The legendary football coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions was honored by this display outside of the team's football stadium from 2001-2012.
Art - Sculpture
Joe Paterno was hired as an assistant coach by the university in 1950. He held that position for 16 seasons before being promoted to head coach in 1966. He compiled a record of 409–136–3 in 46 years as a head coach.
The statue was dedicated on November 2, 2001, two days after he surpassed Bear Bryant as the all-time Division I-A leader with 324 career victories.
Only July 22, 2012, the statue was removed by the University days after a report was released in the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The report implicated Paterno and other Penn State officials in covering up the story.