Ask any serious college football fan to name the best Penn State players of the last 20 years and you are sure to hear familiar names. Names like Johnson, Arrington, Collins, and Carter will be the first that come to mind.
Those are the obvious names.
This list looks at five players from the past two decades who may only be known to diehard Penn State fans. These are players who would not make any national list, but still hold their own spot in Penn State Football lure. Some on the list even held Penn State records—solidifying their underrated status.
These guys are by no means no-names, but they are usually not considered among the all-time greats at Penn State.
The players listed all played important roles on their respective teams. However, they were usually overshadowed by All-Americans, award winners, and NFL prospects. They were instrumental in victories without gaining the same notoriety as several teammates.
Penn State fans should recognize all the names. Again, you won't find the typical superstars on this list, just solid players who contributed to the Penn State program.