Rashaad Penny ‘s journey with the Seattle Seahawks has been on a swift path. With the team, he has recorded jaw-dropping scores just within the little time he joined the team. He has also been placed on the injury reserve list what with the several injuries he incurred within these periods. His journey as a professional football has only begun but he has proven the records he set during his days as a student-athlete.
He played college football for San Diego State and bagged a lot of accolades; he was honored with the Heisman Trophy and was the first-team All-American and All-Mountain West. Here’s a detailed look into his work and personal affairs
Rashaad Penny’s Bio
Rashaad’s family are known for their interest in sports and even though his parents; Desiree and Robert Penny are not athletes, they take a keen interest in any sporting activities including listening to sports headlines. They have both supported their son’s dream of being an American Footballer since the very first day he made his intentions known.
Rashaad Penny was born in Norwalk, California on the 2nd of February, 1996. He isn’t the first child of his parents and is just one of the five children born to his family, his siblings are Robert Jr., Elijhaa, Breonna, and Brionne- four boys and a girl. Rashaad isn’t the only kid in the family who took to part of being a footballer, his four other brothers played the game as well. His older brother, Elijah played locally before developing it into a career. He currently plays as a fullback for the New York Giants. His younger brother, Brionne Penny plays as a junior quarterback and is said to have led Norwalk High to a 3-1 start.
Rashaad Penny spent his high school days at Norwalk High School where he was very active in the school’s football team. As a junior, he ran 1,872 yards, averaging 10.6 yards per carries and rushed 30 touchdowns, caught 12 passes for 383 yards and scored 7 points. He also returned 286 yards and recorded 2 defense interceptions. The following year, he ran 2,506 yards and 41 touchdowns with 21 receptions for 661 yards and received 10 touchdowns. At the other end, he returned 242 yards recording 2 interceptions in addition to 64 defense tackles.
Subsequently, he joined the San Diego State football team after he enrolled in the school. He was inactive in his first two years with the team, he became very active in 2016 and rushed 1,018 yards on 136 carries for an average of 7.5 yards per carries. During his senior year, in a tussle against the Arizona State, he rushed 216 yards and covered 12.0 yards. His performance that year earned him the Mountain West Conference offensive player of the week award and he maintained the position for four consecutive weeks. By the end of the 2017 regular season, he had rushed 2,027 yards which earned him the first among all Division I FBS players.
After recording a successful collegiate career with the San Diego State Football team, Rashaad Penny became a professional footballer following his deal with the Seattle Seahawks who selected him with the 17th overall pick in the first round of the 2018 National Football League (NFL). He sealed a four-year deal which had a financial value of $10.7 million and a $5.9 million signing bonus with the team on May 16 that year.
Soon, he was placed on the team’s active roster and he made his first professional game in a match against the Denver Broncos. Although his team lost in the game, Rashaad Penny put in his all and recorded 7 carries for 8 yards with 4 receptions for 35 yards. His next game was against the Los Angeles Rams, Rashaad Penny rushed for 108 yards on 12 carries.
Body Measurements (Height and Weight)
It is unarguably said that an athlete’s build is of a particular advantage to their performances on the field. Since performances are directly proportional to the body morphology and compositions and as time goes on adequate maintenance is often required by the athletes. Every recruitment agency is always keen about a player’s body measurement because no one would want to invest in any player who is close to being obese despite whatever advantage he possesses.
For Rashaad Penny, his performances alone were not the only factor that did qualify him to go pro; he had a massive advantage because of his body size. He stands at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) and weighs 220 lb (100 kg).