U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-Howard Township, and other members of Congress from Pennsylvania paid tribute to Joe Paterno on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Joe Paternos accomplishments as a teacher and a coach rank him among the very best, most especially his push for higher academic standards for both high school and college athletics, Thompson said.
He was a man, but his legend continues. With the passing of Joe Paterno, we are all Penn State, and we mourn his loss. Thank you Joe Paterno.
Paterno died Jan. 22 from lung cancer.