Fifth-year walk-on will compete for playing time at fullback in 2009 . . . made the transition from linebacker to fullback during spring practice.
2008 SEASON (JUNIOR): Made special teams appearances in the final 10 games of the 2008 season (DNP vs. California, Eastern Michigan and Florida Atlantic) . . . credited with four tackles (2 solos, 2 assists) . . . recorded a career-best two tackles vs. Ohio State . . . posted one stop each vs. Indiana and Wisconsin . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week three times (vs. California, Iowa and Purdue).
2007 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action.
2006 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action in 2006 . . . selected Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Purdue.
2005 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter on both sides of the football for Coach Bob Lantzy at Utica Eisenhower High School in Shelby Township, Mich. . . . honorable mention all-state selection in 2004 . . . earned first-team all-league, all-county and All-East honors as a senior . . . had 32 receptions for 700 yards (21.9 avg.) and four touchdowns in 2004 . . . intercepted one pass from his safety position as a senior . . . led the county in tackles as a junior, recording 175 stops from his linebacker position . . . also picked off four passes in 2003 . . . three-year starter at guard for the Eagles' basketball team . . . earned first-team all-league, all-county and All-East honors after averaging 16.2 points and 5.4 assists for Coach Brandon Lemley in 2004-05 . . . scored a career-high 25 points vs. Cousino . . . son of Chris and Tammy Pendy . . . born July 1, 1986 . . . majoring in communication.