Donald Penn

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Donald Penn
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Penn with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012
No. 72 Oakland Raiders
Position: Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-04-27) April 27, 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school: Los Angeles (CA) St. Bernard
College: Utah State
Undrafted: 2006
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Games played: 144
Games started: 140
Player stats at NFL.com

Donald Ward Penn (born April 27, 1983) is an American football offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Utah State, and was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2006. Penn has also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early years[edit]

Penn attended Saint Bernard Catholic High School in Playa del Rey, California and was a student and a letterman in football and basketball. In football, as a senior, he was named the Team's Lineman of the Year, was a first team All-League selection, and was a first team All-California Interscholastic Federation selection. As a junior, he was a second team All-League selection. In basketball, he was an All-State selection. Donald Penn graduated from Saint Bernard Catholic High School in 2001. He attended Utah State in college, and he notably never allowed a sack on DeMarcus Ware throughout his college career.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Penn was signed by Tampa Bay after he was released from the Minnesota Vikings in 2006. Later in the season in a game against the Miami Dolphins, Penn blocked an extra point attempt.

Penn scored his first ever touchdown in the NFL on November 21, 2010 against the San Francisco 49ers. It came on a one-yard pass from Josh Freeman to put the Buccaneers up 21-0 in the 4th quarter.

Penn was named to the 2011 Pro Bowl as an alternate. He replaced Green Bay Packers tackle Chad Clifton, whose team advanced to Super Bowl XLV.[2]

On November 11, 2013, Penn scored his second career touchdown against the Miami Dolphins which was the same game he started his 100th consecutive game.[3]

Penn was released on March 13, 2014.[4]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Penn was signed by the Oakland Raiders on March 18, 2014.[5] As an eligible offensive lineman, Penn scored his third career touchdown pass from Derek Carr against the 49ers, this being the second time he scored against that team.[6]

The Raiders re-signed Penn to a two-year, $14 million contract on March 16, 2016.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nfl.com/top100/2013#video=0ap2000000212739 Top 100 players of 2013 - DeMarcus Ware
  2. ^ "Penn Will Play In His First Pro Bowl-Pewter Report: Your source for inside and breaking news on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers". Pewterreport.com. Retrieved 2011-01-24. 
  3. ^ Jumbotron highlight nearly led Bucs to scrap pass to Donald Penn
  4. ^ Brinson, Will. "Buccaneers release OT Donald Penn". CBSsports.com. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  5. ^ David Smith, Michael. "Raiders sign Donald Penn". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved 18 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Sessler, Marc (December 8, 2014). "Donald Penn lived 'every big man's dream' with TD". NFL.com. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  7. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 16, 2016). "Raiders to re-sign left tackle Donald Penn". NFL.com. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 

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