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List Rules Upvote the best Penn State football players. ONLY players, based on their time at Penn State.

For years, Penn State was known as one of the great bastions of Northeastern football. Located in State College, PA, the school is known for having some of the greatest college football teams in NCAA history. Some of the best college football players of all time have emerged from the school that's nicknamed "Linebacker U."

The storied history of Penn State has resulted in national championships and a loyal, devoted fan and alumni base who proudly call themselves "Penn Staters." However, the players aren't slouches either. Franco Harris and Jack Ham are two Hall of Fame players who attended Penn State and were forces on the gridiron in both college and the NFL. In the 1990s, players like Kerry Collins, Ki-Jana Carter, and Kyle Brady bridged the program's success into the next generation, while the 2000s saw running back Larry Johnson carry the team to greatness.

Who are the best players in Penn State history? Well, that depends on who you ask. If you like hard-nosed, rugged football, you'll pick a defensive player. Though knowing Penn State's football history, if you like that brand of football, you may select an offensive lineman who paved the way for the team's star players to find success. 

This is the list of the best Penn State football players of all time. Vote or re-rank the list according to how you see fit. Feel free to add any Penn State players who aren't already listed below.

1
+ - 170 41
Jack Ham 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Jack Ham Linebacker

2
+ - 153 38
Paul Posluszny 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Paul Posluszny Linebacker

3
+ - 124 26
Sean Lee 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Sean Lee Linebacker

4
+ - 158 42
Franco Harris 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time

5
+ - 160 43
LaVar Arrington 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time

6
+ - 117 24
Tamba Hali 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Tamba Hali Defensive end, Linebacker

7
+ - 104 20
NaVorro Bowman 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
NaVorro Bowman Linebacker

8
+ - 123 34
Larry Johnson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Larry Johnson Running back

9
+ - 97 21
Allen Robinson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Allen Robinson Wide Receiver

10
+ - 116 31
John Cappelletti 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
John Cappelletti Running back

11
+ - 95 26
Shane Conlan 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Shane Conlan Linebacker

12
+ - 107 35
Curt Warner 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Curt Warner Running back

13
+ - 97 31
Ki-Jana Carter 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Ki-Jana Carter Running back

14
+ - 100 34
Kerry Collins 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Kerry Collins Quarterback

15
+ - 77 22
Steve Wisniewski 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Steve Wisniewski Offensive Lineman, Guard

16
+ - 76 25
Michael Robinson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Michael Robinson Running back

17
+ - 69 23
Bobby Engram 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Bobby Engram Wide receiver

18
+ - 73 28
Matt Millen 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Matt Millen Linebacker

19
+ - 62 21
Mike Munchak 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Mike Munchak Left Guard

20
+ - 64 24
Lenny Moore 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Lenny Moore Running back, Wide receiver

21
+ - 52 17
Kyle Brady 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Kyle Brady Tight end

22
+ - 57 21
Cameron Wake 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Cameron Wake Defensive end, Linebacker

23
+ - 52 18
Stefen Wisniewski 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time

24
+ - 56 21
Todd Blackledge 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Todd Blackledge Quarterback

25
+ - 61 27
Curtis Enis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Curtis Enis Running back

26
+ - 31 6
Rosey Grier 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time

27
+ - 52 22
Lydell Mitchell 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Lydell Mitchell Running back

28
+ - 54 24
Dan Connor 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Dan Connor Linebacker

29
+ - 46 18
O. J. McDuffie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
O. J. McDuffie Wide receiver

30
+ - 44 18
Blair Thomas 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Blair Thomas Running back

31
+ - 45 19
Courtney Brown 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Courtney Brown Defensive lineman

32
+ - 43 18
D. J. Dozier 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
D. J. Dozier Running back

33
+ - 37 14
Mike Reid 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Mike Reid Defensive tackle, Tackle

34
+ - 47 22
Evan Royster 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Evan Royster Running back

35
+ - 44 20
Michael Mauti 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Michael Mauti Linebacker

36
+ - 35 13
Devon Still 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Devon Still Defensive tackle

37
+ - 43 20
Levi Brown 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Levi Brown Tackle

38
+ - 42 20
Jared Odrick 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Jared Odrick Defensive end

39
+ - 28 9
Derrick Williams 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Derrick Williams Wide receiver

40
+ - 31 14
Greg Buttle 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Greg Buttle Linebacker

41
+ - 18 3
Matt Bahr 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Matt Bahr Placekicker

42
+ - 28 12
Ted Kwalick 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Ted Kwalick Tight end

43
+ - 34 18
Aaron Maybin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Aaron Maybin Defensive end, Linebacker

44
+ - 28 13
Matt Suhey 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Matt Suhey Running back, Fullback

45
+ - 23 9
Gerald Hodges 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Gerald Hodges Linebacker

46
+ - 27 13
Kenny Jackson 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Kenny Jackson Wide receiver

47
+ - 30 16
Bruce Clark 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Bruce Clark Defensive end, Defensive lineman

48
+ - 16 4
Chris Bahr 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Chris Bahr Placekicker

49
+ - 25 13
Neal Smith 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Neal Smith

50
+ - 26 14
Chuck Fusina 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Penn State Football Players of All Time
Chuck Fusina Quarterback