The effort started from a radio show announcement from two former Nittany Lions last week and grew into about 4,000 people getting up early this morning and rallying for the Lions.
The rally gave the impression of a gameday at Beaver Stadium and was meant to give the team a boost, after months of criticism as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.
Most fans started gathering outside the Lasch Football building around 6 a.m., however, some were there earlier than that.
The Blue Band gave players a great start as they worked out inside and outside Holuba Hall.
Not all football players were working out today. But the ones who did got a great response from fans. Players trickled in at different times. Some after they got out of bed at 6 a.m., others coming an internship or a part-time job around 9 a.m.
The rally idea was announced by Keith Conlin and TIm Sweeney, two members of the Letterman's Club. They host a radio show called "The Goon Show." Once the rally was mentioned, about 1,000 fans went to Facebook saying they were coming. It turned out to be a much larger showing.
Next week, training camp starts for the Nittany Lions and players say this experience will stay with them for a long time.
"It was shocking, it was truly a great sight to see and it was definitely one of the top memories I have had here so far at Penn State and like I said I keep going back to it for myself and everybody else, you don't get this anywhere else," said Nittany Lion quarterback Matt McGloin.
Speculation continues about whether some Nittany Lions will stay or leave the program. Players at the workout say this type of effort from fans should be enough to keep them here.
So far, one player has transferred from Penn State. A few others have withdrawn their intention to enroll and some are considering whether to leave Happy Valley.
Alumni trustees, Anthony Lubrano, Ryan McCombie and Adam Taliaferro were also there in support of the team. Taliaferro says he's been courting players to stay.