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2002 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 9-4, .692 W-L% (23rd of 117) ▪ Rank: 16th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 5-3 (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 0-4 by NCAA.
Coach: Joe Paterno (9-4)

PS/G: 34.3 (14th of 117) ▪ PA/G: 17.5 (12th of 117)
SRS: 14.59 (11th of 117) ▪ SOS: 3.98 (23rd of 117)

Bowl Game: Lost Capital One Bowl 13-9 versus Auburn

  • 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 Zack Mills* JR QB 188 Cmp, 333 Att, 2417 Yds, 17 TD
2 Chris Ganter QB 0 Cmp, 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
3 Michael Robinson QB 10 Cmp, 17 Att, 119 Yds, 0 TD
4 Paul Jefferson* JR RB 16 Att, 65 Yds, 4.1 Avg
5 Larry Johnson* SR RB 271 Att, 2087 Yds, 7.7 Avg
6 Mike Gasparato JR RB 32 Att, 158 Yds, 4.9 Avg
7 Pete Gilmore JR RB 7 Att, 27 Yds, 3.9 Avg
8 Mike Lukac SR RB 7 Rec, 39 Yds, 5.6 Avg
9 Sean McHugh RB 20 Att, 46 Yds, 2.3 Avg
10 Ricky Upton JR RB 8 Att, 37 Yds, 4.6 Avg
11 Bryant Johnson* SR WR 48 Rec, 917 Yds, 19.1 Avg
12 Tony Johnson* JR WR 34 Rec, 549 Yds, 16.1 Avg
13 Matt Kranchick JR WR 2 Rec, 15 Yds, 7.5 Avg
14 Kinta Palmer WR 1 Rec, 8 Yds, 8.0 Avg
15 Gerald Smith JR WR 11 Rec, 129 Yds, 11.7 Avg
16 Ernie Terrell WR 1 Rec, 30 Yds, 30.0 Avg
17 Casey Williams* SR TE 24 Rec, 256 Yds, 10.7 Avg
18 Gus Felder* OL
19 Joe Iorio* OL
20 Tyler Lenda* OL
21 Chris McKelvy* OL
22 Matt Schmidt* OL
23 Andrew Richardson OL
24 E.Z. Smith OL
25 Robbie Gould K
26 David Kimball JR K
27 Anthony Adams* DL
28 John Bronson* DL
29 Michael Haynes* DL
30 Jimmy Kennedy* DL
31 Lavon Chisley DL
32 Scott Paxson DL
33 Gino Capone* JR LB
34 LaMar Stewart* LB
35 Derek Wake* JR LB
36 T.C. Cosby JR LB
37 Andy Ryland LB
38 Tim Shaw LB
39 Deryck Toles JR LB
40 Rich Gardner* SR DB
41 Chris Harrell* DB
42 Shawn Mayer* SR DB
43 Bryan Scott* SR DB
44 Paul Cronin DB
45 Calvin Lowry DB
46 Anwar Phillips DB
47 David Royer P
48 Aric Heffelfinger
49 Adam Senk
50 Reginald Walker