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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 (49th 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

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