Penn State University Football


Updated: Aug 22, 2017

Position On Scholarship in 2017 On Scholarship in 2018 Players
QB 4 4 McSorley, Stevens, Zembiec, Clifford
RB 5 5 Mk.Allen, Barkley, Robinson, Sanders, Jrny.Brown
WR 10 8 Hamilton, Blacknall, Thompkins, Charles, J.Johnson, Polk, Darien, Hamler, Hippenhammer, Sullivan-Brown
TE 4 3 Gesicki, Bowers, Holland, Dalton
OL 14 12 Mahon, Nelson, Wright, Bates, Gonzalez, Jenkins, Fries, Gellerstedt, McGovern, Menet, Holmes, Martin, Miranda, Thorpe
DT 9 6 Chavis, C.Cothran, P.Cothren, Givens, Windsor, Jordan, Shelton, Bolds, Hansard
DE 8 8 T.Brown, Buchholz, S. Miller, Joseph, Simmons, Toney, Barber, Matos
LB 11 9 Cabinda, B.Smith*, Farmer, J.Thomas, Bowen, Cooper, J. Miller, C.Brown, Brooks, Faison-Walden, Franklin
CB 10 8 Campbell, Haley, Oruwariye, Reid, Taylor, McPhearson, D.J.Brown, Castro-Fields, D.Johnson, Wade
S 6 4 Apke, Mc.Allen, Scott, Monroe, Petrishen, Sutherland
K/Oth 3 2 T.Davis, Barbir, Gillikin
Total 84 69 16 scholarships available in 2018.

Players in BOLD are in final year of eligibility.
Players underlined are in junior year of eligibility.
Players italicized are current recruiting class.
Players with * are run-ons who earned a scholarship.

NEW NCAA Sanctions Update as of Sept 8, 2014
Bowl Ban ended; bowl eligible in 2014.
Return to full scholarships in 2015.

NCAA Sanctions as of Sept 24, 2013
Bowl Ban: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
2014 February Letter of intent: 20 scholarship players can be signed; 2014 Season: 75 total players on scholarship
2015 February Letter of intent: 25 scholarship players can be signed; 2015 Season: 80 total players on scholarship
2016 February Letter of intent: 25 scholarship players can be signed; 2016 Season: 85 total players on scholarship (this is a return to normalcy)
$60 million fine

OLD NCAA Sanctions:
Bowl Ban: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
15 scholarship signing limit: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
65 scholarship roster limit: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
$60 million fine

Other Penn State Football Info

Jim's Penn State Football Web Pages
Penn State's 7 National Championship Football Teams
Penn State NFL Draft History (Updated 5/4/15)
Penn State AFL Draft History
Comparison of Big 10's "Little 8" versus Eastern Independent's "Little 7" 1966-1992
1994 Final AP Vote
1994-1997 Final AP Vote Comparison
1968 Revisited
1969 Revisited
1973 Revisited
1994 Revisited
College Football (I-A) by Winning Percentage during the Joe Paterno era as head coach 1966-2011 (from
College Football (I-A) by Wins during the Joe Paterno era as head coach 1966-2011 (generated from

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