I was a freshman at Penn State in 1954 and i went to the HUB with a football player named Sam Valatine who I met in one of my classes. He was motioned over to a table by Joe Paterno. They had an interesting football conversation about changing Sam from fulback to center. I did not pay much attention to the conversation, but i was impressed with his knowledge of football.This was my first meeting with Joe Paterno.
I love all the Paterno family and still cannot believe what has happened.