Former Penn State Quarterback Matt McGloin Emceeing THON 2023 Pep Rally

Matt McGloin is back in Happy Valley, folks!

The former Penn State quarterback is one of two emcees for the THON 2023 Pep Rally. He joins Bellisario College of Communications student Destiny Sanchez.

McGloin walked on ran on to Joe Paterno’s team prior to the 2008 season and eventually played his way into a starting role during the 2010 season. Over the course of his Penn State career, he threw for 6,390 yards, 53 total touchdowns (46 passing, seven rushing), and 19 interceptions while completing 57.4% of his passes.

His storied Nittany Lion career makes him objectively one of the most successful run-on stories in program history.

It shouldn’t be a surprise McGloin is one of the emcees for tonight’s festivities. He graduated from Penn State with a degree in broadcast journalism and even started his own podcast after his NFL career. He’s clearly putting that degree to use.

After McGloin took the stage, President Neeli Bendapudi, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Pat Kraft, and James Franklin all addressed the ecstatic crowd in the Bryce Jordan Center. Later on, Penn State wrestling legend Bo Nickal made an appearance and briefly spoke to the THON crowd, too.

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After a four-year career with Onward State, Gabe is now a college graduate and off to the real world. He shockingly served as the blog’s managing editor during the 2022-23 school year and covered football for much of his Onward State tenure, including trips to the Outback Bowl and Rose Bowl. For any professional inquiries, please email Gabe at [email protected]. You can still see his bad sports takes on Twitter at @gabeangieri.

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