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Former Penn State Quarterback Sean Schellenger Stabbed to Death in Philadelphia

by on July 14, 2018 5:55 PM

Former Penn State football quarterback Sean Schellenger died on July 12 after a stabbing in Philadelphia.

Officers found Schellenger, 37, near Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia on Thursday, according to NBC10. He and two other individuals got out of their car while stopped in traffic when they encountered 20-year old Michael White.

An argument began between Schellenger and White, who allegedly pulled out a large knife and stabbed Schellenger in the back once before fleeing the scene. Schellenger was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead approximately 30 minutes after the stabbing. White turned himself in on Friday evening and has been charged with murder.

Schellenger made one appearance for the Nittany Lions during a blowout victory over Louisiana Tech in 2000. The team’s third-string QB at the time surprised Joe Paterno prior to that 2000 season, surpassing the head coach’s expectations throughout the spring.

After graduating from Penn State in 2004, Schellenger became a real estate developer. He was the co-founder and CEO of Streamline, a real estate company based in Philadelphia. A 2017 Philadelphia Magazine profile of Schellenger explained his efforts to construct affordable homes in city neighborhoods with vacant and decaying properties. 

Schellenger also founded the nonprofit Helping Hands Philadelphia to rehabilitate vacant properties.

Mikey Mandarino is a staff writer for Onward State.
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