Penn State football coach James Franklin to attend State of the Union Address

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-Howard) has announced that Penn State football Head Coach James Franklin will be his guest for the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The State of the Union Address will begin at 9 p.m. and air on major television networks.

“With the beginning of a new year, we are filled with a sense of optimism and possibility. The State of the Union offers us the chance to reflect upon the previous year and provides us with a preview of the challenges and opportunities that we face together,” said Thompson. “Given these sentiments, it’s an honor to have Coach Franklin as my guest for this occasion."

“I am grateful and very appreciative of Rep. Glenn Thompson's invitation to attend the president’s State of the Union Address,” said Franklin, who was named Penn State’s 16th head football coach on Jan. 11. “I look forward to hearing the president’s vision for 2014 and beyond and what we, as citizens of the greatest union in the world, can do to help move our nation forward.”

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Last Updated June 20, 2014