Penn State Player Returns To Broadneck With Children’s Book


Penn State football player Landon Tengwall, the subject of a new children’s book called “The Men Up Front,” visited Broadneck Elementary to read to students on March 6.

Tengwall visited with his former fourth- and fifth-grade teachers and their students, along with first-graders at the school.

Tengwall was a student at Broadneck Elementary and Magothy River Middle School before attending St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel and then Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Olney, Maryland. After racking up accolades in high school, he received scholarship offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Miami (Florida), Notre Dame, Tennessee and other schools. The 6-foot-6-inch, 314-pound lineman chose Penn State, where he is the starting left guard. He was also a member of the U.S. Naval Academy junior water polo team and a Junior Olympian in water polo.

“The Men Up Front” was written by Andy Vodopia, with help from Tengwall, and published by Exit 56 Publications LLC.


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