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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)
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

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