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Ex-PSU player Curt Warner speaks about autism in State College

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 2, 2013 10:42 AM
Pennsylvania State University football

(State College) -- For all the tough runs in his playing career, College Football Hall of Famer Curt Warner says raising twin sons with autism has been the biggest challenge of his life.

The former Seattle Seahawks and Penn State running back returned to his alma mater this week to speak at the National Autism Conference about raising his 19-year-old sons Austin and Christian.

Warner says he rarely speaks about issue publicly because it's emotional.

The appearance represented the first time that Warner was joined his wife, Ana and a third son, 20-year-old Jonathan, in speaking about autism.

Ana Warner says they wanted to share their experiences with other families raising autistic children.

Jonathan followed in his father's footsteps to Penn State, where he's a redshirt freshman receiver.

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