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Neon Deon

Wide receiver Deon Butler has Deion Sanders-like confidence without the ego and obnoxiousness. The senior is six catches away from eclipsing Bobby Engram as Penn State's all-time leader in receptions. It's been a long road for the 5-foot-10, 168 pound Butler, who first came to Penn State as a walk-on defensive back. Here's this morning's story on the diminutive receiver's self-assurance in the face of mammoth-sized obstacles.

Neon Deon

Wide receiver Deon Butler has Deion Sanders-like confidence without the ego and obnoxiousness. The senior is six catches away from eclipsing Bobby Engram as Penn State's all-time leader in receptions. It's been a long road for the 5-foot-10, 168 pound Butler, who first came to Penn State as a walk-on defensive back. Here's this morning's story on the diminutive receiver's self-assurance in the face of mammoth-sized obstacles.

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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