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Penn State Football: Freshman Enroll, Notable Weights And Numbers

by on July 02, 2014 12:30 PM

Penn State football's freshman class made Happy Valley its home this week with the start of the second summer session. With the arrival of the newest Nittany Lions, Penn State has released more information on all the pertinent height, weight and jersey information.

From the bare bones perspective, the latest roster update includes 120 listed players including walk ons. Of those 120 players, 57 have never played a down of college football with 87 total underclassmen making up the roster. From an eligibility standpoint, the roster lists 11 seniors, 22 juniors, 30 sophomores and 57 freshman (including walk-on players.)

With essentially 57 new faces to deal with there is plenty of information to digest, so with that in mind here are a few notables.

Jason Cabinda: The incoming linebacker will wear No. 40 and weighs in at 6-foot-1, 248 pounds.

Mike Gesicki: One of the more anticipated members of the incoming class, Gesicki will wear No.88 at the tight end position. He's listed as being 6-foot-6, 237 pounds.

Saeed Blacknall: The wideout will wear No. 13 and brings a 6-foot-3, 210 pound frame with him to Happy Valley.

Charlie Schuman: The tackle is the tallest player on the roster at 6-foot-8 and 305 pounds. He joins some other tall talent, including freshman Chasz Wright who is 6-foot-7, 321 pounds and junior Jesse James who measures 6-foot-7, 254 pounds.

DeAndre Thompkins: The 5-foot-11 receiver will wear No. 3 and weighs in at 173 pounds. Thompkins isn't the shortest player on the squad with a few teammates at 5-foot-10, but the 173 pound frame is the lightest on the roster.

Trace McSorley: While Penn State fans may not see QB McSorley under center anytime soon, he will wear No.9 at clocks in at 6-feet and 192 pounds. For comparison Christian Hackenberg stands at 6-foot-4, 234 pounds.

Amani Oruwariye: The defensive back will wear No. 21 and weighs in at 193 pounds, standing 6-foot-1.

Troy Reeder: Another linebacker in the making will wear No. 44 and should have a good base to work with early on at 6-foot-1, 244 pounds.

Torrence Brown: The defensive line specialist will hit the ground running at 6-foot-3, 253 pounds. Brown will wear No. 96.

Brendan Brosnan: If Penn State is going to get help on the offensive front from a freshman, Brosnan's 6-foot-6, 286 pound frame might be a candidate for the job. He will wear No. 75.

You can read the full roster here.

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