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1986 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 12-0, 1.000 W-L% (1st of 105) ▪ Rank: 1st in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (12-0)

PS/G: 28.3 (17th of 105) ▪ PA/G: 11.1 (3rd of 105)
SRS: 22.16 (2nd of 105) ▪ SOS: 5.91 (13th of 105)

Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 14-10 versus Miami (FL)

  • 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 John Shaffer* QB 114 Cmp, 204 Att, 1510 Yds, 9 TD
2 Matt Knizner QB 14 Cmp, 36 Att, 217 Yds, 1 TD
3 Lance Lonergan QB 2 Cmp, 2 Att, 10 Yds, 0 TD
4 Darin Roberts QB
5 D.J. Dozier* RB 171 Att, 811 Yds, 4.7 Avg
6 Steve Smith* RB 86 Att, 362 Yds, 4.2 Avg
7 Sean Barowski RB 8 Att, 31 Yds, 3.9 Avg
8 David Clark RB 54 Att, 226 Yds, 4.2 Avg
9 Tim Manoa RB 98 Att, 546 Yds, 5.6 Avg
10 Sean Redman RB 15 Att, 55 Yds, 3.7 Avg
11 Blair Thomas RB 60 Att, 504 Yds, 8.4 Avg
12 Odell Wilson RB 4 Att, 47 Yds, 11.8 Avg
13 Eric Hamilton* WR 19 Rec, 387 Yds, 20.4 Avg
14 Ray Roundtree* WR 16 Rec, 296 Yds, 18.5 Avg
15 Jim Coates WR 2 Rec, 30 Yds, 15.0 Avg
16 Darrell Giles WR 4 Rec, 72 Yds, 18.0 Avg
17 Jerry Hug WR 1 Rec, 11 Yds, 11.0 Avg
18 Sid Lewis WR 2 Rec, 22 Yds, 11.0 Avg
19 Michael Timpson WR
20 Brian Siverling* TE 21 Rec, 279 Yds, 13.3 Avg
21 David Jakob TE 1 Rec, 20 Yds, 20.0 Avg
22 Bob Mrosko TE 3 Rec, 31 Yds, 10.3 Avg
23 Paul Pomfret TE 1 Rec, 10 Yds, 10.0 Avg
24 Chris Conlin* OL
25 Dan Morgan* OL
26 Keith Radecic* OL
27 Mark Sickler* OL
28 Steve Wisniewski* OL
29 Stan Clayton OL
30 Rich Kuzy OL
31 Tim Johnson* DL
32 Mike Russo* DL
33 Bob White* DL
34 Pete Curkendall DL
35 Matt Johnson DL
36 Trey Bauer* LB
37 Shane Conlin* LB
38 Pete Giftopoulos* LB
39 Don Graham* LB
40 Mike Beckish LB
41 Duffy Cobbs* DB
42 Marques Henderson* DB
43 Ray Isom* DB
44 Eddie Johnson* DB
45 Sherrod Rainge DB
46 John Bruno P
47 Shane Conlan