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Nittany Lions in the NFL #87 Hingle McCringleberry Los Angeles Rhinos




Hingle McCringleberry who spent untold hours in JoePa's doghouse for antics like this during his first two seasons at Penn State enjoyed a breakout season under Bill O'Brien and helped Matt McGloin set numerous records and all of us forget about Rob Bolden and Paul Jones had a stellar rookie season with the Los Angeles Rhinos.

McCringleberry came to Penn State as just a 2 star recruit out of Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, Michigan. Where despite the best efforts of the Sisters of the Blessed Shroud his enthusiasm for life and exuberance on the football field could not be tamed. McCringleberry turned down scholarships to play basketball at Michigan State, Georgetown, and Syracuse to play football for Joe Paterno. He was recruited to PSU by Ron Vanderlinden and was thought to be a marginal linebacker prospect. He soon proved his worth on the offensive side of the ball and was inserted into the offense by Jay Paterno and Galen Hall after they beat Vanderlinden and Larry Johnson Jr. in a game of rock, paper, scissors, Spock, lizard. Johnson cited this has his primary reason for leaving Penn State for Ohio State. After one too may hip thrusts in a Penn State win over Youngstown State, McCringleberry took up full time tenancy in Joe's doghouse.

Bill O'Brien's arrival at Penn State signaled the dawning of a new era in McCringleberry's life. He visited Tyrone, Pennsylvania (where quality of life comes first) where he was fitted with a gold tooth and got a specialized side burns only haircut. He quickly became a favorite target of Moxie who stated that McCringleberry was the only motherfucker on the team badder than him. Hingle lead the B1G in receiving yards and touchdowns for tight ends and fathered six children in outposts such as Champaign, Charlottesville, Lincoln, and a set of triplets in Iowa City. McCringleberry was drafted in the supplemental draft by the Los Angeles Rhinos after being expelled from Penn State for distracting Michelle Rudino-Colocino from her efforts to raise money for the Lost Puppies of Boalsburg Fund. O'Brien was sad to see him go, but didn't put up a fight since he already had Jesse James, Kyle Carter, and a large collection of other bad asses waiting in the wings.

McCringleberry arrived in Los Angeles with the expansion Rhinos and set the league of fire. Soon copycats in New Orleans were mimicking his patented hip thrusts. MCringleberry chose to retire at the end of the season rather than be copied by losers throughout the NFL. Rumor has it that he is taking up a career in rap. Vowing to bring back the beats of Run-DMC, Tupac, and NWA while casting all artists who use auto tune into the Pacific Ocean.

What is your best memory of the McCringleberry era at Penn State?

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