1. Joe Paterno was buried in Spring Creek Presbyterian Cemetery just outside the town.
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8. In November 2006, Joe Paterno was involved in a sideline collision during a game against Wisconsin.
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9. Joe Paterno was a longtime summer resident of Avalon, New Jersey.
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15. On May 16, 2006, Joe Paterno was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame after the National Football Foundation decided to change its rules and allow any coach over the age of 75 to be eligible for the Hall of Fame instead of having to wait until retirement.
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17. Joe Paterno holds the NCAA record for total bowl appearances with 37.
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18. Joe Paterno holds an official NCAA total of 18 bowl victories.
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19. Joe Paterno was known for his gameday image—thick glasses, rolled-up dress slacks, white socks and Brooklyn-tinged speech.
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20. In 1995, Joe Paterno apologized for a tirade directed at Rutgers head coach Doug Graber at the end of a nationally televised game.
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21. Joe Paterno had one Heisman Trophy winner, John Cappelletti, who earned the award in 1973.
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24. Joe Paterno spent a year in the Army before being discharged in time to start the 1946 school year at Brown University where his tuition was paid by Busy Arnold.
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25. Joe Paterno spoke throughout his life with a marked Brooklyn accent.
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27. Joe Paterno coached five undefeated teams that won major bowl games, and in 2007 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach.
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28. Joe Paterno was persuaded to do this by his college coach Rip Engle, who had taken over as Penn State's head coach.
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29. Joe Paterno had originally planned on going to law school, but he was instead hired in 1950 as an assistant football coach at Penn State.
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30. Joe Paterno was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011.
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