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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)
*W-L-T adjusted to 0-3 by NCAA.
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

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