West grad Pendleton makes impact at MSU

By Chris Slone

January 3, 2014

Chris Slone

PDT Sports Editor

West graduate Trevon Pendleton keeps adding to his list of accomplishments as the former Senator helped the Michigan State Spartans win the 2014 Rose Bowl.

The Lucasville native caught two passes for 21 yards and one touchdown, which helped the Spartans defeat No. 5 Stanford 24-20 in Pasadena, Calif.

Before helping Michigan State win the 100th Rose Bowl, Pendleton has battled some adversity while also winning several accolades.

The red-shirt sophomore played sparingly during his freshman campaign in 2012 before earning the starting gig this past season.

Pendleton was rated the No. 3 fullback by Rivals.com. Before walking on at Michigan State, Pendleton was a three-time all-state, all-area, all-county and all-district selection.

In 2010, Pendleton was named AP All-Southeast District Defensive Player of the Year despite breaking his leg midway through the year.

Despite the injury, the 5-foot-11-inch, 248-pound fullback rushed 88 times for 967 yards (11.0 avg.) and 13 touchdowns.


The Sunday edition of the Daily Times will feature an exclusive interview with Pendleton.

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