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1987 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 8-4, .667 W-L% (22nd of 104)
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (8-4)

PS/G: 23.8 (44th of 104) ▪ PA/G: 20.3 (42nd of 104)
SRS: 7.26 (30th of 104) ▪ SOS: 4.09 (25th of 104)

Bowl Game: Lost Citrus Bowl 35-10 versus Clemson


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Matt Knizner* QB 113 Cmp, 223 Att, 1478 Yds, 7 TD
Tom Bill QB 16 Cmp, 36 Att, 247 Yds, 2 TD
Lance Lonergan QB 1 Cmp, 1 Att, 12 Yds, 0 TD
Darin Roberts QB
John Greene* RB 90 Att, 473 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Blair Thomas* RB 268 Att, 1414 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Sean Barowski RB 19 Att, 65 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Gary Brown RB 42 Att, 273 Yds, 6.5 Avg
Sam Gash RB 8 Att, 19 Yds, 2.4 Avg
Sean Redman RB 10 Att, 28 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Leroy Thompson RB 20 Att, 57 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Odell Wilson RB 4 Att, 16 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Ray Roundtree* WR 14 Rec, 347 Yds, 24.8 Avg
Michael Timpson* WR 19 Rec, 296 Yds, 15.6 Avg
Mike Alexander WR 20 Rec, 286 Yds, 14.3 Avg
Jim Coates WR 12 Rec, 99 Yds, 8.3 Avg
Daryl DeCohen WR 1 Rec, 20 Yds, 20.0 Avg
Eric Gudger WR 1 Rec, 6 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Paul Pomfret* TE 13 Rec, 116 Yds, 8.9 Avg
Bob Mrosko TE 5 Rec, 62 Yds, 12.4 Avg
John Wolfe TE 2 Rec, 20 Yds, 10.0 Avg
Todd Young TE 3 Rec, 31 Yds, 10.3 Avg
Stan Clayton* OL
Roger Duffy* OL
Rich Kuzy* OL
Mark Sickler* OL
Steve Wisniewski* OL
Tim Freeman OL
Mike Wolf OL
Pete Curkendall* DL
Aoatoa Polamalu* DL
Rich Schonewolf* DL
Trey Bauer* LB
Pete Giftopoulos* LB
Scott Gob* LB
Keith Karpinski* LB
Kurt Bernier LB
Quintus McDonald LB
Andre Powell LB
Brian Chizmar* DB
Andre Collins* DB
Eddie Johnson* DB
Gary Wilkerson* DB
Sherrod Rainge DB
Willie Thomas DB
Chris Clauss P