Only Leo Wisniewski Until Penn State Football

The countdown continues with the father of a recent great--who deserves a place among the pantheon in his own right.

Defensive tackle Leo Wisniewski was a standout for Joe Paterno in the late '70s and early '80s, coming to the Nittany Lions from Pittsburgh and logging 102 tackles (11 sacks) in the blue and white as a team captain. Upon his departure from Happy Valley, Wisniewski was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in the second round of the 1982 draft (28th overall); he lasted three years with the organization, withstanding the move to Indianapolis, before retiring from football following the 1984 season.

More recently, Wisniewski is known as the father of recent All-American and current Oakland Raider Stefen Wisniewski--as well as a vocal guest columnist about Penn State Football around the web. His brother, Steve, was also on the ballot for entry into the College Football Hall of Fame earlier this year.

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