When you talk about Penn State football’s most successful run-ons in program history, Matt McGloin is one of the first names to come to mind. Joe Iorio however, should be considered one of the most impressive run-on stories as well, given how he came into Happy Valley and became a starter on the offensive line as a true freshman during the 2000 season. Iorio would go on to log a total of 31 starts from 2000-2002, having led the way in opening holes during Larry Johnson’s famed 2,000-plus yard rushing season and keeping Zack Mills upright.
Joe would go on to be selected by the Indianapolis Colts in 2003 as an undrafted free agent and would spend the next few years in the NFL playing for a few other teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers. Today, Joe is a Territory Manager at Biosense Webster in Phoenix, Arizona.