Cappelletti’s #22 retired in Happy Valley

STATE COLLEGE — Jersey #22 was retired in Happy Valley this weekend, as John Cappelletti became the first Penn State student-athlete to have his or her number retired. Cappelletti, who won the Heisman Trophy in leading Penn State football to a 12-0 record in 1973, attended Saturday’s game at Beaver Stadium with more than 50 members of the ’73 team to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their undefeated season. It was announced at halftime that his jersey would be retired, as the Nittany Lions went on to defeat Eastern Michigan 45-7. Cappelletti was on the Steve Jones Show on WKOK last week and says he’s excited about the future of Penn State football and is a fan of Coach Bill O’Brien. He says O’Brien took a job in difficult circumstances but believes he brings a good combination of experience with both new and old school techniques. Cappelletti says O’Brien commands discipline and hardwork from the players and from a game plan standpoint alone, sets Penn State up to ultimately be more successful. You can hear Cappelletti’s full interview on the Steve Jones Show at www.stevejonesshow.com (Sara Lauver)

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