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Michael Penix Jr.



Experience: R

Height: 6-2

Age: 24

Weight: 216 lbs

College: Washington




  • Played six seasons of college football at Washington (2022-23) and Indiana (2018-21).
  • Played in 49 games (45 starts), completing 1,067-of-1,685 pass attempts (63.3 percent) for 13,741 yards, 96 touchdowns and 34 interceptions for a 146.6 passer rating for the Huskies and Hoosiers.
  • Started all 15 games in 2023, competing 363-of-555 pass attempts (65.4 percent) for 4,903 yards, 36 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for a 157.1 passer rating for Washington.
  • Earned the Maxwell Award, annually given to the nation's most outstanding player. Named a team captain and finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting, highest ever for a Husky. Set program records in passing yards and passing yards per game for the second year in a row. Led he nation in passing yards en route to All-Pac 12 second-team honors.
  • Led the Huskies to the College Football Playoffs with an undefeated 13-0 record and Pac-12 Championship. Named the Sugar Bowl MVP after completing 29-for-38 for 430 yards and two touchdowns, with 31 rushing yards on three carries in the CFP semi-finals vs. Texas. He ultimately led the Huskies to the CFP Championship Game, falling short to Michigan. Won the Offensive Most Valuable Player Award at the team's postseason awards banquet.
  • Started all 13 games in 2022, competing 362-of-554 pass attempts (65.3 percent) for 4,641 yards, 31 touchdowns and eight interceptions for a 151.3 passer rating for the Huskies.
  • Finished the season as the nation's leading passer with 357 passing yards per game and finished second in total passing yards with 4,641, setting a program record. He also led the Huskies to finish with the No. 1 total offense in the FBS and third in completions per game. He became only the second Husky to finish with more than 4,000 yards in a season.
  • Named the Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year and earned All-Pac 12 second-team honors.
  • Started the five games he played in 2021, competing 87-of-162 pass attempts (53.7 percent) for 939 yards and four touchdowns for a 101.9 passer rating for Indiana.
  • In 2020, he started six games, competing 124-of-220 pass attempts (56.4 percent) for 1,645 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions for a 136.5 passer rating for the Hoosiers.
  • Named a team captain and earned second-team All-Big Ten honors by the coaches and media. Received Indiana's Anthony Thompson Most Valuable Player award.
  • Started all seven games in 2019, competing 110-of-160 pass attempts (68.8 percent) for 1,394 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions for a 157.6 passer rating as a redshirt freshman at Indiana.
  • Led the conference in passing yards, passing yards per game, passing touchdowns, completions, and attempts prior to suffering a season-ending injury.
  • Redshirted as a true freshman, playing in three games, completing 21-of-34 pass attempts (61.8 percent) for 219 yards and one touchdown for a 125.6 passer rating.
  • Earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors against Ball State and Michigan State.


  • Born in Cookeville, Tenn.
  • Attended Tampa Bay Technical High School in Tampa, Fla.
  • Threw for 61 touchdowns and just six interceptions in 24 games (two seasons) as a starter at Tampa Bay Technical. He also rushed for 16 touchdowns on the ground.
  • As a senior in 2018, he threw for 2,165 yards, 30 touchdowns and five interceptions. He added 449 rushing yards on 37 carries and 10 rushing touchdowns.
  • Named Hillsborough County Player of the Year (2018).
  • In his junior year, he threw for 2,078 yards, 31 touchdowns and just one interception.
  • Named to the Tampa Bay Times All-Hillsborough County Team in 2017.
  • Also played baseball and ran track in high school.
  • Son of Michael Sr. and Takisha Penix.
  • Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in sports marketing and management, sports communications from UW.