Penn State

A look back at the 46-year career of Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno, as collected from the Inquirer and Daily News.

SIX DECADES OF 'JOEPA'

This circa 1949 publicity photo released Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 by Brown University shows the late Joe Paterno, as co-captain of the Brown football team in Providence, R.I.   Paterno, the former Penn State head football coach, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. He was 85. (AP Photo/Brown University)
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This circa 1949 publicity photo released Monday, Jan. 23, 2012 by Brown University shows the late Joe Paterno, as co-captain of the Brown football team in Providence, R.I. Paterno, the former Penn State head football coach, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. He was 85. (AP Photo/Brown University)
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PATERNO'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Immortalizing Paterno

Nov. 2, 2001: A seven-foot-tall bronze statue of Paterno is unveiled in front of Beaver Stadium after he breaks "Bear" Bryant's career record for wins by a college coach.

Paterno sweetens career with first national championship

Jan. 1, 1983: Penn State beats Georgia, 27-33, in the Sugar Bowl to claim its first national title.

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