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1977 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (1st of 145) ▪ Rank: 5th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (11-1)

PS/G: 33.8 (8th of 145) ▪ PA/G: 16.7 (50th of 145)
SRS: 22.11 (6th of 145) ▪ SOS: 8.52 (16th of 145)

Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 42-30 versus Arizona State


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Chuck Fusina* QB 142 Cmp, 246 Att, 2221 Yds, 15 TD
Tony Capozzoli QB 5 Cmp, 11 Att, 65 Yds, 2 TD
John Walsh QB
Steve Geise* RB 143 Att, 550 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Matt Suhey* RB 139 Att, 638 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Anthony Alguero RB 26 Att, 111 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Mike Guman RB 40 Att, 135 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Ed Guthrie RB 58 Att, 194 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Booker Moore RB 54 Att, 208 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Joe Navin RB 1 Att, 1 Yds, 1.0 Avg
Greg Riel RB 7 Att, 15 Yds, 2.1 Avg
Duane Taylor RB 8 Att, 48 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Kevin Thrower RB 3 Att, 7 Yds, 2.3 Avg
Bob Torrey RB 78 Att, 456 Yds, 5.8 Avg
Jimmy Cefalo* WR 28 Rec, 507 Yds, 18.1 Avg
Scott Fitzkee* WR 18 Rec, 372 Yds, 20.7 Avg
Bob Bassett WR 12 Rec, 191 Yds, 15.9 Avg
Kip Vernaglia WR 2 Rec, 40 Yds, 20.0 Avg
Mickey Shuler* TE 33 Rec, 600 Yds, 18.2 Avg
Ron LaPointe TE 2 Rec, 27 Yds, 13.5 Avg
Chuck Correal* OL
Eric Cunningham* OL
Keith Dorney* OL
Irv Pankey* OL
Marty Sierocinski* OL
Bill Banks* DL
Bruce Clark* DL
Joe Lally* DL
Matt Millen* DL
Randy Sidler* DL
Tony Petruccio DL
Fred Ragucci DL
Rick Donaldson* LB
Ron Hostetler* LB
Paul Suhey* LB
Tom DePaso LB
Lance Mehl LB
Grover Edwards* DB
Neil Hutton* DB
Gary Petercuskie* DB
Karl McCoy DB