Storm Re-Sign FB/LB Jarrod Penright

June 29, 2005 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - Tampa Bay Storm News Release

TAMPA BAY - The Tampa Bay Storm have resigned fullback/linebacker Jarrod Penright to a multi-year contract, Head Coach, General Manager and Director of Football Operations Tim Marcum announced today.

A 6-foot-2, 250-pound native of Houston, Texas, Penright played in his second Arena Football League season in 2005. He appeared in six games for the Storm and carried the ball 20 times for 53 yards and four touchdowns. He ranked second on the team in yards per rush, averaging 2.7 yards per carry.

On defense he made three solo and three assisted tackles, including two for a loss of three yards. He also recorded half a sack and two quarterback hurries. He blocked one kick on special teams.

The Texas A&M graduate spent his only other AFL season with the Indiana Firebirds in 2004. He racked up 114 yards on 25 carries for Indiana and had three touchdowns. He had 13.5 tackles (eight solo), half a sack, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble.

The sports management major was a First-Team All-Big 12 selection during his junior year at Texas A&M after recording 66 tackles and 10.5 sacks. Penright earned Second-Team All-Big 12 honors during his junior campaign with the Aggies after registering 50 tackles and 9.5 sacks. He was responsible for 34.5 tackles for a loss during his final two years at Texas A&M, and amassed 146 tackles and 20.5 sacks in his college career.

Penright was named the Houston Chronicle Defensive Player of the Year during his senior season after compiling 66 tackles, 12 sacks, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles at Aldine Eisenhower High School in Houston.

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