As the first of what we hope will be a recurring feature on Onward State, we’d like to present the first mention of Joe Paterno in the New York Times. The article was published on November 7, 1943, and the headline was
POLY ELEVEN BOWS TO BROOKLYN PREP
Loses 13-0 Game to Brooklyn Foe for First Defeat in Series Since 1936
Find out how Paterno played after the jump.
He was a star even as a kid.
In the fourth period Paterno intercepted an aerial heaved by Ferdy Neurohr and raced ten yards to score. Ed Kelly converted.
Unfortunately, due to copyright restrictions, we cannot post the PDF of the file we obtained from the NYT archives. But if you have a Penn State ID, you can access the article itself through the library’s databases.