Rashaad Penny

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Rashaad Penny
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Penny in 2018
No. 20 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-02-02) February 2, 1996 (age 25)
Norwalk, California
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Norwalk (Norwalk, California)
College:San Diego State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 27
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2020
Rushing yards:823
Rushing average:5.1
Rushing touchdowns:5
Receptions:17
Receiving yards:158
Receiving touchdowns:1
Return yards:184
Player stats at NFL.com

Rashaad Armein Penny (born February 2, 1996) is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at San Diego State, where, in 2017, he led the nation with 2,248 rushing yards and scored 23 touchdowns on 289 carries, finishing fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting and garnering first-team All-American and All-Mountain West honors. Penny also caught 19 passes for 135 yards and two scores and scored twice on kickoff returns, averaging 30.6 yards on 17 attempts (ranked fifth in the FBS). He also scored a 70-yard touchdown on one of his two punt returns for the year.

Early years[edit]

Penny attended and played high school football at Norwalk High School.[1][2] He had a very productive senior season as he rushed for 2,504 yards and 41 rushing touchdowns on 216 carries and caught 21 passes for 665 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns. He committed to play college football at SDSU over offers from Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada, San Jose State, and Utah State.[3]

College career[edit]

Penny played college football for the San Diego State Aztecs from 2014 to 2017.[4] During the 2016 season, Penny rushed for 1,018 yards on 136 carries for an average of 7.5 yards per carry.[5]

As a senior in 2017, Penny rushed for 216 yards and 12.0 yards per carry against Arizona State and 175 yards and 5.5 yards per carry against Stanford.[6][7] On September 25, 2017, he received the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week award for the fourth consecutive week.[8][9] During the 2017 regular season, he ranked first among all Division I FBS players with 2,027 rushing yards.[10]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Rushing Receiving
Att Yards Avg Long TD Rec Yards Avg Long TD
2014 San Diego State 10 2 22 11.0 21 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
2015 San Diego State 14 61 368 6.0 55 4 8 120 15.0 33 1
2016 San Diego State 14 135 1,005 7.4 73 11 15 224 14.9 41 3
2017 San Diego State 13 289 2,248 7.8 95 23 19 135 7.1 33 2
Career 51 487 3,643 7.5 95 38 42 479 11.4 41 6

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11 in
(1.80 m)
220 lb
(100 kg)
31+14 in
(0.79 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.46 s 1.58 s 2.63 s 32+12 in
(0.83 m)
10 ft 0 in
(3.05 m)
13 reps
All values from NFL Draft[11][12]

2018[edit]

Penny was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the 27th overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.[13] On May 16, 2018, Penny signed a four-year deal worth $10.7 million featuring a $5.9 million signing bonus.[14] He made his NFL debut in the Seahawks' 27–24 loss to the Denver Broncos in the season opener. He had seven carries for eight yards to go along with four receptions for 35 yards.[15] In a Week 10 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Penny had a breakout game with 12 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown.[16] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 419 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[17] The Seahawks made the playoffs as the #5-seed and faced off against the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card Round. In the 24–22 loss, Penny had four carries for 29 rushing yards.[18]

2019[edit]

In Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penny rushed 10 times for 62 yards and his first rushing touchdown of the season as the Seahawks won 28–26. [19] During Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Penny finished with 129 rushing yards and a touchdown as the Seahawks won 17–9.[20] In Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, Penny rushed 15 times for 74 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 33 yards and a touchdown in the 37–30 win. [21] In Week 14, Penny suffered a torn ACL and was ruled out the rest of the season.[22] Overall, in the 2019 season, Penny appeared in ten games and recorded 370 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns to go along with eight receptions for 83 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[23]

2020[edit]

Penny was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list (PUP) at the start of training camp on August 3, 2020.[24] He was moved to the reserve/PUP list at the start of the regular season on September 5, 2020.[25] Penny was activated from the PUP list into the active roster on December 19, 2020.[26]

2021[edit]

The Seahawks declined to exercise the fifth-year option on Penny's contract on May 3, 2021, making him a free agent after the 2021 season.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Penny has four siblings: Robert Jr., Elijhaa, Breonna, and Brionne.[28] His parents are Desiree and Robert Penny.[29] Penny's older brother Elijhaa is a fullback for the New York Giants.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sondheimer, Eric. "Penny family's loyalty to Norwalk inspires as the youngest son leads the Lancers to victory". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Norwalk's Rashaad Penny living the dream, drafted by Seattle Seahawks". Cerritos Community News. May 2, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Rashaad Penny College Bio". SDSU Athletics. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  4. ^ "Rashaad Penny College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "Rashaad Penny". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Rashaad Penny". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  7. ^ Easterling, Luke (September 17, 2017). "The Rashaad Penny show trucks through Stanford in upset win". Draft Wire/USA Today.
  8. ^ "Rashaad Penny Earns Fourth Straight MWC Offensive Award". Fox Sports. September 25, 2017.
  9. ^ "Aztecs' Rashaad Penny is Mountain West Player of Week for record fourth straight week". The San Diego Union-Tribune. September 25, 2017.
  10. ^ "FBS (I-A) Player Rushing Statistics - 2017". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Rashaad Penny". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  13. ^ Wesseling, Chris (April 26, 2018). "Seahawks bolster RB ranks by drafting Rashaad Penny". NFL.com.
  14. ^ "Seahawks sign 2018 first-rounder Rashaad Penny". NFL. Retrieved May 16, 2018.
  15. ^ "Stock watch: How did the Seahawks grade out in their 27-24 opening-week defeat to the Broncos?". The Seattle Times. September 9, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Rashaad Penny On 108 Yards Against The Rams". Seahawks.com. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  17. ^ "Rashaad Penny 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  18. ^ "Wild Card - Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys - January 5th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  19. ^ "Wilson, Seahawks edge Steelers 28-26 as Roethlisberger exits". www.espn.com. September 15, 2019. Retrieved September 15, 2019.
  20. ^ "Penny runs for 129 yards, Seahawks beat Eagles 17-9". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 24, 2019. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  21. ^ "Seahawks take over 1st place in NFC West, beat Vikings 37-30". www.espn.com. December 2, 2019. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  22. ^ Shook, Nick (December 9, 2019). "Rashaad Penny suffers torn ACL, out for season". NFL.com.
  23. ^ "Rashaad Penny 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  24. ^ Boyle, John (August 3, 2020). "Seahawks TE Will Dissly Passes Physical; RB Rashaad Penny Opens Camp On PUP List". Seahawks.com. Retrieved August 3, 2020.
  25. ^ Boyle, John (September 5, 2020). "Seahawks Make Roster Moves To Establish Initial 53-Man Roster". Seahawks.com. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  26. ^ Boyle, John (December 19, 2020). "Seahawks Activate RB Rashaad Penny & DE Damontre Moore". Seahawks.com.
  27. ^ Alper, Josh (May 3, 2021). [hhttps://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2021/05/03/seahawks-are-not-expected-to-pick-up-rashaad-pennys-2022-option/ "Seahawks are not expected to pick up Rashaad Penny's 2022 option"]. NBCSports.com. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  28. ^ "Penny brothers carry rich genes". Arizona Cardinals. March 1, 2018. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  29. ^ "Patience, perseverance pay off for Aztecs running back Rashaad Penny". The San Diego Union Tribune. August 27, 2017. Retrieved November 11, 2018.
  30. ^ "Cards RB Penny inspires younger brother through draft process". USA Today. March 12, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.

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