Since there is no one rocking #60 on the current Nittany Lions roster, let’s take a look back at one of the all-time greats of the program. Matt Millen was an All-American for the Nittany Lions, and one of the most dominating defensive players in the nation during the late-’70s. The Nittany Lions only lost one game apiece in ‘77 and ‘78 with Millen leading the defense.
Despite being hampered by injuries as a senior, Millen was selected in the second round by Oakland in 1980. During an 11-year NFL career, he would be named NFL All-Pro twice and collect four Super Bowl rings. He also punched the owner of the Patriots right in the kisser:
Matt Millen punches New England owner Patrick Sullivan in the face after a 1984 Pats-Raiders playoff game: pic.twitter.com/yt8Hh0Dm— SI Vault (@si_vault) December 19, 2011
After more than four decades, Millen is still connected to the program, regularly providing commentary from the booth when Penn State appears on BTN. After a short break, Millen made his triumphant return to Happy Valley following a successful heart transplant in December.
So get out there, overcome those obstacles, and punch your enemies right in the face- we’re just 60 days from the start of a new Penn State Football season!