ESPN's Ivan Maisel reports that the late Joe Paterno's former players will serve as honorary guards outside of his public viewings on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center. One letterman and one current player will be on guard at all times as the public pays its respects from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Tuesday and 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday.
Maisel reports current quarterback Matthew McGloin will be among those to stand guard. The Scranton native had this to say.
"I thought playing under him would be enough to be a lifetime memory," McGloin said Monday. "Now, to be there at his funeral and to be standing outside along with a former letterman is truly an honor I'll never forget. It's definitely going to be an emotional night."
McGloin will forever be linked to Paterno as the man who helped lead Penn State back from a 21-point deficit against Northwestern on Nov. 6, 2010 to deliver a 35-21 win, Paterno's 400th as Nittany Lions head coach. He also led what proved to be the final offensive drive of Paterno's career, an 80-yard sequence that resulted in a dramatic go-ahead touchdown by Silas Redd against Illinois on Oct. 29, 2011. The defense held on late in the game to give Paterno his Division-I record 409th and final victory.