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[Photo Story] Penn State Football Alums Show Support At White Out

While Penn State football games tend to bring a handful of letterman back to Beaver Stadium, no game generates more alumni traffic than the White Out. Saturday night’s 28-20 victory over the Auburn Tigers was no exception.

From Saquon Barkley to Michael Mauti, Nittany Lions of all ages returned home to cheer on Penn State. Here’s a quick look at Saturday night’s de facto reunion.

Adam Taliaferro,

The team welcomed former cornerback Adam Taliaferro as its honorary captain. Best known for his recovery from a serious spinal injury, Taliaferro told his story at ESPN’s College GameDay Saturday morning.

Linebacker U certainly showed up to support Brent Pry’s defense with appearances from Gerald Hodges, NaVorro Bowman, Brandon Bell, and Michael Mauti.

Michael Mauti, 2008-2012
NaVorro Bowman, 2006-2009

Former 2009 team captain Daryll Clark also made an appearance representing the quarterback room.

Daryll Clark, 2006-2009

Along with Mauti, defensive tackle Jordan Hill was a captain on the team that helped keep Penn State football alive in 2012. Both were featured in a documentary, “Saving The Roar,” that premiered during the White Out weekend at the State Theatre.

Jordan Hill, 2009-2012
Austin Johnson, 2013-2015 and Garry Gilliam, 2009-2013

Plenty of Franklin-era players showed up to Happy Valley as well to support their former coach.

Mark Allen, 2014-2018, Grant Haley, 2014-2017, and Koa Farmer, 2014-2018
Lamont Wade, 2017-2020 and Shaka Toney, 2017-2020
Cam Brown, 2016-2019

Most notably, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley was on the sideline cheering on his former team alongside Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepherd.

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepherd getting a feel for the Penn State White Out while sporting a Saquon Barkley Jersey.

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Samuel Brungo

Samuel is a Senior majoring in Film & Video from Boalsburg, Pennsylvania. While he is primarily visual staff, he also writes a bit for Onward State and is Host, Editor, and Executive Producer of our podcast, Podward State. He enjoys music and art... also loves dogs. He is a big sports guy, rooting for the Steelers, Penguins, and the Knicks.

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