Penn State Football

QBs even on first depth chart

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s first official depth chart of the season had little to offer in the way of news Monday — especially at the most-watched position of the summer.

Both Rob Bolden and Matt McGloin were listed as first-team quarterbacks, separated only by an “OR” on the chart. The sophomore from Detroit and the junior from Scranton have been splitting first-team repetitions through preseason camp, and both are likely to see early playing time when Penn State opens the season at noon Saturday in Beaver Stadium against Indiana State.

Other notes included senior Johnnie Troutman, the expected starting left guard, sharing the first-team designation at right guard with sophomore John Urschel. Senior DeOn’tae Pannell, who had been battling Urschel for much of the summer, was listed as the first-team left guard.

Sophomore Silas Redd was listed ahead of junior Brandon Beachum at tailback, followed by sophomore Curtis Dukes and junior walk-on Derek Day. Recently reinstated senior Stephfon Green was not listed at tailback nor at any of the kick returning positions.

Sophomore Anthony Fera, who had been held out of practices after pleading guilty to underage drinking and disorderly conduct charges, was listed as the second-team punter behind Alex Butterworth and the second-team placekicker behind Evan Lewis, a former wide receiver and defensive back.

There were no changes of note to the first-team defense, which was composed of defensive ends Eric Latimore and Jack Crawford, tackles Jordan Hill and Devon Still, linebackers Michael Mauti, Glenn Carson and Gerald Hodges, cornerbacks D’Anton Lynn and Chaz Powell and safeties Nick Sukay and Drew Astorino. Senior linebacker Nate Stupar, a State College native, was the second-team outside linebacker behind Mauti.

The rest of the first-team offense included tackles Quinn Barham and Chima Okoli, center Matt Stankiewitch, tight end Andrew Szczerba, fullbacks Joe Suhey and Michael Zordich (both listed as first-teamers) and wide receivers Derek Moye, Justin Brown and Shawney Kersey. Injured junior wideout Curtis Drake was not listed on the three-deep at any of the three receiver positions.

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