1999 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1999 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
Alamo Bowl champion
Alamo Bowl, W 24–0 vs. Texas A&M
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 11
1999 record10–3 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coachJoe Paterno (34th season)
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorJerry Sandusky
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 93,967)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 Wisconsin $   7 1         10 2  
No. 5 Michigan %   6 2         10 2  
No. 7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
No. 11 Penn State   5 3         10 3  
No. 18 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
No. 24 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
No. 25 Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Ohio State   3 5         6 6  
Indiana   3 5         4 7  
Northwestern   1 7         3 8  
Iowa   0 8         1 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule[edit]

Penn State did not play Big Ten teams Northwestern and Wisconsin this year.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 281:00 p.m.No. 4 Arizona*No. 3ABCW 41–797,168
September 412:00 p.m.Akron*No. 2
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPN+W 70–2495,192
September 1112:00 p.m.Pittsburgh*No. 2
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ESPNW 20–1796,127
September 183:30 p.m.at No. 8 Miami (FL)*No. 3CBSW 27–2374,427
September 2512:00 p.m.IndianaNo. 2
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ESPNW 45–2496,416
October 912:00 p.m.at IowaNo. 2ESPN+W 31–766,398
October 1612:00 p.m.No. 18 Ohio StateNo. 2
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ABCW 23–1097,007
October 233:30 p.m.at No. 16 PurdueNo. 2ABCW 31–2568,355
October 303:30 p.m.at IllinoisNo. 2ABCW 27–750,014
November 612:00 p.m.MinnesotadaggerNo. 2
ESPN2L 23–2496,753
November 1312:00 p.m.No. 16 MichiganNo. 6
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCL 27–3196,840
November 203:30 p.m.at No. 15 Michigan StateNo. 13ABCL 28–3574,231
December 287:30 p.m.vs. No. 18 Texas A&MNo. 13ESPNW 24–065,380
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster[edit]

1999 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 36 Mike Cerimele Jr
WR 13 Sam Crenshaw Jr
WR 20 Eddie Drummond So
RB 34 Omar Easy So
WR 2 Chafie Fields Sr
TE 85 John Gilmore So
WR 24 Bryant Johnson Fr
TE 82 Brad Karson So
T 67 Kareem McKenzie Jr
TE 89 Tony Stewart Jr
QB 16 Kevin Thompson Sr
RB 22 Kenny Watson Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 11 LaVar Arrington Jr
CB 1 Bruce Branch So
CB 6 James Boyd Jr
DE 86 Courtney Brown Sr
DT 99 Tim Falls Fr
DT 95 David Fleischhauer Sr
SS 4 Derek Fox Sr
DE 96 Bob Jones So
CB 10 Bhawoh Jue Jr
DE 94 Marc Kielmeyer Jr
CB 19 Anthony King Sr
DE 37 Justin Kurpeikis Jr
CB 27 David Macklin Sr
CB 26 Bryan Scott Fr
LB 43 Brandon Short Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 41 Pat Pidgeon Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

Post season[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 2000 NFL Draft, including the first two overall picks.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
1st 1 1 Courtney Brown Defensive end Cleveland Browns
1st 2 2 LaVar Arrington Linebacker Washington Redskins
3rd 29 91 David Macklin Cornerback Indianapolis Colts
4th 11 105 Brandon Short Linebacker New York Giants

Awards[edit]

Chuck Bednarik Award
Dick Butkus Award


Notes[edit]

  • Penn State sets a new single season attendance record of 675,503 fans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1995-1999)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.