Penn State Depth Chart and Injury Report: UCF Edition

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Not much new to report on the injury front, but will Penn State be without a key contributor tomorrow? (Probably not, no.)

Here's the good news: Mike Hull isn't just probable, he'll play. You'll remember that the linebacker suffered a knee injury in the opener against Syracuse, and after a brief return to the game, missed most of the second half and all of last week's tilt with Eastern Michigan. More good news: Ben Kline, Penn State's probative fourth linebacker even in Hull's absence (with Stephen Obeng-Agyapong sliding down to a hybrid position in his stead) is also going to be in uniform tomorrow night after also missing the EMU game. And Nyeem Wartman, who did play last week, is also a go--and if you're wondering why that's news, he apparently has been dealing with shoulder problems since the opener. So Penn State's depth at LB, razor thin to start the year, is back to full strength.

The less good news: Bill Belton is dealing with an undisclosed injury. He's probable, but coming off a 9-carry, 108-yard outburst last week, missing some practice time won't help him carry that momentum forward. But he impressed so much, as did Akeel Lynch in his first extended look, that the three-headed rush attack is now formalized. Adam Gress, who's been chasing Garry Gilliam for the right tackle position, is banged up, but will play, and will compete for the starting job. Lastly, safety/holder Ryan Keiser, who missed the second half last week, is questionable for tomorrow's game.

Remaining out indefinitely or for the season are TE Matt Lehman (who this week underwent successful knee surgery to repair a torn ACL), DE Brad Bars, WE DaeSean Hamilton, and TE Brent Wilkerson. Out for this week are OL Evan Galimberti and WR DeShawn Baker

On to the depth chart, where you'll notice some changes if you squint really hard:

*-denotes player listed on injury report

Off. First Team Second Team Reserves
HC Bill O'Brien

QB #14 Christian Hackenberg #5 Tyler Ferguson
#17 D.J. Crook
RB #28 Zach Zwinak OR #1 Bill Belton* OR #22 Akeel Lynch
FB #35 Pat Zerbe -- --
TE-Y #18 Jesse James -- --
#87 Kyle Carter
#81 Adam Breneman --
WR #8 Allen Robinson #7 Eugene Lewis #15 Alex Kenney
WR #85 Brandon Moseby-Felder #80 Matt Zanellato #19 Richy Anderson
OT #76 Donovan Smith #75 Eric Shrive #59 Andrew Nelson
OG #65 Miles Dieffenbach #66 Angelo Mangiro --
OC #60 Ty Howle #66 Angelo Mangiro #55 Wendy Laurent
OG #64 John Urschel #66 Angelo Mangiro OR #56 Anthony Alosi
OT #77 Garry Gilliam OR #58 Adam Gress*
#75 Eric Shrive
Def. First Team Second Team Reserves
DE #86 C.J. Olaniyan #95 Carl Nassib #94 Evan Schwan
DT #84 Kyle Baublitz OR #99 Austin Johnson #88 Tyrone Smith
DT #91 DaQuan Jones #53 Derek Dowrey OR #72 Brian Gaia
DE #18 Deion Barnes #98 Anthony Zettel --
OLB #43 Mike Hull* #7 Stephen Obeng-Agyapong #26 Brandon Bell
MLB #40 Glenn Carson #8 Gary Wooten #46 Adam Cole
OLB #5 Nyeem Wartman* #38 Ben Kline* #26 Brandon Bell
CB #9 Jordan Lucas
#3 DaQuan Davis #16 Devin Pryor
SS #4 Adrian Amos #7 Stephen Obeng-Agyapong #6 Malik Golden
FS #1 Malcolm Willis OR #23 Ryan Keiser* #39 Jesse Della Valle
CB #10 Trevor Williams #12 Jordan Smith OR #24 Anthony Smith
Sp. First Team Second Team Reserves
K #97 Sam Ficken #37 Chris Gulla --
P #45 Alex Butterworth -- --
KR #7 Eugene Lewis #22 Akeel Lynch OR #1 Bill Belton*
PR #39 Jesse Della Valle #25 Von Walker #1 Bill Belton*
LS #40 Glenn Carson #24 Anthony Smith #60 Ty Howle
H #23 Ryan Keiser #45 Alex Butterworth --

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