Joe Paterno through the years

Associated Press
FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2010, file photo, Penn State coach Joe Paterno walks on to the field at Beaver Stadium for warm ups before an NCAA college football game against Michigan State in State College, Pa. Paterno, who preached success with honor for half a century but whose legend was shattered by a child sex abuse scandal, said Wednesdaym Nov. 9, 2011, the he will retire at the end of this season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, 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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