Before Penn State began the 2012 football season, the Lions had an established group of senior leaders.
In a video sent out at the end of July 2012, these senior players made a statement to the nation promising to stick together and “raise hell."
This year the Lions still face the tough task of continuing to rebuild after the NCAA placed sanctions on the program, and coach Bill O’Brien will need new leadership and production.
But with a new season comes new players stepping into a leadership role.
Gone are fifth-year seniors Michael Mauti and Matt McGloin who led Penn State through O’Brien’s first year at Penn State.
In 2013, a new, younger group of players will lead the team.
Here is a list of four players that O’Brien will have to lean on for both leadership and production.