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Yesterday was Curt Warner, and we continue this week with a theme in mind: commemorating some of the great running backs in Penn State history.

Charlie Pittman might not be the most celebrated Nittany Lion, but it's hard to argue that he's not among the most accomplished: of the 22 games he started in, the Nittany Lions never lost or tied one, as Pittman led the 1968 and 1969 Penn State teams to undefeated seasons. An All-American in 1969, Pittman had a short stint in the NFL--but he was also an Academic All-American at Penn State, just like his son Tony (who, likewise, went undefeated as a starter). With Tony, Charlie Pittman wrote a book, Playing for Paterno. You may remember his excellent speech at Joe Paterno's memorial.


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