Beamer Wins the Joseph V. Paterno Award

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While there isn't an official release from the Maxwell Football Club Jimmy Robertson announced on Twitter that the Frankinator won the inaugural Joseph V. Paterno Award. The award recognizes excellence both on and off the field.

The award, the first of its kind, is designed to honor the spirit of Coach Paterno, whose long-time success on the field has been matched only by his impact away from it. Through a nomination process, each current head coach has been evaluated since the summer based on his school's performance on the field, in the classroom, and within the community. For almost half a century, Coach Paterno has demanded all-around excellence from his student-athletes, as will an award that carries his name.

via Maxwell Football Club's website

Beamer was selected over finalists Troy Calhoun of Air Force, Pat Fitzgerald of Northwestern and Chris Petersen of Boise State.

After running off eleven consecutive wins, including a 4th ACC Championship, and for his work in the community, like with Herma's Readers, the award is most well deserved. Congratulations!