David Alston Bust Unveiled

April 21, 2012

A bust of alumnus David Alston was unveiled at the Nittany Lion Inn.  Penn State’s first African-American football player, Alston played on the 1941 freshman team, along with his younger brother, Harry. Alston died from complications following minor surgery on Aug. 15, 1942, six weeks before the varsity season began.  The bust, sculpted and donated by Penn State Professor of Art Blake Ketchum, is on displayed at the Penn State All-Sports Museum