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Aarion Penton
Aarion  Penton

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Christian Brothers

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190

Position:
Cornerback


08/16/2014

Offense Claims Second Fall Scrimmage, 11-9

Defense Owns Upper Hand Early, Offense Rallies Late

08/12/2014

Defense Claims First Fall Scrimmage, 14-12

#1 Offense Produces a Pair of Touchdowns

08/08/2014

Football Training Camp Report - Day Five

Pads Popping in First Day of Full Pads for Tigers

08/07/2014

Football Training Camp Report: Day Four

Tigers Move Indoors on Last Day Without Full Pads

04/19/2014

Postgame Quotes - Black & Gold Spring Scrimmage

April 19. 2014

12/06/2014

Football vs. Alabama

NCAA Football: SEC Championship-Missouri vs Alabama (USATSI)

11/01/2014

Kentucky @ Missouri

USATSI Gallery, Football -- 11/1/14

10/25/2014

Missouri Football vs Vanderbilt - Homecoming - October 25, 2014

Missouri vs Vanderbilt - Homecoming 2014

09/06/2014

Missouri vs. Toledo (USATSI)

Missouri vs. Toledo (USATSI)

08/30/2014

Missouri Football vs South Dakota State - August 30, 2014

Missouri vs South Dakota State

2014 SEASON
Played in 13 games, starting 12, and had 36 tackles, 2.0 TFLs, 3 interceptions and 10 pass break-ups ... Tallied three pass break-ups in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl ... Pulled in his fourth career INT and had two PBU and four tackles vs. Kentucky (Nov. 1) ... First TFL of 2014 with a tackle for a 6-yard loss in 3Q action of the 21-20 win at No. 13 South Carolina (Sept. 27) ... Crucial 4th down PBU to end game against the Gamecocks ... 4 solo stops and a career-best 2 PBUs in the 38-10 win vs. UCF (Sept. 13) ... Second INT and third of his career in the win at Toledo (Sept. 6), with his 38-yard return to the Toledo 25-yard line setting up a key touchdown ... Opened 2014 with a career-best seven tackles vs. South Dakota State (Aug. 30), also snagged the second interception of his career.

2013 SEASON
Played as a true freshman, and played a big role for the Tiger defense, filling in for star corner E.J. Gaines when he was out due to a leg injury midway through the season ... Started twice in place of Gaines, and did very nicely, giving Tiger coaches a lot of confidence in his abilities ... Finished the season with 16 tackles in 14 games, with an interception and a pass break up as well ... Made first career start in the 36-17 win vs. No. 22 Florida (Oct. 19) and recorded his first interception in the 1st quarter ... Had 3 stops vs. the Gators, and equaled that two other times, with 3-tackle outings against Tennessee and Arkansas State ... Also had 2 stops at Ole Miss.

HIGH SCHOOL
Speedy defensive back who is staying in-state with Mizzou ... ranked No. 15 overall in the state of Missouri's class of 2013 by Rivals.com and No. 16 by ESPN.com ... showed superb athleticism throughout his career at Christian Brothers College High School for head coach Scott Pingel, snagging 59 catches for 896 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior in 2012 ... totaled 13 scores overall in his final high school season, rushing three times into the end zone and scoring twice on special teams ... recorded two interceptions on defense for the Cadets ... earned first team Class 6 All-State recognition from both the Missouri Football Coaches Association and Missouri Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association ... snagged all-conference and all-metro recognition as a junior and senior ... contributed all over the field as a junior in 2011, catching 40 passes for 842 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing 27 times for 302 yards and four scores ... added 51 tackles and two interceptions as a defender.

PERSONAL
Parents - George and Kimberly Penton ... chose Mizzou early in the recruiting process ... also played basketball and ran track for Christian Brothers ... plans to major in communications at Missouri ... noted the Mizzou football program's strong academic reputation as playing a part in his recruitment.

PENTON'S CAREER STATS

Year

GP-GS

Tackles

UA-A

TFL-Yds.

INT-Yds.

2013

14-2

16

12-4

1.0-1

1-3

Career

14-2

16

12-4

1.0-1

1-3

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