Senior Day Celebration Set for 3 p.m. Saturday

The concept of Senior Day across the college football landscape is rather common.

Every program honors the seniors for their commitment and contributions to the team before the final home game, but tomorrow, at Beaver Stadium, the pregame ceremony will be turned up a notch. Seniors along with their families will be honored before the game against Wisconsin gets underway, and head coach Bill O’Brien wants to make sure all fans are there to witness the festivities that will begin at 3 p.m.

Speaking on Tuesday at his weekly press conference, O’Brien provided the following quote while answering the first question about the senior class:

One of the things I want to make sure everybody knows is at 3 p.m. on Saturday, we need everybody here. We need everybody here because we’re going to honor this senior class and their families. That’s a big deal, and I know we have honored the seniors in the past, but I don’t think we have included their families.

That’s the least we can do for this senior class, so we need everybody in their seats by 3 p.m.

While this group of seniors will not be remembered for multiple Big Ten titles and bowl victories, it is a decorated and accomplished bunch that will go down in program history for staying loyal to Penn State and making sure that the Nittany Lions would be able to field a football team this season and for years to come.

Several times this season, there have been some late-arriving crowds that entered the stadium right around kickoff. O’Brien wants that to change on Saturday, and fans who oblige will be happy with their decision.

A full list of players who will participate in the Senior Day ceremony can be found below courtesy of GoPSUSports and Tony Mancuso.

  • Guard Mark Arcidiacono
  • Punter Joe Baker
  • Fullback P.J. Byers
  • Defensive tackle Cody Castor
  • Running back Derek Day
  • Fullback Andre Dupree
  • Long-snapper Emery Etter
  • Safety Jake Fagnano
  • Tackle Mike Farrell
  • Center Frank Figueroa
  • Cornerback Patrick Flanagan
  • Long-snapper Michael Fuhrman
  • Defensive tackle Jordan Hill
  • Linebacker Gerald Hodges
  • Tight end Brian Irvin
  • Wide receiver Christian Kuntz
  • Wide receiver Evan Lewis
  • Defensive end Pete Massaro
  • Linebacker Michael Mauti
  • Quarterback Matt McGloin
  • Quarterback Shane McGregor
  • Cornerback Stephon Morris
  • Fullback J.R. Refice
  • Center Matt Stankiewitch
  • Defensive end Sean Stanley
  • Defensive tackle James Terry
  • Linebacker Jamie Van Fleet
  • Quarterback Garrett Venuto
  • Cornerback Mike Wallace
  • Linebacker Michael Yancich
  • Fullback Michael Zordich

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Drew Balis

Drew is a senior marketing major. This fall, he will be covering Penn State Football for Onward State. He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loves THON and Domonic Brown.


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