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PSU's Conlan Inducted into HOF

All-America LB Shane Conlan is 17th Penn State player inducted into College Football Hall of Fame.
STATE COLLEGE - Former Penn State All-America linebacker Shane Conlan, the leader of the Nittany Lions’ tenacious 1985-86 defenses, has been elected to the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame. Conlan is the 18th Penn State player to receive college football's ultimate honor.
 
Conlan will be inducted with other members of the Class of 2014 at the National Football Foundation's 57th annual awards dinner on December 9 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. He will become the 23rd member of the Penn State program inducted, joining 17 other former players and five Nittany Lion coaches. The most recent Penn State player so honored was running back Curt Warner in 2009.
 
"It’s a great honor to join all the former Penn State players and all the great players in the College Football Hall of Fame," said Conlan. "It’s very humbling. The list of nominees was such a distinguished group.”
 
A native of Frewsburg, N.Y, Conlan was a standout at Frewsburg Central High School before matriculating to Penn State, where he was instrumental in the Nittany Lions posting a 23-1 mark his last two seasons, capped by the 1986 National Championship. A senior co-captain in 1986, Conlan led Penn State to a stunning 14-10 win over No. 1 Miami (Fla.) in the 1987 Fiesta Bowl to capture Penn State’s second national title in five seasons.

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PSU Athletic Communications
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