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2009 PSU Fantasy Football Published by myTEAMBOOK, a division of MomentumMedia/MAG, Inc., in conjunction with Global Football, a division of Global Sports Group, Inc. All rights reserved Š2009 by myTEAMBOOK/MAG, Inc. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, graphic, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping or by any information storage or retrieval systems, without the permission in writing from the publisher. For information, address: myTEAMBOOK, a division of MAG, Inc. 31 DutchMill Road Ithaca, NY 14850 (607) 257-6970 www.myTEAMBOOK.net www.MomentumMedia.com


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pages 2-5: The Game Story pages 6-9: Game Photos pages 10-35: Player Biographies pages 36-38: Coach Biographies

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Game STORY

Fourth Annual Fantasy Camp Game Ends in 32-32 Tie With just four practices under their belts–a time of grunts and groans, fun and laughter–members of the Fourth Annual Penn State Football Fantasy Camp took to Beaver Stadium on Saturday, June 13, 2009 to showcase the skills they garnered under an all-star coaching staff.

It was fitting that the game would end in a 32-32 tie, including an overtime session, so that everyone went home a winner.

Twenty-six players from seven states were divided up into the Blue and White teams to battle for bragging rights under semi-contact flag football regulations. Over 250 family members and personal friends cheered for these stalwarts of the gridiron under sunny skies.

The game opened up with the Blue team marching the length of the field, and scoring on a pass from junior quarterback Bob Kowalczyk to freshman Bob Kilareski. Now it was time for the White team to show its stuff. With Big Ten Network anchor Mike Hall,


the youngest member in camp, at the helm, the White team put together a long drive of its own to go up 7-6.

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Defense played a huge role during the remainder of the first half. Three-year participants, Eric Ratner and Bill Roberge, intercepted passes for the White team to give it good field position. Roberge called the interception his Best On the Field Moment. This enabled Hall to connect on a 30-yard bomb to sophomore Jim Conroy, who at 57, outran the Blue secondary for the score. The White team took a 14-6 into the locker room at halftime. Although a number of defensive adjustments were made at halftime, the White squad took a two-touchdown lead on the end of a 13-minute drive featuring a number of third down conversions. The Blue team unleased one of its tricks diagramed at halftime with a one-play scoring drive. Using the hook and ladder play, Bob Kowalczyk threw to sophomore E.G. Hamill. After his reception, Hamill lateraled to frosh Dion Rumsey who rumbled to complete the 70yard scoring play. The video on the scoreboard of the wellexecuted play had the crowd on its feet. There was plenty of scoring, and the fourth quarter became a fine example of men playing their hearts out in Beaver Stadium, pretending that they were present-day Nittany Lions. Kilareski intercepted a White team pass and returned it to the 18-yard line with less than two minutes to play in regulation. With both sides yelling and competing hard, junior Doug

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Stewart caught a pass in the end zone from the strong arm of Rumsey to tie the score at 32-32. The extra point failed, and the game went into overtime. Highlights of OT featured the touchdown by freshman Chris Bartnik that put the White team in front, and the Blue team coming back to tie the score via three catches by captain Stewart. Another special moment was sophomore Ray Kowalczyk catching from behind White Team freshman Rob Tribeck to prevent a score in OT. Neither team could convert an extra point in the extra session, as Tribeck intercepted a Blue team pass in the end zone to preserve the tie. As did happen in the 2007 Fantasy Camp Game, the results entered the record book as a tie.

Game balls were awarded to Hall, Rumsey and Bob Kowalczyk. Playing on the hallowed turf of Beaver Stadium was a lifetime highlight for most of the participants. White team sophomore Doug Baxter said that Game Day festivities were his finest memories, from the bus ride to the stadium, running out of the tunnel, the pregame activities and introductions, and the game itself. Kilareski, of the Blue team, said, “Waking up, looking out the hotel window at Mt. Nittany and watching the fog fade. Breakfast with coach Kenney, pregame meetings with coaches Kenney and Johnson, the bus ride, running through the tunnel and playing on the hallowed ground allowed me to enjoy every minute of it, and wishing it would never end.�


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A special mention goes to 75-year-old Paul Yoder, who played at both linebacker and center in his first camp, and had the pleasure of being a teammate of his son Tim, just 50 years young. White team junior Dan Hall summed up the experience by saying, “I’m a three-year camper, and look forward to returning for my senior year.”

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Chris BARTNIK TEAM: White

RANK: Freshman

TOWN: Chantilly, VA

First Year at Camp Best Memory of the Camp: Meeting all the other camp participants and seeing how much we all love Penn State football. Best On the Field Memory: Running through the tunnel and scoring the go-ahead touchdown in overtime. Best Off the Field Memory: Hanging out with the other players and coaches in the Hospitality Suite. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: Coaches Kenny Jackson and Kermit Buggs. Most Favorite Drill: All the defensive line drills with Coach Johnson. Least Favorite Drill: None Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: Coach Johnson’s speech where he talked about having your own table of contents. Favorite Penn State Football Moment: Penn State beating Ohio State at Beaver Stadium in 2005.

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Doug BAXTER 84

TEAM: White

RANK: Sophomore

TOWN: Bethel Park, PA

Second Year at Camp Penn State Sports Background: Played only intramurals. Best Memory of the Camp: The game day activities: bus ride to stadium, running out of the tunnel, pre-game activities and introductions, and the game itself. Best On the Field Memory: Getting to represent my teammates for the coin toss. Best Off the Field Memory: Listening to all of the storytelling in the Hospitality Room. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: All were great and fun to be around. Most Favorite Drill: Not really a drill, but the punt, pass and kick competition at the end of the last day of practice. Least Favorite Drill: Running sideways and doing leg crossovers.

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Favorite Penn State Football Moment: There are many, but if I had to pick only one, it would be Greg Garrity’s touchdown catch to clinch the first National Championship in 1982.


James BETLYON

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TEAM: Blue

RANK: Freshman

TOWN: Newtown, PA

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Alan BIGELOW 16 TEAM: White

RANK: Freshman

TOWN: Haddonfield, NJ

First Year at Camp Penn State Sports Background: Just a fan who followed the Nittany Lions while growing up. Best Memory of the Camp: Driving up to the stadium and having all the families and friends celebrating our arrival. Best On the Field Memory: Sixty-plus minutes of football at Beaver Stadium. Best Off the Field Memory: Convincing Kenny Jackson that I could catch. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: Coaches Bill Kenney and Kenny Jackson Most Favorite Drill: Didn’t have one; at age 57, your body doesn’t like them. Least Favorite Drill: All

Favorite Penn State Football Moment: Watching Alabama play PSU in Birmingham with the two legends on the sidelines.

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Quote of the Camp: “I Just Came to Play.”


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Stephen BLACK TEAM: Blue

RANK: Sophomore TOWN: Lititz, PA

Second Year at Camp Penn State Sports Background: Didn’t play ball at Penn State. Best Memory of the Camp: Meeting with coaches in the office and going over how and why they do things. Best On the Field Memory: Meeting the players. Best Off the Field Memory: All the coaches were great with all the fun we had in the Hospitality Room. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: All were great and fun to be around. Most Favorite Drill: Defense Least Favorite Drill: I liked everything. Favorite Penn State Football Moment: Can’t pick one because all of the games are good. Life at Home: Married with two kids and two grandchildren...likes old cars, college sports and hunting.

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Michael BURKE 34 TEAM: Blue

RANK: Freshman TOWN: Enola, PA

First Year at Camp Penn State Sports Background: Currently a full-time PSU student...going to games for 30 years. Best Memory of the Camp: When I sacked Big 10 Network anchor, Mike Hall, who was the quarterback for the White team....it was the only sack of the game. Best On the Field Memory: Holding my 10-week-old son, Ryan, before the game. Best Off the Field Memory: Attending the dinner at the Nittany Lion Inn on Friday night before the game. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: Larry Johnson, Sr. Most Favorite Drill: Quarterback Passing Drill Least Favorite Drill: Backpedaling Drill

Favorite Penn State Football Moment: When Larry Johnson eclipsed the 2,000-yard mark on November 2002 vs. Michigan State at Beaver Stadium.

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Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: “Success with honor,� said by Jay Paterno


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Jim CONROY TEAM: White

RANK: Sophomore

TOWN: Newton, PA

Second Year at Camp

Least Favorite Drill: None.

Penn State Sports Favorite Penn State Football Background: Just a long-time fan and “wanna Moment: The 1994 PSU-Illinois game in be� player. Champaign. Penn State was Best Memory of the Camp: down 21-0 in the first quarter, The coaches and the players. and 31-21 in the fourth quarter... Best On the Field Memory: they came back to win the Scoring on a 30-yard pass play in game 35-31 with one minute the first quarter...still had some remaining...I was at the game, running legs left at 57-years old. sitting with my Illinois alumni friends...the game kept the Lions Best Off the Field Memory: undefeated. Seeing JoePa looking better than ever after surgery. Life at Home: Married 35 years to high school Penn State Coach/Camp sweetheart...have two beautiful Player Who Helped You the (now married) daughters... Most: captained football, basketball All the coaches!! and baseball teams in high Most Favorite Drill: school...played Division III Offensive passing drills. college football.

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Dave DELL 12

TEAM: White

RANK: Sophomore TOWN: Strasburg, PA

First Year at Camp Penn State Sports Background: During my years as a Penn State student, I played intramural basketball and softball...my favorite sports to watch rank like this: football, men’s basketball, women’s volleyball, women’s basketball and all the rest follow. Best Memory of Camp: Running into Beaver Stadium to start the game. Best On the Field Memory: The first time I caught a ball to make a play, and watching Dion Rumsey drag down Rob Tribeck on the last play of the game. Best Off the Field Memory: Time with all of the teammates and coaches.

Most Favorite Drill: Anything NOT running sideways.

Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: “All In” by Coach Larry Johnson. Favorite Penn State Football Moment: The National Championship game vs. Miami when linebacker Pete Giftopoulos intercepted the ball to seal the victory. Life at Home: Married with a son and daughter... Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Wenger Feeds... servess on College of Agriculture Alumni Society Board as well as on the Ag Council...member of the board of the Lancaster County Alumni chapter...I am passionate about Penn State as a great place for education and to grow students into prepared adults...also it is a great place for adults (especially former students) to visit.

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Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: The player is Jim Conroy...coaches Larry Johnson and Kenny Jackson

Least Favorite Drill: Anything running sideways.


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20 Alan FARQUHARSON TEAM: White

RANK: Junior TOWN: Ft. Worth, TX

Second Year at Camp Penn State Sports Background: Attended Penn State University and saw many games there. Best Memory of the Camp: Camaraderie of the group of guys at the camp. Best On the Field Memory: The entrance on Game Day. Best Off the Field Memory: Joe Paterno talking to the group. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: All of the coaches were fantastic and extremely helpful. If I had to pick one it was Kermit Buggs. Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: “Danger Danger” said by quarterback Mike Hall. Favorite Penn State Football Moment: The 1982 National Championship.

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Gary GOLASZEWSKI 22 TEAM: White

RANK: Freshman TOWN: Schwenksville, PA

First Year at Camp Penn State Sports Background: Long-time Penn State football fanatic. Best Memory of the Camp: Coming off the Blue Bus on Game Day and seeing my wife and kids waiting there for me...then, I saw my dad and gave him a hug as he choked up and struggled to speak...that was a special moment.

Least Favorite Drill: Pass rushing. Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: “Suck it up” said by both my wife and Dion Rumsey’s wife...that slogan became the seed of a strong friendship between the two families.

Favorite Penn State Football Best On the Field Memory: Moment: Catching my first pass, which Favorite all-time PSU football happened to be a two-point moment was being at the 2005 conversion, and then handing the ball Orange Bowl and the 3-OT victory. to the official. Life at Home: Best Off the Field Memory: A 39-year-old father of two beautiful Hard to choose between the two girls, and happily married for 14 highly motivational speeches that years to my lovely wife and Penn Larry Johnson gave, or hanging out State alum...a 1993 PSU architectural in the Hospitality Room...listening to engineering grad who is currently story after story from Jay Paterno. self-employed as a consulting engineer, and living in Schwenksville Penn State Coach/Camp Player (outside of Philadelphia) for the past Who Helped You the Most: 10 years. Kenny Jackson, who fed us our offense in easily digestible chunks while keeping us focused and moving down field time and time again.

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Most Favorite Drill: Running offensive plays.


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Dan HALL TEAM: White

RANK: Junior TOWN: Indianapolis, IN

Third Year at Camp Penn State Sports Background: Graduated in 1984 and tried to play football with guys in the dorm. Best Memory of the Camp: PSU staff sharing personal stories...being welcomed into the Penn State football family. Best On the Field Memory: Playing center for the White squad with Mike Hall of the Big Ten Network as the quarterback. Best Off the Field Memory: Giving a speech at the opening dinner...having Tyler Ahrenhold, a current Nittany Lion, talk with my family during practice. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: Coach Bill Kenney demonstrating the 3-point stance for linemen.

Most Favorite Drill: Defensive pass rush drill club and swim technique. Least Favorite Drill: Stretching my old out-of-shape body because it is not flexible enough to get into those positions. Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: “You change the rules on every play,” said Kenny Jackson on the opening kickoff. Favorite Penn State Football Moment: Kirk Bowman’s TD catch with :04 to win the 1982 Nebraska game, 27-24. Life at Home: Married with two children, and we reside in Indianapolis...threeyear camper who most likely will return for my senior year.

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Mike Hall 32

TEAM: White

RANK: Freshman

TOWN: Glen Ellyn, IL

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21 E.G. HAMILL TEAM: Blue

RANK: Sophomore TOWN: Ridgewood, NJ

Second year in Camp

Penn State Sports Background: Alumnus...lifetime fan of the Nittany Lions, having attended my first game at age 7...current season ticket-holder...supporter of all PSU sports teams. Best Memory of the Camp: Being recognized by the coaches and staff upon returning for my second year. Best On the Field Memory: Being part of the 70-yard “hook and ladder” play. Best Off the Field Memory: Seeing Joe again...always a thrill. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: Coach Bill Kenney Most Favorite Drill: Three-step drop (QB)

Least Favorite Drill: Helping Doug Stewart stretch. Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: “Ouch” by Doug Stewart. Favorite Penn State Football Moment: Countdown to 00:00 in 1983 Sugar Bowl for first National Championship. Life at Home: Married with a 17-year-old son who is my favorite person to accompany to games.

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Scott JONES 25

TEAM: Blue

RANK: Freshman TOWN: Langhorne, PA

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Bob KILARESKI TEAM: Blue

RANK: Freshman

TOWN: State College, PA

First year in Camp Penn State Sports Background: I was born and raised in State College, so I am a “townie”... I grew up attending, listening to, and cheering for PSU sports events...I bleed Blue and White. Best Memory of the Camp: The entirety of Game Day. Waking up, looking out the hotel window at Mt. Nittany, watching the fog fade...breakfast with Coach Kenney...pre-game meeting with Coaches Kenney and Johnson...the bus ride...running through the tunnel...playing on the hallowed ground...enjoying every minute of it...wishing it would never end. Best On the Field Memory: Making the fourth-quarter interception and return that led to a game-tying touchdown by the Blue team. Best Off the Field Memory: Hanging out with teammates, Coach Jay, Kenny Jackson,

Blair Thomas, and Patrick in the Hospitality Suite each night. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: Coach Johnson...the man can flat out coach, but more importantly, he is a big-time motivator and man of faith...I respect that. Most Favorite Drill: Defensive line drills. Least Favorite Drill: None. Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: “Who’s next?”–Coach Johnson. Favorite Penn State Football Moment: The last minute touchdown by PSU to win the 1982 Nebraska game...I was 9 years old, sitting in top row of section NJ with my mother...dusk had fallen, they had brought in temporary lights... we were jumping up and down, screaming, the stadium was shaking...we couldn’t talk for days.


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Ken KIRKPATRICK 24 TEAM: Blue

RANK: Freshman TOWN: Eagleville, PA

First year in Camp

Penn State Sports Background: Just an avid spectator. Best Memory of the Camp: One-on-one with JoePa. Best On the Field Memory: The “hook and ladder” play early in the second half. Best Off the Field Memory: Too many to pick just one...hanging with Jay Paterno, Blair Thomas and Kenny Jackson...eating dinner with Guido...all of the team meetings... locker room chats...the “backroom” tours and behind the scenes discussions. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: Coaches Bill Kenney and Larry Johnson. Most Favorite Drill: Passing...I never knew how to throw the ball correctly.

Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: “You guys are doing something I have never done, putting on a Penn State football uniform and playing in Beaver Stadium, “ JoePa. Favorite Penn State Football Moment: The 2005 Ohio State game in Beaver Stadium. Life at Home: My wife and I are both PSU graduates...have three daughters...CFO of a multi-company organization...devoted PSU fan.

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Least Favorite Drill: I enjoyed them all.


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Mark KOSHKO TEAM: White

RANK: Freshman TOWN: State College, PA

First year in Camp Penn State Sports Background: Complete, avid Penn State fan since age 5. Best Memory of the Camp: Walking out of the tunnel. Best On the Field Memory: Watching the “hook and ladder” performed perfectly. Best Off the Field Memory: When Coach Paterno visited us. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: Coach Jay Paterno. Most Favorite Drill: Watching Mike Hall try to tackle air. Least Favorite Drill: Special teams Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: “You’ve got what you’ve got.” by one of the players who was coined “Eliot Spitzer” by Jay Paterno because he looks just like him. Favorite Penn State Football Moment: The 2005 Ohio State game when Tamba Hali sacked Troy Smith and caused a fumble. Life at Home: Married with one daughter.

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Ray KOWALCZYK 21

TEAM: Blue

RANK: Sophomore TOWN: Portage, PA

Second year in Camp

Penn State Sports Background: No Penn State sports background, but just a Nittany Lion fan.

Most Favorite Drill: Friday practice when we ran plays. Least Favorite Drill: Blocking drills.

Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: I have three quotes: 1) During the game I was playing center and Mike Hall blitzed. He rolled off a block by the halfback, and I then blocked him...I heard Coach Kenney yelling from the sideline, “Nice pick-up Ray.”..2) After the game, Tim Yoder said, “You are an amazing football Best On the Field Memory: There were a couple...one was when player...you were great.”...3) At the I caught a pass thrown by my brother banquet, Coach Kenney, during his speech, asked, “Where is Ray?” I for a 6-yard gain...another was in raised my hand...Coach Kenney said, overtime when I caught Rob from behind and stopped him from scoring. “You talk about your Pearl Harbor comeback...on Friday, Ray could Best Off the Field Memory: barely walk...today he ran down Attending all the dinners with Rob.” the coaches, guest speakers Favorite Penn State Football and the other players...also Moment: riding the team bus. Victory over Miami in the 1987 Fiesta Penn State Coach/Camp Bowl for the National Championship. Player Who Helped You the Most: Coach Bill Kenney Best Memory of the Camp: The whole camp is my best memory, but there were a couple of outstanding ones...one was doing a passing drill and my partner was Patrick Steenberge, who throws a nice spiral...another was warming up before the game on Saturday.

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Bob KOWALCZYK

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TEAM: Blue

RANK: Junior TOWN: Portage, PA

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Eric RATNER 22

TEAM: White

RANK: Junior TOWN: Blue Bell, PA

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74 William ROBERGE TEAM: White

RANK: Junior TOWN: Springfield, VA

Third year in Camp

Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: Penn State Sports “Coach Kenny Jackson told the Background: White Team at halftime, “We’re A 1987 PSU graduate who is just going to run the ball more.” a Nittany Lion sports fan. Favorite Penn State Football Best Memory of the Camp: Moment: Shaking hands with Coach Joe Todd Blackledge’s 47-yard Paterno, and having a picture touchdown pass to Gregg Garrity taken with him. in the 1983 Sugar Bowl. Best On the Field Memory: Life at Home: My interception in the first FOIPA Specialist with the quarter. Federal Government...enjoy the Best Off the Field Memory: Washington DC area...three-year Thursday evening dinner. letterman at Penn State Fantasy Camp. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: Coach Kermit Buggs. Most Favorite Drill: Blocking drill. Least Favorite Drill: Quarterback drill.


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Dion RUMSEY 1

TEAM: Blue

RANK: Freshman TOWN: New York, NY

First year in Camp

Penn State Sports Background: Just love those Lions. Best Memory of the Camp: Playing the game in Beaver Stadium with my family right there cheering me on. I could hear them on every play...thanks Ali, Stina, Kaite, Debi and Ky. Best On the Field Memory: Scoring a 70-yard touchdown on a “hook and ladder” play (great pass, Bob; great lateral EG!!!) Best Off the Field Memory: Handing my beautiful wife, Ivy, the ball at the Awards Banquet.

Most Favorite Drill: Blue Team offensive practice...I enjoyed throwing the ball deep.

Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: White Team freshman Rob Tribeck’s son, at the start of overtime, yelled from the stands, “Awesome job, daddy.” My response to Rob was, “That’s the best thing you could ever hear as a dad.”...(all this before tackling him on the last play of the game.) Favorite Penn State Football Moment: Beating Ohio State in 2005...the stadium shook like never before.

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Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: A three-way tie between Blue Coaches Larry Johnson Sr., Bill Kenney and L. Richard Sayles.

Least Favorite Drill: Tackling dummy for the goal line stand...I didn’t get to do it.


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Doug STEWART TEAM: Blue

RANK: Junior TOWN: Sykesville, MD

Third year in Camp

Least Favorite Drill: Boarding the bus after practice. I Penn State Sports Background: never wanted any of it to end. 1996 graduate in computer Quote of the Camp, and Who science...fell in love with Nittany Said It: Lion football as a freshman Jay Paterno telling a story abut watching the Kickoff Classic vs. how he used the name “Fawn Georgia Tech in the dormitory TV Lebowitz” in a press conference, lounge..became a regular at any and then was criticized in the number of events from football media with something like “Joe and soccer to gymnastics and Paterno reads classic literature, hockey. but his son, Jay, is too busy Best Memory of the Camp: watching Animal House.” Playing catch in Beaver Stadium Favorite Penn State Football with my girls. Moment: Best On the Field Memory: Ethan Kilmer’s circus touchdown Leading the team to the goal line catch at the end of the first half of in overtime with three consecutive the 2006 Orange Bowl. catches. Life at Home: Best Off the Field Memory: Married to Julie Stewart ‘98, Being elected captain by my and parents of two daughters... teammates and new friends. employed as a Principal Software Penn State Coach/Camp Player Engineer assigned to the National Who Helped You the Most: Security Agency. Tim Bronish is an inspiration. Most Favorite Drill: Anything with Larry Johnson, Sr.


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Rob TRIBECK 2

TEAM: White

RANK: Freshman TOWN: Mechanicsburg, PA

First year in Camp

Penn State Sports Background: 1991 graduate...fan since birth. Best Memory of the Camp: Hearing my son’s voice behind me, pleading for me to “stop them” when we were lining up on defense for the 2-point conversion in overtime....seeing the pride on his face when I got off the ground after I intercepted the pass in the end zone on the play. At that moment, at least to him, I was as fast and strong and important as the real Penn State players who make those same plays.

Best Off the Field Memory: Getting off the bus and seeing my daughter Lauren holding a sign outside the stadium that said, “My Daddy Rocks.”

Most Favorite Drill: The “club” technique with Coach Johnson. Least Favorite Drill: None. Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: “Awesome job Daddy” by Brendan Tribeck (age 10) at the end of regulation with the game tied and certainly still in doubt...From Coach Kenny Jackson: “I don’t care if you’re 67 years old, you gotta catch that pass.”...also from Coach Jackson: “You are an animal doctor, do they let you operate on animals with those hands?” Favorite Penn State Football Moment: Tie between beating Pitt 48-14, and the 2005 Ohio State game where the Nittany Lions proved they were back on top.

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Best On the Field Memory: Catching a TD pass in Beaver Stadium is something I did 10,000 times in my backyard while growing up. Catching one in Beaver Stadium for real surpassed anything I ever expected.

Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: Coach Bill Kenney


Paul YODER

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TEAM: Blue

RANK: Freshman TOWN: Mohnton, PA

First year in Camp Penn State Sports Background: Have been following Penn State football for 59 years. Best Memory of the Camp: The friendships we developed. Best On the Field Memory: Running out of the tunnel prior to the game. Best Off the Field Memory: Meeting Joe and the picture of us together. Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: All the coaches were very helpful, and Dion Rumsey was very supportive. Most Favorite Drill: Running drills. Least Favorite Drill: Leg Stretching. Favorite Penn State Football Moment: Beating Ohio State in 2008 at the Horseshoe.

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Tim YODER 20

TEAM: Blue

RANK: Freshman

TOWN: Mohnton, PA

First year in Camp

Penn State Sports Background: Graduated from PSU in 1981...football season ticket-holder...PSU fanatic. Best On the Field Memory: Celebrating my father’s 75th birthday and his personal meeting with JoePa at practice. Best Off the Field Memory: My family sharing dinner at the awards banquet with Coaches Larry Johnson and Bill Kenney... the Hospitality Suite, where the coaches told stories of their experiences with players and opposing coaches..

Least Favorite Drill: Side step drill. Quote of the Camp, and Who Said It: JoePa telling my dad at practice, “Let’s take them all on.” Favorite Penn State Football Moment: The 2005 Ohio State game at Beaver Stadium, including the sack of the Buckeye quarterback by Tamba Hali to seal the game.

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Penn State Coach/Camp Player Who Helped You the Most: Larry Johnson with his motivational coaching, and “All In”...Doug Stewart helped freshmen during practice and the game.

Most Favorite Drill: Defensive dummy drills.


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Kermit BUGGS

TEAM: White EXPERTISE: Safeties

In his seventh year on the Nittany Lion coaching staff, Buggs has been coaching the safeties for two seasons. In 2008, one of his athletes, Anthony Scirrotto, earned All-Big Ten first-team honors.

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Buggs coached the safeties in Penn State’s 2007 Valero Alamo Bowl win over Texas A&M. Prior to that, he was Coordinator of Player Personnel in 2006 and 2007. He was a graduate assistant at PSU from 2003-05.

A highly successful high school coach, Buggs coached Surry County (VA) High School to a 34-14 record from 1999-2002, with the ’99 team going 14-0 and winning the Division I state championship. He was named Virginia Division I Coach of the Year. A native of Hampton, VA, Buggs graduated from Norfolk State University in 1995, where he was named football freshman of the year, and earned player of the week honors seven times during his career. He was the University’s 1992-93 recipient of the Vince Lombardi Award for leadership and academic achievement. Buggs was awarded his master’s degree in educational administration at Penn State in 2006.

Kenny JACKSON

TEAM: White EXPERTISE: Wide Receivers A 1984 graduate of Penn State, Jackson has enjoyed an illustrious career on the gridiron. He received All-America honors in 1982 and 1983, and was the school’s first wide receiver to win such honors. When his collegiate career ran out, Jackson held 27 school records, and he still ranks second in career receiving yards with 2,006. His best season came in 1982 when he grabbed 41 passes for 697 yards and seven touchdowns to help the Nittany Lions win the national championship. Jackson went on to the NFL and was a first-round pick (No. 4 overall) of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1984. He played eight years in the pros with the Eagles and the Houston Oilers, finishing with 126 receptions for 2,170 yards and 11 TDs.

An assistant coach at Penn State from 1993-2000, he helped further the careers of NFL wide receivers, Bobby Engram, Freddie Scott and Joe Jurevicius. Jackson was also an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2001-03. A native of New Jersey, Jackson was excellent in football, basketball, baseball and track at South River High School. In 1996, he was inducted into the New Jersey Sports Writers Association Hall of Fame. In April 2008, Jackson and seven other former NFL players traveled to the Middle East to visit with troops and coach them in a flag football tournament for service personnel serving overseas. He is currently a sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network.

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Larry JOHNSON

TEAM: Blue EXPERTISE: Defensive Line The father of two former Penn State gridders, Johnson has been on the football staff for 14 years. He has coached the defensive line for the past nine seasons in which he has mentored five first-team All-Americans, including first-round NFL draftee, end Aaron Maybin, in 2008. Other first-round NFL picks that were nurtured by Johnson are end Tamba Hali (a first-team All-American) in 2006, and Michael Haynes and Jimmy Kennedy in 2002. He worked specifically with the ends and oversaw the special teams from 1996-99.

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His highest NFL draftee was end Courtney Brown who was the No. 1 choice of the pros in 2000 after earning AllAmerica honors. During his tenure, he has helped 11 players

earn All-Big Ten first-team accolades. Johnson has also excelled in teaching the punting game and in recruiting. Johnson was the head coach at McDonough High School in Pomret, MD, for 19 years, recording 139-36 record. His teams won state championships in 1983, ’85 and ’90. He then went on to become the head coach at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. At Elizabeth City (NC) State University, Johnson earned NAIA All-America honors as a linebacker. After graduation, he played one season with the Washington Redskins of the NFL. His son, Larry, was the ninth player in NCAA history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season as a running back at Penn State in 2002. He is a two-time All-Pro selection with the Kansas City Chiefs. Another son, Tony, was a wide receiver with the Nittany Lions.

Bill KENNEY

TEAM: Blue EXPERTISE: Offensive Tackles/Tight Ends One of the many veterans on the football coaching staff, Kenney is in his 22nd year in University Park.

Kenney was instrumental in the advancement of two-time All-America tackle Levi Brown, who was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft. His offensive line paved the way for Larry Johnson in 2002 to become just the ninth

Kenney was Penn State recruiting coordinator in 1992, and is still very active in that area. He was a graduate assistant with the Lions in 1988 before becoming full-time in ’89. A native of Randolph, MA, he graduated from Norwich (VT) University where he was a three-year starter. He was a coach at Norwich for one year, spent three campaigns with high school programs, and was a grad assistant at Nebraska for two seasons before his arrival at Penn State.

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As coach of the offensive line, he saw protégé, Gerald Cadogan, earn 2008 All-Big Ten first-team honors. The ’08 Nittany Lion offensive front led the Big Ten and ranked No. 4 nationally in fewest sacks allowed. This unit also enabled Evan Royster to become the school’s fifth 1,000-yard rusher in the last seven seasons.

2,000-yard rusher in NCAA history. He also helped develop All-Big Ten first-team tackle Kareem McKenzie in 2000 who enjoyed a nine-year career in the NFL. Adding to his first-team All-America list are guard Jeff Hartings and tight end Kyle Brady who won honors in 1994 and 1995 before becoming NFL first-round draft choices.


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Jay PATERNO

TEAM: White EXPERTISE: Quarterbacks Developing all-star signal callers has become second nature for Jay Paterno, now in his 15th year on the Penn State coaching staff, and ninth as the quarterback coach. He played a key role in the performance of Daryll Clark, the 2008 All-Big Ten first-team quarterback and runner-up for the Big Ten Silver Football (MVP). Clark was the fourth straight Nittany Lion signal caller to pass for 2,000 yards in a season.

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Paterno also coached Anthony Morelli, who twice broke the school record for completions in a season, and ranks in the top five in most Penn State passing records. He also taught Michael Robinson, the 2005 Big Ten MVP, who is a member of the San Francisco 49ers. Robinson finished fifth in the

Heisman Trophy voting. Zack Mills, who owned or shared 18 school passing and total offense records, also benefited by being under Paterno’s wing. From 1995-99, he worked with the tight ends, and was recruiting coordinator. He still excels in the latter area. He worked with All-Big Ten tight end Tony Stewart, who played in eight NFL seasons. Jay was a reserve quarterback on his father’s team, and graduated from Penn State in 1990. He has the distinction of being a member of the 1986 national championship squad. Paterno was a graduate assistant coach at Virginia for three years, and wide receivers and tight ends mentor at UConn for two seasons. He then became the quarterbacks coach at James Madison in 1994, helping the Dukes to the second round of the Division I-AA playoffs.

Rick SAYLES

TEAM: Blue EXPERTISE: Tight Ends/Receivers

Rick has over 15 years experience as a coach with organized sports teams, continuing his involvement with football since his playing days at Penn State. Rick’s involvement as a coach at the Penn State Football Fantasy Camp stems from his desire to continue making contributions to the Nittany Lion program and carry on what he learned from playing under Joe Paterno. Sayles was recruited to Penn State in the early ‘90s as an outside linebacker but was ultimately converted to wide receiver.

“I’ve come to understand what Coach Paterno really saw when he looked at me, or any of his students, through those notoriously thick lenses,” Sayles said. “He saw individuals trying to realize an improbable dream. Likewise, the football fantasy camp isn’t about turning its athletes into professional football players. It’s about enabling and inspiring individuals to pursue their dreams in spite of obstacles.” Originally from McKeesport, Pa. where he played football with High School Hall of Fame Coach George Smith, Rick works as a 4-H Urban Youth Development Educator within the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences.

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The White TEAM FRESHMAN

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Chris Bartnik #2

Dan Hall #22

Alan Bigelow #16

Eric Ratner #22

Dave Dell #12

William M. Roberge #74

Gary Golaszewski #22 Mike Hall #32 Mark Koshko #68 Rob Tribeck #2

COACHING STAFF Jay Paterno Kermit Buggs Ken Jackson

SOPHOMORE Doug Baxter #84 Jim Conroy #33 Alan Farquharson #20

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James Betlyon #2

Bob Kowalczyk #22

Michael Burke #34

Doug Stewart #43

Scott Jones #25 Bob Kilareski #18 Kenneth Kirkpatrick #24 Dion Rumsey #1 Paul Yoder #6 Timothy Yoder #20 SOPHOMORE Stephen Black #54 E.G. Hamill #21 Ray Kowalczyk #21

COACHING STAFF Larry Johnson Bill Kenney Rick Sayles


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