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1997 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (17th of 112) ▪ Rank: 16th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 6-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (9-3)

PS/G: 30.5 (29th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 21.2 (37th of 112)
SRS: 10.31 (18th of 112) ▪ SOS: 2.40 (42nd of 112)

Bowl Game: Lost Citrus Bowl 21-6 versus Florida


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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
Mike McQueary* QB 146 Cmp, 255 Att, 2211 Yds, 17 TD
Rashard Casey QB 2 Cmp, 6 Att, 39 Yds, 0 TD
Kevin Thompson QB 9 Cmp, 27 Att, 103 Yds, 0 TD
Curtis Enis* RB 228 Att, 1363 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Aaron Harris* RB 42 Att, 261 Yds, 6.2 Avg
Mike Cerimele RB 8 Att, 41 Yds, 5.1 Avg
Anthony Cleary RB 20 Att, 66 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Joe Dawkins RB 13 Att, 51 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Chris Eberly RB 22 Att, 145 Yds, 6.6 Avg
Cordell Mitchell RB 38 Att, 236 Yds, 6.2 Avg
Kenny Watson RB 5 Att, 44 Yds, 8.8 Avg
Chafie Fields* WR 23 Rec, 374 Yds, 16.3 Avg
Joe Jurivicius* WR
Brian Brozeski WR 4 Rec, 53 Yds, 13.3 Avg
Sam Crenshaw WR 2 Rec, 53 Yds, 26.5 Avg
Wes Dahlem WR 1 Rec, 25 Yds, 25.0 Avg
Joe Jurevicius WR 39 Rec, 817 Yds, 20.9 Avg
Joe Nastasi WR 8 Rec, 154 Yds, 19.3 Avg
Titcus Pettigrew WR 7 Rec, 85 Yds, 12.1 Avg
Cuncho Brown* TE 12 Rec, 164 Yds, 13.7 Avg
Brad Scioli TE 9 Rec, 171 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Bob Stephenson TE 3 Rec, 43 Yds, 14.3 Avg
John Blick* OL
Eric Cole* OL
Kevin Conlin* OL
Phil Ostrowski* OL
Floyd Wedderburn* OL
Ryan Fagan OL
Gabe Tincher OL
Imani Bell* DL
Courtney Brown* DL
Matt Fornadel* DL
Chris Snyder* DL
David Fleischhauer DL
Aaron Collins* LB
Jim Nelson* LB
Brandon Short* LB
LaVar Arrington LB
Aaron Gatten LB
Jason Collins* DB
Anthony King* DB
Shawn Lee* DB
Shino Prater* DB
James Boyd DB
David Macklin DB