Former Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson told SI's Maggie Gray he feels good about his alma mater's decision to honor former head coach Joe Paterno before an upcoming home game against Temple.
“I think Joe did a lot—him and his family did a lot for the state of Pennsylvania and also Penn State," Robinson said. "I know there's a library on campus with his name and things like that. He also very big into having his players graduate so I think he touched a lot of lives in his time at Penn State.”
The tribute will honor the 50th anniversary of Paterno's first game as the Nittany Lions' head coach. Paterno served as the head coach from 1966 to 2011.
After a sex abuse scandal involving Paterno's assistant Jerry Sandusky emerged in November 2011, Paterno was fired as head coach and died shortly after in January 2012. An investigation later concluded that Paterno didn't properly handle allegations of sexual abuse against Sandusky after he learned of it. The Paterno family has disputed his involvement in covering up the scandal.
Robinson played for the Nittany Lions from 2011 to 2013.