Only Floyd Wedderburn Until Penn State Football

Floyd Wedderburn came to Penn State in 1994 from Kingston, Jamaica, by way of Quebec and Upper Darby, PA. Originally a defensive lineman, Wedderburn sat out his first season after being academically ineligible to participate; reportedly, the only reason he got academically back on track was because of a familiar face: one Sue Paterno.

`Sue was really tough, just like Joe,'' Wedderburn said with a smile. ``If she said be there at 10 o'clock, you'd better be there at 9:45. But she was a great help to me.''

After getting his grades in order, Wedderburn required a medical redshirt year in 1995 after sustaining an ACL injury in preseason practice that year. Seeing his first snaps as a Nittany Lion in October 1996, he bounced between both lines in 1997 before becoming a full-time offensive line starter at the end of that season and into 1998.

Wedderburn was drafted by the Seahawks in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL draft (140 overall) and played in the league for three seasons. His younger brother, Mark, would also become a Nittany Lion (part of the 2008 class), but ultimately transferred out of the program before his eligibility was exhausted.


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