Penn State

Note: Penn State will be at the Cusack Stand side for the Croke Park Classic

Quick Facts

  • Nickname Nittany Lions

  • Colours Blue and White

  • Stadium Beaver Stadium (106,572)

  • Location University Park, Pennsylvania

  • Founded: 1855

  • 6 former Penn State players have been celebrated in the Pro Football Hall Of Fame: Jack Ham, Franco Harris, Mike Michalske, Lenny Moore, Mike Munchak and Dave Robinson

  • Finished 2013 season 7-5

NFL history

  • Penn State had a total of 34 players in the NFL in 2013, including two players in Super Bowl.
  • 35 Nittany Lions have gone on to win a Super Bowl ring sharing 52 rings among them.

Head Coach

James Franklin took over as head coach at Penn State in January 2014 and the Croke Park Classic will be his first competitive fixture at the helm.  Originally from Pennsylvania, Franklin went to collage at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania where he played as quarterback for four years.  Prior to moving to Penn State, he was head coach at Vanderbilt. 


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