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June 13, 2013

Official Depth Chart Released

* Courtesy of Penn State Sports Information

OFFENSE
Center
60 Ty Howle* (6-0, 292, Gr/Sr)
66 Angelo Mangiro (6-3, 303, Jr/So) OR
55 Wendy Laurent (6-2, 283, So/Fr)

Right Guard
64 John Urschel* (6-3, 307, Gr/Sr)
66 Angelo Mangiro (6-3, 303, Jr/So) OR
56 Anthony Alosi (6-4, 280, Jr/So)

Right Tackle
58 Adam Gress* (6-6, 317, Gr/Sr)
75 Eric Shrive* (6-6, 317, Sr/Sr)
79 Kevin Blanchard (6-7, 295, Jr/So)

Left Guard
65 Miles Dieffenbach (6-3, 297, Sr/Jr)
66 Angelo Mangiro (6-3, 303, Jr/So)
68 Bryan Davie (6-3, 284, Sr/Jr)

Left Tackle
76 Donovan Smith (6-5, 327, Jr/So)
77 Garry Gilliam* (6-6, 305, Sr/Jr)

Quarterback
5 Tyler Ferguson (6-3, 213, So/So) OR
14 Christian Hackenberg (6-3, 218, Fr/Fr)
17 D.J. Crook (6-1, 206, Fr/Fr)
3 Austin Whipple (6-1, 190, Fr/Fr)

Running Back
28 Zach Zwinak (6-1, 240, Sr/Jr)
1 Bill Belton (5-10, 205, Jr/Jr)
22 Akeel Lynch (6-0, 214, So/Fr)
36 Deron Thompson (5-10, 198, Jr/So)

Fullback
35 Pat Zerbe* (6-1, 231, Sr/Sr)
34 Dominic Salomone (5-10, 230, So/Fr)

Tight End - Y
18 Jesse James (6-7, 249, So/So)
84 Matt Lehman* (6-6, 260, Sr/Sr)

Tight End - Y/F
87 Kyle Carter (6-3, 244, Jr/So)
11 Brent Wilkerson (6-3, 245, So/Fr)

81 Adam Breneman (6-4, 235, Fr/Fr)

Wide Receiver
8 Allen Robinson (6-3, 211, Jr/Jr)
7 Eugene Lewis (6-1, 201, So/Fr)
88 Jonathan Warner (6-1,196, So/Fr)

Wide Receiver
85 Brandon Moseby-Felder* (6-2, 199, Sr/Sr)
80 Matt Zanellato (6-3, 202, Jr/So)
15 Alex Kenney (6-0, 194, Sr/Jr) 

19 Richy Anderson (5-11, 171, Fr/Fr)

DEFENSE
Defensive End
86 C.J. Olaniyan (6-3, 251, Sr/Jr)
31 Brad Bars (6-3, 248, Sr/Jr)
94 Evan Schwan (6-6, 242, So/Fr)

Defensive Tackle
91 DaQuan Jones (6-3, 318, Sr/Sr)
53 Derek Dowrey (6-3, 308, So/Fr)
88 Tyrone Smith (6-4, 265, Sr/Jr)

Defensive Tackle
84 Kyle Baublitz (6-5, 286, Sr/Jr)
99 Austin Johnson (6-4, 297, So/Fr)
72 Brian Gaia (6-3, 279, So/Fr)

Defensive End
18 Deion Barnes (6-4, 249, Jr/So)
98 Anthony Zettel (6-5, 257, Jr/So)

Outside Linebacker
43 Mike Hull (6-0, 226, Sr/Jr)
38 Ben Kline (6-2, 227, Jr/So)

Middle Linebacker
40 Glenn Carson (6-3, 240, Gr/Sr)
8 Gary Wooten (6-2, 233, So/Fr)

Outside Linebacker
5 Nyeem Wartman (6-1, 240, So/Fr)
30 Charles Idemudia (5-11, 235, So/Fr)

Cornerback
10 Trevor Williams (6-1, 189, So/So)
24 Anthony Smith (6-0, 187, Fr/Fr) OR

12 Jordan Smith (5-11, 184, Fr/Fr)

Safety
1 Malcolm Willis * (5-11, 213,Gr/Sr) OR
23 Ryan Keiser (6-1, 205, Sr/Jr)
39 Jesse Della Valle (6-1, 194, Jr/So)
2 Jake Kiley (6-0, 176, So/Fr)

Safety
4 Adrian Amos (6-0, 211, Jr/Jr)
7 S. Obeng-Agyapong * (5-10, 207, Gr/Sr)
6 Malik Golden (6-1, 193, So/Fr)

Cornerback
9 Jordan Lucas (6-0, 192, So/So)
3 Da'Quan Davis (5-10, 164, So/So)
16 Devin Pryor (5-10, 171, Jr/So)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; June 13, 2013 - Head coach Bill O'Brien today released Penn State's post-spring practice depth chart, which shows numerous position battles will take place during pre-season training camp in August.

Penn State returns 16 starters and 38 letterwinners for the 2013 season, O'Brien's second as head coach. The Nittany Lions face the first of eight bowl opponents from last year when they tangle with old rival Syracuse on August 31 in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

"We felt like it was a productive spring…we were able to accomplish a lot at all three areas," stated O'Brien, who earned several national and Big Ten Coach of the Year accolades in 2012. "We felt like some of the younger players on our team were really improved. When we met with the players (after spring practice), I think they appreciate us sitting down with them and tell them one-on-one what their role is on the team and how they can change that role. We have a very good feeling about our team this summer."

Nine seniors are listed on the first team: five on offense, three on defense and one specialist. There are 21 players on the depth chart who have made at least one start in their careers. Senior middle linebacker Glenn Carson (Manahawkin, N.J.) has 24 career starts, the most among all returnees. Senior safety Malcolm Willis (Marbury, Md.) is next with 17 career starts.

Penn State will feature a new starting quarterback after the graduation of Matt McGloin, who broke 10 school records in 2012. Sophomore Tyler Ferguson (Bakersfield, Calif.), who enrolled in the University in January, and incoming freshman Christian Hackenberg (Palmyra, Va.) are listed together on the top line of the depth chart.

Another starting position to be determined in training camp is at one of the safety positions, where Willis and junior Ryan Keiser (Selinsgrove) are listed on the top line. Junior Adrian Amos (Baltimore) is the top candidate at the other safety spot after starting all 12 games at cornerback last year. Sophomores Jordan Lucas (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and Trevor Williams (Baltimore), who played wide receiver last year, are listed as the top candidates at the cornerback spots.

Three seniors are listed on the first-team offensive line, led by 2012 first-team All-Big guard and Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American John Urschel (Williamsville, N.Y.). Center Ty Howle (Wake Forest, N.C.) and tackle Adam Gress (West Mifflin) are the other seniors on the first unit. They are joined by returning starting guard Miles Dieffenbach (Pittsburgh) and tackle Donovan Smith (Owings Mills, Md.).

The Nittany Lions will feature two new starting linebackers after losing the services of All-American Michael Mauti and All-Big Ten honoree Gerald Hodges, both of whom were drafted by the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. Carson will likely be joined on the first unit by junior Mike Hull (Canonsburg) and redshirt freshman Nyeem Wartman (Philadelphia).

Carson, who ran 19 yards on a fake punt at Virginia last year, also is the top candidate to handle long snapping duties. Howle returns to handle snaps on field goals and PAT attempts for the fourth season.

The Nittany Lions will report for training camp on Sunday, August 4, with the first practice scheduled for the following day. Final exams for the second summer academic session are August 9 and classes for the fall semester begin Monday, August 26.

Season tickets are available for the 2013 campaign. The Nittany Lions will host five bowl teams from 2012, including three teams that finished in the BCS Top 25: Michigan (Oct. 12, 5 p.m.-Homecoming), Nebraska (Nov. 23) and Kent State (Sept. 21). Purdue (Nov. 16), Illinois (Nov. 2), UCF (Sept. 14, 6 p.m.) and Eastern Michigan (Sept. 7, 12 p.m.) also will visit Beaver Stadium this fall.

For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit www.GoPSUsports.com or call 1-800-NITTANY weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Penn State Athletics is on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pennstatenittanylions) and Twitter (http://www.gopsusports.com/ot/socialmedia.html).




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