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Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
I heard back from Uplifting Athletes executive director Scott Shirley during the weekend, and it sounded like Friday's Lift For Life event at Penn State was a success. Ninety-six players participated in the weightlifting competition, and the team has raised more than $300,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association during the event's six-year history.
Nittany Lions fans surely were thrilled to learn that Daryll Clark, considered the frontrunner for the starting quarterback spot, was part of the winning lifting team, which pulled a mini upset. Team A $M Here! A $M There! -- featuring Clark, linebacker Josh Hull and tight ends Greg Miskinis and Mickey Shuler -- edged one of the favored squads, which had defensive end Josh Gaines, center A.Q. Shipley, safety Anthony Scirrotto and linebacker Tyrell Sales.
The players also weighed in on several topics, including the off-field problems that have plagued the program and the 2009 recruiting outlook.