By Harry Minium
George Reihner was as involved as he could be in the lives of his four children. The former Penn State and Houston Oilers football star was there for every game, every recital, every birthday, every open house that his busy and accomplished life allowed.
He was a blue-collar guy and a hard-nosed player. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, son of a glass factory worker, he was a standout for the Nittany Lions who played in four bowl games and was a second-team All-American. He was the 38th player overall taken in the 1977 NFL draft and played four seasons in the pros before a back injury forced him to retire.