College football coaching legend Joe Paterno died Sunday from lung cancer. He was 85.

College football coaching legend Joe Paterno died Sunday from lung cancer. He was 85.


Key accomplishments in the prolific career of Penn State University's "JoePa":


-- The Nittany Lions won two national championships, went undefeated five times and finished in the top 25 national rankings 35 times. Paterno became head coach of the team in 1966.


-- He was named National Coach of the Year five times and added to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006, but his induction was delayed until 2007 because of injuries he suffered in a sideline collision.


-- Paterno became the winningest coach in major college football history in 2011 with 409 victories. He was fired in November in the fallout from former PSU assistant coach Jerry Sandusky's alleged abuse of boys in a college-affiliated youth football program.