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19 days 'til the season opener. Let's travel back in time once again, shall we?

Nittany Anthology

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.