A look at the honor roll of superlative linebackers who have played for Joe Paterno, including the years they received All-America recognition:

Player All-Amer. Fast fact

Dennis Onkotz 1968-69 287 career tackles; inducted into College Football Hall of Fame in 1995

Jack Ham 1970 251 career tackles, and also blocked three punts in 1968; put in College Hall in 1990

Charlie Zapiec 1971 17 tackles vs. Iowa in '71

John Skorupan 1972 Among career tackles leaders with 274

Ed O'Neil 1973 126 tackles in 1972

Greg Buttle 1975 343 career tackles led the all-time list for three decades

Shane Conlan 1985-86 274 career tackles

Andre Collins 1989 PSU tackles leader in 1998 and '99

LaVar Arrington 1998-99 Butkus Award winner, 1999

Brandon Short 1999 4-year starter and Butkus Award finalist in 1999

Paul Posluszny 2005-06 Two-time Bednarik Award winner and Butkus Award winner

Dan Connor 2007 No. 1 on school's career tackles list