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Joe Paterno

During a six-decade career, Joe Paterno transformed sleepy Penn State University into a national football power, creating a legacy that no one thought could be beaten -- or tarnished. His career ended mired in scandal less than two weeks after he recorded his 409th career victory, a major-college football record. He was 85. Full obituary | Photos Notable deaths of 2011

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