Joe Paterno through the years

Associated Press
FILE - In this Jan. 2, 1983 file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno celebrates as he is carried off the field after a 27-23 victory against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl,  to claim the national championship, at the Superdome in New Orleans. Paterno say he plans to retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant.  (AP Photo/File)

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Joe Paterno joined the Penn State coaching staff in 1950 and took over as head coach in 1966. His coaching career ended in November after a record 409 victories.

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