PSU Special Teams Breakdown

We let you know which Nittany Lions were on which specialty units in Penn State's season-opening win over Syracuse last weekend.

If you did not get a chance to check out who was playing where on all of Penn State’s special teams in the season-opening win over Syracuse, fear not. We did our best to pay attention to all of the different units.

Here is a breakdown of all the players we saw in action on special teams. True freshmen are signified with an asterisk.


PUNT RETURN/BLOCK

Line

9 Jordan Lucas

23 Ryan Keiser

80 Matt Zanellato

5 Nyeem Wartman

8 Gary Wooten

36 Deron Thompson

22 Akeel Lynch

46 Adam Cole

4 Adrian Amos

Deep

25 Von Walker*

39 Jesse Della Valle


PUNT SAFE

Front

Normal defense, minus the safeties

Deep

25 Von Walker*

39 Jesse Della Valle


PUNT

Line

39 Jesse Della Valle

12 Jordan Smith*

1 Malcolm Willis

40 Glenn Carson (LS)

81 Adam Breneman*

23 Ryan Keiser

7 Stephen Obeng-Agyapong

Gate

35 Pat Zerbe

84 Kyle Baublitz

72 Brian Gaia

Punter

45 Alex Butterworth


KICK RETURN

First Row

7 Stephen Obeng-Agyapong

12 Jordan Smith*

39 Jesse Della Valle

23 Ryan Keiser

24 Anthony Smith*

Second Row

36 Deron Thompson

87 Kyle Carter

Third Row

81 Adam Breneman*

84 Matt Lehman/18 Jesse James

Return Men

1 Bill Belton

22 Akeel Lynch


KICKOFF

Coverage Men

10 Trevor Williams

24 Anthony Smith*

39 Jesse Della Valle

6 Malik Golden

88 Tyrone Smith

81 Adam Breneman*

35 Pat Zerbe

23 Ryan Keiser

12 Jordan Smith*

1 Malcolm Willis

Kicker

97 Sam Ficken


FIELD GOAL

Line

35 Pat Zerbe

18 Jesse James

66 Angelo Mangiro

75 Eric Shrive

60 Ty Howle

76 Donovan Smith

77 Garry Gilliam

58 Adam Gress

87 Kyle Carter/80 Matt Zanellato

Holder

23 Ryan Keiser

Kicker

97 Sam Ficken


FIELD GOAL BLOCK

Line

9 Jordan Lucas

38 Ben Kline

18 Deion Barnes

99 Austin Johnson

40 Glenn Carson

91 DaQuan Jones

86 C.J. Olaniyan

43 Mike Hull

10 Trevor Williams

Backfield

23 Ryan Keiser

4 Adrian Amos


*True Freshmen

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