VIDEO: Nittany Lion Football Enjoys Thanksgiving Feast

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - After a Thursday morning practice, the Nittany Lion football team, staff members and families enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast on the Penn State campus.

More than 25 staff members at the Pollock Dining Commons helped prepare a white tablecloth buffet dinner for the Nittany Lions on Thanksgiving Day.  Assistant Director of Food Services at Pollock Commons James Hopey said the staff began pre-preparation for the meal on Tuesday.

Thursday's Penn State Football menu included a wide-range of Thanksgiving favorites.  The feast began with appetizers before a full buffet and desserts.  Feeding more than 100 football players and staff members is no small task.  Here are some of the numbers for the Thanksgiving feast.

Thanksgiving Football Feast Menu Highlights:

- 72 bottles of sparkling red grape juice
- 20 gallons of apple cider
- 60 pounds of shrimp cocktail
- 180 pounds of turkey
- 60 pounds of ham
- Assortment of Penn State Creamery ice cream
- 20 pumpkin pies
- 3 apple pies
- 2 carrot cakes
- 4 New York cheesecakes
- 6 pumpkin cheesecakes

The Nittany Lions will hold regular meetings and a walkthrough on Friday before taking on Wisconsin in Saturday's Senior Day clash.  Coach O'Brien has urged all fans to be in their seats by 3 p.m. for the special ceremony for the 2012 Senior Class.

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