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1959 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 9-2, .818 W-L% (9th of 112) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Rip Engle (9-2)

PS/G: 23.8 (12th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 10.2 (19th of 112)
SRS: 13.24 (15th of 112) ▪ SOS: 3.24 (48th of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 7-0 versus Alabama


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Read more about our data coverage.

Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Richie Lucas* QB 58 Cmp, 117 Att, 913 Yds, 5 TD
Harry Finkelston QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Bob Ghigiarelli QB
Galen Hall QB 18 Cmp, 36 Att, 220 Yds, 2 TD
Jon Lang QB 0 Cmp, 3 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
Pat Botula* RB 64 Att, 209 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Dick Hoak* RB 68 Att, 237 Yds, 3.5 Avg
Jim Kerr* RB 67 Att, 320 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Ed Caye RB 27 Att, 129 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Roger Kochman RB 15 Att, 167 Yds, 11.1 Avg
Dick Pae RB 38 Att, 178 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Dennis Schaeffer RB 15 Att, 55 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Sam Sobczak RB 49 Att, 190 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Jack Urban RB 8 Att, 86 Yds, 10.8 Avg
Tony Wayne RB 10 Att, 45 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Norman Neff* WR 12 Rec, 167 Yds, 13.9 Avg
Henry Opperman* WR 11 Rec, 212 Yds, 19.3 Avg
John Bozick WR 6 Rec, 168 Yds, 28.0 Avg
Bob Mitinger WR 2 Rec, 81 Yds, 40.5 Avg
Dave Truitt WR 1 Rec, 18 Yds, 18.0 Avg
Jay Huffman* OL
Bud Kohlhaas* OL
Tom Mulraney* OL
Bill Popp* OL
Andy Stynchula* OL
Stew Barber OL
Charles Janerette OL
Frank Korbini OL
Sam Stellatella OL