Penn State Depth Chart: Iowa

By Matthew Filipovits on November 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm
Nov 14, 2020; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (14) throws against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports
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Penn State's depth chart is evolving as the team looks to find a winning combination.


Pos. First Team Second Team Third Team
QB Sean Clifford Will Levis Ta'Quon Roberson
RB  Devyn Ford Caziah Holmes OR Keyvone Lee -
WR-X Daniel George KeAndre Lambert-Smith TJ Jones
WR-H Parker Washington Isaac Lutz Justin Weller
WR-Z Jahan Dotson Cam Sullivan-Brown Malick Meiga
TE/H Pat Freiermuth Brenton Strange Zack Kuntz, Theo Johnson
LT Rasheed Walker Will Fries Des Holmes
LG Mike Miranda Des Holmes Sal Wormley
C Michal Menet Mike Miranda Juice Scruggs
RG Will Fries CJ Thorpe Anthony Whigan
RT Caedan Wallace Bryce Effner Olu Fashanu


  • Sean Clifford is still listed as the starter. It's important to note that the depth chart isn't always the best indicator of who will actually be the one getting the lion's share of reps, but it's still noteworthy that Levis isn't the dude.
  • Cam Sullivan-Brown is now listed as the primary backup to Jahan Dotson, while Daniel George is listed as the starter over KeAndre Lambert-Smith.
  • Will Fries is shifting over to guard, with Caedan Wallace occupying his starting tackle spot. Fries got a lot of run on the inside last week, so this makes sense. Olu Fashanu is the first true freshman offensive lineman to crack the listed depth chart this season.
Pos. First Team Second Team Third Team
DE Shaka Toney   Adisa Isaac Nick Tarburton
1-DT Antonio Shelton Fred Hansard Judge Culpepper
3-DT PJ Mustipher Hakeem Beamon Dvon Ellies, Coziah Izzard
DE Jayson Oweh Shane Simmons Smith Vilbert
SLB Brandon Smith Curtis Jacobs Lance Dixon
MLB Ellis Brooks Jesse Luketa Charlie Katshir
WLB Jesse Luketa Lance Dixon Brandon Smith
CB Joey Porter Jr. Keaton Ellis OR Daequan Hardy -
S Lamont Wade Ji'Ayir Brown Trent Gordon
S Jaquan Brisker Jonathan Sutherland Tyler Rudolph
CB Tariq Castro-Fields Marquis Wilson Daequan Hardy


  • TCF is again listed as the starter, even though he missed last week's contest. Keaton Ellis played his first defensive snaps of the season in his absence. 

special teams

Pos. First Team Second Team Third Team
K (FG) Jake Pinegar Jordan Stout Levi Forrest
KOS Jordan Stout Levi Forrest Jake Pinegar
P Jordan Stout Levi Forrest Jake Pinegar
H Jordan Stout Rafael Checa Levi Forrest
LS Chris Stoll Michael Wright Max Chizmar
KR Devyn Ford Lamont Wade Parker Washington
PR Jahan Dotson Parker Washington Marquis Wilson


  • Same as it ever was.
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