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1985 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 11-1, .917 W-L% (3rd of 110) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (11-1)

PS/G: 22.9 (49th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 12.8 (9th of 110)
SRS: 16.20 (10th of 110) ▪ SOS: 5.62 (16th of 110)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 25-10 versus Oklahoma


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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
John Shaffer* QB 103 Cmp, 228 Att, 1366 Yds, 8 TD
Matt Knizner QB 10 Cmp, 19 Att, 101 Yds, 1 TD
John Toogood QB
D.J. Dozier* RB 154 Att, 723 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Steve Smith* RB 86 Att, 421 Yds, 4.9 Avg
David Clark RB 57 Att, 338 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Eufard Cooper RB 12 Att, 44 Yds, 3.7 Avg
John Hornyak RB 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0.0 Avg
Tim Manoa RB 77 Att, 380 Yds, 4.9 Avg
Blair Thomas RB 14 Att, 42 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Kevin Woods RB 32 Att, 91 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Eric Hamilton* WR 13 Rec, 199 Yds, 15.3 Avg
Ray Roundtree* WR 15 Rec, 285 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Mike Alexander WR 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Darrell Giles WR 9 Rec, 111 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Michael Timpson WR 12 Rec, 208 Yds, 17.3 Avg
Dean DiMidio* TE 12 Rec, 218 Yds, 18.2 Avg
Brian Siverling TE 5 Rec, 120 Yds, 24.0 Avg
Bob Williams TE 3 Rec, 20 Yds, 6.7 Avg
Chris Conlin* OL
Mitch Frerotte* OL
Todd Moules* OL
Mark Sickler* OL
Rob Smith* OL
Stan Clayton OL
Dan Morgan OL
Keith Radecic OL
Don Graham* DL
Tim Johnson* DL
Mike Russo* DL
Bob White* DL
Rogers Alexander* LB
Trey Bauer* LB
Shane Conlin* LB
Pete Giftopoulos LB
Bob Ontko LB
Duffy Cobbs* DB
Lance Hamilton* DB
Ray Isom* DB
Michael Zordich* DB
Eddie Johnson DB