Happy Birthday, Joe Paterno!

Mon, Dec 21
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Joe PaternoAP Photo/Carolyn KasterPenn State coach Joe Paterno was born on Dec. 21, 1926, and is literally older than sliced bread.

Joseph Vincent Paterno was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., 83 years ago Monday.

By the numbers:

2 -- National Championships (1982, 1986)

5 -- Undefeated, untied seasons (1968, 1969, 1973, 1986, 1994)

16 -- New Year's Day bowl wins

21 -- 10-win seasons (most among Football Bowl Subdivision coaches), only 6 schools have more 10-win seasons than Paterno (Oklahoma, Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, USC, Texas)

22 -- Top-10 finishes

23 -- Bowl wins (most among FBS coaches)

29 -- Seasons with at least 9 wins

32 -- NFL 1st-round draft picks

44 -- Seasons as head coach

77 -- 1st-team All-Americans

239 -- players drafted in NFL

393 -- Career wins (most among FBS coaches)

525 -- Career games coached

854 -- FBS coaching changes since becoming head coach in 1966.

To put it in perspective, he is older than penicillin (1927), bubble gum and sliced bread (1928), the car radio and the yo-yo (1929), and scotch tape (1930).