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1998 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (17th of 112) ▪ Rank: 17th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 5-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (9-3)

PS/G: 26.4 (48th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 15.2 (10th of 112)
SRS: 13.79 (13th of 112) ▪ SOS: 5.29 (16th of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Outback Bowl 26-14 versus Kentucky


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Kevin Thompson* QB 121 Cmp, 226 Att, 1691 Yds, 6 TD
Rashard Casey QB 18 Cmp, 50 Att, 150 Yds, 0 TD
Chad Kroell QB 1 Cmp, 2 Att, 18 Yds, 0 TD
Mike Cerimele* RB 52 Att, 261 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Cordell Mitchell* RB 99 Att, 511 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Omar Easy RB 39 Att, 141 Yds, 3.6 Avg
Chris Eberly RB 27 Att, 147 Yds, 5.4 Avg
Aaron Harris RB 44 Att, 112 Yds, 2.5 Avg
R.J. Luke RB 6 Att, 17 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Russ Manney RB 10 Att, 28 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Eric McCoo RB 127 Att, 822 Yds, 6.5 Avg
Marcus McFee RB 2 Att, 11 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Steve Smith RB 1 Att, 3 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Chafie Fields* WR 25 Rec, 369 Yds, 14.8 Avg
Corey Jones* WR 27 Rec, 368 Yds, 13.6 Avg
Bruce Branch WR 5 Rec, 79 Yds, 15.8 Avg
Sam Crenshaw WR 3 Rec, 47 Yds, 15.7 Avg
Joe Nastasi WR 16 Rec, 353 Yds, 22.1 Avg
Titcus Pettigrew WR
Cuncho Brown* TE 21 Rec, 245 Yds, 11.7 Avg
John Gilmore TE 1 Rec, 9 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Tony Stewart TE 7 Rec, 144 Yds, 20.6 Avg
John Blick* OL
Eric Cole* OL
Ryan Fagan* OL
Kareem McKenzie* OL
Floyd Wedderburn* OL
Jordan Caruso OL
Greg Ransom OL
Gabe Tincher OL
Courtney Brown* DL
David Fleischhauer* DL
Bob Jones* DL
Brad Scioli* DL
Imani Bell DL
LaVar Arrington* LB
Mac Morrison* LB
Brandon Short* LB
Aaron Gatten LB
Ron Graham LB
Derek Fox* DB
Anthony King* DB
Shawn Lee* DB
David Macklin* DB
James Boyd DB
Bhawoh Jue DB
Eddie Drummond PR