Graduated from the University of Memphis in the summer of 2001 and still has one year of eligibility remaining ... Enrolled in graduate school in the fall of 2001 ... 2001: Played in all 11 games for the Tigers in 2001 ... Had a career high five tackles in the season opener with Mississippi State ... Also logged one tackle for lost yardage (-3) ... Had two stops and two pass break ups in the UT-Chattanooga game and three hits in the win over South Florida ... After having tackles in the Louisville, Southern Mississippi and Houston games, logged five tackles and one tackle for lost yardage (-3) and one quarterback sack at East Carolina ... Started the East Carolina game at defensive tackle ... Tallied four tackles and a tackle for loss in the UAB contest ... Had two tackles and a quarterback sack (-7) against Tennessee and logged two tackles in the Army contest ... Finished the 2001 season with 26 tackles, four tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks and two pass break ups ... Enters the 2001 fall camp as the Memphis starter at nose tackle ... Was credited with two solo tackles in the Blue-Gray game ... 2000: Lettered as a reserve defensive tackle for the Tigers in the fall of 2000 ... Appeared in just two games for the Tiger defensive unit ... Worked as a special teams member in the season opener against Mississippi State ... Played four snaps as a defensive tackle in the Tigers win over Louisiana-Monroe ... After seeing limited action in the fall of ?99, worked his way to the number two position at defensive end ... Entered fall camp as the backup to Tony Brown at defensive end ... Logged one tackle and one tackle for lost yardage in the Blue-Gray game ... Had five tackles in the opening scrimmage of the spring ... Was credited with two tackles and one quarterback sack in the second major scrimmage ... 1999: Worked as a defensive end and outside linebacker during the 1999 season ... Earned a letter after appearing in three games for the Tigers ... Saw his first collegiate action in the Tennessee game in Knoxville ... Played six downs for the defense in the win over UAB ... Also logged action in the Tulane victory ... Was credited with one tackle during the 1999 season ... Lone tackle came in the win over UAB in Birmingham ... Member of the Tiger Academic 30 in 1999 ... Made impressive strides in spring drills at the bandit position (defensive end) ... Worked his way to a backup role at end ... 1998: Was redshirted during the 1998 season ... Spent the fall of '98 working with the defensive scout team as a linebacker ... Prep: A football and basketball letterman at Colbert County High School in Muscle Shoals ... Played tight end and linebacker at CCHS ... Did not play football until his senior year in high school ... Was used primarily as a blocker in a wishbone offense ... Also lettered in track and baseball ... Played first base in baseball and ran the 200 meters in track ... Helped the basketball team to a 25-10 record in 1997-98 ... Is the nephew of former Tiger defensive lineman Anthony Penchion ... Father Robert Penchion played five years in the NFL for Bills, Seahawks and 49ers ... Is the cousin of Alabama stars Antonio Langham, Chris Goode and Pierre Goode ... Is also the cousin of NBA basketball star Slick Watts ... Was recruited by Southern Mississippi, Louisville, and UAB ... Was offered in football and basketball by UAB ... A member of the National Honor Society ... Son of Robert Penchion and Clara Smith ... Played for coach Jim Moore at Colbert County High... Born: 11/2/79.