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NFL Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny could be moving into day-two consideration with his strong performances this September.

Taking over as the primary ball carrier at SDSU, Penny has displayed the skills necessary to be a feature runner and a three down back on Sunday," Pauline said. "Given middle round grades entering the season, Penny is moving into the draft’s second day." For the year, Penny has carried the ball 71 times for 588 yards and four touchdowns in just three games. More big yardage could be coming on Saturday when he takes on Air Force on Saturday.
Sep 18 - 10:09 PM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny ran for 175 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries in a 20-17 upset victory over Stanford on Sunday.

Penny (5'11/200) erased any doubt as to whether or not he deserves to be mentioned among the best running backs in college football. His long carry was "only" 36 yards, which just goes to show how consistently good the senior was on each carry. His touchdown was a four-yard burst to give the Aztecs a 10-7 lead late in the second quarter. He'll look to continue his dominant run Air Force on Saturday.
Sep 17 - 2:30 AM

Senior Bowl Scouting Coordinator Patrick Woo spoke with NFL scouts who said San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny would've been selected over teammate Donnel Pumphrey in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Pumphrey posted ridiculous production during his time with the Aztecs and was (surprisingly) selected in the fourth round. He has yet to make an impact for the Eagles and is buried on the depth chart. Both backs went over 1,000 rushing yards last season, and Penny already has 413 rushing yards and three touchdowns in two games this season.
Sep 14 - 8:40 AM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny rushed for 216 yards and a touchdown in a 30-20 victory over Arizona State on Saturday.

Penny (5'11/220) finished with 197 last week, so he just missed back-to-back 200 yard games. With Donnell Pumphrey now in the NFL, this is clearly Penny's team, and he's taking advantage of it. His touchdown was a 95 yard run that showed off his impressive speed -- and also that it might be a long year for the Sun Devils. After Arizona State tied the game at 7-7, Penny then returned the kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown to put SDSU back up by 7 at 14-7. No one should be surprised if he runs for 2,000 yards this year.
Sep 10 - 2:29 AM

San Diego State senior RB Rashaad Penny rushed for 197 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries in Saturday's 38-17 win over UC Davis.

As expected, Penny stepped right in for the uber-productive Donnel Pumphrey without missing a beat. The 5-foot-11, 220-pounder did whatever he wanted on Saturday, averaging 9.2 YPC and busting it out for a 61-yard scoring run in the first quarter. He would add a more modest nine-yard rushing touchdown in the second stanza. Penny rushed for 1,018 yards (7.5 YPC) and 11 touchdowns last season. He is going to rock it this season so long as he can stay healthy. San Diego State has a date with Arizona State next weekend.
Sep 3 - 3:17 PM

San Diego State redshirt senior QB Chris Laviano has left the team to pursue a transfer for lacrosse.

"His lacrosse coach told him he can get him a full ride Division II scholarship tomorrow from five or six places close to home," said HC Rocky Long. "He might even be able to get him a Division I scholarship." Laviano transferred to San Diego State from Rutgers in February. The Aztecs will be rolling at quarterback with Christian Chapman this season, to be backed by Ryan Agnew.
Aug 29 - 5:12 PM

San Diego State canceled practice on Monday due to an outbreak of chickenpox.

"We’re canceling practice so that they can thoroughly clean the weight room and locker room and disinfect it so that we can have a clean environment tomorrow morning to help the spread of the virus," explained HC Rocky Long. The cases first began to break out late last week and what had initially been three players infected has now blossomed to five.
Aug 15 - 12:57 PM

Three San Diego State players have come down with chicken pox.

"I’m afraid that it might not be just three of them. The team’s been together for a whole week now. It’s dramatic if we lose a few more. … What if it hits 10 other ones?," said HC Rocky Long. Patient zero in this case is LB Tyler Morris, with the virus then latching on to LB Temerick Harper (who sat next to Morris during a meeting) and Harper's roommate, T Ryan Pope. All three players are on medication. Chicken pox immunity comes from either contracting the disease -- after which, home free -- or vaccination.
Aug 13 - 1:55 PM

San Diego State redshirt senior TE David Wells (foot surgery) is expected to be sidelined until the opening week of the season.

According to Aztecs coach Rocky Long, Wells suffered a Jones fracture during an agility drill this summer. Jones fracture typically require 6-8 weeks to heal. Wells (6'5/255) caught 25 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns last year.
Aug 11 - 2:47 PM

San Diego State redshirt senior TE David Wells was named to the 2017 John Mackey Award Watch List.

Wells (6'5/255) broke in as a starter with the Aztecs midway through the 2014 season, after then-No. 1 TE Daniel Brunskill was shifted to the offensive line. This past season, the redshirt senior caught 25 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks Wells as the No. 38 fantasy tight end in college football.
Jul 16 - 3:29 PM

San Diego State sophomore RB Juwan Washington heads into the summer No. 2 on the depth chart behind Rashaad Penny.

Washington's fantasy upside would be capped if he can't beat out Penny for the starting job, but keep in mind that the Aztecs became the first team in NCAA history to have 2,000- (Donnell Pumphrey) and 1,000-yard (Penny) rushers sharing the same backfield last year. As for Washington, the No. 3 back last year, he ran 55 times for 441 yards (8.0 ypa) and six touchdowns, while catching three passes for 72 yards (24.0 ypc) and returning 10 kicks for 293 yards (29.3 ypr) and another score.
Jul 14 - 12:16 PM

Oregon State sophomore DE/OLB/TE Joah Robinett transferred to San Diego State.

We're listing Robinett as a tight end, but that's really just a guess. Robinett signed with Oregon State as a DE and shifted to OLB for his freshman season. OSU coach Gary Andersen said last month that Robinett was being moved to tight end for the 2017 season because his 6-foot-8, 245-pounds frame made him too long to play OLB but too lean to play DE. "It's still an experiment at this point, but it's an experiment that I really believe is gonna work out," Andersen said at the time. "The key is that he buys into it and is excited about the opportunity and understands, 'This is where my future could be to be a very good Division I football player in the Pac-12.'"
Source: Oregon Live
May 20 - 12:58 PM

Falcons signed San Diego State OT Daniel Brunskill.

Brunskill (6’5/273) spent his first three college seasons at tight end before moving to right tackle as a senior, where Brunskill earned second-team All-Mountain West and was charged with just one sack allowed. He shined as a run blocker at both tight end and tackle. Brunskill originally walked on at San Diego State after playing center in high school. Unless he can bulk up to 300-plus pounds and get significantly stronger, Brunskill will best project as a blocking tight end in the pros.
May 3 - 12:35 PM

Giants signed San Diego State LB Calvin Munson.

Munson (6’1/241) made 28 career starts for the Aztecs, twice earning first-team All-Mountain West from the conference’s coaches and piling up seven interceptions, an impressive stat for a linebacker. PFF College gave Munson poor run-defense and pass-coverage grades, however, and charged him with a whopping 17 missed tackles last year. In the pros, Munson is headed for special teams.
May 1 - 3:08 PM

Falcons selected San Diego State CB Damontae Kazee with the No. 149 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Kazee (5’10/184) earned Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year in each of his final two seasons, setting a school record with 17 career interceptions as a three-year starter and four-year contributor. Kazee specialized in off-zone coverage at SDSU, playing almost strictly right outside corner. With a small build, short arms (30 7/8"), and 4.54 speed, Kazee best projects as an NFL slot defender. He is slightly old for a rookie, turning 24 in June. Kazee’s ball skills and tenacity give him legitimate NFL potential, but learning an entirely new position on the interior will pose a significant challenge.
Apr 29 - 2:22 PM

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