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Paterno's Career at Penn State

Joe Paterno, who reigned as Penn State's head football coach for 46 years, was fired on Wednesday amid allegations a child sex abuse scandal occurred under his watch. 

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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 1983 file photo, Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno takes a victory ride from his players on the field at the Superdome after winning the Sugar Bowl and national championship in New Orleans.

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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 1973 photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, right, looks at the Lambert trophy in New York, along with Penn State's Robert J. Scannell, Dean of the College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and Edward M. Czekaj, director of Athletics.

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Nov. 9, 2011: Penn State football coach Joe Paterno arrives home in State College, Pa.

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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 1966 photo, new Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno poses with his one-year-old daughter Mary Kathryn on his lap and his wife Suzanne, with two-year-old daughter Diana Lynne, at their home in University Park, Pa.

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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 1998 photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno cheers on his players as he runs onto the field before a game against Bowling Green in State College, Pa. 

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FILE - In this Sept. 4, 2004 photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno leads his team onto the field before a game against Akron, in State College, Pa. 

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FILE - In this Jan. 2, 1995photo, Penn State head coach Joe Paterno smiles as he celebrates his team's victory over the University of Oregon in the Rose Bowl college game in Pasadena, Calif. 

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Nov. 8: Students greet Penn State coach Joe Paterno as he arrives at his home in State College, Pa.

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Nov. 8: Paterno and his wife, Sue, react to supporters gathered at his home in State College, Pa.

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Nov. 8: Scott Paterno, left, looks on as students greet his father as he arrives at his home.

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Nov. 8: Hundreds of Penn State students rally in support of Paterno before he arrives at his home

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Nov. 8: Students rally in support of Paterno in front of the Old Main building on the school's campus 

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Nov. 8: Paterno spoke briefly to reporters as he left for football practice. Paterno said he wanted to speak about child sex-abuse allegations against former assistant, Jerry Sandusky, but could not at this time.

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In this Oct. 22, 2011 file photo, Paterno walks off the field after warm ups before Penn State's NCAA college football game against Northwestern, in Evanston, Ill.

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Paterno decided to retire at age 84, in his 46th season with the Nittany Lions. He won 409 games, a record for major college football. 

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Paterno's Career at Penn State

Joe Paterno, who reigned as Penn State's head football coach for 46 years, was fired on Wednesday amid allegations a child sex abuse scandal occurred under his watch. 

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