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Peniel Jean
Peniel  Jean

RS Senior

West Palm Beach, Fla.

High School:
Palm Beach Central

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 194



Honors and Awards
2014: Academic All-Big Ten
Academic All-Big Ten
2011: Academic All-Big Ten

Career: Played in 44 games with nine starts ... finished with 97 total tackles, 4.0 TFLs, 1.0 sack and two interceptions ... made move from cornerback to safety during 2014 spring practice

2014 Season: Earned fourth letter, playing in all 14 games with nine starts at safety ... started final nine games of season ... finished with 59 total tackles, fifth-most of any Badgers player, including 3.0 tackles for loss and one sack ... led team with 11 special teams tackles ... snagged first interception of career vs. Illinois on Oct. 11 and added another vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15 ... helped UW rank No. 4 nationally in passing defense at 168.0 yards per game and No. 4 in opponent completion percentage at 49.0 ... logged career-high nine tackles, including 1.0 TFL, vs. Auburn in Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 ... finished with five total tackles in Big Ten Football Championship Game vs. Ohio State on Dec. 6 ... made eight stops to help Badgers secure Big Ten West Division title vs. Minnesota on Nov. 29 ... tallied seven tackles at Iowa on Nov. 22 ... recorded two tackles, including one sack, recovered a fumble and returned an interception 14 yards vs. Nebraska on Nov. 15 ... logged six tackles at Purdue on Nov. 8 ... made three tackles at Rutgers on Nov. 1 ... tallied five tackles vs. Maryland on Oct. 25 ... made five tackles and recorded first career interception vs. Illinois on Oct. 11 ... tallied four tackles vs. Bowling Green on Sept. 20 ... had three tackles vs. Western Illinois on Sept. 6 ... recorded two tackles in the season opener vs. LSU on Aug. 30

2013 Season: Earned third letter, playing in 12 games ... made 13 total tackles and broke up four passes on the season ... recorded season-high four tackles and broke up a pass vs. UMass on Aug. 31 ... made two tackles at Iowa on Nov. 2 ... registered two tackles and broke up a pass at Arizona State on Sept. 14 ... made two tackles and broke up two passes vs. Tennessee Tech on Sept. 7 ... made one tackle vs. Indiana on Nov. 16 ... had one tackle at Illinois on Oct. 19 ... tallied one tackle at Ohio State on Sept. 28 ... saw action in the Capital One Bowl against South Carolina on Jan. 1, vs. Penn State on Nov. 30 and at Minnesota on Nov. 23, vs. BYU on Nov. 9 and vs. Northwestern on Oct. 12

2012 Season: Earned second letter, playing in five games ... missed first half of season due to a broken foot ... recorded one tackle and broke up one pass in Big Ten Football Championship Game against Nebraska on Dec. 1 ... saw action at Penn State on Nov. 24, against Ohio State on Nov. 17, at Indiana on Nov. 10 and at Purdue on Oct. 13

2011 Season: Earned first letter, playing in all 14 games ... registered 24 tackles, including 1.0 TFL, and broke up two passes on the season ... logged five tackles against Michigan State in the Big Ten Football Championship Game on Dec. 3 ... finished with four tackles against Northern Illinois on Sept. 17 ... 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 ... broke up one pass and had one tackle against Indiana on Oct. 15 ... recorded first tackle for loss, and two total tackles, against South Dakota on Sept. 24 ... recorded first tackle of career vs. Oregon State on Sept. 10 ... made Badgers debut against UNLV on Sept. 1

2010 Season: 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 ... earned bachelor's degree in consumer affairs ... pursuing master's degree in educational leadership and policy analysis


Game-by-Game Tackles (Solo-Assist=Total)
2011 SEASON: Oregon State (1-0=1); vs. Northern Illinois (2-2=4); South Dakota (2-0=2); #8 Nebraska (1-1=2); Indiana (1-0=1); at #15 Michigan State (2-0=2); Purdue (0-1=1); at Minnesota (2-1=3); #20 Penn State (2-1=3); vs. #11 Michigan State (4-1=5)

2012 SEASON: vs. #14 Nebraska (1-0=1)

2013 SEASON: UMass (4-0=4); Tennessee Tech (1-0=1); at Arizona State (2-0=2); Purdue (1-0=1); at #4 Ohio State (1-0=1); at Illinois (1-0=1); at Iowa (2-0=2); Indiana (1-0=1)

2014 SEASON: vs. #13 LSU (1-1=2); Western Illinois (1-2=3); Bowling Green (4-0=4); Illinois (3-2=5); Maryland (1-4=5); at Rutgers (1-2=3); at Purdue (3-3=6); #11 Nebraska (2-0=2); at Iowa (4-3=7); #22 Minnesota (3-5=8); vs. #6 Ohio State (2-3=5); vs. #19 Auburn (5-4=9)

Career Game Highs
Tackles 9 vs. Auburn, Jan. 1, 2015
Tackles for Loss 1.0 (4x) MR vs. Auburn, Jan. 1, 2015
Sacks 1 vs. Nebraska, Nov. 15, 2014
Interceptions 1 (2x) MR vs. Nebraska, Nov. 15, 2014
Passes Defended 2 vs. Tennessee Tech, Sept. 7, 2013

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