Former Penn State players Terry M. Smith, Justin King and A.Q. Shipley have been elected to the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League’s 2018 Hall of Fame Class.
— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) April 13, 2018
Smith, a Gateway High School graduate, has served on James Franklin’s coaching staff since 2014. The assistant head coach, defensive recruiting coordinator and cornerbacks coach was a standout wide receiver for the Nittany Lions from 1988-91. He then played one season with the Washington Redskins, before making quick stops in the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League.
King, also a Gateway High graduate, played cornerback for Penn State from 2005-07. He is Smith’s stepson. He was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2006, and was selected in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. King also played for the Indianapolis Colts and Pittsburgh Steelers and hasn’t played professionally since the 2013 season.
Shipley, a Moon Area High School graduate, was a Penn State lineman from 2005-08, switching often between offensive and defensive line. He earned the 2008 Dave Rimington Trophy, which is given annually to the best center in college football. Shipley was selected with the 226th overall pick (seventh round) in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He’s been in the league ever since and currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals.