Penn State Football: 5 Players You Don't Know with Big Roles This Season

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Penn State Football: 5 Players You Don't Know with Big Roles This Season
Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

By now, all Penn State fans are aware of the potential to have some really difficult seasons over the next few years. NCAA sanctions stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal have severely damaged recruiting. Player transfers from the current roster have left giant holes, particularly on the offensive side of the ball.

Running back Silas Redd, wide receiver Justin Brown and kicker Anthony Fera are key members of the offense who decided to leave. In their absence, Bill O'Brien will look to relative no-names to fill those important positions.

For the most part, the starting defense has stayed in tact. It's the offense that could struggle with so many new starters.

Beyond starting quarterback Matt McGloin, the rest of the skill positions (running back, wide receiver) will be filled by players with little collegiate experience.

For now these players are unknowns. By the end of the season they hope to have their names etched into Penn State history.

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