Thoughts From Players
The night before Joe's funeral, hundreds of former players gathered at the Mount Nittany Club at Beaver Stadium for an evening of fellowship and remembrance. In the standing room only crowd one of the players grabbed the arm of an invited guest whom he knew had no previous experience with the Penn State culture and asked, "Look around this room and tell me what you see." The guest, clearly confused by the question, didn't quite know how to respond. The player than answered his own question, "What you see is a room full of gentlemen. This is Penn State football. This is what Joe Paterno built."