Penn State's efforts to fight cancer at a grassroots level is one of the best things the school does.
The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, better known as Thon, donated more than $13 million to fight pediatric cancer in 2014. This summer, Nittany Lions athletes gathered to raise more than $120,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association, brining the "Lift for Life" total to $1.12 million.
And now Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop is getting in on the act.
For those wondering, Penn State recorded 31 sacks last season, meaning Shoop would have parted with $3,317 of his reported $1 million salary. However, this year's Nittany Lions have already racked up eight sacks through two games (tied for eighth nationally). Keep that rate up and Penn State will rack up 52 sacks (assuming they reach a bowl game) and Shoop's donation will rise to $5,564.
The school is looking to raise $15,000 for the Kidney Cancer Association, and those so inclined can join the pledge drive here.