However, Pennington followed his dream of playing football, and the results have been amazing. The rising junior has climbed from the bottom of the depth chart to become a starting wide receiver coming out of this year's spring practice sessions.
Last season, Pennington played in three games and caught one pass, but made the most out of it by turning it into a 33 yard touchdown.
The Nickolich trophy is presented annually to a walk-on player who has distinguished himself through attitude and work ethic.
It was established in 1991 as a memorial to Tom Nickolich, a former WVU walk-on player who died of cancer in 1983. The Blue & Gold News is proud to be a part of this award.
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