The day started with a private viewing. Then the former players headed over to the Letterman's Club at Beaver Stadium for a luncheon at which new head coach Bill O'Brien spoke. The day ended with a private gathering at Rotelli in State College. The players realize how important it is to come together to honor Paterno.
"I think it's very important. Of course we wish it was under different circumstances, but we're all here to pay our respects to Joe and what he's meant to us in our lives," says former Penn State quarterback Wally Richardson. "It's just great to come up here and be in fellowship with all the guys that have been through a lot of the same experiences with Joe and the coaching staff. So, it's just really good to be here and be around all this camaraderie."
"Joe's done a great job of putting the team together for 61 years with all the same morals, values and all the same determination," added former Penn State defensive lineman Bruce Clark. "Everybody came here today to love and respect him and to show him what he's accomplished over all these years."