Penn State Football

He broke Joe Paterno’s leg, calls it ‘proudest moment’ in college

Everyone Penn State fan who has seen the hit remembers it.

In 2006, Penn State quarterback Anthony Morelli threw a sideline pass to tight end Andrew Quarless, who was tackled by Wisconsin linebacker DeAndre Levy. The two players flew out of bounds, crashed into Joe Paterno and the coach’s leg was broken.

Levy reflected on his career with Men’s Journal recently and called the play "my proudest moment in college.”

The former Badgers player, now a star linebacker for the Detroit Lions, explained his answer.

"That dirtbag, man," Levy said of Paterno in the article. "We've gotta stop prioritizing sports over humanity. Just because somebody can throw a football or coach football, they're excluded from their wicked acts."

Joe Paterno was not accused or convicted of a crime, though he was identified as culpable in the Jerry Sadnusky sex abuse scandal by Penn State’s commissioned, independent investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh.

Sandusky was convicted of 45 of 48 of various child sex abuse crimes and is serving a 30- to 60-year sentence in Greene state prison. He maintains his innocence and is pursuing a new trial.