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 Peni Tagive 27
Peni Tagive
Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Campbelltown, NSW, Australia

High School:
St. Gregory's

Last College:
Southern Cross Univ.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 225

Position:
RB

Experience:
1L

08/10/2013

Football Completes Meet the Bears Scrimmage

The Bears went through a 45-minute scrimmage, prior to Meet the Bears event.

Second-year sophomore running back... Played five games as redshirt freshman defensive end in 2013... Moved to running back in 2014 spring drills... Never played organized football prior to Baylor... Former transfer and native Australian, spent five years playing in Australia's National Rugby League... Named to Fall 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Last name pronounced TAH-gee-vay.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in five of 13 games in first season at Baylor... Earned first career letter... Totaled three special teams tackles and had one rush for three yards on season... Saw snaps from scrimmage in one game, played predominantly special teams in other four games... Named to Fall 2013 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over Wofford, made one rush for three yards as running back in fourth quarter... Had single special teams tackles in wins over ULM (third game), West Virginia (fourth game) and Iowa State (sixth game).

Prior to Baylor: Spent five years playing in Australia's National Rugby League... Played for West Tigers (2008-09), St. George/Illawarra Dragons (2010-11) and Sydney Roosters (2012)... Finished career with Newtown Jets, retiring after winning NSW Cup grand final... Named to Fiji training squad for 2008 Rugby League World Cup, but did not play for team... Lost one year of eligibility (redshirt season) after enrolling at Southern Cross University in 2012... Never played organized football prior to enrolling at Baylor.

Personal: Son of Adi Tagive and Isimeli Burogolevu... Full name is Ratu Peni Tagive... Last name pronounced TAH-gee-vay... Born Oct. 3, 1988, in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia... Uncle, Randiki Samo, played rugby at St. Gregory's College... Major is exercise physiology.

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