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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Penn State's Mount Rushmore

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Posted by's Adam Rittenberg

It's incredibly difficult to sift through the long and storied history of Penn State football and identify four faces who best symbolize the program. I could create Mount JoePa and include four faces of the iconic head coach over the decades, but that's too easy.

Penn State has produced dozens of standout players, but only one Heisman Trophy winner (John Cappelletti in 1973). There aren't a lot of slam dunk picks with this program. Which linebacker best represents Linebacker U? Who was the best Penn State running back?

I'm sure this list will fill up my inbox with angry e-mails, but here goes.

If it makes you feel better, the final choice was extremely tough. I also considered Curt Warner, Kerry Collins, Lydell Mitchell, Ki-Jana Carter and Paul Posluszny.