LANCERS' GRADY RENFROW ON PATERNO PASSINGInside View of Former Penn State Student
January 28th, 2012
Grady Renfrow attended Penn State University from 2003-2007. While traveling the first leg of this weekend's roadtrip, Grady took time to share his thought on the recent passing of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. In Renfrow’s own words:
“I don’t think I could’ve ever imagined a time at Penn State without Joe Paterno. All of my memories of being in state college revolve around the incredible traditions that we carried on as students, as athletes, and as Penn Staters.
From a student-athlete’s perspective, Coach Paterno not only shaped the Penn State football traditions, but the entire university’s athletic program. The unity, hustle, and the commitment to excellence were all part of the Penn State attitude.
There is something to be said about Coach Paterno’s decades of dedication to PSU and his consistency of success. He epitomizes the tradition of loyalty, a core fundamental at Penn State. He will be missed, but never forgotten… that is for sure. Success with honor.”
Renfrow attended Penn State University where he appeared in 17 games, starting a career-high 13 games as a senior. That season he was selected to Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team. He scored his first career goal in upset of No. 3 Northwestern in front of a live national television audience in Penn State's Big Ten Network debut. He is also a member of the US Futsal National Team. As a midfielder for the Lancers, he has five goals and 12 total points this season.
The Lancers next match is at 7:35 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2012 as they travel to play the Baltimore Blast. The next Lancers home match is at 1:00pm on Sunday, February 12, 2012 as they host the Syracuse Silver Knights at the Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester Community War Memorial. Individual game tickets are still available and start at $10 for adults, and children age 12 and under receive free entry for every regular season home game. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Blue Cross Arena box office, at most area Ticketmaster locations including the House of Guitars, the Auditorium Theatre and many Walmart stores, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000 to charge by phone. Discounted ticket vouchers are available at all area Wegmans locations. Active military members receive a free ticket, compliments of SmugtownBeacon.com (Game day only with valid military ID).