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1974 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (7th of 129) ▪ Rank: 7th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (10-2)

PS/G: 26.8 (16th of 129) ▪ PA/G: 11.8 (12th of 129)
SRS: 15.05 (12th of 129) ▪ SOS: 3.30 (61st of 129)

Bowl Game: Won Cotton Bowl 41-20 versus Baylor


  • 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 97 Cmp, 183 Att, 1355 Yds, 12 TD
John Andress QB 2 Cmp, 8 Att, 26 Yds, 0 TD
Tom Donchez* RB 195 Att, 880 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Woody Petchel* RB 75 Att, 294 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Walt Addie RB 43 Att, 170 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Rusty Boyle RB 36 Att, 192 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Mike Cappelletti RB 5 Att, 20 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Stan Heath RB 6 Att, 17 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Neil Hutton RB 45 Att, 170 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Dave Stutts RB 16 Att, 16 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Larry Suhey RB 3 Att, 8 Yds, 2.7 Avg
Duane Taylor RB 81 Att, 412 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Jimmy Cefalo* WR 6 Rec, 144 Yds, 24.0 Avg
Jim Eaise* WR 11 Rec, 193 Yds, 17.5 Avg
Dick Barvinchak WR 3 Rec, 23 Yds, 7.7 Avg
Jerry Jeram WR 17 Rec, 259 Yds, 15.2 Avg
Rich Mauti WR 1 Rec, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Dan Natale* TE 16 Rec, 219 Yds, 13.7 Avg
Randy Sidler TE 10 Rec, 200 Yds, 20.0 Avg
Jack Baiorunos* OL
Brad Benson* OL
Jeff Bleamer* OL
Tom Rafferty* OL
George Reihner* OL
Mark Thomas OL
Mike Hartenstine* DL
Greg Murphy* DL
John Quinn* DL
Dennis Zmudzin* DL
Greg Buttle* LB
Chris Devlin* LB
Rich Kriston* LB
Buddy Tesner* LB
Kurt Allerman LB
Jim Bradley* DB
Mike Johnson* DB
Tom Odell* DB
Jim Hite DB