As many of you know college football lost one of their treasures today. Joe Paterno (Joe Pa) died at 9:25 a.m at Mount Nittany Medical Center. The hospital listed the cause of death was “metastatic small cell carcinoma of the lung.”
His family released the following statement:
He died as he lived, He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community.
Below is a video from ESPN remembering Joe Paterno.
This morning when I learned that Joe Paterno had passed away, it felt like the loss of a family member. Growing up in Pennsylvania Joe Paterno was one of those constants in my life I treasured. I have admired and respected the man for a lifetime and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Rest in peace Joe Pa.