17 players. 12 scholarship players and 5 walk ons.
5 walk ons seems a little bit over the top. Is this actually a lot more common than I’m making it out to be? I thought teams carried around 13 players, since that was the scholarship limit. Most teams just fill up the roster to 13 with walk ons if they don’t have 13 scholarship players.
Comparison (2 random BCS D1 teams):
Missouri: 13 players. I believe all of them are scholarship players.
13 players. I believe 10 or 11 are scholarship players.
Usually team don’t carry 5 walk ons unless they are short on scholarship players, which PSU is not. Just something to pass the lengthy off season…