for Miles Sanders’ 128 rushing yards. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Mark Nori at Stow-Munroe Falls 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.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS MUSTIPHER'S CAREER STATISTICS

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Michael Ray Miranda...Son of Teresa and Raymond Miranda...Has one brother, Chris...Hobbies include playing video games and cooking...Majoring in telecommunications...Born March 14, 1999.

PJ MUSTIPHER

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Defensive Tackle | 6-4 | 311 Sophomore/Sophomore Owings Mills, Md./McDonogh School Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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TFL

- 1.0-3

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7-7 14 1 - - -

- 1.0-3

➤ MUSTIPHER'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles....................................................................................... 2; Four Times: Last Wisconsin, 11/10/18 Tackles for Loss................................................................................................1.0; Maryland, 11/24/18 Forced Fumbles..................................................................................................1; at Indiana, 10/20/18

JUSTIN NEFF

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Safety | 6-1 | 195 Junior/Sophomore Mill Hall, Pa./Central Mountain Major: Criminology

➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Appalachian State (9/1): Made his first career appearance...Assisted on a tackle. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Made two stops, including one solo tackle. Kent State (9/15): Recorded a solo tackle. at Illinois (9/21): Made two tackles, including a solo stop. Michigan State (10/13): Assisted on two tackles. at Indiana (10/20): Recorded his first career forced fumble in the third quarter...Added a solo tackle. at Michigan (11/3): Assisted on one tackle. Wisconsin (11/10): Collected two tackles...Added a QB hurry. at Rutgers (11/17): Recorded a solo tackle. Maryland (11/24): Made a solo tackle for loss.

SACK

7-7 14 1 - - -

• Brother, Sam, was an offensive lineman for the University of Notre Dame football team (2014-18) • Played at McDonogh School, alongside offensive lineman Will Knutsson and defensive tackle Dvon Ellies. • One of nine returning Nittany Lions from Maryland.

Season: Appeared in 12 games...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance.

FF FR I PBU

2018

• • • •

Grew up about 30 miles from State College. Is from the same hometown as former Nittany Lion captain Von Walker. Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2018 fall semester. Serving as the director of player logistics for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise nearly $1.4 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. • Is one of 10 returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Dom Damico at McDonogh School...Two-time team captain...Helped the Eagles to a 9-1 record and a Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) Championship as a freshman...Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game...Participated in Nike's The Opening Finals... Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Maryland Football Team as a senior...Named consensus all-state by the Maryland High School Football Foundation in 2016...Garnered Maryland Private School All-State first-team accolades as a sophomore and junior...Invited to the Big 33 Game and Crab Bowl... Collected all-state honors in 2016 and 2017...Selected to the Baltimore Sun All-Metro first team as a junior...Was a two-time all-region selection as a junior and senior...Garnered all-conference accolades four times...Two-time team MVP...Posted 45 tackles, 17.0 TFL, 14.0 sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior...Had 47 tackles, 15.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and four pass breakups as a junior...Tallied 41 tackles, 14.0 sacks, two fumble recoveries and two pass breakups as a sophomore...Recorded 17 tackles and 2.0 sacks as a freshman...A consensus four-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 85 overall recruit, No. 6 defensive tackle and No. 4 prospect in Maryland by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 120 overall prospect, No. 9 defensive tackle, No. 4 recruit in Maryland and No. 12 prospect in the region by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 107 recruit in the country, No. 6 defensive tackle and No. 4 prospect in Maryland by Rivals...Three-time letterman for the wrestling team...Owns the fastest pin in school history...Was a two-time All-American in wrestling... Claimed MIAA heavyweight wrestling state championships in 2017 and 2018...Ranked as the No. 1 wrestler at heavyweight in Maryland...Guided the Eagles to second-place finishes in the MIAA State Tournament in 2017 and 2018...Earned wrestling All-Metro first-team honors after going 39-8 with 15 pins at the 285-pound weight class in 2017...Was a finalist for Baltimore Sun Athlete of the Year...Was a finalist for the Oratory Contest. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Patrick Joseph Mustipher...Son of Patricia and Sam Mustipher...Has one brother, Sam... Brother, Sam, was an offensive lineman for the University of Notre Dame football team (2014-18)... Father, Sam, played football at West Virginia University...Aunt, Beth Lucadamo, and uncle, Michael Lucadamo, attended Penn State...Hobbies include debating, playing football and wrestling...Volunteers with Our Daily Bread homeless shelter and Orange Key...Planning to major in communications and would like go into a career in broadcasting...Born November 10, 1999 in Towson, Maryland.

Awards: Won the Scout Team Defensive Player of the Year award, along with Max Chizmar and Judge Culpepper, at the team’s awards banquet. Season: Did not see any game action. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Jim Renninger at Central Mountain High School...Was a three-time team captain...Earned All-Heartland Conference honors as a junior and senior...Took home all-district accolades in 2014...Was an all-state kick returner as a senior...Selected as team MVP twice...Played in the Lezzer Lumber Classic...Finished his career with 303 tackles and six interceptions defensively to go along with 2,220 rushing yards and 26 rushing touchdowns...Recorded 112 total tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble as a senior...Had 1,192 rushing yards, 320 passing yards, 48 receiving yards, 759 kick return yards (33.0 ypr) and 17 total touchdowns (14 rushing, 3 return)...Collected 70 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, 1,374 all-purpose yards and 15 total touchdowns as a junior...Had 79 total tackles, 1,611 all-purpose yards and nine total touchdowns as a sophomore...Lettered twice each in basketball and track & field...Was a member of the National Honor Society. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Justin Tyler Neff...Son of Susan and Scott Neff...Has two brothers, Scott L. II and Ethan, and two sisters, Sydney and Krystle...Mother, Susan, attended Penn State...Hobbies include hanging out with friends, playing sports, lifting and going to the movies...Majoring in criminology...Born October 10, 1998 in State College, Pennsylvania.

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MICAH PARSONS

Defensive End | 6-5 | 255 Sophomore/Freshman Howell, N.J./Blair Academy Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Linebacker | 6-3 | 245 Sophomore/Sophomore Harrisburg, Pa./Harrisburg Major: Criminology

• Rated with the highest strength index (674), 40-yard dash (4.33; fourth on team) and power clean (355; tied for team lead) among defensive ends during 2019 winter workouts. • Played at Blair Academy, alongside safety Cody Romano. • One of eight returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey.

• Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2018 fall semester. • Finished with the highest strength index (680), 40-yard dash time (4.41), squats total (575) and power clean (355; tied for first on team) among linebackers during 2019 winter workouts. • Played at Harrisburg High School, alongside defensive tackle Damion Barber. • One of 10 returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania.

➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in four games...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance. Kent State (9/15): Made first career appearance...Recorded three tackles, including two sacks...Added a QB hurry. at Illinois (9/21): Saw playing time on defense. at Rutgers (11/17): Earned playing time on defense. Maryland (11/24): Recorded one solo tackle. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterman for head coach Jim Saylor at Blair Academy...Selected to the Under Armour AllAmerica Game...Named first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) as a senior...Selected secondteam All-MAPL in 2016...Registered 60 tackles with 13.0 sacks and 10.0 TFL as a senior...Had 42 tackles, including 7.0 sacks and an additional 5.0 TFL in 2016...Tabbed a four-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 71 overall prospect, No. 4 player in New Jersey and No. 4 strong-side defensive end by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 94 overall prospect, No. 10 defensive end, No. 2 player in New Jersey and No. 11 in the region by ESPN...Ranked the No. 140 overall prospect, No. 9 strong-side defensive end and No. 3 player in New Jersey by Rivals...Played basketball. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Odafe Jayson Oweh...Son of Tania and Henry Oweh...Has two brothers, Kaylen and Otega, and one sister, Natasha...Enjoys drawing as a hobby...Considering majoring in civil engineering...Would like to go to Nigeria and help build bridges and roads with his degree...Born December 15, 1998 in Hackensack, New Jersey.

OWEH'S CAREER STATISTICS

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-

- - - 2.0-11 2.0-11

➤ OWEH'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles...................................................................................................................3; Kent State, 9/15/18 Sacks...................................................................................................................2.0; Kent State, 9/15/18 Tackles for Loss.................................................................................................2.0; Kent State, 9/15/18

➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Selected Freshman All-America by The Athletic, 247Sports and ESPN...Was an honorablemention All-Big Ten selection by the media...Named to ESPN’s Midseason Freshman All-America Team... Selected Midseason Freshman All-America by 247Sports. Season: Appeared in 13 games, including one start...One of 20 players to make their first career start... One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance...Against Rutgers (11/17), became the first Penn State freshman to start at linebacker since Cam Brown in 2016...Finished the season with a team-high 83 tackles, becoming the first freshman (true or redshirt) in program history to lead Penn State in tackles in a season. Appalachian State (9/1): Made first career appearance...Assisted on four tackles and recovered an onside kick. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Tied for a team lead with seven tackles...Helped to cause a fumble on a muffed punt in the second quarter. Kent State (9/15): Recorded five tackles...Assisted on one tackle for loss and contributed one QB hurry. at Illinois (9/21): Collected six tackles. Ohio State (9/29): Assisted on a sack...Added one QB hurry. Michigan State (10/13): Posted five tackles...Contributed one QB hurry. at Indiana (10/20): Registered eight tackles, including seven solo. Iowa (10/27): Made seven stops...Added one QB hurry. at Michigan (11/3): Posted eight tackles. Wisconsin (11/10): Recorded seven tackles. at Rutgers (11/17): Collected seven tackles...Had two tackles for loss, including a stripsack in the first quarter. Maryland (11/24): Made four solo tackles...Had a solo tackle for loss. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Recorded a career-high 14 tackles, which ranks No. 13 in Penn State bowl history... Made one tackle for loss and forced a fumble on a strip in the second quarter...Added one QB hurry. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterman for head coach Calvin Everett at Harrisburg High School...Two-time letterman at Central Dauphin High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Helped the Cougars to an 11-1 record and perfect 6-0 league mark for a Mid-Penn Commonwealth Conference title in 2017...Part of a team that finished 11-4 on the way to a PIAA Class 5A runner-up finish in 2016...Selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl...Had two tackles, including 0.5 TFL, and a pass breakup for the East in the Army All-American Bowl...Participated in Nike's The Opening Finals and competed for Untouchable...Named the 2017 American Family Insurance National Defensive Player of the Year...Garnered All-USA Defense second-team accolades from USA Today as a senior...Was a finalist for the 2017 Mr. PA Football Class 4A-6A Award...Selected Mr. PA Football Lineman of the Year for Class 4A-6A...Named Pennsylvania Football News (PFN) Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year in 2017...Collected PFN All-Class 5A first-team honors in junior and senior seasons...Named to Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State Class 5A first team in 2016 and 2017...Garnered a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team in 2016 and 2017...Chosen as PennLive’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2017...Selected 2017 Mid-Penn Conference Commonwealth Offensive and Defensive MVP...Garnered 2017 Mini Maxwell Award honors from the Maxwell Football Club...Named team MVP twice...Registered 55 tackles, 10.5 sacks and 17.5 TFL on defense, while adding 1,239 rushing yards, 99 receiving yards and 29 offensive touchdowns on offense as a senior...The 27 rushing scores tied for ninth in the state...Had 69 tackles with 20.0 TFL and 13.5 sacks as a junior...Recorded 121 tackles, 27.0 TFL and 18.5 sacks as a freshman at Central Dauphin... Tabbed a five-star recruit by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect, No. 1 player in Pennsylvania and No. 2 weak-side defensive end by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 7 overall recruit, No. 4 defensive end, No. 1 player in Pennsylvania and No. 2 prospect in the region by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 6 overall recruit, No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 1 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Lettered in basketball...Helped the Cougars to the District 3 Class 6A title in 2016-17. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Micah Aaron Parsons...Son of Sherese and Terrence Parsons...Has one brother, Terrence, and one sister, Shatara...Majoring in criminology...Born May 26, 1999 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

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PETRISHEN'S DEFENSIVE STATISTICS

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48-35 83

2 - - - 1.5-12 5.0-22

SACK

TFL

2016 Did not see any game action.

Career

48-35 83

2

2017

- - - 1.5-12 5.0-22

➤ PARSONS' CAREER HIGHS Tackles................................................................................................................14; vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 Sacks.................................................................................................................1.0; at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Tackles for Loss...............................................................................................2.0; at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Forced Fumbles.................................................................................1; Twice: Last vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19

JOHN PETRISHEN

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-

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- 1.0-2

Tackles..............................................................................................................2; Georgia State, 9/16/17 Tackles for Loss............................................................................................1.0; Georgia State, 9/16/17

CAMERON PICA

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➤ 2018 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON

Awards: Selected Big Ten Distinguished Scholar...Named Academic All-Big Ten.

Season: Appeared in 13 games, primarily on special teams.

Season: Did not see any game action.

Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Posted his first career tackle in the fourth quarter. Georgia State (9/16): Made two tackles...Registered his first career tackle for loss on a fourth-quarter solo stop behind the line of scrimmage. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Did not see any game action.

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Wide Receiver | 6-2 | 215 Junior/Sophomore Hermitage, Pa./Hickory Major: Finance

• 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. • Was tied for third on the team and led the safeties in vertical jump (36.5") during 2019 winter workouts. • On pace to graduate in August 2019 with a degree in communication arts and sciences. • One of nine returning Nittany Lions from western Pennsylvania.

Season: Appeared in three games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut.

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Safety | 6-0 | 211 5th/Senior Lower Burrell, Pa./Pittsburgh Central Catholic Major: Communication Arts & Sciences/Sociology

➤ 2017 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

TFL

2-1 3 - - - -

16

at Illinois (9/21): Assisted on a tackle on a kickoff...Named the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. at Indiana (10/20): Recorded a tackle on a kickoff return. Wisconsin (11/10): Made a tackle on a kickoff return. Maryland (11/24): Registered a solo tackle on kickoff coverage. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Assisted on a tackle on kickoff coverage.

SACK

Owns a 3.86 cumulative grade-point average following the spring semester. Posted a perfect 4.0 GPA in spring of 2019. Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2108 fall and 2019 spring semesters. One of five returning Nittany Lions from western Pennsylvania.

➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterman for head coach Bill Brest at Hickory High School...Helped the Hornets to back-toback District 10 championships as a junior and senior...Selected as the sportsmanship award winner from the Mercer County Chapter of Football Officials...Lettered in basketball three times...Was a team captain as a senior for basketball...Was a member of National Honor Society. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Cameron Roman Pica...Son of Jennifer and Richard Pica...Has three sisters, Jenna, Kayla and Landon...Sister, Jenna, attended Penn State and sister, Landon, is attending Penn State...Uncle, Dick Pica, played baseball at Ohio State...Uncle, Martin Lucki, played football at Ohio State...Cousin, Jeff Hehr, played baseball at Eastern Michigan and was drafted by the Cleveland Indians...Cousin, Matthew Lucki, played baseball at Youngstown State...Hobbies include fishing...Volunteered with Fun in the Sun, a children's summer camp...Majoring in finance...Would like to pursue a career in investment banking... Born May 7, 1998 in Greenville, Pennsylvania.

➤ 2015 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time 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...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...Greatgrandfather, 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 and sciences, and sociology...Born June 1, 1996 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Kicker | 6-2 | 195 Sophomore/Sophomore Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny Centennial Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Is the first Nittany Lion freshman to score 100 points in a season. • Led the Big Ten in total points (101) in 2018. • Is the lone returning Nittany Lion from Iowa.

PINEGAR'S KICKING STATISTICS 2018

FGM-A % 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LG XP PTS 16-24 66.6 1-1 5-5 5-7 5-11

- 49 53-55 101

CAREER 16-24 66.6 1-1 5-5 5-7 5-11

- 49 53-55 101

PINEGAR'S KICKOFF STATISTICS 2018

KO Yds. Avg. TB OB 3 184 61.3 0 0

CAREER 3 184 61.3 0 0

➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Career: Is No. 15 on PSU’s career extra points made list with 53...Ranks No. 9 in extra point percentage (.963). Season: 2018: Is the first Nittany Lion freshman and 13th player overall (15th occasion) to score 100 points in a season...Broke the Penn State freshman scoring record with 101 points, breaking the previous mark of 99 points by Kevin Kelly in 2005...Sits No. 6 at PSU in extra points made in a season with 53... Ranks No. 14 in a season with 101 points. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Made 13 starts as placekicker...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance...One of 20 players to make their first career start.

➤ PINEGAR'S CAREER HIGHS Points Scored........................................................................................................... 12; Iowa, 10/27/18 PATs Made............................................................................................9; Twice: Last at Illinois, 9/21/18 PATs Attempted...................................................................................9; Twice: Last at Illinois, 9/21/18 Field Goals Made..............................................................................3; Twice: Last Wisconsin, 11/10/18 Field Goals Attempted...................................................................................... 5; Wisconsin, 11/10/18 Longest Field Goal................................................................ 49 yards; Twice: Last Wisconsin, 11/10/18 Kickoffs.................................................................................................................3; Maryland, 11/24/18 Kickoff Yards....................................................................................................184; Maryland, 11/24/18 Kickoff Average..............................................................................................61.3; Maryland, 11/24/18 NOTE: Has one career tackle (vs. Maryland, 2018).

Rankings: Led the Big Ten in total points (101)...Ranked No. 2 in the conference in scoring average (7.8). Appalachian State (9/1): Earned first career start...Connected on only field goal attempt, a 32-yard kick in the second quarter...Hit all six extra point attempts...Named the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Made all seven extra point attempts. Kent State (9/15): Converted all nine extra point attempts. at Illinois (9/21): Made all nine extra point attempts. Ohio State (9/29): Connected on two field goals, hitting from 34 and 39 yards...Hit both extra point attempts. Michigan State (10/13): Hit both extra point attempts...Converted a 20-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. at Indiana (10/20): Made both field goal attempts, converting 27- and 32-yard kicks...Made three extra points. Iowa (10/27): Made a career-best three field goals, converting 45-, 49- and 44-yard kicks...Became the first PSU kicker since Sam Ficken vs. Maryland in 2014 to hit three field goals of 40 or more yards and hit the longest field goal since Ficken connected on a 50-yarder vs. Temple in 2014...Made a career-long 49-yard field goal in the third quarter...Converted all three extra point attempts...Named the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. at Michigan (11/3): Converted only extra point attempt. Wisconsin (11/10): Matched a career high with three field goals... Connected from 49-, 42- and 23-yard field goals...Tied a career high with a 49-yard field goal in the first quarter...Attempted five field goals, a career best, and converted one extra point attempt. at Rutgers (11/17): Converted both field goal attempts, hitting 22- and 19-yard attempts...Hit both extra point attempts. Maryland (11/24): Hit a 25-yard field goal...Converted all five extra point attempts...Made a tackle on kickoff coverage...Named the coaching staff’s Special Teams Player of the Week. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Hit a 32-yard field goal...Converted all three extra-point attempts. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for co-head coaches Ryan and Jerry Pezzetti at Ankeny Centennial High School... Guided the Jaguars to three district championships, including a 10-3 mark as a senior and 10-2 record as a junior...Selected Elite first team in 2017...Garnered USA Today’s All-USA Iowa Football Team honorablemention accolades as a senior...Was an all-state honoree as a defensive back in 2016...Was second in the state in interceptions in 2016 in Class 4A...Two-time first-team all-district selection...Named District 2 MVP in 2016...Invited to the River Battle Bowl...Connected on 9-of-13 field goal attempts, including two makes from 60 yards, and had 37 kickoffs for 2,200 yards as a senior...Registered five interceptions and had 22 kickoffs for 1,200 yards as a junior...Had 16 tackles, two touchdowns and three interceptions as a sophomore...Holds the school record for interceptions in a season and in a career...Rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports and ESPN and a two-star prospect by Rivals...Is the No. 2 kicker and No. 9 prospect in Iowa by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 8 kicker, No. 3 prospect in Iowa and No. 75 player in the region by ESPN...Rated as a five-star kicker and the No. 9 recruit by Kohl’s Professional Camps...Lettered three times in both soccer and track & field...Owns the school record in the long jump (21-7) and high jump (6-2)...Was a Drake Relay champion in the 4x100 shuttle hurdles in 2017...Three-time all-conference player in soccer. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Jake E. Pinegar...Son of Julie and Scott Pinegar...Has one brother, Hunter...Brother, Hunter, is a punter at Sam Houston State...Uncle played baseball at Iowa State University...Volunteered with the Miracle League...Hobbies include working out with friends, kicking, hanging out with friends and family, fishing, grilling, watching movies and playing video games...Born January 7, 1999 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Punter | 5-11 | 225 Sophomore/Freshman Boerne, Texas/Samuel V. Boerne Champion Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Joined the team as a run-on in the summer of 2018. • Joins Trent Gordon as the only returning Nittany Lions from Texas. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Keith Kaiser at Samuel V. Champion High School...Selected to the San Antonio All-Star game as a senior...Earned all-state accolades on three occasions...Claimed allconference honors three times...Was a two-time team MVP...Averaged 44.6 yards per punt as a senior, after accounting for 45.2 yards per punt as a junior...Registered 41.9 yards per punt as a sophomore... Played baseball...Claimed Perfect Game All-America honors as a junior...Was a three-time academic alldistrict selection...Earned academic all-state honors a senior. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Raymond Cade Pollard...Son of Heather and Greg Pollard...Father and grandfather both played college baseball...Hobbies include hunting, fishing and surfing...Plans to major in marketing... Would like to own his own business...Born September 24, 1998 in Lubbock, Texas.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS EVAN PRESTA

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Defensive Tackle | 6-3 | 288 Junior/Sophomore Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep Major: Economics

➤ 2017 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Redshirt season due to injury...Named Academic All-Big Ten...Shared the 2018 Frank Patrick Memorial "Total Commitment" Award, given during spring practice to squad members who consistently follow through with their responsibilities in all facets of the football program and do so in exemplary manner, with Juwan Johnson. ➤ 2016 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

• Joined the team as a run-on in the fall of 2017. • Was a two-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football and lacrosse. • Serving as the treasurer for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise nearly $1.4 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. • Is one of nine returning Nittany Lions from western Pennsylvania.

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).

➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Rankings: Ranked No. 39 in the NCAA and No. 3 in the Big Ten in punt return average (7.5 ypr).

Season: Made one appearance...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance.

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 Pittsburgh (9/10): Registered 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): Recorded five tackles...Had 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...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 8 yards. Ohio State (10/22): Made three stops...Added two pass breakups... Returned two punts...Helped the defense hold Ohio State scoreless in two quarters for the first time since Michigan State in 2015. 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 3 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 Penn State's defense recorded at least 9.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage. Michigan State (11/26): Had one tackle. vs. Wisconsin (12/3): Posted a tackle for loss in the first quarter...Returned one punt for 5 yards. vs. USC (1/2): Totaled one tackle...Added two pass breakups.

Kent State (9/15): Saw time on defense. Iowa (10/27): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterman for head coach Mike Mischler at Cathedral Prep...Helped the Ramblers to a perfect 14-0 record and a PIAA Class AAAA State Championship as a senior...Had 20 solo tackles, 8.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes defended in 2016...Earned all-district accolades as a senior...Was a twotime player of the week...Lettered in lacrosse four times. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Evan Robert Presta...Son of Kim and Tim Presta...Has one sister, Mackenzie...Hobbies include hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time outdoors and with friends...Majoring in economics...Born December 18, 1998.

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Cornerback | 5-10 | 181 5th/Senior Mount Laurel, N.J./St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.) Major: Data Sciences • Interned at Blizzard Entertainment in California during the summer of 2019 after spending the summer of 2017 interning for Intel in the datacenter engineering group in Oregon. • Led the team in pro agility (3.98) and paced the cornerbacks in vertical jump (35.5") in 2019 winter conditioning. • Enjoys working on computers and built a computer from scratch when he was in high school. • On pace to graduate in December 2019 with a degree in data sciences. • One of eight returnees from New Jersey.

Season: Started all 14 games.

➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten laurels from the league’s coaches and media...Was a nominee for the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year. Season: Made 11 starts...Finished second on the team with eight pass breakups...Was third on the team with two interceptions. Appalachian State (9/1): Recorded one solo tackle and one QB hurry. at Illinois (9/21): Broke up a pass in the first quarter. Ohio State (9/29): Made three tackles...Broke up one pass. Michigan State (10/13): Collected four tackles...Broke up one pass. at Indiana (10/20): Registered a career-high eight tackles, making six solo stops. Iowa (10/27): Intercepted a pass in the second quarter, returning it a career-best 44 yards...Broke up three passes...Added one QB hurry. at Michigan (11/3): Broke up two passes. Wisconsin (11/10): Collected two solo tackles, including one for loss. at Rutgers (11/17): Made three stops...Intercepted a pass in the second quarter. Maryland (11/24): Had two solo tackles.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS REID'S PUNT RETURN STATISTICS

➤ 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...Was one of five true freshmen see action.

2016

at Temple (9/5): Made a season-high 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 in 2014...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 season high with five tackles. vs. Georgia (1/2): Collected two tackles...Had two pass breakups.

Returns Yards Avg. TD

2015

22 166 7.5 - 59

2017 Redshirt Season 2018 CAREER

- - - - 22 166 7.5

➤ 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

2015

18-11 29 1 1 2 5

FF FR I PBU

2016

23-13 36

SACK

TFL

- 1.0-2

- 1 1 9 0.5-3 5.0-19

2017 Redshirt Season 2018 Career

108

17-7 24 - - 2 8

- 1.0-2

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➤ REID’S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.................................................................................................................8; at Indiana, 10/20/18 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 Pittsburgh, 9/10/16 Interceptions............................................................................1; Five Times: Last at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Long Interception Return........................................................... 44 yards; Twice: Last Iowa, 10/27/18 Pass Breakups............................................................................................................ 3; Iowa, 10/27/18 Punt Returns.............................................................................................................5; Temple, 9/17/16 Punt Return Yards........................................................................................ 61; at Pittsburgh, 9/10/16 Longest Punt Return........................................................................... 59 yards; at Pittsburgh, 9/10/16 All-Purpose Yards.......................................................................................... 61; at Pittsburgh, 9/10/16

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Safety | 6-2 | 209 Sophomore/Freshman Newton, N.J./Blair Academy Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

➤ 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...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 13th-best cornerback and 95th overall player nationally...Tabbed as the 16th-best corner by ESPN and Rivals.

LG

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• Played at Blair Academy, alongside defensive end Jayson Oweh. • One of eight returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman at Blair Academy for head coach Jim Saylor and Kittatinny Regional High School for head coach Joe Coltelli...Was high school teammates with current Nittany Lion teammate Jayson Oweh at Blair Academy...Selected first-team NJAC All-Conference in 2015 and 2016...Garnered NJSFC All-Divison second-team honors in 2016...Recorded 210 receiving yards on six receptions with four touchdowns to go along with 32 tackles, 18 pass breakups and four interceptions as a senior at Blair Academy...Had 156 receiving yards, 387 rushing yards, 31 tackles and three interceptions as a junior... Earned all-conference accolades twice...Was a two-time team MVP...Participated in track, wrestling and lacrosse...Was second-team All-NJAC in track in 2015...Named first-team all-conference in lacrosse in 2016-17...Selected NJAC All-Academic team in 2015-16. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Cody William Romano...Son of Vicki and Pat Romano...Has two brothers, PT and Torri, and one sister, Deanna...Cousin, Vincent Guarini, attended Penn State...Hobbies include hunting, fishing, video games and drumming...Plans to major in kinesiology...Would like to pursue a career as a strength coach or gym owner...Helped distribute food, clothing and gifts at the St. Joseph’s Church Food Pantry... Born July 28, 1999 in Denville, New Jersey.


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Offensive Line | 6-3 | 285 Sophomore/Freshman Ashtabula, Ohio/Cathedral Prep (Pa.) Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

ANTONIO SHELTON

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Defensive Tackle | 6-2 | 311 Senior/Junior Columbus, Ohio/Westerville-North Major: Journalism

Awards: Shared the Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year award with Will Levis and Charlie Shuman.

. • Finished tops among defensive tackles in the bench press (450; second on team), squats (590) and strength index (700; second on team) in 2019 winter workouts. • Spent the summer of 2019 interning at WPSU. • On pace to graduate in December 2019 with a degree in journalism. • Among six returning Nittany Lions from the state of Ohio. • One of 13 returnees from the Midwest.

Season: Appeared in one game...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance.

➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

• Shared the Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year award with Will Levis and Charlie Shuman. • One of six returning Nittany Lions from Ohio. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

Michigan State (10/13): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week. Iowa (10/27): Earned the coaching staff’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week award. at Michigan (11/3): Selected as the coaching staff’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week. at Rutgers (11/17): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week. Maryland (11/24): Made season debut, seeing playing time on offense. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Mike Mischler at Cathedral Prep in Pennsylvania...Was a team captain as a senior...Had a 49-3 record in four seasons at Cathedral Prep...Guided the Ramblers to backto-back perfect 14-0 records and Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class 4A State Championships as a junior and a senior...Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team as a senior...Named to Pennsylvania Football Writers/Broadcasters All-State first team as an offensive lineman in 2017...Selected as the Pennsylvania Football News (PFN) Class 4A Lineman of the Year as a senior...Garnered PFN Class 4A All-State first-team honors on the offensive line in 2017 and the defensive line in 2016...Earned three All-District 10 accolades...Three-time all-conference honoree... Had 55 tackles, 11 TFL, 4.0 sacks and one interception as a senior...Recorded 31 tackles, 11.0 TFL and 5.0 sacks as a junior...Had eight stops with 1.5 TFL as a sophomore...A consensus four-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked No. 288 overall. No. 9 in Pennsylvania and No. 5 center by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 194 overall prospect, No. 10 guard, No. 6 player in Pennsylvania and No. 22 prospect in the region by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 19 guard and No. 14 recruit in Pennsylvania by Rivals.

Season: Appeared in 13 games, including one start...One of 20 players to make their first career start... Wore No. 53 in honor of Fred Hansard for the Indiana game (10/20). Appalachian State (9/1): Tied a career high with two tackles. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Matched a career best with two tackles. Kent State (9/15): Assisted on one tackle. Ohio State (9/29): Recorded one solo tackle. Michigan State (10/13): Assisted on one tackle. at Indiana (10/20): Collected one tackle. Iowa (10/27): Recorded one tackle. at Michigan (11/3): Assisted on one tackle. at Rutgers (11/17): Made two stops...Registered one solo sack in the fourth quarter. Maryland (11/24): Assisted on one tackle for loss. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Made first career start...Assisted on one tackle. ➤ 2017 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in six games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut in 2017...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear in 2017. Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut. Georgia State (9/16): Logged his first two career tackles, both coming behind the line of scrimmage...Combined with Yetur Gross-Matos on a fourth-quarter tackle for loss...Teamed with Shaka Toney on a sack in the fourth quarter. Indiana (9/30): Logged a career-hightying two tackles. Rutgers (11/11): Posted one tackle...His lone stop was a combined sack of Giovanni Rescigno with Ayron Monroe in the fourth quarter during the goal line stand on Rutgers’ final drive. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON

➤ PERSONAL

Redshirt season.

Full name is Frederick Henry Scruggs...Son of Karen and Frederick Scruggs...Has three brothers, Mark, Brendan and Chuck...Volunteers at the Rambler Youth Football Camp...Hobbies include listening to music and playing video games...Planning to major in business and would like to start his own business...Born January 19, 2000 in Ashtabula, Ohio.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman 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 AllCentral 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...Was the 52nd-ranked player in the state of Ohio by Rivals...Rated as the third-best defensive tackle in Ohio and the 11thranked 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 journalism...Born on August 1, 1997 in Columbus, Ohio.

SHELTON'S CAREER STATISTICS 2017 2018 Career

UT-AT TT

FF FR I PBU

SACK

TFL

1-5 6 - - - - 1.0-4 2.5-7 5-9 14 - - - - 1.0-1 1.5-2 6-14 20 - - - - 2.0-5 4.0-9

➤ SHELTON'S CAREER HIGHS

Junior defensive tackle Antonio Shelton

Tackles........................................................................................2; Five Times: Last at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Tackles for Loss.............................................................................1.0; Twice: Last at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Sacks.................................................................................................................1.0; at Rutgers, 11/17/18

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MICHAEL SHUSTER

Wide Receiver | 6-4 | 235 Sophomore/Freshman Monmouth Junction, N.J./South Brunswick Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies • Selected as USA Today’s All-USA New Jersey Offensive Player of the Year in 2017. • One of eight returning Nittany Lions from New Jersey. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in four games...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance.

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Is one of three Mr. PA Football winners on the team (Lamont Wade, 2016; Daquan Hardy, 2018). Owns a 3.55 cumulative grade-point average following the spring semester as a finance major. Is a three-time Dean's List honoree. Is the grandson of former Nittany Lion Dick Hoak, who played 10 years for the Steelers and went on to coach the Steeler running backs from 1972-2007. Spent the summer of 2018 interning at the U.S. Capitol for California Congressman Kevin McCarthy. Spent the summer of 2019 interning with Pittsburgh Pirates and Accuweather. Participated in the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) job shadowing experience in May 2019. Served on the executive committee for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes for the 2018-19 school year. On pace to graduate in December 2019 with a degree in finance. Is one of 10 returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania and one of three returnees from Camp Hill.

Kent State (9/15): Made his college debut, seeing time on offense. Wisconsin (11/10): Caught a 3-yard pass in the second quarter, his first career reception. at Rutgers (11/17): Had a 9-yard rush, the first of his career. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Made two catches for 17 yards, including a 12-yard grab in the third quarter. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON

Three-time letterman for head coach Joe Goerge at South Brunswick High School...Two-time team captain...Guided the Vikings to a 12-1 record and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Central Group 5 State Championship in 2017...Helped South Brunswick to an 11-1 record and a state title in 2015...Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game...Participated in Nike's The Opening Finals and played with future teammate Ricky Slade on Team Mach Speed...Helped lead Mach Speed to The Opening title...Garnered All-USA Offense All-America second-team accolades from USA Today as a senior...Selected as USA Today’s All-USA New Jersey Offensive Player of the Year in 2017... Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA New Jersey Football Team as a senior...Selected firstteam News 12 All-New Jersey Football in 2017...Named to NJ.com’s all-state first team as a senior... Honored by NJ.com as an All-Group 5 first-team choice in 2017 and was a third-team honoree in 2016... Selected All-Greater Middlesex Conference first team as a junior and senior...Named All-Red Division first team in 2016 and 2017...Named team MVP as a junior...Grabbed 36 receptions for 522 yards and seven touchdowns and had 322 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries in 2017...Recorded 45 receptions with 718 yards and six scores as a junior...Had 31 catches for 582 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore...Had seven career interceptions...Rated a consensus five-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 7 overall prospect, No. 1 player in New Jersey and No. 1 wide receiver by 247Sports...Rated the No. 8 prospect in the country, No. 1 wide receiver, No. 1 player in New Jersey and No. 3 in the region by ESPN...Ranked the No. 18 prospect overall, No. 3 wide receiver and No. 1 player in New Jersey by Rivals...Lettered in track & field once.

Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Full name is Justin D. Shorter...Son of Paula and JD Shorter...Has one brother, JT...Would like to major in engineering...Born April 17, 2000 in Princeton, New Jersey.

SHORTER'S OFFENSIVE STATISTICS

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

2018

1-9

9.0 - 9 3-20 6.6 - 12

CAREER

1-9

9.0 - 9 3-20 6.6 - 12

➤ SHORTER'S CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts.............................................................................................1; at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Rushing Yards....................................................................................................9; at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Longest Rush.............................................................................................9 yards; at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Receptions...........................................................................................................2; vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 Receiving Yards.................................................................................................17; vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 Longest Reception................................................................................. 12 yards; vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19

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Quarterback | 6-2 | 210 Senior/Junior Camp Hill, Pa./Camp Hill Major: Finance

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➤ PERSONAL

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Season: Did not see any game action. ➤ 2017 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten...Earned Dean's List accolades in the fall of 2017. Season: Appeared in one game...Made his collegiate debut vs. Georgia State (9/16)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear. Georgia State (9/16): Made his collegiate debut...Closed out the game with a kneel down to run out the clock. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 fall and 2017 spring semesters. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time 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 who 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 finance with plans to work on Wall Street...Born March 15, 1998 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


RETURNING NITTANY LIONS SHANE SIMMONS

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➤ SIMMONS' CAREER HIGHS Tackles......................................................................................................... 4; at Northwestern, 10/7/17 Tackles for Loss....................................................................... 1.0; Three Times: Last Rutgers, 11/11/17 Sacks....................................................................................................... 1.0; at Michigan State, 11/4/17

Defensive End | 6-3 | 259 Senior/Junior Laurel, Md./DeMatha Major: Communication Arts and Sciences

RICKY SLADE

• Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2019 spring semester. • On pace to graduate in December 2019 with a degree in communication arts and sciences. • Is One of nine returning Nittany Lions from Maryland.

Running Back | 5-9 | 198 Sophomore/Sophomore Woodbridge, Va./C.D. Hylton Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Season: Appeared in eight games. Michigan State (10/13): Made season debut...Recorded two tackles. Iowa (10/27): Made one solo stop. at Michigan (11/3): Collected three tackles, including two solo. at Rutgers (11/17): Registered three tackles. ➤ 2017 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Season: Appeared in all 13 games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear. Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Logged his first career stop, a combined tackle for loss with Brandon Smith in the fourth quarter...Part of a defense that logged 14.0 tackles for loss, the most since recording 15.0 vs. Temple in 2015. Georgia State (9/16): Had one tackle. Indiana (9/30): Contributed one quarterback hurry. at Northwestern (10/7): Totaled a career-best four tackles...Logged his first career solo tackle for loss in the second quarter...Part of a defensive line that earned the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. at Ohio State (10/28): Tallied one tackle. at Michigan State (11/4): Registered three tackles...Had his first career sack on a solo takedown of Brian Lewerke in the third quarter. Rutgers (11/11): Made three tackles, including a solo tackle for loss. at Maryland (11/25): Had one tackle and one quarterback hurry. vs. Washington (12/30): Posted a solo tackle for loss in the fourth quarter for his lone tackle. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Elijah Brooks 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...Selected as the Washington Post All-Met Defensive Player of the Year...Chosen as a two-time consensus all-state pick in Maryland in 2014 and 2015...Was a two-time first-team Washington Post All-Met honoree...Took home 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...Was an 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...Majoring in communication arts and sciences...Has aspirations of owning his own business...Born on June 26, 1997 in Laurel, Maryland.

SIMMONS' CAREER STATISTICS UT-AT TT

FF FR I PBU

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8-7 15

2018

4-5 9 - - - -

Career

12-12 24

• Named the 2017 Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year, becoming just the second player from Prince William County to win the honor (B.J. Hawkins in 1989). • One of five returning Nittany Lions from Virginia. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in nine games...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance.

Awards: Named honorable-mention All-Freshman Team by BTN.com.

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Appalachian State (9/1): Made first career appearance...Rushed six times for 39 yards...Tallied first career touchdown on a 27-yard run in the third quarter. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Rushed for 13 yards on four carries. Kent State (9/15): Earned five carries...Scored on a 2-yard run in the third quarter. at Illinois (9/21): Ran for 94 yards on 10 carries...Rushed for two scores, including a 61-yard run in the fourth quarter...Scored on a 1-yard run. Michigan State (10/13): Had one carry for 8 yards. Wisconsin (11/10): Had two carries for 1 yard. at Rutgers (11/17): Gained 10 yards on two carries. Maryland (11/24): Rushed for 64 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries...Had 8- and 1-yard touchdown runs... Made first career catch, a 12-yard reception. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Rushed for 27 yards on four carries, including a 12-yard run. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Tony Lilly at C.D. Hylton High School...Two-time team captain... Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game and the Polynesian Bowl...Had seven carries for 23 yards and four receptions for 26 yards and a touchdown for Team Spotlight in the Under Armour All-American Game...Competed in Nike's The Opening Finals on Team Mach Speed with Nittany Lion teammate Justin Shorter...Garnered All-USA Offense All-America second-team accolades from USA Today as a senior...Named the 2017 Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year, becoming just the second player from Prince William County to win the honor (B.J. Hawkins in 1989)...Selected as 2017 All-USA Virginia Offensive Player of the Year...Named the VHSL Class 6A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior...Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Virginia Football Team as a senior...Named to USA Today’s allstate second team as a junior...Was a first-team VHSL Class 6A All-State selection as a running back and kick returner as a senior...Collected first-team VHSL Class 6A All-State honors as a running back as a junior...Named Washington Post All-Met first team in 2017...Selected All-Occoquan Region first team as a running back and kick returner as a senior...Three-time all-region choice...Three-time all-district selection...Three-time all-conference honoree...Finished with 5,499 career rushing yards, which is second in county history...Accounted for 1,978 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns to go along with 22 receptions for 283 yards and five scores as a senior...Rushed for more than 300 yards in two games, including a school-record 343 yards against Colgan...Scored eight touchdowns against Colgan, which ranks fifth all-time in Virginia High School League history...Had 1,509 rushing yards with 16 touchdowns and 338 receiving yards with four scores as a junior...Recorded 711 rushing yards with eight touchdowns in just five games as a sophomore...Had 1,309 rushing yards and 18 scores as a freshman...A consensus four-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Is a five-star on the 247Sports Composite...Ranked as the No. 62 overall prospect, No. 1 player in Virginia and No. 1 allpurpose back nationally by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 17 overall prospect, No. 2 running back, No. 1 in Virginia and No. 4 in the region by ESPN...Ranked No. 37 overall prospect, No. 2 running back and No. 2 recruit in Virginia by Rivals...Lettered once in track & field as a sprinter. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Richard D. Slade Jr....Son of Heather and Richard Slade Sr....Has two sisters, Kailyn Slade and Brittney Hazel...Sister, Kailyn, played soccer at Virginia Commonwealth University...Volunteered as a peer mentor in high school...Hobbies include playing basketball...Born April 27, 2000 in Fairfax, Virginia.

TFL

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CAM SULLIVAN-BROWN

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

2018

45-257

5.7 6 61

1-12 12.0 - 12

CAREER 45-257

5.7 6 61

1-12 12.0 - 12

Wide Receiver | 6-0 | 194 Junior/Sophomore Bowie, Md./Saint Vincent Pallotti Major: Journalism

➤ SLADE'S CAREER HIGHS Rushing Attempts...............................................................................................10; at Illinois, 9/21/18 Rushing Yards......................................................................................................94; at Illinois, 9/21/18 Rushing Touchdowns.......................................................................2; Twice: Last Maryland, 11/24/18 Longest Rush.............................................................................................. 61 yards; at Illinois, 9/21/18 2 or More Rushing Touchdowns...............................................2 games; Last: Maryland (2), 11/24/18 Receptions...........................................................................................................1; Maryland, 11/24/18 Receiving Yards.................................................................................................12; Maryland, 11/24/18 Longest Reception..................................................................................12 yards; Maryland, 11/24/18

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Long Snapper | 6-2 | 245 Junior/Sophomore Westerville, Ohio/St. Francis DeSales Major: Kinesiology • Was a four-sport athlete in high school, lettering in football, hockey, lacrosse and basketball. • Serving as vice president for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes, helping the chapter raise nearly $1.4 million for kidney cancer treatment and research since the first Penn State Lift for Life was held in 2003. • Is one of six returning Nittany Lions from Ohio. • One of 13 returnees from the Midwest. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Did not see any game action. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL

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• Spent the summer of 2019 interning at WPSU. • Is One of nine returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games, including one start...One of 20 players to make their first career start... One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance. Appalachian State (9/1): Made first career appearance. Michigan State (10/13): Hauled in a 7-yard reception, the first career reception. at Indiana (10/20): Caught two passes for 33 yards, establishing career highs...Made a 22-yard grab in the third quarter. Wisconsin (11/10): Made a 9-yard catch in the second quarter. at Rutgers (11/17): Made first career start. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time 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...Graduated from Saint Vincent Pallotti with high honors.

A three-time letterman for head coach Ryan Wiggins at St. Francis DeSales High School...Helped the Stallions to a 31-9 record in his career...Two-time Prokicker.com All-America long snapper selection as a junior and senior...Lettered in lacrosse four times, hockey three times and basketball once...Was a three-time academic all-conference choice for hockey...Named third-team all-state as an attackman for lacrosse as a senior...Earned all-region distinction three times for lacrosse, including first-team accolades as a junior and senior.

➤ PERSONAL

➤ PERSONAL

Full name is Christopher Michael Stoll...Son of Kelly and Ken Stoll...Has one sister, Jordan...Father, Ken, played football at Wittenberg University...Sister, Jordan, participated in track & field at Otterbein University...Hobbies include video games, reading and sleeping...Majoring in kinesiology with plans to become a physical therapist...Born August 3, 1998 in Columbus, Ohio.

2018

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- - - 4-49 12.3 - 22

Career

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Full name is Cameron Sullivan-Brown...Son of Kelly Sullivan (deceased), and Roderick Brown and Linda Esquivel...Has one brother, Roderick...Hobbies include basketball and video games...Majoring in journalism...Plans to pursue a career in radio or television...Born December 13, 1998.

SULLIVAN-BROWN'S OFFENSIVE STATISTICS Att.-Yds. Avg. TD LG Rec.-Yds. Avg. TD LG

➤ SULLIVAN-BROWN'S CAREER HIGHS Receptions..........................................................................................................2; at Indiana, 10/20/18 Receiving Yards................................................................................................33; at Indiana, 10/20/18 Longest Reception.................................................................................22 yards; at Indiana, 10/20/18

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NICK TARBURTON

Safety | 5-11 | 201 Junior/Sophomore Ottawa, Ont./Episcopal (Va.) Major: Labor and Employment Relations

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Defensive End | 6-3 | 263 Sophomore/Freshman Green Lane, Pa./Pennridge Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

• Rated with the highest strength index (706) on the team during 2019 winter conditioning with the top mark among safeties in the power clean (335), bench press (340) and squat (540). • Earned the 2019 Coaches Special Teams Award, which is given to the specialist who demonstrated loyalty, interest, attitude & improvement in spring practice. • Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2018 spring semester. • Is one of three returning Nittany Lions hailing from Canada, joining defensive end Daniel Joseph and linebacker Jesse Luketa. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in 13 games, including one start...One of 20 players to make their first career start... One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance. Appalachian State (9/1): Made collegiate debut...Assisted on one tackle. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Made two solo stops. Kent State (9/15): Recorded five tackles, making four solo stops...Collected first career tackle for loss. at Illinois (9/21): Recorded a team-leading and career-high eight tackles...Matched a career best with a full tackle for loss. Michigan State (10/13): Recorded three tackles. at Indiana (10/20): Made seven stops, including six solo...Recorded first career forced fumble on a punt return in the fourth quarter. Iowa (10/27): Made first career start...Assisted on one tackle and broke up a pass. at Michigan (11/3): Recorded one solo tackle. Wisconsin (11/10): Collected three tackles. at Rutgers (11/17): Registered three tackles. Maryland (11/24): Recorded two solo tackles. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Assisted on three tackles. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List honors in the spring of 2018. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterman 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 All-State as a senior...Selected as the 2016 Interstate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year...Garnered firstteam All-IAC accolades as a junior and a senior...Named second-team All-Met by The Washington Post as a senior...Participated in Nike's 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 Scout300 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.

• One of 10 returning Nittany Lions from central Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in two games...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance. Appalachian State (9/1): Made college debut, seeing time on defense and special teams. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Earned playing time on defense and special teams. at Indiana (10/20): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week. Wisconsin (11/10): Earned coaching staff’s Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week award. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Jeff Hollenbach at Pennridge High School...Was a team captain in 2017...Was a finalist for the 2017 Mr. PA Football Class 4A-6A Award...Garnered a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team as a senior...Selected to Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State Class 6A first team as a junior and a senior...Named Pennsylvania Football News (PFN) Class 6A Defensive Player of the Year in 2017...Collected PFN All-Class 6A first-team honors in junior and senior seasons...Garnered 2017 Mini Maxwell Award honors from the Maxwell Football Club... Named All-Southeastern PA by Philadelphia Inquirer three times...Selected All-Intelligencer first team three times (2015, 2016, 2017)...Was a two-time All-Suburban One Continental Conference first-team honoree...Named team MVP twice...Recorded 98 tackles, 19.0 TFL, 7.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and one interception as a senior...Registered 653 all-purpose yards with six touchdowns in 2017...Had 96 tackles and 6.0 sacks as a junior...Collected a school-record 100 tackles and 4.0 sacks as a sophomore... Tabbed a four-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 6 player in Pennsylvania, No. 11 inside linebacker and No. 212 overall prospect by 247Sports... Ranked as the No. 13 inside linebacker, No. 12 player in Pennsylvania and No. 49 in the region by ESPN... Ranked the No. 214 overall prospect, No. 10 inside linebacker and No. 6 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals... Lettered in basketball once...Was selected to the honor roll. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Nicholas Earl Tarburton...Son of Ami and Rick Tarburton...Has two brothers, Zack and Jake... Mother, Ami, and Father, Rick, both played basketball at Pitt-Bradford...Volunteered at Pennridge FISH, which is a local food bank...Hobbies include hunting and fishing...Anticipates majoring in business and would like to have a career in international relations...Born December 28, 1999 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Jonathan Anthony Sutherland...Son of Sylvie and Everton Sutherland...Has one brother, Liam...Hobbies include snowboarding...Majoring in labor and employment relations...Has aspirations of being the CEO of a company...Born on August 9, 1998 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

SUTHERLAND'S CAREER STATISTICS

UT-AT TT

FF FR I PBU

SACK

TFL

2018

25-14 39 1 - - 1

- 2.0-4

Career

25-14 39 1 - - 1

- 2.0-4

➤ SUTHERLAND'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.....................................................................................................................8; at Illinois, 9/21/18 Tackles for Loss.................................................................................1.0; Twice: Last at Illinois, 9/21/18 Forced Fumbles..................................................................................................1; at Indiana, 10/20/18 Pass Breakups............................................................................................................ 1; Iowa, 10/27/18

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Safety | 6-0 | 198 Graduate/Senior Richmond, Va./St. Christopher's Major: Telecommunications • • • • •

Made the transition from cornerback to safety in the spring of 2017. Spent the summer of 2019 interning in the Penn State marketing department. Participated in the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) job shadowing experience in May 2019. 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. • Served on the executive committee for Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes during the 2018-19 school year. • Graduated in December 2018 with a degree in telecommunications with a Smeal Business Certificate and is on pace to graduate with a second degree in telecommunications in December 2019. • One of five returning Nittany Lions from Virginia.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time 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. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Garrett Benjamin Taylor...Son of Irving and Sandy Taylor...Has a brother, Aaron, and a sister, Austin...Sister, Austin, played basketball at Neumann University...Hobbies include fishing...Graduated with a degree in advertising and public relations in December 2018 and is working on a second degree in telecommunications...Born November 7, 1996 in Richmond, Virginia.

TAYLOR'S CAREER STATISTICS

➤ 2018 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON

Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection...Named honorable-mention All-Big Ten by the league’s coaches and media.

2016

Season: Appeared in 13 games, making 12 starts...One of 20 players to make their first career start.

2018

45-26 71

1 1 3 7

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Rankings: Ranked No. 8 in the Big Ten with three interceptions.

Career

52-33 85

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Appalachian State (9/1): Earned first career start...Made eight tackles, including six solo. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Collected five tackles. Kent State (9/15): Made three tackles...Broke up one pass. at Illinois (9/21): Recorded seven tackles...Had a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss...Named the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. Ohio State (9/29): Recorded first career interception, returning it 45 yards...Collected four tackles. Michigan State (10/13): Tallied six tackles, including five solo... Had an interception in the third quarter and returned it 37 yards...Forced first career fumble...Broke up a career-high five passes. at Indiana (10/20): Recovered a fumble in the third quarter...Added three tackles. Iowa (10/27): Collected six tackles in the second half. at Michigan (11/3): Registered seven tackles, including five solo...Recovered a blocked field goal and returned it 9 yards in the second quarter. Wisconsin (11/10): Recorded two solo tackles and one pass breakup. at Rutgers (11/17): Made five stops...Intercepted a pass in the second quarter and returned it 2 yards. Maryland (11/24): Tallied five solo tackles. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Registered a career-high 10 tackles, including six solo...Added a full tackle for loss.

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➤ TAYLOR'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles................................................................................................................10; vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 Tackles For Loss...................................................................................................1.5; at Illinois, 9/21/18 Forced Fumbles.......................................................................................... 1; Michigan State, 10/13/18 Fumble Recoveries.......................................................................... 1; Twice: Last at Indiana, 10/20/18 Interceptions......................................................................... 1; Three Times: Last at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Longest Interception Return..................................................................45 yards; Ohio State, 9/29/18 Pass Breakups............................................................................................ 5; Michigan State, 10/13/18

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Offensive Line | 6-3 | 322 Junior/Sophomore Glenshaw, Pa./Central Catholic Major: Philosophy

➤ 2017 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in all 13 games...Recovered his first career fumble vs. Rutgers (11/11). Akron (9/2): Had one tackle and one pass breakup. Pittsburgh (9/9): Made two stops...Joined Irvin Charles and Nick Scott as the coaching staff’s Co-Special Teams Player of the Week. at Iowa (9/23): Made one tackle on punt coverage. Indiana (9/30): Made one tackle on punt coverage. at Ohio State (10/28): Logged his lone stop on punt coverage. Rutgers (11/11): Recovered his first career fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half...Recovered a fumble, making it 11-straight games that Penn State forced a turnover, which was the longest streak since a 29-game stretch from 2007-09. Nebraska (11/18): Totaled a season-high three tackles. at Maryland (11/25): Made one tackle on kickoff coverage. vs. Washington (12/30): Made a pair of tackles on kickoff coverage.

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➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Named Academic All-Big Ten...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 fall semester.

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Season: Appeared in 12 games...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear.

Season: Appeared in 13 games...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance...Moved from offensive line to defensive tackle after Illinois (9/21) game.

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.

Appalachian State (9/1): Made collegiate debut, seeing time on special teams. Ohio State (9/29): Played first game as a defensive tackle...Recorded a solo tackle. Michigan State (10/13): Assisted on one tackle. Wisconsin (11/10): Earned playing time on defense and special teams...Had a 10-yard kick return. Maryland (11/24): Made a career-high two tackles. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Assisted on a sack in the second quarter.

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Redshirt season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2016 spring semester.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Terry Totten at Central Catholic High School...Served as team captain in senior season...Helped the Vikings to a runner-up finish in the PIAA 6A State Championship with a 14-2 record in 2016...Guided the Vikings to district and state titles with a 15-1 record as a junior...Named Under Armour and Army All-American...Played in the Under Armour All-American Game...Selected firstteam USA Today All-State as a senior...Named Pennsylvania Football News’ 2016 Class 6A Lineman of the Year...Selected to Pennsylvania Football News’ Class 6A All-State first team as a senior...Earned first-team all-state honors in junior and senior seasons...Garnered second-team all-state honors as a sophomore and honorable-mention distinction as a freshman...Was a candidate for Pennsylvania’s 2016 Mr. Football Class 4A-6A...Named to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Fabulous 22 team in 2016...Named to the All-District 6A first team in junior and senior seasons, earning second-team honors as a sophomore and honorablemention accolades as a freshman...Invited to the USA Football All-Star Game and the Big 33 Football Classic...Rated a four-star recruit by all four recruiting services – 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout... Ranked No. 78 in the Rivals100, as well as the No. 4 prospect in Pennsylvania and No. 5 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals...Ranked No. 132 in the ESPN300...Ranked as the No. 3 player in Pennsylvania, No. 8 prospect in the region and No. 5 offensive guard by ESPN...Rated No. 166 on the Scout300 list...Ranked No. 1 in Pennsylvania, No. 3 in the East and No. 10 overall among offensive guards by Scout...Ranked as the No. 5 recruit in Pennsylvania, the No. 6 offensive guard and No. 111 player overall by 247Sports... Earned three letters in track & field...Claimed a spot on the honor roll for three years. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Christopher Neal Thorpe Jr....Son of Nikki and Chris Thorpe...Has one sister, Christin, and one brother, Niko...Father, Chris, played for the Nittany Lion football team from 1985-88 as a linebacker and halfback...Brother, Niko, played football at Fordham (2014-17)...Cousin, Geno Thorpe, played basketball for one season at Penn State before transferring to South Florida...Cousins, Summer and Aja Thorpe, competed in track at Notre Dame and Yale, respectively...Cousin, LaRue Bradley, played football at Trinity...Majoring in philosophy...Intends to pursue a career in the field of law...Born March 3, 1999 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Kicker | 6-2 | 208 Senior/Junior Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy Major: Management • Was a two-time letterman in soccer at Penn State Abington before transferring to University Park. • Attended the same high school as head coach James Franklin and offensive lineman Hunter Kelly. • One of 11 returning Nittany Lions from southeast Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Season: Appeared in one game...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance...One of 20 players to make their first career start. at Michigan (11/3): Made Penn State debut...Averaged 49.5 yards on two kickoffs. ➤ 2016-17 ➤ SOCCER - PENN STATE ABINGTON Played for soccer for two seasons at Penn State Abington...Started in all 36 career appearances...Had one assist in 2016...Selected to the Fall 2016 Director’s List for having a 3.0 or better grade-point average... Helped Abington win the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship in 2017...Selected third-team All-NEAC as a sophomore. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Played soccer at Neshaminy High School...Attended the same high school as head coach James Franklin and offensive lineman Hunter Kelly. ➤ PERSONAL

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➤ THORPE'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles..................................................................................................................2; Maryland, 11/24/18 Tackles for Loss................................................................................................0.5; vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 Sacks..................................................................................................................0.5; vs. Kentucky, 1/1/19 NOTE: Has one kickoff return for 10 yards (vs. Wisconsin, 11/10/18).

JUSTIN TOBIN

Full name is Justin David Tobin...Son of Michelle and Joel Tobin...Has two sisters, Alyssa and Brianna... Majoring in management...Born November 19, 1997.

SHAKA TONEY

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Defensive End | 6-3 | 243 Senior/Junior Philadelphia, Pa./Imhotep Charter Major: Rehabilitation and Human Services • Was a multi-sport athlete at Imhotep Charter, earning letters in football and track & field. • Led the team in vertical jump (39.0") during 2019 winter workouts. • One of 11 returning Nittany Lions from southeastern Pennsylvania and one of four returnees from the greater Philadelphia area. ➤ CAREER NOTES & RECORDS Game: Tied the Penn State game record with four sacks, all in the fourth quarter, at Indiana (10/20/18)... Equaled the PSU game record set by three others (Terry Killens vs. Indiana, 1995; Jimmy Kennedy at Wisconsin, 2012; Tamba Hali vs. Wisconsin, 2005). ➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following the Indiana (10/20) game...Earned a helmet sticker on ESPN College Football Final for performance at Indiana. Season: Appeared in 13 games...Wore No. 97 in honor of Ryan Buchholz for Ohio State (9/29) game. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Made five solo tackles...Recorded two tackles for loss and a sack. Kent State (9/15): Recorded three tackles with a half tackle for loss. at Illinois (9/21): Collected two tackles... Made one tackle for loss. Ohio State (9/29): Assisted on three tackles. Michigan State (10/13): Broke up a pass...Registered one QB hurry. at Indiana (10/20): Tied the program’s single-game record with four sacks, equaling the mark set by three others...Recorded all four sacks in the fourth quarter...Set career highs for tackles (6), tackles for loss (4.0) and sacks (4.0)...Forced a fumble in the fourth quarter... Named the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. at Michigan (11/3): Registered one QB hurry. at Rutgers (11/17): Recorded three tackles. Maryland (11/24): Broke up one pass. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Made one solo stop and added one QB hurry.

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DAN VASEY

Awards: Named to the BTN.com All-Freshman Team...Earned Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week honors on Sept. 19 after a 2.0-tackles for loss and 1.0-sack effort vs. Georgia State...Garnered Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week honors after a 2.0-sack effort that included a forced fumble at Northwestern (10/7). Season: Appeared in 12 games...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear. Akron (9/2): Made collegiate debut...Totaled two tackles...Logged his first career stop in the third quarter on a solo tackle for loss...Part of a defense that logged 14.0 tackles for loss, the most since recording 15.0 vs. Temple in 2015. Pittsburgh (9/9): Made one tackle...Combined with Kevin Givens on a fourth-quarter tackle for loss. Georgia State (9/16): Posted four tackles, none of which gained yardage...Logged his first career sack, a combined effort with Manny Bowen, and forced a fumble by Georgia State quarterback Conner Manning, a fumble that was recovered by Kevin Givens...Had a solo tackle for loss in the second quarter...Combined with Antonio Shelton for a fourth-quarter sack. Indiana (9/30): Made one tackle. at Northwestern (10/7): Both of his tackles were solo takedowns for sacks of Clayton Thorson...Forced his second career fumble on a back-side sack of Thorson in the first quarter, which lead to Penn State’s opening score. Michigan (10/21): Made three tackles...Had a solo sack of John O’Korn for a loss of 9 yards on fourth-and-13 to end Michigan’s final offensive series...Part of a defensive line that earned the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. at Ohio State (10/28): Had two tackles. at Michigan State (11/4): Made three stops. Nebraska (11/18): Had two tackles. ➤ 2016 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season.

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Defensive Line/Long Snapper | 6-4 | 252 Junior/Sophomore Lackawaxen, Pa./Wallenpaupack Major: Kinesiology • Joined the team as a run-on in the fall of 2017. • Brother, Kyle, was a long snapper for the Nittany Lions (2014-18). • Is one of three returning Nittany Lions from northeast Pennsylvania. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Did not see any game action. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Dr. Marc Watson at Wallenpaupack High School...Had 19 tackles, including 6.0 stops behind the line as a senior...Blocked a field goal during his senior campaign... Selected as Iron Man of the football team...Was a member of the National Honor Society for four years. ➤ PERSONAL

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman 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 first-team PIAA Class AAA 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.

Full name is Daniel Jordan Vasey...Son of Bruce and Shelly Vasey...Has two brothers, Kyle and Chad... Brother, Kyle, was a long snapper for the Nittany Lion football team (2014-18)...Brother, Chad, runs track & field at Lock Haven University...Majoring in kinesiology...Born June 7, 1999 in Flemington, New Jersey.

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Safety | 5-9 | 199 Junior/Junior Clairton, Pa./Clairton Major: Recreation, Park and Tourism Management • • • • •

Made the transition from cornerback to safety in the spring of 2018. Is one of three Mr. PA Football winners on the team (Michael Shuster, 2015; Daquan Hardy, 2018). Rated with the second-highest strength index (689) among safeties during 2019 winter workouts. Earned Dean's List recognition in the 2018 spring semester. Among nine returning Nittany Lions from western Pennsylvania.

➤ 2018 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON ➤ PERSONAL 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 creating small architecture projects with clay...Majoring in rehabilitation and human services...Born on January 7, 1998 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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➤ TONEY'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles.................................................................................................................6; at Indiana, 10/20/18 Tackles for Loss...............................................................................................4.0; at Indiana, 10/20/18 Sacks.................................................................................................................4.0; at Indiana, 10/10/18 Forced Fumble....................................................................... 1; Three Times: Last at Indiana, 10/20/18 Pass Breakups................................................................................... 1; Twice: Last Maryland, 11/24/18

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Season: Appeared in 13 games. Appalachian State (9/1): Assisted on one tackle. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Recorded four tackles. Kent State (9/15): Made three tackles...Recorded first two career tackles for loss, including a solo sack. Michigan State (10/13): Made four stops, including three solo. at Indiana (10/20): Recorded a tackle on a punt. Iowa (10/27): Made one stop on a punt return. at Michigan (11/3): Collected one solo tackle. at Rutgers (11/17): Made two stops. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Assisted on a tackle on a punt return.


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RASHEED WALKER

Awards: Named honorable-mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team by BTN.com.

Offensive Line | 6-6 | 324 Sophomore/Freshman Waldorf, Md./North Point Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

Season: Appeared in 12 games...Made collegiate debut vs. Akron (9/2)...One of 24 student-athletes to make their collegiate debut...One of 17 freshmen (14 redshirt, 3 true) to appear...Forced his first career fumble on a kickoff return vs. Rutgers (11/11)...Tied for the team lead with 10 special teams tackles. Akron (9/2): Logged his first career tackle on special teams. Pittsburgh (9/9): Made two stops. Georgia State (9/16): Posted a career-high five tackles, including four solo...Made four stops on defense and one on kickoff coverage. Indiana (9/30): Notched two tackles, including one on kickoff coverage...Added his first career pass breakup. Michigan (10/21): Had four tackles...Added one pass breakup. at Ohio State (10/28): Made one tackle on kickoff coverage. at Michigan State (11/4): Totaled two tackles, including one on kickoff coverage. Rutgers (11/11): Forced his first career fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half, which was recovered by Garrett Taylor...Added four tackles, including one on kickoff coverage...Forced Penn State’s lone turnover...Named Co-Special Teams Player of the Week by the coaching staff, along with Tyler Davis. Nebraska (11/18): Totaled a career-hightying five tackles. at Maryland (11/25): Notched four tackles, including one on kickoff coverage. vs. Washington (12/30): Had one stop on kickoff coverage. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Wayne Wade at 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...Was Pennsylvania’s 2016 Mr. Football Class 1A-3A... Selected as the 2016 Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class A Player of the Year...Named Pittsburgh PostGazette 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, 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...Was a multi-sport athlete, participating in basketball, baseball and track & 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 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...Majoring in recreation, park and tourism management...Born January 14, 1999 in Clairton, Pennsylvania.

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➤ WADE'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles................................................................................................ 5; Twice: Last Nebraska, 11/18/17 Tackles for Loss.................................................................................................2.0; Kent State, 9/15/18 Sacks...................................................................................................................1.0; Kent State, 9/15/18 Forced Fumbles......................................................................................................1; Rutgers, 11/11/17 Pass Breakups..........................................................................1; Three Times: Last Nebraska, 11/18/17

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• One of nine returning Nittany Lions from Maryland. ➤ 2018 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Season: Appeared in four games...One of 16 true freshmen to make their collegiate debut...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance. Kent State (9/15): Saw playing time on offense. at Rutgers (11/17): Earned playing time on offense. Maryland (11/24): Saw action on special teams. vs. Kentucky (1/1): Saw playing time on offense. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Tom Petre at North Point High School...Three-time team captain... Helped the Eagles to a 12-1 record and a berth in the state semifinals for the first time in school history in 2017...Selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl...Participated in Nike's The Opening Finals for Lunar Beast...Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today’s All-USA Maryland Football Team as a senior...Named first-team Washington Post All-Met in 2017 and second team in 2016...Named consensus all-state by the Maryland High School Football Foundation in 2016...Garnered Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Big School All-State (Class 4A/3A) first-team accolades as an offensive lineman and defensive lineman as a junior...Selected All-Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) on the offensive and defensive lines as a sophomore, one of two players to do so...Named team MVP once...Collected 63 tackles and 11.0 sacks and anchored an offensive line that scored 37.0 points per game as a senior...Had 35 tackles and 4.0 sacks as a junior...Registered 30 tackles and 5.0 sacks as a sophomore...Tabbed a four-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 47 overall prospect, No. 3 offensive tackle and No. 3 player in Maryland by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 160 overall prospect, No. 13 offensive tackle, No. 5 player in Maryland and No. 20 in the region by ESPN...Ranked the No. 65 overall prospect, No. 7 offensive tackle and No. 2 player in Maryland by Rivals. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Rasheed Amar Walker...Son of Karen and Alfred Walker...Has one sister, Syisha...Born February 13, 2000 in Washington D.C.

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Wide Receiver | 6-0 | 190 Junior/Sophomore Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson Major: Finance • Owns a 3.65 cumulative grade-point average following the spring semester • Is a three-time Dean's List honoree (fall 2017, 2018 spring, 2018 fall). • Is one of 11 returning Nittany Lions from southeastern Pennsylvania and one of five returnees from Berks County. ➤ 2018 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON Awards: Was an Academic All-Big Ten selection. Season: Appeared in one game...One of 40 players to make their first Penn State appearance. at PIttsburgh (9/8): Named the coaching staff’s Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week. Maryland (11/24): Made Penn State debut, seeing action on offense and special teams. ➤ 2017 ➤ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON Redshirt season...Selected to the Dean's List in the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018.

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RETURNING NITTANY LIONS ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman at Nazareth Academy in Illinois for head coach Tim Racki and one-time letterman for head coach Doug Dahms at Wilson High School in Pennsylvania...Was a two-time team captain... Helped the Roadrunners to back-to-back Illinois State Championships with a perfect 14-0 record as a sophomore and an 11-2 mark as a junior...Helped the Bulldogs to a 12-2 record that featured a District 3 Championship and state semifinal appearance in 2016...Named first-team All-East Suburban Catholic Conference as a junior...Earned Lancaster Lebanon League all-conference accolades as a senior...Was named All-Berks by the Reading Eagle in 2016...Collected all-district honors in 2016...Selected to the Big 33 Game as a senior... Accounted for 35 receptions, 750 yards and 10 touchdowns as a freshman... Had 14 receptions for 280 yards and two scores as a sophomore at Nazareth...Tallied 35 catches for 547 yards and two touchdowns as a junior...Was named the IHSA State Championship MVP in 2015...Had 43 receptions for 543 yards and 10 touchdowns in his only season at Wilson...Lettered in track twice and lacrosse once...Was a sectional, regional and state qualifier in the triple jump, 4x100 and 4x200...Earned the Dr. Hassler Academic Excellence Award at Wilson and the Kaiser Academic Scholarship at Nazareth.

Akron (9/2): Recorded four stops and half-tackle for loss...Combined with Ryan Buchholz on a firstquarter tackle behind the line of scrimmage...Part of a defense that logged 14.0 tackles for loss, the most since recording 15.0 vs. Temple in 2015...Part of a defense that posted a season-opening shutout for the first time since 2007 (FIU, 59-0). Pittsburgh (9/9): Made two tackles...Sacked Pittsburgh quarterback Ben DiNucci in the fourth quarter, forcing and recovering a fumble, to end the Panthers’ final drive of the game...Part of a defense that piled up five sacks, its most since logging six vs. No. 2 Ohio State in 2016. Georgia State (9/16): Logged two stops. at Iowa (9/23): Made one stop. Indiana (9/30): Posted two tackles. at Northwestern (10/7): Tallied one stop...Added a quarterback hurry. Michigan (10/21): Totaled one tackle...Recovered his second career fumble in the fourth quarter, following the Christian Campbell strip-sack...Part of a defensive line that earned the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. at Ohio State (10/28): Made one tackle. Rutgers (11/11): Had two stops. Nebraska (11/18): Tallied three tackles...Had a solo quarterback takedown in the fourth quarter. at Maryland (11/25): Recovered a second-quarter fumble, which was forced by Tariq Castro-Fields, leading to Penn State’s third score of the game. ➤ 2016 ➤ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

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Awards: Selected BTN.com All-Big Ten Freshman Team honorable mention.

Full name is Justin Scott Weller...Son of Carol and Jeff Weller...Has three brothers, Kevin, Andrew and Doug...Father, Jeff, and aunts, Barbara Duchan Mitchell and Linda Duchan Koch all attended Penn State... Hobbies include coaching youth football and mentoring...Majoring in finance...Born June 30, 1998 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Defensive Tackle | 6-4 | 285 Graduate/Senior Fond Du Lac, Wis./Fond Du Lac Major: Media Studies • • • •

Participated in a public relations internship in Waukesha, Wisconsin in the summer of 2019. Graduated in December 2018 with a degree in telecommunications. Is the lone returning Nittany Lion who hails from the state of Wisconsin. One of 13 returnees from the Midwest.

➤ 2018 ➤ JUNIOR SEASON Awards: Named second-team All-Big Ten by the Associated Press...Selected honorable-mention AllBig Ten by the league’s coaches and media...Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following the Wisconsin (11/10) game...Selected Outback Bowl Player of the Week after the Wisconsin game... Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week after the Wisconsin game...Selected for the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following the Rutgers (11/17) game. Season: Made 12 starts. Rankings: Finished No. 6 in the Big Ten and No. 42 in the FBS with 0.63 sacks per game. Appalachian State (9/1): Assisted on two tackles. at Pittsburgh (9/8): Made two tackles. at Illinois (9/21): Made a career-best six tackles...Set a career mark with 2.5 tackles for loss to go along with 1.5 sacks...Had one forced fumble. Ohio State (9/29): Recorded five tackles...Assisted on a sack and registered one full tackle for loss...Added a QB hurry. Michigan State (10/13): Collected two tackles... Assisted on a sack. at Indiana (10/20): Posted two tackles, including a solo tackle for loss...Added a QB hurry. Iowa (10/27): Registered two tackles, including a solo sack...Contributed one QB hurry. at Michigan (11/3): Made three stops. Wisconsin (11/10): Tied a career high with six tackles...Set a career high with two sacks...Named the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. at Rutgers (11/17): Matched a career best with six tackles...Had two tackles for loss, including one sack...Forced a fumble in the third quarter...Named the coaching staff’s Defensive Player of the Week. Maryland (11/24): Tallied three tackles...Added a solo sack. ➤ 2017 ➤ SOPHOMORE SEASON Awards: Earned a spot on the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following three stops and a sack vs. Nebraska (11/18). Season: Appeared in all 13 games. Rankings: Tied for No. 4 nationally and No. 1 in the Big Ten in fumble recoveries (3).

Season: Appeared in all 14 games with one start...One of 18 first-time starters...One of 27 freshmen (22 redshirt, 5 true) to appear...Made his first career start at Purdue (10/29). Kent State (9/3): Made his collegiate debut. at Pittsburgh (9/10): Collected 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... 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-time 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 all four major recruiting services – 247Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout...Played two years of basketball. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Robert Browning Windsor...Son of Richard and Nancy Windsor...Has two brothers, Andrew and Brian, and a sister, Mary...Father attended Penn State...Cousin, Matthew Vogrich, played basketball at Michigan...Cousin, Charlie Stahl, ran cross country and track & field at Princeton...Hobbies include fishing, hunting and video games...Graduated with a degree in telecommunications in December 2017 and is working on a second degree in media studies...Born January 15, 1997 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

WINDSOR'S CAREER STATISTICS

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2016

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➤ WINDSOR'S CAREER HIGHS Tackles..................................................................................... 6; Three Times: Last at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Sacks................................................................................................................. 2.0; Wisconsin, 11/10/18 Tackles For Loss.......................................................................................................2.5; Illinois, 9/21/18 Forced Fumbles...................................................................... 1; Three Times: Last at Rutgers, 11/17/18 Fumble Recoveries............................................................. 1; Three Times: Last at Maryland, 11/25/17

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JAQUAN BRISKER

Defensive End | 6-3 | 259 Freshman/Freshman Midlothian, Va./Manchester Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Safety | 6-1 | 210 Junior/Junior Pittsburgh, Pa./Gateway/Lackawanna C.C. Major: Communication Arts and Sciences

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➤ 2017-18 ➤ LACKAWANNA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Four-time letterman in high school, earning two letters for head coach Tom Hall at Manchester High School and two letters for head coach David Bedwell at Bird High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Guided the Lancers to a Virginia Class 6 State Championship for the first time in program history with a 15-0 record as a senior...Participated in Nike’s The Opening Finals...Selected to participate in the 2018 World Bowl in Mexico...Chosen All-USA Virginia Football Team first team by USA Today in 2018... Collected 2018 Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 6 Defensive Player of the Year laurels...Garnered first-team VHSL Class 6 all-state honors as a senior...Named 2018 Region 6B Defensive Player of the Year...Selected first-team all-region 6 as a senior...Recorded 44 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks, and five passes defended as a senior...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN and a three-star recruit by Rivals...Rated as the No. 164 overall prospect, No. 10 strongside defensive end and No. 4 recruit in Virginia by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 33 defensive end, No. 34 player in the region and No. 11 recruit in Virginia by ESPN...Ranked No. 42 strongside defensive end and No. 17 prospect in Virginia by Rivals...Competed in shot put for the track & field team and played center for the basketball team...Helped the Lancers to the Group 5 Outdoor State Track & Field Championship in 2018.

Two-time letterman for head coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna Community College...Was teammates with fellow Nittany Lion Anthony Whigan...Served as a team captain in 2018...Helped the Falcons win the El Toro Bowl with a perfect 11-0 record and No. 6 national ranking in 2018...Named Defensive Player of the Game at the El Toro Bowl...Selected first-team NJCAA All-America in 2018...Named Northeast Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2018...Selected All-Northeast Football Conference first team as a freshman and sophomore...Was a three-time Northeast Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week in 2018...Led the team with 64 tackles, including 17 tackles for loss and nine sacks, in 2018...Had five pass breakups, a forced fumble and fumble recovery as a sophomore...Registered 54 tackles, six tackles for loss and four interceptions as a freshman...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN and a three-star recruit by Rivals...Ranked as the No. 4 junior college prospect, No. 1 safety and No. 1 junior college recruit from Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Rated as the No. 18 junior college player by ESPN...Ranked No. 29 junior college prospect by Rivals.

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Three-time letterman for head coach Don Holl at Gateway Senior High School...Was a two-time team captain...Selected to 5A All-WesternPAFootball.net All-State team as a senior...Participated in the PSFCA East/West All-Star Game...Earned first-team All-Big East 5A all-section honors as a junior and senior...Chosen as a two-time team MVP...Tied the school record with 42 receptions for 781 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior...Had five punt return touchdowns in 2016...Lettered two years in basketball... Selected first-team all-section in basketball as a senior.

Full name is Hakeem O. Beamon...Son of Felecia Beamon...Has one older brother, Troy...Born August 18, 2000 in Heidelberg, Germany.

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➤ PERSONAL Full name is Jaquan Monte Brisker...Son of Mijohni Brisker and Jawann Davis...Has four brothers, Shawn Brisker, Tale’ Brisker, Jawann Davis and Javon Brisker, and three sisters, Tionna Brisker, Taije’ Davis and Adia Brisker...Grandfather, John Brisker, played college basketball at Toledo...Born April 20, 1999 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

NOAH CAIN

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Running Back | 5-10 | 206 Freshman/Freshman Baton Rouge, La./IMG Academy (Fla.) Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterman for head coach Kevin Wright at IMG Academy in Florida and a two-time letterman for head coach John Walsh at Guyer High School in Texas...Was as team captain as a senior...Guided IMG Academy to a 7-1 record and a No. 3 MaxPreps final national ranking in 2018...Helped IMG Academic to a perfect 9-0 record and a No. 2 MaxPreps final national ranking in 2017...Selected to the Under Armour All-American Game...Participated in Nike’s The Opening Finals...Named MaxPreps All-America second team as a senior...Earned second-team Texas Associated Press Sports Editors All-State honors as a sophomore...Was a member of the 2017 MaxPreps Junior All-America second team...Selected to the 2016 MaxPreps Sophomore All-America first team...Selected as team co-offensive MVP as a senior... Tallied 461 rushing yards and seven touchdowns, as well as 230 receiving yards and one score as a senior at IMG Academy...Posted 524 rushing yards and six touchdowns in 2017...Had 1,638 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns as a sophomore at Guyer...Recorded 1,083 rushing yards and 10 scores as a freshman... Rated a consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 266 overall prospect, No. 14 running back and No. 25 recruit in Florida by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 69 overall prospect, No. 4 running back, No. 36 player in the region and No. 10 prospect in Florida by ESPN...Ranked No. 43 overall prospect, No. 3 at running back and No. 7 recruit in Florida by Rivals. ➤ PERSONAL

Senior defensive tackle Robert Windsor

Full name is Noah St. John Cain...Son of Tonya and Terence Cain...Has one sister, Antonique Nixon... Cousin, Michael Clayton, played football at LSU and for eight seasons in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants...Hobbies include taking piano lessons...Born December 17, 2000 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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LANCE DIXON

Wide Receiver | 6-2 | 202 Graduate/Senior Benicia, Calif./Benicia/Azusa Pacific University Major: Educational Leadership (master's)

Linebacker | 6-2 | 213 Freshman/Freshman West Bloomfield, Mich./West Bloomfield Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

➤ 2015-18 ➤ AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Awards: 2018: Selected first-team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC). 2017: Named first-team All-America by Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and DII Conference Commissioners Association...Garnered first-team All-GNAC honors. 2016: Earned first-team All-GNAC accolades.

Rankings: 2018: Led the GNAC in yards per reception (19.5)...Was third in the GNAC in scoring (6.2 ppg). 2017: Ranked No. 2 in Division II in receiving yards (1,458)...Finished No. 3 in Division II with 15 touchdowns...Was No. 8 in Division II in receptions per game (7.8).

Three-time letterman for head coach Ron Bellamy at West Bloomfield High School...Served as team captain as a senior...Helped the Gators to the Region 3 District 1 Championship as a senior...Selected to the All-American Bowl, becoming the first player in school history to earn the honor...Participated in Nike’s The Opening...Claimed All-USA Michigan Defensive Player of the Year as selected by USA Today as a senior...Named All-USA Michigan Football Team first team by USA Today in 2018...Selected Associated Press All-State first team as a senior and honorable mention as a junior...Earned Detroit Free Press AllState Division 1 first-team accolades as a junior...Chosen Detroit News All-North Football first team as a senior...Named to the 2017 and 2018 MLive Detroit Football Dream Team...Earned all-conference honors once...Named team MVP as a senior...Registered 95 tackles with 11 tackles for loss, five sacks, 11 quarterback hurries, five passes defended and one forced fumble as a senior...Offensively, had nine touchdowns, including the game-winning score in the district championship game, in 2018...Registered 122 tackles and five sacks as a junior...Rated a five-star prospect by 247Sports, a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 13 overall, No. 1 outside linebacker and the No. 2 prospect in Michigan by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 26 safety, No. 27 player in the region and No. 8 prospect in Michigan by ESPN...Ranked No. 22 outside linebacker and No. 11 prospect in Michigan by Rivals...Lettered in track & field twice...Named team MVP in track & field.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ PERSONAL

Two-time letterman for head coach Craig Holden at Benicia High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Earned All-Solano County Athletic Conference first-team honors as a senior...Collected all-city recognition in 2014...Selected as team MVP as a senior...Participated in the East-West All-Star Game... Had 45 receptions for 861 yards and nine touchdowns in 2014...Pulled in 15 catches for 279 yards and a score as a junior...Ran track

Full name is Lance Terry Dixon...Son of Rosalyn and Labaron Dixon...Has one brother, Labaron...Father, Labaron, played football at Eastern Michigan and Central State...Would like to major in communications... Born July 18, 2001 in Livonia, Michigan.

Season: 2018: Posted 33 receptions for 644 yards and 12 touchdowns to help the Azusa Pacific to the GNAC Championship and the NCAA Division II Playoffs. 2017: Started all 11 games...Registered 1,458 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns on 86 catches...Recorded at least nine catches and 160 receiving yards seven times...Caught a touchdown pass in 10 games...Pulled in 10 receptions for a career-high 203 yards and three touchdowns against Colorado Mesa (11/11). 2016: Played in 12 games, starting 11 to help the Cougars to the Division II Playoffs...Led the team with 48 catches, 903 yards and nine touchdowns...Selected as GNAC Player of the Week after tallying nine receptions for 189 yards and four scores against Central Washington (9/17).

JOHN DUNMORE

➤ PERSONAL

JOSEPH DARKWA

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Defensive Tackle | 6-5 | 272 Freshman/Freshman North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany/Don Bosco Gymnasium Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Played for Duesseldorf Panthers U19 team and head coach Allan Verbraeken...Helped lead Duesseldorf to back-to-back appearances in the Junior Bowl, which is the championship for the German Football League – Junior (GFLJ)...Was named the MVP of the 2018 Junior Bowl...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 82 defensive tackle and No. 2 prospect in Germany by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 67 defensive tackle, No. 7 prospect in the region and No. 4 recruit in Europe. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Joseph Appiah Darkwa...Son of Regina Amoah and Isaac Appiah Darkwa...Has one brother, Bernard Appiah Darkwa...Hobbies include hanging out with his brother...Planning to major in mechanical engineering and would like to work for Boeing...Born June 4, 1999 in Essen, Germany.

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Wide Receiver | 6-1 | 179 Freshman/Freshman Fort Lauderdale, Fla./Chaminade-Madonna College Prep Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

Full name is Weston Evan Mozée Carr...Son of Janine Mozée and Evan Carr...Has one brother, Austin, and two sisters, Bianca and Bella...Brother, Austin, was a All-American wide receiver at Northwestern and currently plays for the New Orleans Saints...Hobbies include playing the guitar, video games and basketball...Graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a degree in sociology...Plans to earn a graduate degree in educational leadership...Born August 14, 1997 in Santa Monica, California.

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Dameon Jones at Caminade Madonna...Was a three-time team captain...Led the Lions to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) 3A Championship as a senior with a 12-2 record...Helped the Lions to a FHSAA 3A title with a 10-2 record in 2017...Selected to the Under Armour All-American Game...Participated in Nike’s The Opening Finals...Named to the All-USA Florida Football Team first team by USA Today in 2018...Earned all-county honors...Grabbed 53 receptions for 853 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior...Had 30 receptions and 600 all-purpose yards as a junior...Rated a consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 185 overall prospect, No. 25 wide receiver and No. 21 prospect in Florida by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 147 overall prospect, No. 21 wide receiver, No. 74 player in the region and No. 23 recruit in Florida by ESPN...Ranked No. 92 overall prospect, No. 14 wide receiver and No. 14 recruit in Florida by Rivals... Participated in track & field. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is John De’Angelo Dunmore Jr....Son of Veronica and John Dunmore Sr....Has three brothers, Joshua, Jeremiah and Jordan...Hobbies include reading...Anticipates majoring in business...Born December 25, 2000 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.


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DEVYN FORD

Defensive Tackle | 6-1 | 304 Freshman/Freshman Burtonsville, Md./McDonogh School Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Running Back | 5-11 | 194 Freshman/Freshman Stafford, Va./North Stafford Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Three-time letterman for head coaches Hakeem Sule and Dom Damico at McDonogh School...Was high school teammates with current Nittany Lions PJ Mustipher and Will Knutsson...Was a team captain as a senior...Chosen for the Polynesian Bowl...Played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl for Team American...Named All-USA Maryland Football Team second team by USA Today in 2018...Selected to the Baltimore Sun All-Metro first team as a senior...Chosen All-MIAA as a senior...Earned team MVP honors as a senior...Registered 72 tackles, 17 sacks, 11 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a blocked extra point in 2018...Tallied 46 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, three sacks, an interception and blocked extra point as a sophomore...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and a three-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 112 overall prospect, No. 9 defensive tackle and No. 3 recruit in Maryland by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 47 defensive tackle, No. 69 player in the region and No. 14 prospect in Maryland by ESPN...Ranked No. 29 defensive tackle and No. 7 recruit in Maryland by Rivals... Participated in track & field...Broke the McDonogh School record for shot put and discus...Won the Senior Leadership Award.

Four-time letterman for head coach Joe Mangano at North Stafford High School...Three-time team captain...Went to high school with Penn State teammate Nana Asiedu...Helped the Wolverines to 10-win seasons as a freshman and senior...Chosen for the Under Armour All-American Game and the Polynesian Bowl...Participated in Nike’s The Opening Finals...Selected to the 2016 MaxPreps Sophomore All-America second team...Named to the All-USA Virginia Football Team first team by USA Today in 2017 and 2018...Selected first-team all-state three times (2015, 2017, 2018)...Chosen All-5D Region first team and Offensive Player of the Year as a junior (running back and punt returner) and a senior (running back)...Named first-team all-region three times (2015, 2017, 2018)...Earned first-team alldistrict honors as a running back four times and second-team accolades as a defensive back and kick returner as a senior...Was a four-time all-conference running back...Named team MVP twice...Holds the school record for rushing yards in a season and career, as well as rushing touchdowns in a season...Had 1,159 rushing yards, 421 receiving yards and 28 total touchdowns as a senior...Rushed for 2,056 yards and 32 touchdowns as a junior...Recorded 1,130 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore... Posted 1,865 rushing yards, 24 rushing touchdowns, 424 receiving yards and three receiving scores as a freshman...Rated a consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 108 overall recruit, No. 5 running back and No. 3 recruit in Virginia by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 146 overall prospect, No. 8 running back, No. 13 player in the region and No. 3 recruit in Virginia by ESPN... Ranked No. 40 overall prospect, No. 1 running back and No. 2 recruit in Virginia by Rivals...Was a threetime letterman in track & field...Was an honor roll student with a 3.8 cumulative grade-point average.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Dvonesquire Ellies...Son of Repa and Sean Thomas...Has two sisters, Lealah and Rania... Coached shot put for the Special Olympics...Planning to major in communications...Born October 8, 2000 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

KEATON ELLIS

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Cornerback | 5-11 | 190 Freshman/Freshman State College, Pa./State College Area Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Devyn Damonte Ford...Son of Stephiana Proctor and Anthony Ford...Has four brothers, Allen Proctor, Deion Odom, Devon Love and Shaza Davis, and two sisters, Africa Davis and Tasia Davis...Cousin, Larry Dyles, player football and ran track at Virginia-Wise...Volunteered feeding the homeless and chopping wood for families...Hobbies include playing video games, working out and drawing...Planning to major in kinesiology with aspirations of becoming an athletic trainer or strength and conditioning coach...Born October 14, 2000 in Woodbridge, Virginia.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Matt Lintal at State College Area High School...Was a team captain as a senior...Helped the Little Lions to a quarterfinal appearance in the 2018 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) Class 6A state tournament with a 12-2 record and 6-1 mark in conference play...Selected as a finalist for the 2018 Mr. PA Football Big School (Classes 4A-6A) Award...Named to the All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team first team by USA Today in 2018...Chosen Pennsylvania Football Writers first-team Class 6A All-State as a senior...Selected All-Mid Penn Commonwealth Conference first team as a defensive back and wide receiver and second team as a return specialist as a senior...Caught 50 passes for 888 yards and 15 touchdowns to go along with 263 rushing yards as a senior...Tallied 1,376 all-purpose yards in 2018...Had 51 tackles, four interceptions, nine pass breakups and three fumble recoveries on defense as a senior...Registered six catches for 164 yards and two scores in limited action as a junior...Recorded 32 tackles and nine pass breakups on defense and 19 carries for 186 yards on offense as a sophomore...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals and a three-star recruit by ESPN... Rated as the No. 130 overall prospect, No. 14 cornerback and No. 2 recruit in Pennsylvania by 247Sports... Ranked as the No. 128 cornerback, No. 162 prospect in the region and No. 28 recruit in Pennsylvania by ESPN...Ranked No. 26 cornerback and No. 3 recruit in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Lettered three years in basketball as a point guard and participated in track one season. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Keaton Charles Ellis...Son of Deb and Bruce Ellis...Father, Bruce, played football at Penn State (1973-76)...Uncle, Gary Ellis, played football at Maryland (1975-79)...Both parents went to and worked at Penn State...Has volunteered for Special Olympics, the Buddy Walk, the Homeless Christmas Dinner and Man-to-Man program...Hobbies include golfing...Planning to major in business...Born February 22, 2001 in State College, Pennsylvania.

DAEQUAN HARDY

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Cornerback | 5-9 | 170 Freshman/Freshman Pittsburgh, Pa./Penn Hills Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Jon LeDonne at Penn Hills High School...Was a two-time team captain...Had four touchdowns, including a 100-yard interception return and 84-yard kickoff return in the 2018 PIAA Class 5A Championship game, to lead the Indians their first state title since 1995... Chosen as 2018 Mr. PA Football Big School (Classes 4A-6A)...Named to the All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team first team by USA Today in 2018...Selected as the Pa. Football Writers 5A State Player of the Year in 2018...Earned first-team all-state honors as an athlete from the Pennsylvania Football Writers as a senior...Selected as the TribLive High School Sports Network Football Player of the Year as a senior... Chosen as a 2018 Fab 22 honoree by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...Collected Big 33 honors as a senior... Was a two-time all-conference selection in 2017 and 2018...Selected as team MVP as a senior...Scored 22 touchdowns in five different ways (receiving, rushing, interception return, kickoff return, punt return) as a senior, including 10 scoring plays for 60 yards or more...Grabbed 10 interceptions and finished with 817 receiving yards in 2018...Had eight interceptions to go along with 769 receiving yards and nine total touchdowns as a junior...Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports and a two-star recruit by Rivals... Rated as the No. 70 cornerback and No. 16 recruit in Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Participated in track & field. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Daequan Keith Hardy...Son of Courtney Wilson and Darren Hardy...Hobbies include reading books...Planning to major in sociology or psychology...Would like to become a sales manager...Born June 13, 2001 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

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TJ JONES

Defensive End | 6-4 | 241 Freshman/Freshman Brooklyn, N.Y./Canarsie Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

Wide Receiver | 6-1 | 196 Freshman/Freshman Lake City, Fla./Columbia Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

➤ HIGH SCHOOL

Four-time letterman for head coach Brian Ellis at Canarsie High School...Was a three-time team captain... Participated in Nike’s The Opening Regional...Invited to the Boomer Game and Fugazzi Bowl...Claimed All-USA New York Defensive Player of the Year as selected by USA Today as a senior...Named All-USA New York Football Team first team by USA Today in 2018...Chosen as the 2018 National Football Foundation New York City Mr. Football...Selected Big 44 Defensive Player of the Year as a junior...Was a three-time all-city selection...Named team MVP twice...Racked up 88 tackles, 34 tackles for loss and 25 sacks as a senior...Set the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) and school records for sacks in a season...Posted 57 tackles, eight sacks and one safety as a junior...Recorded 53 tackles, five sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception as a sophomore...Had 12 tackles and one sack as a freshman...Rated a consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 66 overall prospect, No. 4 weakside defensive end and No. 1 recruit in New York by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 80 overall prospect, No. 9 defensive end, No. 7 player in the region and No. 1 recruit in New York by ESPN...Ranked No. 181 overall recruit, No. 5 weakside defensive end and No. 1 prospect in New York by Rivals...Lettered in track & field.

Three-time letterman for head coach Brian Allen at Columbia High School...Served as team captain as a senior...Helped the Tigers to the District 2 - 7A title with a 10-2 overall record and 5-1 mark in conference play as a senior...Selected FloridaHSFootball.com Class 7A All-State honorable mention in 2017...Pulled in 42 catches for 833 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior...Registered 31 receptions for 738 yards and six scores as a junior...Had 11 catches for 140 yards and three touchdowns in 2016...Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN and a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals...Rated as the No. 104 wide receiver and No. 87 prospect in Florida recruit by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 48 wide receiver, No. 165 player in the region and No. 51 prospect in Florida by ESPN...Ranked No. 64 at wide receiver and No. 82 in Florida by Rivals...Played basketball.

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➤ PERSONAL Full name is Latorrence Davon Jones...Son of Tyronica Powell and Terrence Jones...Has four brothers, Tiger Powell, George Fulton, Ladarius Powell and Jermone Fulton, and two sisters, Laporchea Powell and Laterrion Jones...Born November 17, 1999 in Lake City, Florida.

Full name is Adisa Akil Isaac...Son of Lisa and Alex Isaac...Has two brothers, Kyle Wiltshire and Y’ashua Isaac, and one sister, Tadj Isaac...Volunteered at the Penn Wortman Center...Would like to find a career in sports...Born October 4, 2001 in Brooklyn, New York.

MICHAEL JOHNSON JR.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Four-time letterman for head coach Josh Line at Sheldon High School...Was a three-time team captain... Guided the Irish to a Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) 6A runner-up finish with an 11-3 record...Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game and the Hall of Fame World Bowl...Was an Elite 11 finalist...Named All-USA Oregon Football Team second team by USA Today in 2018...Collected all-state accolades as a junior (honorable mention) and senior (second team)...Named all-region three times...Earned all-conference honors four times...Selected all-city twice by Prep2Prep...Named team MVP three times...Recorded 1,812 passing yards, 19 passing scores, 1,290 rushing yards with seven 100-yard performances and 18 rushing touchdowns as a senior...Posted 1,218 passing yards with 21 touchdowns to go along with 745 rushing yards and 12 scores as a junior...Had 2,048 passing yards, 21 passing touchdowns, 875 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns as a sophomore...Tallied 2,228 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, 553 rushing yards and six rushing scores as a freshman...Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN and a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals...Rated as the No. 22 dual threat quarterback and No. 3 recruit in Oregon by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 199 overall prospect, No. 9 dual threat quarterback, No. 32 player in the region and No. 2 recruit in Oregon by ESPN...Ranked No. 16 dual threat quarterback by Rivals...Played basketball for two seasons...Earned all-league honors in basketball as a sophomore. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Michael Eugene Johnson Jr....Son of Louan and Michael Johnson Sr....Has one sister, Taylor... Mother, Louan, was a track & field athlete at USC...Father, Michael Sr., played football at Arizona State and Akron, as well as in the Canadian Football League and World Football League...Michael Sr. set numerous records as the starting quarterback at Akron in 1988 and 1989...Michael Sr. is currently the wide receivers coach at Mississippi State...Sister, Taylor, is a track & field athlete at Nebraska...Participated in a service trip to Tecate, Mexico, during freshman and sophomore years of high school...Hobbies include playing video games and listening to music...Planning to major in psychology...Would like to pursue a career as a sports psychologist or football coach...Born November 30, 2000 in Corvalis, Oregon.

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Cornerback | 6-2 | 180 Freshman/Freshman Bakersfield, Calif./North Allegheny (Pa.) Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterman for head coach Art Walker at North Allegheny High School and played at Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic for two seasons...Was a team captain as a senior...Guided the Tigers to a 10-1 record and a Quad County Conference Class 6A title as a senior...Selected as a Terrific Ten finalist for the 2018 Mr. Football Big School (Classes 4A-6A) Award...Named All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team first team by USA Today in 2018...Chosen Pennsylvania Football Writers first-team Class 6A All-State as a senior... Selected first-team Big 56 all-conference as a senior...Registered 22 tackles with three interceptions and four passes defended as a senior...Grabbed 11 receptions for 186 yards and three touchdowns in 2018... Had 26 tackles, seven interceptions and three pass breakups as a junior...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN and a three-star recruit by Rivals...Rated as the No. 234 overall recruit, No. 24 cornerback and No. 4 prospect in Pennsylvania by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 281 overall prospect, No. 19 safety, No. 30 player in the region and No. 2 recruit in Pennsylvania by ESPN...Ranked No. 52 cornerback and No. 11 prospect in Pennsylvania by Rivals...Lettered in track & field four times. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Joey Eugene Porter Jr....Son of Christy and Joey Porter Sr....Has two brothers, Jacob and Willie, and two sisters, Jayla and Jasmine...Father, Joey Sr., was the outside linebackers coach for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers (2015-18)...Father played football at Colorado State (1995-99) and played 13 seasons for the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers...Cousin, Jason Gildon, played football at Oklahoma State (1990-94) and played 10 years for the Steelers and one season for the Jacksonville Jaguars...Cousin, Larry Birdine Jr., played football at Oklahoma State and three seasons in the NFL...Cousin, Sheldon Croney Jr., currently plays football at Iowa State...Hobbies include playing video games...Has volunteered feeding the homeless and at special needs activity day...Would like to major in special education with plans to take over his mother’s business, The Jasmine Nyree Day Center...Born July 26, 2000 in Bakersfield, California.


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BRANDON SMITH

Quarterback | 5-11 | 192 Freshman/Freshman Wayne, N.J./DePaul Catholic Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Linebacker | 6-3 | 240 Freshman/Freshman Louisa, Va./Louisa County Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Three-time letterman for head coach John McKenna at DePaul Catholic High School...Served as team captain as a senior...Guided the Spartans to a 9-3 record and a New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Non-Public Group 3 State Championship as a junior...Chosen as the Maxwell Football Club New Jersey High School Player of the Year as a senior...Selected as a 2018 Mini Max High School Award winner...Named NJ.com all-state as a junior (second team) and senior (third team)... Earned all-conference honors three times...Recorded 2,432 passing yards with 29 touchdowns and six interceptions as a senior...Rushed for 314 yards and three scores in 2018...Had 2,466 passing yards with 30 touchdowns and five interceptions as a junior...Ran the ball 91 times for 573 yards in 2017... Rated a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals and a three-star prospect by 247Sports...Rated as the No. 16 dual threat quarterback and No. 11 prospect in New Jersey by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 200 overall prospect, No. 10 dual threat quarterback, No. 21 player in the region, No. 4 recruit in New Jersey by ESPN...Ranked No. 9 dual threat quarterback and No. 8 recruit in New Jersey by Rivals...Named to the honor roll.

Three-time letterman for head coach Will Patrick at Louisa County High School...Was a two-time team captain...Helped lead the Lions to a 25-2 record in his final two seasons, including an appearance in the Virginia Class 4A State Championship Game in 2017...Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game... Participated in Nike’s The Opening...Claimed All-USA first-team honors from USA Today as a senior... Named MaxPreps All-America first team as a senior...Garnered the 2018 Gatorade Player of the Year honor in Virginia...Joins former Virginia, Rams and Eagles standout Chris Long as the only central Virginia players to be named Gatorade Player of the Year...Named as a 2018 Butkus Award High School Finalist for best high school linebacker...Chosen as a semifinalist for the Maxwell Football Club High School National Defensive Player of the Year...Picked as the All-USA Virginia Defensive Player of the Year by USA Today as a senior...Selected to the All-USA Virginia Football first team by USA Today in 2018...Named to The 2018 American Family Insurance All-USA Preseason Football Defensive Team as selected by USA Today... Named Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 4 Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Collected VHSL Class 4 All-State first-team honors as a junior and senior...Named the Region 4B Defensive Player of the Year as a senior...Selected all-region three times, including first-team honors as a junior and senior... Earned all-conference honors in 2016, 2017 and 2018...Named All-Central Virginia three times...Was a two-time team MVP as a junior and senior...Posted 135 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, six sacks and nine forced fumbles as a senior...Registered 165 tackles, 30 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, six blocked kicks (4 FG, 2 punt) and five forced fumbles as a junior...Tallied 75 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, including 10 sacks as a sophomore...Rated a five-star prospect by 247Sports and a four-star recruit by ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 12 overall recruit, No. 1 inside linebacker and No. 1 prospect in Virginia by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 22 overall prospect, No. 2 outside linebacker, No. 2 player in the region and No. 1 recruit in Virginia by ESPN...Ranked No. 39 overall prospect, No. 3 outside linebacker and No. 1 recruit in Virginia by Rivals...Played basketball for two seasons...Helped the Lions to a regional runner-up finish...Was a member of National Honor Society...Was an honor roll student.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Ta’Quan Michael Roberson...Son of Shakerah and Michael Alleyne...Has one brother, Kamil Alleyne, and one sister, Keralee Alleyne...Volunteered at youth football camps and helped at a special needs home...Hobbies include working out and playing video games and basketball...Would like to major in business with aspirations to open his own business...Born February 14, 2000 in Orange, New Jersey.

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➤ PERSONAL Full name is Brandon Nathaniel Smith...Son of Cynthia and Maurice Smith...Has one brother, Jordan... Volunteered at an elementary school mentor and with youth sports programs...Hobbies include working out, playing PS4 and hanging out with friends and family...Planning to major in criminology...Would like to become an FBI agent...Born April 12, 2001 in Henrico, Virginia.

➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterman for head coach Jeff Moore at St. Thomas More School...Was a team captain as a senior...Named All-USA Connecticut Football Team first team by USA Today in 2018...Was a two-time All-New England Preparatory School Athletic Conference selection...Averaged four tackles per game and only allowed four catches against him as a senior...Had four tackles for loss, one fumble recovery and four interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, in 2018...Gave up just one catch against him as a junior...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals and a three-star recruit by ESPN...Rated as the No. 210 overall prospect, No. 18 safety and No. 2 recruit in Connecticut by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 39 safety, No. 56 player in the region and No. 5 prospect in Connecticut by ESPN...Ranked No. 205 overall prospect, No. 20 cornerback and No. 3 recruit in Connecticut by Rivals. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Tyler Rudolph...Son of Letrice Warren and Mike Sanders...Has one brother, Whirlee Rudolph, and one sister, Maliyah Sanders...Born February 21, 2000 in Brooklyn, New York.

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Kicker/Punter | 6-3 | 205 Junior/Sophomore Cedar Bluff, Va./Honaker/Virginia Tech Major: Telecommunications ➤ 2017-18 ➤ VIRGINIA TECH Season: 2018: Appeared in all 13 games...Had 60-of-71 kickoffs go for a touchback. Rankings: 2018: Ranked No. 4 in FBS in touchback percentage (84.5). 2018: at Florida State (9/3): Knocked four kickoffs for touchbacks. William & Mary (9/8): Made two extra points. at Pittsburgh (11/10): Recorded three touchbacks and converted two extra point attempts. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman at Honaker High School for head coach Douglas Hubbard...Was a team captain as a senior...Chosen all-state three times...Earned all-conference accolades three times...Named team MVP as a senior...Was 9-for-9 on field goal attempts as a senior...Averaged 47 yards per punt in 2016... Connected on 13-of-19 field goal attempts as a junior...Lettered in soccer and track & field...Selected as team MVP three times for soccer...Set the school record for scoring and assists in soccer. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Jordan Connor Stout...Son of Kimberly and Rodney Stout...Hobbies include playing sports and video games...Majoring in telecommunications...Plans to start his own business...Born August 4, 1998 in Abington, Virginia.

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Tight End/H-Back | 6-3 | 233 Freshman/Freshman Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Offensive Line | 6-5 | 333 Freshman/Freshman Robbinsville, N.J./The Hun School Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Four-time letterman for head coach Mike Byus at Parkersburg High School...Was a two-time team captain...Earned USA Today’s All-USA West Virginia Football Team first-team honors in 2017 as a defensive back and 2018 as a tight end...Garnered first-team all-state accolades from the West Virginia Sports Writers Association as a junior and senior after an honorable-mention selection as a sophomore... Named All-Mountain State Athletic Conference four times, including a first-team appearance as a junior and a senior...Selected as team MVP as a junior and senior...Holds the school record for receptions and receiving yards in a season and a career, season receiving touchdowns and career interception returns for a touchdown...Grabbed 65 passes for 1,083 yards and eight scores as a senior...Added 65 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and six sacks, and three interceptions in 2018...Was second on the team with 95 tackles, including nine tackles for loss, and had three defensive touchdowns as a junior...Had 57 receptions for 938 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns in 2017...Rated a four-star recruit by 247Sports and Rivals and a three-star prospect by ESPN...Rated as the No. 353 overall prospect, No. 17 tight end and No. 3 prospect in West Virginia by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 18 tight end, No. 84 player in the region and No. 4 recruit in West Virginia by ESPN...Ranked No. 221 overall recruit, No. 6 tight end and No. 3 prospect in West Virginia by Rivals...Played four years of basketball as a post player...Named thirdteam all-state from the West Virginia Sports Writers Association as a junior and honorable mention as a freshman and sophomore for basketball.

Three-time letterman for head coach Todd Smith at The Hun School and one-year letterman at Robbinsville High School...Was a two-time team captain as a junior and senior...Helped the Raiders to three consecutive Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and prep state championships, including a perfect 8-0 record as a sophomore...Selected to the All-American Bowl...Chosen for the Polynesian Bowl... Participated in Nike’s The Opening Finals...Named as a finalist for the 2019 All-American Bowl Man of the Year Award...Named All-USA New Jersey Football Team first team by USA Today in 2018...Garnered New Jersey Sportszone All-Offense Team honors as a senior...Selected All-MAPL three times...Had 47 pancake blocks and more than 80 knockdowns as a senior...Recorded more than 50 pancake blocks as a junior... Posted 30 pancake blocks as a sophomore...Rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals... Rated as the No. 53 overall prospect, No. 2 offensive guard and No. 2 recruit in New Jersey by 247Sports... Ranked as the No. 192 overall prospect, No. 6 offensive guard, No. 19 player in the region and No. 3 recruit in New Jersey by ESPN...Ranked No. 69 overall recruit, No. 4 offensive guard and No. 2 recruit in New Jersey by Rivals...Competed in shot put and discus for the track & field team...Won a state championship in shot put in the 2015 indoor season...Was a sectional champion in the shot put in the spring 2016...Was an honor roll student...Finished with a 93 percent grade-point average in his senior year.

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Full name is Caedan Anson Wallace...Son of Paryn and Charles Wallace...Has two brothers, Charles and Carson...Father, Charles, played football at The Citadel (1986-89)...Brother, Charles, played football at Delaware State (2014-17)...Volunteered with the Young Scholars Institute in Trenton and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure...Hobbies include watching documentaries and learning about Greek and Roman history...Planning to major in finance...Would like to hold a leadership position in a Fortune 500 company...Born April 18, 2000 in Greenwood, South Carolina.

Full name is Brenton Lamont Strange...Son of Holly Price...Has one brother, Bobby Price...Hobbies include spending time with family and playing video games...Would like to major in business...Born December 27, 2000 in Eden, North Carolina.

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Defensive End | 6-6 | 253 Freshman/Freshman Monsey, N.Y./St. Joseph's Regional (N.J.) Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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➤ HIGH SCHOOL Two-time letterman for head coach Augie Hoffman at St. Joseph’s Regional High School in New Jersey... Guided the Green Knights to their first New Jersey High School (NJSIAA) Non-Public Group 4 State Championship in 20 years as a senior with a 10-2 record...Helped St. Joseph’s to a runner-up finish in the NJSIAA state tournament as a junior...Named third-team NJ.com all-state as a senior...Named northjersey.com All-North Jersey second team as a senior...Selected first-team All-Bergen Country in 2018...Tallied 45 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, nine sacks and 11 quarterback hurries as a senior...Posted 18 tackles and seven sacks as a junior...Rated a consensus three-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 38 strongside defensive end and No. 14 recruit in New Jersey by 247Sports... Ranked as the No. 71 defensive end, No. 60 player in the region and No. 12 recruit in New Jersey by ESPN...Ranked as the No. 19 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals...Lettered in basketball three times. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Smith Sonder Vilbert...Son of Yvette Dorry and Smith Vilbert...Has two sisters, Kathie Vilbert and Sheenay Haley Fevry...Has volunteered at his church...Hobbies include chilling with friends and sleeping...Planning to major in business...Born May 11, 2001 in Haiti.

➤ 2017-18 ➤ LACKAWANNA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Two-time letterman for head coach Mark Duda at Lackawanna Community College...Was teammates with fellow Nittany Lion teammate Jaquan Brisker...Was a team captain in 2018...Helped the Falcons win the El Toro Bowl with a perfect 11-0 record and No. 6 national ranking in 2018...Selected All-Northeast Football Conference first team as a sophomore and second team as a freshman...Rated a consensus fourstar prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 7 junior college prospect, No. 1 offensive tackle and No. 2 junior college recruit from Maryland by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 3 overall junior college recruit by ESPN...Ranked No. 7 junior college prospect by Rivals. ➤ HIGH SCHOOL Three-time letterman for head coach Tyrone Bell at Great Mills High School...Was a two-time team captain...Garnered second-team all-state honors as a junior and senior...Earned all-conference accolades in 2015 and 2016...Participated in the SMAC All-Star game and the Crab Bowl...Selected as team MVP as a senior. ➤ PERSONAL Full name is Anthony Marquise Whigan...Son of Roberta and Kay Whigan...Has one brother, Nigel, and one sister, Jada...Has volunteered at an animal shelter and homeless shelter and handed out backpacks and school supplies to underprivileged children...Hobbies include chilling with friends and family, fishing, playing video games and shopping...Would like to become a general manager of a professional sports team...Born March 27, 1998 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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SAL WORMLEY

Cornerback | 5-11 | 173 Freshman/Freshman Windsor, Conn./Windsor Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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Offensive Line | 6-3 | 319 Freshman/Freshman Newark, N.J./Smyrna (Del.) Major: Division of Undergraduate Studies

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One-year letterman for head coach Rob Fleeting at Windsor High School and three-time letterman for head coach William Mella at Avon Old Farms School for Boys...Helped the Warriors to an appearance in the state championship game in 2016...Selected all-state as a wide receiver for Avon Old Farms in 2017... Had 37 catches for 765 yards and six touchdowns to go along with 51 tackles and four interceptions as a junior...Rated a consensus four-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Rated as the No. 370 overall recruit, No. 36 cornerback and No. 4 prospect in Connecticut by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 26 cornerback, No. 35 player in the region and No. 3 recruit in Connecticut by ESPN...Ranked No. 54 cornerback and No. 4 prospect in Connecticut by Rivals...Played basketball and lacrosse, and ran track.

Three-time letterman for head coach Mike Judy at Smyrna High School in Delaware...Was a team captain as a senior...Helped the Eagles to back-to-back state championships as a sophomore (12-0) and junior (10-2)...Collected USA Today all-state second-team honors as a junior...Selected DISCA first-team allstate in 2017...Was a two-time all-conference selection with first-team accolades in 2018 and secondteam honors in 2017...Selected to play in the Hall of Fame game...Rated a four-star recruit by Rivals and a three-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN...Rated as the No. 47 offensive guard and No. 1 player in Delaware by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 22 offensive guard, No. 63 player in the region and No. 1 recruit in Delaware by ESPN...Ranked No. 108 overall prospect, No. 5 offensive guard and No. 1 recruit in Delaware by Rivals...Earned one letter in wrestling...Named to the honor roll throughout high school.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Marquis Armani Wilson...Son of Sharntae and Mark Wilson Sr....Has three brothers, Mark Wilson Jr., Khiry Spence and Christopher Wilson, and one sister, Sharntae Spence...Hobbies include riding dirt bikes, eating and dancing...Would like to major in communication or graphic design...Born February 21, 2000 in Hartford, Connecticut.

➤ PERSONAL Full name is Saleem Amir Wormley...Son of Makena Wormley...Has one brother, Jahlil Johnson...Hobbies include playing games...Planning to major in kinesiology with aspirations to become a personal trainer... Born July 23, 2001 in Newark, New Jersey.

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FOREVER BLUE & WHITE Athletic Endowments

Join Penn State’s proud athletic tradition. This is an opportunity to link your name in perpetuity with the accomplishments of all of Penn State’s athletic teams. By endowing a specific playing or coaching position on a team of your choice, you will help ensure that the University will always have funds available for expenses such as room and board, tuition and books; and that Penn State will be able to employ a first-rate coaching staff that will set a positive example for our young men and women. As of June 2019, 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.

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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 Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics, to purposes ranging from academic support and special medical care for team members, to recruiting 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.

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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 at 814-865-9462.


COACHING STAFF CAREER AT A GLANCE • Franklin was named the 16th head football coach in the storied history of the Nittany Lion program on January 11, 2014. • Franklin enters his ninth year as a collegiate head coach, leading his first eight squads to bowl games. • Franklin is one of seven current FBS head coaches to lead his teams to a bowl game in each of his first eight seasons as a head coach. • Franklin is one of three current Big Ten coaches (Mark Dantonio, Kirk Ferentz) to have won a Big Ten Championship. • He owns a 69-36 career record, with six consecutive winning seasons. • Franklin has led his teams to two Top 10 finishes (2 at Penn State) and five Top 25 finishes (2 at Vanderbilt; 3 at Penn State). • Under Franklin, Penn State is one of six teams (Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Washington) to rank in the Top 15 of the CFP final rankings in each of the last three seasons. • Franklin led the Nittany Lions to back-to-back New Year’s Six bowls in 2016 (Rose) and 2017 (Fiesta) for the first time since 1985 (Orange) and 1986 (Fiesta). • Franklin has 24 years of coaching experience at the collegiate and NFL level. • In his first eight years as a head coach, Franklin mentored 68 players who have gone on to the NFL ranks. • Penn State had six players selected in both the 2018 and 2019 NFL Draft, marking the first time since 1992 (9 picks) and 1993 (8) the Nittany Lions had back-to-back drafts with six or more selections. • Franklin has secured top-25 recruiting classes each of his last seven seasons, including a top-5 class at Penn State in 2018. NITTANY LIONS ON THE FIELD 2018 Season • The Nittany Lions posted their third-straight season with at least nine wins in 2018 with a 9-4 overall record. • Penn State finished No. 12 in the final CFP rankings and No. 17 in the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls. • The Nittany Lions ended the season in the AP Top 25 in three consecutive seasons for the first time since a seven-year stint from 1993-99. • Penn State enters 2019 having been ranked in the AP Top 25 for the last 40 weeks, dating back to the 2016 season, to mark the fifth-longest streak in program history and longest streak since 1993-2000 when PSU was ranked for 121-straight weeks. • The defense led the way for the Nittany Lions in 2018, finishing in the top 20 in team passing efficiency (8th; 106.10), red zone defense (11th; .750), passing yards allowed (15th; 181.5) and third down conversion defense (19th; .336). • The Penn State defense was a permanent fixture in the opposition’s backfield, leading the country in sacks (3.62) for the second time in the last four years and ranking fourth in tackles for loss (8.2). • On the offensive side of the ball, the Nittany Lions posted their highest rushing average (204.9) since 2008 (205.8) and were No. 16 nationally in red zone offense (.897). • The Nittany Lions had 15 players garner All-Big Ten accolades, including two first-team selections in Amani Oruwariye and Yetur Gross-Matos. • Quarterback Trace McSorley capped his Penn State career as the program’s career holder for passing yards (9,899), completions (720), 300-yard passing games (10), 200-yard passing games (28), rushing yards by a quarterback (1,697), rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (30), passing touchdowns (77), total offense yards (11,596), touchdowns responsible for (107), wins as a starting quarterback (31) and consecutive games with a touchdown pass (34). • In addition, McSorley set eight season records during his time in the Blue & White - passing yards, passing touchdowns, completions, 200-yard passing games, 300-yard passing games, rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, total offense yards, touchdowns responsible for - and the game record for yards of total offense. • Punter Blake Gillikin set the Penn State record for punting average in a season with a 44.00 mark, besting the previous record of 43.55 set by Ralph Giacomarro in 1981. 2017 Season • Penn State continued to be among the nation’s elite in 2017, climbing as high as No. 2 in the rankings and appearing in a second-straight New Year’s Six bowl, earning a 35-28 win over No. 11 Washington in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. • The Nittany Lions earned back-to-back 11-win seasons for the fifth time in program history and first time since 2008 and 2009 with an 11-2 record. • Penn State finished the season No. 8 in the Associated Press and Amway Coaches polls and No. 9 in the final CFP rankings. It was the 24th Top 10 AP finish in program history. • The Nittany Lions used a balanced attack with a high-scoring offense and a stingy defense to lead FBS in scoring differential with a +24.6 margin. • Offensively, Penn State finished seventh in FBS with a 41.1 scoring average, the third-highest in program history, and 19th in total offense with a 460.3 average, which also ranks third in PSU history.

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• Defensively, the Nittany Lions were seventh in FBS in scoring average (16.5 ppg) and sacks (3.23 spg), while coming in 17th in total defense (329.5). • Running back Saquon Barkley finished a stellar collegiate career by winning the Paul Hornung Award for the nation’s most versatile player, three major Big Ten awards – Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year, Rodgers-Dwight Big Ten Return Specialist – and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football for the second-straight season. Barkley is just the fifth player since 1924 to win two career Silver Football honors. • Barkley became the 100th first-team All-American in program history with Consensus All-America honors and finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting. • The Nittany Lions had 18 players garner All-Big Ten accolades, including four first-team selections in Barkley (running back and return specialist), Marcus Allen and Mike Gesicki. • McSorley, who was the Offensive MVP of the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, followed up his recordbreaking 2016 campaign with another outstanding season. In 2017, McSorley broke the Penn State single-season record for completions (284), total offense (4,061), touchdowns responsible for (37), 300-yard passing games (5) and 200-yard passing games (11). • McSorley also became the second player in Big Ten history with 25 passing touchdowns and 10 rushing scores in a season, joining Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett (2014, 2017). • Wide receiver DaeSean Hamilton ended his Penn State career as the program’s career receptions leader (214) and second in school history in receiving yards (2,842). • The Nittany Lions sent nine players to senior all-star games, which is the most since 2003 when nine student-athletes were in postseason games (Senior Bowl: Allen, Gesicki, Hamilton, Christian Campbell; East-West Shrine Bowl: Hamilton, Jason Cabinda, Curtis Cothran, Parker Cothren, Grant Haley; NFLPA Collegiate Bowl: Troy Apke). Apke was the MVP of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. 2016 Season • 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 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 Power 5 schools. • Barkley was selected as the Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year and Chicago Tribune Silver Football winner for the conference’s top player. • 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 all-conference honors since Daryll Clark in 2009. • Not to be outdone, the Nittany Lion defense finished seventh in FBS in tackles for loss (8.1) and 19th in sacks (2.86).


COACHING STAFF 2015 Season • 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. • 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 set 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. 2014 Season • 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 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 • McSorley was selected as a 2018 National Football Foundation (NFF) Scholar-Athlete and a finalist for the Campbell Trophy, known as the “Academic Heisman.” He was the 18th Nittany Lion to be selected as an NFF Scholar-Athlete. • Punter Blake Gillikin earned first-team Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2018, becoming the 66th honoree for the football program, which ranks second in Division I football history (FBS and FCS). • The Nittany Lions had a program-record 35 student-athletes claim Academic All-Big Ten honors in the fall of 2017. • 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. • 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 third-highest semester total in program history. • The spring of 2015 saw continued success in the classroom with 51 student-athletes compiling at least a 3.0 GPA, marking the first time in program history with 50 or more 3.0s in a spring semester. NITTANY LIONS IN THE COMMUNITY • The Nittany Lions are active in the community, participating in activities such as Uplifting Athletes, THON, Pennsylvania Special Olympics Summer Games, State College Area Food Bank and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital visits. • In 2017, linebacker Brandon Smith was selected to the Allstate AFCA Good Works team for his selflessness and community service. He was one of 11 FBS honorees in 2017 and is the first Nittany Lion to claim the award since Ben Kline in 2015, and the fourth overall. • 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 four years have been ranked an average of 13.1 nationally, which is a significant jump from the 40.8 average from 2012-14. • Penn State is one of nine programs to sign a top-15 class in each of the last three years and one of 12 schools to claim a top-20 class each of the last five seasons. • Eighty of the 136 signees under Franklin are from within a 250-mile radius of State College. • Seven of the 15 highest-ranked 247Sports Composite recruits at Penn State since 2000 have been signed by Franklin. • The 2019 recruiting class finished No. 11 according to Rivals and No. 13 per 247Sports and ESPN. com. • The class featured a pair of 247Sports five-star recruits (Lance Dixon, Brandon Smith) and three No. 1-ranked recruits in their respective stats (Smith, Adisa Issac, Sal Wormley). • The 3.83 average star ranking for the 2019 class was the highest in program history since the inception of the 247Sports Composite in 2000. • The 2018 recruiting class was ranked No. 4 among by ESPN.com, the highest finish in program history. The class was also ranked No. 5 by Rivals and No. 6 by 247Sports. Penn State signed Rivals No. 1 Pennsylvania recruit in three-straight years (2018 – Micah Parsons; 2017 – Lamont Wade; 2016 – Miles Sanders) for the first time since 2004 (Anthony Morelli), 2005 (Justin King) and 2006 (Jared Odrick). • With the signing of Parsons, Justin Shorter and Ricky Slade in 2018, Penn State inked three 247Sports Composite 5-star recruits for the first time since rankings began in 2001.

THE FRANKLIN FILE BORN: Langhorne, Pennsylvania 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 2017 Penn State 11-2 T-2nd (East) Fiesta: Beat Washington, 35-28 2018 Penn State 9-4 3rd (East) Citrus: Lost to Kentucky, 27-24 Totals 69-36 1 B1G Championship Bowls: Won 4, Lost 4

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COACHING STAFF • In 2018, the Nittany Lions also signed 12 ESPN300 recruits for the first time since 2006, when ESPN rankings started. • Parsons was the No. 5-rated recruit in the 247Sports Composite, which is the highest recruit signed by Penn State since 2005 when Derrick Williams was the No. 4 overall recruit. • In 2017, the newest set of Nittany Lions finished in the Top 15 in the country, ranking as high as 12th by Rivals. • 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). HELPING THE COMMODORES GET THEIR STRIPES • 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 NC 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 had posted four nine-win seasons in program history, with Franklin’s last two teams comprising half of the total. • Over the last 20 games during the 2012-13 seasons, the Commodores’ 16-4 record was secondbest 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, with a combined mark of 1-15 SEC play. • 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 sevengame 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, in which VU defeated NC 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 schoolrecord 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. • Franklin continued in that role under new head coach Ralph Friedgen in 2002 and 2003 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 2004 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 thencareer-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 (All-American 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. • Franklin graduated having broken or tied 23 school records. • 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 was inducted into the East Stroudsburg Athletics Hall of Fame October 15, 2016.

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PERSONAL • Franklin graduated from East Stroudsburg (Pa.) University 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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2011 6-7, 2-6 (T-4th SEC)

2014 7-6, 4-4 (3rd B1G)

2016 11-3, 8-1 (T-1st B1G)

2018 9-4, 6-3 (3rd B1G)

S 9 at Elon......................... W.......45-24 S 10 Connecticut................. W.......24-21 S 17 Mississippi*................. W.........30-7 S 24 at South Carolina [12]*..... L..........3-21 O 8 at Alabama [2]*............ L..........0-34 O 15 Georgia*....................... L........28-33 O 22 Army............................ W.......44-21 O 29 Arkansas [8]*................ L........28-31 N 5 at Florida*.................... L........21-26 N 12 Kentucky*.................... W.........38-8 N 19 at Tennessee*............... L.... 21-27 (OT) N 26 Wake Forest................. W.........41-7 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tenn.) D 31 Cincinnati..................... L........24-31 SEC: Tied for third in East Division

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 St.*................ L........10-34 Pinstripe Bowl (New York, N.Y.) D 27 Boston College............. W....31-30 (OT) Big Ten: Third in Leaders Division

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 St.*......... 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

S 1 [10] Appalachian St........W... 45-38 (OT) S 8 [13] at Pittsburgh......... W.........51-6 S 15 [11] Kent State............. W.......63-10 S 21 [T10] at Illinois *.......... W.......63-24 S 29 [9] Ohio State * [4]....... L........26-27 O 13 [8] Michigan State *..... L........17-21 O 20 [18] at Indiana *.......... W.......33-28 O 27 [17] Iowa * [18]........... W.......30-24 N 3 [14] at Michigan * [5]...... L..........7-42 N 10 [21] Wisconsin * .......... W.......22-10 N 17 [16] at Rutgers *.......... W.........20-7 N 24 [15] Maryland *........... W.........38-3 VRBO Citrus Bowl (Orlando, Fla.) J 1 [13] vs. Kentucky [16].......L........24-27 Big Ten: Third in East Division Final Rankings: CFP 12th, AP 13th, Coaches 12th

2012 9-4, 5-3 (4th SEC) S 3 South Carolina [9]*....... L........13-17 S 10 at Northwestern........... L........13-23 S 17 Presbyterian................ W.........58-0 S 24 at Georgia [5]*.............. L..........3-48 O 8 at Missouri*................. W.......19-15 O 15 Florida [4]*................... L........17-31 O 22 Auburn*...................... W.......17-13 O 29 UMass.......................... W.........49-7 N 5 at Kentucky*................ W.........40-0 N 12 at Mississippi*............. W.......27-26 N 19 Tennessee*.................. W.......41-18 N 26 at Wake Forest............. W.......55-21 Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tenn.) D 31 [23] NC State............... W.......38-24 SEC: Fourth in East Division

2013 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

2015 7-6, 4-4 (4th B1G) 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 St.*............ L........16-55 TaxSlayer Bowl (Jacksonville, Fla.) J 2 Georgia......................... L........17-24 Big Ten: Fourth in East Division

* - indicates conference game

2017 11-2, 7-2 (T-2nd B1G) S 2 [6] Akron..................... W.........52-0 S 9 [4] Pittsburgh.............. W.......33-14 S 16 [5] Georgia State.......... W.........56-0 S 23 [4] at Iowa *................ W.......21-19 S 30 [4] Indiana *................ W.......45-14 O 7 [4] at Northwestern *....W.........31-7 O 21 [2] Michigan * [19]...... W.......42-13 O 28 [2] at Ohio State * [6}... L........38-39 N 4 [7] at Michigan St. * [24]...L........24-27 N 11 [16] Rutgers *.............. W.........35-6 N 18 [13] Nebraska *........... W.......56-44 N 25 [12] at Maryland *....... W.........66-3 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, Ariz.) D 30 [9] vs. Washington [12]..... W.......35-28 Big Ten: Tied for second in East Division Final Rankings: CFP 9th, AP 8th, Coaches 8th

FRANKLIN RECORDS VS. OPPONENTS Akron Alabama Appalachian State Arkansas Army Auburn Austin Peay Boston College Buffalo Cincinnati Connecticut Elon Florida Georgia Georgia State Houston

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

Illinois Indiana Iowa Kent State Kentucky Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Mississippi Missouri NC State Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Pittsburgh

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COACHING STAFF STATISTICAL HIGHS & LOWS UNDER JAMES FRANKLIN Penn State Total Offense Highs 643......................... Kent State, 2018 609...........................Nebraska, 2017 599..................................Iowa, 2016 591........................... at Illinois, 2018 579..............................at Iowa, 2017 569................................ Akron, 2017 565.......................... Maryland, 2018 549..........................at Rutgers, 2016 545..................vs. Washington, 2017 534...................... at Maryland, 2017

Penn State First Down Lows 9.............................. at Temple, 2015 11.........................at Michigan, 2018 12................................... Army, 2015 12.........................at Michigan, 2016 13........................... Ohio State, 2016 14......................Northwestern, 2014 14....................... at Ohio State, 2015 14.............................Michigan, 2015 14...........................Pittsburgh, 2017 14....................Michigan State, 2018

Opponent Total Offense Highs 575.............................. vs. USC, 2016 554..........................at Indiana, 2018 529..................... at Ohio State, 2017 515.......................at Michigan, 2016 474..............at Michigan State, 2017 469.........................Minnesota, 2016 466..................... vs. Maryland, 2015 466...........................Nebraska, 2017 454..........................at Indiana, 2016 436..............at Michigan State, 2015

Opponent First Down Lows 5..............................at Rutgers, 2016 8.................................. Temple, 2014 10............................... Rutgers, 2017 11.................................vs. UCF, 2014 11............................ Maryland, 2016 11................................at Iowa, 2017 11........................ at Maryland, 2017 12.........................at Michigan, 2014 12................................. Illinois, 2015 12.................................. Akron, 2017 12............................Wisconsin, 2018

Penn State Total Offense Lows 180.......................... at Temple, 2015 186.......................at Michigan, 2018 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 Opponent Total Offense Lows 87............................at Rutgers, 2016 159................................ Akron, 2017 167............................... Illinois, 2015 194.......................... Maryland, 2014 200............................. Rutgers, 2017 221..........................at Indiana, 2014 221......................... Kent State, 2018 234..............................Indiana, 2015 234..................................Iowa, 2016 234..........................at Rutgers, 2018 Penn State First Down Highs 32.............................Nebraska, 2017 31............................. at Illinois, 2018 29................................at Iowa, 2017 28............................ Maryland, 2016 28........................ at Maryland, 2017 28............................ Maryland, 2018 27.................................. Akron, 2014 26........................... Kent State, 2018 25............... vs. Boston College, 2014 25............................at Rutgers, 2016 25.............................Michigan, 2017 25....................vs. Washington, 2017 Opponent First Down Highs 33................................ vs. USC, 2016 32............................at Indiana, 2018 31...........................Minnesota, 2016 27....................... at Ohio State, 2017 26....................Michigan State, 2016 26............................. at Illinois, 2018 25....................... at Ohio State, 2015 25.........................at Michigan, 2016 25................at Michigan State, 2017 25....................Michigan State, 2018

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Penn State Rushing Yardage Highs 387........................... at Illinois, 2018 372.......................... Maryland, 2016 359..................................Iowa, 2016 340..........................at Rutgers, 2016 330............................. Rutgers, 2015 310.......................... Maryland, 2018 297......................... Kent State, 2018 295..............................at Iowa, 2017 286...................... at Maryland, 2017 263...........................Nebraska, 2017 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 259.......................at Michigan, 2018 245.....................at Pittsburgh, 2018 245........................... at Illinois, 2018 241..................... vs. Maryland, 2015 241.....................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 Penn State Rushing Yardage Lows 16........................... Ohio State, 2014 38....................Michigan State, 2014 39................................Indiana, 2017 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 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 41........................... Kent State, 2018 43............................... Rutgers, 2015 46................................ Purdue, 2016

Penn State Rushing Attempts Highs 62............................ Maryland, 2016 52....................................Iowa, 2016 51................................at Iowa, 2017 51............................. at Illinois, 2018 49............................at Rutgers, 2016 48........................ at Maryland, 2017 47................................ Temple, 2014 47............................. at Illinois, 2014 47............................Wisconsin, 2018 45................................. UMass, 2014 45............................at Indiana, 2016 45........................... Kent State, 2018 Opponent Rushing Attempts Highs 57........................... Ohio State, 2014 56..................................at Pitt, 2016 55................................... Army, 2015 55............................at Rutgers, 2018 52.......................at Pittsburgh, 2018 52.........................at Michigan, 2018 50....................... at Ohio State, 2015 49.........................at Michigan, 2016 49.......................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 49...................... Georgia State, 2017 Penn State Rushing Attempts Lows 22....................Michigan State, 2014 22.............................Michigan, 2015 24...........................Pittsburgh, 2017 24...................... Georgia State, 2017 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

Penn State Passing Yardage Lows 93............................. at Illinois, 2014 103.......................... at Temple, 2015 112.............................. Temple, 2014 118.......................at Michigan, 2018 120..................... at Ohio State, 2015 121.......................at Michigan, 2016 128.............................. Buffalo, 2015 137...........................Michigan, 2015 141............................. Rutgers, 2015 152.......................... Maryland, 2016 Opponent Passing Yardage Lows 32................................... Army, 2015 34............................... Rutgers, 2017 46............................at Rutgers, 2018 48............................at Rutgers, 2016 55.......................at Pittsburgh, 2018 60............................Wisconsin, 2018 68............................at Indiana, 2014 74........................... Ohio State, 2014 86.................................. Akron, 2017 91..................................at Pitt, 2016 Penn State Passing Attempt Highs 50........................... Ohio State, 2014 50............... vs. Boston College, 2014 48................................at Iowa, 2017 48................at Michigan State, 2017 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

Opponent Rushing Attempts Lows 20................................ Temple, 2014 23................................at Iowa, 2017 25.................................. Akron, 2014 25........................ at Maryland, 2017 26................................ Purdue, 2016 26....................................Iowa, 2016 26.............................Nebraska, 2017 26....................vs. Washington, 2017 27............................. at Illinois, 2014 27................................. Illinois, 2015

Opponent Passing Attempt Highs 56................at Michigan State, 2017 55................................ Purdue, 2016 55............................at Indiana, 2018 54................................ vs. USC, 2016 53....................Michigan State, 2018 50....................................Iowa, 2018 46.................................. Akron, 2014 46....................Michigan State, 2016 44................................. Illinois, 2015 43........................... Ohio State, 2016 43..................at Northwestern, 2017

Penn State Passing Yardage Highs 454...............................vs. UCF, 2014 401..............at Michigan State, 2017 386..................Michigan State, 2016 384.....................vs. Wisconsin, 2016 371............. vs. Boston College, 2014 360.................... Georgia State, 2017 346...........................Nebraska, 2017 346......................... Kent State, 2018 342..................vs. Washington, 2017 335.........................Minnesota, 2016

Penn State Passing Attempt Lows 13....................... at Ohio State, 2015 16............................. at Illinois, 2014 17.........................at Michigan, 2018 18....................................Iowa, 2016 19............................... Rutgers, 2015 19................................... Army, 2015 19............................ Maryland, 2016 20............................. at Illinois, 2018 21............................... Rutgers, 2017 22................at Michigan State, 2017

Opponent Passing Yardage Highs 453.............................. vs. USC, 2016 400..............at Michigan State, 2017 399...........................Nebraska, 2017 344..........................at Indiana, 2016 330..........................at Indiana, 2018 328..................... at Ohio State, 2017 295.............................. Purdue, 2016 295..................Michigan State, 2018 292.............Appalachian State, 2018 286......................... vs. Temple, 2016

Opponent Passing Attempt Lows 1..................................... Army, 2015 15..................................at Pitt, 2016 15........................ vs. Kentucky, 2018 16............................ Maryland, 2016 16............................at Rutgers, 2018 17............................at Rutgers, 2016 17.........................at Michigan, 2018 18.......................at Pittsburgh, 2018 19........................... Ohio State, 2014 19....................... at Ohio State, 2015

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Penn State Scoring Highs 66........................ at Maryland, 2017 63........................... Kent State, 2018 63............................. at Illinois, 2018 62................................ Purdue, 2016 56...................... Georgia State, 2017 56.............................Nebraska, 2017 52.................................. Akron, 2017 51.......................at Pittsburgh, 2018 49................................ vs. USC, 2016 45............................at Indiana, 2016 45....................Michigan State, 2016 45...............Appalachian State, 2018 45................................Indiana, 2017 Opponent Scoring Highs 55................at Michigan State, 2015 52................................ vs. USC, 2016 49.........................at Michigan, 2016 44.............................Nebraska, 2017 42..................................at Pitt, 2016 42.........................at Michigan, 2018 39....................... at Ohio State, 2017 38....................... at Ohio State, 2015 38...............Appalachian State, 2018 34....................Michigan State, 2014 Penn State Scoring Lows 6........................Northwestern, 2014 7...........................at Michigan, 2018 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 Opponent Scoring Lows 0................................... Illinois, 2015 0..............................at Rutgers, 2016 0.................................... Akron, 2017 0........................ Georgia State, 2017 3................................. Rutgers, 2015 3.................................... Akron, 2014 3.......................... at Maryland, 2017 3.............................. Maryland, 2018 6................................. Rutgers, 2017 6.........................at Pittsburgh, 2018 7................. 5x, last at Rutgers, 2018


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ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS AS A HEAD COACH

2016 2012

2015

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 Saquon Barkley . 1st Team (Consensus) Mike Gesicki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Team Saquon Barkley . . . . . . . . . . . 3rd Team Carl Nassib . . . . . 1st Team (Consensus)

2014 2013 2012 2011

Mike Hull................. 1st Anthony Zettel........ 1st Sam Ficken.............2nd DaeSean Hamilton... 2nd 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 Jordan Matthews.... 1st Andre Hal...............2nd Wesley Johnson......2nd

2012 Jordan Matthews.... 1st Richard Kent...........2nd Zac Stacy................2nd 2011 Tim Fugger.............2nd Casey Hayward.......2nd Zac Stacy................2nd

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH Mike Hull . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Team Jordan Matthews . . . . . . . . . . 1st Team Jordan Matthews . . . . . . . . . 3rd Team Casey Hayward . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd Team

AWARD WINNERS AS A HEAD COACH 2017

Saquon Barkley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Hornung Award Winner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rodgers-Dwight Big Ten Return Specialist of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award Brandon Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

2016

Saquon Barkley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ameche-Dayne Big Ten Running Back of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award Tyler Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vlade Award

2015

Carl Nassib . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rotary Lombardi Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ted Hendricks Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lott IMPACT Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CBS Sports National Defensive Player of the Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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 2018 Amani Oruwariye.... 1st Yetur Gross-Matos... 1st Trace McSorley.......2nd Miles Sanders.........2nd Ryan Bates..............3rd Connor McGovern....3rd Shareef Miller..........3rd Pat Freiermuth........HM Steven Gonzalez......HM KJ Hamler................HM (WR & RS) Micah Parsons.........HM John Reid................HM Nick Scott................HM Garrett Taylor...........HM Robert Windsor.......HM

2014

HM - honorable mention

ALL-AMERICANS AS A HEAD COACH 2017 2016 2015

Carl Nassib............... 1st Saquon Barkley......2nd Chris Godwin..........2nd Austin Johnson.......2nd Anthony Zettel........3rd Marcus Allen...........HM Jason Cabinda.........HM Grant Haley.............HM DaeSean Hamilton...HM Trevor Williams........HM

2017 Marcus Allen........... 1st Saquon Barkley.........1st (RB & RS) Mike Gesicki............ 1st Jason Cabinda........2nd Blake Gillikin..........2nd DaeSean Hamilton.2nd Trace McSorley.......2nd Amani Oruwariye...2nd DeAndre Thompkins..2nd Ryan Bates..............3rd Shareef Miller..........3rd Troy Apke................HM Christian Campbell...HM Curtis Cothran.........HM Parker Cothren.........HM Grant Haley.............HM Juwan Johnson........HM

2016

Saquon Barkley....... 1st Tyler Davis............... 1st Trace McSorley.......2nd Garrett Sickels........2nd Mike Gesicki...........2nd Evan Schwan...........3rd Jason Cabinda.........3rd Marcus Allen...........3rd Chris Godwin...........3rd Brandon Bell...........HM Parker Cothren.........HM Brian Gaia................HM Blake Gillikin...........HM John Reid................HM

As a Head Coach: 2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl. . . . . . PSU. . . . L . . . 27-24 2017 Fiesta Bowl. . . . . . . . . . . PSU. . . W. . . 35-28 2017 Rose Bowl. . . . . . . . . . . . PSU. . . . L . . . 52-49 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl. . . . . . . . PSU. . . . L . . . 24-17 2014 Pinstripe Bowl . . . . . . . . PSU. . . W. 31-30 (OT) 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl. . . VU. . . . W. . . 41-24 2012 Music City Bowl. . . . . . . VU. . . . W. . . 38-24 2011 Liberty Bowl. . . . . . . . . . VU. . . . . L . . . 31-24

As an Assistant Coach: 2010 Military Bowl. . . . . . . . . UMD. . W. . . 51-20 2008 Humanitarian Bowl. . . . UMD. . W. . . 42-35 2006 Texas Bowl . . . . . . . . . . . KSU. . . . L . . . 37-10 2002 Orange Bowl. . . . . . . . . . UMD. . . L . . . 56-23 2004 Gator Bowl. . . . . . . . . . . UMD. . W. . . . 41-7 2002 Peach Bowl. . . . . . . . . . . UMD. . W. . . . 30-3

NFL DRAFT PICKS As a Head Coach: 2019 Miles Sanders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . 53 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philadelphia Eagles Connor McGovern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 90 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dallas Cowboys Shareef Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . 138. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philadelphia Eagles Amani Oruwariye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . . 146. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Detroit Lions Trace McSorley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . 197. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Baltimore Ravens Nick Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 . . . . . . . . . . 243. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Los Angeles Ram 2018 Saquon Barkley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York Giants Mike Gesicki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . 42 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miami Dolphins Oren Burks (V) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . 88 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Green Bay Packers Troy Apke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . 109. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Washington Redskins DaeSean Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 . . . . . . . . . . 113. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denver Broncos Marcus Allen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . . 148. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pittsburgh Steelers Christian Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . 182. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arizona Cardinals 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . 43 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tennessee Titans Christian Hackenberg . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . 51 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York Jets Carl Nassib . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . 65 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cleveland Browns Anthony Zettel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . 202. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Detroit Lions Jordan Lucas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . . . . . 204. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miami Dolphins Stephen Weatherly (V) . . . . . . . . . . 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.

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COACHING STAFF DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/LINEBACKERS COACH

BRENT PRY @CoachPry_LBU

THE PRY FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2014-)

• Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (2018-) • Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers (2016-17) • 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 Year at Penn State: Sixth Hometown: Altoona, Pennsylvania Education: University of Buffalo, 1993 B.A. History Family: Wife: Amy Son: Colby; Daughters: Madeline, Catherine

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH 2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl........................Penn State 2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl..............Penn State 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 2008 St. Petersburg Bowl......................Memphis 2007 New Orleans Bowl........................Memphis 1998 Gator Bowl..............................Virginia Tech 1996 Orange Bowl...........................Virginia Tech 1995 Sugar Bowl..............................Virginia Tech

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COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • A native of Altoona, Pennsylvania, Brent Pry’s coaching career enters its 28th year and began during James Franklin’s final two seasons as an AllPSAC quarterback at East Stroudsburg University. • Pry has helped each program he’s coached to success, including 13 bowl appearances, with top-25 finishes in total defense in seven of his last nine seasons (three 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 defensive coordinator at Penn State Jan. 10, 2016. • In 2018, the defense paced the Lions, finishing in the top 20 in yards per pass attempt (5th; 5.67), passing efficiency (8th; 106.10), red zone defense (11th; .750), passing yards allowed (15th; 181.5), yards per play (15th; 4.72) and third down conversion defense (19th; .336). • The Penn State defense was a permanent fixture in the opposition’s backfield in 2018, leading the country in sacks (3.62) for the second time in the last four years and ranking fourth in tackles for loss (8.2). • The Nittany Lions landed a pair of players on the 2018 All-Big Ten first team (Amani Oruwariye, Yetur Gross-Matos) and had six defensive selections on the all-conference squad. • Linebacker Micah Parsons became the first freshman (true or redshirt) in Penn State history to lead the team in tackles with 83 stops in 2018. • In 2017, All-Big Ten linebacker Jason Cabinda was the leader of the defense that helped the Nittany Lions to a second-straight New Year’s Six bowl game for the first time since 1985 (Orange) and 1986 (Fiesta). • Pry, who was a 2017 Broyles Award nominee for top assistant coach in the country, developed a dominant defense that finished in the top 25 in FBS in scoring defense (7th; 16.5), sacks (7th; 3.23), rushing defense (14th; 118.0), total defense (17th; 329.5), team passing efficiency defense (21st; 114.88), turnovers gained (23rd; 25) and tackles for loss (25th; 7.2). • Penn State’s 16.5 points allowed per game in 2017 were the fewest since the 2009 squad gave up 12.2 tallies per contest. • 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 Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten 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.

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PRY BY THE NUMBERS

27 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 12 Years at a Power Five Program 13 Bowl Games Coached 15 NFL Players Coached 2 Super Bowl Champions Coached PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Koa Farmer (Penn State) - Oakland Raiders Jason Cabinda (Penn State) - Oakland Raiders Mike Hull (Penn State) - Miami Dolphins; 2014 Big Ten Linebacker of the Year Brandon Bell (Penn State) - Cincinnati Bengals (2017-18) Oren Burks (Vanderbilt) - Green Bay Packers; 2018 NFL Draft third-round pick Zach Cunningham (Vanderbilt) - Houston Texans; 2017 NFL Draft secondround pick Clinton McDonald (Memphis) - NFL (2009-18); Super Bowl XLVIII Champion Dontari Poe (Memphis) - Carolina Panthers; 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 Hall Davis (Louisiana-Lafayette) - NFL (2010-14); 2010 NFL Draft fifthround pick C.C. Brown (Louisiana-Lafayette) - NFL (2005-11); Two-Time All-Sun Belt Michael Adams (Louisiana-Lafayette) - NFL (2007-14) Antwain Spann (Louisiana-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 at Buffalo, before suffering a career-ending injury, which launched his coaching career as an undergraduate student in 1992.


COACHING STAFF OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/QUARTERBACKS COACH

RICKY RAHNE @RickyRahne

THE RAHNE FILE

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Ricky Rahne is in his sixth season at Penn State and second as the offensive coordinator. • He has coached the quarterbacks in four of his six seasons. He worked with the tight ends in 2016 and 2017. • Rahne also served as Penn State’s offensive coordinator in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl and 2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. • 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. • Under Rahne’s guidance, the Nittany Lions posted their highest rushing average (204.9) since 2008 (205.8) and were No. 16 nationally in red zone offense (.897) in 2018. • The offense had nine players garner 2018 All-Big Ten accolades, including second-team selections for Trace McSorley and Miles Sanders. • McSorley capped his stellar Penn State career as the program’s career holder for passing yards (9,899), completions (720), 300-yard passing games (10), 200-yard passing games (28), rushing yards by a quarterback (1,697), rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (30), passing touchdowns (77), total offense yards (11,596), touchdowns responsible for (107), wins as a starting quarterback (31) and consecutive games with a touchdown pass (34). • In addition, McSorley set eight season records - passing yards, passing touchdowns, completions, 200-yard passing games, 300-yard passing games, rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, total offense yards, touchdowns responsible for - and the game record for yards of total offense. • McSorley was also selected as a 2018 National Football Foundation (NFF) Scholar-Athlete and a finalist for the Campbell Trophy, known as the “Academic Heisman.” • In 2017, Rahne’s tight end group was instrumental in helping the Nittany Lions to a second-straight New Year’s Six bowl game for the first time since 1985 (Orange) and 1986 (Fiesta). • Tight end Mike Gesicki capped off a stellar career by collecting first-team All-Big Ten honors, as well as second-team All-America accolades from Sporting News. • Gesicki broke all of the Penn State receiving records for a tight end and finished his career 18th in program history in receiving yards (1,481), ninth in receptions (129) and receiving touchdowns (15). • The Nittany Lion offense finished in the Top 25 in FBS in fumbles lost (3rd; 3), third down conversion percentage (5th; .480), scoring offense (7th; 41.1), completion percentage (10th; .657), turnover margin (11th; 0.92), team passing efficiency (14th; 153.59), total offense (19th; 460.3), red zone offense (21st; .898) and passing offense (23rd; 209.2). • 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 protégé Gesicki was selected All-Big Ten second team after setting the Penn State record for receptions (48), receiving yards (679) and touchdown catches (5) by a tight end. • Rahne worked with Christian Hackenberg, who was the first 8,000-yard passer in program history and finished his career as Penn State’s leader in passing yards (8,457), attempts (1,235), completions (693), passing touchdowns (48) and total offense (8,215). • Rahne joined the Vanderbilt staff as quarterbacks coach in 2011. • Rahne’s passing attacks helped Vanderbilt wide receivers set SEC records and running backs post a pair of 1,000-yard seasons between 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 Power 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.

COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2014-)

• Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks (2018-) • Passing Game Coordinator/Tight Ends (2016-17) • 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

RAHNE BY THE NUMBERS

15 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 13 Years at a Power Five Program 10 Bowl Games Coached 4 NFL Draft Picks Coached 16 Passing Records Set While at Cornell • 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.

PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Trace McSorley (Penn State) - Baltimore Ravens; 2019 NFL Draft sixth-round pick • Mike Gesicki (Penn State) - Miami Dolphins; 2018 NFL Draft second-round pick • Christian Hackenberg (Penn State) - NFL (2016-17); 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

HOLY CROSS (2004)

• Assistant Defensive Line

PERSONAL Year at Penn State: Sixth Hometown: Morrison, Colorado Education: Cornell University, 2002 B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations Family: Wife: Jennifer Sons: Ryder, Jake

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH 2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl........................Penn State 2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl..............Penn State 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

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 SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR/DEFENSIVE ASSISTANT

JOE LORIG @CoachJoeLorig

THE LORIG FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2019-)

• Special Teams Coordinator/Defensive Assistant

TEXAS TECH (JAN.-FEB. 2019) • Special Teams Coordinator

MEMPHIS (2016-18)

• Special Teams Coordinator/Outside Linebackers

UTAH STATE (2014-15) • Safeties (2015) • Linebackers (2014)

ARIZONA STATE (2012-13)

• Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks

CENTRAL WASHINGTON (2008-11)

• Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator

UTEP (2007)

• Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers

IDAHO STATE (1999-2006)

• Defensive Coordinator (2003-06) • Linebackers (2001-02) • Cornerbacks (1999-2000)

WESTERN OREGON (1997-98) • Secondary

PERSONAL Year at Penn State: First Hometown: Edmonds, Washington Education:

Western Oregon University, 1995 B.S. in Law Enforcement Western Oregon University, 1997 M.A. Correctional Administration

Family: Wife: Becky Son: Tyler; Daughters: Jordan, Emma

BOWL/PLAYOFF GAMES AS A COACH 2018 Birmingham Bowl........................Memphis 2017 Liberty Bowl.................................Memphis 2016 Boca Raton Bowl..........................Memphis 2015 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.........Utah State 2014 New Mexico Bowl.......................Utah State 2013 Holiday Bowl..........................Arizona State 2012 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.........Arizona State 2008 NCAA Division II Playoffs First Round............................Central Washington 2009 NCAA Division II Playoffs Second Round, Super Regional Finals............Central Washington 1997 NAIA Playoffs First Round.....Western Oregon

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COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Joe Lorig is in his first season at Penn State as the special teams coordinator and defensive assistant. • Lorig has 22 years of collegiate coaching experience, including six seasons as a special teams coordinator and eight years as a defensive coordinator. • In his three seasons at Memphis as the special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach, Lorig’s special teams unit finished in the top 5 in FBS in kick return average twice and in the top 20 in kick return defense every year. • In addition, the Tigers did not allow a kickoff or punt return for a touchdown in three years under Lorig. • As the outside linebackers coach, Lorig’s group helped the Tigers force 81 turnovers in a three-year span, which was fourth nationally in the FBS. • Under Lorig’s tutelage, Memphis’ Tony Pollard became one of the nation’s top kick returners with a school-record and FBS-record-tying seven kickoffs returned for a touchdown in his career, including four returns for scores in 2017. • Pollard was selected as the American Athletic Conference (AAC) Special Teams Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017 and was a first-team AllAmerican in 2017. • In Lorig’s first season in Memphis, the Tigers had three kickoff returns for touchdowns, snapping a 21-year drought for kickoff return touchdowns, which was believed to be the longest such streak in FBS history. • Memphis led the AAC and finished in the top 10 nationally in kickoff return defense (2nd in FBS, 16.04), kickoff return average (5th, 26.57) and net punting (8th, 41.10) in 2016. • Kicker Jake Elliott was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award with 21 field goals and a perfect 58-for-58 effort on extra point attempts. • Lorig led the Tiger special teams squad to another stellar season in 2017. Memphis finished fourth in the country and led the American in kickoff return average (26.02), while coming in No. 14 in FBS and No. 2 in the AAC in kickoff return defense (17.75). • Memphis also finished No. 24 in the nation in punt return defense (4.60) and No. 2 in the American Athletic Conference in net punting (39.48). • Punter Spencer Smith earned first-team All-AAC honors for his efforts. • In 2018, Memphis finished No. 16 nationally and No. 2 in the AAC in kickoff return defense, allowing just 17.88 yards per return. • Lorig spent two seasons at Utah State as the linebackers coach in 2014 and the safeties coach in 2015. During his time at USU, the Aggies made a pair of bowl appearances and posted the second-most wins in program history with a 10-4 mark in 2014. • Lorig mentored Zach Vigil, who was selected as the 2014 Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was a second-team USA Today All-American after posting 156 tackles and 20.5 tackles for loss. • Lorig was the special teams coordinator and cornerbacks coach at Arizona State for two seasons, prior to moving to Utah State. • During his time at ASU, punter Josh Hubner earned All-America honors in 2012 and kicker Zane Gonzalez was a Freshman All-American in 2013. • Lorig also spent four seasons as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Central Washington (2008-11), where he helped the Wildcats win three Great Northwest Athletic Conference titles and two NCAA appearances. • He was named the Division II Assistant Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) following the 2010 season and was a finalist for FootballScoop.com’s Division II Coordinator of the Year in 2009. • Among the other stops in Lorig’s coaching career were one season as the linebackers coach at UTEP (2007), eight seasons at Idaho State (2003-06, defensive coordinator; 2001-02, linebackers; 1999-2000 cornerbacks) and two seasons as the secondary coach at Western Oregon (1997-98). • Lorig and Franklin spent the 1999 season together at Idaho State under head coach and current Penn State football analyst and analytics coordinator Larry Lewis.

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LORIG BY THE NUMBERS

22 Years of Coaching Experience 6 Years as a Special Teams Coordinator 7 Bowl Games Coached 8 Kickoff Returns for TDs in 3 seasons at Memphis NO. 5 Ranking in the FBS for Memphis’ Kickoff Return Average in 2016 PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Tony Pollard (Memphis) - Dallas Cowboys; 2019 NFL Draft fourth-round pick; Two-time AAC Special Teams Player of the Year • Darrell Henderson (Memphis) - Los Angeles Rams; 2019 NFL Draft thirdround pick • Jake Elliott (Memphis) - Philadelphia Eagles; 2017 NFL Draft fifth-round pick; Super Bowl LII Champion • Nick Vigil (Utah State) - Cincinnati Bengals; 2016 NFL Draft third-round pick • Zach Vigil (Utah State) - NFL (2015-18); 2014 Mountain West Defensive Player of Year • Josh Hubner (Arizona State) - Set single-season record for punting average in a season at ASU • Matt Haack (Arizona State) - Miami Dolphins • Zane Gonzalez (Arizona State) - Arizona Cardinals; 2017 NFL Draft seventhround pick; 2016 Lou Groza Award Winner

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER • As a student-athlete, Lorig was a two-time All-Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges selection at Walla Walla Community College. • He then transferred to Western Oregon to complete his playing career. • He served as a team captain his final season.


COACHING STAFF CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/SAFETIES COACH

TIM BANKS @CoachTimBanks

THE BANKS FILE

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Tim Banks is in his fourth season with the Nittany Lions as the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach after spending four seasons at Illinois. • In 2018, the secondary limited opponents through the air, finishing eighth in team passing efficiency (106.10) and 15th in passing yards allowed (181.5) in FBS. • Safeties Nick Scott and Garrett Taylor collected honorable-mention berths on the 2018 All-Big Ten team. • Penn State had 13 interceptions in 2018, the most since collecting 16 picks in the 2014 season. • The Nittany Lions held three opponents to 60 or less yards through the air (Pittsburgh, 55; Wisconsin, 60; Rutgers, 46) in 2018. It was the first time since 1976 that PSU has held three teams to 60 or less passing yards in 1976 (Ohio State, Iowa, Kentucky) in a single season. • In 2017, both starting safeties, Marcus Allen (first team) and Troy Apke (honorable mention), earned All-Big Ten accolades and were invited to the NFL Combine. • Banks assisted in guiding a defensive unit that helped the Nittany Lions to a second-straight New Year’s Six bowl game for the first time since 1985 (Orange) and 1986 (Fiesta). • The Nittany Lions defense finished in the top 25 in FBS in scoring defense (7th; 16.5), sacks (7th; 3.23), rushing defense (14th; 118.0), total defense (17th; 329.5), team passing efficiency defense (21st; 114.88), turnovers gained (23rd; 25) and tackles for loss (25th; 7.2). • Penn State’s 16.5 points allowed per game were the fewest since the 2009 squad gave up 12.2 tallies per contest. • 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, Allen garnered 2016 All-Big Ten third team honors as a junior 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), Terry Hawthorne (5th round) and Michael Buchanan (7th round). • 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 finished sixth in rushing defense the country, ninth in turnover margin and second in sacks in 2011. • 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. • 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).

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)

• Defensive Backs (2002) • Outside Linebackers (2001)

BOWLING GREEN (1999-2000)

BANKS BY THE NUMBERS

23 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 11 Years at a Power Five/BCS Program 10 Bowl Games Coached 12 Years as a Defensive Coordinator 13 NFL Draft Picks Coached PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Nick Scott (Penn State) - Los Angeles Rams; 2019 NFL Draft seventh-round pick Troy Apke (Penn State) - Washington Redskins; 2018 NFL Draft fourth-round pick Marcus Allen (Penn State) - Pittsburgh Steelers; 2018 NFL Draft fifth-round pick Clayton Fejedelem (Illinois) - Cincinnati Bengals; 2016 NFL Draft seventhround pick; Led Big Ten in tackles in 2015; All-Big Ten second team JiHad Ward (Illinois) - Indianapolis Colts; 2016 NFL Draft second-round pick Akeem Spence (Illinois) - Miami Dolphins; 2013 NFL Draft fourth-round pick 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 (2012-18); 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) - Houston Texans; Three-time All-MAC Frank Zombo (CMU) - NFL (2010-18); Second in CMU history with 25.5 sacks Nick Bellore (CMU) - Seattle Seahawks; 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 (2000) • Running Backs (1999)

FERRIS STATE (1997-98) • Defensive Backs

BOWLING GREEN (1996) • Graduate Assistant

PERSONAL Year at Penn State: Fourth Hometown: Detroit, Michigan Education: Central Michigan University, 1995 B.A. Industrial Management Family: Wife: Robin

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH 2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl........................Penn State 2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl..............Penn State 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 COORDINATOR/TIGHT ENDS COACH

TYLER BOWEN @TylerBowen

THE BOWEN FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2018-)

• Offensive Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends

MARYLAND (2017) • Offensive Line

FORDHAM (2015-16)

• Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line (2016) • Offensive Line (2015)

PENN STATE (2014)

• Offensive Graduate Assistant

TOWSON (2013) • Tight Ends

MARYLAND (2010-12)

• Graduate Assistant (2011-12) • Student Assistant (2010)

PERSONAL Year at Penn State: Second (Third Overall) Hometown: Helena, Georgia Education:

University of Maryland, 2011 B.S. Communication University of Maryland, 2013 M.A. Minority and Urban Education

Family: Wife: Ginny

BOWL/PLAYOFF GAMES AS A COACH 2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl........................Penn State 2015 FCS First Round..............................Fordham 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl..............Penn State 2013 FCS 1st, 2nd, Semifinals, Championship....Towson 2010 Military Bowl................................... Maryland

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Tyler Bowen is in his second season as a full-time assistant coach at Penn State where he will coach the tight ends and serve as offensive recruiting coordinator. Bowen previously spent the 2014 season as a graduate assistant for the Nittany Lions. • In his first season as the tight ends coach, true freshman Pat Freiermuth finished second among FBS tight ends with eight touchdowns. He claimed The Athletic Freshman All-America and All-Big Ten honorable mention accolades for his efforts. • On the recruiting front, the 2019 signing class finished No. 11 according to Rivals and No. 13 per 247Sports and ESPN.com. • The 3.83 average star ranking for the 2019 class was the highest in program history since the inception of the 247Sports Composite in 2000. • After two seasons at Fordham as the offensive line coach (2015-16) and offensive coordinator (2016), Bowen moved to Maryland as offensive line coach for the 2017 season. • During his time as offensive coordinator at Fordham, Bowen’s offense led the Patriot League and ranked fourth in FCS in total offense (498.2) and scoring offense (40.1). The Rams also paced the Patriot League in rushing offense (229.7), which was 12th in FCS. • Under his tutelage at Fordham, four Ram offensive linemen garnered All-Patriot League accolades and two earned All-America status. • With Bowen at the helm of the offense, running back Chase Edmonds finished fourth in the voting for the 2016 Walter Payton Award and led the FCS in rushing yards per game (163.5). • In 2015, Bowen directed All-American Garrick Mayweather Jr. and helped Fordham finish second in FCS in passing efficiency (168.3) and ninth in scoring average (36.8). • As a graduate assistant for the Nittany Lions in 2014, Bowen assisted primarily with the offensive line. • He helped Penn State to a 7-6 record and a thrilling overtime win against Boston College in the 2014 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. • Bowen spent the 2013 season as the tight ends coach at Towson University where the Tigers advanced to the FCS Championship Game and finished No. 2 in the country. • Bowen served as a student assistant coach at Maryland for Ralph Friedgen in 2010, where he helped the Terps finish 9-4 and win the Military Bowl. • Bowen stayed on the Maryland staff as a graduate assistant for two seasons, working with the offensive line and wide receivers.

BOWEN BY THE NUMBERS

9 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 5 Bowl and Playoff Appearances as a Coach 3 Seasons Played for James Franklin at Maryland NO. 2 Finish for Towson in FCS Poll in 2013 PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Chase Edmonds (Fordham) - Arizona Cardinals; 2018 NFL Draft fourthround pick • Garrick Mayweather Jr. (Fordham) - Two-time All-Patriot League first team selection • Donovan Smith (Penn State) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 2015 NFL Draft second-round pick • Brendan Mahon (Penn State) - Carolina Panthers

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER • Bowen played three seasons at the University of Maryland for Franklin, who was the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, before injuries ended his career.

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COACHING STAFF RUN GAME COORDINATOR/OFFENSIVE LINE COACH

MATT LIMEGROVER

THE LIMEGROVER FILE

@CLimegrover

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Matt Limegrover is in his fourth season as offensive line coach for the Nittany Lions and has 28 years of collegiate coaching experience. • Limegrover’s offensive line paved the way for the Nittany Lions to post their highest rushing average (204.9) since 2008 (205.8) in 2018. • Offensive linemen Ryan Bates and Connor McGovern both earned thirdteam All-Big Ten honors in 2018. McGovern went on to be the thirdround draft pick of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2019 NFL Draft. • The offensive line helped quarterback Trace McSorley end his career with 11 career records, five season records and one game record. • In 2017, Limegrover continued to develop an offensive line that helped the Nittany Lions to a second-straight New Year’s Six bowl game for the first time since 1985 (Orange) and 1986 (Fiesta). • Tackle Ryan Bates earned All-Big Ten third team accolades as he blocked for All-American Saquon Barkley and All-Big Ten second team performer Trace McSorley. • The Nittany Lion offense finished in the Top 25 in FBS in fumbles lost (3rd; 3), third down conversion percentage (5th; .480), scoring offense (7th; 41.1), completion percentage (10th; .657), turnover margin (11th; 0.92), team passing efficiency (14th; 153.59), total offense (19th; 460.3), red zone offense (21st; .898) and passing offense (23rd; 209.2). • 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 its 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, including two first team selections in 2010. • Limegrover helped Northern Illinois to three consecutive bowl berths and the 2010 MAC West title. • The Husky 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-)

• Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line (2018-) • Offensive Line (2016-17)

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

FERRIS STATE (1997-98) • Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line

LIMEGROVER BY THE NUMBERS

28 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 16 Years as an Offensive Coordinator 13 Bowl Appearances as a Coach 6 Straight Seasons Finishing in the FCS Top 10 in Scoring

3 Big Ten Championships Won PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Connor McGovern (Penn State) - Dallas Cowboys; 2019 NFL Draft thirdround pick • Ryan Bates (Penn State) - Philadelphia Eagles • Brendan Mahon (Penn State) - Carolina Panthers • Tommy Olson (Minnesota) - 2014 All-Big Ten; Three-time Academic All-Big Ten • Zac Epping (Minnesota) - Two-time All-Big Ten • Maxx Williams (Minnesota) - Arizona Cardinals; 2015 NFL Draft secondround 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) • 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 • Limegrover played offensive line at the University of Chicago from 1987-90. • He was an honorable mention All-UAA lineman as a senior.

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 Year at Penn State: Fourth 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 2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl........................Penn State 2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl..............Penn State 2017 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 1996 Rose Bowl.............................Northwestern * - did not coach in game

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COACHING STAFF PASSING GAME COORDINATOR/WIDE RECEIVERS COACH

GERAD PARKER

THE PARKER FILE COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2019-)

• Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers

DUKE (2017-18)

• Wide Receivers (2018) • Football Operations Assistant - Offense (2017)

CINCINNATI (SPRING 2017) • Running Backs

PURDUE (2013-16)

• Interim Head Coach (2016; final 6 games) • Wide Receivers/Recruiting Coordinator (2015-16) • Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator (2013-14)

MARSHALL (2011-12) • Wide Receivers

UT-MARTIN (2008-10)

• Wide Receivers/Passing Game Coordinator/ Recruiting Coordinator (2009-10) • Running Backs (2008)

KENTUCKY (2007) • Graduate Assistant

RACELAND (KY.) H.S. (2005-06) • Wide Receivers/Defensive Backs

PERSONAL Year at Penn State: First Hometown: Louisa, Kentucky Education:

University of Kentucky, 2003 B.S. Business Management University of Kentucky, 2005 M.Ed. Education

Family: Wife: Kandi Daughters: Kolbi, Gwyneth, Rosalyn Son: Oliver

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH 2018 Independence Bowl ............................Duke 2017 Quick Lane Bowl..................................Duke 2011 Beef O’Brady’s Bowl.......................Marshall 2007 Music City Bowl............................ Kentucky

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@GeradParker1

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Parker joined the Nittany Lion coaching staff in January 2019 and is in his first season as passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach. • He spent the last two seasons at Duke, most recently serving as the wide receivers coach for the 2018 season, where he mentored T.J. Rahming to second-team All-ACC accolades and Johnathan Lloyd to a berth on the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. • Under Parker’s tutelage, the Duke wide receivers accounted for 2,252 of the Blue Devils’ 3,199 yards (70.4%) through the air. He joined the Duke staff in 2017. • During the 2017 season, the Duke offense had three All-ACC selections and for the first time in program history had three players with 500 or more rushing yards, while also having a quarterback throw for more than 2,500 yards. • He arrived at Duke after a brief stint as the running backs coach at the University of Cincinnati in the spring of 2017. • Parker spent four seasons at Purdue University where he was the tight ends (2013-14) and wide receivers (2015-16) coach, as well as recruiting coordinator. • He also spent the final six games of the 2016 season as the Boilermakers interim head coach. • During his tenure with the Boilers, Parker guided DeAngelo Yancey to second-team All-Big Ten accolades with 49 receptions, 951 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2016. Yancey ended his career ranked seventh in receiving yards (2,344) and receiving touchdowns (20), and 16th in receptions (141). • In 2015, Yancey grabbed 48 receptions and led the team with 700 yards, while Danny Anthrop paced Purdue with 57 catches. • Prior to his time at Purdue, Parker spent two seasons as the wide receivers coach at Marshall University where he coached alongside Nittany Lion running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider. • The Thundering Herd led FBS in passing offense averaging 365.1 yards per game, while wideout Tommy Shuler led the country and set the school record for receptions (110) and was 18th national in yards per game (94.8). • Shuler garnered first-team All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) honors. In 2011, Aaron Dobson had 49 catches for 668 yards and a team-best 12 touchdowns. • Parker also spent three seasons at UT-Martin where he was the running backs coach in 2008 and wide receivers coach from 2009-10. He also served as the passing game coordinator and recruiting coordinator in 2010. • He started his coaching career at Raceland (Ky.) High School and spent the 2007 season as a graduate assistant coach at Kentucky.

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12 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 4 Bowl Appearances as a Coach 7 Years at a Power Five Program 110 Marshall-record receptions for Tommy Shuler 31 Duke-record receiving touchdowns in 2018 PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Gabe Holmes (Purdue) - Indianapolis Colts • DeAngelo Yancey (Purdue) - NFL (2017-18); 2017 NFL Draft fifthround pick

• Aaron Dobson (Marshall) - NFL (2013-17); 2013 NFL Draft secondround pick

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER • A native of Louisa, Kentucky, Parker set Kentucky High School receiving records with 238 catches, 4,814 yards and 52 touchdowns at Lawrence County High School. • He then went on to be a four-year letterman at the University of Kentucky where he was a two-time Southeastern Conference Scholar Athlete Honor Roll selection (2002-03) and second-team CoSIDA Academic All-District IV honoree in 2004.


COACHING STAFF RUNNING BACKS COACH

JA’JUAN SEIDER @CoachSeider

THE SEIDER FILE

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Seider is in his second season as the running backs coach at Penn State and his 12th season as a collegiate coach. • Seider came to Happy Valley after serving as the running backs coach at the University of Florida in 2017. • Seider was rated as the No. 8 recruiter in 2019 by 247Sports. • In 2018, the Nittany Lions posted their highest rushing average (204.9) since 2008 (205.8), led by second-team All-Big Ten selection Miles Sanders. • Sanders posted the 26th 1,000-yard rushing season in program history, finishing with 1,274 yards to rank 11th on the single-season chart. • Sanders also became the 28th player in program history to rush for 200 yards against Illinois (9/21/18) and is one of six players in program history (nine occasions) to rush for 200 yards and three touchdowns in a game. • At Florida, Seider guided a running backs room that finished with more than 1,500 rushing yards, including a pair of 500-yard rushers, with 13 touchdowns. • As a unit, the Gator running backs averaged 4.0 yards per carry with freshmen Malik Davis (6.7 ypc) and Adarius Lemons (7.2 ypc) leading the way. Davis earned SEC All-Freshman honors for his efforts. • Prior to his stop in Gainesville, Seider spent four seasons at West Virginia University as the running backs coach where he coached a pair of NFL backs. • In 2015, Seider guided Wendell Smallwood as he led the Big 12 with 1,519 yards on the way to second-team All-Big 12 accolades. Smallwood was drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. • Seider was part of an offensive staff that led the Mountaineers to finish ninth in FBS in passing offense, 12th in total offense and 34th in scoring offense in 2014. • In his first season at WVU, Seider recruited Charles Sims to Morgantown for his final collegiate season. Sims garnered first-team All-Big 12 honors and was the Big 12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year after rushing for 1,095 yards and 11 touchdowns, while catching 45 passes for 401 yards and three scores. Sims was the first Mountaineer to rush for 1,000 yards since 2009. He was drafted in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. • Seider spent three seasons as the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Marshall University. • During his tenure at Marshall, Seider helped the Thundering Herd win the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl in 2011 and recruited quarterback Rakeem Cato, who was the 2012 Conference USA Player of the Year and two-time Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year. • Seider also mentored two Conference USA Freshmen of the Year Kevin Grooms (2012) and Corey Tindal (2013). • Seider joined the college coaching ranks at West Virginia University, where he served as a graduate assistant for two seasons. • Seider worked with quarterbacks Jarrett Brown, Geno Smith and Pat White during his first stint in Morgantown. All three quarterbacks spent time in the NFL with White being a second-round selection in the 2009 NFL Draft and Smith going in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. • Seider spent seven seasons as a high school football coach in Florida. He was the quarterbacks coach at Lake Worth High School (2006-07), offensive coordinator at Palm Beach Lakes High School (2003-05) and running backs coach at Glades Central High School (2001-02).

COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2018-) • Running Backs

FLORIDA (2017) • Running Backs

WEST VIRGINIA (2013-16) • Running Backs

MARSHALL (2010-12)

• Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator

WEST VIRGINIA (2008-09) • Offensive Graduate Assistant

SEIDER BY THE NUMBERS

11 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 8 Years of Coaching at a Power 5 School 4 NFL Draft Picks Coached 7 Bowl Appearances as a Coach 7 Years as a High School Coach in Florida PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Miles Sanders (Penn State) - Philadelphia Eagles; 2019 NFL Draft secondround pick • Wendell Smallwood (West Virginia) - Philadelphia Eagles; 2016 NFL Draft fifth-round pick; Super Bowl LII Champion • Charles Sims (West Virginia) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2014-17); 2014 NFL Draft third-round pick • Rakeem Cato (Marshall) - CFL (2015-18); Two-time C-USA Offensive POY • Jarrett Brown (West Virginia) - NFL (2010-12); CFL (2012-15) • Geno Smith (West Virginia) - Seattle Seahawks; 2013 NFL Draft second-round pick • Pat White (West Virginia) - Three-time All-Big East first team; 2009 NFL Draft second-round pick • Dreamius Smith (West Virginia) - NFL (2015-17) • Elijah Wellman (West Virginia) - Washington Redskins • Corey Tindal (Marshall) - CFL'S Ottawa Redblacks; C-USA Freshman of the Year

LAKE WORTH HIGH SCHOOL (2006-07) • Quarterbacks

PALM BEACH LAKES HIGH SCHOOL (2003-05) • Offensive Coordinator

GLADES CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (2001-02) • Running Backs

PERSONAL Year at Penn State: Second Hometown: Belle Glade, Florida Education: West Virginia University, 2000 B.S. Physical Education West Virginia University, 2010 M.A. Athletic Coaching Family: Wife: Brandi Son: Jaden; Daughters: Ava, Brennley

BOWL GAMES AS A COACH 2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl........................Penn State 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl..............West Virginia 2015 Cactus Bowl............................West Virginia 2014 Liberty Bowl...........................West Virginia 2011 Beef O’Brady’s Bowl.......................Marshall 2010 Gator Bowl.............................West Virginia 2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl...........West Virginia

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER • Seider started his collegiate playing career at West Virginia University, before transferring to Florida A&M for his senior season. • He won the Doug Williams Award for National Offensive Player of the Year, Jake Gaither Award (considered the Heisman Trophy of Historically Black Colleges) and earned All-America honors after throwing for 2,512 yards and 27 touchdowns in 1999. • Seider, who was the 1999 MEAC Offensive Player of the Year, was selected in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. • Inducted into the Palm Beach County Hall of Fame in 2017.

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COACHING STAFF ASSISTANT HEAD COACH/DEFENSIVE RECRUITING COORDINATOR/CORNERBACKS COACH

TERRY M. SMITH

@CoachTerryPSU

THE SMITH FILE 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) • Assistant Coach

PERSONAL Year at Penn State: Sixth 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 2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl........................Penn State 2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl..............Penn State 2017 Rose Bowl..................................Penn State 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl...........................Penn State 2014 Pinstripe Bowl............................Penn State

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COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • A standout wide receiver at Penn State, Terry M. Smith is in his sixth season as the Nittany Lions’ defensive recruiting coordinator and cornerbacks coach. • Smith added the title of assistant head coach following the 2015 season. • In his role as the defensive recruiting coordinator, Smith has helped the Nittany Lions secure six consecutive top-25 classes, including a top-5 class in 2018 and top-15 classes in four of the last five seasons. • In 2018, the secondary limited opponents through the air, finishing fifth in yards per pass attempt (5.67), eighth in team passing efficiency (106.10) and 15th in passing yards allowed (181.5) in FBS. • Cornerbacks Amani Oruwariye (first team) and John Reid (honorable mention) each earned spots on the 2018 All-Big Ten team. • Penn State had 13 interceptions in 2018, the most since collecting 16 picks in the 2014 season. • The Nittany Lions held three opponents to 60 or less yards through the air (Pittsburgh, 55; Wisconsin, 60; Rutgers, 46) in 2018. It was the first time since 1976 that PSU has held three teams to 60 or less passing yards in 1976 (Ohio State, Iowa, Kentucky) in a single season. • On the recruiting front, the 2019 signing class finished No. 11 according to Rivals and No. 13 per 247Sports and ESPN.com. • The 3.83 average star ranking for the 2019 class was the highest in program history since the inception of the 247Sports Composite in 2000. • Both of Smith’s starting cornerbacks, Christian Campbell and Grant Haley, earned 2017 All-Big Ten honorable mention accolades and were invited to the NFL Combine. Campbell went on to be selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, while Haley signed a free agent contract with the New York Giants. • In addition, Oruwariye collected second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2017 after grabbing a team-high four picks to go with eight pass breakups. • Smith helped the Nittany Lions to a second-straight New Year’s Six bowl game for the first time since 1985 (Orange) and 1986 (Fiesta) in 2017. • The defense finished in the Top 25 in FBS in scoring defense (7th; 16.5), total defense (17th; 329.5) and team passing efficiency defense (21st; 114.88) in 2017. Penn State’s 16.5 points allowed per game were the fewest since the 2009 squad gave up 12.2 tallies per contest. • The cornerbacks made several key plays to help the Nittany Lions to the 2016 Big Ten Championship. 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 also made the gamesealing tackle on fourth-and-1 on Wisconsin’s final drive of the Big Ten Championship Game. • Under Smith’s guidance, Reid earned All-Big Ten honorable mention accolades in 2016 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. • Smith’s second season saw the secondary rank eighth in the FBS in passing yards allowed (173.5). • Cornerbacks Trevor Williams and Haley each earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades in 2015. • In his first year back at Penn State, he helped develop a secondary that pushed the Nittany Lions to finish No. 2 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. • Smith coached in three U.S. Army All-American and Semper Fidelis AllAmerica games. • Smith also coached at Duquesne University (four years) and Hempfield (Pa.) High School.

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6 Consecutive Top 25 Recruiting Classes NO. 8 Ranking in NCAA in Passing Yards Allowed in 2015 11 NFL Players Coached 1ST Player in Penn State history with 50+ receptions NO. 9 In Penn State history in career receiving TDs 101 Wins as Head Coach at Gateway High School PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Amani Oruwariye (Penn State) - Detroit Lions; 2019 NFL Draft fifth-round pick • Christian Campbell (Penn State) - New Orleans Saints; 2018 NFL Draft sixth-round pick • Grant Haley (Penn State) - New York Giants • Jordan Lucas (Penn State) - Kansas City Chiefs; 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 • Mortty Ivy (Gateway) - NFL (2009-12) • Dayonne Nunley (Gateway) - Three-time All-MAC (2011-13) • Dorian Bell (Gateway) - 2012 All-American third-team • Montae Nicholson (Gateway) - Washington Redskins; 2017 NFL Draft fourth-round pick

ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A PLAYER • Smith was a three-year starter at wide receiver at Penn State. • He still dots the Penn State record books, ranking tied for ninth in career receiving touchdowns (15), 13th in career receiving yardage (1,825) and 14th 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. • Smith's professional career spanned the NFL, Arena Football League and Canadian Football League. • He was inducted into the WPIAL Hall of Fame in June 2018.


COACHING STAFF ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH/RUN GAME COORDINATOR/DEFENSIVE LINE COACH

SEAN SPENCER @SpenceChaos

THE SPENCER FILE

COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Sean Spencer is in his sixth season as the Nittany Lions’ defensive line coach and fourth as the run game coordinator. He added the title of associate head coach in 2018. • The Nittany Lions has posted four-straight 40-sack seasons (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), the first such streak for the Nittany Lions since team sacks were recorded in 1988. • In 2018, the defense was a permanent fixture in the opposition’s backfield in 2018, leading the country in sacks (3.62) for the second time in the last four years and ranking fourth in tackles for loss (8.2). • Yetur Gross-Matos (first team), Shareef Miller (third team) and Robert Windsor (honorable mention) all earned spots on the 2018 All-Big Ten team. • Gross-Matos became the 11th Nittany Lion to record 20 tackles for loss in a season (12th time). He finished tied for eighth on PSU’s single-season TFLs list with Bruce Clark (1978), Todd Atkins (1994), LaVar Arrington (1999) and Aaron Maybin (2008). • Spencer’s defensive line finished seventh in FBS in sacks (3.23 spg) to help the Nittany Lions to a second-straight New Year’s Six bowl game for the first time since 1985 (Orange) and 1986 (Fiesta). • Three of Spencer’s protégés, Miller (third team), Curtis Cothran (honorable mention) and Parker Cothren (honorable mention), claimed All-Big Ten honors. • As a unit, the defense finished in the Top 25 in FBS in scoring defense (7th; 16.5), sacks (7th; 3.23), rushing defense (14th; 118.0), total defense (17th; 329.5), team passing efficiency defense (21st; 114.88), turnovers gained (23rd; 25) and tackles for loss (25th; 7.2). • Penn State’s 16.5 points allowed per game were the fewest since the 2009 squad gave up 12.2 tallies per contest. • 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. • 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 unit 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 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. • Spencer had two stints at Massachusetts, coaching the defensive line in 2007-08 and in 2001-03. • 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).

COACHING EXPERIENCE PENN STATE (2014-)

• Associate Head Coach/Run Game Coordinator/ Defensive Line (2018-) • Run Game Coordinator/Defensive Line (2016-17) • 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

SPENCER BY THE NUMBERS

24 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 4 Consecutive Seasons with 40+ Sacks NO. 1 Ranking in FBS in Sacks Per Game in 2015 & 2018 3 Players Selected in 2016 NFL Draft 3 National Awards Won by Carl Nassib in 2015 5 All-Americans Coached PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Shareef Miller (Penn State) - Philadelphia Eagles; 2019 NFL Draft fourth-round pick Kevin Givens (Penn State) - San Francisco 49ers Curtis Cothran (Penn State) - Minnesota Vikings Carl Nassib (Penn State) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 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) - Cleveland Browns; 2016 NFL Draft sixth-round pick; Two-time All-Big Ten honoree Adam Butler (Vanderbilt) - New England Patriots; Super Bowl LIII Champion Stephen Weatherly (Vanderbilt) - Minnesota Vikings; 2016 NFL Draft seventh-round pick Chris Jones (Bowling Green) - NFL (2013-17); 2012 All-American first team Valdamar Brower (Massachusetts) - 2002 All-American second 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 Sporting News.

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 Year at Penn State: Sixth Hometown: Hartford, Connecticut Education: Clarion University, 1995 B.S. in Political Science Family: Wife: Allyson Daughter: Alysia

BOWL/PLAYOFF GAMES AS A COACH 2019 VRBO Citrus Bowl........................Penn State 2017 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl..............Penn State 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

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COACHING STAFF ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT

DWIGHT GALT

THE GALT FILE 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 Year at Penn State: Sixth Hometown: Silver Spring, Maryland Education: University of Maryland B.S. in Business Mangement, 1981 M.S. in Exercise Physiology, 1989 Family: Wife: Jan Daughters: Angie, Teri Sons: Dwight IV, Tommy

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COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS • In his sixth 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 34 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 five of nine-plus win seasons under Franklin (3 at Penn State; 2 at Vanderbilt). • Eight of Galt’s protégés participated in the 2018 NFL Combine and posted jaw-dropping numbers, which included top-5 positional finishes in 16 categories with top positional performances in 12. • 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 trained 51 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 first season as the director of sports performance at Old Dominion. His other twin son, Tommy, is the offensive coordinator at Assumption College and spent two seasons as a graduate assistant football coach with the Nittany Lions.

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35 Years of Collegiate Coaching Experience 26 Years as a Power Five Program Director 31 Number of Varsity Sports Galt Oversees 50+ Active NFL Players Coached PROMINENT PLAYERS COACHED • Miles Sanders (Penn State) - Philadelphia Eagles; 2019 NFL Draft secondround pick • Saquon Barkley (Penn State) - New York Giants; 2018 NFL Draft second overall pick; 2017 Paul Hornung Award winner; Consensus All-American • Mike Gesicki (Penn State) - Miami Dolphins; 2018 NFL Draft second-round pick • Carl Nassib (Penn State) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 2016 NFL Draft third-round pick; Lombardi, Lott & Hendricks Award winner; Consensus All-American • Austin Johnson (Penn State) - Tennessee Titans; 2016 NFL Draft secondround pick; 2015 All-Big Ten second team • Chris Godwin (Penn State) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 2017 NFL Draft third-round pick • 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 (Maryland) - Carolina Panthers; 2011 NFL Draft second-round pick; Two-time Super Bowl 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) - NFL (2009-18); 2009 NFL Draft seventh overall pick; All-ACC selection • Jordan Matthews (Vanderbilt) - San Francisco 49ers; 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


SUPPORT STAFF JEMAL GRIFFIN

KEVIN THRELKEL

ANDY FRANK

ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, CHIEF OF STAFF FOR FOOTBALL

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL

• Jemal Griffin is in his sixth year as chief of staff for Penn State football. He added the title of assistant athletics director for football in July 2018. • 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 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) All-Tournament team as a senior. 
 • He was honored by the 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.

• Kevin Threlkel is in his sixth 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 sixth 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 are expecting a daughter in August.

. • Andy Frank is in his sixth 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 five years, including top 15 classes in four of the last five seasons. • Franklin’s recruiting classes in the last four years have been ranked an average of 13.1 nationally, which is a significant jump from the 40.8 average from 2012-14. • Penn State is one of nine programs to sign a top-15 class in each of the last three years and one of 12 schools to claim a top-20 class each of the last five seasons. • Seven of the 15 highest-ranked 247Sports Composite recruits at Penn State since 2000 have been signed during Frank’s tenure. • The 3.83 average star ranking for the 2019 class was the highest in program history since the inception of the 247Sports Composite in 2000. • The 2018 recruiting class was ranked No. 4 among all three major recruiting outlets – 247Sports, ESPN.com and Rivals. The No. 4 finish is the highest in program history. • 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.

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SUPPORT STAFF WILL FLAHERTY

ANDY MUTNAN

ROSIE TARNOWSKI

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY RELATIONS

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER, FOOTBALL

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR FOOTBALL ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

• Will Flaherty is in his third full season as the director of player development and community relations and his fourth 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 student-athletes, coordinating the team’s extensive community outreach initiatives, creating professional development programs for the student-athletes 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.

• Andy Mutnan is in his second year at Penn State as the head athletic trainer for football and his 17th overall. • Prior to coming to Penn State, he spent five seasons at Washington State University as the head football athletic trainer. • In addition, he spent five seasons at the University of Nevada as the associate director and head football athletic trainer. • In his role at Washington State, Mutnan was responsible for daily medical coverage and training room operations. • He developed and oversaw rehabilitation and reconditioning protocols and collaborated with the strength and conditioning staff to help student-athletes maintain and reach optimal performance. • While at Nevada, Mutnan worked closely with student-athletes as the primary athletic trainer for football and golf. • Mutnan served as an assistant athletic trainer (2004-08) and graduate assistant (2003-04) at the University of Minnesota. • He spent the 2002-03 season at the University of Colorado as an athletic training professional intern. • A native of Arvada, Colorado, Mutnan earned his bachelor's degree in athletic training with a minor in psychology from the University of North Dakota in 2002 and his master's degree in sports administration from the University of Minnesota in 2005. • Mutnan is a member of the National Athletic Training Association. • He and his wife, Amy, have two sons, Xander and Gavin, and a daughter, Sylvie.

TODD KULKA ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE MORGAN CENTER, DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL ACADEMIC SERVICES

JAY TAKACH ASSISTANT ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, EQUIPMENT SERVICES

• Jay Takach is in his sixth 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 who 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. • Takach and his wife, Maggie, have a daugher, Samantha.

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• In his 27th year with the Penn State football program, both as a player and academic counselor, Todd Kulka is in his 16th 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 21st 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, Connor and Cole.

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• Rosie Tarnowski is in her second year as the assistant director for football academic support services. • In her role at Penn State, Tarnowski 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 Penn State requirements. • Additionally, Tarnowski organizes the Summer Bridge program for incoming freshmen football student-athletes including arranging guest speakers, orientation and scheduling study hall. • She joined the Nittany Lions staff after serving as an athletic academic advisor at TCU for four years. • As the assistant director of academic services at TCU, Tarnowski supervised and served as the liaison for external operations for the department which included: freshmen orientation, international student services, guest coaching program, Horned Frog Academy, academic recognition ceremonies and study abroad programs. • At TCU, Tarnowski oversaw the academic support of the Horned Frog women's basketball, women's volleyball, track & field and men's tennis teams. • Tarnowski also spent a year as a graduate assistant for athletic academic services at TCU. • Tarnowski was a four-year letterwinner for the Washington State women's basketball program. • A native of Philadelphia, Tarnowski graduated from Washington State University with a degree in education and earned a master’s degree from TCU in educational leadership.


SUPPORT STAFF GRADUATE ASSISTANT COACHES

V'Angelo Bentley

Defensive Graduate Assistant

Mark Dupuis

Offensive Graduate Assistant

Kevin Reihner

Offensive Graduate Assistant

Kevin Smith

Defensive Graduate Assistant

RECRUITING STAFF

Dann Kabala

Director of High School Relations

Heidi Erb

Assistant Recruiting Coordinator

Seth Reedy

Recruiting Coordinator

Eric Thatcher

Assistant Recruiting Coordinator

Destiny Rodriguez Recruiting Coordinator

Charles Walker

Assistant Recruiting Coordinator

Terrell Smith

Recruiting Coordinator

Caleb Tyler

Recruiting Graphic Designer

QUALITY CONTROL & ANALYTICS STAFF

Aman Anand

Special Teams Analyst and Analytics Coordinator

Kirk Campbell

Offensive Analyst and Analytics Coordinator

Larry Lewis

Football Analyst and Analytics Coordinator

Samuel Williams Football Analyst and Analytics Coordinator

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SUPPORT STAFF SPORT PERFORMANCE STAFF

Chuck Losey

Associate Director of Performance Enhancement

Jeff Earls

Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement

Alvin Futrell

Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement

Barry Gant Jr.

Kayla Martin

Assistant Director of Performance Enhancement

Assistant AD for Performance Nutrition Services

Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli

Dr. Peter Seidenberg

SPORTS MEDICINE STAFF

Raymond Champagne Football Athletic Trainer

Tesa Johns

Football Athletic Trainer

Matt Peragine

Football Athletic Trainer

Director of Athletic Medicine

Team Physician

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT STAFF

Lauren Campbell

Director of Social Media and Creative

Kristina Petersen

Assistant AD for Strategic Communications/ Primary Football Contact

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Stewart Carter

Lauren Geppert Assistant Director of Player Development

Administrative Support Assistant, Business & Finance

Nick Plesce

Wally Richardson

Jevin Stone

Assistant Equipment Manager

Creative Assistant- Football

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Director of Football Letterman’s Club

Angie Hummel

Video Director

Blake Newsock

Assistant Video Director, Productions

Dianna Weaver

Executive Assistant, Head Coach


2018 SEASON IN REVIEW 2018 RESULTS & STATISTICS Date

PSU Rank Opponent (Rank)

Score

10/9 13/10 11/10 T-10/9 9/9 8/8 18/16 17/16 14/13/14 21/20/20 16/15/14 15/14/12 13/12/12

W, 45-38 (OT) W, 51-6 W, 63-10 W, 63-24 L, 26-27 L, 17-21 W, 33-28 W, 30-24 L, 7-42 W, 22-10 W, 20-7 W, 38-3 L, 24-27

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 21^ Sept. 29 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24 Jan. 1

Appalachian State (-/RV) at Pittsburgh Kent State at Illinois * Ohio State * (4/4) Michigan State * (-/RV) at Indiana * Iowa * (18/18) at Michigan * (5/5/5) Wisconsin * (RV/RV/-) at Rutgers * Maryland * vs. Kentucky ^^ (16/15/14)

Attendance Big Ten Overall 105,232 68,400 106,528 34,704 110,889 106,685 41,553 105,244 111,747 105,396 44,840 98,422 59,167

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

1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 4-1 4-2 5-2 6-2 6-3 7-3 8-3 9-3 9-4

(*) Big Ten Conference game; Rankings - AP/Coaches/CFP; ^ - Friday game; ^^ - Citrus Bowl.

TEAM STATISTICS

Penn State

Opponent

SCORING 439 267 Points Per Game 33.8 20.5 Points Off Turnovers 65 48 FIRST DOWNS 277 260 Rushing 133 122 Passing 116 114 Penalty 28 24 RUSHING YARDAGE 2664 2197 Yards Gained Rushing 3011 2653 Yards Lost Rushing 347 456 Rushing Attempts 521 549 Average Per Rush 5.1 4.0 Average Per Game 204.9 169.0 TDs Rushing 34 16 PASSING YARDAGE 2835 2359 Comp-Att-Int 205-379-8 223-416-13 Average Per Pass 7.5 5.7 Average Per Catch 13.8 10.6 Average Per Game 218.1 181.5 TDs Passing 21 14 TOTAL OFFENSE 5499 4556 Total Plays 900 965 Average Per Play 6.1 4.7 Average Per Game 423.0 350.5 KICK RETURNS: #-YARDS 26-643 30-640 PUNT RETURNS: #-YARDS 33-270 23-197 INT RETURNS: #-YARDS 13-170 8-152 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 24.7 21.3 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 8.2 8.6 INT RETURN AVERAGE 13.1 19.0 FUMBLES-LOST 24-13 24-7 PENALTIES-YARDS 61-551 97-874 Average Per Game 42.4 67.2 PUNTS-YARDS 66-2844 89-3667 Average Per Punt 43.1 41.2 Net Punt Average 37.4 37.3 KICKOFFS-YARDS 84-4981 54-3239 Average Per Kick 59.3 60.0 Net Kick Average 40.7 36.5 TIME OF POSSESSION/GAME 27:41 32:19 3RD-DOWN CONVERSIONS 65/175 71/211 3rd-Down Pct. 37% 34% 4TH-DOWN CONVERSIONS 9/17 11/26 4th-Down Pct. 53% 42% SACKS BY-Yards 47-288 31-195 MISC YARDS 7 6 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 56 34 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 16-24 9-16 ON-SIDE KICKS 1-1 2-2 RED-ZONE SCORES (52-58) 90% (27-36) 75% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (42-58) 72% (21-36) 58% PAT-ATTEMPTS (53-55) 96% (32-32) 100% ATTENDANCE 738396 301244 Games/Avg Per Game 7/105485 5/60249 Neutral Site Games 1/59167

SCORE BY QUARTERS

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93 94 87 158 7 439 83 39 62 83 0 267

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3

4

OT

Total

Average 33.8 20.5

PASSING G Rating C-A-I Pct. Yards TD LP Avg./G McSorley, Trace 13 124.63 192-361-7 53.2 2530 18 93 194.6 Stevens, Tommy 7 168.55 8-11-1 72.7 110 1 23 15.7 Clifford, Sean 4 399.71 5-7-0 71.4 195 2 95 48.8 Total 13 130.99 205-379-8 54.1 2835 21 95 218.1 Opponents 13 106.10 223-416-13 53.6 2359 14 54 181.5 Statistician’s Note Passing rating formula: [ (8.4 x yards) + (330 x touchdowns) — (200 x interceptions) + (100 x completions) ] /attempts. RUSHING Sanders, Miles McSorley, Trace Slade, Ricky Stevens, Tommy Allen, Mark Thomas, Johnathan Hamler, KJ Brown, Journey Shorter, Justin Clifford, Sean Gillikin, Blake TEAM Total Opponents RECEIVING Hamler, KJ Freiermuth, Pat Johnson, Juwan Thompkins, DeAndre Sanders, Miles Dotson, Jahan Polk, Brandon Holland, Jonathan Hippenhammer, Mac Bowers, Nick Sullivan-Brown, Cam Allen, Mark Shorter, Justin Dalton, Danny George, Daniel Stevens, Tommy Slade, Ricky Brown, Journey Kuntz, Zack Arcangelo, Joe Total Opponents TOTAL OFFENSE McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles Slade, Ricky Stevens, Tommy Clifford, Sean Allen, Mark Thomas, Johnathan Brown, Journey Hamler, KJ Shorter, Justin Gillikin, Blake TEAM Total Opponents

G Att. Gain Loss Net Avg./Att. TD LG Avg./G 13 220 1318 44 1274 5.8 9 78 98.0 13 170 973 175 798 4.7 12 51 61.4 9 45 262 5 257 5.7 6 61 28.6 7 28 154 36 118 4.2 2 20 16.9 3 24 109 10 99 4.1 2 19 33.0 13 7 87 0 87 12.4 1 69 6.7 13 4 44 0 44 11.0 1 32 3.4 9 8 44 0 44 5.5 1 8 4.9 4 1 9 0 9 9.0 0 9 2.2 4 5 11 14 -3 -0.6 0 6 -0.8 13 1 0 10 -10 -10.0 0 0 -0.8 9 8 0 53 -53 -6.6 0 0 -5.9 13 521 3011 347 2664 5.1 34 78 204.9 13 549 2653 456 2197 4.0 16 71 169.0 G No. Yards Avg./Rec. TD 13 42 754 18.0 5 13 26 368 14.2 8 10 25 352 14.1 1 13 25 329 13.2 2 13 24 139 5.8 0 8 13 203 15.6 0 11 9 162 18.0 2 11 7 114 16.3 0 12 6 103 17.2 1 10 6 50 8.3 1 13 4 49 12.2 0 3 4 25 6.2 0 4 3 20 6.7 0 3 3 19 6.3 0 3 2 112 56.0 1 7 2 2 1.0 0 9 1 12 12.0 0 9 1 9 9.0 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 1 1 5 5.0 0 13 205 2835 13.8 21 13 223 2359 10.6 14

LG Avg./G 93 58.0 27 28.3 59 35.2 40 25.3 29 10.7 35 25.4 41 14.7 29 10.4 44 8.6 25 5.0 22 3.8 9 8.3 12 5.0 9 6.3 95 37.3 2 0.3 12 1.3 9 1.0 8 8.0 5 5.0 95 218.1 54 181.5

G Plays Rushing Passing Total Avg./G 13 531 798 2530 3328 256.0 13 220 1274 0 1274 98.0 9 45 257 0 257 28.6 7 39 118 110 228 32.6 4 12 -3 195 192 48.0 3 24 99 0 99 33.0 13 7 87 0 87 6.7 9 8 44 0 44 4.9 13 4 44 0 44 3.4 4 1 9 0 9 2.2 13 1 -10 0 -10 -0.8 9 8 -53 0 -53 -5.9 13 900 2664 2835 5499 423.0 13 965 2197 2359 4556 350.5

KICKOFF RETURNS Hamler, KJ Thomas, Johnathan Farmer, Koa Thorpe, C.J. Scott, Nick Total Opponents

No. 20 3 1 1 1 26 30

Yards 523 113 -3 10 0 643 640

Avg./Ret. 26.1 37.7 -3.0 10.0 0.0 24.7 21.3

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

LG 67 94 0 10 0 94 100

PUNT RETURNS Thompkins, DeAndre Hamler, KJ Dotson, Jahan Total Opponents

No. 18 14 1 33 23

Yards 176 96 -2 270 197

Avg./Ret. 9.8 6.9 -2.0 8.2 8.6

TD 1 0 0 1 1

LG 39 33 0 39 58

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2018 SEASON IN REVIEW ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE Hamler, KJ Sanders, Miles McSorley, Trace Thompkins, DeAndre Freiermuth, Pat Johnson, Juwan Slade, Ricky Dotson, Jahan Thomas, Johnathan Polk, Brandon Allen, Mark Stevens, Tommy Holland, Jonathan George, Daniel Hippenhammer, Mac Taylor, Garrett Brown, Journey Bowers, Nick Sullivan-Brown, Cam Reid, John Shorter, Justin Brooks, Ellis Dalton, Danny Scott, Nick Thorpe, C.J. Kuntz, Zack Arcangelo, Joe Oruwariye, Amani Clifford, Sean Farmer, Koa Gillikin, Blake TEAM Total Opponents

G Rushing Receiving Punt Returns KO Returns Int. Returns Total Avg./G 13 44 754 96 523 0 1417 109.0 13 1274 139 0 0 0 1413 108.7 13 798 0 0 0 0 798 61.4 13 0 329 176 0 0 505 38.8 13 0 368 0 0 0 368 28.3 10 0 352 0 0 0 352 35.2 9 257 12 0 0 0 269 29.9 8 0 203 -2 0 0 201 25.1 13 87 0 0 113 0 200 15.4 11 0 162 0 0 0 162 14.7 3 99 25 0 0 0 124 41.3 7 118 2 0 0 0 120 17.1 11 0 114 0 0 0 114 10.4 3 0 112 0 0 0 112 37.3 12 0 103 0 0 0 103 8.6 13 0 0 0 0 84 84 6.5 9 44 9 0 0 0 53 5.9 10 0 50 0 0 0 50 5.0 13 0 49 0 0 0 49 3.8 11 0 0 0 0 44 44 4.0 4 9 20 0 0 0 29 7.2 13 0 0 0 0 28 28 2.2 3 0 19 0 0 0 19 6.3 13 0 0 0 0 16 16 1.2 13 0 0 0 10 0 10 0.8 1 0 8 0 0 0 8 8.0 1 0 5 0 0 0 5 5.0 13 0 0 0 0 -2 -2 -0.2 4 -3 0 0 0 0 -3 -0.8 13 0 0 0 -3 0 -3 -0.2 13 -10 0 0 0 0 -10 -0.8 9 -53 0 0 0 0 -53 -5.9 13 2664 2835 270 643 170 6582 506.3 13 2197 2359 197 640 152 5545 426.5

------------------------------ Points After Touchdown -----------------------------SCORING TD FG Kick Rush Rec. Pass Pinegar, Jake 0 16-24 53-55 0-0 0 0-0 McSorley, Trace 12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Sanders, Miles 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Freiermuth, Pat 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Hamler, KJ 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Slade, Ricky 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Thompkins, DeAndre 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Stevens, Tommy 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Polk, Brandon 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Allen, Mark 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Brown, Journey 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Hippenhammer, Mac 1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0-0 Bowers, Nick 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 George, Daniel 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Johnson, Juwan 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Thomas, Johnathan 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 TEAM 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 Total 56 16-24 53-55 0-1 0 0-0 Opponents 34 9-16 32-32 0-1 0 0-1 PUNTING Gillikin, Blake TEAM Total Opponents FIELD GOALS Pinegar, Jake

DXP Saf Points 0 0 101 0 0 72 0 0 54 0 0 48 0 0 36 0 0 36 0 0 18 0 0 12 0 0 12 0 0 12 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 1 2 0 1 439 0 2 267

No. Yards Average LG TB FC I-20 50+ Blk. 64 2813 44.0 74 9 13 20 15 2 2 31 15.5 31 0 0 0 0 0 66 2844 43.1 74 9 13 20 15 2 89 3667 41.2 67 4 19 28 11 0 FG 16-24

Pct. 66.7

1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ 1-1 5-5 5-7 5-11 0-0

LG Blk. 49 2

Progression [Makes in (##)]: (32), 45, 44, (34) | 46 | (39), 37 | (20), (27) | (32), (45) | (49) | (44), (49) | 44 | (42) | 45 | (23), (22) | (19), (25), 40 | 36 | (32) KICKOFFS Checa, Rafael Pinegar, Jake Tobin, Justin Total Opponents

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No. Yards Average 79 4698 59.5 3 184 61.3 2 99 49.5 84 4981 59.3 54 3239 60.0

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TB 37 0 0 37 25

OB 6 0 0 6 0


2018 SEASON IN REVIEW INTERCEPTIONS Oruwariye, Amani Scott, Nick Taylor, Garrett Reid, John Johnson, Jan Brooks, Ellis Total Opponents

DEFENSE

No. Yards Average 3 3 3 2 1 1 13 8

-2 16 84 44 0 28 170 152

-0.7 5.3 28.0 22.0 0.0 28.0 13.1 19.0

G-GS Solo Assist Total

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

LG

FUMBLE RETURNS

0 8 45 44 0 28 45 62

Miller, Jarvis Miller, Shareef Total Opponents

TFL-Yards Sacks-Yards

No. Yards Average 1 1 2 3

Int.-Yards PBU

0 7 7 31

QBH

0.0 7.0 3.5 10.3

FR-Yards

FF

TD 0 0 0 0

LG 0 7 7 20

Blk Safety

Parsons, Micah 13-1 48 35 83 5.0-22 1.5-12 - - 5 - 2 - Johnson, Jan 13-13 42 30 72 1.5-4 0.5-1 1-0 1 - - - - Taylor, Garrett 13-12 45 26 71 2.5-13 - 3-84 7 - 1-0 1 - Scott, Nick 13-13 35 30 65 1.0-10 1.0-10 3-16 1 - 1-0 - 1 Brown, Cam 13-12 41 22 63 6.5-22 2.0-8 - 6 5 - 3 - Gross-Matos, Yetur 13-13 36 18 54 20.0-88 8.0-58 - - 6 1-0 2 - Farmer, Koa 13-13 26 27 53 2.5-3 - - 2 - - 1 - Oruwariye, Amani 13-13 40 11 51 2.0-6 - 3-(-2) 12 - - 1 - Miller, Shareef 13-13 25 16 41 15.0-81 7.5-63 - - 5 1-7 - - Windsor, Robert 12-12 22 17 39 11.0-51 7.5-43 - - 3 - 2 - Sutherland, Jonathan 13-1 24 14 38 2.0-4 - - 1 - - 1 - Givens, Kevin 12-12 19 14 33 10.5-24 5.0-10 - 1 4 - - - Castro-Fields, Tariq 13-2 21 11 32 5.0-8 1.0-2 - 7 - - - - Brooks, Ellis 13-0 19 11 30 1.5-3 0.5-2 1-28 - - - - - Reid, John 11-11 17 7 24 1.0-2 - 2-44 8 2 - - - Toney, Shaka 13-0 16 7 23 7.5-47 5.0-40 - 2 3 - 1 - Wade, Lamont 13-0 12 6 18 2.0-9 1.0-7 - - - - - - Mustipher, PJ 12-0 7 7 14 1.0-3 - - - 1 - 1 - Shelton, Antonio 13-1 5 9 14 1.5-2 1.0-1 - - - - - - Johnson, Donovan 12-0 9 3 12 - - - 3 1 - - - Joseph, Daniel 13-0 4 8 12 1.0-9 1.0-9 - 1 - 1-0 - - Monroe, Ayron 12-0 5 5 10 1.0-3 1.0-3 - - - 1-0 - - Simmons, Shane 8-0 4 5 9 - - - - - - - - Miller, Jarvis 11-0 3 5 8 1.0-6 - - - - 1-0 - - McPhearson, Zech 13-0 6 2 8 1.0-3 - - 2 - - - - Luketa, Jesse 13-0 5 2 7 - - - - - - - - Butler, Jabari 8-0 4 1 5 - - - 1 - - 1 - Petrishen, John 13-0 3 2 5 - - - - - - - - Thorpe, C.J. 13-0 - 5 5 0.5-3 0.5-3 - - - - - - Darien, Dae’Lun 9-0 4 - 4 - - - 1 1 - - - Oweh, Jayson 4-0 4 - 4 2.0-11 2.0-11 - - 1 - - - Hartlaub, Drew 10-0 1 2 3 - - - - - - - - Lutz, Isaac 12-0 - 2 2 - - - - - - - - Checa, Rafael 12-0 2 - 2 - - - - - - - - McSorley, Trace 13-13 1 1 2 - - - - - - - - Polk, Brandon 11-7 1 1 2 - - - - - - - - Cooper, Jake 6-0 2 - 2 - - - - - - - - Jordan, Ellison 3-0 1 1 2 1.0-5 1.0-5 - - - - - - Hansard, Fred 6-1 1 1 2 0.5-1 - - - - - - - Vranic, Jason 2-0 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - Gordon, Trent 4-0 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - Gillikin, Blake 13-0 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Pinegar, Jake 13-0 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Hippenhammer, Mac 12-1 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Brown, Journey 9-0 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - McGovern, Connor 13-13 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Bowers, Nick 10-0 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - Chizmar, Max 2-0 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - TEAM - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Total 13 565 368 933 107-443 47-288 13-170 56 37 7-7 16 1 1 Opponents 13 515 299 814 69.0-290 31-195 8-152 43 23 13-31 11 5 2

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APPALACHIAN STATE (7) 7 75 2:58 TD 12 77 4:32 FG 8 65 3:22 TD 8 72 3:40 TD 6 75 2:22 TD 7 48 0:57 TD 4 25 - TD

1 2 3 3 4 4 OT

PITTSBURGH (8) 3 63 1:09 3 35 0:33 8 40 2:39 - - - - 39 - 5 64 2:29 12 61 4:00 1 34 0:11

TD TD TD Safety TD TD TD TD

1 Hamler 32-yard run (Pinegar kick) 2 Hamler 14-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 3 McSorley 4-yard run (Pinegar kick) - TEAM (holding in end zone) 3 Thompkins 39-yard punt return (Pinegar kick) 4 Hippenhammer 11-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 4 Allen 4-yard run (Pinegar kick) 4 Polk 34-yard pass from Clifford (Pinegar kick)

KENT STATE (9) 5 75 2:09 9 75 3:02 7 31 3:00 4 43 0:21 8 57 3:03 2 41 0:35 8 70 3:50 3 98 1:12 3 80 1:11

TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD

1 1 1 2 3 3 3 4 4

Thompkins 40-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) McSorley 1-yard run (Pinegar kick) McSorley 2-yard run (Pinegar kick) McSorley 13-yard run (Pinegar kick) Allen 7-yard run (Pinegar kick) Slade 2-yard run (Pinegar kick) Polk 41-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) George 95-yard pass from Clifford (Pinegar kick) Thomas 15-yard run (Pinegar kick)

ILLINOIS (9) 9 70 11 75 8 66 5 80 11 60 1 21 2 66 6 54 2 10

TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD TD

1 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4

Sanders 14-yard run (Pinegar kick) Sanders 2-yard run (Pinegar kick) Freiermuth 5-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) Sanders 48-yard run (Pinegar kick) Ju. Johnson 16-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) Hamler 21-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) Slade 61-yard run (Pinegar kick) Slade 1-yard run (Pinegar kick) J. Brown 6-yard run (Pinegar kick)

3:32 4:24 3:14 2:00 6:11 0:09 0:36 2:48 0:50

OHIO STATE (5) 8 63 3:37 4 7 1:30 3 93 1:03 6 73 2:22 7 52 2:18

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FG FG TD TD TD

1 2 2 4 4

Pinegar 34-yard field goal Pinegar 39-yard field goal Hamler 93-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) Freiermuth 2-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) Sanders 1-yard run (Hippenhammer rush failed)

MICHIGAN STATE (3) 4 94 1:32 TD 5 64 2:18 TD 11 55 5:15 FG

1 2 4

Hamler 5-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) Sanders 48-yard run (Pinegar kick) Pinegar 20-yard field goal

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INDIANA (6) 5 36 6 83 7 65 13 63 1 5 5 32

2:00 2:20 2:33 5:04 0:20 1:27

TD TD FG FG TD TD

1 2 2 3 3 4

Sanders 1-yard run (Pinegar kick) Freiermuth 23-yard pass from Stevens (Pinegar kick) Pinegar 27-yard field goal Pinegar 32-yard field goal McSorley 5-yard run (Pinegar kick blocked) McSorley 4-yard run (Pinegar kick)

IOWA (6) 10 85 1 3 4 31 4 77 6 24 4 5

4:51 0:04 0:34 1:14 1:45 1:25

TD TD FG TD FG FG

1 2 2 3 3 4

Freiermuth 18-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) Stevens 3-yard run (Pinegar kick) Pinegar 45-yard field goal McSorley 51-yard run (Pinegar kick) Pinegar 49-yard field goal Pinegar 44-yard field goal

MICHIGAN (1) 11 75 5:45

TD

4

Stevens 8-yard run (Pinegar kick)

WISCONSIN (5) 8 75 3:23 9 21 3:41 7 60 2:40 12 50 5:33 13 49 6:40

TD FG TD FG FG

1 1 2 3 4

Thompkins 14-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) Pinegar 49-yard field goal Sanders 1-yard run (Pinegar kick failed) Pinegar 42-yard field goal Pinegar 23-yard field goal

RUTGERS (4) 13 71 4 28 8 79 8 46

5:06 0:53 1:05 3:10

FG TD FG TD

1 2 2 4

Pinegar 22-yard field goal Freiermuth 6-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) Pinegar 19-yard field goal Freiermuth 18-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick)

MARYLAND (6) 4 74 1:36 8 75 2:55 12 63 3:55 9 86 3:35 6 80 2:31 7 72 3:09

TD TD FG TD TD TD

1 1 2 3 4 4

McSorley 3-yard run (Pinegar kick) McSorley 20-yard run (Pinegar kick) Pinegar 25-yard field goal Slade 8-yard run (Pinegar kick) Freiermuth 5-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) Slade 1-yard run (Pinegar kick)

KENTUCKY (4) 5 75 1:49 10 75 2:58 6 60 2:24 12 61 3:34

TD TD TD FG

2 4 4 4

Bowers 1-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) McSorley 1-yard run (Pinegar kick) Freiermuth 18-yard pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) Pinegar 32-yard field goal


2018 SEASON IN REVIEW PENN STATE GAME-BY-GAME APP at PITT KSU at ILL OSU MSU at IND IOWA at MICH WIS at RU UMD vs. UK First Downs 24 23 26 31 22 14 20 16 11 23 19 28 20 Rushing 10 10 14 20 9 5 8 6 5 13 9 13 11 Passing 11 8 9 7 9 9 12 10 5 8 8 11 9 Penalty 3 5 3 4 4 0 0 0 1 2 2 4 0 Net Yards Rushing 205 211 297 387 206 205 174 118 68 183 139 310 161 Rushing Attempts 44 33 45 51 44 32 36 35 30 47 39 44 41 Average Per Rush 4.7 6.4 6.6 7.6 4.7 6.4 4.8 3.4 2.3 3.9 3.6 7.0 3.9 Rushing Touchdowns 5 3 6 6 1 1 3 2 1 1 0 4 1 Yards Gained 220 244 307 402 248 215 207 164 107 229 152 317 199 Yards Lost 15 33 10 15 42 10 33 46 39 46 13 7 38 Net Yards Passing 229 179 346 204 286 192 243 194 118 160 183 255 246 Completions 20 15 14 13 16 19 20 13 8 19 17 14 17 Attempts 35 31 25 20 32 32 37 29 17 25 37 24 35 Interceptions 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 Yards Per Attempt 6.5 5.8 13.8 10.2 8.9 6.0 6.6 6.7 6.9 6.4 4.9 10.6 7.0 Yards Per Completion 11.5 11.9 24.7 15.7 17.9 10.1 12.1 14.9 14.8 8.4 10.8 18.2 14.5 Passing Touchdowns 1 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 Total Offensive Yards 434 390 643 591 492 397 417 312 186 343 322 565 407 Plays 79 64 70 71 76 64 73 64 47 72 76 68 76 Yards Per Play 5.5 6.1 9.2 8.3 6.5 6.2 5.7 4.9 4.0 4.8 4.2 8.3 5.4 Fumbles-Lost -- 3-2 2-0 2-1 2-1 1-1 4-1 1-1 1-1 3-2 2-1 2-1 1-1 Penalties-Yards 2-10 4-45 9-85 8-72 7-64 6-41 3-40 6-47 4-35 3-22 3-43 3-23 3-24 Punts-Yards 5-215 5-213 2-97 1-42 8-312 8-364 6-241 6-209 8-370 3-114 6-292 3-119 5-256 Yards Per Punt 43.0 42.6 48.5 42.0 39.0 45.5 40.2 34.8 46.2 38.0 48.7 39.7 51.2 Net Yards Per Punt 40.8 43.6 28.5 42.0 39.2 39.8 35.2 29.5 34.5 36.3 38.7 40.3 37.6 Inside 20 1 4 0 1 3 1 2 0 1 1 3 1 2 50+ Yard Kicks 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 3 Touchbacks 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 Fair Catch 3 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 Kickoffs-Yards 6-361 8-408 10-618 10-606 6-390 4-259 7-405 9-552 2-99 6-334 4-227 7-409 5-313 Yards Per Kickoff 60.2 51.0 61.8 60.6 65.0 64.8 57.9 61.3 49.5 55.7 56.8 58.4 62.6 Net Yards Per Kickoff 30.2 40.5 42.2 45.4 40.0 42.2 40.9 36.0 36.0 40.0 42.8 41.6 48.4 Touchbacks 2 2 6 5 6 3 4 5 0 1 1 0 2 Punt Returns 1 2 5 3 5 4 3 4 1 1 2 0 2 Yards 29 38 93 47 7 17 13 10 1 4 10 0 1 Touchdowns 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yards Per Return 29.0 19.0 18.6 15.7 1.4 4.2 4,3 2.5 1.0 4.0 5.0 0.0 0.5 Kickoff Returns 1 3 1 2 3 3 5 2 2 1 1 1 1 Yards 52 73 52 32 47 57 170 82 30 10 10 -1 29 Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yards Per Return 52.0 24.3 52.0 16.0 15.7 19.0 34.0 41.0 15.0 10.0 10.0 -1.0 29.0 Interceptions 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 Yards 0 0 0 28 45 37 1 51 0 6 2 0 0 Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fumble Recoveries 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 Returns-Yards 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-7 2-2 0-0 0-0 Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 -2 Possession Times 27:32 25:38 28:22 29:55 31:39 25:48 26:02 24:42 22:04 33:59 27:42 27:12 29:18 1st Quarter 6:37 3:49 8:11 9:06 10:49 5:14 6:30 7:38 6:03 9:33 7:01 5:25 9:25 2nd Quarter 8:31 7:05 7:36 8:15 7:29 6:34 6:26 5:01 4:26 8:37 6:21 7:56 6:55 3rd Quarter 7:02 7:55 7:28 8:04 5:47 6:49 6:02 5:41 3:54 7:35 5:05 5:46 5:36 4th Quarter 5:22 6:49 5:07 4:30 7:34 7:11 7:04 6:22 7:41 8:14 9:15 8:05 7:22 3rd-Down Conversions 6-15 4-11 5-12 9-11 3-17 3-14 5-15 4-14 2-11 6-15 11-19 3-7 4-14 4th-Down Conversions 1-2 0-0 2-3 0-0 1-3 0-1 0-1 1-2 1-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 Red Zone Scoring 6-6 4-4 6-6 6-6 3-3 2-3 5-5 2-3 1-1 3-3 4-6 6-6 4-6 Touchdowns 5 4 6 6 2 2 3 2 1 2 2 5 3 Field Goals 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 Sacks By-Yards 2-14 4-31 7-46 2-14 1-2 3-14 6-44 3-18 1-5 5-45 4-30 5-11 4-14 PAT Kicks 6-6 7-7 9-9 9-9 2-2 2-2 3-4 3-3 1-1 1-2 2-2 5-5 3-3 Field Goals 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 2-3 1-2 2-2 3-3 0-0 3-5 2-2 1-1 1-3 Total Points 45 51 63 63 26 17 10 30 7 22 20 3 24 Touchdowns Rushing 5 3 6 6 1 1 3 2 1 1 0 4 1 Touchdowns Passing 1 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 Touchdown Returns 0 1 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 0 Safeties 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kick PAT-Attempts 6-6 7-7 9-9 9-9 2-2 2-2 3-4 3-3 1-1 1-2 2-2 5-5 3-3 2pt PAT-Attempts 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Field Goals-Attempts 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 2-3 1-2 2-2 3-3 0-0 3-5 2-2 1-1 1-2 Points Off Turnovers 0 14 0 14 3 0 10 7 0 3 14 0 0

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2018 SEASON IN REVIEW OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME APP at PITT KSU at ILL OSU MSU at IND IOWA at MICH WIS at RU UMD vs. UK First Downs 22 15 18 26 21 25 32 23 20 12 17 13 16 Rushing 8 13 7 12 8 5 13 8 14 7 13 5 9 Passing 13 1 8 11 11 17 17 13 6 4 1 7 5 Penalty 1 1 3 3 2 3 2 2 0 1 3 1 2 Net Yards Rushing 159 245 41 245 119 123 224 135 259 209 188 74 176 Rushing Attempts 37 52 37 45 37 36 45 38 52 37 55 36 42 Average Per Rush 4.3 4.7 1.1 5.4 3.2 3.4 5.0 3.6 5.0 5.6 3.4 2.1 4.2 Rushing Touchdowns 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 3 1 1 0 2 Yards Gained 177 300 106 279 142 146 271 166 269 257 231 114 196 Yards Lost 18 55 65 34 23 23 47 31 10 48 43 40 20 Net Yards Passing 292 55 180 166 270 295 330 215 144 60 46 185 121 Completions 26 9 21 18 22 25 35 19 11 9 5 14 9 Attempts 39 18 40 31 39 53 55 50 17 20 16 23 15 Interceptions 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 Yards Per Attempt 7.5 3.1 4.5 5.4 6.9 5.6 6.0 4.3 8.5 3.0 2.9 8.0 8.1 Yards Per Completion 11.2 6.1 8.6 9.2 12.3 11.8 9.4 11.3 13.1 6.7 9.2 13.2 13.4 Passing Touchdowns 2 0 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 Total Offensive Yards 451 300 221 411 389 418 554 350 403 269 234 259 297 Plays 76 70 77 76 76 89 100 88 69 57 71 59 57 Yards Per Play 5.9 4.3 2.9 5.4 6.5 4.7 5.5 4.0 5.8 4.7 3.3 4.4 5.2 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-2 1-0 2-0 0-0 4-0 3-2 3-0 0-0 2-2 2-1 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 9-100 14-116 10-83 7-81 10-105 3-20 7-55 6-25 9-80 6-50 5-62 7-65 3-27 Punts-Yards 6-261 6-202 11-405 4-179 9-431 10-404 6-248 7-259 3-130 5-194 5-232 8-319 9-403 Yards Per Punt 43.5 33.7 36.8 44.8 47.9 40.4 41.3 37.0 43.3 38.8 46.4 39.9 44.8 Net Yards Per Punt 38.7 27.3 26.5 33.0 47.1 36.7 39.2 35.6 36.3 38.0 40.4 39.9 44.7 Inside 20 2 0 2 1 3 3 2 3 1 1 0 5 5 50+ Yard Kicks 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 Touchbacks 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 Fair Catch 3 1 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 2 1 3 1 Kickoffs-Yards 6-390 3-180 2-130 4-260 5-315 4-241 5-228 5-323 7-425 3-178 2-101 2-78 6-390 Yards Per Kickoff 65.0 60.0 65.0 65.0 63.0 60.2 45.6 64.6 60.7 59.3 50.5 39.0 65.0 Net Yards Per Kickoff 35.5 35.7 26.5 44.5 43.6 39.8 11.6 33.2 42.1 39.3 45.5 39.5 39.3 Touchbacks 5 0 1 2 2 1 0 3 4 2 0 0 5 Punt Returns 1 3 0 0 1 5 3 3 2 1 0 2 2 Yards 11 -5 0 0 -2 26 10 32 54 5 0 -2 68 Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 Yards Per Return 11.0 -1.7 0.0 0.0 -2.0 5.2 3.3 10.7 27.0 5.0 0.0 -1.0 34.0 Kickoff Returns 3 3 3 2 0 1 1 3 1 3 2 6 2 Yards 130 34 46 27 0 15 19 103 27 69 31 118 21 Touchdowns 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Yards Per Return 43.3 11.3 15.3 13.5 0.0 15.0 19.0 34.3 27.0 23.0 15.5 19.7 10.5 Interceptions 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 Yards 0 0 26 0 0 0 1 24 77 0 0 0 24 Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Fumble Recoveries 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 Returns-Yards 0-0 2-20 0-0 1-11 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 Possession Times 32:28 34:22 31:38 30:05 28:21 34:12 33:58 35:18 37:56 26:01 32:18 32:48 30:42 1st Quarter 8:23 11:11 6:49 5:54 4:11 9:46 8:30 7:22 8:57 5:27 7:59 9:35 5:35 2nd Quarter 6:29 7:55 7:24 6:45 7:31 8:26 8:34 9:59 10:34 6:23 8:39 7:04 8:05 3rd Quarter 7:58 7:05 7:32 6:56 9:13 8:11 8:58 9:19 11:06 7:25 9:55 9:14 9:24 4th Quarter 9:38 8:11 9:53 10:30 7:26 7:49 7:56 8:38 7:19 6:46 5:45 6:55 7:38 3rd-Down Conversions 6-16 4-14 7-20 4-12 4-17 5-19 9-21 7-20 8-14 4-15 5-14 5-15 3-14 4th-Down Conversions 2-2 0-3 0-0 0-1 1-2 1-2 3-5 2-3 1-2 0-2 1-4 0-0 0-0 Red Zone Scoring 3-4 1-3 1-1 3-3 1-2 2-2 3-4 2-3 4-4 1-2 1-2 1-2 4-4 Touchdowns 3 1 0 3 1 2 3 1 4 0 1 0 2 Field Goals 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 Sacks By-Yards 1-8 1-8 1-6 2-12 4-18 1-7 3-16 3-15 5-36 3-27 0-0 1-7 6-33 PAT Kicks 5-5 0-0 1-1 3-3 3-3 3-3 4-4 2-2 6-6 1-1 1-1 0-0 3-3 Field Goals 1-2 0-1 1-1 1-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-1 1-1 0-0 1-2 2-2 Total Points 38 6 10 24 27 21 28 24 42 10 7 3 27 Touchdowns Rushing 2 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 3 1 1 0 2 Touchdowns Passing 2 0 1 2 3 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 Touchdown Returns 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 Other Touchdowns 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Safeties 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 Kick PAT-Attempts 5-5 0-0 1-1 3-3 3-3 3-3 4-4 2-2 6-6 1-1 1-1 0-0 3-3 2pt PAT-Attempts 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Field Goals-Attempts 1-2 0-1 1-1 1-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-1 1-1 0-0 1-2 2-2 Points Off Turnovers 0 0 3 3 7 0 0 7 21 0 0 0 7

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2018 SEASON IN REVIEW INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME RUSHING (ATT-YDS-TD) APP at PITT KSU at ILL OSU MSU at IND IOWA at MICH WIS at RU UMD vs. UK Sanders, Miles 19-901-2 16-118-0 14-86-0 22-200-3 16-43-1 17-162-1 15-72-1 17-62-0 7-14-0 23-159-1 27-88-0 14-128-0 13-51-0 McSorley, Trace 12-53-2 5-36-1 9-54-3 15-92-0 25-175-0 13-37-0 19-107-2 12-63-1 12--6-0 11-9-0 7-39-0 11-64-2 19-75-1 Slade, Ricky 6-39-1 4-13-0 5-1-1 10-94-2 DNP 1-8-0 DNP DNP DNP 2-1-0 2-10-0 11-64-2 4-27-0 Stevens, Tommy DNP DNP DNP DNP 3--12-0 DNP - 5-18-1 10-52-1 7-25-0 - 3-35-0 DNP Allen, Mark 6-25-0 7-12-1 11-62-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Thomas, Johnathan - - 3-84-1 - - - - - - 1-1-0 - 2-2-0 1-0-0 Brown, Journey DNP DNP - 2-10-1 DNP DNP 1-5-0 - 1-8-0 - - 3-17-0 1-4-0 Hamler, KJ - 1-32-1 1-0-0 - - - - - - 1-1-0 - - 1-11-0 Shorter, Justin DNP DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - 1-9-0 DNP Clifford, Sean DNP - 2-10-0 2--9-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1--4-0 Gillikin, Blake - - - - - - 1--10-0 - - - - - TEAM 1--3-0 - DNP DNP DNP 1--2-0 - 1--25-0 DNP 2--13-0 2--7-0 - 1--3-0

RECEIVING (REC-YDS-TD) APP at PITT KSU at ILL OSU MSU at IND IOWA at MICH WIS at RU UMD vs. UK Hamler, KJ 3-67-1 3-40-1 1-22-0 2-41-1 4-138-1 5-66-1 4-27-0 5-96-0 1-20-0 5-35-0 5-71-0 3-90-0 1-41-0 Freiermuth, Pat - 1-5-0 2-35-0 1-5-1 3-44-1 3-32-0 2-32-1 1-18-1 3-51-0 3-34-0 3-47-2 2-27-1 2-38-1 Johnson, Juwan 6-67-0 2-23-0 - 4-51-1 5-61-0 2-19-0 2-72-0 - DNP DNP DNP 2-46-0 2-13-0 Thompkins, DeAndre - - 4-101-1 2-10-0 - - 1-13-0 5-59-0 - 5-31-1 1-5-0 3-36-0 4-74-0 Dotson, Jahan DNP DNP - DNP DNP DNP 1-10-0 2-21-0 2-29-0 2-39-0 4-58-0 1-22-0 1-24-0 Polk, Brandon 2-19-0 2-45-1 2-55-1 - 1-20-0 2-23-0 - - - DNP - DNP Sanders, Miles 3-20-0 1-6-0 3-30-0 - 2-2-0 - 6-54-0 - 1-9-0 2-9-0 4-2-0 - 2-7-0 Holland, Jonathan 2-36-0 2-25-0 - 3-53-0 DNP DNP - - - - - - George, Daniel DNP DNP 1-95-1 DNP DNP DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-17-0 DNP Hippenhammer, Mac - 1-11-1 - 1-44-0 1-21-0 3-27-0 - - - - - DNP Bowers, Nick DNP DNP DNP - - 3-18-0 - - - - - - 3-32-1 Sullivan-Brown, Cam - - - - - 1-7-0 2-33-0 - - 1-9-0 - - Allen, Mark 3-18-0 1-7-0 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Shorter, Justin DNP DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-3-0 - DNP 2-17-0 Dalton, Danny 1-2-0 2-17-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - DNP DNP Slade, Ricky - - - - DNP - DNP DNP DNP - - 1-12-0 Brown, Journey DNP DNP - - DNP DNP - - 1-9-0 - - - Kuntz, Zack DNP DNP 1-8-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Arcangelo, Joe DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-5-0 DNP Stevens, Tommy DNP DNP DNP DNP - DNP 2-2-0 - - - - - DNP

PASSING Trace McSorley Sean Clifford C-A-I Pct. Yards TD Long Sack-Yards Efficiency C-A-I Pct. Yards TD Long Sack-Yards Efficiency APPALACHIAN STATE 20-35-0 57.1 229 1 46 1-8 121.5 APPALACHIAN STATE DNP at Pittsburgh 14-30-0 46.7 145 2 22 1-8 109.3 at Pittsburgh 1-1-0 1.000 34 1 34 0-0 715.6 KENT STATE 11-22-1 50.0 229 2 41 1-8 158.3 KENT STATE 3-3-0 1.000 117 1 95 0-0 537.6 at Illinois 12-19-1 63.2 160 3 21 1-2 175.5 at Illinois 1-1-0 1.000 44 0 44 1-10 469.6 OHIO STATE 16-32-0 50.0 286 2 93 4-18 145.7 OHIO STATE DNP MICHIGAN STATE 19-32-0 59.4 192 1 25 1-7 120.1 MICHIGAN STATE DNP at Indiana 19-36-1 52.8 220 0 59 3-16 98.6 at Indiana DNP IOWA 11-25-1 44.0 167 1 39 3-15 105.3 IOWA DNP at Michigan 5-13-1 38.5 83 0 25 4-28 76.7 at Michigan DNP WISCONSIN 19-25-0 76.0 160 1 30 2-17 143.0 WISCONSIN DNP at Rutgers 17-37-1 45.9 183 2 35 0-0 99.9 at Rutgers DNP MARYLAND 12-22-0 54.5 230 1 38 1-7 157.4 MARYLAND DNP vs. Kentucky 17-33-1 51.5 246 2 41 5-29 128.1 vs. Kentucky 0-2-0 .000 0 0 0 1-4 0.0 Note: Tommy Stevens Game-by-Game (Comp.-Att.-Yds-TD-INT): Appalachian State DNP; at Pitt DNP; Kent State DNP; at Illinois DNP; Ohio State 0-0-0-0-0; Michigan State DNP; at Indiana 1-1-23-0-1; Iowa 2-4-27-0-0; at Michigan 3-4-34-0-1; Wisconsin 0-0-0-0-0; at Rutgers 0-0-0-0-0; Maryland 2-2-25-0-0; Kentucky DNP

KICKING & PUNTING KICKOFFS

Total Kick Rtn. Yds./ Season KO Yards TB OB Avg. Returns Yds. Rtn. Checa, Rafael 79 4698 59.5 37 6 Pinegar, Jake 3 184 61.3 0 0 Tobin, Justin 2 99 49.5 0 0 643 36.5 28 Total Kick Rtn. Yds./ Season KO Yards TB OB Avg. Returns Yds. Rtn. APP STATE 6 361 2 0 60.2 3 130 43.3 at Pitt 8 408 2 0 51.0 3 34 11.3 KENT STATE 10 618 6 0 61.8 3 46 15.3 at Illinois 10 606 5 2 60.6 2 27 13.5 OHIO STATE 6 390 6 0 65.0 0 0 0.0 MICHIGAN STATE 4 259 3 0 60.2 3 130 43.3 at Indiana 7 405 4 0 57.0 1 19 19.0 IOWA 9 552 5 0 61.3 3 103 34.3 at Michigan 2 99 0 0 49.5 1 27 27.0 WISCONSIN 6 334 1 0 55.7 3 69 23.0 at Rutgers 4 227 1 1 56.8 2 31 16.5 MARYLAND 7 409 0 1 58.4 6 118 19.7 vs. Kentucky 5 313 2 1 62.6 2 21 10.5

PUNTING

Total Season No. Yds Avg. Long I20 50+ TB FC Blk Gillikin, Blake 64 2813 44.0 74 9 13 20 15 2 TEAM 2 31 15.5 31 0 0 0 0 0 Total Game No. Yds Avg. Long I20 50+ TB FC Blk APP STATE 5 215 43.0 55 1 1 0 3 0 at Pitt 5 213 42.6 52 4 2 0 1 0 KENT STATE 2 97 48.5 58 0 1 2 0 0 at Illinois 1 42 42.0 42 1 0 0 0 0 OHIO STATE 8 312 39.0 53 3 1 0 3 0 MICHIGAN STATE 8 354 45.5 52 1 1 1 1 0 at Indiana 6 241 40.2 53 2 1 1 0 0 IOWA 5 209 41.8 54 0 1 0 0 1 at Michigan 8 370 46.2 74 1 1 2 1 0 WISCONSIN 3 114 38.0 44 1 0 0 1 0 at Rutgers 6 292 48.7 70 3 3 3 2 0 MARYLAND 3 119 39.7 49 1 0 0 0 1 vs. Kentucky 5 256 51.2 71 2 3 0 1 0

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INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES UA-A TT APP at PITT KSU at ILL OSU MSU at IND IOWA at MICH WIS at RU UMD vs. UK Parsons, Micah 48-35 83 0-4 5-2 2-3 5-1 0-1 1-4 7-1 3-4 4-4 3-4 5-2 4-0 9-5 Johnson, Jan 42-30 72 4-7 2-3 2-0 5-1 4-1 2-3 2-1 2-2 7-3 4-1 4-4 2-0 2-4 Taylor, Garrett 45-26 71 6-2 2-3 2-1 6-1 1-3 5-1 1-2 3-3 5-2 2-0 1-4 5-0 6-4 Scott, Nick 35-30 65 5-4 0-2 1-3 4-1 3-2 4-1 5-2 1-4 4-1 3-2 1-5 1-0 3-3 Brown, Cam 41-22 63 2-2 3-1 3-4 2-1 3-3 2-2 6-2 5-1 5-1 4-1 1-1 4-1 1-2 Gross-Matos, Yetur 36-18 54 2-1 1-2 2-0 0-1 3-1 2-2 6-4 7-2 3-1 5-0 2-3 3-1 Farmer, Koa 26-27 53 4-2 0-1 - 1-2 2-6 4-2 4-3 2-3 4-0 1-0 2-6 2-0 0-2 Oruwariye, Amani 40-11 51 7-0 3-0 2-1 1-2 3-1 4-0 6-3 3-3 2-0 4-0 0-1 3-0 2-0 Miller, Shareef 25-16 41 1-2 2-0 3-0 - 3-2 2-0 - 2-0 2-2 3-0 2-5 2-0 3-5 Windsor, Robert 22-17 39 0-2 1-1 - 3-3 2-3 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-2 5-1 4-2 3-0 DNP Sutherland, Jonathan 24-14 38 0-1 1-0 4-1 6-2 - 1-2 6-1 0-1 1-0 2-1 1-2 2-0 0-3 Givens, Kevin 19-14 33 DNP 5-2 1-0 0-3 2-2 2-0 - - 2-0 0-1 1-4 4-0 2-2 Castro-Fields, Tariq 21-11 32 2-2 1-4 3-0 1-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 1-0 - 1-0 1-0 2-1 2-1 Brooks, Ellis 19-11 30 0-1 2-0 1-1 5-1 - 0-1 0-1 3-0 2-1 0-1 2-2 3-0 1-2 Reid, John 17-7 24 1-0 DNP DNP - 3-0 2-2 6-2 0-1 - 2-0 1-2 2-0 Toney, Shaka 16-7 23 - 5-0 1-2 1-1 0-3 - 6-0 - - - 2-1 - 1-0 Wade, Lamont 12-6 18 0-1 2-2 3-0 - - 3-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 - 1-1 - 0-1 Shelton, Antonio 5-9 14 1-1 1-1 0-1 - 1-0 0-1 1-0 0-1 0-1 - 1-1 0-1 0-1 Mustipher, PJ 7-7 14 0-1 1-1 1-0 1-1 DNP 0-2 1-0 - 0-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 Joseph, Daniel 4-8 12 0-1 2-2 0-1 0-1 1-1 - - - - - 0-1 1-1 Johnson, Donovan 9-3 12 1-1 - 1-0 1-1 DNP 3-1 2-0 - 1-0 - - - Monroe, Ayron 5-5 10 - 1-1 2-1 0-1 - - - 1-1 - 0-1 - 1-0 DNP Simmons, Shane 4-5 9 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-1 - 1-0 2-1 - 0-3 - McPhearson, Zech 6-2 8 1-1 3-1 1-0 - - - - - - - - 1-0 Miller, Jarvis 3-5 8 1-1 0-1 0-1 1-0 - - 0-1 0-1 1-0 - DNP - DNP Luketa, Jesse 5-2 7 - 1-0 3-0 - - 0-1 - 1-0 - - - 0-1 Thorpe, C.J. 0-5 5 - - - - 0-1 0-1 - - - - - 0-2 0-1 Butler, Jabari 4-1 5 - 1-0 1-0 1-0 - 0-1 - 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Petrishen, John 3-2 5 - - - 0-1 - - 1-0 - - 1-0 - 1-0 0-1 Darien, Dae’Lun 4-0 4 DNP 2-0 1-0 1-0 DNP DNP DNP - - - - - Oweh, Jayson 4-0 4 DNP DNP 3-0 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - 1-0 DNP Hartlaub, Drew 1-2 3 DNP DNP DNP - - 0-1 - - - - - 1-0 0-1 Cooper, Jake 2-0 2 DNP 1-0 1-0 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - DNP - Checa, Rafael 2-0 2 - - - - - - - 1-0 DNP - 1-0 - McSorley, Trace 1-1 2 - - 1-0 0-1 - - - - - - - - Lutz, Isaac 0-2 2 DNP - 0-2 - - - - - - - - - Jordan, Ellison 1-1 2 - - 1-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Polk, Brandon 1-1 2 - - - 0-1 - - 1-0 - - DNP - DNP Hansard, Fred 1-1 2 0-1 - - 1-0 - - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Gillikin, Blake 1-0 1 - - - - - - - - 1-0 - - - McGovern, Connor 1-0 1 - 1-0 - - - - - - - - - - Hippenhammer, Mac 1-0 1 - 1-0 - - - - - - - - - DNP Pinegar, Jake 1-0 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0 Gordon, Trent 0-1 1 DNP DNP 0-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - - Brown, Journey 0-1 1 DNP DNP - 0-1 DNP DNP - - - - - - Chizmar, Max 0-1 1 DNP DNP 0-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - DNP Bowers, Nick 1-0 1 DNP DNP DNP - - - - - 1-0 - - - Vranic, Jason 0-1 1 DNP DNP 0-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - DNP

SACKS APP at Pitt KSU at ILL OSU MSU at IND IOWA at MICH WIS at RU UMD vs. UK Gross-Matos, Yetur - 0.5-2 1.0-6 - - 0.5-2 2.0-15 2.0-13 1.0-5 1.0-15 - - Miller, Shareef - 1.0-8 2.0-17 - - 1.0-7 - - - 2.0-17 1.0-10 - 0.5-4 Windsor, Robert - - - 1.5-12 0.5-1 0.5-3 - 1.0-5 - 2.0-13 1.0-8 1.0-1 DNP Toney, Shaka - 1.0-11 - - - - 4.0-29 - - - - - Givens, Kevin DNP - - - - 1.0-2 - - - - - 2.0-3 2.0-5 Brown, Cam 1.0-4 - - - - - - - - - - 1.0-4 Oweh, Jayson DNP DNP 2.0-11 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - - DNP Parsons, Micah - - - - 0.5-1 - - - - - 1.0-11 - Castro-Fields, Tariq - - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0-2 Scott, Nick 1.0-10 - - - - - - - - - - - Jordan, Ellison - - 1.0-5 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Joseph, Daniel - 1.0-9 - - - - - - - - - - Shelton, Antonio - - - - - - - - - - 1.0-1 - Monroe, Ayron - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0-3 DNP Wade, Lamont - - 1.0-7 - - - - - - - - - Johnson, Jan - 0.5-1 - - - - - - - - - - Thorpe, C.J. - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.5-3 Brooks, Ellis - - - 0.5-2 - - - - - - - - Team Total 2.0-14 4.0-31 7.0-46 2.0-14 1.0-2 3.0-14 6.0-44 3.0-18 1.0-5 5.0-45 4.0-30 5.0-11 4.0-14

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INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME TACKLES FOR LOSS APP at PITT KSU at ILL OSU MSU at IND IOWA at MICH WIS at RU UMD vs. UK Gross-Matos, Yetur 0.5-1 0.5-2 2.0-8 - 1.0-1 2.5-5 2.0-15 4.0-20 1.0-5 2.0-17 1.0-1 3.5-13 Miller, Shareef 1.0-2 2.0-11 3.0-20 - 0.5-1 2.0-10 - - - 2.0-17 2.5-12 1.0-2 1.0-6 Windsor, Robert - - - 2.5-15 1.0-2 0.5-3 1.0-2 1.0-5 - 2.0-13 2.0-10 1.0-1 DNP Givens, Kevin DNP 2.0-5 - 0.5-1 1.5-5 1.0-2 - - - - 1.5-3 2.0-3 2.0-5 Toney, Shaka - 2.0-13 0.5-1 1.0-4 - - 4.0-29 - - - - - Brown, Cam 1.0-4 1.0-4 2.0-5 - - 1.0-2 - - - - - 1.5-7 Castro-Fields - - 1.0-1 - - - 1.0-1 - - - - 1.5-2 1.5-4 Parsons, Micah - - 0.5-4 - 0.5-1 - - - - - 2.0-13 1.0-2 1.0-2 Taylor, Garrett - - - 1.5-7 - - - - - - - - 1.0-6 Farmer, Koa 1.0-2 - - - 0.5-0 - - - - - 1.0-1 - Sutherland, Jonathan - - 1.0-2 1.0-2 - - - - - - - - Oweh, Jayson DNP DNP 2.0-11 - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - - DNP Oruwariye, Amani - - 1.0-3 - - - - - - - - 1.0-3 Wade, Lamont - - 2.0-9 - - - - - - - - - Johnson, Jan - 0.5-1 - - - - - - 1.0-3 - - - Brooks, Ellis - - - 0.5-2 - - - 1.0-1 - - - - Shelton, Antonio - - - - - - - - - - 1.0-1 0.5-1 McPhearson, Zech - 1.0-3 - - - - - - - - - - Scott, Nick 1.0-10 - - - - - - - - - - - Joseph, Daniel - 1.0-9 - - - - - - - - - - Miller, Jarvis 1.0-6 - - - - - - - - - DNP - DNP Monroe, Ayron - - - - - - - - - - - 1.0-3 DNP Mustipher, PJ - - - - DNP - - - - - - 1.0-3 Reid, John - DNP DNP - - - - - - 1.0-2 - - Jordan, Ellison - - 1.0-5 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Thorpe, C.J. - - - - - - - - - - - - 0.5-3 Hansard, Fred 0.5-1 - - - - - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Team Total 6.0-26 10.0-48 16.0-69 7.0-31 5.0-10 7.0-22 8.0-47 6.0-26 2.0-8 7.0-49 11.0-41 15.0-40 7.0-26

TACKLE BREAKDOWN RUSHING TACKLES

PASSING TACKLES

SPECIAL TEAMS TACKLES

Johnson, Jan 57 Taylor, Garrett 56 Parsons, Micah 55 Gross-Matos, Yetur 42 Scott, Nick 40 Farmer, Koa 40 Brown, Cam 36 Miller, Shareef 28 Oruwariye, Amani 26 Windsor, Robert 25 Givens, Kevin 25 Brooks, Ellis 23 Sutherland, Jonathan 19 Toney, Shaka 18 Mustipher, PJ 13 Joseph, Daniel 11 Shelton, Antonio 10 Castro-Fields, Tariq 9 Simmons, Shane 9 Reid, John 9 Wade, Lamont 7 Monroe, Ayron 6 Miller, Jarvis 5 Thorpe, C.J. 4 McPhearson, Zech 4 Darien, Dae’Lun 3 Cooper, Jake 2 Luketa, Jesse 2 Johnson, Donovan 2 Hansard, Fred 2 Oweh, Jayson 1 Jordan, Ellison 1 Chizmar, Max 1 Vranic, Jason 1 TOTAL 592

Oruwariye, Amani 23 Brown, Cam 22 Scott, Nick 21 Castro-Fields, Tariq 20 Parsons, Micah 16 Reid, John 15 Johnson, Jan 14 Taylor, Garrett 13 Farmer, Koa 12 Sutherland, Jonathan 9 Johnson, Donovan 7 Brooks, Ellis 6 Miller, Shareef 5 Windsor, Robert 4 Wade, Lamont 4 Givens, Kevin 3 Miller, Jarvis 2 Luketa, Jesse 2 Gross-Matos, Yetur 2 McPhearson, Zech 2 Monroe, Ayron 1 Darien, Dae’Lun 1 Butler, Jabari 1 Shelton, Antonio 1 TOTAL 206

Sutherland, Jonathan Parsons, Micah Wade, Lamont Petrishen, John Butler, Jabari Luketa, Jesse Johnson, Donovan Hartlaub, Drew Checa, Rafael McPhearson, Zech Monroe, Ayron Lutz, Isaac Shelton, Antonio Scott, Nick Castro-Fields, Tariq Pinegar, Jake Gillikin, Blake Miller, Jarvis Gordon, Trent Brown, Journey Oweh, Jayson Taylor, Garrett TOTALS

Total

KO

Punt

9 6 3 8 8 0 6 0 6 5 5 0 3 2 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 61 41 20

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2018 SEASON IN REVIEW INDIVIDUAL GAME-BY-GAME ALL-PURPOSE YARDS Total APP UP KENT ILL OSU MSU IND IOWA MICH WIS RU UMD vs. UK Hamler, KJ 1417 119 145 107 70 195 123 120 188 51 36 91 90 82 Sanders, Miles 1413 111 124 116 200 45 162 126 62 23 168 90 128 58 McSorley, Trace 798 53 36 54 92 175 37 107 63 -6 9 39 64 75 Thompkins, DeAndre 505 29 38 163 40 -3 17 12 59 - 35 5 36 74 Freiermuth, Pat 368 - 5 35 5 44 32 32 18 51 34 47 27 38 Johnson, Juwan 352 67 23 - 51 61 19 72 - DNP DNP DNP 46 13 Slade, Ricky 269 39 13 1 94 DNP 8 DNP DNP DNP 1 10 76 27 Dotson, Jahan 201 DNP DNP -2 DNP DNP DNP 10 21 29 39 58 22 24 Thomas, Johnathan 200 - - 84 20 - - 94 - - 1 - 1 Polk, Brandon 162 19 45 55 - 20 23 - - - DNP - DNP Allen, Mark 124 43 19 62 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Stevens, Tommy 120 DNP DNP DNP DNP -12 DNP 2 18 52 25 - 35 DNP Holland, Jonathan 114 36 25 - 53 DNP DNP - - - - - - George, Daniel 112 DNP DNP 95 DNP DNP DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP 17 DNP Hippenhammer, Mac 103 - 11 - 44 21 27 - - - - - DNP Taylor, Garrett 84 - - - - 45 37 - - - - 2 - Brown, Journey 53 DNP DNP - 10 DNP DNP 5 - 17 - - 17 4 Bowers, Nick 50 DNP DNP DNP - - 18 - - - - - - 32 Sullivan-Brown, Cam 49 - - - - - 7 33 - - 9 - - Reid, John 44 - DNP DNP - - - - 44 - - - - Shorter, Justin 29 DNP DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 3 9 DNP 17 Brooks, Ellis 28 - - - 28 - - - - - - - - Dalton, Danny 19 2 17 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - DNP DNP Scott, Nick 16 - - - - - - 1 7 - 8 - - Thorpe, C.J. 10 - - - - - - - - - 10 - - Kuntz, Zack 8 DNP DNP 8 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Arcangelo, Joe 5 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 5 DNP Oruwariye, Amani -2 - - - - - - - - - -2 - - Farmer, Koa -3 - - - - - - -3 - - - - - Clifford, Sean -3 DNP - 10 -9 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP -4 Gillikin, Blake -10 - - - - - - -10 - - - - - TEAM -53 -3 - - - - -2 - -25 - -13 -7 - -3

RED ZONE RECAP PENN STATE

Opponent Scores/Chances Result APP STATE 6/6 5 TD, 1 FG at Pittsburgh 4/4 4 TD KENT STATE 6/6 6 TD at Illinois 6/6 6 TD OHIO STATE 3/3 2 TD, 1 FG MICHIGAN STATE 2/3 1 TD, 1 FG, 1 Missed FG at Indiana 5/5 3 TD, 2 FG IOWA 2/3 2 TD, 1 Fumble at Michigan 1/1 1 TD WISCONSIN 3/3 2 TD, 1 FG at Rutgers 4/6 2 TD, 2 FG, 1 Fumble, End of Game MARYLAND 6/6 5 TD, 1 FG vs. Kentucky 4/6 3 TD, 1 FG, 2 Missed FG TOTAL 52/58 42 TD, 10 FG, 3 Missed FG, 2 Turnover, 1 End of Game

Pct. 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 67% 100% 67% 100% 100% 66% 100% 67% 90%

OPPONENT

Opponent Scores/Chances Result APP STATE 3/4 3 TD, 1 Interception at Pittsburgh 1/3 1 TD, 1 TO on Downs, 1 Missed FG KENT STATE 1/1 1 FG at Illinois 3/3 3 TD OHIO STATE 1/2 1 TD, 1 Missed FG MICHIGAN STATE 2/2 2 TD at Indiana 3/4 3 TD, 1 TO on Downs IOWA 2/3 1 TD, 1 FG, 1 Interception at Michigan 4/4 4 TD WISCONSIN 1/2 1 FG, 1 Interception at Rutgers 1/2 1 TD, 1 TO on Downs MARYLAND 1/2 1 FG, 1 Missed FG vs. Kentucky 4/4 2 TD, 2 FG TOTAL 27/36 21 TD, 6 FG, 3 Missed FG, 3 Turnovers 3 Turnover on Downs

Pct. 75% 33% 100% 100% 50% 100% 75% 67% 100% 50% 50% 50% 100% 75%

GAME LEADERS Opponent APP STATE at Pittsburgh KENT STATE at Illinois OHIO STATE MICHIGAN STATE at Indiana IOWA at Michigan WISCONSIN at Rutgers MARYLAND vs. Kentucky

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Rushing Rushing Receptions Attempts Yards Sanders - 19 Sanders - 91 Ju. Johnson - 6 Sanders - 16 Sanders - 118 Hamler - 3 Sanders - 14 Sanders - 86 Thompkins - 4 Sanders - 22 Sanders - 200 Ju. Johnson - 4 McSorley - 25 McSorley - 175 Ju. Johnson - 5 Sanders - 17 Sanders - 162 Hamler - 6 McSorley - 19 McSorley - 107 Sanders - 6 Sanders - 17 McSorley - 63 Hamler/Thompkins - 5 McSorley - 12 Stevens - 52 Freiermuth - 3 Sanders - 23 Sanders - 159 Hamler/Thompkins - 5 Sanders - 27 Sanders - 88 Hamler - 5 Sanders - 14 Sanders - 128 Hamler/Thompkins - 3 McSorley - 19 McSorley - 75 Thompkins - 4

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Receiving All-Purpose Tackles Yards Yards Hamler - 67 Hamler - 119 Ja. Johnson - 11 Polk - 45 Hamler - 145 Givens/Parsons - 7 Thompkins - 101 Thompkins - 163 C. Brown - 7 Holland - 53 Sanders - 200 Sutherland - 8 Hamler - 138 Hamler - 195 Farmer - 8 Hamler - 66 Sanders - 162 Farmer/Taylor - 6 Ju. Johnson - 72 Sanders - 126 Gross-Matos - 10 Hamler - 96 Hamler - 188 Gross-Matos - 9 Freiermuth - 51 Stevens - 52 Ja. Johnson - 10 Dotson - 39 Sanders - 168 Parsons - 7 Hamler - 71 Hamler - 91 Farmer/Ja. Johnson - 8 Hamler - 90 Sanders - 128 C. Brown/Taylor - 5 Thompkins - 74 Hamler - 82 Parsons - 14


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PITTSBURGH (3) Interception Fumble Fumble

1 2 4

Oruwariye of Pickett J. Miller by Christodoulou Monroe by Jacques-Louis

KENT STATE (0) -

- -

ILLINOIS (2) Interception Interception

4 4

Ja. Johnson of Rivers Brooks of Robinson

1/21 2/10

1 1

OHIO STATE (1) Interception

2

Taylor of Haskins

4/7

MICHIGAN STATE (1) Interception 3

Taylor of Lewerke

INDIANA (3) Fumble Fumble Interception

3 4 4

IOWA (2) Interception Interception

2 4

MICHIGAN (0) -

- -

WISCONSIN (4) Fumble Interception Fumble Interception

1 2 4 4

Gross-Matos by Coan Oruwariye of Coan Miller by Coan Scott of Coan

9/21 2/20 - 1/-5

2 1 - -

FG Blocked FG Fumble Game End

RUTGERS (3) Interception Interception Fumble

2 2 3

Reid of Sitkowski Taylor of Sitkowski Joseph by Pacheco

6/13 4/28 8/46

1 2 3

Punt TD TD

MARYLAND (0) -

- -

-

-

-

KENTUCKY (0) -

- -

-

-

-

OPPONENT: 20 GAINED

TYPE QTR PLAYER

PLAYS/ 1st YDS DOWNS RESULT

APP STATE (0) -

- -

PITTSBURGH (2) Fumble Fumble

2 4

Weaver by Slade Weaver by Slade

6/24 2/10

1 1

TO on Downs Game End

KENT STATE (1) Interception

1

Hines of McSorley

5/0

0

FG

TD TD

ILLINOIS (2) Fumble Interception

1 2

Holland by Green Ware of McSorley

3/7 5/32

0 2

Punt FG

-

FG

OHIO STATE (1) Fumble

2

Jones by Sanders

2/25

1

TD

4/6

-

TO on Downs

MICHIGAN STATE (1) Fumble 1

Thompson by McSorley

4/22

-

Punt

Taylor by Walker Scott by Harris Scott of Ramsey

13/63 5/32 3/0

4 2 -

FG TD Punt

INDIANA (2) Interception Fumble

2 4

Fitzgerald of McSorley Crawford by Scott

3/8 4/14

- -

Punt TO on Downs

Reid of Stanley Scott of Stanley

1/3 5/24

- 1

TD Punt

IOWA (2) Fumble Interception

4 4

Hockaday by Sanders Stone of McSorley

6/41 -

2 -

Punt TD Return

MICHIGAN (3) Fumble Interception Interception

2 3 4

Winovich by McSorley Watson of Stevens Long of McSorley

10/48 - 4/12

3 - 1

TD TD Return TD

WISCONSIN (2) Fumble Fumble

4 4

Van Lanen by S. Miller Baun by TEAM

11/46 6/10

3 1

TO on Downs Interception

RUTGERS (2) Interception

3

Wharton of McSorley

5/22

2

Fumble

MARYLAND (1) Fumble

3

Richardson by Sanders

11/58

3

Missed FG

KENTUCKY (2) Interception Fumble

3 4

Johnson of McSorley Oats by Thompkins

2/66 -

1 -

Touchdown End of Game

-

-

-

7/68 3/35 1/34

4 2 1

Punt TD TD

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

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2018 SEASON IN REVIEW TURNOVERS BY PLAYER FUMBLES (#-Lost) APP at PITT KSU at ILL OSU MSU at IND IOWA at MICH WIS at RU UMD vs. UK Sanders, Miles - - 1-0 - 1-1 - - 1-1 - - 1-1 1-1 Slade, Ricky - 2-2 - 1-0 DNP - DNP DNP DNP - - - McSorley, Trace - - 1-0 - - 1-1 - - 1-1 - - - Thompkins, DeAndre - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - - 1-1 Holland, Jonathan - 1-0 - 1-1 DNP DNP - - - - - - Hamler, KJ - - - - - - 1-0 - - - 1-0 - Farmer, Koa - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - - Thorpe, C.J. - - - - - - - - - 1-0 - - Stevens, Tommy DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 DNP - - - - - - DNP Miller, Shareef - - - - - - - - - 1-1 - - Scott, Nick - - - - - - 1-1 - - - - - Thomas, Johnathan - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0 TEAM - - - - - - - - - 1-1 - - -

FORCED FUMBLES APP at PITT KSU at ILL OSU MSU at IND IOWA at MICH WIS at RU UMD vs. UK Brown, Cam - - - 1 - - - 1 - - - 1 Parsons, Micah - - - - - - - - - - 1 - 1 Gross-Matos, Yetur - - - - - 1 - - - 1 - - Windsor, Robert - - - 1 - - - - - - 1 - DNP Farmer, Koa - - - - - - - 1 - - - - Oruwariye, Amani 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Toney, Shaka - - - - - - 1 - - - - - Butler, Jabari - 1 - - - - - - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Sutherland, Jonathan - - - - - - 1 - - - - - Taylor, Garrett - - - - - 1 - - - - - - Mustipher, PJ - - - - DNP - 1 - - - - - -

FUMBLES RECOVERED APP at PITT KSU at ILL OSU MSU at IND IOWA at MICH WIS at RU UMD vs. UK Miller, Jarvis - 1 - - - - - - - - DNP - DNP Miller, Shareef - - - - - - - - - 1 - - Joseph, Daniel - - - - - - - - - - 1 - Scott, Nick - - - - - - 1 - - - - - Monroe, Ayron - 1 - - - - - - - - - - DNP Gross-Matos, Yetur - - - - - - - - - 1 - - Taylor, Garrett - - - - - - 1 - - - - - -

INTERCEPTIONS (#-Yards)

APP

Pitt

KENT

at Ill

OSU

MSU

at Ind

IOWA

at Mich

WIS

at RU

MD

vs. UK

Brooks, Ellis - - - 1-28 - - - - - - - - Johnson, Jan - - - 1-0 - - - - - - - - Oruwariye, Amani 1-0 1-0 - - - - - - - 1-(-2) - - Reid, John - - - - - - - 1-44 - - 1-0 - Scott, Nick - - - - - - 1-1 1-7 - 1-8 - - Taylor, Garrett - - - - 1-45 1-37 - - - - 1-2 - -

SCORING BREAKDOWN PENN STATE DRIVES Totals: 73 scoring drives (56 TD, 16 FG, 1 Safety) Special Teams/Defensive Touchdown: Safety; at Pittsburgh DeAndre Thompkins - Punt Return; at Pittsburgh LONGEST DRIVES BY: Plays: 13, 3x Last: at Rutgers (11/17) 12, 5x Last: vs. Kentucky (1/1)

160

Yards:

98, 2x 94

Last: OHIO STATE (9/29) MICHIGAN STATE (10/13)

Time:

6:40 6:11

WISCONSIN (11/10) at Illinois (9/21)

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OPPONENT DRIVES Totals: 44 scoring drives (33 TD, 9 FG, 2 Safeties) Special Teams/Defensive Touchdown: Darrynton Evans - Kickoff Return; App State Geno Stone - Interception Return; 2 Safeties; Iowa Brandon Watson - Interception Return; Michigan Lynn Bowden Jr. - Punt Return; Kentucky LONGEST DRIVES BY: Plays: 15 13

at Indiana (10/20) Twice: Last at Michigan (11/3)

Yards:

96 90

OHIO STATE (9/29) at Michigan (11/3)

Time:

7:05 6:37

at Michigan (11/3) APP STATE (9/1)


2018 SEASON IN REVIEW LONG PLAY BREAKDOWN BY YARDAGE OFFENSE (72)

OFFENSE (cont.)

Yards

Type

Player(s)

95* 93* 78 69 61* 59 51* 51 48* 48* 46 46 44 44 41 41 41* 40* 39 39 38 36 35 35 34 34* 32* 31 30 29 29 29 27* 27 27 26 25 25 25 24 24 23 23* 23 23 23 23 23 22 22 22 22 22 21* 21 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 20

Pass Pass Rush Rush Rush Pass Rush Rush Rush Rush Pass Pass Pass Rush Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Rush Pass Pass Rush Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Rush Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Rush Pass Rush Rush Rush

George, Daniel from Clifford, Sean Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles Thomas, Johnathan Slade, Ricky Johnson, Juwan from McSorley, Trace McSorley, Trace McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles Sanders, Miles Thompkins, DeAndre+Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Hippenhammer, Mac from Clifford, Sean McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Polk, Brandon from McSorley, Trace Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley, Trace Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley, Trace Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Johnson, Juwan from McSorley, Trace Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles Dotson, Jahan from McSorley, Trace Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Polk, Brandon from Clifford, Sean Hamler, KJ Johnson, Juwan from McSorley, Trace Dotson, Jahan from McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles Holland, Jonathan from McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles from McSorley, Trace Slade, Ricky McSorley, Trace Freiermuth, Pat from McSorley, Trace Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Bowers, Nick from McSorley, Trace Freiermuth, Pat from McSorley, Trace Freiermuth, Pat from McSorley, Trace Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley, Trace Dotson, Jahan from McSorley, Trace Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Freiermuth, Pat from Stevens, Tommy Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley, Trace McSorley, Trace Freiermuth, Pat from McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles Freiermuth, Pat from McSorley, Trace Sullivan-Brown, Cam from McSorley, Trace Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Dotson, Jahan from McSorley, Trace Holland, Jonathan from McSorley, Trace Freiermuth, Pat from McSorley, Trace Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Thompkins, DeAndre from McSorley, Trace Holland, Jonathan from McSorley, Trace Hippenhammer, Mac from McSorley, Trace Hippenhammer, Mac from McSorley, Trace Stevens, Tommy Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles McSorley, Trace

Opponent Kent State Ohio State Michigan State Kent State Illinois Indiana Iowa Ohio State Michigan State Illinois Maryland Appalachian State Illinois Indiana Pittsburgh Kentucky Kent State Kent State Kent State Iowa Maryland Ohio State Maryland Rutgers Maryland Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Ohio State Wisconsin Wisconsin Appalachian State Indiana Appalachian State Indiana Ohio State Rutgers Kentucky Michigan State Michigan Kentucky Kentucky Michigan State Indiana Kentucky Ohio State Kent State Wisconsin Rutgers Indiana Kent State Maryland Pittsburgh Maryland Illinois Maryland Illinois Ohio State Michigan State Wisconsin Illinois Kentucky Pittsburgh Pittsburgh

Yards

Type

Player(s)

20* 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20

Rush Pass Pass Pass KR Pass Rush Pass Pass

McSorley, Trace Hamler, KJ from Stevens, Tommy Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Thomas, Johnathan Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace Sanders, Miles Freiermuth, Pat from McSorley, Trace Polk, Brandon from McSorley, Trace

Opponent Maryland Maryland Rutgers Michigan Illinois Michigan State Maryland Kentucky Ohio State

DEFENSE (4) Yards 45 44 37 28

Type INT INT INT INT

Player(s) Taylor, Garrett Reid, John Taylor, Garrett Brooks, Ellis

Opponent Ohio State Iowa Michigan State Illinois

SPECIAL TEAMS (15) Yards 94 67 58 52 52 39* 33 32 29 29 28 27 24 22 21

Type KR KR KR KR KR PR PR PR PR KR KR KR KR PR KR

Player(s) Thomas, Johnathan Hamler, KJ Hamler, KJ Hamler, KJ Hamler, KJ Thompkins, DeAndre Hamler, KJ Thompkins, DeAndre Thompkins, DeAndre Hamler, KJ Hamler, KJ Hamler, KJ Hamler, KJ Thompkins, DeAndre Hamler, KJ

Opponent Indiana Iowa Indiana Kent State Appalachian State Pittsburgh Kent State Kent State Appalachian State Kentucky Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Michigan State Illinois Indiana

* - touchdown scored on play

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2018 SEASON IN REVIEW LONG PLAY BREAKDOWN LONG PLAYS BY THE NUMBERS BY YARDAGE BY TYPE Yards 100+ 90-99 80-89 70-79 60-69 50-59 40-49 30-39 20-29

No. TD 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 1 6 1 12 4 15 3 52 4

PENN STATE (92 PLAYS)

Type No. TD Rushing 23 7 Passing 49 7 Punt returns 5 1 Kick returns 11 0 Interceptions 4 0 Fumble returns 0 0 Other 0 0 TOTAL 92 15

20+ YARD PLAYS BY PLAYER Player No. TD R P KR PR IR FR Hamler, KJ 26 3 1 15 9 1 0 0 Sanders, Miles 11 2 10 1 0 0 0 0 Thompkins, DeAndre 9 2 0 5 0 4 0 0 McSorley, Trace 8 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 Freiermuth, Pat 8 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 Dotson, Jahan 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 Polk, Brandon 3 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 Hippenhammer, Mac 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 Holland, Jonathan 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 Thomas, Johnathan 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 Johnson, Juwan 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 Slade, Ricky 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 Taylor, Garrett 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 George, Daniel 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 Stevens, Tommy 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Sullivan-Brown, Cam 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Bowers, Nick 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Brooks, Ellis 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Thompkins+Hamler 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Reid, John 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 TOTAL 92 15 23 49 11 5 4 0

LONGEST PLAYS OF THE YEAR Rushing 78

Sanders, Miles

Rushing Touchdown 61* Slade, Ricky Passing 95*

162

Michigan State at Illinois

George, Daniel from Clifford, Sean

Kent State

Passing Touchdown 95* George, Daniel from Clifford, Sean

Kent State

Punt Return 39*

Thompkins, DeAndre

Kick Return 94

Thomas, Johnathan

at Pitt at Indiana

Interception Return 45 Taylor, Garrett

Ohio State

Fumble Return 7

Miller, Shareef

Wisconsin

Punt 74

Gillikin, Blake

at Michigan

Field Goal 49 49

Pinegar, Jake Pinegar, Jake

Wisconsin Iowa

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Play Passing Rushing KR PR INT

# Long Play 49 95* George, Daniel from Clifford, Sean 23 78 Sanders, Miles 11 94 Thomas, Johnathan 5 39* Thompkins, DeAndre 4 45 Taylor, Garrett

Opp. APP STATE at Pittsburgh KENT STATE at Illinois OHIO STATE MICHIGAN STATE at Indiana IOWA at Michigan WISCONSIN at Rutgers MARYLAND vs. Kentucky

# Long Play 5 52 Hamler, KJ 9 41 Sanders, MIles 10 95* George, Daniel from Clifford, Sean 9 61* Slade, Ricky 9 93* Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace 8 78 Sanders, Miles 9 94 Thomas, Johnathan 4 67 Hamler, KJ 2 25 Freiermuth, Pat from McSorley, Trace 4 30 Dotson, Jahan from McSorley, Trace 4 35 Dotson, Jahan from McSorley, Trace 10 38 Johnson, Juwan from McSorley, Trace 8 41 Hamler, KJ from McSorley, Trace

Opponent Kent State Michigan State at Indiana at Pittsburgh Ohio State Type Kick Return Run Pass Run Pass Run Kick Return Kick Return Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass

OPPONENTS (65 PLAYS) Play Passing Rushing KR PR INT FR

# Long Play 19 54 Bowden Jr., Lynn from Wilson, Terry 28 71 Taylor, Jonathan 10 100* Evans, Darrynton 3 58* Bowden Jr., Lynn 4 62* Watson, Brandon 1 20 Weaver, Rashad

Opp. APP STATE at Pittsburgh KENT STATE at Illinois OHIO STATE MICHIGAN STATE at Indiana IOWA at Michigan WISCONSIN at Rutgers MARYLAND vs. Kentucky

# Long Play 6 100* Evans, Darrynton 3 63 Ollison, Qadree 2 47* Carrigan, MIke from Barrett, Woody 2 51 Corbin, Reggie 4 47* Victor, Binjimen from Haskins, Dwayne 7 36 Chambers, Cam from Heyward, Connor 4 30* Walker, Ronnie 9 49 Smith-Marsette, Ihmir 9 62* Watson, Brandon 6 71* Taylor, Jonathan 2 24 Blackshear, Raheem 6 48 Cobbs, Brian from Pigrome, Tyrrell 5 58* Bowden Jr., Lynn

* - touchdown scored on play

Opponent Kentucky Wisconsin App State Kentucky Michigan Pittsburgh Type Kick Return Rush Pass Rush Pass Pass Rush Kick Return Interception Return Rush Rush Pass Punt Return


2018 SEASON IN REVIEW OFFENSIVE STARTERS OPPONENT APPALACHIAN STATE at Pittsburgh KENT STATE at Illinois OHIO STATE MICHIGAN STATE at Indiana IOWA at Michigan WISCONSIN at Rutgers MARYLAND vs. Kentucky

LT LG C RG RT TE QB RB WR WR WR Bates Bates Bates Bates Bates Bates Bates Bates Bates Fries Fries Fries Fries

Gonzalez Menet McGovern Gonzalez Menet McGovern Gonzalez Menet McGovern Gonzalez Menet McGovern Gonzalez Menet McGovern Gonzalez Menet McGovern Gonzalez Menet McGovern Gonzalez Menet McGovern Gonzalez Menet McGovern Gonzalez Menet McGovern Gonzalez Menet McGovern Gonzalez McGovern Miranda Gonzalez Menet McGovern

Wright Fries Fries Fries Fries Fries Fries Fries Wright Bates Bates Bates Bates

Holland McSorley Holland McSorley Holland McSorley Holland McSorley Freiermuth McSorley Freiermuth McSorley Freiermuth McSorley Freiermuth McSorley Freiermuth McSorley Freiermuth McSorley Freiermuth McSorley Freiermuth McSorley Freiermuth McSorley

Sanders Johnson, Ju. Hamler Thompkins Sanders Johnson, Ju. Hamler Polk Sanders Johnson, Ju. Hamler Polk Sanders Johnson, Ju. Hamler Polk Sanders Johnson, Ju. Hamler Polk Sanders Johnson, Ju. Hamler Polk Sanders Johnson, Ju. Hamler Polk Sanders Thompkins Hamler Polk Sanders Thompkins Hamler Hippenhammer Sanders Thompkins Hamler Dotson Sanders Sullivan-Brown Hamler Dotson Sanders Thompkins Hamler Dotson Sanders Thompkins Hamler Dotson

DEFENSIVE STARTERS OPPONENT APPALACHIAN STATE at Pittsburgh KENT STATE at Illinois OHIO STATE MICHIGAN STATE at Indiana IOWA at Michigan WISCONSIN at Rutgers MARYLAND vs. Kentucky

DE DT DT DE SLB MLB WLB CB FS SS CB Miller, S. Miller, S. Miller, S. Miller, S. Miller, S. Miller, S. Miller, S. Miller, S. Miller, S. Miller, S. Miller, S. Miller, S. Miller, S.

Windsor Windsor Windsor Windsor Windsor Windsor Windsor Windsor Windsor Windsor Windsor Windsor Shelton

Hansard Givens Givens Givens Givens Givens Givens Givens Givens Givens Givens Givens Givens

Gross-Matos Gross-Matos Gross-Matos Gross-Matos Gross-Matos Gross-Matos Gross-Matos Gross-Matos Gross-Matos Gross-Matos Gross-Matos Gross-Matos Gross-Matos

Brown, C. Brown, C. Brown, C. Brown, C. Brown, C. Brown, C. Brown, C. Brown, C. Brown, C. Brown, C. Farmer Brown, C. Brown, C.

Johnson, Ja. Johnson, Ja. Johnson, Ja. Johnson, Ja. Johnson, Ja. Johnson, Ja. Johnson, Ja. Johnson, Ja. Johnson, Ja. Johnson, Ja. Johnson, Ja. Johnson, Ja. Johnson, Ja.

Farmer Farmer Farmer Farmer Farmer Farmer Farmer Farmer Farmer Farmer Parsons Farmer Farmer

Oruwariye Oruwariye Oruwariye Oruwariye Oruwariye Oruwariye Oruwariye Oruwariye Oruwariye Oruwariye Oruwariye Oruwariye Oruwariye

Scott Scott Scott Scott Scott Scott Scott Scott Scott Scott Scott Scott Scott

Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Sutherland Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor Taylor

Reid Castro-Fields Castro-Fields Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid Reid

CAREER STARTS Player McSorley, Trace (QB) Bates, Ryan (OL) McGovern, Connor (OL) Gonzalez, Steven (OL) Farmer, Koa (LB) Reid, John (CB) Miller, Shareef (DE) Givens, Kevin (DT) Johnson, Juwan (WR) Thompkins, DeAndre (WR) Fries, Will (OL) Wright, Chasz (OL) Scott, Nick (S) Brown, Cam (LB) Sanders, Miles (RB) Windsor, Robert (DT) Gross-Matos, Yetur (DE) Hamler, KJ (WR)

’15 ’16 ’17 ’18 Total - 14 13 13 40 - 14 8 13 35 - 9 13 13 35 - 3 13 13 29 - 2 13 13 28 2 14 - 11 27 - - 12 13 25 - 6 5 12 23 - 1 13 7 21 - 7 8 6 21 - - 9 11 20 - 5 9 2 16 1 - 1 13 15 - 2 - 12 14 - - 1 13 14 - 1 - 12 13 - - - 13 13 - - - 13 13

Player Johnson, Jan (LB) Oruwariye, Amani (CB) Menet, Michal (OL) Taylor, Garrett (S) Polk, Brandon (WR) Freiermuth, Pat (TE) Dotson, Jahan (WR) Holland, Jonathan (TE) Cooper, Jake (LB) Castro-Fields, Tariq (CB) Allen, Mark (RB) Hansard, Fred (DT) Hippenhammer, Mac (WR) Miranda, Mike (OL) Parsons, Micah (LB) Shelton, Antonio (DT) Sullivan-Brown, Cam (WR) Sutherland, Jonathan (S)

’15 ’16 ’17 ’18 Total - - - 13 13 - - - 13 13 - - - 12 12 - - - 12 12 3 - - 7 10 - - - 9 9 - - - 4 4 - - - 4 4 1 2 - - 3 - - - 2 2 1 - - - 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 1 1 - - - 1 1

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2018 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 128, Miles Sanders vs. Maryland, 2018 159, Miles Sanders vs. Wisconsin, 2018 200, Miles Sanders at Illinois, 2018 327, Larry Johnson at Indiana, 2002 33, Saquon Barkley at Indiana, 2016 35, Zach Zwinak vs. Nebraska, 2013 Miles Sanders at Illinois, 2018 Saquon Barkley at Pittsburgh, 2016 Ki-Jana Carter vs. Michigan State, 1994 78, Miles Sanders vs. Michigan State, 2018 78, Miles Sanders vs. Michigan State, 2018 92, Saquon Barkley vs. Washington, 2017 @ 92, Saquon Barkley vs. Washington, 2017 @ 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:

342, Trace McSorley vs. Washington, 2017 @ 381, Trace McSorley at Michigan State, 2017 454, Christian Hackenberg vs. UCF, 2014 # 20, Trace McSorley vs. Appalachian State, 2018 26, Trace McSorley at Michigan State, 2017 32, Trace McSorley vs. Washington, 2017 @ 35, Matt McGloin vs. Northwestern, 2012 33, Trace McSorley vs. Kentucky, 2018~ 41, Trace McSorley vs. Washington, 2017@ 50, Christian Hackenberg vs. Boston College, 2014 % Trace McSorley vs. Georgia State, 2017 Rashard Casey vs. Louisiana Tech, 2000 Zack Mills at Boston College, 2004

300+ Yards Total Offense: 350+ Yards Total Offense: 400+ Yards Total Offense:

321 (246 p, 75 r), Trace McSorley vs. Kentucky, 2018~ 461 (286 P, 175 R), Trace McSorley vs. Ohio State, 2018 461 (286 P, 175 R), Trace McSorley vs. Ohio State, 2018

100+ Yards Receiving: 138, KJ Hamler vs. Ohio State, 2018 150+ Yards Receiving: 187, Chris Godwin vs. USC, 2016 ^ 200+ Yards Receiving: 216, Deon Butler vs. Northwestern, 2006 Two Players w/ 100 Yards Receiving: DaeSean Hamilton (112) & DeAndre Thompkins (102) at Michigan State, 2017 Two Players w/ 150 Yards Receiving: Geno Lewis (173) & DaeSean Hamilton (165) vs. UCF, 2014 # Back-to-Back 100 Yards Receiving Games: Chris Godwin, 2015 (103 at Ohio State; 135 vs. Maryland) Three Straight 100-Yard Receiving Games: Allen Robinson, 2013 (133 vs. Syracuse; 129 vs. Eastern Michigan; 143 vs. UCF) 10+ Receptions: 12, Saquon Barkley at Iowa, 2017 50+ Yard Reception: 59, Juwan Johnson from Trace McSorley at Indiana, 2018 60+ Yard Reception: 93, KJ Hamler from Trace McSorley vs. Ohio State, 2018 70+ Yard Reception: 93, KJ Hamler from Trace McSorley vs. Ohio State, 2018 80+ Yard Reception: 93, KJ Hamler from Trace McSorley vs. Ohio State, 2018 Three Touchdowns Receiving: DaeSean Hamilton vs. Indiana, 2017 Four Touchdowns Receiving: Bobby Engram vs. Minnesota, 1993 150+ All-Purpose Yards: 200+ All-Purpose Yards: 250+ All-Purpose Yards: 300+ All-Purpose Yards: Five Touchdowns Scored: Kickoff Return For Touchdown: Rushing, Receiving & Kickoff Return TD in a game: 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 (Defense): Fumble Return For Touchdown (Special Teams): Blocked Field Goal: Blocked Field Goal For Touchdown: Blocked Extra Point: Blocked Punt: Blocked Punt For Touchdown: Safety: Two-Point Conversion Attempt: 50-Yard Field Goal: Four Field Goals: Five Field Goals:

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168 (159 Rush, 9 Rec), Miles Sanders vs. Wisconsin, 2018 200 (200 Rush), Miles Sanders at Illinois, 2018 358 (211 Rush, 94 Rec, 53 KR), Saquon Barkley at Iowa, 2017 (SR) 358 (211 Rush, 94 Rec, 53 KR), Saquon Barkley at Iowa, 2017 (SR) 5 (4 rushing, 1 receiving), Saquon Barkley at Pittsburgh, 2016 97, Saquon Barkley at Ohio State , 2017 Derrick Williams vs. Illinois, 2008 100, Chaz Powell vs. Youngstown State, 2010 39, DeAndre Thompkins at Pittsburgh, 2018 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 (forced by Brandon Bell) 14 yards, Nick Scott vs. Indiana, 2017 (forced by Irvin Charles) Nick Scott at Michigan, 2018 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) Team (holding in the end zone) at Pittsburgh, 2018 Mac Hippenhammer (Rush, Failed) vs. Ohio State, 2018 50, Sam Ficken vs. Temple, 2014 Tyler Davis at Rutgers, 2016 Collin Wagner vs. Temple, 2010

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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:

144, Benny Snell, Kentucky, 2018~ 185, Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, 2018 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 71, Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, 2018 71, Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, 2018 71, Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin, 2018 Rodney Smith (104) & Shannon Brooks (100), Minnesota, 2016 399, Tanner Lee, Nebraska, 2017 400, Brian Lewerke, Michigan State, 2017 532, Case Keenum, Houston, 2011 (OR) * 26, Peyton Ramsey, Indiana, 2018 33, Brian Lewerke, Michigan State, 2017 45, Case Keenum, Houston, 2011 (OR) * 36, Peyton Ramsey, Indiana, 2018 49, Nate Stanley, Iowa, 2018 52, Brian Lewerke, Michigan State, 2018 61, Brian Hoyer, Michigan State, 2006 J.T. Barrett, Ohio State, 2017 Sam Darnold, USC, 2016 ^ P.J. Walker, Temple, 2014 Gary Nova, Rutgers, 2014 313 (270 P, 43 R), Zac Thomas, Appalachian State, 2018 425 (400 P, 25 R), Brian Lewerke, Michigan State, 2017 542 (532 P, 10 R), Case Keenum, Houston, 2011 (OR) *

100+ Yards Receiving: 150+ Yards Receiving: 200+ Yards Receiving: 10+ Receptions: 50+ Yard Reception: 70+ Yard Reception: 80+ Yard Reception: 90+ Yard Reception: Three Touchdown Receptions:

100, Felton Davis, Michigan State, 2018 185, Stanley Morgan, Nebraska, 2017 228, Patrick Edwards, Houston, 2011 * 12, Felton Davis, Michigan State, 2017 54, Lynn Bowden Jr. from Terry Wilson, Kentucky, 2018~ 70, Akrum Wadley from Nate Stanley, Iowa, 2017 80, Dominique Barnes from Kurt Hess, Youngstown State, 2010 99, Thomas Lewis from John Paci, Indiana, 1993 Deonta Burnett, USC, 2016 ^

Kickoff Return For Touchdown: 90-Yard Kickoff Return: 100-Yard Kickoff Return: Punt Return For Touchdown: 70-Yard Punt Return: 80-Yard Punt Return:

100, Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State, 2018 100, Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State, 2018 100, Darrynton Evans, Appalachian State, 2018 58, Lynn Bowden Jr., Kentucky, 2018~ 75, Venric Mark, Northwestern, 2012 87, Willie Reid, Florida State, 2005 !

Multiple Interceptions: Interception Return For Touchdown: Fumble Return For Touchdown: Blocked Punt: Blocked Punt For Touchdown: Blocked Field Goal: Blocked Extra Point: Safety: Two Safeties: Defensive Extra Point: 50-Yard Field Goal: Four Field Goals:

2, David Dowell, Michigan State, 2017 62, Brandon Watson, Michigan, 2018 12, Ryan Connelly, Wisconsin, 2016 & Dominique Dafney, Iowa, 2018 27, Lerentee McCray, Florida, 2011 $ Isaiahh Loudermilk, Wisconsin, 2018 Brandon Wilson, Indiana, 2018 2, Team (blocked punt, snap out of the end zone on punt), Iowa, 2018 Team (blocked punt, snap out of the end zone on punt), Iowa, 2018 99, D.J. Johnson, Iowa, 2002 50, Derek Dimke, Illinois, 2010 Michael Geiger, Michigan State, 2016

& - Big Ten Championship Game | # - Croke Park Classic (Dublin, Ireland) | ! - Orange Bowl | ~ - Citrus Bowl $ - Outback Bowl | ^ - Rose Bowl | * - TicketCity Bowl | % - Pinstripe Bowl | @ - PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (SR) - School Record | (OR) - Opponent Record


2018 SEASON IN REVIEW PARTICIPATION CHART GP/GS APP at PITT KSU at ILL OSU MSU at IND IOWA at MICH WIS at RU UMD vs. UK 8 Allen, Mark 3/- P P P - - - - - - - - - 41 Arcangelo, Joe 1/- - - - - - - - - - - - P 90 Barber, Damion 3/- - - P P - - - - - - - P 52 Bates, Ryan 13/13 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 83 Bowers, Nick 10/- - - - P P P P P P P P P P 13 Brooks, Ellis 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 6 Brown, Cam 13/12 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST P ST ST 32 Brown, Journey 9/- - - P P - - P P P P P P P 20 Butler, Jabari 8/- P P P P P P P P - - - - 5 Castro-Fields, Tariq 13/2 P ST ST P P P P P P P P P P 90 Checa, Rafael 12/- P P P P P P P P - P P P P 88 Chisena, Dan 2/- - - - - P - - - - - - P 50 Chizmar, Max 2/- - - P - - - - - - - - P 14 Clifford, Sean 4/- - P P P - - - - - - - - P 33 Cooper, Jake 6/- - P P P - - - - - P - P P 80 Dalton, Danny 3/- P P - - - - - - - - P - 41 Darien, Dae’Lun 9/- - P P P - - - P P P P P P 39 Di Leo, Frank 3/- - - P P - - - - - - - P 95 Dix, Donnell 1/- - - - - - - - - - - - P 5 Dotson, Jahan 8/4 - - P - - - P P P ST ST ST ST 25 Faison-Walden 1/- - - P - - - - - - - - - 7 Farmer, Koa 13/13 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 87 Freiermuth, Pat 13/9 P P P P ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 71 Fries, Will 13/11 P ST ST ST ST ST ST ST P ST ST ST ST 51 Gellerstedt, Alex 1/- - - - - - - - - P - - - 86 George, Daniel 3/- - - P - - - P - - - - P 93 Gillikin, Blake 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 30 Givens, Kevin 12/12 - ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 74 Gonzalez, Steven 13/13 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 19 Gordon, Trent 4/- - - P - - - - - - - P P P 99 Gross-Matos, Yetur 13/13 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 1 Hamler, KJ 13/13 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 53 Hansard, Fred 6/1 ST P P P P P - - - - - - 37 Hartlaub, Drew 10/- - - - P P P P P P P P P P 12 Hippenhammer, Mac 12/1 P P P P P P P P ST P P - P 18 Holland, Jonathan 11/4 ST ST ST ST - - P P P P P P P 75 Holmes, Des 5/- - P P P - P - - - P - - 2 Johnson, Donovan 12/- P P P P - P P P P P P P P 36 Johnson, Jan 13/13 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 84 Johnson, Juwan 10/7 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST P - - - P P 42 Jordan, Ellison 3/- P P P - - - - - - - - - 49 Joseph, Daniel 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 82 Kuntz, Zack 1/- - - P - - - - - - - - - 40 Luketa, Jesse 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 85 Lutz, Isaac 12/- - P P P P P P P P P P P P 66 McGovern, Connor 13/13 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 14 McPhearson, Zech 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 9 McSorley, Trace 13/13 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 62 Menet, Michal 12/12 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST - ST 9 Miller, Jarvis 11/- P P P P P P P P P P - P 48 Miller, Shareef 13/13 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 73 Miranda, Mike 13/1 P P P P P P P P P P P ST P 23 Monroe, Ayron 12/- P P P P P P P P P P P P 93 Mustipher, PJ 12/- P P P P - P P P P P P P P 21 Oruwariye, Amani 13/13 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 28 Oweh, Jayson 4/- - - P P - - - - - - P P 11 Parsons, Micah 13/1 P P P P P P P P P P ST P P 16 Petrishen, John 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 92 Pinegar, Jake 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 10 Polk, Brandon 11/7 P ST ST ST ST ST ST ST P - P - P 58 Presta, Evan 1/- - - P - - - - - - - - - 29 Reid, John 11/11 ST - - ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 24 Sanders, Miles 13/13 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 4 Scott, Nick 13/13 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 70 Scruggs, Juice 1/- - - - - - - - - - - - P 55 Shelton, Antonio 13/1 P P P P P P P P P P P P ST 82 Shoop, Tyler 1/- - - - - - - - - - - - P 6 Shorter, Justin 4/- - - P - - - - - - P P - P 79 Shuman, Charlie 2/- - - P - - - - - - - - P 34 Simmons, Shane 8/- - - - - - P P P P P P P P 64 Simpson, Zach 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 4 Slade, Ricky 9/- P P P P - P - - - P P P P 2 Stevens, Tommy 7/- - - - - P - P P P P P P 81 Sullivan-Brown, Cam 13/1 P P P P P P P P P P ST P P 26 Sutherland, Jonathan 13/1 P P P P P P P ST P P P P P 46 Tarburton, Nick 2/- P P - - - - - - - - - - 17 Taylor, Garrett 13/12 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST P ST ST ST ST ST 20 Thomas, Johnathan 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 3 Thompkins, DeAndre 13/6 ST P P P P P P ST ST ST P ST ST 69 Thorpe, C.J. 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 99 Tobin, Justin 1/- - - - - - - - - P - - - 18 Toney, Shaka 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 96 Vasey, Kyle 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 51 Vranic, Jason 2/- - - P - - - - - - - - P 38 Wade, Lamont 13/- P P P P P P P P P P P P P 53 Walker, Rasheed 4/- - - P - - - - - - - P P P 31 Welde, Christopher 1/- - - - - - - - - - - - P 80 Weller, Justin 1/- - - - - - - - - - - - P 54 Windsor, Robert 12/12 ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST ST 77 Wright, Chasz 13/2 ST P P P P P P P ST P P P P

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2018 SEASON IN REVIEW AWARDS & HONORS JOE ARCANGELO, TIGHT END Academic All-Big Ten TREVOR BAKER, TIGHT END Academic All-Big Ten RYAN BATES, OFFENSIVE LINE Conference All-Big Ten third team (Coaches & Media) Weekly PFF National Team of the Week (Week 2) PFF Big Team of the Week (Week 2, 4) Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List (Top OL or DL) TYLER BOWEN, TIGHT ENDS COACH AFCA 2019 35 Under 35 Coaches Leadership Institute NICK BOWERS, TIGHT END Academic All-Big Ten ELLIS BROOKS, LINEBACKER PFF Big Ten Team of the Week (Week 2,4) JOE CALCAGNO, SNAPPER Academic All-Big Ten TARIQ CASTRO-FIELDS, CORNERBACK PFF Big Ten Team of the Week (Week 3) DAN CHISENA, WIDE RECEIVER Academic All-Big Ten Big Ten Distinguished Scholar MAX CHIZMAR, LINEBACKER Academic All-Big Ten SEAN CLIFFORD, QUARTERBACK Academic All-Big Ten JAKE COOPER, LINEBACKER Academic All-Big Ten FRANK DI LEO, LINEBACKER Academic All-Big Ten DONNELL DIX, DEFENSIVE END Academic All-Big Ten NICK EURY, RUNNING BACK Academic All-Big Ten Big Ten Distinguished Scholar KOA FARMER, LINEBACKER Butkus Award Watch List (Top LB) Polynesian CFB Player of the Year Watch List JAMES FRANKLIN, HEAD COACH Dodd Award Midseason Watch List (Top Coach) PAT FREIERMUTH, TIGHT END Postseason The Athletic Freshman All-America Team 247Sports True Freshman All-America Team Sports Illustrated All-Bowl Team Conference All-Big Ten honorable mention (Coaches & Media)

BLAKE GILLIKIN, PUNTER Postseason Google Cloud Academic All-America first team Google Cloud Academic All-District first team Academic All-Big Ten Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Associated Press All-Bowl Team Preseason Ray Guy Award Watch List (Top P)

MAC HIPPENHAMMER, WIDE RECEIVER Academic All-Big Ten

TRACE MCSORLEY, QUARTERBACK Postseason National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Google Cloud Academic All-District first team William V. Campbell Trophy Finalist Pop Warner National College Football Award Finalist Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Top 10 Maxwell Award Semifinalist (National POY) Walter Camp Award Player to Watch (National POY) Jason Witten Man of the Year Semifinalist Senior CLASS Award Top 30 Candidate Conference All-Big Ten second team (Coaches & Media) Academic All-Big Ten Associated Press All-Big Ten second team Midseason PFF Midseason All-Big Ten first team Weekly PFF Big Ten Team of the Week (Week 3, 5) Rose Bowl Game Player of the Week (Week 5) Reese’s Senior Bowl Senior of the Week (Week 5) Preseason Watch Lists Big Ten Preseason Honors CFPA National Performer of the Year Trophy Davey O’Brien Award (Top QB) Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Manning Award (Top QB, including bowl game) Maxwell Award (National Player of the Year) Walter Camp Award (National Player of the Year) Wuerffel Trophy (Community Service) Preseason All-America Associated Press (second team) Athlon (fourth team) CBS Sports (second team) Sporting News (first team)

JONATHAN HOLLAND, TIGHT END Mackey Award Watch List (Top TE)

MICHAL MENET, OFFENSIVE LINE PFF Big Ten Team of the Week (Week 11)

JAN JOHNSON, LINEBACKER Academic All-Big Ten

SHAREEF MILLER, DEFENSIVE END All-Big Ten third team (Coaches & Media)

HUNTER KELLY, OFFENSIVE/DEFENSIVE LINE Academic All-Big Ten

MICAH PARSONS, LINEBACKER Postseason The Athletic Freshman All-America Team ESPN Freshman All-America Team 247Sports True Freshman All-America Team Midseason 247Sports True Freshman All-America Team ESPN Freshman Midseason All-America Team

STEVEN GONZALEZ, OFFENSIVE LINE Conference All-Big Ten honorable mention (Coaches & Media) YETUR GROSS-MATOS, DEFENSIVE END Conference All-Big Ten first team (Media) All-Big Ten third team (Coaches) Midseason Ted Hendricks Award Watch List (Top DE) Weekly Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Week 9) KJ HAMLER, WIDE RECEIVER Postseason The Athletic Freshman All-America Team Paul Hornung Award Finalist Conference All-Big Ten honorable mention (WR & RS) (Coaches & Media) Weekly Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Week 5) Paul Hornung Weekly Honor Roll (Week 2, 5) PFF Big Ten Team of the Week (Week 5)

CARSON LANDIS, KICKER/PUNTER Academic All-Big Ten ISAAC LUTZ, WIDE RECEIVER Academic All-Big Ten CONNOR MCGOVERN, OFFENSIVE LINE Conference All-Big Ten third team (Coaches & Media) Weekly PFF National Team of the Week (Week 11) PFF Big Ten Team of the Week (Week 11, 12) Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List (Top OL or DL) Rimington Watch List (Top C)

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CAMERON PICA, WIDE RECEIVER Academic All-Big Ten Big Ten Distinguished Scholar AMANI ORUWARIYE, CORNERBACK Postseason Paycom Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist (Top DB) Conference All-Big Ten first team (Coaches & Media) Associated Press All-Big Ten first team ESPN All-Big Ten team Midseason PFF Midseason All-Big Ten first team Weekly PFF Big Ten Team of the Week (Week 2)

JOHN REID, CORNERBACK Postseason Mayo Clinic Comeback POY Award nominee Conference All-Big Ten honorable mention (Coaches & Media) MILES SANDERS, RUNNING BACK Postseason Maxwell Award Watch List (National POY) Conference All-Big Ten second team (Coaches & Media) Associated Press All-Big Ten second team Weekly PFF National Team of the Week (Week 4) PFF Big Ten Team of the Week (Week 2, 4) Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week (Week 4) Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week (Week 4) CHARLIE SHUMAN, OFFENSIVE LINE Academic All-Big Ten Big Ten Distinguished Scholar MICHAEL SHUSTER, QUARTERBACK Academic All-Big Ten JONATHAN SUTHERLAND, SAFETY PFF Big Ten Team of the Week (Week 4) GARRETT TAYLOR, SAFETY All-Big Ten honorable mention (Coaches & Media) Academic All-Big Ten JOHNATHAN THOMAS, RUNNING BACK Academic All-Big Ten DEANDRE THOMPKINS, WIDE RECEIVER PFF Big Ten Team of the Week (Week 3) C.J. THORPE, DEFENSIVE LINE Academic All-Big Ten JUSTIN TOBIN, KICKER Academic All-Big Ten SHAKA TONEY, DEFENSIVE END ESPN College Football Final Helmet Sticker (Week 8) PFF Big Ten Team of the Week (Week 8) JASON VRANIC, LINEBACKER Academic All-Big Ten Big Ten Distinguished Scholar CHRISTOPHER WELDE, CORNERBACK Academic All-Big Ten Big Ten Distinguished Scholar JUSTIN WELLER, WIDE RECEIVER Academic All-Big Ten ROBERT WINDSOR, DEFENSIVE TACKLE Conference All-Big Ten honorable mention (Coaches & Media) Associated Press All-Big Ten second team Weekly Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Week 11) PFF Big Ten Team of the Week (Week 11, 12) Outback Bowl Player of the Week (Week 11) Key PFF - Pro Football Focus POY - Player of the Year


2018 SEASON IN REVIEW

2018 SEASON NOTES CLOSE GAMES • Penn State had four-straight games decided by six points or less last season (Ohio State, 26-27; Michigan State, 17-21; Indiana, 33-28; Iowa, 30-24). The last time the Nittany Lions played four consecutive games decided by six points or less was 1894 (at Navy, 6-6 on Nov. 10; vs. Bucknell, 12-6 on Nov. 17; at Washington & Jefferson, 6-0 on Nov. 23; at Oberlin, 9-6 on Nov. 24). • Penn State last played four consecutive games decided by seven points or less in 1985 (at Maryland, 20-18 on Sept. 7; Temple, 27-25 on Sept. 14; East Carolina, 17-10 on Sept. 21; at Rutgers, 17-10 on Sept. 28; Alabama, 19-17 on Oct. 12; at Syracuse, 2420 on Oct. 19). • Penn State played six games decided by seven or less points in 2018 and owned a 3-3 record in those games. It earned wins over Appalachian State (45-38, OT), Indiana (33-28) and Iowa (30-24), while falling to Ohio State (26-27), Michigan State (1721) and Kentucky (24-27). • Before the loss to Michigan in November, the Nittany Lions’ last five losses were by a total of 12 points (2016: USC - 3 points; 2017: Ohio State - 1 point, Michigan State - 3 points; 2018: Ohio State - 1 point, Michigan State - 4 points), which is the smallest margin of defeat over five losses in program history. • The 2016 loss to USC in the Rose Bowl and 2017 Michigan State loss came on field goals as time expired. • Ohio State took leads with 1:48 remaining (2017) and 2:03 remaining (2018). • Michigan State took its first lead in 2018 on a touchdown with 19 seconds remaining. HAMLER NAMED HORNUNG FINALIST • WR/KR KJ Hamler was selected as one of the five finalists for the Louisville Sports Commission’s Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse. • It was the second-straight year a Penn State player was a finalist for the Paul Hornung Award, which was established in 2010. Saquon Barkley won the honor in 2017. • The award is given annually by the Louisville Sports Commission to the most versatile player in major college football. GILLIKIN NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA • P Blake Gillikin was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division I first team for accomplishments in the classroom and on the field in 2018. • Gillikin is the 34th different Penn State football player to collect first-team accolades for a total of 44 first-team selections. • Gillikin’s Academic All-America honor is the 66th for the Nittany Lion football program, which ranks second in Division I football history (FBS and FCS). • He is the first Nittany Lion to garner Academic All-America status since long snapper Tyler Yazujian earned honors in 2015 and 2016. • Gillikin is the first Penn State punter to be named an Academic All-American. • Gillikin has a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA as a kinesiology major. • Gillikin is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice and a 2018 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. • He was presented with the President’s Freshman Award, given annually to undergraduate degree candidates who have earned a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average based on at least 12 graded Penn State credits completed in their first semester of admission, in May 2017. • Gillikin also claimed the Evan Pugh Scholar Award, given to those juniors and seniors who are in the upper 0.5 percent of their respective classes, in May 2018.

RECORD BREAKDOWN

TRIO NAMED TO FRESHMAN ALL-AMERICA TEAMS • TE Pat Freiermuth, WR/KR KJ Hamler and LB Micah Parsons were selected to The Athletic Freshman All-America Team. • Hamler was recognized for his all-purpose and kick returning prowess. • Penn State’s three Freshman All-America selections by The Athletic were the most of any school. • Hamler was also named to the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America team as a kick returner, while Parsons was named to 247Sports True Freshman AllAmerica squad. ALL-BIG TEN SELECTIONS - OFFENSE • QB Trace McSorley and RB Miles Sanders were named to the All-Big Ten second team by both the league’s coaches and media. The duo was also named to the Associated Press’ All-Big Ten second team. • McSorley is the first Penn State quarterback to earn three career All-Big Ten accolades. • Joining McSorley and Sanders on the All-Big Ten offensive team were OL Connor McGovern (third team – coaches & media) and OL Ryan Bates (third team – coaches & media). • McGovern is the first Penn State offensive lineman to earn backto-back all-conference honors (first, second or third team) since John Urschel in 2012 (first team) and 2013 (first team). • Additionally, WR KJ Hamler (honorable mention – coaches & media), tight end Pat Freiermuth (honorable mention – coaches & media) and OL Steven Gonzalez (honorable mention - coaches & media) earned recognition. • Hamler earned recognition as both a return specialist and wide receiver. • Freiermuth is the first Penn State freshman tight end to earn AllBig Ten honors since Kyle Carter (first team) in 2012. ALL-BIG TEN SELECTIONS - DEFENSE • CB Amani Oruwariye and DE Yetur Gross-Matos led Penn State’s All-Big Ten defensive picks with first-team nods. Oruwariye was a first-team choice by the league’s coaches and media, as well as the Associated Press, while Gross-Matos was a first-team selection by the media and third-team honoree by the coaches. • Oruwariye earned his second All-Big Ten honor of his career with an appearance on the coaches’ and media’s second team in 2017. • Oruwariye is the first Nittany Lion cornerback to earn All-Big Ten first-team accolades since Justin King claimed honors in 2007. • Gross-Matos is the first Penn State defensive end to earn All-Big Ten first-team accolades since Carl Nassib in 2015. • Joining Oruwariye and Gross-Matos on the All-Big Ten defensive team was DE Shareef Miller (third team – coaches & media). • Miller earned his second career all-conference nod after an appearance on the media’s third team and coaches’ honorable mention squad last season. • DT Robert Windsor was named to the Associated Press’ All-Big Ten second team and as honorable mention amongst the Big Ten’s coaches and media. • Additionally, S Garrett Taylor (honorable mention – coaches & media), CB John Reid (honorable mention – coaches & media), S Nick Scott (honorable mention – media) and LB Micah Parsons (honorable mention – media) were recognized. • Reid collected his second all-conference honor after being named honorable mention by the coaches and media in 2016. • Scott was Penn State’s sportsmanship selection.

Overall Record..........................................................................9-4 Day Games...............................................................................7-3 Night Games (6 p.m. or later)...................................................2-1 TV Games ABC................................................................................4-2 BTN................................................................................2-1 ESPN..............................................................................1-1 FS1.................................................................................2-0 Scoring First.............................................................................7-2 Opponent Scoring First.............................................................2-2 Leading at the Half...................................................................7-2 Trailing at the Half....................................................................0-2 Tied at the Half.........................................................................2-0 Leading after Third Qtr.............................................................9-1 Trailing after Third Qtr..............................................................0-3 Tied after Third Qtr...................................................................0-0 Overtime Games......................................................................1-0 Scoring less than 20 pts...........................................................0-2 Scoring 20-29 points................................................................2-2 Scoring 30-39 Points................................................................3-0 Scoring 40+ Points..................................................................4-0 Allowing 10 points or less........................................................5-0 Allowing 11-20 points..............................................................0-0 Allowing 21-30 points..............................................................3-3 Allowing 31+ points................................................................1-1 Rushing for less than 100 yds...................................................0-1 Rushing for 100-199 yds..........................................................4-1 Rushing for 200-299 yds..........................................................3-2 Rushing for 300+ yds...............................................................2-0 Passing for less than 200 yds....................................................4-2 Passing for 200-299 yds...........................................................4-2 Passing for 300-399 yds...........................................................1-0 Passing for 400+ yds...............................................................0-0 Totaling less than 300 yds total offense...................................0-1 300-399 yds of total offense....................................................4-1 400-499 yds of total offense....................................................2-2 500+ yds of total offense.........................................................3-0 Allowing less than 100 yds rushing..........................................2-0 Allowing more than 100 yds rushing.......................................7-4 Allowing less than 300 yds total offense..................................4-1 Allowing 300+ yds total offense..............................................5-3 Having a 100-yd rusher............................................................6-2 Having two 100-yd rushers......................................................0-0 Not having a 100-yd rusher......................................................3-2 Opp. having a 100-yd rusher....................................................4-2 No turnovers............................................................................1-0 1-3 turnovers...........................................................................8-4 4+ turnovers............................................................................0-0 No takeaways...........................................................................2-2 1 or 2 takeaways......................................................................3-2 3 or more takeaways................................................................4-0 More than 30:00 of possession.................................................1-1 Less than 30:00 of possession..................................................8-3

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LIMITED ACCESS

CAUSING CHAOS BEHIND THE LINE

• QB Trace McSorley capped off his stellar Penn State career as the all-time record holder for passing yards (9,899), completions (720), 300-yard passing games (10), 200-yard passing games (28), rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (30), passing touchdowns (77), total offense (11,596), touchdowns responsible for (107), wins as a starting quarterback (31) and consecutive games with a touchdown pass (34). • He also claimed the school season records for passing yards (3,614; 2016), completions (284; 2017), passing touchdowns (29; 2016), rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (12; 2018), total offense (4,061; 2017), touchdowns responsible for (37; 2017), 300-yard passing games (5; 2016, 2017) and is tied for the top spot in 200-yard passing games (11; 2016, 2017). • McSorley is the first Penn State quarterback to throw for 9,000 career yards and the 14th in Big Ten history. • McSorley finished his career second in Big Ten history with 107 touchdowns responsible for, joining Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett (147; 2014-17) and Purdue’s Drew Brees (106; 1997-00) as the only players in conference history with 100 or more TDR.

• Penn State ranked 13th in FBS and led the Big Ten in three-andout percentage with a 27.62 mark. (Coaches by the Numbers) • Penn State led the Big Ten and ranked third in FBS in red zone defense, only yielding scores on 72.22 percent of opponents’ trips inside the 20. (Coaches by the Numbers) • Penn State ranked third in FBS in scoring percentage, allowing its opponents to score on just 21.55 percent of its possessions. (Coaches by the Numbers) • Penn State’s 1.14 points per possession were sixth in FBS and second in the Big Ten. (Coaches by the Numbers) • Penn State’s 1.13 points per possession over the last two years is third in FBS. (Coaches by the Numbers) • PSU limited opponents’ big plays in 2018, ranking 13th in big play percentage (9.84) and fourth in big play pass percentage (11.06). (Coaches by the Numbers) • Opponents averaged 3.61 plays per point last season, which was 13th in FBS. (Coaches by the Numbers) • Penn State held it final four opponents (Wisconsin, 269; Rutgers, 234; Maryland, 259; Kentucky, 297) to less than 300 yards of total offense. The last time the Nittany Lions held four consecutive opponents to less than 300 yards was in 2015 (Buffalo, 274; Rutgers, 294; San Diego State, 242; Army, 294; Indiana, 234). • Penn State yielded just 25 combined first downs in its final two regular-season games (Wisconsin, 12; Maryland, 13). The 12 first downs allowed to the Badgers were the fewest since giving up 11 at Maryland in 2017. • Penn State held Wisconsin to just 10 points, which was the Badgers’ fewest points scored since a 14-7 Michigan loss in 2016.

• Penn State led FBS in sacks (3.62) and was fourth in tackles for loss (8.2) per game. The Nittany Lions led the Big Ten in both categories. • Penn State’s tackles for loss percentage of 11.09 percent ranked 14th in FBS, while its sack percentage of 10.15 percent ranked fifth. (Coaches by the Numbers) • The Nittany Lions recorded 15 tackles for loss against Maryland in the regular-season finale, marking the fourth game of the season when Penn State had at least 10 TFL. • Penn State’s 15 tackles for loss against the Terps were the most in a Big Ten game since registering 15 stops behind the line against Michigan in 2007. • The 15 tackles for loss marked the fifth game with 15 or more TFLs since 2000. It was also the first time since 2000 that Penn State had two games (Maryland, 15; Kent State, 16) with 15 or more TFL in the same season. • Penn State had a balanced pass rush, as 18 different Nittany Lions contributed to the team’s 47 sacks for the season. • With 47 sacks last year, Penn State has registered at least 40 sacks in each of the last four seasons, the first such streak for the Nittany Lions since team sacks were recorded in 1988. PSU had three-straight 40-sack seasons from 2005-07. • The Lions totaled 42 sacks in 2017. Following totals of 46 sacks in 2015 and 40 sacks in 2016.

LONGEST PLAYS IN SCHOOL HISTORY • Penn State’s 132nd season of football featured its two longest all-time plays, separated by two weeks. • QB Sean Clifford hit WR Daniel George for a 95-yard pass in the fourth quarter of the Kent State game for the longest play from scrimmage in school history. • Two weeks later, QB Trace McSorley connected with WR KJ Hamler on a 93-yard touchdown reception against Ohio State. The play was the second-longest play in program history. • Penn State was the only FBS team to record two 90-plus yard plays from scrimmage last season. • Previously, the longest plays in program history were four different 92-yard efforts - a pass from Bill Hess to Bob Higgins in 1919 and rushes by Blair Thomas vs. Syracuse in 1986, by Bill Belton vs. Indiana in 2014 and by Saquon Barkley vs. Washington in the 2017 Fiesta Bowl.

GILLIKIN FLIPS THE FIELD • P Blake Gillikin led the Big Ten and finished 22nd nationally, averaging 44.0 yards per punt. • The 44.0 average broke the Penn State single-season record of 43.55 set by Ralph Giacomarro in 1981 (55 punts, 2,395 yards). • In addition, Gillikin’s career average improved to 43.32 yards per punt, which is currently tops on Penn State’s career chart. He is ahead of Jeremy Boone (43.13). • Gillikin is the only player in program history with six punts of 65 or more yards and is the only player in PSU history with three 70-plus yard punts in a season or career.

NATIONAL NITS Below is a list of Penn State players who rank among the top-100 individuals and top-50 teams in the most recent season statistical rankings. Rankings listed NCAA/Big Ten. • TE Pat Freiermuth • Receiving Touchdowns – 8 (50/5) • P Blake Gillikin • Punting – 44.0 (22/1) • DE Yetur Gross-Matos • Sacks – 0.62 (47/8) • Tackles For a Loss – 1.5 (12/2) • WR/KR KJ Hamler • All-Purpose Yards Per Game – 109.00 (59/6) • Combined Kick Returns – 619 (31/4) • Kickoff Returns – 26.2 (18/3) • Yards Per Reception – 17.95 (25/2) • Receiving Yards –754 (97/9) • QB Trace McSorley • Completions Per Game – 14.77 (74/9) • Passing Efficiency – 124.6 (79/7) • Passing Touchdowns – 18 (54/6) • Passing Yards – 2,530 (61/8) • Passing Yards Per Game – 194.6 (69/8) • Passing Yards Per Completion – 13.18 (25/1) • Points Responsible For – 180 (25/2) • Points Responsible For Per Game – 13.8 (30/3) • Rushing Touchdowns – 12 (34/2) • Rushing Yards – 798 (100/13) • Total Offense – 256.0 (40/5) • Total Touchdowns – 12 (57/3) • Yards Per Pass Attempt – 7.01 (72/6)

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• DE Shareef Miller • Sacks – 0.58 (59/11) • CB Amani Oruwariye • Interceptions Per Game – 0.2 (85/14) • Passes Defended – 1.2 (30/5) • Total Interceptions – 3 (55/8) • K Jake Pinegar • Field Goal Percentage – .667 (87/10) • Field Goals Per Game – 1.23 (40/7) • Scoring – 7.8 (36/2) • Total Points Scored – 101 (36/1) • RB Miles Sanders • All-Purpose Yards Per Game – 108.69 (60/7) • Rush Yards Per Carry – 5.79 (40/5) • Rushing Touchdowns – 9 (73/7) • Rushing Yards – 1,274 (15/2) • Rushing Yards Per Game – 98.0 (25/4) • S Nick Scott • Interceptions Per Game – 0.2 (85/14) • Total Interceptions – 3 (55/8) • S Garrett Taylor • Interceptions Per Game – 0.2 (85/14) • Total Interceptions – 3 (55/8) • WR/PR DeAndre Thompkins • Punt Return Touchdowns – 1 (6/1) • Punt Returns – 9.8 (24/3) • DE Robert Windsor • Sacks – 0.63 (42/6)

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Third Down Conversion Pct Defense – .336 (19/3) Fourth Down Conversion Pct Defense – .423 (22/3) Fewest Penalties – 61 (21/3) Fewest Penalties Per Game – 4.69 (17/3) Fewest Penalty Yards – 551 (25/4) Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game – 42.38 (19/4) Kickoff Returns – 24.73 (12/2) Passes Had Intercepted – 8 (31/2) Passes Intercepted – 13 (33/6) Passing Yards Allowed – 181.5 (15/2) Passing Yards Per Completion – 13.83 (18/2) Red Zone Defense – .750 (11/1) Red Zone Offense – .897 (16/3) Rushing Offense – 204.9 (29/5) Scoring Defense – 20.5 (23/4) Scoring Offense – 33.8 (32/3) Tackles For a Loss Allowed – 5.31 (34/7) Team Passing Efficiency Defense – 106.10 (8/2) Team Sacks – 3.62 (1/1) Tackles for Loss – 8.2 (4/1) Total Defense – 350.5 (34/5) Total Offense – 423.0 (45/5) Winning Percentage – .692 (26/3)


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GAME RECAP UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A rushing touchdown from Miles Sanders and an interception in the end zone by Amani Oruwariye secured a thrilling 45-38 overtime victory for No. 10/9 Penn State over Appalachian State in front of 105,232 roaring fans in the 2018 opener. It was the largest crowd for a Penn State season opener since 2008. Trailing by a touchdown with 1 minute, 39 seconds to go in regulation, quarterback Trace McSorley engineered a touchdown drive to tie the game at 38-38 and force overtime. Penn State went on offense first and handed the ball to Sanders four consecutive times, with his last rush crossing the goal line from 4 yards out. Appalachian State threatened on its offensive possession, converting a fourth-and-1 to earn a fresh set of downs at the 15-yard line, but Oruwariye picked Zac Thomas’ first-down pass off in the end zone to end the game. It was the third consecutive season opener in which Oruwariye pulled in an interception. The Nittany Lions held a 24-10 lead through three quarters, but the Mountaineers stormed back in the fourth quarter, scoring four touchdowns and allowing just one for a 38-31 lead with under two minutes to play. Penn State responded as redshirt freshman KJ Hamler setup a game-tying touchdown drive with a 52-yard kickoff return out of the end zone, patiently waiting for a lane to develop before bursting down the right sideline. McSorley went to work from the App State 48 with 1:39 on the clock, going 5-for-6 passing – including a fourth-and-2 conversion – and ultimately connected with Hamler for a 15-yard touchdown to tie the score at 38-38 with 42 seconds SCORING SUMMARY to play. 1 2 3 4 OT F Appalachian State missed a 56-yard field goal attempt on its ensuing drive 15 seconds left on the clock, sending the game to overtime. Penn State got APP 10 0 0 28 0 38 with the ball first in the extra session and handed it over Sanders to do all of the work on the ground. Sanders used four carries to rush for 25 yards and a touchdown PSU 7 3 14 14 7 45 that put the Nittany Lions ahead 45-38. After the Mountaineers converted on a fourth down, Thomas heaved a ball 1st 12:02 PSU 7-75/2:58/0-7 into the corner of the end zone, but it was Oruwariye who came down with the Trace McSorley 12 yd run (Pinegar kick) 11:48 APP 7-7 pigskin to seal the Penn State victory. McSorley accounted for three touchdowns, two rushing and one passing, Darrynton Evans 100 yd kickoff return (Staton kick) and finished with 283 total offense yards. The senior signal caller connected on 4:10 APP 12-60/6:37/10-7 Chandler Staton 38 yd field goal 21 of his 36 passing attempts. 2nd 0:12 PSU 12-77/4:32/10-10 Sanders rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns, including the game Jake Pinegar 32 yd field goal winner. Linebacker Jan Johnson led the Nittany Lion defense with 11 total 3rd 9:41 PSU 8-65/3:22/10-17 tackles. Trace McSorley 10 yd run (Pinegar kick) 2:41 PSU 8-72/3:40/10-24 Ricky Slade 27 yd run (Pinegar kick) 4th 13:39 APP 10-75/4:02/17-24 Malik Williams 17 yd pass from Thomas (Staton kick) 11:17 PSU 6-75/2:22/17-31 Miles Sanders 2 yd run (Pinegar kick) 7:40 APP 9-80/3:32/24-31 Malik Williams 24 yd pass from Thomas (Staton kick) 6:03 APP 4-53/1:36/31-31 Zac Thomas 1 yd run (Staton kick) 1:47 APP 4-42/1:12/38-31 Jalin Moore 16 yd run (Staton kick) 0:42 PSU 7-48/0:57/38-38 KJ Hamler 15 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) OT -- PSU 4-25/0:00/38-45 Miles Sanders 4 yd run (Pinegar kick)

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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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APP PSU 22 24 159 205 292 229 26-39-1 20-35-0 451 434 76 79 1-0 0-0 9-100 2-10 32:28 27:32 6-16 6-15 3-4 6-6 3 5 0 1 3:40 0-1, 0-0 Sun Belt 1-0, 0-0 B1G

KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS

Miles Sanders (PSU, RB) and the Ground Game Making just his second career start, Sanders enjoyed a career game, setting highs in rushing yards (91), attempts (19) and rushing touchdowns (2), not to mention the game-winning score in overtime. Five of Penn State’s six touchdowns scored in the game came on the ground, as McSorley scored two and totaled 53 yards rushing on 12 carries. Freshman Ricky Slade added 39 yards on six carries in his debut, including a 27-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. Trace McSorley (PSU, QB) McSorley completed 21-of-36 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown and rushed 12 times for 53 yards and two touchdowns. KJ Hamler (PSU, WR/KR) Hamler made an impact in his collegiate debut, catching four passes for a team-high 68 yards and a game-tying touchdown, while also breaking through for 52 yards on his lone kickoff return to setup the game-tying drive with less than two minutes to go in regulation. The redshirt freshman also hauled in a 46-yard reception early in the fourth quarter, which led to a Sanders rushing touchdown and a 31-17 Penn State lead with 11:17 remaining. Notable Nittany Lions Wide receiver Juwan Johnson led the Lions with six receptions, totaling 67 yards. He was one of seven receivers McSorley targeted. On defense, Johnson made his first career start at middle linebacker and totaled a game- and career-high 11 tackles. In the secondary, safety Nick Scott made a career-best nine tackles and registered his first career sack. Appalachian State Kickoff Return Touchdown Penn State scored on the game’s opening drive, but App State’s Darrynton Evans returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. It was the first kickoff return touchdown Penn State had allowed since yielding one at Northwestern in 2015.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

App State-Moore, Jalin 18-88; Thomas, Zac 15-43; Heath, Dominique 1-19; Evans, Darrynton 3-9. Penn State-Sanders, Miles 19-91; McSorley, Trace 12-53; Slade, Ricky 6-39; Allen, Mark 6-25; TEAM 1-minus 3. PASSING

App State-Thomas, Zac 25-38-1-270; Derrick, Peyton 1-1-0-22. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 20-35-0-229.

RECEIVING

App State-Sutton, Corey 6-87; Moore, Jalin 5-36; Williams, Malik 4-66; Hennigan, Thomas 4-28; Heath, Dominique 2-35; Evans, Darrynton 2-10; Virgil, Jalen 1-14; Pearson, Henry 1-8; Papenheim, Devin 1-8. Penn State-Johnson, Juwan 6-67; Hamler, KJ 3-67; Sanders, Miles 3-20; Allen, Mark 3-18; Holland, Jonathan 2-36; Polk, Brandon 2-19; Dalton, Danny 1-2. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A)

App State-Flory, Anthony 9-3-6; Fehr, Jordan 8-5-3; Duck, Clifton 7-52; Hayes, Tae 6-5-1; Davis-Gaither, Akeem 5-2-3; Franklin, Desmond 4-4-0; Godwin, Okon 4-2-2. Penn State-Johnson, Jan 11-4-7; Scott, Nick 9-5-4; Taylor, Garrett 8-6-2; Oruwariye, Amani 7-7-0; Farmer, Koa 5-3-2; Castro-Fields, Tariq 4-2-2; Brown, Cam 4-2-2; Parsons, Micah 4-0-4.

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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

PSU PITT 23 15 211 245 179 55 15-31-0 9-18-1 390 300 64 70 3-2 4-2 4-45 14-116 25:38 34:22 4-11 4-14 4-4 1-3 4 1 0 0

PITTSBURGH – No. 13/10 Penn State never trailed as success in all three phases of the game and a dominant second half led the Nittany Lions to a 51-6 victory over Pittsburgh on a rainy night at Heinz Field. The 45-point margin of victory was the largest in the Penn StatePitt series since a 56-point win (65-9) over the Panthers in 1968. The teams were only separated by a missed extra point (7-6) for the majority of the first half, but Penn State never looked back after quarterback Trace McSorley connected with wide receiver KJ Hamler for a touchdown just before halftime, giving the Lions a 14-6 lead. The seven points were the first of 44 unanswered that the Nittany Lions would score, 37 coming in the second half. The Nittany Lion defense held Pitt to 69 yards in the second half, including minus-2 in the third quarter. On offense, McSorley rushed and passed for a touchdown, Mark Allen rushed for a touchdown and quarterback Sean Clifford threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Polk on his first career play. On special teams, DeAndre Thompkins returned a punt for a touchdown, while the defense added two points with a safety. McSorley completed 14-of-30 passes for 145 yards as wet and rainy conditions factored in several dropped passes, but he threw for two touchdowns and rushed five times for 36 yards and a touchdown. Hamler was the leading receiver with three catches for 40 yards and a touchdown, and he also scored Penn State’s first touchdown of the game on a jet sweep from 32 yards out. Additionally, running back Miles Sanders posted his first career 100-yard rushing game, totaling 118 yards on 16 carries, with a long rush of 41 yards. KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS Turnovers and Field Position Pitt was stopped twice inside the Penn State 5-yard line in the first half, as cornerback Amani Oruwariye intercepted a Pitt pass at the 3-yard line late in the first quarter and cornerback Zech McPhearson dropped Pitt running back Qadree Ollison for a 3-yard loss on fourth-and-3 at the Penn State 4 late in the second quarter. Penn State benefitted from another turnover late in the first half following the fourth-down stop. The Nittany Lions went threeand-out, but punter Blake Gillikin boomed a 47-yard punt to the Pitt 38. Penn State then forced a three-and-out and Pitt punter Kirk Christodoulou fumbled the snap, allowing Jarvis Miller to recover it for Penn State at the Pitt 35. It took Penn State just three plays to find the end zone. After an incompletion, Sanders rushed for 21 yards and then McSorley found Hamler wide open over the middle for a 14yard touchdown reception and a 14-6 lead.

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Second Half Defense Pitt outgained Penn State 231-188 in the first half, with 214 yards rushing, but the Nittany Lions tightened up in the second half. Pitt lost 2 yards in the third quarter and managed just 71 yards in the fourth, also only gaining just five first downs. Penn State never let Pitt’s passing game off the ground, holding quarterback Kenny Pickett to just 55 yards on nine completions and an interception on 18 passing attempts for the game. Miles Sanders (PSU, RB) and the Ground Game Penn State surpassed 200 yards rushing as a team for a fifth consecutive game, led by Sanders’ 118 yards. McSorley added 36 yards and a touchdown on five carries, while Hamler’s first career rush went for 32 yards and a touchdown. Allen rushed for 12 yards and his first touchdown since the 2016 season. Trace McSorley (PSU, QB) McSorley was responsible for three touchdowns, throwing for two and running for one. He completed 14-of-30 passes for 145 yards and touchdowns to redshirt freshmen Hamler and Mac Hippenhammer, while running for a touchdown amongst his five carries for 36 yards. It was McSorley’s 18th career game with both a rushing and passing touchdown. KJ Hamler (Penn State, WR/KR) Hamler enjoyed his first multi-touchdown game, registering the game’s first score on a 32-yard run, and then hauling in a 14-yard touchdown catch just before halftime to give Penn State a 14-6 lead going into the locker room. His three receptions were a game high, and he totaled 40 yards. Penalties Penn State proved to be the more disciplined team and was flagged just six times in the first two weeks. The Nittany Lions totaled just four penalties for 45 yards, while Pitt committed 13 penalties for 101 yards. A roughing the passer penalty keyed Penn State’s first scoring drive in the third quarter, as it occurred on a third-down play that was short of the line to gain.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

Penn State-Sanders, Miles 16-118; McSorley, Trace 5-36; Hamler, KJ 1-32; Slade, Ricky 4-13; Allen, Mark 7-12. Pitt-Ollison, Qadree 21-119; Jacques-Louis, Shocky 2-39; Davis, A.J. 6-38; Pickett, Kenny 14-30; Hall, Darrin 7-28; Aston, George 1-minus 2; Christodoulou, Kirk 1-minus 7. PASSING

Penn State-McSorley, Trace 14-30-0-145; Clifford, Sean 1-1-0-34. Pitt-Pickett, Kenny 9-18-1-55.

OTHER Time of Game Penn State Pittsburgh

In the second half, Penn State’s average field position was its own 46, while Pitt was mired at its own 18. Six of Pitt’s nine offensive drives in the second half started inside its own 16, including its first four of the half. Gillikin enjoyed a strong game punting, with three punts inside the 10, four inside the 20 and two punts for more than 50 yards.

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Penn State-Hamler, KJ 3-40; Polk, Brandon 2-45; Holland, Jonathan 2-25; Johnson, Juwan 2-23; Dalton, Danny 2-17; Hippenhammer, Mac 1-11; Allen, Mark 1-7; Sanders, Miles 1-6; Freiermuth, Pat 1-5. Pitt-Jacques-Louis, Shocky 2-21; Aston, George 2-14; Ollison, Qadree 2-3; Mack, Taysir 1-9; Butler-Jenkins, Dontavius 1-4; Hall, Darrin 1-4. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A)

Penn State-Parsons, Micah 7-5-2; Givens, Kevin 7-5-2; Toney, Shaka 5-5-0; Taylor, Garrett 5-2-3; Johnson, Jan 5-2-3; CastroFields, Tariq 5-1-4. Pitt-Wirginis, Quintin 9-7-2; Briggs, Dennis 6-6-0; Jackson, Dane 4-40; Weaver, Rashad 4-3-1; Idowu, Oluwaseun 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

KSU PSU 18 26 41 297 180 346 21-40-0 14-25-1 221 643 77 70 1-0 2-0 10-83 9-85 31:38 28:22 7-20 5-12 1-1 6-6 0 6 1 0

OTHER Time of Game Kent State Penn State

3:28 1-2, 0-0 MAC 3-0, 0-0 B1G

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Senior quarterback Trace McSorley accounted for five touchdowns as No. 11/10 Penn State totaled 643 yards of total offense in a 63-10 victory over Kent State in front of 106,528 fans at Beaver Stadium. For the Penn State offense, McSorley threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 54 yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns. His top target was DeAndre Thompkins, who made four catches for 101 yards, including a diving 40-yard reception in the end zone. On the ground, seven Penn Staters combined for 297 yards with Miles Sanders posting 86 yards on 14 carries, while Mark Allen, Ricky Slade and Johnathan Thomas each rushed for a touchdown. The Penn State defense held the up-tempo Kent State offense to 221 yards, with just 41 yards allowed on the ground. Cam Brown led the unit with seven tackles, while Penn State totaled seven sacks, led by Shareef Miller and Jayson Oweh with 2.0 each. Miller also led the team with 3.0 tackles for loss. The Nittany Lion offense tallied its first touchdown of the afternoon with 12:51 left in the first quarter of play when McSorley hit Thompkins for a 40-yard touchdown pass. Kent State then tied the game at 7-7 on a 47-yard touchdown pass from Woody Barrett to Mike Carrigan on the ensuing drive, but Penn State went on to outscore Kent State, 56-3, down the stretch to secure the win. A pair of freshmen secured the longest play from scrimmage in Penn State history in the fourth quarter, as quarterback Sean Clifford found a wide-open Daniel George for a 95-yard touchdown reception. KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS Trace McSorley (PSU, QB) McSorley was responsible for five touchdowns, throwing for two and rushing for three in just three quarters of work. He completed 11-of-22 pass attempts for 229 yards, marking the 24th time he has surpassed 200 yards passing in a game to extend his Penn State record. With 54 rushing yards on the day, McSorley became the 44th Nittany Lion to pass the 1,000-yard mark and only the second quarterback. McSorley’s three rushing touchdowns give him 24 for his career, setting a Penn State record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. It was also McSorley’s 19th game with both a passing and rushing touchdown (seven in 2016, nine in 2017, three in 2018).

Chunk Plays Penn State was able to gain yards in chunks, highlighted by its longest play from scrimmage in history, as quarterback Clifford and George connected on a 95-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. Penn State opened the game with a 19-yard completion to Sanders and following that with a 56-yard touchdown pass that was nullified by a penalty. The latter did not matter though as Thompkins made a diving catch in the end zone for a 40-yard touchdown reception for the game’s first score. Kent State was able to answer with a 47-yard touchdown pass though from Barrett to Carrigan. It was the Golden Flashes’ lone touchdown for the game. Big runs keyed Penn State’s next two scoring drives of the first quarter, as an 18-yard McSorley run with a personal foul penalty tacked on setup the second, and a 19-yard Allen run setup the third. Kent State left Penn State just 25 seconds on offense, but a 22yard completion to Hamler moved the Nittany Lions to the 13, from where McSorley would rush into the end zone from 13 yards for a 2810 halftime lead. The big plays continued in the second half. A career-long 23-yard reception by freshman tight end Pat Freiermuth moved Penn State into the red zone, setting up an eventual Allen touchdown and a 3510 lead. Penn State extended its lead to 42-10 following a two-play scoring drive keyed by a 39-yard reception by Thompkins. Slade rushed into the end zone from just 2 yards out on the following play. Cam Sullivan-Brown hauled in a 66-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter, but it was wiped away by another holding penalty. Again, it did not matter, as McSorley later connected with Brandon Polk for a career-long 41-yard touchdown reception and a 49-10 lead. Clifford and George’s 95-yard play was not the last big one of the day, as Johnathan Thomas broke free for 69-yard run on the game’s final drive. DeAndre Thompkins (PSU, WR) Thompkins’ 101 yards on the day sent him over the 1,000-yard mark for his career. Thompkins now has 1,017 career receiving yards, becoming the 31st player in program history to reach that mark. The 100-yard effort was the second of his career, joining his 102-yard performance against Michigan State in 2017.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

Kent State-Crum, Dustin 3-23; Shaw, Jo-El 10-22; Matthews, Will 4-16; Rankin, Justin 3-0; TEAM 1-minus 2; Barrett, Woody 16-minus 18. Penn State-Sanders, Miles 14-86; Thomas, Johnathan 3-84; Allen, Mark 11-62; McSorley, Trace, 9-54; Clifford, Sean 2-10; Slade, Ricky 5-1; Hamler, KJ 1-0.

RECEIVING

Kent State-Dixson, Antwan 5-59; Carrigan, Mike 3-58; McKoy, Isaiah 3-21; Shaw, Jo-El 3-14; Harrell, Trey 3-2; Rankin, Justin 2-18; Lawrence-Burke, Mandela 1-4; Price, Kavious 1-4. Penn State-Thompkins, DeAndre 4-101; Sanders, Miles 3-30; Polk, Brandon 2-55; Freiermuth, Pat 2-35; George, Daniel 1-95; Hamler, KJ 1-22; Kuntz, Zack 1-8.

PASSING

Kent State-Barrett, Woody 20-38-0-176; Crum, Dustin 1-2-0-4. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 11-22-1-229; Clifford, Sean 3-3-0-117.

TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A)

Kent State-Hicks, Dalton 12-4-8; Bahr, Matt 9-3-6; Parker, Jamal 5-4-1; Phillips, Cepeda 5-3-2; Silva, Jordan 5-2-3; Hines, Elvis 4-2-2; McRae, Juantez 4-2-2. Penn State-Brown, Cam 7-3-4; Sutherland, Jonathan 5-4-1; Parsons, Micah 5-2-3; Scott, Nick 4-1-3; Luketa, Jesse 3-3-0; Wade, Lamont 3-3-0; Castro-Fields, Tariq 3-3-0; Oweh, Jayson 3-3-0; Miller, Shareef 3-3-0.

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9:17 PSU 9-70/3:32/7-0 Miles Sanders 14 yd run (Pinegar kick) 2:16 ILL 6-74/1:31/7-7 Reggie Corbin 2 yd run (McLaughlin kick) 12:52 PSU 11-75/4:24/14-7 Miles Sanders 2 yd run (Pinegar kick) 8:11 PSU 8-66/3:14/21-7 Pat Freiermuth 5 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 6:47 ILL 5-75/1:24/21-14 Ricky Smalling 6 yd pass from Rivers (McLaughlin kick) 0:00 ILL 5-32/0:28/21-17 McLaughlin 42 yd field goal 10:36 ILL 9-75/4:24/21-24 Ricky Smalling 17 yd pass from Rivers (McLaughlin kick) 8:36 PSU 5-90/2:00/28-24 Miles Sanders 48 yd run (Pinegar kick) 14:53 PSU 11-60/6:11/35-24 Juwan Johnson 16 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 14:09 PSU 1-21/0:09/42-24 KJ Hamler 21 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 9:58 PSU 2-66/0:36/49-24 Ricky Slade 61 yd run (Pinegar kick) 4:24 PSU 6-54/2:48/56-24 Ricky Slade 1 yd run (Pinegar kick) 1:56 PSU 2-10/0:50/63-24 Journey Brown 6 yd run (Pinegar kick)

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

PSU ILL 31 26 387 245 204 166 13-20-1 18-31-2 591 411 71 76 2-1 2-0 8-72 7-81 29:55 30:05 9-11 4-12 6-6 3-3 6 3 0 1

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – No. 10/9 Penn State totaled 387 rushing yards, led by 200 yards and three touchdowns from junior running back Miles Sanders, as it defeated Illinois, 63-24, in Memorial Stadium. Penn State put the game out of reach with 42 unanswered points in the second half, including 35 in the fourth quarter. The Nittany Lions had built a 21-7 lead to start, only to see Illinois score the next 17 points for a 24-21 lead early in the third quarter. However, a Sanders 48-yard touchdown run with 8:36 remaining in the third put Penn State back ahead, and the Lions never looked back. The fourth quarter scoring surge pushed Penn State past 50 points for a third consecutive game – a school first – and marked the first time since 1917 that Penn State scored 60-plus points in consecutive games. Joining Sanders in the prolific Penn State running attack was senior quarterback Trace McSorley, who rushed for a career-high 92 yards, and freshman running back Ricky Slade, who ran for a 61-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and totaled a career-best 94 yards and two touchdowns for the game. McSorley added three passing touchdowns, completing 12-of-19 passes for 160 yards. Freshman tight end Pat Freiermuth hauled in his first career touchdown reception, while Juwan Johnson and KJ Hamler came up with big touchdown receptions in the second half. KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS Ground Game Both teams had success on the ground in the first half, but Penn State persisted in the second half to total 387 yards for the game – its most since running for 389 against Youngstown State in 2006. Illinois finished with 245 yards rushing. Penn State rushed for 206 yards in the first half and Illinois added 174, but the Nittany Lions outgained the Illini 181-71 in the second half. Sanders led Penn State by rushing 22 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns – all career highs – with 14 carries, 113 yards and two touchdowns coming in the first half. It was the 28th 200yard rushing performance in Penn State history. McSorley rushed for 83 yards in the first half and added one more carry to finish with a career-high 92 yards. Slade added 94 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, with all but one carry for 10 yards coming in the second half.

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Turnovers It was a tale of two halves in the turnover battle, with Illinois holding the upper-hand in the first half and Penn State taking advantage in the second. The Nittany Lions committed two turnovers in the first half and failed to scoop up an Illinois fumble on the goal line. Penn State’s first drive rolled for 55 yards until Illinois’ Stanley Green forced a fumble on the third play and Michael Marchese recovered it. Illinois was unable to take advantage and Penn State built a two-touchdown lead, but Illinois cut the lead to one score after recovering a fumble forced by linebacker Cam Brown inside the 1, and then connecting on a touchdown pass to Rick Smalling on the very next play. McSorley was then intercepted by Delano Ware with 28 seconds remaining in the second quarter, and Illinois kicked a field goal to trim the Penn State lead to four. However, Penn State linebackers Jan Johnson and Ellis Brooks tallied their first career interceptions in the fourth quarter to contribute to the Nittany Lions’ rout. With Penn State leading 35-24, Jan Johnson picked a bobbled pass at the Illinois 21, and McSorley found Hamler in the end zone on the first play of the ensuing drive. Brooks setup the final touchdown with a 22-yard interception return to the Illinois 10. Second-Half Defense Penn State limited Illinois to just 166 yards and seven points in the second half, as the Nittany Lion defensive unit nearly pulled off its third consecutive second-half shutout. Penn State was led in tackles by safety Jonathan Sutherland with a career-high eight, while fellow safety Garrett Taylor totaled seven and tied for the team lead with 1.5 stops behind the line.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

Illinois-Corbin, Reggie 11-87; Epstein, Mke 13-73; Bonner, RaVon 4-42; Rivers, M.J. 10-24; Robinson, Matt 4-17; Brown, Dre 2-4; Davis Trenard 1-minus 2. Penn State-Sanders, Miles 22-200; Slade, Ricky 10-94; McSorley, Trace, 15-92; Brown, Journey 2-10; Clifford, Sean 2-minus 9.

RECEIVING

Illinois-Green, Carmoni 4-49; Mays, Sam 3-26; Barker, Daniel 3-19; Smalling, Ricky 2-23; Epstein, Mike 2-19; Davis, Trenard 2-17; Corbin, Reggie 2-13. Penn State-Johnson, Juwan 4-51; Holland, Jonathan; 3-53; Hamler, KJ 2-41; Thompkins, DeAndre 2-10; Hippenhammer, Mac 1-44; Freiermuth, Pat 1-5.

PASSING

Illinois-Rivers, M.J. 17-28-1-149; Robinson, Matt 0-2-1-0; Davis, Trenard 1-1-0-17. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 12-19-1-160; Clifford, Sean 1-1-0-44.

OTHER Time of Game Penn State Illinois

Illinois was paced on the ground by Reggie Corbin, who totaled 87 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, highlighted by a 51-yard run to setup a touchdown in the first half. However, Corbin only managed just three carries for minus-2 yards in the second half. Mike Epstein added 73 yards on 13 carries, but was also limited in the second half, totaling 1 yard on one carry in the second half.

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Illinois-Roundtree, Bobby 12-10-2; Phillips, Del’Shawn 8-4-4; Brown, Sydney 5-3-2; Green, Stanley 4-4-0; Gay, Isaiah 4-3-1; Ware,Delano 3-1-2; Hansen,Jake 3-1-2; Oladipo,Lere 3-1-2. Penn State-Sutherland, Jonathan 8-6-2; Taylor, Garrett 7-6-1; Johnson, Jan 6-5-1; Brooks, Ellis 6-5-1; Parsons, Micah 6-5-1; Scott, Nick 5-4-1; Windsor, Robert 5-2-3; Brown, Cam 3-2-1; Oruwariye, Amani 3-1-2; Farmer, Koa 3-1-2; Givens, Kevin 3-0-3.


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GAME RECAP UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Trace McSorley totaled a school-record 461 total offense yards to lead No. 9 Penn State, but No. 4 Ohio State rallied late in the fourth quarter for a 27-26 victory in front of a Beaver Stadium-record 110,889 fans. After entering the fourth quarter trailing by one point, Penn State took a 26-14 lead with exactly eight minutes remaining following a McSorley touchdown pass (12:22) and a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Miles Sanders (8:00). However, Ohio State responded with two touchdowns and then stopped the Nittany Lions on fourthand-5 from the Ohio State 43 inside two minutes to seal the win. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins threw both fourthquarter touchdowns, connecting on a 47-yarder with Binjimin Victor with 6:42 remaining and a 24-yarder with K.J. Hill with 2:03 remaining.

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KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS Trace McSorley (PSU, QB) McSorley totaled 461 yards of total offense, rushing for a careerhigh 175 yards on 25 carries and completing 16-of-32 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns. The effort broke former Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg’s school record of 456 yards of total offense set against UCF in 2014, and McSorley’s 175 rushing yards rank as the second-most by a quarterback in a game in program history and the most since Eugene “Shorty” Miller ran for 250 yards in 1913 against Carnegie Tech. McSorley set career highs for his longest run and longest pass play, with a 51-yard rush in the first quarter and a 93-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver KJ Hamler in the second quarter. The latter gave Penn State a 13-0 lead with 5:59 remaining in the first half and marked his 33rd consecutive game with a touchdown pass. McSorley’s second touchdown of the night put Penn State back in the lead after falling behind in the third quarter. A 36-yard completion to Hamler and a 15-yard rush by McSorley moved the Nittany Lions to the Ohio State 2, and McSorley lofted a pass to the back of the end zone for freshman tight end Pat Freiermuth, who pulled it in with one hand for a go-ahead touchdown, 20-14, with 12:22 remaining. Of his 175 yards rushing, 99 were in the second half.

4:58 PSU 8-63/3:37/3-0 Jake Pinegar 34 yd field goal 11:18 PSU 4-7/1:30/6-0 Jake Pinegar 39 yd field goal 5:59 PSU 3-98/1:03/13-0 KJ Hamler 93 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 1:50 OSU 2-25/0:42/13-7 JK Dobbins 26 yd pass from Haskins (Neurnberger kick) 10:42 OSU 13-75/4:38/13-14 JK Dobbins 4 yd run (Neurnberger kick) 12:22 PSU 6-73/2:22/20-14 Pat Freiermuth 2 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 8:00 PSU 7-52/2:18/26-14 Miles Sanders 1 yd run (2-point conversion failed) 6:42 OSU 3-75/1:18/26-21 Binjimen Victor 47 yd pass from Haskins (Neurnberger kick) 2:03 OSU 8-96/2:32/26-27 KJ Hill 24 yd pass from Haskins (2-point conversion failed)

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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OSU PSU 21 22 119 206 270 286 22-39-1 16-32-0 389 492 76 76 0-0 2-1 10-105 7-64 28:21 31:39 4-17 3-17 1-2 3-3 4 3 0 2

KJ Hamler (PSU, WR) Hamler’s speed and playmaking ability shined on a 93-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Ohio State appeared to be gaining the upper-hand in the field position battle, pinning Penn State on its own 2 with a 58-yard punt midway through the second stanza, but Hamler took a short-slant 93 yards for a touchdown, out-running the Buckeye defense for a 13-0 Penn State lead with 5:59 remaining in the half. It’s the second-longest play from scrimmage in Penn State history. He finished with four catches for a career- and game-high 138 yards. Ohio State Passing Game Ohio State was able to move the ball through the air in the second half. Haskins was held to just seven completions on 16 attempts for 62 yards, an interception and a touchdown in the first half, but completed 15-of-23 passes for 208 yards and two touchdowns in the second. Parris Campbell caught seven passes for 60 yards to lead the Buckeyes in both categories, while Hill followed with six receptions for 59 yards and the game-winning touchdown. J.K. Dobbins’ two catches for 61 yards were both impactful. He scored Ohio State’s first touchdown of the game on a 26-yard reception from Haskins with 1:50 remaining in the first half, and then moved the Buckeyes from their own 4 to the 39 with a 35-yard reception to start their eventual game-winning, eight-play, 96-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. Victor also scored a receiving touchdown, weaving through the Penn State defense for a 47-yard score with 6:42 remaining in the game, pulling the Buckeyes to within five, 26-21. Points Off Turnovers A Garrett Taylor interception – the first of his career – set up Pinegar’s second field goal of the night. Taylor picked a pass off the hands of Johnnie Dixon at the Penn State 27, and then returned it 45 yards to the Ohio State 28. The Lions were unable to advance into the red zone for a first down, so Pinegar converted from 39 yards out with 11:18 remaining in the second quarter for a 6-0 Penn State lead. Ohio State’s first points came off a Penn State fumble. Late in the second half, Tuf Borland was able to punch the ball loose from Sanders and Dre’Mont Jones recovered it at the Penn State 25. On the Buckeyes’ second play from scrimmage from the 26, Haskins dumped the ball off to Dobbins, and sprinted down the sideline for the touchdown with 1:50 remaining in the half, pulling the Buckeyes within six points, 13-7.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

Ohio State-Dobbins, J.K. 17-57; Weber, Mike 9-51; Campbell, Paris 2-19; Haskins, Dwayne 4-8; Hill, K.J. 1-minus 3. Penn State-McSorley, Trace, 25-175; Sanders, Miles 16-43; Stevens, Tommy 3-minus 12.

RECEIVING

Ohio State-Dobbins, J.K. 2-61; Campbell, Paris 7-60; Hill, K.J. 6-59; Victor, Binjimen 2-55; Mack, Austin 3-25; Weber, Mike 1-5; Saunders, C.J. 1-5. Penn State-Hamler, KJ 4-138; Johnson, Juwan 5-61; Freiermuth, Pat 3-44; Hippenhammer, Mac 1-21; Polk, Brandon 1-20; Sanders, Miles 2-5.

PASSING

Ohio State-Haskins, Dwayne 22-39-1-270. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 16-32-0-286.

TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A)

Ohio State-Fuller, Jordan 8-5-3; Borland, Tuf 8-3-5; Harrison, Malik 8-6-2; Young, Chase 6-3-3; Werner, Pete 5-4-1. Penn State-Farmer, Koa 8-2-6; Brown, Cam 6-3-3; Scott, Nick 5-3-2; Johnson, Jan 5-4-1; Miller, Shareef 5-3-2; Windsor, Robert 5-2-3.

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5:03 PSU 4-94/1:32/0-7 KJ Hamler 5 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 13:25 MSU 11-81/4:03/7-7 La’Darius Jefferson 1 yd run (Coghlin kick) 4:33 PSU 5-64/2:18/7-14 Miles Sanders 48 yd run (Pinegar kick) 6:10 MSU 5-64/2:16/14-14 Felton Davis III 20 yd pass from Lewerke (Coghlin kick) 9:21 PSU 11-55/5:15/14-17 Jake Pinegar 20 yd field goal 0:19 MSU 8-76/1:00/21-17 Felton Davis III 25 yd pass from Lewerke (Coghlin kick)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley became the school’s all-time passing yards leader and running back Miles Sanders rushed for 162 yards and a touchdown against the nation’s No. 1 rush defense, but Michigan State rallied for a 21-17 victory over the No. 8 Nittany Lions. Penn State held a 17-14 advantage with less than 1:30 to play before Michigan State put together an eight-play, 76-yard touchdown drive to pull ahead 21-17 with 19 seconds left on the clock. Spartan quarterback Brian Lewerke connected with Felton Davis III on a 25-yard reception for the score. KJ Hamler returned the ensuing kickoff 24 yards to the Penn State 26 and caught a 20-yard pass to advance the Lions to the 46, but the Spartans pressured McSorley on the final play and his throw fell incomplete as time expired. Penn State’s last five losses have been by a total of just 12 points, the smallest margin of defeat over five losses in program history. The Spartans’ late go-ahead touchdown marked the only time they led all afternoon. McSorley continued to rewrite the program history books, becoming Penn State’s all-time leader in career passing yards. He finished the day with 192 passing yards to total 8,610 for his career, surpassing Christian Hackenberg’s previous program standard of 8,457. Sanders also achieved a milestone against the Spartans, eclipsing 1,000-career rushing yards to become the 45th Nittany Lion to do so. KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS Miles Sanders and the Penn State Running Game Sanders totaled 162 yards on 17 carries, breaking free for a career-long 78-yard run in the first quarter to setup Penn State’s first touchdown and for a 48-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. McSorley added 37 yards on the ground and running back Ricky Slade added eight for a total of 205 yards. Penn State has rushed for 200 or more yards in its last nine consecutive games. The Michigan State defense had only surrendered 169 rushing yards total in all five of its games combined this season prior to Sanders’ 162-yard performance against it, and his 78-yard run was more than Michigan State had allowed in any game this season.

Michigan State Defense in the Second Half Although Michigan State allowed a season-high rushing yard total on the ground, only 39 of those yards were allowed in the second half. Accordingly, the Spartans limited Penn State to just a field goal over the final 30 minutes, slowing the Nittany Lions top-ranked, second-half scoring offense, which entered the day averaging 31 second-half points per game. Safety Khari Willis led the unit with nine tackles and a forced fumble that linebacker Tyriq Thompson recovered to halt Penn State’s game-opening drive at the Michigan State 33. The Spartans, managed just one sack on the day, but the sack was a crucial one McSorley slipped on fourth-and-4 in the third quarter after a Penn State drive start in Michigan State territory. Trace McSorley (PSU, QB) McSorley became the all-time leading passer in Penn State history with his 192 yards passing, completing 19-of-32 passing attempts with one touchdown. Brian Lewerke (MSU, QB) and Felton Davis III (MSU, WR) Lewerke completed 24-of-52 pass attempts for 259 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Davis III was his top target, catching eight passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner. KJ Hamler (PSU, WR) Hamler was Penn State’s leading receiver, catching five passes for 66 yards and a touchdown. It was his fifth touchdown grab in six career games, and he added 57 yards on kickoff returns to total 123 all-purpose yards for his fifth game with 100 or more all-purpose yards. Garrett Taylor (PSU, S) Taylor had an interception in the third quarter, a career-high five pass breakups and a forced fumble at the goal line that Michigan State retained in the second quarter.

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

MSU PSU 25 14 123 205 295 192 25-53-1 19-32-0 418 397 89 64 4-0 1-1 3-20 6-41 34:12 25:48 5-19 3-14 2-2 2-3 2 1 0 1

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

Michigan State-Jefferson, La’Darius 15-60; Heyward, Connor 8-44; Lewerke, Brian 12-20; Bridges, Weston 1-minus 1. Penn State-Sanders, Miles 17-162; McSorley, Trace 13-37; Slade, Ricky 1-8; TEAM 1-minus 2. PASSING

Michigan State-Lewerke, Brian 24-52-1-259; Heyward, Connor 1-10-36. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 19-32-0-192.

OTHER Time of Game Penn State Michigan State

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RECEIVING

Michigan State-Davis III, Felton 8-100; Nelson, Laress 5-60; Heyward, Connor 4-20; Chambers, Cam 3-55; Dotson, Matt 2-23; Sokol, Matt 1-25; Jefferson, La’Darius 1-7; Sowards, Brandon 1-5. Penn State-Hamler, KJ 5-66; Freiermuth, Pat 3-32; Hippenhammer, Mac 3-27; Bowers, Nick 3-18; Polk, Brandon 2-23; Johnson, Juwan 2-19; Sullivan-Brown, Cam 1-7. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A)

Michigan State-Willis, Khari 9-7-2; Dowell, Andrew 7-4-3; Layne, Justin 7-4-3; Thompson, Tyriq 5-2-3; Williams, Raequan 5-2-3; Bachie, Joe 4-4-0; Dowell, David 4-4-0. Penn State-Taylor, Garrett 6-5-1; Farmer, Koa 6-4-2; Scott, Nick 5-41; Johnson, Jan 5-2-3; Parsons, Micah 5-1-4; Oruwariye, Amani 4-40; Wade, Lamont 4-3-1; Johnson, Donovan 4-3-1; Gross-Matos, Yetur 4-2-2; Reid, John 4-2-2; Brown, Cam 4-2-2.


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13:00 PSU 5-36/2:00/7-0 Miles Sanders 1 yd run (Pinegar kick) 10:18 IND 8-75/2:42/7-7 Stevie Scott 5 yd run (Justus kick) 1:06 IND 4-42/1:03/7-14 Ronnie Walker 30 yd run (Justus kick) 10:08 PSU 6-83/2:20/14-14 Pat Freiermuth 23 yd pass from Stevens (Pinegar kick) 6:27 PSU 7-65/2:33/17-14 Jake Pinegar 27 yd field goal 7:16 PSU 13-63/5:04/20-14 Jake Pinegar 32 yd field goal 4:01 IND 9-81/3:15/20-21 Stevie Scott 3 yd run (Justus kick) 3:41 PSU 1-5/0:20/26-21 Trace McSorley 5 yd run (Pinegar kick blocked) 10:25 PSU 5-32/1:27/33-21 Trace McSorley 4 yd run (Pinegar kick) 0:49 IND 15-85/3:17/33-28 J-Shun Harris II 21 yd pass from Ramsey (Justus kick)

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

PSU IU 20 32 174 224 243 330 20-37-1 35-55-1 417 554 73 100 3-0 3-2 3-40 7-55 26:02 33:58 5-15 9-21 5-5 3-4 3 3 2 0

OTHER Time of Game Penn State Indiana

3:47 5-2, 2-2 B1G 4-4, 1-4 B1G

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Senior quarterback Trace McSorley rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns and was aided by big plays on defense and special teams, as No. 18/16 Penn State defeated Indiana, 33-28, in Big Ten football action in Memorial Stadium. McSorley’s 34-game streak with a passing touchdown came to an end, but his 327 yards of total offense and two scores led the Penn State offense. Running back Miles Sanders added 126 all-purpose yards, catching a team-best six passes for 54 yards and rushing 15 times for 72 yards and a touchdown. Turnovers and special teams were a factor as Penn State generated 10 points off of two fumble recoveries, while a pair of big kickoff returns by KJ Hamler (58 yards) and Johnathan Thomas (94 yards) setup quick Penn State touchdown drives. Indiana was able to generate 554 yards of total offense, running 100 plays, but the Nittany Lion defense came up with a pair of stops in its own territory inside of two minutes at the end of the first half and another stop after Indiana recovered an onside kick with 49 seconds remaining. Indiana was able to take leads twice in the game, once in the first quarter and once in the third, but McSorley’s two rushing scores, with one late in the third quarter and another early in the fourth, clinched the game for the Nittany Lions.

Turnovers Penn State generated 10 points off three second-half takeaways. Defensive tackle PJ Mustipher forced a fumble on the edge of the red zone on Indiana’s first drive of the third quarter, and safety Garrett Taylor recovered it, leading to a Penn State field goal drive. In the fourth quarter, Jonathan Sutherland forced a fumble on a punt, and Nick Scott recovered it at the Indiana 32, setting up Penn State’s final touchdown drive. Scott then came up with an interception with 4:35 remaining in the game, ending a crucial Indiana drive. Indiana was unable to take advantage of a McSorley interception in the second quarter and was unable to recover any of Penn State’s three muffed kicks. The Hoosiers did get one last chance to try and take the game after recovering an onside kick. That gave Indiana one last offensive possession with 49 seconds remaining.

KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS Trace McSorley (PSU, QB) McSorley completed 19-of-36 passes for 220 yards, adding to his school record with his 26th career 200-yard passing game, and also rushed for 107 yards and two touchdowns. His rushing yardage total ranks as the second most of his career and the 10th most by a Penn State quarterback all-time, and gives him a career-best 554 rushing yards this season, which ranks as the second-most by a Penn State quarterback all time (Michael Robinson, 806 yds; 2005). McSorley also became the 11th player in Big Ten history to surpass 10,000 career yards of total offense in Big Ten history, as he now has 10,283 career total yards. McSorley was held without a touchdown pass, ending an FBSleading 34-game streak. It ranks as the fifth-longest in Autonomy Five history. Penn State was not without a touchdown pass though, as quarterback Tommy Stevens threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to tight end Pat Freiermuth out of the “Lion” package.

Miles Sanders (PSU, RB) Sanders was Penn State’s leading receiver, setting career highs with six receptions for 54 yards. He also rushed 15 times for 72 yards and a touchdown.

Penn State Kick Returns KJ Hamler opened the game with a 58-yard kickoff return, leading to a short Penn State touchdown drive, and Johnathan Thomas answered an Indiana go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter with a 94-yard kickoff return, which setup a one-play touchdown drive to put Penn State ahead for good, 26-21.

Indiana Offense Quarterbacks Peyton Ramsey and Michael Penix Jr. combined to complete 35-of-55 passes for 330 yards, a touchdown and an interception, while Stevie Scott led a rushing attack that totaled 224 yards with 138 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries. Penn State Defense The Nittany Lions faced 100 plays, but came up big in the final two minutes of the second and fourth quarters, preventing Indiana from taking the lead despite getting two possessions each in twominute situations. Yetur Gross-Matos led the unit with a career-high 10 tackles and two sacks, while Shaka Toney added a career-high four sacks, tying the Penn State single-game record.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

Penn State-McSorley, Trace 19-107; Sanders, Miles 15-72; Brown, Journey 1-5; Gillikin, Blake 1-minus 10. Indiana-Scott, Stevie 26-138; Walker, Ronnie 4-38; Philyor, Whop 1-26; Penix, Michael 2-24; Harris, J-Shun 1-3; Ramsey, Peyton 11-minus 5. PASSING

Penn State-McSorley, Trace 19-36-1-220; Stevens, Tommy 1-1-0-23. Indiana-Ramsey, Peyton 26-36-1-236; Penix, Michael 9-19-0-94.

RECEIVING

Penn State-Sanders, Miles 6-54; Hamler, KJ 4-27; Johnson, Juwan 2-72; Sullivan-Brown, Cam 2-33; Freiermuth, Pat 2-32; Stevens, Tommy 2-2; Thompkins, DeAndre 1-13; Dotson, Jahan 1-10. Indiana-Timian, Luke 6-58; Hale, Donavan 4-52; Harris, J-Shun 4-44; Taylor, Reese 4-27; Philyor, Whop 4-27; Brookins, Ricky 4-15; Westbrook, Nick 3-33; Majette, Mike 2-10; Fryfogle, Ty 1-25; Scott, Stevie 1-19; Hendershot, Peyton 1-13; Dorris, Austin 1-7. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A)

Penn State-Gross-Matos, Yetur 10-6-4; Oruwariye, Amani 9-6-3; Parsons, Micah 8-7-1; Reid, John 8-6-2; Brown, Cam 8-6-2; Sutherland, Jonathan 6-1; Scott, Nick 7-5-2; Farmer, Koa 7-4-3. Indiana-Ball, Marcelino 10-7-3; Crawford, Jonathan 7-5-2; Willis, Dameon 5-4-1; Bryant, Khalil 5-3-2; Layne, Raheem 4-4-0; Sykes, Nile 4-4-0; Fitzgerald, Bryant 4-3-1.

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GAME RECAP UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A gutsy effort by senior quarterback Trace McSorley, big stops on defense and three 40-plus yard field goals by true freshman kicker and Iowa native Jake Pinegar led No. 17/16 Penn State past No. 18 Iowa, 30-24. Iowa threatened late, but the Penn State defense came up with two big stops in the final minutes to preserve Penn State’s lead. Senior safety Nick Scott halted a drive at the Nittany Lion 2-yard line with his second interception in as many weeks with 3:18 remaining, and then time ran out on the Hawkeyes after they regained the ball at their own 23 with 1:23 remaining. Penn State’s defense shutout Iowa’s offense in the second half, as the Hawkeyes’ only second-half points came on a pick-six by Geno Stone with 10:00 remaining in the fourth quarter. The only other touchdown for Iowa came on a fake field goal play in the first quarter. McSorley, who missed three offensive drives in the second quarter due to an apparent injury, scored his first touchdown of the game with a 51-yard run less than three minutes into the third quarter to give Penn State its first lead over the Hawkeyes, 24-17. Pinegar added two field goals in the second half, including a SCORING SUMMARY career-long 49-yarder, to give the Nittany Lions a 27-17 advantage 1 2 3 4 OT F with 4:10 left in the third quarter. His 44-yard field goal at the 8:24 IOWA 12 5 0 7 - 24 mark in the fourth quarter gave him three field goals of 40 or more yards, marking the first time this feat was accomplished by a Nittany PSU 7 10 10 3 - 30 Lion since Sam Ficken vs. Maryland in 2013. KJ Hamler set a career long with a 67-yard kickoff return to set 1st 14:08 IOWA 0-2 up the Nittany Lions’ final scoring drive and Pinegar’s field goal. He Team Safety finished with 188 all-purpose yards, as he also led the team with five 10:09 IOWA 8-47/3:51/0-5 Miguel Recinos 27 yd field goal receptions for 96 yards. Quarterback Tommy Stevens stepped in for 5:22 IOWA 9-42/2:46/0-12 an injured McSorley in the first half and scored on a 3-yard run to tie Sam Brincks 10 yd pass from Rastetter (Recinos kick) the game at 14-14 with 6:45 left in the second half. 0:27 PSU 10-85/4:51/7-12 Pat Freiermuth 18 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) McSorley (63 yds.), running back Miles Sanders (62 yds.) and 2nd 13:39 IOWA 7-14 Stevens (18 yds.) combined for 143 yards rushing against Iowa’s Team Safety defense, which entered the game second in FBS with an average of 6:45 PSU 1-3/0:04/14-14 Tommy Stevens 3 yd run (Pinegar kick) just 79.8 yards per game allowed. 4:32 IOWA 5-15/2:04/14-17 Penn State outscored Iowa 13-7 in the second half after the Miguel Recinos 49 yd field goal teams went into the locker room tied at 17 after a wild first half that 0:03 PSU 4-31/0:34/17-17 Jake Pinegar 45 yd field goal included Iowa tallying two safeties. 3rd 4th

12:10 PSU Trace McSorley 51 yd run (Pinegar kick) 4:10 PSU Jake Pinegar 49 yd field goal 10:00 IOWA Geno Stone 24 yd interception return (Recinos kick) 8:24 PSU Jake Pinegar 44 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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IOWA PSU 23 16 135 118 215 194 19-50-2 13-29-1 350 312 88 64 3-0 1-1 6-25 6-47 35:18 24:42 7-20 4-14 2-3 2-3 2 3 2 3

KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS Trace McSorley and Tommy Stevens (PSU, QBs) Despite missing three offensive possessions in the first half due to injury, McSorley completed 11-of-25 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown with one interception, and was Penn State’s leading rusher with 63 yards on and a touchdown on 12 carries. McSorley had a career-long touchdown run of 51 yards to start the second half to give Penn State its first lead. In McSorley’s absence, Stevens filled in without missing a beat, completing 2-of-4 passes for 27 yards and rushing for 18 yards on five carries with a touchdown in the second quarter that tied the game for the first time. Interceptions In the second quarter, with Penn State trailing by a touchdown, cornerback John Reid intercepted Iowa’s Stanley at midfield and returned it 44 yards to the Iowa 3-yard line, setting up Stevens’ rushing score. Iowa got back in the game with a fourth-quarter interception, as Stone intercepted McSorley for a 24-yard pick-six with 10 minutes remaining in the game, which pulled the Hawkeyes within three. Iowa was threatening to retake the lead, trailing by six points at Penn State’s 3-yard line with less than 3:30 remaining, but Scott picked off a short lob at the 2 and returned it to the 9 to allow Penn State to run some clock and gain the upper-hand in the field possession battle. KJ Hamler (PSU, WR/KR) Hamler tallied a game-high 188 all-purpose yards, catching five receptions for 96 yards, and totaling 82 yards on kick returns and 10 on punt returns. His career-long 67-yard kick return in the fourth quarter answered an Iowa pick-six, allowing Penn State to build its lead back to six points by setting up a Pinegar field goal. Hamler also had a 39yard reception to key a drive late in the third quarter. Penn State Pass Defense Despite 50 pass attempts by Iowa, Penn State only yielded 19 completions for 215 yards, becoming the sixth team in FBS since 2000 to hold a team to 19 or fewer completions after facing 50 or more attempts. The lone Iowa passing touchdown came on a fake field goal and Reid and Scott hauled in two interceptions. Reid had a game- and career-high three pass breakups, leading Penn State to seven for the game. Iowa’s Nate Stanley was also pressured seven times and sacked three times. Penn State’s 38.0 percent completion percentage allowed was its best since allowing Rutgers to complete just 35.0 percent of its passes (7-of-20) in November 2017.

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TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A)

Penn State-McSorley, Trace 12-63; Sanders, Miles 17-62; Tommy Stevens 5-18. Iowa-Sargent, Mekhi 16-91; Young, Toren 7-18; Wirfs, Tristan 1-15; Kelly-Martin, Ivory 5-14; Smith-Marsette, Ihmir 2-9; Mansell, Peyton 1-0; Stanley, Nate 4-minus 7 Penn State-McSorley, Trace 11-25-1-167; Stevens, Tommy 2-4-0-27. Iowa-Stanley, Nate 18-49-0-205; Rastetter, Colten 1-1-1-10.

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Penn State-Hamler, KJ 5-96; Thompkins, DeAndre 5-59; Dotson, Jahan 2-21; Freiermuth, Pat 1-18. Iowa-Hockenson, T.J. 3-63; Fant, Noah 5-56; Smith, Brandon 4-42; Easley, Nick 4-25; Sargent, Mekhi 1-15; Brincks, Sam 1-10; SmithMarsette, Ihmir 1-4. Penn State-Gross-Matos, Yetur 9-7-2; Parsons, Micah 7-3-4; Brown, Cam 6-5-1; Oruwariye, Amani 6-3-3; Taylor, Garrett 6-3-3; Farmer, Koa 5-2-3; Scott, Nick 5-1-4. Iowa-Hooker, Amani 6-6-0; Nelson, Matt 6-2-4; Nelson, Anthony 5-4-1; Moss, Riley 5-4-1; Gervase, Jake 5-2-3.


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8:12 MICH 8-76/4:00/0-7 Shea Patterson 1 yd run (Nordin kick) 6:52 MICH 10-48/5:06/0-14 Donovan Peoples-Jones 23 yd pass from Patterson (Nordin kick) 0:56 MICH 13-90/7:05/0-21 Zach Gentry 7 yd pass from Patterson (Nordin kick) 0:09 MICH 0-28 Brandon Watson 62 yd interception return (Nordin kick) 9:49 MICH 6-53/3:28/0-35 Karan Higdon 4 yd run (Nordin kick) 7:44 MICH 4-12/1:52/0-42 Chris Evans 1 yd run (Nordin kick) 1:59 PSU 11-75/5:45/7-42 Tommy Stevens 8 yd run (Pinegar kick)

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

PSU MICH 11 20 68 259 118 144 8-17-2 11-17-0 186 403 47 69 1-1 0-0 4-35 9-80 22:04 37:56 2-11 8-14 1-1 4-4 1 4 0 0

OTHER Time of Game Penn State Michigan

3:17 6-3, 3-3 B1G 8-1, 6-0 B1G

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Quarterback Trace McSorley surpassed 9,000 career passing yards for No. 14 Penn State, but No. 5 Michigan used a big second half en route to a 42-7 victory in Michigan Stadium. Michigan led Penn State 14-0 at halftime, but scored four touchdowns over the final 16 minutes with the help of a pair of interceptions to put the game out of reach. Quarterback Tommy Stevens scored Penn State’s lone touchdown on an 8-yard rush in the fourth quarter, and he was Penn State’s leading rusher with 52 yards on 10 carries. Stevens also completed 3-of-4 pass attempts for 35 yards with one interception. Tight end Pat Freiermuth was the Nittany Lions’ top receiver, making three catches for a career-high 51 yards. McSorley was limited to 83 yards passing on five completions. Michigan’s defense limited Penn State to 186 yards of total offense and had three takeaways, with all three leading to touchdowns. Defensive lineman Chase Winovich tallied a sack and fumble recovery, cornerback Brandon Watson returned an interception for a touchdown late in the third quarter and cornerback David Long returned an interception to the Penn State 12 in the fourth quarter. Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson completed 11-of-17 pass attempts for 144 yards and two touchdowns, and also rushed for 42 yards and a touchdown, while running back Karan Higdon rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Middle linebacker Jan Johnson led Penn State with 10 tackles, including seven solo stops, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup on a fourth down in the first half. KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS Michigan Defense Michigan limited Penn State to 186 yards of offense and just one touchdown, and points off turnovers accounted for half of the Wolverines scoring. Winovich’s fumble recovery in the second quarter led to Michigan’s second touchdown of the game, and Watson and Long’s interceptions put the game out of reach. Watson’s picksix came in the final minute of the third quarter, two plays after a Michigan touchdown had made it 21-0. In the fourth quarter, running back Chris Evans scored four plays after Michigan started at the Penn State 12 following Long’s pick. Karan Higdon (MICH, RB) Higdon rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. He had a 50-yard run on Michigan’s first possession to key a touchdown drive, and his touchdown came in the fourth quarter to make it a 35-0 game.

Penn State Defense Johnson led the unit with 10 tackles and defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos registered a sack for a fourth consecutive game. The unit faced a tough task with Michigan enjoying an average drive start at its own 41. Step-by-Step Michigan took a 7-0 lead after its first possession, driving 76 yards on eight running plays. Higdon moved the Wolverines into the red zone with a 50-yard rush, and Patterson finished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Michigan threatened on its next offensive drive, but Penn State’s Johnson broke up a fourth-and-2 passing attempt for turnover on downs at the Penn State 40. The Nittany Lions were forced to punt on a third-straight drive, but Blake Gillikin pinned the Wolverines on their own 5. However, a 47-yard completion from Patterson to Nico Collins moved Michigan to the Penn State 37. The Lions yielded just 6 more yards though, to force a 50-yard field goal attempt. Nick Scott blocked the field goal attempt and Garrett Taylor recovered it and returned it for a touchdown, however a penalty negated the return and Penn State took over on offense at its own 35 with 12:10 remaining in the second quarter. The Nittany Lions moved to midfield on a pass interference penalty on their first play of the drive, but McSorley fumbled when trying to pull the ball back from running back Miles Sanders on the next play, and Winovich recovered it. Michigan took advantage, as Patterson capped a 10-play, 48-yard drive with a 23-yard touchdown pass to Donovan Peoples-Jones. Michigan extended its lead to 21-0 after a 13-play, 90-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter. The drive consumed 7:05 off the clock before Patterson tossed it to Zach Gentry for a 7-yard touchdown reception with 56 seconds remaining in the stanza. Stevens took over for McSorley on the ensuing Penn State possession and immediately picked up a first down with an 18-yard rush. On the next play, he was intercepted by Watson at the Michigan 38, and he returned it 62 yards for a touchdown and a 28-0 Michigan lead. In the fourth quarter, Higdon added a rushing score, and a Long interception off of McSorley setup Evans’ rushing touchdown. Stevens led an 11-play, 75-yard touchdown drive for the final margin, capping it himself with an 8-yard run.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

Penn State-Stevens, Tommy 10-52; Sanders, Miles 7-14; Brown, Journey 1-8; McSorley, Trace 12-minus 6. Michigan-Higdon, Karan 20-132; Evans, Chris 12-57; Patterson, Shea 11-42; McCaffrey, Dylan 2-14; Mason, Ben 4-10; Wilson, Tru 2-6; TEAM 1-minus 2. PASSING

Penn State-McSorley, Trace 5-13-1-83; Stevens, Tommy 3-4-1-35. Michigan-Patterson, Shea 11-17-0-144.

RECEIVING

Penn State-Freiermuth, Pat 3-51; Dotson, Jahan 2-29; Hamler, KJ 1-20; Sanders, Miles 1-9; Brown, Journey 1-9. Michigan-Peoples-Jones, Donovan 3-38; Evans, Chris 3-30; Collins, Nico 2-53; Gentry, Zach 2-18; Higdon, Karan 1-5. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A)

Penn State-Johnson, Jan 10-7-3; Parsons, Micah 8-4-4; Taylor, Garrett 7-5-2; Brown, Cam 6-5-1; Scott, Nick 5-4-1; Farmer, Koa 4-4-0; GrossMatos, Yetur 4-3-1; Miller, Shareef 4-2-2. Michigan-Bush, Devin 7-4-3; Kinnel, Tyree 5-4-1; Hudson, Khaleke 4-4-0; Uche, Josh 3-3-0; Kemp, Carlo 3-1-2; Mason, Ben 2-2-0; Paye, Kwity 2-2-0; Thomas, Ambry 2-2-0; Gil, Devin 2-1-1; Gary, Rashan 2-1-1; Ross, Josh 2-1-1; Winovich, Chase 2-1-1; Metellus, Josh 2-1-1; Dwumfour, Michael 2-0-2.

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11:04 WIS 3-79/1:27/7-0 Jonathan Taylor 71 yd run (Gaglianone kick) 7:41 PSU 8-75/3:23/7-7 DeAndre Thompkins 14 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 1:53 PSU 9-21/3:41/7-10 Jake Pinegar 49 yd field goal 8:09 PSU 7-60/2:40/7-16 Miles Sanders 1 yd run (Pinegar kick failed) 9:45 WIS 10-65/5:15/10-16 Rafael Gaglianone 28 yd field goal 4:07 PSU 12-50/5:33/10-19 Jake Pinegar 42 yd field goal 7:23 PSU 13-49/6:40/10-22 Jake Pinegar 23 yd field goal

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – No. 20 Penn State limited Wisconsin to its lowest point total (10 points) since 2016 and Miles Sanders rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown as the Nittany Lions earned a 22-10 win over the Badgers. Wisconsin was first on the scoreboard with a touchdown on its first possession, but Penn State outscored the Badgers 22-3 over the remainder of the game for its 10th-straight win over a Big Ten West Division opponent and fourth-straight win over Wisconsin. Penn State clinched its 14th consecutive winning season with the win. Sanders surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season and Jake Pinegar converted three field goals, including a pair of 40-plus yard boots. Quarterback Trace McSorley finished 19-for-25 passing with 160 yards and a touchdown pass to DeAndre Thompkins. McSorley tied the Penn State record for quarterback wins with his 29th, equaling the mark set by Todd Blackledge and Tony Sacca. Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor, the nation’s leading rusher, totaled 185 yards on 20 carries, including a 71-yard touchdown run on the Badgers’ first offensive possession. However, the Nittany Lion defense held the Badgers’ fourth-ranked rushing attack (273.0 yards per game) to 209 rushing yards and just 60 passing yards. Penn State totaled a season-high four turnovers. Safety Nick Scott and cornerback Amani Oruwariye each recorded an interception and linebacker Micah Parsons finished with a team-best seven tackles. The defensive line was particularly impactful with defensive tackle and Fond du Lac, Wisconsin native Robert Windsor recording a career-high-tying six tackles and a personal-best two sacks, defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos making five tackles, one sack a forced fumble and fumble recovery, and fellow defensive end Shareef Miller recording two sacks and a fumble recovery. KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS Miles Sanders (PSU, RB) Sanders earned a career-high 23 carries and totaled 159 yards and a second-quarter touchdown that gave Penn State the lead for good. He also caught a two passes for 9 yards. He surpassed 1,000 rushing yards to become the 26th Nittany Lion to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.

Jonathan Taylor (UW, RB) Taylor accounted for nearly 70 percent of Wisconsin’s total yardage on offense, totaling 185 yards on 20 carries. Seventy-nine yards came on Wisconsin’s first drive, as he totaled 8 yards on two carries before breaking free for a 71-yard touchdown run. Taiwan Deal added 42 yards on three carries, including a 37-yard run that setup a field goal. Penn State Pass Defense The Nittany Lions totaled five sacks, with Windsor and Miller recording two each and Gross-Matos extending his sack streak to five games with one. Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan was limited to just nine completions and 60 yards on 20 passing attempts, and he was picked off by Oruwariye and Scott once each, who both had their third interceptions of the year. Trace McSorley (PSU, QB) McSorley completed 19-of-25 pass attempts for 160 yards and a touchdown, tying Todd Blackledge (1980-82) and Tony Sacca (198891) for the Penn State record for wins as a starting quarterback with 29. KJ Hamler and DeAndre Thompkins (PSU, WRs) Hamler and Thompkins matched season highs with five receptions each. Thompkins totaled 31 yards and a touchdown, while Hamler totaled 35 yards. Jake Pinegar (PSU, K) On an extremely windy day, Pinegar matched his career high with a 49-yard field goal, and also converted from 42 and 23 yards, matching his career high of three conversions. He had a 44-yard attempt blocked and a 45-yard attempt fall just short.

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

UW PSU 12 23 209 183 60 160 9-20-2 19-25-0 269 343 57 72 2-2 3-2 6-50 3-22 26:01 33:59 4-15 6-15 1-2 3-3 0 2 1 1

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

Wisconsin-Taylor, Jonathan 20-185; Deal, Taiwan 3-42; Groshek, Garrett 5-25; Pryor, Kendric 1-0; Davis, Danny 1-0; Coan, Jack 7-minus 43. Penn State-Sanders, Miles 23-159; Stevens, Tommy 7-25; McSorley, Trace 11-9; Thomas, Johnathan 1-1; Slade, Ricky 2-1; Hamler, KJ 1-1; TEAM 2-minus 13. PASSING

Wisconsin-Coan, Jack 9-20-2-60. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 19-25-0-160.

OTHER Time of Game Wisconsin Penn State

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Wisconsin-Davis, Danny 2-24; Ferguson, Jake 2-18; Pryor, Kendric 2-12; Groshek, Garrett 2-3; Penniston, Kyle 1-3. Penn State-Hamler, KJ 5-35; Thompkins, DeAndre 5-31; Freiermuth, Pat 3-34; Dotson, Jahan 2-39; Sanders, Miles 2-9; Sullivan-Brown, Cam 1-9; Shorter, Justin 1-3. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A)

Wisconsin-Edwards, T.J. 14-12-2; Connelly, Ryan 10-8-2; Baun, Zack 9-5-4; Van Ginkel, Andrew 8-6-2; Hicks, Faion 6-6-0; Dixon, D’Cota 6-5-1; Nelson, Scott 6-5-1. Penn State-Parsons, Micah 7-3-4; Windsor, Robert 6-5-1; GrossMatos, Yetur 5-5-0; Brown, Cam 5-4-1; Johnson, Jan 5-4-1; Scott, Nick 5-3-2; Oruwariye, Amani 4-4-0; Miller, Shareef 3-3-0; Sutherland, Jonathan 3-2-1.


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2:27 PSU 13-71/5:06/3-0 Jake Pinegar 22 yd field goal 2:04 PSU 4-28/0:53/10-0 Pat Freiermuth 6 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 0:00 PSU 8-79/1:05/13-0 Jake Pinegar 19 yd field goal 13:06 PSU 8-46/3:10/20-0 Pat Freiermuth 18 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 9:23 RU 9-65/3:43/20-7 Raheem Blackshear 2 yd run (Davidovicz kick)

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – A pair of touchdowns by freshman tight end Pat Freiermuth and three takeaways on defense led No. 14 Penn State past Rutgers, 20-7. Quarterback Trace McSorley went 17-of-37 passing for 183 yards with two touchdowns and an interception and rushed for 39 yards on seven carries for Penn State. It was the 30th time in his career he led the Nittany Lions to victory, setting the school record. In addition, he became just third quarterback in Big Ten history to surpass 100 career touchdowns responsible for, joining Drew Brees (Purdue) and J.T. Barrett (Ohio State). Wide receiver KJ Hamler was McSorley’s top target with a careerhigh-tying five catches for 71 yards, while Freiermuth totaled three catches for 47 yards and two touchdowns. Both Freiermuth touchdowns followed Rutgers turnovers. Cornerback John Reid and safety Garrett Taylor each tallied an interception and defensive end Daniel Joseph recovered a fumble that was forced by defensive tackle Robert Windsor. The Nittany Lions totaled 11.0 tackles for loss, led by 2.5 TFL and a sack by defensive end Shareef Miller, and forced three turnovers on downs, including one at the 2-yard line. Penn State held Rutgers to just 234 yards of total offense, including just 46 yards through the air, as a pair of Rutgers quarterbacks were held to just five completions and 46 yards on 16 attempts. The Lions totaled four sacks with Miller, Windsor, linebacker Micah Parsons and defensive tackle Antonio Shelton recording a sack each. Linebackers Jan Johnson and Koa Farmer led the team with eight tackles each. Running back Raheem Blackshear led the Scarlet Knights with 102 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries. They ran the ball 55 times as a team for 188 yards, averaging 3.4 yards per carry. Penn State never trailed, taking a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on a Jake Pinegar 22-yard field goal and a 13-0 lead into halftime following a McSorley to Freiermuth touchdown and a last-second field goal. Early in the fourth quarter, McSorley connected with Freiermuth again, and then Rutgers answered with its lone score of the day, a 2-yard rushing touchdown by Blackshear, for the final margin.

KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS Trace McSorley (PSU, QB) McSorley surpassed 100 career touchdowns responsible for with his second-quarter touchdown pass, and finished the day at 101, becoming the third quarterback in Big Ten history to do so, and his 30th career win broke a tie with Penn State alums Todd Blackledge (1980-82) and Tony Sacca (1988-91) for the program’s all-time QB wins record. Pat Freiermuth (PSU, TE) Freiermuth enjoyed his first career multi-touchdown game with two of his three receptions for the day coming in the end zone. He has a reception in his last 10 games. His six receiving touchdowns on the season are the most for a Penn State freshman since Deon Butler had nine in 2005. Penn State Pass Defense The Nittany Lions held Rutgers to just 46 yards passing and five completions, while intercepting two passes and registering four sacks. Penn State has held three teams to less than 60 yards passing this season (Pitt, Wisconsin, Rutgers), a feat which had not been accomplished since 1996. Reid’s interception was his second of the season and fifth of his career, while Taylor’s was his third of the season and his career. Blake Gillikin (PSU, P) Penn State won the field position battle decisively, averaging drive starts at its own 40 while Rutgers started on average at its own 21. The advantage was thanks in part to Blake Gillikin, who boomed punts of 70 and 67 yards, for the second- and fourth-longest punts of his career, respectively, and averaged 48.7 yards per punt on six kicks. Gillikin is the fourth player in Penn State history with two 70-plus yard punts in his career.

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

PSU RU 19 17 139 188 183 46 17-37-1 5-16-2 322 234 76 71 2-1 2-1 3-43 5-62 27:42 32:18 11-19 5-14 4-6 1-2 2 1 2 0

OTHER Time of Game Penn State Rutgers

3:13 8-3, 5-3 B1G 1-10, 0-8 B1G

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Penn State-Sanders, Miles 27-88; McSorley, Trace 7-39; Slade, Ricky 2-10; Shorter, Justin 1-9; TEAM 2-minus 7. Rutgers-Blackshear, Raheem 22-102; Pacheco, Isaih 18-53; Rescigno, Giovanni. 7-35; Hilliman, Jonathan 5-29; Sitkowski, Artur 3-minus 31. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 17-37-1-183. Rutgers-Rescigno, Giovanni 2-8-0-28; Sitkowski, Artur 3-7-2-18; Sneed, Trey 0-1-0-0.

Penn State-Hamler, KJ 5-71; Dotson, Jahan 4-58; Sanders, Miles 4-2; Freiermuth, Pat 3-47; Thompkins, DeAndre 1-5. Rutgers-Melton, Bo 3-29; Jones, Shameen 1-11; Blackshear, Raheem 1-6. Penn State-Johnson, Jan 8-4-4; Farmer, Koa 8-2-6; Parsons, Micah 7-5-2; Miller, Shareef 7-2-5; Windsor, Robert 6-4-2; Scott, Nick 6-1-5; Gross-Matos, Yetur 5-2-3; Givens, Kevin 5-1-4; Taylor, Garrett 5-1-4. Rutgers-Morris, Trevor 10-6-4; Roberts, Deonte 10-1-9; Turner, Julius 7-2-5; Hampton, Saquan 6-4-2; Hayes, Damon 6-1-5; Fatukasi, Olakunle 5-2-3; Maddox-Williams, Tyreek 4-3-1; Bateky, Jon 4-1-3; Battle, Rashawn 4-1-3.

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13:24 PSU 4-74/1:36/0-7 Trace McSorley 3 yd run (Pinegar kick) 4:53 UMD 7-52/4:36/3-7 Joseph Petrino 26 yd field goal 1:58 PSU 8-75/2:55/3-14 Trace McSorley 20 yd run (Pinegar kick) 2:06 PSU 12-63/3:55/3-17 Jake Pinegar 25 yd field goal 9:10 PSU 9-86/3:35/3-24 Ricky Slade 8 yd run (Pinegar kick) 12:24 PSU 6-80/2:31/3-31 Pat Freiermuth 5 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 6:13 PSU 7-72/3:09/3-38 Ricky Slade 1 yd run (Pinegar kick)

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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

UMD PSU 13 28 74 310 185 255 14-23-0 14-24-0 259 565 59 68 1-0 2-1 7-65 3-23 32:48 27:12 5-15 3-7 1-2 6-6 0 5 1 1

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A stifling defensive effort and balanced offensive attack helped No. 12 Penn State close the regular season on a winning note, as the Nittany Lions defeated Maryland, 38-3, on Senior Day. The 21 members of the Penn State senior class wrapped up their careers with a 25-3 record at Beaver Stadium in the last four years. Senior quarterback Trace McSorley, Penn State’s all-time winningest quarterback, had a fitting conclusion to his time in front of the home crowd, with 230 passing yards, 64 rushing yards and three touchdowns responsible for. He broke Penn State’s career completion mark, finishing the day with 703 (693; Christian Hackenberg, 201315), and his final pass before giving way to Tommy Stevens was a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to freshman tight end Pat Freiermuth. The Nittany Lions racked up 565 total yards and held Maryland to 259, including a 310-74 edge in rushing yards. Running back Miles Sanders led Penn State’s effort on the ground with 128 rushing yards and an average of 9.1 yards per carry, while freshman understudy Ricky Slade had two rushing touchdowns. Penn State also dominated in tackles for loss, only surrendering two negative plays on offense while dropping the Terrapins behind the line 15 times – its most in a Big Ten game since 2007 against Michigan (15 TFL). Defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos had 3.5 negative stops to lead 11 Nittany Lions with at least an assisted TFL, while defensive tackle Kevin Givens had 2.0 sacks out of the Lions’ five for the game. It was the third game in a row in which Penn State’s defense held its opponent to less than 300 yards of total offense. Linebacker Cam Brown and safety Garrett Taylor led in tackles with five apiece. Penn State led from the game’s opening drive until the end. Both of McSorley’s rushing touchdowns and the Terrapins lone score were in the first quarter, and a field goal by Jake Pinegar late in the second quarter gave the Lions a 17-3 lead at halftime. Slade’s two touchdowns and McSorley’s touchdown pass in the second half put the game out of reach. KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS Trace McSorley (PSU, QB) In just over three quarters of action, McSorley rushed 11 times for 64 yards and two touchdowns and completed 12-of-22 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown, setting the school’s career completions record (703) in the process. For the fifth time in his career, McSorley rushed for multiple touchdowns, and it was his 21st career game with both a rushing and passing touchdown.

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Tackles for Loss Penn State totaled 15 tackles for loss, which was its most since posting 16 against Kent State earlier this season. It was the Nittany Lions’ fifth game with 15 or tackles for loss since 2000 and the first time they accomplished feat twice in the same season since 2000. Gross-Matos’ team-best 3.5 TFLs were just 0.5 shy of his career high set against Iowa earlier this season, and his 20 TFLs this season are the most by a Penn State player since Aaron Maybin had 20 in 2008. Step-by-Step The Nittany Lions opened the game with consecutive 30-yard plays, as McSorley hit Hamler over the middle for a 34-yard reception and Sanders weaved his way through the Terrapin defense for a 35yard carry, moving the Lions to the Maryland 5-yard line. Sanders rushed for 2 yards on the next play and then McSorley scampered around the left end from 3 yards out for the touchdown. Penn State answered a 26-yard field goal by Joseph Petrino with another touchdown, as McSorley found open field up the middle for a 20-yard touchdown run to cap an eight-play, 75-yard drive. Pinegar converted a 25-yard field goal to give Penn State a twotouchdown lead before halftime. Penn State forced a three-and-out to open the third quarter before going on a nine-play, 86-yard touchdown drive. A 22-yard completion to Jahan Dotson started it, Sanders and Slade combined for six-straight rushes for 50 yards, and a targeting penalty moved the Lions to the 8. Slade rushed across the goal line the very next play. Maryland missed a 31-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter and Penn State answered with a six-play, 80-yard touchdown drive. After a 2-yard rush by McSorley to start it, he connected with Freiermuth for 22 yards and Juwan Johnson for 38 yards on consecutive plays to reach the Maryland 18. He then threw to Johnson for 8 more yards before connecting with Freiermuth in the end zone for a touchdown and 31-3 lead. Slade scored on a 1-yard run with 6:13 remaining for the final margin.

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Maryland-Leake, Javon 11-34; Pigrome, Tyrrell 9-13; McFarland, Anthony 6-12; Fleet-Davis, Tayon 2-7; Jacobs, Taivon 1-7; Turner, DJ 2-6; DeSue, Tyler 2-4; Jones, Jeshaun 3-minus 9. Penn State-Sanders, Miles 14-128; Slade, Ricky 11-64; McSorley, Trace 11-64; Stevens, Tommy 3-35; Brown, Journey 3-17; Thomas, Johnathan 2-2. Maryland-Pigrome, Tyrrell 14-23-0-185. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 12-22-0-230; Stevens, Tommy 2-2-0-25.

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Penn State Running Game Penn State totaled 310 rushing yards for its second-highest total of the season (387; at Illinois). Sanders posted his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season, carrying the ball 14 times for 128 yards, and McSorley and Slade posted identical stat lines of 11 rushes for 64 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Tommy Stevens (35 yards) and running backs Journey Brown (17) and senior Johnathan Thomas (2) also contributed to the total.

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Maryland-Demus, Dontay 3-35; Cobbs, Brian 2-58; Jones, Darryl 2-33; Jacobs, Taivon 2-30; Jones, Jeshaun 2-17; Okonkwo, Chigoziem 1-8; Leake, Javon 1-4; Edwards, Avery 1-0. Penn State-Hamler, KJ 3-90; Thompkins, DeAndre 3-36; Johnson, Juwan 2-46; Freiermuth, Pat 2-27; Dotson, Jahan 1-22; George, Daniel 1-17; Slade, Ricky 1-12; Arcangelo, Joe 1-5. Maryland-Davis, Isaiah 9-6-3; Richardson, Antwaine 6-6-0; Mosley, Jordan 6-6-0; Brooks Jr., Antoine 6-4-2; Davis, RaVon 5-4-1; Watson, Tre 4-3-1. Penn State-Taylor, Garrett 5-5-0; Brown, Cam 5-4-1; Givens, Kevin 4-4-0; Parsons, Micah 4-4-0; Gross-Matos, Yetur 4-3-1; Oruwariye, Amani 3-30; Windsor, Robert 3-3-0; Brooks, Ellis 3-3-0; Castro-Fields, Tariq 3-2-1.


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GAME RECAP ORLANDO, Fla. – Quarterback Trace McSorley led a fourthquarter comeback attempt in his final game as a Nittany Lion, but it was not enough as No. 14 Kentucky held off No. 12 Penn State, 27-24, in the VRBO Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day in Camping World Stadium. Penn State trailed by 20 points entering the fourth quarter, but McSorley rushed for one touchdown, threw for another and led a field goal drive. However, Kentucky took possession of the ball with 4 minutes and 12 seconds remaining and left Penn State with just 1 second on offense. Running back Benny Snell Jr. rushed for 25 yards and two first downs on eight carries. The first downs were the first of the quarter for the Wildcats, as Penn State had held them to 11 total yards previously in the frame. After stopping Kentucky in the waning seconds, the Nittany Lions could only run one play from their own 17, and a fumble on a lateral was recovered by Kentucky’s Chris Oats to secure the victory. McSorley completed 17-of-33 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns with one interception and was also the team’s leading rusher with 75 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Fellow senior DeAndre Thompkins was the team’s leading receiver with four SCORING SUMMARY receptions for 74 yards. 1 2 3 4 OT F Snell led Kentucky with 144 rushing yards and two touchdowns UK 10 0 17 0 - 27 on 26 carries and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. Defensively Josh Allen paced Kentucky with three sacks, while PSU 0 7 0 17 - 24 Micah Parsons registered a career-high 14 tackles and forced a fumble for Penn State. Additionally, Kevin Givens had two sacks for 1st 12:23 UK 5-24/1:52/3-0 the Nittany Lions, tying a school bowl record. Miles Butler 28 yd field goal 0:45 UK --/--/10-0 Kentucky dominated the odd-numbered quarters, while Penn State dominated the even-numbered quarters. The Wildcats jumped Lynn Bowden Jr. 58 yd punt return (Butler kick) 2nd 13:56 PSU 5-75/1:49/10-7 out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter on a field goal and a Lynn Nick Bowers 1 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) Bowden Jr. 58-yard punt return before Penn State pulled within three 3rd 12:38 UK 6-65/2:22/17-7 in the second quarter on a McSorley pass to tight end Nick Bowers. Benny Snell 2 yd run (Butler kick) Kentucky built its largest lead in the third quarter, 27-7, after a pair of 3:48 UK 11-65/6:05/20-7 Miles Butler 28 yd field goal Snell rushing touchdowns and another field goal. Penn State cut the 1:35 UK 2-66/0:57/27-7 deficit to three with 17 points in the fourth. Benny Snell 12 yd run (Butler kick) 4th 13:37 PSU 10-75/2:58/27-14 Trace McSorley 1 yd run (Pinegar kick) 9:00 PSU 6-60/2:24/27-21 Pat Freiermuth 18 yd pass from McSorley (Pinegar kick) 4:12 PSU 12-61/3:34/27-24 Jake Pinegar 32 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

UK PSU 16 22 176 164 121 246 9-15-0 17-35-1 297 410 57 75 1-0 1-1 3-27 3-24 30:42 29:18 3-14 4-14 3-3 2-2 1 2 2 0

OTHER Time of Game Kentucky Penn State

KEYS AND DIFFERENCE MAKERS Trace McSorley (PSU, QB) McSorley totaled 321 yards of total offense, throwing for 246 yards and two touchdowns on 17-of-33 passing and rushing for one touchdown and 75 yards on 19 carries. He was most successful in the fourth quarter, completing 8-of-12 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown.

McSorley’s rushing effort secured him his 11th Penn State career record, as he became the school leader for career rushing yards by a quarterback with a total of 1,697, passing Michael Robinson’s 1,637 yards (2002-05). He came up just 8 yards short of Robinson’s singleseason quarterback rushing record (806; 2005) with 798 yards for the year. McSorley’s 2,530 passing yards for the season rank 10th in Penn State history and his 9,899 career passing yards rank sixth in Big Ten history. The senior quarterback became the first Penn Stater to attempt a pass in four bowl games, and his 246 yards passing in the game rank as the sixth-most in school history. Special Teams Kentucky returned a punt for a touchdown and another return set up a field goal to swing the game in its favor, overcoming a 410297 deficit in total offense. It was PSU’s first allowed punt return touchdown since Northwestern’s Venric Mark in 2012. Penn State Tight Ends Both of McSorley’s touchdown passes were to tight ends, as Bowers caught Penn State’s second-quarter score and Pat Freiermuth scored in the fourth. Bowers finished with three catches for 32 yards, while Freiermuth had two catches for 38 yards. Ground Game Kentucky totaled 176 rushing yards as a team, led by 144 from Snell, while Penn State totaled 164 rushing yards, led by McSorley’s 75 and running back Miles Sanders’ 51. Ricky Slade added 27 yards on four carries. Defense Both teams had strong defensive performances. Parsons’ gameand career-high 14 tackles paced a Nittany Lion unit that allowed just 297 yards of total offense. Givens had two of Penn State’s four sacks, with Tariq Castro-Fields (1.0), Shareef Miller (0.5) and C.J. Thorpe (0.5) also contributing. Allen, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, had three of Kentucky’s six sacks, while Lonnie Johnson intercepted McSorley in the third quarter. Both teams were stingy on third down as well, as Kentucky converted just 3-of-14 third downs while Penn State went 4-for-14.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING

Kentucky-Snell, Benny 26-144; Wilson, Terry 10-29; Rose, Asim 4-9; Bowden Jr., Lynn 1-0; Richardson, Tavin 1-minus 6. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 19-75; Sanders, Miles 13-51; Slade, Ricky 4-27; Hamler, KJ 1-11; Brown, Journey 1-4; Thomas, Johnathan 1-0; Clifford, Sean 1-minus 4. PASSING

Kentucky-Wilson, Terry 9-15-0-121. Penn State-McSorley, Trace 17-33-1-246.

RECEIVING

Kentucky-Bowden Jr., Lynn 5-84; Richardson, Tavin 2-12; Conrad, C.J. 1-21; Bouvier, David 1-4. Penn State-Thompkins, DeAndre 4-74; Bowers, Nick 3-32; Freiermuth, Pat 2-38; Shorter, Justin 2-17; Johnson, Juwan 2-13; Sanders, Miles 2-7; Hamler, KJ 1-41; Dotson, Jahan 1-24. TOP TACKLERS (T-UA-A)

Kentucky-West, Darius 10-3-7; Daniel, Kash 8-5-3; Square, DeAndre 6-3-3; Edwards, Mike 5-1-4; Robinson, Davonte 5-4-1. Penn State-Parsons, Micah 14-9-5; Taylor, Garrett 10-6-4; Miller, Shareef 8-5-3; Scott, Nick 6-3-3; Johnson, Jan 6-2-4.

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2018 SEASON IN REVIEW 2018 BIG TEN RECAP BIG TEN CONFERENCE STANDINGS ➤ EAST DIVISION

CONFERENCE GAMES W L Pct. PF PA

Ohio State Michigan Penn State Michigan State Maryland Indiana Rutgers

8 8 6 5 3 2 0

➤ WEST DIVISION

354 245 331 164 256 186 155 149 249 266 221 30 100 273

13 1 .929 10 3 .769 9 4 .692 7 6 .538 5 7 .417 5 7 .417 1 11 .083

W L Pct. PF PA

W L Pct.

Northwestern Wisconsin Iowa Purdue Minnesota Nebraska Illinois

8 5 5 5 3 3 2

1 .889 1 .889 3 .667 4 .556 6 .333 7 .222 9 .000

W L Pct.

1 .889 4 .556 4 .556 4 .556 6 .333 6 .333 7 .222

222 169 251 250 294 185 297 254 247 308 268 309 228 410

9 5 .643 8 5 .615 9 4 .692 6 7 .462 7 6 .538 4 8 .333 4 8 .333

ALL GAMES H A N 7-0 7-0 5-2 4-3 3-3 3-4 1-6

3-1 3-0 3-2 0-1 4-1 0-1 3-2 0-1 1-4 1-0 2-3 0-0 0-5 0-0

H A N 3-4 5-2 5-2 3-4 5-2 4-3 3-3

5-0 1-1 2-3 1-0 3-2 1-10 3-2 0-1 1-4 1-0 0-5 0-0 1-4 0-1

G 12 13 13 13 13

TD 0 0 0 16 0

PF PA 593 357 457 252 439 267 243 223 342 344 317 359 162 377

PF PA 339 325 386 294 405 231 397 390 376 345 360 375 312 473

BIG TEN INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS ➤ RUSHING 1. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin 2. Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota 3. Karan Higdon, Michigan 4. Miles Sanders, Penn State 5. Stevie Scott, Indiana

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G 13 10 11 13 12

ATT. YARDS AVG. 307 2194 7.1 202 1160 5.7 224 1178 5.3 220 1274 5.8 228 1137 5.0

TD LONG AVG./G 16 88 168.8 9 74 116.0 10 67 107.1 9 78 98.0 10 45 94.8

➤ SCORING 1. Chase McLaughlin, Illinois 2. Jake Pinegar, Penn State 3. Miguel Recinos, Iowa 4. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin Spencer Evans, Purdue ➤ SCORING (KICK) 1. Chase McLaughlin, Illinois 2. Jake Pinegar, Penn State 3. Miguel Recinos, Iowa 4. Spencer Evans, Purdue 5. Emmit Carpenter, Minnesota

➤ PASSING AVG./GAME 1. Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State 2. David Blough, Purdue 3. Peyton Ramsey, Indiana 4. Adrian Martinez, Nebraska 5. Clayton Thorson, Northwestern 8. Trace McSorley, Penn State

G 14 13 12 11 14 13

C-A-I 373-533-8 305-462-10 295-447-13 224-347-8 299-490-15 192-361-7

PCT. 70.0 66.0 66.0 64.6 61.0 53.2

YARDS 4831 3705 2875 2617 3183 2530

TD 50 25 19 17 17 18

LONG 78 82 65 75 77 93

AVG./G 345.1 285.0 239.6 237.9 227.4 194.6

➤ PASS EFFICIENCY 1. Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State 2. Shea Patterson, Michigan 3. David Blough, Purdue 4. Adrian Martinez, Nebraska 5. Nate Stanley, Iowa 7. Trace McSorley, Penn State

G 14 13 13 11 13 13

C-A-I 373-533-8 210-325-7 305-462-10 224-347-8 235-396-10 192-361-7

PCT. 70.0 64.6 66.0 64.6 59.3 53.2

YARDS 4831 2600 3705 2617 2852 2530

TD 50 22 25 17 26 18

LONG 78 79 82 75 75 93

RATING 174.1 149.8 146.9 139.5 136.5 124.6

TD LONG 12 70 8 75 12 78 12 52 7 67

REC./G 8.8 6.6 6.4 6.0 5.8

➤ RECEPTIONS/GAME 1. Rondale Moore, Purdue 2. JD Spielman, Nebraska 3. Parris Campbell, Ohio State 4. Tyler Johnson, Minnesota 5. Stanley Morgan, Nebraska

G REC. YARDS 13 114 1258 10 66 818 14 90 1063 13 78 1169 12 70 1004

➤ RECEIVING YARDS 1. Rondale Moore, Purdue 2. Tyler Johnson, Minnesota 3. Stanley Morgan, Nebraska 4. JD Spielman, Nebraska 5. Parris Campbell, Ohio State 9. KJ Hamler, Penn State

G 13 13 12 10 14 13

REC. 114 78 70 66 90 42

➤ TOTAL OFFENSE 1. Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State 2. Adrian Martinez, Nebraska 3. David Blough, Purdue 4. Peyton Ramsey, Indiana 5. Trace McSorley, Penn State

G 14 11 13 12 13

RUSH 108 629 52 354 798

YARDS 1258 1169 1004 818 1063 754 PASS 4831 2617 3705 2875 2530

TD 12 12 7 8 12 5

LONG 70 52 67 75 78 93

PLAYS 612 487 537 558 531

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AVG./C 11.0 15.0 14.3 12.4 11.8 18.0 TOTAL 4939 3246 3757 3229 3328

AVG./G 96.8 89.9 83.7 81.8 75.9 58.0 YDS./G 352.8 295.1 289.0 269.1 256.0

G 12 13 13 13 13

FG XP 2XP PTS. PTS./G 20 36 0 96 8.0 16 53 0 101 7.8 17 47 0 98 7.5 0 0 0 96 7.4 18 42 0 96 7.4

PATS 36-36 53-55 47-47 42-45 43-43

FGS 20-25 16-24 17-22 18-23 17-23

PTS. 96 101 98 96 94

PTS./G 8.0 7.8 7.5 7.4 7.2

➤ PUNT RETURN AVERAGE G 1. Donovan Peoples-Jones, Michigan 13 2. Kyle Groeneweg, Iowa 13 3. DeAndre Thompkins, Penn State 13 4. J-Shun Harris II, Indiana 12 5. Jack Dunn, Wisconsin 13

NO. 25 24 18 16 17

YARDS 250 238 176 147 94

TD 1 1 1 1 0

LONG 60 61 39 86 15

AVG. 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.2 5.5

➤ KICK RETURN AVERAGE 1. Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Iowa 2. Ty Johnson, Maryland 3. KJ Hamler, Penn State 4. Demetrius Douglas, Minnesota 5. Javon Leake, Maryland

G 12 9 13 13 12

NO. 24 14 20 24 17

YARDS 707 381 523 594 409

TD 0 1 0 0 1

LONG 60 98 67 87 97

AVG. 29.5 27.2 26.2 24.8 24.1

➤ ALL PURPOSE YARDS 1. Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin 2. Rondale Moore, Purdue 3. Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota 4. JD Spielman, Nebraska 5. Karan Higdon, Michigan 6. KJ Hamler, Penn State 7. Miles Sanders, Penn State

G 13 13 10 10 11 13 13

RUSH 2194 213 1160 24 1178 44 1274

➤ PUNTING 1. Will Hart, Michigan 2. Blake Gillikin, Penn State 3. Isaac Armstrong, Nebraska 4. Blake Hayes, Illinois 5. Drue Chrisman, Ohio State

G 13 13 11 12 14

RCV 60 1258 26 818 43 754 139

PR 0 82 0 104 0 96 0

KR 0 662 19 169 0 523 0

YARDS 2254 2215 1205 1115 1221 1417 1413

YDS./G 173.4 170.4 120.5 111.5 111.0 109.0 108.7

NO. YARDS LONG AVG. 43 2020 65 47.0 64 2813 74 44.0 32 1396 73 43.6 62 2701 69 43.6 61 2636 65 43.2


2018 SEASON IN REVIEW BIG TEN INDIVIDUAL STAT LEADERS ➤ FIELD GOALS MADE 1. Chase McLaughlin, Illinois 2. Spencer Evans, Purdue 3. Matt Coghlin, Michigan State 4. Emmit Carpenter, Minnesota 5. Miguel Recinos, Iowa

G 12 13 13 13 13

MADE 20 18 18 17 17

ATT. 25 23 22 23 22

PCT. 80.0 78.3 81.8 73.9 77.3

MADE/G 1.7 1.4 1.4 1.3 1.3

➤ FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE 1. Jake Moody, Michigan 2. Joseph Petrino, Maryland 3. Logan Justus, Indiana 4. Matt Coghlin, Michigan State 5. Justin Davidovicz, Rutgers

G 13 12 12 13 12

MADE 10 12 15 18 9

ATT. 11 14 18 22 11

LONG 48 40 44 49 52

PCT. 90.9 85.7 83.3 81.8 81.8

➤ PAT KICKING PERCENTAGE 1. Rafael Gaglianone, Wisconsin Miguel Recinos, Iowa Emmit Carpenter, Minnesota Blake Haubeil, Ohio State Chase McLaughlin, Illinois Matt Coghlin, Michigan State Justin Davidovicz, Rutgers

G 13 13 13 14 12 13 12

MADE 48 47 43 37 36 25 17

ATT. 48 47 43 37 36 25 17

PCT. 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0

➤ TACKLES 1. Tre Watson, Maryland 2. Mohamed Barry, Nebraska 3. Trevor Morris, Rutgers 4. Blake Gallagher, Northwestern 5. Markus Bailey, Purdue 6. T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin 7. Blake Cashman, Minnesota 8. Paddy Fisher, Northwestern 9. Jake Hansen, Illinois 10. Del’Shawn Phillips, Illinois ➤ SACKS 1. A.J. Epenesa, Iowa 2. Chase Young, Ohio State 3. Carter Coughlin, Minnesota 4. Anthony Nelson, Iowa 5. Kenny Willekes, Michigan State 7. Robert Windsor, Penn State 8. Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State 11. Shareef Miller, Penn State ➤ TACKLES FOR LOSS 1. Kenny Willekes, Michigan State 2. Yetur Gross-Matos, Penn State 3. Chase Winovich, Michigan 4. A.J. Epenesa, Iowa 5. Blake Cashman, Minnesota 6. Shareef Miller, Penn State 14. Robert Windsor, Penn State 16. Kevin Givens, Penn State

G SOLO ASST. TOTAL AVG./G SACKS 12 71 44 115 9.6 1 12 55 57 112 9.3 2 12 46 63 109 9.1 2 14 72 55 127 9.1 0 13 82 33 115 8.8 6 13 73 40 113 8.7 3 12 62 42 104 8.7 3 14 64 53 117 8.4 1 12 48 47 95 7.9 1 12 45 50 95 7.9 2 G 13 14 13 13 13 12 13 13

SOLO ASST. YARDS AVG./G 10 1 66 0.81 9 3 74 0.75 9 1 50 0.73 9 1 63 0.73 7 3 60 0.65 6 3 43 0.63 7 2 58 0.62 7 1 63 0.58

➤ PASSES DEFENDED 1. Montre Hartage, Northwestern 2. Saquan Hampton, Rutgers 3. Justin Layne, Michigan State Dicaprio Bootle, Nebraska 5. Amani Oruwariye, Penn State 8. John Reid, Penn State 17. Garrett Taylor, Penn State ➤ INTERCEPTIONS 1. Tre Watson, Maryland 2. JR Pace, Northwestern Amani Hooker, Iowa Jake Gervase, Iowa Geno Stone, Iowa Darnell Savage, Maryland Del’Shawn Phillips, Illinois 8. Nick Scott, Penn State Amani Oruwariye, Penn State Garrett Taylor, Penn State

G 11 12 12 12 13 11 13

PBU 13 13 15 15 12 8 7

INT. 2 3 1 0 3 2 3

TOTAL 15 16 16 15 15 10 10

AVG./G 1.4 1.3 1.3 1.3 1.2 0.9 0.8

G NO. YARDS TD LONG AVG./G 12 5 51 1 36 0.4 14 4 26 0 26 0.3 13 4 60 0 39 0.3 13 4 50 0 28 0.3 13 4 24 1 24 0.3 12 4 30 1 23 0.3 12 4 36 0 34 0.3 13 3 16 0 8 0.2 13 3 -2 0 0 0.2 13 3 84 0 45 0.2

➤ FORCED FUMBLES 1. Paddy Fisher, Northwestern 2. Carter Coughlin, Minnesota A.J. Epenesa, Iowa 4. Oluwaseun Oluwatimi, Maryland Joe Gaziano, Northwestern Cam Brown, Penn State Joe Bachie, Michigan State

G 14 13 13 12 13 13 13

NO. 5 4 4 3 3 3 3

AVG./G 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.2

➤ FUMBLES RECOVERED 1. Chauncey Golston, Iowa Dre’Mont Jones, Ohio State 3. Jonathan Crawford, Indiana Tyriq Thompson, Michigan State Nile Sykes, Indiana Julian Huff, Minnesota Chris Bergin, Northwestern Chris Orr, Wisconsin Jordan Fuller, Ohio State Thomas Barber, Minnesota

G 13 14 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13

NO. 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

AVG./G 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2

G SOLO AST. YARDS TOTAL AVG./G 13 15 11 84 20.5 1.58 13 18 4 88 20 1.54 13 13 8 66 17 1.31 13 16 1 81 16.5 1.27 12 13 4 51 15 1.25 13 13 4 81 15 1.15 12 8 6 51 11 0.92 12 9 3 24 10.5 0.88

BIG TEN TEAM STAT RANKINGS ➤ TEAM OFFENSE Scoring Offense Rushing Offense Passing Offense Total Offense Passing Efficiency Passing Yards Per Completion Passes Had Intercepted Red Zone Offense Fourth Down Conversions

➤ TEAM DEFENSE 3rd, 33.8 5th, 204.9 (29) 7th, 218.1 5th, 423.0 7th, 131.0 2nd, 13.83 (18) 2nd, 8 3rd, 89.7 (16) 5th, 52.9

Scoring Defense Rushing Defense Passing Defense Total Defense Passing Efficiency Interceptions Red Zone Defense Sacks Team Tackles for Loss Third Down Conversion Percentage Fourth Down Conversions

➤ SPECIAL TEAMS 4th, 20.5 (23) 8th, 169.0 2nd, 181.5 (15) 5th, 350.5 2nd, 106.1 (8) 1st, 20 1st, 75.0 (11) 1st, 3.6 (1) 1st, 8.2 (4) 3rd, 33.6 (19) 3rd, 42.3 (22)

Punt Return Average Kickoff Return Average Fewest Penalties Per Game

6th, 8.2 2nd, 24.7 (12) 3rd, 4.69 (17)

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Since its inception in 1896, the pursuit and attainment of academic excellence has been a priority for every Big Ten member institution. But maintaining the conference’s standard of competing at the highest level in athletics also endures as an important component of the Big Ten experience. Striking that balance between academics and athletics is integral to the Big Ten’s identity. Recognized as one of intercollegiate sports’ most successful undertakings, the Big Ten strives for success from its students not only on the field and in the classroom, but around the world as well. PREMIER ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS • The Big Ten Academic Alliance is an academic consortium of all 14 Big Ten universities, which is widely considered to be the model for effective and voluntary collaboration among top research universities. • Every Big Ten Academic Alliance institution ranks among the top 65 universities in the nation according to the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities, including five in the top 25. • The Big Ten leads all conferences with more than 1,700 Academic AllAmericans, including 34 honorees during the 2018-19 academic year. • Big Ten Academic Alliance schools annually conduct $10 billion in funded research, $5 billion more than any other conference. A HISTORY OF ATHLETIC SUCCESS • Big Ten schools have won at least five national championships in 24 of the last 25 years including an average of seven per year over the last 13 years. • Since the 2008-09 academic year, current Big Ten institutions have claimed 76 team national championships in 21 different sports. BROAD-BASED PROGRAMMING • The Big Ten will administer over $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,800 students competing in intercollegiate athletics for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on more than 350 teams in 42 different sports. • The Big Ten sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse in this decade. • The Big Ten leads the nation in total students competing in intercollegiate athletics and participation opportunities, and sponsors more official sports than all conferences except the Ivy League. • Almost 1,400 Big Ten competitors have participated in the Olympics, winning more than 600 medals, including nearly 300 gold. In the 2016 and 2018 Olympic Games, more than 200 representatives from Big Ten institutions including current or former students and coaches were members of Olympic teams. Big Ten Olympians collected more than 50 medals in the most recent games in Rio and PyeongChang.

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LEADERS IN INNOVATION • Took part in the nation’s first bowl game, winning the 1902 Rose Bowl Game, and signed an exclusive contract with the Tournament of Roses in 1946, making it the first bowl with permanent conference affiliations. • Awarded the first Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1915, honoring outstanding seniors who demonstrated excellence in academics and athletics. • Formed the Big Ten Advisory Commission in 1972, enlisting former students that competed in conference athletics to serve as liaisons to the NCAA’s Diversity and Inclusion Department, the Big Ten StudentAthlete Advisory Commission and other organizations. • Became the first conference to voluntarily adopt male and female participation goals after launching its Gender Equity Action Plan in 1992. • Implemented the first collegiate football system of instant replay in 2004, which the NCAA approved for use among all conferences in 2006. • Launched the Big Ten Network (BTN) in 2007, the first national conference-owned television network. • Began partnering with the Ivy League to study the effects of head injuries in sports in 2012. • Accepted Johns Hopkins University as the conference’s first sport affiliate members in men’s and women’s lacrosse in 2013 and 2015, respectively, and added Notre Dame as a sport affiliate member in men’s ice hockey in 2017. EXTENSIVE TELEVISION EXPOSURE • Through the Big Ten’s current media agreements with BTN, ABC/ ESPN, CBS and FOX, more than 2,000 Big Ten events are produced and distributed nationally and globally on an annual basis. • BTN is in almost 60 million homes across the United States and Canada, and is also available internationally via the Fox Sports App, delivering live and on-demand programming to computers, smartphones and tablets. BTN Plus streams hundreds of additional events each season. COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT • For more than 30 years, through the Big Ten’s SCORE (Success Comes Out of Reading Everyday) program, the conference has partnered with Chicago elementary schools to improve reading performance. • Surrounding the Big Ten Football Championship Game and Basketball Tournaments, the conference has held numerous community initiatives, partnered with the College Football Playoff Foundation and other events such as the Big Ten Career Expo, SaturDAY of Service and Youth Football Clinics. In addition, the Big Ten has hosted a downtown 5K, collaborated with a local breast cancer awareness group and provided unique event experiences for military veterans.

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PASSIONATE FOLLOWING • The Big Ten leads all conferences with 5.7 million alumni and nearly 580,000 students. • Each year more than 11 million patrons attend Big Ten home contests, as the conference has led the nation in attendance for men’s basketball, ice hockey, volleyball and wrestling.

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Commissioner James E. Delany Deputy Commissioner, COO Brad Traviolia Deputy Commissioner, Public Affairs Diane Dietz Senior Associate Commissioner, Television Administration Mark D. Rudner Associate Commissioner, CFO Julie Suderman Associate Commissioner, Football Operations Scott Chipman Associate Commissioner, Men’s Basketball Rick Boyages Associate Commissioner, Policy Chad Hawley Associate Commissioner, Sports Administration Wendy Fallen Associate Commissioner, Technology Mike McComiskey Assistant Commissioner, Branding Robin Jentes Assistant Commissioner, Communications Jason Yellin Assistant Commissioner, Compliance Gil Grimes Assistant Commissioner, Officiating Services Tony Buyniski Controller Laura Anderson Senior Director, Building Services Brenda Hilton Senior Director, Information Technology Brandon Winbush Director, Communications Adam Augustine Associate Director, Branding Chris Althoff Associate Director, Business Operations Satvik Patel Associate Director, Communications Chris Masters Associate Director, Football/Basketball Operations Davon Robb Assistant Director, Basketball/Football Operations Delaney Osterday Assistant Director, Branding Doron Tamari Assistant Director, Communications Shannon Malone Assistant Director, Communications Megan Rowley Assistant Director, Compliance Jennifer Dominguez Assistant Director, Officiating Services Sam Arvaneh Assistant Director, Officiating Services Joseph Hamata Assistant Director, Policy Fred Krauss Assistant Director, Sports Administration Grace Bonoma Assistant Director, Sports Administration A.J. Edds Assistant Director, Sports Administration Katie Stankiewicz Production Coordinator / Building Manager W.T. Robinson Executive Assistant to the Commissioner Barbara Greenbaum Executive Assistant Sandra Morgan Meeting Coordinator Toni Horowitz Administrative Assistant Linda Arnold Administrative Assistant Cori Daizovi Administrative Assistant Janelle McDaniel Administrative Assistant Madeline Russell Bob Hammel Communications Intern Leigh McGuirk C.D. Henry Intern Mariah Turner Officiating Services Intern Andy Homa

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BIG TEN CONFERENCE LAND GRANT TROPHY

GOVERNOR’S VICTORY BELL

BROWN, KWALICK BIG TEN TROPHIES

The Land Grant Trophy, established in 1993, is awarded to the winner of the Penn State-Michigan State game. It honors the universities as the nation’s two pioneer land-grant schools. Each was founded in 1855: Michigan State on February 12 and Penn State on February 22. The schools were the prototypes after which the land-grant system was patterned. The trophy features images of the schools’ landmark buildings - Penn State’s Old Main and Michigan State’s Beaumont Tower - and replicas of the Nittany Lion and the Spartan, the schools’ mascots.

Commissioned in 1993 by Pennsylvania Governor Robert Casey and Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson, the Governor’s Victory Bell is presented to the winner of the Penn StateMinnesota contest. Acting Governor Mark Singel of Pennsylvania and Carlson of Minnesota established the Governor’s Victory Bell on Sept. 4, 1993, the date of the first Minnesota-Penn State game. The trophy features a brass bell bearing the medallion of the Big Ten Conference, the state seals of Minnesota and Pennsylvania and the athletic logos of each institution.

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

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Penn State, 38-37 Penn State, 59-31 Penn State, 24-20 Penn State, 32-29 Michigan State, 49-14 Penn State, 51-28 Michigan State, 35-28 Penn State, 42-23 Penn State, 42-37 Penn State, 61-7 Michigan State, 41-10 Penn State, 37-13 Penn State, 31-22 Penn State, 17-13 Michigan State, 35-31 Penn State, 49-18 Penn State, 42-14 Michigan State, 28-22 Michigan State, 34-10 Michigan State, 55-16 Penn State, 45-12 Michigan State, 27-24 Michigan State, 21-17

1993 1994 1997 1998 1999 2000 2003 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2013 2016

Penn State, 38-20 Penn State, 56-3 Penn State, 16-15 Penn State, 27-17 Minnesota, 24-23 Minnesota, 25-16 Minnesota, 20-14 Minnesota, 16-7 Penn State, 44-14 Penn State, 28-27 (OT) Penn State, 20-0 Penn State, 33-21 Minnesota, 24-10 Penn State, 29-26 (OT)

Land Grant Trophy

Governor’s Victory Bell

Courtney Brown (from left), Devon Still and Ted Kwalick at the 2011 Big Ten Awards Gala.

BIG TEN STANDINGS SINCE 1993 1993

Big Ten

Overall

1995

Big Ten

Overall

1997

Ohio State 6 1 1 .813 10 1 1 .875 Wisconsin 6 1 1 .813 10 1 1 .875 Penn State 6 2 0 .750 10 2 0 .833 Indiana 5 3 0 .625 8 4 0 .667 Michigan 5 3 0 .625 8 4 0 .667 Illinois 5 3 0 .625 5 6 0 .455 Michigan St. 4 4 0 .500 6 6 0 .500 Iowa 3 5 0 .375 6 6 0 .500 Minnesota 3 5 0 .375 4 7 0 .364 Northwestern 0 8 0 .000 2 9 0 .182 Purdue 0 8 0 .000 1 10 0 .091

Northwestern 8 0 0 1.000 10 2 0 .833 Ohio State 7 1 0 .875 11 2 0 .846 Michigan 5 3 0 .625 9 4 0 .692 Penn State 5 3 0 .625 9 3 0 .750 Michigan St. 4 3 1 .563 6 5 1 .542 Iowa 4 4 0 .500 8 4 0 .667 Illinois 3 4 1 .438 5 5 1 .500 Wisconsin 3 4 1 .438 4 5 2 .455 Purdue 2 5 1 .313 4 6 1 .409 Minnesota 1 7 0 .125 3 8 0 .273 Indiana 0 8 0 .000 2 9 0 .182

Michigan Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin Iowa Michigan State Northwestern Minnesota Indiana Illinois

1994

1996

1998

Big Ten

Overall

Penn State 8 0 0 1.000 12 0 0 1.000 Ohio State 6 2 0 .750 9 4 0 .692 Michigan 5 3 0 .625 8 4 0 .667 Wisconsin 4 3 1 .563 7 4 1 .625 Illinois 4 4 0 .500 7 5 0 .583 Michigan St. 4 4 0 .500 5 6 0 .455 Iowa 3 4 1 .438 5 5 1 .500 Indiana 3 5 0 .375 6 5 0 .545 Purdue 2 4 2 .375 4 5 2 .455 Northwestern 2 6 0 .250 3 7 1 .318 Minnesota 1 7 0 .125 3 8 0 .273

Ohio State Northwestern Penn State Iowa Michigan Michigan State Wisconsin Purdue Minnesota Indiana Illinois

Big Ten

Overall

7 1 .875 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 11 2 .846 6 2 .750 9 3 .750 5 3 .625 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 6 6 .500 3 5 .375 8 5 .615 2 6 .250 3 8 .273 1 7 .125 4 7 .364 1 7 .125 3 8 .273 1 7 .125 2 9 .182

Ohio State Wisconsin Michigan Purdue Penn State Michigan State Minnesota Indiana Illinois Iowa Northwestern

Big Ten 8 0 1.000 6 2 .750 6 2 .750 6 2 .750 5 3 .625 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 3 5 .375 1 7 .125 1 7 .125 0 8 .000

Big Ten 7 1 .875 7 1 .875 7 1 .875 6 2 .750 5 3 .625 4 4 .500 2 6 .250 2 6 .250 2 6 .250 2 6 .250 0 8 .000

Overall 12 0 1.000 10 3 .769 9 3 .750 9 3 .750 8 5 .615 7 5 .583 7 5 .583 5 7 .416 3 9 .250 2 9 .250 0 11 .000

Overall 11 1 .917 11 1 .917 10 3 .769 9 4 .692 9 3 .750 6 6 .500 5 6 .455 4 7 .364 3 8 .273 3 8 .273 3 9 .250

1999 Wisconsin Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Penn State Illinois Purdue Ohio State Indiana Northwestern Iowa

2000 Purdue Michigan Northwestern Ohio State Minnesota Penn State Wisconsin Iowa Illinois Indiana Michigan State

Big Ten 7 1 .875 6 2 .750 6 2 .750 5 3 .625 5 3 .626 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 3 5 .375 3 5 .375 1 7 .125 0 8 .000

Big Ten

Overall 10 2 .833 10 2 .833 10 2 .833 8 4 .667 10 3 .769 8 4 .667 7 5 .583 6 6 .500 4 7 .363 3 8 .273 1 10 .090

Overall

6 2 .750 8 4 .667 6 2 .750 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 8 4 .667 4 4 .500 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 5 7 .471 4 4 .500 9 4 .692 3 5 .375 3 9 .250 2 6 .250 5 6 .455 2 6 .250 3 8 .273 2 6 .250 5 6 .455

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BIG TEN STANDINGS SINCE 1993 2001 Illinois Michigan Ohio State Iowa Purdue Penn State Indiana Michigan State Wisconsin Northwestern Minnesota

2002 Ohio State Iowa Michigan Penn State Purdue Illinois Minnesota Wisconsin Michigan State Indiana Northwestern

2003 Michigan Ohio State Purdue Iowa Michigan State Minnesota Northwestern Wisconsin Penn State Indiana Illinois

2004 Iowa Michigan Wisconsin Northwestern Ohio State Purdue Michigan State Minnesota Penn State Illinois Indiana

2005 Penn State Ohio State Wisconsin Iowa Michigan Northwestern Minnesota Purdue Michigan State Indiana Illinois

2006 Ohio State Wisconsin Michigan Penn State Purdue Minnesota Indiana Iowa Northwestern Michigan State Illinois

186

Big Ten

Overall

7 1 .875 10 2 .833 6 2 .750 8 4 .667 5 3 .625 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 5 6 .455 4 4 .500 5 6 .455 3 5 .375 7 5 .583 3 5 .375 5 7 .417 2 6 .250 4 7 .364 2 6 .250 4 7 .364

Big Ten 8 0 1.000 8 0 1.000 6 2 .750 5 3 .625 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 3 5 .375 2 6 .250 2 6 .250 1 7 .125 1 7 .125

Big Ten 7 1 .875 6 2 .750 6 2 .750 5 3 .625 5 3 .625 5 3 .625 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 1 7 .125 1 7 .125 0 8 .000

Big Ten

Overall 14 0 1.000 11 2 .846 10 3 .769 9 4 .692 7 6 .538 5 7 .417 8 5 .615 8 6 .571 4 8 .333 3 9 .250 3 9 .250

Overall 10 3 .769 11 2 .846 9 4 .692 10 3 .769 8 5 .615 10 3 .769 6 7 .462 7 6 .538 3 9 .250 2 10 .167 1 11 .083

Overall

7 1 .875 10 2 .833 7 1 .875 9 3 .750 6 2 .750 9 3 .750 5 3 .625 6 6 .500 4 4 .500 8 4 .667 4 4 .500 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 5 7 .417 3 5 .375 7 5 .583 2 6 .250 4 7 .364 1 7 .125 3 8 .273 1 7 .125 3 8 .273

Big Ten

Overall

7 1 .875 11 1 .917 7 1 .875 10 2 .833 5 3 .625 10 3 .769 5 3 .625 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 7 5 .583 5 3 .625 7 5 .583 4 4 .500 7 5 .583 3 5 .375 5 6 .455 2 6 .250 5 6 .455 1 7 .125 4 7 .364 0 8 .000 2 9 .182

Big Ten 8 0 1.000 7 1 .875 7 1 .875 5 3 .625 5 3 .625 3 5 .375 3 5 .375 2 6 .250 2 6 .250 1 7 .125 1 7 .125

Overall 12 1 .923 12 1 .923 11 2 .846 9 4 .692 8 6 .571 6 7 .462 5 7 .417 6 7 .462 4 8 .333 4 8 .333 2 10 .167

2007 Ohio State Illinois Michigan Wisconsin Penn State Iowa Indiana Michigan State Purdue Northwestern Minnesota

2008 Penn State Ohio State Michigan State Iowa Northwestern Minnesota Wisconsin Illinois Purdue Michigan Indiana

2009 Ohio State Iowa Penn State Wisconsin Northwestern Michigan State Purdue Minnesota Illinois Michigan Indiana

2010 Ohio State Michigan State Wisconsin Iowa Penn State Illinois Michigan Northwestern Purdue Minnesota Indiana

2011

Big Ten 7 1 .875 6 2 .750 6 2 .750 5 3 .625 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 3 5 .375 3 5 .375 3 5 .375 3 5 .375 0 8 .000

Big Ten

Overall 11 2 .846 9 4 .692 9 4 .692 9 4 .692 9 4 .692 6 6 .500 7 6 .538 7 6 .538 8 5 .615 6 6 .500 1 11 .083

Overall

7 1 .875 11 2 .846 7 1 .875 10 3 .769 6 2 .750 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 9 4 .692 3 5 .375 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 5 7 .417 2 6 .250 4 8 .333 2 6 .250 3 9 .250 1 7 .125 3 9 .250

Big Ten 7 1 .875 6 2 .750 6 2 .750 5 3 .625 5 3 .625 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 3 5 .375 2 6 .250 1 7 .125 1 7 .125

Big Ten 7 1 .875 7 1 .875 7 1 .875 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 4 4 .500 3 5 .375 3 5 .375 2 6 .250 2 6 .250 1 7 .125

Big Ten

Overall 11 2 .846 11 2 .846 11 2 .846 10 3 .769 8 5 .615 6 7 .462 5 7 .417 6 7 .462 3 9 .250 5 7 .417 4 8 .333

Overall 12 1 .923 11 2 .846 11 2 .846 8 5 .615 7 6 .538 7 6 .538 7 6 .538 7 6 .538 4 8 .333 3 9 .250 5 7 .417

Overall

Leaders Division Wisconsin Penn State Purdue Ohio State Illinois Indiana

6 2 .750 6 2 .750 4 4 .500 3 5 .375 2 6 .250 0 8 .000

Legends Division Michigan State Michigan Nebraska Iowa Northwestern Minnesota

7 1 .875 11 3 .786 6 2 .750 11 2 .846 5 3 .625 9 4 .692 4 4 .500 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 6 7 .462 2 6 .250 3 9 .250

2012

Big Ten

11 3 .786 9 4 .692 7 6 .538 6 7 .462 7 6 .538 1 11 .083

Overall

Leaders Division Ohio State Penn State Wisconsin Purdue Indiana Illinois

8 0 1.000 6 2 .750 4 4 .500 3 5 .375 2 6 .250 0 8 .000

Legends Division Nebraska Michigan Northwestern Michigan State Minnesota Iowa

7 1 .875 10 4 .714 6 2 .750 8 5 .615 5 3 .625 10 3 .769 3 5 .375 7 6 .538 2 6 .250 6 7 .462 2 6 .250 4 8 .333

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12 0 1.000 8 4 .667 8 6 .571 6 7 .462 4 8 .333 2 10 .167

2013

Big Ten

Overall

Leaders Division Ohio State Wisconsin Penn State Indiana Illinois Purdue

8 0 1.000 6 2 .750 4 4 .500 3 5 .375 1 7 .125 0 8 .000

Legends Division Michigan State Nebraska Iowa Minnesota Michigan Northwestern

8 0 1.000 13 1 .929 5 3 .625 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 8 5 .615 4 4 .500 8 5 .615 3 5 .375 7 6 .538 1 7 .125 5 7 .417

2014

Big Ten

12 2 .857 9 4 .692 7 5 .583 5 7 .417 4 8 .333 1 11 .083

Overall

East Division Ohio State Michigan State Maryland Rutgers Michigan Penn State Indiana

8 0 1.000 14 1 .933 7 1 .875 11 2 .846 4 4 .500 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 8 5 .615 3 5 .375 5 7 .417 2 6 .250 7 6 .438 1 7 .125 4 8 .333

West Division Wisconsin Nebraska Minnesota Iowa Illinois Northwestern Purdue

7 1 .875 11 3 .786 5 3 .625 9 4 .692 5 3 .625 8 5 .615 4 4 .500 7 6 .538 3 5 .375 6 7 .462 3 5 .375 5 7 .417 1 7 .125 3 9 .250

2015

Big Ten

Overall

East Division Michigan State Ohio State Michigan Penn State Indiana Rutgers Maryland

7 1 .875 7 1 .875 6 2 .750 4 4 .500 1 7 .250 1 7 .250 1 7 .250

12 2 .857 12 1 .923 10 3 .769 7 6 .538 6 7 .462 4 8 .333 3 9 .250

West Division Iowa Northwestern Wisconsin Nebraska Minnesota Illinois Purdue

6 0 1.000 6 2 .750 6 2 .750 3 5 .375 2 6 .250 2 6 .250 1 7 .125

12 2 .857 10 3 .769 10 3 .769 6 7 .462 6 7 .462 5 7 .417 2 10 .167

2016

Big Ten

Overall

East Division Penn State Ohio State Michigan Indiana Maryland Michigan State Rutgers

8 1 .889 8 1 .889 7 2 .778 4 5 .444 3 6 .333 1 8 .111 0 9 .000

West Division Wisconsin Iowa Nebraska Minnesota Northwestern Illinois Purdue

7 2 .778 11 3 .786 6 3 .667 8 5 .615 6 3 .667 9 4 .692 5 4 .556 9 4 .692 5 4 .556 7 6 .538 2 7 .222 3 9 .250 2 7 .222 3 9 .250

2017

11 3 .786 11 2 .846 10 3 .769 6 7 .462 6 7 .462 3 9 .250 2 10 .167

Big Ten

Overall

East Division Ohio State Michigan State Penn State Michigan Rutgers Indiana Maryland

8 1 .889 12 2 .857 7 2 .778 10 3 .769 7 2 .778 11 2 .846 5 4 .556 8 5 .615 3 6 .333 4 8 .333 2 7 .222 5 7 .417 2 7 .222 4 8 .333

West Division Wisconsin Northwestern Iowa Purdue Nebraska Minnesota Illinois

9 0 1.000 7 2 .778 4 5 .444 4 5 .444 3 6 .333 2 7 .222 0 9 .000

2018

13 1 .929 10 3 .769 8 5 .615 7 6 .538 4 8 .333 5 7 .417 2 10 .167

Big Ten

Overall

East Division Ohio State Michigan Penn State Michigan State Maryland Indiana Rutgers

8 1 .889 8 1 .889 6 3 .667 5 4 .556 3 6 .333 2 7 .222 0 9 .000

13 1 .929 10 3 .769 9 4 .692 7 6 .538 5 7 .417 5 7 .417 1 11 .083

West Division Northwestern Wisconsin Iowa Purdue Minnesota Nebraska Illinois

8 1 .889 5 4 .556 5 4 .556 5 4 .556 3 6 .333 3 6 .333 2 7 .222

9 5 .643 8 5 .615 9 4 .692 6 7 .462 7 6 .538 4 8 .333 4 8 .333

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME The winners of the East and West divisions will play in the Big Ten Conference Championship game in primetime on Saturday, December 7, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. FOX Sports is the official television partner of the Big Ten Championship game. Kickoff time is 8 p.m. for the contest. Lucas Oil Stadium has been the site of the Big Ten Championship game since 2011 and will continue to host the game until 2021. The winner of the Big Ten Championship game will play in either the Rose Bowl game or the College Football Playoff. The winning team in the Big Ten Football Championship game will receive the Stagg Championship Trophy. The trophy pays homage to Amos Alonzo Stagg, who won 199 games at the University of Chicago when the Maroons were Big Ten members. Big Ten Championship Game Dates December 7, 2019 December 5, 2020 December 4, 2021


RECORDS

RUSHING RECORDS RUSHING YARDAGE Game: 327 Larry Johnson at Indiana 2002 By a senior: 327 Larry Johnson at Indiana 2002 By a junior: 256 Curt Warner at Syracuse 1981 By a sophomore: 241 Curtis Enis vs. USC 1996 By a freshman: 208 Shelly Hammonds at Boston Coll. 1990 By a true freshman: 206 Eric McCoo vs. Michigan St. 1998 Half: 279 Larry Johnson vs. Michigan St. 2002 (19 carries, 1st half) Season: By a senior: By a junior: By a sophomore: By a freshman:

2087 2087 1539 1496 1076

Career:

3932 Evan Royster

Larry Johnson Larry Johnson Ki-Jana Carter Saquon Barkley Saquon Barkley

2002 2002 1994 2016 2015

Game: Season: Career:

RUSHING AVERAGE 44.0 Blair Thomas vs. Syracuse 8.4 Blair Thomas 7.2 Ki-Jana Carter

100-YARD RUSHING GAMES Season: 9 Ki-Jana Carter Career: 18 Curt Warner Consecutive Games: 8 Curtis Enis

1986 1986 1992-94

1994 1979-82 1997

200-YARD RUSHING GAMES Season: 4 Larry Johnson 2002 Career: 4 Larry Johnson 1999-2002 Consecutive Games: 3 John Cappelletti 1973

2007-10

RUSHING ATTEMPTS 41 John Cappelletti vs. NC State 1973 286 John Cappelletti 1973 686 Evan Royster 2007-10

Game: Season: Career:

CAREER LEADERS

CAREER RUSHING YARDAGE (1,000-YARD RUSHERS)

188

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS Game: 6 Harry Robb vs. Gettysburg 1917 Half: 4 Leroy Thompson vs. Rutgers 1990 Ki-Jana Carter vs. Michigan St. 1994 Larry Johnson vs. Michigan St. 2002 Season: 26 Lydell Mitchell 1971 By a senior: 26 Lydell Mitchell 1971 By a junior: 23 Ki-Jana Carter 1994 By a sophomore: 18 Saquon Barkley 2016 By a freshman: 7 D.J. Dozier 1983 Saquon Barkley 2015 Career: 43 Saquon Barkley 2015-17

Yards Att. TD

Player

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45.

Evan Royster Saquon Barkley Curt Warner Tony Hunt Blair Thomas Curtis Enis D.J. Dozier Larry Johnson Lydell Mitchell Ki-Jana Carter Matt Suhey John Cappelletti Eric McCoo Lenny Moore Charlie Pittman Zach Zwinak Booker Moore Jon Williams Franco Harris Richie Anderson Trace McSorley Mike Archie Silas Redd Rodney Kinlaw Bill Belton Miles Sanders Michael Robinson Fran Rogel Roger Kochman Bob Campbell Tom Donchez Steve Geise Stephfon Green Gary Brown Akeel Lynch Steve Smith Leroy Thompson Aaron Harris Stephen Pitts Mike Guman Tony Mumford Tim Manoa Bob Torrey Duane Taylor Woody Petchel

3932 3843 3398 3320 3301 3256 3227 2953 2934 2829 2818 2639 2518 2380 2236 2108 2072 2042 2002 1756 1697 1694 1678 1657 1657 1649 1637 1496 1485 1480 1422 1362 1351 1321 1318 1246 1215 1166 1156 1130 1103 1098 1095 1060 1058

686 671 649 654 606 565 624 460 501 395 633 519 497 382 454 456 448 399 380 363 473 305 321 323 355 276 369 372 264 242 296 313 285 260 207 265 334 241 215 276 245 223 222 228 257

29 43 24 25 21 36 25 26 38 34 26 29 18 23 30 21 20 14 24 29 30 14 9 12 14 12 20 15 12 14 11 11 14 11 5 11 12 19 5 12 8 5 3 10 14

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Evan Royster

Saquon Barkley

Curt Warner

3932 yards

3843 yards

3398 yards

SEASON RUSHING YARDAGE (1,000-YARD RUSHERS) Yards

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

2087 1567 1539 1522 1496 1414 1386 1363 1341 1329 1274 1271 1241 1236 1210 1169 1117 1082 1076 1047 1044 1041 1026 1014 1002 1000

Att. 271 254 198 286 272 268 277 228 264 243 220 217 244 191 224 205 233 136 182 174 171 198 155 208 174 203

TD 20 26 23 17 18 11 11 19 5 10 9 18 7 12 13 6 12 11 7 6 8 8 7 6 7 6

Player

Year

Larry Johnson Lydell Mitchell Ki-Jana Carter John Cappelletti Saquon Barkley Blair Thomas Tony Hunt Curtis Enis Blair Thomas Rodney Kinlaw Miles Sanders Saquon Barkley Silas Redd Evan Royster Curtis Enis Evan Royster John Cappelletti Lenny Moore Saquon Barkley Tony Hunt Curt Warner Curt Warner Ki-Jana Carter Evan Royster D.J. Dozier Zach Zwinak

2002 1971 1994 1973 2016 1987 2006 1997 1989 2007 2018 2017 2011 2008 1996 2009 1972 1954 2015 2005 1981 1982 1993 2010 1983 2012


RECORDS SEASON RUSHING LEADERS Season

Player

Elwood Petchel Fran Rogel Fran Rogel Fran Rogel Tony Orsini Ted Shattuck Bob Pollard Lenny Moore Lenny Moore Lenny Moore Billy Kane Dave Kasperian Dave Kasperian Richie Lucas Jim Kerr Roger Kochman Roger Kochman Gary Klingensmith Tom Urbanik Dave McNaughton Bob Campbell Charlie Pittman Charlie Pittman Charlie Pittman Lydell Mitchell Lydell Mitchell John Cappelletti John Cappelletti Tom Donchez Woody Petchel Steve Geise Matt Suhey Matt Suhey Matt Suhey Curt Warner Curt Warner Curt Warner D.J. Dozier D.J. Dozier D.J. Dozier D.J. Dozier Blair Thomas Gary Brown Blair Thomas Leroy Thompson Richie Anderson Richie Anderson Ki-Jana Carter Ki-Jana Carter Curtis Enis Curtis Enis Curtis Enis Eric McCoo Eric McCoo Eric McCoo Larry Johnson Larry Johnson Austin Scott Tony Hunt Tony Hunt Tony Hunt Rodney Kinlaw Evan Royster Evan Royster Evan Royster Silas Redd Zach Zwinak Zach Zwinak Akeel Lynch Saquon Barkley Saquon Barkley Saquon Barkley Miles Sanders

1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

GAME RUSHING YARDAGE (200-YARD RUSHERS)

Yards

Att.

Avg.

TD

373 499 602 395 563 579 341 601 1082 697 544 469 381 325 389 666 652 450 625 884 482 580 950 706 751 1567 1117 1522 880 621 560 638 720 973 922 1044 1041 1002 691 723 811 1414 689 1341 573 779 900 1026 1539 683 1210 1363 822 739 692 337 2087 436 777 1047 1386 1329 1236 1169 1014 1241 1000 989 678 1076 1496 1271 1274

71 110 152 110 146 135 110 108 136 138 105 122 98 99 93 129 120 102 134 193 79 119 186 149 134 254 233 286 195 148 116 139 184 185 196 171 198 174 125 154 171 268 136 264 152 152 195 155 198 113 224 228 127 148 140 71 271 100 169 174 277 243 191 205 208 244 203 210 147 182 272 217 220

5.0 4.6 4.0 3.6 3.9 4.3 3.1 5.6 8.0 5.1 5.0 3.8 3.9 3.3 4.2 5.2 5.4 4.4 4.7 4.6 6.1 4.9 5.1 4.7 5.6 6.2 4.8 5.3 4.5 4.2 4.8 4.6 3.9 5.3 4.7 6.1 5.3 5.8 5.5 4.7 4.7 5.3 5.1 5.1 3.8 5.1 4.6 6.6 7.8 6.0 5.4 6.0 6.5 5.0 4.9 4.7 7.7 4.4 4.6 6.0 5.0 5.5 6.5 5.7 4.9 5.1 4.9 4.7 4.6 5.9 5.5 5.9 5.8

7 7 5 3 5 4 2 7 11 5 7 7 5 6 6 6 4 3 8 7 5 6 14 10 6 26 12 17 7 5 3 8 7 6 6 8 8 7 4 4 10 11 6 5 8 10 18 7 23 4 13 19 3 4 5 2 20 5 7 6 11 10 12 6 6 7 6 12 4 7 18 18 9

Yards Att. TD Player/Game

Year

1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 27. 28.

2002 2002 2002 2002 1981 1913 1951 1996 1968 1981 1994 1979 1973 1987 1971 1997 1999 2017 1994 1971 1990 2016 1998 1973 1973 2016 2013 2018

327 279 279 257 256 250 243 241 239 238 227 225 220 214 211 211 211 211 210 209 208 207 206 204 202 202 201 200

28 31 19 23 26 — 14 27 24 28 27 23 41 35 29 23 22 28 20 24 24 18 28 25 37 31 36 22

4 1 4 2 1 — 2 3 2 0 5 2 3 1 2 1 0 1 3 5 2 2 1 4 0 1 1 3

Larry Johnson at Indiana Larry Johnson vs. Illinois Larry Johnson vs. Michigan State Larry Johnson vs. Northwestern Curt Warner at Syracuse Shorty Miller vs. Carnegie Tech Bob Pollard at Rutgers Curtis Enis vs. USC Bob Campbell vs. Syracuse Curt Warner at Nebraska Ki-Jana Carter vs. Michigan State Matt Suhey vs. Army John Cappelletti vs. NC State Blair Thomas vs. Notre Dame Lydell Mitchell at Iowa Curtis Enis vs. Ohio State Eric McCoo vs. Ohio State Saquon Barkley at Iowa Ki-Jana Carter at Minnesota Lydell Mitchell vs. Maryland Shelly Hammonds at Boston College Saquon Barkley at Purdue Eric McCoo vs. Michigan State John Cappelletti vs. Ohio John Cappelletti at Maryland Saquon Barkley vs. Maryland Bill Belton vs. Illinois Miles Sanders at Illinois

Evan Royster

Curt Warner

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RECORDS

100 YARDS RUSHING IN A GAME

TOP 10 CAREER RUSHERS

By Two Players Chuck Peters (156), Steve Rollins (122)..........................................................................vs. Syracuse, 1938 Larry Cooney (144), Floyd Lang (118) .............................................................................at Bucknell, 1945 Ted Shattuck (160), Paul Anders (123)............................................................................. vs. Boston, 1951 Bob Pollard (243), Paul Anders (126) .............................................................................. at Rutgers, 1951 Lenny Moore (143), Billy Kane (133) ...................................................................... at Pennsylvania, 1954 Buddy Torris (144), Roger Kochman (133)................................................................... vs. Holy Cross, 1961 Bob Campbell (112), Charlie Pittman (106)............................................................ vs. Kansas State, 1968 Franco Harris (107), Charlie Pittman (104) ..................................................................at Pittsburgh, 1969 Franco Harris (133), Lydell Mitchell (112) ............................................................................vs. Ohio, 1970 Lydell Mitchell (211), Franco Harris (145) .............................................................................at Iowa, 1971 Lydell Mitchell (177), Franco Harris (104) ..............................................................................vs. TCU, 1971 Lydell Mitchell (209), Walt Addie (117) .......................................................................vs. Maryland, 1971 Steve Geise (110), Mike Guman (107) ................................................................................vs. Army, 1976 Steve Geise (145), Mike Guman (102) ...........................................................................vs. NC State, 1976 Steve Geise (108), Matt Suhey (105) ..........................................................................vs. Utah State, 1977 Matt Suhey (225), Booker Moore (103)...............................................................................vs. Army, 1979 Booker Moore (166), Matt Suhey (124)...................................................................vs. West Virginia, 1979 Mike Meade (107), Curt Warner (105) .................................................................vs. Boston College, 1981 Tony Mumford (128), David Clark (113)............................................................... vs. William & Mary, 1984 D.J. Dozier (143), Steve Smith (126) ....................................................................vs. Boston College, 1984 Blair Thomas (154), John Greene (124)....................................................................... vs. Cincinnati, 1987 Blair Thomas (115), Gerry Collins (104)...........................................................................at Syracuse, 1989 Leroy Thompson (125), Gary Brown (105).........................................................................vs. Temple, 1990 Richie Anderson (129), Brian O’Neal (105).................................................................. vs. Pittsburgh, 1992 Mike Archie (107), Ki-Jana Carter (104)..................................................................................vs. USC, 1993 Ki-Jana Carter (159), Mike Archie (120)..........................................................................at Maryland, 1993 Tony Hunt (137), Austin Scott (116)....................................................................................vs. Akron, 2004 Tony Hunt (114), Michael Robinson (112)...................................................................vs. Minnesota, 2005 Tony Hunt (151), Michael Robinson (125).................................................................... vs. Wisconsin, 2005 Stephfon Green (120), Evan Royster (105)..........................................................................at Illinois, 2009 Evan Royster (134), Silas Redd (131)......................................................................vs. Northwestern, 2010 Bill Belton (108), Akeel Lynch (108)..................................................................vs. Eastern Michigan, 2013 Saquon Barkley (195), Akeel Lynch (120).........................................................................vs. Rutgers, 2015

Season

Evan Royster 2007 2008 2009 2010 Career

Yards Att. Avg. TD

513 82 6.3 5 1236 191 6.5 12 1169 205 5.7 6 1014 208 4.9 6 3932 686 5.7 29

Saquon Barkley 2015 1076 182 2016 1496 272 2017 1271 217 Career 3843 671

5.9 7 5.5 18 5.9 18 5.7 43

Curt Warner 1979 1980 1981 1982 Career

391 84 4.7 2 922 196 4.7 6 1044 171 6.1 8 1041 198 5.3 8 3398 649 5.2 24

Tony Hunt 2003 2004 2005 2006 Career

110 34 3.2 1 777 169 4.6 7 1047 174 6.0 6 1386 277 5.0 11 3320 654 5.1 25

Blair Thomas 1985 42 14 3.0 0 1986 504 60 8.4 5 1987 1414 268 5.3 11 1989 1341 264 5.1 5 Career 3301 606 5.4 21

Season

Yards Att. Avg. TD

Curtis Enis 1995 1996 1997 Career

683 113 1210 224 1363 228 3256 565

6.0 4 5.4 13 6.0 19 5.8 36

D.J. Dozier 1983 1984 1985 1986 Career

1002 174 691 125 723 154 811 171 3227 624

5.8 7 5.5 4 4.7 4 4.7 10 5.2 25

Larry Johnson 1999 2000 2001 2002 Career

171 43 3.9 1 358 75 4.8 3 337 71 4.7 2 2087 271 7.7 20 2953 460 6.4 26

Lydell Mitchell 1969 616 113 1970 751 134 1971 1567 254 Career 2934 501 Ki-Jana Carter 1992 1993 1994 Career

5.5 6 5.6 6 6.2 26 5.9 38

264 42 6.3 4 1026 155 6.6 7 1539 198 7.8 23 2829 395 7.2 34

By Three Players Bill Rettig (109), Dave McNaughton (105), Mike Irwin (100) .........................................at Maryland, 1965 Franco Harris (136), Lydell Mitchell (120), Charlie Pittman (106)..........................vs. Boston College, 1969

LONGEST RUNS Yards

Player/Game

1. *92.....................................Blair Thomas vs. Syracuse, 1986 92........................................... Bill Belton at Indiana, 2014 92...........................Saquon Barkley vs. Washington, 2017 4. 90..................................................Bill Suter at Navy, 1894 5. 87...................................Bob Campbell vs. Syracuse, 1968 6. 86..................................Bob Riggle at West Virginia, 1964 7. 84.......................................... Chafie Fields vs. Texas, 1996 84......................................Larry Johnson vs. Illinois, 2002 9. 83.....................................Ki-Jana Carter vs. Oregon, 1994 10. 81....................................Saquon Barkley at Purdue, 2016 11. 80.....................................Chuck Peters vs. Syracuse, 1938 80.......................................Ron Younker vs. Virginia, 1954 80.......................................Lenny Moore at Rutgers, 1955 80.......................................Kevin Baugh vs. Colgate, 1980 80.............................David Clark vs. William & Mary, 1984 80....................................... Gary Brown at Syracuse, 1987 80.................................Ki-Jana Carter at Minnesota, 1994 80......................................Ki-Jana Carter at Indiana, 1994 *80.....................................Saquon Barkley vs. Akron, 2017 20. 79................................... Sparky Brown vs. Bucknell, 1942 79...................................Lenny Moore at Pittsburgh, 1953 79........................................Saquon Barkley vs. USC, 2016 23. 78............................ Shorty Miller vs. Carnegie Tech, 1912 78................................. Elwood Petchel at Fordham, 1947 78.......................................Curtis Enis vs. Wisconsin, 1997 78.........................Larry Johnson vs. Michigan State, 2002

190

Yards

Ki-Jana Carter

Player/Game

*78......................... Miles Sanders vs. Michigan State, 2018 28. *77............................................ Dick Jones at Boston, 1953 77.......................Cordell Mitchell vs. Bowling Green, 1998 *77.......................................... Eric McCoo vs. Purdue, 1998 77............................................. Tony Hunt vs. Akron, 2004 32. *76..........................................David Clark at Rutgers, 1985 33. 75....................................Bob Higgins at Pittsburgh, 1919 75......................................... Bob Pollard at Rutgers, 1951 75......................................John Sacca vs. Cincinnati, 1991 75........................................Akeel Lynch vs. Rutgers, 2015 37. *73......................................Walt Addie vs. Maryland, 1972 38. 72...........................................Harry Wilson vs. Navy, 1923 39. 71......................................... Bob Pollard at Rutgers, 1951 71................................ Lydell Mitchell vs. Maryland, 1969 *non-scoring play. Special Note: 109.............................................Fritz Barrett vs. Geneva, 1911 (field measured 110 yards in length at the time) Class Breakdown By a senior: 92, Bill Belton at Indiana, 2014 By a junior: 92, Saquon Barkley vs. Washington, 2017 By a sophomore: 92, Blair Thomas vs. Syracuse, 1986 By a freshman: 80, Kevin Baugh vs. Colgate, 1980; Gary Brown at Syracuse, 1987

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26 23 20 19 18 18 18 17 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11

Lydell Mitchell Ki-Jana Carter Larry Johnson Curtis Enis Richie Anderson Saquon Barkley Saquon Barkley John Cappelletti Charlie Pittman Bill McCleary Harry Robb Curtis Enis John Cappelletti Evan Royster Zach Zwinak Trace McSorley Lenny Moore Blair Thomas Michael Robinson Tony Hunt Trace McSorley

1971 1994 2002 1997 1992 2016 2017 1973 1968 1907 1917 1996 1972 2008 2013 2018 1954 1987 2005 2006 2017

CAREER RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 10. 12. 14. 16. 17. 18. 20.

43 38 36 34 30 30 29 29 29 26 26 25 25 24 24 23 22 21 21 20 20

Saquon Barkley 2015-17 Lydell Mitchell 1969-71 Curtis Enis 1995-97 Ki-Jana Carter 1992-94 Charlie Pittman 1967-69 Trace McSorley 2015-18 John Cappelletti 1972-73 Richie Anderson 1989-92 Evan Royster 2007-10 Matt Suhey 1976-79 Larry Johnson 1999-2002 D.J. Dozier 1983-86 Tony Hunt 2003-06 Franco Harris 1969-71 Curt Warner 1979-82 Lenny Moore 1953-55 Daryll Clark 2005-09 Blair Thomas 1985-87, 89 Zach Zwinak 2011-14 Booker Moore 1977-80 Michael Robinson 2002-05

SEASON RUSHING ATTEMPTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19.

286 277 272 271 268 264 254 244 243 233 228 224 220 217 210 208 205 203 198 198

John Cappelletti Tony Hunt Saquon Barkley Larry Johnson Blair Thomas Blair Thomas Lydell Mitchell Silas Redd Rodney Kinlaw John Cappelletti Curtis Enis Curtis Enis Miles Sanders Saquon Barkley Zach Zwinak Evan Royster Evan Royster Zach Zwinak Curt Warner Ki-Jana Carter

1973 2006 2016 2002 1987 1989 1971 2011 2007 1972 1997 1996 2018 2017 2013 2010 2009 2012 1982 1994

CAREER RUSHING ATTEMPTS

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

686 671 654 649 633 624 606 565 519 501 497 473 460 456 454 448 399 395 382 380

Evan Royster 2006-10 Saquon Barkley 2015-17 Tony Hunt 2003-06 Curt Warner 1979-82 Matt Suhey 1976-79 D.J. Dozier 1983-86 Blair Thomas 1985-87, 89 Curtis Enis 1995-97 John Cappelletti 1971-73 Lydell Mitchell 1969-71 Eric McCoo 1998-01 Trace McSorley 2015-18 Larry Johnson 1998-02 Zach Zwinak 2010-14 Charlie Pittman 1967-69 Booker Moore 1977-80 Jon Williams 1980-83 Ki-Jana Carter 1992-94 Lenny Moore 1953-55 Franco Harris 1969-71

SEASON RUSHING AVERAGE (Min. 100 attempts)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

8.40 7.96 7.77 7.70 6.62 6.47 6.47 6.17 6.11 6.04 6.02 5.98 5.91 5.91 5.89 5.86 5.80 5.79 5.76 5.70

Blair Thomas Lenny Moore Ki-Jana Carter Larry Johnson Ki-Jana Carter Eric McCoo Evan Royster Lydell Mitchell Curt Warner Curtis Enis Tony Hunt Curtis Enis Bob Campbell Saquon Barkley Booker Moore Saquon Barkley Mike Archie Miles Sanders D.J. Dozier Evan Royster

1986 1954 1994 2002 1993 1998 2008 1971 1981 1995 2005 1997 1968 2015 1980 2017 1993 2018 1983 2009

CAREER RUSHING AVERAGE (Min. 200 attempts)

1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

7.16 6.42 6.23 6.12 5.97 5.86 5.76 5.73 5.73 5.63 5.55 5.45 5.38 5.27 5.24 5.23 5.17 5.13 5.12

Ki-Jana Carter Larry Johnson Lenny Moore Bob Campbell Miles Sanders Lydell Mitchell Curtis Enis Evan Royster Saquon Barkley Roger Kochman Mike Archie Blair Thomas Stephen Pitts Franco Harris Curt Warner Silas Redd D.J. Dozier Rodney Kinlaw Jon Williams

1992-94 1999-2002 1953-55 1966-68 2016-18 1969-71 1995-97 2007-10 2015-17 1959-62 1992-95 1985-87, 89 1992-95 1969-71 1979-82 2010-11 1983-86 2004-07 1980-83

GAME RUSHING YARDS BY A QUARTERBACK 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

SEASON RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS BY A QUARTERBACK

250 Eugene "Shorty" Miller Carnegie Tech, 1913 175 Trace McSorley Ohio State, 2018 156 Chuck Peters Syracuse, 1938 138 Zack Mills Ohio State, 2001 125 Michael Robinson Wisconsin, 2005 122 Steve Rollins Syracuse, 1938 113 Tony Sacca Pittsburgh, 1990 113 Tommy Stevens Maryland, 2017 112 Michael Robinson Minnesota, 2005 107 Trace McSorley Indiana, 2018 SEASON RUSHING YARDS BY A QUARTERBACK

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

806 798 491 396 365 346 325 315 290 284 282 263 255 234 211 201 198 190 187 179

Michael Robinson Trace McSorley Trace McSorley Michael Robinson Trace McSorley John Hufnagel Richie Lucas Rashard Casey Rashard Casey Dick Hoak Daryll Clark Michael Robinson Pete Liske Richie Lucas Daryll Clark Zack Mills Tommy Stevens Tommy Stevens Zack Mills Doug Strang

2005 2018 2017 2003 2016 1971 1959 2000 1999 1960 2008 2002 1962 1958 2009 2002 2016 2017 2001 1984

1. 2. 4. 5. 7. 11.

12 11 11 10 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5

Trace McSorley Michael Robinson Trace McSorley Daryll Clark Daryll Clark Trace McSorley Richie Lucas Richie Lucas John Hufnagel Michael Robinson Tom Sherman Todd Blackledge Doug Strang Rashard Casey Rashard Casey Matt McGloin

2018 2005 2017 2008 2009 2016 1958 1959 1972 2002 1966 1981 1983 1999 2000 2012

CAREER RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS BY A QUARTERBACK 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 10.

30 22 20 13 11 10 10 8 8 7 7

Trace McSorley 2015-18 Daryll Clark 2007-09 Michael Robinson 2002-05 John Hufnagel 1970-72 Zack Mills 2001-04 Todd Blackledge 1980-82 Rashard Casey 1997-2000 Doug Strang 1981-84 Tommy Stevens 2016-18 Matt McGloin 2009-12 John Shaffer 1983-86

CAREER RUSHING YARDS BY A QUARTERBACK

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

1697 1637 670 667 625 619 584 506 319 318 284 262 239 131 129

Trace McSorley 2015-18 Michael Robinson 2002-05 Rashard Casey 1997-2000 John Hufnagel 1970-72 Richie Lucas 1957-59 Daryll Clark 2006-09 Zack Mills 2001-04 Tommy Stevens 2016-18 Pete Liske 1961-63 Galen Hall 1959-61 Dick Hoak 1960* Tom Sherman 1965-67 Jack White 1694-66 Tony Sacca 1988-91 Doug Strang 1981-84

* - Hoak was a running back in 1958-59.

MISCELLANEOUS RUSHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS TEAMMATES WITH 10 RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS IN SAME SEASON Charlie Pittman (10) & Franco Harris (10) Evan Royster (12) & Daryll Clark (10) Saquon Barkley (18) & Trace McSorley (11)

1969 2008 2017

10 RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS IN CONSECUTIVE SEASONS Charlie Pittman John Cappelletti Richie Anderson Curtis Enis Saquon Barkley Trace McSorley

1968 (14), 1969 (10) 1972 (12), 1973 (17) 1991 (10), 1992 (18) 1996 (13), 1997 (19) 2016 (18), 2017 (18) 2017 (11), 2018 (12)

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RECORDS 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES Yards Att. TD................................ Game, Season Curt Warner (18) 100 12 2.........................................vs. Rutgers, 1979 149 10 2......................................... vs. Colgate, 1980 100 22 2....................................... at Maryland, 1980 146 24 0..................................vs. Miami (Fla.), 1980 155 18 1.....................................vs. Ohio State, 1980 122 17 3..................................... vs. Cincinnati, 1981 238 28 0........................................at Nebraska, 1981 117 22 2..........................................vs. Temple, 1981 105 22 2..............................vs. Boston College, 1981 256 26 1.........................................at Syracuse, 1981 104 21 0......................................at Pittsburgh, 1981 145 26 2...............................................vs. USC, 1981 148 25 2....................................... vs. Syracuse, 1982 183 28 3...............................at Boston College, 1982 106 19 2........................................vs. NC State, 1982 143 25 0................................... at Notre Dame, 1982 118 22 0.....................................vs. Pittsburgh, 1982 117 18 2.........................................vs. Georgia, 1982 Ki-Jana Carter (17) 120 15 1.................................... vs. Minnesota, 1993 104 21 0...............................................vs. USC, 1993 144 19 1.............................................. at Iowa, 1993 159 13 3....................................... at Maryland, 1993 127 19 0...................................... vs. Michigan, 1993 123 24 0......................................at Ohio State, 1993 138 23 2......................................... vs. Indiana, 1993 210 20 3..................................... at Minnesota, 1994 119 17 1...............................................vs. USC, 1994 122 15 3.........................................vs. Rutgers, 1994 165 26 0........................................at Michigan, 1994 137 19 4.....................................vs. Ohio State, 1994 192 20 1.......................................... at Indiana, 1994 110 22 2............................................at Illinois, 1994 107 12 3............................... vs. Northwestern, 1994 227 27 5..............................vs. Michigan State, 1994 156 21 3..........................................vs. Oregon, 1994 Curtis Enis (17) 132 14 3..........................................vs. Temple, 1995 145 15 0.......................................... at Rutgers, 1995 146 25 0.....................................vs. Ohio State, 1995 241 27 3...............................................vs. USC, 1996 104 23 1...................................... vs. Louisville, 1996 115 28 2.......................................at Wisconsin, 1996 167 21 1............................... vs. Northwestern, 1996 114 21 1........................................at Michigan, 1996 165 28 1..............................vs. Michigan State, 1996 108 14 2............................................at Illinois, 1997 211 23 1.....................................vs. Ohio State, 1997 112 26 2.................................... vs. Minnesota, 1997 153 27 1................................ at Northwestern, 1997 103 18 1...................................... vs. Michigan, 1997 186 37 3...........................................at Purdue, 1997 138 17 2......................................vs. Wisconsin, 1997 106 16 1...............................at Michigan State, 1997 Blair Thomas (17) 132 3 1....................................... vs. Syracuse, 1986 154 22 1..................................... vs. Cincinnati, 1987 164 30 1...............................at Boston College, 1987 167 24 2..........................................vs. Temple, 1987 116 20 3.........................................vs. Rutgers, 1987 181 36 1.................................vs. West Virginia, 1987 138 25 1...................vs. Maryland (Baltimore), 1987 214 35 1.................................. vs. Notre Dame, 1987 138 21 2..........................................vs. Temple, 1989 118 27 0..............................vs. Boston College, 1989 115 17 1.........................................at Syracuse, 1989 160 35 0.......................................vs. Alabama, 1989 150 32 0.................................vs. West Virginia, 1989 125 26 0...................vs. Maryland (Baltimore), 1989 133 26 2.................................. vs. Notre Dame, 1989 131 30 0......................................at Pittsburgh, 1989 186 35 1...............................................vs. BYU, 1989

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Yards Att. TD................................ Game, Season Tony Hunt (15) 137 8 1............................................vs. Akron, 2004 125 16 3................................................vs. UCF, 2004 140 15 1................................................vs. USF, 2005 114 21 2.................................... vs. Minnesota, 2005 102 14 0........................................at Michigan, 2005 129 24 0..........................................vs. Purdue, 2005 151 24 2......................................vs. Wisconsin, 2005 143 18 1.........................vs. Youngstown State, 2006 135 24 0......................................at Ohio State, 2006 137 28 3............................... vs. Northwestern, 2006 144 31 2..................................... at Minnesota, 2006 142 31 1...........................................at Purdue, 2006 167 16 3..........................................vs. Temple, 2006 130 29 0..............................vs. Michigan State, 2006 158 31 0..................................... vs. Tennessee, 2006 Lydell Mitchell (15) 123 19 1.................................. at Kansas State, 1969 120 13 0..............................vs. Boston College, 1969 114 6 1......................................vs. Maryland, 1969 147 19 1............................................. vs. Navy, 1970 112 18 3..............................................vs. Ohio, 1970 110 14 0.....................................vs. Pittsburgh, 1970 103 16 4...............................................at Navy, 1971 211 29 2.............................................. at Iowa, 1971 161 22 2.............................................vs. Army, 1971 177 22 4............................................... vs. TCU, 1971 128 24 2..................................at West Virginia, 1971 209 24 5......................................vs. Maryland, 1971 129 29 4........................................vs. NC State, 1971 181 21 3......................................at Pittsburgh, 1971 146 27 0.............................................vs. Texas, 1971 Evan Royster (15) 126 21 1..........................................vs. Purdue, 2007 141 17 3.................................vs. Oregon State, 2008 101 13 0.........................................at Syracuse, 2008 139 19 0...........................................vs. Illinois, 2008 141 18 1...........................................at Purdue, 2008 174 18 1...................................... vs. Michigan, 2008 134 19 1..........................................vs. Temple, 2009 105 17 1............................................at Illinois, 2009 137 23 0.................................... vs. Minnesota, 2009 100 20 0........................................at Michigan, 2009 118 15 1................................ at Northwestern, 2009 114 13 0...............................at Michigan State, 2009 187 26 0..........................................vs. Temple, 2010 150 29 2...................................... vs. Michigan, 2010 134 25 0............................... vs. Northwestern, 2010 Saquon Barkley (15) 115 12 1..........................................vs. Buffalo, 2015 195 21 2.........................................vs. Rutgers, 2015 194 26 0......................................at Ohio State, 2015 120 25 2................................ at Northwestern, 2015 103 17 0...............................at Michigan State, 2015 105 22 1.....................................vs. Kent State, 2016 202 31 1......................................vs. Maryland, 2016 207 18 2...........................................at Purdue, 2016 167 20 1............................................. vs. Iowa, 2016 194 25 2...............................................vs. USC, 2016 172 14 2............................................vs. Akron, 2017 211 28 1.............................................. at Iowa, 2017 108 15 2...................................... vs. Michigan, 2017 158 17 3...................................... vs. Nebraska, 2017 137 18 2.................................. vs. Washington, 2017 John Cappelletti (13) 124 21 1............................................at Illinois, 1972 162 24 1....................................... vs. Syracuse, 1972 154 34 0..................................at West Virginia, 1972 129 22 1........................................vs. NC State, 1972 107 22 2...............................at Boston College, 1972 104 23 1...............................................at Navy, 1973 187 34 2.........................................at Air Force, 1973 151 17 0.............................................vs. Army, 1973 130 24 4.................................vs. West Virginia, 1973 202 37 0....................................... at Maryland, 1973 220 41 3........................................vs. NC State, 1973 204 25 4..............................................vs. Ohio, 1973 161 37 1.....................................vs. Pittsburgh, 1973

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Yards Att. TD................................ Game, Season Lenny Moore (12) 125 16 1............................................... vs. TCU, 1953 109 11 2.......................................vs. Fordham, 1953 120 13 1......................................at Pittsburgh, 1953 124 17 1............................................at Illinois, 1954 123 13 2......................................... vs. Virginia, 1954 139 17 1.................................vs. West Virginia, 1954 109 19 1.................................................at TCU, 1954 143 15 3................................. at Pennsylvania, 1954 126 9 2..................................... vs. Holy Cross, 1954 171 12 2.........................................vs. Rutgers, 1954 146 22 1....................................... vs. Syracuse, 1955 179 9 3.......................................... at Rutgers, 1955 D.J. Dozier (11) 102 8 0............................................. vs. Iowa, 1983 107 27 0...........................................at Temple, 1983 196 27 2.......................................... at Rutgers, 1983 163 17 1.......................................vs. Alabama, 1983 113 16 1...............................at Boston College, 1983 159 22 1....................................... vs. Syracuse, 1984 108 20 1..................................at West Virginia, 1984 143 21 1..............................vs. Boston College, 1984 125 17 0.................................vs. West Virginia, 1985 112 20 1...................................... at Cincinnati, 1985 111 25 2......................................vs. Maryland, 1986 Zach Zwinak (11) 100 19 2............................................at Illinois, 2012 121 28 1............................... vs. Northwestern, 2012 134 21 0...........................................at Purdue, 2012 141 21 1........................................at Nebraska, 2012 135 29 1......................................... vs. Indiana, 2012 179 36 1......................................vs. Wisconsin, 2012 128 21 3................................................vs. UCF, 2013 150 26 1..................................... at Minnesota, 2013 149 26 3..........................................vs. Purdue, 2013 149 35 0...................................... vs. Nebraska, 2013 115 22 0.......................................at Wisconsin, 2013 Charlie Pittman (10) 137 24 1.................................vs. West Virginia, 1967 106 15 3....................................... at Maryland, 1967 124 19 0................................. vs. Florida State, 1967 161 18 1............................................. vs. Navy, 1968 106 25 1................................. vs. Kansas State, 1968 125 25 1..................................at West Virginia, 1968 123 26 3..................................vs. Miami (Fla.), 1968 177 19 2...............................................at Navy, 1969 106 24 0..............................vs. Boston College, 1969 104 25 2......................................at Pittsburgh, 1969 Eric McCoo (9) 163 18 0..........................................vs. Purdue, 1998 127 11 1............................... vs. Northwestern, 1998 206 28 1..............................vs. Michigan State, 1998 130 13 1.............................................. at Iowa, 1999 211 22 0.....................................vs. Ohio State, 1999 107 16 0.................................... vs. Minnesota, 1999 131 17 1...............................vs. Louisiana Tech, 2000 106 16 0..........................................vs. Purdue, 2000 102 9 0........................................at Michigan, 2000 Richie Anderson (8) 100 15 1.................................vs. West Virginia, 1991 136 26 2.................................. vs. Notre Dame, 1991 167 27 2......................................at Pittsburgh, 1991 103 12 2..........................................vs. Temple, 1992 138 20 3......................................vs. Maryland, 1992 116 27 1..................................vs. Miami (Fla.), 1992 133 24 3..................................at West Virginia, 1992 129 18 1.....................................vs. Pittsburgh, 1992 Larry Johnson (8) 123 19 2...................................... vs. Nebraska, 2002 147 17 2...............................vs. Louisiana Tech, 2002 111 14 1.......................................at Wisconsin, 2002 257 23 2............................... vs. Northwestern, 2002 279 31 1...........................................vs. Illinois, 2002 188 31 1......................................... vs. Virginia, 2002 327 28 4.......................................... at Indiana, 2002 279 19 4..............................vs. Michigan State, 2002


RECORDS Yards Att. TD......... Game, Season Matt Suhey (8) 119 23 1................vs. Stanford, 1976 100 13 2.................. at Rutgers, 1977 105 21 0.............vs. Utah State, 1977 225 23 2.....................vs. Army, 1979 124 20 0.........vs. West Virginia, 1979 110 27 0..........vs. Miami (Fla.), 1979 111 13 1.............vs. Pittsburgh, 1979 112 19 0...................vs. Tulane, 1979 Silas Redd (7) 131 11 1....... vs. Northwestern, 2010 104 12 2........ vs. Indiana State, 2011 129 29 0.................. at Indiana, 2011 142 28 0..................... vs. Iowa, 2011 131 28 1..................vs. Purdue, 2011 164 18 1........ at Northwestern, 2011 137 30 1...................vs. Illinois, 2011 Bob Campbell (6) 137 14 2..............at Pittsburgh, 1966 112 18 1......... vs. Kansas State, 1968 104 17 2.....................vs. Army, 1968 104 17 0..............at Pittsburgh, 1968 239 24 2............... vs. Syracuse, 1968 101 18 0.................. vs. Kansas, 1968 Rodney Kinlaw (6) 129 23 1..................vs. Buffalo, 2007 168 28 2..................... vs. Iowa, 2007 115 23 1..............vs. Wisconsin, 2007 168 27 1...................at Temple, 2007 125 28 2.......at Michigan State, 2007 143 21 0............ vs. Texas A&M, 2007 Franco Harris (5) 136 22 3......vs. Boston College, 1969 107 13 1..............at Pittsburgh, 1969 133 19 1......................vs. Ohio, 1970 145 28 4...................... at Iowa, 1971 104 17 1........................vs. TCU, 1971 Akeel Lynch (5) 108 13 1..vs. Eastern Michigan, 2013 123 14 0.............vs. Kent State, 2013 130 18 1..................vs. Temple, 2014 137 28 1....................at Illinois, 2014 120 10 1.................vs. Rutgers, 2015 Miles Sanders (5) 118 16 0..............at Pittsburgh, 2018 200 22 3....................at Illinois, 2018 162 17 1......vs. Michigan State, 2018 159 23 1..............vs. Wisconsin, 2018 128 14 0..............vs. Maryland, 2018 Mike Archie (4) 107 10 0.......................vs. USC, 1993 120 11 1............... at Maryland, 1993 134 30 2...................vs. Illinois, 1993 173 27 2........ at Northwestern, 1993 Bill Belton (4) 103 16 3...................... at Iowa, 2012 108 9 2..vs. Eastern Michigan, 2013 201 36 1...................vs. Illinois, 2013 137 16 1.................. at Indiana, 2014 Tom Donchez (4) 119 29 0................vs. Stanford, 1974 166 35 0..................... vs. Navy, 1974 120 24 1............... vs. Syracuse, 1974 116 25 1................... vs. Baylor, 1974 Steve Geise (4) 110 16 0.....................vs. Army, 1976 145 12 1................vs. NC State, 1976 108 23 1.............vs. Utah State, 1977 111 26 1............ vs. Arizona St., 1977 Roger Kochman (4) 111 8 1..........at West Virginia, 1959 105 14 1............... vs. Syracuse, 1961 107 21 1.............. vs. California, 1961 133 26 3............. vs. Holy Cross, 1961

Yards Att. TD......... Game, Season Dave McNaughton (4) 137 27 2.................at Syracuse, 1965 116 22 1............... at California, 1965 112 22 1.............vs. Kent State, 1965 105 21 1............... at Maryland, 1965 Booker Moore (4) 103 24 1.....................vs. Army, 1979 166 18 3.........vs. West Virginia, 1979 100 11 0............... vs. Syracuse, 1980 112 21 0..........at West Virginia, 1980 Fran Rogel (4) 117 16 1.........vs. West Virginia, 1947 110 30 0..............at Pittsburgh, 1948 110 21 0.. at Washington State, 1948 112 26 2..........at West Virginia, 1949 Austin Scott (4) 100 21 3.............vs. Kent State, 2003 116 11 2....................vs. Akron, 2004 110 26 2............. vs. Florida St., 2005 116 28 2.......... vs. Notre Dame, 2007 Jon Williams (4) 140 27 1.........vs. West Virginia, 1981 192 27 1.......... vs. Notre Dame, 1981 196 27 2.........vs. West Virginia, 1983 107 9 1...................vs. Brown, 1983 Chuck Peters (3) 156 11 2............... vs. Syracuse, 1938 102 20 0.............vs. Pittsburgh, 1939 105 17 1................... at Lehigh, 1940

Yards Att. TD......... Game, Season Michael Robinson (2) 112 18 0............ vs. Minnesota, 2005 125 16 0..............vs. Wisconsin, 2005 Leroy Thompson (2) 125 18 1..................vs. Temple, 1990 132 26 1..............vs. Maryland, 1990 Bob Torrey (2) 105 14 0.........vs. West Virginia, 1977 107 9 0............ vs. Arizona St., 1977 Buddy Torris (2) 108 21 1..........at West Virginia, 1961 144 22 2............. vs. Holy Cross, 1961 Wally Triplett (2) 154 8 1.................at Syracuse, 1948 105 9 1.........vs. West Virginia, 1948 Harry “Lighthorse” Wilson (2) 115 16 1..................... vs. Navy, 1923 162 34 1......... at Pennsylvania, 1923 Don Abbey 119 18 3.......at Boston College, 1967 Walt Addie 117 8 1..............vs. Maryland, 1971 Punk Berryman 160 17 0..................at Harvard, 1915 Pat Botula 122 27 0................at Nebraska, 1958

Stephen Pitts (3) 132 12 0...................... at Iowa, 1995 164 17 0.............. vs. Michigan, 1995 118 15 0................. vs. Auburn, 1995

Sparky Brown 108 13 2............... vs. Syracuse, 1942

Tom Urbanik (3) 109 29 2..............vs. Maryland, 1964 122 19 1.................at Houston, 1964 107 20 2.............vs. Pittsburgh, 1964

Gerry Collins 104 19 0.................at Syracuse, 1989

Paul Anders (2) 123 17 0.................. vs. Boston, 1951 126 22 0.................. at Rutgers, 1951 Gary Brown (2) 102 17 1..............vs. Maryland, 1988 105 16 1..................vs. Temple, 1990 David Clark (2) 113 6 1.....vs. William & Mary, 1984 107 9 0.................. at Rutgers, 1985 Bruce Gilmore (2) 110 13 2.................. vs. Boston, 1956 145 19 2.............vs. Marquette, 1958 Stephfon Green (2) 132 9 1..................vs. Temple, 2008 120 13 1....................at Illinois, 2009 Mike Guman (2) 107 25 4.....................vs. Army, 1976 102 9 1................vs. NC State, 1976 Billy Kane (2) 133 7 1......... at Pennsylvania, 1954 130 20 1.........vs. West Virginia, 1956

Joel Coles 151 12 0................vs. NC State, 1980

Larry Cooney 144 4 1.................at Bucknell, 1945 Tom Donovan 113 10 1................vs. Stanford, 1975 Jeff Durkota 102 3 2................ at Fordham, 1947 Chris Eberly 110 15 1.................. at Indiana, 1996 Chafie Fields 110 3 1................. vs. Arizona, 1999 John Greene 124 11 2............. vs. Cincinnati, 1987 Shelly Hammonds 208 24 2.......at Boston College, 1990 Aaron Harris 152 11 1..................... vs. Iowa, 1996

Yards Att. TD......... Game, Season Mike Irwin 100 6 1............... at Maryland, 1965 Larry Joe 112 5 3................vs. Bucknell, 1946 Dick Jones 101 5 2................... at Boston, 1953 Floyd "Tubby" Lang 118 — 2.................at Bucknell, 1945 Dan Lucyk 133 23 0.............. vs. California, 1966 Mike Meade 107 13 1......vs. Boston College, 1981 Shorty Miller 250 — 5........vs. Carnegie Tech, 1913 Zack Mills 138 15 1.............vs. Ohio State, 2001 Cordell Mitchell 104 6 2......vs. Bowling Green, 1998 J.T. Morris 145 13 2............. vs. Cincinnati, 1991 Tony Mumford 128 16 1.....vs. William & Mary, 1984 Brian O’Neal 105 14 4.............vs. Pittsburgh, 1992 Elwood Petchel 115 20 0..............at Pittsburgh, 1946 Bob Pollard 243 14 2.................. at Rutgers, 1951 Bill Rettig 109 16 0............... at Maryland, 1965 Bob Riggle 172 13 2..........at West Virginia, 1964 Steve Rollins 122 16 0............... vs. Syracuse, 1938 Tony Sacca 113 6 0.............vs. Pittsburgh, 1990 Ted Shattuck 160 21 0.................. vs. Boston, 1951 Steve Smith 126 23 2......vs. Boston College, 1984 Tommy Stevens 113 12 3............... at Maryland, 2017 Duane Taylor 113 16 0..............at Ohio State, 1975 Joe Tepsic 135 15 1............... vs. Syracuse, 1945 Saquon Barkley

Trace McSorley (2) 175 25 0.............vs. Ohio State, 2018 107 19 2.................. at Indiana, 2018 Tony Orsini (2) 105 21 1..................vs. Temple, 1950 109 17 1.................vs. Rutgers, 1950 Woody Petchel (2) 120 29 1.........vs. West Virginia, 1975 139 24 2.....................vs. Army, 1975 Johnny Petrella (2) 119 21 2.........vs. West Virginia, 1940 110 23 2....... at South Carolina, 1941

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RECORDS

PASSING RECORDS PASSING YARDAGE

COMPLETION PERCENTAGE

Game: 454 Christian Hackenberg vs. UCF 2014 By a senior: 395 Matt McGloin vs. Indiana 2012 By a junior: 381 Trace McSorley at Michigan St. 2017 By a sophomore: 454 Christian Hackenberg vs. UCF 2014 By a freshman: 340 Christian Hackenberg at Indiana 2013 First Half: 258 Trace McSorley vs. Georgia St. 2017 Second Half: 310 Zack Mills vs. Iowa 2002 Consecutive Games: 773 Christian Hackenberg 2014 vs. UCF (454) and vs. Akron (319) Season: By a senior: By a junior: By a sophomore: By a freshman:

3614 3271 3570 3614 2955

Career:

9899 Trace McSorley

Trace McSorley Matt McGloin Trace McSorley Trace McSorley Christian Hackenberg

2016 2012 2017 2016 2013 2015-18

COMPLETIONS Game: Season: Career: Consecutive:

35 284 720 15

Matt McGloin vs. Northwestern 2012 Trace McSorley 2017 Trace McSorley 2015-18 Trace McSorley at Northwestern 2017

Game: Season: Career:

TOUCHDOWN PASS IN CONSECUTIVE GAMES

91.7 Pete Liske at Oregon 66.7 Kerry Collins 60.2 Daryll Clark

1963 1994 2006-09

Game: Season: Career:

55 Christian Hackenberg at Indiana 2013 484 Christian Hackenberg 2014 1235 Christian Hackenberg 2013-15

9899 8457 7212 6390 5869 5742 5382 5304 5275 4812 4419 3710 3545 3531 3469 3046

720 693 606 513 401 444 371 370 460 341 378 263 225 248 262 242

1215 1235 1082 894 824 738 665 657 821 658 692 495 408 505 547 459

77 48 41 46 41 43 37 39 31 41 27 19 26 23 18 20

25 31 39 22 24 16 32 21 19 41 14 17 17 21 24 13

Matt McGloin vs. Florida Vince O’Bara Christian Hackenberg Todd Blackledge

2010 1950 2014 1980-82

PASS EFFICIENCY RATING

10.15 Kerry Collins 8.89 Mike McQueary

1994 1994-97

Season: Career:

172.86 Kerry Collins 145.6 Mike McQueary

1994 1994-97

TOUCHDOWNS Game: 5 Tony Sacca vs. Georgia Tech 1991 Rashard Casey vs. Louisiana Tech 2000 Season: 29 Trace McSorley 2016 Career: 77 Trace McSorley 2015-18

CAREER LEADERS

Years

Trace McSorley 2015-18 Christian Hackenberg 2013-15 Zack Mills 2001-04 Matt McGloin 2009-12 Tony Sacca 1988-91 Daryll Clark 2006-09 Chuck Fusina 1975-78 Kerry Collins 1991-94 Anthony Morelli 2004-07 Todd Blackledge 1980-82 Wally Richardson 1992, 94-96 Kevin Thompson 1996-99 John Hufnagel 1970-72 Michael Robinson 2002-05 John Shaffer 1983-86 Rashard Casey 1997-2000

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194

Game: 5 Season: 15 Career: 41

YARDS PER ATTEMPT Season: Career:

CAREER PASSING YARDAGE (3,000-YARD PASSERS) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

2016 2015-18

INTERCEPTIONS PASS ATTEMPTS

Yards Cmp. Att. TD Int. Player

In One Season: 14 Trace McSorley Over Multiple Seasons: 34 Trace McSorley

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SEASON PASSING YARDAGE Yards Cmp. Att. TD Int. Player 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

3614 3570 3271 3003 2977 2955 2679 2651 2592 2530 2525 2488 2424 2417 2350 2221 2218 2211 2198 2039 2001 1944 1916 1866 1859

224 284 270 232 270 231 176 234 192 192 192 169 208 188 162 142 161 146 193 115 163 134 133 122 137

387 427 446 381 484 392 264 402 321 361 359 292 386 333 311 246 292 255 335 216 309 259 242 249 242

29 28 24 24 12 20 21 19 19 18 16 21 11 17 17 15 22 17 18 15 14 19 13 10 11

8 10 5 10 15 10 7 10 6 7 6 5 8 10 10 9 14 9 6 8 8 7 9 9 12

Trace McSorley Trace McSorley Matt McGloin Daryll Clark Christian Hackenberg Christian Hackenberg Kerry Collins Anthony Morelli Daryll Clark Trace McSorley Christian Hackenberg Tony Sacca Anthony Morelli Zack Mills Michael Robinson Chuck Fusina Todd Blackledge Mike McQueary Wally Richardson John Hufnagel Rashard Casey Doug Strang Kevin Thompson Tony Sacca Chuck Fusina

Year 2016 2017 2012 2009 2014 2013 1994 2007 2008 2018 2015 1991 2006 2002 2005 1977 1982 1997 1995 1972 2000 1983 1999 1990 1978


RECORDS SEASON PASSING LEADERS Season Player 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Elwood Petchel Elwood Petchel Elwood Petchel Owen Dougherty Vince O’Bara Bob Szajna Tony Rados Tony Rados Don Bailey Bobby Hoffman Milt Plum Al Jacks Richie Lucas Richie Lucas Galen Hall Galen Hall Pete Liske Pete Liske Gary Wydman Jack White Tom Sherman Tom Sherman Chuck Burkhart Chuck Burkhart Mike Cooper John Hufnagel John Hufnagel Tom Shuman Tom Shuman John Andress Chuck Fusina Chuck Fusina Chuck Fusina Dayle Tate Todd Blackledge Todd Blackledge Todd Blackledge Doug Strang Doug Strang John Shaffer John Shaffer Matt Knizner Tony Sacca Tony Sacca Tony Sacca Tony Sacca John Sacca Kerry Collins Kerry Collins Wally Richardson Wally Richardson Mike McQueary Kevin Thompson Kevin Thompson Rashard Casey Zack Mills Zack Mills Zack Mills Zack Mills Michael Robinson Anthony Morelli Anthony Morelli Daryll Clark Daryll Clark Matt McGloin Matt McGloin Matt McGloin Christian Hackenberg Christian Hackenberg Christian Hackenberg Trace McSorley Trace McSorley Trace McSorley

GAME PASSING YARDAGE (300-YARD PASSERS)

Yards Cmp. Att. TD Int. 287 353 628 281 640 528 937 1025 393 355 675 673 483 913 448 951 1037 1117 832 1275 943 1616 1170 805 429 1185 2039 1375 1355 991 1260 2221 1859 1179 1037 1557 2218 1944 840 1366 1510 1478 821 694 1866 2488 1118 1605 2679 2198 1732 2211 1691 1916 2001 1669 2417 1404 1722 2350 2424 2651 2592 3003 1548 1571 3271 2955 2977 2525 3614 3570 2530

16 18 48 12 38 41 93 81 33 25 40 53 36 58 39 50 91 87 70 98 58 104 87 59 32 86 115 83 97 71 88 142 137 92 76 104 161 134 57 103 114 113 54 56 122 169 81 127 176 193 145 146 121 133 163 127 188 136 155 162 208 234 192 232 118 125 270 231 270 192 224 284 192

37 38 100 28 103 86 186 171 80 53 75 103 80 117 89 97 162 161 149 205 135 205 177 114 64 136 216 161 183 149 168 246 242 176 159 207 292 259 148 228 204 223 146 137 249 292 155 250 264 335 279 255 226 242 309 230 333 251 208 311 386 402 321 381 215 231 446 392 484 359 387 427 361

2 5 9 3 3 3 8 8 5 1 6 5 3 5 5 8 12 10 1 6 6 13 6 1 4 10 15 13 12 2 11 15 11 8 7 12 22 19 5 8 9 7 4 6 10 21 9 13 21 18 7 17 6 13 14 9 17 6 9 17 11 19 19 24 14 8 24 20 12 16 29 28 18

4 3 11 5 15 7 10 12 2 7 7 3 4 8 5 5 4 5 6 14 4 9 7 9 6 6 8 5 6 4 10 9 12 11 13 14 14 7 10 10 4 12 5 5 9 5 3 11 7 6 8 9 8 9 8 12 10 5 12 10 8 10 6 10 9 5 5 10 15 6 8 10 7

Yards Cmp.

Att.

TD

Int.

Player/Game

Year

1. 454 32 47 1 2 Christian Hackenberg vs. UCF 2. 399 23 44 4 2 Zack Mills vs. Iowa 3. 395 22 32 4 1 Matt McGloin vs. Indiana 4. 384 22 31 4 0 Trace McSorley vs. Wisconsin 5. 381 26 47 3 3 Trace McSorley at Michigan State 6. 379 22 53 2 0 Michael Robinson vs. Wisconsin 7. 376 17 23 4 0 Trace McSorley vs. Michigan State 8. 371 34 50 4 0 Christian Hackenberg vs. Boston College 9. 366 21 36 2 0 Mike McQueary vs. Pittsburgh 10. 358 26 41 2 2 Todd Blackledge at Miami (Fla.) 11. 353 29 40 3 1 Daryll Clark vs. Akron 12. 352 23 42 3 1 Kerry Collins at Michigan State 13. 342 32 41 2 2 Trace McSorley vs. Washington 14. 341 16 26 4 0 Daryll Clark vs. Michigan State 15. 340 30 55 3 0 Christian Hackenberg at Indiana 16. 339 21 30 4 0 Christian Hackenberg at Wisconsin 17. 335 19 41 1 0 Trace McSorley vs. Minnesota 18. 332 24 35 1 1 Trace McSorley at Pitt 332 16 30 2 2 Trace McSorley at Indiana 20. 328 14 16 2 0 Kerry Collins vs. Rutgers 21. 327 27 45 2 1 Matt McGloin vs. Ohio State 22. 325 24 36 3 0 Trace McSorley vs. Nebraska 23. 321 22 36 2 0 Matt McGloin at Purdue 24. 319 22 36 3 2 Christian Hackenberg vs. Akron 25. 318 24 36 1 1 Matt McGloin vs. Temple 26. 317 28 54 1 0 Kerry Collins at BYU 27. 315 22 36 2 2 Chuck Fusina at NC State 315 22 31 2 0 Matt McGloin vs. Indiana 315 13 29 3 0 Christian Hackenberg vs. Maryland 315 23 36 2 1 Trace McSorley vs. Indiana 31. 312 23 43 2 1 Matt McGloin vs. Michigan State 32. 311 23 33 1 1 Christian Hackenberg vs. Eastern Mich. 33. 310 19 27 4 0 Daryll Clark at Michigan State 34. 309 25 44 0 1 Christian Hackenberg at Rutgers 309 18 23 4 0 Trace McSorley vs. Georgia State 36. 305 23 44 3 2 Christian Hackenberg vs. Michigan 37. 303 21 37 3 0 John Sacca at Rutgers 38. 302 27 51 1 1 Rashard Casey vs. Iowa 39. 300 24 38 1 1 Kerry Collins at Illinois

2014 2002 2012 2016 2017 2003 2016 2014 1997 1981 2009 1993 2017 2008 2013 2013 2016 2016 2016 1994 2012 2017 2012 2014 2012 1992 1977 2010 2015 2017 2010 2013 2009 2014 2017 2013 1992 2000 1994

LONGEST PASS PLAYS Yards Players 1. 95 2. 93 3. 92 4. 86 5. 85 6. 82 7. 82 8. 80 80 80 80 80 13. 79 79 79 79 17. 78 18. 76 76 76 21. *75 75 23. 74 24. 73 25. 72 72 72 72 72 *Non-scoring play.

Sean Clifford to Daniel George Trace McSorley to KJ Hamler Bill Hess to Bob Higgins Steve Joachim to Jim Scott Trace McSorley to Saquon Barkley Matt Knizner at Eric Hamilton Kerry Collins to Freddie Scott Tom Sherman to Paul Johnson Doug Strang to Dean DiMidio Pat Devlin to Stephfon Green Rob Bolden to Derek Moye Trace McSorley to Irvin Charles Lance Longeran to John Greene Kevin Thompson to Chafie Fields Daryll Clark to Chaz Powell Christian Hackenberg to Geno Lewis Kevin Thompson to Chafie Fields Chuck Burkhart to Tom Cherry John Hufnagel to Jimmy Scott Tom Shuman to Chuck Herd John Andress to Dick Barvinchak Tom Bill to David Daniels Matt McGloin to Derek Moye Michael Robinson to Matt Kranchick Milt Plum to Les Walters Tom Shuman to Chuck Herd Chuck Fusina to Scott Fitzkee Christian Hackenberg to Chris Godwin Trace McSorley to Chris Godwin

Game vs. Kent State, 2018 vs. Ohio State, 2018 at Pittsburgh, 1919 at Navy, 1971 vs. Georgia State, 2017 vs. Pittsburgh, 1986 vs. Rutgers, 1994 at Maryland, 1967 vs. Alabama, 1983 vs. Michigan, 2008 vs. Illinois, 2010 vs. Minnesota, 2016 vs. Maryland, 1988 at Miami (Fla.), 1999 vs. Iowa, 2009 vs. UCF, 2014 at Purdue, 1999 at UCLA, 1968 at Boston College, 1972 vs. West Virginia, 1973 at Iowa, 1975 vs. Temple, 1989 at Indiana, 2011 vs. Wisconsin, 2003 vs. Boston, 1956 vs. LSU, 1973 vs. Miami (Fla.), 1977 vs. Boston College, 2014 vs. USC, 2016

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Cmp.

Att.

TD

Int.

Trace McSorley 2015 142 14 27 2 0 2016 3614 224 387 29 8 2017 3570 284 427 28 10 2018 2530 192 361 18 7 Career 9899 720 1215 77 25 Christian Hackenberg 2013 2955 231 392 2014 2977 270 484 2015 2525 192 359 Career 8457 693 1235

20 10 12 15 16 6 48 31

Zack Mills 2001 2002 2003 2004 Career

9 12 17 10 6 5 9 12 41 39

1669 127 230 2417 188 333 1404 136 251 1722 155 268 7212 606 1082

Matt McGloin 2009 0 0 2 0 0 2010 1548 118 215 14 9 2011 1571 125 231 8 5 2012 3271 270 446 24 5 Career 6390 513 894 46 19 Tony Sacca 1988 821 54 146 4 5 1989 694 56 137 6 5 1990 1866 122 249 10 9 1991 2488 169 292 21 5 Career 5869 401 824 41 24 Daryll Clark 2006 2007 2008 2009 Career

116 14 27 0 0 31 6 9 0 0 2592 192 321 19 6 3003 232 381 24 10 5742 444 738 43 16

Chuck Fusina 1975 42 4 9 0 1 1976 1260 88 168 11 10 1977 2221 142 246 15 9 1978 1859 137 242 11 12 Career 5382 371 665 37 32 Kerry Collins 1991 95 3 6 1 1 1992 925 64 137 4 2 1993 1605 127 250 13 11 1994 2679 176 264 21 7 Career 5304 370 657 39 21 Anthony Morelli 2004 45 5 13 0 1 2005 155 13 20 1 0 2006 2424 208 386 11 8 2007 2651 234 402 19 10 Career 5275 460 821 31 19 Todd Blackledge 1980 1037 76 159 1981 1557 104 207 1982 2218 161 292 Career 4812 341 658

196

7 13 12 14 22 14 41 41

GAME TD PASSES 1. 3.

5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 8. 9. 12. 14. 17. 18. 20.

29 28 24 24 22 21 21 20 19 19 19 18 18 17 17 17 16 15 15 14 14

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 17. 18. 19. 20.

70 48 46 43 41 41 41 39 37 31 27 26 24 23 22 22 20 19 18 14

GAME COMPLETIONS

Tony Sacca vs. Georgia Tech Rashard Casey vs. La. Tech Tom Sherman vs. Pittsburgh Chuck Fusina vs. Syracuse Todd Blackledge vs. Temple Todd Blackledge vs. Maryland Todd Blackledge vs. Rutgers John Sacca vs. Minnesota Kerry Collins vs. Rutgers Wally Richardson vs. Auburn Zack Mills vs. Iowa Michael Robinson at Illinois Anthony Morelli vs. Buffalo Daryll Clark vs. Michigan State Matt McGloin vs. Northwestern Matt McGloin vs. Navy Matt McGloin vs. Indiana Christian Hackenberg at Wisconsin Christian Hackenberg vs. Boston College Trace McSorley vs. Michigan State Trace McSorley vs. Wisconsin Trace McSorley vs. USC Trace McSorley vs. Georgia State

1991 2000 1967 1978 1982 1982 1982 1993 1993 1995 2002 2005 2007 2008 2010 2012 2012 2013 2014 2016 2016 2016 2017

SEASON TOUCHDOWN PASSES Trace McSorley Trace McSorley Daryll Clark Matt McGloin Todd Blackledge Tony Sacca Kerry Collins Christian Hackenberg Doug Strang Anthony Morelli Daryll Clark Wally Richardson Trace McSorley Michael Robinson Mike McQueary Zack Mills Christian Hackenberg Chuck Fusina John Hufnagel Matt McGloin Rashard Casey

2016 2017 2009 2012 1982 1991 1994 2013 1983 2007 2008 1995 2018 2005 1997 2002 2015 1977 1972 2010 2000

CAREER TOUCHDOWN PASSES

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Trace McSorley Christian Hackenberg Matt McGloin Daryll Clark Todd Blackledge Tony Sacca Zack Mills Kerry Collins Chuck Fusina Anthony Morelli Wally Richardson John Hufnagel Doug Strang Michael Robinson Tom Shuman Mike McQueary Rashard Casey Kevin Thompson John Shaffer John Sacca

2015-18 2013-15 2009-12 2006-09 1980-82 1988-91 2001-04 1991-94 1975-78 2004-07 1992, 94-96 1970-72 1981-84 2002-05 1972-74 1995-97 1997-2000 1996-99 1983-86 1991-93

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8. 9.

35 34 33 32 32 31 31 30 29 29

1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

284 270 270 234 232 231 224 208 193 192 192 192 188 176 169 163 162 161 155 14