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#6 Elijhaa Penny
Position: RB
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 254
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lakewood, Calif.
High School: Norwalk High School
Other College Coach: Cerritos College
Experience: Junior College
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Elijhaa Penny

6-2, 248

Running back

Cerritos College

Norwalk High School

Norwalk, Calif.

      Penny was a standout running back at Cerritos College where he gained 1,338 yards on 199 carries as a sophomore. He averaged 6.7 yards per carry and scored a Cerritos single-season record 20 touchdowns, with a career-high four vs. Ventura. He also caught 16 passes for 94 yards to total 1,432 all-purpose yards for 7-4 Cerritos. He had seven games of 100 or more yards and a career high of 262 on 34 carries vs. Palomar. Those efforts led to his being honored as a first-team All-American as well as a first-team All-California Region IV and the Northern Conference Offensive Player of the Year.

      Prior to playing at Cerritos, he spent one season at College of the Sequoias (2011) where he played in eight games and totaled 102 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. He also caught three passes for 27 yards.

      A graduate of Norwalk (Calif.) High School, Penny was a three-year letterman after playing at defensive end and linebacker as well as running back. He was honored throughout his high school career as an all-area selection as a junior and senior, and an all-state medium school division choice as a senior. He was the Suburban League MVP twice and an all-CIF selection. He was the Wave Newspaper East Region Player of the Year after gaining 2,005 yards and scoring 18 touchdowns as a senior. He gained 335 yards and scored six touchdowns vs. Westminster High. Defensively during his senior season, he had 29 tackles and 1.5 sacks. As a junior, he rushed for 1,569 yards and 22 touchdowns, while totaling 62 tackles, eight sacks and four interceptions.

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