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Elijhaa Penny
RB #35
Height:
6-2
Weight:
234
Age:
23
College:
Idaho
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Experience:
1

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Biography

Pro Career: Signed with Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent on 5/9/16. Released on 9/3/16 and re-signed to practice squad on 9/4/16, where he remained the entire season. Signed a future contract on 1/3/17. 

College: Played in 23 games (14 starts) in two seasons at Idaho after transferring from Cerritos College … totaled 1,748 yards and 22 TDs on 385 carries with the Vandals while adding 39 receptions for 346 yards and three TDs and returning 15 kickoffs for 278 yards … started all 12 games as a senior, leading the team with 1,159 rushing yards and 10 TDs on 246 attempts and catching 27 passes for 239 yards and two TDs …

Pro Career: Signed with Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent on 5/9/16. Released on 9/3/16 and re-signed to practice squad on 9/4/16, where he remained the entire season. Signed a future contract on 1/3/17. 

College: Played in 23 games (14 starts) in two seasons at Idaho after transferring from Cerritos College … totaled 1,748 yards and 22 TDs on 385 carries with the Vandals while adding 39 receptions for 346 yards and three TDs and returning 15 kickoffs for 278 yards … started all 12 games as a senior, leading the team with 1,159 rushing yards and 10 TDs on 246 attempts and catching 27 passes for 239 yards and two TDs … in his first season at Idaho in 2014, played 11 games (two starts) and led the team with 589 rushing yards and 12 TDs on 139 carries … the 12 rushing TDs were the most by a Vandals player since DeMaundray Woolridge had 18 in 2009 … also had 12 catches for 107 yards and a TD … prior to transferring to Idaho, ran for 1,338 yards on 199 carries and scored a school record 20 TDs as a sophomore at Cerritos College (Norwalk, CA) … named first-team All-American and the Northern Conference Offensive Player of the Year … began career at College of the Sequoias (Visalia, CA), appearing in eight games and totaling 102 yards and two TDs on 22 carries.

Personal: Graduated from Norwalk (CA) High School where he played running back, defensive end and linebacker … earned All-State honors as a senior and was named all-area each of his last two seasons … was a two-time winner of the Suburban League MVP and was the Wave Newspaper East Region Player of the Year after gaining 2,005 yards and scoring 18 TDs as a senior …  added 29 tackles and 1.5 sacks on defense … ran for 1,569 yards and 22 TDs while totaling 62 tackles, eight sacks and four INTs as a junior … General Studies major.

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