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Timeline: PSU coach Joe Paterno

Updated: July 12, 2012, 4:32 PM ET
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A timeline of Joe Paterno's life, starting from Brooklyn to his career in State College, Pa.:

1926: Joseph Vincent Paterno was born on Dec. 21 in Brooklyn, N.Y. His parents were Florence and Angelo Paterno.

1945: Paterno graduated from Brooklyn Preparatory School, a now-defunct, all-boys, Catholic Jesuit school. Among Paterno's classmates was William Peter Blatty, author of "The Exorcist."

1950: Paterno graduated from Brown University in Providence, R.I., where he played ...

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