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