Penn State Football: BWI's Projected Scholarship Roster for 2021 Season
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BWI's Projected 2021 Penn State Scholarship Roster

Here's an updated look at Penn State's projected roster ahead of the 2021 season as we currently see it.

There are many, many caveats to this, however, given the nature of the NCAA's free year of eligibility granted to every participant during the 2020 season.

For our purposes, and based on what we've gathered Penn State's intentions to be, we are treating everyone as having used a year of eligibility or having taken a redshirt this past season. This is our best way to denote years in the program, but undoubtedly, there are going to be exceptions that occur for a small number of players given the rule for this season, and that should be expected to be the case not only this offseason as a few remaining scholarship members of the senior class decide their next steps, but, in fact, for the next handful of years.

Until an announcement is made otherwise from any of the members of Penn State's eight-man senior class, for the scholarship roster here we are presuming the entirety of the class as moving on. This, of course, can change and will be reflected if and when those decisions are announced.

A few other individual items to consider:

- We are noting Noah Cain with the sophomore class and as using a redshirt simply to indicate he'll be in his third year.

- We are indicating redshirts for the entirety of the true freshman class (and jucos) who did not see more than a few snaps during the 2020 season, though their eligibility will remain five years to play four.

- In other words, we are treating this as a completely normal "career advancement" in terms of eligibility, simply for the reason that an overwhelmingly small number of players will ultimately choose to spend six years in college football. There will undoubtedly be exceptions to this, but it should simply be noted that we do not anticipate in any manner this being the norm to emerge from this year's one-off.

- The NCAA has decided that the 85-man scholarship limit will be in effect for 2021. However, returning seniors won't count. Although we're still listing transfer prospects Derrick Tangelo, John Lovett and Eric Wilson on this chart, those three, along with Tariq Castro-Fields, don't count against the 85 scholarship limit this upcoming season. Because of that, we don't include them in the numbers.

* - denotes redshirt used

^ - does not count towards 85 limit for 2021

2021 Penn State Projected Scholarship Roster
Pos Fresh RS Fr. Soph Junior Senior

QB

Vellieux


Roberson*


Clifford*

RB



Cain*

Holmes

Lee

Ford

Lovett^

WR

Clifford

Wallace

White

Dottin*

Meiga*

Lambert-Smith

Washington

Black*

George*

Dotson

Sullivan-Brown*

TE

Dinkins

Warren*

Johnson

Strange*



OL

Bruce

Tengwall

Achumba*

Christ*

Dawkins*

Fashanu*

Traore*

Wallace*

Wormley*

Effner*

Scruggs*

Walker*

Holmes*

Miranda*

Whigan*

Wilson^

DE

McGraw

Townley

Mostella*

Fisher*

Vilbert*

Ebiketie*

Isaac

Tarburton*


DT


Brevard*

Izzard*

Vanover*

Mulbah*

Darkwa*

Ellies*

Beamon*

Hawkins*

Hansard*

Mustipher

Tangelo^

LB

Buddin

King

Elsdon*

Jacobs

Katshir*

Smith

Brooks*

Luketa

CB

Davis

King


Hardy*

Porter*

Dixon

Ellis

Wilson

Castro-Fields^

S

Reed

Wheatley

Jennings*

Rudolph*



Brisker*

Brown

Sutherland*

K/P/SN

Sahaydak




Pinegar

Stout*

#

16

16

18

15

15

Tot

16/85

32/85

50/85

65/85

80/85

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