A 6' 3", 295-pound stalwart, Stankiewitch brings experience to an otherwise raw offensive line. He'll anchor new position coach Mac McWhorter's unit, which hopes to match last year's success: Penn State allowed 14 sacks in 13 games, fewest in the Big Ten.
K-P ANTHONY FERA JUNIOR
Fera converted all 11 of his field goal attempts inside 40 yards last year while finishing third in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (82.4) and punting yards (2,685) and second in punting average (42.4).
DE BRAD BARS SOPHOMORE
Light but forceful Tennessean is coming on strong
Even as veterans Jordan Hill and Sean Stanley headline the defensive line, Bars could emerge as its star. The 6' 3", 237-pound Nashville native dazzled during the Blue-White game with four tackles and two sacks. Last year against Illinois he had a crucial blocked punt. Bars should help fill the void left by the departure of first-team All--Big Ten defensive tackle Devon Still.