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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

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