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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


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

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