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2014 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 7-6, .538 W-L% (58th of 128)
Conference: Big Ten (East Division)  ▪ Conference Record: 2-6 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: James Franklin (7-6)

PS/G: 20.6 (113th of 128) ▪ PA/G: 18.6 (7th of 128)
SRS: 2.46 (53rd of 128) ▪ SOS: 1.54 (59th of 128)

Bowl Game: Won Pinstripe Bowl 31-30 versus Boston College


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

Player Class Pos Summary
D.J. Crook SO QB 6 Cmp, 9 Att, 57 Yds, 1 TD
Billy Fessler FR QB
Christian Hackenberg SO QB 270 Cmp, 484 Att, 2977 Yds, 12 TD
Trace McSorley FR QB
Michael O'Connor FR QB
Mark Allen FR RB
Bill Belton SR RB 125 Att, 526 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Chip Chiappielle SO RB 22 Att, 68 Yds, 3.1 Avg
Jack Haffner JR RB
Brandon Johnson SR RB
Akeel Lynch JR RB 147 Att, 678 Yds, 4.6 Avg
Nick Scott FR RB
Deron Thompson SR RB
Von Walker SO RB
Zach Zwinak RB 40 Att, 112 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Deshawn Baker SR WR
Saeed Blacknall FR WR 10 Rec, 95 Yds, 9.5 Avg
Desi Davis SO WR
Gregg Garrity SO WR
Adam Geiger SO WR
Chris Geiss SO WR
Chris Godwin FR WR 26 Rec, 338 Yds, 13.0 Avg
DaeSean Hamilton SO WR 82 Rec, 899 Yds, 11.0 Avg
Jake Kiley JR WR
Brandon Kuntz FR WR
Eugene Lewis JR WR 55 Rec, 751 Yds, 13.7 Avg
Deandre Thompkins FR WR
Luke Vadas SO WR
Matt Zanellato SR WR
Adam Breneman SO TE
Kyle Carter SR TE 16 Rec, 153 Yds, 9.6 Avg
Mike Gesicki FR TE 11 Rec, 114 Yds, 10.4 Avg
Jesse James JR TE 38 Rec, 396 Yds, 10.4 Avg
Tom Pancoast SO TE
Brent Wilkerson SO TE 2 Rec, 18 Yds, 9.0 Avg
Tom Devenney SO OL
Evan Galimberti SO OL
Marshall Lefferts FR OL
Sam Ficken SR K
Chris Gulla SO K
Ryan Ammerman SO LB
Matthew Baney JR LB
Brandon Bell SO LB
Drew Boyce SR LB
Adam Cole JR LB
Hunter Crafford SO LB
Carter Henderson SO LB
Mike Hull LB
Charles Idemudia JR LB
Ben Kline SR LB
Troy Reeder FR LB
T.J. Rhattigan SR LB
Nyeem Wartman JR LB
Mike Wiand SO LB
Gary Wooten JR LB
Kyle Alston SO DB
Dad Poquie SO DB
Daquan Worley FR DB
Robby Liebel FR P
Daniel Pasquariello FR P
Marcus Allen FR S
Adrian Amos SR S
Troy Apke FR S
Deion Barnes SR DE
Tarow Barney JR DT
Brad Bars DE
Noah Beh FR T
Sean Corcoran SO
Curtis Cothran SO DE
Parker Cothren FR DT
Da'Quan Davis JR CB
Jesse Della Valle S
Miles Diffenbach G
Derek Dowrey JR G
Jordan Dudas SR S
Koa Farmer FR S
Brian Gaia JR G
Kasey Gaines SO CB
Malik Golden JR S
Grant Haley FR CB
Albert Hall JR T
Colin Harrop JR S
Austin Johnson JR DT
Ryan Keiser SR S
Zach Ladonis SO
Wendy Laurent JR C
Jordan Lucas JR CB
Brendan Mahon SO T
Angelo Mangiro SR C
Jesse Merise SR CB
Carl Nassib SR DE
Andrew Nelson SO T
C.J. Olaniyan SR DE
Devin Pryor SR CB
Dominic Salomone JR FB
Evan Schwan JR DE
Garrett Sickels SO DE
Anthony Smith SO S
Brandon Smith SO FB
Donovan Smith SR T
Jordan Smith SO CB
Tyrone Smith SR DT
Chance Sorrell FR T
Andrew Terlingo SO G
Brian Tomasetti SO S
Antoine White FR DT
Trevor Williams JR CB
Chasz Wright FR T
Tyler Yazulian JR LS
Anthony Zettel SR DT