Penn State Nittany Lion Football Team Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who was the head coach in 1982 for the 11-1-0 Penn State football team?

    • A.

      Joe Paterno

    • B.

      Paul "Bear" Bryant

    • C.

      Dennis Erickson

    • D.

      Young LaVell Edwards

    Correct Answer
    A. Joe Paterno
    Explanation
    Joe Paterno was the head coach in 1982 for the 11-1-0 Penn State football team. This can be inferred from the fact that Joe Paterno is listed as one of the options and is the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the head coach in 1986 for the 12-0-0 Penn State football team?

    • A.

      Young LaVell Edwards

    • B.

      Joe Paterno

    • C.

      Steve Spurrier

    • D.

      Howard Schnellenberger

    Correct Answer
    B. Joe Paterno
    Explanation
    Joe Paterno was the head coach in 1986 for the 12-0-0 Penn State football team.

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  • 3. 

    Which bowl game did the Penn State Nittany Lions win in both 2006 and 2007?

    • A.

      Sugar Bowl

    • B.

      Fiesta Bowl

    • C.

      Rose Bowl

    • D.

      Orange Bowl

    Correct Answer
    D. Orange Bowl
    Explanation
    The Penn State Nittany Lions won the Orange Bowl in both 2006 and 2007.

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  • 4. 

    Which Penn State football coach was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008?

    • A.

      Jack Hollenback

    • B.

      Bob Higgins

    • C.

      Joe Paterno

    • D.

      Bill Hollenback

    Correct Answer
    C. Joe Paterno
    Explanation
    Joe Paterno was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008. Paterno was the head coach of the Penn State football team for 46 years, from 1966 until his dismissal in 2011. He led the team to two national championships and had a record-breaking 409 wins. Paterno's coaching career was highly successful and influential, making him a deserving candidate for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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  • 5. 

    Which Penn State Nittany Lion suffered a season-ending ACL tear prior to the 2008 season?

    • A.

      Daryll Clark

    • B.

      Deon Butler

    • C.

      Kevin Kelly

    • D.

      Sean Lee

    Correct Answer
    D. Sean Lee
    Explanation
    Sean Lee suffered a season-ending ACL tear prior to the 2008 season.

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  • 6. 

    What Penn State football player participated in the torch relay for 2002's Salt Lake City Olympics?

    • A.

      Todd Blackledge

    • B.

      Zack Mills

    • C.

      Adam Taliaferro

    • D.

      Larry Johnson

    Correct Answer
    C. Adam Taliaferro
    Explanation
    Adam Taliaferro, a former Penn State football player, participated in the torch relay for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics.

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  • 7. 

    Which Nittany Lion won the 2002 Maxwell and Camp Awards but finished third in Heisman voting?

    • A.

      Larry Johnson

    • B.

      Zack Mills

    • C.

      Bryant Johnson

    • D.

      Michael Haynes

    Correct Answer
    A. Larry Johnson
    Explanation
    Larry Johnson won the 2002 Maxwell and Camp Awards, which are prestigious awards given to the best college football player in the nation. However, he finished third in the Heisman voting, which is another prestigious award given to the most outstanding player in college football. This suggests that while Johnson was highly regarded and recognized for his exceptional performance, there were two other players who were considered even more deserving of the Heisman Trophy that year.

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  • 8. 

    Which former Nittany Lion earned an Emmy nomination in 2004 for his work as a football analyst?

    • A.

      Franco Harris

    • B.

      Dan Marino

    • C.

      Todd Blackledge

    • D.

      Lydell Mitchell

    Correct Answer
    C. Todd Blackledge
    Explanation
    Todd Blackledge, a former Nittany Lion, earned an Emmy nomination in 2004 for his work as a football analyst. This suggests that Blackledge's performance and analysis in football broadcasting were highly regarded and recognized by industry professionals.

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  • 9. 

    A "Sporting News" cover story featured what Penn State 2005 football All-American from Liberia?

    • A.

      Anwar Phillips

    • B.

      Matthew Rice

    • C.

      Levi Brown

    • D.

      Tamba Hali

    Correct Answer
    D. Tamba Hali
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tamba Hali. Tamba Hali is a former Penn State football player who was named an All-American in 2005. He is originally from Liberia and his success in college football earned him a feature on the cover of "Sporting News" magazine.

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  • 10. 

    Penn State outlasted which other legend-coached team 26-23 in the Jan. 3, 2006 Orange Bowl?

    • A.

      Virginia Cavaliers

    • B.

      USC Trojans

    • C.

      Florida State Seminoles

    • D.

      Florida Gators

    Correct Answer
    C. Florida State Seminoles
    Explanation
    Penn State outlasted the Florida State Seminoles 26-23 in the Jan. 3, 2006 Orange Bowl.

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  • 11. 

    Which Penn State linebacker won both the Butkus and Bednarik Awards in 2005?

    • A.

      Tim Shaw

    • B.

      Paul Posluszny

    • C.

      Dan Connor

    • D.

      Deryk Toles

    Correct Answer
    B. Paul Posluszny
    Explanation
    Paul Posluszny won both the Butkus and Bednarik Awards in 2005. These awards are given to the best linebacker in college football. Posluszny's exceptional performance and skills on the field during that year made him the deserving recipient of these prestigious awards.

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  • 12. 

    Whose frenetic 78-yard punt return TD was key when Penn State drubbed Notre Dame 31-10 in 2007?

    • A.

      Derrick Williams

    • B.

      A.J. Wallace

    • C.

      Jerome Hayes

    • D.

      Anthony Scirrotto

    Correct Answer
    A. Derrick Williams
    Explanation
    Derrick Williams' frenetic 78-yard punt return touchdown was key in Penn State's victory over Notre Dame in 2007. His explosive play helped to solidify Penn State's dominance in the game, contributing to their 31-10 win.

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  • 13. 

    Which senior quarterback led Penn State to a 9-4 season in 2007?

    • A.

      Paul Cianciolo

    • B.

      Anthony Morelli

    • C.

      Daryll Clark

    • D.

      Chris Ganter

    Correct Answer
    B. Anthony Morelli
    Explanation
    Anthony Morelli is the correct answer because he was the senior quarterback for Penn State in 2007 and led the team to a 9-4 season.

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  • 14. 

    Which Penn State linebacker won the Bednarik Best College Defensive Player Award in 2007?

    • A.

      Sean Lee

    • B.

      Dan Conner

    • C.

      Tim Shaw

    • D.

      Deryk Toles

    Correct Answer
    B. Dan Conner
    Explanation
    Dan Conner is the correct answer because he won the Bednarik Best College Defensive Player Award in 2007. This award is given annually to the top defensive player in college football, and in 2007, Dan Conner, a linebacker from Penn State, was recognized for his exceptional defensive skills and performance throughout the season.

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  • 15. 

    Who ended his career with the 2006 season, second to Curt Warner in Penn State career rushing yards?

    • A.

      Larry Johnson

    • B.

      Tony Hunt

    • C.

      Austin Scott

    • D.

      Michael Robinson

    Correct Answer
    B. Tony Hunt
    Explanation
    Tony Hunt ended his career with the 2006 season and finished second to Curt Warner in Penn State career rushing yards.

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  • 16. 

    In 2006, what caused Joe Paterno to miss a Penn State football game for the first time since 1977?

    • A.

      Leg Surgery Recovery

    • B.

      Son's Wedding

    • C.

      Daughter's Graduation

    • D.

      Birth Of Grandchild

    Correct Answer
    A. Leg Surgery Recovery
    Explanation
    Joe Paterno missed a Penn State football game in 2006 for the first time since 1977 due to his leg surgery recovery. This suggests that he was unable to attend the game because he was still in the process of recovering from the surgery on his leg.

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