Former Penn State football player Adam Taliaferro says he’d try to beat Pitt by 90

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Welcome to rivalry week, where a former Penn State football player is already taking shots at Pitt.

Adam Taliaferro, a former Penn State defensive back who played for the Nittany Lions in the early 2000s, tweeted Sunday afternoon he would try and beat the Panthers by almost triple digits.

Taliaferro was once a highly-touted recruit for Penn State. However, he suffered a devastating spinal-cord injury after a hit against Ohio State, which ended his football career and NFL dreams only five games into his college career.

The hit left him paralyzed. However, in eight months Taliaferro was learning to walk again and became an inspiration for the Penn State football team.

Now, he’s enjoying a career as a New Jersey legislator, and was sworn in to the New Jersey Assembly in February of 2015.

Taliaferro is joining in on a year’s worth of gamesmanship between the two schools, who renewed their rivalry in 2016 for the first time since 2000. That season was Taliaferro’s first and last, and Pitt beat Penn State that season 12-0.

Last season, the Nittany Lions lost to the Panthers 42-39 in a thriller where Penn State almost came back to beat Pitt on their home turf.

This season, Penn State has added an emotional factor to the game, as the Nittany Lions will celebrate their 2016 Big Ten championship against Pitt.

Overall, Penn State leads the overall series 50-43-4.

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