Years with the Nittany Lions: 1968-1971
Position: Running Back
Today: Founder and Owner of RSuper Foods, which produces nutrition-oriented foods for schoolchildren.
Franco’s Lions’ Tale
Years with the Nittany Lions: 1971 – 75
Today: On-air analyst for WCBS-TV in New York City; National Spokesman for the United Way.
Years with the Nittany Lions: 1973-1977
Position: Defensive Back
Today: Coach and author of the book titled, “From Multiple Sports to Multiple Sclerosis.”
Welcome to the film, “The Joe We Know; We Are The Legacy”
For five brisk January days the Porterfield Group traveled the northeast United States meeting former Nittany Lions and filming their stories. The footage has become “The Joe We Know; We Are The Legacy” – a 57 minute short film that pays tribute to “The Grand Experiment.”
The film was screened privately by Sue Paterno on her birthday, Feb 14th, Valentine’s Day. It premiered February 18, 2012 at the State Theatre in State College, Pennsylvania. The premiere showing was an exclusive event for former players, coaches, managers, and their families. Sunday, February 19, two public screenings were permitted for the public. Based on student and community response, 12 additional showings were held February 24 – 29. If permitted, future showings will be announced in our news section.
Click on any of the locations to see all of the details for that shoot, including behind-the-scenes photos.
Filming for “The Joe We Know; We Are The Legacy” occurred in the following cities: State College, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia, PA and New York, NY. We’ve create a Film Journal for each of these locations with notes, photos, video clips and more.
You can navigate to each section using the map at right, or the links below: