The list of former Penn State players to reach the NFL is extensive, and the school's list of All-Americans even more so. As we all know, a successful career in the college ranks doesn't guarantee professional prominence on Sundays, but many who cut their teeth on big-time football in State College managed to do just that, and I've included a list of them here. Coincidentally, they're all products of Joe Paterno, the only football coach Penn State had for the last 45 seasons. Until late last night.
This isn't necessarily a list of the best NFL players to come out of Happy Valley, but it is a list of former Nittany Lions who managed to carve out some sort of notoriety for themselves on Sundays. You might be surprised by who we left out. Of the five PSU alums enshrined in Canton, we only included three.
Feel free to make an argument for anyone we might have unfairly excluded in the comments.