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Countdown to Blue-White / 12 Days: Breaking Down Penn State's Roster by The Numbers

by on April 08, 2013 12:30 AM

This is the 22nd in a 33-day series about Penn State football program leading up to the Blue-White Game on April 20. Click here for past installments in the series.

Bill O'Brien, has a lot on his plate this season. Sanctions keep scholarship numbers down. The ever-present threat of injury or departure keeps tensions high. O'Brien has said on numerous occasions that the offseason has brought with it a better understanding of personnel and skill sets. But what kind of numbers is O'Brien working with? Here is Penn State's roster by the numbers.

37: Underclassmen currently on Penn State's spring roster.

6: True freshman. 

15: Players in their last year of eligibility. 

4: State College natives.

20: Players under six feet tall.

11: Players 6-foot-5 or taller.

7: Players over 300 pounds

21: Players gained or lost five or more pounds this offseason.

16: Players gained five or more pounds.

5: Players lost five or more pounds.


13: Starters Returning (Tied for 7th in the conference, 58th overall nationally)

8: Offensive starters returning

5: Defensive starters returning


9: Starters Lost

3: Starters lost on offense

6: Starters lost on defense

Recent Stories: 

Day 18: O'Brien Raises Expectations and Intensity in Year Two

Day 17: How Does Zayd Issah's Situation Impact the 2013 Roster?

Day 16: A Dozen Gimmicks for Penn State's Scrimmage

Day 15: Five Players Penn State Fans Hadn't Heard Of

Day 14: Eight Things You Didn't Know About the Blue-White Game 

Day 13: What Should Be Expected of Players Who Changed Positions?



Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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