Donald Penn
Penn during 2012 NFL season.
No. 70     Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-04-27) April 27, 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
High School: Los Angeles (CA) St. Bernard
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 340 lb (154 kg)
Career information
College: Utah State
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2007 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2006)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Second-team All-WAC (2005)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Games played     96
Games started     92
Stats at

Donald Ward Penn (born April 27, 1983) is an American football offensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Utah State University, and was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2006.

Early yearsEdit

Penn attended Saint Bernard Catholic High School in Playa del Rey, California and was a student and a letterman in football and basketball. In football, as a senior, he was named the Team's Lineman of the Year, was a first team All-League selection, and was a first team All-California Interscholastic Federation selection. As a junior, he was a second team All-League selection. In basketball, he was an All-State selection. Donald Penn graduated from Saint Bernard Catholic High School in 2001.

Professional careerEdit

He is currently the starting left tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He caught his first professional pass against the Philadelphia Eagles on October 12, 2009, off a Josh Johnson throw that was deflected, and took it for 15 yards. Later in the season in a game against the Miami Dolphins, Penn blocked an extra point attempt.

Penn caught his first ever touchdown in the NFL on November 21, 2010 against the San Francisco 49ers. It came from a one yard pass from Josh Freeman to put the Buccaneers up 21-0 in the 4th quarter.

Penn was named to the 2011 Pro Bowl as an alternate. He replaced Green Bay Packers tackle Chad Clifton, whose team advanced to Super Bowl XLV.[1]

On October 2, 2012, Penn was fined $7,875 for grabbing Minnesota Vikings lineman Jared Allen's facemask.[2]


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