Penn State has released its official spring 2009 football roster. Let's look at some of the more interesting things about the new roster, mainly, who's sporting new numerals.
Chaz Powell: Old number: 12, New number: 2
The coaching staff wasn't kidding when they said they were going to use Powell like the next Derrick Williams.
Navorro Bowman: Old number: 18, New number: 11
This can't be a coincidence. Bowman is the most physically gifted backer since LaVar. Is an early NFL entry coming, too?
Other switches to note:
Brandon Beachum: Old number—25, New number—3
Cedric Jeffries: Old number—29, New number—7
Nick Sukay: Old number—26, New number—10
Mark Wedderburn:Old number—86, New number—13
DeOn'tae Pannell: Old number—75, New number—50
Chris Colasanti: Old number—53, New number—48
Greyshirts (enrolled this spring):
Gerald Hodges: Number 6
Kevin Newsome: Number 12 - Is this number turning into the offensive equivalent of No. 31? Too early to tell, but fun to consider.
Anthony Fera: Number 29
Ty Howle: Number 53
Also to note, Penn State now has two more quarterbacks. John Kelly (No. 15) from Frederick, MD, and Shane McGregor (No. 16) from Ebensburg, PA. Both are listed on their bio pages as redshirt freshmen.
Also-also to note, just because it doesn't really mean anything, but is always worth the 10 minute argument, Galen Hall is listed as Asst. Coach, Offense/Running Backs, and Jay Paterno is listed as Asst. Coach, Quarterbacks.
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