For twenty-four years State College Magazine has fulfilled its promise to provide the residents of State College, Pennsylvania and the surrounding region with “an interesting, timely and fun monthly magazine that brings together great people, ideas and events.” The editors, publishers, writers, and photographers have insured that almost any aspect of life that thrills or interests its area inhabitants is given coverage and few things thrill and interest those in the vicinity of Penn State University quite like Nittany Lions Football. To help fulfill the insatiable level of interest in the home team, State College Magazine has just presented its second Pigskin Digest football supplement. The 2008 edition left everyone excitedly waiting for another round of insights, personal close-ups, historical commentary, and a great Big Ten Preview all with Penn State as the focal point.
The focal point of the Penn State squad for 2009 will be quarterback Daryll Clark, the Youngstown, Ohio native who starred at Ursuline High School and The Kiski School in Saltsburg, PA. It took two seasons of back-up work before Clark was ready to assume the role of starting QB for Coach Joe Paterno’s team, but the hard-charging Clark allowed for the fruition of Penn State’s Spread HD Offense, making the usually conservative Nittany Lions a wide open offensive powerhouse. As the 2009 team captain, Clark will once more attempt to put Penn State on top of the Big Ten standings and as usual, vie for a place in one of the major bowl games. With the confidence that comes from being named the Big Ten Offensive Player Of The Week twice and a consensus first team All Big Ten choice in 2008, the pre-season Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist further distinguished himself by earning his Bachelor Of Arts degree. Daryll Clark, no longer viewed as a “run first” signal caller, has proven to be every bit as versatile as the Single Wing Tailbacks of yesteryear, a player for all seasons with a multitude of skills. Clark makes sure that Penn State is a contender!
To give Pigskin Digest that small touch of nostalgia, which Dave Higgins (Editor) loves, he requested from your friendly little website the "old school" Lenny Moore style RT helmet. Whether Daryll is that humble and reserved person as Clark Kent or the Superman on the field, we realized quickly the man of steel needed no face mask.
If interested in any of these Penn State helmets please click on the photos below.