Shane Conlan Induction Photo Gallery
NEW YORK - Former Penn Sate All-America linebacker Shane Conlan will gain induction in the Nation Football Foundation College Hall of Fame on Tuesday evening in New York.
A true embodiment of what the Penn State Football stands for, Conlan's accomplishments on and off the field put him among the program's all-time greatest players. The leader of the tenacious 1985-'86 defenses, Conlan addressed a room full of supporters on Monday evening in New York before the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies on Tuesday.
Stories were shared on Monday evening about Conlan's recruitment to Penn State. Simply put, the Nittany Lions were the only program interested in the Frewsburg, New York, native. Head coach Joe Paterno took a chance on Conlan by offering a scholarship, and the rest is history.
He helped the Nittany Lions to a 23-1 overall record during the 1985 and '86 seasons, including a national title in 1986. Humble in every sense of the word, Conlan spoke about his appreciation of the honor and his passion for Penn State during a press conference on Tuesday morning at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan. Take a look.
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