Now on a Super Bowl victory tour and perhaps on the verge of retirement, endearing memories about Peyton Manning are being shared all over the airwaves and internet. One such recollection comes from Joe Paterno’s son, Jay.
A former member of his father’s coaching staff at Penn State, Jay Paterno talked about his admiration for Manning in his latest column at StateCollege.com. Included in that post is a story from the aftermath of his father’s dismissal from PSU.
“Peyton’s respect for the history of the game became evident to me in a letter of support he’d written to Joe Paterno five days after his career ended at Penn State,” Jay Paterno wrote. “Peyton mentioned the Penn State teammates he played with in the NFL and the love and respect they had for Joe Paterno.
“The letter spoke volumes about how Peyton looked at the world and the values he learned in his family.”
Paterno also spoke highly of Jordan Norwood, a former Penn State wideout who had a huge punt return in Super Bowl 50 for the Broncos.