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Penn State Depth Chart and Injury Report: Maryland Edition

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No Zwinak, No Keiser. No Donovan Smith? Yes Miles Dieffenbach?

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State's roster crunch has been well-documented; that the Lions had just 47 scholarship players at their disposal last week is common knowledge. But Penn State's perilous depth has only become more perilous, especially at offensive line, where Donovan Smith will be a game-time decision as he recovers from a possible concussion, and where Miles Dieffenbach's much-awaited return is still very much in question.

There have been few changes to the depth chart, so it's a good thing that it counts for nothing. Despite outplaying Bill Belton, Akeel Lynch is still listed as his backup. Despite looking like the more natural center, Wendy Laurent still finds himself behind Angelo Mangiro. Neither punter's been able to secure the job, so why not throw an "OR" in there. And making his first apperance on the depth chart is wide-receiver-turned-safety Troy Apke, who's burning his redshirt to provide a body in the wake of Ryan Keiser's season ending injury. Still no sign of Miles Dieffenbach, though he was made available to the media this week.

*-denotes walk-on

Coaches: HC James Franklin OC John Donovan DC Bob Shoop
Off. First Team Second Team Reserves
QB #14 Christian Hackenberg #9 Trace McSorley #15 Michael O'Connor
RB #1 Bill Belton #22 Akeel Lynch #33 Chip Chiappalle*
WR-X #7 Eugene Lewis #13 Saeed Blacknall #86 DeShawn Baker*
WR-Z #5 DaeSean Hamilton #12 Chris Godwin #80 Matt Zanellato
TE #18 Jesse James #87 Kyle Carter #11 Brent Wilkerson, #88 Mike Gesicki
WR-F #5 DaeSean Hamilton #80 Matt Zanellato 82 Greg Garrity*, #3 DeAndre Thompkins
LT #76 Donovan Smith #71 Albert Hall* #58 Chance Sorrell
LG #70 Brandon Mahon OR #53 Derek Dowrey #60 Noah Beh
C #66 Angelo Mangiro #55 Wendy Laurent #73 Steve Myers*
RG #64 Brian Gaia #53 Derek Dowrey #67 Tom Devenney*
RT #59 Andrew Nelson #71 Albert Hall* #77 Chasz Wright
Def. First Team Second Team Reserves
DE #86 C.J. Olaniyan #95 Carl Nassib* #90 Garrett Sickels, #96 Torrence Brown
DT #98 Anthony Zettel #88 Tyrone Smith* #93 Antoine White
DT #99 Austin Johnson #41 Parker Cothren #91 Tarow Barney
DE #18 Deion Barnes #31 Brad Bars 94 Evan Schwan, #52 Curtis Cothran
OLB #26 Brandon Bell #25 Von Walker* #20 Jordan Dudas*, #7 Koa Farmer
MLB #43 Mike Hull #8 Gary Wooten #44 Troy Reeder
OLB #5 Nyeem Wartman #40 Jason Cabinda #35 Matthew Baney*
CB #9 Jordan Lucas
#15 Grant Haley #12 Jordan Smith, #16 Devin Pryor*
SS #4 Adrian Amos #6 Malik Golden #27 Colin Harrop*
FS #2 Marcus Allen #39 Jesse Della Valle* #24 Anthony Smith, #28 Troy Apke
CB #10 Trevor Williams #1 Christian Campbell #3 Da'Quan Davis, #21 Amani Oruwariye
Sp. First Team Second Team Reserves
K #97 Sam Ficken #37 Chris Gulla* #99 Joey Julius*
P #37 Chris Gulla* OR #92 Danny Pasquariello* #93 Robby Liebel*
KR #25 Von Walker #15 Grant Haley #22 Akeel Lynch, #7 Eugene Lewis
PR #39 Jesse Della Valle* #82 Greg Garrity* #9 Jordan Lucas, #3 DeAndre Thompkins
LS #44 Tyler Yazujian* #46 Hunter Crafford* #41 Zach Ladonis*
H #37 Chris Gulla* #31 Adam Geiger*