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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

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