The Penn State great who has held the school's rushing record for 28 years is ready for Evan Royster to surpass him -- possibly tomorrow at Minnesota.
"I don't have a problem with it whatsoever," Curt Warner said of his record being broken. "It's been standing for quite some time, but records are made to be broken, and I just want to congratulate Evan in advance because it looks like he's going in that direction."
Royster has 3,306 career yards and needs just 93 to break Warner's school record of 3,398. Royster is having a tough season, averaging only 65 yards per game, but he has a good chance to break the record against a Minnesota squad that's last in the Big Ten in run defense.
"In this particular situation, I don't mind finishing second," said Warner, who has been first in the record books since 1982, when he helped lead Penn State to its first national title.
While Warner has always been considered a great running back, many people believe Royster has never earned that distinction. Him getting the record, they believe, is because of playing more regular-season games and having bowl games count.
Warner said the thing he likes most about Royster is his durability.
Catchin' up with Curt
Curt Warner's comments in this story were made during an interview for the upcoming show "BlueWhite Tailgate" on WHVL-TV. They were used with permission from the TV station. Catch the entire interview with Warner Friday night at 10 or Saturday at 11 a.m. on WHVL. Check local listings for channel number.
"His style obviously is not my style, and each of us have our own way of getting down the field," Warner said. "I don't criticize his style; I'm sure he wouldn't criticize my style. It is what it is. It's been very effective for him."