Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receiver’s Coach
Mike McQueary is credited as the first to uncover Sandusky’s abuse. McQueary started his football career at Penn State as a freshman at the university in 1994, leading the team as quarterback in a successful 1997 season. A professional football career didn’t pan out, leading him to return to the Nittany Lions in 2000 as a graduate assistant coach.
On March 1, 2002, the then-28-year-old graduate assistant reportedly walked into the Penn State locker room late on a Friday night, catching Sandusky sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy in the showers. The investigation reports McQueary was “distraught” over what he saw, discussing the matter with his father that evening. The two determined McQueary should alert head coach Joe Paterno of the abuse. The investigation explains the unnamed graduate assistant, whom the Harrisburg Patriot-News determined to be McQueary, brought the matter to Paterno the next day.
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