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1972 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (9th of 127) ▪ Rank: 10th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (10-2)

PS/G: 29.8 (14th of 127) ▪ PA/G: 15.8 (32nd of 127)
SRS: 16.72 (12th of 127) ▪ SOS: 4.64 (52nd of 127)

Bowl Game: Lost Sugar Bowl 14-0 versus Oklahoma


  • 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
John Hufnagel* QB 115 Cmp, 216 Att, 2039 Yds, 15 TD
Tom Shuman QB 8 Cmp, 21 Att, 156 Yds, 3 TD
John Cappelletti* RB 233 Att, 1117 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Gary Hayman* RB 31 Att, 163 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Bob Nagle* RB 57 Att, 238 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Walt Addie RB 64 Att, 314 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Ken Andrews RB 23 Att, 90 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Carl Cayette RB 22 Att, 93 Yds, 4.2 Avg
John Huttenberger RB 3 Att, 14 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Brian Masella RB 18 Att, 38 Yds, 2.1 Avg
Bill Willis RB 3 Att, 1 Yds, 0.3 Avg
Scott Skarzynski* WR 10 Rec, 188 Yds, 18.8 Avg
Dave Bland WR 9 Rec, 150 Yds, 16.7 Avg
Chuck Herd WR 11 Rec, 254 Yds, 23.1 Avg
Jerry Jeram WR 1 Rec, 15 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Jim Scott WR 12 Rec, 433 Yds, 36.1 Avg
Dan Natale* TE 30 Rec, 460 Yds, 15.3 Avg
Bob Rickenbach TE 7 Rec, 146 Yds, 20.9 Avg
Jack Baiorunos* OL
Paul Gabel* OL
Charlie Getty* OL
Mark Markovich* OL
Carl Schaukowitch* OL
Phil LaPorta OL
Bruce Bannon* DL
Randy Crowder* DL
Dave Graf* DL
Jim Heller* DL
Gary Hager DL
Mike Hartenstine DL
Jim Laslavic* LB
Larry Ludwig* LB
Ed O'Neil* LB
John Skorupan* LB
Chris Devlin LB
Tom Hull LB
Gregg Ducatte* DB
Buddy Ellis* DB
Jack Koniszewski* DB
Steve Davis DB