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Aarion Penton
Aarion Penton

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Christian Brothers

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
Defensive Back


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

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 OUTLOOK
Talented young cornerback who will look to fill the role of Mizzou's next leader in the secondary ... Gained a ton of valuable experience a year ago as a true freshman understudy to NFL hopeful E.J. Gaines, and he's ready now to make his push ... Opens spring camp listed atop the depth chart at one corner spot.

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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