PENNER'S WSU CAREER
FRESHMAN (2007): Earned a varsity letter after serving as the Cougars' kickoff specialist for nine games...averaged 54.6 yards per kickoff in 43 attempts...recorded one touchback...also recorded two tackles (two solo)...received team's weekly Cougar Claw Special Teams award following performance against Idaho.
PENNER'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
A graduate of Corvallis High, where he earned two letters in football, three letters in soccer and one letter in golf...named first team all-league and first team all-State as a kicker/punter...earned Qwest Player of the Game honors en route to helping the Spartans win the State football championship...led soccer team to two league championships...named to the all-league team as a goalkeeper both junior and senior seasons...named first team all-state at goalkeeper as a senior....coached in football by Chris McGowan, in soccer by Blake Leamy and in golf by Mark Arey.
Wade Douglas Penner...born March 20, 1989 in Corvallis, Ore....parents Mike and Annabelle Penner...one older brother Luke and one younger sister Lani...father an associate professor and mother a nurse case manager...working toward a degree in business.