Head coach Bret Bielema reflects on loss at Michigan State, looks ahead to road test vs. Buckeyes
Honors and Awards 2012: Academic All-Big Ten 2011: Academic All-Big Ten
2012: Recorded one tackle and broke up one pass in the Big Ten Championship game against Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... saw action at Penn St on Nov. 24, against Ohio State on Nov. 17, at Indiana on Nov. 10, at Purdue on Oct. 13
2011: Earned first letter ... played in all 14 games ... career-high five tackles against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship game on Dec. 3 ... made three tackles against Penn State on Nov. 26 ... tallied three tackles at Minnesota on Nov. 12 ... broke up one pass and recorded one tackle against Purdue on Nov. 5 ... posted two tackles at Michigan State on Oct. 22 ... broke up one pass and had one tackle against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... made two tackles against Nebraska on Oct. 1 ... first tackle for loss, along with two tackles against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... finished with three tackles against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... recorded first tackle of career against Oregon State on Sept. 10 ... made Badger debut against UNLV on Sept. 1
2010: Redshirt season High School: Rated by Rivals as the No. 41 cornerback in the country and the 71st-best player in Florida ... ranked as the No. 80 cornerback back by ESPN/Scouts Inc. and the No. 129 cornerback by Scout ... as a senior, named all-conference and Palm Beach Central Defensive Player of the Year after recording 36 tackles, one forced fumble and returning one fumble for a touchdown ... also named team captain and team MVP as a senior ... in junior season, earned all-conference honors and Nike Camp defensive back award ... made 51 tackles during the year and picked off three passes ... as a sophomore, named all-conference, team's Defensive Player of the Year and a top defensive back by the National Underclassmen Combine as he broke up eight passes, made 43 tackles and blocked one field goal ... lettered in football, track and basketball ... made school's honor roll all four years ... head coach was Rod Harris
Personal: Parents are Elysee and Marie Jean ... hobbies are playing basketball, going to the beach and watching movies ... majoring in human ecology with a focus in consumer affairs ... name pronounced "pen-YELL gene"
Career Defensive Statistics
Game-by-Game Tackles 2011 SEASON: Oregon State (1-0=1); Northern Illinois (2-1=3); South Dakota (2-0=2); Nebraska (1-1=2); Indiana (1-0=1); Michigan State (2-0=2); Purdue (0-1=1); Minnesota (2-1=3); Penn State (2-1=3); Michigan State (4-1=5)