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Penn State Teams Up With Best Man Tim Campaign to Fight ALS

Penn State announced today that it is teaming up with the Best Man Tim Campaign, former linebacker Tim Shaw’s campaign that works to create awareness for ALS.

Shaw was diagnosed with the disease this year, announcing his condition publicly in August through the Ice Bucket Challenge. A four-year letterman at Penn State, Shaw was a member of one of the best linebacking corps in Penn State history. He, along with Paul Posluszny and Dan Connor, helped lead the Nittany Lions to a victory in the 2006 Orange Bowl, capping an 11-1 season. Shaw was ultimately selected as a 2006 Academic All-American following his redshirt senior season at Penn State.

“The Penn State family is one that passionately supports one another through all life stages,” said Athletic Director Sandy Barbour in the release. “ALS is simply a horrible opponent, but together we will support our brother Tim and the fight against ALS with the same tenacity we do everything. Together we can make a difference in this fight and raise the awareness necessary to continue advancements in research and treatment. As One Team we can and will continue to move the needle.”

Shaw will be honored for his efforts fighting the disease at halftime of Penn State’s matchup with Ohio State this Saturday.

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Ted Hozza

Ted is a senior majoring in Community, the Environment, and Development, or as his friends here at Onward State like to call it, Architecture. You can probably find him at the Phyrst late at night with other Onward Staters if he's not somewhere else editing articles. You can follow him on Twitter @TedHozza or email him at [email protected].

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