Only Mike Reid Until Penn State Football

From nearby Altoona, Mike Reid was a Penn State standout long before he became a musical household name.  He was a stalwart defensive tackle on the undefeated 1968 and 1969 squads, being named an All-American the latter year (his senior season) after notching 89 tackles. He also finished fifth in Heisman voting, and won the Outland Trophy and Maxwell Awards, given to the nation's best interior lineman and best overall football player, respectively. Reid is still the only Outland Trophy winner from Happy Valley.

Reid was the seventh overall pick in the 1970 NFL draft, going to the Cincinnati Bengals. He spent five years in the league, racking up two Pro-Bowl selections, and was four times named All-AFC. He was named to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987.

Upon retiring from the NFL, he focused on his music career, producing a #1 single and being inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

While at Penn State, in addition to his football duties and starring in Guys and Dolls, Reid also was a part of the wrestling program as a heavyweight; in 1967, he won the Eastern heavyweight wrestling title.

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