Junior in second season at Baylor... Battling for starting spot at tight end... Made no catches in injury-shortened sophomore season in 2013... Former transfer from Riverside City (Calif.) College joined BU in January 2013.
Played in two of 13 games as reserve tight end in first season at Baylor... Earned first letter... Had zero stats in two games played... Suffered foot injury in second game and missed following six games recovering... Sat out final five games due to coach's decision... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over Wofford, had no receptions... Also played in second game but injured foot during win over Buffalo.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman - Riverside CC): Played redshirt freshman season at Riverside City College in Riverside, Calif... Played under head coach Tom Craft at RCC... Totaled 31 receptions for 425 yards (13.7 average) and three touchdowns in 10 games... Ranked 25th overall juco recruit on ESPN Junior College 100, No. 3 tight end listed... Transferred to Riverside from Grand Rapids CC after football program disbanded.
2011 (True Freshman - Grand Rapids CC): Spent 2011 season redshirting at hometown Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College... School shut down football program following 2011 season.
High School: Prepped at Jenison (Mich.) High School... Played two varsity seasons, primarily at linebacker and tight end.
Personal: Son of Jim and Lynn Penning... Full name is Augustus James Penning... Born Nov. 17, 1992 in Grand Rapids, Mich... Majoring in general studies.