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1996 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 11-2, .846 W-L% (6th of 111) ▪ Rank: 7th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 6-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (11-2)

PS/G: 30.8 (26th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 15.6 (10th of 111)
SRS: 16.97 (9th of 111) ▪ SOS: 4.43 (26th of 111)

Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 38-15 versus Texas


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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
Wally Richardson* QB 145 Cmp, 279 Att, 1732 Yds, 7 TD
David McHenry QB
Mike McQueary QB 21 Cmp, 44 Att, 388 Yds, 3 TD
Kevin Thompson QB
Curtis Enis* RB 224 Att, 1210 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Aaron Harris* RB 105 Att, 587 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Anthony Cleary RB 25 Att, 108 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Aty Cleary RB
Chris Eberly RB 55 Att, 281 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Chafie Fields RB 32 Att, 151 Yds, 4.7 Avg
Cordell Mitchell RB 27 Att, 121 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Jeff Nixon RB 12 Att, 75 Yds, 6.3 Avg
Jason Sload RB
Chris Campbell* WR 11 Rec, 135 Yds, 12.3 Avg
Joe Jurevicius* WR 41 Rec, 869 Yds, 21.2 Avg
Corey Jones WR 2 Rec, 47 Yds, 23.5 Avg
Joe Nastasi WR 21 Rec, 234 Yds, 11.1 Avg
Keith Olsommer* TE 16 Rec, 163 Yds, 10.2 Avg
Cuncho Brown TE 10 Rec, 73 Yds, 7.3 Avg
Bob Stephenson TE 3 Rec, 29 Yds, 9.7 Avg
John Blick* OL
Jason Henderson* OL
Pete Marczyk* OL
Phil Ostrowski* OL
Barry Tielsch* OL
Bill Anderson OL
Ryan Fagan OL
Brad Jones OL
Matt Fornadel* DL
Brandon Noble* DL
Brandon Short* DL
Chris Snyder* DL
Courtney Brown DL
Mike Buzin DL
Aaron Collins* LB
Gerald Filardi* LB
Jim Nelson* LB
Kim Herring* DB
Shawn Lee* DB
Brian Miller* DB
Mark Tate* DB
Derek Fox DB
Shino Prater DB