Penn State defense nicknames

Penn State has several nicknames for defensive players. To help you keep them straight, I have a handy picture guide.

Strong-side Linebacker

Weak-side Linebacker

Weak-side Defensive End
A smile!

Okay, for the uninitiated, that is Sam, Fritz and Will. I’ve been known to take credit for the last one too for obvious reasons.

The Middle Linebacker is know as the “Mike” but I don’t really know any Mikes these days. Oh and sorry Matthew/Cliff, Brad and Wiley/Cory/Laman, there are no positions named after you. Perhaps we can lobby for the back-up holder to be named after one of you.

Thanks to Jeff Rice, CDT beat writer, for helping me out.

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