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1981 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (8th of 137) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (10-2)

PS/G: 30.9 (10th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 13.5 (21st of 137)
SRS: 25.02 (1st of 137) ▪ SOS: 11.86 (1st of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 26-10 versus Southern California

  • 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 Todd Blackledge* QB 104 Cmp, 207 Att, 1557 Yds, 12 TD
2 Frank Rocco QB 6 Cmp, 12 Att, 72 Yds, 1 TD
3 Doug Strang QB 3 Cmp, 9 Att, 45 Yds, 0 TD
4 Curt Warner* RB 171 Att, 1044 Yds, 6.1 Avg
5 Jon Williams* RB 142 Att, 667 Yds, 4.7 Avg
6 Tom Barr RB 29 Att, 157 Yds, 5.4 Avg
7 Joel Coles RB 17 Att, 109 Yds, 6.4 Avg
8 Steve Costantino RB 1 Att, 4 Yds, 4.0 Avg
9 Bill Emerson RB 1 Att, 1 Yds, 1.0 Avg
10 Mike Meade RB 100 Att, 475 Yds, 4.8 Avg
11 Tony Mumford RB 27 Att, 125 Yds, 4.6 Avg
12 Chris Sydnor RB 1 Att, -1 Yds, -1.0 Avg
13 Kevin Baugh* WR 1 Rec, 6 Yds, 6.0 Avg
14 Kenny Jackson* WR 19 Rec, 440 Yds, 23.2 Avg
15 Gregg Garrity WR 23 Rec, 415 Yds, 18.0 Avg
16 Eric Hamilton WR 1 Rec, 51 Yds, 51.0 Avg
17 Pat Monroe WR 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
18 Mike O'Donnell WR 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
19 Tim Robinson WR 3 Rec, 55 Yds, 18.3 Avg
20 Mike McCloskey* TE 20 Rec, 308 Yds, 15.4 Avg
21 Ron Heller TE 4 Rec, 38 Yds, 9.5 Avg
22 Vito Kab TE
23 Vyto Kab TE 7 Rec, 84 Yds, 12.0 Avg
24 Bill Contz* OL
25 Sean Farrell* OL
26 Dave Laube* OL
27 Mike Munchak* OL
28 Jim Romano* OL
29 Jim Brown OL
30 Walker Lee Ashley* DL
31 Rich D'Amico* DL
32 Greg Gattuso* DL
33 Dave Opfar* DL
34 Leo Wisniewski* DL
35 Chet Parlavecchio* LB
36 Ed Pryts* LB
37 Scott Radecic LB
38 Dan Biondi* DB
39 Matt Bradley* DB
40 Guiseppe Harris* DB
41 Paul Lankford* DB
42 Harry Hamilton DB
43 Ken Kelley DB