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  • University Park, PA - Big Ten (DI FBS)

    2017-18 Head Coach: James Franklin
    2017-18: 11-2 (James Franklin)
    2016-17: 11-3 (James Franklin)
    2015-16: 7-6 (James Franklin)
    2014-15: 7-6 (James Franklin)
    2013-14: 7-5 (Bill O'Brien)
    43-22 (66.2%) over the past 5 years ranks...

    4 out of 14 in the Big Ten

    26 out of 130 in DI FBS

    40,742 undergrads at this Public school

    Student avg: SAT: 1090-1300 or ACT: 25-29

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    85 scholarships to give which can't be shared among players (NCAA limit)

    124 players on the roster - at least 39 are non-scholarship

    Tuition/fees/board: $50,240 out-of-state, or $35,758 in-state

    2017-18 Roster
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    OFFENSE
    Quarterbacks (Avg. Height: 6'2)
    Billy Fessler JR - QB (5-11, 181) Erie, PA
    Trace McSorley JR - QB (6-0, 195) Ashburn, VA
    Tommy Stevens SO - QB (6-5, 228) Indianapolis, IN
    Sean Clifford FR - QB (6-2, 210) Cincinnati, OH
    Michael Shuster FR - QB (6-2, 209) Camp Hill, PA
    Jake Zembiec FR - QB (6-3, 219) Rochester, NY
    Running Backs (Avg. Height: 5'10)
    Josh McPhearson SR - RB (5-10, 197) Columbia, MD
    Saquon Barkley JR - RB (5-11, 230) Coplay, PA
    Johnathan Thomas JR - RB (5-11, 216) Peabody, MA
    Mark Allen JR - RB (5-6, 180) Hyattsville, MD
    Andre Robinson SO - RB (5-9, 223) Mechanicsburg, PA
    Miles Sanders SO - RB (5-11, 215) Pittsburgh, PA
    Journey Brown FR - RB (5-11, 200) Meadville, PA
    Nick Eury FR - RB (5-9, 207) Shavertown, PA
    Wide Receivers (Avg. Height: 6'0)
    DaeSean Hamilton SR - WR (6-1, 206) Fredericksburg, VA
    Saeed Blacknall SR - WR (6-3, 217) Manalapan, NJ
    Cody Hodgens SR - WR (5-7, 173) Wesley Chapel, FL
    Christopher Welde JR - WR (5-7, 167) Newtown, PA
    DeAndre Thompkins JR - WR (5-11, 187) Hubert, NC
    Brandon Polk SO - WR (5-9, 175) Ashburn, VA
    Juwan Johnson SO - WR (6-4, 226) Glassboro, NJ
    Tyler Shoop SO - WR (5-11, 185) Nashville, TN
    Irvin Charles SO - WR (6-4, 217) Sicklerville, NJ
    Dae'Lun Darien FR - WR (6-4, 210) Baltimore, MD
    Isaac Lutz FR - WR (5-11, 181) Reading, PA
    Cam Sullivan-Brown FR - WR (6-0, 187) Bowie, MD
    Colton Maxwell FR - WR (6-0, 190) Northampton, PA
    KJ Hamler FR - WR (5-9, 172) Pontiac, MI
    Justin Weller FR - WR (6-0, 187) Sinking Spring, PA
    Mac Hippenhammer FR - WR (5-11, 178) Fort Wayne, IN
    Alex Hoenstine FR - WR (6-1, 178) East Freedom, PA
    Tight Ends (Avg. Height: 6'4)
    Mike Gesicki SR - TE (6-6, 250) Manahawkin, NJ
    Tom Pancoast SR - TE (6-3, 242) West Chester, PA
    Nick Bowers SO - TE (6-4, 268) Kittanning, PA
    Joe Arcangelo SO - TE (6-4, 252) Clarks Summit, PA
    Jonathan Holland SO - TE (6-4, 248) Brandywine, MD
    Danny Dalton FR - TE (6-4, 234) Marshfield, MA
    Offensive Linemen (Avg. Height: 6'5)
    Brendan Mahon SR - OL (6-4, 318) Randolph, NJ
    Andrew Nelson SR - OL (6-6, 305) Hershey, PA
    Chasz Wright JR - OL (6-7, 358) Woodbridge, VA
    Charlie Shuman JR - OL (6-8, 316) Pittsford, NY
    Steven Gonzalez SO - OL (6-4, 341) Union City, NJ
    Sterling Jenkins SO - OL (6-8, 336) Pittsburgh, PA
    Ryan Bates SO - OL (6-4, 312) Warrington, PA
    Connor McGovern SO - OL (6-5, 312) Larksville, PA
    Zach Simpson SO - OL (6-3, 301) Hollidaysburg, PA
    Des Holmes FR - OL (6-5, 319) Norristown, PA
    Will Fries FR - OL (6-6, 305) Cranford, NJ
    Mike Miranda FR - OL (6-3, 303) Stow, OH
    Alex Gellerstedt FR - OL (6-6, 304) Dublin, OH
    Robbie Martin FR - OL (6-4, 284) Sparta, NJ
    Crae McCracken FR - OL (6-2, 280) Williamsport, PA
    C.J. Thorpe FR - OL (6-3, 329) Glenshaw, PA
    Hunter Kelly FR - OL (6-2, 300) Langhorne, PA
    Michal Menet FR - OL (6-4, 301) Birdsboro, PA
    Other/Unknown Position
    Kyle Vasey JR - ST (6-2, 234) Hawley, PA
    Mike Curry JR - LS (6-0, 230) Phillipsburg, NJ
    Chris Stoll FR - ST (6-2, 251) Westerville, OH
    Joe Calcagno FR - ST (6-0, 253) Elmhurst, IL
    DEFENSE
    Defensive Linemen (Avg. Height: 6'3)
    Tyrell Chavis SR - DT (6-3, 308) Richmond, VA
    Curtis Cothran SR - DT (6-5, 301) Newtown, PA
    Parker Cothren SR - DT (6-4, 304) Huntsville, AL
    Torrence Brown JR - DE (6-3, 257) Tuscaloosa, AL
    Colin Castagna JR - DE (6-4, 257) Barrington, IL
    Immanuel Iyke SO - DT (6-2, 298) Hackettstown, NJ
    Shareef Miller SO - DE (6-5, 257) Philadelphia, PA
    Ryan Buchholz SO - DE (6-6, 275) Malvern, PA
    Ryan Monk SO - DT (6-1, 282) Dallas, PA
    Robert Windsor SO - DT (6-4, 303) Fond Du Lac, WI
    Kevin Givens SO - DT (6-1, 287) Altoona, PA
    Dan Vasey FR - DL Lackawaxen, PA
    Yetur Gross-Matos FR - DE (6-5, 248) Spotsylvania, VA
    Evan Presta FR - DT (6-3, 266) Erie, PA
    Fred Hansard FR - DT (6-3, 310) Burlington, NJ
    Corey Bolds FR - DT (6-3, 285) Paterson, NJ
    Ellison Jordan FR - DT (6-0, 293) Upper Marlboro, MD
    Antonio Shelton FR - DT (6-2, 302) Westerville, OH
    Daniel Joseph FR - DE (6-3, 250) Brampton, Canada
    Shane Simmons FR - DE (6-3, 250) Laurel, MD
    Shaka Toney FR - DE (6-3, 233) Philadelphia, PA
    Damion Barber FR - DE (6-3, 245) Harrisburg, PA
    Linebackers (Avg. Height: 6'1)
    Brandon Smith SR - LB (6-0, 231) Winfield, PA
    Jason Vranic SR - LB (6-0, 222) Wheatfield, NY
    Jason Cabinda SR - LB (6-1, 234) Flemington, NJ
    Jake Cooper JR - LB (6-1, 234) Doylestown, PA
    Manny Bowen JR - LB (6-1, 226) Barnegat, NJ
    Koa Farmer JR - LB (6-1, 237) Lake View Terrace, CA
    Jarvis Miller SO - LB (6-2, 222) Suffield, CT
    Jan Johnson SO - LB (6-2, 234) Mohnton, PA
    Frank Di Leo SO - LB (5-9, 222) Elmhurst, IL
    Joe DuMond SO - LB (5-11, 241) Philadelphia, PA
    Cam Brown SO - LB (6-5, 227) Burtonsville, MD
    Brailyn Franklin FR - LB (6-2, 204) Arlington, TX
    Max Chizmar FR - LB (6-2, 221) Mars, PA
    Ellis Brooks FR - LB (6-1, 235) Mechanicsville, VA
    Brelin Faison-Walden FR - LB (6-1, 212) Greensboro, NC
    Defensive Backs (Avg. Height: 5'11)
    Grant Haley SR - CB (5-9, 190) Atlanta, GA
    Marcus Allen SR - S (6-2, 207) Upper Marlboro, MD
    Christian Campbell SR - CB (6-1, 194) Phenix City, AL
    Troy Apke SR - S (6-1, 198) Mt. Lebanon, PA
    Mitchell Vallone SR - S (5-9, 201) Johnsonburg, PA
    Desi Davis JR - CB (5-11, 181) Admore, PA
    John Reid JR - CB (5-10, 187) Mount Laurel, NJ
    Jabari Butler JR - CB (5-11, 181) Potomac, MD
    Nick Scott JR - S (5-11, 199) Fairfax, VA
    Amani Oruwariye JR - CB (6-1, 209) Tampa, FL
    John Petrishen SO - S (6-0, 211) Lower Burrell, PA
    Ayron Monroe SO - S (5-11, 207) Largo, MD
    Garrett Taylor SO - S (6-0, 197) Richmond, VA
    DJ Brown FR - CB (5-10, 183) College Park, GA
    Lamont Wade FR - CB (5-9, 196) Clairton, PA
    Donovan Johnson FR - CB (5-9, 180) Detroit, MI
    Jonathan Sutherland FR - S (5-11, 200) Ottawa, Canada
    Will Blair FR - S (5-11, 219) Lancaster, PA
    Justin Neff FR - S (6-1, 187) Mill Hall, PA
    Drew Hartlaub FR - S (5-11, 180) Hanover, PA
    Zech McPhearson FR - CB (5-11, 182) Columbia, MD
    Tariq Castro-Fields FR - CB (6-0, 185) Upper Marlboro, MD
    Kickers (Avg. Height: 5'11)
    Tyler Davis SR - K (5-11, 183) St. Charles, IL
    Nick DeAngelis JR - K (5-8, 160) Ramsey, NJ
    Blake Gillikin SO - K (6-2, 195) Smyrna, GA
    Alex Barbir FR - K (5-9, 193) Cumming, GA
    Carson Landis FR - K (6-2, 198) Macungie, PA
    Punters (Avg. Height: 6'1)
    Tyler Davis SR - P (5-11, 183) St. Charles, IL
    Daniel Pasquariello SR - P (6-1, 201) Melbourne, Australia
    Blake Gillikin SO - P (6-2, 195) Smyrna, GA
    Carson Landis FR - P (6-2, 198) Macungie, PA