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1973 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 12-0, 1.000 W-L% (1st of 129) ▪ Rank: 5th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (12-0)

PS/G: 37.2 (5th of 129) ▪ PA/G: 10.8 (7th of 129)
SRS: 22.77 (7th of 129) ▪ SOS: 4.53 (50th of 129)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 16-9 versus Louisiana State

  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Tom Shuman* QB 83 Cmp, 161 Att, 1375 Yds, 13 TD
2 Dick Barvinchak QB 8 Cmp, 15 Att, 163 Yds, 1 TD
3 John Clark QB 1 Cmp, 4 Att, -3 Yds, 0 TD
4 John Cappelletti* RB 286 Att, 1522 Yds, 5.3 Avg
5 Bob Nagle* RB 77 Att, 343 Yds, 4.5 Avg
6 Walt Addie RB 43 Att, 311 Yds, 7.2 Avg
7 Rusty Boyle RB 28 Att, 125 Yds, 4.5 Avg
8 Tom Donchez RB 58 Att, 299 Yds, 5.2 Avg
9 John Huttenberger RB 19 Att, 93 Yds, 4.9 Avg
10 Woody Petchel RB 34 Att, 143 Yds, 4.2 Avg
11 Mike Pirogowicz RB 4 Att, 16 Yds, 4.0 Avg
12 Duane Taylor RB 16 Att, 44 Yds, 2.8 Avg
13 Gary Hayman* WR 30 Rec, 525 Yds, 17.5 Avg
14 Chuck Herd* WR 10 Rec, 197 Yds, 19.7 Avg
15 Dave Bland WR 3 Rec, 85 Yds, 28.3 Avg
16 Jim Eaise WR 5 Rec, 92 Yds, 18.4 Avg
17 Jerry Jeram WR 1 Rec, 22 Yds, 22.0 Avg
18 Jim Scott WR 8 Rec, 150 Yds, 18.8 Avg
19 Dan Natale* TE 21 Rec, 359 Yds, 17.1 Avg
20 Gary Debes TE
21 Jack Baiorunos* OL
22 Charlie Getty* OL
23 Phil LaPorta* OL
24 Mark Markovich* OL
25 John Nessel* OL
26 Paul Gabel OL
27 Randy Crowder* DL
28 Dave Graf* DL
29 Mike Hartenstine* DL
30 Greg Murphy* DL
31 Doug Allen* LB
32 Chris Devlin* LB
33 Tom Hull* LB
34 Ed O'Neil* LB
35 Jim Bradley* DB
36 Buddy Ellis* DB
37 Scott Mitchell* DB