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A Last Look at His Numbers

AP

Legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno died Sunday at age 85, a little more than two months after he was fired midway through his 46th season leading the Nittany Lions. Though the final weeks of his career were marred by scandal, his on-field performance puts him among the most successful individuals in the history of American sports.

Paterno won more games than any coach in major college-football history (409), and his achievements at Penn State include two national championships, three Big Ten titles, a record 24 bowl victories and five perfect seasons. During Paterno's tenure, PSU was one of the few major programs never found guilty of committing a major NCAA violation.

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