By Tim Peterson
(Norwalk) – Former Norwalk standout running back Rashaad Penny, who went on to star at San Diego State, was taken with the 27th pick overall in the NFL draft Thursday night by the Seattle Seahawks.
Penny, who played for head coach Jesse Ceniceros, who is now the HC at El Monte, led the Lancers to the 2013 CIF Southeast Division title game where they fell to La Serna. Penny had a stellar career college career at San Diego State, capping it off last year as he led the nation in rushing with 2,248 yards and 23 touchdowns.
Now Penny is about to realize his dream of playing on Sundays.