Penn State’s Kerry Collins joined the College Hall of Fame: Which Lion greats deserve to join him ASAP?
Kerry Collins and Joe Paterno share a laugh at the end of the Rose Bowl after Paterno doused with water by his players. Penn State defeated Oregon. Photographer: PETER TAYLOR
Kerry Collins, the trigger man on Penn State’s unstoppable 1994 offense, was recently elected to the College Football Hall of Fame. A well-deserved honor. The Reading-area high school star had impressive physical gifts and he put them all together in one magical season. Collins threw for 2,179 yards and 21 touchdowns in 1994, operating behind a stellar offensive line while surrounded by a ridiculously talented group of skill position players.
Penn State quarterback Kerry Collins was the leader of Penn State’s storied 1994 offense. Patriot-News photo by Peter Taylor.
So the 6-5, 240-pound Collins, who was a first-round pick of the New York Giants in 1995, is in and he is the 25th former Penn State player or coach to receive the Hall call. He’ll officially be inducted in December during a ceremony in New York City. Before we get to the meat of this story, here is a look at some of Penn State’s College Hall of Fame cast …
Penn State football great Mike Reid.Penn State University Archives