Former Penn State football and basketball letterman Jes…

Former Penn State football and basketball letterman Jesse Arnelle died on Wednesday, October 21, due to heart disease, according to his online obituary and The San Francisco Chronicle.

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Arnelle graduated from Penn State in 1955 following historic career with the Nittany Lions’ football and basketball programs. He helped lead Penn State to the 1954 NCAA Final Four and, at the time, became Penn State’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder with 2,138 points and 1,238 rebounds. Later, both NFL and NBA teams drafted Arnelle. He chose to join the latter and played with the NBA’s then-Fort Wayne Pistons for 31 games.
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