Tony Sacca is your representative for today's portion of the 2014 season countdown. Although he saw significant game action all four years at PSU, his breakout season came as a senior during the 1991 campaign, where he threw for 2488 yards passing and 21 touchdowns while only tossing five interceptions. That PSU team would go on to an 11-2 record including a pounding of Tennessee in the Fiesta Bowl.
As I might have mentioned in other posts, the 1991 season was the first season I became cognizant of Penn State football's existence. Tony Sacca was one of the first players (OJ McDuffie being the other) that I truly got to know and appreciate. Not only did he have a strong arm, but he seemed to have the intangibles and leadership qualities you would expect in a top-notch quarterback.
Sacca went on to play for a year in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals and later played a couple of years for the now-defunct NFL Europe's Barcelona Dragons. In 2012, he was hired as the head football coach of Burlington City (NJ) high school, where he was tasked with a massive rebuilding project with that program.
This year, the #19 jersey will be rocked by incoming freshman cornerback Daquan Worley.