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PSU Greats to Return for Iowa Game

Two Penn State football greats will be back in State College before the Nittany Lions square off with Iowa on Saturday. As a part of the 10-stop countrywide Sports Illustrated Heisman Trophy Tour, former Freshman All-America wide receiver Derrick Williams and running back John Cappelletti, Penn State’s lone Heisman Trophy winner, will speak and take photos with fans prior to the game.

Williams, an All-Big Ten performer in 2008 who was recently cut by the Detroit Lions, will take part in an “SI Chalk Talk” session with Sports Illustrated writer Andrew Perloff from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Williams will then sign autographs from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cappelletti, whose historic 1973 season led PSU to an undefeated season, will also take part in a “Chalk Talk” session with Perloff from 1 to 1:30 p.m., and an autograph signing from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The Heisman Tour, which visited Happy Valley last year for the Michigan game, will be set up near the Bryce Jordan Center. Admission is free and fans can participate in a “Combine Skills Challenge,” take a picture with the Heisman Trophy, and view classic Penn State videos, photos and magazine covers, among other activities. The displays open at 10 a.m. and continue until the 3:30 p.m. kickoff.

Check out the full list of Heisman Tour stops and the other activities taking place here and maybe, if we’re lucky, maybe Cappelletti and Williams will suit up and help the struggling Nittany Lion offense.

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Sam Cooper

Sam is a senior originally from Newtown, PA who majors in print journalism and is a member of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. His athletic peak was age 11 so he decided to grow a beard and write about sports instead.

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