Mountain West Football Top 50: No. 3, San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny
Aztecs running back Rashaad Penny, our highest ranked back, came in third on our list of the Mountain West’s 50 best football players.
Penny is coming out of the shadow and ready to shine.
San Diego State’s Rashaad Penny was a stud the past two years for San Diego State as a backup running back, who by the way had over 1,000 yards last year, and the conference’s best kick returner is finally getting his due.
There is no more Donnell Pumphrey ahead of Penny and this is now his time to shine and look for Penny to potentially be the best running back in the conference.
He has the numbers to back up this claim with not only rushing for 1,018 yards but he had 11 touchdowns and averaged 7.49 yards per carry. The over seven yards per rush will be hard to replicate but he should be able to remain in the six yard range and if he does that then he could get to at least 1,500 yards since he will likely get at least 225 touches and maybe even close to 300.