48 Scotty Penola
48 Scotty Penola
Height: 6-3
Weight: 236
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Zionsville, Ind.
High School: Zionsville
Position: LB

2016: Honorable mention all-GLIAC linebacker who made plays all over the field last season…Made 56 total tackles last season, making at least seven stops in three different games…Had 10 tackles at Findlay, and five solo stops on four different occasions…Made three tackles-for-loss and had a sack against Ferris State…Had an interception in the homecoming win over Michigan Tech…Broke up one pass on the season…Named the team’s Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 19…Winner of the Ralph Miller III Award as the team’s best linebacker…Named the team’s E.P.E.P. Award winner on Sept. 26 and Oct. 17…Winner of the Big Stick Award on Oct. 17…Member of the One Play Warrior Club.


2015: Hard-hitting and intense linebacker who became a strength of the defense in 2015…Started in all 10 games in which he played, averaging nearly eight total tackles per game…Had 5.5 tackles-for-loss and forced one fumble…Recorded a career-high 13 total tackles in the Sept. 12 win over Lake Erie…Had 10-tackle games Sept. 5 against Findlay and Oct. 24 against Tiffin…Named the team’s defensive player of the week Sept. 7 and Oct. 12…Member of the one play warrior club…Earned the E.P.E.P award a team-best three times, all coming in the season’s first five weeks…Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team.


2014: Will compete for a starting linebacker position in 2015 after having his most productive season in 2014…Had 37 total tackles in nine games played…Had 10 total tackles against NCAA quarterfinalist Ohio Dominican Oct. 11…Had his first career interception in a win over Northwood Nov. 8…Recipient of the Big Stick Award on Oct. 12 and was a member of the One Play Warrior Club… Member of the GLIAC All-Academic Team.

2013: Redshirted as a true freshman in 2013… Named the team’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week on Oct. 28.

High School: Started at running back and linebacker during a three-year varsity career for the Eagles…Team’s defensive MVP and was All-Conference and honorable mention All-State…Earned his team’s Leadership Award and was named Most Improved Player following the 2010 season…Part of the Chinese Club for two years and the student council in 2011-12…A six-time Scholar-Athlete and was Academic All-State…Attended same high school as former Hillsdale College All-American QB Mark Nicolet…Born May 27, 1994…Parents are Richard and Katie.