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A.J. Penson
A.J.  Penson
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Lufkin, TX

High School:
Lufkin HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220

Position:
Linebacker


2010
Collected seven tackles and a sack at Clemson … Compiled a total of six stops against Rice … Added five tackles at Army … Racked up five tackles, including two tackles-for-loss at FAU … Made six stops, including 0.5 tackles-for-loss against Arkansas State … Picked up 0.5 of a sack and made 1.5 tackles-for-loss against FIU … Notched six tackles at Western Kentucky … Picked off a pass against Troy, giving him his first career interception … Made four total tackles against the Trojans

2009
Racked up 51 tackles last season as he started the final six games at the middle linebacker spot … Had a season-high nine tackles against ULM … Tied for the team lead in tackles against WKU with eight … In the win over WKU, Penson had a half a tackle for a loss in the starting role … Made his first start of the season against Troy and had seven tackles.

2008
Was the team’s fifth-leading tackler with 51 … Had 2.5 tackles for losses … Recorded a season-best eight tackles against Troy … Totaled 2.5 tackles for a loss, two pass breakups and one quarterback hurry … Started all 12 games for the Mean Green

2007
Recorded first career start against Arkansas State in which he tallied two tackles including one for a loss … Was part of a defensive unit that held Florida Atlantic to a mere 83 yards on the ground on 28 attempts, accounting for a season-low 2.9 yards per rush.

High School
Named 2006 District 15-5A First Team … In 2006, recorded 85 tackles and 14 tackles for loss … In 2005 had 85 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, and three sacks … Named 5A-Region II First Team by TexasHSfootball.com … Named 2005 District 14-5A First Team at defensive end … Named Team Texas 5A First Team by Texashsfootball.com … Named 5A All-State Honorable Mention by Texas Sports Writers Association … Named 2006 second-team All-Texas by 5Atexasfootball.com … Was a 2005 All-Junior selection by 5Atexasfootball.com at defensive end … Rated as No. 40 MLB in nation by Scout.com … Rated as No. 7 inside linebacker in Texas by Rivals.com … Was a two-year starter on district champion Lufkin Panthers … Member of 2005 state semi-finalist and 2006 Bi-district champions … State Top-100 prospect by San Antonio Express-News

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